Love Is A Carousel Ride In West Baden For Leah and Matt 

Bride and groom at the West Baden Springs hotel

For Leah and Matthew, love is truly a magical ride. And our Mon Amie Events family is thrilled to have gone on this ride with them. We began this journey back in 2014, working with Leah’s family on her sister’s wedding. And now life has come full circle, like a carousel.

Bride and groom at the West Baden Springs hotel at the French Lick resort

The couple chose to incorporate carousel horses as part of their wedding to symbolize their appreciation for the industry that brings them joy, fuels their passion, and, of course, the industry that brought them together! 

colorful carousel horse was part of an elegant West baden Resort wedding

For us, there is no better way to begin telling this couple’s story than by sharing their wedding film as it sets the stage for sharing all the beautiful details of their wedding weekend.

The Wedding Weekend

Leah and Matt’s wedding weekend began several days before the wedding ceremony with spa treatments at the resort, a Welcome Party wine tasting event, rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner.

The events were the ideal way to relax, enjoy family, their wedding party, and some delicious wines – one of the couple’s other great loves.

Getting Ready on the Wedding Day

Saturday began with breakfast and, for the ladies, hair, and makeup. The morning was spent getting ready and capturing photos of some of the couple’s wedding accessories. 

Bride having her makup done before her west baden wedding
beautiful bride having her hair done
brides wedding gown with a piece of her late fathers clothes sewn into it
groom-to-be fixing his bow tie

The couple’s monogram for the wedding was designed with the iconic carousel horse. It was incorporated into many of the weekend’s details, including some fun, unexpected places, like the wedding party’s socks.

wedding ring photos with the couples custom carousel horse monogram
gold wax seal with the bride and groom's custom carousel horse monogram
brides wedding accessories and ceremony program with their carousel hrose monogram
Custom wedding invitations for a luxurious west baden springs wedding showcaing the couple's carousel horse monogram
groomsmen's socks with the couples carousel horse monogram

A Series of Firsts

Leah looked stunning in her shimmering Monique Lhuillier gown and sparkling Jimmy Choo’s. And her colorful bouquet is incredible. After some portraits, the bride was ready for the first look with her wedding party and then her brother, William.

beautiful bride at the window of her West Baden Springs Hotel suite
beautiful bride holding a colorful bouquet
bride having a first look with her wedding party
bride having a first look with her brother who will walk her down the aisle

Meanwhile, Matt looking sharp in his classic black tuxedo with shawl collar, headed off for the first look with his mother.

groom's first look and tender moment with his mother

Last but certainly not least, Matt and Leah had their special moment with their first look.

bride and groom's first look at the West Baden Springs Hotel
bride and groom's first look at the West Baden Springs Hotel
bride and groom's first look at the West Baden Springs Hotel
bride and groom after thier first look at the West Baden Springs Hotel

Wedding Party Photos

The soon-to-be bride and groom spent some time before the wedding ceremony with their families and wedding party, capturing images and enjoying time together.

Groom and his groomsmen before his West Baden wedding
bride with her wedding party beofre her West Baden wedding
bride and groom with thier wedding party outside of the West Baden Springs Hotel at the French Lick Resort
bride and groom outside of the West Baden Spring Hotel at the French Lick Resort

Time Stops

With everything in place for the wedding ceremony, Leah, escorted by her brother, made her way down the aisle lined with lush greenery and colorful flowers.  Matt, waiting anxiously, was filled with emotion as Leah made her entrance to “A Million Things.”

elegant wedding ceremony inside of the West baden Springs Hotel
Master Wedding Planner Monica Ross Richard of Mon Amie Events gets bride ready to walk down the aisle at the West Baden Springs Hotel
bride, escorted by her brother prepare to walk down the aisle at her West Baden wedding ceremony
groom looking on as his bride walks down the aisle
overhead view of a bride walking down the aisle at the West Baden Springs Hotel

The couple exchanged rings and wedding vows surrounded by family and friends before making their exit to “Happily Ever After.”

bride and groom exchanging wedding vows during a ceremony at the West Baden Springs Hotel
bride and groom exchanging wedding vows during a ceremony at the West Baden Springs Hotel
bride and groom exchanging wedding vows during a ceremony at the West Baden Springs Hotel

Food, Wine, and Photos

Following their sneak peek at the reception décor, the newlyweds tucked away for a little private time during the cocktail reception.

Bride and groom getting a sneak peek at their luxurious West Baden Springs Hotel wedding

Their guests enjoyed some delicious food, some of the couple’s favorite wines from the tasting dinner, and an old-fashioned photo booth that was a massive hit with everyone.

Grabbing the Brass Ring

Under the resort’s iconic dome, the wedding reception was a feast for the senses. 

The center of the room was anchored with a large custom dancefloor covered with the couple’s monogram and colorful flowers. Above, dozens of the hotel’s balconies were filled with bunches of brightly colored balloons.

wedding reception under the iconic done of the West Baden Springs Hotel at French Lick Resort
Balconies of the West Baden Spring Hotel were filled with colorful balloons for a carousel themed wedding reception

The guest tables were draped in luxurious linens and set with colorful floral centerpieces, flickering candles, and nearly a dozen full-sized carousel horses. 

One of nearly a dozen full size carousel horses from Holiday World used as centerpieces of a wedding reception at the West Baden Springs Hotel

An Unforgettable Reception

After the couple’s grand entrance and several touching toasts, the newlyweds took to the dancefloor for their first dance to “Unforgettable.”

groom welcoming guests to his West Baden wedding reception
bride and groom's first dance at thier luxurious West Baden wedding reception
bride and groom's first dance

The evening continued with dinner and wine service before Leah and Matt cut their gorgeous seven-tiered wedding cake.

elegant seven tiered wedding cake with colorful flowers and the couple's custom carousel horse monogram

In one of the evening’s most touching moments, Matt took to the dance floor with his mother, followed by Leah dancing with several men who have impacted her life.

groom dancing with his mother at his west baden wedding reception

After a night of dancing, the evening came to a close with late-night snacks of traditional fair foods, including Cotton Candy, Pretzel Nuggets, and Carmel Corn.

Cotton Candy was one of several fiar foods served as late night snacks at this West Baden Springs carousel themed wedding

Our incredible bride and groom took to the dance floor one last time, dancing to “For Once In My Life” before inviting their family and friends to join them.

Congratulations, Leah and Matt! Thanks for taking our Mon Amie Events family along on the ride.

Happy couple resting after thier West baden Spring carousel themed wedding reception

Merci Beaucoup

Thank you to the incredible team of wedding professionals who made Leah and Matt’s wedding day so incredible.

Wedding Planner and Designer: Mon Amie Events

Photography: Stacy Able Photography

Filmmaker:  Eyenamics

Wedding Venue, Catering, Floral:  French Lick Resort / West Baden Springs Hotel

Hair and Makeup:  JW Salon / J. Marie Makeup

Wedding Gown:  Monique Lhuillier 

Shoes:  Jimmy Choo

Rentals:  BBJ Linens & Evans Audio Visual

Balloons:  Party Pop Balloons

Entertainment:  Chicago Catz / TLW Entertainment

Paperie / Branding:  Pomp & Polish

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