Cave Wedding – Bowling Green, Kentucky

The Cave – Wedding – Bowling Green, Kentucky

Lost River Cave – Bowling Green, Kentucky

This is my absolutely favorite location.. it feels like your in a fairy tale with the setting. The place is almost always booked a year to 2 in advance.  I’ll show you some of the before pictures.. and then a few weddings we did there.

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - Mary (406 of 12)

Its actually pretty far in the valley.. here is the opening to the cave.

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - Before  (403 of 8)

As you walk into the cave you can see the ballroom area to the left.. with the river running in the middle

If you look to the right this is where we normally setup the catering .. photo booth area..  looking straight ahead you can see where the bridge goes across

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - Before  (404 of 8)In the back of the cave (unless they have fixed it yet) there is always this huge black tarpe because it drips water.. a lot.. you’ll see in our decor how we make it pretty.. but its something you need to be aware of that does not come down

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - Before  (408 of 8)Heres another angle of the tarpe.. to the back left is a stone bar area..  and the beautiful chandelier is always there..

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - Before  (406 of 8)You can see the beautiful valley and greenery in the back.. what I love most about this outside(ish) location.. it can be 100 degrees outside and in the cave its normally a nice 65-75 degrees.. Love that!

Ok let me show you the first wedding we did here.. We were one of the first to drape it and then we gave them our picture and they had so many requests they now offer drape (even though its not exactly the same as ours) but that is an option currently.

Cave Wedding and Reception (Mary)

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - Mary (404 of 12)We did a star shape draping over the dance floor area with a M gobo shining on the dance area

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - Mary (411 of 12)Large Calla Lily (latex) arrangements around the dance floor area. They were simple yet still dramatic

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - Mary (410 of 12)On the back edges we used latex orchids in glass vases with floating candles

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - Mary (409 of 12)The bar area.. after this wedding I actually put linens over the top and front because of the black plastic on the top

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - Marybridal (401 of 1)My husband Jeremy shot the bridal portraits way before the wedding day.. the nature out here is just gorgeous.

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - Marycouple (404 of 5)

 

The water at this area is really blue..

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - Marycouple (405 of 5)There is a huge bridge that the guests cross.. i did some lit vases on both sides of the bridge later on at a different wedding.. but you have to be careful with decor cause this is where the golf carts come bringing the guests from the cars down into the valley

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - Marycouple (403 of 5)Another beautiful area.. this is actually where the brides normally line up and walk into the ceremony.. it has a bend in it so the guests cant see them..

3 Weddings in 1 Weeknd – Some more decor (Split the costs w the other brides!)

Another thing we did.. because after the above wedding the location started draping it that way.. we had a bride that came and said I want to do something different with the draping.. and it was a tad out of her budget but I threw out the idea maybe the other brides scheduled for that weekend might like to pitch it for the draping.. So we went out on a Thursday draped everything.. then these are the weddings..

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - 3 weddings (401 of 16)

 

Draping Angle from across the bridge.. we also had blue lighting shining in the water and on the ceiling..

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - 3 weddings (402 of 16)Angle 2 (the curtains on the end.. would be a focal point for 1 of the weddings the ceremony area.. and the other for the sweetheart table)

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - 3 weddings (404 of 16)The first bride (Friday Night Wedding)  ordered an additional Gobo for her wedding. but that was it.. It kinda drives me crazy doing a wedding where the bride only gets folding chairs with no covers and linens that dont go down to the ground.. but the draping sure made it look a lot better! :-)

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - 3 weddings (406 of 16)After that wedding was over the next day we came and added more elements that the next bride (Saturdays Wedding) wanted.. covering the railing with ivy and twinkle lights..

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - 3 weddings (409 of 16)They had brought some columns and arrangements for the aisle.. the colors where black and white and hot pink. we added some silk hot pink orchids to the aisle columns.. it was hard to see in the daylight.. but the gobo was changed to a P with hot pink swirl light behind and all the uplighting was changed to hot pink

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - 3 weddings (411 of 16)

 

The next day was Sunday – the 3rd wedding- our original bride.. this was the setup for the Ceremony

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - 3 weddings (412 of 16)This was the reception setup for bride #3 — We used real orchids weighed down with a jewel  (they will float if not weighed down) and we also added the light bases which are awesome. they are not LED lights they are battery operated and last around 8 hours.. they give the candlelight look and feel.. not the white blueish LED feel

Lost River Cave Bowling Green KY - 3 weddings (413 of 16)
This was the other angle showing the drape around that ugly black plastic.. I think we had the drink station setup here on this wedding.

 

Its a big location so drama looks great here! I think it can hold 300-400 guests so it can be designed for a smaller group or larger..

It truly is one of my favorite locations for a unique wedding!

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