Blue Lace Wedding Photography, LLC

“You can’t get anything past Iman,” says Anthony Quarles of his effort to propose to his then-girlfriend, now wife of two months, Iman, while they lived in Boston.

“I had been scoping out the perfect place to propose for a couple of weeks on my lunch breaks. We were new to Boston so I had no clue but felt Christopher Columbus Park was the ideal space due to the beautiful florals and greenery.  So I disguised the proposal with my first work event at my new job.  She claims she knew regardless!”

But whether she had an inkling or not that Anthony was going to ask for her hand, it didn’t change how touched Iman was by the moment. When he got down on one knee by a park as they walked to the work event, the joy she felt, knowing the journey they had been on was headed down the aisle, overwhelmed her in the best way.

“I was brought to tears by how happy I was,” she says. “We had been together for almost 10 years — had grown up and gone through so many phases of life with each other — that it just felt so right to start our forever in that moment.”

Iman and Anthony were raised in the same town in Southern Indiana, but they didn’t meet until a mutual friend brought them together as they planned for and prepared to go to college. The connection that was created then only grew stronger despite the ups and downs of life, and it all culminated in them finally getting to say “I do” in a beautiful ceremony on May 1 in Indianapolis. They celebrated their love with 60 of their closest family and friends at the venue BASH, which was filled with greenery (which they both adore), flowers, lights and a whole lot of love. Take a look at the breathtaking images from their big day and learn more about their planning process and how they’re settling into and loving married life.


Wedding Planner: Megan Adams of Arbor & Bloom


Florist: Elizabeth DiGiusto of Satin & Stems


Photographer: Kristin Blair & Danielle Schlak of Blue Lace Wedding Photography, LLC


Venue: BASH


DJ: DJ Godzillest (Andre Franklin)



De’ Driona Quarles of Gripped by Rio


Makeup Artist: Isis Stovall of Faces by Isis


Drapery/Lighting: Atmospheres Indy


Cake: Classic Cakes


Catering: Sweet & Savory Catering

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