When husband + wife team, The Colagrossis (who photograph weddings all over the U.S.), noticed they were receiving the same comment over + over – Wow, you guys don’t seem like you are from Indiana – they decided it was time to take a little bit of action! Since they often wonder why states in the Midwest are automatically considered uncool, they teamed up with some of the best and most talented artists in Northern Indiana to bring us this stylish + inspiring editorial. And we love how it showcases the Midwest and all it has to offer! Noting that even James Dean hailed from Marion, Indiana, we were automatically on board to see what they had to share. Destany from The Colagrossis goes on to say, From its hospitality to its farm-grown produce, peony bushes, and craftsmen – people in the Midwest create here because we have room to grow and resources to create. And, surprisingly enough, there really are trendy people living here, too!
We love hearing that! So, if you’re tying the knot in the Midwest, or are just looking for some fun + eclectic ideas for your day, you’ve definitely come to the right place! Let’s see more from The Colagrossis, Savage Design Co., Be Married Florals + the rest of the team below…
That Lazaro Dress from One Fine Day Bridal is pretty much killing it!
The venue they chose is the very cool spot, Blank Space, in Goshen, Indiana and it was perfect for designing a shoot with a little wild-meets-Midwest feel. Destany tells us, We wanted to show how wild it really is here. From the wild flowers which grow like crazy around here, to the amish-grown strawberries that taste like no strawberry you’ve ever tasted, to the bourbon made in the heart of Kentucky, down to the pheasant feathers you can find left in the woods all over. Each of these elements are represented.
We pulled together a few industrial details to help you get a look similar to this for your wedding or home:
SNAPPY Bourbon Fizz with Rosemary Peach Ice-Cubes
For the cubes:
- 6 ripe peaches, peeled and quartered
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 water
- 2 fresh rosemary stems
Run the peeled peach quarters through a juicer, or puree in a blender. If using a blender, strain the puree through a fine sieve or a cheese cloth and discard the leftover thick pulp. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water and rosemary and heat on low until the sugar and water combine into a syrup. Remove from the heat, cover, and let the rosemary infuse for 20-25 minutes. Discard the rosemary, and stir in the peach puree. Divide into a six large square cube tray, and garnish the top with a small rosemary sprig. Freeze until solid, or overnight (best).
For the cocktail:
- 1 Part Bourbon
- 2 Parts SNAP
- 1 Rosemary Peach cube
- Sparkling water (approx. 2 parts)
Combine the bourbon and SNAP in a cocktail glass and stir together. Place the cube in the glass and top with the sparkling water. Add a rosemary sprig for garnish. Sip slowly as the cube slowly melts and enjoy!
The Janus motorcycle used in the shoot was made by hand by two very talented Indiana craftsmen!
Loving this 2nd dress, too! So fun. It’s a vintage find from People of 2Morrow.
See more in the film below, also by The Colagrossis:
Thank you so much to the entire team for sharing! We love how this shoot is not only so fun, but really does show us how cool Indiana – and its surrounding states – can be! For couples tying the knot in the area, be sure to check out these talented vendors below :)
photography: The Colagrossis // venue name: Blank Space, Goshen, Indiana // event design: Savage Design Co. // planning: Savage Design Co. // florals: Be Married // wedding dress: Lazaro from One Fine Day Bridal // hair stylist: Paige Brigman from Seven Twenty-Nine // makeup artist: Paige Brigman from Seven Twenty-Nine // videography: The Colagrossis // reception dress: Vintage at People of 2Morrow // rings: Bertu Jewelry // motorcycles: Janus Motorcycles // food styling: Très // macrame wall hanging: Three Ferns Co. // groom's outfit: H&M // stationery: Savage Design Co.