Monica & Scott’s Central Library wedding was a beautiful fall day in the city! With a more traditional feel to the design and a color palette of cream, shades of pink, burgundy, and greens completed with gold accents, the public library was such a grand space that paired beautifully with their wedding look!
This couple’s Indianapolis Central Library wedding was truly an inspiration for the trendy bride! Monica and Scott wed in a stunning Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis. It was a chilly and very windy November day in the city, but that didn’t stop our bride from embracing the beauty of her big day. After saying their “I do’s”, they frolicked around the city for portraits and then head over to their extravagant wedding reception at an unassuming location – a public library! This venue space is not only unique but can be transformed into a glamorous spot for a celebration. This sweet couple’s wedding wouldn’t have been complete without their fur-babies, and even included them as signature cocktail names! -Aubrey Lynn Photography
What part of your wedding day was/is most important to you? Scott and I both agree, the first look before the ceremony is a must. Our emotions were running so high and as soon as we saw each other, all the stress melted away. We truly believed this helped make our ceremony that much more magical. However, our ceremony was hands down the most important part of the day. There is something so special and so magical about looking into each others eyes and professing your love. It’s like everything else around you disappears and the only thing that matters is the person staring back at you.
How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another? Scott and I actually met at a dirt track. He has always had a love for motor sports/racing and actually works in the industry; however, I was the opposite. I tagged along with a friend to the track for something fun to do. My first impression of Scott was how approachable and respectful he was. He so sweet and only cared about getting to know me. He was so easy to talk to. I remember feeling nervous in a good way, he was just someone you didn’t run into in today’s dating world. Monica was a bundle of energy when I first met her and I knew there was more to her that I had to get to know. She was extremely down to earth and just wanted to know everything should could about me. From that moment, I knew life would be nothing short than amazing because our conversations were so easy and natural.
Tell us a funny story relating to your wedding day or relationship! Scott took my dog and I on a date apple picking. I love Fall so I was over the moon excited because being in the Midwest, Fall is just the best. When we got to the apple orchard it turns you can actually drive your car down the rows of apple trees because the orchard was just too large to walk. We spent all afternoon picking apples, it was so wonderful until we came down this slight hill at the end of an apple tree row. It had rained pretty heavily the week before, so there was an area where the dirt road had washed out and created a small ravine. Scott didn’t see it when he was driving until it was too late, he got the front bumper of the car stuck in the ravine and there was no traction for the front tires to reverse out. I ended up walking from the back of the property with my dog to the front market to ask for help. They farmer literally laughed, jumped on the tractor and headed to pull the car out. Scott was so embarrassed, all these cars kept driving by and laughing. To this day, there is still a dent in the bumper and every so often I notice it and mention “do you remember that time….” We both laugh and he refuses to go back to that particular orchard.
What is the best thing you’ve learned from one another? The best thing that Scott has ever taught me is I don’t have to be perfect and that it is okay to be who I am, flaws and all. He has taught me that it is okay to make mistakes and it to grow from them.
Best thing that I have learned from Monica is that the world is a beautiful place and to always be present in the moments that mean the most. Often times we get caught up in capturing the moments on our phones and not being present to make the memories with those we love. To which Monica has made me realize how important this is.
Describe a hurdle you had to overcome in your relationship or during your wedding planning. 2020 was particularly challenging for us, as I’m sure it was for many. Scott got furloughed from his job and at the time I was a nurse working in the emergency department. In order for us to not default on any of our expenses, I had take on extra shifts. I worked nights and days, taking shifts in multiple departments to make sure we could pay our bills and put food on the table. This was particularly hard on Scott and on our relationship. I wasn’t home very often so we really had to learn how to communicate more efficiently. We are thankful this situation was temporary, but it forced us for grow in ways we could have never imagined.
What is your favorite thing about each other? My favorite thing about Scott is the sense of peace and serenity he brings to my soul. He is the best listener and my biggest supporter. I have never felt alone with him by my side. His smile warms my soul and his laugh lifts me when I am down. He is a beacon of positivity and always has our best interest in mind.
My favorite part of Monica is that there is never a challenge that she isn’t scared to take by the horns. She’s always willing to do what she can to succeed but make sure she does it with the support around her. Her heart is bigger than the world and she’s willing to do anything and everything she can to help others. She’s made me a better person everyday because she balances out my crazy ideas while still supporting the dreams we have for our family.
If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be? Don’t forget to breath, take each moment in. Be present in that moment… not on your phone or through the lens of another. Be present with your mind, body, and spirit. That is what makes a memory. In the end… those are the things you will remember.
What was your favorite part about planning your wedding? Our favorite part of planning the wedding was talking with all of our vendors and trying to explain how we envisioned our big day. Scott and I enjoyed listening to feedback from the vendors of what worked and what didn’t work in the past. We probably told the vision a thousand different ways, but in the end, every single one of them pulled through and brought the vision to life. The collaboration of our team was incredible and we couldn’t be more thankful to each and every person who helped created our magical day.
What is the most honest thing you can say about love? Love is not perfect, love is what you make it. You are constantly rewriting your love story as you grow together. Grow with purpose and intent.
Photographer: Aubrey Lynn Photography
Venue: Indianapolis Central Library
Floral Designer: Laurilyn Floral Designs
Dress Boutique: Marie Gabriel Couture Bridal
Cake Designer: Ritz Charles
Hair and Makeup: Indie Bridal Co
Mens Formalwear: Mens Wearhouse
Rentals: Blue Blossom Rentals
Film Lab: Find Lab
Transportation: Aadvance Limos
DJ: Track 7 DJs