Allen Proulx and Clare Gallagher wanted an intimate wedding even before COVID made small weddings cool. And, on Saturday, May 29, 2021, this darling couple became husband and wife in front of approximately 20 of their closest friends and family members.
Clare and Allen’s wedding day was full of sweet moments, gorgeous wildflowers, ice cream, and a lot of laughs (many of which were brought on by the father-of-the-bride speech that included a surprise slideshow), and I’m so excited to share Mr. and Mrs. Proulx’s Traders Point Creamery wedding in Zionsville, Indiana on the blog!
Wanting to keep things simple, Clare and Allen wanted to book a wedding venue where they could have their ceremony and reception at the same location. And, Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville, Indiana was the perfect location!
Not only could Allen and Clare host both their ceremony and reception at Traders Point, but this working dairy farm was designed with intimate weddings in mind.
Clare and Allen became husband and wife on The Deck under a gorgeous tree and with their family and friends close enough that their guests could hear every word and vow.
Then, Allen, Clare, and their guests celebrated the newlyweds with dinner and toasts in The Roost—a private event room that overlooks the farm.
I think it’s important to note that another advantage to having their wedding at Traders Point was that there could be ice cream. Clare was a big fan of this pro!
Allen and Clare will celebrate their marriage with a big reception out east—which is where much of Allen’s family lives—later this year. They’re looking forward to this celebration, but I think it’s safe to say that Allen and Clare’s intimate wedding was everything they wanted it to be. And, it was certainly a beautiful way to spend their first day as husband and wife.
I’ve witnessed a lot of weddings, and as a result, I know it can be easy for couples to get caught up in all the little details and rush through the day. But, Allen and Clare didn’t let that happen.
While having a smaller wedding and thoroughly planning before the big day (Between Clare and her sister Megan, nothing slipped through the cracks!) helped make the day more relaxed, Allen and Clare were also consciously present.
They took the time to soak in every moment, hold one another tight, make memories with their guests, and focus on the people and experiences in front of them. (I didn’t see either one of them even look at their phones all day!) Allen and Clare, I hope and pray you remember to do the same throughout your marriage.
Allen and Clare, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for trusting me to be your wedding photographer! It’s been such a joy and so much fun to get to know the two of you and hang out with you as you planned such a perfect, intimate wedding day.
I cannot wait to share your full gallery with you, but for now, I hope you love these previews from your Traders Point Creamery wedding in Zionsville, Indiana!
Clare wanted their wedding day to be full of wildflowers. The florals from Blooms by Dragonfly couldn’t have been more beautiful!
Clare and Allen soaked this moment up and held one another tight. And, I’m so glad they did. More often than not, the first look is the only opportunity for a couple to be alone on their wedding day. Allen and Clare truly made the most of this special moment!
Allen and Clare had no idea that Bill’s speech would include a slideshow presentation! The presentation included both cute photos and stories, a few embarrassing photos and stories, AND Allen and Clare’s cat, Jax! I couldn’t help grabbing a photo with this oh-so-sweet VRP bride and groom!
Want to see more of Alan and Clare? Check out their Purdue University engagement photos
Venue: Traders Point Creamery
Wedding Dress Boutique:David’s Bridal
Wedding Dress Designer:Oleg Cassini
Hair Stylist: Rejuve Salon Spa
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse
Florist: Blooms by Dragonfly
Caterer: Traders Point Creamery
Photographer: Victoria Rayburn Photography