June 8, 2020

Wedding Advice from Alli & Jamie |Omni Severin Wedding Indianapolis

Today we are looking back at one our favorite couples! Alli & Jamie married 1 year ago today! I cannot believe how the time has flown. This was one of the easiest weddings to capture. Firstly, Alli and Jamie were just so excited to get married. Also, they surrounded themselves with people who were also excited to see them get married. If you’d like to see a highlight of their day, time travel to our post last July about their Omni Severin wedding. But now, they have some wedding advice for couples currently planning their own events!

Happy Anniversary Alli & Jamie! The year has flown. Looking back, what were the 3 most important things for you for your wedding day?

1. It was extremely important for us to be with friends and family as much as possible throughout our wedding day. We planned our entire day to maximize our time to be with the people we love.
 2. The photography was one of our top priorities when planning our wedding. We worked closely with Jenn to carefully plan so that each part of our big day was perfectly captured. We loved working with her and we are so happy with how our pictures turned out. 
3. James and I love to dance so the DJ was a huge part of planning our reception. This important detail paid off. The dance floor was packed for our entire reception. 

Looking back, is there anything you’d change or wish you wouldn’t have stressed?

We were stressed about the weather leading up to our wedding day. Looking back, we now realize this was something that we had absolutely no control of and wish we wouldn’t have lost sleep over! 

What are a few tips you have for readers?

Figure out with your fiance what is important to just the two of you and make sure to stick true to that throughout the wedding planning process. Don’t lose focus of your vision!
Let go of the things you do not have control over. Everything will turn out if you make sure to have a good attitude and focus on the things important to you two. A lot of things that happened unplanned ended up making some of the best memories around our wedding time. 
Try to plan as many big details early as you can and stick to a timeline; this helped us avoid a lot of stress over timing and budget as we approached our wedding day. 
Remember, this day is about celebrating the love you have for each other and don’t forget that when you feel stressed! 


Reception Location: Omni Severin Hotel
Ceremony Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Coordinator/Planner: Lindsey Romack with Ooh La La Events
Officiant: Monsignor Schaedel
Wedding Dress Designer: Stella York
Wedding Dress Boutique: The Wedding Studio (Carmel)
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: Hayley Paige
Hair Stylist: Adrianna Zaragoza
Make-up Artist: Adrianna Zaragoza
Florist: Lindsey Romack
Cake: Taylor’s Bakery
Entertainment: Jim Cerone (DJ)
Save the Date Designer: Minted
Videographer: Hive and Honey Film
Transportation: Indy Trolley
Honeymoon: Barbados
First Dance Song: Forever by Mumford and Sons
Father Daughter Dance: Sunshine of my Life by Stevie Wonder
Mother Son Dance: How Sweet It Is by James Taylor


If so then check out our last blog post with advice from one of our other amazing couples. Carly and Jon shared their wonderful wedding advice as well!


If you loved these photos, then check out these other wedding and engagement shoots we did recently!

Firstly, check out Alli & Jamie’s adorable engagement shoot at Newfields (IMA)! These two cannot take a bad photo. This shoot with the gardens & greenery stands in contrast to their wonderful wedding in downtown Indianapolis.

Also, check out this post highlighting the best of 2019 in Indianapolis and throughout the midwest! Steven, Hannah, and I led these beautiful weddings. We all feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many amazing couples.

Lastly, check out Bing & Spike’s wonderful wedding at the Omni Severin Hotel with some How I Met Your Mother references. For example they included a yellow umbrella in their night shots.

Also, if you loved some of these photos at the Omni Severin, you might consider having your event there. Also, we love shooting there so we’d love to capture your event there!

Need some wedding advice about any specific subject? If so, drop us a line if there’s something you want to know!

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