Meet The Team

Michelle Lewis, Owner and Designer of Bluegrass Chic
Photograph: Leah Langley Photography

Michelle Lewis, Owner and Lead Designer of Bluegrass Chic

I was born and raised in Kentucky (Go Big Blue)! I’m wearing my UK t-shirt proudly as I sit down to write this bio to you. My mother and father raised me to say “yes, ma’am” and “no, sir”, please and thank you! She stayed home to raise my brother and I while my father ran his own company next door to our home. We went to church every Sunday. During the week, dinner was on the table at 4:30, don’t be late.

My brother and I grew up hanging out at the firehouse about 1/2 mile from our home. Both of my parents were volunteers which gave us the values we have today. Most of my family has worked in the fire service at one time or another, including myself. When I graduated from high school, my first semester of college I took the EMT course. Started volunteering for my little home town and a busier city department as well. A few years later I went to fire school, where I bridged over to work as a Part Time FF/EMT. Meanwhile, I was going to school full time, and working FT at Comair Airlines as their Emergency Manager.

This long story leads me to how I ended up in the Sunshine State. I was taking classes in Indianapolis for fire fighting and emergency management. After class some of us went to unwind at a local pub. A bit later the doors opened up and we heard music getting closer and closer. In marched the Pipes and Drums from band members from all over the US. One tall, handsome (Irish) fellow caught my eye and we talked the rest of the week. He was from Florida and myself from Kentucky, we didn’t know how we would make this work. A few years later we were married. I packed my things, quit my jobs and moved down to be with him and start our family. I am now a mother of two beautiful children, John, 7 and Payton, 5. My husband proudly works for Orlando Fire Department, FL-TF4 and teaches Urban Search and Rescue.

Unlike my mother, who is now an owner in our company, I decided to keep working but in a different capacity. I studied and interned for a florist here in Orlando for two years before deciding to go out on my own. I was taking a leap of faith, but it has really paid off. We have worked with some wonderful couples with weddings and events here in Florida, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Whether you are local or coming in town for a destination wedding, we plan to treat you like family. Let’s sit down and talk about your event! Click here to schedule your consult with us.

Please see the gallery for some of our work or check out our blog or Instagram.

And of course the Bluegrass Ladies…

Michelle Lewis – “The Boss” – Owner and Lead Designer, michelle@bluegrasschic.com

Jan McNeely – “Mom” – Lead Designer and Part Owner, jan@bluegrasschic.com

Kimberly Hutchins – “MacGyver” – Marketing Assistant and Designer, kim@bluegrasschic.com

Kacie Thayer – “The Heart” – Designer, kacie@bluegrasschic.com

Photographs above by: Steven Miller Photography

 

Style Unveiled – Glamorous Wedding Inspiration 2014

The Perfect Palette – Watercolor Shoot 2016

Orange Blossom Bride – Collection 2016

Borrowed and Blue – Laura and Patrick 2016

Ruffled – Styled Shoot 2016

A Military Story -Leanza and Remi Engagement 2014

Wedding Chicks – Warm Weather Winter Wedding 2015

Southern Weddings

Style Me Pretty – Vineyard Inspired Shoot 2013

Fab You Bliss – Mission Inn Classic 2015

Orlando City Magazine – Rustic Romance 2015

Wedding Lovely

The Knot Florida – Print and Blog, Spring/Summer 2016

TheKnotFlorida_2015

Southern Bride Magazine – Print Winter/Spring 2015

Orlando – The City’s Magazine – Print June 2015

The Celebration Society – Print Weddings Summer 2015

Central Florida – Celebrations and Events in Print Summer 2016

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