WHO:

Bride- Amber Spitznogle

Groom- Michael DeFabis

WHERE:

Ceremony location:  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: 10655 Haverstick Road, Carmel, IN

Reception location: Highland Country Club: 1050 West 52nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46228

Honeymoon location: Rivera Maya, Mexico

WHEN:

Wedding date: April 13th, 2013

WHY:

When did you first meet: Mutual friend, Michael had a training class with Kathleen, Kathleen was an old friend of mine. Michael contacted me through Facebook.  After a few failed attempts to hang out and me even standing Michael up, we finally went out on an AMAZING first date.

Where did you first meet: Our first date was at Rick’s Boatyard on April 14th, 2010.  The date was perfect, it was a warm spring day we sat out on the deck and had drinks and appetizers.  I laughed at all Michael’s jokes and Michael says he was fixated on my beauty. :)  The rest is history.

When did you know you were going to marry him: After meeting his family- I went to his parent’s house for their annual bocce tournament.  I knew Michael was a keeper when I saw how he interacted with his family and friends.  He is very family oriented and it really showed that day.

How did he propose: Almost 2 years after we met on leap day; February 29th, 2012.  I thought it was just a normal Wednesday but Michael had other plans.  He proposed at our condo and had arranged a celebration dinner with both of our families at Rick’s Boatyard, where we had our first date. It was the perfect proposal.

Favorite thing to do together:  I love lazy Sundays when we get to hang out all day together watching our favorite TV shows.  I enjoy every moment I get to spend with Michael, there’s never a dull moment and we’re always laughing.

 

THE WEDDING SCOOP:

Wedding colors: Coral, grey, gold

Number of guests: 210

Number in wedding party: 16

Wedding Style: Party! Simple but elegant and FUN!

Beauty style: Vintage

Dress style: A-line lace with cap sleeves

Most unique wedding personalization: Fish in centerpieces? When we first started dating Michael got a salt-water fish tank and one of the first gifts I got him was 2 Nemo fish.

Something you did very different: No guarder/ boutique toss, danced with my Mom

Something you did very traditional: Catholic ceremony

Something you would do all over again: I would absolutely have my wedding at Highland Country Club, the food was great, the drinks were stiff and the staff was A-mazing! I would also hire the Walk-ins again; the dance floor was packed the whole night because of the them.

Something you would never do again: Flowers in the bubble bowl arrangements.  Since the flowers couldn’t breathe there was condensation in the bowls.

Most memorable wedding moment: Our first dance, the Harlem shake, Michael singing Third Eye Blind, all of our friends and family dancing.

Best wedding decision: Band- The Walk-ins

Best wedding overall advice: Don’t sweat the small stuff…. At the end of the day people will not remember the fogged up bubble bowls but they will remember they had a great time.

 

WEDDING VENDOR LIST:

Ceremony– St Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reception– Highland Country Club

Dress-Maggie Sottero-Chiffons- Lafayette, IN

Shoes– Steven by Steve Madden- Nordstroms

Accessories– GThrapp- vintage necklace, pearl earrings, rings

Hair– Rebecca Willis

Make-up– Dawne Thompson

Suits– Tommy Hilfiger- Macy’s

Invitations– Elegant Events- Leslie Swathwood

Flowers– Jan Hosp Design

Cake– Heavenly Sweets

Entertainment– The Walk-ins

Photographer– Joe DeFabis :)

DeFabis Photography

3901 Kessler Blvd. N. Dr.

Indianapolis, IN 46228

317-291-8111

Videographer– Spot On Filmworks

Transportation– Carey Limo

 

Many Thanks to our Bride of the Month, Amber! Happily Ever After to you and Michael!

Are you a Future Bride of the Month? E-Mail Me if you would like to be featured as an Indiana Bride Magazine Bride of the Month!