Like so many couples who had their hearts set on a 2020 wedding, high school sweethearts Cat and Cal embarked on a journey that contained many twists for their upcoming nuptials. After realizing their springtime Indiana wedding had to be reinvented due to Covid, they opted for a sublime summertime fête.
Lindley Farmstead at Chatham Hills in Westfield, Indiana presented itself to be the top winner for Cat and Cal. With vast countryside acreage and stunning 360-degree views at each turn, it was fathomable as to how smitten the two were with the venue. The grounds are steeped in history, dating back to the 1830s when the Lindley family called it their home base. The barn went through its own impressive renaissance; it was revitalized to include all of the modern amenities to accommodate a wedding, but the rustic charm of the wooden beams and the striking river stone foundation was retained and restored to its original splendor.
Following a traditional church wedding and an endearing and heartfelt ceremony, Cat and Cal transported all of their wedding guests to Carmel’s Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts for wedding party photos on their polished grounds.
Soon after the couple arrived at the Lindley Farmstead’s sprawling estate for a reception fit for their close-knit group of friends and family.
The bride was enamored with the exterior and interior style of the main floor of the Lindley Barn. She had planned that the amount of rustic and pastoral charm wasn’t heavy-handed, but yet and that it maintained its colonial, stately appearance. Cat envisioned bringing an ample amount of greenery to infuse some organic color, while erring on the side of the neutral wedding shades she and Cal selected for their July wedding.The overall design was elegantly executed thanks to florist Angie Kenley.
Their bridal party donned diaphanous, taupe wedding gowns and classic black tuxedoes and their wedding reception echoed this same refinement.
Round guest tables were dispersed throughout the barn with a solo long wedding party table in the sightline for all of the guests to behold. The round guest tables were swathed in creamy white satin tablecloths that were paired well with walnut chairs, a centerpiece of either blooming eucalyptus fronds or ivory-colored roses cascading with greenery, gold mercury glass votives orbiting the florals, and gold plated chargers with classic menus and a sprig of more greenery.
The wedding party’s long table saw stark white cross-back chairs, a table runner of eucalyptus, and more mercury tea lights dotted throughout keeping the styling simple and clean. The infusion of greenery didn’t stop there. Areas like the mezzanine railing, cocktail table ties, the wedding cake, and the reception welcome sign were all treated to a heaping of Cat’s beloved silver dollar eucalyptus, bringing forth an overall hint of lushness to the reception while still keeping true to its provincial decor.
It can be so harrowing and deflating to have to come up with an immediate plan B for your wedding day, but when we’ve seen the triumphs, they are nothing short of beautiful and so inspirational and a true testament to persevering love. Cat and Cal’s Indiana wedding is added to the ranks of wedding wins and we certainly can’t wait to see more gorgeous wedding days coming out of the fold.
A big thank you to our wedding day team!
Ceremony Venue: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Lindley Farmstead at Chatham Hills
Coordinator: Lisa VanHorton Weddings
Videography: Amelia Kramer
Photography: Arielle Peters Photography
Florals: Angie Kenley
Makeup & Hair: Leslie White Hair and Makeup
Bridesmaids dresses: Brideside
Tuxes: Formally Modern Tuxedo
Bridal shop: Blue House Bridal
Dress designer: Essence of Australia
Cake: Ritz Charles
Band:The Yellow Rickshaw
Vintage rentals: Violet Vintage