Prepare yourself for what can only be described as the inspiration for Southern weddings everywhere! Naturally, such an amazing wedding had to come from an equally amazing photographer. (Thank you, Todd Pellowe!) To be honest, I’m so overwhelmed by all the amazing Southern details in Mallori + Tory’s outdoor Kentucky wedding at the bride’s family home that I don’t know where to start. But first things first: how adorable are the bridesmaids’ bright yellow heels and color-coordinated blue frocks? While Emily can tell you how madly in love I am with Mallori’s form-fitting Monique Lhuillier lace gown (I’ve been raving about it all week!), I feel I must point out how the fresh wildflower bouquets and sweet yellow mum ring pillow from Pathelen Flowers and horse-drawn carriage make for a perfectly rustic (and ultra-Southern) affair. A nd yes, this wedding is so good we just had to treat you to another image board! Check back soon for more fun and fabulous photos from the amazing Todd Pellowe!
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We met in December of 2001 at our high school Christmas dance. Although our first dance was to “You Had Me From Hello” by Kenny Chesney, our relationship didn’t truly begin until a year later during Tory’s senior year. Even then, I had to ask Tory out on a date two times (yes, I did the asking!) until he finally agreed to go. In the end, my efforts finally paid off and we quickly became high school sweethearts. Tory, however, soon left for college and we both realized that we each had a lot of growing up to do. FINALLY, after Tory’s return from living and studying in Australia in the Fall of 2005, we no longer had any doubts. Four years later, here we are!
Describe the proposal: The proposal was a scavenger hunt like the T.V. show Amazing Race. It lasted about 6 hours! Each location of the scavenger hunt represented an important part of our relationship. Tory asked one of my best friends to drive me around while a video camera was recording every minute of the night. At each location, family members were there to direct me to my next clue and, consequently, my next location. Each clue led me to believe that Tory would be at the next location. Sixteen stops later, I had been sent all over Louisville & Shelbyville, Kentucky and still hadn’t reached my final destination. The final clue led me to my parent’s house where Tory was there waiting for me outside by the pool with a candlelit path showing me the way. Being high school sweethearts, my parent’s house represents many sweet memories and is an important part of our relationship. For Tory to have proposed anywhere else wouldn’t have seemed right!
What was the design inspiration for your wedding? My parents’ rustic log home was our inspiration for the entire wedding design. We wanted simple elegance with a rustic twist. Our centerpieces consisted of watering cans and antique bottles overflowing with flowers.