A rainy weather forecast didn’t keep Kristy & John from enjoying a wonderful wedding & reception at Anderson Country Club. With the nuptials moved indoors, we squeezed in an impromptu rehearsal right on the banquet room dance floor before the guests arrived for a pre-ceremony cocktail hour. With the guests in place at their dinner tables, the ceremony was short & sweet, and only minutes later, the couple was re-introduced for the lively reception. Platinum DJ Productions was there to set the tone, and then Toy Factory brought it home with some funky live R&B to keep the crowd grooving on the dance floor. Special thanks to Kristy’s sister Nicki for the referral!

It’s always an honor to be hired by fellow event professionals to film their own weddings, and Audreyalice & Paul’s wedding & reception at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie was no exception. I teamed up with the always-hilarious bobbi+mike for prep coverage, the first look, and photos around the neighborhood. The wine box “time capsule” ceremony during the wedding was a nice touch. The reception was a feast for the eyes, with AV and music provided by Paul’s company AMS Entertainment in their home venue. I loved the “Ball Jar” motif throughout the decor, but it’s the maple bacon cupcakes that my taste buds will always remember. What a fun night with such a sweet couple!

Photo by bobbi+mike

More photos: http://www.bobbiandmike.com/blog/index.php/audreyalicepaul-2/

Maggie & Steven exchanged vows in a Judeo-Christian ceremony under a gorgeous chuppah at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, and then celebrated with friends & family at the Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station. After a first meeting and exchange of gifts under the chuppah, they headed outside for photos with Nathaniel Edmunds Photography and then signed a ketubah, while A Touch of Elegance worked behind the scenes to set the stage for a beautiful wedding with combined traditions.

The reception featured many unique touches, and the Grand Hall looked fantastic with classically elegant decor by Bokay Florist and a towering cake by Heavenly Sweets. Wedding Entertainment Director Jim Cerone presided over the evening’s events, culminating in a “flashy” grand exit by horse carriage. It was a blast working with many of my favorite vendor friends, and big thanks to Meredith Gradle for referring your super-sweet sister & new brother-in-law to us!

Image by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

More photos: http://blog.nathanieledmunds.com/2013/04/28/maggie-steven-2/

Miranda & Sean’s wedding weekend was truly amazing from their uplifting ceremony at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church through their spectacular reception at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.  Coverage began with a rehearsal dinner at Mateo’s on the square in Noblesville.  The next day’s preparations started at the bride’s gorgeous family estate, highlighted by her father’s display of a $2 bill they had split when she was a child.  Following the beautiful ceremony, Miranda surprised the crowd with her bouquet toss before heading off with Sean in a classy Rolls Royce by Antique Limousines of Indy.

After some fun shots around downtown with photographer Jessica Strickland, we gathered at the Scottish Rite’s ballroom, which was magnificently transformed by Gene Huddleson (who referred Miranda & Sean to us) and his Detail+Design team, with help from Thomas Caterers of Distinction, Evans Audio-Visual, Pomp & Polish, Heavenly Sweets and others.  No one will forget the tearjerking reading of a lullaby poem by Miranda’s father, timed perfectly with a slideshow of her early years.  The First Impression Band and Grapevine Entertainment rocked the remainder of the evening, with a surprise explosion of streamers punctuating a perfect weekend.

Image by Jessica Strickland Photography

(More photos: http://www.jessicarstrickland.com/blog/wedding/indianapolis-wedding-photography-miranda-sean/)

IndyVisual is honored to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, we have been nominated for an ISES (International Special Events Society) Esprit Award, including the third straight year for Best Videography!  The Esprit Awards are considered the Oscars of the event industry, and to be recognized as one of the world’s top three videographers once again is a tremendous honor.

We are also excited that our friends Gene Huddleson at Detail+Design, Tiffany Stoner of Nathaniel Edmunds Photography (our Team Effort co-winner in 2010) and Leigh Anne Elliott of the Children’s Museum have also been nominated, two of them for other events that we filmed as well. Winners will be announced at ISES LIVE 2013 in the Bahamas on August 24.

Libby & Colin were united in a lovely ceremony and amazing reception at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Brandon was there to capture everything from their emotional first meeting in the Tilers Room through their final dance surrounded by their loved ones in the ballroom, and everything in between. An A+ team of vendors helped to make the day extra special and fun, including our friends from Nathaniel Edmunds Photography, Lilly Lane Flowers & Events, Thomas Caterers of Distinction, and Wedding Entertainment Director Jim Cerone, who referred Libby & Colin to us.

Image by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

More photos: http://blog.nathanieledmunds.com/2013/03/26/libby-colin/

Courtney & Matt enjoyed a wonderful wintry wedding day in Fort Wayne, with a ceremony at St. Michael Lutheran Church followed by a reception at Fort Wayne Country Club. The acoustic music-filled ceremony was beautiful, and the photos that hung on the ends of the pews added a personal, unique touch to the walk down the aisle.

After some shots around downtown with Morgan of Morgan Ruth Photography, we headed to the club for the reception, which looked amazing with decor by Be Married. The paper airplane escort cards were perfect for the guests of this marine pilot and his new bride. After some formalities and great stories, Mike Campbell of Sound Advice DJs took over for a fun evening of dancing.

Image by Morgan Ruth Photography

Jessica & Marcus tied the knot (literally) in an elegant wedding ceremony and enjoyed a dance-filled reception at the Columbia Club. Coverage started with preparations in the bride’s room, the couple’s first meeting on the first floor, a few bars on the Hoagy Carmichael piano by the super-talented bride, and photo time with Erin Hession and her team. Then the ground floor ceremony incorporated unique touches like handfasting (i.e., tying the knot) and a wine box filled with love letters to be opened in five years.

The reception in the 10th floor ballroom featured some amazing dance moves by the bride & groom, who met each other through their mutual love for ballroom dancing, while the Cool City Swing Band provided the classy tunes. The room looked lovely courtesy of Bokay Florists, and the team from A Touch of Elegance provided exactly that and so much more to the entire day.

More photos: http://erinhession.com/2013/02/11/jessica-marcus-married/

If I was going to work on my birthday on one of the coldest days of the past winter, I’m glad it was for a couple as wonderful as Kathryn & Arthur. I’ll never forget his teary reaction to her note, the beautiful ceremony at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Brownsburg, or our adventure in the bitter wind and deep snow with photographers Megan & Tim King of Megelaine Images, who referred this sweet couple to me.

Photo by Megelaine Images

More photos: http://www.megelaine.com/weddings/kathryn-arthur-st-malachy-brownsburg-wedding/

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/