30 Jul

Jane + Jason’s Formal Garden Wedding at IMA

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if you switch out the photographer for a painter? It was a beautifully sunny day at the Indianapolis Museum of Art where Jane and Jason exchanged their vows in front of family and friends in the Formal Gardens. With attendants dressed in greens and greys, the thriving backdrop of the gardens truly made the bride and groom pop in front of the landscape. As the happy couple said ‘I do’ an artist captured the moment on canvas with brush and paint prior to their first walk together as husband and wife.




Jane and Jason joined their guests for cocktail hour directly following their ceremony. Guests mingled in the Formal Gardens as they enjoyed drinks and butler passed hors d’oeuvres. Before the reception began, the bride, groom, and their parents snuck away to the reception space for a first look at all of the hard work their planning culminated to. Everyone was thrilled with the way Randolph H. Deer Special Events Pavilion transformed into such a personal and intimate space for their wedding celebration. Sweeping views of Sutphin Fountain could be seen through the large windows lining the south wall.

Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Shrimp cocktail shooter with Kahn’s Catering’s signature cocktail sauce
Strawberry goat cheese bruschetta with basil balsamic reduction
BLT cherry tomato
Roasted corn and goad cheese fritters with jalapeno lime cream
Root beer glazed pork belly, green apple slaw on a sweet corn cake
Chicken pot stickers with ginger soy sauce

Randolph H. Deer Special Events Pavilion Pavilion is quite the canvas to create the ultimate reception space. Jane and Jason planned an extraordinary evening that felt as though the IMA Formal Gardens had crept into the reception space. Boasting shades of green and sage, s well as hues of brown throughout the room, guests were treated to a supremely elegant indoor garden party.


Green crinkle textured linens covered every table with contrasting beige napkins, surrounded by dark wood chiavari chairs and chocolate chiavari chair cushions. Tabletops were decorated with tall and short floral arrangements featuring lilies, chrysanthemums, other white and green floral. Menus cards placed on easels informed guests of the evening’s menu, also themed with the couple’s colors. In the center of the room, under Randolph H. Deer Special Events Pavilion Pavillion’s large skylight, sat a five tiered cake decorated with white buttercream frosting and topped with matching floral.



Jason and Jane were formally introduced, along with their bridal party, at the start of the evening. Upon entering the reception space, they moved to their cake cutting for the perfect photo opportunities before dancing the night away with their guests. Jane’s father, Mike, gave a welcome to guests before the blessing and the meal being served. Guests listened to toasts as they enjoyed their champagne and meal. As well as took part in a cup of coffee with cake before Jane and Jason whisked one another away for their first dance.



First Course
Romaine with maytage blue cheese, red onion and spicy pecans and maytag blue cheese dressing
Served with assorted rolls, flatbreads, French butter, and herb sun-dried tomato butter

Second Course
Duo of
Cracked green peppercorn crusted N.Y. strip with cognac demi-glace
Stuffed breast of chicken with oven roasted tomatoes, spinach, garlic, and marsala demi glace
Parmesan risotto with wild mushrooms
Grilled vegetable medley with herbs, garlic and olive oil

Third Course
Wedding Cake
Lemon cake with lemon curd filling
Vanilla cake with white chocolate ganache filling

Late Night Snack
Beef sliders with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup and mustard
Buffalo chicken fingers with blue cheese ranch dip and celery sticks
Mini hot dogs with ketchup and mustard
Seasoned steak fries


As the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s exclusive caterer, we have the pleasure of working with several brides and other organizations throughout the year to create memorable events that guests continue to talk about in the weeks, and even years, following. Wishing both Jane and Jason a lifetime of happiness and memorable occasions!

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