No one will soon forget Kourtni & Mike’s wedding weekend at Blueberry Hill Estate in the beautiful rolling hills of Paoli, Indiana.  From the rehearsal activities Friday night captured by Brandon through the concluding fireworks Saturday, the magic never let up.  The hilltop ceremony was an unforgettable highlight, with Darcie and her team working hard to make it happen ahead of the approaching rain.  The reception tent looked magnificent as well, and Jim Cerone was the perfect host to guide the guests through so many unique moments, my favorite of which was the singing of “Sweet Caroline” as a tribute to the memory of loved ones who were missed.  Kudos to the rest of the amazing team of vendors for toughing out the extreme heat & driving rain to make this amazing day happen, including Circle City Planners, Ian Borgerhoff Photography (who referred Kourtni & Mike to us), Karen Hall and Company, Westwood Paper Company, Hoaglin Catering, Heavenly Sweets, Wow Factors and Evans Audio Visual.BlogNalkerNew

Image by Ian Borgerhoff Photography

Kelsey & David enjoyed a classically elegant wedding day, from their stunningly decorated ceremony at Second Presbyterian Church through their amazing reception at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.  The ceremony was filled with many unique touches, from the children’s choir to the massive wall of floral splendor on the altar by Enflora.  The eye candy continued into the reception, where the guests were greeted into the room by a cool guitar groom’s cake by Classic Cakes, foreshadowing the fun that would be had the remainder of the evening courtesy of AMS Entertainment.  With Mon Amie Events (who referred Kelsey & David to us) overseeing every last detail and my great friends at Nathaniel Edmunds Photography shooting alongside me, Kelsey & David’s wedding day could not have been any more perfect.

Additional Vendors: A Classic Party Rentals, Antique Limo, Elite Management, La Dolce Salon, Markey’s Audio Visual, Marie Gabriel Couture, Westwood Paper Company

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Image by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

Mon Amie Events Blog: http://monamieeventsinc.com/wedding-highlight-kelsey-and-david/

Nathaniel Edmunds Photography Blog: http://blog.nathanieledmunds.com/2014/09/16/kelsey-david/

11 years after we filmed the wedding of Marcy’s sister Angie, it was Marcy & Peter’s turn in the spotlight (and on TV) as they got married at St. Roch Catholic Church, followed by a spectacular reception at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.  With a camera crew on hand from TLC’s “Something Borrowed, Something New,” the ceremony went perfectly, although photographers bobbi+mike had to save the day when the trolley broke down a few blocks away with the newly married couple on board!  The reception ballroom looked magnificent with towering flowers by Dream Weddings and cake by Sweet Seductions, and it was hard not to smile at all the books that were left as “favors” by this education-minded bride on everyone’s plates.  Party rock was in the house tonight with Zanna-doo leading the way, and overseeing the whole day to perfection was the wonderful Boldly Chic Events team.

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Having known and worked with photographers Jim & Lois Wyant for 20 years, it was the ultimate honor to be hired by them to film their son John’s wedding day as he tied the knot with Erin at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Greenfield.  Photographer Nancy Bailey did a masterful job with the formals and ceremony coverage, and then Kellie Michael took over for the fun reception at The Righteous Oaks Historic Ballroom, a charming event space in a converted church in Wilkinson.  The highlights were plentiful, from Lois’ surprise slideshow including video clips from the day to John & Lois’ surprise mother-son dance, before DJ Scott Johnson of Audio Inferno Entertainment took over as my dear friends danced the night away.

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Moey is one of the sweetest, most happy-go-lucky brides I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, and Drew is her perfect match, as anyone who witnessed their wedding at St. Mary’s Catholic Church & reception at the Indiana Roof Ballroom could attest.  After covering preparations at Evan Todd Salon and an emotional gift exchange at the Conrad Indianapolis, we headed to the church for their beautiful ceremony.  Afterwards, we hopped around downtown with photographer Jessica Strickland for some fun shots, finishing up at the Pearl Street Pub.  The Roof looked incredible as always, with decor by The Empty Vase and A Classic Party Rental, and a Heavenly Sweets cake welcoming the guests.  The Andrew Young Band had the crowd rocking all night with funky classics & recent EDM hits, and Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination was there to keep everything flowing smoothly all day.

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(More images: http://www.jessicarstrickland.com/blog/wedding/melissa-drew-indiana-roof-ballroom-wedding/)

It is flattering, exciting and admittedly a little nerve-wracking when our clients make our films a key part of their reception entertainment.  So imagine how I felt when Priya & Kashyap told me they would want me to create THREE films that would be featured as part of their epic wedding reception last night at the JW Marriott.  While I was able to create two of the films prior to the weekend, the Same Day Edit would be a particular challenge since it would be played prior to the couple’s introduction into the reception…just three hours following the end of the ceremony.  We pulled it off thanks to the help of a great team, and the crowd loved it!

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Meredith & Jamie were such a fun couple to work with throughout their wedding weekend at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, from their ketubah signing at the rehearsal through their beautiful ceremony behind the Lilly House & Gardens, culminating with an amazing reception in the Deer Zink Pavilion.  Overseeing all the details was planner Anne Rogers, and the decor by Alan Thompson AIFD of McNamara Florists, especially around the chuppah, gave photographer Jennifer Driscoll (who referred us) and me a lot of eye candy to work with.  Dinner service by Kahn’s Catering was perfect as always, as was the entertainment by “The Perfect Host” himself, Jim Cerone.

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Image by Jennifer Driscoll Photography

When the Detail + Design team contacted me about filming some decor for a corporate event over the course of three days, I knew it would be spectacular and that I couldn’t pass it up.  The events took place in and around the JW Marriott, and other than the moment part of me was hanging over the edge of a 14-story building’s roof for a shot, I had a great time capturing the razzle dazzle alongside photographer Kristin Hornberger.

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Asha & Tyrone have been a very fun couple to work with, from their wedding in St. Lucia to their baby shower last year in New Jersey.  This time around their adorable baby girl Iayah celebrated her first birthday at the Mesa Convention Center in Arizona.  Asha is emerging as a brilliant event designer, and the Candy Shoppe theme was not only right in her colorful wheelhouse, but also literally a treat to all the friends & family (and especially their kids) who came.  It was a blast to be reunited with so many familiar faces and to be part of another special life event with this wonderful family.

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Lauren & Tom’s storybook wedding day took place on her grandparents’ farm property in Franklin, and what a day it was!  After capturing their preparations and first look alongside photographer Jennifer Driscoll, we had fun exploring the many beautiful corners of the property throughout the day for photos.  The ceremony amid the trees was right out of a movie, with cool details like “Mimi’s lemonade” greeting the guests, wedding programs by Pink Poppy Ink printed onto brown bags containing rose petals to throw, and a towering fabric backdrop pointing up to the sky.

The tented reception featured more amazing decor & details provided by A Classic Party Rental, The Empty Vase, Wow Factors, Thomas Caterers & Classic Cakes among others.  But it was the magical moments between Lauren & Tom that made the night, from their spirited dancing with music provided by Colby Beserra & The Party Faithful through their fireworks surprise for their guests.  Overseeing all this spectacle was Monica Richard of Mon Amie Events, who referred this unforgettable event to us.
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