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Lindsay & Konye! Indianapolis, Indiana Downtown Wedding

December 8, 2015

“I vow to fiercely give you, all of me. To pursue your love blindly, unabashedly, and without end. I promise to love you for free, to always give more than I receive, and way more than I deserve.” – A quote from Lindsay and Konye’s vows to each other [taken from John Legend’s song All of Me and Josh Garrell’s, song Heaven’s Knife]

DSC_5943_WEBMeet Lindsay and Konye!

So, long story short, when Ronald and I got married, his friend Gene brought along his new girlfriend Jessica to the pre-party-sing-along, and Jess is good friends with Lindsay, WHO, is also a rhetorician and occasionally chit chats and hangs out with my rhetorician bff Whitney.

Which is, more or less, how I ended up being hired to photograph their intimate wedding at The Indiana Statehouse the day before Thanksgiving!

And, can I just say, yay!!!  I’m so glad you invited me along, and knew enough about light to see each other before hand so we could wander the streets of downtown Indy and take gorgeous images to celebrate your day! [tip of the day: if you get married in the winter, the sun sets EARLY, so if you hire a natural light photographer, be sure to take a look at the sunset time and make sure you have enough of it so they can rock your wedding portraits!]

You two are great!  Thanks so much for letting me be part of your day!

~Maike

ps:  Konye is originally from Nigeria, so the necklace Lindsay is wearing was brought over from Nigeria with Konye’s sisters [it matches so perfectly with his suit!].

pps: Starting off with my absolute FAVORITE!!!!  I LOVE it.

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Hair : Natalie Postma, Salon Lofts

Florist : Ashley Bradley and her mom Cindy, The Flower Bin

Ceremony : Indiana Statehouse

Reception Venue : JW Marriott

Sound/Lights : Playlist by Eugene Ernsberger

Cake : Creme Brûlée Cheesecake [as part of the dinner]

Catering : JW Marriott

Dress : Nordstrom

Bridesmaid Dresses : We didn’t have bridesmaids. But I did encourage friends to wear crushed velvet cranberry dresses.
No one did.

MUSIC:
down the aisle : Closer Walk (with thee)
unity ceremony : Heaven’s Knife, by Josh Garrells

BRIDE & GROOM Q&A:

Most memorable moment?

L: See Groom’s answer.

K: We have the same answer for this question. Our most memorable moment(s) involved instances where we found ourselves alone amidst the celebration, surrounded by the love and laughter of our nearest and dearest. During the sand ceremony, while the music played, we walked away from the ceremony just to have a moment to ourselves. It was nice to take a deep breath and remind ourselves it was just us. Also, after the ceremony the guests all piled into their cars to head to the dinner at the JW Marriott. Lindsay and I decided to walk. Out the front doors of the majestic statehouse, down the steps, and down the Cultural Trail on Washington Street. It was a gorgeous night in November, passersby were waving to us, and we just walked, hand in hand, and soaked up the reality of our new life as Husband and Wife. Everyone should take a walk with their bride right after the ceremony. It was a beautiful walk.

Advice for future brides/grooms?

L: Don’t get caught up in the details you don’t care about. If you don’t want to cut a cake, don’t. If you don’t want to make your friends spend lots of money on dresses, don’t have them. Find out what is important to you as a couple, and do only that. Throw out the rules and expectations and make the day reflect who you are as individuals and as a couple.

K: Simple and Classy is always beautiful.

Funniest memory?

L: At one point Maike instructed Konye to whisper something sweet in my ear. Let’s just say I got an inside joke in lieu of sweet nothings. I still remember how much I laughed in that moment.

K: We didn’t have many rules for what kids were walking down the aisle in front of us. So we ended up with a group of kids who we more or less pulled down the aisle with us. Our flower girl, Annabel, didn’t drop a single flower. It was hilarious and perfect.

If you could do it all over would you change anything?

L: I would have saved food from the dinner to eat at 3am when I woke up starving!

K: We should have stayed two nights in the hotel. The JW Marriott gave us the most beautiful suite overlooking the city.

Honeymoon?

Staycation!

Lastly, are there any other vendors that you LOVED and want to give a special shout out to?

The JW Marriott did an amazing job of helping us pull off a classy (and delicious!) dinner that many of our guests raved about! They made it very special, always taking time to make sure little details were in place to make Konye and I feel special. I would recommend having a wedding reception, or any special event, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis.
11 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    December 8, 2015 12:47 pm

    Lol. One of the most beautiful I have ever met, maybe for a life time

  2. December 8, 2015 4:59 pm

    Sharp looking couple and a beautiful wedding!!!

  3. December 8, 2015 6:03 pm

    I just love intimate weddings!! You captured their day beautifully!

  4. December 10, 2015 7:42 pm

    The colors and the venue are perfect ! LOVE Lindsey’s ring! such a sweet couple, they go together so well ! great job!

  5. December 11, 2015 9:32 am

    Wow this wedding is perfection! I LOVE their style and you told their day perfectly! Fantastic job as always :)

  6. Natalie permalink
    December 11, 2015 9:54 pm

    Beautiful images!! That wedding ring is GORGEOUS!!!

  7. Kristine B permalink
    December 13, 2015 10:32 am

    I am SO obsessed with their style! Their shoes, her flowers, the invites! All so lovely! Gorgeous photos!

  8. Gisselle permalink
    December 14, 2015 10:41 am

    Absolutely stunning!! Great job!!

  9. lauren permalink
    December 15, 2015 6:07 pm

    Those flowers! That dress! These are fantastic!

  10. Caitlynn permalink
    December 22, 2015 5:53 pm

    You totally rocked these! Love those downtown shots. That ring! Her flowers! And, yes, I’m dying over that first image of them walking across the street. Beautiful.

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