Modern meets Classic in this Black Iris Estate Wedding | Indianapolis, Indiana
Posted on February 28, 2022 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS
Summertime is a divine time to get married in central Indiana. The weather is at it's warmest, the foliage is at it's boldest greens. Not to mention, it's prime time for weddings in the midwest. Our bride and groom, Annaka and Nicholas, chose a very classic wedding color palette of black and white, and it worked perfectly with the summer backdrop at Black Iris Estate in Indianapolis, Indiana.
For their wedding flowers and bridesmaids dresses, they infused a dash of color with Blush Pink and Candy Pink tones. The silk ribbon and satin ribbon on their wedding floral bouquets were so elegant! Annika loves both a modern wedding style and classic wedding style, and did a perfect job of blending both wedding styles together. We even love her choice of elegant, understated wedding jewelry! Annaka has a great sense of style.
Her custom wedding invitations featured a simple black border around the edges of the invitation card itself. Each piece was printed on Bright White cotton cardstock, to add a soft and elegant look to the invitation suite. The bundled invitation cards were held together with a shimmery metallic vellum band and a bold black monogrammed wax seal. All invitation pieces were flat printed in black matte ink.
Black Iris Estate has many black wrought iron elements throughout their grounds. They make for a perfect backdrop of wedding photos! They also played so well into Annika and Nicholas' black and white wedding color palette. To brighten up their wedding reception setting, the bride and groom chose white folding chairs for guests to be seated. The aisle was accented by greenery sprigs, blush silk ribbon, and soft white rose petals. All of these elements came together for a luxurious summer wedding setting.
One item the bride and groom had their heart set on for wedding day was a live painter at their ceremony. What a beautiful way to remember your first wedding moments. Their painter captured their wedding flowers and the Black Iris Estate venue so vibrantly. If I could go back in time, I would steal this idea - I would have loved a piece like this to remember my wedding day by. <3 
Annaka and Nicholas had to sneak in a few peaceful moments between their wedding ceremony and reception (we don't blame them, wedding day can be crazy!). They enjoyed their quiet moments in the back gardens of Black Iris Estate while guests enjoyed summer beverages during cocktail hour inside the estate home.
The interior of this estate wedding venue in Indianapolis needs no over-the-top decor. The lighting and colors inside the wedding reception hall is already perfection! Annika and Nicholas chose soft and subtle flower centerpieces for each guest table, along with a pop of bold Black with their napkin linen rentals. For each place setting, they finished them off with custom Black and White menu cards with modern fonts.
A great way to upgrade your tables and add texture is be adding in various metallics. You'll see throughout their wedding decor, they incorporated subtle copper and other metallics to their wedding table votives, candleabras, and other wedding decor accents.
Wedding guests were guided to their table by a custom seating chart sign. We placed this in a black easel provided by the Black Iris Estate venue. Each guest's name was accompanied by their table assignment, making the transition from cocktail hour to dinner hour perfectly seamless. Pro Tip: If you are anticipating an attendance of 175 or more at your wedding reception, we recommend ordering 2 charts for your wedding reception. This will prevent a huge crowd hovering around one single chart.
We cannot end this blog without giving huge accolades to the bride & groom's incredible photographer, Rebecca Shehorn! We are always thrilled to hear when our wedding clients book Rebecca. Her wedding photography work is stunning and speaks for itself. Pro Tip: Hire a seasoned photographer who doesn't over edit or over filter their images, and is well-versed in photographing in low light settings. I mean, look at this night time shot above?! What an incredible frameworthy wedding moment captured.
For even more wedding recaps of Annaka and Nick's wedding day, we recommend checking out Rebecca Shehorn's wedding blog. You'll be able to see more wedding flowers, wedding paper details, and other lovely elements from this summer Indianapolis wedding.
We want to give a special shout out to Annaka & Nicholas' wedding dream team below. This picture perfect wedding day would not have been possible without their amazing talents and contributions!
Venue: Black Iris Estate
Band: The Steve Newby Band
Videographer: New Heights Film
Bride's Wedding Attire: The Wedding Studio; Martina Liana
Bridesmaids Attire: Birdy Grey
Groom's Wedding Attire: Louies Tux
Wedding Cake: Mellisa Moses
Invitations, Programs, Menus, Seating Chart, Welcome Sign, Table Numbers: Interprintations
Wedding Bouquets, Centerpieces, and other wedding flowers: Kroger
Caterer: Thomas Caterers of Distinction
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I’m a country girl, small business owner, wife, mother of three, and a proud alumna of Purdue University (Boiler Up!).
Wondering what life is like for a busy mom with a graphic design & laser cutting business? My days are filled with pretty paper, blissful brides, half-finished sketchbooks, half-eaten lunches, and lots of cuddling with my little ones. I look forward to sharing with you all of life's fun happenings (both in & out of the studio) here on the blog!
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