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Author: Erin

We photographed this sweet couple and their adorable furbaby, Wrigley, last month and we had so much fun with them that day! 🙂 You could tell that they really put a lot of thought and effort into every aspect of their planning because their details were INCREDIBLE! They had personalized wedding party gifts (even the gift bags were personalized!), they also had personalized hangers, matching robes, gorgeous jewelry & dresses, engraved cuff links, an adorable bandanna for Wrigley, a custom guest book, beautiful flowers, a stunning cake and a dessert buffet that everyone loved! No detail went unnoticed! 🙂

Everyone got ready at the Marriott and then we headed over to Holliday Park for their first look and photos at the ruins. It’s such a cool location for photos and it made for a unique backdrop that was also a nod to her Greek heritage too, which was awesome. After that we headed to the church for their family photos, ceremony & bubble exit. As a lot of you know, I LOVE Greek weddings!! I love all of the gorgeous details, the traditions, the iconography, the fun people, and the Greek dancing…they’re always a blast! Their reception at The Willows was fantastic! Guests enjoyed cocktail hour out on the back patio overlooking the water, the room was set up beautifully, the food was delicious, the toasts were heartfelt & their choreographed first dance was perfect! The Greek dancing was so much fun to photograph and they ended their evening with a sparkler send off. It was a great day! Thanks for a fun time you guys!!

Vendors:

Photography: https://erinhession.com/
Getting ready location: https://www.marriott.com/…/indno-indianapolis-marriott-nor…/
Park location: https://www.hollidaypark.org/
Church: http://www.holytrinityindy.org/
Reception: https://www.willowsonwestfield.com/
Planner: https://boldlychic.com/
Florist: https://vabindy.com/
Bridal Gown: https://uniqueboutiquebridalandprom.com/
Bridesmaids dresses: https://www.davidsbridal.com/
Tuxes: https://www.menswearhouse.com/
Cake: https://www.simplyperfectioncakes.com/
Rentals: https://www.aclassicpartyrental.com/
Catering: http://www.crystalcatering.com/
DJ/Band: http://takikarras.com/
Videographer: https://vibevideoproductions.com/
Transportation: https://317limousines.com/
Hair: https://www.facebook.com/BekahsSalon/
Make-up: https://www.hellogorgeousindy.com/

In her words….

How did he propose? “Ryne proposed on a lovely spring day at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (Newfields) wildflower garden exhibit. It was a beautiful moment for both of us.”

What was your favorite wedding moment? “My favorite moment from our wedding was being united as one with Ryne at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral; the church I grew up in. I was the third generation in my family to marry there!”

What was his favorite wedding moment? “Ryne’s favorite moment was performing a Rumba for our first dance! We have always wanted to learn to ballroom dance together, learning during our engagement period seemed the ideal time. We had a blast learning at Five Star Dance in Carmel.”

What was the funniest wedding moment? “The groomsmen thought it was hilariously awesome how every single thing they wished they had, John Wooton, was able to provide it for them! Before they even had a chance to verbalize their need, John was whipping it out of his bag for them! They started comparing him to Mary Poppins taking things out of the magic bag! They loved it, and are still joking around about it to this day! Thanks EHP team!” (Haha!! I LOVE it!!) 🙂

What advice would you give to future couples? “Our best advice to couples is to hire a month of wedding coordinator! It was the best money we spent for the wedding. They make sure the plans you made for the wedding are executed flawlessly to your vision. They take over all the work starting one month before the wedding and handle all coordination the day of! What a relief!”

We photographed this sweet couple’s wedding at Black Iris and had so much fun with them that day! They are so cute together and they just love to have fun, I love that about them!! The weather was a bit unpredictable but we managed to get quite a few outdoor pics for them before it started sprinkling, but Sarah came prepared – she had a cute umbrella for some rainy day pics!! I loved it! 🙂 I loved all of their fun and unique details too…her dress was gorgeous & each bridesmaid wore a different colored dress which was awesome and their flowers were STUNNING!! I was obsessed with them! Their cake was a hand painted work of ART, it was almost too pretty to eat! That day also happened to be Stu’s birthday so Sarah surprised him with his favorite rhubarb pie after dinner and he loved it! They were so lucky and got a gorgeous sunset that night and then everybody partied hard until the very end, it was a great day! Thanks for a great time you guys, more pics coming soon!! 🙂

Vendors:

Photography: https://erinhession.com/
Venue & coordination: https://www.blackirisestate.com/
Catering: https://www.thomascaterers.com/
Officiant: https://www.weddingofficiantindianapolis.com/meet-veronica
Cake: http://www.heavenlysweetscakes.com/
Flowers: http://www.accentfloraldesign.net/
Dress: https://www.bridesbyyoung.com/
Tux: https://www.louiestuxshop.com/
Hair & make-up: http://somethingbluestylists.com/
Ensemble: https://thedeocensemble.com/
DJ: https://completewedo.com/indianapolis/dj/

In their words…

1.      How did he propose?

He took me to Prague for my 29th Birthday and proposed in the apartment we rented! I was in the bedroom unpacking my suitcase, and he called me in to another room asking me if I knew what something was, and when I walked in, he had thrown rose petals all over the floor and was on one knee.  My husband isn’t much of a planner, so the fact that he went to a craft store, bought fake rose petals, snuck them into his suitcase, etc., was a huge surprise!

2.      What was your favorite wedding moment?

I think the whole “marrying the love of my life” thing is too obvious of an answer, so I’m going to give another one: the speeches.  Stu and I talked after the wedding about what beautiful speeches people gave for us at the wedding, and how much it meant to us that so many people really spoke from the heart– we felt so much love, and it was really beautiful.

3.      What was his favorite wedding moment?

(I promise this was his answer and I’m not making it up to make myself look better!!)  His favorite moment was being surprised with his favorite pie – Strawberry Rhubarb.  It was his birthday and I wanted him to have something birthday related and special, so I arranged to have his favorite pie dropped off in front of him.

4.      What was the funniest wedding moment?

Watching people – my husband included – on the dance floor!

5.      What was your first dance song?

So, I’m a huge fan of musicals/musical theater, and Stu very, very sweetly agreed to have a song from a musical as our first dance. It was a song called “All I’ve Ever Known” from the musical Hadestown.  We both agreed that it was a great song for us – we both sort of thought we’d be single forever, not in a bad way, just that we didn’t yearn for a lifelong companion or anything (I wanted to be a cat lady) and the song essentially is about a couple talking about how they’d been alone for a long time, and they thought it was fine, but then they found love and all they want is to stay with each other forever.

6.      What advice would you give to future couples? I’m not the best at giving advice, but here’s what we’ve got…don’t be afraid to ask for help — if you’re so thirsty you’re going to die, ask someone for some water. If you need a second to sit, then sit. Remember that the people at your wedding are people that love you – they’re not there to judge you for your wedding, they just want to support you. (I agree!!) 🙂

We photographed this awesome couple’s wedding at the Montage and we had a blast with them that day!! Robin was actually a bridesmaid in a wedding that we photographed several years ago and so we connected on Facebook after the wedding. I was so excited when she called me and said she was engaged to a great guy! I knew she would be a blast to work with and I think their personalities definitely shined through in their pics!! Robin is really laid back and has the funniest sense of humor, she had us laughing all day long! 🙂 I loved all of their fantastic details, especially her hot pink flowers (LOVED them!!!), her jewelry, their cake, uplighting, personalized napkins & the “I Do” on her shoes! Thanks for a fun time you guys, more pics coming soon!!

Vendors:

Venue & coordination: http://www.themontage.info/
Officiant: Adrienne Tanner

In her words…

1.      How did he propose? “He proposed at the Cake Bake Shop. It was so crowded and loud he couldn’t even get down on his knee or say much. I just snatched the ring off the dessert plate and put it on!”

2.      What was your favorite wedding moment? “Watching the kids dance”

3.      What was his favorite wedding moment? “Using the Army sword on the cake!”

4.      What was the funniest wedding moment? “Laughing with each other during the ceremony”

5.      What was your first dance song? “Sweet Child of mine. Post Modern Jukebox version”

6.      What advice would you give to future couples? “Have fun and relax!”

7.      Where are you going on your honeymoon? “To Boston….with his parents!” 🙂

We photographed this sweet couple’s wedding in West Lafayette and we had so much fun with them that day!! You can tell that their families are all so close and they were all so sweet and welcoming to us! 🙂 I loved all of their gorgeous details that day too…her shoes, hair piece, garter, flowers, cake & cupcakes were all so perfect! I really loved their bumble bee touches – Maurice calls Mary his “honey bee” so he had bumble bee socks on and they incorporated sugar bees on top of some of their cupcakes! They also gave their wedding party little jars of honey on the head table! SO CUTE!!

You can tell that they really truly love each other…when we were photographing them, they were just so happy to be together and they were always in their own little world. It was the sweetest thing to witness!! Thanks for a fun time that day, more pics coming soon!! 🙂

Vendors:

Photography: https://erinhession.com/
Church: https://stboniface.org/
Reception: http://thetrailsbanquets.com/
Flowers: http://www.juliesflowers.org/
Cake: http://www.mammawssweetshoppe.com/
DJ: https://djindiana.com/
Coordination: Marie Smyth
Beauty: Tina Jenkinson