Timeless Laurel Hall Wedding in Indianapolis, Indiana

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 Brittany and Sean’s wedding took place on a beautiful fall day at the historic and timeless Laurel Hall wedding venue in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Brittany and Sean set the tone for their big day with their unique invitations by the incredible Blu3 Designs. The invitations had a custom illustration of Laurel Hall with floral and greenery, that matched their wedding flowers and color scheme.

Wedding invitations for the laurel hall wedding in Indianapolis indiana

The bridal party got ready at the bride and groom’s home. The groomsmen got ready at The Alexander in downtown Indianapolis. The bridal party made their way to Laurel Hall for the finishing touches of their wedding day looks by putting on their gowns in the bridal suite.

Bridal party cheers champagne bottles in the presidential suite at Laurel Hall in Indianapolis Indiana

The bride puts on her wedding dress in the presidential suite at Laurel Hall in Indianapolis IndianaBridal details including a pearl necklace and her wedding ringThe bride wearing her wedding dress and wedding jewelry in the bridal suite at Laurel Hall in Indianapolis Indiana

The bride had a gorgeous bouquet consisting of pink and white roses, white dahlias, and baby blue eucalyptus. Brittany also requested that her bouquet have lavender incorporated since her parents own a lavender farm in Northern California.  The same flowers were mirrored in other areas of the wedding from the ceremony arch to the dinner centerpieces. 

The bride holding her bouquet filled with roses, eucalyptus and dahlias outside Laurel Hall

The bride and groom did a first look inside Laurel Hall’s iconic wood stairwell. The dark, rich wood paired with the stained glass windows created a beautiful and intimate setting for their first look.

The bride and groom first look on the wood staircase inside Laurel Hall in Indianapolis Indiana

The Ceremony

The ceremony took place outside Laurel Hall on the back lawn. The established building and backyard gardens provided the backdrop for the ceremony.

Ceremony details including a welcome sign and a wooden arch in the backyard of Laurel HallThe bride and her father stand at the top of the outdoor steps at Laurel Hall before they start walking down the aisle

The wedding party came from Laurel Hall and down the stately stone stairwell. The stairs were decorated with greenery and white floral that were added to intentionally look like it might always be present in the space.  One of our favorite design strategies is to use the venue where the couple has chosen to have their special day and make the design look cohesive with that space.

The ceremony with the bridal party and guests on the back lawn of Laurel Hall in Indianapolis IndianaThe bride and groom walk down the aisle and up the stairs after the ceremony in the backyard of Laurel Hall

The decorated stairwell, the autumn leaves, and the classic Laurel Hall building, made for timeless wedding photos.

Wedding party photos on the grounds of Laurel Hall in Indianapolis IndianaThe bride and groom take photos on the grounds of Laurel Hall in Indianapolis Indiana

The bride and groom made sure to include their loving Dalmation pup, Pongo, in the wedding festivities as well. 

The bride and groom take a sweet picture with their Dalmatian dog outside Laurel Hall

The bride and groom kiss on the outdoor stairs at Laurel Hall in Indianapolis Indiana

Cocktail Hour

Guests transitioned into cocktail hour inside Laurel Hall. Guests enjoyed cocktails before dinner in the Solarium and the Formal lounge. The Solarium was a beautiful location with plenty of natural light from arched windows, high ceilings, and a grand fireplace. The Formal dining room had wooded beams, a stately fireplace, and stately furniture for guests to enjoy.

The Solarium was decorated with soft seating that echoed the wedding colors of emerald green, gold, and white. The cake display included fresh wedding flowers and colorful macaroons.

The stately fireplace in the lounge and the cake display in front of the fireplace in the solarium inside Laurel Hall

The cake was presented in front of the traditional stone fireplace in the Solarium. Wedding photos from past family members were displayed in the lounge.  

The cocktail hour details included signature cocktails, floral arrangements, soft seating and family photos inside Laurel HallThe bride and groom photos inside and outside of Laurel Hall wedding venue in Indianapolis Indiana

The Reception

After the cocktail hour, guests made their way to the outdoor terrace of Laurel Hall for dinner.

The seating chart on the terrace of Laurel Hall

The reception circled around the emerald green, white, pink and gold color scheme. First, there were emerald and pink linen and golden chairs, flower arrangement vases, and lanterns. Second, pink, white, and green flower arrangements were on each table, sitting on top of wine barrel tops to incorporate the bride being from the California wine country. Tall and low floral arrangements added interest to the space. Third, the bar and soft seating areas inside Laurel Hall had similar bouquets as well. 

The reception tables and decorations on the outside terrace at Laurel Hall in Indianapolis IndianaTable decoration details of the Laurel Hall wedding reception in Indianapolis Indiana

Back and white photos of the bride and groom at their reception at Laurel Hall

Soft market lighting lit up the terrace to extend the party into the evening.

the bride and groom kiss while dancing on the terrace at Laurel Hall in Indianapolis Indiana

The bride and groom do a sparkler exit from Laurel Hall in Indianapolis Indiana

Brittany and Sean truly had a picturesque day full of timeless elements and beautiful memories. Above all else, it is Brittany and Sean’s true love for one another that will never go out of style.

 

Venue: Laurel Hall | Photographer: Rebecca Shehorn Photography | Wedding Planning, Coordination, and Floral: Christina Burton Events | Catering & Bar: Mills Catering | Cake: Gallery Pastry Shop | DJ: DJ Connections | Hair & Makeup: Something Blue Stylists | Videographer: Sinking Boat Productions | Rentals: Rental by Roots

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