April 21, 2018 was an amazing day in Louisville, Kentucky. Right in the middle of the Kentucky Derby Festival Events, Thunder Over Louisville and its accompanying air show took place that day. Bowman Field, where Louisville Executive Aviation is housed, served as a take off location for some of the older model planes utilized in the air show. However, it also served as the location for a magical marriage ceremony and reception of Sara Jo Romagnoli and Brett Budd. Sara Jo was one of the most laid back brides ever and the love between her and Brett was very apparent. It was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with the both of them and their wonderful friends and family. The details behind their love are shared below:
“Brett and Sara Jo met at a party, in Bowling Green, KY, in the Spring of 2012. They were both working at Fruit of the Loom and were introduced by mutual friends. They became fast friends and shortly after had their first date at Mellow Mushroom. It was a casual evening, where they shared pizza, drank beer, talked about their lives, college, and families – and laughed a lot. Brett and Sara Jo started spending most of their time together, shortly after that night.
In September of the same year Brett received a job offer, in Chicago. They both knew it was a great opportunity, so he took it. Brett and SJ agreed that they wanted to be together, so their relationship was long distance, for nearly 10 months. In the summer of 2013, Sara Jo got a job working for L’Oreal USA. She moved to the windy city and into an apartment with Brett, his sister Courtney and her fiance, Aaron. Soon after, they moved into their first place together.
Brett and SJ have lived together in Chicago for the last five years. During the first 3 ½ years, they relished in fried chicken, ice cream and bars in Logan Square. Over the last year and a half, the pair has lived in Uptown. They love to cook at home and eat at their favorite Italian restaurant, Caro Mio. They have enjoyed the Chicago summers and endured some very cold winters. They both love the beach and playing in a sand volleyball league with friends. They enjoy watching Harry Potter, going to restaurants with friends, and the occasional date night at the movies.
In November of 2016, Brett and SJ got engaged in their Logan Square apartment, after a dinner and movie date where they saw the Harry Potter prequel film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” On April 21, 2018, they pair was married in a small ceremony at Louisville Executive Aviation in Louisville, KY where they were joined by family and a few close friends. A reception followed the wedding, where the new Mr. and Mrs. celebrated with food, drinks, dancing, and those who love them most. In the weeks following the wedding, Brett and Sara Jo honeymooned in Thailand. They enjoyed the sights, food, and adventures that Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Samui had to offer. The two are still living in Chicago and are loving married life.”
Their Day Could Not Have Been Possible Without:
Venue – Louisville Executive Aviation
Photographer – Travis Salisbury with R. T. Photography
Wedding Dress – Mira Couture
Groom’s Suit – Indochino
Bridal Hair – Jeremy Dean
Bartenders – Michelle Ray & Courtney Cain
Tables/Chairs/Lighting/Tent – Andy Garret AGX
Wedding Cake – Lindsey Cardwell Davis
Caterer – A Catered Affair
Beer – Party Mart
Wine – The Wine Rack
Flowers – Kroger
Invitations – Wedding Paper Divas
Limousine – R & R Limousine
Wedding Favors – Muth’s Candies