Sarah & Ryan’s Magnifique Wedding at The Hotel Carmichael

bride and groom dancing at their Hotel Carmichael wedding reception

Our Mon Amie Events team knew that Sarah and Ryan’s Hotel Carmichael wedding would be Très Magnifique!

The luxurious boutique hotel allowed us to transition to multiple event spaces, adding interest to the wedding design.

Bride and groom in front of large custom letters at their Hotel Carmichael wedding

The Suite Life

The day began in their hotel suites for Sarah, Ryan, and their wedding parties. Breakfast for each wedding party, for the ladies, onsite hair and makeup services, and time to relax and get dressed.

bride getting lipstick touched up before her Hotel Carmichael wedding
Groom fixing his bow tie before his wedding

It was also the perfect time to photograph wedding details. The team captured images of Sarah’s beautiful gown, the couple’s wedding rings, their custom wedding invitation suite, and welcome bags filled with local treats and the weekend’s schedule.

photograph of a bride's wedding gown in front of a painting of the Eiffel Tower at the Hotel Carmichael
wedding rings engraved with "You & Me' and the couple's wedding date
custom wedding invitations for a couple's Hotel Carmichael wedding
wedding gift bag with local Indiana treats

A Series of First Looks

After a quick first look with her gal pals, Sarah had her first look with her Father before heading off for her first look with the groom-to-be.

wedding party seeing the bride for the first time
father of the bride seeing his daughter for the first time

With everything in place for the couple’s ceremony, the hotel’s ballroom was the ideal location for Sarah and Ryan’s first look. With perfect placement and a little fluff, it was time for the moment they had both been waiting for.

Monica Richard of Mon Amie Events Inc getting the bride ready for her first look at the Hotel Carmichael in Carmel
bride waiting for her groom for their first look in the ballroom at the Hotel Carmichael
groom seeing his bride for the first time at their Hotel Carmichael wedding
bride and groom after their First Look at their Hotel Carmichael wedding
bride smiling at her groom after their first look

After some family and wedding party portraits, it was nearly time for this incredible couple to exchange their wedding vows.

wedding party portrait in the lobby of the Hotel Carmichael in Carmel

With This Ring

Wedding guests were greeted with Champagne as they arrived for the wedding ceremony. As they entered the ballroom, they were wowed by the luxurious ceremony décor.

The ballroom was wrapped in soft white flowing fabric, accenting the crystal chandeliers. Clear acrylic Phoenix chairs lined the aisle, paired with tall centerpieces resting on silver urns. A large lush floral arch and vintage white table with the couple’s unity candle rested at the end of the aisle.

luxurious white wedding ceremony decor in the ballroom of the Hotel Carmichael in Carmel Indiana
luxurious white wedding ceremony decor in the ballroom of the Hotel Carmichael in Carmel Indiana

The couple’s wedding party processed down the aisle to ‘With A Little Help From My Friends,’ before Sarah, escorted by her Father, made their entrance.

Father of the bride walking his daughter down the aisle at her Hotel Carmichael wedding

The intimate wedding ceremony was filled with specially selected readings, a Unity Ceremony, and the exchanging of rings before Sarah and Ryan sealed their vows with a kiss.

bride and groom exchanging wedding vows during their ceremony at the Hotel Carmichael
bride and groom sealing their wedding vows with a kiss

Cocktails and A Little Private Time

Following the wedding ceremony, guests made their way into the cocktail reception. The focal point of this transition space was the couple’s incredible five-tiered wedding cake accented with fresh flowers, French macarons, and the couple’s custom monogram.

The newlyweds enjoyed private time before rejoining their guests for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Five tiered white and gold wedding cake decorated with a custom monogram and French macarons in the lobby of the Hotel Carmichael
close up of gold and white wedding cake with custom monogram and French macarons

A Magical Transformation

While the couple and their guests enjoyed cocktails and conversation, the hotel’s ballroom was magically transformed from ceremony to dinner celebration.

luxurious white wedding reception in the ballroom of the Hotel Carmichael in Carmel Indiana
luxurious white wedding reception in the ballroom of the Hotel Carmichael in Carmel Indiana
luxurious white wedding reception in the ballroom of the Hotel Carmichael in Carmel Indiana
luxurious white wedding reception in the ballroom of the Hotel Carmichael in Carmel Indiana

Reception tables were draped with luxurious textured linens. A mix of round and square dining tables flanked the long head table. Lush white floral arrangements floated overhead with floating candles and smaller arrangements at their base. Place settings with frost and alabaster charger plates held knotted napkins and customized menus for each guest.

Sarah and Ryan came in for a quick sneak peek at the reception décor before inviting guests into the room – and to say they were blown away might be an understatement.

excited bride and groom after a sneak peek at their Hotel Carmichael wedding reception

In a unique order of events, Sarah and Ryan cut their amazing wedding cake, the focal point of the cocktail reception, before guests were invited into the ballroom for dinner.

bride and groom cutting their wedding cake during their Hotel Carmichael wedding

Dinner Before Dancing

Once wedding guests were seated for dinner, the festivities began with a Champagne toast by the Bride’s Father. This was followed by a blessing, toasts, and a delicious multicourse dinner with wine service.

Father of the bride making a toast during his daughter's wedding reception
bride and groom laughing during toasts at their Hotel Carmichael wedding
bride and groom enjoying wedding toast during their Hotel Carmichael wedding reception

As wedding guests finished their wedding cake, they were treated to the next twist. Led by a trio of horns, the newlyweds and guests were led to Feinstein’s, a creative and inspired entertainment space within the hotel.

Three horn players leading bride and groom to Feinstein's at the Hotel Carmichael for a night of dancing
overhead view of a bride and groom heading into Feinstein's at the Hotel Carmichael

The event space was marked with lush floral arrangements and giant illuminated letters, specially crafted for the couple. The room is designed with cabaret-style banquettes and a performance stage.

large illuminated letters custom designed for a Hotel Carmichael wedding
Banquettes inside of Feinstein's at the Hotel Carmichael
band playing on the stage at Feinstein's at a Hotel Carmichael wedding reception

Guests were welcomed with passed wine, and signature drinks before the couple took to the dance floor for special dances with their parents and their first dance to ‘You Are The Best Thing.’

bride and groom during their first dance at Feinstein's inside the Hotel Carmichael

The festivities continued with fantastic music, lots of dancing, an outdoor cigar and bourbon lounge, and an afterparty with late-night snacks at the hotel’s restaurant.

bride and groom dancing with berets on their head during their wedding at the Hotel Carmichael

Yes, Sarah and Ryan’s Hotel Carmichael was truly Très Magnifique!

Merci Beaucoup

Thank you to the incredible team of wedding professionals who made Sarah and Ryan’s day so magical.

Planner / Designer: Mon Amie Events, Inc.
Officiant: Pastor Matt Skiles
Ceremony Entertainment: Artistrings– TLW Entertainment
Venue / Catering / Hotel Accommodations: Hotel Carmichael
Floral: McNamara Florist
Décor and AV: Evans Audio Visual
Photography: Stacy Able Photography
Film: Eyenamics
Entertainment: RockWithU and Cool City Swing, TLW Entertainment, Artistrings
Makeup & Hair: Crystal Haffner, and JW Salon
Paperie: Oliver’s Twist
Cake: Sweet Escape Bakery
Calligraphy: Calligraphy Jewels
Marquee Letters: AlphaLit317
Rehearsal Dinner: Sun King Brewery
Rentals: BBJ Linens, LGI Linens
Wedding Gown: Marie Gabriel Couture

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One Comment

  1. Monica, we are still talking about the wedding. You made us feel like we were your only clients while planning the wedding. Your attention to detail and execution are impeccable. The little surprises priceless. We couldn’t be more excited that we are planning wedding #2 with you. You are simply the best. Thank you for loving what you do so much, because we were the beneficiaries of your talent. xoxo

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