Alyssa and David’s BroadMoor County Club Fall Indianapolis Wedding by Stacy Able Photography
Where to start with Alyssa and David’s fall Indianapolis wedding? For one, I’m smitten by the gorgeous bride Alyssa. I hope we can stay friends for years to come as I love her energy and witty sarcasm. Together, this couple knows how to make you welcome. They also left quite a bit of time for portraits which of course makes this ginger photographer thankful.
Then, their diy touches made their wedding all the more unique. Alyssa and David are travel bugs which they incorporated into their seating chart, sign in globe, and table numbers. Attention to detail like that makes a wedding personal.
Thank you two in trusting me to capture your celebrations. I hope you’ll love these images as much as I do!
Bride and Groom Q&A:
From the engagement to the end of the reception, the entire wedding process was more than either of us could have ever imagined. We got engaged in May of 2014 in Paris (I know, he did a GREAT job), and pretty much right away started the planning process. I never thought that I would have a fall wedding, but David’s parents were living in Brussels, Belgium until the end of August 2015, so it made sense to wait until they moved back to the states.
When it came time to pick a venue, we actually only looked at one place, Broadmoor Country Club (BCC.) The location was perfect as it was centrally located for both of our families, had neutral décor that wouldn’t clash with whatever we chose, and had a gorgeous outside setting for photos. The staff at BCC from the first meeting to the end of the reception was nothing but amazing.
As for décor, there were two things I knew I wanted; 1. A neutral color scheme and 2. Gold chiavari chairs. The gold chairs made such a statement, that we decided to go with all ivory flowers and ivory linens. We added a pop of color with rose gold mercury vases, light pink napkins, and a rose gold sequin table cloth for the cake table. David and I LOVE to travel, and have been fortunate enough to go to some really amazing places with each other, so we thought it would be cool to incorporate that into our wedding as well. Our card box was a suitcase that was covered in maps, and our guest book was a globe. Our seating chart was a map that said “Where in the world are you sitting?” and had each table connected to a different place David and I have been together. At each table there was a picture of David and I at the corresponding location.
Leading up to the wedding we were both so nervous and stressed, but in the end, every late night, every vendor meeting, every dollar spent was worth it. We had the time of our lives, and so did our family and friends. Having everyone in one place dancing, eating, drinking, and celebrating was better than either of us could have ever imagined. A lot of our friends and family had never met, but you would have never known that by the way everyone was interacting. We always said we just wanted one big party, and we definitely had just that – one amazing, unforgettable party.
Favorite moment(s)? I thought it would be really hard to pick a favorite part of the day, but after about two seconds of thinking about it, there is one moment that stands out more than any… When I turned the corner to stand at the end of aisle and saw David for the first time. At that moment I knew that nothing else mattered. I was about to marry my best friend, and was the luckiest person in the entire world! (Cheesy, I know, but true!)
Funniest moment(s)? Our bridal party took their introductions so seriously. They were introduced to the theme song from Space Jam, so they knew their intros had to be good. They all practiced for at least 30 minutes, and each pairing was trying to one-up the other. There was a lot of smack talk going on – It was pretty hilarious. The best part of the whole thing was that I don’t think half of them followed through when they got out there! Stage fright, I guess. 😉
First Dance Songs? David and I danced to “I Got You” by Jack Johnson – we heard it and just knew that was it!
Vendor List: Dress – Mori Lee (Sash was purchased separately from Etsy), Store Purchased – Posie Patch, Shoes – Heels; Jimmy Choo, Flats/Slippers; Kate Spade, Florals – My sister/matron of honor actually did them all herself! They were ordered from Costco and FiftyFlowers.com, Venues – Church; St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Reception Venue; Broadmoor Country Club, Food – Broadmoor Country Club (Was delicious!), Invitations – Wedding Paper Divas, Bridesmaid Dresses – Alfred Angelo, Hair & Make-Up – Andi from Something Blue Stylists, Wedding Cake – Classic Cakes in Carmel, Tuxes – Men’s Warehouse