bride and groom embracing one another

Mary-Charles and Brad are such a precious couple. It was an honor to photograph their Yew Dell Botanical Gardens wedding in Louisville, KY.

Here is their love story written by Mary-Charles!

Brad and I met when I was 17 and he was 21 while working as camp counselors at Camp HiHo. We were both assigned to work at the slip in slide in the afternoons. We had a great time working together. I know we probably both had a little bit of a camp crush on each other, but it didn’t become anything more at the time.

At the end of the summer Brad went back to school at SMU and I finished high school here in Louisville. He then went on to law school and I went away to school at ole miss. Years later Brad came back home to Louisville and was working as an attorney and noticed I had graduated from Ole Miss and was home teaching elementary school in Louisville.

I’ll never forget seeing a Facebook message pop up on my phone and wondering why a guy I used to work the slip and slide with years ago was messaging me now. I quickly called my friend before opening the message and letting him see I had read it but later found out he was asking me on a date. He claims I liked a picture of him at the UK game in the SEC tournament and that gave him the confidence to reach out.

Two and a half years after that first date, Brad took me back to Camp HiHo for what I thought was going to be a fundraiser. When we arrived at the camp I realized no one was there for a fundraiser and Brad asked me to be his wife.

We now have a 2.5 year old golden retriever, Hayes. Brad and I are very thankful for each others love of UK sports, Facebook, Instagram likes and Camp HiHo.



Precious story, right?! I wish them many many more years of love and happiness!

Venue: Yew Dell Botanical Gardens – Louisville, KY

Wedding Planner: A Thorough Fare – Louisville, KY

Florist: J Elizabeth Designs – Louisville, KY

Videographer: Louisville Bluegrass Photography – Louisville, KY

Cake: Louisvillicious Cakes – Louisville, KY

Band: The Company Band – South Carolina

Photography: Tracy Burch Photography – Lexington, KY

wedding invitations

bride getting ready

dogs with flower halos


bride putting her shoes on

mom helping the bride get ready

bridal portrait

bride with bridesmaids

portrait of the back of bridesmaids dresses

dad and bride reveal

table top at wedding reception

table top at wedding reception

cake at wedding reception

table top at wedding reception

bride and groom portrait

bride and groom walking

wedding guest


Summer Wedding at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

August 24, 2018

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