Photo by Angela Talley
I got the sense early on that this wedding was going to be B-I-G when Molly & Scott brought in video clips from several movies plus one of Molly’s Fox59 AM on-air fitness segments to incorporate into the video slideshow that I created for their rehearsal dinner at the Governor’s mansion. The video was a hit, and the recurring sight of Scott quietly going along with Molly’s pre-wedding fitness routines had the crowd roaring with laughter. It became clear during the numerous speeches later that night that this couple has touched (and been touched by) a LOT of people, and that they had a tremendous appreciation for how truly blessed they are.

I joined wonderful photographer and friend Angela Talley Saturday morning at the Conrad Hotel for some behind-the-scenes coverage of the couple, and then we all made our way up north for more fun shots at yet another mansion along Meridian Street. The wedding took place at SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral, and just when I thought I knew what to expect at every ceremony there, along came an unassuming 91-year-old man in denim overalls and a white T-shirt to close the ceremony with the most soulful, spiritual rendition of “Amazing Grace” that I’ve ever heard.

We arrived at the Indianapolis Museum of Art for the reception with plenty of time beforehand to get more great shots with the wedding party at the fountain and then with the couple just about everywhere else on the beautiful grounds. The reception featured lots of heartfelt toasts, some very special guests (including one particular “angel” who had saved Scott’s life years earlier), superb cuisine provided by Kahn’s Katering, and the usual awesome music by the Flip Miller Band.

After completing all of her preparations at the Omni Severin Hotel downtown, Jainie arrived at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Greenwood just in time to walk down the aisle for a beautiful wedding ceremony with her new husband Matt. The couple then stopped at the Indianapolis Museum of Art with videographer Laurie Buschmann and super-nice photographers Kevin & Alicia Monahan for some great shots on one of the few pleasant Saturdays we’ve seen all summer. I was hoping to run into all of them there when I arrived with the wedding party I was covering, but it’s probably a good thing that we missed out on seeing the guys dropping trou for one of their time-honored traditional photos in boxers. Then it was back to where they started for a fun-filled reception beautifully decorated by Julie Acheson of Royal Creations and perfectly orchestrated by the Omni’s wonderful Amanda Coffey, who had referred Jainie & Matt to us. (Thanks, Amanda!)