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December 17, 2019

An Indianapolis Elopement in December | Meg & Josh

Meg sent me a message a few weeks ago with what she declared to be a loaded question: would I be interested in photographing a small courthouse ceremony for she and Josh? They had dreamed about a big wedding for years, but at the end of the day realized what they really dreamed of was being MARRIED. The plan was for a three weeks out: December 13th, in the early afternoon. Was I available??

As luck would I have it, I was completely free and jumped at the chance to capture their day! We chatted back and forth about different locations and ideas to make their wedding more meaningful — ¬†after all, if it was just going to be their hometown pastor and us, we could do the ceremony anywhere! My favorite part about it all was when she and Josh went to check out one potential ceremony location and posted several insta stories along the way. No one else knew *why* they were there, but I did! Haha!

After thinking the day through, Meg and Josh decided to start the afternoon at The Garden Table for a cocktail and some toasts. From there, we headed to the Indianapolis ArtsGarden for the ceremony, and then they ended their evening at Plat 99 in The Alexander Hotel with four of their closest friends. It was a relaxed, no frills kind of approach to a wedding day, and I couldn’t have loved it more!

Meg and Josh, thank you so much for inviting me into such a special day in your lives. Getting to witness your wedding ceremony and take your first photos as husband and wife was such an honor and is something I’ll never forget!! Your day will always be an absolute favorite of mine, and I am so thankful for the chance to have photographed your love! Congratulations, friends — you’re married!

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Looking at these photos seriously makes me melt — my wish is for everyone to find somebody who looks at them the way Josh looks at Meg!!!

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STUNNING. I can’t get over how classic and incredible Meg looked!

When planning their ceremony space, I knew Meg and Josh would love the Indianapolis Artsgarden — the gorgeous wintery globe spanning across the intersection of Washington and Illinois in downtown Indianapolis. The natural light and cozy staircase made for the perfect spot for Meg and Josh to exchange rings and share their vows! I loved this ceremony so much!!

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Officially husband and wife!!!

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After the ceremony, we hopped over to Monument Circle for some quick “Just Married” portraits before heading over to Plat 99 for celebratory cocktails with friends! I love that Meg and Josh thought through meaningful locations for their wedding day. Even though it was cold outside, we made sure to grab photos along the steps and with the Statehouse in the background! I still can’t get over how perfect everything about these images are — the joy they share, their amazing style, and that soft winter LIGHT, too!!

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  1. Christa

    January 10th, 2020 at 10:52 am

    I love this whole day! You captured it so perfectly, Sami. The whole blog post made me smile!

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Sami Orndorff is a Wedding Photographer & Lifestyle Newborn Photographer located in the greater Indianapolis area.