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An Elegant Winter-Inspired Indianapolis Wedding Of Stacy And Ricky At The Commons


You know it's officially wedding season when the refrigerator is decked out with wedding invitations or your Facebook page is flooded with wedding RSVPs for the spring and summer months. Wedding season comes in full force during the spring and summer, and you might have a little difficulty in finding an open venue for your wedding date or choosing a wedding weekend where your guests can make it without having to attend another wedding or finding a time that none of your own family and friends are getting married.


While spring and summer months are considered to be the best time to get married, there are other transitional seasons in the year that can also be amazing for tying the knot. Transitional wedding seasons like late summer-early fall, late winter-early spring, and late spring-early summer are equally stunning when it comes to seasonal wedding inspirations. Early spring weddings come with great weather, especially in the Southern US, with nice temps and clear skies without spring showers. With less humidity or unbearable heat, early spring wedding celebrations breakthrough winter grays with soft and fresh colors that really pop by the time summer arrives. As the wedding takes place at the beginning of this cheerful season, early spring celebrations dabble in the hues of winter, spring, and summer, making the wedding colors a perfect juxtaposition between summer pastels and warm winter tones. This is the time of the year when you can plan your outdoor and indoor wedding event spaces excellently to accommodate the perfect weather. 


With a wedding that is in-between seasons, one has the freedom of incorporating experimental wedding colors, themes, and flowers without being stereotypical or overbearing. For instance, if you want to incorporate string lights and pine cones as winter elements for your reception, you have the liberty to use a pop of summer color in your reception table linens, and tie the wedding details with spring flowers like peonies, roses, tulips, calla lilies, hydrangeas, sweet pea, and ranunculus. If you want to skip spring details and go for a darker wedding palette or bring the bright summer details, everything will work seamlessly without looking out of place. Your wedding dress can also have the flexibility of both seasons- like a classic long sleeve bridal gown can be transformed into a fun and breathable gown by lace overlay top to reveal a sweetheart neckline. That is the beauty of early spring weddings!


And in the early spring of 2020, we came across a couple who hosted a picture-perfect winter-themed wedding with striking seasonal details that added warmth and charm to the cool weather outside. This picturesque wedding day had all the elements of rustic winter details like the bride wearing a faux fur coat, along with having a flexible wedding color palette that celebrated incoming spring season details like the navy and white wedding colors. The gorgeous couple decided to get hitched in the beautiful city of Indianapolis by throwing a festive fête worthy of the most magical time of the year. From selecting a fitting wedding venue for their wedding photography session before the ceremony to immaculately designing the reception details with seasonal elements, every corner of this whimsical winter-spring wedding will stay with us for a long time.


Ricky and Stacy decided to get hitched at the Midwest city of Indianapolis that looks like an artist's canvas lying on the shores of Lake Michigan. Turning a situation like this into a memorable and sweet moment, our Indianapolis couple chose the First Christian Church at Edwardsville in Illinois to mark the new beginning. It was followed by a beautifully themed wedding reception at The Commons in Columbus, Indiana. The professional wedding photography session of this beautiful day looks like a daydream, as the warm winter accents and the bucolic color palettes weaved an early spring romance in both the First Christian Church and The Commons wedding photos.


The breathtaking wedding day started with our beautiful bride Stacy getting ready for the biggest day of her life. Our professional wedding photographers in Indianapolis started the day by capturing the big and little details of the immaculately planned wedding day. The impressive detail shots featured the charming wedding details- from the detail shot that featured the shiny pearl bridal accessories carefully laid out on top of the dreamy bridal veil to the gorgeous bridal shoes placed on top of the faux fur shawl and adjacent to the lovely bridal bouquet. The wedding dress was gracefully captured by hanging it from the ceiling against the dark wooden walls of the wedding venue, as the natural light from the windows lit up the pretty bridal outfit like a diamond.


The wedding invite portraits revealed the navy blue and white wedding theme, as they were carefully set adjacent to the wedding rings placed inside gorgeous navy blue and white ring boxes. The navy blue and white wedding colors were also seen in the attractive bride's and bridesmaids' wedding prep outfits as they were getting ready for the big day. As Stacy dressed up in a two-piece pajama shirt outfit with floral details, she was surrounded by her stylish bridesmaids dressed up in navy blue pajamas and shirts with similar floral patterns as the bride. The lovely bride and bridesmaids' portraits as they got ready looked as pretty as a picture!


Stacy donned a light cream romantic ball gown accented with vintage couture designs all over the wedding dress. The sweeping romantic vintage ball gown featured full sleeves that had intricate lace patterns from shoulders to cuffs and tied into a plunging neckline with illusion details. The French laces and whimsical embellishments of this romantic bridal gown stole our hearts with his sheer beauty. The puffed-up skirt of the bridal gown swept the ground like a dream as she walked to marry the love of her life! The classic bridal look was completed with a back-brushed bridal hairdo that was loosely tied at the back. Her long blonde curls gracefully rested on her right shoulder, and the long strands of hair wisps delicately adorned her beautiful face. 


Our bride applied minimal makeup and wore very minimal bridal jewelry that consisted of diamond-studded earrings and a matching simple chain pendant. The stunning winter-inspired bridal bouquet featured flowers in red, purple, cream, and white, along with a bunch of green eucalyptuses, which were tied together with a long and flowing brown ribbon. Our professional Indianapolis wedding photographers captured stunning bridal portraits in different backgrounds.


Ricky aced his enigmatic and classic groom look by wearing a royal blue two-piece suit paired with a crisp white shirt and dark wine tie. The classic winter-inspired groom accessories were highlighted with a burgundy pocket square and wine and white groom boutonniere, which also featured eucalyptus sprigs to match Stacy's gorgeous bridal bouquet. The debonair groom look was completed with a lightly trimmed beard and gorgeously brushed hair. Stacy and Ricky got ready at the ever-gorgeous and stunning Inn at Irwin Gardens in Indianapolis and got their wedding photos clicked here with their equally lovely wedding party.


The romantic winter bridesmaid dresses were planned in deep wine colors with chequered shawls. The gorgeous bridal party of Stacy was dressed up in wine bridesmaid gowns with matching bridal and bridesmaid bouquets. The warm and cozy faux fur shawl of the bride was surrounded by the chequered shawls of the bridesmaids, which highlighted the bride without stealing the limelight from the stunning bridal party. The groomsmen were styled up in matching royal blue two-piece suits alongside the groom, and together they look straight out of a fashion magazine. The stunning grounds of Inn at Irwin Gardens wedding venue posed as their backdrops for the memorable group wedding portrait session. The glamorous wedding party was also joined by the cute and adorable flower girl dressed up in salmon pink and clicked some winsome group wedding photos!


The wedding ceremony commenced at a vintage church known as the First Christian Church in the Indianapolis suburbs. This wedding venue in suburban Indianapolis was a beautiful church setting featuring a small white clapboard building with a high peaked roof and interior walls featuring a creamy white color. The beautiful vintage sanctuary can accommodate approximately 200 guests and features an inspiring “dove” stained-glass window, a stunning wrought iron candelabra, and two wood and brass candle-lighters. Our Indianapolis professional couple photographers did a fantastic job of capturing each and every precious moment of this picturesque wedding in preserve-worthy keepsakes. There are organs and baby grand pianos available on site for church-inspired wedding music during ceremonies.


The high rise gable roof with exposed vaulted wooden ceilings of Douglas fir, the colossal arches with golden boundaries, the natural teak pews flanking the beautiful aisle for the bride to walk, along with the clerestory windows and wrought iron chandeliers inundating the event space with bright lighting, gleamed up the entire atmosphere with an ethereal glow and gave way to unforgettable Indianapolis wedding photography session. The spacious and gorgeous parlor on-site for the bride completes the amazing wedding venue in the Indianapolis suburbs.


There was not a single dry eye during the wedding ceremony as the couple exchanged their wedding vows and were declared husband and wife by the pastor. Everyone cheered and congratulated the newlyweds as the sun shone brightly on them and made them look straight out of a fairy tale. Flanked by natural wooden pews, they planned their beautifully orchestrated first look, made their wonderful wedding exit, and kissed in front of the main church door. The wedding gang regrouped for capturing precious family moments in wonderful souvenirs. From the gracefully styled-up wedding gang posing with the newlyweds to them being surrounded by the cute little flower girls, everything came together and pulled our heartstrings stronger than ever and made us note our favorite must-have wedding photos in every nuptial affair.


The wedding reception was held at The Commons wedding venue in Columbus, Indiana. Located right at the heart of Indiana Arts and Entertainment District, The Commons in Columbus is an indoor event venue and community space that features modern wedding event spaces along with a staging area for weddings of all sizes, styles, and themes. The 5000 square foot indoor playground is also home to public displays of art and sculptures. With several casual dining options, there are four indoor wedding event spaces featuring different capacities and style elements. The Commons wedding venue in Indianapolis is owned and managed by the Commons Board and Columbus Parks and Recreation Department staff. 


The first indoor wedding event space of The Commons is known as the Nugent-Custer Performance Hall, which is 8000 square feet of an indoor hall with a stage area. The complete theatrical stage is completed with Brazilian cherry flooring and incredible downtown views, making it amazing for wedding photography sessions in Indianapolis. The next wedding event space is the Miller-Tangeman Upper Lobby, which is amazing for hosting small weddings in Indianapolis. It features the crown jewel of The Commons- Jean Tinguely sculpture, Chaos I, as its centerpiece. Another small wedding event space known as the Miller-Tangeman Lower Lobby is a small stage area that is perfect for a gathering of 30 to 40 wedding guests with stand-up reception settings. The last and the most gorgeous wedding event space is The Patio of The Commons, which is an open-air terrace space with views of Bartholomew County Courthouse and Downtown Columbus and is considered to be great for a stand-up cocktail reception or small events.

The vintage style and romantic winter wedding day of Stacy and Ricky etched enchanting memories for us as they made their old-school-styled wedding exit with a poppy red dreamy vintage car! The shiny red car wedding exit was the ultimate spin-off to this unforgettable wedding day in Indianapolis. From the white and navy wedding details that were intricately planned and placed all throughout the wedding day to the dark and moody winter wedding hues that reflected in each of the wedding wardrobes, it was easy to understand that this couple is a planner in real life. Just like Ricky and Stacey seamlessly planned this charming winter-inspired wedding day, we know for a fact that they will ace through the game of nuptial life as a team.


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