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Carmel Indiana Wedding at Family Homestead

Get ready to be swept away by the enchanting tale of Stephanie and Danny’s backyard wedding in Carmel, Indiana! Picture this: a gorgeous August day, filled with the warmth of midwestern charm. As the sun shines down on acres of lush green yard, a gentle stream meanders through the picturesque landscape, creating an idyllic setting for their special day.

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While there are an array of colors and shades to select for warm-weathered weddings, Stephanie chose the ultimate summertime color: pink. From pink pajamas for her bridesmaids to stunning pink bridesmaid dresses, Stephanie’s choice exudes femininity and adds a touch of romance to her special day.

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pink bridesmaid dresses

The bridesmaids looked so pristine against Danny’s groomsmen who were as dapper as they could be in their classic gray suits. (Summer wedding tip: opt for a neutral, lighter color like the gray shade in Stephanie and Danny’s wedding, beige, or even white tuxedo jackets for the men. It keeps them cool and the color options are a refined, modern alternative to all-black.)

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The choice to have a church ceremony followed by a backyard reception allowed Stephanie and Danny to honor their faith while also creating a warm and inviting space for their loved ones to gather. It was a testament to their desire for meaningful connections and cherished memories.

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As guests arrived at the Indiana family homestead, they were met with a warm and inviting atmosphere that set the tone for an unforgettable event. The lush greenery surrounding the backyard created a natural and serene backdrop, while twinkling lights added a touch of magic as they illuminated the space.

A white tent provided an elegant touch, offering shade during daytime festivities and transforming into a cozy haven as evening fell. Their elegant backyard setting created an intimate and relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the celebration.

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The couple were blessed with a beautiful August day with no rainclouds in sight so everyone enjoyed the wide, open space. To enhance the festive ambiance, yard games were scattered throughout, encouraging guests to engage in friendly competition and create lasting memories. The bar was dreamily decked out under a canopy of trees with a string of Edison lights and crystal chandelier for added warmth and aesthetic when the sun set on the wedding day.

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Stephanie and Danny’s Carmel, Indiana wedding exemplifies how a backyard celebration can transform into an unforgettable experience. It reminds us that sometimes all we need is nature’s beauty and our loved ones by our side to create magical moments that will be cherished forever. Thanks to all the wedding professionals who made this day happen seamlessly!

Photo: Alison Mae Photography
Coordination: Lisa VanHorton Weddings
Beauty: Black Swan Beauty
Florals: Fifty Flowers
Catering: Jacquie’s 
Tent Rental: A Classic Party Rental
Videography: Weddings by Weddle
Transportation: Miller Transportation
Washrooms: Aardvark Tidy Toilets
Entertainment: Ben Edwards
Dress: Bridal Rack Indy
Tuxes: Louie’s Tux Shop