The initial plan was to get married over Thanksgiving break. When I met with Michaela for lunch at Shoefly this past fall, she said she wanted a small and intimate affair in downtown Indy. A couple weeks later, I found an email in my inbox from Michaela with the subject line: Struggle Bus, New Route! This humor is typical when it comes to Michaela. She is witty and hilarious and it’s one of my favorite things about her. I opened the inbox to read she and Scott had new plans to get married in St. Petersburg, FL at the Don Cesar, a hotel Scott and his wonderful family frequented over the years. As luck would have it, I was free for their March 8th wedding! So I happily accepted the invite and was so excited to be a part of this day!
As I’ve mentioned here before on this blog, I’ve known Michaela for some time. We Irish danced together for many years. She and her husband, Scott, both went to Brebeuf and to make the deal sweeter there were some familiar faces at this wedding. Awesome friends from Brebeuf who came out to support Scott and Michaela. Photographing a wedding is always such an honor but it’s taken to another level when there’s history there with the bride or groom.
Their day? Was perfect. From the incredible sunset to the amazing and stunning couple, inside and out, I’m reminded how lucky I am to call this my job.
Scott and Michaela – Thanks so much for EVERYTHING! I’m so happy we all live in Indy and can stay in touch. I look forward to doing just that.
There ceremony site was average. And by average I mean INCREDIBLE! They married on one of the two rooftop terraces at the Don and sunset.
These two got ready together which I rarely see but so loved being a part of.
Michaela’s mom passed away several years ago. I remember her from my dancing years. She was such a light and so so so loved. Here’s Michaela pinning a photo of her mother to her bouquet. This might be my favorite photo of them all.
Michaela, you are just the best. I’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t adore you to pieces. Thanks for being in my life, sweet friend.
We took a few photos at Hotel Zamora…the hotel these two stayed at right down the street from the Don. This also is where they hosted their rehearsal dinner. One of the best meals I’ve had in some time…
The handsome (and tall!) groom. I love the way he loves Michaela : ) one of the sweetest grooms I’ve ever known.
These two have a love for trivia and the officiant had a few trivia questions he asked during the ceremony on marriage.
That fella in the red tie back there? That’s Ryan! Hey Ryan!! He was in my class at Brebeuf. I’ll never forget learning his birthday is the day after mine. I swear I’ll always remember that about him now. So good to see you, friend!
I could not love this photo any more. You guys are stunning.
That sunset? It was just perfect.
Have a good one, friends! I appreciate you stopping by!