matt + beth



My first wedding related event in the Omni hotel in downtown Louisville!

I do a lot of filming for the Omni, so I’m there quite often capturing events going on in that fantastic place. But, I had never been there for anything wedding related. Even though Matt & Beth were married elsewhere, the girls still got ready at the hotel, and their immaculate reception was there later that day.

I was very excited to arrive and see that the girls were getting ready in a gorgeous room full of windows! The extra light was a perfect spot for showing off the dress as Beth stepped into it. Nothing like the Louisville skyline to your back for your getting ready shots! After some bridal shots and Beth’s Dad’s first look in the library bar, we headed off towards the ceremony!

One of my favorite things from the day happened when Beth came down the aisle. Matt & Beth have a son, Parker. He’s the cutest kid, and it’s Parker who Matt is carrying at the ceremony. Not only was it Matt’s first time that day seeing his Bride, but it was also Parker’s first time that day seeing his mommy. It made for what is easily one of the greatest first looks I’ve ever had the privilege of capturing. What a perfect moment!!

After the ceremony, the timeline had a bit of a lull in it for the guests (while we went off and took photos). Beth, being the planner that she is, had Steel City Pops stop by outside St. Boniface to hand out popsicles to all the guests. What a great idea!

Meanwhile, photographer Josh Merideth of Bella Grace Studios and I were capturing the love between our lovely couple outside the Pendennis Club. It was such a perfect day for photos, everything worked out so well. And of course, you’re not going to be in the greatest hotel in Louisville and not get your pictures taken inside!

I quickly rushed upstairs to capture everything for the Reception. It was breathtaking! From the brass table numbers to the Razorback ice luge in the cocktail hour - everything was perfectly thought out, and just plain gorgeous!

The night ended with everyone on the dance floor, including little Parker, and the whole room having a blast as they danced the night away.

It was truly an honor capturing this day and being a part of it all. Show these two some love and check out their full wedding film above!

- Bryan

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