The Cardinal Room Wedding | Lebanon, Indiana

Bride and groom hug and laugh on a golf course near The Cardinal Room.

This spring wedding at The Cardinal Room brought loads of celebration and happiness. The weather had potential rain in the forecast with wind gusts, but that didn’t get this couple or their wedding party down because there were smiles all around. The Cardinal Room in Lebanon, IN was a perfect backdrop for an Indiana wedding coming in clutch with the prettiest sunset over the golf course and an epic dance floor all night.

Double exposure of an image with couple holding each other with another image of bride and groom holding hands.

Jamie + Will are the sweetest. They met online and realized that Will works at Rolls-Royce with Jamie’s father and brother work. After a few days of talking, they decided to meet at Rush On Main. They were nervous and both ordered salad “which we haven’t done since!” One date led to a second date, and a third date, and well, now they are happily married.

Bride and groom twirling and smiling while sharing their first dance at their wedding reception at The Cardinal Room at the Golf Club of Indiana.

Will + Jamie’s wedding day showed so much of who they are as a couple. To Jamie and Will, love is “a choice to sacrifice our desires for the benefit of others through compassion and connection. …Love feels like missing them when they are gone and caring for them before ourselves.” They have a rich understanding of love and truly care for one another as shown in many of their wedding day photos.

Bride smiling and laughing while holding her bouquet and looking to the right.
Groom smiling with hands in pockets in front of a brick wall.

The Murrays are foodies! They love to cook together or go out to a tasty restaurant. These two also enjoy trivia, playing games, and just spending time together. They even went on their dream trip to London, Paris, and Rome for their honeymoon.

Bride's jean jacket with her new name on it, custom wedding lipstick, and white heart sunglasses.
Groom's jacket with his watch, tie clip, and cufflinks.

Jamie + Will, thank you for letting us take part in your wedding day and document part of your love story through photography. 

Best man helping groom put jacket on.
Mother of bride zipping up her dress.
Bride bending down to fasten the straps of her shoes.
Groom putting on his watch.

“We loved working with Ashley and Jonathan. We were very impressed with Ashley’s initial meeting with us. She did so well focusing on what was personal to us. She let us pick who we wanted in photos and where we wanted them, and we are overjoyed with the results!

The wedding day was a blast with Ashley and Jonathan, and you can tell! They captured all parts of the wedding. I truly cannot say “dang, I wish they would have gotten that moment,” because they captured it all. They had a good mix of artistic, fun, and romantic and also made sure every one of the guests were in the photos.

They also helped to make the day flow smoothly by collaborating with the other vendors, and helping, creating, and sticking to the schedule.

We cannot wait to share the photos with everyone. We, Jamie + William, highly recommend the Vallosios!”

-Jamie + Will

Bride and groom holding each other close next to a brick wall and smiling happily.

Bride and groom smiling and holding hands during their wedding ceremony.

Indiana Weddings

The Cardinal Room is such a pretty location for a wedding reception (and also a ceremony!). The golf course is scenic—especially at sunset! Their buildings with white siding and black trim create such a classic look that is captivating. Bridges, gazebos, greenery, and trees create lovely backdrops for any wedding day as well as the peaceful wrap-around porch.

The Cardinal Room at the Golf Club of Indiana in Lebanon, Indiana during a spring wedding.
Bride and groom standing on the golf course at the Golf Club of Indiana next to a large tree.

Favorite Wedding Photography Moments:

  1. the bride’s custom lipstick—a great personalized touch
  2. perfect little places for wedding party + family photos out of the wind—the church had some pretty spots that worked perfectly on a blustery day
  3. the wind was an unpaid actor—it created for some laughter and also some beautiful moments
  4. exchanging letters—their emotions were so genuine + happy (with the letters, the bride received flowers and the groom received a homemade muffin)
  5. the ceremony—the groom playing piano and his tearful reaction to seeing the bride
  6. their enthusiastic bridal party—they were full of happiness for the bride + groom even when they were surrounded by crazy wind
  7. photo dash—these guests got into it and had so much fun with the couple as they raced through the venue
  8. choreographed dances—the couple’s first dance + the bride’s dance with her father were amazing
  9. sunset portraits—the sky was showing off over the golf course + we couldn’t get enough
  10. an epic dance floor—all the guests were dancing and having a great time
Bride and groom dancing with all their guests with hands raised at the reception.

Windy Wedding

We love when wedding days go smoothly and Jamie + Will’s day went smoothly! The weather threatened to be nasty, but ended up working out just right. Jonathan and I were ready with clear umbrellas for any rain and had planned indoor and outdoor locations to protect from wind.

Bride and groom share a kiss on the road leading to The Cardinal Room while the wind blows the bride's dress and veil.

The rain held off completely and the wind made for some fun shots for their wedding party and also for their portraits! Thankfully the wind died down later in the day.

Bride and groom laughing on a windy wedding day with their wedding party.

These two didn’t do a first look, but instead exchanged love letters to one another. Will send a beautiful bouquet of flowers with his letter to Jamie and Jaime sent over a homemade muffin to Will with her letter. Watching them read these letters, you could see the happiness on their faces and feel their joy.

Bride reads letter from the groom on a tan leather couch.
Groom holding a muffin and card from the bride.
Love letter being held and read by bride.
Groom reading love letter from bride and getting teary-eyed.

We had a blast with the Murray’s wedding party. They were a blast to work with and so supportive of the couple which is special. Not only did Jamie + Will have a great wedding party, but their families were also amazing.

GIF of bride and groom kissing while wedding party rungs in on both sides to celebrate.
Bridesmaids look at smiling bride.
Groom with out of focus groomsmen in a diagonal line behind him.

The atrium/foyer area at Cornerstone Christian Church was the perfect spot for family portraits. It also worked well for Will + Jamie’s grandparents because they had a place to sit between photos. It was an easy location for everyone to find, protected from the wind, and very well-lit.

Bride and groom with families on wedding day in church.
Bride and groom smiling with both of their parents.

Indoor Ceremony

We love documenting weddings outside, but this indoor church ceremony was perfect for Will + Jamie as their faith is very important to them and so is this church. It also was comfortable, cozy, and out of the wind on a blustery day. It even had a few great pockets of brick walls for photos that were out of the wind!

Cornerstone Christian Church in Brownsburg, Indiana decorated for wedding ceremony.
Wedding rings resting on bride's bouquet of white roses.
Bride and groom at the beginning of their church ceremony laughing and looking at their guests.

All of the décor was classy with white roses and pretty greenery that allowed the couple to stand out. Will played piano for the start of their ceremony–it was lovely. He then found himself teary-eyed as he watched Jamie joyfully walking down the aisle towards him with her father. It was a beautiful, personalized ceremony sharing who Will and Jamie are as a couple.

Groom playing piano at the beginning of his own wedding ceremony,
Groom crying when he sees bride walking down the aisle for the first time.
Couple laughs while exchanging rings and vows during ceremony.
Bride and father smiling and looking at one another as they walk down the aisle.
Newly married couple shares their first kiss at their church ceremony at Cornerstone Christian Church in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Bride and groom announced for the first time at the end of their wedding ceremony.

Indoor Reception

The start of this reception was so lively! It started off with intros, cake cutting, and champagne. Then it was time to do a photo dash. Will and Jamie raced all around the room getting photos with all of their guests and everyone got into it. 10/10 recommend this for couples. A delicious dinner was followed by very sweet toasts made by people who are dearly loved by J + W.

Groom and bride laughing while cutting the cake together.
Groom and bride share a kiss while holding champagne glasses at reception.
A spring wedding reception Inside The Cardinal Room in Lebanon, Indiana.
Couple with a table of guests during a photo dash at the wedding reception.
Couple during photo dash with their wedding party at the head table.

Will + Jamie’s choreographed first dance was stunning. These two truly know how to dance. The dance skills didn’t stop there. Jamie and her father’s dance was one for the books. These two started off with a beautiful slow dance and then broke out into an epic upbeat, choreographed dance! Will shared a dance with his mom as well and they were full of smiles—it was so sweet.

Groom spins bride during their first dance at their wedding reception at The Cardinal Room.
Father of bride dances happily with his daughter.
Groom twirls mother during the mother and son dance.

Sunset portraits are a win for every couple on their wedding day. This was built into Jamie + Will’s wedding day timeline and it was perfect. The wind gusts calmed down and the colorful sunset was breathtaking. This moment allows for 15-30 minutes for the couple to breathe and reflect on their wonderful day. They were grateful for how the day came together and so relaxed with one another.

Bride and groom sit on sets with their heads resting against each other and their eyes closed.
Grooms hand resting on brides showing their wedding rings.
Bride and groom share a kiss with their reflection in a large puddle.
Groom and bride holding hands while walking at gold course at The Golf Club of Indiana at sunset.

Then it was back to the party! This was one of the most active dance floors we’ve documented and it was truly a blast. Jamie, Will, and their people love to dance and this was truly a day to celebrate.

Groom dips bride while dancing at wedding reception.
Guests have their hands in the air dancing at a wedding reception at The Cardinal Room in Lebanon, Indiana.
Girl is twirling on dance floor at wedding reception.
Bride and groom jumping on the dance floor at wedding reception at The Cardinal Room.

Vendor Appreciation:

Venues: Cornerstone Christian Church + The Cardinal Room

Wedding Planner: Bride’s Mother, Jennifer Medema

Photography: Vallosio Photo + Film

Officiant: Matthew Crossman

Beauty: The Clean Slate Salon

Florist: Queen Anne’s Lace Flowers and Gifts

Groom and bride resting their foreheads together with their eyes closed for a quiet moment together.

Vallosio Photo + Film fully believes that every couple deserves to celebrate their wedding day how they want to. Will + Jamie were surrounded by their friends and family who supported them and celebrated alongside them.

Bride and groom laughing with blurred wedding party walking around them.

If this is what you’re looking for, you can reach out and contact Jonathan and I here. Then we can start talking about your dream day and any photo or video needs you might have.

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Bride with a serious expression looking over her shoulder.
Groom with serious expression standing with hands in pockets in front of a brick wall.
Bride and groom with wedding photographers, Jonathan and Ashley of Vallosio Photo + Film.

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photos + video of your next adventure.

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