I CAN NOT wait for you to feast your eyes on this gorgeous wedding inspiration shoot today! So many amazing vendors came together to make this possible and the outcome was spectacular!
My friend and fellow photographer, Beth Waterman, recently opened a new venue in Indianapolis called Ivory Foundry. It's a beautiful space and she has put so much love into the design. If you happen to know Beth, then you know she is very detail oriented and she keeps adding so many amazing touches to the venue! Beth really wants the Ivory Foundry to be a venue for everyone and she wanted to showcase that she supports and welcomes the LGBTQ+ community. The lovely Samantha of Samantha Mitchell Photography and myself came together to do a same-sex wedding inspiration shoot so the Ivory Foundry could showcase their support.
Beth let Samantha and I have free rein of the design for the shoot so we got to brainstorm and come up with the vision for the shoot. When Samantha and I got together to first talk about the shoot, we ended up having the exact same vision for the shoot- colorful pastel rainbow polka dot vibe. We got some amazing vendors on board for the shoot and each of them really made our vision come to life! (Be sure to check out the full vendor list at the end of the blog and give them some love!) One of Samantha's soon-to-be married couples, Riley and Brock, agreed to model for the shoot and they were great! We also had Marvin (who you may recognize from WLFI) come and be a stylized groom for the shoot (and he also stood in as the officiant). I have been DYING to photograph a groom with a cape so as soon as I knew we had Marvin for the shoot, I told Samantha that I had to make him a cape! All of my groom wearing a cape dreams came true!!!
Keep reading to learn more about the shoot and the other vendors and to see my favorite images!
Lisa Marie Designs made the gorgeous invitations and menus for the shoot. They were so lovely and gorgeous!
Hopper and Luxe provided the fun pastel colored bow ties and pocket squares!
Banzi Balloons came on board to make all of the GORGEOUS balloon pieces that you see! They were so spectacular!
Nerdy Fox Rentals provided the fun LOVE marquee sign!
Wilson Events By Design made all of our pastel decor dreams come true. I seriously love the set up!
Classic Cakes made us a beautiful cake! Love, love, love how they tied in the pastel colors into the design. Love Light Events made us the gorgeous Love Is Love acrylic sign that you see with the cake.
Real life couple Riley and Brock are the cutest and were so much fun at the shoot!
AND Marvin! He was a blast as well and he ROCKED the cape!!!!!!
Amelia Marie Florals provided all of the florals that you see! She did a spectacular job bringing the color and her designs are spectacular!
Sticks and Rocks Indy set up two cigar and whiskey bars for us! One at the gorgeous bar that Ivory Foundry has and a fun outdoor bar as well that you will see below.
I can not get over Banzi Balloon's balloon arch!
Nerdy Fox Rentals has so many fun pieces and the LOVE marquee was the perfect addition for the shoot!
The outdoor cigar bar by Sticks and Rocks Indy!
I told you Beth has fun details at Ivory Foundry and this cotton candy cart and champagne wall are just two of those fun details!
Samantha and I also took some fun photos for a few of the vendors who were interested in that! Here is Christina who is one part of Banzi Balloons!
The lovely Lisa of Lisa Marie Designs!
The lovely Traci of Love Light Events!
The lovely Kristen and Hannah of Phoenix In Flight Makeup!
The lovely Cheyenne of Nerdy Fox Rentals!
The lovely Sarah of Wilson Events By Design!
The lovely Alicia of Amelia Marie Florals!
Venue: Ivory Foundry
Decor: Wilson Events By Design
Florist: Amelia Marie Florals
Makeup: Phoenix In Flight
Bow Ties/Pocket Squares: Hopper and Luxe
Cake: Classic Cakes
Cigar and Whiskey Bar: Sticks & Rocks Indy
Invitations/Stationary: Lisa Marie Design
Love Is Love Sign: Love Light Events
LOVE Marquee Sign: Nerdy Fox Rentals
Models: Marvin Bliss (stylized groom); Riley Gast and Brock Baker (real life couple)