Heather’s sense of humor had me in stitches from my very first conversation with her, and her wedding day with Matt was every bit as colorful, thanks to the pastel rainbow colors throughout the dresses and the decor. After a short but sweet ceremony at the Omni Severin, we all hopped on a horse carriage ride and headed to Monument Circle for some fun poses with photographer and former client Zach Dobson. The festivities continued at the Omni afterwards, capped by the presentation of a cool handcrafted quilt to the couple. The technically inclined groom gave out some awesome gifts as well that really spoke to me – tiny flash drives containing a photo slideshow that he had created.
Gillian & Wes kicked off their big weekend with a fun rehearsal dinner at the unique Loon Lake Lodge, home of my favorite key lime pie. In fact, I couldn’t resist bringing along my wife & kids, who dined right outside the banquet room. The next day’s wedding took place at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, where Gillian had originally met Wes after a long search for a church to join. (Clearly God had a plan for these two!)
While the limo provided by Antique Limos ushered the couple around downtown for some shots with photographers Dan & Brooke Brand, I had a field day at the Omni Severin capturing the key lime (again!) accented decor of Royal Creations‘ ever-creative Julie Acheson. The guests, almost all of whom were from out of town, rocked Indy the rest of the night with great music by the First Impression Band.
Photo by Brand Photo & Design
Jennifer & Girish’s wedding weekend was an impressive multi-day affair, starting with Thursday night’s Mailanchi ceremony, when Jennifer and the rest of the gals had intricate henna tattoos applied to them before enjoying a huge Indian feast. The bride surprised her mom during Saturday morning’s preparations by revealing a long chapel-length veil that her mom really loved. Jennifer had to hide briefly when Girish made a rare groom’s visit to the makeup chair for a quick touch-up. They finally had the chance to see each other at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church before going outside for photos with Amanda & Nate Reynolds of Turtle Pond Photography. Right before the ceremony, Jennifer surprised Girish with a beautiful poem that she had written and framed.
After the Catholic ceremony, everyone headed to the chic Renaissance Hotel for yet another ceremony, this time in the beautiful Hindu tradition. The Mandap stage was a spectacular focal point of the ballroom, decorated with careful detail and adorned with flowers by McNamara. Following the ceremony, some formalities and dinner, the couple was reintroduced for a traditional first dance capped with a surprising touch of Bollywood. Also unexpected was a poignantly choreographed father-daughter dance. Jennifer did a tremendous job of putting the many details and surprises of this huge weekend together, with much help from her family and friends as well as Adrienne Henn of Eventfull Planning.
Photo by Turtle Pond Photography
When I arrived at the Roof to take over for Laurie, photographer Bobbi Sheridan of bobbi+mike warned me that in terms of energy, Bryan was a “10.” (For those who know Bobbi, it takes a lot for her to call someone ELSE energetic!) He lived up to the hype, grooving all night to the great music of Zanna-Doo with his beautiful, sweet and equally funloving bride. Speaking of sweet, special thanks to consultant Rebecca Raymond for the leftover Jelly Bellies from the huge candy station – my kids are still going through those!
Photo by bobbi+mike