Coxhall Gardens Wedding | Carmel, Indiana | Caroline + Adam

Caroline + Adam

Adam and Caroline’s wedding was one of those days that you just want to relive over and over again and I can assure you, I have done just that as I’ve sat at my desk in the early hours of the morning editing these photos. You see, there were a million special things that went into this day, but my favorite by far was seeing the pure love that poured into their wedding from every direction possible. Adam and Carrie love the special people in their lives immensely and they are loved right back. This day was a special one and I am beyond thrilled to share with you all!

 Carrie spent the morning getting ready with some of the most important ladies in her life. It was relaxed and fun with just the right amount of giggling added in. I loved that Carrie opted to get ready at home because she and Adam had been in the home buying process for months and in fact we even discussed it during their engagement session. So when I met with Carrie just before the wedding and she shared that they had found their perfect house, I was thrilled! Isn’t timing incredible? They moved In with just enough time to switch over to wedding mode. So the fact that Carrie was able to transform into the beautiful bride she was inside the walls of the home they will build together made my heart so happy!

Once at Coxhall Gardens, I met up with Adam who had the biggest grin on his face. That grin stayed in place all day long! But it got even bigger when he saw Carrie for the first time. The love that these two have for one another is really something special. They make an unbeatable team. And that brings me to Eli. Carrie and Adam aren’t just a team of two, but a team of three. Carrie’s son, Eli, is a huge part of this family! I was lucky enough to meet him during their engagement session at Holcomb Gardens in the spring and I totally fell in love with him, as I’m sure everyone else does when they meet him too. The relationship that Adam and Eli have is amazing. Adam even guided Eli over to Carrie to do a first look between him and his mom! How sweet is that? These three are all so close and being able to capture that on such a special day was really cool for me. They even brought along Emma, their unbelievably cute wheaten terrier to share in the celebration!

Finally it was time for the ceremony! Coxhall Gardens made the most breathtaking location for Adam and Carrie to exchange vows. A string trio played as guests took their seats. Carrie’s maid of honor and sister, Beth was escorted down the aisle by her husband and their youngest son. Followed closely by Beth’s daughter and Carrie’s niece who made an adorable flower girl. Adam was joined at the alter by his father and Eli, the co best men. Next up was Carrie. Adam gazed teary eyed at his beautiful bride as Carrie descended the stone steps on the arm of her father. The ceremony was stunning! Adam’s brother in law, Brooks, officiated which made it so beautifully personal. It was truly a wonderful ceremony!

The reception was just as beautiful as the ceremony! Guests enjoyed delicious hor d'oeuvres as they mingled, stopping to sign the guest book and to read the heartwarming poem that had been penned just for the couple by Carrie’s dad. After cutting the raspberry cake it was time for speeches! Even Eli was brave enough to stand up and give a speech. He really is a special little guy with a heart of gold. The rest of the evening was filled with tons of dancing, lots of smiles and of course - plenty of good music! Carrie and Adam danced the night away as the sun sank low in the sky - giving us the most beautiful pink glow. It was the perfect day! 

Carrie, Adam and Eli - you three deserve only the best. I know you will continue to look out for one another and love each other fiercely. May your future together be filled with lots of love, baseball games and of course, plenty of Coldplay. Congratulations you three! 

- Alison

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Special thanks to these fabulous vendors!

Venue: Ritz Charles, Inc.

Dress: White Wisteria Bridal Boutique

DJ: DJ Indianapolis - Q It Up Sounds and Entertainment

Flowers: George Thomas Florist

Cake: Classic Cakes

Hair + Makeup: Friends of the bride <3

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