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Krystal & Courtney – 7.13.13

Krystal and Courtney enjoyed a perfect storybook wedding day at the Scottish Rite Cathedral with lots of amazing surprises for their guests. Krystal looked radiant as she arrived, fresh from her transformation by Karen Hall & Co. After an emotional first meeting with Courtney, photographer Jessica Strickland and videographer Heather Brogden captured some photos & footage while I got to work on creating a same-day edit video to surprise everyone with later. The ceremony was lovely, with beautiful live music provided by R&B artist Cupid.

The ballroom was simply stunning thanks to the efforts of Darcie Kornmeyer of Circle City Planners (who referred us), Circle City Designers, Thomas Caterers, Classic Cakes and Evans Audio Visual among others. Shortly after their first dance, we surprised the guests with the showing of the Same Day Edit, featuring highlights of the day right up through that first dance, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. The other big surprise was the ubiquitous “Cupid Shuffle” performed live by Cupid himself, before DJ Indiana Jones closed the deal on an unforgettable night. Thanks to an amazing vendor team for making the impossible possible!

Image by Jessica Strickland Photography

(More images: http://www.jessicarstrickland.com/blog/wedding/krystal-courtney-scottish-rite-wedding/)

Nikki & Jon – 12.1.12

Nikki & Jon enjoyed a truly magical wedding and reception at the Sheraton at Keystone Crossing. I knew the second Nikki professed her love for all things Disney, Renaissance Fair, Game of Thrones, etc. that this was going to be one fun evening, and it did not disappoint. Circle City Designers did an amazing job creating one of the coolest aisles I’ve ever seen for the ceremony – think winter wonderland. The reception rocked as well, thanks to some old-school funk and R&B provided Blonde Entertainment band Toy Factory, and a lot of goofy fun was captured by Indy Photo Booths. The talented Turtle Pond Photography team was there shooting all the good times alongside me, and planner Leslie Jones (who referred Nikki & Jon to us) did her usual masterful job overseeing all of the event’s details.

Image by Turtle Pond Photography

More images: http://turtlepondphotography.com/blog/nikki-and-john/

Angela & Chad – 6.22.12

Angela & Chad are a stunning and very sweet couple who exchanged vows in a lovely Friday ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church before celebrating at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.  Though they didn’t see each other before the wedding, Josie of Crowe’s Eye Photography set up a cute moment where they got to hold hands and say “hi” to each other.  Then after the ceremony, we hopped over to the Lockerbie area for some more shots before heading to the reception.

The ballroom looked fantastic, not surprising given the team behind it – Darcie of Circle City Planners (who along with the Scottish Rite referred Angela & Chad to us), Circle City Designers, Thomas Caterers, Classic Cakes and nice lighting by Brian Whitis.  Mark Beecher of Grapevine Entertainment expertly presided over an amazing evening enjoyed by all, and after some candid shots in a Circle City Photobooth, we couldn’t say goodbye to this adorable couple without a few more nighttime shots outside.

Image by Crowe’s Eye Photography

Anica & Andy – 3.31.12

Anica & Andy became one in an elegant wedding ceremony at Meridian Street United Methodist Church, followed by a huge reception at Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station.  Family and faith were recurrent themes throughout the day, as Andy’s father (who was also his best man) presided over a portion of the ceremony, and Anica’s father lovingly restored a bicycle from the 1940’s, which was a striking focal point for Circle City Designers‘ eclectic decor as the guests arrived at the reception.  Wedding Entertainment Director Jim Cerone led the crowd through an evening filled with priceless moments, and after some cool night-time downtown shots with photographer Kevin Swan, Anica & Andy exited through a row of sparklers  into their new life together.  Big thanks to Jim, Kevin & the Crowne for referring such a beautiful event to us!

Photo by Swan Photography for Luxury Events

(See more of Kevin Swan’s photos from Anica & Andy’s wedding day!)

Courtney & Ross – 10.15.11

A few years after filming Amanda & Michael’s wedding, I was excited to film the wedding of Michael’s twin sister Courtney & Ross at East 91st Street Christian Church, followed by their reception at the Eiteljorg Museum.  Prior to the ceremony, photographer Dawn Fisher of Galleria Studios & I captured some fun shots of the bridal party, which included many of our previous as well as future clients.  The reception looked fantastic thanks to colorful decor by Circle City Designers, and the service by Kahn’s Catering was top notch.  The DJs of PBJ Entertainment presided over a lively evening of dancing, highlighted by a cameo appearance by Purdue Pete, and the flutter fetti sendoff was the perfect way to top off a glorious day.

Marissa & J.W. – 9.17.11

Marissa & J.W. shared an elegant, music-filled ceremony at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church before celebrating during a high-energy reception at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  Marissa looked amazing, and J.W. is simply one of the most free-spirited grooms I have ever met, which became clear when I had to dodge Nerf darts just to say hello to him.  The ceremony included a large share of music beautifully sung by a choir that included many members I recognized from my own church.

Antique Limo brought the couple to the IMA, where we spent a good amount of time roaming the grounds of the IMA for photos with Turtle Pond Photography before heading into Deer Zink for a superb dinner by Kahn’s Catering.  The decor by Circle City Designers was fabulous as usual, but one only had to look up to see the true focal point of the room – dozens of paper stars from India modified by Scott Evans into stunning lanterns.  With the band Groove Essential leading the way, J.W. set the tone for the evening by twisting, turning and twirling Marissa to the point that they both ended up dizzy on the ground at the end of the first dance – seeing stars, of course.  Kudos to Darcie Kornmeyer of Circle City Planners (who referred us) for coordinating such a memorable occasion to perfection.

(Click here to see more photos by Turtle Pond Photography.  And click here for more info on this amazing wedding by Circle City Planners.)

Image by Turtle Pond Photography

Kyle & Caleb – 5.14.11

Kyle and Caleb pulled out all the stops for their phenomenal wedding and reception at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. The tears started flowing the night before as Kyle’s mother dedicated a serenade to her during the rehearsal dinner at The Capital Grille.

Photographer Jennifer Driscoll and I captured preparations with Karen Hall and Company the next day at the Conrad, followed by the couple’s first look and more photos outside the Scottish Rite. The ceremony in the south lounge had many unique touches, from the “time capsule” box enclosed with wine bottles and notes that Kyle and Caleb hammered shut, to the dove release during the grand exit.

Consultant Darcie Kornmeyer of Circle City Planners (who referred Kyle and Caleb to us) and Tiffany Mullen of Circle City Designers teamed up to transform the ballroom once again, with a huge assist from Thomas Caterers of Distinction, Evans Audio Visual and Westwood Paper Company. Chris Burger of Copper Moon Entertainment presided over the evening’s many highlights, kicked off by a surprise early first dance on the ballroom floor during the cocktail hour as their guests enjoyed the view from the mezzanine above.

Congratulations Kyle and Caleb!

Photo by Jennifer Driscoll Photography

Meaghan & Andrew – 11.13.10

Meaghan and Andrew had their wedding ceremony and reception at Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station. We started the day by filming their preparations as well as the adorable moment when they saw each other for the first time. Then, more photos followed with photographer Abby Veldman.

The Grand Hall looked amazing, featuring decor by Circle City  Planners and Circle City Designers, a cake by A Slice of Heaven Cakery and lighting by DJ Brian Whitis. Everyone enjoyed the rest of the evening dancing to Brian’s music and posing in Troy Hill’s Clikz Photo Booth. Special thanks to Randi Neukam of Circle City Planners for the referral!

Cheers to you, Meaghan and Andrew!

Photo by Veldman Photo

Sally & Dale – 9.5.10

Sally and Dale had their wedding ceremony and reception at Sangiovese Restaurant in Indianapolis on a sunny day in September. Our coverage started earlier in the day when the couple saw each other for the first time at the Flowing Well Park in Carmel. Darcie Kornmeyer from Circle City Planners (who referred the couple to us!) and photographer Jennifer Driscoll improvised this “first look” location, and it turned out beautifully.

The bouquet was assembled from separate flowers (provided by Circle City Designers) that were carried in by their four children at start of the ceremony as a symbol of combining their two families. Their vows were especially emotional because Sally and Dale stood by each other “in sickness and in health” early in their relationship.

The reception had a wine theme with decor to match, including grapes on Heavenly Sweets‘ cake. The night included lots of speeches by their closest friends and family and great music from the Cocktail Sax Band. Thank you Sally and Dale for having us capture your special day. You two are truly special people.

Brittany & Carter – 7.10.10

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