bluegrass love birds: ian + emily

Who doesn’t love a good love story?  I know that I certainly do.  As a hopeless romantic, I thoroughly enjoyed all of the stories that have been sent my way over the last couple of weeks and I can’t wait to share them with you.  We’ll be featuring several of our favorite bluegrass love stories in the coming days in honor of our favorite holiday on the 14th!

We are excited to kick-off this fun series with Ian and Emily, a super fun couple, whose amazing mountaintop wedding, I was lucky enough to attend.

 ian and emily mchone

Years Together: 3 and change

Years Married: little over 1

photo credit: J. Michael Haas Photography 

Tell us a bit about yourselves…

ian is from louisville (architecture grad). emily is from beattyville (sociology grad). we like dogs and food and being lazy and doing it ourselves (not a sexual innuendo). emily likes to crochet, write music, and play the fiddle. ian likes to design things and tinker.


How did you first meet?  Was it “love at first sight” or were your “just friends”? 

ian was in architecture, grad school, and emily worked at starbucks. ian stared at her butt while she made him drinks and emily tracked him down on facebook.


Where did you go on your first date? 

a night in with hawaiian pizza, the only pizza, and up


Where did you share your first kiss? 

under the gaze of the stars


When did you know that he/she was “the one”? 

when emily told ian she was haha. but really, pretty early. from that first date on we’ve been mostly inseparable


Tell us about your engagement proposal….

more of a mutual decision than a proposal. then we took pictures with ian on one knee, to look official. emily was standing


When and where were you married? 

on the top of a hill in east kentucky (where emily is from) overlooking a river valley on a sunny october saturday. 2011. it was perfect.

photo credit: J. Michael Haas Photography 

He Said/She Said…


My partner’s best quality is…

ian: big heart with a pretty smile. plus she can sing good.

emily: can’t just pick one. he’s very easy going. his laugh is contagious


The thing about my partner that drives me crazy is…

ian: good crazy-her dance moves, in particular churning the butter. bad crazy-the lights are always on

emily: ian describes things very thoroughly


What is your greatest piece of advice about love?

ian: like most things, love/marriage are what you make it. you get out what you put in.
emily: love is doing something you don’t want to do for someone you don’t like at the moment.


So fun, right?  Thanks, Ian and Emily for sharing your story with us.

Stayed tuned for upcoming bluegrass lovebirds.


To true love.


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28 year-old Lexingtonian life-long romantic married to her wonderful husband, loving life with a sweet baby boy likes movies (especially the classics), baking, throwing parties and entertaining, shopping for the best deals in town, taking long walks & playing with her golden retriever

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