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.
A first look with dad always gets the emotions flowing for a special daddy, daughter moment.
The wedding featured two extra special pups: Val & Chuck
Bouquet charms to remember those special people close to the heart.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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,
The delectable cake from Gallery Pastry Bar was devoured so whole-heartedly by guests that not a crumb was left.
Custom "The McAfees" neon sign and back drop for the open air 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.
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
Photography: Danielle Harris Photography
Floral: RK Florals
Cake: Gallery Pastry Bar
Pet Care: Indy Pups
Full Service Catering & Excellet Hospitality: Ritz Charles (Maddie)
Wedding Paper & Signage: Interprintations
Venue: Coxhall Gardens
Hair: Allison Rutledge
Wedding Gowns: Kleinfeld Bridal
Cookies: Blondies Cookies
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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