Olivia and James got married on a sunny September day at Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville, Indiana in what was one of the most fun weddings I’ve gotten to photograph. The moment I walked into the bridal suite, there was laughter, good music, and a sense of so much excitement and joy and I knew it was going to be an amazing day.
As I got to know Olivia during the planning process, I knew she and James were going to create a beautiful wedding day full of intention and meaning. They made every part of their wedding unique to them, and included things that helped tell their story well, from the champagne and gold boho details, to the custom geometric wood ceremony centerpiece, to the ostrich feather bolero Olivia wore, and the guitar they placed at the front of the ceremony in honor of a loved one. Olivia is a stylist, so her eye is obvious throughout the details of their day and it was gorgeous.
One of the most beautiful things to me is seeing couples show their personalities and things they love in the way they choose to get married, no matter how non-traditional or traditional it is. Weddings should always be about the couple and any “traditional” part you really don’t vibe with, well, you don’t need to have it be a part of your day!
Traders Point Creamery was the perfect setting for this boho wedding, with the most amazing grounds, including a working dairy farm, gourmet restaurant, and dairy store. Olivia really wanted the cows to show up for the wedding day, and as luck would have it, they came out right at some perfect moments. Indiana weddings are pretty beautiful, and the Midwest was showing off for us with the rolling country views, the blue sky, and the gorgeous evening light.
One of my favorite moments (I mean, they all are, but there are always a few that stand out) was their first dance. They had their wedding part form a semi-circle in the barn during the reception, and they started their first dance to Only The Wild Ones, by Dispatch. When the song got faster, their whole bridal party started dancing with them, and I had tears in my eyes as I watched. Weddings can be very formal, and I think we sometimes forget why we do the things we do. Why do we have a bridal party? Who are those people standing up there with you? They are your closest friends, sometimes even your siblings. They are the ones who’ve walked through life’s biggest moments with you and are now standing literally beside you as you walk into another big moment. I think it was more than iconic that Olivia and James celebrated their first dance as a married couple surrounded by those who were cheering them on and supporting them through their lives and relationship. It was beautiful.
Truly, the vibe of the day was celebration and joy, and throughout every moment, the day reminded me why I love my job so much. As a witness to the story unfolding before me, I was able to photograph some beautiful moments with some of the most incredible humans on the planet.
Enjoy some of my favorite images from their wedding below.
Traders Point Creamery – Venue
Violet Vintage Rentals – Farm Tables
Bokay Florist – Flowers
Phoenix Woodworking Company – Custom Ceremony Centerpiece
DJ Connection – DJ
Simply Perfection Cakes – Wedding Cake
A Classic Party Rental – Chairs, plates, silverware & glassware
Marie Gabriel Couture – Dress
BHLDN – Ostrich Feather Bolero
Chris McAlindon – Videographer
Retulled Boutique – Veil
CZ & Co. – Hair
Danelle French – Makeup
Free People – Shoes
Diamonds Direct – Rings
Minted – Invitations