After Monday’s wedding blog post, I got to thinking – maybe every wedding blog post should just be a recap of my favorite moments throughout the day and all the sentiment wrapped up in each one. Some weddings just have so many favorites woven into the day that it’d be impossible to really do them justice in a blog post, but it’s worth a try so here goes.
Sydney and Jamaal’s perfectly intimate Indiana State Museum wedding was one of those jaw dropping, drool worthy weddings with majestic florals and a set up that left everyone gasping in delight. Sydney and her mom, Sabrina, designed everything themselves and Morgan of Ashley Weddings & Events put it all together for them. Sabrina did all of the florals, from the bouquets to the table arrangements, and it felt like a fairytale as you walked the bridge over the canal.
There were lots of little things I loved about this wedding day; the tears that were shed by almost everyone as Sydney walked down the aisle, little Jonas in his suspenders and bow tie watching Paw Patrol throughout the day, the jumping of the broom and the rose petal toss as they headed back down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs., Jamaal fiddling with his ring as they got ready to sign their marriage license (grooms fiddling with their wedding rings is always a favorite moment of mine!). These are all fleeting moments that get lost in the shuffle of it all as things whirl by on the wedding day, but the photos and videos freeze these moments into memories to soak in forever and always.
But there’s just something about a reception wardrobe change that gets me every time. Sydney and Jamaal went back and forth about having a first look as we were building out their timeline. They were torn between the idea, but ultimately decided to keep with tradition and not see each other to the ceremony. This didn’t leave us with a ton of time for portraits post-ceremony, but we balanced it out by blocking out a chunk of time at sunset, instead. As the day ran on, we started to fall behind schedule, and as we watched the sun dipping lower and lower into the sky, the vendor team worked together to shuffle things around to make this vision a reality for them. Being in the city, we lose the light behind the buildings earlier than true sunset, and there’s a sweet spot of light that makes for gorgeous skyline photos at the State Museum. Sydney had been saving her wardrobe change for these photos and as she walked out of the room, there were gasps and cheers all around. She looked like she walked straight out of a fashion magazine and there couldn’t have been a better backdrop for these stunning photos than the Indy skyline at the top of the stairs. We made it out just in time and they rocked their portraits like pros – quite the success since we were rained out during their engagement photos and this was our first real chance to shoot together! They made a second entrance back onto the skywalk for their toasts and first dance and ended the night celebrating with a sleepy-eyed Jonas that will make your heart melt.
Congratulations to Sydney and Jamaal, and thank you for having me! I cannot wait to see you all again in October of this year!
VENDORS & GOODS
Coordinator | Ashley Weddings & Events (Morgan Banks)
Venue | The Indiana State Museum
Gown | David’s Bridal
Makeup | Geoffrey Coyle
Hair | T. Niko Salon (Tamika)
Florals | Mother of the Bride (Sabrina Roundtree)
Cake | Confectioneiress
Catering | Kahn’s Catering
Officiant | Father of the Bride
Videography | Indy Visual (Bob Ridge)
DJ | KG Entertainment (Kristopher Rush)
casey and her camera is an Indianapolis wedding photographer specializing in couple, lifestyle, family and wedding photography for Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding areas.