I was only at Charles & Oksana’s wedding at their new home for a few hours, but in that time, I was blessed to witness a lot of love, tradition, and good times shared with those closest to them. Oksana’s Ukrainian heritage was woven into the festivities, from the beautifully embroidered rushnyk that they stood on during the ceremony to the korovai bread that they shared and later tore apart during the dinner, which was served by Great Cooks and Company. Their guests came from all over the world, and the best man hilariously used this blending of cultures as an excuse for the guests to toast (and drink to) the couple in many different languages. “Dyakuju” to Kiralee of EyeMAX Makeup and photographer Angela Talley for the referral!

On the night before Halloween, Alicia and Robert treated their guests to a spectacular wedding and reception at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, complete with masks, pumpkins, and spirit to spare. Kiralee of EyeMAX Makeup and photographer Jessica Strickland made sure Alicia looked fabulous for some fun photos outside the Roof with Robert, while the Weekenders team of Circle City Planners made sure the day ran smoothly and the ballroom looked amazing, with some gorgeous florals added by Add Love Flowers. Cousin of the bride and IndyVisual friend (and former groom) DJ Gene Ott set the tone for the reception with some hilarious introductions, and Zanna-Doo rocked the Roof like they always do, with this super-fun couple inevitably joining them onstage. Big thanks to Jess and the Roof for the referral!
(Check out more of Alicia & Robert’s photos on Jess’ blog.)

Our first wedding of 2010 brought me back to the town of Haubstadt, Indiana, where Lindsay & Mark exchanged vows at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church before celebrating at Madden Hall of St. James Catholic Church. I covered Mark’s twin brother Matthew’s wedding there a few years ago, and it was a treat to see many familiar faces and elements like the venues, pre-ceremony music, communal beer bucket, and most hilariously, Matthew’s return of the present that the groom had given him a few years back during the toast. It was a pleasure to work with Elizabeth Vincent Photography as well as Jones DJ Service throughout Lindsay & Mark’s special day.

Photo by Elizabeth Vincent Photography

(Check out Elizabeth & Vincent’s blog for more images!)