Into The Woods: Kelsey Walker and Lexy Lewis

An arborist and his bride have a romantic celebration amid a rolling landscape dotted with beautiful old trees.

Lexy Lewis proposed to Kelsey Walker in the middle of a grove of trees, the perfect choice for an arborist. Growing up, Kelsey remembers thinking that the spot would be beautiful for a wedding ceremony. Lexy fashioned a cute red mailbox and affixed it to a tree to ask for her hand.

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While their wedding was a beautifully styled event, Kelsey’s and Lexy’s laidback, casual sensibilities were reflected in the details. Their relationship developed in a kitchen surrounded by family and friends, so the couple wanted their wedding to be focused on family. Lexy’s brother and friend sang “I Love How You Love Me,” and the couple asked Kelsey’s grandmother and Lexy’s childhood friend to write personalized, heartfelt readings.

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Ceremony

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Food was served family-style across long communal tables. Lexy’s then-2-year-old daughter August was a flower girl, along with his two nieces. Kelsey, an emergency room nurse, loved that one of the 5-year-old barefoot flower fairies wore a temporary tattoo on her arm—an anchor with a heart in the middle that said “LOVE.”

Reception

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Cake

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The whole affair took place at Greenacres, a 1920s mansion turned art and education center surrounded by pastures, a working farm, and of course, rolling green hills dotted with beautiful old trees. The outdoors were incorporated in every way; the ceremony took place in the garden, and Robin Wood erected faux birch trees inside the tent where they hosted the reception.

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Vendors
Ceremony/Reception:
Greenacres Wedding Planner: Fran Bitzer Flowers: Anna Dale (ceremony), Robin Wood Flowers (reception) Catering: CrEATions by Melody Cake: Haven Bakery Gown: Candela, BHLDN Alterations: Isle of Skye Invitations/Favors: Poeme Bride’s Makeup: Honor Hook, BRIDEface Bride’s Hair: Pamela DeLagrange Music/DJ: The Pits (Cousin’s band out of Evansville)

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