A Wedding Ceremony at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church &
A Carmel, Indiana Ritz Charles Reception
Corey and Sydney attended Indiana University and majored in Athletic Training. Of course, they knew each other, since they were both a part of the same small class, but never became close throughout their time as students. Although Corey tried to get Sydney to go out with him as they were graduating, his pleas for a date were met with rejection from Sydney.
It wasn’t until Corey showed up on Sydney’s porch after graduation with an adorable Golden Retriever puppy that Sydney finally agreed to his last attempt at a date. He surprised her with a jet ski adventure around Lake Monroe and Sydney introduced him to cliff jumping in the quarries! They spent that whole summer getting to know each other and experiencing the magic of Bloomington in the summer.
As that summer came to an end, they sat in the Chocolate Moose Ice Cream Parlor and made it official. However, that happened to be the day before they went their separate ways to chase their own dreams. Corey was going to Nashville, Tennessee and Sydney to Chicago. They didn’t care, though. The 8 hour distance for the first two years of their relationship was challenging but they knew they were worth fighting for!
Eventually, their lives brought them both to Indianapolis. Their relationship grew deeper and Corey proposed on the beach of Beverly Shores with the backdrop of the Chicago skyline at sunset. Of course, Cooper, the cute Golden Retriever that helped start it all was there too.
They were married at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, which is their home parish. They joined when they moved to Indianapolis and enjoy being a part of the community there. For their wedding, they loved the combination of the formal Catholic Church with the casual, garden feel of the Ritz Charles Garden Pavillon. It was a beautiful day and we were so honored to capture it.
Here are a few samples from Corey and Sydney’s wedding mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with their Reception at the Ritz Charles in Carmel.
Corey gave Sydney the sweetest book of their relationship together.
The moment the bride sees her dad for the first time is always one of the sweetest moments of the day.
…followed by the first look with her groom. They both talked all day about how glad they were that they did a first look. Corey’s reaction is priceless!
The bride and groom had so much fun dancing for the first time as husband and wife!
Sydney also shared a sweet dance with her dad, and Corey with his mom.
The guests danced the summer night away in the Ritz Charles’ Garden Pavillon. It’s the perfect mix of indoor and outdoor wedding venue.
Thank you so much to all of the vendors who made Corey and Sydney’s wedding day one of the best days of their lives!
Ceremony: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
Reception: Ritz Charles Garden Pavillon
Bridal Shop: Nancy’s Bridal Boutique
Bridal Dress Designer: Enzoani
Men’s Attire: The Black Tux
Hair Stylist: Kensie Watson | The Hair Beautique
Makeup Artist: Christine | My Leading Ladies
Photographer: Erika Brown Photography
Band: The Blue Water Kings Band
Caterer: The Ritz Charles
Bakery: The Ritz Charles
Florist: McNamara Florist
Transportation: Indy Trolley