Videographer Laurie Foster captured Kristen & Jake’s special day as they exchanged vows in a lovely ceremony at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church before celebrating at the Renaissance Hotel.  Photographer Jennifer Driscoll (who referred the couple to us) snapped some great images at the Carmel Civic Center in between events as well as throughout the day.  The reception looked great courtesy of Meridian Floral Design‘s flowers mixed with the ballroom’s contemporary look, and the crowd could not resist the dance floor-packing music provided by DJ Jason Hiemstra of J Ryan Entertainment.

Photo by Jennifer Driscoll Photography

Tiffany & Ed are one of the most fun couples I’ve ever gotten to know, and they brought a unique element of excitement to every aspect of their wedding day, from their ceremony at the Scottish Rite Cathedral to their reception at the Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station. The guys started the day with shaves at Red’s Classic Barber Shop while the gals got ready at Crowne Plaza. After a beautiful ceremony in the Scottish Rite theater, plus a YouTube worthy recessional by the bridal party, we all headed to Monument Circle for photos with Dawn Fisher of Galleria Studios.

This airline pilot & hostess knew just how to make the party “take off,” with their “Top Gun” intro leading into a hilarious fake first dance. A candy station, cigar bar and late night McDoubles were nice touches as well throughout the evening. The Grand Hall looked splendid thanks to lighting by Evans Audio Visual and decor by Circle City Designers, and Randi Neukam of Circle City Planners (who referred Tiff & Ed to us) was there as well to oversee all of the day’s events.

Jenni & Bob wanted their residential wedding to feel like a cozy, personal gathering of their closest family and friends, so consultant Monica Richard and designer Gene Huddleson (both of Detail+Design) delivered an eye-popping experience that was intimate, unique and spectacular all at the same time. The guests arrived for a pre-ceremony cocktail hour and were greeted by a tent filled with elegant designer furniture, which created a comfortable atmosphere in which they could mingle and then witness the ceremony featuring classic rock music and lyrics by Neil Young, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles.

The reception tent design was a tour de force effort, spreading the same living room vibe around the most unbelievable dance floor I have ever seen or heard of – a detailed replica of the couple’s favorite Monet painting, with “rippling” water courtesy of BMG Productions. Add some energetic funk/R&B by the Chicago Catz and a few onstage appearances by the groom himself (his serenade to the bride with “867-5309/Jenny” was a definite highlight), and you have one extraordinary evening that no one there will ever forget.

Huge thanks to John & Angela Deaver of Main Street Productions for traveling 11 hours to film this event for us, Jenni’s sister Rachel (whose very different yet equally stunning wedding we filmed last fall) for putting in a good word for us, and especially Monica for bringing us into an incredibly talented team that also included photographer Hether Miles, Hoaglin Fine Catering, A Classic Party Rental, KB Designs, Elite Management Services Valet Parking and Classic Cakes among many others.

(Note: Out of respect for the client’s privacy, this version of the video focuses solely on the magnificent decor provided by Detail+Design.)

This was no ordinary wedding day for Heather & Justin – motorcycle accident injury, jet ski joyriding, heavy rain, groom’s entrance by boat, bride’s entrance by Cinderella carriage, traffic citations and a blacked out reception among other crazy happenings – it was “for better or worse” all in one day.  But Heather & Justin, who are clearly built to last, weathered it all with a great attitude.  The skies cleared up just in time for a most memorable lakeside ceremony and fun & sexy shots with photographers Brandy & Sticky Rammel.

The reception at the snazzy Philmore on Broadway in Fort Wayne was the picture of perfection…until the whole neighborhood lost power right before the first dance.  Thankfully, the very resourceful band Naked Karate Girls hooked up their bass to their van parked outside and used a prop megaphone for a mic, delivering an unplugged (and unlit, other than my camera light) set of party songs with amazing energy that had the crowd fired up and oblivious to the darkness and heat.  All this while Leah & Adrienne of Eventfull Planning scrambled behind the scenes to deliver as much of a “reception” experience as possible.  In the end, everyone had a blast, and Heather & Justin will have some great stories to tell – AND the video to prove it!

Photo by Brandy J Photography

(Check out the slideshow from Brandy J Photography!)