Kaitlyn and Blake had a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Our coverage started earlier that day at the Conrad Hotel where the couple saw each other for the first time. We captured this special moment alongside our friend and talented photographer, Jessica Strickland.

Since the couple met in high school and even attended Prom together, it was only fitting that they exchanged personal vows during the ceremony. The Indiana Roof Ballroom looked stunning thanks to flowers and decor by Posh Petals and a gorgeous cake by Classic Cakes. The local band, Cousin Roger, provided the great music, and the couple finished the night with cute photo booth shots provided by Indy Photo Booths. Best wishes to Kaitlyn and Blake!

Photo by Jessica Strickland Photography

Tammy and Brian got married on a hot day in August at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. To keep their guests comfortable for the outdoor ceremony, the couple provided sunglasses, fans and lemonade. The groom even custom-built the cute lemonade stand, which made for a picture-perfect photo op with photographer, Jessica Strickland.

Teresa Gift and Leah McFarland of Eventfull Planning and Palm Court Design did an amazing job with all of the decor, including the balloons leading to the ceremony site, the benches scattered among the guests’ chairs and the beautiful florals. Everything provided such a lovely setting for the ceremony, which incorporated touching speeches from family members.

Jim Cerone hosted the reception and provided all of his personal touches before and after the delicious dinner prepared by Kahn’s Catering. Heavenly Sweets made a cake to look like the bride’s dress, and both the cake and the dress were stunning! Indy Photo Booths supplied crowd-pleasing entertainment with fun photos, and the couple provided popcorn as a late night snack. Congratulations to Tammy and Brian, and thanks for letting us capture your special day!

Lynette and Josh got married on a beautiful sunny day at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crown Point followed by a fun reception at the Strongbow Inn in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Our coverage started the night before with the rehearsal at the church and the rehearsal dinner at the White Hawk Country Club.  A couple of emotional toasts during dinner brought the bride to tears of joy.

The bride and groom were all smiles on their wedding day and took pictures with Michaela Potterbaum in the Deep River County Park nearby after the ceremony. The colorful flowers, from the bride’s dad’s farm, added a wonderful palate of bright colors to the photos.

Following their “Thriller” introduction at the reception, the couple had a nice time dancing the night away with family and friends courtesy of DJ Joe Rodenbucher.

Photo by Michaela Potterbaum Photography

Jennifer and Ryan’s wedding ceremony took place at First Baptist Church followed by a lovely reception at the Columbia Club.

Coverage started earlier that day at the Columbia Club where the bride and groom got ready to see each other for the first time, followed by some fun photos with Jennifer Driscoll on Monument Circle.

The ceremony was a more family-oriented affair, with the pastor’s wife joining him for part of the service. Jennifer and Ryan’s parents also joined the couple in prayer before their first kiss.

The Columbia Club looked fantastic thanks to consultant Leslie Jones and designer Jim Holland. (Thanks for the referral, Leslie!) The Wendy Reed Band rocked the house as usual. Loved Ryan’s traditional popping of the champagne and the spontaneous chair dance.

Photo by Jennifer Driscoll Photography

Redefining the term “last-minute,” I got booked for Haylee & Kyle’s wedding in Coatesville literally the morning of the event.  Due to the ceremony being on the family’s property, I was expecting a backyard type of event and was blown away when I saw the enchanting setting.  The guests walked around a pond, through a bright red covered bridge and down a path in the woods into a clearing with hundreds of white chairs accented with peacock feather decor.  Befitting the storybook setting, the beautiful bride entered the ceremony via horse-drawn carriage.

The fun reception took place at the Dixie Chopper Conference Center in Greencastle, and it took me a few minutes to figure out that we were inside a hangar – very cool.  I loved the use of the “Cupid Shuffle” as the bridal party dance song.  Photographer Marchelle Mosley was a joy to work with as well.

Photo by Marchelle Mosley Photography

Sometimes last-minute bookings are the most fun. Ashley & John had attended a wedding a weekend or two before their own and realized they wanted to preserve the memories of their big day on video. After a cute first-look and lovely ceremony at Plainfield Christian Church, they headed downtown for photos on Monument Circle with Sara & Mallary Photography.

The reception took place at the Conrad, whose ballroom was decked out in stunning fashion with orchids provided by Hilltop Orchids. The formalities were highlighted by a surprise “first dance” arranged for John’s parents, who were not able to enjoy a first dance at their own wedding nearly 40 years ago. The great band Living Proof (whose agent Lisa Sauce of Blonde Entertainment referred this event to us) took it from there, and the guests enjoyed singing into the clever “microphones” made from mixing spoons by one of the bridesmaids.

Photo by Sara and Mallary Photography

In a year filled with “weddings of the year,” Ragan & Gary’s wedding and reception at the Scottish Rite Cathedral was definitely right up there, with a deeply spiritual ceremony, mind-blowing decor and an amazing couple who were sweet, humble, funny and charismatic all at the same time.  Coverage started at the rehearsal, where Gary surprised Ragan with a gift that had to be seen to be believed, followed by dinner with a view at the Skyline Club.

After preparations on the big day, everyone reconvened at the Scottish Rite, where the couple enjoyed a rare quiet moment together before some photo time with Andrew Scalini.  The gorgeous, intimate ceremony that followed in the theater probably did not prepare their guests for the extravagance that was to come, as Circle City Planners (who referred us – thanks, Darcie!), McNamara Florist, Evans Audio Visual, Thomas Catering and Heavenly Sweets all collaborated to transform the ballroom into a truly spectacular world never before seen in that elegant space.

Ragan & Gary had a memorable introduction to the reception along with the rest of their party, but saved their best entrance for after the early formalities, when they re-emerged with umbrellas and handkerchiefs to lead the guests in a French Quarter style “second line” parade.  There was one more surprise remaining for the guests, a stunning “hidden” lounge area featuring mouthwatering desserts and Indy Photo Booths‘ new “flipbook” setup, which Ragan & Gary used to hilarious effect.

Photo by Andrew Scalini

Stacey & Evan exchanged vows on the bottom floor of the Columbia Club downtown before celebrating on the top floor of the One America building in the Skyline Club. Videographer, Laurie Foster, captured the excitement alongside DeFabis Photography, from the saber arch on Monument Circle to the saber cutting of the cake.  The room looked fabulous courtesy of Kathy’s Kloset, and Jason Fritz of Pro-Sound Entertainment ensured a fun evening was had by all.  Special thanks to Evan for your military service to our country.

I had eagerly been anticipating Brittany & Carter’s wedding day for quite a while, and their ceremony at Christ Church Cathedral and reception at the Skyline Club did not disappoint.  We gathered first for preparations at the Canterbury Hotel, where Kiralee of EyeMAX Makeup touched Brittany up while Carter was opening a surprise gift from the bride with some sexy boudoir pics.  After an emotional first meeting in the lobby, we walked around downtown with Tiffany and Nate of Nathaniel Edmunds Photography for some more shots.

After a lovely ceremony, we walked right across the street to Monument Circle for some more shots while Tonya Shadoan of Circle City Planners (who referred Brittany & Carter to me) put the finishing touches on the Skyline Club with some outstanding decor by Circle City Designers and Evan Audio Visual.  DJ Brian Whitis took over from there, keeping the guests glued to the dance floor with the city’s best view as the sun set over the beautiful downtown skyline.

Photo by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

(“Team Effort” video submitted with ISES Esprit Award entry.)

When many of Indy’s top wedding professionals collaborated on Abbie & Gabe’s spectacular “Rock ‘N’ Roll Holiday Wedding” last fall, we knew that it was an award-worthy event. That recognition came last weekend in the form of the prestigious International Special Events Society (ISES) Esprit Award in the category of Best Team Effort, one of the evening’s top awards, and the first ever brought home to Indiana for a wedding.

Most of our nominated slate traveled to Baltimore for the Esprit Awards ceremony, which concluded Eventworld 2010, the annual ISES conference. After a fun-crammed day of shenanigans under the sun in the famous Inner Harbor, we arrived at the ceremony with some anxiety over how we would fare. The second we heard the first syllable of our entry’s name announced as the winner, we all exploded, and the high never let up from the stage to backstage photos and throughout dinner, dancing and afterwards.

Major props to our award-winning team of Circle City Planners, Nathaniel Edmunds Photography, KB Designs, Evans Audio Visual and Indy Photo Booths. Thanks as well to Crowne Plaza at Union Station, Circle City Designers and the Flying Toasters among others who made the event what it was. Of course, not of this would have been possible without a beautiful couple at the center of it all, so big thanks to Abbie & Gabe for falling in love and entrusting us with your unique vision.

Photo by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography