Taylor + Hayden, An Ethereal Locust Grove Wedding, Louisville, KY

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I remember when I first met Taylor at Heine Bros. We instantly hit it off - after their consult, I remember thinking, "oh my goodness, I hope they book with me!" Getting to know them over the wedding planning process and at their engagement session, I knew we would be a perfect fit to capture their big day! There are just some weddings + stories that stick with you.... this is one of those weddings. It was so special and 100% them. The love that these two share is so evident and truly beautiful to be around! I seriously cried the whole day because I was just so happy! I could probably share every single photo from this wedding, but that would make for a really long blog post so I hope you enjoy these! 

Their engagement session + story is also featured on Wedding Row Ky here. 

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From Taylor: "Hayden and I don't really have a cool "how we met" because we've known each other most of our lives. Our families go way back to being friends for decades and he was always the red-headed boy I had a crush on growing up. I swear I knew for years before ewe actually dated that he was "the one" and I would one day love him, like really love him. After college our paths crossed again and it was finally our time. Sadly, right around the same time we began dating, my dad passed away. It wasn't until a month after my dad passed that Hayden and I were officially dating. 

I know the Lord works in mysterious ways and it's really as if he took an amazing man from me and replaced him with another. A piece of my heart was gone, but a new piece was added; a piece that I never knew I couldn't live without. Two years into our relationship, Hayden was in a very serious work accident that threatened his life and ended with two plastic surgeries and a week in the hospital. Almost losing him solidified even more that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with this man. A year later, on the anniversary of his accident, Hayden asked me to be his wife. When I look back I have no fear because I know I will have this man standing by my side for every big and little moment - good and bad." 

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Since Taylor's father couldn't be there to walk her down the aisle, her uncle did. 

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Taylor had a special chair right next to her mom with a plaque and a single white rose was placed in the chair for him right beofre she walked down the aisle.

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Instead of a father-bride dance she had a special dance for her and her mom. Halfway through the song she switched partners and danced her first dance with all of her dad's brothers in honor of him.  

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