Tracy and Jeff brought a laid-back attitude as well as a great sense of humor to their wedding day, which included a ceremony at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and reception at the Bridgewater Club. Photographer Maya Laurent was right there (on a broken foot, no less) along with me for preparations at their home, their first meeting at the church, and some fun shots at the clubhouse. Consultant Leah McFarland of Eventfull Planning, who referred the couple to us, did a spectacular job throughout the day, with amazing decor by Sweet Pea Floral to work with. Dave & Rae rocked the house with their full band with an emphasis on 80’s rock music.

Photo by Maya Laurent Photography

(More photos at Maya Laurent’s blog!)

Just days following an epic wedding weekend in St. Lucia, Asha & Tyrone celebrated their union once again at the Conrad Indianapolis. The extended highlight clip of our big weekend that I put together in two days was planned as the focal point of the evening’s entertainment, and we couldn’t have been happier with the crowd’s reaction to it.

It was a treat to see everyone again, and to work for the first time with great vendors like makeup artist Abby Prather, Megan W Photography, DJ Indiana Jones and Yanni Design Studio out of Chicago, who executed Asha’s stunning event design. I’ve seen many incredible room transformations at the Conrad, but this one will be nearly impossible to top.

I don’t know how I can keep this short and do this spectacular event justice, but suffice it to say that Asha & Tyrone’s wedding weekend in St. Lucia was truly an experience of a lifetime. Thursday was spent traveling with Tyrone and his family from Chicago, meeting up with Asha in Atlanta, and settling in at the Windjammer Landing Resort in St. Lucia. Some of our Friday activities got rained out, but we still enjoyed a superb breakfast to start the day and a fun fish fry dinner in the streets of Anse la Raye. Saturday was especially fun, as we took an all-day cruise around the island, making stops to explore a waterfall, volcano, plantation, swimming & snorkeling.

Sunday was the big day, with “big” being the operative word here. There were over 150 guests, including the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, seated for the ceremony under a huge private tent on the resort’s beach, with fantastic decor and plenty of time devoted to music, readings and other formalities involving the couple’s many loved ones. After some photos with Dianna Hart, the four of us hopped on a boat ride to the reception at The Edge Restaurant, where we were greeted by more amazing decor, mouthwatering food, lively music and lots of happy faces ready to help the Asha & Tyrone celebrate in style.

I arrived back in Indy on Tuesday morning, but my work was just beginning, as I now had two days to assemble the previous four days’ worth of footage from four different cameras into an extended highlight video to be shown to the couple Thursday, and then their guests at the local reception on Friday. I’m not usually around to see our clients’ reactions to our videos, so Asha & Tyrone’s stunned, tearful response was a moment I’ll never forget. The reception at the Conrad provided a chance for many friends and family members who could not travel to St. Lucia to celebrate with the couple, and for me to work with Megan W Photography, DJ Indiana Jones and event designer Yanni Design Studio for the first time.

A special shout out goes to the Omni Severin’s Rebecca Raymond for referring this adventure of a lifetime to me. Thanks as well to the couple’s guests for the hospitality, companionship and ample helpings of laughter while in St. Lucia. Finally, a huge thank you to Asha & Tyrone for letting me be part of your incredible week, and for your military service to our country.

Photo by Dianna Hart Photography

Our spring wedding season kicked off in style as Marie & Jay tied the knot at the Conrad. The day started with a visit to Red’s Barber Shop for the guys and makeup by Kiralee for the gals. After a heart-tugging first meeting, Marie & Jay headed out for some fun photo ops with bobbi+mike, eventually joined by their “Best Dog” Tater.

The beautiful ceremony and reception were overseen by consultant Kim King Smith and her staff, with splendid decor throughout by Bokay Florist. When the guests weren’t crowding one of the Indy Photo Booths, they were either glued to the dance floor thanks to great music by DJ Jason Ryan of AMS Entertainment or trying out bobbi+mike’s new “unboxed photobooth.” Thanks to all of the above for the referral, thanks to Jet Kaiser for helping me out at the last minute, and big thanks to Marie & Jay for being such an awesome couple to work for!

Photo by bobbi+mike

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