10

Aug


I can’t say enough about the talented duo over at Square Mouth Studios. My husband and I were lucky enough to know Wade and Steph through the design program at good ole BSU. Since graduating, they have turned their love of photography into a fantastic and prospering career. They shoot just about any type of event, from engagement sessions to weddings to family portraits! Check out some of these stunning photos from weddings past…









And of course, I can’t pass up this opportunity to share a few of the photos they took of our Little Lady Reagan on her 6 month birthday. Here are just a handful of my favorites…








25

Jul


If you’ve been reading my blog, then you know how much I adore my good friend Leslie Jones!

At the age of 16, Leslie began her journey seeking the stunning, unique and exquisite; traveling to New York yearly to bridal fashion markets with her mother, they built one of the top Bridal Salons in the country. Twenty-three years were enjoyed developing valued relationships in the couture bridal profession as she helped thousands of beautiful brides find their perfect gown.

In the year 2000 the family salon was sold and Leslie’s career evolved as she developed into one of the premier wedding planners in Indianapolis. She carefully crafted Leslie Jones Weddings after her valued principles of integrity, innovation and inspiration; Leslie now leads the way with her insight and experience. With the right mix of elegance, sophistication and style, each wedding evokes a unique and meaningful experience for the client and every guest.

So, of course, I wanted to showcase some of the marvelous weddings she’s helped put together! If any of you are interested in talents such as hers, feel free to email her at info@lesliejonesweddings.com.

Photos by Angela Talley.

Photos by Hether Miles.

Photo by Jessica Strickland.

Photos by Kevin Swan.

Photos by Nathaniel Edmunds.


18

Jul


Quite possibly one of the most elegant and chic weddings that I’ve had the privilege of being a part of!

My dear friend, Leslie Jones, introduced me to the adorable Miss Beth Clayton (now Mrs. George) while she was in The Wedding Studio purchasing her dream dress. I immediately knew I wanted to have my part in her wedding. First of all, Beth is a doll! She had a good idea of what she was looking for, but still left it up to me to interpret creatively. Second, her wedding was going to be at Laurel Hall – one of my most favorite venues in Indianapolis! And third, she was having Dawn Fisher of Galleria Studios shoot the wedding! I just knew that this was shaping up to be one heck of a wedding!

Beth and Nick’s wedding invites were probably one of the most detail oriented suites that I’ve worked on! The outside of the invitation was wrapped in a hand sewn fabric wrap (the fabric was actually the same as the bridesmaid dresses – nice touch).

Then the inside of the invitations, I had fixed jewels onto the actual invite. The additional pieces were stair-stepped and included the response card, directions card and accommodation card. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I think they turned out FABULOUS!!!

But that’s not all I created for this spectacular wedding! For the actual ceremony and reception I created programs, menu table tents, signature drink sings and table numbers. They went along beautifully with the overall look (created by Leslie Jones Weddings and Events – Beth’s wedding planner).

But of course, I can’t just dazzle you with photos of my work… Here are a few other stunning shots captured by the very talented Dawn Fisher.

Wedding Planner: Leslie Jones Weddings and Events
Photographer: Dawn Fisher of Galleria Studios
Venue: Laurel Hall
Florist: Posh Petals
Catering: Hoaglin Fine Catering
Wedding Dress: The Wedding Studio


13

Jul


I know I’ve raved about The Wedding Studio before, but with such chic wedding dresses, it’s hard not to talk about them! However, owners Cassandra Stevning and Leslie Jones have some  big news…. They’ve moved locations! Once operated out of Broad Ripple Village, they’ve relocated to downtown Carmel in the heart of the Arts & Design District! Their new location opened on May 16th with new address 23 E. Main Street, on the 3rd Floor (directly above Pillow Talk). Below is a map to help you find their beautiful new studio.

The new location features an intimate, open floor format with an outdoor terrace overlooking Main Street. The Wedding Studio is the only bridal boutique in Indiana to offer Birnbaum & Bullock designer wedding gowns collections. They also carry exclusive handmade bridal headpieces created by local designer Emily Clark of E.Milliner, who studied hat making in London.

You really must stop by and say hello to the lovely ladies at The Wedding Studio!!!


24

Feb


I’m doing it again… Posting another “Real Wedding” that I’ve covered before. Once again, this is because I had been too impatient to wait for the photos that Jennifer Driscoll was taking. So, this is somewhat a combination of several previous posts. The first one covered the amazing calligraphy work done by Jane Farr, the next was the gorgeous photography taken at Nicole and Ryan’s wedding by none other than Andrew Scalini and finally, the  stunning stationery shoot done by Jennifer. Enjoy!

First, a couple shots that I took…

The envelopes were hand stamped (by me).
I then gave the stamp to Nicole and Ryan
so that they could continue using it
for every day snail-mail.


A photo taken by Jane, showcasing her beautiful calligraphy.


And now for Jennifer and Andrew’s photos!

Nicole and Ryan’s save the dates…

Their reception was held and the always fabulous IMA!

And last, but not least,
a photo of the happy couple!


17

Feb


A while back I posted a few pictures of one of my favorite wedding sets (Lindsey + Ryan). I should have waited until I had these photos (taken by Jennifer Driscoll). She really captured the simple elegance of this wedding! I also wanted to include some actual shots from their wedding, which were taken by Bowersock Photography. They truly did an amazing job!!!!!

Lindsey and Ryan wanted to send out
a fun and festive save the date,
but still representing the New Orleans theme.
I decided to create a “jazz poster” to get their party kicked off.

For the wedding invitations,
they wanted something a bit more formal
with an obvious NOLA feel.

These were all of their
“day of pieces.”





The escort cards were hung on
Mardi Gras beads and were encased
in a custom made shadow box.



I also made favor stickers
for the festive cupcake boxes.




And of course, a shot of the
beautiful couple…


10

Jan


As some of you may know, this past weekend was the Perfect Wedding Guide bridal show at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. There was an amazing turnout of new brides-to-be! My booth was up on the second floor…. right next to Sweeties!

I had heard the name before and knew that they served cupcakes and other yummy treats. However, it wasn’t until sitting right next to their amazing cakes, cookies, candies…. that I realized how much they offered. Brides were crowded around their booth hoping to score a piece of wedding cake, cheese cake and (my most favorite) cake pops (literally – cake on a stick) among other things.

Unfortunately, I’m currently on a very strict diet and some how managed to resist the temptation to eat everything in sight! But I could tell by all the satisfied faces that everything was absolutely delicious!

Here are a few photos of some of their tasty treats! To learn more about Sweeties, click here to visit their website.


4

Jan


This is one of my favorite winter wedding shoots…by the one and only, Jennifer Driscoll. It’s a bit of a blast from the past (taken in December of last year), but I had to revisit this one. Here are a few of my favorites….

Click here to see more images from Marina and Adam’s wedding on Jennifer’s blog.


2

Jan


One of my dearest friends, Jamie Vester, has captured another adorable engagement session. This could be one of my favorites!


13

Dec


You’ve probably seen Ryan and Nicole’s wedding invitation posted on my blog a time or two. I can help it…this was one of my favorite designs of the year…and couple too! I’ve finally gotten a few photos from their picture perfect day, photographed by Andrew Scalini and hosted at the IMA.