The simple elegance of Nicole and Adam’s Indiana wedding day at The Palladium in Carmel maintained a focus on sweet details and personal touches that made their day so special.
Soft florals created by JP Parker Florists in light blush added the perfect amount charm and elegance to the tables in the reception space. We love the greenery watercolor stationery suite and table numbers from Oliver’s Twist that seemed to match so perfectly with their arrangements. We are thrilled that this couple has shared some extra details with us about what made their day so special, and we hope you enjoy the way Danielle Harris Photography captured their beautiful day.
Tell us a little a bit about your wedding vision, colors, style, and location.
My overall vision was wanting something that would be timeless and classic. Something where my kids wouldn’t look back at pictures and wonder what on earth I was thinking. I also wanted a sort of Downton Abbey inspired (not themed) wedding if Mary Crawley got married in 2017. So it had a little modern-vintage twist as well.
I wanted to keep things soft, light, airy, and romantic. I chose blush and navy as the colors. This surprised everyone who always thought I’d have a black and red wedding. But I loved the soft look of blush, and navy compliments it well.
I wanted to keep things simple but have nice details. Flowers were the main decorations.
The ceremony and reception were held at the same venue. The Palladium is part of the Carmel Center for Performing Arts. We walked by it almost daily on walks with the dog. It’s one of the main focal points of the city where we live and met. And it’s beautiful inside matching the theme perfectly.
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
Having good food and a live band were both items that were important to us to have a good experience for our guests. We had thought about skipping the open bar, but switched to beer and wine only to save some money.
Besides food, flowers were probably one of the bigger ticket items. I know that’s one place where we could have saved a bunch, but I think flowers are beautiful. We saved money by doing simple, inexpensive items for the rest of the decorations (simple metal arch for the ceremony and inexpensive frames for the table numbers).
What were your favorite parts of the day?
My favorite parts of the day were those when there weren’t as many people around. I loved that we did the first look. It gave the two of us a simple moment before the rest of the chaos started.
I loved watching my family dancing on the dance floor to the band. No one is good at dancing, but everyone knows how to have fun.
I also loved near the end of the evening when it was our very closest friends and family left. It felt like an intimate gathering where we really got to spend some special time with the people we love.
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
Our day-of coordinator, Meg Osborne, was a life saver. Without her help, I know my family would have had a ton to do and wouldn’t have enjoyed themselves as much.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Figure out what’s most important, and spend the money there. Be willing to go over budget if something is really important to you, but don’t completely break the bank if you can’t afford to have it paid off within a couple months of the wedding. If the whole thing seems too stressful, go get married at the courthouse in a pretty dress and nice suit and throw a party later.
Simple details and putting priority on the things that matter most as you celebrate the start to a wonderful marriage, we think this is a great way to focus yourself as you dive into your wedding planning.
VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…
Photography: Danielle Harris Photography | Ceremony Venue: The Palladium | Reception Venue: The Palladium Center for the Performing Arts | Day-of Coordination: Meg Gates Osborne | Floral: JP Parker Florists | Catering: A Cut above Catering | Wedding Cake: Grooms Mother | Cupcakes: The Flying Cupcake | Band: The Bishops | Officiant: Jerry Zehr | Stationery: Oliver’s Twist | Wedding Dress: The Wedding Studio | Groom’s Attire: Joseph a. Bank | Bride’s Shoes: Adrianna Papell | Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Headpiece: GlamHerBands | Wedding Dress: Lis Simon | Wedding Ring: Patora Fine Jewelers | Earrings: BHLDN | Robes: BHLDN