This afternoon we are back with our regular feature ‘Advice from the Married Side,‘ real life wedding planning...
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a good weekend planned – I have a weekend off work for a change so am hoping to visit Bakewell Baking Festival for my yearly quota of pie and cake! This afternoon we have a lovely inspiration shoot for you all the way from Indiana USA. With a dusky blue colour scheme, a delicious looking dessert mantelpiece, rustic industrial details and gorgeous stationery I think you’ll enjoy these beautiful images kindly submitted by Indigo Lace Collective.
Working as a wedding professional in Northern Indiana, we don’t have beach weddings, forests to photograph in or mountains to explore with our bride and grooms like the rest of the world. But because we’re away from the big city lights and the busy roads, we have the stars. If you turn away from the night lights and look at the dark sky, the billions of glimmering stars that appear are unreal.
The abandoned warehouse was a perfect location to showcase our love of the universe and our astronomy-inspired intimate wedding set up. Northern Indiana is scarce for amazing wedding venues, so our brides are constantly on the search for something unique and out of this world to get married in. The warehouse is abandoned and allows the breeze to enter and the light to fill up the once dark building. You’re away from the city and the people. Nature has slowly grown into the building and has taken back what was once hers. You can feel the raindrops. The wind. When it gets dark, you can look directly up into the sky full of Midwest stars. Its quiet, natural, and feels separated from the world – almost like you’re on a different planet. We wanted to create a magical scene for an intimate wedding in this warehouse.
The Midwest is very traditional with weddings, and a lot of our brides get pushback for being artistic, unique, or wanting a different theme than the typical rustic Midwest wedding. We wanted to create a different venue, theme, and vibes for our bride to see. There’s no right or wrong way to do a wedding, but we wanted to give brides the inspiration to be true to themselves and really explore some magical and unique options when it came to wedding planning.
We knew we couldn’t properly execute our vision of an organic, ethereal wedding without making sure that the vendors were partners with nature. Our florals were provided by The Bouqs Company, who grow their flowers through responsible farming that’s sustainable and eco-friendly. In order to eliminate waste, they only cut what they sell- unlike other florists who can waste up to 1 out of 3 stems that are cut. They provide healthcare, child watch, and adult education to their partners and employees. You can learn more about them at TheBouqs.com.
The Red Stiletto, who provided the amazing hair and makeup, use Surface hair and styling products. Surface products are sulfate and paragon free, 100% vegan, gluten free, and chemical and cardigan free. The bottles and containers are made of recycled materials and Surface chooses to donate 10% of proceeds to World Vision. Maeve Vintage, the stylists behind the shoot, started their business by giving new life to old, forgotten furniture. They started collecting pieces to share with brides to help embellish their special day and bring character and life to their photos or events. They’re always on the search for something unique- whether its found in the back corner of an antique shop or in an unwanted pile waiting for the the donation truck. They clean it, paint it, and give it a completely new life to share with other lovers of unique details here in Indiana.