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Lexington, KY

Anekdota Studio is a photography studio in Lexington, KY owned by Kathleen Burke and Katherine Hoskins. We specialize in weddings, portraits, and events.


Jessica & Jeff - The Barn at Springhouse Wedding

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I had a really hard time culling this set of photos down to a manageable number for this blog. Everything was so beautiful! And the people were having so much fun! It's one of the best problems to have as a wedding photographer. 

Jessica & Jeff got married at the Barn at Springhouse Gardens, right outside Lexington, KY. The venue is gorgeous and all of the details that went into this wedding were just stunning.

Jessica & Jeff are both non-native New Yorkers. Jeff comes from Brooklyn and Jessica from Kentucky. They met through friends at a concert in the Big Apple and have been together ever since. I'm so glad they came to Kentucky for their wedding.

Jeff proposed to Jessica in Gramercy Park in NYC. Only residents of the area have access to the park, but visiting it was one of the top items on Jessica's New York bucket list.  When Jeff found out that he could borrow a key to the park by staying at the Gramercy Hotel, he knew he had found the perfect way to ask Jessica to marry him. It's a seriously romantic story. 

I'm in love with all of the couple portraits from this wedding. Jessica and Jeff are so beautiful together! We found a crumbling Kentucky stone wall along one of the roads behind the venue property that was the perfect back drop for sunset photos. While we were out there a team of people out for a carriage drive came by and one of them stopped and let us take some photos with her horse and carriage. It was amazing!

There's a Kentucky wedding tradition called "burying the bourbon." Legend says, if you bury a bottle of bourbon upside down at the wedding site on a day with weather you'd be happy to have on the wedding day, you'll be rewarded with the perfect weather. The bottle is then dug up by the bridal party during the reception to be shared with everyone. This tradition is fully embraced by the folks at Springhouse Gardens and was a truly fun reception activity. 

Congratulations Jessica & Jeff! I am so glad you included me in your wedding day.

A special thanks to all the incredible vendors that made this day possible: 

Venue: The Barn and Springhouse Gardens
Hair: Stephanie Morris
Flowers: Joanna Keiser at Natural Endeavors
Cake: Brandi Romines at Happy as a Lark Cakes
Ceremony Music: Volare String Quartet