Playful Southern Kentucky Wedding

If I had to sum yesterday up in a word it would be this: Whimsical. I had the honor of photographing one of the most stunning, emotional days I have witnessed in a long, long time. It was truly a feast for the eyes, and for the heart. The bride, Mandy, left no stone unturned when it came to her attention to all the little details, and the beautiful vows, heartfelt toasts, and lovely ceremony were tailored in every way to this fun loving, playful couple.

Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to edit a few photos to share with you all. Scroll down to check out some highlights from the gorgeous day!

Big thanks to the brides mother, Anne, owner of Louisville Chocolate Fountain, for trusting me with the referral for her only daughter’s fabulous wedding. A few more vendor shout outs:

Venue: The Refinery

Florals: Lloyd’s Florist

Planning: A Perfect Plan Events

Catering: Ladyfingers

Music: Masters of Music

Video (and baller status flatlay styling): Rebecca Stone

Assist: Chris Humphreys Photography

Reach Out to Gretchen Bell

I’m Gretchen Bell, a wedding photographer currently calling Louisville, Kentucky home. Capturing your proposal, engagement and wedding through photography is my top priority — I want you to have these memories to hold onto for a lifetime!

I would love the opportunity to photograph your story. Think I could be the photographer for you? Reach to me here or via social media. I look forward to hearing from you and help you along your journey as you start planning for your wedding!

Learn more about Louisville Wedding Photographer Gretchen Bell by clicking here.

Gretchen Bell is an award winning wedding and brand photographer based out of Louisville, Kentucky. She is a believer in serving all couples with romantic, editorial images regardless of race, gender, or orientation. Have a question, blog topic, or wedding inquiry? Email her at

  1. Absolutely stunning in every way!

  2. Sandy says:

    Perfection and viewing such happiness in these trying times have me goose bumps. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Patti Miller says:

    Just beautiful from beginning to end in every way. A total reflection of the new Mr. & Mrs. Evan Howard!!!
    Much love and lifelong happiness!

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