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I love the natural and classic feel of Laura and Michael’s wedding. Given their long relationship (and long-distance one, at that), they opted to focus on the important pieces – a sentiment I’m a huge fan of. They tied the knot quickly to ensure it was easier for them to be able to be together (no more long distance)!

From the Bride:
Michael and I met at Purdue University. We joke that we never had an awkward first date; it was always very natural from the beginning. He made me laugh and time flew by when we were together. We got engaged on his birthday and planned the wedding in only four months. He was an engineer in Cincinnati, OH and I was a teacher in NW Indiana. After 4 years of dating long-distance, we opted for the short engagement so we could finally be together in the same place!

The wedding day was really special to us. Our Orthodox wedding ceremony was extra special for me, since my mother and father had been married that way 35 years before us. The priest, Dragan Petrovic, was a huge blessing that day. His humor and warm personality made him the perfect person to marry us.

Some special memories of that day include seeing Michael’s face while I was walking down the aisle and dancing with my father. My father and I are very close so it was an emotional moment. The best surprise of the day had to be seeing the Purdue Marching Band outside of the reception. Who knew there was a band competition that weekend, let alone that our alma mater’s band would be walking by for a picture!

Hairstylist: Hair at 6310 / Reception Venue: Crown Plaza Indiapolis Union Station / Flowers & Decor: VS Design / Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero / Cake Baker: Indy Cakes / DJ: DJ Mike Donaldson / Makeup Artist: Casey Green / Photographer: Mary Kate McKenna Photography

Becky Brown Photography

From the Photographer:
I knew the bride-to-be from college and I was thrilled to be shooting their engagement photos and upcoming wedding on March 31st, 2012. She is always so fun and full of energy. I met the couple at Lucas Oil Stadium where the Colts play. Although they had a horrible season, Sarah and David are true fans:) We did some shots around the stadium and then the clouds and sprinkles started to roll as we changed outfits and headed to the Canal for some city shots. These two were troopers with the rain. We continued to shoot during the sprinkles, hiding under overhangs etc. By the end of the shoot it was coming down pretty hard and I wanted to attempt some final rain shots – I asked them if they would be okay with that and without hesitation they said yes! The shots with the umbrella at end are what resulted – some of my favorite and most unique engagement photos to date!

Mindy Hiatt Photography

Everyday I find myself over the moon at the fact that I get to witness so many beautiful marriages, and that doesn’t even include the beautiful ones that grace my inbox on a weekly basis. I spotted this classic wedding over on Caitlin’s blog just a few weeks ago. After finding out that she is a fellow MTH alum like myself and falling in love with the simplicity, the classic details and the personal touches in this wedding, I knew I had to share it. This one is a bit photo heavy, but I’m not apologizing for it.

Caitlin Sullivan Photography

From Caitlin, the photographer:
George and Danielle’s wedding day was very much a reflection of their character as a couple – charming and heartfelt. Danielle’s classic beauty and sincere kindness paired with George’s sweet heart and bright smile made photographing just the pair of them on their big day so enjoyable for me. Their reception stood out from the crowd with their creative touch and attention to details such as birdcage centerpieces, and, my favorite, a beautiful window pane with their guest seating handwritten within each pane. Thank you to the many wonderful vendors who helped George and Danielle’s day run flawlessly. This is a wedding I won’t soon forget.

Photographer: Caitlin Sullivan Photography | Ceremony Venue: Immaculate Heart of Mary | Reception Venue: Indianapolis Artsgarden | Catering: Ritz Charles | Florist: The Painted Daisy | DJ: Indy DJ Network | Hair Stylist: Salon 6 | Make-up Artist: Eyemax | Dress: Oscar de la Renta | Groom and Groomsmens’ Attire: Bachrach | Bridemaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Flower Girl Dress: J. Crew | Wedding Bands: Distinctive Diamonds | Transportation: Rockstar Limos Bus

The bold punches of greens and purples from Leesa and Michael’s wedding only solidify the fact that this is truly a Summer wedding. Add that with an outdoor backdrop and details with a nod to the heat of Summer, and you have yourself a beautiful wedding captured by Jeremy + Vickie.

Jeremy + Vickie

Photographer: Jeremy + Vickie | Floral Designer: Dandelions | Reception Venue: Indiana State Museum | Invitation Designer: Indy Invites | Cake Designer: Heavenly Sweets