Based in Indianapolis, I am a wife, mom to 2 sweet girls, and an avid home decorator.  A true believer in grace, relationships and beautiful weddings, my mission is to create a life I love to live every single day. From bridal tips to business to weddings - this blog is designed to educate brides and encourage other busy mamas (and businesswomen) to make a living from their dream without giving up what matters most.

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    A Fine Art Wedding

    A Ballet-Inspired Cover Shoot

    One of my favorite aspects of being a wedding planner is that I have the opportunity to collaborate with other industry creatives to conceptualize a design from start to finish.  Whether it is for a wedding, inspirational shoot, or editorial, nothing makes me happier in business than having the creative liberty to design beautiful spaces.  This cover shoot was designed to create a whimsical, painterly feeling – lightness anchored with a touch of dark. 

    Together, with Autumn from Isibeal Studio, we conceptualized the cover shoot and illustrated each detail to be elegant and graceful, drawing on the graceful postures and fluid motion of a ballet dancer to bring all of the details together seamlessly. It was most important to articulate a highly personalized look; this is how we approach creating and designing events for each of our clients. In this instance, the look was meant to have an airy, early spring quality; luxe but delicate.

    We titled our shoot ‘The Fine Art Wedding’ because of our careful curation of each element used, from hand-dyed silk table runners and hand-rolled and lettered name cards, to jewel-like spring blooms, and the delicate beauty of film photography.  With those elements serving as a creative foundation, the vendor team planned the entire shoot around light seasonal tones anchored by a touch of dark.  The result was a fairy-tale cover shoot that accentuated fanciful and romantic details, made you feel like you went back in time, without ever leaving our sweet home of Indiana!

    The Details

    Flowers

    Isibeal Studio approaches floral styling in a painterly way-really trying to create an effortless looking beauty.  Autumn is really passionate about creating a mood with her botanical work. To create the romantic early spring feeling, Autumn chose lots of floral treasures only available seasonally and accented them with open garden roses shipped from a family grower in Oregon.

    The Stationery

    Custom handmade invitations from Jupiter and Juno were designed to reflect an heirloom feel with letterpress printing and hand-deckled edges. We requested a light gray and ivory paper suite customized with the addition of the venue illustration on the details card.  Old-fashioned calligraphy style by Manayunk Calligraphy, encased in slate gray envelopes and gold letterpress on light gray handmade paper offered the perfect combination. The place cards were also hand-deckled and curled to give a romantic touch – We just loved these!!!

    The Cakes

    Poured icing in subtle tints for the cakes- the perfectly elegant balance between “done” and “undone” – that our shoot was all about!

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    As seen in Wedding Day Magazine 

    Photography – Cory and Jackie Photography |  Venue – The Palladium at The Center for Performing Arts | Planner – Tara Nicole Weddings & Events | Floral Artist and Stylist – Isibeal Studio | Cake – Classic Cakes | Invitations – Jupiter and Juno | Calligraphy – Manayunk Calligraphy | Linens –  Wildflower Linens | Dress – Justin Alexander | Hair & Makeup – La Dolce Salon and Spa | Shoes- Jimmy Choo | China – West Elm and Anthropologie | Model, Ali Perkins – Helen Wells Agency |
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