Ellyn first reached out to Sincerely Yours about halfway through her planning process. Being in Boston and in the midst of a pandemic, getting wedding stuff done was becoming an issue. We were so happy to jump in and be Ellyn’s ground force in Bloomington and get things moving.
At first, Ellyn and Grant had a wedding of a little over a hundred planned. As we started going through things, the pandemic got worse and restrictions were put in place. They decided to take their guest count down to about 50, which is what it was at the time. As things progressed, restrictions got even tougher and we ended up with about 26 of their closest family celebrating with them! The day turned out gorgeous and it was a perfect celebration for this amazing couple.
The day started with the ladies getting ready at The Graduate Bloomington, Stephanie Bennett doing makeup and Jodie in charge of hair. Katie Bottorff arrived to snap these priceless photos of Ellyn putting on the finishing touches.
After the ladies were all glammed up, Ellyn and Grant chose to read their vows to each other right before seeing one another for the first time! The terrace at The Graduate Bloomington ended up being the perfect backdrop for them and it was such a sweet, intimate moment. First looks can be conflicting for some couples because they want to see one another for the first time walking down the aisle, but a first look does allow you to get all the jitters out and really have that special, private moment together.
With all the jitters of seeing one another out of the way, the bridal party headed to Dunn Meadow to take some absolutely stunning fall wedding pictures! It’s so hard to pick just a few to share with you! The backdrop of Dunn Meadow, Sample Gates, and Rose Well House coupled with the gorgeous colors of the guys navy suits and burgundy ties, the ladies stunning burgundy dresses and gold shimmering shawls made this a truly mesmerizing wedding. Take a look at a few of our favorite below! Beware, this group can get silly! <3
And then, of course, you have the lovely things that COVID has brought us in this crazy year. But hey, we have to stay safe and you can’t stop love!
In case anyone wanted to see the SY team in action… I really couldn’t even tell you what I was doing in that last picture!
With the decorations provided by our sister company, Premier Events, the gorgeous flowers that Cathy Teeters dreamed up, that delicious meal that One World Catering provided and that AMAZING lemon cake that Two Sticks made for Ellyn and Grant, the day just turned out beautiful. I know I’ve said that a few 20 times in this post, but man the details are to die for!
Ellyn and Grant are such a special couple and even though their wedding didn’t pan out quite like they had envisioned it when we first started working together, you could see the joy and excitement on their faces throughout the day and that’s when you know that love isn’t cancelled and 2020 can’t stop us! Check out the slideshow below for more of our reception favorites!
Venue: The F.A.R. Center for Contemporary Arts
Cake: Two Sticks Bakery
Catering: One World Catering
Flowers: Cathy Teeters Beautiful Weddings
Photography: Katie Bottorff Photography
Rehearsal Dinner and Accommodations: The Graduate Bloomington
Rentals and Décor: Premier Events
Transportation: Antique Limousine of Indianapolis
Wedding Planner: Sincerely Yours Weddings