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Roane & Brandt’s mid-December elopement was blessed with a gorgeous, mild, sunny day. Wanting to keep things intimate, they got ready together, joined by a select few loved ones, and drove over to the State House, less than 10 minutes from their Indianapolis home, to meet their officiant and say their vows under the soaring ceiling. I’ve worked with Brandt for years as his branding photographer, and it was an honor to get to tell this story for him and his beautiful new wife.

A Christmastime Elopement at the Indianapolis State House

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Scarlett and David chose one of Milwaukee’s (many) magnificent venues for their vows: Milwaukee Art Museum. (If you don’t know the venue, it’s a total showstopper.) They got married in mid-July, and their color scheme was just as hot as the weather. They had a hybrid ceremony, honoring both of their faiths (Christian and Jewish), and danced the night away with their favorite people, with Lake Michigan as their backdrop.

Vibrant Summer Color for a Milwaukee Art Museum Wedding

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Tiffany and Joe chose a couple of the absolute best venues in Evansville, Indiana— Evansville Country Club, and Sts. Mary and John Catholic Parish. Purple was the signature color, and Tiffany wore a classic princess ballgown, complete with a tiara.

A Dreamy Catholic Country Club Wedding featuring a Tiara

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Lasserina and Daniel’s early spring wedding, planned by Ritz Charles, was a DREAM. After a year of planning, it all came together to be a wonderfully fun, wildly beautiful spring wedding day in downtown Indianapolis. Some of my favorite aspects of this day: the magnificent venue, Indianapolis Artsgarden; Lasserina’s ballgown by Luxe Redux Bridal; their […]

A Catholic Spring Wedding Fit for a Barbie Princess

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Brett & Kellen! These two are such gentlemen, and to witness their wedding was to witness such powerful love— not just the love they have for each other, but also how wholeheartedly adored they are by their family and friends. After 27 months of planning, these they finally got to celebrate their marriage with their favorite people in their favorite city: Chicago.

A Dressed-Up Warehouse Wedding for Two Gentlemen in Love

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When it comes to wedding day hair, I’m a shameless advocate for the updo. Styled hair down can be gorgeous, of course, but it comes with a host of factors that can complicate the wedding day. On the other hand, I find an updo to be, in general, an ideal option, for a few reasons.

Wedding Day Hair: Updo or Don’t?

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Louise and Chas met and began their lives together in Chicago, so it only felt right to return to the city where they found each other for their wedding, even after they’d moved to the East Coast. They planned a spring celebration at Garfield Park Conservatory, making florals and plant life the theme du jour. The way all of their aesthetic elements weaved together resulted in a wedding day that felt like a nineteenth-century novel in its organic romance.

A Floral-Centric Spring Wedding in Chicago

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Katie & Derek celebrated their marriage in the history-soaked, art-filled village of New Harmony, Indiana. One of my favorite memories of this day was the sunset that stretched for literal hours… the light was just dreamy, it was deliciously balmy outside, and there was so much joy in the air.

Blue Shoes from England and Wood-Fired Pizza

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Anu & Chris’ wedding was small in attendance, but huge in heart. With just four guests in-person, they said their vows at one of the most serene spots in the heart of Chicago: the edge of Lincoln Park’s Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. They were joined by more than 60 friends and family members from all over the U.S., Switzerland, and India via Zoom.

An Urban Micro-Wedding in a Chicago Oasis

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My all-time favorite wedding emcee is this absolute pro named Dave Kennedy. He’s a class act, and he likes to mix in the Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole duet “Unforgettable” into his dance-floor mix. It’s just a fantastic song: classic and unexpected, happy and romantic. And it’s also what everybody hopes their wedding day will be, not just for them, but for all their favorite people, too— unforgettable. From my experience, here are ten things that will unequivocally heighten the experience of your wedding day.

10 Absolutely Free Ways to Make Your Wedding Day Unforgettable

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