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Non-Traditional Wedding Day Details That let Personality Shine

We think of a wedding day as a union between two people – their hearts, their souls, and their lives. It can also serve as a union of their personal style! This creative burgundy and blue non-traditional wedding inspiration shoot from Courtney Carney Photography and Lisa Norris Events finds that lovely balance between what we think of as ‘classic wedding’ must-haves and a couple who bring their individual styles and personalities into the big day. They specifically focused on leaving ‘room for the groom’, blending wedding day flowers and décor with elements that allowed the often-forgotten half of a wedding couple to have his ‘big day’, too!

Dark and Moody Invitations with a French Blue and Burgundy Palette

So much detail went into these custom invitations by Creative In Bloom! The signature colors were factored in with their dusty blue on white paper goods, accented by the custom crest that was designed to give their wedding a ‘brand’. Black envelopes with gold trim and a baroque painting liner added a moody effect to counterbalance the graceful blue and incorporate a balance of traditionally masculine and feminine colors to create something beautifully cohesive.

Black and Gold Wedding Invitations
Gorgeous Bridal Suite with Flower Wallpaper for Dramatic Wedding Getting Ready Photos

Part of this gorgeous wedding concept is embracing everyday styles and loves in a way that brings personality to the wedding! To that end, the bride wore a pair of black lace and leather peep toe booties from MVE Shoes under her fitted lace wedding dress, giving her ‘wedding day’ style a little edge and personal flair! Her non-traditional wedding day details included the 2.5 carat ethically-sourced umba sapphire engagement ring from local metalsmith Katie Carder Fine Jewelry.

Black Leather and Lace Booties for a Non-Traditional Bride
Vintage Blue Chair Bouquet Photo with the Most Gorgeous Color Scheme
Leather Vow Notebooks with French Blue Details and Burgundy Flowers

This modern couple planned everything with both of their loves and interests in mind, creating a balance that truly made this wedding a union of style and love. The day incorporated details that left ‘room for the groom’, from his stylish burgundy and black suit from Sophia’s Bridal & Tux to the signature leather and gold elements that were inspired by a love of classic cigars and club room style.

Custom Wedding Crest in Metallic Gold Foil
Non-Traditional Groom's Style with a Burgundy Suit
High Neck Lace Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves and a Short Bridal Hairstyle

The bride rocked a short wedding hairstyle to show off the high neckline and long lace sleeves of her Maggie Sottero wedding dress. Her bouquet of rich burgundy hellebore and orchids added gorgeous notes of jewel tone color. The flowers popped against the vintage car the couple used for their grand entrance to the wedding!

High Neck Lace Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves and a Short Bridal Hairstyle
Vintage Car for a Grand Wedding Entrance
Vintage Car for a Grand Wedding Entrance

Bloomington, IN, wedding venue The Wilds combined the rustic style of a modern farmhouse with a beautifully appointed event space ready for ever need. The indoor ceremony combined the natural texture of an exposed brick wall with a woodland-inspired branch arbor to create a beautiful and unique wedding backdrop for this couple to exchange their vows!

Woodland Indoor Wedding Ceremony with a Branch Arbor Backdrop

Textural details played a big part in creating the feel of the day, both to create visual interest in person and to carry over into dynamic photos. Dried tobacco leaves and preserved grasses were pressed behind the clear acrylic seating chart to create an organic and modern sign that fit their non-traditional wedding day details!

Non-Traditional Groom's Style with a Burgundy Suit
Acrylic and Dried Palm Frond Seating Chart for a Modern Wedding
Modern Farmhouse Wedding Reception with Field to Stem Local Flower Farm Centerpieces

The venue’s long farm dining tables became a beautiful canvas for field-to-vase flower arrangements that added a sustainable touch to the beautiful decor. Blue silk table runners, custom printed menus, and arrangements of peach and burgundy flowers added gorgeous depth to the long dining tables with industrial tin chairs.

French Blue, Berry, and Plum Decor for a Non-Traditional Wedding Setting
French Blue, Berry, and Plum Decor for a Non-Traditional Wedding Setting

The place settings included matte black pottery chargers to add depth, with an aromatic tobacco leaf bringing in the warm tones and natural textures incorporated throughout the non-traditional wedding day design. Blue glassware and hand-lettered leather place cards added to the unique details that adorned the tablescape.

Modern Farmhouse Wedding Reception with Field to Stem Local Flower Farm Centerpieces
Dark and Traditionally Masculine Touches leave Room for the Groom
Coffee Bean Station for an Eclectic Wedding Shoot

Incorporate personal favorites into your wedding for a celebration with lasting impact! The couple had a chance to bring their personality into play by ensuring some of their favorite details and flavors were included throughout their day, like the fresh coffee bar and decor elements inspired by their own home!

Vintage Whitewashed Sideboard for a Dramatic Cake Display
Matte Black Flower Cake with 3D Buttercream Painting

The shiplap walls and vintage whitewashed credenza dessert display gave this moody cake the perfect canvas! The matte black buttercream wedding cake boasted three tiers of exquisite painted buttercream flowers. Icing on the Cake by Kristina created this masterpiece as the central focus, with luxe sweets like mini bundt towers dripping in decadent chocolate ganache and gold brushed raspberries. A custom acrylic cake topper included the couple’s signature crest, while the hand painted buttercream flowers showcased their chosen colors in a dusty blue and crimson display of roses and wisteria.

Decadent Molten Chocolate Cakes with Gold Brushed Berries
Custom Acrylic Monogram Cake Topper
Charcuterie Spread for a Non-Traditional Wedding Menu
Vintage Farmhouse Bar with Marquee Letters and Custom Wedding Signs

What party would be complete without a bar! This concept was inspired by a classic club room, combining a whitewashed shiplap bar with creative elements that brought in the couple’s personal preferences to their big day. Local bourbons, hand crafted charcuterie boards, and craft cocktails allowed the couple to share their favorite flavors with their guests, making their celebration truly a reflection of their personalities and tastes.

Craft Cocktails for a Non-Traditional Wedding
Craft Cocktails for a Non-Traditional Wedding

Their gorgeous bar signage also gave a nod to another reception staple – a hand rolled cigar station! The tobacco leaf laurels on their bar signed topped hand drawn illustrations of their signature craft cocktails – a chocolate fig Old Fashioned, and a smoked blood orange Boulevardier!

High Country Wedding Signs with Custom Cocktails and Botanical Details
Hand Rolled Cigar Station for a Wedding
Hand Rolled Cigar Station for a Wedding
Just Married Gold Lettered Black Leather Jacket for the Bride
Just Married Gold Lettered Black Leather Jacket for the Bride

WEDDING VIDEO –

WEDDING VENDORS –

Photography: Courtney Carney Photography | Indiana Wedding Venue: The Wilds | Event Planning: Lisa Norris Events | Floral: Artful Blooms | Videography: Emeile Russell Wedding Films | Wedding Cake: Icing on the Cake by Kristina | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Bridal Salon, Groom’s Attire, and Accessories: Sophia’s Bridal & Tux |Bride’s Shoes: MVE Shoes | Jewelry: Katie Carder Fine Jewelry | Hair Styling and Makeup: E.L.O. Beauty | Event Rentals: Violet Vintage | Signage and Stationery Design: Creative In Bloom | Catering: Jeanette Molina Catering | Bar: Upland Brewing Co. | Vintage Car: Btown Classics | Ribbon: Honeysilk Co. | Submitted via: Matchology

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