Wedding at 21c hotel | Catharine & Brandon

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When I first met with Catharine and Brandon they were clear about their vision: they wanted a modern wedding day experience.  The obvious choice for an artistic, contemporary wedding venue in Louisville is the award-winning 21c museum hotel. Catharine and Brandon reserved the 21c penthouse suite and had a beautiful rooftop wedding ceremony!

Afterward I was reflecting on why I enjoyed this wedding so much.  From a photographer’s perspective, I wanted to share a few things that Catharine and Brandon did that helped create a great wedding day experience.

  • Photography was a top priority.  They gave me the time and creative freedom to do whatever I wanted.  They were open to anything and that is inspiring for any photographer!
  • Scheduled an engagement session.  We had a blast shooting their engagement photos inside the 21c museum then concluded at Waterfront Park right before sunset.  We spent a couple of hours playing and getting to know one another and came away with some sweet frames.  An engagement session is like a trial run on your hair and makeup!  Consider it a warm-up for the big day.  Everyone gets to know each other better, trust is built, good times are had, and the couple comes away with beautiful pictures of themselves that represent this exciting stage of their new life together.
  • Bride and groom saw each other privately before the ceremony.  The benefits:  spend more time together as a couple on the wedding day,  get cool bedroom pictures like the ones below, look and feel more relaxed in your pictures because you’re not feeling the pressure to hurry up and get to the reception.  Which also means you can move directly to the cocktail hour and reception where you spend more time with your guests who came to see you.

The team of Louisville wedding vendors who helped make this day a success:

Hair/makeup specialist –Bethany Tiesman

Wedding flowers – David Williams at Magnolias  dwilliams [dot] magnolias [at] gmail [dot] com

Wedding dress – Couture Closet

Wedding cake – Adrienne & Co.

Wedding coordinator – Megan Breir @ the 21c hotel

DJ – Coxx events  coxxevents [at] gmail [dot] com

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The 21c Museum Hotel is located at 700 W Main St Louisville, KY 40202

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