Kylie & Mike’s Urban-Organic Engagement

Oh, just about everything from Mike and Kylie’s engagement shoot is perfection. Location, lighting, and a lovely couple all aligned to make this one of my favorite submissions this year – and I hope it’s one of yours as well.

Photographers Cory + Jackie said: Michael and Kylie wanted their engagement session to have a mix of an organic & urban feel; Locally Grown gardens was the perfect location for their session. It’s part restaurant & part local market. Quite the unnoticed gem in the city. We photographed the sessions with a mix of digital & medium format film shot on our Contax 645.

Well done!



Kyle & Mike
Event Date: February, 2014

Photographer:  Cory + Jackie //Restaurant:Locally Grown Gardens // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Amanda + Dustin’s Romantic Barn Wedding

If there’s one thing I’ll never tire of, it’s beautiful barn weddings illuminated by tons of twinkling lights and radiating love.  With this wedding from Taylor Whitham Photography, it’s pretty hard to find something not to love.  With it’s neutral palette and pops of pink Amanda + Dustin’s wedding at Mustard Seed Gardens is every part rustic romance meets pretty perfection.

When your dad has a vineyard, you are sure to have an awesome bar.  I love the labels with their favorite engagement photos!  Amanda + Dustin did a fantastic job planning every little pink and rustic detail that complimented the barn venue so well.  Everything from the simple centerpieces on burlap squares, to the hanging mason jar florals is rustically awe inspiring.  And those lights!  They just set the mood for romance and create the best head table back drop!

Thanks Taylor Whitham Photography for sharing this great barn bash!  Congratulations Amanda + Dustin!

Vendor Information:

Photographer: Taylor Whitham Photography

Event Venue:  Mustard Seed Gardens

DJ:  Trent Dean Entertainment

Officiant:  Dow Boyer

Floral Designer:  Kathy’s Kloset of Flowers

Cake Designer:  Parcha Sweets

Dress Store:  Blushing Bride

Hair Stylist:  Annie Drake

Makeup Artist:  Erica Foit

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Nicole and Keifer’s Sporty Outdoor Engagement

Big LOVE, baseball bats, a puppy and the woods.  Don’t be scared.  It’s not an episode of The Soprano’s or a missing scene from Of Mice and Men.  It’s actually my most recent Love Shoot crush at Holcomb Garden in Indianapolis.  Kristeen Marie Photography has proven to me (the former engagement session non-believer) that a great photographer can elevate some great creative ideas into a world series of forever captured memories.  They hit this one out of the park!

Baseball is a huge part of this couple’s life seeing that Keifer’s a baseball coach.  I love all of the possible images taken for save the dates and remembrances of pre-game activities for Nicole, Keifer, and sports fans all over.  And their puppy is just too cute for words!  The many contrasts that Butler University’s Holcomb Gardens provide the big LOVE that really isn’t all that hard to see when you look into Nicole and Keifer’s eyes.


Thank you Kristeen Marie Photography! And congrats Nicole & Keifer!


Vendor Information:

Photographer: Kristeen Marie Photography

Shoot Location: Holcomb Gardens

Weekend Love: Tim + Vanessa

Happy first day of September everyone! I could not be more excited about the coming fall season, and with everyone going back to school next week the anticipation is through the roof. We’re going to slide into this Labor Day weekend with the first part of Tim and Vanessa’s traditional, yet quite modern, wedding.




Location: Columbus, IN

Photography: Ampersand Photography

Venue: Columbus Visitors Center

Caleb + Charlynn

Ahhhhh, love. It may be the hold-over of warm fuzzies from Valentine’s Day last week, but I’m feeling rather romantic today. Which is fitting, because the couple and wedding we’ve lined up for you on this lovely Tuesday are romance personified.

Charlynn and Caleb had a stunning outdoor ceremony and reception that honored their love for each other as well as Caleb’s career with the Air Force. What stunned me especially was how the couple pulled off a patriotic red, white, and blue color scheme without going overboard – it’s a very hard line to walk and come out on the enchanting side. They used bird and airplane accents throughout the decor with aplomb, and mixed patterns to create a rustic feel.




Location: Nampa, ID

Photography: Ampersand Studios

Venue: The Secret Place

Holly + Adam

Holly and Adam were married in their church with a nearby ballroom reception decorated in a rustic theme with a brown and blue color palette. A couple who leads a country life, the reception was filled with bucolic details crafted by the bride that truly represented their lifestyle and love of the outdoors.




Location: Washington, IN

Photography: Angel Canary Photography Inc

Ceremony Venue: Bethany Christian Church

Reception Venue: Four Seasons Reception Hall

Alison + Travis

I think the idea of a vow renewal is fantastic, especially the one of Alison and Travis after 10 years of marriage. While any day is a great day to celebrate your partner and your life together, marking the occasion with family and friends makes it even more special. Travis built an arbor for their backyard ceremony, and photos of the couples from the past decade were displayed under yellow and white lanterns strung among the trees. They even got dressed up in their original wedding attire before the ceremony for a fun photo shoot with a red wagon.




Location: Indiana

Photographer: Kurtis and Jennifer Bowersock of Bowersock Photographers


Rachel + Jeremy

We’re going to keep this Friday of fabulous weddings rolling with the nuptials of Jeremy and Rachel. They were married in the gardens of Avon, Indiana and their wedding is so full of DIY details – the boutonnières, bouquets, veil, flower design, ceremony and reception décor.  Oh, and I cannot forget to mention their gorgeous sparkler exit. Lemongrass Photography did a wonderful job capturing all the love and beauty of Rachel and Jeremy’s special day.




Location: Avon, Indiana

Venue: Avon Gardens

Photographer: Lemongrass Photography



Jenny + Jake

Can you believe Jake and Jenny designed this charming and intimate soiree on just $3,500? I love featuring smaller-budget weddings!

Photographer: Amanda Hoffman, FinnRose Photography in Bloomington, Indiana
Couple’s Names: Jake and Jenny Livingston
Wedding date: June 2010
Wedding location: Just outside Nashville Indiana in Brown County State Park
What was DIYed/what made it creative:The flowers and cake were DIYed by the family. A friend of the family made the bride’s dress, the flower girl’s dress, and the groom and best man’s ties. The catering was done by an organic caterer and was one f the best meals I have ever had.
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