Real Brides: Kristin’s Vintage Theatre Wedding

Kristin and Jason held their wedding and reception at an old Catholic School that had been converted to a theatre in Louisville, Kentucky

When: 9/26/15

Location: Clifton Center, Louisville, Kentucky

Photography: Jason Holzworth

Jason and Kristin are a success story. After Jason proposed at Kristin’s Louisville home with the ring hidden in a chocolate-covered strawberry, the couple decided that they wanted to get married on a stage.  They found Clifton Center, and got married in the theatre.


When they met in Louisville, Kristin was a pediatric nurse practitioner, and Jason was an Intervention Specialist at a children’s psych hospital.  The couple moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico shortly after the wedding.

First look

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candle holder smallFlorist: Kristin created all the flowers and decorations herself

Wedding Planner: Wedding Bells of Kentucky

DJ: PartyZone Entertainment. Cory, the owner, was the DJ and he made sure everyone had the best time.

Cake: Shell’s Sweet Treats. We had a small two tier wedding cake Jason’s groom’s cake was a Packer’s cheesehead with 4 mini Superbowl trophies that was bourbon cream flavored. We also had a couple sheet cakes with the flavors of orange/strawberry marble, red velvet, and chocolate/white marble.

Officiant: Bob Mueller

Caterer: Naiman’s Catering

Linens: Provided by Wedding Bell’s of Kentucky.cake small

Chaircovers: Made by Kristin herself

Lighting: Provided by PartyZone Entertainment.

Photobooth: Our photo booth was through Clear Choice Photobooth and that acted as our favor to our guests.

Wedding Colors: Black, champagne, and ivory

Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal, Ivory

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal, Black, each bridesmaid got to choose their own style
Tuxedos/ suits: Men’s Warehouse, Black, Vera Wang

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Shoes: Gold wedges from Davids Bridal

Rings: From Shane Company. My engagement ring is a vintage style round halo. My wedding bands make a wrap around the engagement ring. Jason opted for a simple white gold band.

Jewelry: I wore a pearl necklace and earrings I got off of etsy. I wore my MOH’s diamond bracelet as my something borrowed. I also wore my Grandmother’s gold engagement ring which served as my something old.

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Honeymoon details and location: Kristin and Jason spent 11 days in Jamaica at Couples Tower Isle. They had an amazing time at Couples Resort and may end up there in the future for an anniversary trip!

First Dance Song: 1000 years by Christina Perri

Wedding Party: 6 Bridesmaids, 6 Groomsmen

Chair covers and linens: Tablecloths were ivory and the chair covers were a champagne color





Close-up Bouquet


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The most memorable moment was just seeing everyone have a good time dancing and having fun at the reception. We could not have asked for a better party to help celebrate our love to one another.

What was your old, new, borrowed, blue? My new was my wedding dress, my old was my grandmother’s engagement ring, borrowed was my MOH’s diamond bracelet, and my blue was blue letters that spelled “I do” on the bottom of my shoes. I also wore blue underwear if that counts!

Kristin pearls

You and your husbands’ wedding advice: Our advice would to definitely do the first look. It was so much fun being away at a different location just the two of us (and our photographer) taking pictures and getting to spend time with each other before the day got too crazy.


What was the biggest roadblock that you ran into while planning the wedding? The biggest roadblock was just making final decisions. I was pretty OCD throughout the whole process, you can ask my husband and entire family. I made sure I had every tiny detail thought of and taken care of.

Who/what gave you the most help in the planning process? I would say my MOH gave the most help during the process. She was always there to listen to ideas and be enthusiastic about any ideas that I had. We had many crafting days during the wedding planning process.

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How much influence did your family/ fiancé have in the planning process? My fiancé had a say in all of the wedding planning. I would bounce ideas off my friends and family but ultimately I made the final decisions.

Which part of the process gave you the most stress? Our wedding planners provided a phone number for RSVP’s. Since we made our own invitations we had to type everything up ourselves. Well, we typed the phone number wrong on the invitations. We had to call/text/message everyone to tell them the new phone number or that we could RSVP for them. It all turned out fine.

Kristin and mom

Dancing together

What did you do that you found helped out with stress the best? Finally realizing that it was our day and even if it didn’t turn out the way it was planned that it didn’t matter because the end result was the same. Either way we would end up married.

Is there anything that didn’t go as planned? On the day of the actual wedding, everything went pretty well. The only thing was, that I had a personalized hanger for my dress made, and I left it at the hotel. It was not a big deal.

Kristin portrait

Clifton Center group

What was your favorite part of the experience/ event? Having a great time dancing with all of our friends and family! We loved every second of our wedding and reception. We had so much fun and would definitely do it all over again.

If you could go back in time, what would you have changed? I probably would have delegated more things to my husband or MOH to handle. I am a little OCD so I made sure everything was done and done correctly.


What did you do to save money? I made a lot of the crafts, flowers, and decorations myself to save money. I love crafting so I had a good time making the items anyway.

What was your biggest splurge? Our biggest splurge was the photography. We decided that the pictures were the most important thing to us because those were what we would have to remember that day forever. We could not have asked for a better photographer. Holzphoto was absolutely amazing!

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All Photography: Jason Holzworth, provided by bride Kristin


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