the couple that inspired me to write

Anne & Tom. You could say with no doubt they are a match made in heaven, and I think our client/designer relationship crafted a heavenly event. They came to us as a referral from Ashleigh who is with one of the outstanding new 828 venues in Indianapolis—Industry. It was February and we had just received images back from an amazing event shoot at Industry on the morning of a virtual ice out with a number of talented people including almost a dozen models, several photographers, stylists, makeup professionals and caterers. Anne was in Boston, and thus began our long-distance client to wedding vendor relationship. And it worked. Besides being able to design cool weddings, we need to understand people. And Anne and I really understood each other. Her trust in my instincts to do some brand new things resulted in a magical atmosphere for a great couple to begin their married life on New Year’s Eve.

Thanks to KaeMarie Photography for providing the images. Its hard to explain that a wedding is alive on so many levels and images are one element of one of the most treasured days we experience, whether you are the ones getting married, or you are the guest honored to be there.

When I met Anne’s best half Tom for the first time on a planning trip to Indy during our process, I saw the same expression of “wow, this girl is really mine and we fit like a glove” that day as I did today while perusing one photo in particular n the wedding gallery. Its a joy to share a little piece of that, and to know that love does really change us all. I’ll let you try to pick which one it was. Enjoy Anne’s gorgeous and ethereal sheer cape, and these few nuggets to give you just a taste of an enchanted evening. This was one for the books.

Photographer: Kae Marie, Indianapolis IN THANK YOU!!

Flowers & Vintage Rentals: Molly & Myrtle

Vintage Rentals: Violet Vintage

Venue: Industry, Indianapolis IN On-site star: Abby

Catering: Sahm’s

Hand Lettering: h.marie calligraphy

Flower Girl: Mimi

Ceremony Elements: Indiana Hand-crafted copper arbor, 6 fresh live Noble, Frasier Fir and Douglas Fir trees. Hurricanes/Pillar candles, mercury glass votives, a blanket of fresh winter greens on the windowsills and carpeting the aisle, battery operated miniature copper string lights, and uplighting by Joel & Track 7 DJs. Anne sourced a beautiful rug to compliment the palette and add a layer of warmth to the ceremony. We hand-lettered a welcome greeting on a 80+ yr old gold-framedmirror to greet guests as they arrived for the ceremony, and our well-loved glass vitrine from West Elm acted as card-vessel next to a collection of family photos, memory sign.

Reception Details: 12 custom crafted Copper “Up & Over” towers built in Indiana and commissioned for Anne & Tom. These were placed down the center of farm tables to balance more than a hundred feet of wintry garland hand-bound with more than 10 varieties of greens/flowers. 100 plus gold mercury glass votives, more than 40 pillars and glass hurricanes, copper geometric globes to suspend from towers added a magical New Years light effect, along with a selection of beautiful jewel toned glass goblets from Violet Vintage in Indianapolis. An assortment of nearly 200 hand-cut sprigs of fragrant herbs, cedar, boxwood were individually placed atop each menu at place settings.

Flower & Artisan Foliage Collection, bouquet details: Peonies (yes in December!!!) , Football Mums (one of our go-to flowers for fall & winter), Anenomes, Ranunculus, Quicksand roses, white romeo garden roses, soft blush gem roses, playa blanca roses, misty blue statice (perfect accent for dresses), white astrantia, blushing bride protea, silver brunia berries, variety of eucalyptus, winter greens including fragrant cedar, noble fir, birds nest spruce, blue spruce, plumosa fern, olive branches, fresh rosemary, jasmine, mountain acacia, bare bridal veil twig & boxwood branches. Elements Sourced fresh our gardens: birds nest spruce, noble fir, boxwood, bridal veil twig, and a few hardy lavender sprigs! Honeysilk Ribbon.

Rock Star Setup Crew: Amy, Amanda, Megan, and Molly-working hard for her college tuition! & her buds, Jacqueline, Leah, last but the most important, my other half Kevin on errands for batteries and command hooks.