Fate brought Lori and John together. At the Indianapolis airport in 2014, both happened to be waiting for outbound flights. She, back to her residency in Iowa and he, back to work in Florida. Seeing another person within their close vicinity, they connected online and began a conversation that would turn into a lifelong commitment. For a year they maintained a long distance relationship until John surprised Lori and flew their entire family to New York where he popped the question, and she said “Yes!”

When choosing a wedding site, they looked at several venues halfway between their homes in Indiana and Florida, but no place could compete with Lori’s family home on the lake surrounded by 125 acres of forest. Family and friends all pitched in to build the new lake deck and create the natural ambiance of their beautiful, intimate outdoor wedding. Incorporating antiques of her grandmother and a hand-made cross to serve as the centerpiece of their ceremony illustrated the importance of faith and family in their lives. Saying their vows and celebrating their marriage among the trees and in front of those they love best made for a day in paradise.


PHOTOGRAPHER: Jordan Barclay Photography

WEDDING PLANNER: Alea Stanley, Sparkles & Lace Events

VENUE: Private Residence

FLORAL & DECOR: Rachel Headley, Violets and Lillies

RENTALS: Perfect Parties

CAKE: Cakes in Bloom

HAIR: Jen Schulz, City Style Hair

MAKEUP: Tanya Myers

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