Cozy Romantics: A Cover Shoot at Biltwell Event Center

Photos ByDanielle Harris Photography

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Joelle Arner
January 19, 2017
The Vision

With colder days upon us, there is a tendency to want to run inside and reflect on the warmer days behind us. However, we wanted to showcase a cozier and more romantic approach when planning a winter wedding. Bridget Davis of Bridget Davis Events did a wonderful job with bringing this vision to life! The industrial space at Biltwell coupled with romantic elements really made our heads spin with wonder at the end result.

The color palette consisted of greys, whites, and ivory with lots of greenery and hints of brown for the holiday season. The minimalist color palette really complemented the industrial style of this shoot. From the candlestick centerpieces to the groom’s berry boutonniere, we think you’ll fall in love with the festive details, too!


The Venue

The raw and open layout at Biltwell allows for the set-up of virtually any vision. Its historic feel, exposed brick and sliding industrial doors with dark hardwood floors and dimmed lighting all made Biltwell very alluring. There is an ethereal feel to it that many brides want on their wedding day. In addition, Biltwell provides china, flatware, glassware, platters, and some décor - an added bonus when looking at rentals for a wedding venue.


The Dress

Bridal Superstore in Indianapolis offers a modern charm with their gowns that we wanted to pair with the industrial side of this shoot. The combination of sequins and lace coupled with the gown’s open back were complementary to the overall theme.



The Floral

Design Group did an incredible job curating the florals with the industrial style of this shoot. There was an array of garden roses, hydrangeas, roses, stock and ranunculus. The luscious blooms and timeless beauty of the flowers showcased the holiday greens effortlessly. 



The Hair & Makeup

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Salon styled our model’s hair and makeup. Bringing the bride’s golden locks into a low bun and leaving wisps in front of her face added to the romantic atmosphere we were creating. KKBB Salon also applied her makeup, creating a soft and natural look with rosy cheeks, barely-pink lips and long lashes with lavender lids. 



The Dessert Display

We just love this festive mix of desserts, including a signature cocktail station! Drink carts are a growing trend among brides that want to offer their guests something unique while saving some dollars in their budget. Bridget is also a mixologist and created this sweet drink, Libation D’ Edison, for our heart’s desire! Using modern trends in a classic style to fit the holiday season, this cocktail was a smooth and creamy blend of plantation pineapple rum, averno amao, kina l’avian d’or quinquina aperitif, cold brew coffee and Jerry Thomas decanter bitters, topped with homemade whipped cream. Its pineapple undertones, nutty notes, bitter-sweet finish, and caffeine kick will keep your feet dancing all night long!

The cake was created by Ashlynn Leigh Cakes with the icing applied in a delicate fashion and a train of roses, hydrangea, phalaenopsis orchids from Pomp&Bloom applied for the finishing touch.



The DÉcor

We loved the use of logs as placecard holders as well as the table numbers designed as wooden cutouts. The candle lit area with the Edison bulb backdrop for the bride and groom was also a favorite. The pinecones brought in the winter feel while still staying true to the minimalist style. 


The Stationery

Grey, wood grain and marbling were used on this particular invitation suite. The stationery designer, Just Invite Me, couldn’t have come up with a better fit for this shoot! The marble texture in the background paired with the wooden border and editorial font was the perfect rendition of modern design. 




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