A Glamorous Wedding at Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sarah Watts (28 and an events director) and Ian Lobe (28 and in medical sales) met during their freshman year of college and got married nearly a decade later. Ian proposed during "Sara Smile" at a Daryl Hall & John Oates concert, so the song was incorporated into their wedding in two ways: It was the name of Ian's signature drink at the reception and the couple's first-dance song. (The recessional was "You Make My Dreams," another one by their favorite band.) As with the carefully selected music, every detail of the wedding was planned as a reflection of the couple's personalities or incorporated as part of the gold palette (from the invitations to the icing on the cake). 

The ceremony site—the Indiana State Capitol—was already adorned with brass chandeliers and gold walls, perfectly in keeping with the theme. (The only decor necessary was gold pillars down the aisle and two large gold candelabras.) "It matched our theme perfectly," Sarah says of the venue. The ballroom of the majestic Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis, Indiana, where the reception was held, featured dramatic gold chandeliers and intricate warm woodwork, exuding elegance and glamour. Gold accents were added to the tablescapes, chairs, flowers, bridesmaid gowns and bridal shoes. “There was so much golden goodness, it was like a golden heaven,” Sarah says. There was even a gold-colored confetti drop at the end of the evening, the perfect end to a perfect day. —Chrissy Sorenson