Brynnen & Steve – Deer Park Manor | Real Wedding


Venue: Deer Park Manor, Bloomington, Indiana

Colors: Light Pink, White, Natural

Inspiration: French Country, Antique Jars


There are definitely times when I feel like I am a part of something extra special – every wedding is special, but this one just had that extra special touch where you could tell just how meaningful it was to everyone involved. Three sisters Brynnen had babysat for sang and played pre-lude music;  each of her sisters sang beautiful songs – one for the bridal party and another during the unity tradition, while one of her oldest childhood friends played the guitar. Brynnen couldn’t stand the though of not watching her sister sing during the bridal parties entrance, so she hid behind a large tree and peeked out. Tears were flowing before the ceremony even began!

Her and Steve did an intimate first look, and then she did a first look with her father! So special!



The ceremony tree’s large extending branch, used to hang photo’s of family couple, created a gorgeous backdrop for this sweet wedding.






For an outdoor wedding with a forecast that said it would be sunny all day, right after setting up the sprinkles started. I was SO worried once that happened, but luckily during the ceremony it didn’t start raining very hard. It actually gave the ceremony a romantic (think of the Notebook) kinda feel. I would take that any day over a blazing hot sunny day!



Beautiful details of the bridesmaids dresses and to-die-for bouquets!


The reception took place under a tent in the Manor’s gardens. We hung a lovely newspaper heart and strands of homemade musical page cutouts behind the head table. One each table were pink French toile runners (made my the MOB, Sher!), with carefully coordinated vintage bottles and heirloom family doilies. We were given careful instructions to make sure the look was exactly what they envisioned!




Each place setting had gorgeous menu cards, with the head table using beautiful family china. We adored the cute chalkboard bar sign and timeline (done by the crafty bride!). And the cake..! Probably the best wedding cake I’ve had to date.





Beautiful newspaper heart, handwritten place cards in antique shutters, and a cute cake sign. This lovely decor came from LolaRue, right here in town!


We kept the reception coordination going throughout the evening, with dinner music by Charlie Jesseph, onto sweet speeches, then dancing to Sinatra-like music by the Al Cobine Band.


Behind the scenes, we coordinated with Cynthia Moriarty to ensure perfect timing for the French cuisine, served family style.


Once dancing begun, we placed out favors of Herb d’Provence and lavender sachets. And it was time for some late night snacks!



You could just feel how special this day was, not only to Brynnen & Steve, but to their families. The evening finished with a fun Sparkler Circle sendoff!


Gorgeous photos by Morgan Matters Photography!

All the best to you two! It was so wonderful getting to know you and your family!


Vendors: Venue – Deer Park Manor; Wedding Coordinator – Lauren Olson from Social Butterfly; Photography – Morgan Matters Photography; Florals – Harvest Moon; Catering – Cynthia Moriarty Catering; Decor –  Lola Rue & Co; Musicians – Charlie Jesseph, Al Cobine Band; Invites/Programs: Sarah Sorrentino of Foglio Press (via etsy); Reception Print Material – He Saw Sparks (via Etsy); Cake: Heavenly Sweets; Dress: Nancy’s Bridal; Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid; Tuxes: Black Tie Tuxedos