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Downtown Indianapolis Winter Wedding | Steven + Marianne

Christmas is my favorite holiday. It is also a perfect time for a downtown Indianapolis winter wedding. The entire city is decorated which makes for great backdrops for photos. The only thing missing from Steven and Marianne’s winter wedding was the snow.

It is such an honor when we get to film a wedding of a sibling of a previous bride or groom. We filmed Steven’s sister Emily’s wedding in the fall of 2017 {JD + Emily}. I was so thrilled when Marianne contacted me about filming her and Steven’s wedding.

I sometimes get asked how we keep our wedding films from looking exactly like each other. Especially after doing being in the profession for 13 years. While most weddings are the same in the structure of the day and usually the words said at the ceremony, I look for the ways it is different. One way is through interviewing the couple. I loved learning about Steven and Marianne’s story. How they met at Purdue and about the qualities they love about the other was so beautiful and sweet. Each couple is different, unique and has a different story. Another way is drawing into the speeches at the reception. Marianne’s dad gave a wonderful toast and I chose this to be the base story line for their day. It not only was a fabulous toast, it spoke to the character our lovely couple and what makes them unique.

It truly was a magical day. Steven and Marianne, thank you for having us there to document your day and create your film!

Vendors
Hotels ~ Embassy Suites & Omni Severin
Ceremony ~ St Joan of Arc
Reception ~ Central Library
Wedding Planner ~ Emily Ventura Designs
Photography ~ Jessica Strickland Photography
Bridal Makeup ~ Jackie Arnoldy
Bridesmaid Makeup ~ Tara Dumser & Evie Riviere
Hair ~ Kortney Norris with Salon One Four & Ro Bourke with Eclectic Beauty
Bridal Gown ~ Marie Gabriel Couture
Bridesmaid Gowns ~ Bella Bridesmaids
Catering ~ Ritz Charles
Bagpiper ~ Bill Arnold
DJ ~ DJ Lockstar
Favors & Gifts ~ Flour + Fig
Florals ~ Old Forest Farm
Tuxes ~ JoS. A Banks
Transportation ~ Antique Limousine of Indianapolis & Broad Ripple Party Bus

Downtown Indianapolis Winter Wedding

Photo by Jessica Strickland