Just when I thought I’d seen it all, along came Sarah & Bill’s epic wedding day, starting with a ceremony at St. Mary Catholic Church and finishing in grand fashion at Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station.  Following the ceremony, photographer Angel Canary and I captured some fun moments with the bridal party downtown, then headed to the Grand Hall, where a stunning display of eye candy awaited us.  Planner Leslie Jones (who referred us to Sarah & Bill) combined table linens, flowers by Design Group, stationery by Pink Poppy Ink, cake by Classic Cakes and lighting by Evans Audio Visual/Wow Factors to create a spectacular gradient “ombre” effect from one end of the room to the other with the couple’s favorite colors.  Wedding Entertainment Director Jim Cerone was on hand to ensure a packed dance floor and amazing party for all.  But just in case the guests needed an extra chuckle, Angel’s photo booth included props from their favorite movie “Dumb and Dumber,” and even their hashtag #WeaverPartyOfTo” got in on the fun with “Dumb and Dumber To” opening the same weekend.

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Jessica & Calvin’s wedding day was a blast, from their lovely ceremony at Carmel Lutheran Church through their fantastic reception at the Bridgewater Club.  Following the ceremony, we scooted around on golf carts at the club for photos with Jennifer Driscoll.  The reception events were divided between the Legacy Room where a tasty creation by Classic Cakes greeted the guests, the banquet room where David Stromeyer made his magic happen, and the tented outdoor pavilion where Jason Fritz entertained the guests.  Expertly overseeing every detail of this fabulosity was planner Leslie Jones, who referred Jessica & Calvin to us.

Additional vendors: Atmospheres Indy & Antique Limousine

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Image by Jennifer Driscoll Photography

”I Kicked Cancer’s Ass!” Tonya Shadoan of Circle City Planners organized a very special gathering of friends & family to surprise her daughter Katelyn in celebration of her triumph over cancer. How an entire high school kept this event a secret was a mystery, but Kate was indeed surprised, and she & her friends had the time of their lives. It was honor to be there among friends to help celebrate the start of a healthy new chapter in Katelyn’s life.

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I had such a great time helping my friends at Posh Petals celebrate 10 years of awesomeness, along with a fun vendor team of some of my favorite people including Eventfull Planning, Nathaniel Edmunds Photography, Jim Cerone, MBP Catering, A Classic Party Rental & KB Design.  Congrats, Meredith & Erika, and here’s to the next 10 years!

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I had so much fun with Carrie & Marc on their wedding day at the Indiana State Museum, from their first look at the top of the INDIANA statue and photo time with the Bello Romance Photography team through their lovely ceremony setup courtesy of Wow Factors/Evans Audio Visual.  The reception rocked as well with dinner service (and epic dessert spread) by Kahn’s Catering and music by Living Proof, while planner Jeanne Milan did a fantastic job overseeing all of the day’s details. Mazel Tov, Carrie & Marc!

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Filming a wedding for fellow vendors is an honor and a piece of cake.  Filming one for the family of the guy who normally shoots for ME…now that’s pressure!  Thankfully, Brandon’s brother-in-law Josh and his beautiful bride Brittany had a wedding & reception that was a gorgeous feast for the eyes at Morgan Acres, not to mention so many moments that touched the heart as well.  From the emotional gift exchange through the first look, beautiful ceremony outside and joyous celebration inside the barn, their love for each other, God, and loved ones who had passed on was always front and center.  It’s been fun getting to know this amazing family over the years, and it’s always a blast working with so many friends like Randy Baughn, Rich Miller, Joel Nowacki and of course Cybil & Brandon!

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Jennifer & Austin exchanged vows at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Greenfield, followed by a reception at the Marriott North.  Working alongside photographer Jennifer Driscoll (who referred Jennifer & Austin to us), we covered the beautiful ceremony, crashed a private property with a cool barn for photos, and then captured the memories of their fun reception.  My favorite moments were when Jennifer’s brother was incorporated into the festivities via FaceTime while he was serving our country overseas, such as a spot in the family photos and a musical tribute during the reception.  I also loved the couple’s Hawaiian wedding leis at the reception, a tribute to Austin’s home state where they have begun an exciting new chapter in their lives together.  Mahalo, Jennifer & Austin!

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Grace & Graham kicked off the fall season in style with a beautiful wedding at the Indiana Landmarks Center and IU homecoming-themed reception at the JW Marriott.  Coverage started at the JW with the couple’s preparations (I loved the scrapbook Grace made for her parents) and first look before heading out for some fun photos with Cassie Conforti.  Following a gorgeous ceremony at the Landmarks Center, we were greeted back at the JW by an absolutely stunning display of fall-themed floral splendor by The Empty Vase and overall design by planner Monica Richard of Mon Amie Events (who referred this wedding to us).  With an IU groom’s cake by Classic Cakes, personalized Pizza Express-style cups, Mother Bear’s late-night pizza snack, and an amazing party band in Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press that had the crowd rocking all night, I felt like I was right back on campus during homecoming surrounded by fun and friends.

Additional vendors: A Classic Party Rental, Bella Bridesmaids, LGi Linens, Markey’s AV, TLW Entertainment, Pink Poppy Ink

Mon Amie blog: http://monamieeventsinc.com/wedding-highlight-grace-and-graham/

Conforti Photography blog: http://confortiphoto.com/blog/2014/10/6/graham-and-graces-wedding

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Lauren & Evan’s wedding day at the Lucas Estate was every bit as epic and breathtaking as the venue itself, where I had not worked since filming a wedding and doing other projects for the Hilberts back in the day.  Photographer (and former IndyVisual groom) Zach Dobson and I captured Lauren & Evan’s preparations in the pool house and sports complex respectively, while planner Leslie Jones (who referred this wedding to us) and designer Alan Thompson, AIFD worked behind the scenes to get the courtyard ready for the stunning ceremony.  The reception rocked courtesy of an amazing setup by Wow Factors/Evans Audio Visual, another fabulous cake creation by Classic Cakes, and awesome live music by the Wendy Reed Band.

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Brooke & Alex’s wedding and reception at D’Amore Indianapolis was so much fun to film, starting with capturing the preparations alongside Ian Borgerhoff Photography (who along with D’Amore referred this event to us) at the Conrad Indianapolis and a first look in the Kite penthouse suite.  The ceremony was short and sweet, accompanied by one of the most breathtaking views in the state.  The reception featured amazing decor by Enflora, terrific dinner service by Thomas Caterers, cake by Taylor’s Bakery and live music by the First Impression Band, which had the crowd rocking well into the evening as coordinator Julie Doyle of D&G Signature Events oversaw every last detail of this special day.

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Image by Ian Borgerhoff Photography