payton & nick | union station

February 16, 2021

One year ago today, Payton and Nick said “I Do” just two days after celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Days after matching on the online dating app Bumble, the couple met up at Four Day Ray Brewing for dinner and drinks. And the rest, they say, is history.

Payton and Nick’s wedding day was pure magic. Laughter and joy filled both the bridal and groom suites at the Crowne Plaza – Indianapolis Downtown Hotel as both parties got ready for the day. Before tying the knot at the Historic Union Station, the couple took advantage of the beautiful, sunny February weather for pictures.

Shades of blue, pops of white, and lots of greenery were absolute musts for the overall look and design of the bride’s special day. Each bridesmaids’ bouquet featured white and black anemones, soft pink roses, and eucalyptus, while the groomsmen sported boutonnieres with blue thistle and baby’s breath.

Payton and Nick exchanged vows in front of 150 of their closest friends and family inside Grand Hall. One of the focal points of the ceremony was a custom built 10-foot-tall wooden cross, which was adorned with lush greenery and fresh flower buds.

Cheers to your first year of marriage, Payton and Nick!

Planner: London Bloom Weddings and Events
Venue: The Grand Hall at Historic Union Station
Catering: Crowne Plaza – Indianapolis Downtown
Donuts: Jack’s Donuts
Wedding Dress: The Wedding Studio
Hair: Radiate 60 Hair Collective
Makeup: Kendra Skaggs
Stationery: Minted
Calligraphy: To Be Written Shop
Florist: Julie’s Flowers of Geist
Photographer: Danielle Harris Photography
Photo Booth: Grin & Booth It
Entertainment: Platinum DJ Productions

After the couple was pronounced husband and wife, guests were escorted into the foyer and bar area for cocktail hour, while venue staff flipped the Grand Hall for the reception. Tomato Soup Shooters with Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Candied Applewood Smoked Bacon were just a few of the hors d’oeuvres that were enjoyed by wedding guests.

What once was home to five railroad tracks and considered one of the busiest passenger transfer points in America was transformed into a grand, gold accented venue for weddings and special events. Playing off of the existing atmosphere of the venue, Payton and Nick’s vision for the Grand Hall was a simple, yet romantic one. 

The dance floor was packed all night long, as wedding guests danced to a variety of songs with LED foam light sticks in hand. When guests weren’t dancing, they were posing at the photo booth or snacking on fun food such as cotton candy and donuts, a special request from the groom.