First of all, get comfortable. This is going to take a moment (and apologies to my friend B who thinks I blog too many images [and who is usually right]… I couldn’t help it in this case. I tried.)
I just love Anne and Adam. From the first time I spoke with Anne, and she said that their vision was “an overgrown dinner party”, I knew I was in. And then their plan came together LIKE I NEVER COULD HAVE IMAGINED. Perfect weather. An unbelievable team. DIY details that I can’t even say enough amazing things about. Louis, the dog. A perfect wedding party. Backdrops that I couldn’t love more. And time. Just a lot of time. Plenty of time. And, voilà… an overgrown dinner party and a photographer’s dream come true.
Anne’s family lake house couldn’t have been a better setting for the PERFECT day. The ladies were right at home, while the gentlemen got ready next door. Easy peasy, friends. It was a dream.
Next, it was off to Bonnyville Mills, a gorgeous spot in Middlebury should you ever find yourself up that way… a charming place for photos.
Here’s the thing… while the bridal party and families were having a pre-game cocktail and some snacks at the ceremony site, the guests were gathering ACROSS THE LAKE for a cocktail party of their own. Then, they got on board a boat and sailed right on over. I love this wedding.
And… can I just say that I needed to save this for last, because I ADORE IT.
Here a list of ridiculous vendors who made this magic happen:
Ceremony and reception venue: The Miller Family Lake House, Middlebury, IN | Officiant: Jeffrey Bower | Bride’s dress: Justin Alexander from Bridal Superstore by Posie Patch | Bride’s jewelry and accessories: Nordstrom | Bride’s belt: Bella Bridesmaids, Indianapolis | Bride’s shoes: Sam Edelman | Bridesmaid dresses: Joanna August from Bella Bridesmaids, Indianapolis | Men’s accessories: The Tie Bar | Hair and makeup: Kristyn Taylor, K. Noelle Artistry | Rings: G. Thrapp | Florist: The Empty Vase | Sweets: Dutchmaid Bakery | Ceremony musician: Catherine Yoder | DJ: Vibe Wedding Group | Transportation: Cardinal Bus | Photography: molly connor photography
A special shout-out to the team from The Empty Vase for coming up from Indianapolis and giving much such amazing things to photograph.
And, Stacy Able, you are amazing. I am lucky to have you as a friend and fellow photographer. For you, I’d gladly drive 9.2 miles for a Starbucks. xoxo.