I had so much fun working with Laura & Rafe! We met last fall over a beer in Carmel and I could tell immediately these two were fun and down to earth. They’d chosen the most perfect and elegant venues in downtown Indianapolis and they did not disappoint!
Even with a mid-October wedding date – we lucked out with a beautiful (even if very windy) and sun-shiny day. It was definitely meant to be. Laura and Rafe opted not have a first look, so when they saw each other in the aisle at Saint Johns – was such a moment. Laura’s smile beamed as she saw Rafe.
I love the navy and raspberry palette Laura and Rafe chose as a theme for the day. The berry deep pink of the bridesmaids dresses, were a bold contrast to the men’s navy suits and both gave the florals from The Empty Vase a sweet pop. Laura’s high neckline gown from Nancy’s Bridal was the cherry on top to the day’s look. As you’ll see, we had no problem finding spots around Indianapolis for portraits to complete the day’s elegant look.
Thank you to Sarah (Plum & Poppy Weddings) and her coordinating crew, who were full of smiles as they assisted throughout the day. You were all a joy to work with. And a big thanks to my associate photographer, Jaclyn, for capturing these church (Saint John the Evangelist) detail and reception images (Eiteljorg Museum) while we knocked out portraits around town!
I’m so happy for you two and know you have an adventurous life ahead. I hope you enjoyed your first adventure to Hawaii!
Many blessings, Laura and Rafe – Enjoy this sneak peak into their day!
I had so much fun working with Maria and Curtis this year. I love learning more about couples, and Maria and Curtis’ love story had me in awe..
“My fiancé’s name is Curtis Reeser, and we have known each other for ages. We dated for a second in high school and have remained best friends for the last nine years. My junior year of college I studied abroad in Spain, and when I came home he asked if he could make me dinner. We’ve been dating ever since (five years in total)! After graduating I moved to Indonesia on scholarship for a year and we made the long-distance thing work. He came and visited, and we spent time in Indonesia and two weeks in Vietnam together. We’ve also been to Spain, France and Canada, and plan to go to Amsterdam and Scotland for our honeymoon. He has a love for coaching, anything Sci-fi/Fantasy and a big hunk of red meat. I’m an avid reader, I love to cook, plan trips and daydream. Our favorite thing to do on a Friday night is make a big meal and drink red wine on the couch together.”
I love so much you two have been able to travel the world together, and you’re only just beginning.
The two planned a huge (huge!) party at Primo, which was founded by and is still owned by Maria’s family – and the party was a hit. Maria has memories of “Saturday mornings as a kid in the kitchen, and grew up roaming the halls in a pink Barbie jeep” and working off and on through high school and college. So you can bet celebrating their love with all their family and friends brought these memories full circle.
Mother Nature gave us a perfect sun-shiny fall day and the pop of color from Deeply Seeded perfected the look.
Maria, not many ladies can pull off a sheath dress (Nancy’s Bridal), and pull it off you did. Simply gorgeous.
For being two who are “camera shy”, this obviously does not apply when you’re together and focused on that connection. I loved working with you two and am so happy I was part of your day. I know these images will represent the day as it was and will last you a lifetime! Enjoy your peek!
Lastly, I can’t wrap this post without mentioning Maria’s knock-out styling by Ova Beauty Bar, Reneu Beauty and Jessica Warwix from JW Salon. Fabulous work, ladies!
Elizabeth and Steven’s wedding day was nothing short of amazing! Simply gorgeous. Bursting with greenery and pops of blush pink and berries, the florals from McNamara Florist completed the perfect soft fall look.
The Hawthorns Golf and Country Club, in Fishers Indiana, provided the perfect backdrop for portraits and a fabulous party overlooking the course. Tall windows in the reception hall kept the party awash with warm light as the sun set. Hands down, this was one of the most elegant reception set-ups I’ve photographed. (Check out the amazing drapery by Wow Factors!)
Elizabeth was calm, so graceful in her gown (Blue House Bridal) and Steven could not have been more dapper in his Dress Blues. What an honor it was to share your day with you both. Thank you both for your service and many blessings on your new life together.
Enjoy their sneak peek!