Sarah & Joseph’s Newfields Wedding

bride and groom standing inside the garden gates at Newfields in Indianapolis

Our Mon Amie Events team adored working with Sarah and Joseph on their spectacular wedding at Newfields. You see, the couple’s first date was at Newfields, and Joseph proposed there as well…clearly, their wedding HAD to be on the ground of Newfields too.  

Bride and groom in front of the Lilly House during their Newfields wedding

The bride and groom-to-be each spent the morning with their wedding parties, enjoying breakfast, getting ready, and taking some individual photographs. 

bride and her bridal party in matching blue and white robes
wedding portrait of a bride taken from behind
black and white photo of a groom fixing his bow tie before his wedding

This was also the perfect time for the photographers to capture all the fantastic personal details like Welcome Bags stuffed with yummy locally made treats and the amazing invitation suite. The suite also included a wedding program that was created with personal stories, the reception menu.

custom Welcome Bag filled with local Indiana treats
flat lay photo of a custom wedding suite, program and fan showing the Lily House at new fields

Before they departed for Newfields, Sarah took a few minutes for the first look with her father, and Joseph spent some time with his mother.

father of the bride having his first lookout his daughter in her wedding gown
groom having a special moment with his mother before his wedding ceremony

After arriving at Newfields, it was time for the couple’s first look – we made sure their first look was in the same place as the proposal.  

bride wiping tears from her groom's eyes after their first look at Newfields
bride and groom after their first look at Newfields, in the exact spot where he proposed

As is tradition, the couple gathered with the Rabbi, immediate family, and witnesses for the ketubah signing and some quiet time before the wedding ceremony.

bride and groom signing their ketubah before their Newfields wedding ceremony

The Lilly House Terrace was set for the beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony. White wooden chairs and greenery created an extra-wide aisle that led to the ornate chuppah. 

Luxurious Jewish wedding ceremony on the Lilly House Terrace at Newfields in Indianapolis

The wooden frame was wrapped in lush greenery and accented with roses in white, pale pink, and soft peach tones. An oversized white table contained a colorful floral spray as well as personal pieces for the ceremony.

chuppah covered in luxurious greenery and roses on the terrace of the Lilly House at Newfields

As the ceremony began, Joseph waited patiently as his bride-to-be was escorted to the chuppah by her parents.

groom standing on the terrace of the Lilly House at new fields as his bride walks down the aisle
bride being escorted down the aisle by her mother and father at Newfields

The couple was surrounded by family for readings of the Sheva Brachot and exchanged wedding vows and rings. Following the traditional breaking of the glass, the newlyweds led guests toward the cocktail reception to the sounds of Siman Tov U’Mazal Tov!

bride and groom under the chuppah at their Indianapolis wedding ceremony
bride and groom exchange wedding rings under the chuppah

Newfields’ majestic Formal Garden was the setting for the cocktail hour, where guests enjoyed cocktails and lite bites with the couple and the wedding party. One of the highlights was a group of strolling Mariachis. A special surprise for their guests as a nod to the groom, who is from Texas.

mariachis playing for the bride and groom at their Newfields wedding reception
bride and groom posing for a photo with the mariachis at their wedding reception

After spending time with guests, Sarah and Joseph explored Newfields and captured some outstanding wedding portraits.

bride and groom inside of the Newfields museum of art
bride and groom in front of the cloud emoji at Newfileds
bride and groom walking in the formal gardens at Newfields
bride and groom tossing the bridge at Newfields

Sarah and Joseph stopped off at the Sutfin Fountain Plaza for a sneak peek at the beautiful backdrop for dinner. The plaza was dressed with tables draped in soft floral-patterned linen, paired with sophisticated natural wood chairs. Gold flatware and gold-rimmed charger plates, and lush floral arrangements continued the design story begun in the wedding ceremony.

bride and groom king a sneak peek at their outdoor wedding reception on Sutfin Fountain Plaza at Newfields
Sutfin Fountain Plaza at Newfields set for a luxurious outdoor wedding ceremony
place setting with gold flatware, milk ware charger plate and custom stationery
tablescape and floral centerpiece at a Newfields wedding reception
floral centerpiece and table number at a Newfields outdoor wedding reception
view of an outdoor wedding reception at Newfields from across the lawn near Sutfin Fountain Plaza

Following introductions, the newlyweds took to the floor for their first dance to “Make You Love Me,” the Blessing of the Challah, and a sumptuous dinner with wine service. The couple concluded dinner by cutting their incredible pistachio wedding cake.

bride and groom's first dance at their Newfields wedding reception
four tiered pistachio wedding cake with glass riser

Dinner led into a night of dancing inside the museum’s galleries. Guests were in awe from the hora to the opportunity to enjoy the American and European Galleries and a dessert buffet including classic American treats in honor of the July 4th wedding.

bride and groom in the center of a hora during their wedding reception at Newfields
bride and groom being lifted on chairs during their hot
tables surrounding the Robert Indiana LOVE statue at Newfields in Indianapolis

As a special surprise for Sarah and Joseph, our Mon Amie Events team and wedding professionals obtained special permission from the estate of Robert Indiana and Newfields to create a banner using the iconic Robert Indiana numbers statue located behind the museum. A spectacular backdrop for the band!

band at a Newfields wedding reception
guests dancing at a Newfields wedding reception

Merci Beaucoup, Sarah, and Joseph! Our Mon Amie Events team is overjoyed to have been part of your wedding.

Thank you to our incredible team of wedding professionals who helped to create this magical day.

Indiana Wedding Planner & Designer: Mon Amie Events

Wedding Photography: Stacy Able Photography

Indianapolis Wedding Venue:  Newfields

Catering: Kahn’s Catering

Floral Design: Gina Howald

Rentals: Evans Audio VisualBBJ LinenLaTavola Linens

Wedding Film: Eyenamics Wedding Films

Entertainment: Chicago CatzTLW Entertainment – Village Quartet

Hair / Makeup:  Something Blue Stylists

Paperie: Olivers Twist Paper

Wedding Cake: Classic Cakes

Wedding Dress: Blue House Bridal Boutique

Transportation: Antique Limousine of Indianapolis

Indianapolis Hotel Accommodations: Marriott Indianapolis North

Wedding Officiant: Rabbi Lew Weiss

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