Megan & Justin – 6/30/07

Photo by Dawn Fisher of Galleria Studios Photography
Megan and Justin cracked me up in our meeting about a month ago while finalizing details for their wedding, talking about all the so-bad-they’re-good cheesy 80’s songs they were considering for their first dance and video. I knew then that they would be a fun couple to work with. Their ceremony at Carmel United Methodist Church was filled with music of the amazing variety, performed by various members of Justin’s talented family. One highlight for me was a simple comment Justin’s dad made to me just before the ceremony. One of the grandmothers is in her 90’s and was unable to travel to the wedding, nor had she been able to see the other family members perform in their recent music careers, so this video would be priceless to her. Comments like that are exactly why I love what I do!

The reception at the Columbia Club downtown was a lively affair perfectly orchestrated by catering manager A.J. Ploughe. There were delicious cakes on each table with different flavors, encouraging guests to visit other tables to compare cakes and mingle. The Flip Miller Band (who along with photographer Dawn Fisher of Galleria Studios referred the couple to me – thanks, guys!) provided their signature great music, keeping the dance floor so packed that I could barely navigate the crowd. The nice thing about having worked with Flip for so long is that when the couple was naming potential first dance songs a month earlier, I was able to recommend one that I recognized from the band’s lesser-used repertoire, and so it was a kick to learn they had ultimately chosen it. The groom saved the best for last, performing “Walking in Memphis” with the band as his friends from his days with the Carmel H.S. Ambassadors backed him up. The couple’s sendoff amid sparklers was a perfect and holiday-appropriate way to cap off the evening.

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