West Baden Springs Hotel ~  West Baden Springs, Indiana

Abby and Augie’s wedding celebration led them to the historic and opulent West Baden Springs Hotel in West Baden Springs, Indiana.  Located about an hour north of Lexington, Kentucky, this jewel of a resort boasts two architectural marvels which would both play host to the wedding ceremony and reception for Abby and Augie’s guests.  Nestled in the hillside of Southern Indiana, with six months to plan this idyllic wedding, Abby and Monica had never met until the wedding weekend, but planned a serene, magical wedding exactly as Abby had envisioned entirely via phone calls, emails and photographs.

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Abby envisioned a wedding where her guests, all, like her, traveling to West Baden Springs Hotel, and the French Lick Resort for the first time, would be swept away the the history, serenity and ambiance of this iconic landmark.  What she didn’t expect, since she’d she had never been to the hotel herself until the day before her wedding, was to be so awe inspired by it.  (We warned her!)  Thankfully, Abby trusted the team of professionals entirely who insisted she use the atrium for the cocktail hour, where her soon-to-be husband (and all of the wedding guests) serenaded her before the ceremony took place on the stunning wrap-around porch outside the hotel.  There, surrounded by their siblings, children and parents Abby and Augie became husband and wife.  Guests fanned themselves  with their fan style programs while seated in rocking chairs, and enjoyed the lush foliage dripping from the porch.  Crystals hung from nearby trees and the large floral centerpiece which hung at the center of the altar.  Following the jubilant, music filled service, guests entered the reception space – the original lobby of the hotel.  This nearly century old space, now transformed with hundreds of candles clustered into dozens of vases dripping with fresh field flowers, was exactly as Abby had described via phone in the weeks preceding.  Dinner and dancing took place in this architectural icon which has hosted Presidents, Jesuit priests and now, Abby+Augie’s nuptials.

Meci Beaucoup:  Cake Zen, French Lick Resort Floral Design, Jennifer Driscoll Photography, Jim Cerone DJ Entertainment, Nikki Pulfer Graphic Designer, Tod Iseminger, West Baden Springs Hotel