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.

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!