Best of 2015: Stacy Able Indianapolis Wedding Photographer

What an amazing year. I am so thankful for the amazing clients who trusted me with their special moments. Your trust and referrals are what keep me doing what I love.

I captured 27 weddings which locations ranged from Indianapolis, to Chicago, to Guatemala. The snippet video “Best of 2015: Stacy Able Wedding Photography” is a tiny slice of the year. This video could have tripled in length, but I wanted to keep it short and sweet. I hope you enjoy it!

Here’s to an amazing 2016!

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Midwest Wedding Photographer based in Indianapolis, Indiana and available for destinations worldwide
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Antigua Guatemala Wedding at Capuchinas + San Jose El Viejo

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Rachel + Greg’s November Antigua Guatemala Wedding at Capuchinas + San Jose El Viejo

Bride + Groom Q +A:

Rachel and I got married on November 7th, 2015 in Antigua Guatemala. We worked with Gladys and Olga at Saguzo Eventos who could not have been more helpful and attentive. We always felt like we were the only wedding they were planning. I had visited Antigua before with work, and together, after a couple months of being disenchanted with the wedding planning process in America (and after a couple beers), we decided to get married in Guatemala.

Since we live in Boston, we did almost all of our research online; reading wedding blogs, checking out photographer’s websites who had shot weddings in Antigua, and probably 174,342 Google image searches. Gladys and Olga also made terrific recommendations. Then we went to Antigua for a week in November of 2014, exactly a year before we got married, and picked about 90% of our vendors, venues, etc.

The day was absolutely amazing and far exceeded our expectations. They always say it will be one of the best days of your life, and sometimes that’s hard to imagine during the stressful planning process, but it truly was. We chose a white and gold color scheme with white flowers. We decorated simple yet classy and really let the inherent beauty of the Capuchinas and San Jose El Viejo ruins steal the show. We danced the night away and ended the evening with Fireworks. So many guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to.

Ultimately, you have to have the wedding that you want – no matter what that is. And Rachel and I feel like we got exactly what we wanted. And more!

Favorite Moments:
Rachel: The ride in the classic car from the Ceremony to the Reception. The traffic was terrible, but it gave us a great opportunity to just talk and be with each other. The ceremony went flawless, everything was beautiful and going right, and we couldn’t wait to get to the party.

Greg: When the doors opened to our Reception. I stole a glance while our guests were entering and taking photos. I’ll remember how stunning it was forever. And the fireworks at the end. They were so close the ash was raining down on our heads. Only in Guatemala.

Funniest Moment: The maid-of-honor and best man speeches. Abby quoted Arrested Development and Heidi Montag. Mike accidentally told the entire audience he was now Rachel’s sister. Enough said.

First Dance:
Bride Groom: Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Father Daughter: You Are The Sunshine of my Life by Stevie Wonder
Mother Son: It Happens in a Heartbeat by Teresa James
Wedding Vendors: Dress Designer: Tara Keely, Place Purchased: Angela’s Bridal in Albany, NY, Florals: Expressions Artes Florales, Videographer: Evolucion Cinema Weddings, Venues: Hotel: Porta Hotel Antigua, Rehearsal Dinner: Casa Troccoli, Ceremony: Capuchinas, Reception: San Jose El Viejo, Food: Casa Santo Domingo, Save The Dates: Nifty Printables on Etsy, Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas, Bridesmaids Dresses: Vow to Be Chic, Rental Car: Delta Motors, Lighting: Luces Arquitectonicas Eventos, DJ: Blessure, MC: Estuardo Rios, Transportation: Antigua Tours, Hair: Prim and Per’fect, Makeup: Prim and Per’fect, Wedding Cake: Sofia Cobian, Men’s Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse, Greg wore Vera Wang, Rings: Northeastern Jewelers in Albany NY, Photographer: Stacy Able Photography, Planners: Gladys and Olga with Saguzo Eventos

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Midwest Wedding Photographer based in Indianapolis, Indiana and available for destinations worldwide
812.552.1007

Sycamore Farm Bloomington Fall Wedding

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Christy + Bryan’s Sycamore Farm Bloomington, Indiana Fall Wedding by Stacy Able a Indianapolis Wedding Photographer

My lexicon can not begin to describe how beautiful this wedding was to photograph. Fortunately, you can see the images above rather than hear me ramble on.

Christy and Bryan gave us so much time to take portraits of the two. They were also incredibly nice, easy going, and receptive to my crazy ideas. It doesn’t hurt that you can’t take a bad photo at Sycamore Farm Bloomington. The way the sun sets behind their barn is magical. I wish I could shoot here more often!

Thank you two so so much in trusting us to capture your celebrations. I hope you love these images as much as I do. A few will be going in my best of gallery shortly!

Q+A with the Bride and Groom: The day itself was incredible. While things didn’t go exactly as planned (they never do) I don’t think we could have possibly imagined it going any better than it did. We actually fell backwards into our venue though. We had originally agreed to use a different venue and had even scheduled a date…only to find out about a week and a half later that they had inadvertently double booked and we were the odd couple out. That said, things definitely worked out even better for us when we found out that Sycamore Farm had an opening just a week after our original date. In all honesty, it probably was a better fit in the end and we couldn’t be happier. Between the incredible fall colors and the gorgeous, crisp autumn day we couldn’t have picked a better day if we tried. We wanted to go with a more rustic look/theme, which went wonderfully with the venues existing decor. Our colors were deep red wine, blush, ivory, and champagne gold. The simple white lights made even the most common pieces look beautiful while some of our custom pieces, including the wagon wheel/mason jar chandelier that my dad made just for the occasion, helped to create a more unique feel for us. Nearly all of our wedding decorations were designed/handmade by myself and my family (chalkboard/wooden signs, lanterns, mason jars, ivory pumpkin table decor, corn hole boards, etc). Paired with the beautiful scenery provided by Sycamore Farm, the entire wedding looked nicer than we ever could have imagined.
Favorite Moments: (Bryan) Christy jumping the gun with her “I do” made for a memorable moment that put a more personal touch on the ceremony. (Christy) Worrying and feeling uncomfortable at being the center of attention as I started to walk down the aisle…until I saw Bryan at the other end and felt everyone else fade away. It really felt like it was just the two of us and it made the rest of my walk that much easier.
Funny Moments: All of Bryan’s friends serenading Christy during the reception to Boys II Men’s “I’ll Make Love To You”…they even had a coordinated dance! Our flower girl’s meticulous walk down the aisle (making sure no patch of grass went uncovered) was absolutely adorable.
First Dance Song(s): Bride/Groom- Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran), Bride/Father- Stealing Cinderella (Chuck Wicks), Groom/Mother- I Hope You Dance (Lee Ann Womack)
Vendors: Dress Designer- Tara Keely by Lazaro, Place Purchased- Marie Gabriel Couture Bridal, Wedding Shoes- Badgley Mischka, Flowers- Violets Are Blue, Venue- Sycamore Farm, Catering- Sugar Daddy’s, Invitations- Wedding Paper Divas, Bridesmaid Dresses- Alfred Angelo, Hair/Makeup- Eye Do Hair and Makeup, Wedding Cake- Sugar Daddy’s, Tuxes/Suits- Men’s Wearhouse, DJ- Oscar Thompson

Fall Indianapolis wedding at the Irvington Benton House

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 Megan + Scott’s Fall Indianapolis wedding at the Benton House in Irvington and Reception at Mill Top by Stacy Able Photography

This darling wedding was the first I photographed after a Chrisman workshop. I was beyond excited to use several new techniques. Fortunately, Megan and Scott couldn’t have been more patient with my excitement and ideas. I adore these two and couldn’t be more thankful to have had the opportunity to photograph them and family. Drinks on me next time you are in Indianapolis please?

Bride + Groom Q + A:
Scott actually chose the date for the wedding because it was “easy to remember” (smart man, right?). I gave him a season and said I wanted some fall colors, and he went with 10/10. We were really looking to keep this wedding to a budget but wanted to show our personalities through all of the decor and venue choices. I found the Benton House while searching online, and I decided to go check it out. It was perfect! It had so much charm, was in a gorgeous location, and it gave me that quirky and unique feeling I was after. Scott had his heart set on a dimly lit reception venue reminiscent of an old speakeasy. He wanted the industrial exposed brick, wood, and piping to give that vintage-y but warm feeling of a good party. Unfortunately he had to work when I went to look at Mill Top, but the second I walked in, I knew this is exactly what he’d want for a reception venue.

The decor really reflected my love for all things dark, quirky, and romantic mixed with Scott’s speakeasy vibe. Throw in a little bit of my love for Tim Burton, and you get my flowers, designed by the amazing Becky Ruby-Wojtowicz at Lilly Lane! My mom and aunt did all of the rest of the decor, from the wine cork name cards to the swag on the arch at the ceremony. I think everything turned out better than I could ever dream it would! It was the most beautiful ceremony (and amazing weather!) and the perfect candlelit reception.

Scott is normally the one who gets stressed or anxious in situations, but on our wedding day, roles were completely reversed. He was so cool and calm about it all, which was really comforting to see! I, on the other hand, was a nervous wreck. I wasn’t so much worried about things going as planned or falling while walking down the aisle, rather I have never had a bigger and more important moment in my life, and I’m not sure my body and mind was prepared to handle all of the intense emotions. I made it through, and by the end of the night I was joining Scott in a little impromptu karaoke session. The day couldn’t have gone more perfectly, nerves and all!

By far, my favorite moment of the whole day was our first dance. Since we had an outdoor ceremony, which led straight into a receiving line, Scott and I didn’t have any time to take in “that moment” alone. Though everyone was staring at us while we danced, it felt like we were the only people in the room. It was such an intimate moment for us, and that was the second I was finally able to calm my nerves.

I think the funniest moment would have to have been my dad’s speech. I mean, c’mon, when your dad starts telling the entire room about how many boyfriends you had, the only thing you can do is laugh! Top it off with him discussing how Scott strikingly resembles Jafar from Alladin, followed by the entire room giving an approving round of applause, and that moment will definitely go down in history!

Our first dance was to Free by Zac Brown Band. One of our first weekend getaways together was to Dale Hollow lake, and we played that song on repeat. It’s a beautiful song with such true lyrics, and it fits our life so perfectly.

Vendor List: Dress designer: Mori Lee purchased at Bridal and Formal in the Reading Bridal District near Cincinnati, Florals: Lilly Lane in Broadripple, Shoes: Betsey Johnson, Rings: Karaman Jewelers in Mason, OH, Venue(s): The Benton House in Irvington, Indianapolis and Mill Top in Noblesville, IN, Food: MBP Distinctive Catering, Invitations: Leah Huffman (Matron of Honor), Bridesmaid Dresses: Christina Wu Occasions, Limo: Next Episode Limousine, Hair: Julie Mennel Salon Lofts in Indianapolis, Wedding Cake: Scott’s Grandma, Mom, and Aunt, Men’s Suits: Egara from Men’s Wearhouse,  Photography: Stacy Able Photography

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Midwest Wedding Photographer based in Indianapolis, Indiana and available for destinations worldwide
812.552.1007