Wednesday, November 4, 2009

White Pumpkins Tie the Knot

Robert & Alicia (Pictures to come, Jessica is sick)
Indiana Roof Ballroom
October 30, 2009

Robert and Alicia are such a fantastic couple! Everything that Alicia and her mom Carol planned was done with thoughtfulness and as Alicia put it, “The bigger the better!” Well, it definitely had a big first…Circle City Weekenders took charge of the entire day! I was really excited to spend time with Alicia and her family! The day started off with Alicia and her maids getting make-up and hair done at her parent’s house. Kiralee from Eyemax by Kiralee and Irina Green did a great job with the packed schedule. Everyone looked amazing! Jessica Strickland from Jessica Strickland Photography joined us to capture every moment and detail of the day. As Alicia stepped into her dress, her mom Carol was brought to tears as she put her daughter’s final touches on. It was an amazing moment for everyone. Alicia looked so beautiful!

The weather was not very cooperative, so we formulated a Plan B before we headed to the Lily House at the IMA for Alicia and Robert to see each other for the first time. This was my first time seeing the magic happen when the bride and groom caught first sight of each other. WOW! Robert was in awe of his bride! After Jessica took some pictures of them, Alicia had a surprise in store for Robert. She had arranged for his dog to be at this location. The dog entered with bow tie on and Robert was shocked! He jumped up and down like a child on Christmas day. It was priceless. After some pictures with the bridal party, we headed downtown with our trolley driver Rex to take some pictures at the Indianapolis Government Center and then to the Indiana Roof Ballroom for a final round of pictures with family. Thanks Jessica for the great guidance! We made a great team with the blustery conditions we were givenJ

While the family took pictures, my amazing team of Tonya, Laurenne, and Katie made sure the ballroom looked just right for the evening ceremony. Guests were seated and the ceremony began. Bob Ridge from Indy Visual and Jessica Strickland captured every moment. What a gorgeous ceremony by Pastor Stan and Alicia & Robert’s families as the bride and groom said “I Do!”. After the ceremony, everyone headed out to cocktail hour as the staff at the Roof reset the room for the reception. The black and cream d├ęcor came together quickly and it looked BEAUTIFUL! The white pumpkin centerpieces by Add Love Flowers and white mini-pumpkins at every seat added the perfect touch of fall to the room. As the bridal party was introduced, Alicia and Robert made sure that each of them had a unique introduction, as each member was so very special to them. Alicia’s dad Jack gave a heart felt speech and toast which lead into the cutting of the delicious cake from Heavenly Sweets and a fantastic dinner. As dinner came to a close Alicia and Robert shared their first dance. After that Zanna-doo rocked the party all night long. Guests enjoyed the candy bar and the Venetian masks that decorated it. The masks were a great hit as Halloween was lurking around the corner. All the festivities ended at midnight and Alicia & Robert made their exit on horse and carriage. Thanks to everyone that made this wedding a great success! Have a great honeymoon in Mexico! Bring back some sunshine for us!


1 comment:

Bob Ridge said...

Fantastic event and great job by you, Randi! Here's their quick highlight clip: