March 18th, 2018

The Wilds is the Venue that Reflects Your Story!

Your whole life is a wonderful story. Your wedding is an incredible event, as it marks and celebrates when two stories become one. This is why it’s so important that your wedding holistically reflects the stories of both you and your spouse-to-be, and especially so at the venue you choose. This venue will house the start of a new chapter of your life, so you’ll want it to match your heart’s desire. For such a huge event in your story, you don’t want to settle for simply alright, you’ll want to make sure every detail is just right. But how do you do that?

Image by Christa Hitchcock Photography
Start with yourself. What are two things about yourself that you’d want to reflect the most on your biggest day? Talk it over with your fiancée in the beginning planning stage, and identify those things together. If you’re romantic and shy, or adventurous and outgoing, those things will really affect the atmosphere of your wedding venue. Once you have them, keep those things in the forefront of your planning. They’ll end up turning into tangible ways to creatively express your story in every little decorative detail. Many couples express that they want the most important piece to be “community”. They don’t want guests to be distracted by the wrong decor, inconveniences in the building, or too many hiccups. That’s why at The Wilds we take care of everything, from start to finish, so your guests can continue building your story with true connection.
 

Next, it’s time to get creative! You can do this abstractly by translating those reflections of yourself into your color schemes. If you’re more laid-back, you may opt for muted, softer tones, like light pink and ivory. Or if you’re high-energy, maybe a bolder scheme like the gorgeous colorful summer wedding floral color palette pictured below. Don’t let the small details slip past you while you focus on the big designs. It might be the accents, like the design of the head table or a statement piece for the mantle that really tie it all together. 

Image by Christa Hitchcock Photography, Indianapolis, IN
Florals by
Pomp & Bloom, Columbus, IN

Don’t focus only on what you see: try to include all five senses in your planning. Think about the menu, and choose foods that you and your fiancé love the most. If you have a favorite flower or two whose scent is like perfume to you, line the walls with them. Pick out your music with care, choosing songs and moods that really reflect you and your story, especially if you and your love have a special song that’s filled with memories. Even the texture of the linens can reflect your unique taste! Overall, it’s the details that will truly reflect your story.

The Wilds Venue Catering

The subtle details can make the biggest impact, especially for your guests. Choose a font and stationary you love, whether it’s in something as small as the menu cards, or in your invitations. You may even consider bringing on an event branding company, such as Creative In Bloom, to tie all of these details together. The community that’s invited to your wedding are those that know you the most, which makes representing your story in the venue even more powerful. Something as subtle as a table centerpiece or the scent of a certain flower can remind them of your love story. Be sentimental!

Image by Christa Hitchcock Photography, Indianapolis, IN
Invitation & Branding by
Creative in Bloom, Bloomington, IN

Here at The Wilds Wedding and Event Venue, it’s all about you, and it’s our greatest joy to be a part of showcasing the fusing of two wonderful stories at our beautiful wedding venue.

To check availability or book a tour, please contact us here. We can’t wait to learn more about the wedding of your dreams!

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