brandi + jay {married}

I usually gush about the bride in the beginning of these blog posts, and I will because she is a dream and just one of the sweetest! This post however, I need to mention this groom! The way that Jay looks at Brandi just makes us melt! His tears, his joy, his love for her is obvious. Brandi is a beautiful person inside and out and it is clear that Jay cherishes her.

Congratulations Brandi + Jay! We wish you years of love, happiness, and adventure! {and these two know how to adventure! Their family business is Wander Africa, The Safari Co. Check them out on Instagram @wander_africa}

xoxo, The Couture Closet Gals

Note from the Bride:

We had the perfect wedding day! My husband was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. He moved to LA 13 years ago for college. I moved to LA 5 years ago from Louisville, working as a nurse. We met in Santa Monica on Tinder almost 4 years ago! We recently moved to Asheville, NC and are building our life there now. Though Jay is from Africa, he is of Indian descent. I grew up in Starlight, Indiana in a Catholic family. We come from extremely different backgrounds, but our love was real from the beginning. When it came to planning our wedding, it was very complicated! Each of our families had different ideas of what they wanted for us, and we weren't even sure if we wanted to have a big wedding! Because Jay owns/operates a safari business (Designing luxury trips/safaris for people all across Africa), we originally thought we would have our wedding in Kenya... We got engaged in the Masai Mara, Kenya, and it was the most amazing moment of my life...until our wedding day. After a lot of back and forth, we decided that our wedding should involve all of our closest friends and family and should be in my hometown of Starlight. We knew we wanted to have a small intimate wedding with a large celebration! 

Jay's family found an Indian restaurant in Louisville and hosted the most incredible rehearsal dinner! Most of my friends and family had never even tasted Indian Food. Most of us wore Indian attire, and it was beautiful!

Our wedding was a perfect curation of what we dreamed of for our day! We had a mix of Jay's Hindu background, and my Catholic background, on a beautiful sunny day outside in nature. Instead of having a big wedding party, I chose my two oldest/closest friends as my Matrons of Honor. We had our parents, siblings, closest friends, and relatives at the ceremony, and it was the most intimate experience. We even had a hayride afterwards!

A few hours later, we had a huge celebration, and an insane party with The Rumors playing all night. Huber's Lake house was a stunning venue, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous all day.

After all of this, Jay and I both agree, it was the BEST day of our lives!

We spent a month in Southern Africa for our honeymoon and we will never ever forget this most memorable first half of 2018 :) 

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Photographer: Brandy Roll // Wedding Dress Designer: Lillian West // Venue: Huber’s Lake House // Florals {only headpiece}: Nance’s // Band: The Rumor’s

mo + daniel {married}

I know we have said this before, but it still stands true. When we get to style a friend or family member for their wedding it is truly a special honor. So when Mo called + scheduled an appointment to come in + try on wedding gowns for her wedding, we were so happy that she trusted us with such a special occasion! We knew this beauty would look good in everything she put on, but once the she slipped on the beautiful gown by Ashley + Justin everyone knew it was the perfect dress!

Congratulations Mo + Daniel! It has been a long time coming! We wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, + adventure together!

xoxo, The Couture Closet Gals

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Photography : Shaelyne Meadows // Gown Designer : Ashley + Justin // Venue : The Olmsted // Catering : Mastersons

chloe + jordan {married}

Chloe + Jordan exchanged vows in Savannah Georgia under the branches of the Southern Live Oaks + surrounded by their family + friends. There was so much love + affection between these two + we are so honored to have styled Chloe for such an important day in her life! 

Congratulations to Chloe + Jordan!  We wish you both years of Love, Happiness, + Adventure!

xoxo, The Couture Closet Gals

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Photography: Meagan Jordan // Wedding Dress Designer: Lis Simon // Veil Designer: Sara Gabriel // Ceremony Venue: Warren Square // Reception Venue: 10 Downing at Churchill's Pub // Hair and Makeup: Royal Makeup and Hair // Event Coordinator: Love Actually Weddings // Florist: Southern Bell Wedding + Events

chelsey + dylan {married}

One winter evening in 2010, Chelsey + Dylan met in the aisles of their local Walmart!  Once they saw each other, they knew they had found someone special.  After some time apart while Chelsey was in Lexington for school, she hurried back to their hometown of Bardstown Kentucky to be by Dylan's side.  This May they walked down another aisle to become husband + wife in their hometown.  

Congratulations Chelsey + Dylan!  We wish you many years of Love, Laughter, + Adventure!

xoxo, The Couture Closet Gals

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Photography: Elaina Janes Photography // Wedding Dress Designer: Lillian West // Videography: Reel KY Films // Venue: Spalding Hall Lawn // Reception Venue: St. Joseph's Parish Hall // Flowers: Lee Miller (groom's cousin) // HMU: True Bliss Salon

 

megan + andrew {married}

This sweet lady came into the shop looking for something completely simple.  She is a cast member at Disney World + I am sure she has seen enough Princess Dresses to last her a lifetime.  After a few dresses we selected this simple + stunning Lis Simon gown that was amazing on her!  With the addition of a subtly sparkly belt we had an absolutely stunning + simple wedding gown that was complete perfection on this sweet lady!

Megan + Andrew's wedding was featured in Kentucky Bride Magazine {Vol. 10 Issue 1}. If you don't have this issue yet you can still purchase it on their website as of 5/30/2018.

Congratulations Megan + Andrew, we wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, and adventure!

xoxo, The Couture Closet Gals

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Photography: Kevin + Anna Photography // Dress Designer: Lis Simon // Videography: Paper Crane Cinema Co. // Florist: Stems // Venue: The Barn at Springhouse Gardens // Cake: Mondelli's Bake Shop // Paper Products: Minted

charlotte + Kevin {married}

This beautiful lady came to our shop looking for her perfect gown + she soon found it when she slipped on the stunning Hayden gown by Lis Simon! She made it her own by customizing the sheer back to make it completely open!  We totally approve! It is STUNNING!  Her day looks so perfect with lots of laughing, some expert dance moves, + the perfect celebration of love!  

Congratulations Charlotte + Kevin!  We wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, + adventure!

xoxo, The Couture Closet Gals!

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Photography: Erin Trimble // Dress Designer: Lis Simon // Flowers: Nanz + Krafts // Ceremony Location: The Cathedral of the Assumption // Reception Venue: The Mellwood Art Center {The Van Gogh Room}