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Michelle & Tyler chose to do their engagement session in idyllic New Harmony, Indiana, a historic arts-focused community near their home, and wore three distinct looks to keep it fresh.

An Idyllic Summer Engagement Session with Americana Vibes and A Little Edge

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Katie and Jason had their first date on the canal in downtown Indianapolis, and that part of the city was important in the early days of their relationship, since it was where Jason lived at the time.

A Snowy Engagement Session in Downtown Indianapolis

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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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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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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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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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Do you want to know a little wedding day detail that can easily be overlooked? Floral logistics.

Mastering Wedding Day Floral Logistics

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Katherine and Elliot met on the shores of the same water over which they said their marriage vows. Elliot signed up for sailing lessons, not knowing that his instructor would one day be his wife— and co-owner of their sail boat. Since Lake Michigan and nautical life are a centerpoint to their lives, Columbia Yacht Club was a natural choice for their venue.

Nautical Lake Michigan Nuptials

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