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Today’s real wedding is drenched in color. In an oh so beautiful and fun way. With splashes of green and contemporary floral design, Angie and Erik’s wedding is also a nod to how they met – while in school at Indiana University. And, the icing on the cake? The photography is by bobbi + mike. Score!  Thanks to Social Butterfly for sending the wedding our way!












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From Social Butterfly:
We were so thrilled to be a part of Angie and Erik’s wedding on September 5, 2010. As a former butterfly and current event planner, Angie designed and planned her stunning wedding down to their very smallest detail. The ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were decorated with beautiful green, black, and white touches.

Since the bride and groom started dating while attending Indiana University, returning to the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) on campus was very meaningful for the two of them. The ceremony, which took place in the Tree Garden Suite, was fun and light-hearted as the wedding party walked down the aisle to some of the couple’s favorite love songs by Colbie Calliat, John Mayer, and Jason Mraz. Adding more personal touches, the groom’s aunt, Julie Alvarez, read an excerpt from Dr. Suess’s “The Places You Will Go.” Angie and Erik’s ceremony was a perfect expression their own young, happy-go-lucky personalities.

Following the ceremony, guests were invited to the IMU’s Solarium for a quick cocktail hour, which was beautifully decorated with countless green and white paper lanterns and dramatic green lighting. Immediately after, the extravagant reception in Alumni Hall was revealed featuring modern floral designs, vivid lighting, fun table settings, and more! Throughout the night, more entertainment was available for guests, including a photo booth and caricature artist. Upbeat music continually played and guests danced into the early morning hours.


Photographer: bobbi + mike | Ceremony / Reception Venue: Indiana Memorial Union | Wedding Coordinator: Social Butterfly | Florist: Artful Blooms | DJ: Dance Machine | Hair and Makeup: Stacey Mayo & Co. | Lighting: Big Picture Productions | Linens: Chair Covers and Linens | Ceremony / Reception Chair Rental: Premier Events | Photo Booth: Memento Photo Booth | Caricature Artist: Karen Kovich

I never get tired of a bride (or bridesmaids, for that matter) in a pair of TOMS. And, red TOMS at that!


Photo courtesy of bobbi + mike


Image courtesy of bobbi + mike

It’s not that the details aren’t important, but they really help to make the day. So even the smallest of things, like a hanger, or cufflinks, or even the escort cards may be just a small part of the day – but they can leave a lasting impression on guests, and even in the photos.




Images courtesy of bobbi + mike


Image courtesy of bobbi+mike

Posting will remain light until after the Landlocked Bride’s wedding and return from her honeymoon.


Photo courtesy of bobbi + mike


Photo courtesy of bobbi + mike

A fab e-sesh thanks to the uberly talented bobbi + mike. The best part? The photos from the airplane hangers. Love love. Now if only I can manage to do the same for the Pilot on wedding day.




Images courtesy of bobbi + mike

Happy Weekend!

Nothing like the blank canvas of the concrete. The look of a couple lying down or sitting in the streets isn’t for everyone. Kudos to the bride who will brave the road in her dress for a pretty rockin’ photo.



Images courtesy of bobbi + mike

A big ‘ol thanks to two of my faves for sharing this fantastically fun and sun-drenched session. The couple is adorable! Swoon-worthy indeed.





Images courtesy of bobbi + mike