Sonya & Shishir get engaged.

“We were in Nashville for what I thought was a little getaway weekend after many long weeks of residency. I was completely surprised when he proposed. In fact, I interrupted his proposal speech multiple times to take pictures of the view because I thought he was just talking! Eventually, he pulled out a ring box and got on a knee and I figured it out. It was funny and perfect.”

In high school, Shishir asked Sonya if he could kiss her and she said, “no!”

After 6 proms, 6 years of adventure, and the adoption of their sweet little pup, Zoey; these two sweethearts are getting married!

Super excited to share their love story with you. We danced with their doggie in the woods, skipped through the fields, and ended the night with a few drinks at West Main Crafting Co. downtown.


From the couple:


“She has the biggest heart of anyone I know.

He loves and cares about my family as if they were his own.

Her personality brings out the best in me.

He’s the best dog dad.

She’s silly.

He knows how to have fun, let loose, and make me laugh.

She’s a catch.

He’s a keeper.


The second she opened her letter and we saw she was coming to UK [University of Kentucky], I cried.

Med school and residency are emotionally and physically draining. I would not have made it this far without his support.

We bring out the best in each other.”


bride and groom


Hannah & Cody had the sweetest wedding day in Kentucky. Berry Hill Mansion was the perfect location for this summer love story. It had multiple rooms for getting ready spaces; indoor and outdoor reception areas; and an outdoor ceremony. With both Hannah and Cody having such fun and loving spirits, it was easy for every little moment of their day to be so unique and perfectly them.

The Love Letters

The two sweethearts wrote secret love notes to each other throughout the day, having their friends deliver them to avoid seeing each other until the ceremony. To extend those special moments, they decided to do something special before the ceremony. By hiding on two sides of a gingko tree that blocked their faces they were able to hold hands. Then they read letters from each other, exchanged gifts and said a prayer.

Special Moments on their Big Day

See the bride and groom in the most anticipating moments of their wedding day; the moment they see each other for the first time; the kiss as husband and wife and their dance for the first time as Mr. & Mrs. Lane. Cake smashing, speeches, the bouquet and garter tosses. It felt like the sun knew how happy everyone was and hung out a little longer.  The bright and beautiful sunset made for real romance during the bride and groom portraits and offered a smooth transition into the moonlit dance scene. Guests lit a sparkler path for the couple to run through and they ended the night by hopping into a vintage car that took them off to their honeymoon.

Photographer – Dana Rogers
Second Photographer – Veronica Sparrow
Cake and desserts – Sweet Lilus
Catering – City BBQ and Sweet Lilus
Cookies – Mary Stewart of Real Sweet
Rings – Chinchar Maloney
Venue – Berry Hill Mansion
Planner and Coordinator – Jeana Cavenee
Florist – Wild Roots
Hair – Dominque Danielak
Makeup – Morgan Karr
Wedding dress – Lace Bridal Couture (Madison James)
Bridesmaids Dress – Vera Wang
Tux and suits – Originals by Cirtt Rawlings of Crittenden and Co.
Car Rental – Gold Shield Transportation