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Wedding Highlight – Erin and Grant

October 25th, 2019 monamieevents Uncategorized No comments

Erin and Grant’s wedding day was incredibly special for me to plan. I’ve known Erin since she was a little girl. Her mom, Carol, was my first boss here in Indianapolis in the event industry. She helped me get into wedding planning and watched my career grow and flourish. Interestingly, as a corporate event planner, Carol doesn’t know (or enjoy) wedding planning, so she said from the onset, “this task is yours, we trust you entirely because we don’t know weddings, you do.” It was a dream from the first moment!

Having a family’s entire trust is critical! Their entire team of professionals had it, and it was a blast! The first time Erin and Grant saw potential venues, I took them to Scottish Rite Cathedral and shared with them an idea. (One I had noodled for a while) and the too could see the vision I sketched out before them and picked their reception venue on the spot. Interestingly, they also chose Central Library across the street for their ceremony.

What a treat! Two of Indy’s most iconic wedding venues for their wedding! Can you say eye candy?! This gorgeous couple. A perfect weather day and two venues begging for photography. There was nothing to stop the day from becoming one of my favorites to create.

(I feel the same way as you Erin! It took my breath away too!)

Erin and Grant’s wedding was beautifully created to capture them. Classic, refined and will stand the test of time just as their venues have for over a century. Both the Library and Scottish Rite are beacons in Indy, and their wedding decor are graceful and elegant. Solid white blooms against crisp linens made for a wedding that, even since then, I’ve had other couples say “yes, this. This is what I’m looking for.”

Their reception was fun to create and I loved seeing our initial vision come to life. From the moment I showed Erin, Grant and their families Scott Rite, I shared with them the idea of creating banners that would hand from the balcony. These banners would have their monogram or emblem on them. (I also told them how these banners could be upcycled into tote bags therefore creating 0 waste.) So often we see spaces draped, but I wanted to share with them something different that Scottish Rite hadn’t seen yet.

It was truly an honor creating something so fun, so beautiful and so special for a family I have known for this long. As the ceremony began, I had many personal memories over the last twenty years of Carol teaching, guiding me and encouraging me along my journey in the event industry. It was really very special to see her share this time with her daughters and husband.

Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this with all of you. xoxo Merci Beaucoup: To the entire team who helped create this extraordinary day, thank you all for commitment to bringing out the very best, as you always do! Thank you to Jessica Strickland Photography for the above images and Northernlight Filmworks. Also to: Julie from Royal Creations – my gosh woman, these flowers! Finally to them tea. A Classic, BBJ Linen, Evans AV, Indianapolis Central Library, Jim Cerone, Kahn’s Catering, Oliver’s Twist, Scottish Rite, Wow Factors

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Seeing White – Le Diner En Blanc Indianapolis

December 18th, 2018 monamieevents Uncategorized No comments

30 years ago in the heart of Paris, François Pasquier invited fellow Frenchmen to wear all white to celebrate an elegant popup style picnic dinner in the city center.  Their all white attire was the only way guests would know who else was indeed invited to the exclusive fete who are only told the location of the celebration mere moments before the event’s start time.  Since then, in over 80 cities, the event has grown in size, scale and the host locations have become increasingly iconic.  Some of the most famous and photographed places in the world have hosted this event, including Versailles, The Coliseum, The Louvre, Sydney Opera House, Soldier Field and even the famed steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Hey, if Rocky can run up the stairs, so can hundreds of party goers wearing all white.)  In 2018 the event was hosted in 76 cities and over 130,000 guests attended worldwide.  When Indianapolis was granted its inaugural celebration this year, many logistics, including finding a marquis location for the event were taken into consideration.   

The host team wanted to come up with an unforgettable experience for the attendees with unique entertainment, and of course, securing an iconic location.  Once the team decided on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as its secret location as the site, it was full speed ahead on the planning. 

Guests were given invitations to register a few weeks in advance and only knew their initial pickup location.  From here, motorcoaches transported them to the secret location.  Dressed to the nines in all white attire and with their picnic in tow, guests boarded the motorcoaches for an unforgettable evening.  (and ….thank you Mother Nature for being the perfect guest!)

Since I was already at the location, (and most of my friends or clients who bought tickets knew I had been there all day) I kept getting texts like “where are you, I can’t find you.”  or “I don’t see you.”  … I knew they hadn’t arrived yet, because I could see all of the buses, and I knew they were just trying to pry it out of me, so I just replied “see you soon” or “I’ll see you when you get off the bus.”  😉  It was fun to greet the buses and see the guests reaction to the location.  Some were truly surprised, while others admitted that the Motor Speedway was on their short list.  … and why shouldn’t it be as Indy’s most famous location in the world?  We actually had attendees who had been to Diner en Blanc events in cities around the world, including the Paris’s 30th anniversary celebration earlier this year, so we were thrilled to bring this event and this location to them.

Part of the fun of le Diner en Blanc is it’s a picnic, which means, well, you have to bring ….everything.  Your food, your tableware, your china, glassware, your table, chairs, yep, all of it.  It’s a picnic, but it’s high end. …and it’s amazing.  I loved seeing guests bring in their beautiful displays and even more I loved seeing their fashion!  

My role was to ensure sponsors and media had their table in place, so their table was taken care of.  Here’s a little speak preview of their location.

Once all of the guests have arrived, dinner begins in unison with the waving of the napkins.  It really was beautiful, as the sun was setting overhead, to see over 1,000 guests down pit lane do this almost is if were a choreographed dance.  

Between courses the guests were surprised with ballet dancers who glided along the yard of bricks with such ease and elegance and carried such an airiness about them.  



Following dinner sparklers, as is tradition, are lit by all of the guests to signal the start of dancing, which was highlighted by the DJ platform on Victory Circle.

…because where else in Indianapolis would you want to dance the night away with all of your friends ?  

Merci Beaucoup:  to Jessika Feltz Photography for the above images.  Also to: the Diner en Blanc Host Committee for allowing me to be part of the team.  You ladies are angels –  literally 😉  (see below) Click to see a video of the amazing night, from our dear friends at Eyenamics.  It just scratches of the surface on all of the fun and undoubtedly will get you excited for Diner en Blanc Indianapolis 2019!  
Diner En Blanc Indy Highlights

(notably the video thanks the dozens of staff, volunteers  and companies that worked so hard on this event, so be sure to watch to the end, because they all deserve the credit for pulling it off, and for keeping a darn good secret. xoxo)

Cheers to the committee who is already working on 2019, looking forward to seeing you there!

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Wedding Highlight – Mead and Henry

December 12th, 2018 monamieevents Uncategorized No comments

They say rain on your wedding day is good luck.  Well after this wedding, I have to believe that. In the case of Mead and Henry, and their beautiful sweet, happy, tears, and their 8″ of record breaking rain (on their backyard wedding) I have no doubt they’re in for a lifetime of good luck and laughter.  Here’s a few images from the day of the true warmth and love and… family… so much family LOVE captured.  It was quite the emotional day…. and I was just honored to be part of the rain-soaked joy in all of it. xoxo

Guests entered the house and were immediately filled with the effervescent spirit and love of family.  Mead’s brothers greeted their guests surrounded by a bubbling display of balloons at the front door and welcomed guests to the home before escorting them to the backyard service. 

Mead and Henry’s day’s filled so many smiles and memories and undoubtedly will be a wedding that will forever fill my heart.  They had truly my favorite ring bearer of all time – a lovable (and large) Bruce Wayne the Great Dane that made every visit I had to their home a treat.  

Mead and Henry Collection

The entire wedding was planned to be outside behind Mead’s parent’s home, and the brunch reception under a gauzy tent filled with colorful florals and lush textures.  Hurricane Michael had other plans.  (yes… a hurricane here in Indiana)  I promised Mead if I had a 15 minute window of no rain I’d host her ceremony outside (vs under the brunch tent.)  For 23 minutes the skies stopped and we slid in her ceremony… readings, songs and all.  Her ceremony lasted more than 23 minutes, but I truly don’t think Mead and Henry’s guests cared. They were there to see these two enormously happy souls get married and the ceremony was filled with SO much joy and gladness that even the rain didn’t make anyone go under the tent until it was time for the abundant meal.

Even everyone’s favorite ring bearer stood with absolute devotion the entire service, only barking once – almost on cue.

Once inside the tent, the details of the tables were astonishing!  On a day without sun, the tent seemed to be filled with sunlight and rainbows all because of the lighting and gardens of flowers.  

Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your lives and create this weekend for your family and friends.    I love backyard weddings, I make no secret of that.  Opening your home for a wedding is one of the most initiate things a couple can do, and being part of that is a huge honor.  Thank you for your trust and your gracious spirit throughout the entire process.  I loved weathering the storm together.  Mark, Barb, Mead and Henry, you have my heart.  …and Bruce Wayne… well, you there are no words.  xoxox

Merci Beaucoup:  to the team who for several days before this wedding stalked the radar with me as we watched the weather and crossed fingers and toes and prayed for the best.  (which all worked out!)  I can not thank you all Enough. Thank you to Cheyanna De Nicola Photography (and second shooter Amanda DeBusk) for the above images and Eyenamics.  Also to: McNamara Flowers Greenwood.  Rosemari, I am SO grateful for your kind referal to the family for this wedding!  WOW what trust you placed in me.  Finally to them tea.  A Classic, Banzi Balloons, Empyrean, ESB, EventSource, Crystal Haffner, Flying Cupcake, Oliver’s Twist,Seasalt & Cinnamon, Wow Factors

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Wedding Highlight – Shelby and Alex

October 15th, 2018 monamieevents Real Weddings, Special Events, Uncategorized No comments

 

 

I had to wait for Shelby and Alex’s first year anniversary to truly put into words the iconic nature of this wedding, and this family. Shelby and Alex’s wedding day was … beyond. The color, well, it only seems fitting it was ultimately named the 2018 Pantone Color of the year. 😉 It took a year to plan, and a year to wrap my head around. The rich textures, the decadent fabrics, the luscious fragrance of the florals and the abundance of food, all made this night a celebration to remember….

 

I also get to relive the magic because about once a month some of the people from the wedding team and the bride’s mom gather to catch up, and chat over lunch. (sometimes even made by the bride herself – a chef at one of the city’s best restaurants.)

To try and describe the day would truly do a disservice, so, better to just let you feast your eyes… there’s just so much to see. and hear, and enjoy. (Photos by the incomparable Nathaniel Edmunds Photography) and a must see video by Eyenamics.

 

The details and ceremony in the Indianapolis Arts Garden:

 

The dinner hosted in the ballroom at Conrad Indianapolis:

Afterparty and dancing celebration back in the Arts Garden (including a “highly competitive” game of miniature golf 😉 for the guests)  :  

Click here to see the incredible day as seen through the eyes of Eyenamics Filmworks Shelby and Alex Film Trailer

 

Merci Beaucoup:  to Nathaniel Edmunds Photography for the above images and Eyenamics for the video highlight.  Also to: Arts Garden, Classic Cakes, Conrad Indianapolis, Dodds, Eventsource, LGi Linens, LA All Stars, Posh Petals, Pomp & Polish who helped make all of Shelby and Alex’s dreams come true

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Wedding Highlight – Alyssa and Brad

July 24th, 2018 monamieevents Real Weddings, Uncategorized No comments

Alyssa and Brad’s wedding was during the peak of summer’s heat wave, and this stunning couple brought the hot hot hot!  Alyssa wanted her guests to enjoy a luxurious evening as she and Brad said their vows to one another.  She wanted a lush gala feel to the celebration.  The tone was set immediately in the selection of venue, the lush Lucas Estate. 

Guests meandered through the backyard and pool area to the ceremony space in the lower gardens.  The ethereal scene awaiting them was intimate and sweet, and somehow seemed a world away from the bustling activity of the suburban lifestyle not a few hundred yards outside the estate grounds.

The wedding ceremony had so many touches of Jewish tradition that could not be overlooked, but I loved that Brad and Alyssa included a modern twist on the classic stomping of the glass.  They included all of the guests in this moment – by having every guest stomp to break the shards to celebrate in their joy!

Alyssa, her mom and their golden bridal party were absolutely Haute!  (I would have said that even if it wasn’t pushing 100 outside) They all looked so beautiful and I loved how truly kind and loving they were to one another.  They were sisters, and besties, and confidants and shared in this amazing weekend with so much gladness and joy and I was truly honored to witness all of it with these lovely ladies.  Each of them are stunning on the outside, and truly gorgeous on the inside.

Following the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktails by the pool – and admittedly, were likely a bit envious of the surprise entertainment – the synchronized swimmers. While guests enjoyed cocktails, they also marveled at the estate, the grounds and the dinner set up Alyssa and Brad had created for the evening.  White, black and gold were the colors of the evening and in the summer sunlight, the beaded linens sparkled beautifully.

Once guests were seated, they could see the beautiful details the couple had selected for their guests and enjoy the (oh my gosh, I am still dreaming about the short ribs) dinner Chef created!

 

 

I wish Alyssa and Brad all the happiness this hora *(and every dance to follow) brings!  Mazel Tov xoxo

 

 

Merci Beaucoup:  to Jennifer Driscoll Photography for the above images.  Also to: A Classic Party Rental,  Antique Limo, Bellas Bridesmaids BBJ Linen, Classic Cakes, Coby Palmer Designs, Andrew Elliott and Tabatha Bonham, Endless Summer Band, Evans Audio Visual,  Events by Design, EventSource, Eyenamics,  Jupiter and Juno, and LGi Linens for their work highlighted in some of the above moments

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Wedding Highlight – Moira and Randy

March 27th, 2018 monamieevents Real Weddings, Uncategorized No comments

The rich decadence of Moira and Randy’s wedding day was such a delight.  The entire professional team loved this beautiful family and wanted everything to be beyond their wildest expectations for them.  Randy wanted to get married in his childhood church, Sacred Heart, and Moira wanted their guests to indulge in a lush regal celebration.  Mission accomplished.

 

Moira and her ladies wore blush gowns that gave a hint to the impending spring season, but acknowledged the chill still in winter’s air.  The romantic florals the bridal party carried had the same aura, “is it winter, is it spring?” and it worked so beautifully with their gowns and the crisp day.

 

 

Following the Nuptial Mass family and friends gathered at the Columbia Club for a regal dinner.  The couple wanted the space to be filled with lush color reminiscent of a bygone era.  The dinner tables were laden with china, tableware and candles.  The centerpieces were fragrant bowls and garlands of fruit. The velvet linens and china chargers made guests sit and relish in a dining experience from another century.  “The Queen,” “Downton Abby,” “it looks like something from a Dutch Masters painting,” could all be heard whispered from guests’ lips.

 

 

 

 

The warmth of the space and the charm of the long tables, allowed guests to relish in conversation (and yes… eat some of the centerpieces) 😉

Moira and Randy and their family were such a wonderful couple to help design this day for.  Moira initially gave dark and moody colors for her wedding flower inspiration, and given the time of year for her wedding, and the evening she wanted to present her friends and family, this seemed like a natural translation.  It was so much fun helping her find her way here. When she and Randy walked into the space for the first time to see what her wedding team had created for her (our gift to her) it was such a thrill, these two truly have my heart.

 

Merci Beaucoup:  to Jennifer Driscoll Photography for the above images.  Also to: Antique Limo, BBJ Linen, Classic Cakes, Columbia Club, Evans Audio Visual, Empty Vase,  EventSource, Events by Design, IndyVisual, Jim Cerone, Marie Gabriel Couture, Sacred Heart, Salon 1|4 

 

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Wedding Highlight – Julie and Michael

March 20th, 2018 monamieevents Real Weddings No comments

On this first day of spring, and National Proposal Day, it seems only fitting to bring you the wedding of Julie and Michael.  Their spring wedding was just the kick off to wedding season all of us need.  After a cold winter, it was the perfect way to allow springs flowers to bloom and have a garden wedding – both outside and in.

The ceremony was held at Michael’s childhood home which allowed guests to mingle with some wonderful guests, including llamas, horses and feathery friends.  The beauty of the farm created the perfect and personal backdrop for the couple’s nuptials which were presided over by each of their brothers.

 

The reception at Newfields was a lush indoor garden filled with pink blooms, including protea in honor of Julie.   Michael’s mom, an artist, created a painting of a protea to serve an inspiration for the invitation suite.  The protea was chosen because of Julie’s South African heritage.  This artwork was used predominately throughout the entire weekend, and was a canvas for several pieces of paperie.  Because the reception celebration was at IMA, art in general served a special role throughout the event.  Guests were even given coloring books during the evening with fun facts about the couple which helped navigate the evening’s festivities.

Michael, among many other talents, is a restaurateur, so the menu they selected for the evening was impeccable.  Guests of course, were delighted when his restaurant was part of the evening’s late night snack.  They were also surprised when he joined the band and surprised Julie (and them) and played guitar for part of the set.

 

 

Planning and designing Julie and Michael’s wedding was a delight.  Their families are welcoming and so full of history and they wanted to share their stories with their guests. I love when people tell their story on their wedding day so intimately.  It’s so authentic and engaging for their guests.  Julie and Michael got it, and they got it soooo right.  From opening their home to their guests, to sharing their favorite foods, to telling the (best!) stories during toasts and in their coloring books, they showed their full and beautiful souls to their friends and families, it was an honor to be part of it all.

Merci Beaucoup:  to Jennifer Driscoll Photography for the above images.  Also to: BBJ Linen, Evans Audio Visual, EventSource, IMA Newfields, IndyVisual, Kahn’s Catering, McNamara Flowers, Pomp&Polish, the Woomblies

 

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Wedding Highlight – Chelsea and Jeff

December 13th, 2017 monamieevents Real Weddings, Uncategorized No comments

Ease and sophistication just ooooooze from everything Chelsea and Jeff do and touch.  These two, cool under pressure (and why wouldn’t they be, they are ER doctors) are the most relaxed and calm couple.  From their first meeting, over breakfast, following an overnight shift at the hospital, they just looked at one another, turned to me said, “yes, we would love to work with you as our planner.  Please send us a contract.”  Every meeting or call after, was just as decisive.  Whether it was a menu choice, their 🙂 charger decision, or who to select for entertainment, everything was done the goal of creating a weekend for their guests filled with mystique of West Baden Springs Hotel.

 

West Baden Springs Hotel, part of the French Lick Resort, appears, almost like a mirage in the southern Indiana hills, and Chelsea and Jeff wanted their guests to enjoy the weekend in the hotel’s luxurious surroundings.  Though fall, the weather certainly gave one last taste of summer, which allowed guests, and the bridal party, an opportunity to enjoy the grounds and lush gardens.

The historic architecture of the space inspired the invitation suite and paperie for Chelsea and Jeff’s weekend.  The stunning art-deco invitation with gold foil provided a welcome hint of the destination retreat guests were about to experience.  Chelsea wanted a touch of royal blue in her wedding, so it too was infused, in small elements throughout the stationery suite.

Chelsea and Jeff’s ceremony took place in the iconic dome atrium of West Baden.  This romantic space, though large in scale, felt like an entirely private and intimate chapel.  After a sweet moment together on the guestroom balconies before the ceremony, guests could be seen using their own balconies to quietly peer onto the ceremony, then cheer for the newlyweds as they were pronounced husband and wife.

 

Jeff’s sister performed the service which included readings from Winnie the Pooh and whimsical song selections from Mary Poppins.

Chelsea and Jeff wanted to enjoy the entire spirit of the French Lick resort, so took a trolley ride over between the two hotels (West Baden and French Lick) for a quick photo session and captured some moments in their iconic gardens.

 

Following cocktails on the veranda, guests entered the original lobby of the hotel which was transformed into a private ballroom for the evening.  This area glittered with regal elegance.  Chelsea’s vision of classic romanticism had come true, her whimsical additional of royal blue was included on the tables with the addition of stunning glass charger, and the fragrant bowls of soft creme floral were a focalpoint on the metallic gold linens.

 

After Chelsea and Jeff enjoyed a moment of seeing the room first (and practicing their first dance) they welcomed their guests for dinner including the (now 100 year old) tradition of tomato juice served to their guests.  The juice was actually invented at French Lick Resort in 1917.

 

Chelsea and Jeff are gracious and loving to one another, and it is so beautiful to witness.  I loved the photo (above) of them from the moment I saw it, and I was thrilled to receive it this week as their Christmas card photo.  May they have a lifetime of first look butterflies and romantic first dances! xoxo

 

Merci Beaucoup:  to Jessica Strickland Photography for the above images.  Also to: BBJ Linen, Events By Design, French Lick Resort / West Baden Springs Hotel, JW Salon, Mike Donaldson / TLW Entertainment

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Wedding Highlight – Elise and Jeff

November 16th, 2017 monamieevents Real Weddings, Uncategorized 1 Comment

 

Elise and Jeff have it all.  Brains, beauty, style (did I mention brains?!?) and sophistication!  They are madly in love, and entirely adorable – and boy can they move on the dance floor.  Their wedding was nothing short of a dream to be part of, and it was truly an honor to help create their wedding weekend for their family and friends.

Their ceremony was designed in such a clean and smart way – I loved it.  It was simple, beautiful and looked regal in the stately gallery space of the IMA.  The sleek chuppah had a feminine elegance in the modern space and allowed guests to focus on the solemnity of the service officiated by Elise’s uncle.  Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails outdoors on the (couldn’t be better!) fall evening.

 

Elise, Jeff and their families are undoubtedly foodies.  Guests enjoyed an incredible selection of menu all evening starting with the cocktail hour, through the dinner options, and into the late night snacks.  The catering was superb and each guest adored their personalized acrylic place card.  These, along with clear chairs and linens helped the ballroom sparkle. The long glistening tables set the tone for an evening full of great food, fantastic conversation and dancing — soooo much dancing!

 

As a fun little surprise to the couple, Elise and Jeff’s team actually made their dance floor round to allow even more room for their guests to enjoy the (amazing!) band.  We knew Jeff and Elise would work the floor, but their guests were also incredible dancers and we wanted as much space as possible.

 

 

Elise and Jeff were truly a delight to work with throughout the process.  They were decisions makers in every sense of the word. They don’t live in Indy, so flew into town solely to make their choices based on their team’s advice, demos / mock ups and were really decisive.  They selected their tablescapes, centerpieces and designs months in advance all based on ideas from their creative team curated through photos Elise had sent in advance of her travels.  She and her mom entirely trusted the team to create their vision and it was fun for all us to collaborate on such a contemporary design.

 

Following a night of dancing (I mean – sooooo much dancing! …they danced before dinner, they danced between courses, they danced and danced and danced the night away…) the guests went back outside one final time for a final farewell to the newlyweds.

 

Cheers to you both, Elise and Jeff. May your world travels always be safe and adventurous, and may your dance card always be full.

Merci Beaucoup:  to Nathaniel Edmunds Photography for the above images.  Also to: BBJ Linen, Evans Audio Visual, Eyenamics, IMA, Jupiter & Juno  JW Salon, Kahn’s Catering, LGi Linens, Matt Lewis & the Union and Royal Creations

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Wedding Highlight – Chelsea and Tom

October 26th, 2017 monamieevents Real Weddings, Uncategorized No comments

The first time I met Chelsea, we chatted about Tom, and  I asked her about her fiance and she replied, “Tom, oh, he’s a dreamboat!”  I knew immediately this bride would capture my heart over the next year.  (For proof of what a dreamboat Tom is, check out the image of Tom immediately after he took in Chelsea’s beauty during their first look.  I am so taken by this shot – Jessica Strickland, as always, you authentically captured the day, the moments, and the emotions and this single image says everything.)

 

Chelsea is giddy and fun and was likely the kind of girl in high school who was wildly popular, but who was also everyone’s friend. This was evidenced by the size of her bridal party.  Chelsea had 12 bridesmaids! These women were all just as stunning, just as beautiful and just as hilarious as she is. I could not ask for a better group of women. And as a mom, I would want any one of them to be a role model for my own daughter.

Friday night at the rehearsal dinner they beautifully and lovingly roasted Chelsea and Tom and somehow showed grace and integrity with the right about of ribbing.

Chelsea and Tom currently live in Chicago and wanted a retreat for their guests. No place seemed more fitting than the Lucas Estate, just north of Indy, in Carmel. The ceremony took place in the lower gardens and the reception was located by the pool house.

Chelsea wanted a soft, neutral pallet for the garden wedding and al fresco dining. Soft cremes, butter, blush, sage, eucalyptus and sea foam, created the serenity Chelsea was looking for. The details were endless. From her flatware and linens selection to her personalized menu wraps, Chelsea wanted her guests to forget about their busy city lives and escape while dining under the stars.

The reception was joyous and fun – just like the couple.  It had boundless energy and infused their Chicago style, complete with a Chicago hot dog stand to honor the World Champion Cubs. Chelsea’s sister, Hannah, (a singer in one of Indy’s premindent bands) of course took the mic for a moment, but Chelsea herself, closed the night, because when it’s your own wedding night, you just can’t stop the feeling and you gotta keep on dance dance dancin’!

Chelsea and Tom have a truly unparalleled spirit and energy about them and a way of making everyone feel like you’re a lifelong friend.  Everyone on their wedding team knows we’re now all forever friends with this amazing couple.  As Chelsea would say, BFF’s forever.  Yes, my dear, forever xoxo.

 

Merci Beaucoup:  to Jessica Strickland for the above images.  Also to: A Classic Party Rental, BBJ Linen,  Classic Cakes, Evans Audio Visual, IndyVisual,  La Dolce,  Living Proof, Lucas Estate, Meg Catherine Flowers,  Poppy Ink and Stephanie Carnigan 

(…and the blog wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t give a shout out the cutest flower girl in the land – Mila xoxo – she was sooooo well behaved on a day well over 95 degrees)