Phew! What an awesome whirlwind this past year (and then some!) has been with these two Indianapolis Colts fans who tied the knot last month at their dream location… and where they have spent (and will spend!) much of their time as a couple. Kelley and Andrew said ‘I do’ right there on the 50 yard line at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Kelley and Andrew have an incredible story that ties them to the Indianapolis Colts and the Colts Cheerleaders. Kelley works for Tyler Mason Salon Spa and works directly with the girls on the team for all their shoots and on game days, as well. Kelley and Andrew spend every home game Sunday at the stadium cheering on the players and the cheerleaders and are loyal fans through-and-through. So when Andrew led Kelley on a scavenger hunt that ended at Lucas Oil with a proposal, it only seemed natural that they would choose the same spot to begin the next leg of their journey as a couple together.
As Kelley and I began to work out the details of their timeline for their wedding, we struggled to find time to fit everything in. And while it stressed Kelley out in the beginning (sorry, Kelley!) the reason for the struggle filled my heart to the point of nearly bursting. You see, both Kelley and Andrew have incredibly strong family values and love every member of their families (immediate and extended… and then some) just the same. It was important to them so include all of these people who had been their biggest supporters and were coming all this way to celebrate them, and capturing every part of that meant the world to them. There were family members represented through the wedding details with sentimental centerpieces, a locket hanging from a boutonniere, a pin on a bouquet, an engraved and gifted necklace, cufflinks passed through generations, and more. Kelley’s matron of honor was her nana, they choreographed a special first dance for their friends and family, and blocked out more time for family photos then for many other parts of the day. So when Kelley and I sat down to finalize the timeline and I asked her what the three most must-capture moments of her day would be for me, it all seemed to fall into place. From there, everything happened just as it should have… even when it seemed like it shouldn’t be happening. 😉
See what I mean? Without this unexpected mix up, things just wouldn’t have turned out as perfectly. Read on!
To give you a little insight into how my day kicked off, I have to first start by saying I had never been to Lucas Oil prior to their wedding day. And while I’ve been to the U of M stadium for events before, I’ve never been in an indoor football stadium before. Having said that, the hugeness of this space didn’t hit me until I had already gathered up Kelley’s beautiful princess-like dress and set off (on foot) to find the best spot to feature her dress. Turns out, I should’ve scouted this first and without the dress since it turned out to weigh about 20 pounds and I carried it high from one end of the stadium to the other along with my gear. Needless to say, I was sweating like a champ by the time I found my spot. So there did I want to hang the fairytale dress? From the seat section sign, of course. While the cleaning staff rushed off to find me a ladder (talk about AMAZING people!) I decided I could monkey it and climb the railing, use the bar-top table, and stand on my tippy-toes to get it where I wanted. So with a table spotter (thanks, Mitch!) I did just that and I could not be more happy with how the shot turned out… and with all my bones still intact, too!
The rest of the day proved to be nothing short of amazing down to every last detail. If you missed this post on Facebook, check it out for a back story about how a few little troubles (see above for an image to prove it!) led to one perfect moment. Kelley and Andrew made the most of every second of their Colts-themed wedding day and finished off the evening with a party in the quarterback suite! Everything about this day fit perfectly and I could not be more excited to share this post with you all!
To Kelley and Andrew, you both have been such a pleasure to work with. Your care for one another and kindness towards others is utterly contagious and I cannot wait to work with you again in the future. Congratulations on your marriage and best of luck to you all as you settle into your new lives as Mr. and Mrs!
Did I mention her Nana made her veil!?
There wasn’t a dry eye in the place. <3
Some of the girls even made it out to cheer Kelley on and celebrate her.
Fun story about Kelley’s boots – she knew right away she wanted to wear these on her wedding day. If you remember their engagement session from last year, both Kelley and Andrew sported boots for it, as well. But when Kelley went to get these, all they had left was a 6.5 and she needed a 7 or a 7.5 to make it work. She got the boots anyways, and several stretches later, they fit like a glove and she was set for her wedding day. Three cheers for leather’s ability to stretch!
This was one of my favorite ‘oops’ moments of all times. Turns out the bottom tier of the cake was fake and after a bit of force, they realized this with loads of laughter. I’m pretty convinced that while this time it was planned (and we just forgot), that all cakes should include a fake layer just for an extra element of surprise and hilarity when cutting the cake. Kind of like trick candles… but the wedding version.
Venue | Lucas Oil Stadium
Florist | Special Occasion Designs
Cake | Melanie Buchanan Mangrum
Catering | Center Plate
Day-Of Coordinator | Melissa Gray
Dress | Nancy’s Bridal Boutique
Hair |Krista Seller
Make Up |Bailey Masingo
Videographer | Dean Films (Mitch Dean)
Groom’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaid Dress | David’s Bridal & Dillards
casey and her camera was voted one of the best Indianapolis Wedding Photographers by the Indy A-List and specializes in couple, lifestyle, family and wedding photography for Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding areas.
Jun 13, 2017