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An Intimate Backyard Wedding in Evansville, IN

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Bailey and Ben | Evansville, IN

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We had been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Bailey and Ben’s wedding day and the day FINALLY arrived! We adored everything about this wedding and the special couple. This wedding was extremely special because Bailey and Ben tied the knot in their own backyard surrounded by family and friends – how fun is that?!

We arrived the morning of to one of the most gorgeous summer days! When we got there, Bailey was hanging out and getting tiptoeing around slowly as she was getting ready!  There was such a calmness in the air! To keep the wedding more intimate, they decided to keep things simple and not have a bridal party. (This was extremely special to us because Bret and I did the same thing, so we really connected with them on that decision!)  We LOVE our big bridal parties…but there is something so very different about a wedding with just a bride & groom!  Maybe it’s because there are fewer moving parts or maybe it’s because there’s only two people to pour all of our focus on…but we loved the change of pace! It was such a relaxing and easy-going day, which is exactly what Bailey and Ben were hoping for. They were dreaming of spending the day celebrating their new marriage and keeping things easy breezy!! 

Bailey is a stationer and owns Bailey Marie Studio. And friends, she’s INCREDIBLE!!!  All of the beautiful pieces of stationary, including signs, invitation suites and her table numbers were handcrafted by her — how amazing!!! It was so fun to watch her doing her thing and pouring herself into all the little intricate details all morning. I really think it added a special touch to their big day!

Up next — time for our favorite part of the day… the first look! You guys, this moment was sooooo stinking sweet! When Bailey tapped him on shoulder, she was full of giggles and Ben’s jaw LITERALLY dropped. They both gasped, giggled and then jumped into each others arms with a radiant look of joy. Their love was so tangible and so real! They were both so excited to have a few moments to themselves so that they could share in all the excitement going on around them! Afterwards, we spent the afternoon poking around their property and taking pictures every chance we could. The slower pace was pleasant! The afternoon was so beautiful and intimate…we were obsessed!

These two tied the knot as the sun was setting behind them with their amazing family & sweet friends surrounding them. It was almost as if time was standing still as Bailey made her grand entrance. The music was timed perfectly, the world paused and Ben’s face lit up as Bailey floated down the aisle! Watching them exchange vows and promise forever to each other was so sweet as they giggled to one another throughout the ceremony.

Bailey and Ben danced the night away outdoors under the stars! Tented receptions are the epitome of magical and fun! There was a ton of delicious food and loads of laughs to be shared. The DJ did a phenomenal job at keeping the vibe of the night lively and upbeat. And to top off the perfect day, we got to work with the dream team of vendors!  It always amazes me how a group of talented professionals can bring the perfect day together for a bride and groom! Everything about this wedding was so effortlessly magical! Bailey and Ben got to experience one last hoorah with a sparkler exit before the night ended as their friends chanted and cheered them on!

Bailey & Ben, we love the two of you so very much and were honored to be a part of your day. We wish you the most joy and happiness in your marriage!!

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The Vendors:

Makeup Artist: Anna Iaccarino – The Beauty Room

Hair Stylist: Lindsey Deer

Event Coordinator: Megan Lentz – Vida Events

Cake Artist: Chef Tonya – Marie Kirby

Caterer: GE-Que Barbeque Company – Gerd Ellis

Florist: Emerald Design

Centerpieces: Ann Goodman – The Rooted Barrel

Musician/DJ: Evansville DJs – DJ Ray

Gown Boutique:  Ella Park

Groom Boutique: Dillard’s

Officiant: Rick Beheler

Rings: Drostes Jewelry Shoppes

Invitations:  Bailey Marie Studio

Venue: Bailey and Ben’s Home

Tents: TRU Event Rental

Guest Favors: The Rooted Barrel

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