Jennie & Mark's Black Tie Classic Elegant Wedding in Downtown Indianapolis | Indianapolis & Carmel Wedding Invitation Studio
Posted on October 30, 2019 by Cari
You can never go wrong with a classic black and white wedding, especially when you toss in elegant dashes of golds and soft neutrals. This was the color palette our clients, Jennie & Mark, selected for their nuptials in downtown Indianapolis.
Their special day began with a full mass Catholic wedding ceremony at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in downtown Indianapolis. This church is one of our favorite ceremony spots in the Indianapolis area. The historical cathedral is simply breathtaking and a perfect setting for something as intimate and sacred as a wedding ceremony. For their wedding ceremony, we created a folded program booklet, featuring the couple's monogram on the front. We added elegance to the program booklet with a thin black satin ribbon tied around the binding. It set the tone perfectly for what was to come....
After the ceremony, guests made their way to the Indiana Repertory Theater (one of our favorite wedding reception venues!). They were greeted by a beautiful welcome sign printed onto an antique mirror, live music from Endless Summer Band, and a cocktail hour - complete with a custom signature drink themed for the bride and groom.
Following the lively cocktail hour, guests received a glass of champagne, which also doubled as their seating escort card...leading them to their designated table and seat in the reception area. The theater was decorated with an abundance of string lights (always a romantic touch!), soft white floral centerpiece arrangements and accents by The Empty Vase, black chivari chairs, and beautiful uplighting. Each guest's place setting was personalized and marked with a laser cut gold mirror acrylic name plate, which doubles as a keepsake from the evening. Tucked into each guest's black silk napkin was a custom menu card, featuring the couple's wedding crest printed in metallic gold foil. (Their menu card also included a personal thank you note from the bride & groom - an addition we highly recommend! It ensures your guests know just how much you appreciate their attendance & how much you're looking forward to celebrating the evening with them.)
The couple's wedding cake was created by the ever popular Heavenly Sweets, located in Noblesville. The bride and groom kept the overall cake style to a classic look, with subtle textures and monochromatic ribbon and monogram. The Empty Vase also added a few floral touches, to soften the overall look.
Jennie & Mark's special day was planned and pulled together beautifully by the team at Jessica Dum Weddings. It's always lovely working with Jessica and her talented team, and we know our clients are always in great care when the select her as their day-of wedding coordinator.
We can't forget to thank our pal, Jessica Strickland for these incredibly beautiful photos! She is such a talented photographer - if you're still looking for a wedding photographer, look no further! She's the best in Indy!
Photography by Jessica Strickland
Church: Sacred Heart of Jesus
Reception: Indiana Roof Ballroom
Day-Of Wedding Coordinator: Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination
Florist: The Empty Vase
Cake: Heavenly Sweets
Rentals: A Classic Party Rental
Transportation: Advanced Limousines
Band: Endless Summer Band
Hair: Kathryn’s Bridal Bar
Makeup: Indy Renee Make Up Artist
Stationery & Laser Cutting: Interprintations
Wedding Dress: Bella Bianca Chicago
Tuxes: The Black Tux
Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside
Rings: Moyer Jewelers
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A Romantic Industrial Wedding at The Mill Top | Indianapolis & Carmel Wedding Invitations, Custom Stationery & Laser Cutting Shop
Posted on October 22, 2019 by Cari
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Mill Top is a 140-year-old converted flour mill, and a true gem of a venue located in central Indiana. The Mill Top lends it’s beautiful exposed brick walls, wrought iron railings, and original harwood floors as a perfect backdrop for any wedding or event. This past Spring, we created custom wedding invitations and wedding day stationery for a lovely day held at this historic spot.
Aren't these two so adorable?? They're dancing in front of their soon-to-be ceremony space, with complimentary wall lights provided by The Mill Top and floral accents by Carolyn at A Blossom Collective. Carolyn created the most beautiful balance of greenery and mauve pink florals throughout their special day. The florals carried through the entire day cohesively, with the bride's bouquet featuring many of the florals used in the ceremony backdrop. In a sea of traditional Midwest wedding trends, I love that this local Indiana florist isn't afraid of texture and a more romantic, natural floral arranging and bouquet style!
The bride's flawless makeup and hair updo were done by Melissa at Something Blue Stylists, with her dress and accessories courtesy of Trudie's Bridal and Formal Wear. The groom is also sporting some fashionable menswear from Trudie's! (We don't blame them from getting all of their apparel in one stop, Trudie's bridal store offers so many options!)
The couple's wedding invitation was a clear acrylic card with mauve paint, and featured custom spot calligraphy contributed by Megan at Painted Letter Co. The clear acrylic invitation helped set a modern tone for the wedding, while the mauve pink floral envelope liner pulled in soft and subtle details to the overall invitation suite.
Isn't this custom cake absolute perfection?? The marbled, painted look and various color tones of each layer were even prettier in person. Not to mention, this luscious overabundance of roses takes this cake's elegance over the top. The cake was provided by Nakia at Fork and Function, with the florals by A Blossom Collective.
The cake sits atop a vintage barrel, provided by the venue. In lieu of a cake topper (I mean, who would want to distract from those florals??), we provided the clients with a custom laser cut wooden "R" monogram to display with the cake table's florals.
The reception space was nothing short of amazing - with bare wooden tables, luxurious fabric table runners, lots of greenery, candlelight everywhere, and SO many roses, the wedding reception tables themselves were a sight to see! Carolyn at A Blossom Collective knocked it out of the park again, with the help of Nakia at Fork and Function and her incredible event styling skills.
For the menus, we borrowed a touch more spot calligraphy from Megan at Painted Letter Co. (we just adore her work!), and finished them off with blush pink silk ribbon bows tied at the top. They dressed up each guest's place setting and accented the tables' floral hues perfectly.
If you're looking for a unique venue in the central Indiana area, we highly recommend checking out The Mill Top! Wishing our clients the best & sending them a big congratulations! Enjoy newlywed life!
Photography courtesy of Tori Lynn Photography
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A Perfect Fall Wedding Color Palette | Perfect Wedding Guide September Luncheon at Mustard Seed Gardens
Posted on September 12, 2019 by Cari
Yesterday was the monthly Perfect Wedding Guide Networking Luncheon, held at the always gorgeous wedding barn at Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville.
With their picture perfect barn and it’s beautiful chandeliers, along with it’s serene tree-lined farmland setting, Mustard Seed Gardens has the perfect venue for a fall wedding (or networking event, in this case). They were so gracious to offer to host the event for local wedding professionals to network & dine together.
Bethany at Mustard Seed Gardens has an incredible eye for style, as she spearheaded the planning and preparation for the event. I always enjoy working with her, she has the best ideas! She selected birchwood farm tables with a natural finish, along with a few cashmere velvet covered round tables to fill the space. Chrissy from Special Occasions provided the most darling bud vases and simple florals, mixed amongst gold mercury glass votive holders, which were a beautiful pairing with this event’s modern rustic style.
We can’t forget to mention all of the place setting details, where A Classic Party Rental brought their A game (per usual!). Each guest’s place setting featured clear plates and gold metallic silverware. Atop the clear plate rested a cashmere colored napkins to correspond with the round table linens.
Interprintations sponsored the stationery for the event, with custom laser cut menu cards polishing off each place setting. I knew that I wanted to provide something less main stream and a little more custom, since these paper elements would be seen by so many of my peers. I know they would appreciate these intricate and high-end menu cards the most! Our favorite design element is the ornate detailing around the menu, which is accented by the laser cut shape.
Interprintations also provided the miscellaneous event signage enjoyed by guests – a perfect addition to dress up the bar area, champagne wall, and dessert table. It was an honor to provide this pretty paperie to brighten and inspire our wedding professional colleagues’ day!
Stewart Imagery was so kind to offer her time and talents to photograph the event. I always enjoy seeing her work, and this time around did not disappoint. Not to mention, she turned around the photo gallery to all of the sponsors within less than a day! What a nice surprise to receive these in my inbox so quickly. Thanks so much to Stewart Imagery for capturing all of the event details so beautifully.
Last, but certainly not least, was the (from what I've heard) delicious appetizers, lunch and desserts provided by Mills Catering. They're a catering staple in the Indianapolis wedding industry and have been around for years. They have a reputation for great reason - their food is just so scrumptious!
I have to say, I am SO sad I had to miss this incredible outing with my fellow Indianapolis wedding professionals. While I had purchased a ticket to the event, my childcare arrangements fell through & I ultimately wasn’t able to attend. I was so bummed! I had been looking forward to this one for a while. This “momprenuer” small business owner doesn’t get out much for adult interaction (or an adult beverage) very often…these networking events are always such a nice break for those of us with small businesses in the wedding industry. A big thank you to Tammy at Perfect Wedding Guide for coordinating these events, and I look forward to making it to the next one at Daniel’s Vineyard!
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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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