Michael and Laura were married at the Champion Trace course at Keene Run Golf Club on October 8, 2016, in Nicholasville, Kentucky, and chose Reel Special Productions to capture their wedding video. Check it out below.
We met Michael and Laura as they were making plans for their big day and once we got to know their story, we were hoping they would give us the opportunity to capture their special day. These two are a super sweet couple and share a genuine love for one another that just shines. And the fact that they were planning an October wedding on one of Ryan’s favorite golf courses? Yes, please! Just this past summer Ryan worked closely with the management of Keene Trace Golf Club (who own both the Keene Run and Champion Trace courses) by producing an amazing promotional video highlighting all the benefits offered by the Club. Needless to say, but when Laura told us they were ready to lock us in, we were ecstatic!
Fast-forward to the wedding day…We first arrived at the Champion Trace clubhouse where Laura was with her bridesmaids getting ready. Laura looked stunning and was simply glowing! We were SO excited to capture all the special moments throughout her and Michael’s wedding day, and we loved getting to know all of Laura’s bridesmaids as well. Laura couldn’t wait to see her groom, and just a few minutes before heading out to the first look we had Laura read the sweet card Michael had written to her. Michael also had a gift for her…a beautifully designed necklace and Laura was smiling from ear to ear as she opened it! Michael also received several thoughtful gifts from Laura, including an awesome bottle of bourbon (way to go, Laura!). We captured all the special details for the wedding video and before we knew it, Michael was in place and Laura was heading out to see him for the first time on their wedding day.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it a million times…We LOVE when the bride and groom have a first look before the ceremony! Laura walked down the pathway and met Michael near one of the most stunning areas of the golf course. The two embraced, kissed and laughed in a private moment together…it was adorable and they were both so excited! We filmed the happy couple for a few minutes to get some awesome shots for the wedding video then headed inside to hide them as guests arrived for the wedding.
The ceremony took place at Champion Trace golf course in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Even though there was a cool breeze, the outdoor ceremony overlooking the golf course and large pond made for the most stunning backdrop for the wedding video. We were thrilled to learn that Laura chose Bryan Kidd with Bryan Kidd Designs to coordinate the wedding. We’ve worked with Bryan before and he has always done an outstanding job, so we knew the day was going to run smoothly (and of course it did!).
The arch where Michael and Laura stood was adorned with a beautiful floral arrangement made by Carol Lynn Designs. We loved the message that was given by Southland Christian pastor Derrick Purvis and so appreciated the fact that Michael and Laura were challenged to live a life that would honor the Lord and one another. We also loved the moment they both shared as they mixed soil around a tree they would soon plant together. As the ceremony concluded, the two sealed their vows with a kiss and were announced as the new Mr. and Mrs. Summers!
The reception was also held at Champion Trace, but before family and friends headed in for the buffet dinner they were treated to a fun cocktail hour in the well-appointed clubhouse. Y’all, this cocktail hour featured a nacho bar. A NACHO BAR. Future wedding clients, we hope you’re taking notes because it was a HUGE hit with the guests (and possibly the vendors, haha!).
The banquet room at Champion Trace was perfectly decorated with gorgeous floral centerpieces and candle lit lanterns. Everything was impeccably placed and had a lovely fall feel to it, especially with the touches of navy blue throughout the room. Michael and Laura made a point to mingle with guests throughout the room, and soon after we filmed their first dance as husband and wife. The evening ended with us getting some super-fun wedding video footage of guests busting out their best moves on the dance floor (can you say “blackmail”…haha!). But seriously…we have so much fun documenting all the reception fun!
Michael and Laura, we absolutely loved filming your wedding! We hope that as you look back on your wedding video you will be able to relive and cherish your amazing day as if it were yesterday. We are so honored and grateful that you chose us to capture it and wish you all the best for MANY years to come!
Video: Reel Special Productions
Photography: Kerry Blackburn
Wedding Day Director: Bryan Kidd Designs
Venue and Catering: Champion Trace at Keene Run Golf Club
Flowers: Carol Lynn Designs
DJ: Mike Graves
Hair & Makeup: Simply Hair & Makeup
Wedding Cake: Caramanda’s Bake Shop
Cake Topper: Inscribed Monograms
Transportation: Gold Shield Limo
Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia from Belle Bridal Boutique