Wedding Highlight – Kate & Brad
The wedding of Kate and Brad was stylish, uptown and chic — just like the couple themselves. Somehow this wedding – bursting at nearly 400 guests felt like a small dinner party because Kate and Brad took the time to ensure each intimate detail was carefully crafted and cultivated. It was an honor to help them create this splendid occasion!!
Kate and Brad were married and the breathtaking Sacred Heart Catholic Church just south of downtown Indy. The architecture of this church lends itself to fairy-tale weddings and idyllic photographs. Kate and Brad with their nearly dozen flower girl carrying lanterns and ring bearers parading down the aisle didn’t disappoint.
The ceremony was presided over by the priest from Brad’s school, and included both moms helping to prepare the altar by unfolding the prayer cloth. I loved this personal touch before the moms lit the unity candle. Lush greens decorated the aisle and altar and gave guests a hint to the garden cocktail hour and reception that was in store for them the remainder of the evening.
The reception, hosted at the Central Library, began in the library’s garden. Here the guests reveled in the perfect weather and enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oevures outside. Kate’s mom surprised the newlyweds with bagpipers to ensure Irish eyes would always be smilin’. Guests then followed the pipers and proceeded through boxwood lattice gates to the reception celebration for the remainder of the evening.
The celebration decor was upscale and uptown. Kate loved stripes and thrilled to share them with her guests in fun and unexpected ways.
The reception truly gave guests a bit of both. Kate wanted to have a beautiful English Garden with lush sophistication, and yet the modern fun of a cosmopolitan evening. Kate and Brad accomplished this with a truly edited design. By incorporating lush foliage and romantic floral, the couple allowed guests to feel as though they were dining in a garden under the stars. This was accomplished through the use of lighting by having the guests dine under specialty Edison lights which gave a special al fresco ambiance to the indoor space. The focal point of the atrium was a floral monogram created with boxwood and roses custom created for the family.
The guests adored they “English Garden” warmth of the wedding as they entered the ballroom. It as lush, welcoming and intimate. It was exactly as Kate, Brad and their families has hoped it would be! It was a night full of great joy, laughter, family and so much love! I am so honored I could help this amazing family create this weekend for their guests. Kate’s radiant and graceful smile NEVER left the entire process. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your wedding. Cheers!
To see more of their wedding – click Film Trailer from NorthernLight Filmworks
Merci to this team who made a dream night possible! A Classic Party Rental, BBJ Linen, Bella Bridesmaid, Central Library, Evans AV, Jennifer Driscoll Photography (all of the images you see here are hers) La Dolce Salon, Marie Gabriel Cotour Bridal, Pomp & Polish, Ritz Charles Catering, Sacred Heart, The Empty Vase