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  • Writer's pictureBeth Boelter

Green Wedding Shoes

When the bride said her only accent color was green, her style was classic and organic, and the couples' wedding plans had changed from a NOLA wedding to a wedding at their home in Indianapolis, IN, we listened!

The beautiful bride happens to be my daughter, and we were so honored to spend time chatting away on the phone and in person, in order to bring her vision to life.

Bride with her beautiful fern bouquet accented with lavender tentrils in Indianapolis wedding

We picked and packed, and drove all the pretties to Indy last May, 2021. Then on wedding day, I spent the day getting everything staged just the way she wanted it. This is truly the aspect of my business that I love; creating beautiful events!

We sourced vintage green goblets for the Head Table, while using a variety of sizes and shapes of vintage Amber bottles, accented with simple ferns. Candles dotted the tables throughout the large tent, staged in the side yard.

farm table set with vintage table decor from Elements Preserved Vintage Rental

Farm tables set with vintage green stemware and amber bottles completed the vintage vibe, and earthly, organic aesthetic by Elements Preserved Vintage Rental

Custom bar using a beautiful baker's rack as the back bar in an Indianapolis backyard wedding

In the next few photos, you'll see how we transformed a city backyard into a beautiful wedding, complete with reception tent, delicious catered Cajun dishes from #yatsindy, and farm tables with stunning vintage-inspired tablescapes; lanterns hung in the tent to create cozy lighting for the evening hours. A lounge seating area, architectural accents for the ceremony area, barrel bars for the drink station and dessert station completed the decor. And as a nod to NOLA, they hired a 2nd line parade led by @porkandbeansbrassband, to lead guests and the happy couple through the neighborhood following the ceremony! It was brilliant!

Bride walks with her young niece at her backward Indianapolis, IN wedding

Outdoor backyard wedding at the couple's home in Indianapolis, IN

The happy bride and groom outside their home on wedding day

bride and groom begin the 2nd line parade through their neighborhood, a nod to the NOLA wedding they initially planned.

2nd line parade through the neighborhood for this Indy wedding

A NOLA inspired second line parade through the neighborhood followed the wedding ceremony

Neighbors waved from their front porch, and cheered the happy couple. The receiving line was held at the levee, while the brass band continued to serenade with joyful, upbeat tunes. Following photos and greetings from everyone, the band led the couple back to their home, followed by a parade of guests!

A brass band provides music to dance the night away

Carrying a bouquet of beautiful ferns, with tendrils of lavender, the bride's wishes for simplicity were visible in complete "understated elegance" throughout every aspect of the wedding. Each of her attendants carried or wore calla lilies, and to complete the touch of green, the bride chose green velvet heels for her after wedding attire, including a white pantsuit, while her groom coordinated his outfit change to a brilliant deep red shirt and pants, with an ivory jacket!

Summer bride with vintage gown and birdcage veil is stunning

bride's wedding attendants are best friends

As both the bride and groom are in the music industry, it was not surprising that Chloe sang an aria, to her groom, during the wedding. Music played a role in every aspect of their wedding, including a String Quartet to serenade the bride's entrance, a Jazz Band which played during cocktail hour, followed by a Brass Band that finished out the night! It wasn't the wedding they had initially planned, but it was so intimate and personal for all those in attendance. After all, spending this day celebrating with their closest family and friends was really all that mattered.

After enjoying toasts and a delicious Cajun dinner, the happy couple shared some touching moments during their first dance, followed by an evening of jazz provided by Pork and Beans Brass Band! Guests enjoyed the dance floor, mingling, and the beautiful weather as this was one of their first gatherings since COVID began, for many. String lights accented the backyard, while baskets of ferns were hung throughout the property; a little nod to NOLA.

Cheers; a toast to their new life together as husband and wife

First Dance for bride and groom at their backyard wedding

What a beautiful day, and what a beautiful, unique and FUN wedding. So many commented on how different and fun Chloe and Nick's wedding was, and we'd have to agree. If you decide to forego the big wedding for your or your parents' backyard, we are here to assure you that it can be done, successfully, with lots of details that bring your theme alive, while transporting you and your guests to an "experience" they'll never forget.

Lounge seating for outdoor wedding provides cozy casual seating

Bride photographed on vintage settee lounge seating

Bride and Groom enjoy the cozy vintage lounge seating

Grooms deserve editorial photos, too, seated on a vintage chair!

The sweets table was a transformed vintage whiskey barrel table, perfect for the layers and layers of sweets! The bride and groom chose to forego cake, for their favorite macarons and pastries from a local bakery!

Bride and groom enjoy sweets after dinner in the large tent set in the back yard

We hope you've enjoyed this backyard wedding inspiration. Make your wedding your own; carry a bouquet of greens - minus the flowers, invite the band, leave off the cake for macarons and other French pastries, and wear the green shoes! After all, it's your day! And, get in touch to learn how we can turn your backward wedding into the wedding of your dreams!

the bride chose to wear green shoes to complete the accent color after an outfit change


Photography: Rachel Giese Creative

Design: Chloe Boelter (Bride) and Beth Boelter (Elements Preserved)

Vintage/Specialty Rentals and Styling: Elements Preserved

Seafood Boil: Chef Oya's "The Trap"

Desserts: Rene's Bakery

Jazz Trio: Reggie Bishop (piano), Brandon Meeks (bass), Clinton Carrington (drums)

Classical Trio: Tamalyn O'Grady (cello), Eric Garcia (flute), Megan Biner (harp)

Tent/Chair/Linens: Ace Party Rental


Beth Boelter
Beth Boelter
May 24, 2022

Oh my dear Chloe, I feel honored to have been asked, and honored to get to help bring your beautiful vision to life! It was such a love-filled wedding; one with so many personal touches, and one that will forever be remembered by everyone! Yes, you spent many summers scouting those flea markets with me, and this was just the icing on the cake, to get to be part of your special day and bring my best creativity! Thank you! Love you, Mum (Beth)


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May 24, 2022

Thank you so much, mum, for helping to bring every idea and thought to life! You know from our multiple conversations how I struggled to find Pinterest images and posts that had any similarity to what I was dreaming of (non-flower bouquet, finding the perfect dress and accessories to match the old Hollywood aesthetic, “bring the greenhouse to the outdoors,” etc), and you fully supported the plan to make our own Pins by playing and putting pieces together. After all the years I helped you with Flea Market sourcing, it was great to see your creativity flourish with all the wandering ideas I threw at you. It was so beautiful, and I thank you for helping design it with me,…

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