Welcome to 2021! It’s the year we’ve all been waiting for and, thank goodness, it’s finally here! What’s a better way to start the New Year than with an entire issue dedicated to the union of two individuals starting their lifelong journey together? This past year has been a journey for us all, and I hope this issue will bring you some hope and reassurance for what lies ahead.
Inside you will find three breathtakingly beautiful weddings that clearly didn’t let a pandemic get in their way. There is the wedding of Josh Miller and Theo Edmonds who tied the knot in Old Louisville at St. James Court, surrounded by a small group of family and friends that was live-streamed to those who couldn’t attend. The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church was the venue for Christina Pecha and George Greenhalgh’s nuptials who had only a few friends and family join them for their magical day with a reception at Volare Italian Ristorante. Last, but certainly not least, is the wedding of our Publisher, Janice Carter Levitch and Steve Humphrey at their home in the gorgeous garden designed by Janice named Jardin de Janice, with a three-foot-tall cake modeled on the garden itself! All three weddings were truly spectacular and you can find all the photos and intimate details on the pages of this issue.
We orchestrated two fashion editorials this month, because why not? The first took place at the idyllic 18th-century estate, Oxmoor Farm, in its gorgeous library that is home to more than 10,000 books! With the princess-inspired gowns from Bridal Suite of Louisville, it truly felt like a fairytale brought to life. The second editorial had a more modern aesthetic and took place at the Speed Art Museum. You’ll even see the non-traditional look of a fantastic jumpsuit from Glasscock Women’s Boutique that I couldn’t wait to show you.
To complete our wedding content, we included two guest writers, Alex Narramore, The Mischief Maker, who designs stunning wedding cakes, adorned in handmade sugar flowers so realistic you’d swear they were real! Narramore even designed the three-foot-tall Jardin de Janice inspired cake. Event Stylist & Planner and Floral Designer, Giselle Smith, is back again and shared her insight for those recently engaged who are ready to start planning on who to invite, what to spend and when and where to get hitched. Also included is a listing of local wedding vendors, so for all you new fiancées who are ready to start planning, we’ve got you covered! The Kentucky Derby Museum is one such venue that makes for beautiful weddings and even includes a VIP tour of all of Churchill Downs!
Looking ahead, we checked in with Actors Theatre that has two new virtual events to share with the community: “Romeo & Juliet: Louisville 2020” and “Convergence! An Actors Theatre of Louisville Celebration.” You’ll also find photos of some local events that took place this past holiday season, including the Waterfront Botanical Garden’s “Gardens Aglimmer,” the opening of Stoneware & Co.’s new store on Brent Street in Paristown and a private showing of the newly opened Glasscock Too. For those looking to give their home a refresh in the New Year, we included photos of a newly renovated pre-war condo that is sure to inspire you. Lastly, Milestone Fitness Instructor, Bekki Jo Pritchard, shares tools and advice for how we can be our best selves in 2021 and beyond. So cheers to the New Year and may it bless us all with health and happiness in the months ahead.
Editor in Chief