It sounds like timeless, modern, and romantic would be a hard combination of styles to pull off, but that is exactly what this garden wedding from Perregeaux Wedding Photography embodies. The neutral color palette is sophisticated and chic, while the handmade details give it a relaxed and cozy charm. I’ve pretty much fallen in love with every piece and moment of this sweet day!
Since our wedding was in June, I knew I wanted to incorporate elements that would fit seamlessly with this time of year. That included as much greenery as possible, an outdoor setting, and a clean, natural color palette. In an effort to create both a classic and timeless look, we decided on all neutrals with pops of gold and silver in some of the details. Since we’re both Catholic, getting married in the church was never a question. And the Indianapolis Art Center provided the perfect outdoor setting for us to host the reception. It was also just 15 minutes from downtown, so we knew we didn’t have to travel far to celebrate in the setting we desired.
I was able to have a slow morning before the craziness began, and that really helped me relax and set the tone for the rest of the day. As a proud introvert, I cherish times alone, so being able to write a letter to Daniel while sipping a cup of tea was my perfect start to the day.
As far as my personal style, I wanted to channel a “boho ballerina” look since I used to dance but wanted to loosen up the polished ballet style with a little bit of whimsical woodland charm. I wore a pearl ring from my late grandmother on my father’s side, which meant the world to me since she was such a sweet, amazing lady that I respect and admire in so many ways. I also wore a gold and silver bracelet from a very close family friend of my husband’s. She’s become like a grandmother to me, and she offered me the bracelet on my wedding day which was a total surprise.
Since I’m a graphic designer, I designed our Save the Dates, wedding website, invitation suite, ceremony programs, and menu cards.
The most important aspect of planning was making sure we could work with and support vendors we believe in and want to help support. It wasn’t just about checking boxes from our to-do list. It was about finding people we wanted to give our time, trust, and budget to and could create a relationship with. I’ve become close friends with my florist since our first conversation and it’s been so much fun watching how her business has continued to grow in the past year. We still follow the work that our vendors do and love referring them to others in the planning process.
I also had quite a few DIY projects that I wanted to incorporate into our wedding decor (thanks to Pinterest, of course). These included a fabric table skirt, a tissue paper garland, our guest table assignments board, table numbers, and a handful of DIY gold-foiled framed quotes. Since my husband and I are also photographers, we knew we wanted to use polaroids for our guest book, so we worked with Megan of the Binding Bee who created a beautiful hand-bound book for us.
My favorite wedding moments included dinner, the toasts, and dancing. At dinner, we finally had a moment to pause and look around at our guests and see everything I had imagined finally come to life. The toasts conjured up the perfect blend of laughter and tears, and I certainly wasn’t expecting to get as emotional as I did!
It was hard to tear us away from the dance floor once it began since my husband and I love to dance and spent so much carefully curating the playlist to our exact liking. We got many compliments on it, and I love that we can always revisit the memories of those few sweaty hours through our wedding mix. And then the night ended perfectly with our families as we all sat on the front porch of the cozy Hotel Broad Ripple (which we had rented for the weekend) with pizza and no shortage of laughter.
Photography | Perregeaux Wedding Photography | Ceremony | Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church | Reception | Indianapolis Art Center | Planner | Plum & Poppy | Florals | Wild Heart Blooms | Cake | Scholar’s Inn Bakehouse | Catering | Mills Catering | Popsicles | Nicey Treat | Rentals | Violet Vintage | Invitation | Designed by bride and printed at Paper Source | Dress | Willowby by Watters from White Traditions Bridal House | Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids | Hair | French Pharmacie Salon | Makeup | Kristen Chase | Groomswear | J. Crew | Guest Book | Binding Bee | Transporation | Broad Ripple Party Bus