July 24, 2021
Famous for heartfelt ceremonies and exceptional experiences, The Wilds wedding venue has a reputation of hosting incredible five star weddings in Brown County, Indiana. Since opening in 2018, even the earliest weddings were marked by beauty and wonderful client experiences. To celebrate our third anniversary, let’s go down memory lane with our very first wedding, Brittany and Tanner, and see the first event that made us a five star wedding venue!
Our joy is hosting weddings of all types. For Brittany and Tanner, they knew that they wanted an event focused on their loved ones with some thoughtful glam touches for the bride. “Something blue” family heirlooms were stunning accents for Brittany, with a focal-point statement necklace which she found even before her gown. The inaugural preparation images carry all of the classic and glamorous bridal beauty that we have loved witnessing over the years. Your thoughtfully curated looks are set perfectly in our thoughtfully designed venue spaces.
For Brittany and Tanner, it was love at first sight when it came to The Wilds wedding venue. Booked when The Wilds was only an architectural rendering set in a beautiful pocket of Brown County, Indiana, the pair knew immediately that the venue to come was the one for them. Here is what they had to say prior to their countryside wedding:
“We jumped at the chance to book our June 2018 wedding at The Wilds. We are in love with the location, the views and the vision for the wedding venue! The owners are so committed to making sure our big day is absolutely perfect. We can’t wait to share this magical place with our guests. There is truly nothing like it in Indiana.”
Brittany and Tanner beat the 100% chance of rain forecast for the day and enjoyed a beautiful and sun-soaked wedding ceremony on our freshly completed patio. A true wedding of The Wilds, it was officiated by our owner Brian, and utilized his and Alison’s own ceremony script with some bespoke modifications from the couple to fit their own story. Hands-on care is something that we pride ourselves in providing and is one of the reasons for our five star legacy. Read this quote from the Bride following their five star wedding day:
“Having our wedding at The Wilds was better than anything we could have imagined. We feel so lucky to have been able to get married at such a beautiful venue. The owners, Brian and Alison, are so awesome and they have the best staff! “
Classic and clean was the guiding aesthetic for Brittany and Tanner, two words that have continued to describe The Wilds wedding venue’s primary aesthetic. With DIY wedding florals in white, celebrating the clean color palette of our venue, the event felt fresh and kept the focus on the gathering. Vibrancy was brought to the wedding color palette with navy bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen ties, with blush gowns for Brittany’s two maids of honor. Our sweeping hilltop location provides stunning panoramic views with forest backdrops for every formal photo session as you can see!
The first couple to take their romantic just-married stroll down our iconic drive, these timeless wedding portraits captured by Christa Hitchcock have all of the fresh energy that launched our venue into being one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Indiana. A treasure-trove of stunning views, our couples have enjoyed an abundance of incredible photo locations without having to leave their venue. These quiet moments following the ceremony are some of our favorites, and remind us what it is all about – the start of a new family. Brittany and Tanner welcomed their daughter, and the first child of The Wilds, into the world a year after their wedding.
From the start, we have trusted our preferred wedding vendors with providing five star service for our couples, and we are happy to continue to partner with them today. With the bar flowing thanks to Upland Brewing Company and incredible catering service provided by First Class Catering, Brittany and Tanner’s guests enjoyed a delightful wedding reception at The Wilds wedding venue. A fun-filled donut bar was a sweet take on the dessert table. Our bright and airy reception hall saw the first evening of dancing and laughter, with countless more that have followed.
Brittany and Tanner chose their wedding date, June 22, because it was the 66th anniversary of the bride’s grandparents, Delores and Bob. During the reception, they were surprised with a beautiful anniversary cake and an invitation to dance to celebrate this incredible milestone. This thoughtful celebration set the tone for three years of incredible memories in our gathering space, and we are honored to host each one.
We are so honored to be a part of this inaugural couples’ story, and that of so many happy couples since. We’re ready to celebrate your love story, connect with us to start planning your five star wedding today!
|Wedding Venue||—||The Wilds Venue|
|Bar||—||Upland Brewing Co.|
|Caterer||—||First Class Catering|
|Photography||—||Christa Hitchcock Photography|
|Hair & Makeup||—||Studio M|
|Statement Necklace||—||Camilla Christine|
|Wedding Gown Shop||—||BHLDN|
|Bridesmaids Dresses||—||David’s Bridal|
|Bridesmaid Dress Designer||—||White by Vera Wang|
|Vintage Engagement Ring||—||A Touch of Silver, Gold and Old|
|Bride Shoes||—||Lauren Lorraine|
|Wedding Planner||—||Kim King Smith Events|
|Anniversary Cake||—||Sugar and Spice Bakery|
|Transportation||—||Classic Touch Limousine|
|Invitations & Signage||—||Ali Linnemeier Ricker – Friend|
|Groom & Groomsmen Suits||—||Generation Tux|