Trisha and Chris were the first couple to book for our 2013 season, and their August wedding was far worth the wait! From the first visit at their venue (My Old Kentucky Home in beautiful Bardstown, Kentucky), I could tell that Trisha and her father Dan were on the ball and preparing for an amazing event.


Just when we couldn’t have been any more in intrigued by Trisha’s plans, the groom secretly began making plans to assemble an entire band at the reception to serenade his new bride. Through phone calls, emails and lots of great planning, we were able to pull off not only an excellent reception, but also incorporate the surprise solo from Chris. He hit every note while proving his worthiness to the Weber family with a cover of Michael Buble’s “Everything”. At that point, his “ball and chain” (see pictures) were removed so that he and Trisha were free to celebrate the remainder of the evening with friends and family.


A big “Thanks” go out to everyone who was part of this epic event, especially members of the “Hampton Inn” band! We wish The Mr. and Mrs. nothing but the best in their new life together 🙂



Venue: My Old Kentucky Home, Visitor Center



You take an awesome couple, friends, family and one of Louisville’s finest museums. What do you get? One of the best weddings the summer of 2013 has seen! Jenn and Ryan were without a doubt one of our favorite couples to work with this year. From the start, Jenn emphasized that they wanted to keep their plans simple, yet fun and focused around the entertainment of their guests. Obviously we had no objections!


The Frazier Arms Museum provides a refreshing perspective on what an upscale wedding venue should be. Nearby and ample guest parking – Ceremony area with in-house audio system and breathtaking views – A cozy and accommodating reception area with partitioned sections that can be used for cocktails, dinner and dancing.


As friends and family made their way down from the ceremony on the rooftop garden, they were greeted by Masterson’s Catering staff who (as always) did a wonderful job of handling the bar and catering. From wedding party introductions leading into a tunnel formed by guests, to a custom made Bridesmaid Dance mix; Jenn and Ryan had tons of great ideas for the reception! When it came time to dance, there wasn’t a free spot to be found on the floor. They also chose to have a Photo Booth, so guests could leave a lasting impression as they took a break from the action.


Jenn and Ryan: You were truly a pleasure to work with and we wish you (and Kaleb) nothing but the best in your new life together!



Venue – The Frazier Arms Museum –
Caterer – Masterson’s –



8.10.2013 | Jenn & Ryan from Entertainment Essentials on Vimeo.



If there is one thing to aim for when planning a wedding, it’s a comfortable atmosphere. It is the one aspect of the event that benefits nearly everyone in attendance; especially the wedding party! For some it comes easy, while others may have a tough time attaining it.


While you won’t find it on Google, creating “comfortable” has a lot to do with the family and friends you invite to share your wedding day with you. Does the demographic of your invitation list consist of every person you’ve ever known, or just those with whom you’ve grown close to throughout the years? If you are on the fence, I recommend siding with the latter option. Here’s why…


As I met with Megan to visit the wedding venue (The Shuck Farm), I could sense the excitement between the two families. They were bonding and coming together to support Megan and Kevin in their new life together. While discussing details of the anniversary dance, the couple knew (almost) without hesitation who on their invite list had been married the longest. When it came time for toasts; we heard some of the most sincere, heartfelt (and hilarious) words ever spoken.


What made all this possible? A smaller tight-knit crowd. Those presenting a toast were in good company, which allowed them to be themselves, relish the details and know their audience would follow along. The dance floor was full of familiar faces and inviting to those who might not have normally “cut a rug”. You couldn’t have asked for a better atmosphere to celebrate the new life of a married couple. Though this is just my $.02 🙂


We send our well wishes to Kevin and Megan as you return from the honeymoon and begin your new life together. It was a pleasure to work with you, your family and friends on the biggest day of your lives. God bless!



Venue – The Shuck Family Farm – (502) 231-2791
Caterer – Fire Fresh



The last week of June rolled through the Louisville area and brought along some patches of rough weather. When the Saturday of the 29th neared, it was unclear what to expect from the always unpredictable Mother Nature. As the storm clouds rolled in, it became clear that Jaclyn and Darrell’s love for one another remained unshaken.


Joined by family and their closest friends at Big Spring Country Club, they said “I Do” without a moment’s hesitation, while outside the rain began to pour. The reception then followed with cheerful fellowship, heartfelt toasts and celebration of two hearts that now beat as one. It was a pleasure to have been given the opportunity to entertain those in attendance, especially the Moehlmann and McGahan families. We wish Darrell and Jaclyn nothing but the best in their new life together!


Venue & Catering – Big Spring Country Club –
Photography – Lizzie Loo Photography –


This is a story about Jason, Christian and their big day!


The stage for their reception was set at the Greater Louisville Medical Society building. One which is known to many as staple in the history of downtown Louisville, seated at the corner of First and Chestnut. It was decorated beautifully (as you will see) with the colors of their favorite collegiate team, the University of Louisville Cardinals. Press play to see how the details unfolded as they celebrated their nuptials with friends and family!



Venue – GLMS (Greater Louisville Medical Society) Building/School – 
Photography – Kelly Beach Photography –
Catering – Kingsleys Catering –


From the moment we were introduced, my gut feeling told me Jerilyn and Christian’s wedding was going to be one of our best in the 2013 season. There was a glow about them and their plans that just really screamed fun, energetic and full of life!


When April 28th came around, they met and completely exceeded those expectations! Jerilyn chose to incorporate her wedding colors of Red and Violet into the ballroom at John W. Black Community Center in La Grange, Kentucky. With a little help from Events LLC, the room was completely transformed into an enchanting atmosphere with color, draping and just the right amount of ambient light.


Over the years, Sunday evening weddings have become more prevalent in the Louisville area. Not only are they easier to plan, they are easier to attend! Obviously Jerilyn and Christian did their research, because there wasn’t an empty seat to be found on the night of their wedding reception. Friends and family of the couple thoroughly enjoyed the evening with a plentiful buffet, several flavors of cake and dancing to celebrate the newly joined lives of Jerilyn and Christian.


A huge thanks goes out to everyone who worked to make this day so special. It was truly a privilege to work with and entertain you all. We wish the best for Jerilyn and Christian in their new life together!


Venue – John W. Black Community Center –

Decor & Lighting – Events LLC –



From the moment we met, I knew Lori and Jack were crazy in love and their wedding would be a hit! They chose a Louisville staple, The Olmsted for their ceremony and reception. If one thing is for sure, it’s that more couples are looking to make the wedding experience easy for their guests. Having both the ceremony and reception all under the same roof is always a plus!


Lori admitted, she was a “worrywart” but her mind was quickly put at ease once we began scheduling planning sessions to map out all the details of their big day. They dug through memories and worked to find several musical selections provided a sense of originality; such as their first dance by Sister Hazel titled “This Kind of Love”.


In the blink of an eye, October 21st arrived. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the fall, just as Lori and Jack had envisioned. Beginning in the morning with a photography session with Robert Burge, everything fell perfectly into place. The ceremony was beautiful. Lori and Jack’s lives were joined and a joyous “Mazel Tav!” echoed throughout the Olmsted foyer.


Guests mingled, enjoyed cocktails and then a delicious dinner prepared by Masterson’s. The reception was a hit, as Lori and Jack planned for! See all the details in HD video, captured by ICVideo. They did an exquisite job (as always) of capturing the day, which can be seen at


Congratulations to Lori and Jack. We wish you they very best in your new life together!


Venue: The Olmsted
Catering: Masterson’s
Photography: Robert Burge
Videography: ICVideo