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October 19, 2020

Ellen + John | A Family Farm Wedding in Simpsonville, KY

With the threat of Hurricane Delta showing a significant chance of rain for Saturday, Ellen and John had the perfect reason to be a little stressed about their wedding day. As I watched the forecast every day last week, I saw chances go from 30% to 90% in a matter of hours. Jeremy and I packed umbrellas, raincoats and rain gear for our equipment. We brainstormed portrait locations and thought through 1000x different scenarios. But as Friday came, the chances of rain steadily went back down to 30%, then 20%. On John and Ellen’s perfect wedding day, it sprinkled for about 30 seconds on the way to the reception and then the SUN came out and gave us an amazing sky. Who would have ever thought that we would narrowly escape a torrential downpour?! As John said, it really was a miracle.
Ellen and John’s wedding was completely a family effort – from the barn built for the reception (finished only a few weeks ago!), the beautiful florals designed by the groom’s sister Julia to the gorgeous (and delicious!!) cake made by another one of the groom’s sisters, Mary Kate. Family runs deep for the Hart’s and Fahy’s and it was so beautifully clear on Saturday. It’s so delightful to start a wedding day by seeing familiar faces and since we photographed John’s brother Matt and his bride Kelsey’s wedding earlier this year, we felt right at home!
As I talked with Ellen’s mom at the reception, she said “the way John looks at Ellen….he just loves her so much” and you can tell that from these portraits. Throughout the day, we saw John keep his eyes only on his bride (and then wife!). It’s always such a refreshing sight to us when the couple just wants to be together on their wedding day – talking together and just enjoying being newlyweds. John and Ellen, I hope you’re getting some well-deserved relaxation on your honeymoon – we’re so honored to have been part of your day!


Ceremony Venue: St. Aloysius Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Fahy Family Farm

Dress: Bridal Warehouse

Floral: Julia O’Connor

Hair Stylist: Colleen Kenny

Catering: Martin’s BBQ

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