12 Oct

Trista + Tyler at Indiana State Museum

On the day they married, the sky above the Indiana State Museum was the perfect hue of blue to match Trista and Tyler’s June wedding. The couple originally contacted us about a full year, nearly to the day, before their wedding and spent the next 12 months planning every wonderful detail.

The couple exchanged vows at Holy Name Catholic Church in Beech Grove and celebrated their reception at the Indiana State Museum in the Governor Frank and Judy O’Bannon Great Hall and Ball Family Terrace. Following the ceremony, the bride and groom took photos while their guests began to arrive at the museum for cocktail hour.

Hors d’oeuvres
Shrimp cocktail shooter, Kahn’s signature cocktail sauce
Red curry cashew chicken salad in a crispy wonton
Miniature pepperoni pan pizzas with mozzarella
Caribbean meatballs
Curry lamb croquets with mint pesto
Mini cheese slider, dill pickle, ketchup



Even though Trista and Tyler didn’t attend their cocktail hour, their guests had a wonderful time and eagerly anticipated their arrival. However when the new Mr. and Mrs. Sunderland arrived, they made a grand entrance down the stairs into their reception space surrounded by their wedding party and greeted by family and friends. Trista and Tyler immediately cut their wedding cake after being introduced and the groom gave a welcome speech prior to dinner being served.

First Course
Caesar salad with romaine, lettuce, grape tomatoes, roasted garlic croutons, parmesan reggiano in a cucumber ring
Served with assorted breads, flatbread, french butter balls and sundried tomato basil butter

Second Course
Cider marinated chicken breast with molasses chipotle glaze
Gruyere and baby leek potato gratin
Haricot vert with stem on carrots, julienne of bell peppers

Third Course
Vanilla cake with white chocolate buttercream filling
Vanilla cake with white chocolate buttercream filling
Marble cake with white chocolate buttercream filling
Chocolate cake with chocolate chip cookie dough buttercream filling
All served with vanilla buttercream icing

Late Night Snack
Nacho Late Night Station
Freshly fried tortilla chips, seasoned taco beef, cheese sauce, pico de galo, green onions, jalapenos, sour cream, cilantro corn salsa and guacamole

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As dinner ended champagne was offered to guests for the toasts by the best man and the maid of honor. Trista and Tyler then celebrated with their first dance and also danced their parent dances. Their guests were happy to get out of their seats and dance under the Indiana obelisk in the center of the reception space.


Trista and Tyler had many memorable details at their wedding reception. We loved their creative table numbers. At the center of each table was a white book with a blue number on the cover. The book numbers coordinated with which table it was. Guests were invited to write messages to the bride and groom in the book which Trista and Tyler would then read on their anniversary of that same year. Even though the couple also had a guest book, we loved their creative take on this element of their décor.



Their guest book was also unique. In place of traditional signatures. Guests took photos of themselves with a modern Polaroid camera, placed them in a book and signed their name. We have seen similar versions of this done with a traditional photo booth, but we especially love the ‘throw-back’ of using a Polaroid camera for guests to do it on their own. Guests were also given blue sunglasses to wear while they danced the night away – just in case anyone was blinded by Trista and Tyler’s love for each other.


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Of course a fun and exciting like this couldn’t have a boring exit. Trista and Tyler walked through a sparkler send off from the museum out to the canal, on Ball Family Terrace, where they boarded a gondola and took off for a ride. This was a very fun way to end the evening! We have seen sparkler send offs before, but never ones that ended with the happy couple getting on a love boat!

Wedding Professionals
Catering and Cake: Kahn’s Catering
Venue: Indiana State Museum
Photography: Bailey Roberts Photography
Videography: Time Walk Weddings
Entertainment: Midwest Sound
Floral: George Thomas

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