Inspired by Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2018/2019 runway show when they transformed the Grand Palais into a forest, wedding planner Jean Rivers of Blue Llama Events and her team wanted to juxtapose the classic English garden look against the industrial look of the Neidhammer located in Indianapolis. Their goal? To evoke a modern yet still sophisticated European style. They also sought to showcase how versatile an industrial concept and venue can be! They successfully achieved that end, beautifully showcasing multiple bridal styles in one space.
Jean says, “We chose four different dresses for our models. One very traditional, one boho, one modern pant and lace top and one full lace gown. They all worked incredibly well within the scenes we set for the shoot.”
The moody scenes included a deteriorating fresco, custom-made chandeliers and the natural history of the building. A traditional pastel palette was mixed with modern gray and infused with florals of blush, lavender, mauve and silver.
In addition to an old ladder straight from a Summitville, Indiana farm, Jean incorporated an old, rusty tub she stumbled upon the day before the shoot. She says, “I think I stood there for 20 minutes thinking about how this could be in the shoot and finally said, 'Yep I need to put a bride in that tub!'...I didn’t realize how important that tub would be to the shoot the next day, but it was clearly meant to be.”
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