Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Julie and Martin
June 8, 2013
Indiana Statehouse and Scottish Rite Cathedral

WOW!!! What a perfect day for wedding.  Julie and Martin are so sweet.  We worked together throughout the entire wedding planning process.  Their wedding day went so smooth.  The day started at Sheraton City Centre with hair and makeup by Karen Hall and Co.  Jennifer Driscoll was there snapping photos of everyone getting ready.  Then Jack from Antique Limo arrived with a trolley and took the ladies over to the Scottish Rite Cathedral.  There is where Martin saw Julie in her wedding gown. It was such a special moment!!!  Then everyone hopped back on the trolley and took more pictures around the city.  The next stop was the Statehouse.  The ceremony setting was simple but at the same time elegant.  The ceremony reminded me of my own when Julie put her hands in Martin's and Pastor Charlie Cash read the hand ceremony.  After the I do's, guests grabbed a handful of rose petals and tossed them at Julie and Martin as they made their grand exit into a horse and carriage.
At the cocktail hour guests munched on tacos and sipped mini margaritas as Julie and Martin took more pictures.  Then the couple danced their 1st dance as guests watched from balcony above.  The ballroom looked stunning, thanks to Tiffany at Circle City Designers.  Dinner was fantastic!  Dawn and her staff at Thomas Caterers always do a great job.  Afterwards, Julie and Martin cut into their beautiful and delicious cake from Classic Cakes of Carmel.  Then Julie surprised Martin with his very own Purdue shaped groom's cake.  Wes from Event One DJs had the dance floor packed the whole evening.  Troy from Movie Tyme Productions was able to capture all the special moments on video.  What a GREAT party!!!!
Thanks to all that made Julie and Martin a HUGE success!!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Inside or Outside?

Kristen and Aman were such a fun couple.  I loved planning with them and Kristen's mom, Karen.  The wedding ceremony and reception was at Woodstock Country club.  We had planned to have the ceremony outside on the porch then have the reception in the ballroom.  The ceremony was traditional (in a sense) but Aman wanted to include a few Indian traditions.  We had dhol dummer and Aman was to make his entrance on a horse.  However, on that Saturday the weather wasn't cooperating.  10 minutes before the ceremony was to start.  The rain started coming down.  So the ceremony had to be moved inside.  Because it was a last minute change guests stood and watched the ceremony.  Afterwards, Aman said I wouldn't have had any other way our ceremony was so intimate.  After the "I do's" the rain stopped and guests gathered on the porch for cocktails while the bridal party went across the street and took pictures at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  Dinner was amazing.  Guests had their choice of of chicken, beef or an Indian dish.  Then it was time for dancing.  The music was a mix between American and Indian dance songs.  What a fantastic party!!!
A big "THANK YOU" to all that made Kristin and Aman's wedding day a huge success. Susan, from Woodstock, Crowe's Eye Photography, Heavenly Sweets, The Empty Vase, AMS Entertainment and Broadripple Party Bus.