Emily & Andrew – 6/2/07

Photo by Richard Spahr Photography
After many prayers and crossed fingers, the weather held up beautifully for Emily & John’s wedding day, which kicked off a very busy month of June for us. The ceremony took place at Meridian Street United Methodist Church, which was adorned spectacularly by McNamara’s. The sequence of arches that welcomed the guests down the aisle was amazing, but the same designer did the unbelievable arrangements for the Lauth reception I covered a couple of weeks ago at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, so I’m not surprised. Church coordinator David Otto did his customary great job keeping such a big wedding with so many attendants and guests running smoothly and right on time. The music throughout was terrific, and fortunately, I was able to debut some new audio accessories at this wedding to capture it all.
The 300 or so guests then packed the Woodstock Club for a lively outdoor cocktail hour and indoor reception. With the Flip Miller Band providing the music as they usually do for this crowd, I knew I was going to have my work cut out for me with everyone wanting to dance to all that great music in a limited area, but the smaller HD camera that I used made navigation much easier and gave me some fun shots. My good friend Leslie Jones did a superb job throughout the day, right up until the couple exited in a shower of rose petals at midnight. Photographer Richard Spahr hung in there with me until the very end as well, and it was a joy for me to work with him for the first time. (Laurie enjoyed working him recently, too.)

The Meridian St. UMC/Woodstock combination has become an annual tradition for us, as a lot of our clients who are members of those venues use pretty much the same vendors every time a daughter gets married, and IndyVisual has been a lucky beneficiary of that for years now. The real fun part of these events is catching up with the many former clients in the crowd every time. But it was Emily’s family who kickstarted this whole run of weddings for us after we covered her sister Sarah’s wedding years ago, and I can’t thank the Neighbours family enough for their incredible support throughout the years.

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