Molly & Seth exchanged vows on what started out as a rainy Friday evening at the beautiful Sacred Heart Catholic Church just south of downtown. Amazingly, right before the ceremony, the sun defied all weather forecasts and broke through the clouds, convincing all of us that Molly’s sister was smiling down on her from Heaven on her special day. Photographers bobbi+mike took advantage of this break and got some lovely shots of the newlyweds outside the church.

The reception at the newly expanded Central Library was an experience to behold, with nice floral touches by Kathy’s Kloset, lighting by Evans Audio Visual, catering by Flik, and the usual rockin’ music by Zanna-Doo bringing energy and intimacy to this tremendous space. Family friends Carlie Oakley (who referred Molly’s mother Barbara to us) and Rayna Traylor lent their valuable expertise at the ceremony and reception respectively.

We don’t have a whole lot of self-described “blog stalkers” that I know of, but Jennifer has been one of our favorites for quite a while now. So it was with much excitement that I finally got to shoot her and John’s wedding on another lovely fall weekend. The coverage started with a rehearsal dinner at the Skyline Club overlooking downtown Indy, with John’s uncle Rob providing some unplugged classic rock throughout the evening. John’s Vietnamese heritage was evident in the decoration of their cake, which I was happy to help them practice cutting as preparation for the “real” thing the next day.

Everything on the big day took place at the Omni Severin, starting with preparations in the bridal suite as ace photographer Andrew Scalini and I captured the moments, and on through an eloquent and educational ceremony courtesy of Dr. Scott Toussaint. John had proposed to Jennifer with a ring hidden inside a pumpkin (now there’s a trick AND a treat!), so a pumpkin theme was evident throughout The Painted Daisy‘s splendid reception decor, in the jars at the tasty candy buffet, and atop the cake. But the most colorful sight to behold was DJ Sunny Moon‘s re-introduction of the couple in full traditional Vietnamese formal wear halfway through the evening.

A few months after their traditional Hindu ceremony out of town, Neha & Warren gathered with their friends and family for a beautiful wedding experience on a perfect summer-like weekend. The rehearsal dinner marked my first visit to the Obsidian Conference & Catering Center at the top of the Chase tower, and the views from the city’s highest point were unbelievable. The RCA Dome’s deflated roof was interesting to see, as were the nifty miniature stadium replicas Warren gave as gifts to his groomsmen.

The next day’s ceremony took place outside the Eiteljorg Museum, amid splendid decor (loved the arbor!) by Royal Creations and featuring a gorgeous sand ceremony presided over by Dr. Scott Toussaint. The reception was undoubtedly highlighted by the best man’s acoustic tribute to his brother’s love for Neha – and the Colts – as well as his performance of their first dance. The Wendy Reed Band took it from there, while Kahn’s Catering served up their usual amazing cuisine and Darcie of Circle City Planners (who along with the Eiteljorg referred the couple to us) kept everything running flawlessly. Sadly for me, this was the final wedding photo shoot for my dear friends Stacy and Mary, but I was honored to share one last wedding adventure with them.

Sonia & Chris pulled out all the stops for their huge wedding day, with much help from Tonya Shadoan of Circle City Planners, who generously referred them to us. Their ceremony took place under a white canopy in front of a striking sunset backdrop in the theater of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, lavishly decorated by Royal Creations. There were many tears shed by both bride & groom during the ceremony, and many smiles as they made their grand exit outside surounded by bagpipes, drums, and lots of airborne birdseed.

The reception at the Montage was on a scale unlike any I’ve seen there before. Dramatically lit red curtains lined the entrance, transporting the guests into an evening filled with jazz, amazing ice sculptures, excellent food by Kahn’s Catering, moody lighting by Evans Audio Visual, and great dance music by Lakeside Entertainment, capped off by a spectacular fireworks display. I got a kick out of the surprise groom’s cake – a jet ski, every bit as sweet as the couple themselves. I also enjoyed working with Crowe’s Eye Photography for the first time at such a fantastic event.

Jennifer & Casey tied the knot at the Eiteljorg Museum on a perfectly crisp fall day that kicked off the best October weather-wise I’ve ever experienced. Casey was so obviously passionate about Jennifer, even carrying with him the ticket stub from their first date as well as an old cocktail napkin with a message that sealed their relationship. They exchanged vows in the circular outdoor garden in front of a gorgeous dusk horizon.

In an interesting twist I’ve never seen there before, everyone went inside for cocktails, toasts and cake cutting before returning to the transformed outdoor areas for a wonderful dinner provided by Kahn’s Catering amidst a sea of tremendous floral arrangements by Alan Thompson of McNamara Florist. Dave and Rae‘s full band provided the usual spectacular music that had everyone asking for more while Jason Miller of Silvertree Photographics captured all of the evening’s fun.