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Anyone who takes their wedding party portraits on a real-life Kentucky racetrack is okay by us!  We love (love!) the simple Southern elegance of these shots at Keeneland (courtesy of Bella Grace Studios) and can’t get over how perfect the venue was for an authentic Kentucky wedding like Katie + Craig’s.  But what really takes the cake (no pun intended) at the newlyweds’ swanky reception are the two fabulous confections from Judy Myers.  The four-tiered mint julep cake with quilted icing and delicate floral details is everything a Southern wedding cake should be while the groom’s adorable lab coat cake (complete a stethoscope and real lollipops!) was the perfect way to honor Katie’s doctor-husband.  Congratulations to the new Dr. and Mrs. Alexander!

Describe your wedding cake:  My wedding cake was a four-tiered Mimosa cake with quilted icing and draped fondant.   the icing was quilted with pearls and draped fondant. It was beautiful and delicious!  The  chocolate groom’s cake was a surprise for Craig.  It was made to look just like his white lab coat with a stethoscope and real lollipops.  It was adorable!
ur favorite detail of the wedding was: Since Craig is a doctor, we had little RX prescription cards printed that said, “Prescription for a happy marriage.” Guests wrote us well-wishes and then hung them on a tree with hydrangeas and curly willow.  We had so much fun reading them after the wedding!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding?
 Our reception was held in several different areas rather than in one big room.  We wanted to make sure everything flowed.  It turned out perfectly!  We had an outdoor cocktail hour, a lovely dinner in the ballroom and then hit the dance floor in the party room!  Keeneland is a big space but it still felt very intimate.
The most unexpected event on our wedding day was:
 Craig rented a vintage Bentley for us to drive away in!
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite verse, phrase or line?
 We didn’t write our own vows, but the preacher had us write letters to each other months before the ceremony.  He used these letters for the sermon and it was very sentimental.  We were also honored to have Craig’s dad read our scripture verses.
What’s next for you as a couple?
Craig has a long road ahead finishing his residency and fellowship.  We will be leaving the great state of Kentucky for a few years but are looking forward to the adventure!  We’re also excited about starting a family of our own.

Congratulations, Katie + Craig!  Good luck on your travels!

lara Written with love by Lara Casey
  1. avatar James Cooper reply

    This wedding really looks great. The horse track racing scene is the best part of this event. The couple are so adorable, did you have Rochester band in your weeding?

  2. avatar Katie reply

    Thank you!!! Our wedding band was "The Familiar Faces" out of Nashville, TN. They were SO wonderful!

  3. avatar jenna reply

    beautiful pics! reminds me of home & why i love love being a southern girl!

  4. avatar Brittany reply

    LOOOVE your Keeneland wedding!!! We thought about having our reception at Keeneland but decided to go with Spindletop instead. Everything about your wedding was definitely my style and oh so fabulous! Super cute!!!

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