As featured on 100 Layer Cake
This was definitely a collaborative effort thanks to some of Indianapolis’s finest in the industry coming together to bring our vision to life! Myself and our florist Ashley (Wildwood Floral Co.) created the concept based on our love for the 1993 movie The Secret Garden. Both of us grew up watching this masterfully filmed classic and absolutely love all the details throughout the movie including overgrown, abandoned rooms, medieval tapestries, and delicate garments. Instead of taking an outdoor approach as expected for a Secret Gardenshoot, we decided to bring the outdoors in with overflowing vines adorning our tablescape and the walls of the “bridal suite” where some of our favorite portraits were taken. One smaller detail that was incorporated throughout the shoot included an antique little elephant mimicking the sentimental object Mary held dearly throughout the movie. And days before shooting, a beautiful pearl ring was gifted to our florist Ashley from her husband knowing she would want to include it in the photoshoot. There were so many small details and moments that made this day extra special. This was a dream shoot and a really fun one to bring together! Very thankful for all those involved that worked hard alongside us to create something new, fresh and beautiful.
Photography: Violet Short Photography / Venue: The Allison Mansion / Florals: Wildwood Floral Co. / Hair: Ashley McMullen / Makeup: Reneu Beauty / Paper Goods: Blu3 Designs / Cake & Pastries: The Cake Bake Shop / Tabletop & Prop Rentals: Violet Vintage / Wedding Dress: Stephen Yearick from Nancy’s Bridal / Bridesmaids Dresses: Watters & Jade Couture from Nancy’s Bridal / Bride model: Ashley McMullen / Bridesmaid Models: Payton Skirvin & Bailey Smith