Mike & Karina’s Wedding at SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral

by | Mar 27, 2023 | Photography, Wedding | 0 comments

The chapel in SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis is a warm, beautiful location for an elegant wedding. The quiet, reverence and sacred atmosphere of the chapel creates a feeling of peace, beauty, and hope. It is a gorgeous location for the start of a long, joyful marriage. It was a lovely venue for Mike and Karina’s wedding. What a wonderful opportunity to capture extraordinary photographs that allow the wedding couple to relive these moments and emotions forever. I love to capture wedding portraits showing the emotions, joy, and timeless moments. 

SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral is rich in history. The Cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Archbishop of Indianapolis. Construction of the Cathedral began in August 1905 on North Meridian Street. The majestic building style with four fluted columns and huge bronze doors is Classical Revival. The outside façade is constructed of limestone from Bedford, Indiana.  

The chapel is decorated in Venetian mosaics and has art-glass windows. The windows above the chancel include the Sacred Heart flanked by angels and the Blessed Sacrament. The chapel can comfortably seat 75 guests.

White roses, blue larkspur, and baby’s breath decorated the chapel for Mike and Karina’s wedding. To document the wedding, I want to capture details chosen by the wedding couple. 

Mike wore a pale blue suit and vest. His boutonniere was a white rose. The maid of honor wore a blue floor-length gown with a three-quarter-sleeved sequined bodice.

Karina gracefully entered the chapel in a sleeveless lace ballgown style dress and pearl necklace, her face covered with a pearl and sequin-edged veil. She carried a bouquet of white lilies, roses, and blue larkspur. The portrait of the bride is always one of the essential images of the wedding. 

Some people take photos—as a photographer, I strive to make beautiful and memorable images you will treasure. I use professional cameras and lenses to create large, high-resolution images. When photographing a wedding in a sacred setting like the chapel in SS Peter & Paul Cathedral, I use a telephoto lens to capture every precious moment without intruding or interrupting the reverent ceremony. The lenses need to capture and record images in relatively low light. I provide a calm presence, a fun sense of humor, a keen eye, and grace under pressure. The setting, the people, the detail—it all plays a part in the narrative that I document.  

Defined by a creative, contemporary approach, I capture the essence of every wedding with a unique attention to the aesthetics of the client’s special day. The portraits that I capture are sophisticated, refined, stylish, edgy, classic, and sometimes even whimsical. 

Following the wedding, the reception was at an Indianapolis home. Guests gathered for a cocktail hour, entertained by a harpist. The bride and groom sat at a beautifully decorated table; with candles and roses, along with her floral bouquet. The wedding couple basked in the tranquil blue light streaming through the draperies behind them. 

More detailed information is available about weddings at SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral

IN Dancing Light Photography creates wedding images and fine art portraits that are bold, beautiful, vibrant, timeless, authentic, and unique. We use our creative talent and technical skill to produce photographs with the power to evoke emotion. IN Dancing Light Photography creates images and portraits that our clients will cherish forever. To contact IN Dancing Light Photography, click the link above. 

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Wedding couple during the ceremony in SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral chapel in Indianapolis


Wedding couple stand facing the alter during the ceremony in SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral chapel in Indianapolis


Wedding couple faces their guests following the ceremony in SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral chapel

Wedding couple kiss while seated at their reception table

wedding reception kiss

A harpist plays while the wedding couple kiss

wedding reception kiss


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