Downtown Indianapolis Wedding at Cyrus Place

Jillian and Dalton’s downtown Indianapolis Wedding at the Cyrus Place last night was a dream! This wedding meant so much to me, because I’ve known Jillian and Dalton for a few years now. We first bonded over both being wedding photographers. And I first took Dalton and Jillian’s couples photos over 2 and a half years ago! I still can’t believe it’s been that long since our first session. Since then, Jillian has become the venue manager for the Cyrus Place. I’m sure that she’s seen, photographed, and helped plan hundreds of weddings by now. And it was finally her turn to be the one getting married. It always means so much to me when fellow wedding vendors, especially wedding photographers, chose to hire me for their own wedding day. Because out of every photographer that they’ve worked with throughout the years, they chose me! That is honestly the biggest compliment and the highest honor that I could ask for as a wedding photographer!

Of course, Jillian and Dalton’s wedding day went as smoothly as I knew it would. After all, these two had a TON of wedding experience before even beginning to plan their own wedding. What I think I loved the most about their wedding is the priorities that they chose and the way they decided to spend their time on their wedding day. Jillian and Dalton had a little bit of a longer engagement. They took the time to think about what they really wanted for their wedding before they started to plan. They decided to have just one bridesmaid and one groomsman, which helped their day go so much smoother. But at the same time, Jillian had all of her closest girl friends come help her get ready in the morning. She really got the best of both worlds because she still got to spend tons of time with her closest friends on her wedding day, and of course, we made sure she got photos with all of her girls. I also loved that Jillian and Dalton made so much time for bride and groom portraits. We spent over an hour just taking bride and groom photos both right after their first look and during the reception when it was a little closer to golden hour. Downtown Indianapolis has so many beautiful locations for wedding day portraits. We took most of the photos at Lockerbie Square, which is located right in between the Cyrus Place and the ceremony venue, St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

The other thing I really loved about Jillian and Dalton’s wedding day was that they chose to eat their dinner in a private room, so they could just have 30 minutes alone to themselves before spending the evening partying with their guests. I’ve never seen that done before, but I think it’s a great way to spend a little bit of alone time with your new spouse on your wedding day!

Okay, I could keep talking about this amazing couple forever, but you’re probably just ready to see their photos. Check out a few of my favorites from throughout their downtown Indianapolis wedding day below!

Jillian and Dalton, you two are incredible, and it was SUCH an honor to be your wedding photographer! Enjoy these sneak peaks while I finish editing your full wedding gallery!

A huge thank you to Jillian and Dalton’s amazing vendor team:

Indianapolis Wedding Photographer: Michelle Rakotomalala from Rakoteet Photography

Reception Venue: The Cyrus Place in Downtown Indianapolis

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church in downtown Indianapolis

Florist: Lilly Jane

Cake and Other Desserts: Sweeties Gourmet Treats

DJ: DJ Rakobeat (my amazing hubby)

Hair: Everything Beautiful Beauty Salon

Makeup: Makeup by Jenna Marie

Catering: Heavenly Helpings

Bridal Gown: Bride’s for a Cause

Bridal Veil: Zelie Veils

Bride’s Shoes: Shoe Dazzle

Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Wedding Stationary: Zola

Officiant: Deacon James Horton

Ceremony Musicians: DEOC Ensemble