Abbe & Danny enjoyed a perfect winter wedding day, from their lovely ceremony at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church to their fun reception at the Marriott Indianapolis downtown. It was a nice holiday treat to work with such a sweet couple along with friends such as my church’s retired senior pastor Dr. Kent Millard, DJ & “Perfect Host” Jim Cerone (who referred Abbe & Danny to us), photographer Kristin Hornberger, Michelle Espinoza of Marie Gabriel Couture, and some other industry friends & former clients among the guests.
Image by Kristin Hornberger Photography
(More photos: http://kristinhphotos.blogspot.com/2014/02/abbe-danny-married-indianapolis-in.html)
I had too much fun for words at Brittany & Johnny’s wedding at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church & reception at the Omni Severin. Having already filmed the weddings of both the bride AND groom’s sisters, I felt comfortable the moment I walked into the bridal suite at the Omni as Crystal Haffner was putting the finishing touches on Brittany. After a sweet first look for the couple on the ballroom balcony, we headed outside for some hot photos in the cold with Jessica Strickland before heading to the church for the beautiful ceremony.
The reception looked stunning with decor by The Empty Vase in the old Severin Lobby, and following dinner, all of the action moved into the Severin Ballroom as the First Impression Band played on through the night. Leslie Jones did her usual wonderful job in planning the day, and it was fun to be reunited with her for another special day in the lives of these two great families.
Image by Jessica Strickland Photography
Tracey & Travis’ epic wedding day at the Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station was quite the day to remember. From preparations behind the scenes with Beauty by Crystal to a tearful first look on the Grand Hall mezzanine and photos with Jamie Sangar, the couple looked fabulous. The ceremony decor by Royal Creations was simply stunning, and I especially loved the way the parents were integrated into the wedding. The reception was a total blast, from the lively music by My Yellow Rickshaw through Tracey & Travis’ spontaneous decision to cancel the horse carriage and take their guests bar-hopping instead. Of course, it will be impossible for me to think of this day without being inspired by the way Jamie fought through an illness early to do an amazing job, what photographer Jessica Strickland went through to be able to eventually fill in for Jamie, and the positive, encouraging attitude that this incredible couple kept through it all. Clients and vendors like these are the very reason I love what I do!
Image by Jamie Sangar Photography
(More photos: http://jamiesangarblog.com/index.cfm?postID=1256)
Frances & Phil shared an emotional, faith-filled wedding ceremony at the Indiana Landmarks Center, followed by a reception at the stunningly decorated Indianapolis Museum of Art. Our coverage started with a fun rehearsal dinner Friday night at the Westin, then resumed Saturday at the ceremony site as Jim & Lois Wyant were capturing group photos. The ceremony including several unique spiritual touches such as a group prayer among the bridal party, communion and a sand ceremony where the sand filled an actual picture frame of the couple.
The guests gathered in the Pulliam Hall at the IMA for cocktail service by Kahn’s Catering before proceeding to Deer Zink Pavilion, which was stunningly lit only by the glow of Chinese lanterns overhead, installed by Scott Evans and the Wow Factors crew. Sweet Pea Floral Design’s beautiful work completed the transformation, and Wedding Entertainment Director Jim Cerone (who referred Frances & Phil to us) presided over the rest of this amazing evening, which was executed to perfection by Laura Lim of Eventfull Planning.
(Hair & Makeup: Karen Hall & Company, Transportation: Antique Limousine of Indianapolis)
Ashley & Scott were so much fun to work with, from their first look at the Village of WestClay to their wedding ceremony at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, and then on through their reception back at the Meeting House in WestClay. After capturing early preparations at Ashley’s house, photographer Pete Nagy and I headed over to the nearby gazebo for their first meeting and cute gift exchange. The ceremony at the church was followed by a getaway in a sweet ride, along with more fun photos at the Japanese Style Garden in Carmel. The reception was a blast, with service by Ritz Charles Catering and nonstop party music by DJs Direct, along with a fun photo booth. I only wish I could have stuck around to see Ashley & Scott’s reaction to their hilariously graffiti’d and ballooned getaway car!
Photo by Peter Jonathan Images
Sara & Matt’s gorgeous wedding day at the beautiful Mustard Seed Gardens was such a feast for the senses, with so many indelible moments to cherish. I met Sara seven years ago at a fun “trash the dress” shoot with Nathaniel Edmunds Photography, so knew what I’d be in for when I got the call about her wedding – lots of music & lots of fun. Sara has music in her soul & simply couldn’t stop singing, whether it was to Matt during the ceremony (with the bridesmaids on backup) or at the end of the night, and the song she wrote & recorded for her father was a tearjerker during their dance.
The amazing details big & small probably deserve their own blog post, but my favorites were the keepsake hankie passed through the generations sine 1940, the wedding programs that doubled as popcorn bags, and pretty much everything inside the wedding barn. Add a handsome groom who could hardly look at Sara without tearing up and a hilariously unpredictable little boy named Dex who just about stole the whole show, and you have a perfect wedding day that I wish I could film over & over. Props to Design Group, A Cut Above Catering, Sound Advice along with so many others for making this day unique and special!
Image by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography
(More photos: http://blog.nathanieledmunds.com/2013/12/18/sara-matt/)
It was such a pleasure to film Erin & Charlie’s wedding ceremony at St. Mary Catholic Church, followed by a fun stop at Holcomb Gardens with photographer Jon Brewer and our seventh reception of 2013 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, who referred this wedding to us. This was a wedding party that knew how to have a great time, and the Thomas Caterers team as well as Midwest Sound DJs did a fantastic job of keeping up with this crowd’s energy. My favorite moment was a guest’s totally over the top Neil Diamond impression that got the party started on the dance floor!
Image by Jon Brewer Photography
Liz & Mitch’s epic wedding day started with a lovely ceremony at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by a private cocktail hour for the bridal party at the Long Gallery inside the Conrad Indianapolis and a huge reception & after-party at the Scottish Rite Cathedral (who along with another recent client referred Liz & Mitch to us).
Everything looked magical, from Alan Thompson, AIFD’s magnificent centerpieces to Evans Audio Visual’s dramatic lighting. The superb dinner service by Thomas Caterers was topped off by a delicious creation from Classic Cakes. The whole Detail+Design team ran the day to perfection, and the great live music and fun crowd gave photographer Andrew Scalini and me many wonderful moments to capture on the dance floor.
Photo by Andrew Scalini
From their gorgeous ceremony at St. Barnabas Catholic Church through their epic reception at the Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station, Kristen & Tim’s wedding day was truly inspired. Following preparations at the Crowne, we all headed to the church, where Kristen & Tim enjoyed a nice moment together without seeing each other. That moment was followed by a beautiful mass, and then more pretty photo ops with Jessica Strickland at the Indiana State Museum.
The reception was over the top amazing, with decor by Alan Thompson, AIFD of McNamara Florist, event branding by Pomp & Polish, live music by The Impalas, cake by Classic Cakes, lighting design by Evans Audio Visual, man-cave by Wow Factors, booth by Indy Photo Booths, and the pièce de résistance – a round dance floor replica of the iconic Union Station windows. The vivid imagination of planner Monica Richard of Mon Amie Events (who referred this event to us) was evident in that as well as many other touches big & small inspired by the round window motif and the couple’s Notre Dame ties. Cheer, cheer for Kristen & Tim!
(More photos: http://www.jessicarstrickland.com/blog/wedding/kristen-tim-union-station-indianapolis-wedding/)
Julie & Larry picked a gorgeous wedding day to exchange vows at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Zionsville and celebrate at D’Amore Indianapolis. After the ceremony, photographer Jessica Strickland and I headed downtown for some fun shots around the War Memorial before settling in at D’Amore for the best view in the city along with some lovely decor by Posh Petals, superb service by Thomas Caterers, and sublime entertainment by Event One DJs. Special thanks to Jess & D’Amore for referring such a sweet couple to us!
Image by Jessica Strickland Photography