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Cox Hall Wedding | Destination Wedding Planner

We spent months planning the perfect destination wedding for an extra special couple. Several reschedules later, waiting for Hawaii and travel to re-open during the COVID shutdown, days of high hopes followed by dashed dreams; We pivoted to the couple's home city of Indianapolis and planned a fabulous soiree in two months with a team of amazing local wedding vendors at Cox Hall in Carmel, Indiana.

We worked closely with Sam to plan and replan the boho-chic details of her intimate wedding day. Even after moving the wedding from Four Seasons Hualalai, in Kona Hawaii to Indianapolis, we were able to incorporate some of the elements we had originally envisioned in a new setting.

The day was much anticipated and all who gathered were so thrilled that Sam and Pat were finally able to celebrate their love, despite the many hurdles they had to jump to get there. We're sharing some of our favorite details from their best day! Scroll for more.

Pat McAfee Wedding

Vow Book

RK Florals Bouquet

Wedding Day Letters

Four Seasons Hualalai

Kleinfelds Wedding Dress

Bride Getting Ready

Indianapolis Wedding

A first look with dad always gets the emotions flowing for a special daddy, daughter moment.

Father Daughter First Look

Kleinfeld New York

The wedding featured two extra special pups: Val & Chuck

Samantha McAfee Wedding

Cox Hall Bride

Carmel Wedding

Cox Hall Wedding

Bouquet charms to remember those special people close to the heart.

Bouquet Charms

Mauve Bridesmaids

We moved the wedding ceremony inside a tent the morning of the wedding due to rain. The vendors did a wonderful job pivoting to plan number two.

Boho Wedding Ceremony

McAfee Wedding

The couple tied a knot in a custom macramé piece by Natalie Ranae, Each year on their wedding day, they'll tie a knot to commemorate their marriage ceremony and commitment to one another!

Wedding Macramé

Unity Ceremony

Cocktail Hour

Sam McAfee Wedding

Guests were wowed when they entered the recpetion tent at Cox Hall to see the amazing 25 foot hanging floral piece by RK Florals. This install took several days, additional hardware and a full day to breakdown.

Wedding Reception Flowers

Ceiling Floral Install

Destination Wedding Planner

Mini versions of the couple's unity macramé were incorporated as guest favors and escort cards (paper escorts by Interprintations).

We repurposed the macramé and floral from the ceremony to the sweetheart table in the reception. The peacock chair made a statement and give the couple a seat to cozy up next to each other during the celebrations.

Boho Wedding Recpetion

We wanted to bring in the boho-chic elements to guest tables and incorporate the soft blushes/golds to the table top. Farm tables with cable macramé runners, gold and blush chargers, knot tied napkins, elegant glassware and gold flatware.

Wedding Reception Decor

The bride thoughtfully wanted to pay homage to the groom's home town of Pittsburgh with a "Pittsburgh cookie table". It's customary to have several different styles of cookies for guests to enjoy at the wedding, and to provide take home bags for a sweet treat to-go,

Pittsburgh Cookie Table

Blondies Cookies

The delectable cake from Gallery Pastry Bar was devoured so whole-heartedly by guests that not a crumb was left.

Danielle Harris Photography

Bridget Davis Events

Danielle Harris Photography

Custom "The McAfees" neon sign and back drop for the open air Photo Booth

Wedding Photo Booth

Lounges gave guests multiple options to relax and socialize.

At the end of the evening we pulled the centerpieces from the tables and moved them to a "make your own bouquet" station with ribbon so that guests could take a little piece of the wedding with them. A late night snack food truck and bouquet making accompanied fireworks overlooking the water. An amazing ending to an amazing day.

Bouquet Bar

Wedding Food Truck

Tent Wedding

Indianapolis Wedding Fireworks

Indianapolis Wedding Celebration

Thank you Sam and Pat for entrusting my team with your #bestdayever. It was an absolute pleasure to plan (and re-plan) with you to bring this day to life. What a time! Happy anniversary. Here's to many, many more.

Wedding Vendor Team:

Destination Wedding Planner: Bridget Davis Events

Floral: RK Florals

Pet Care: Indy Pups

Full Service Catering & Excellet Hospitality: Ritz Charles (Maddie)

DJ: DJ Gabby Love & Ron Miner aka DJ Indiana Jones

Wedding Paper & Signage: Interprintations

Videography: @evan_fox

Makeup: Carmenlee_mua

Wedding Gowns: Kleinfeld Bridal

Custom Macrame: Natalie Ranae

Photobooth: AMS Entertainment

Fireworks: Circle City Pyro

Transportation: Antique Limo

Security: Private Firm

Hawaii Wedding Venue: Four Seasons Hualalai


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