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A Winter Wedding at Conrad-Caldwell House

A couple in wedding attire looks at each other as they sit in a historic wallpapered room

Miriam + Aaron planned the most magical winter wedding at the Conrad-Caldwell House in historic Old Louisville. We met in December for their winter engagement photos at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, and the first thing I noticed is that they were so gentle and loving towards each other. During their session, we met an adorable cat that lived on the property, which was fitting for these animal lovers! From talking with them both throughout the planning process, I knew they were crafting an intentional experience for their guests. Miriam and Aaron chose the wedding traditions they liked and tossed the ones that didn’t fit their day. Inclusivity and authenticity were at the top of their priorities for their wedding celebration.

A collage of engagement photos from Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

winter wedding details


This winter wedding was at the historic Conrad-Caldwell House in Old Louisville. We explored the upstairs rooms with colorful wallpaper that complimented the magenta and emerald jewel tones they selected for their wedding party. It was almost like being in a palace, especially Miriam with her crown!

A collage of getting ready photos for a bride
A collage of groom getting ready photos

first look

First Look at Conrad Caldwell House

wedding party portraits

Conrad-Caldwell House Ceremony

Some of my favorite memories from their ceremony were the reading of “Forever – is composed of Nows” (Emily Dickinson) and Miriam and Aaron’s personalized vows. Aaron left us all with watery eyes after his vows, and guests passed tissues up the staircase to them. 

Wintry newlywed portraits

After the ceremony, we ventured outside where snow lingered from the snowfall just days prior – it was FREEZING but really magical. Winter weddings are not as common, but they can be extremely picturesque after it snows!

Reception


Aaron and Miriam shared their first dance to Harry Styles “Adore You,” and I have to say, I LOVE this as a first dance song! Guests shared their well wishes with them using a rotary phone (After the Tone) which they are able to listen to after the wedding. This is a trend that is so special – imagine having your guest’s voices recorded forever from your wedding day. The personalized touches were everywhere: bouquets made by Miriam, signature cocktails named after their cat and hedgehog, a cheesecake bar, and handmade coasters as wedding favors made by Aaron’s sister.


Watching these two dance with their friends was definitely a highlight! I hope you all enjoy these photos from the first winter wedding of 2022, it was a special one without a doubt.


Vendor Team
Photography: Frames + Letters Photography

Venue: The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum

Event coordinating/planning: Seed and Seal Events

Dress: Say Yes for Less

Guestbook: After the Tone

Catering: United Catering LLC

Hair and makeup: Ashley Hickman, Noelle Beauty

Officiant: Jessa Henry

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Johanna Hribal is a wedding photographer based in Louisville, Kentucky. She enjoys traveling to other states and countries for weddings and elopements whenever possible! People love her colorful and vibrant edits and the way she captures their love in a natural and non-intrusive way. Click here to visit her website to learn more about current wedding collections.

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