On the first snow of the season, I journeyed through Indiana to the beautiful Laurel Hall. This timeless 1916 Jacobean Revival manor was a home to one of Indiana’s wealthiest families for years. It’s rich hardwood floors, antique white brick, vaulted ceilings, limestone fireplaces, grand staircase, and stained glass windows were the perfect setting for the day’s styled shoot. As I walked into the foyer, the room was lit with the twinkling lights from the magnificent holiday tree. Artificial greens laced the rails of the grand staircase and the dim light took me back to a familiar story of a beautiful girl and a stubborn beast.
All of the details from the day reflected the beautiful story: tall candlesticks, deep red roses, vintage books in an old library, shelves with a quaint tea set, mirrors laced with golden trim, a bride with fair skin and deep brown hair in a loose bun, and a groom gazing out of big stained glass windows with cast iron bars. The lovely bride and groom cozied up in front of the fireplace and danced in the main dining hall as if they were the only ones there. They looked at eachother with passion and charm, and it was truly a tale as old as time.