Liz & Mitch’s epic wedding day started with a lovely ceremony at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by a private cocktail hour for the bridal party at the Long Gallery inside the Conrad Indianapolis and a huge reception & after-party at the Scottish Rite Cathedral (who along with another recent client referred Liz & Mitch to us).

Everything looked magical, from Alan Thompson, AIFD‘s magnificent centerpieces to Evans Audio Visual‘s dramatic lighting. The superb dinner service by Thomas Caterers was topped off by a delicious creation from Classic Cakes. The whole Detail+Design team ran the day to perfection, and the great live music and fun crowd gave photographer Andrew Scalini and me many wonderful moments to capture on the dance floor.

Photo by Andrew Scalini

The Soldiers & Sailors Monument provided a majestic backdrop for Hilary & Travis’ ceremony on the first floor of the Columbia Club as well as their reception in the Crystal Terrace on the third floor.  It was hard not to smile at the start of the ceremony when a family friend sang “Today I Met the Boy I’m Gonna Marry” while Travis nervously awaited the entrance of his stunning bride.

After some photos on Monument Circle with Andrew Scalini, the action moved to the Crystal Terrace, where the guests enjoyed amazing service, a photo booth by Indy Photo Booths, and great live party music by Zanna-doo.  Consultant Leslie Jones (who referred Hilary & Travis to us) did a masterful job behind the scenes, and Tim Kelley of Palmer Kelley Designs filled the room with an ambiance that provided an elegant balance to the stunning chandeliers overhead.

I’ll never forget my dear friend Amanda’s giddiness when she first told me she started dating Alex during their days at the Omni Severin Hotel, or the day we hung out in the Conrad Indianapolis lobby for an hour talking at length about their wedding day…a whole year before they got engaged.  So it was truly an honor finally to be there to witness and film their big day.  After preparations in Amanda’s suite at the Conrad followed by an emotional first meeting in the penthouse, I joined photographer Andrew Scalini for some stunning pictures on the rooftop and around downtown before heading to the ceremony in the Indiana Landmarks Center, a former church that has been transformed into an incredible event space.

The reception took place down the hall in a dramatic two-story rotunda, tastefully appointed by Paul’s Flowers with setup help by Gene Huddleson of Detail+Design, with intimate spaces on both levels for the guests to savor the many delightful surprises served by Hoaglin Fine Catering.  After many tearful speeches (“It runs in the family,” joked her brother as he broke down), the celebration was on, led by the Endless Summer Band with a memorable appearance onstage by Amanda’s godmother.  Planner Monica Richard of Detail+Design was with all of us every step of the way to make sure everything ran perfectly, and it was such a treat to spend a fun evening with so many industry friends among the guests and vendor team.

Photo by Andrew Scalini

Tess and Thomas tied the knot in Tiler’s room at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Their intimate wedding ceremony and reception in this room were lovely thanks to beautiful decor by McNamara and Thomas Caterers. We captured the couple’s “first look” indoors with photographer Andrew Scalini, and we also went outside for beautiful shots of the bride and groom.

Best wishes Tess and Tom. Here’s to a lifetime of love and happiness!

Photo by Andrew Scalini

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

Julia and Matt got married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and had their reception at the Columbia Club. We knew that the wedding party would be a fun group because the whole family cracked Bob up during the consultation!

The ceremony included beautiful music by the church choir. Afterwards, Bob took a trolley with the wedding party to the Indianapolis Museum of Art for shots with photographer Andrew Scalini.

The 10th floor ballroom at the Columbia Club had lovely decor thanks to Casey Scott and Posh Petals. The open dancing started with a surprise song from the bride to her mom played off of Bob’s iPhone. Zanna-doo rocked the house as always, and the guests loved the photo booth by Indy Photo Booths.

Congratulations Julia and Matt!

Photo by Andrew Scalini

In a year filled with “weddings of the year,” Ragan & Gary’s wedding and reception at the Scottish Rite Cathedral was definitely right up there, with a deeply spiritual ceremony, mind-blowing decor and an amazing couple who were sweet, humble, funny and charismatic all at the same time.  Coverage started at the rehearsal, where Gary surprised Ragan with a gift that had to be seen to be believed, followed by dinner with a view at the Skyline Club.

After preparations on the big day, everyone reconvened at the Scottish Rite, where the couple enjoyed a rare quiet moment together before some photo time with Andrew Scalini.  The gorgeous, intimate ceremony that followed in the theater probably did not prepare their guests for the extravagance that was to come, as Circle City Planners (who referred us – thanks, Darcie!), McNamara Florist, Evans Audio Visual, Thomas Catering and Heavenly Sweets all collaborated to transform the ballroom into a truly spectacular world never before seen in that elegant space.

Ragan & Gary had a memorable introduction to the reception along with the rest of their party, but saved their best entrance for after the early formalities, when they re-emerged with umbrellas and handkerchiefs to lead the guests in a French Quarter style “second line” parade.  There was one more surprise remaining for the guests, a stunning “hidden” lounge area featuring mouthwatering desserts and Indy Photo Booths‘ new “flipbook” setup, which Ragan & Gary used to hilarious effect.

Photo by Andrew Scalini