Published on

Apr 4, 2024

Written By:
joliep

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Inspiration

During their senior year high school spring break, Allie and Wesley had been at the same resort, at the same time, and even hanging out with the same group of friends, but in a twist of fate never crossed paths. One year later, they ran into each other while Allie was visiting home for the holidays and knew they had an instant connection. Despite the distance between them, attending college in different states, the pair kept in contact as friends, with their bond growing stronger over the years. It wasn’t until Allie’s 22nd birthday that she received an unexpected kiss from Wes, and she knew she had just fallen in love!

For Wesley’s 26th birthday, Allie surprised him with a trip to New York City. Little did she know that he was planning a surprise of his own. Despite the thick fog, Wesley insisted they visit the Empire State Building on their last night. Because of the weather, the couple found themselves alone at the top of the iconic building, where Wesley got down on one knee and proposed! Wes jokes that he rented out the whole building for Allie, creating a fairytale moment marking the start of their forever.

Allie always had her heart set on finding her dream dress at Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique in Louisville, KY, where her aunt Rebecca was the owner. With Morilee being her aunt’s favorite designer, Allie had heard about the stunning gowns since she was 12 years old. When it was finally her turn to visit the boutique as a bride, she tried on a few dresses but didn’t feel an instant connection with them. Feeling a bit discouraged, her stylist suggested a gorgeous ball gown that had just arrived for a special in-store event. As soon as Allie saw it on the mannequin, she knew it was the one! After trying it on for her friends and sharing tears of joy, she immediately ordered it with no doubt that this was her dream dress.

Allie walked down the aisle in our Josefina designer wedding dress—a stunning choice for those wanting drama and glamor on their special day. This beautiful ball gown offers a delicately draped bodice, a romantic sweetheart neckline, and a detachable tie-back stole for added allure. The voluminous and dramatic tulle skirt creates a breathtaking texture with its swirling floral motif, leaving guests gasping as you walk down the aisle.

The couple decided they wanted a sentimental wedding in their hometown of Louisville. While searching for the perfect venue, they came across Whitehall House and Gardens, a stunning property that felt just right. Walking into its historic halls, filled with beautiful art, Allie and Wes knew it was the perfect place for their big day! From the whimsical wallpaper to the magical gardens and breathtaking scenery, their wedding day was everything they could have imagined.

Allie and Wesley wanted to host a heartfelt affair where their guests could feel deep and beautiful emotions during the ceremony and immense joy during the reception. But for Allie, a touching moment stole the spotlight. With her parents no longer with her, Allie looked for their presence throughout the day in various ways. During the father/daughter dance, she found unexpected comfort in the arms of her dad’s brother. Together, they slow danced to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, a song close to her father’s heart. At that moment, amidst the love and laughter of family and friends, Allie’s deep connection to her parents during the dance made it a special memory for everyone. Their wedding day, captured in beautiful photos and memories, will always be cherished by Allie and Wesley.