Erin & Enrique were a very fun and energetic couple who tied the knot in one of downtown Indy’s newest (so new it’s not really open until 2012) and most unique venues, the Sanctuary on Penn.   Following the ceremony in the former church’s old sanctuary space, we went out for photos with the venue’s new owner, Captured Art Photography‘s Scott Wheeler.  Meanwhile, the guests mingled in the cocktail plaza while the main space was flipped into a nice reception setup.

David Boyce of Platinum DJ Productions pumped up the crowd with boxing announcer style introductions, and the energy never waned throughout the night.  My favorite moment was the first dance, which featured not one but two surprise song switches that showed off the couple’s considerable dancing abilities.  I was thrilled to be one of the few “outside” vendors to get an early inside preview of this unique full-service wedding venue, where brides have the flexibility of either having all of their wedding services arranged by the venue or bringing in outside vendors other than the caterer.  Best wishes to the Sanctuary on Penn as well as to Erin & Enrique!

Olivia & Andrew enjoyed a gorgeous and emotional wedding ceremony at the Ritz Charles chapel before celebrating in an epic reception in the adjacent pavilion.  Laurie captured all the special moments alongside photographer Jennifer Clark as the bride and groom incorporated a couple of unique touches like the sand ceremony and private communion into the ceremony.  The chapel was beautifully transformed by David Strohmeyer of The Empty Vase, which only hinted at his complete reinvention of the pavilion for the reception, including the draped ceiling and the tall trees and centerpieces that filled the space.  AMS Entertainment filled the evening with music that kept the crowd going strong right through Olivia & Andrew’s farewell.

Lindsey & Danny are one of the most hilarious couples I’ve ever worked with, and their wedding day at my old stomping grounds of Bloomington, Indiana was full of fun, laughter and perfect weather.  After a sweet first meeting at the Wells House, a popular Indiana University hotspot filled with romantic tradition, we headed around campus for photos with Lisa Walker Photography‘s team on the way to the ceremony at First United Methodist Church.
The reception took place inside the Indiana Memorial Union‘s Alumni Hall, which was amazingly adorned by consultant and designer Cathy Teeters, who referred Lindsey & Danny to us.  For the second time in two years, we got to see a Bloomington reception get rocked by the terrific band Stretta out of Nashville, who nearly had the show stolen from them by the happy couple when they got onstage for a couple of showstoppers.