Zoe & Kyle

Zoe and Kyle are a match made in heaven. Congrats to you both on such a gorgeous wedding day and beginning of a beautiful marriage. The day started off with many fun preparations for the ladies at Holly’s adorable house…

The guys were getting ready just next door…and catching the final few minutes of the World Cup game too:)

The first look was pure perfection. The grounds of Luthy Botanical Garden were pristine and the two were so ready to see each other. He could hardly believe his eyes…

So many fun, and super hot, pictures were taken. This wedding party was such a delight. Everyone was enjoying the moment and knowing that God had blessed each of them with these friendships over their college years.

Time to get married!! Off to Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois we went. Laughter, prayers, and last minute make-up and Jimmy John’s filled the bridal room. And as Zoe walked down the aisle, happy tears were flowing. Such a beautiful bride…and a ceremony that reflected their love for Christ and each other.

Time to celebrate with all their friends and family! The Trailside Event Center did not disappoint. It’s industrial chic feel was so unique! The reception included touching toasts, cupcakes, Avanti’s, dancing, and even a Kyle Zeman original song just for his bride.

Such a joy and honor to be a part of this wedding day and to call so many of the people at this wedding friends. I know with certainty that God will use you, Zoe & Kyle, in big ways. Congrats.

Lauren Spillman | Indianapolis Wedding & Family Photographer | Family First

Andria & Michael

Congrats to Andria & Michael! What a beautiful wedding day…full of laughter, love, and a bit of Indiana summer heat. Andria was absolutely stunning as she came down the aisle. Every single detail was sheer perfection…

The first look was magical. Every curl in just the right place…but both Andria and Michael were just so in awe of the gift God gave them of each other. A true love story. Next we had a fun time grabbing pictures of the wedding party and sweet daughters. Aren’t those flowers from Blossom and Stem amazing? And Michael had one little surprise up his sleeve for his bride…

The ceremony followed at Ulen Country Club. It was so peaceful and perfectly planned. Such a joy to see the sands combine as the new family became one. Blessed would be the best word to describe the five of them. The reception immediately followed and was a true celebration of love, family, and togetherness.

What an absolute joy and honor to be a part of your wedding day, Andria and Michael! May God bless you daily as you grow closer to each other.

A special thanks to Rebecca Hampton for capturing each and every detail of the day.

Lauren Spillman | Indianapolis Wedding & Family Photographer | Family First

Helen & Justin

Helen and Justin…you sure did bring joy into every moment of your wedding day on Saturday. Smiles were endless from these two! They’ve shared adventures together for nearly seven years, but now begins the best adventure…marriage. Congrats to you both! Let’s take a look at a few highlights from their big day. First up…the joys of getting ready, complete with quesadillas and laughter.

Time to put on the most gorgeous wedding dress. Helen and her mom are two peas in a pod!

With minutes to spare, the wedding party arrived at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church in Zionsville, IN. The day could not have been more perfect. They tied the knot with a beautiful service and friends and family.

After a few formal family portraits in the church, the party bus was off to the historic Maplelawn Farmstead for a few fun photos.

Next, the Village of Zionsville did not disappoint as they strolled the brick streets together and maybe even stopped traffic. The wedding party ended at Lincoln Park at the iconic gazebo in town. They enjoyed every minute relaxing together with a few hours between the ceremony and reception.

Everyone was anxious to get to the reception. Who wouldn’t be? It was stunning. The Moontown Brewery was transformed into the perfect venue for a wedding. This brewery in Whitestown, IN was created from an old high school gym. Wood and steel beams were used from the bleachers to make the bar and tables. Incredible.

This crew knew how to party. There was never an empty dance floor after their first dance. The food and drinks were amazing and plentiful.

What an amazing day. Helen and Justin, good luck on your marriage together and wherever life takes you next. It was a joy and honor to be a part of your day and to capture such precious moments for you to remember for a long time.

Special thanks to Rebecca Hampton Photography for assisting all day.

Lauren Spillman | Indianapolis Wedding & Family Photographer | Family First

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Andrea & Ben

Congrats to Andrea & Ben!! Such a sweet, smiley, relaxed, and thoughtful couple. Their day was beautifully centered around God. His blessings were abundant as they enjoyed family and friends and soaked in every detail around them. Their day started out at Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. All preparations were under way with laughter and elegance….

Such a special time followed. Andrea and Ben enjoyed a first look in front of the church. The rain cleared at just the right time. Could her smile be any bigger??

Off to Central Park we went! Plenty of time to enjoy family and the bridal party, take a few pictures, and cherish each moment. Typically this part of a wedding day is a whirlwind….but I LOVE how Andrea and Ben enjoyed each minute and didn’t rush through it. It was clear that their day was about the marriage and not about the schedule. Perfection.

Back to the church for the 4:00pm ceremony. What is not pictured here you must know though! About an hour before the ceremony, Andrea and Ben took time on their day to encourage each of their bridal party members individually. It was amazing…so humble and loving. The ceremony was a continuation of putting God and others first…

Married: check. Family photos: check. Now on to the super unique venue, The Frazier History Museum, to celebrate with delicious food and a full dance floor. And a brownie sundae bar…how cool is that??

Andrea and Ben…it was a JOY and true honor to be a part of your day. I have no doubt God will use you as a couple in amazing ways.

Special thanks to Rebecca Hampton Photography for assisting all day.

Lauren Spillman | Indianapolis Wedding Photographer | Family First

Whitney & Austin

Congrats Whitney & Austin! What a perfectly beautiful wedding day you had. The rain didn’t stop either of you from fully enjoying each moment and each other. It was such a joy to be a part of the day! The day began at The Nest event center in Greenwood, IN. What a fabulous venue! The ladies enjoyed time together getting ready and anticipation built as Whitney put on the finishing touches with her mom.

Lots of gasps, a few tears, and tons of laughter ensued as Whitney came out to the atrium. We all snuggled up on the porch for a few pictures then headed over to First Baptist Church where Austin and his guys were busy getting ready as well.

Such a gorgeous couple, right??? And the church had the same elegant simple perfection. After guests all put their umbrellas aside and grabbed a seat, Whitney and her dad prepared for their walk together to the altar. Austin was smiling in anticipation.

Family and friends graciously allowed us a few minutes to play in the rain together for some of the cutest portraits ever. These two will surely endure life’s storms together with finesse, grace, and laughter…just as they did on their first hour of married life.

Off to the reception! A quick stop for the photo book, and then they entered with joy. The food was amazing, and the dessert bar was sweetly unique. First dance, cake cutting, bouquet toss, and garter were all highlights for the Dixon reception…everything absolute perfection.

It was an absolute joy and privilege to be a small part of your wedding day Whitney & Austin. May God bless you both in the days and years to come!

Special thanks to Rebecca Hampton Photography for enjoying the day with me.

Lauren Spillman | Indianapolis Wedding Photographer | Family First

Erin & Jackson

What a celebration!  Erin & Jackson know exactly how to have a good time!  Congrats to you both on the beginning of a lifelong marriage and friendship...never ever stop the celebration.  These two were married among friends and family at the beautiful Barn at Kennedy Farm in Lizton, Indiana this past Friday.  Laughter started early and grew stronger all the way to the dance floor. Just take a look at this amazing day...

Erin and her bridesmaids enjoyed every minute together getting ready and posing for the camera.   Pretty sure I never asked them to smile or pose all day.

Meanwhile, the guys were busy getting ready too after a long day at the golf course.  As they made their way to the Barn, the gorgeous rustic decor was perfected and music filled the air already.

And just like that, 5:30 rolled around and the eager duo made their way down the aisle to make this lifelong friendship official...

Remember I said these guys know how to celebrate?  I'm thinking you'll feel that vibe as you see the moments following "I Do"...

Married? Check. License signed? Check. Portraits taken? Check.  Nothing left but fun!  Erin and Jackson entered the reception with flair.  The toasts were simply perfection.  And the cake?  Heavenly.

In all of my years photographing weddings, I have never ever seen a dance floor this full the entire night.  No matter what music played, this crowd nailed it.  Empty chairs were everywhere. Absolutely amazing.

With a romantic sparkler send-off, Erin & Jackson exited the party of their dreams...only to enter the marriage of their dreams.  Congrats to you both.  It was a true joy being a part of your wedding day.

Special thanks to Rebecca Hampton Photography for enjoying the party with me.

Lauren Spillman | Indianapolis Wedding Photographer | Family First

Alexandra & Nathanael

Two beautiful people together forever...joined at the most breath-taking ceremony!  Congrats Alexandra & Nathanael!!  On May 27th, a gorgeous and extremely hot Sunday afternoon, these two began with preparations with friends and family.  The honorable Marine made sure each button and clasp was secured with perfection, and the stunning bride dawned the most angelic dress and jewelry.  Family from all over, including hometown Puerto Rico, ascended on the Indiana Historical Society and breathtaking canal nearby for the celebration.

The first look was magical.  The moment they had waited for for so long.  The bridge over Indy's canal was the perfect spot.  And then...on to bridal party picture fun!

With 95 degree heat, we all headed into the ceremony venue to cool down before guests arrived. This venue was absolutely stunning...every detail just perfect.  George Thomas Floral Design Studio provided the most amazing flowers and greenery!  Then, at 6:00pm, the ceremony began...

Isn't that venue incredible?  Not as incredible as the new Mr. & Mrs. LaPointe!  They enjoyed a little time outside together and time with family taking pictures, and then they got the party started.  Check out that cake from Classic Cakes and bites from MBP Catering!  And behind the scenes, Christina Burton Events coordinating everything so well so that all could just enjoy the day and time with the couple of honor.

An amazing toast to the new couple and hours of dancing followed.  I wish you two years and years of dancing together.  May God bless your marriage daily, just as he has done up until now.  Thanks for letting me, and the wonderful Rebecca Hampton, celebrate and document your day with you.  

Lauren Spillman | Indianapolis Wedding & Family Photographer | Family First

Michelle & Philip

Congrats Michelle & Philip!  What a dream wedding day you had Saturday.  Every detail was perfect...and the smiles and the love you and family shared were beyond perfection.  The day started out in the cutest little AirBnB with all the lovely ladies getting ready.  Just look at that gorgeous bride and all the twirling girls with bouncing curls!  Philip gave Michelle the sweetest gifts, handmade with his amazing woodworking skills...and a few whoopee cushions to keep the laughs rolling throughout the day.  What a fun couple!

While the ladies were getting ready, the guys had a different kind of getting ready to do... complements of Bier Brewery (and a bit of apple juice for the shorter guys).  What a great group of guys, with Philip's dad as best man.  A few toasts, drinks, and then off to finish off the last minute details, which included Jack Donuts - so creative!  Philip's wood working skills once again shined with the donut holders and the beautiful box for the wine, which they later sealed during the ceremony with a bottle of their favorite from Peace Water Winery.  The thoughtful details of this wedding were overflowing.

And now for the first look.  She surprised him from behind, and they enjoyed the moment among friends and family with tons of laughs, a few tears, and gorgeous twirls.  Afterwards, families came together for a few pictures before the guests began arriving.  Don't miss the fun socks below, along with tons of other details which capture the day.

Once all guests arrived at the beautifully unique SpeakEasy Indy, the ceremony began.  Simple, sweet, and elegant.  Afterwards the celebration began with some fun pictures with the bridal party, lawn games outside, and a casual cocktail hour.

The first dance was just perfection, and then the food truck opened it's window!  5280 Bistro served up deliciously unique meals including the Groominator and Bridezilla sandwiches.  Just look at those creations!  The dancing continued, interrupted only by cutting the cake.  The day was a true party...celebrating this new marriage and all the friends and family joining to support Michelle & Philip.

A few other shout-outs: Flowers by Oberer's, Day of Coordination by Nicole Silvernell, Philip's ring by Lux Woods, Michelle's ring by Shane Company, Beer glasses by Intricate Creations, Engraved tie clips by Yellow Heart Originals, Michelle's dress by Something Wonderful, and Bridesmaids' Hair by Giest Beauty Bar.  

It was truly a joy and honor to be a part of your wedding day, Michelle & Philip!  Special thanks to Rebecca Hampton Photography for helping me capture this day for you guys.  We hope you enjoy marriage...it's the best gift ever.  

Family First | Indianapolis Wedding & Family Photographer | Lauren Spillman