Lauren & Evan’s wedding day at the Lucas Estate was every bit as epic and breathtaking as the venue itself, where I had not worked since filming a wedding and doing other projects for the Hilberts back in the day.  Photographer (and former IndyVisual groom) Zach Dobson and I captured Lauren & Evan’s preparations in the pool house and sports complex respectively, while planner Leslie Jones (who referred this wedding to us) and designer Alan Thompson, AIFD worked behind the scenes to get the courtyard ready for the stunning ceremony.  The reception rocked courtesy of an amazing setup by Wow Factors/Evans Audio Visual, another fabulous cake creation by Classic Cakes, and awesome live music by the Wendy Reed Band.


Image by Zach Dobson Photography

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