Lauren and Connor’s Carmel Indiana Wedding: I Only Have Eyes For You!

Caramel Indiana bride and groom after their wedding ceremony

This Carmel, Indiana wedding was magical, and the incredible couple is too cute for words. When Lauren and Connor look into each other’s eyes, you can easily see how much they are in love.

Their Carmel, Indiana, wedding overflowed with lush, colorful floral creations, adorable paper creations, and personal touches. For our Mon Amie Events team, this has undoubtedly been a year for bold colors.

Gal Pals and Getting Ready

For Lauren and the ladies of her wedding party, the day began with breakfast, fun photos, hair and makeup on-site, and lots of wedding detail photos.

It’s The Guys Turn

Meanwhile, Connor and the guys were chilling, having breakfast, and getting ready. A few group photos, and they were off to the church.

Carmel Indiana groom fixing his bow tie
Carmel Indiana groom and his groomsmen outside Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

Get Me To The Church On Time 

With Lauren dressed and ready, it was time for a first look with her father. She followed up with a few photos with her wedding party. Then, she got into a vintage car to ride to the church with her father.

The Father of the bride sees his daughter for the first time
Carmel Indiana bride with her wedding party
The bride and her father on their way to the wedding ceremony in a vintage car

With This Ring

With everyone in place at the church, Lauren, escorted by her father, made her entrance to Pachelbel’s Canon in D.

Conor was without words as he watched his bride-to-be make her way down the aisle.

The Nuptial Mass was beautiful and full of reading by family members and close friends. With the giving and receiving of rings and sharing the eucharist, the couple was presented as husband and wife.

A Little Time Together

Following the wedding ceremony and a few family photos in the church, the newlyweds were able to spend a little time together for some amazing wedding portraits.

The Eyes Have It

Inside The Palladium’s South Wing, wedding guests enjoyed cocktail hour. A stunning floral print wall was imprinted with “I Only Have Eyes For You.” It held dozens of pairs of sunglasses with each guest’s escort card attached. A little nod to Lauren’s profession as an ophthalmologist.

Sunglasses with escort cards attached follow the couple's I only Have Eyes For You theme.

Delicious hors d’oeuvres were printed with personalized cocktail napkins, continuing the theme of “I Only Have Eyes For You.”

Passed hors d'oeuvres with the couples custom napkins

The newlywed’s monogrammed four-tier white and gold wedding cake, decorated with fresh flowers, was on display in the cocktail area. This allowed the couple, who chose to attend their cocktail hour, the chance to cut their wedding cake before guests made their way into dinner.

Four-tiered white and gold wedding cake at the Palladium in Carmel Indiana

Love Is In Bloom

The Concert Hall exploded in color and texture with tables set with exquisite linens and lush floral creations. Place settings were layered with gold beaded glass charger plates, vintage-inspired floral china, handled napkins, and custom menu cards.

Collections of candles, crystal stemware, and unique floral centerpieces added interest to each tablescape.

We love the view across the ballroom from the couple’s sweetheart table. Set off to one side, they could see everyone enjoying their evening.

View of a wedding reception from the couple's sweetheart table

Lauren and Connor ducked in for a sneak peek during cocktail hour and then spun around the dance floor to practice their first dance.

For them, living out of town and planning long distance, it was a huge surprise. They had actually never been to the Palladium; they trusted their creative team, and all of the planning was done via Zoom and emails during Lauren’s residency.

Newlyweds prating their first dance at the Palladium in Carmel Indiana

Topping off everything was incredible video mapping on the walls. The creation included animated butterflies and blooming tulips and was an oversized recreation of the artwork from the wedding invitation suite. Lauren’s college sorority sister created this suite.

Monica loved the artwork so much that she recreated it for video mapping and custom-made linens for the celebration. It’s spectacular!

Digital mapping and custom linens for a wedding at the Palladium.

Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

Following introductions, the newlyweds relaxed and enjoyed toasts by the bride’s father, maid of honor, and best men. After the blessing, everyone enjoyed a spectacular multi-course dinner with wine service. 

Bride and groom enjoying toasts at their wedding

It was time for the bride and groom to take to the dance floor for their first dance to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.” This was followed by some very special family and dances, which then opened the dance floor for the evening.

Bride and groom's first dance at their Carmel Indiana wedding reception.

Guests packed the dance floor most of the night, stopping long enough for group photos, delicious desserts, and late-night snacks. No one could take their eyes off of the happy couple.

Delicious dessert table and late night snacks.

Congratulations, Lauren and Connor! We wish you many years of looking into each other’s eyes.

Bride and groom outside the Palladium in Carmel Indiana

Merci Beaucoup

Thank you to all the incredible Indiana wedding professionals who made Lauren and Connor’s wedding special.

Carmel Indiana Wedding Planner / Designer: Mon Amie Events, Inc.

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

Reception Venue: The Palladium – The Center For The Performing Arts

Makeup and Hair: Salon 1 | 4

Wedding Gown: Ultimate Bride Chicago

Ceremony Entertainment: Cathy Rund-Cantor, Alan Jordan – Piano / Organ, Kara Day – Violin

Floral: Elsie’s Flower Shoppe

Photography: Jessica Strickland Photography

Film: IndyVisual

Catering: A Cut Above Catering

Cocktail Entertainment: Rhatatat

Entertainment: Endless Summer Band

Wedding Cake: Top Tier Indy

Rentals: A Classic Part Rental / BBJ Linen / Burns Rentals

Papery: La Papeteria Design

Transportation: Antique Limo

Guest Accommodations: Carmichael Hotel / Indy Marriott North

Rehearsal Dinner: Bridgewater

Indianapolis couple before their amazing wedding
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