danielle + adam :: indianapolis rock + roll wedding


When Danielle contacted me to photograph her rock concert themed wedding at The Murat in Downtown Indianapolis, it was like the photography Gods were shining down on the both of us. With a last name like Santana you can imagine my husband + I share a love for all things rock n' roll! 

I loved all of the rockin' details at this wedding. From a first look at The Hard Rock Café to a guitar for a guest book this wedding had all of the details for their untraditional rock concert wedding!

This is one of my favorite photos of them, just after their first look, sitting on the stage at The Hard Rock holding the guitar they later used as their guest book. Just perfect!

Check out the rest of their ROCKIN' wedding!

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 These sparkly shoes set on a backdrop of Downtown Indy. Perfect if you ask me!

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Naturally, when photographing Danielle's ring I just had to place it on one of The Hard Rock's unique guitar door handles. I mean, naturally.

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Danielle + Adam opted to participate in a "first look" and see each other prior to their ceremony in order to have plenty of time for photos during the day. Not to mention since their ceremony + reception were in the same location it helped for an easy transition into the reception from the ceremony. This first look was quite possibly, perfect. I love how excited they were to see each other!


After the first look we moved directly into brial party photos. Again, with a couple that appreciates some classic rock n' roll it was absolutely necessary to do an Abbey Road style bridal party photo. NECESSARY I tell you! 

The groomsmen...

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And the bridesmaids...

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Danielle handmade all of her bridal bouquets, including this one for herself. The flowers were made of coffee filters; it was also covered with pins and brooches that showed off her style and sentimental things to herself and Adam. The detail in this bouquet was exquist! This one photo really doesn't do it justice, but DANG, doesn't she look like an old Hollywood movie star? I think so!

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After the bridal party went back to the venue Danielle, Adam, + I walked around Mass Ave and did some photos together. I love this moment of them crossing the street together. It's so precious!

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And this one! Is quite possibly one of my FAVORITE wedding photos to date! I love the expression on their faces. Not to mention Adam is totes checkin' out his super hot lady! They look so happy! I love it!

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Who says the flower girl needs flowers? And who says the ring bearer needs a pillow? A drum + drum sticks with the rings attached is MUCH cooler. Way to think outside the box Danielle + Adam! I love it!

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Immediately after their ceremony, Danielle + Adam moved into their first dance to "Little Wing" by Jimi Hendrix. On looking guests were armed with lighters to complete the rock concert feel. This moment of the two of them, just enjoying their first dance with their friends + family waving lighters to their recent exchange of vows. Beautiful.

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Remember that guitar guestbook I was talking about? Well there it is! Right next to the epic stacked drums cake complete with a double guitar cake topper on top! Yussssss. Epic.



Being at this wedding meant the entire world to me. I loved how detail oriented and untraditional this whole event was! Danielle + Adam seemed to have an awesome time on their special day. A day they created that truly spoke to their personalities + past times. Thank you to Danielle + Adam from the bottom of my heart to allowing me to be present on your big day. I truly enjoyed every moment of it!


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[ danielle + adam ]


current city | indianapolis, in


danielle | at home day care owner

adam | contruction work


[ the wedding ]

ceremony + reception | the murat indianapolis, in

hair + makeup | karen hall + company

flowers | self

cake  | sweet tooth bakery | indianapolis, in

catering oasis events | indianapolis, in

dress | galina signature

tux | mens warehouse

paper goods | vista print




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Jackie Santana (website) on Thursday, 28 March 2013 14:15

Lovely! Especially into the rockin' details!

Lovely! Especially into the rockin' details!