I had been anxiously awaiting this day ever since I got the scoop that our friends at Thomas Caterers were going to buy the former Buggs Temple and convert it into Canal 337, a cool new event space at the end of the canal downtown. Even though I was able to sneak in a couple of shoots the week prior, this opening event was so special given all the unthinkable amount of work that had gone into this labor of love. Needless to say, everything looked spectacular, and it was a pleasure to film and experience Canal 337 alongside so many industry friends while collaborating with Erin Hession, Jessica Strickland, Detail + Design, Evans Audio Visual, Encore Entertainment and of course Thomas Caterers to make this opening event so grand!
Image by Jessica Strickland Photography
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Images by Erin Hession Photography
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Lindsay & Michael had a lovely, music-filled wedding ceremony at First Christian Church in Columbus, Indiana, followed by a gorgeous waterfront reception at Harrison Lake Country Club. Ã‚Â The striking church with the imposing bell tower was designed by famed architectÃ‚Â Eliel Saarinen (whose son designed the Gateway Arch), and made a great backdrop for photos by Melissa Marie Photography, as did the stunning Irwin Gardens following the ceremony. Ã‚Â The fall-themed interior decor provided by Detail+Design looked incredible, as did their transformation of the country club. Ã‚Â D+D’s Katina Kaisher (who referred Lindsay & Michael to us) did a fabulous job of keeping the whole day running smoothly, and the DJs of 6:7 Entertainment kept the reception hopping.
Image by Melissa Marie Photography
Bridget & Chad are a fun couple who love a good party, so it was only fitting that their wedding day at the Scottish Rite Cathedral was more than just an occasion for two to become one – it was also the party of the year. Ã‚Â After a first look in the Tilers Room, the couple went off for photos with Hether Miles and then returned to preview the spectacular ballroom and practice their first dance. Ã‚Â After exchanging vows in the beautifully transformed theater, they returned to the ballroom for the first dance as their surprised guests looked down from their cocktail hour on the mezzanine level.
Everyone had a blast during the reception, which was filled with a lots of sweet family moments, personal touches, superb service by Thomas Caterers of Distinction and great music by DJ Freddie LockettÃ‚Â with percussionist Joe Melton amping up the beats while some guests made their way to one of the Indy Photo Booths. Ã‚Â But that was merely the warm-up, as the South Lounge was converted into a virtual nightclub for a wild afterparty (vodka snow cones, cotton candy & caricatures were among the surprises) with music by DJ Orion that kept everyone hopping until 2 a.m.
Bridget’s brother J Scot Reid, himself an event planner, entrusted the day’s events & decor to the Detail+Design team of Gene Huddleson and Monica Richard, who did an amazing job transforming not just one but three separate spaces. Ã‚Â I was honored to be included with this A team, which gave me a lot of spectacular sights – and memories – to film.
Elissa and Bobby had a lovely ceremony and gorgeous reception at the Conrad Indianapolis. We had the pleasure of filming all of the festivities alongside our friend and photographer, Tiffany Stoner, of Nathaniel Edmunds Photography.Ã‚Â Jill O’Boyle from the Conrad did a great job making sure everything ran smoothly throughout the day.Ã‚Â The ceremony and reception decor was absolutely stunning thanks to Gene Huddleson and his team from Detail + Design. The couple even added a special touch to the ceremony by playing a photo slideshow for all of their guests to enjoy, andÃ‚Â David Boyce of Platinum DJ Productions kept the crowd dancing all night to fun party tunes.
Congratulations Elissa and Bobby! We hope you had a fabulous time on your honeymoon in Kauai, Hawaii!
Photo byÃ‚Â Nathaniel Edmunds Photography
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 stunningÃ‚Â 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.)