Jessica + Darian: A Columbia Club Wedding
Jessica and Darian met up with me originally for some engagement photos in Downtown Indianapolis, and I could immediately tell that I couldn’t wait to be their Columbia Club wedding photographer for their wedding.
Their engagement session downtown was on the coldest winter’s day ever, but the two of them had such amazing chemistry for each other, (as cheesy as this may sound) their love totally kept them warm.
Fast forward to their wedding date in November when their wedding rolled around. I was so excited to be their Columbia Club wedding photographer because the venue is one of the most stunning places to get married in all of Indianapolis. The Columbia Club is an old hotel/residence hall that was built in the 1800’s. It now serves as a sophisticated option for couples to utilize as a wedding or event venue. The club has three stories; the bottom floor is where Jessica and Darian held their ceremony, the middle floor is where we took all their portraits at, and the top level is where their reception was held later that evening. The ceremony was positioned in front of the beautiful original fireplace, that added in warmth (literally) and an intimate feeling. During the ceremony, they had Jessica’s grandmother light a candle, that burned all the way through the remainder of the night, as an homage to Jessica’s Indian cultural tradition.
Jessica’s tight relationship with her family was the most heartfelt part of the day, as a witness. The getting ready rooms were full of extended family bustling around, and her relationship with her Dad is one that I will never forget. He cried during their first look, and continued to show her all his emotions on his sleeve throughout the night. He gave a toast during the reception that didn’t leave a dry eye in the entire room (myself included!) and also recorded himself singing the song, A Man Without Love for their first dance to surprise her.
Their cake was probably the best cake I’ve ever tasted at a wedding (and believe me, I always leave room for cake.) It was provided through the Columbia Club catering, and was delicious.
I had an amazing night as Jessica and Darian’s Columbia Club wedding photographer, and hope you enjoy this small preview into their wedding day gallery.