Wayne & Amanda

A St. John the Evangelist Ceremony &
Rathskeller Reception

Wayne and Amanda’s late fall wedding day in downtown Indianapolis started with a cold, misty drizzle. So, we knew that we would need to plan for portraits indoors. They were planning to get ready at the Le Méridien Hotel in Downtown Indianapolis, and it turned out to be a fantastic location for portraits! I was so impressed with how great the hotel was. I think it is my new favorite hotel to recommend for bridal parties getting ready downtown who may need an indoor option for portraits!

Wayne and Amanda both work for Indy Car and met through work. I met them this spring for their Engagement Session and it was so good to see them again for their wedding. Their ceremony was at the always stunning, St. John the Evangelist Cathedral downtown followed by their reception at the Rathskeller.

Here are a few highlights from their wedding day:

First looks are always such a sweet, special time for the bride and groom to get the jitters out before the day begins!

Wayne and Amanda spent a lot of time at the Rathskeller while they were dating, so they were so excited to host their wedding reception there.

There was even a appearance by Dale Earnhart, Junior.

…and the cake cutting escalated quickly. Everytime Austin sees this happen at a wedding, he’s flooded with regret of not smashing the cake all over my face at our wedding. I’m personally still glad he chose the high road.

Amanda and her dad chose Butterfly Kisses for their first dance song. That’s one that get’s Austin every time, especially now that we have THREE daughters. I looked over at him when I heard the first few chords and he said, “This song should be illegal.” haha

Thank you so much to all of these vendors who made Wayne and Amanda’s wedding wonderful:

Wedding Prep Location: Le Méridien Hotel Indianapolis
Ceremony Venue: St. John the Evangelist
Reception Venue: The Rathskeller
Bridal Gown: Rebecca Ingram
Bridal Shop: Jessica’s on Main
Bridesmaid Gowns: Azazie
Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair Stylist: Mandy Scobee
DJ: DJ Connection
Photographer: Erika Brown Photography
Caterer: The Rathskeller
Cake: Family Friend
Florist: The Flower Boys


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