A couple weeks after Matt and I got engaged, I traveled home to Louisville with the mission to find a reception venue.Â We got engaged on August 22, 2008 and set our wedding date for July 25, 2009.Â We had to base the date around Matt’s work schedule – which meant I was deciding when we got married based on the NBA Draft, Summer League, etc.Â Late July worked for everyone – my only issue was the heat.Â An outdoor reception was not an option.Â My mom made a few appointments for us and off we went.Â The first place we looked at took about 3 seconds for meÂ to decide it wouldn’t work.Â But the second space, well, it was The One.
The Henry Clay was built in downtown Louisville in 1924 and was only turned into an event space a couple years ago. I loved the history of it. I loved the colors. I loved the character.
The walls in the main ballroom are gold tones. Instead of fighting the room’s natural beauty – gold, ivory and black became our wedding colors. I eventually added in blush pink to soften the decor. Below is the inspiration board I designed soon after booking the space.
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