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Fall Wedding at the Woodstock Club in Indianapolis on Snippet & Ink | Part I

bride-groom-formal-portraits Autumn in IndianapolisWe’re happy to share that these two beautiful humans, Emma + Brian’s fall wedding at the Woodstock Club in Indianapolis is up on Snippet & Ink! October weddings in the midwest are exactly what so many brides dream of. Cool, crisp, and bursting with rich color. Emma and Brian were looking for a classic and sophisticated celebration that incorporated their love for all things Austin but brought it to the bride’s hometown of Indianapolis.

We began by creating a classic invitation suite with a custom crest, deep, red silk ribbon, and a gold wax seal featuring a classic calligraphy style from the talented hands of Samantha Martin at Curlicue Calligraphy. The burgundy color was carried throughout the wedding in the bridesmaid dresses, florals, and table settings. We then created depth and dimension in the florals by combining shades of blush pink and cream, along with touches of greenery that came out through the bridal bouquet, and personal flowers.

Finding a space to fit this elegant palette was easy for couple – Second Presbyterian Church, which was the bride’s childhood church and place of many family memories, also created the perfect wedding ceremony venue. With high vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows lining the walls and rows of dark wood church pews covered in a deep red velvet, it is a stately space that was truly stunning on it’s own.

How does one go about working with such a grand, stately wedding ceremony venue? Scale is key here, and our design perspective at The Nouveau Romantics is to compliment the natural beauty of this gorgeous ceremony venue than to compete with it.

Textural details such vines tenderly cascading from the aisle pews added a touch of nature inside, while allowing us to be strategic in the our floral budget — as Second Presbyterian Church’s sanctuary has two aisles, meaning the bride would arrive through one, and depart down the second. A singular “main aisle” design wouldn’t work, and it seemed like overkill to accessorize both. The couple and the bride’s parents decided to keep some of the bigger design moments for the wedding reception at the Woodstock Club!

Stay tuned for Part II where we’ll share photos of the reception. Thanks to the team of amazing vendors that helped us to make everything possible!

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More photos after the jump!

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Spring California Wedding Inspiration | Modern Art Wedding

Modern Art Wedding Inspiration by The Nouveau Romantics

When I first met Molly, an architect, we both arrived wearing variations of a white shirt, black pants – which told me that we’d collaborate really well, and our conversations quickly turned from away from pinterest and wedding boards, and towards her and her fiancé’s favorite architects, films, and artists. It was exciting to turn to the spaces that inspire her as the basis of our design, and when they passed this Minted Adagio invitation our way, I had a hunch that the end result would be pretty incredible. Their ceremony took place in the backyard of her grandfather’s mid-century house near Pasadena, and the reception just down the street at the CalTech Athenaeum. We talked about how to create a consistent language between the two different locations and their respective time periods, and yet play off each’s strengths to create a layered experience for their guests. It was the ultimate play between new and old, modern and traditional, and this overgrown and colorful collaboration was even more stunning in person! [Moon Canyon made all of our floral dreams come true.]

Sources after the jump! [… not to mention some of James Moes’ beautiful final photography soon. Hold tight kittens.]

xo,
Liz

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Martha Stewart Weddings Feature | Enchanted Garden | Part II

Martha Stewart Weddings Feature - The Nouveau Romantics at Martha's New York Estate

Today we’re sharing Part II of Kristina + Barrett’s garden party inspired wedding at Martha Stewart’s Westchester, New York estate (see Part I here). Kristina’s gorgeous beaded Alon Livne gown and photos by Charlotte Jenks Lewis make it all pretty hard to resist. More photos below and for wedding tips and lots more from the bride, check out our Martha Stewart Weddings feature here!

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Martha Stewart Weddings Feature | Enchanted Garden | Part I

The Nouveau Romantics Wedding at Martha Stewart Estate

We’ve been patiently (or maybe not-so patiently) awaiting the day that we could share these images with all of you! This September, we had the incredible opportunity to design and produce a wedding at Martha Stewart’s breathtaking Westchester, NY estate. Kristina and Barrett came to us looking for a lush and sophisticated take on a garden party celebration. And garden party we did!

Martha’s Upstate New York property offered the perfect backdrop for our garden inspiration with incredible greenhouses, acres of grassy fields and forest, and most any plant one could hope for. And if you know us, you know we hope for ALL of the plants. The bride, who also happens to be Martha’s niece, (we know– we were bummed to hear we couldn’t rent the property ourselves!) wore a remarkable Alon Livne White gown that we’re still lusting over. A delicately beaded top, illusion neckline, and fitted crepe skirt and our dreams have come true.

The winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings hits newsstands today. Grab a copy to see the feature along with some tips straight from Martha and the bride herself on creating your dream wedding!

Check out more photos after the jump and stay tuned for Part II

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