Julie Laemmle & Logan Watts
Photos by Melissa G Photography
Julie Laemmle and Logan Watts were wed in an elegant ceremony on Oct. 6, 2018. While navigating busy careers – Julie is an attorney with Wyatt Tarrant & Combs and Logan is an assistant golf professional at Louisville Country Club – the couple pulled off their dream day thanks to the help of skilled planners and experienced vendors. Julie recently shared the details of their wedding with The Voice and looked back on the extraordinary experience.
When and how did you two meet?
When did you know he was the one?
We both knew pretty early on that we were in it for the long haul, but I distinctly remember being at dinner one night at the end of summer 2016 and Logan saying, “When you know, you know.”
When and how did you get engaged?
We had a very large and very public engagement in the Paddock at Derby 143 (2017). My family had a lot of friends in town, and we were taking pictures in front of the Gardens at Aristides. Logan and I took a picture, and then as I was yelling for the rest of the group to get in the next picture, he got down on one knee. I was in such shock that I couldn’t hear a word he said, although I do know he said he wanted to make sure to pick at least one winner that day and he wanted that winner to be me. Everyone in the Paddock and upstairs cheered when I said yes.
Who assisted with the planning process?
I knew we would need at least a year to plan the wedding given our busy careers. Plus, we had just closed on a house the week before we got engaged. Ellen Fox and her team with ShaFox planned our day. Even though the Omni Hotel was still very much under construction when we first met Ellen, my parents, Logan and I were enamored with the idea of having our reception in such a new and exciting space.
What was your favorite part of the planning process?
I love flowers but know nothing about them (and can’t even keep fake ones alive), but working with Wayne Esterle at In Bloom Again was one of the easiest and best planning meetings we had. I had a vision and Wayne went above and beyond in creating it. Seeing the reception space for the first time absolutely took my breath away.
What moments from the wedding stand out most in your mind when you look back on the day?
Two of my favorite moments from the wedding day were my first looks – first with my dad and then with Logan. I am the only daughter and am definitely a daddy’s girl, and I knew Logan and I needed to see each other before the ceremony or else I would have ugly cried the whole way down the aisle.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went to Italy for 10 days and ate and drank our way through Rome, Florence and Venice. As we said, #nocarbleftbehind. It was the perfect trip for us.
What advice would you give to couples who are in the middle of planning their wedding?
My advice for anyone currently planning their wedding is to make sure they soak it all in. I know that tends to be a common piece of advice, but it is truly amazing how fast the day flies by. I’ve watched our wedding trailer from Antonio Pantoja about a hundred times to relive the day. So maybe that’s my second piece of advice – get a great videographer like Antonio so you can watch your day over and over again. V
Planner, Stationery, Design and Linen Rental: ShaFox Weddings & Events
Reception Venue: Omni Louisville Hotel
Ceremony Location: St. Boniface Catholic Church
Officiant: Deacon Scott Haner
Photographer: Melissa G Photography
DJ: Triangle Talent
Band: A-Town, A-List
Videography: Pantoja Film & Photo
Florist: In Bloom Again
Decor: Millennium Events
Cake: Cakes by Camille
Hair: Courtney Brown and Sarah Jennings, Salon Couture
Make-up: Beauty by Bethany
Chair Rental: Fifty Chairs
Late Night Snack: Hi-Five Doughnuts
Transportation: R&R Limousine and Xtreme Transportation, LLC
Groom’s Cake and Welcome Bag Cookies: Sweets by Millie
Welcome Bag Gifts: Moss Hill
Dress, Veil, and Hairpiece: Modern Trousseau
Tuxedos: Geno’s Formal Affair
Rings: Seng Jewelers
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Bristol Bar & Grille
Bridal Luncheon Venue: The Village Anchor