Alison Mae

Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati







Tiana and Sam’s Black Iris Estate Wedding in the Fall was simply stunning! Autumn arrived late in the midwest this year so pops of orange leaves surrounded the elegant estate. This set the scene for this fall celebration that Tiana and Sam had been looking forward to all year long! The skies may have been dark outside, but inside joy filled the venue like sunshine! It was the perfect day and I am so thrilled to share it with you!

Getting Ready

One of my favorite things about Black Iris Estate is the bridal suite! Located at the top of the most stunning mirror lined staircase, the bridal suite is massive and it was the perfect place for Tiana to get ready for her wedding day! Surrounded by her sweet mom and bridesmaids, Tiana danced to music, laughed and passed out bridesmaid gifts to her girls before slipping into her gown.

Downstairs Sam got ready with his guys between laughs. He looked dapper in a navy suit which popped against the grey his groomsmen wore!

The First Look

Tiana and Sam shared a sentimental first look on the front porch of the venue. While these two did technically get married last year, this was the first time that Sam saw Tiana in her wedding dress. The smile on his face said it all! He was genuinely so happy to see his beautiful bride! I loved catching the little moments where Sam would be staring at Tiana from across the room. It just doesn’t get sweeter than that!

Tiana’s dress complimented her tattoo perfectly! And how stunning was her hairstyle?

Portraits on the staircase at Black Iris Estate are a must!

The Ceremony

As the rain fell outside, the decision was made to move the ceremony indoors. The beautiful ballroom at Black Iris Estate made this a breeze! I loved watching the leaves swirl about in the wind through the floor to ceiling windows as Tiana and Sam said I do!

The Reception

With the ballroom delicately dressed in pops of navy blue and greenery, the scene was set for the perfect party! Tiana and Sam enjoyed heartfelt speeches from their loved ones and delicious cheesecake! And before long, it was time to dance! Their dance floor was packed all night long! What a night! Congratulations Tiana and Sam! We are so happy for you both!

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Creative Team

Venue: Black Iris Estate

Florist: Macnamara Florist

Hair and Makeup: Megan E. Grimm

DJ:  DJ Connection

Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Pastries: Illinois Street Emporium

Dress: The Wedding studio

Photography : Alison Mae Photography

Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

A Black Iris Estate Wedding in the Fall

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