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Hi, I'm Julie ... artist, photographer, potter, etc. I am so happy you are here! I consider this blog my creative journal where I can share my recent work, ideas and dreams, and lots of little details about my life. Please make yourself at home. Whether you are a bride-to-be, a photographer, or just a visitor, I hope you will find inspiration here and even become a friend.

Wedding :: Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!

This wedding was so beautiful and full of so many details that I loved that I had to split it up into two posts.  It's also significant because this was my first wedding in Lexington and I LOVED being introduced to two wonderful people, their Kentucky families, and their Kentucky style.  This was a perfect first wedding for me here. 

If you missed Part One of this wedding CLICK HERE.
If you're ready for Part Two ... keep reading!

Cortney and James chose to see each other before the ceremony ... (you can see those images in the part one blog).  They were hanging out together just moments before things got started and I LOVE this image that Sara caught of them glancing at each other ... minutes away from promising thier forevers to each other ... so sweet and exciting.

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

What was the funniest thing that happened? The jokes my dad told me as we were walking out of the house and down the isle. He did this to calm my nerves.


Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

What significant non-traditional elements did you include? I thought we were pretty non-traditional. Our officiant was James’ cousin who was ordained online, though did study theology in school. We did not pull from the bible; but we used a reading from one of Madeline L’engle’s book and a sweet prayer written by Robert Louis Stevenson. We also did a first look before the ceremony.


Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

What was the best thing about the whole day? The ceremony was the best part. We were both so emotional. I will never forget it.


Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

What was the most emotional part of the day for you? Stating our vows.


Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

-Did you do any DIY projects? Yes, a lot. The altar, the chandeliers, our quilt guest book, flowers planted in drawers for centerpieces, pictures in frames for a family tree.


Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

I absolutely LOVED all the details of this wedding because they were SO Cortney and James ... and they were SO Lexington.  I was so impressed by the style of all the wedding guests as well. 

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

The day was coordinated by Dean Fisher with South Social and Home - who was WONDERFUL to work with!

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

And lets face it ... what's better than a whole bunch of men in bow ties?  Please note ... there was not a bow tie requirement.  These Lexington guys just know how to look dapper.  Love it!

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography
Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

What significant traditional elements did you include? We saved the first tier of our cake to eat on our first anniversary.


Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

Cortney and James had a caricature artist to entertain guests during dinner.  It was the coolest idea ever!

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

A derby themed place card bard ... adorable!

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

  This is Mark Rosenthal with Dozens for Dollars ... playing bluegrass music and setting a perfectly southern atmosphere.

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

After an intimate fried chicken dinner at The Hunt Morgan House ... the event moved to The Arts Place which was just a block away.   It was a complete change in atmosphere and style and it was such a great way to incorporate a big "party" type of reception.

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

Any unexpected surprises on the day-of? James’ mom and dad hosted the party. All of these elements were a happy surprise.


Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography
Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography

Cortney Stringer + James Cash :: Part TWO :: Married in Lexington, Kentucky :: My first Kentucky wedding!, Julie Roberts Photography
 

What do you think? Leave me some feedback!

Your Name
Sep 2, 2012Cherie Stringer
Julie, I love the pictures. It just proves how talented you are. I've never seen Cortney and James look so beautiful and happy!
Aug 20, 2012Marianne Berry
These pictures instantly make me smile, laugh, and tear up with joy! I will treasure these memories of such a beautiful love story.
Jul 11, 2012Carol Bowen
This was such a special event and we were honored to be included. The pictures and narrative capture the essence and style of the day perfectly.
Jul 11, 2012Michelle
You was a beautiful bride.
Jul 8, 2012Betty Lou Walsman
Gorgeous pictures and a perfect way to remember a most special day for this delightful couple.
Jul 6, 2012Mary Nita
I love, love, love seeing the pictures! What a beautiful and charming day!!
Jul 6, 2012Cindy Cash
Such a happy day! Thank you for such gorgeous photos!
Jul 5, 2012Amy
Beautiful
Jul 4, 2012Elaine
Beautiful...love the theme. Great photos Julie!
Jul 3, 2012Nicole
So beautiful!
 

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