We had the amazing privilege to travel across the country to the Midwest to lead a workshop in the beautiful town of New Albany, Indiana, just outside of Louisville Kentucky. We created an inspired styled shoot in a sweet loft in the downtown area, which has so many cute storefronts, restaurants, and is right across the river from Louisville.
It was such a dreamy set-up! Because so many weddings in the Midwest are in barns and have a more rustic theme, we wanted to bring in modern elements and lots of wild florals to create a trendy look in the middle of a beautiful midwestern Downtown.
The attendees created beautiful floral arrangements alongside Tyler Speier, with cappuccino roses, panda anemones, smilax vines, rich autumn-toned blooms. We created a ceremony space with ghost chairs, gray taper candles, modern white candle holders, and ombre rose petal accents on the aisle. Instead of a traditional wedding arch, we created a crawling arrangement of blooms and branches on a vintage screen. This made the space feel so warm, natural, and inviting!
The table had a gray velvet linen, ghost chairs, napkins created with vintage fabric, amazing menus and place cards by Lime and Lilly Calligraphy, and gray taper candles. We created a crawling installation of vines on the wall to bring elements of the outdoors in. Autumn-colored blooms adorned the table, bringing warmth and rich color to the space. The centerpiece also had dried flower accents to add extra texture.
The invitation suite featured hand-sketched elements from downtown, including the bridge from Louisville. It’s always so fun to incorporate local elements when getting married in any destination!
It is always so fun to juxtapose various design elements together. From the vintage screen in the ceremony contrasted with the modern ghost chairs, the modern inspiration against the backdrop of a beautiful midwestern downtown, to the soft velvet against the modern gold candlesticks, it was such a dreamy set-up! We can’t wait to go back and visit New Albany, Indiana!
Event Workshop: Tyler Speier
Event Venue (New Albany, Indiana) : The Loft on Spring
Bridal Gown: Laurel Wreath Bridal
Photography: Naomi Ruth Duncan
Calligraphy: Lime and Lilly Design
Hair and Makeup: Celia Striegel
Rentals: All Occasions Event Rentals
Shoot Day Catering: Board and You
Dress Designer:Sophia Tolli
Models: Laura Allstar, Chloe Halbleib