I don’t know what it is like in other states, but here in Indiana the rivalry between Indiana University and Purdue University is a big deal. So when a Purdue family welcomes an IU graduate as their new son or daughter-in-law or visa versa it is usually mentioned at some point in the wedding day. I just loved how Emily’s dad incorporated it into his speech when talking about the qualities they hoped for in a husband for Emily.
The day could not have been more perfect for JD and Emily’s Carmel, Indiana wedding day. Emily and the girls started off their day at Emily’s parents home. It was a buzz of excitement and a lot of laughter. The guys met at JD and Emily’s home and enjoyed hanging out and watching football while they prepared for the day. Their ceremony was held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Fr O’Connor gave a beautiful homily on how the creating story lives out even today and God’s love in creating this new family of JD and Emily. After the ceremony we headed to downtown Carmel for some photos around the Monon Trail and Main Street then the Government Center. Then it was time to head to the party at the Ritz Charles. It was a fabulous reception with great speeches, an amazing choreographed first dance and a rocking party!
I always love learning about how people meet. I am also a true believer that things happen for a reason. JD was homesick and trying to find a job back in Indiana and met up with friends from his hometown while interviewing for a job in Indianapolis. Emily just so happened to be going out with friends from college that same night. They were the same friends and that night is when they met!!! JD says, he knew from the moment he saw her. For Emily, she knew after just a few months.
Wedding Coordinator ~ Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination
Ceremony ~ Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Reception ~ Ritz Charles
Photography ~ Jessica Strickland Photography
Hair Stylist ~ Kortney Norris Salon One Four
Makeup ~ Tara Dumser Salon One Four
Florist ~ Bella Sorella Floral Design
Catering + Cake ~ Ritz Charles Catering
Transportation ~ Antique Limousine of Indianapolis
DJ ~ Sound Advice DJ Service
Invitations ~ Blue3 Designs
Bridal Boutique ~ Marie Gabriel Couture Bridal
Groom Tux ~ Joseph A Bank