Carmel Lutheran Garden Flower Wedding // Rachel & Matt

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” // 1 John 4:7

Rachel and Matt’s wedding was one amazing wedding that I just can’t even begin to explain! There was seriously so much love surrounding this couple throughout the entirety of the day. They were not only surrounded by love but they were surrounded by 300 amazing friends and family at a gorgeous ceremony at Advent Lutheran Church followed by a fun reception at University High School of Indiana, where Rachel attended high school. I’m pretty sure this duo had three things in mind when planning their wedding day:

  1. Spend time with the amazing people in their lives.
  2. Have so much fun.
  3. Oh yeah, and get married cause they’re crazy in love!

Personally, I feel like they successfully accomplished all three of these goals (that I kind of made up...) and so many more! This day was definitely one to remember! I hope their friends and family had as much fun as I did!

So hold on to your hats ladies and gentlemen because this wedding of two Butler grads is about to blow. you. away. with all of their love, fun, color, and special moments. I mean, I’m still trying to catch my breath and it’s been a week!

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Carmel Ritz Charles Romantic Blush + Mixed Metals Summer Wedding // Kelsey & Drew

“I surrender who I’ve been for who you are. Nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart.” // Sleeping At Last

Last weekend I had the fortune of spending my Saturday with two extraordinarily fun, loving, silly, and amazing people. Kelsey + Drew’s romantic blush, silver, and gold wedding at The Ritz Charles in Carmel was an absolute blast. It was a hot day in late June in Indiana, so it was also a sweaty day, but we made it all work. (Find all the shade!)

If you never had a chance to read Kelsey + Drew’s engagement session blog post, I definitely urge you to check it out. Not only was their engagement session super colorful and fun but their story of how they came together was also pretty great. These two musicians came together in December of 2013 and then got engaged the following December were definitely made for each other. Balancing each other out and bringing light to all those around them. It definitely made spending their special day with them even more special. I had so much fun working with them!

From a bright and sunny first look at West Park in Carmel, to beautiful portraits with their fun wedding party by a big shady tree, to a touching ceremony, to beautiful toasts and first dances, ending the evening in dancing and a cloud of confetti to say I left their wedding with my heart full is an understatement, it was overflowing.

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Zionsville Greek Orthodox Palomino Ballroom Wedding // Cara & Nick

“Been more smiles than there's been tears, been more good than bad years. Ain’t it crazy baby how we got here, and it all started with a beer.” // Frankie Ballard 

Opa!! I’m so excited to share with you guys Cara + Nick’s big, fat, fun, crazy, super fun, and awesome Greek wedding! It was so cool to be part of this interesting ceremony for this duo. I loved all of the traditions of Cara + Nick’s Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony. I had never photographed a Greek Orthodox wedding but I was thrilled and honored to be at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox church in Carmel last Saturday. We had some undesirable rain up until the end of the ceremony but once the ceremony commenced the rain cleared, the sun came out, the sky was blue and it was a gorgeous evening from then on out! The weather here in Indiana this spring has definitely given me a run for my money with all of it’s ups and downs but we’ve made it work every time!!

Cara + Nick were surrounded by amazing friends and family from all over the United States and Worldwide! Intertwining Nick’s rich Greek culture with both of their love for friends, family, and a good time the wedding resulted in a wonderful event with smiles, laughter, and happy tears. So pour a shot of Mystique and cheer OPA because it’s about to get real Greek up in here on the Team JSP blog!

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Pink + Gold Palomino Ballroom Wedding // Rebecca & RJ

PINK PEONIES, A LIME-A-ZINE, AND THE MOST FUN WEDDING PARTY YOU'LL EVER SEE!

From the start of the day you could tell that Rebecca + RJ's goal was to have an absolute blast on their wedding day! Upon walking into Rebecca + RJ's home I was thrusted upon a group of gals that were getting prepared to watch their best friend, sister-in-law, aunt, or daughter walk down the aisle and be united with her most perfect partner. Everyone was having a blast, playing music, dancing, and getting ready. Right then I knew, "Today is going to be so much fun." And the day did not disappoint. With as big of a wedding party as they had, a Lime-A-Zine to transport everyone, and drinks all around for everyone it was a great time.

Rebecca + RJ definitely share a commonality of having a great time. It's apparent by the friends and family that surround them. They both love sports. And word on the street, Rebecca has an unhealthy addiction to them. They love to travel and take adventures. Rebecca + RJ definitely seem like each other's puzzle piece. It was such an honor to see them come together for their perfect fit on a lovely Saturday in June at the St. Louis de Montfort Church and the fun didn't end until late in the evening at The Palomino Ballroom.

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Courtney + Nick :: Indianapolis Nautical Wedding at Oak Hill Mansion

THEME WEDDINGS!

Oh how a I love a good theme wedding! I especially love a good theme wedding when it's tastefully done! Courtney + Nick both have a love for scuba diving. Plus they're both trained lifeguards. Because of this they decided to have a nautical themed wedding at Courtney's church, St. Luke's United Methodist Church and their reception at The Mansion at Oak Hill. But what I love is that they found a way to do natuical and beach without making it cheesy or kitchy. Which are two things that can be easily done in a theme wedding.

As you probably have seen with the bombardment of their engagement photos on my Facebook and Blog, my dear friends Courtney + Nick were married a few weekends ago surrounded by their amazing family and friends. It was wonderful to witness these two finally tying the knot. Although I love to watch all of my clients join their lives together but because I am lucky enough to call these two friends, it was extra special. 

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