Wedding Advice & Photography

Two things we are confident in: Wedding Planning & photography. Van Elk & Co is made up of a team of photographers who love to create portraits of love & happiness and share advice for wedding couples.

This isn't your typical photography blog. We share useful info for couples who are getting married and those who are heading that direction. Let us show you pretty things while you fill your head with all things wedding planning.

April 25, 2022

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Your wedding day is likely a day that you have been looking forward to since you were young. This special occasion is full of moments that you and your partner will cherish for a lifetime. From picking out the most romantic wedding photographer to creating a guest list filled with all of your loved ones. […]

April 19, 2022

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Article by Katie Conroy If you’ve received a pocketful of cash from your generous wedding guests, it’s a smart idea to put it to good use. While you can use a part of it towards pampering yourself, this article will explore four savvy ways to spend your wedding gift money. Pay Off Debt Make a […]

March 17, 2022

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Article by Erin Reynolds There are lots of beautiful venues to host a wedding, but for couples who are budget-conscious,it can be difficult to find the right one that won’t completely destroy their budgets. That’s why somany people are planning their nuptials at home, where they can control the costs while stillhaving a gorgeous, memorable […]

March 10, 2022

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Article by Erin Reynolds Your wedding day is an occasion you want to remember for a lifetime. When planning the big event, you have many factors to consider, from the guest list to the food, decor, and more. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is the venue. The following guide will provide you […]

October 22, 2021

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Article by Jason Smith Getting married is indeed an extremely emotional event in a woman’s life. A bride undergoes a whirlwind of emotions on her D-day. She is finally getting hitched to her soulmate. The few moments in which she walks down the aisle bring in numerous memories of her childhood. With each progressing step, […]

July 26, 2020

Having a Winter Wedding or Just Expecting a Rainy Day? Then you probably just came here for a list of locations. So here’s the TLDR of what we think are the best locations for indoor photos in Indianapolis (we’ll post more information about each place later): Indiana Statehouse Indianapolis Central Library Indianapolis Zoo 1899 The […]

March 2, 2020

We are so excited to share Carly & Jon’s Mavris wedding in Indianapolis again on the blog today. They are celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary *all the excitement emojis*!!! We are doing things a little differently. We’ve asked for advice they have to share with our readers about wedding planning and Carly & Jon had […]

September 21, 2019

Boldly Chic with Lori Solomon and Megan Painter

Jenn and I are so excited to share this episode we recorded of Wedded! We had Lori Solomon and Megan Painter of Boldly Chic Events on our podcast to talk about planning a timeless wedding, linens, installations, and florals. We also talk a lot about ways to make your wedding have a bigger impact in […]