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.

Stacy Able Photography

Colorful Summer Harrison Lake Country Club Wedding

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Becky and Robbie’s colorful Summer Harrison Lake Country Club Wedding by Stacy Able Photography

It’s hard to know where to begin with Becky and Robbie’s wedding. Obviously, they are madly in love. The way Robbie looks at Becky is beautiful in a way that melts your heart. Their wedding was equally gorgeous on a warm spring day with a crystal clear sky. What made their wedding unique was Becky’s style and color choices. She wanted heaps of color- from the teal blue bridesmaid dresses and her adorable teal flats to her vibrant bouquet designed by Pomp and Bloom. Their first look at the Ruddick Nugent house led up to a romantic ceremony by the water at the Harrison Lake Country Club. Not only was this wedding a dream to capture, it was a delight to work with some of Southern Indiana’s finest wedding vendors including Morgan from Ashley Weddings and Events, Gina from Pomp and Bloom, Keith Maddox, and Leslie from Leslie Hair and Makeup. This wedding will go down in my books as one of my favorites, and I’m beyond thankful to Becky and Robbie for choosing me to document their day.

Bride and Groom Q&A:

How the day went:  Not going to lie, it was way more chaotic than we anticipated. We had an issue with the tuxes that we weren’t aware of till the day of, but  were able to come up with a solution that worked.  Sticking to the timeline proved to be a challenge even for a small wedding party.  Once it was time for the ceremony it was smooth sailing and we couldn’t have been happier.  We asked Robbie’s cousin Daniel to get ordained to provide a more intimate ceremony and we wrote our script from examples on the internet and personal things we enjoy i.e.… the vows for ring portion were taken from one of our favorite shows, Game of Thrones.  We wrote our own vows and we couldn’t have been happier with that decision.  There was a lot of laughter and crying. Afterwards we were told several times that our ceremony was the best and most fun ceremony they have ever attended.  The rest of the night was full of good food and laughs.  We will never stop enjoying the videos of Niko, the ring bearer, and Ella, the flower girl, breaking it down on the dance floor.

Favorite moments: First look was amazing.. There was so much excitement and anticipation leading up to this moment.  It was a feeling we will never forget and for that one moment no one else existed.  Walking into the reception room prior to the ceremony was also worth mentioning.  It was overwhelming to see how months of planning and visions had finely come together and was exactly what we had both hoped for and then some.  Another favorite for Robbie was the dancing, he broke it down and was seldom not on the dance floor through out the evening.  For Becky it was her Matron of honors speech.  Erin and Becky have been Friends since 9th grade and had so many amazing memories that she shared (and edited to make it more family friendly)

Funniest moments: Our ceremony was pack full of laughs. Our personal vows were chosen to be fun and sincere.  Robbie’s received good laughs.  But, when it was Becky’s turn the guest and bridal party came unglued.  Her goal was to outdo her husband and she won! Besides that, were the ring bearer and flower girl dancing.. Each had their own style.  Ella Likes to march her feet and ran circles around us during our first dance.  Niko has his own patented chicken wing move.  Most people don’t know this because it didn’t happen until the end of the night. After the reception, Niko climbed into Robbie’s car seat and pretended like he was driving.  He then turn on the radio all by himself and started to break it down.  He was the first on the dance floor and the last one dancing at the end of the night… We will never forget being out danced by a two year old.

Makeup/Hair: Leslie Hair and makeup | Bride’s gown: Melissa Sweet | Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal Oasis | Florals: Gina with Pomp and Bloom | Photography: Stacy Able Photography | Wedding Planner: Morgan with Ashley Weddings and Events | DJ and Lighting: Keith and Cassie with Maddox Entertainment | Cake: Lynn with Sugar Roses | Ceremony, Reception, Catering: Harrison Lake Country Club

Stacy Able Photography

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

Irwin Gardens and Columbus Indiana Engagement Photography

Irwin Gardens & Columbus Indiana Engagement Photography: Leah & Steve

A bride with a killer sense of style, a peony bouquet by Pomp and Bloom, and an awesome dog made Leah and Steve’s engagement session an absolute pleasure to photograph. The tulle skirt that Leah scored on Etsy was the perfect look for our first stop at The Inn at Irwin Gardens. The smart attire of Steve and Oscar, their dog, tied everything together. A little treat bribery went a long way with Oscar and he even rocked a floral peony collar like a champ. As we roamed the quiet streets of Columbus, their natural chemistry was evident. With just a tiny bit of direction, these two were naturals- full of cuddles, laughs and smiles. Their wedding this fall at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis will be full of delight and style.

Stacy Able Photography

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

June 3, 2014 - 9:06 am

Brooke - Great pics! Love her outfits, super cute skirt!

Elegant Black and White Wedding at Factory 12 Loft Columbus Indiana

Megan did her own wedding makeup and her skills are amazing!

 Megan & Logan’s Elegant Black and White at Factory 12 Loft Wedding in Columbus Indiana

Megan and Logan’s vision for their wedding centered around black and white elegance. From the striped invitations to the decadent ruffled, polka dot and gold cake, to the decor at the Factory 12 Lost everything was pure perfection. Megan’s smile and energy paired with Logan’s calm, happy demeanor made my job a joy. Combine that with their super sweet families, and everything was as lovely as you can imagine.

Bride and Groom Q&A:
The day was EVERYTHING. I (Megan/the bride) am usually a high-strung person and I was calm the whole day and had so much fun with our family and friends. Logan and I wanted to have a venue that was no fuss and was beautiful with no decorations. The Factory Loft gave us that feeling and was absolutely perfect. The other venders (including Stacy) were outstanding. So professional and no stress, which is what I wanted. The day started out with the bridesmaids, mothers, and myself getting our hair done. We all did our own makeup, I loved that. Logan and I are opposites. I am very high-strung and energetic, while Logan is laid-back and go with the flow. We felt like our day really was the perfect representation of both of us individually, and how we are as a couple. Our colors were black, white, and gold. I love this color combination and felt it gave such an elegant and glamorous effect. Who doesn’t love gold sparkles?

Favorite Moments: Probably right before I walked down the aisle and after Logan and I walked down the aisle for the first time as husband and wife. I am really close with both of my parents, and having a moment with my dad to smile and be excited before the walk down was incredible. Logan and I have been dating prior for 4 years. So that moment when we were officially husband and wife was the icing on the cake :). Also, my grandpa driving us away in his Model T. It has become a tradtion in our family, and he is such an awesome fellow. I love that memory.

Funniest Moments: Lord, there are too many to count! Some of them was Logan almost falling off the alter, my dad, sister and I’s dance to Gimme Three Steps by Lynard Skynard which has been our song for as long as I can remember, and Logan dancing (a rare occasion but always entertaining).

First Dance Song: Close Your Eyes by Micheal Buble. You can’t go wrong with Buble

Wedding Vendors: Dress: Mori Lee purchased at That Special Touch | Bridesmaid Dresses: Allure | Hair Kristen and Le Mode Salon | Wedding rings: Verragio | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | DJ & Lighting Alan Trisler with Audio Magic Entertainment | Venue: Factory 12 Loft | Catering: Gethin Tomas | Wedding shoes: Michael Kors/Badgley Mischka | Florals: Flowers of the woods | Photography: Stacy Able Photography with assistant Kellie | Cake: Icing on the Cake by Kristina Taylor

Columbus Indiana Wedding at First Christian Church and The Commons

Bianca and Logan’s Columbus Indiana Wedding at First Christian Church and The Commons

Where do I start with Bianca and Logan? They are two of the nicest, genuine, laid back, adorable couples I’ve been fortunate to photograph. Pair that with Bianca’s sense of style, their wedding was a pleasure to photograph. Starting at Bianca’s parents home, which should be in a home decor magazine, there were so many lovely details to photograph. The bridesmaids bouquets, by Pomp and Bloom, were a soft pink astilbe. Then, Bianca’s bouquet paired with her lace wedding gown was perfection.

Another unique element to Bianca and Logan’s wedding day was the first look the Bride did with her father. There were happy tears, including some shed by my chief senior photographer and husband Walter. The ceremony at the architecturally renowned First Christian church in downtown Columbus went without a hitch. Following the ceremony, the couple took a spin in the Love Bus, then headed to the Commons for the reception festivities. Thank you Bianca and Logan in having us be a part of your celebrations.

Bride and Groom Q+A coming soon!

Stacy Able Photography

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