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A fall navy, gold + green wedding with Ivan & Louise Images

Libraries are an incredible venue for a wedding. There is something so romantic and magical about getting married in a historic library because they are rooted in the tradition and history of a city. The Indiana State Library is not only gorgeous, but it was established in 1825 so it is rich in history. Lauren + Ron held their ceremony at the library, complete with a bagpiper!

Their fall navy, gold and green wedding was just beautiful. The ceremony space didn’t need much because it was so grand in itself. Instead, the focus was on the reception, which was held at The SpeakEasy in Broad Ripple. This venue is a hip, industrial space perfect for a modern wedding.

The decor for Lauren + Ron’s wedding was simple, yet elegant. Everything was gold and green and lux. Greenery in the centerpieces and leaf place settings added a fresh element to the dark space. Their wedding favors were jars of local honey that were displayed on one of the venue’s makeshift bookcases made out of crates. Just one of many unique spaces The SpeakEasy offers. And custom signs and chalkboards hand lettered by the bride herself, were created to point guests in the right direction!

When you scroll through their images from Ivan & Louise you see just how much these two love each other. The way Ron looks at his new wife is with so much love and adoration. Congratulations again, on a gorgeous wedding and an even more beautiful marriage to Lauren + Ron!
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VENDOR TEAM
photography  Ivan & Louise Images
ceremony  Indiana State Library
reception  The SpeakEasy
wedding coordination   Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination
floral design  The Empty Vase
reception entertainment  PBJ Pro DJs
catering  Shoup’s Catering
rentals A Classic Party Rental
hand lettering and calligraphy LM Lettering & Design
officiant  Wedding Officiant Indianapolis
gown  M.H. Pomanders – Jenny Yoo
bridesmaid dresses  Bella Bridesmaids
groom and groomsmen attire  Macy’s
rings  Distinctive Diamonds
invitations  Laser Business Forms, Inc.
hair  Heidi Gatch + Leslie White Hair & Makeup
makeup  Beauty by Crystal
transportation  LX Limo
ceremony entertainment  Emily Ann Thompson Quartet
ceremony bagpiper  Rufus Campbell

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Ellie + Tyler’s rustic chic barn wedding!

You know I’m a sucker for details, and Ellie + Tyler’s stunning rustic chic wedding at The Barn in Zionsville definitely did not disappoint! From the abundance of luscious floral masterpieces created by Isibeal Studio, to the hand lettered apple place cards by LM Lettering & Design – everything was absolutely spectacular!

We’re honored that our friends at WeddingDay Magazine chose to feature this gorgeous wedding over on their blog this week and hope you’ll be sure to check out the magic HERE! Enjoy all the beautiful images captured by Ivan & Louise, and happy Friday!!

Xo,
Jess

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Ways to make the most of this special time together!

So you’ve decided to do a first look, but you’re unsure how to make the most of it? Whether you’ve been gung-ho about doing one from day one, your significant other feels strongly about doing it for one reason or another, or you simply feel that seeing each other beforehand will help ease your wedding day jitters…today I’m sharing some tips on making this moment extra special!

5 Tips for Making the Most of your First Look

1. Plan for it to be just the two of you – Okay, your photographer should definitely be there too! But have your Bridal Party and any family members hang out in a separate area/location so you can have a private, intimate first glimpse at your soon-to-be spouse without feeling like there’s any pressure. Let it be just that – a quiet moment, just the two of you!

2. Build the time into your timeline – Try not to “squeeze” first look photos into a 10 minute time frame. Instead, plan for it and add a good 20-30 minutes to your timeline so it doesn’t feel rushed or impersonal! Your wedding day goes so fast and you deserve to embrace the moment together!

3. Position the groom before the bride – Have the groom in place first (facing away from the direction the bride will be entering), and then bring the bride to him! This way your photographer can position the bride accordingly and snap a few photos before the groom turns to see his bride!

4. Exchange a small gift or note to each other – There’s no better time than when you’re alone together to exchange a gift, or even read hand written letters to each other. Not only will it make for a beautiful moment your photographer can capture, but it allows you to see each other’s reactions and share in what is bound to be an emotional exchange!

5. Enjoy these few moments alone – Take your time, soak in the moment, and enjoy this quality one-on-one time with your love before the busy-ness of your wedding day really takes off. It may be one of very few moments alone (if not the only) that you two may have together all day!

5 Tips for Making the Most of your First Look

A first look can be beneficial for multiple reasons, and ultimately allows you to enjoy a few minutes to yourselves on a day where everyone is vying for your attention! So my biggest takeaways to making the most of your first look would be to plan for it, work with your photographer to be sure it’s a private moment, and just enjoy this special time together before you say “I do”!

Xo,
Jess

Images by Stacy Able Photography

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