Amanda & Michael – 6/22/07

Photo by Dawn Fisher of Galleria Studios Photography

Amanda & Michael enjoyed a gorgeous wedding and reception on Friday at the Indiana History Center downtown. From the moment I first met Amanda at a bridal show, and on through a couple more meetings, I couldn’t help but notice that she seemed like one of the most genuinely happy people that I had ever met. So I had been looking forward to capturing that electric smile on the happiest day of her life ever since, and through all the photos and formalities of the day, neither she nor her equally radiant groom disappointed.

The ceremony took place in Eli Lilly Hall, a beautiful space that was transformed even more by Alan Thompson of McNamara Florist and the IHC staff under the detailed eye of consultant Tonya Shadoan of Circle City Planners. We scurried off to the canal for some fun photos afterwards with Dawn Fisher of Galleria Studios. (When the guys wanted to do an “Abbey Road” shot walking across the street, who was the Beatles nut who insisted that one of them go barefoot a la McCartney on that album cover? Yep, yours truly!)

In an interesting twist, the couple chose to be introduced and cut their cake in the Stardust Terrace during the cocktail hour before sending all their guests through a receiving line back into the Eli Lilly Hall for the rest of the dinner and reception. By the time the formalities were out of the way, there was only an hour remaining for open dancing before the couple’s scheduled departure by horse carriage, so DJ Sunny Moon took his usual all-killer-no-filler approach to another level and kept the dance floor packed with some great singalong classics before the couple departed through a blizzard of finger-flinger streamers.

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