Susie & Frank are a sweet, resilient couple who overcame death and illness in their respective families to make their wedding day a poignant celebration of love and life, starting with a ceremony at the Indiana History Center and ending with a reception at the Indiana State Museum.  The ceremony was truly a personalized affair, with members of their families and bridal party providing readings and taking turns reciting each of the traditional Jewish seven blessings.  The presence of a rabbi, minister and bishop during the ceremony provided an elegant blending of spiritual elements (not to mention a hilarious setup for the best man’s toast later).

The reception featured a lot of nifty little touches, a priceless reading of a poem by Susie’s father, and entertainment by DJ Tim Fuller.  Both venues looked incredible courtesy of decor by The Empty Vase, and planner Marie Frey did a masterful job of organizing and executing all the details of the day.  The couple stayed around for some nice nighttime photos on the canal with photographer Zach Dobson, and one sweet final dance alone with each other after the guests had left for the evening.

Image by Zach Dobson Photography