Hannah + Madeline McGinty-Holmes at Old Blue Ribbon Farm

October 20, 2018 was such an amazing day. Right down the road from where I live is an amazing wedding venue. Old Blue Ribbon Farm sits just outside of Louisville, Ky but is so worth the short hike. It is a gem and set the scene for a perfect fall wedding with an even more perfect couple!

Hannah and Madeline both shared the historic farm house that sits on this working farm in Henry County. Hannah got ready upstairs with her bridal party and Madeline was downstairs with hers! It was great to be able to move freely between them and really allowed me to spend more time with each group.

The moments captured really speak for themselves and show the love these two share for one another. High school best friends turned high school sweet hearts. Their engagement story below is a much read. Thank you both so much for allowing R.T. Photography to be a part of this story! It was truly an honor. Please take a few minutes to read over their story and view their day captured through my eyes!

Ceremony: Old Blue Ribbon Farm

Wedding planner: Madeline planned everything

Coordinator: Russell Daffron & Morgan Pack (friends of Madeline)

Flowers: Sweet Louise – Renee Hert

Stationery/invitations: Madeline designed

Cake/desserts: Heitzman’s Catering (cake & cupcakes) Kripsy Kreme (donuts)

Caterer/menu: Hetizman’s Catering

Entertainment: DJ was friend of Madeline’s- Ben Owens


Hannah & Madeline met in high school, when Madeline was a freshman and Hannah a sophomore. They played softball together & quickly became best friends. In January 2017, Madeline planned a trip to California for that upcoming May with plans to propose. She bought a ring shortly after at Shane Co., with her friend Brittany. Little did Madeline know, in February Hannah had gone with the same mutual friend (both to Shane Co.) to buy Madeline’s engagement ring. Both were convinced there was no way the other was proposing any time soon. Hannah had just bought a new car, so Madeline thought there was no way she could have saved up for a ring. Madeline was in school at the time, and was never really the one to initiate anything; so Hannah thought there was no way she had a ring. Come May, the first day in California (or Nevada actually), in Lake Tahoe, Madeline nervously pulled out a ring and popped the question. Hannah’s response was “What?! Yours is in the car!!”, then of course she said “Yes.” Both were in complete shock and then even more shocked to find out friends and family both knew, keeping the secret from the other one. Hannah later proposed that week in Yosemite in front of a waterfall.

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