Fall weddings and cozy cardigans go hand-in-hand. That’s a fact. Just take a peek at this golden hued affair from the lens of Todd Pellowe. It’s a celebration of all things autumn with plenty of natural elements thrown in for good measure. The gallery is bursting with inspiration for fall and DIY brides alike, and don’t miss Ben Tamir Studios’ film to watch it all unfold.


From the Bride… Evan and I had some of our first and favorite dates at Bryan Park while we were in college together at Indiana University, so when Evan proposed he popped the question in that very park a year after we had graduated and come back in town to celebrate homecoming weekend. So when we were deciding on a venue, using the spot under the very tree he proposed at in Bryan Park was a simple choice.

The whole idea for the wedding was centered around that spot in the fall. I wanted warm fall colors and a fun and casual feel for our guests. The reception venue at a local horse farm just south of campus fit right in with our idea. The rolling hills and the trees full of leaves changing color provided the perfect backdrop for the evening.

Our planner and florist helped bring the rest of our ideas to life with a mixture of warm mustard yellow tones, different shades of gray, and natural wood colors and textures combined with bold graphic designs in the table runners (hand-sewn by my mom), a ribbon chandelier, as well as contemporary floral arrangements to bring a more modern edge to the rustic venue. A DIY ceremony backdrop, Bloomington landmarks as table names, caramel apples for favors, a pie bar for dessert, a rice krispie groom’s cake, homemade corn hole boards (painted by my sister-in-law), a bonfire for roasting marshmallows, a custom invitation suite made by a good friend, and homemade dog treats at dinner tables for our Brittany Spaniel, Ruby were some of the additions that made our wedding feel fun and personal to us.

Photography: Todd Pellowe, Louisville Wedding Photographer | Videographer: Ben Tamir Studios | Event Planning: Lauren Olson At Social Butterly Wedding Planning & Design | Floral Design: Artful Blooms | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Ceremony Venue: Bryan Park | Reception Venue: Sycamore Farm | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Anthropologie | Catering: Indiana Memorial Union | Entertainment: Indiana University's Another Round | DJ: Event One | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Caramel Apples: Joan's Caramels, LLC | Ceremony Hairpiece: Big Rock Little Rooster | Earrings: BHLDN | Indiana Poster Print: EndyThings-Etsy | Invitation Suite: SarahKate Chamness | Pies: Pie First Bakery | Reception Bracelet: BHLDN | Reception Hair Piece: BHLDN | Sash: Big Rock Little Rooster | Signs & Table Names: The First Snow