When I first spoke with Ashlynn and Logan they were living in sunny San Diego and planning their private wedding event near Lake Wawasee in Ashlynn’s hometown Syracuse, Indiana. I was psyched at the opportunity to work in my own neck of the woods. I grew up here moved away and recently returned with my family. I’ve always enjoyed the beauty of the lakes area. It’s a beautiful area to plan a summer or fall wedding, especially with new venues offering public access to events on the lake.
location. location. location.
Hosting a outdoor home wedding event can be financially beneficial and convenient especially during a pandemic year. Ashlynn & Logan hosted their wedding at a family friends home near Lake Wawasee. It was a beautiful private spot set deep back a long drive with a pond and large lawn. Of course hosting at a private residence isn’t all fun and games there are some things to work out as they did. You must make special considerations for parking, seating, tent space, seating space for guests. It’s important to choose a location with plenty of room for parking and lots of surrounding space so the noise of the music dissipates at the reception. This location had all that and created a spacious and very private experience. Side note, if hosting a private event don’t forget to notify close neighbors ahead of time about the noise and traffic!
get to work!
The truth is doing it yourself is a lot of work so be prepared to roll up your sleeves. Logan and Ashlynn were up to this challenge and with lots of hard work provided a beautiful wedding experience for their guests. They made custom wood benches and wedding arches for the ceremony overlooking the pond. For the reception they made a custom dance floor and portrait wall decorated with flowers. Also beautiful table arrangements for the wedding cake and head table. For the cocktail hour and dinner they provided a delicious self serve food truck from Ziffles Zip N Go plus tasty specialty drinks pre-mixed for convenience. For activity there was corn hole and giant sized Jenga lawn games available. All of which are in the film.
With lots of hard work and much love in their hearts Ashlynn and Logan pulled off their dream wedding. And they did it their way. They enjoyed the heck out of it and had beautiful weather. I would call that a great success!
What a sweet and special day it was outside in God’s wedding chapel for Pete and Allison’s wedding. We began the day with Allison and her ladies getting hair done at E.M. Studio Salon in Brownsburg, which was convenient as I live about 5 minutes away. That morning Allison’s mother Karen presented her with a surprise scrapbook full of pictures and memories from Allison and Pete’s 10 years of dating relationship. Wow, what an amazing history!
The day was full of fun, friends, beautiful sunshine and moments all the way up to the end where everyone let off a lantern and filled the sky with the light of Allison and Pete’s love. Our best to the newlywed’s may their love burn very bright in the future!
Photography Jennifer Soots Photography Makeup L.A. Cafe Hair E.M. Studio Salon Brownsburg Brides Makeup ReNew Beauty Cakes Rascias Creative Cakes
One of the best things about filming weddings is having the opportunity to capture raw, true emotion. We are so fortunate to be able to work with such wonderful, genuine people time and time again! Olivia and David’s special day was no exception. The couple beat the summer heat by hosting their wedding at Indiana Landmarks, one of Indy’s excellent indoor venues. What’s so great about Indiana Landmarks is that it offer great spaces for everything all in one location – from getting ready rooms with great light, a classic romantic ceremony area, and a restored ballroom with ample dancing space. Everything about the day was well planned and aesthetically beautiful which of course makes our job easy! Thank you, Olivia and David, for asking us to be apart of your special day. Cheers to the new couple.
We filmed Amanda and DeMarquis’s wedding this past July at the Community Life Center on the East side of Indianapolis, Ind. Having all the elements; a beautiful location, photogenic couple and our expertise this film ranks very high on the eye candy radar!
The wildest part of the day for me was fitting the couple, our wedding planner, the photographer and myself onto a golf cart to tour the location grounds looking for shots. We pulled it off and the results were well worth it. Great job guys!