Lauren and Mark had their wedding ceremony and reception on a beautiful fall day in the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza located in Merrillville, Indiana. We captured all of the fun preparations as well as the first meeting with the bride and groom. Then, it was time for bridal party photos with photographer Mark Amelse.

The church featured gorgeous decor by House of Fabian, and there was lovely music throughout the wedding ceremony. Mark’s passion for fishing was apparent everywhere – in the fishing rods carried by the ringbearers, the groom’s cake, and in the note he wrote to Lauren calling her his “greatest catch.”

Consultant Jen Barnette of Four Leaf Events made sure the event went smoothly and even provided stunning purple uplighting for both the ceremony and the reception.

Congratulations Lauren and Mark!

Photo by Amelse Photography

Claire and Thomas had their gorgeous wedding ceremony and elegant reception at the Conrad Hotel. Special thanks to Amanda Coffey of the Conrad and Gene Huddleson of Detail + Design for referring the couple to us!

The bride and groom had their “first look” on the hotel’s staircase followed by photos downtown with Andrew Scalini. The ceremony included wonderful personal touches, including hilarious vows written by Claire.

Afterwards, the reception decor was absolutely stunning thanks to Detail + Design, KB Design and Classic Cakes. The Flying Toasters rocked the house, and Monica Richard of Detail + Design ran the day to perfection. The evening concluded with French fries and a swanky after party next door.

Best wishes Claire and Thomas, and thanks for letting us capture your special day!

Photo by Andrew Scalini

Kimberly and Michael had a touching ceremony at Carmel Lutheran Church, and a beautiful reception followed at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Between the ceremony and reception, we enjoyed getting shots of the bridal party around Monument Circle with photographers Nate and Tiffany of Nathaniel Edmunds Photography.

The Indiana Roof Ballroom looked amazing thanks to flowers by Enflora, and we loved the couple’s introduction at the reception. After everyone else was introduced from the usual entrance at the back of the room, Kim and Mike surprised their guests by being introduced on stage in front of an American flag to “Born in the U.S.A.” playing through the PA. This was certainly fitting since the groom’s signature catchphrase is “America.”

Guests had great time dancing to music by Dwanna and the Primetime Band and posing for pictures in the Freezeframez photo booth. Very special thanks to family friend of the couple as well as their wedding coordinator Kathy Ray of the JW Marriott for the referral.

Congratulations Kim and Mike!

Photo by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography