Indianapolis Historic Union Station Vintage Travel Wedding // Robert & Scott
"INVEST IN PEOPLE WHO INVEST IN YOU."
I once read that on Pinterest (yes! I'm a Pinterest addict!) and I felt like it applied to my life pretty well. Being a wedding photographer + mom + wife + daughter makes my life pretty crazy. I have a tendency to let friendships fall off to the side and I'm left wondering if people even still like me at all. But then people like Robert + Scott show up in my life at unexpected times and I'm reminded that when people invest in me, it's best to invest back in them.
On Friday you saw some sweet engagement photos I took of Robert + Scott a little over a week before they met at the end of an aisle at the Historic Union Station in Downtown Indianapolis to commit to each other for life. When they approached me just after the gay marriage ban was lifted in Indiana they told me about how they rushed downtown to get married while it was still legal and now they were going to finally have a wedding after over seven years of partnership. And that's when I knew they were going to invest in me. So I invested in them. I've been friends with Robert + Scott for almost five years and it was beyond an honor to photograph their day and witness their union. It was incredibly sweet and I enjoyed every second of being surrounded by love, friendship, and good times. Although I always feel like I've developed a friendship with all of my clients, I don't always get to photograph weddings for people I've had friendships with for years. I loved it.
Okay, so first of all, their invites were too cute. I loved them.
Their little details were so sweet. I loved their matching ties and Tiffany & Co. rings!
I loved that they decided to get ready together on their wedding day. After you've been with someone for 7 years plus having lived together for quite some time as well it only seems fitting. It was cute watching the two of them get ready.
Okay, so this is the first of many floral photos from this wedding. I looooved their florals. Scott picked them out at Allisonville Nursery, you know... since he works there. Then, Murphy Hendy, arranged and designed them into the beautiful sights that they were. I loooooved them. So expect to see so much more.
This bridal party though. The groomsmaids had these super awesome statement necklaces and matching earrings picked out by the couple. Plus, I mean guys, they were so fun and down for anything. They went with my crazy idea that I had literally drawn out on a piece of paper cause I was so excited about the concept of it. They totally rocked it too. I do love me a good small bridal party. Can't help it.
But even more so that the bridal party I loved this couple. These boys brought it to the table. They were so sweet and you can tell they were ridiculously excited about their big day!
And since it was vintage travel themed... we had to get soem photos at the train car rooms in the Crown Plaza Hotel. We. Had. To.
Loved these boutonnieres! (Yes, I know, more florals!)
Lastly... this.... gahhh. I love that window.
I loved their sweet little intimate ceremony with close family and friends. They're so cute.
Okay, so we talked about how it was a vintage travel themed wedding. Everything was perfect. They had all of the details. First, the location was perfect. Luggage tags and passports for escort and place carts?! Yessssss!
Plus, they rented a lot of trunks and props from Violet Vintage but a lot of stuff they just found too. I loved it all.
Did I also mention that every table was a different location that they had traveled to and they all had a stamp so people could go to each "destination" and have their passport stamped? Yeah. They thought of it all.
Loved their cake by Heidelberg Bakery as well. Yum!
And last but not least, their sweet first dance. Love.
Robert + Scott, thank you so much for having me at your special day. I'm so glad that I could be part of it. You guys rock my world. Keep on doing you and being the awesome people that you are. You know I love you bunches and bunches.
ROBERT + SCOTT
Current City | Historic Irvington :: Indianapolis, IN
Robert | Patient Visitor Representative :: IU Health
Scott | Marketing Manager :: Allisonville Nursery
Ceremony + Reception | Historic Union Station
Florals | Murphy Hendy :: Allisonville Nursery
Catering | Historic Union Station
Cake | Heidelberg Bakery
Grooms' Tuxes | Men's Warehouse
Groomsmen's Tuxes | Men's Warehouse
Groomsmaid's Dresses | Alfred Angelo
Entertainment | Midwest Sound
Vintage Rentals | Violet Vintage
And for your viewing pleasure, here's a few fun photos from the reception of myself, Matthew, and one of the groomsmaids and my dear friend, Lindsey.
Lindsey, being Lindsey and her parents.
Lindsey + her Momma.
Lindsey + a random guest. Matthew being skeptical of my photography.
Best friends in the whole wide world in this school.
Lindsey made a great lighting test subject.
Greatest husby on the block.
Me and my lovely grooms!
Everything about this ceremony and reception was so perfect, from the colors chosen, to the flowers, to the table decorations, to the cake, etc. I feel very blessed to have been a small part of their day.
Love them both!
I cannot get over how gorgeous this wedding was. First, the couple is just too cute. All the details from the wedding from the flowers to holding the map as they walked just brought you into the whole travel yet vintage theme. Kudos to those involved with planning and implementing this wedding. I am so glad I was able to enjoy it here on this site.