To be honest, I feel like I’ve been living under a rock having NOT yet seen a full episode of Downton Abbey. Don’t get me wrong — I get the gist, but when amazing vendors like Stacy Able and Jama Finney start planning entire shoots around the show, you know you’re a officially out of the TV loop. Soooo, besides binge watching the last four seasons to play catch up, my week will be spent curled up in this gorgeous gallery of Downton-style pretty. Find it all here.
From Stacy Able… This wedding inspiration shoot took place on a rainy afternoon at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is proof you can pull together a sophisticated event just about anywhere even during Indiana’s infamous unpredictable weather. Stacy Able Photography, Detail + Design, and Cake Zen came up with the concept of the shoot. Inspiration was taken from Downton Abbey and Great Gatsby with a color palette of emerald green, gold, mints, blush, and ivory. The palette blended seamlessly with the 1920’s style gowns from Blue House Bridal and the classic tux from DC’s Tux.
The goal of this shoot was to reflect old world elegance in a clean, classic, and timeless way. To achieve that look, Stacy Able shot a majority of the images with medium formal film. Then by adding touches of elegance with vintage china, soft peach and pink florals, and gold jewelry from Gthrapp the end result was a modern wedding with touches of old world charm and sophistication. Fresh white Peonies from Claudia’s Florabunda and roses from Detail and Design formed a glamorous feel to the table, along with the heirloom lace linens and crystal. The chairs and centerpieces helped to pull the scene together, along with the many handmade desserts and open face sandwiches.
The invitations by Posh and Polish were the definition of vintage chic, utilizing floral details and elegant fonts topped off with lettering by Calligraphy with TLC. Modern studded Valentinos from Indianapolis’s Saks Fifth Avenue were utilized to give a tiny touch of mystery and opulence. The emerald wedding ring and heirloom gold jewelry pieces paid homage to the pantone color of the year and added the touch of sparkle every bride dreams of. This elegant shoot came together marvelously due to the synergy of Indianapolis finest wedding vendors.
Invitations: Nikki Pulfer | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Jewelry: Gthrapp Jewelers | Makeup: Leslie Hair and Makeup | Hair: Morgan Wright | Calligraphy: Calligraphy with TLC | Bridal Bouquet: Gina Martin | Cake + Co-Stylist: Jama Finney | Desserts: Bake Sweet | Lace Cape: Emily Rose Riggs | Models: BMG Chicago | Photography - Assistance: Audra Stam | Photography/Concept/Stylist: Stacy Able Photography | Second Pair Shoes: Valentino d'Orsay