What was the style inspiration for your wedding?
The hundreds of paper flowers I made!
What do you admire most about your husband?
His kindness. He never lets his frustration with something get the best of him and he just is so calm and patient. I also admire how hard he works because he does a lot of things in his professional and personal life that keep him busy, and I’m so proud of all the things that he’s accomplished.
Tell us more about your wedding. Is there a great proposal story? How did you choose your location? Any DIY tips? What else would you want everyone to know about your wedding?
The proposal was epic! Brian clued in all of my friends and family on the secret plan a few weeks ahead of time and I had absolutely no idea the proposal was coming. Brian got a good friend of mine, Bianca, to find a reason to get me to a specific spot along the canal in downtown Indianapolis (one of our favorite places) and he was waiting there with a cellist performing a piece he had arranged (God Only Knows by the Beach Boys) specifically for the proposal. It was perfect and beautiful. Then after the proposal he drove me to a surprise engagement party filled with all of my family and friends and we celebrated for the rest of the night. The wedding was absolutely the best day of my life so far. Even with the minor things that didn’t go exactly as planned, it was truly perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing. The venue was so incredible and the few bites of dinner I actually had time to eat, were delicious. I spent a year making a paper flower wall (because I’m insane) and to see it all put together in the spot where we would say our lifelong promises to one another, was so special and something I will never forget. I also made little paper flowers for each guest attached to their escort cards and most of the men wore them in their shirt pockets which looked so cool and wasn’t something I even thought of! We chose Indianapolis because up until last year, that’s where I have lived my whole life. Almost all of my family and friends live there as well as a lot of Brian’s family and friends. The Mavris had everything we were looking for in a venue because we knew we wanted to hold the ceremony and reception in the same building.
What was your experience with Adore?
I purchased my wedding dress from Adore and start to finish the whole experience I had was great. Everyone there was so nice and helpful. Because I’ve only lived in Morton a short time, I didn’t have a whole group of people to go with me to try on dresses and thankfully a work friend of mine told me she wanted to go with me. I had tried on dresses at a bridal store that is a chain and while the person who helped me was perfectly nice, the experience at Adore was just more personal. I felt like everyone who I interacted with genuinely wanted to be there and customer service is clearly something Adore does very well.
Are there any vendors that stood out to you as top notch? Who and Why?
My event coordinator at the Mavris, Ana Campins, was PHENOMENAL. She made the entire planning process go so smoothly and I can’t say enough great things about her. Honestly every single vendor I worked with was so amazing, professional and easy to work with. My photographers, Jessica and Nate from Jessica Rene Photography, were the best people to work with and I am blown away by how well the photos turned out.
Who did your hair and make up?
Blush & Bobby Pins – Stephanie Baker
Who was your florist?
Oberer’s Flowers – Carmel, IN
Are there any other vendors that we can give a shoutout to? Rentals? Linens? Cake? Videographer?
Cake & Cupcakes: Classic Cakes of Carmel, IN
Videographer: Brad Hoehner of Cold Water Productions, LLC,
DJ: DJ Connection Indianapolis
Photobooth: Shutterbooth Indianapolis