Wheaton Illinois Engagement Session: Linda & Caleb

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Linda and Caleb met many years ago during their collegiate years. Fast forward to 2014, these two are planning their wedding in November and I’m the lucky photographer who gets to capture their big day!

It was a delight to get to know these two during their engagement session. They took me to some of their favorite outdoor spots around Naperville and Wheaton, Illinois. These locations paired with the sunset made for a gorgeous engagement session. I’m looking forward to seeing Linda and Caleb for their wedding in November!

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Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens Summer Wedding





































































Haley & Blair’s Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens Outdoor Summer Wedding

Smitten like a Kitten. Taken from the best man’s speech about Blair’s love for Haley, this quote brought laughter and truth. It also describes my adoration for this couple. Haley and Blair are such a genuine, kind, and not to mention together they are an adorable couple.

Minus a minor thunder/lightening storm towards the end of the evening, Haley and Blair had a epic summer wedding at the Historic Ambassador House in Fishers. Accompanied by friends and family, they exchanged the most heartfelt vows I’ve heard in a long while. Haley was a vision in her Monique Lhuillier lace mermaid style gown, “I Do” Betsy Johnson kitten heels, and her signature curls. I can’t forget to mention the groom, Blair, who cleaned up well with his dapper suspenders and quirky socks.

A wedding is not all about the details, flowers, or cake, but they outdid themselves. Two words: Gourmet Popsicle. To this foodie, the Nicey Treat popsicle stand on a warm summer evening was wedding perfection. I feel like I hit the wedding jackpot as pair an awesome couple with personalized details made for a wonderful event to document. Thank you Haley and Blair in having Walter and I photograph your big day. You had us smiling and tearing up throughout the day.

Bride & Groom Q&A:

Overview of the day: The day started for me at my mom’s house for breakfast with the girls. It was so nerve-wracking watching all of the storms and rain coming in. I just knew that we would have to do our “plan B” for the rain/storms. Once we got to the venue, the weather was nice and we got ready. The whole morning was such a blur because you’re running from one place to the other, putting things in order – or at least telling someone to – while also trying to look perfect for the ceremony. Morning highlights would have to be the Nicey Treat my mom snuck for me while getting ready and then being able to hold Blair’s hand (while not seeing each other) before the ceremony. The ceremony was just perfect. The flowers were so beautiful, all of our loved ones, and Blair staring at me back at the end of the aisle with tears in his eyes. It all went so fast I barely remember it. I do remember feeling the change from insane nerves to pure and genuine excitement after we read our vows. We were both vibrating at the alter. The evening was just beautiful. While our reception did get cut short because of the storm, about 25-30 stayed and we had a porch party on the front porch of the Ambassador House while it poured around us. Just so wonderful. Wouldn’t change a thing.

How you chose the venue: Blair and I were having trouble finding a venue that fit our personality and vision for our wedding. We wanted something intimate, classy, yet low-key and fun. We were searching furiously online for Indy venues and we found the Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens in an Indy Star article about the hidden wedding gems of Indy! We saw it and it was done.

Decor: Well, my favorite color is gray and surprisingly, I hate pink. But when we started planning the wedding I just wanted something romantic and fun, so I kept gravitating towards a blush color. It still confuses me, but when everything came together, it was just beautiful. My mom just rocked it. She’s so creative and we worked together to create this sort of shabby chic decor. Still in love with it!

Date: July 26, 2014.  The date was purely picked from availability with Blair’s work schedule!

Favorite moment(s): My favorite moments of the day… so many. The entire ceremony, the porch party, the sparkler “exit” that happened 3 times, … pretty much the whole day was my favorite!

Funniest moment(s): Three of the funniest moments would have the be Blair spilling all of his soil for the family tree ceremony all over our vow booklets and table; my dad’s excuse of dancing, and the best man’s speech. All so hilarious.

First Dance Songs? Our first dance song was “Last First Kiss” by Ron Pope

Vendors:
Dress designer: Maggie Sottero | Place purchased: Sophia’s Bridal, Greenwood | Florals: Violets are Blue – Indy (so wonderful) | Videographer: Just Visuals Media | Venue(s): Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens, Fishers  | Food: Jonathan Byrd’s Catering | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaid dresses: Target | Hair: Bridesmaid’s hair by my cousin, Cara Esparza, and also Melissa Ridenour | Makeup: Melissa Ridenour | Wedding cake: Sweet Seductions, Camby | Mens suits: Express | Popsicles: Nicey Treat | Tent: A Classic Party Rental | Wedding Day of Coordinators: Kim Brown-Jones & Courtney Wiley | We hand made the programs, all of the chalkboard signs, table numbers, any letters hanging, the wedding water label, the pink drink (pink lemonade)… we diy’ed a lot! Photographers: Stacy Able Photography + assistant Walter Able

 

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

August 4, 2014 - 6:07 pm

Paige - How absolutely stunning everything was! I’ve never seen a more beautiful bride! Best Wishes always Haley and Blair! Paige…Sweet Seductions Cakes

Beck Chapel Wedding Ceremony | Sycamore Farm Bloomington Reception




































How awesome is the ^ family wedding portrait… I normally don’t post these as there are many and I don’t want to exclude a combination, but this series of outdoor farm portraits at the Sycamore Farm Wedding venue are extra special. The outdoor light combined with the barn behind them are extra unique.

Ginny & Kevin’s Summer Beck Chapel Wedding Ceremony and Sycamore Farm Bloomington Reception

I had photographed a wedding at the Sycamore Farm in Bloomington, Indiana the first summer that they were open and had been antsy to return ever since. Coming back to this rustic, outdoor barn location for Ginny and Kevin’s wedding was this photographer’s dream. Their wedding party was so relaxed and easy going. Kevin looked dapper in a Kennedy-esque way and Ginny, of course, was stunning.

The ceremony at the Beck Chapel on the Indiana University Pompous was romantic, especially as these two are IU graduates. A short walk from the Beck Chapel was Kirkwood and the famous Sample Gates, which is a favorite location of these two.

After capitalizing on the beauty of campus, we headed to Sycamore Farms for their outdoor, natural lit sunset reception. Ginny and Kevin let me steal them away throughout the evening for sunset images which, as always, were perfectly stunning and dramatic. Every last detail was thought out by Ginny… from the flowers on the cake, to the rustic G and K initials, to the little bunting signs. All of their carefully thought out decor will have pinterest pinners swooning. It was an honor and pleasure to capture the lovely couple as well as their lovely families.

Vendors: Ceremony: Beck Chapel on the Indiana University Campus Reception: Sycamore Farm in Bloomington Indiana | Planner: Social Butterfly | Photography: Stacy Able Photography with assistant Tyler | Catering: Lemleys | Bridesmaid dresses: Jcrew | Florals: Harvest Moon | Brides shoes: Tory Burch

July 7, 2014 - 8:32 am

Diann - Stacy – these are fabulous! We were so excited that you were back on the farm taking photos. They are so beautiful and you definitely capture the romance in every shot.

Indianapolis Museum of Art Wedding







































 

Sarah and Scott’s Indianapolis Museum of Art Wedding and Oceanaire Reception

Overview from Sarah and Scott: Scott and Sarah got ready in their individual rooms at the Conrad Hotel Downtown Indianapolis. Bridesmaids came over for a Sex in the City marathon and mimosas while the men drank Johnny Walker Blue to prepare. As a young girl living in Indianapolis, Sarah always had her heart set on the IMA as a wedding venue. The gardens are breathtaking and a perfect setting for a romantic day. The Oceanaire was one of the first dates Sarah and Scott went on, and they catered a lovely reception to their L.S Ayres Tea Room- another Indianapolis staple Sarah was fond of growing up. The reception location and gardens create a romantic, vintage atmosphere that Sarah and Scott wished to capture on their big day. The day went incredibly well- as it should! Perfect weather for an outside ceremony, and even better company.

Favorite Moments: Our First look on the Lilly Terrace; Sarah’s emphatic “I DO”; Scott’s heartfelt speech; On a day as special as this- favorite moments are overshadowed by the importance and perfection of the day.

Funniest moments: Chad’s (Best man’s) too-tight pants, Anna’s (MOH) speech; the ‘after-party’;

First dance song: “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones sung by my Uncle Shea. This song was always playing in the bar during the first summer we met. Fther/Daughter Dance: “Unforgettable” by Nat and Natalie King Cole

Vendors: Wedding Gown: Allure Bridals purchased at The Posie Patch | Florals: JP Parker | Food: Oceanaire | Venues: Conrad/IMA Formal Gardens/ The L.S. Ayres Tea Room | Rings: Family Heirlooms- Scott wore his Father’s ring, Sarah’s Engement ring was a stone Scott’s father gave his mother and her band was acquired on their recent cruise in the Bahamas | Invitations: Minted and Wedding Paper Divas | Bridesmaids Dresses: david’s Bridal | Limos: Carey Limosine | Hair/Makeup: Leslie White Hair and Makeup | Wedding Cake: Amazing Cakes | Tuxes: Men’s Wear House | Photography: Stacy Able Photography with awesome assistant Katie Destry.

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