August 19, 2020
We are loving all of these at-home / backyard / rooftop intimate weddings that are becoming increasingly more popular since the pandemic hit. We love the creativity of working in unusual spaces to create a comfortable yet unique environment that gets guests excited, even if they’ve stepped foot in that home 1000 times in their life. Last Fall we planned the cutest rooftop wedding for Lauretta & Ian, it’s like they were ahead of the micro-wedding curve and set a high precedence!
The morning of the big day, Lauretta got ready at the Robey Hotel with her mom and sister while Ian hung out at his home (the soon-to-be-wedding-venue) with his buddies. Ian walked a few blocks over to the hotel to see Lauretta for the first time, in the comforts of her hotel room! The floor-to-ceiling sheer ivory drapes set a romantic touch as they blew in wind as Ian walked inside. After some moments of privacy, they headed around town to take portraits with one another. They opted out of a wedding party because the wedding was so intimate, and they got to spend extra time with one another because of it! As the ceremony time approached, they headed home and Lauretta relaxed in her bedroom while guests began arriving for pre-ceremony cocktails.
Half of the roof was set for a ceremony underneath a pergola, so guests could either sit in the front rows of chairs, or they could line the narrow rooftop and watch while standing. It was so intimate and there wasn’t a bad seat in the house. Once everyone was set, the ceremony began and all the guests had a gorgeous view of the cityscape in the background. Ian’s longterm friend officiated the nuptials. During the ceremony, he asked if anyone could offer any words of wisdom and wishes, so one by one Ian & Lauretta’s closest family/friends stood up to speak. It was very endearing and a great way to incorporate others into the ceremony.
Guests were invited to the other side of the rooftop where there was a full bar and stationary appetizer display. Our team helped rearrange the rooftop to accommodate two long tables down the center of the roof. As the sun began to sat, we asked guests to find their assigned seats. At each place setting laid a postcard that everyone was asked to write a note on and turn in, in lieu of a formal guest book.
A lovely meal was plated by Publican Quality Meats, and after noshing down and hearing some speeches, it was time to get up and dance. But don’t miss the variety of pies for dessert, provided by Hoosier Mama Pie! Now to finish this off, let’s all keep one thing in mind while having an at-home party. Something will likely get ruined, and in Lauretta & Ian’s case, it was a friend walking directly through their screen door. It made for a round of laughs across the roof, and it was an easy fix a few days later, but mistakes happen! Especially when there is alcohol 😉
We hope the married life is treating you well, Lauretta & Ian. Congratulations once again on your beautiful wedding, it’s an inspiration to so many at-home weddings that are now taking place! Cheers!
Planner: Ohana Events
Photographer: AJ Abelman
Venue: Private Home Rooftop
Catering: Publican Quality Meats
Hair/Makeup: Bianca Sansosti
Pies: Hoosier Mama Pie
Florist: Sprout Home
DJ: Cage & Aquarium
Hotel: The Robey