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Here come the bride’s troubleshooters

Wedding planners tackle it all 


A bride was getting ready before walking down the aisle. Next to her, a bridesmaid was applying a final touch—a layer of bright red nail polish. The bride turned, and—you guessed it—red polish gushed from the bottle and covered the front of her dress. 

“Lori!” the bride screamed as she rushed to the Jessamine County home of Lori and Roger Fields, owners and managers of Moonlight Fields Wedding Farm, served by Blue Grass Energy. The bride had learned during the year of planning her wedding that she could come to Lori with any problem. 

Lori dashed to the bridal suite. They laid the dress out flat. A few minutes later the acetone Lori applied precisely had worked. The dress—and its owner—were ready to make that all-important walk. 

“A little something goes wrong in every wedding,” Roger says. “But whatever it is, we solve it, and the couple are married, usually with no guests knowing.” 

The couple has been choreographing weddings for 11 years. They purchased the farm north of Nicholasville, just a mile from Lexington, to raise Tennessee walking horses. But it wasn’t a good fit for them, so they considered other uses, which kicked off the process of creating a wedding farm. 

Besides providing the venue, the planning and the troubleshooting, they also soothe nerves. 

“We tell them the day will be a blur,” Roger says. “Everyone will be nervous, but we will be here to take care of anything that comes up.” 

Lori adds: “You will say ‘I do,’ and have a party. Your guests will have a marvelous time, and you will have marvelous photos to remember the flowers and fancy frocks, their first dance together and the exit where the fiancés become husbands and wives.”

DEBRA GIBSON ISAACS writes about how co-op members and staff contribute to their communities.

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