Lauren's Vendor Guide
Louisville Wedding Venues
We recommend The Pointe because of its versatile space and unique vibe. This venue gives you so much flexibility with your space and your day. It has an industrial feel without being cold. It brings a warmth with the beautiful architecture, beams, and flooring. It is very spacious and open, so you won’t feel cramped or crowded. This is also due to the beautiful, huge windows which provide beautiful natural light. It also has a beautiful bridal suite, an atrium for ceremonies, and many other perks for you and your vendors. We’ve used this space multiple times for appointments and even for one of our personal anniversary parties.
Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center
We recommend Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center because of its flexible booking options and large open space. We like to think of Mellwood as a blank canvas space, in the best way. They offer so many flexible opportunities for various vendors and usage of the space. The staff is very helpful and can provide options on how to best arrange your day. It is a unique venue that has an industrial feel with the metal exposed architecture and great areas for photos. We used the Pigment Gallery space for a launch party and loved the creative feel with the art installations in the space.
Richwood on the River
We recommend Richwood on the River because of its beautiful grounds, amazing staff, and versatile package options. The set-up of this venue is amazing, as you can plan your entire wedding weekend in the same location. They offer options for rehearsal dinners, lodging for wedding party and guests, wedding day activities, beautiful ceremony options, amazing reception options, and much more. It is truly a one-stop shop experience with a great staff that helps coordinate your day. These ladies are so fun to spend time with! They are located right in the middle of Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Louisville which makes them conveniently located for traveling guests.
We recommend White Chateau because of their unparalleled service and beautiful modern venue. Sitting back off a small country road and family farm, is an elegant, sleek venue. Everything from the stunning brick fireplace, to the stunning lights, to the beautiful bridal suite, to the amazingly cool bathroom wallpaper, this new venue is sure to win your heart. The staff is warm and beyond helpful to plan your day on their beautiful family farm. We have done multiple events and photoshoots here and can’t love this space more.
Louisville Bridal Boutiques
Build-A-Bride™ is an in-home custom wedding gown design experience founded by Project Runway and TLC’s Heidi Elnora! Your Bridal Curator™ is your wedding planning BFF. She has completed extensive fashion and fitting training from Heidi in order to best educate and serve you.
Starting with the dress, she will bring a curated collection of gorgeous gowns directly from the runway to your home. (Think of it as your Carrie Bradshaw moment.) Not runway ready? Or do you want something a little more custom? Together, with your Bridal Curator ™ you can select or create the perfect dress silhouette, then choose your favorite add-on pieces to build your one-of-a kind dream dress. This experience was created to be convenient, intimate, and personalized; so schedule your in-home or in-studio appointment today. Whichever way you want it we will make it happen. #YourDayYourWay
Rebecca's Wedding Boutique
We recommend Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique because of its family-owned charm and its convenient location in the heart of Louisville. Rebecca, her daughters, and her sister are all a part of her wedding dress business and have become bridal styling experts over the years. Their dresses range from $900-$3,000, and the shop also offers plus size wedding gowns. Appointments are necessary to try on wedding dresses and are reserved for the bride and 4-6 of her closest friends. They run a 90-minute appointment for your dress selections.
Couture Closet Bridal Boutique
We recommend Couture Closet because their top priority is creating an environment where you feel comfortable and stress-free when shopping for your dress. Lauren and Tera are co-owners and besties, so you’re basically guaranteed a fun appointment! Dresses range from $1,300-$3,200 and sample sizes 10 to 32 are carried. You must make an appointment to try on their dresses.
Louisville Wedding Photographers
Naomi Ruth Photography
Jesse and Gena Photography
We recommend Jesse and Gena because of their beautiful creative vision. The first day we met them we connected instantly and knew we shared the same passion for serving our brides. Their photos are vibrant, crisp, classic, and creative. They are filled with the passion of caring for their couples and this shows in their work. They also have an amazing studio space that is available to rent for small gatherings which is so fun and adorable. We’ve used their space multiple times for our own in-studio bridal appointments. They have built their photography empire throughout Kentucky and Indiana for years and have recently expanded to offer other services to couples, like their photo booth.
Contact Name: Jesse and Gena Daniels ~ Phone Number: (812) 204-3219
Love the Renauds Photography and Videography
We recommend Matt and Becca because of their ability to tell a beautiful love story through their photos. They have the sweetest souls and focus their passion on serving their couples throughout their engagement and beyond. They shot one of our weddings a few years ago, and we treasure the support they gave us leading up to the wedding day. We spent most of the wedding day with Becca who made us feel confident, beautiful, and comforted during the emotional morning. They told our story so perfectly through their bright and velvety images. They love love and do an amazing job of capturing that in their photos. They also love their precious (and massive) golden-doodle, Ramsey, and sweet little love, Elliana.
Able Kind Photography
We recommend Lauren because of her fun personality and bright colorful images. Lauren is so fun to talk to and spend time with on your wedding day. Her images are bright while being very vibrant and eye-catching. She has great opportunities to work with smaller budgets while giving them a high-quality experience. She recently just got married herself so she can relate to all you’re experiencing as a bride.
Contact Name: Lauren Able ~ Phone Number: (859) 533-1894
Erin Trimble Photography
We recommend Erin because of her unique eye in capturing a wedding day. She sees the beauty in details, capturing the most simple aspects in an incredible way. She captures raw emotion through her lens of rich color and depth. She tells a love story in a way that feels modern, timeless, and elegant.
Katie McBroom Photo + Video
We recommend Katie because she is incredibly talented in all she does. She has a magnetic personality and captures your greatest day with ease. Her photos are stunning, and she captures such natural emotion with all her couples.
Contact Name: Katie McBroom ~ Phone Number: (502) 619-4904
Frames and Letters Photography
$$ - $$$
We recommend Johanna because she has such a warm energy that radiates when you connect with her. She loves adventure and travel and captures your day with this the same energy she brings to every experience. She has a servant heart and showers her clients in love and positivity. She is incredibly talented and was just named one of Louisville’s Top 9 Best Engagement Photographers in 2020 by Peerspace!
Contact Name: Johana Hribal ~ Phone Number: (502) 656-8307
Gretchen Bell Photography
$$$ - $$$$
We recommend Gretchen because of her untouchable talent and high-level expertise. She knows the industry well and shares this knowledge on her entertaining podcast and through her blog. Her images are crisp, creative, and simply magical. She makes great connections with her couples and works tirelessly to bring you the highest quality experience while balancing being a boss momma to her beautiful kiddos.
Contact Name: Gretchen Bell ~ Phone Number: (502) 435-5787
Daniela Ionescu Photography
$$ - $$$
I recommend Daniela because of her passion and drive to provide her clients with the ultimate experience and high-quality results. She is a driven momma who loves to serve. As a photographer, she captures your day with ease with her calming presence and efficiency. Her photos are stunning as they capture the love and emotion, you’ll cherish for years to come.
Contact Name: Daniela Ionescu ~ Phone Number: (916) 225-5886
Louisville Wedding Videographers
Woodland & Ivory
We recommend Dave and Jeff because their wedding videos are incredible! They are both individually talented artists who create a powerful, artistic, and emotional wedding video from your big day. Their films are filled with passion, creative vision, and are sure to leave you wanting to see more.
Contact Name: Dave Woodland & Jeff Ivory ~ Phone Number: (502) 627-0469
We recommend Colburn Video because of their unique ability to capture each couple’s unique love through their videos. With each wedding, they showcase the stunning details that matter to each couple along with the raw emotions from that wonderful day. We’re working on an amazing project with them now that we cannot wait to unveil!
Contact Name: Brooke Colburn ~ Phone Number: (270) 519-3686
Louisville Wedding Florist
J. Elizabeth Designs
We recommend J. Elizabeth Designs because of their breathtaking designs. Their arrangements and bouquets are more than just flowers, they are truly works of art. They bring together uncommon blooms with beautiful classics to create wedding florals so unique, each wedding looks completely different. They are intriguing and romantic and perfectly curated based off your inspiration.
Contact Name: Jill Doyle ~ Phone Number: (501) 741-3929
Sarah Rae Designs
We recommend Sarah Rae Designs because the floral designs are simply captivating. We’ve worked with Sarah many times and each arrangement blows us away. She incorporates such fun ideas into her work and pours her heart into all she does. She is always working to grow her business to better serve and connect with her brides. Her designs are so unique and beautiful and leave you wanting to know what her next big idea will be.
Contact Name: Sarah Busby ~ Phone Number: (502) 536-6563
Rose and Honey
We recommend Rose and Honey because of the vibrancy in their florals. They are very thorough and focus on a flawless experience for their brides. They have such a comfortable, calming presence about them which is key under wedding day stress. Each and every arrangement is breathtaking and beautiful.
Contact Name: Kayla Waterhouse & Mary Woods
Louisville Hair & Makeup Artists
Onyx and Rose
We recommend Onyx and Rose Salon because of their fun personalities and their untouchable talent. They offer their beautiful salon as a getting ready space for bridal parties as well. They offer makeup and/or hair services any size bridal party. They provide high quality experiences and focus their efforts on providing a comfortable and safe environment in their salon to all people.
Contact Name: Ari Venturella ~ Phone Number: (219) 308-7481
Emma Justine Hair Lounge and Spa
We recommend Emma Justine Hair Lounge and Spa because of their fun spirit and incredible talent. They have a beautiful location in Middletown offering full spa services for your big day. They have a beautiful lounge area that can be rented for the morning of your wedding while you receive your hair and makeup services. We did a phenomenal photo shoot together last Spring and they brought their a-game. Along with hair, makeup, and spa services, they do microblading and hand-tied extensions. Just to top it all off, they received a 2019 National Distinguished Salon of the Year award!
Contact Name: Adel Migirova ~ Phone Number: (502) 384-5561
The Beauty Patrol
We recommend The Beauty Patrol because of their incredible talent and decades of experience. They have multiple talented stylists who create so many stunning bridal looks, from classic timeless brides to unique and glamorous brides. They are focused on listening to the inspiration from the bride and always execute flawlessly.
Contact Name: Pamela Butler ~ Phone Number: (502) 939-4258
Beauty by Katie
We recommend Katie because of her dedication to serving her brides with the highest quality outcome. We’ve worked with Katie and seen her focus on perfecting each and every detail in her work. Her make-up artistry is flawless, and as a bonus, she offers spray tan and lash options.
Contact Name: Katie Riddle ~ Phone Number: (502) 457-5040
We recommend Celia because of her incredible talent. She does incredible work from bridal up-dos to natural curls, from high glam bridal looks to a natural glow. Whether your vibe is “natural but enhanced” or “red carpet ready,” be confident that you won’t be disappointed. She treats each customer with so much kindness and love, you can’t help but feel connected to her by the end of your time together.
Contact Name: Celia Striegel ~ Phone Number: (317) 989-8107
Becca Schell Makeup Artist
I recommend Becca because of her creative vision and huge heart for her clients. She does phenomenal work bringing her bride’s vision to life. She is incredibly patient, professional, and talented. Whether you are looking for a traditional or eccentric bridal look, Becca will deliver and leave you recommending her to all your friends.
Contact Name: Becca Schell ~ Phone Number: (574) 322-4584
Louisville Wedding Planners
Weekend Wedding Warrior
We recommend Weekend Wedding Warrior because of their high-quality work and attention to detail. They have multiple talented “warriors”, with many years of experience, who provide impeccable service and allow you to relax and enjoy your day. They’ve handled some of the craziest wedding fiascos we've ever heard of with grace and hustle to always provide great service. They host multiple wedding vendors events throughout the year to promote community over competition.
Contact Name: Maggie Heely ~ Phone Number: (502) 424-4665
L&M Detailed Events
We recommend L&M Detailed Events because from the first moment we met them, we instantly connected. They have such vibrant personalities that make you feel like you’ve known them your whole life! They provide amazing service and go above and beyond to ensure their couples have the absolute greatest and smoothest day.
Contact Name: Lorrie Hanners & Melissa Anderson ~ Phone Number: Lorrie’s - (859) 338-1591, Melissa’s - (859) 351-4676
Bliss Events & Co
We recommend Bliss Events & Co because Shannon and Melissa do amazing work. They have years of experience between them to provide resources and advice for their couples. They provide extra planning services if you need them to help with travel plans or other aspects of your day. They are timely with communication and work effortlessly to make your day flawless.
Contact Name: Melinda Leach & Shannon Fehr ~ Phone Number: (502) 777-1454, (502) 939-6820
Victoria Staton International Events
We recommend Victoria because we've worked with her multiple times and love her passion! She is always professional and brings her best work. She plans amazing elopements as well and local Kentucky weddings. She has a creative vision and a go-getter attitude. She works tirelessly throughout your engagement to ensure no detail goes unnoticed.
Contact Name: Victoria Staton ~ Phone Number: (502) 309-4010
Hummingbird Page Events
We recommend Hummingbird Page Event Co. because of Ginna’s amazing vision and ability to execute. She is a dynamic planner and is beyond organized. She brings dreams to reality flawlessly. She creates beautiful balloon art and does amazing installations. Definitely ask her about the history behind her business name, we love the story!
Contact Name: Ginna Matson ~ Phone Number: (502) 791-7984
Events on Pointe
We recommend Events on Pointe because this team is always working. They work tirelessly to provide exceptional, unparalleled service. Their brides become more than clients, they become great friends. They provide full coordination to ensure your wedding day rolls smoothly from start to finish. Plus, they bring along their sidekick, Gunner, the sweetest German Shephard you’ve ever met.
Contact Name: Kaela Hammerstrom ~ Phone Number: (502) 631-9557
Louisville Wedding Alterations
We recommend Bombshell Boutique because Heather is talented beyond words. She has created custom dress designs for years and has even had dresses walk in New York Bridal Fashion Week! When we first opened, we connected instantly and knew she was a great person to send our brides to for alterations. We fully trust her to continue the high-quality customer service for our Build-A-Bride™ brides.
Contact Name: Heather Green ~ Phone Number: (252) 916-9438
The Bridal Alterations Studio
We recommend The Bridal Alterations Studio because Rachel is a gem. She is so beyond talented and so incredibly kind! She has been sewing longer than she’s been driving, and she says it has always just come naturally. She is a wizard at deconstructing dresses and reconstructing masterpieces. Her before and after photos are amazing! After meeting her, we knew she would be a great recommendation for our brides as we know she will continue to love on them with her kind spirit and passion for service.
Contact Name: Rachel Perkins ~ Phone Number: (850) 677-5100
Louisville Wedding Calligraphy
Lime and Lily Calligraphy + Design
We recommend Lime & Lily Calligraphy + Design because of her flawless artistic ability. She creates some of the most breathtaking classic calligraphy that we’ve ever seen. She has extreme attention-to-detail in all she does. She even expands beyond calligraphy to create custom art for couples on their wedding day.
Contact Name: Angie Dickinson ~ Phone Number: (502) 718-2346
We recommend Emily Brown Lettering because we’re in love with the products she creates. She is a sweet mother, teacher, and artist. She creates amazing custom wedding pieces, menus, place cards, and signs, as well as a printable wedding collection available through her Etsy page. She creates custom signs, maps, and countless other products. When you meet her, definitely ask to see photos of her beautiful daughter, she’s adorable!
Contact Name: Emily Brown ~ Phone Number: (502) 314-3947