Laura Kupke and Alex Field hadn’t gotten too far into the wedding planning process before they heard about A Wedding Collective, a collaborative wedding giveaway from Katelyn James Photography and Lexington venue Big Spring Farm. They beat out nine other couples by calling on friends, family, local companies and organizations to gather up votes.
“People as far away as California, New York and Florida who we had never even met before were spreading the word to their networks to vote for us,” Laura says.
The hard work paid off, and the couple were able to get their dream wedding—for free. That meant “elevated rustic, romantic, and whimsical, which hints of nautical,” says Laura. A deep berry pink in bridesmaids’ dresses and flower arrangements brought the romance, while rope and net brought in elements that harken to Alex’s vocation as a fisherman.
“There were so many beautiful intricacies from the event,” Laura says, “so choosing a favorite is nearly impossible.”
Laura Kupke and Alex Field September 27, 2015
Photographer: Katelyn James Photography
Event planner: Tart Event Co.
Ceremony and reception venue:
Big Spring Farm (Lexington)
Officiant: Bob Perdue
Catering: CHEFS Catering (Lexington)
Flowers: Amanda Veronee
Cake: Sorby Sweets
Music: Shaner Sound
Dress: Lillian West
Shoes: Adrianna Papell
Rings: Ellis Jewelers (engagement ring), Jared (wedding bands)
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Azazie
Hair and makeup: Emily Hudspeth
Videography: Shaina Koren Cinematography
Invitations: Jess Creates
Furniture rentals: Paisley & Jade
Groom and groomsmen ties: High Cotton
Calligraphy: The Weekend Type