Whitney & Christian Gilliam

Ceremony Location: Lexington, Talon Winery & Vineyards, Kentucky
Wedding Date: May 2009
Wedding Theme: Vineyard

Christian and Whitney met in a small family restaurant in Northeast Tennessee while they were both attending colleges in the area. They dated for a year and then he proposed with a vintage ring at a local park that overlooked the mountains.

They are both pretty casual, relaxed people and they wanted their wedding to reflect that. The couple chose Talon for its gorgeous surroundings and location on the outskirts of Lexington. They also were on a tight budget so they made a lot of their own wedding decorations. Whitney’s mom even made the ceremony decor, which turned out lovely.

A family friend catered a casual dinner of grilled chicken sandwiches, salad, and fruit. They had cheesecake cupcakes topped with kiwi and strawberries for dessert. The caterer used the wine the couple had purchased from Talon to make sangria for the guests. The wedding favors were tree saplings the guests could go home and plant.

The photographer was a friend of Whitney’s, and he did an amazing job capturing the entire wedding party and the awesome venue. The couple got married on Memorial Day and it rained and poured off and on until about 15 minutes before the ceremony, and then it magically stopped just in time!

Whitney and Christian honeymooned in Disney and had a blast! They also mentioned when you are celebrating there, they truly make you feel extra special.

-Photographer: Scott Clark

– Photographer’s website: http://www.dscottclarkphoto.com/