In today’s dating world, online dating forums are becoming more and more popular and definitely worked for this happy couple. Lindsey says, “We met on Tinder! I was hanging out the summer before my senior year at Indiana University, and Andy was living and working in Indianapolis.
Taryn and Jon met at school while attending Indiana University. “Yes, we are college sweethearts. Neither of us knew each other before our first couple of years in Bloomington, but ever since we stepped foot on campus, our lives have never been the same,” says Taryn. The pair initially met in a biology class and ended up falling in love during study sessions paired with late-night pizza. Six years later, Jon popped the question when he invited Taryn for a picnic in Highland Park to celebrate her birthday. The couple then went out to celebrate with family that Jon had invited to be part of that life-changing day.
Kelsi and Tyler met in college as architectural students but, unfortunately, Tyler moved to Chicago after his senior year. However, their story would not end there as they reconnected and started dating when Kelsi started graduate school. Later, they celebrated her graduation by taking a trip to the Grand Canyon where Tyler popped the question. Kelsi says, “It was the biggest surprise of my life! I actually thought he was kidding at first. It was private, intimate and romantic. Everything I could’ve asked for.”
The zoo is a place to have fun and be curious, but — more importantly — it is a place where we can create heartwarming memories with the ones we love. As an unexpected and exciting venue option—zoos are often overlooked, yet they host some of the most contemporary, eye-catching event spaces. That is why we looked to the Indianapolis Zoo as the location for this cover shoot. Its earthy spaces and exotic animals offered unusual inspiration for an organic and delicate theme with soft hues of purple and floral elements. Sarah Farthing of All in the Details was the experienced planner who brought this vision to life. Like the whimsy and inquisitiveness that you may feel while exploring the zoo, we wanted to create a similar feeling of excitement and invite an innovative look into wedding venues.
After Kendra and Tyler met at a trunk show at Kendra’s work, Tyler asked her out for drinks, and the two bonded over their creative and funny personalities. As they dated, Tyler took photos of their many adventures and decided to use them in his proposal by hanging the photos up on a museum wall to spell out “Will you marry me?”. But Kendra, who is not a big fan of surprises, knew something was up before they even made it to the proposal site, and Tyler clued her into what was going on in order to steady her nerves. Kendra says, “After saying 'yes' and embracing, we took time to look through all of the pictures together. It was a beautiful moment to sit and reflect on all of the little moments that made our relationship. I totally ruined the ‘surprise’ of the proposal, but looking back, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. It was so completely us.”
What do you get when you mix the sturdy, stoic design of the Gary Aquatorium with its beachy, organic shoreline? For Michelle Nikitaras of Unveiled Weddings and Events, this was an opportunity to create something unique.
The smaller elements of your wedding can sometimes be the hardest to find. Do you need table games for guests? Accessories for your hair? A guest book? A welcome sign? Or another piece of décor in order to tie together your overall look?