I had never been to - or heard of - the Lost River Cave just over the Kentucky border. But it is such a treasure! Travis and Leigha's ceremony took place by the creek just outside of the cave. The setting couldn't have been more romantic... roses and florals in pinks and reds, an elegant chandelier, and a setting that felt intimate and cool at the same time on a hot August day. Leigha was a gorgeous bride! I mean really, I could not stop looking at her beautiful southern belle curls and flawless dress that seemed like it was MADE for her. She told me that her mom and her made all of the decorations and floral arrangements. All. Of. Them. Clearly creativity runs in the family (her mom was also her photographer!) Travis was a tall, handsome, respectful groom. What a sweet couple they make! And they already have the cutest little boy. At the end of the wedding, he carried a sign down the aisle that read "They'll have cute kids."
After the ceremony, the reception was held inside the cave. It was as awesome as it sounds! After shooting so many weddings I am continually amazed at all of the unique atmospheres I get to work in. Imagine having a party inside a cave! I wouldn't have thought about it unless I saw it myself.
If you're looking to get inspired for your own southern-chic wedding, check out the highlight reel below! And for more information about Lost River Cave, click here.