If you’re looking for a gorgeous outdoor setting in northwest Indiana, Friendship Gardens in Michigan City is an ideal choice!  Rolling Prairie, Indiana couple Elisse and Josh had visited this hidden gem on their first date and chose the Symphony Meadow within the gardens as the site for their reception tent with the ceremony itself being held in the custom ceremony location near the reflecting ponds of a formal garden area in the shade of majestic ancient pine trees. 

As guests arrived at the Garden they were transported by golf cart down the picturesque pathways to the ceremony location where we had a full wireless ceremony sound system prepared so everyone could hear the judge as he led the ceremony.   Guests exited the ceremony via a receiving line down the hill and into the meadow for cocktails outside the tent on an absolutely perfect sunny summer day. 

Dinner was held inside the tent after a touching set of speeches with dancing following as the 180 guests got out of their seats for the rest of the evening filling the tent with love, laughter, and energy.  Just how we like it!

Ceremony song selections:
Bridal Processional:  Better Together (Acoustic Instrumental) – Jack Johnson
Bride Entrance:  Marry Me (Acoustic Instrumental) - Train
Recessional:   Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Reception song selections:
Grand Entrance:  Country Girl – Luke Bryan
Cake Cutting: Love & Marriage – Frank Sinatra
First Dance:  All Of Me – John Legend
Father-Daughter Dance:  My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
Mother-Son Dance: A Song for My Son – Mikki Viereck
Anniversary Dance: Unforgettable – Natalie & Nat King Cole

Friendship Gardens
Sarah Ashley Photography