Luisa and Cole’s May wedding at historic Saint Joesph Hall was beyond perfect in so many ways. I first met Luisa over a year ago when I was looking for a wedding day assistant. She became engaged before my 2018 wedding season started and I know enjoyed seeing all the different choices in venues, dresses, florals and palettes. Luisa has amazing attention to detail, so it was no surprise her day was full of gorgeous accents and the most perfect gown (which she totally rocked!) and florals by the amazing Olivia at Urban Contessa.
We started the day capturing details, Luisa’s Marie Gabriel Couture dress, her wedding suite and jewelry. Then our team split and I captured Luisa slipping into her gown, while her handsome groom hung with guys and my second photographer for some portraits. Since we’d had so many rainy wedding days earlier in the year, I had my eye on the radar.. hoping we’d be able to squeeze in as many portraits as possible before a big storm rolled in. And we were lucky enough to capture most of what we needed before prepping for the intimate ceremony, as the first few drops started to fall outside. You’ll see after the ceremony we rode around downtown Indianapolis in style and stopped for some jaw-dropping portraits of the entire wedding party and the happy Mr. and Mrs.
I loved Luisa’s dusty rose and deep navy palette, which was made complete with Urban Contessa’s dainty, whimsical and modern spring bouquets.
It couldn’t have been a more perfect day and I am over the moon excited to see where your lives lead you, Luisa and Cole.
So many blessings on your marriage and life together.
Luisa’s first look with her father.. just precious to see his eyes go wide and how he exclaimed when he sees his baby girl as a bride for the first time.
That moment when you think your future hubby has gifted you a favorite perfume, only to see another box waiting – with Christian Louboutin pumps!
Sanja and Corey’s engagement and wedding planning was a whirlwind. Corey planned the most perfect, romantic and surprising proposal in February of this year. Knowing they didn’t want to wait a day longer than needed to be married – and with Corey being placed for residency in March – wedding planning was put into full drive. 🙂 (As it turns out, the Marchant’s will stay in town for residency and I’m sure their families are totally OK with that!)
We met just a few short months ago on the Monument Circle downtown (also where Corey proposed) and you might remember that blog post because these two are SO smitten and in love with each other. You don’t forget it once you’ve been around them. Sanja and Corey’s smiles for each other are infectious. They light each other up in the most complementing way, and I was so honored to be a part of the beginning of the rest of their lives.
I love the blush and navy palette Sanja and Corey chose as a theme for the day. It was the perfect mix of dainty and bold. Willow and Stars Flowers knocked it out of the ballpark with the florals. (The peonies – swoon!) I love working with vendors who I know offer a standout service and product.
This was my first time photographing a wedding at the Mill Top, and it did not disappoint! Mill Top is the perfect mix of industrial and rustic, and boasts floors upon floors of space. Thank you to Hayleigh and her coordinating crew, who were full of smiles as they assisted throughout the day.
I’m not sure I’ve witnessed a more emotional wedding day. It was so obvious through the day that these two are incredibly thankful for and respectful of each other – truly meant to be. Once we had the first look, they were hardly apart for a minute until their last steps of the sparkler farewell.
Thank you, Sanja and Corey and blessings for many beautiful years together.
Enjoy this sneak peak into their day!
Hair Design: Ashley Morgan
Officiant: Marion Glover
Katie reached out in the summer of 2018 to inquire about photographing her and Chris’ wedding at the The Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens and I was immediately smitten with these two! 1. They were IU grads. 2. They’re friends with a past bride and groom (also IU grads!). 3. I hadn’t yet worked at the Ambassador House and was dying to! 4. These two are adorable together! We met at the Sangrita Saloon in Broad Ripple, gushed over wedding plans and it was a match made in heaven.
I love the blue palette Katie and Chris chose as a theme for the day. It was the perfect mix with sky blue bridesmaids gowns, a navy invitation suite and suits for the guys and a pop of color and jewels here and there.
I can’t recommend the Ambassador House enough. There was plenty of space to keep the guys and ladies separate (a must for a couple not seeing each other until the aisle!) and spacious suites for the bride and her ladies to dress in. A tucked away alcove made for the perfect location for Katie’s first look with her father, and some family and wedding party portraits.
All in all, it was a joyful day joining a very sweet, caring and in love duo. I was honored to be a part of the beginning of the rest of your lives. Thank you, Katie and Chris and blessings for many beautiful years together.
This might be the moment, where Katie’s uncle and officiant asked Chris if he would take Katie to be his wedded husband.. Ha! That was just the start of a bit of comedic relief during the ceremony, where Katie also professed her love by promising to always attend Colts games and NEVER attend a Dave Matthews concert.
Over the winter I met with Ashlea and Jed to discuss photographing their wedding, and knew immediately this would be one amazing day and that Ashlea was going to be a knock out bride. (As you’ll see, I was right!) Ashlea and Jed currently live in Florida, but she handled planning from afar with ease and by booking the Regions Tower with so many in-house vendors, this day was bound to be perfect.
After having weeks of rain and clouds, Indiana finally showed up for our Florida girl and brought sunshine! (Thank you, Indiana!) The big day started off with preparations in the bridal and groom’s suites at Regions in downtown Indianapolis and ended on the patio with golden light and the traditional sparkler dance.
Check out this preview of Ashlea and Jed’s wedding gallery. I was so honored to be a part of the beginning of their married lives together.
The Regions Tower is hands down one of my favorite indoor locations. With three walls of floor to ceiling windows, Ashlea and Jed’s reception was awash in natural light from their first look to sunset.
Oh, how I love the Indianapolis War Memorial! This building is full of character and was quite the pairing with Ashlea’s subdued pink palette.
Stunning florals, yellow and rose gold touches and sparkly lace linens added flair and romance to this blank slate space.
There was not a dry eye during the evening toasts. Ashlea and Jed are quite the pair, as their family and friends spoke of their kindness and natural ability to love on and care for their dearest friends and family.
Ashlea and Jed, thank you so much for allowing us to take part in your beautiful wedding. It was truly a pleasure to document your day!