Groovy 70s Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole’s Vibrant Wedding

Why we love colorful weddings at The Wilds

Imagine stepping into a wedding straight out of a 70s dream – bold colors, funky flair, and a whole lot of love. That’s exactly what Lauren & Cole achieved with their wedding, masterfully designed by the talented Lisa VanHorton. Forget the muted palettes and traditional themes, this celebration was all about embracing vibrant colors and infusing their personal story into every detail.

If your heart beats for colorful weddings, but you’re not sure how to use them for your own celebration, don’t miss the chance to see just what made Lauren and Cole’s wedding so magical!

Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding

A Vision for a Colorful Wedding Takes Flight

“Lauren and Cole came to me with a clear vision,” Lisa begins, “a retro 70s theme bursting with oranges and yellows.” Inspired by their Pinterest board and priorities, Lisa meticulously crafted a design board that brought their vision to life. From the ceremony backdrop to the sweetheart table and guest lounge, every element reflected the couple’s unique style.

With the beautiful details set, Lauren and Cole were free to enjoy the day their way. After preparing in the relaxing Stay Wilds Homestead on our venue property, the pair took a moment to connect. To save their first look for the aisle, Lauren and Cole chose to do a no-sight vow exchange. The mindful moment was a perfect chance to focus on one another before the excitement began.

Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding

Guiding Hand & Dream Team Vibrant Color Weddings

“As a designer,” Lisa explains, “I help couples refine their vision and navigate the decision-making maze.” With Lauren and Cole’s input, they perfected the design board and found vendors who matched their vibe. Laurilyn Florals brought the flower power, Violet Vintage added the retro touches, and Joy Stream Mobile MerryMaker kept the party atmosphere buzzing.

Guests enjoyed the first of these touchpoints upon entering our ceremony pavilion. Breathtaking florals by Laurilyn Florals lined the aisle and ceremony arch, with whimsical touches to tap into the fun feel of the day.

For Lauren and Cole, their loved ones are everything. Their family members walked the aisle to join the groom up front for the bride’s grand entrance. To incorporate all of their guests, the couple chose to do a ring warming ceremony. Their rings passed to each attendee for them to take a moment of blessing or prayer for the couple. A vibrant petal toss was the crescendo to an exceptionally sweet ceremony!

Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding

Unexpected Considerations for Colorful Weddings

Did you know that the time of year that you host your wedding can maximize your palette impact? For Lauren and Cole’s day full of vibrant yellow and orange, Autumn was the perfect choice. Our Brown County, Indiana, venue pulled out all the stops for this couple. With hillsides cast in the same tones as the decor, Lauren and Cole were framed beautifully throughout their entire day.

Another consideration for your colorful wedding is Photography. Their photographer, Anna Clark, helped us know what to look for when considering photographers for a colorful wedding:

“A photographer’s style can add to your enjoyment of a vibrant color palette for decades to come. Whether you want something that feels natural and true-to-life, something with a vintage flair, or anything in between, you want to consider how your event color palette will translate in your final images. I always recommend seeing how florals in particular look in every photographer’s portfolio to see if their style works for you. If vibrancy is your goal, you definitely want to see that in their portfolio.”

Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding

Top Priority Reception Wishlist

High on Lauren and Cole’s reception wish list was an interactive photo booth housed in a groovy airstream trailer, vintage focal points like a banner on the mantle and mid-century modern furniture, and of course, the vibrant color infusion to transform the neutral venue. Their love story also took center stage with a University of Tennessee-themed cake and even a special chant song! Guests signed a formal guestbook as well as an LP staged next to their vintage Victrola.

The result? A wedding that was equal parts stylish and sentimental. Guests were transported back in time with the vibrant color scheme, funky décor, and interactive photo booth. The UT touches added a personal touch, making the celebration truly their own.

Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding

Planning Your Own Vibrant Celebration

Lisa Van Horton sums up the success of an event like this perfectly:

“For couples, making sure their wedding day truly represents who they are is key. It’s about adding those personal touches and special details that mean something to both of them. Whether it’s incorporating shared hobbies, meaningful colors, or cherished memories, embracing authenticity and staying true to their unique bond will ensure a wedding day that feels genuinely theirs.”

Feeling inspired by Lauren & Cole’s groovy wedding? Here are some takeaways for your own vibrant celebration:

  • Embrace your individuality: Don’t be afraid to break away from tradition and choose a theme that reflects your personalities.
  • Don’t shy away from color: Use bold hues to create a cheerful and memorable atmosphere.
  • Incorporate personal touches: Weave your love story into the details to make the celebration truly special.
  • Work with a professional: A wedding designer can help you refine your vision,manage logistics, and find the perfect vendors.
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding
Groovy Goodness: A Dive into Lauren & Cole's Vibrant 70s Wedding

Plan your own dream day

Ready to party with your loved ones and build your own unique wedding day at The Wilds? We’d love to show you how we can make it all easy! Contact us today for more information.

Vendor Team

VenueThe Wilds Venue
Bar ServiceUpland Brewing Co. 
Wedding Day, Cake, and Dessert CatererOne World Catering
Wedding Planner and DesignerLisa Van Horton
PhotographerAnna Clark Photo
VideographerComplete Weddings and Events
FloristLaurilyn Floral Design 
DJ Complete Weddings and Events
TransportationRoyal Transportation 
Hair and Makeup ArtistBlack Swan Beauty
RentalsViolet Vintage Rentals
Photo BoothJoystream Mobile

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