Mixing Modern, Bold and Chic for Kaley + Mitch at Black Iris Estate | Indianapolis, Indiana | Wedding Invitations & Custom Stationery
Posted on March 8, 2022 by Cari
This black and white modern wedding day is definitely one for the books! Today's blog is a full look book featuring this bride and groom's gorgeous wedding details, breathtaking Indianapolis wedding venue, wedding flowers, and perfect Fall wedding weather. It all came together for a perfect wedding medley for our clients, Kaley and Mitch.
Their wedding ceremony and wedding reception both took place at Indianapolis' own Black Iris Estate (with catering and venue coordination by Thomas Caterers). The wedding day itself was coordinated by Sarah at Plum & Poppy Events. Below are some of our favorite wedding photos of Kaley and Mitch's wedding day, featuring the wedding photography work of Wandering Heart Photography.
For their custom wedding invitations, we incorporated Black, White and Antique Gold. Their wedding invitation cards were printed on a classic Black matte cardstock, with White Ink offset printing. Their response cards featured fun and casual reply options, such as "we can't wait!" and "sadly, we can't make it." The response cards were accompanied by Antique Gold shimmer envelopes. Small black matte cards directed guests to Kaley & Mitch's wedding website for additional wedding details. To finish off the invitation set, all cards were stacked together and placed into a modern Gold teardrop-shaped paper clip. Our favorite feature of their custom wedding invitations was the wedding invitation orientation - a tea length 10# size card, gearing away from the traditional 5x7 A7 size invitation card.
To welcome guests to the wedding reception, Kaley had a very specific vision for her wedding signs. She selected a duo of acrylic signs, one in glossy Black acrylic & one in Frosted White acrylic. The set of acrylic signs stacked perfectly next to each other, welcoming guests and inviting them to enjoy champagne before the nuptials.
The bride and groom fell in love with the custom monogram we created for their wedding invitations, so we continued to carry the monogram throughout all of their other wedding details. To start, we laser cut them out of Gold mirrored acrylic and placed them atop their champagne boxwood wall at the ceremony entrance for champagne hour. I just love how the Gold mirrored acrylic letters catch the sunlight and accent the fall foliage colors perfectly!
The crystal chandeliers in Black Iris Estate's ballroom add the prettiest lighting and elegant details to wedding receptions held here. The couple wanted to make sure their decor paired well with the aesthetic inside the wedding venue's ballroom, so we incorporated frosted acrylic elements, Gold mirrored acrylic elements, and menu cards that featured White, Black, and Gold Foil printing.
The menu cards played two parts - the menu text is printed on the black card, but is hidden by a white card with a Gold Foil monogram. On the reverse side of the white card is a list of the evening's Order of Events. We love how thoughtful Kaley and Mitch were, especially in wanting to keeps their guests informed of all of the evening's upcoming events. This little bundle of cards were held together with the same teardrop geometric Gold paper clips used in their wedding invitations. (A streamlined aesthetic was very important to the bride and groom!)
These table numbers were so fun to create for the wedding reception! The backer and base are laser cut frosted white acrylic, and the numbers are laser cut Gold mirrored acrylic. They blend and pair so well with the couple's chosen wedding reception table decor, gold utensils, and tabletop floral centerpieces.
This was a wedding that will forever be one of our favorites. These two have the prettiest style and the kindest hearts. We wish them the best & a fairytale "happily ever after!"
This day was made possible by the incredible talents provided by the following wedding vendors:
Posted on March 2, 2022 by Cari
While we may be located in the central Indiana / Indianapolis / Brownsburg area, we serve customers in all locations. We love working with wedding clients remotely! Rachel and Brendan came to us from Cincinnati, Ohio with a need for custom designed pocketfold wedding invitations, and wedding day signage and stationery.
Rachel was envisioning her wedding invitations having a very soft, elegant and traditional feel. We settled on a Soft ivory shimmer metallic pocket folder for the base of the invitation. We printed her invitation, response card and details card on Soft Ivory cotton cardstock. We combined flat printing and Gold Foil stamped elements throughout the wedding invitation suite. The invitation pocket folder was held closed by a delicate Blush Pink silk ribbon and a custom monogrammed Antique Gold wax seal.
Rachel and Brendan carried their custom ornate frame monogram throughout their wedding day elements. The menu cards featured the baroque monogram stamped in Gold Foil at the top, adding an elevated look to each guest's place setting. We absolutely love the way Brittany Bays captured their custom wedding menu cards in the stunning flat low photo below!
The couple chose the beautiful St. Francis Xavier Church in Cincinnati, Ohio for their wedding ceremony location. This church is stunning! The couple held a full mass wedding ceremony, and provided guests full mass wedding program booklets - allowing them to follow along with the full wedding mass rituals, wedding songs, wedding readings and responses. The wedding program booklets also provided guests with other useful details, such as the wedding party lineup and directions to the wedding reception venue.
Rachel and Brendan's wedding guests were guided to their reception tables by a custom wedding seating chart. The seating chart was flat printed in white PVC and featured each guest's name in alphabetical order, accompanied by their reception table assignment. The seating chart was displayed on a simple metal easel stand provided by the wedding venue, The Spot on West 5th.
Guests were greeted with glasses of champagne upon arrival at cocktail hour. Tables were adorned with mercury glass votives, floating candles in hurricanes, greenery garland covered tables, and a variation of tall centerpieces and low floral arrangements atop the wedding reception tables. The wedding flowers consisted of a lovely blend of Soft White and Blush Pink floral tones, along with subtle greenery.
For their sweets table, we created a handful of frosted acrylic signs labeling each of the cupcake flavors offered. The signs were UV printed in white (no low quality vinyl lettering here!), allowing the acrylic signs to blend in well with the decor, instead of standing out too much! We also carried over the frosted signs into their bar areas. Their frosted acrylic wedding signs at the bar featured the wine & beer offerings, as well as the couple's signature drink descriptions.
I spy a fun use for the couple's monogram - a custom light installation! Don't you love how their monogram is so prevalant at their wedding reception? It's a great way to personlize and dress up your wedding reception venue, especially if there is a lot of blank wall space to fill up.
The lighting and ambiance inside The Spot on West 5th, the couple's wedding venue, served the best evening lighting for their wedding reception. The candlelight looked divine - and we can't get over how the light hits all of their gold foil printed elements. Hello again, pretty menu cards!
This bride and groom were a dream to work with, and we loved translating their wedding style into custom wedding stationery. The finished products were a perfect addition to their perfect wedding day in downtown Cincinnati. Congratulations, Rachel and Brendan!
P.S. Did you know this wedding was recently featured on Yellow Canary? Be sure to check it out!
This gorgeous day wouldn't have been possible without all of these incredible wedding vendors listed below. If you're planning a wedding in Cincinnati or any where in Ohio or northern Kentucky, we highly recommend booking these talented individuals and small businesses!
Reception Venue - The Spot on West Fifth | Wedding Photographer - Brittany Bays | Wedding Planner - Laura Gall with Simply Events | Cake & Sweets - Tres Belle Cakes | Hair & Makeup - Simply Hair and Makeup | Music - Horizon Entertainment | Catering- McCale’s Catering | Invitations + Paper - Interprintations | Wedding Dress - Carrie Karibo Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses - Bridal Informal | Videographer - Elegant Productions | Party Bus - My Party Bus | Bridal Suites - Renaissance Hotel | Rings - Richter and Phillips
Posted on February 28, 2022 by Cari
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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