Bloomington Indiana Fall Wedding at the Indiana University Tudor Room

Celia and Dave’s Bloomington Indiana Wedding at the Indiana University Tudor Room

Celia and Dave are the kind of people that are so warm and welcoming. It is only natural that their wedding was going to be a blast. Their wedding day was filled with laughter and some of the best dancing groomsman I’ve ever photographed. They really lit up Indiana University’s Tudor Room dance floor.  Then, the speeches had the room roaring with laughter.  Everything about their fall wedding in Bloomington, Indiana was perfection. Thank you both in having me capture your festivities, it was an honor!

Celia and Dave’s Q&A:

It was actually fairly easy to chose the date because my dad’s schedule is CRAZY. We found the dates he was available and bumped it up against the IU football schedule. We found an away game date and boom! October 11, 2014 it was. The venue was also easy: The Tudor Room at the Indiana Memorial Union. We used to go to Sunday brunch there after church and I have always loved the room. Going into wedding planning we had no vision or ideas of what we wanted. I credit my best friend, bridesmaid and wedding planner, Sarah Coplen of Truly Fancy with helping me along with the whole process. The day itself was absolutely incredible- we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding and celebration of our marriage. Being surrounded by family and friends from all across your life and globe is something we will remember and cherish!

Favorite moment(s)?

What wasn’t our favorite moment!? This is tough, the whole day was so incredible. However, a top one was walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing so many smiling faces of loved ones, and Dave waiting for me at the end. Dave’s favorites all involve dancing (big surprise!) He loved our first dance, my dad and I’s dance, and dancing with his Mom and friends. He also loved the speeches because it was something we weren’t in control of and had no idea what to expect. Of course our friends did not let us down!
Funniest moment(s)?
We both agree the funniest moment was actually our first dance. We were so excited and love the song, so we just belted it out to each other the whole time. We also kept trying to slow our dancing down because we were having so much fun that we were going WAY to fast for the beat!

First Dance Songs?

You’re the Inspiration- Chicago
Celia by Gene DiNovi- Performed by Graham Campbell and Anna Atkinson for Father/Daughter
Wind Beneath My Wings- Mother/Son
Vendor List: Dress: Allure from Posie Patch in Indianapolis, Florals by Truly Fancy (Sarah Coplen), Caterer: Indiana Memorial Union, Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas, Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew, Hair & Makeup: Le MarDon Salon in Bloomington Indiana, Wedding Cake: Sugar and Spice, Rings: Master Jewelers in Indianapolis, Tuxes: Andrew Davis Menswear in Bloomington, Indiana, Photographer: Stacy Able Photography with special thanks to Kellie Kuratko. 

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

Room 1520 Chicago Brunch Wedding

Lauren & Michael’s Room 1520 Chicago Brunch Wedding

Lauren and Mike’s fall brunch wedding wedding at Room 1520, a white urban loft space in Chicago, was a modern and elegant affair. The white washed brick walls paired with heaps of natural light made their ceremony and reception a giant soft box of crisp light. The decor was a mix of white linen farm tables topped by natural vines and greenery. Each place setting had a soft green place card by Minted atop a black velvet ribbon tied napkin.

The bride wore a Priscilla of Boston belted gown (with pockets!) and the groom rocked a sharp suit with a fantastic bow tie and pocket square combination. Kelly, the maid of honor, who is the owner/blogger of Studio DIY, wore a black and white stripe cocktail dress which paired well with the striped ribbon on the bouquets. The bride’s Salvatore Ferragamo polka dot heels were the wedding shoe icing on the proverbial cake.

Since these two fancy themselves foodies, they had a spectacular brunch by Cocina Fusion added brought in the Beavers Coffee and Donut food truck for a “donut hour”, along with cocktails.

When the festivities concluded mid-afternoon, we headed downtown to leverage the skylines, urban textures and amazing backdrops that only Chicago can offer. The images speak for themselves

Lauren and Mike’s families could not have been more friendly and welcoming, which made my job all the more enjoyable. A huge thank you to Lauren and Mike for allowing Molly and I document your special day. It was truly a heartfelt honor and pleasure. I’m so thankful to have such awesome clients like you two!

Lauren and Mike’s Q&A coming soon

Vendor list: Stacy Able Photography, Film development: Pro Photo Irvine, Brides shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo, Brides Gown: Priscilla of Boston, Invitations: Minted, Makeup: Bride’s sister, Brides hair: Paige Balash, Catering: Cocina Fusion, Food Truck: Beavers Coffee and Donut