Smith's Grove Kentucky Wedding | Heaven + John

Heaven + John’s Wedding in Smith’s Grove, Kentucky | Local and Destination Wedding Photographer Rebecca Beatty


This year’s weddings have been everything above and beyond! One wedding that I was very excited about that was actually a referral from a fellow wedding and portrait photographer Jan of Goodness Gracious Photography! Due to some scheduling complications, she asked if I would be interested in talking with Heaven about her wedding day and I said Hell yeah!

When I first met Heaven, she told me everything about her wedding. From the way she would walk down the isle, to the way the centerpieces would line up.

She wanted the perfect backyard wedding. Intimate and full of love.

And this wedding was just that. It really started to hit home when Heaven and her bridesmaids started to pray together and that was such a touching image to capture.

Now as touching as that moment was, John was a bit more…hilarious? Fun..fun to work with lol. He told me some of his best jokes and was totally up for making himself look like a super hero (he did fly like one for just a moment).

But even with everything going on, Heaven was able to make her dreams a reality with John by her side. The way she wanted every little detail came to life. Including the ceremony site that had Heaven’s own D.I.Y coffee filters that were made to look like a flower garland.

Plus! When the sun faded out and the moon came up, twinkle lights were wrapped around the tree and strung from tree to tree hanging down was meteor lights that made the space look even more enchanting.

Between the laughter, the happy tears, and the playful banter between Heaven + John, this simple backyard wedding holds a very special place in my heart.