Surprise engagement proposal at Wildside Winery in Versailles, Kentucky. Photos by Kevin and Anna Photography www.kevinandannaweddings.comYou’re engaged, and you couldn’t be more excited! I can still remember the excitement after Kevin asked me to marry him. Since the moment we met I knew that he was the one, and I couldn’t dream of anything other than our fairytale life and wedding. When reality hit I quickly realized that planning a wedding was a lot harder than I thought it would be. After planning my own wedding and photographing many gorgeous weddings here are some tips that  I have discovered. My hope is that they will help you plan your special day and make the process easier for you.


It is so easy to get caught up in everything that you want for you wedding that you don’t think about what it might cost. The worst thing that you want to do for your future marriage is to start it off with a financial burden. So make sure to set a budget and stick to it.

Sweet country wedding at Moonlight Fields Wedding Farm in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Photos by: Kevin and Anna Photography www.kevinandannaweddings.com2. PICK YOUR THREE TOP VENDORS

After you decide how much money you are going to spend on your wedding make sure to pick out the three most important vendors to you and your fiancé. This is different for everyone. For me, it was the venue, dress, and the photographer. If push came to shove and I had to change my budget around.  I wanted to make sure that I wouldn’t have to make a sacrifice on the things that were most important to me.


Make sure to match your style and personality to the vendors you hire. It is really important to book professionals that are going to take care of you on your wedding day. A lot of people plan their wedding a year or more in advance so dates tend to fill up very quickly for popular vendors. There are so many amazing resources out there to help you plan your special day. Make sure to check out the blog we did on Simply Love Studio by clicking here. The owner Sarah Burton is a free resource that is willing to sit down with you and help you plan your wedding day.Simply Love Studio Wedding Resource Center owned by Sarah Burton in Lexington, Kentucky.4. IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

My favorite thing about walking into the reception hall is seeing all the amazing thought and detail that a bride has put into her wedding. Details are what make the photos from a wedding come alive. They not only tell the story of your special day but also showcase your personality and who you are as a couple. You can check out all kinds of blogs we have done featuring a variety of different weddings from all over Kentucky. This well help you jump start your imagination and get the wheels turning. Just click here to be taken to the wedding section of our blog.

Outdoor wedding at the Gardens at China Grove in Lexington, Kentucky. Bride and Groom prep at the 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Lexington, KY. Photo by: Kevin and Anna Photography www.kevinandannaweddings.com5. HAVE FUN AND BE ADVENTUROUS

It’s the one day in your life to live like a fairy tale. So live it up! Climb a mountain, jump in the ocean…well maybe not, but do something fun and work with your photographer to create some amazing once in a lifetime images for you and your fiancé.Epic Red River Gorge bride and groom portrait session on Auxier Ridge. Experience one of Kentucky's most magical hiking trails. Photos by: Kevin and Anna Photography


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