April 15, 2021
From a psychiatric hospital to a gorgeous wedding ballroom, the 1899 venue in Indianapolis has a storied past that would intrigue and delight couples who love history.
Today, its crystal balls and flood of natural light make the modern bride shine.
The concept for this ballroom editorial was to showcase unique wedding vendors with an atypical approach to their own work. Our florist, Stephen Brooks from Indiana Paper Company, created this bouquet entirely out of paper. In addition to creating gorgeous custom bouquets, he also offers private workshops for others to learn these techniques.
Mel Neidlinger from Eats by Chef Mel went from teaching culinary techniques in the Caribbean to baking incredible cakes across the Midwest. With hints of gold glitter, this pastel two-tier cake was as show-stopping as it was delicious.
We highlighted fashion-forward details like the beaded sleeves of this Justin Alexander dress from Gretchen’s Bridal Boutique.
The grounds of the 1899 venue offered a well-manicured, woodsy area that served as the perfect backdrop for the big day.
Hair stylist Carly Phelps created two different looks and showed off her versatility. Bride Aailyah donned a regal box braid crown for the ceremony and rocked an effortless pulled back style for the reception. Phelps is also represented by Aesthetic Artist Agency.
Both bride and groom were outfitted by Gretchen’s Bridal Boutique.
Special thanks to all the vendors who participated in this ballroom-inspired styled shoot.
Bride: Aailyah Thomspon @aailyah.thompson1
Modeling Agency: Blonde Talent @blondetalent + @bmg.models
Groom: Austin Hookfin @thehook12
Bridal Boutique: Gretchen’s Bridal Gallery @gretchenbridalgallery
Venue: 1899 @1899indy
Hair Stylist: Carly Phelps @carlyraephelps
Make-up Artist: Summer Miller @makeupbysummer1
Agency: Aesthetic Artist Agency @aestheticartistagency
Florist: Indiana Paper Company @indianapapercompany
Cake: Eats by Chef Mel @eats_bychefmel
Assistant Photog: Brenna Sharp @bsharpimages
Let’s start planning your own dream wedding. I’d love to talk to you!