I absolutely LOVE styled shoots! They are filled with the most outrageously gorgeous florals, stunning models, and perfect details, not to mention held at picturesque, larger-than-life venues. This Styled Shoots Across America shoot was no different. Heather Benge Events designed this shoot perfectly. The venue was absolutely AMAZING! I can’t put into words how massive Laurel Hall is, but I’ll just say that if I was an Indy bride-to-be, it would DEFINITELY be on my list. There were so many nooks and crannies on the grounds, inside and out, that could create magical portraits on a wedding day.
Now, about the florals. O.M.G! Sarah Campbell and Intrigue Teaches did a PHENOMENAL JOB on the florals for this shoot! I have never in my life seen such grand and stately, yet soft and feminine arrangements. I wanted to take every single bouquet, centerpiece, and floral accent home with me.
The models for this shoot were just as gorgeous as the florals, as if you could imagine anything more beautiful! Jessica and Aaron were the cutest, most giggly couple and Matteson was so sweet and kind. Both brides were striking visions in their gowns by Leena’s Bridal. In addition to the dresses, their hair and makeup by Meghana Presad added to the glamorous, stunning look of these lovely ladies. Last, but not least, was the special four-legged model from the Heaven After Hell Rescue. He was full of energy, but looked so dapper in his floral collar!
There were so many marvelous details at this shoot that it was somewhat overwhelming. From the stationary to rings and much more, options for styling were limitless. And let’s not forget the icing on the cake…literally, THIS. CAKE. WAS. MAGNIFICO (Imagine me saying that in my most authentic Italian accent, while kissing my pursed fingers)! Sweet Em’s Cake Shoppe created perfection with this one.
Three words to sum up this amazing experience.
Host: Styled Shoots Across America (Instagram; @styledshootsacrossamerica)
Planning & Design: Heather Benge Events (Instagram: @heatherbengeevents)
Venue: Laurel Hall (Instagram: @laurelhallindy)
Stationery: Interprintations (Instagram: @interprintations)
Hair & Makeup: Meghana Presad (Instagram: @meghana_rose)
Gowns: Leena’s Bridal (Instagram: @leenasbridal)
Florals: Intrigue Teaches (Instagram: @intrigueteaches @intrigue_designs)
Shoes: David Tutera Footwear (Instagram: @davidtuterafootwear)
Vintage Decor & Rentals: Nerdy Fox Rentals (Instagram: @nerdyfoxrentals)
Cake: Sweet Em’s Cake Shoppe (Instagram: #sweetemscakeshoppe)
Floral Lollipops: Flour & Fig (Instagram: @flourandfig)
Rescue Dog: Heaven After Hell (Instagram: @heavenafterhellrescue)
Models: Jessica McLane & Aaron (Instagram: @thejessicamclane), Matteson Wangler (Instagram: @m_wang96)