Rich covered the majority of Clare & Derek’s wedding day, but I was lucky to be there for Clare’s preparations at the Omni Severin. Clare was such an effortlessly elegant and beautiful bride – the name “Audrey Hepburn” kept popping up throughout the day. The ceremony at SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral was equally classy. In a particularly poignant touch, a picture of Clare’s dearly departed father was included in her bouquet provided by McNamara Florist, ensuring that he would be with her as she walked down the aisle. The ceremony was punctuated by a humorous military saber-arch send off for the couple.
Everyone returned to the Omni for an evening of celebration expertly coordinated by consultant Kay Krober and her staff. All the formalities had nice little twists to them, including the use of a saber to cut the cake, and a very creative garter removal. The music provided by Sunny Moon associate DJ Matt Rawlins kept the crowd hopping well into the night. I only wish I could have been there at the end to grab some of the goodies from Harry’s – my favorite spot from my post-IU days in West Lafayette. Special thanks to the Omni and photographer KC Ferrill for referring this beautiful couple to us!