Historic Indianapolis mansion wedding: Sarah + Tom
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.
This is why fall is one of the best seasons, right? And here’s that beautiful entrance we talked about…
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!
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