December 4th, 2012
We have a confession: Pie is a major weakness for us. So when we caught a glimpse of this scrumptious pie buffet at Lauren & Matt’s wedding, we knew we had to share the goods.
The couple can be described as total foodies, so it’s no surprise that so much time and effort were incorporated into their delicious dessert spread. Of course, we love love love a traditional wedding cake, but who says you have to stop there? Adding in a little variety and serving up a fun theme, allows your guests to have their cake and eat pie too! And when the desserts are this tasty - well, that’s just the icing on the cake! … or the pie. Take your pick … or just have both! We won’t tell.
Photography: Jesse Daniels Photography.
April 9th, 2012
For their shoot Ann and Allen decided to re-visit the spot where the proposal took place, the Indianapolis City Museum. It’s a perfect location for an engagement shoot with lots of different fun backdrops, including fun sculptures, lovely lakes, and beautiful trees. Shot by Kristeen Marie Photography.
February 1st, 2012
If there’s one thing that really stands out to me about this e-session it’s all the smiles. It seems like Sarah and Darrin are laughing in smiling in every single picture (except the ones where they’re kissing of course. It’s definitely important to find someone who makes you laugh, and according to their photographer, Kristin Hornberger, all of their cheeks hurt after the shoot from smiling and joking around so much. They shot at Sarah’s parents farm where she and Darrin have spent so many hours working outdoors in the fields together, and I love the leaf fight at the end!
December 9th, 2011
Today’s post isn’t the usual real wedding, in fact it’s not a wedding at all. Most of Andrea’s family lives in Illinois, most of Wing’s family lives in Hong Kong, so they decided it would be perfect to have a destination wedding in Hawaii and let everyone meet in the middle. They had a beautiful and intimate ceremony, but of course wanted to celebrate with all their family and friends back at home too, and that’s what I’m sharing on the blog today. They both love spring, and wanted a venue for their reception that was outdoors and surrounded by nature. They let this idea guide the color palette and look of the rest of their wedding, and ended up with an event that was fresh and perfect for celebrating their new life together. A big thank you to Andrea and Wing for sharing all the details of their day, and to Bowersock Photographers for the lovely images.
Who, What, Where ~ Reception: Monon Community Center, Photography: Bowersock Photographers. Caterer: Ritz Charles. Dress: Sarah Seven for JCrew.
From the bride…
Wing and I originally met through my sister. While I was studying Interior Design in Chicago, and she was living in Indianapolis, she decided to make a few trips up to visit the Windy City with some of her friends. Wing of course tagged along on a couple of those weekends and at that point I had merely just been acquainted with him. There were a few times when I had heard from him between those trips, but to my knowledge…he was just a friend of my sister and just trying to be friendly! After graduating college, I decided to move to Indianapolis for a short period of time before jumping across the country to start a job in Interior Design. During this time, Wing and I sparked interest in one another, and our relationship continued to grow. My short term stay in Indianapolis has now grown to 3 years and we are thoroughly enjoying our time here as a newly married couple
The one heirloom that we used was a locket necklace that my late-grandfather had given to my grandmother while they were dating. We had this on the guestbook table where we also commemorated our grandparents who are no longer with us.
Everything was perfect! Being outside, eating great food, dancing and being celebrated!
Honestly, it is amazing to me how an event like this is able to bring everyone you love and who is so important to you together at one given time. I’m not sure there is another time during your life when you are surrounded by that, and especially to celebrate you as a couple! There is no other feeling like it.
November 18th, 2011
Abbie and Joseph are high school sweethearts. They started dating sophomore year and before they graduated decided to go to college together. After a slightly bumpy road through growing up and changing so much, they knew that they were absolutely in love with each other and decided to get married after 7 years of being boyfriend and girlfriend. Thanks so much to Abbie and Joseph for sharing all the details of their day, and to Tori of Marvelous Things Photography for her beautiful images.
Who, What, Where ~ Ceremony: Trinity United Methodist Church. Reception: Lanier Mansion. Photography: Marvelous Things Photography. Cake: Marzipan Cakery and Deli. Catering: Paradise Cove Catering.
From the Bride…
I was really unsure about what colors and theme I wanted for our day. I found the bridesmaids dresses and so that helped lay out a color palate. The outfits that Joe picked out for his groomsmen turned out to be the perfect fit to my bridesmaid’s dresses.
All of the flowers from our wedding were grown in my backyard, Joseph’s backyard, picked on the sides of highways, and bought at the Farmer’s Market on the morning of the wedding. My mom and sister put together all of the bouquets. We made birdseed bag and potpourri cups for people to throw at us after the ceremony, and my mom and aunts did all the decorations and flower arrangements at the reception.
Joseph and I both have a strong connection and love for our little town of Madison. Tori really captured that in the photos. The fountain, Joseph’s church, and the photos at the Lanier Mansion really highlighted how much we love our town.
Favorite part of the day was definitely the reception. The energy and love we felt from just getting married, along with being surrounded by every person we loved, and that loved us, made it an insanely special and incredible night.