Michael and Amanda had a beautiful December wedding! They picked a perfect location for their wedding. Their ceremony and reception took place at the Mavris Arts and Event Center in downtown Indianapolis. This was my second time shooting a wedding there and I just love it! It is such a romantic venue with a beautiful view of the city. I met up with Mandi and her bridesmaids and they all were wearing the cutest robes. Three out of the four of her bridesmaids (including her sister) are expecting! They were having a great time getting their makeup and hair done.
The groomsmen were having a blast as well! Each time I went down to see if they were ready for pictures, they were laughing and enjoying some games in their room.
They reception and ceremony area was decorated beautifully! I loved the idea of giving each guest a Christmas tree ornament to take home after the reception! Amanda hand painted each one! They also had some small pine trees up by their ceremony arbor. The arbor was decorated with beautiful flowers! Their center pieces at the reception had the same flowers and lighted trees in the middle.
Michael and Amanda had such a heartfelt ceremony. They chose to write their own vows and both of them cried and laughed throughout. They also picked to put together a unity cross instead of doing unity candles. After they put the pieces together they spent time laughing and talking. Throughout the whole ceremony the sun was setting giving the outside a bluish glow. It was absolutely gorgeous!
After the ceremony we took pictures of the newly weds and their families. Michael and Mandi decided not to see each other before but we still made sure to get some pictures outside in the dark. I am SO glad we did! The city lights were perfect for pictures!
Their reception was a blast! Their guests enjoyed delicious donuts on a fantastic donut display! There were many laughs and tears during the reception too. Everyone was enjoying the dance floor! What a perfect December wedding it was! December is becoming one of my favorites times of the year for weddings! Enjoy the many many pictures from their wedding day!
I wish you both many many happy years together where ever life decides to take you!
<3 Emily O.