Traders Point Creamery Indianapolis Fall Wedding
A November outdoor wedding on a sandy beach in Indiana seems like a contradiction, and yet it worked marvelously. Amanda and Fran’s vision became reality at Traders Point Creamery in Indianapolis. Guests came in from all over the United States and several even from other countries for this Midwest destination wedding. Every detail was thought out. There were fire pits lining the aisle, and warm blankets on chairs to guard against Indiana’s notoriously unpredictable weather. The florals were a mix of greens, whites, and neutrals which was an elegant pairing with the rustic barn. This truly was an amazing wedding to be a part of. Thank you Amanda, Fran, and family for having me document your special celebrations.
Bride + Groom QA:
Amanda and Francesco met in Washington, DC the weekend before Thanksgiving in 2014 at a happy hour set up by mutual friends. The next year and half was a whirlwind – they traveled, met each other’s friends and family, had so many good times, figured out ways to work through the not so good times, got to really know each other, and most of all, fell in love. Fran popped the question in March of 2016 and a wedding date of November 5, 2016 was set! Ultimately, Amanda and Fran decided on Indianapolis as the location for their wedding.
For their 140 guests, most of whom flew in from all over the country, the wedding was a destination wedding. Venues were selected to introduce guests to Indianapolis. Guests stayed at Hotel Alexander or Le Meridien in downtown Indianapolis. The rehearsal dinner took place at the Rathskeller, the Friday night welcome party took place at the Columbia Club and late night treats were provided by Steak n’ Shake – an Indianapolis staple.
The wedding celebrated love and friendship on a beautiful Saturday afternoon
at Traders Point Creamery. The venue was chosen due to the personal connection the bride has with the creamery. The bride taught the owners’ children how to swim in the pond on the property.
As guests arrived, they were offered champagne served on vintage silver trays in a variety of vintage champagne coupes. The Indiana fall cooperated; the guests were enchanted by the venue. The ceremony took place on the beach near the pond. The sky was blue, the leaves were golden, fires were burning, and the animals on this working farm were audible. The ceremony itself was personal and custom. The brother of the bride, who flew in from New Zealand, was the officiant. The best man, the brother of the groom, flew in from Berlin. The maid of honor, the sister of the bride, flew in from Colorado. Readings were selected by the bride and groom to reflect their personalities and tastes. Readers included, the good friend who introduced Fran and Amanda to each other, the father of the bride and the aunt of the bride. Following a happy yet emotional ceremony, the guests enjoyed a selection of appetizers, including the famous Traders Point Cheese, while the bride and groom and their families had their photos taken all over the farm. Dinner and dancing followed the ceremony in the barn. The bride’s vision was elegant but personal and that vision was achieved. The colors were white, silver, gold, blush and green. Candles were on all tables and created a dreamy and custom environment. The bride and groom finished the night with a sparkle send-off that was magical!
Vendor information: Venue and Catering: Traders Point Creamery Creamery (Zionsville, Indiana), POC: Georgia Gross, Rentals: A Classic Rental; Violet Vintage; private collection of mother of the bride, Band: Toy Factory, Ceremony Musicians: Glen Kwok (violin) Chih-Yi Chen (piano), Cakes: The Gallery Pastry Shop (Indianapolis, IN), POC: Ben Hardy and Alison Keefer (chef and owners), Gown: Pronovias Trisa, Gown, Veil: Bride’s Family heirloom (great-grandmother crocheted the lace, grandmother applied lace to netting, mother of bride wore veil at her wedding), Shoes: De Mer Wedges by Laura Porto, Bride’s Jewelry: earrings, Jcrew; pearl bracelet, something borrowed from mother of the bride, Rings: Mervis Diamond Importers (Washington, DC), Ring box: The Mrs Box, Makeup Artist: Kate Shaw, Hair: Audrey McClelland, Grooms Suit: Jcrew, Maid of honor dress: Annabelle Dress by Jenny Yoo, Best man suit: Jcrew, Invitations: Just Paper and Tea (Washington, DC), POC: Carolyn Wasylczuk, Florals: Wild Heart Blooms / Amanda Glow, Photographer: Stacy Able Photography, First Song: Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley, Honeymoon: Palm Springs, CA