Bride Allison and Groom David love the outdoors, so they wanted to create a wedding that reflected their tastes. But in mid-June in Indianapolis, there was a strong chance it would be too hot, too rainy, or too windy for the perfect outdoor setting. So they decided to bring the outdoors in.
The ceremony was in the chapel of a beautiful contemporary United Methodist church. Loving the woodland feel of the Royal Wedding in April, they decided with floral designer David Strohmeyer to incorporate trees and lush greenery into the sanctuary. The result was stately and beautiful.
Just outside the doors to the chapel guests were greeted with a full Boston Fern to mark the entrance. Staggered down the aisle were 6 silver aisle candles with trailing ruscus and springeri foliage. Marking the sanctuary itself were real 10 foot trees brought in for the day to set a backdrop.
The ladies, dressed in deep purple gowns, carried lanterns in crackled glass tied with greenery in a swag sort of arrangement. Photographer Rich Miller captured all the joyful moments and was able to select a slide show from those images and display them on an iMac at the reception.
Groom David arrived in a black cowboy hat, and Rich was able to get some really fun photos of David and the groomsmen enjoying the moment. All the men had woodland boutonnieres including greenery and dusty miller.
David the groom, had one of his blacksmiths in South Carolina make mini horseshoes in silver that were tied into the bride’s bouquet. The Bride also carried a bouquet with a lush woodland look with purple clematis, greenery, dusty miller and purple flowers of stock, freesia, and dahlias. It was in the shape of a soft crescent and was truly lovely. What a stunning couple Allison and David make.