Spruce Nail Shop Owner Molly Nagle Celebrated Her Wedding on Her Family’s Farm

Molly and Jason Nagle’s wedding celebration was all about family.
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Photograph by Lauren Difulvio Photography

When Molly and Jason Nagle talk about their wedding (Oct. 6, 2017), they call the whole affair a big family party. Held at Molly’s family’s farm in Sunman, Indiana, the day was packed with touches that represented their family connections.

Jason says Reckman Farm was their one and only choice for their nuptials. “The farm is a special place for us,” he says. “There was no other place we wanted to start our lives together. We both like to get outside as much as possible.”

And the farm certainly provided plenty of outdoorsy charm. The ceremony took place on a dock, with the wedding party floating out over the water. “It was serene,” says Molly. “We wanted the trees and the branches and the moss to be the decor of the wedding.”

Charm at the Farm: Molly’s family’s farm was the perfect scenic backdrop for their rustic wedding, with a lakefront ceremony, wooden seating built by her dad, an Airstream trailer bar, and tons of greenery, including the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets.

Photograph by Lauren Difulvio Photography

The charm flowed right into the reception, which featured an array of desserts baked by Molly’s aunts. “We have so many recipes that have been passed down through the generations,” she says. “All of my aunts were so excited to be a part of the wedding that they each made something.” Jason agreed, adding, “We wanted it to be like a family holiday party, where you can set out plates of your favorite homemade desserts.”

And the family contributions didn’t stop at sweets. Molly, who owns Spruce Nail Shop in Over-the-Rhine, kicked off her big day with nails at her shop, celebrating with all her girlfriends. Her brother, Chris Reckman, brought the Airstream trailer from his bar, Queen City Radio, to serve as an additional bar and photo booth. And her dad, Art Reckman, built all the structures on the farm, including the barn, dock, and seating.

Jason, who is an emergency medicine physician, and Molly also brought in some outside help for their big day. Duebbie Queen’s Ice Cream parked a truck outside, and snacks from Mazunte Taqueria were available for late-night celebrators. And a giant, two-tiered cinnamon roll from Brown Bear Bakery served as the wedding cake, with trays of regular-sized cinnamon rolls passed around to guests.

Hay wagon rides—another Art Reckman–built feature—rounded out the evening’s festivities. “It was just so cool to get married in a place that’s part of our story,” Jason says. “We shared that love and that location with all our friends and family.”

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Venue: Reckman Farm, Sunman, Indiana | Wedding Planner: Kendra Doherty | Flowers: Piepmeier the Florist | Cake: Brown Bear BakeryGown: Hayley Paige, Amanda’s Hyde Park BridalSuit: Macy’s | Invitations/Favors: Olive Creative Co.Makeup & Hair: AV Beauty BarFood: Mazunte, Duebbie Queen’s Ice Cream

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