Matt and Natalie met and feel in love during their time at the University of Kentucky, so it was only fitting that their marriage also began in Lexington. As Lexington Kentucky wedding photographers, we have seen couples face all kinds of challenges on wedding days from traffic delays to weather issues to wardrobe malfunctions to a global pandemic. But because of COVID-19, these two also had to deal with a reception venue that closed down weeks before their wedding. Although they had their hearts set on celebrating their marriage on the campus where they fell in love, the Hilton Lexington stepped up for them in a big way and provided a gorgeous reception space on short notice.
Even though their wedding didn’t look exactly as they had planned with masks and distancing restrictions and a new venue, they did such a beautiful job making every part of the day special. Natalie wrote their Father Daughter Dance song herself, which was beautiful. The priest knew and loved them both from their time at the Newman Center on UK’s campus where it all began. Their friend, who Chris and I are pretty sure is going to have a recording contract soon, wrote and sang a song about their relationship at their wedding ceremony. They did a second line entrance to their reception to pay homage to Matt’s Louisiana roots. We even took their wedding pictures at Jacobsen Park, where they had their first date going for a run around the lake and grabbing coffee. Side note: Technically Matt is still debating that this was a date, even though it included him picking her up, paying for her coffee, talking for almost four hours, and him asking her what she was looking for in a man… sorry Matt. We are siding with Natalie on this one. 😉
Natalie and Matt, you are so loved. From Matt wanting to include your family in the proposal to your dad being willing to face his fear of heights and climb up Indian Staircase just so he could hear you say yes, you both value family and it’s clear that they value you. Your faith is at the center of your marriage, and nothing can make you two stronger. Your adventure is just beginning, and we are so excited to watch it unfold. Congratulations!
Ceremony Venue – Cathedral of Christ the King
Reception Venue – Lexington Hilton
Videographer – Elegant Films
Florist – Swan Floral
Cake – Tinker’s Cake Shop
Band – 24/7
Hair/Makeup – Vanessa Matthews
Dress Boutique – Wendy’s Bridal
Dress Designer – Madison James
Transportation – Wombles
Mens Tuxes – Men’s Wearhouse
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