Historic Indianapolis mansion wedding: Sarah + Tom

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Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

We picked a good one to kick off the beginning of fall you guys. The changing color of leaves, this one’s got it. Copper, dark reds, gold, greens – yep, that too. The entrance to this fete, captured by Stacy Newgent, set the tone perfectly. As guests entered through the mansion at the Oldfields–Lilly House & Gardens, a beautiful garland of fall leaves, flowers and magnolia branches capped the doorway with the initials S & T in moss welcomed everyone to Sarah + Tom’s 17th century Dutch still life inspired wedding. Click here to jump on over to the full gallery of images.

Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

fall mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

This is why fall is one of the best seasons, right? And here’s that beautiful entrance we talked about…

Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

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Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

We walked down the aisle to Bach Cello Suite #1 in G Minor (a favorite piece of mine that my grandfather used to play for me. He taught me everything about classical music). We didn’t do a first dance. However we did walk back down the aisle to the cello version of our favorite rap song, Bitches Aint Shit – love that!

Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

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Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

Bernard Maisner calligraphed menu | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

Indianapolis historic mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

Bernard Maisner calligraphed menu | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

fall mansion wedding | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

Bernard Maisner calligraphed menu | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

fall wedding cake | photo by Stacy Newgent | 100 Layer Cake

From Sarah… I wanted to be married at home but my parents’ house was under construction. So, I started to brainstorm other venues in Indiana that were important to me (I really wanted the wedding to be expression of who we are, our histories, our ethics, our outlook on life etc). The Indianapolis Museum of Art is somewhere that I’ve been visiting my entire life. It was a huge part of my childhood. My grandfather, who died last year, used to take me every weekend. I’d also been there several times with Tom, and we had toured the museum with the then director, Maxwell Anderson, who created a 100 acre sculpture park behind the museum. When I saw that park I knew it would be the dream place for a wedding, but I was 3 years from being engaged! So it popped into my mind when I was planning. I also knew that on the grounds of the museum there was a beautiful home that once belonged to the Lilly Family. They’d never opened the home or the 100 acre sculpture park to a wedding before, but I figured I might as well ask!

More from this wedding can be seen in the latest Fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.

Photography: Stacy Newgent along with Austin Warnock/ Venue: Oldfields–Lilly House & Gardens / Videographer: Van Neistat / Event Coordinator: Gene Huddleston at Detail and Design / Hair & Makeup: Bryce Scarlett at de Facto and Ashley Thompson Skirvin (makeup) / Florist: David Strohmeyer of the empty vase, Indianapolis / Cake: Gail Watson at A White Cake / Catering: Hoaglin Catering / Invitation + Menu Designer: Bernard Maisner / Linens: custom made by Monogram, Inc. with a monogram that they made custom for couple / Band: The Inception / String Quartet: Lockerbie Music / Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrerra & Alaia / Shoes: Louboutin (husband customized by gold leafing the soles!) / Veil: custom made / Groom’s Suit: custom Prada tuxedo / Shoes: Prada

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Amanda O'Shannessy on Sep 23, 2013

Great way to kick off fall! That menu design and the napkin monograms are my fave!

Amanda {Amanda Jayne Events} on Sep 23, 2013

Gorgeous venue!

The Clubhouse at Patriot Hills Event and Wedding Venue on Sep 23, 2013

The wedding cake is amazing!

Caitlyn | The Aerialist Press on Sep 23, 2013

So insanely gorgeous! I say this to every season, but fall weddings are my favorite. What a venue.

Party Rentals Orange County on Sep 24, 2013

A beautiful wedding location! Each and every detail of decoration is done so elegantly.

NY Wedding Photographer on Sep 24, 2013

This fall wedding is gorgeous. All the details are lovely. Also, I love that the cello version of bitches aint shit played! How fun.

Susan R. on Sep 25, 2013

Gorgeous fall wedding in my favorite city at the amazing IMA! Love it, thanks for posting!

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