The event date for this post is November 1, and it was certainly an amazing day, but it’s October 31 that everyone involved in Jennifer & Mike’s big weekend still talks about. That would be Halloween, Jennifer’s favorite holiday, when the couple held a spooktacular rehearsal dinner at Crown Hill Cemetery‘s Gothic Chapel. All the guests and vendors were advised to dress accordingly, and I think I improvised pretty well on a $5 budget and last-minute shopping trip (see below). The couple arrived in a hearse, and the ghoul times commenced from there, with a scary good meal served up by Great Cooks and Company.
The wedding day brought me back to the amazing new Central Library for the second straight weekend. The library theme was ingeniously integrated into every aspect of the wedding, from the “Save the Date” cards resembling due date cards to the card catalog style “guest book” and on through the cake and programs, with actual books for favors. Tradition played a big role as well, with Jennifer wearing the same dress during the ceremony that her mother and grandmother had worn at their weddings. Her wedding ring and cake server have also gone back multiple generations.
Jennifer’s vision was brought to life by consultant Monica Richard (who kindly refered the couple to us) and designer Gene Huddleson, both of Detail + Design, as well as the Library’s own Flik Catering service and Evans Audio Visual. The huge Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra filled the equally huge space with timeless big band classics that had everyone dancing. And my friend Angela Talley was there with me to photograph every last detail of this unforgettable chapter, right up to Jennifer & Mike’s departure through a sea of “Flutter Fetti” streamers.
Photos by Angela Talley