Alex and Jake were married on a beautiful summer day in August. Alex and her girls got ready at Alex’s father’s house out in the country. She looked stunning in her timeless silk wedding dress, and her bridesmaids wore long ivory dresses. Their bouquets were filled with white flowers and greenery. We met Jake and his groomsmen out at Keeneland. They looked handsome in their navy suits and ivory ties. Alex and Jacob’s ceremony was at First Alliance Church in Lexington, Kentucky. Surrounded by their family and friends, they said, I do!
Just before their reception started, we snuck Alex and Jake away for some romantic bride and groom celebration photos. Their reception followed at the Lexington Country Club. It was a fun evening filled with lots of joy and laughter. The tables were decorated with white table cloths, candles, and flower arrangements filled with white flowers and greenery. Auburn’s mascot Aubie the Tiger, even made an appearance! Jake used to be the Auburn mascot, so it was only fitting that the new mascot be there to celebrate with them. Honeychild their band, made the night energetic and exciting. Alex and Jake closed out their evening with a sparkler exit. Their getaway car was Jake’s grandfather’s vintage Thunderbird convertible. It was a perfect day! We have loved getting to know Alex and Jake this year. They are both so perfect for each other, and we are so happy for them.
Alex and Jake’s love story began when they both attended the same church, First Alliance Church, and were involved with a high school youth group on Sundays. Alex’s small group leader was married to Jake’s small group leader, so both of their groups would usually meet at the same location. Jake and Alex started to notice each other and became friends. It wasn’t until the group took their annual ski trip to Perfect North that a spark started to develop. For their first date, Jake picked Alex up in his new car and was all dressed up. Jake had made a dinner reservation at Saul Good, where they sat outside on the patio and enjoyed dinner and the summer night together. Alex and Jake love doing everything together and are best friends. They enjoy eating together, playing games, going for walks, watching tv, traveling, outdoor activities, the lake, and attending sporting events. Alex is always taking Jake on new adventures, and just the fact they are together makes it fun. Jake’s favorite thing they do together is to snow ski in the mountains and thinks that Alex is so good at it. There is never a dull moment with Jake as he loves always doing something. Just being together is what Alex and Jake love most.
Jake knew he wanted to ask Alex to marry him while he was living in Germany. Being together so much while living in Lexington made Jake realize when he was in Germany how much he loved Alex and wanted to be with her all the time. He was experiencing so many new things and always found himself wishing he could share his new experiences with her. Jake came home for Christmas and went on a ski trip with Alex’s family to Steamboat, Colorado. Since they first started to like each other on a mountain, he thought it would be the perfect opportunity to declare that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Alex. Jake spent three days trying to find the perfect spot. He wanted the moment to be captured, so he decided to hire a photographer at a popular spot where people take photos. At first it started out with group family photos. Then Alex and Jake took some photos by themselves. Alex thought they were done and walked away when Jake reached out to bring her back and told her he wanted to tell her something. Jake looked into her eyes and said, “Alex, we’ve known each other for a long time. I know what it’s like to be with you and without you…and I would much rather spend the rest of my life with you.” Jake then got down on one knee and popped the question. Alex had no idea. Their faces were frozen, but they were both smiling from ear to ear. Alex, of course, said yes! We are so excited for Alex and Jake and wish them a lifetime of love, happiness, and adventure. Congratulations, you all!
Wedding Ceremony at First Alliance Church
Reception Venue and Catering by Lexington Country Club
Planner and Florist: Great Expectations KY Wedding and Event Planning
Cake: Tinker’s Cake Shop
Bride’s Dress: Twirl Boutique
Bride’s Jewelry: Bella Rose
Hair and Makeup: Blush and Glow Lex
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Groomsmen Attire: Logan’s of Lexington
Rentals: Bryant’s Rental-All
Invitations: The Envelope Please
Transporation: Gold Shield Transportation
Videography by Reel Special
Wedding Photography by Kevin and Anna Photography