Jen Causey-Kidder
Jen Causey-Kidder February 27, 2013

real wedding | Andy + Anne

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“Anne and Andy’s wedding at D’Amore was all about the details and I loved capturing each and every one! The colors could not be any more beautiful, Tiffany blues and shades of pink were paired with bold black and white stripes… this fun theme was the creation of the talented ladies at Eventfull Planning.” – Meg Miller Photography

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“There are so many amazing memories from that day. I had to remind myself to take those mental snapshots because those moments are so special and they go so quickly. The biggest highlight from our ceremony was reading the vows we had written to one another. At our reception, Andy and I particularly loved the toasts. We laughed and cried, and really got to take in the whole day…


I love to DIY! Having some handmade things at our wedding meant a lot to me. I painted the “Mr. and Mrs.” window and crafted old windows for the escort cards.  I glued dowels to clothespins and painted them for our table numbers and menu cards. I fell in love with a pair of $1500 Jimmy Choo’s, so I decided to DIY my own pair for less than $100 (and several hours of crystal applying!) I turned an old crate into our card holder with some moss sheets and an “H” wood cutout. I started a lot of the crafts in the slower winter months before our wedding and had a few “wine and painting” evenings with my girlfriends. My mom, who taught me all I know about craftiness, made monogrammed pillows and refurbished two garage sale end tables into beautiful aqua tables for our reception. She also made my garter which used satin from my grandmother’s wedding gown. She sewed black and white stripe tissue covers for our guests and shoe bags for my bridesmaids.

I was really pleased with how everything turned out, in fact we use some of the decor in our home, post wedding! I will be reusing/repainting several items for upcoming friends’ weddings and bridal showers…


Make sure you enjoy the process! We both work in sales and can have crazy schedules. In our situation, we knew the only way we were going to enjoy the planning process was to enlist the help of a planner who could take care of pairing down all the options out there and get things done that we didn’t have time for. We focused time on the parts that interested us the most and she helped with the rest. That let Andy and I focus on preparing for our marriage as much as we were for the wedding itself.” – Anne, the bride


photography: Meg Miller Photography // event planner: Laura of Eventfull Planning // ceremony venue: Holy Cross Lutheran Church // reception venue: D’amore, Events of Indianapolis // wedding dress: La Sposa from Blue House Bridal // brides jewelry: Elen Henderson Designs from Blue House Bridal // bridesmaids necklaces: Angie Kelly – Lia Sophia // bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Sung by Dessy from Blue House Bridal // shoes: Lulu Townsend from DSW + crystals DIY-ed by the bride! // invitations: Pink Poppy Ink // hair: Paul Gividen from Salon 6 // makeup: Jentura Summerville // grooms suit: Andrew Porter // florist: JP Parker // cake: Cake Zen // rings: custom designs by Tom Christenson // caterer: Tomas Caterers of Distinction, Inc.

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