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THE AREA’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE WEDDING GUIDE


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BRIDAL PARTY GIFT GUIDE/ INVITATION TRENDS Shopping Advice for the Bride-to-be

Jessica Overstreet jessica@evansvillemediagroup.com

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MY WEDDING PLANNING EXPERIENCE

TJ Tanoos tj@evansvillemediagroup.com

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An Interview with the Celebrity Dress Designer

TRI-STATE PROPOSAL STORIES Area Brides Share their Tales of Love

WEDDING TRADITIONS: THEN & NOW A History of Gowns & More

LOOKING & FEELING EPIC ON YOUR BIG DAY

PUBLISHER Brian Bennett info@evansvillemediagroup.com OPERATIONS MANAGER Lexie Medina billing@evansvillemediagroup.com MANAGING EDITOR & WRITER Thomas Ellis tommy@evansvillemediagroup.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Terri Hilborn terri@evansvillemediagroup.com

Beauty Advice from Brooklyn Farless

A Guy’s Perspective on Pitching in

BIG DAY BUDGET No Need to Break the Bank

WEDDING FOOD FOR THOUGHT Keep Your Options Open & the Party Going

WEDDING REGRETS

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Alysha Rice alysha@evansvillemediagroup.com DESIGNER & LAYOUT ARTIST Kelsey Ziliak kelsey@sociallifemarketing.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER, DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA Jen McKee jenniferm@sociallifemarketing.com STAFF WRITER Whitney Patterson STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Rajiv KC CONTRIBUTORS Jackie Daniel, Brooklyn Farless, Jonathan Gluff

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Coming to Terms with Your Big Day Decisions

THE ULTIMATE WEDDING CHECKLIST DIRECTORY OF SERVICES

The Area’s Most Comprehensive Wedding Guide!

Advertiser Articles 4 8 14 16

Diamond Galleria Kingmen’s Event Facility Women’s Health Care, PC Bauerhaus Catering

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WEDDING VENUE | ADVERTISEMENT

Kingmen’s Event Facility and The Hornet’s Nest Built on 10 sprawling acres in northern Vanderburgh County with a panoramic view of the picturesque landscape and peaceful waters, Kingmen’s Event Facility is the perfect spot for your perfect event.

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he secluded location only enhances the feeling that you’ve stepped into another world, free from the stress and grind of daily life. From weddings, rehearsal dinners, and receptions to class reunions, business meetings and corporate events, special occasions call for special accommodations, and Kingmen’s Event Facility provides both an exceptional environment and exceptional services. The outdoor amenities which include a fenced-in playground also make Kingmen’s a family friendly choice for birthdays and holiday parties. A variety of options are available for planning events of any size. Kingmen’s experienced event coordinator will assist in making those plans and details all come together. The Hornet’s Nest is the exclusive caterer for Kingmen’s Event Facility. With a very long tradition as one of the tri-state’s favorite restaurants, it operates under the philosophy, “If you can dream it, we can do it.” Along with full catering services, the Hornet’s Nest offers full bar service, custom packages and rehearsal party and reception space. Your satisfaction is their top priority.

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The Hornet’s Nest offers full service catering in the Tri-State with full bar service and custom packages available. They are the exclusive caterer for the Kingmen’s Event Facility and are available for receptions and rehearsal parties. The Hornet’s Nest is located at 11845 Petersburg Rd. For more information, call (812) 868-1111 or visit us online at hornetsnestrestaurant.com

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Tri-State Proposal Stories It’s a scientific fact that everyone enjoys a good proposal story. And really, what’s not to love? Because there’s nothing quite like that special moment when two people forge a life-long bond - a moment that’s been anticipated for months, even years. Still, as amazing as a heartfelt

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proposal can be, sharing the play-by-play of how it all went down with friends and family - or total strangers for that matter - is often just as magical. In short, reliving such a life-altering event never gets old. The tri-state brides featured in the following pages should know. They all kindly shared their proposal stories and wedding pictures with us so that we could share them with you. Enjoy!

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HOLLY & STEPHEN SMITH • Married September 3, 2016 • “The 4th of July had always been his favorite holiday. He made that clear from the start. He’s very patriotic, and he arranged to have a big party with all his friends every year (or one of them would host). I knew that the upcoming July 4th would be a big one for him for a long time coming, and I didn’t think anything of the preparations he was making. His friends were like his family and I thought the level of effort he was putting into it and his excitement to be completely normal. The evening of July 2, 2016, we all gathered at his friend’s house for the party. Everyone was there. All of his close friends. They were all just sitting around talking, having some drinks, listening to music, and generally enjoying themselves. As the sun went down, he went inside; I assumed to go visit the men’s room. A friend of his began passing out giant sparklers to everyone. I just thought, ‘Hey! Stephen is going to miss this!’ I still had no idea. After everyone’s sparklers were lit, suddenly the song “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” by The Temptations came blaring out of the window on the giant porch where everyone was standing. He came outside dressed in his best clothes, and immediately dropped to one knee in front of me. He brought out a tiny box and produced a ring. He said, “Everyone here right now knew that this was happening tonight, and they all wanted to be here for it. This is my family. I want you to be a part of it. Will you marry me?” I cried, of course. Then I said, “yes.” We were married on September 3, 2016 and we are expecting our first child.”

NATALIE & CODY LEE • Married November 5, 2016 • “October 10, 2015 was just a normal Saturday morning for me. I woke up, grabbed a coffee, and was at the salon just before 8 a.m. Which is exactly what Cody wanted. This Saturday morning was very special. Cody had been working for weeks on a very detailed scavenger hunt to propose to me that afternoon and wanted to make sure I suspected nothing. While I was at work, Cody had set up a group meeting with some of our closest friends and family. This meeting was very important. Everyone was given specific instructions on where to go and what to do when I arrived. Everyone took their clues and went to their specific destinations to wait for me.... The scavenger hunt began when I came home from work that afternoon. My little sister, Lauren, handed me a letter from Cody. This letter let me know that I had a busy afternoon planned and that I’d better get started. I fumbled around, tried asking my family what was going on, and then went with Lauren to find the first clue. It led me through some of our favorite places in Evansville, starting at the downtown Zuki and working back to the west side of Evansville. Everything went as smooth as Cody had planned it. Except Cody didn’t plan on being so anxious and nervous. While he paced around the living room of my parents’ home, I started to complete each clue faster and faster. I had figured out what was going on and was rushing to find the last clue. Everyone who had helped with the clues came back to the house to watch me find the final clue. The final clue led to the house with Cody in the front yard, inside of a giant box, wrapped like a Christmas gift. Christmas in October?? I had talked to Cody about a possible proposal on Christmas morning, my favorite holiday. I had no clue that he had already purchased the ring. When Lauren pulled into the driveway, I rushed out of the car and to the giant box where Cody was inside waiting. I began to cry tears of joy before he had even got out of the box. What came out of his mouth before he got on one knee was not planned. Cody said, “You’re my best friend and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.” He then got on his knee and asked me to marry him.”

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BARBARA & JOHN FORCUM • Married February 12, 1994 • “My husband proposed to me after six months of dating. I met him on New Year’s Eve, and I knew right then that I was going to marry him! I was sick the day he decided to ask, June 23, 1993. He had planned to ask me when I left work but instead he came to my parents’ house. When he showed up with roses, I knew it was the day! We ate and went looking for furniture. Every time I sat down, he knelt down  in front of me and all I could think was, please don’t ask me at the Sears Home store! We got home, went to my room in the basement and he went down on one knee and asked me if I would marry him. How could I say no? I loved this man dearly! He had had the ring in his pocket the entire time we were out! We married eight months later on February 12, 1994 and have been married for almost 23 years.”

HALEY & NATHANIEL DUCKWORTH • Married September 5, 2015 • “My husband and I have always had a love for the St. Louis Cardinals, so on July 4, 2014 we headed out for a day in St. Louis and an evening Cardinals game. Towards the 9th inning, we moved down closer to the field so we could see the fireworks at the end of the game. He proposed just as the finale started. It was perfect timing. Fireworks were going off like crazy, and it was the most magical moment of my life! The funniest part was that I was actually carrying my ring around all day in a backpack that I wore around St. Louis! I had no clue. He did so good!”

EMILY & ETHAN KELLNER • Married January 7, 2017 • “We met in the Indiana National Guard, my first day at the unit. I guess you can say that we joke so much that sometimes it’s hard for us to be serious! On our first date, I didn’t realize it was a date until the end when he shyly kissed me after walking me to my door. We knew early on that we wanted to be married. He kept joking about proposals. Threatening to do it in embarrassing ways or terrible places. He kept saying that the ring was in the glove compartment every time we got in the car. He would say that he was about to get on one knee whenever we went out to eat. One day we decided to have a really nice day to ourselves. We went to lunch then took a walk in downtown Indianapolis. On the Circle he got down on one knee. I thought he was joking. I really did. Even when he pulled out a ring I thought it was a fake or something. It took me a while but I finally realized he was serious, poor guy. When we announced that I said “yes,” I ended up telling everyone the story about how I didn’t believe him.” 12 | TRI-STATE BRIDE 2017

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ALYSSA & JUSTIN WARD • Married July 19, 2014 • “My husband proposed to me two weeks after our son was born! I had absolutely no idea he was going to propose! My parents were at my house that evening when he came home and my stepdad asked him if he would like to go help him with a side job he was working on and of course my husband agreed. My mom assured me that she would watch the baby if I wanted to shower and get ready so that we could go to dinner when the guys were finished with the side job for the night. As I began getting ready my husband approached me saying that he had something to show me outside. So, of course he took my hand and we walked out the back door to the driveway. He motioned for me to look to my right down the driveway and there sat my dream car - a black Yukon Denali with “Alyssa will you marry me?” written on the windshield. As I turned back around he was on one knee asking me to marry him with my parents right there beside us in tears! Of course I cried and of course I said, “yes!” How couldn’t I? What girl do you know who gets her dream car AND a beautiful ring? Not to mention our beautiful son who just had been born! My parents were in on the plan the whole time and the guys didn’t go do a side job, but picked up my new ride from the dealership! I was beyond emotional and tears of happiness flowed! It was a perfect way to begin our new life together. Going on two-and-a-half years of marriage, and I still couldn’t be more thankful that I have been blessed with our beautiful son and an amazing husband!”

JESSICA & Lucas WOODFORD • Married August 13, 2016 • “My husband Lucas and I have been married since August of 2016. We got engaged on March 17 of last year, which just so happened to be our four month dating anniversary. We are high school sweethearts and always knew we’d get married one day. I knew that our time was coming but I just wasn’t sure when he’d propose. I certainly didn’t think it would happen on our anniversary because he had told me it would be on a day that I least expected it. So on the morning of March 17, I woke up completely oblivious to the fact that I might be getting engaged that day. It was a day like any other day. We both had class (we both attended USI) and we both had to tutor in the on-campus tutoring center. I went and said good morning to him in the tutoring center and asked him what our plans were for that night since it was our anniversary. He told me that I’d just have to wait and see. He always surprised me on our anniversary so I thought NOTHING of it. For lunch that day, I went and ate with his mom who was acting extremely strange. She was super excited and hyper but I still didn’t think anything of it. After lunch, I went back to my apartment and found two outfits on my bed with a rose that had a green piece of paper in the shape of a heart attached to it...”

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WEDDING VENUE | ADVERTISEMENT

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cross five generations and over 137 years, the Bauer family has grown their business from an open-air picnic park to an allinclusive, award-winning wedding event service. The Bauerhaus, a full service facility located on numerous beautiful acres out in Darmstadt, is well known as a popular venue for weddings and wedding receptions. Evansville Living recognized it as the “#1 Banquet and Reception Facility” in the tri-state. In turn, the Evansville Courier readers voted Bauerhaus the “Best Wedding Planner” thirteen years in a row. While the recognition is richly deserved, the Bauer family continues to move forward, expanding the business at every opportunity. Learn more at thebauerhaus.com. The newest division is Bauerhaus Pastry. It offers a wide range of items including wedding cakes, groom’s cakes, anniversary cakes, bridal shower desserts, decorated cupcakes, cupcake towers, assorted mini-desserts and decorated sheetcakes. Perfect for weddings, birthdays, graduations and anniversaries, all of these delicious pastries are available for pick-up or delivery. Any design can be realized and there are many flavors from traditional to gourmet to please your palette. Ordering with Bauerhaus Pastry is as simple as sending an email with a picture of your design; they’ll take over from there, transforming your unique vision into a

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delicious reality. Learn more at bauerpastry.com. Bauerhaus Catering was added as a new service nearly a decade ago and quickly took off. If you already have a facility booked, Bauerhaus Catering is available for any event – corporate or private, big or small – within 100 miles. The unique menu can be viewed online at bauerhauscatering.com. Featuring a wide variety of classic and gourmet foods, Bauerhaus Catering provides everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, to black-tie dinners, appetizer trays and scrumptious desserts. For corporate affairs, options include weekday delivery specials. Menu selections include breakfast choices, deli lunches, soups and salads, hot and cold luncheon bars, create your own buffet, holiday meals, international cuisine and hot and cold party trays. But the unique and delicious menu options are just one aspect of Bauerhaus Catering. Working in tandem with its sister company, Bauer’s Tents & Rentals, they can help you coordinate any special occasion and supply party and event rentals – linens, table skirting, chairs, wedding ceremony decorations, china, glassware, food and beverage service equipment, audio/visual, room and table decorations. And no special occasion would be complete without Evansville’s best bar and beverage services. Bauerhaus Catering offers packaged bars, host bars, tab bars and cocktail

hours at an affordable price. Beverage options include draft, bottled and canned beer, house and sparkling wines, mixed drinks and cocktails, nonalcoholic drinks and wedding toast selections. For detailed descriptions of services and prices be sure to check out their mobile catering guide online. Rest assured that while Bauerhaus Event Services is branching out, one thing is certain: every event, every service will be handled and provided with the utmost professionalism. Your every need will be addressed and fulfilled. Not only is the Bauerhaus staff supremely qualified, but they also have access to top quality, full-service preferred vendors to ensure that you receive the best of both worlds. Visit them online at thebauerhaus.com. The Bauerhaus is located at 13605 Darmstadt Road. Call (812)759-9000 to schedule an event.

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TRAVEL PLANNING | ADVERTISEMENT

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passing on their knowledge and working with clients to secure the very best deal. The Travel Smart team will take you through every step of the process and they’re always just a call or email away if you have questions. Book a sunny destination wedding and/or honeymoon to Hawaii, Mexico, Bermuda or the South Pacific; take off on a 9 Night Bermuda & Bahamas Cruise or a 9 Night Portugal, Spain & France Voyage; travel to North India by Private Car - just some of the incredible getaways that Travel Smart offers. So, if you’re ready for the destination wedding and honeymoon of a lifetime then don’t wait another day - call or visit the consultants at Travel Smart and start planning your big adventure now! For more info, visit choosetravelsmart.com or call 812-867-0022 / 800-676-2780.Travel Smart is located at 13657 Hwy 41 North in Evansville.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

WEDDING TRADITIONS: then & now BY: JACKIE DANIEL | MERCHANT & MARKETING COORDINATOR | ELLA PARK BRIDAL

You have been waiting your entire life for this moment. He bent down on one knee and asked for your hand in marriage. You have already spent months researching online and looking through magazines for wedding inspiration. Now, it is finally time to purchase the perfect dress for your big day. Did you ever wonder to yourself, “Why am I buying a bridal gown? How did any of these traditions even begin?”

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THE WHITE DRESS THAT CHANGED HISTORY

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Our history lesson begins about 180 years ago when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in St. James’s Palace, London on February 10, 1840. In today’s terms, the Queen made “headlines” when she insisted on wearing a white silk-satin gown for her wedding day. Up until the mid-19th century, brides wore their best dress in bold colors, like red. Because of how quickly white-colored fabrics would soil, this color was only attainable for the wealthy. It was not until decades later that the lack-of color would be the preferred choice for brides to resemble “purity and innocence.” Since then, she has been credited as the first royal to begin the white wedding dress trend among the Western Hemisphere.

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3. “Essense of Australia D2258” Dress is shown in Champagne with Ivory Lace and Almond Tulle

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Finding a dress in “white” might actually be harder nowadays but not because of soiling issues. Colored wedding gowns have made a big comeback. Ninety percent of our customers purchase a dress in either ivory or a color such as champagne, blush, and mocha. Both bring out the best in the bride’s coloring as it is softer than the harsh, blue undertones of white. Plus, most natural things are truly not “white,” like your eyeballs, teeth, and fresh flowers. Ivory is a great alternative for those who want to be more traditional, but a colored dress makes the details in a dress really pop.

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Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that demons and witches attended a wedding to curse the bride and groom. A bride then wore the veil to protect her from them. It was thought that if they could not see her, they could not harm her. The wedding day would also be the first time the bride and groom would see each other. After the father gave his daughter away to her new owner, the veil then revealed the bride’s face during the ceremony. In the 1860s, the veil represented status and wealth, so the longer and bigger it was, the better. The long veil and train was also intended to prevent the bride from running away from her new groom, which was common during this time of arranged marriages. Romantic, right?

PHOTO CREDITS: 1. “Victorian Veil” by Unidentified Photographer, Anacostia Community Museum 2. “Essense of Australia D2294” Dress is shown in Magnolia Twilight Mikado with Ivory and Almond Tulle

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This traditional accessory is making a big comeback recently. The Cathedral veil is the ultimate show stopper as it adds drama as you walk down the aisle, measuring between 108 to 120 inches long. A bride does not have to be walking down an aisle of a church to pull off this look. Look at Pinterest, and you will find any setting works well with this statement piece.

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NOT EXACTLY WHAT I HAD IN MIND WHEN ASKED TO BE A BRIDESMAID

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In Roman Times, being a bridesmaidwas a serious role. A bride would pick ten witnesses and dress them identically to her to confuse the evil spirits on her wedding day. Her lookalikes would also protect her against a rejected suitor who might try to kidnap and harm her. Yikes!

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Thankfully, bridesmaids no longer have to look exactly like the bride, but they are expected to be her support system and to stand next to her during the ceremony. Today, anything goes when selecting gowns for bridesmaids. Brides are choosing tomix-and-match silhouettes, fabrications, and/or colors. Ella Park Bridal offers over 400 bridesmaid dresses in chiffon, satin, tulle, lace, and sequin fabrications and an array of colors for their bridal party.

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PHOTO CREDITS: 1. “Bridal Procession” by The Illustrated London News 2. “Bari Jay in Steel” Styles from left to rightL: 1677 in Steel, BC-1663 in Shadow, 1652 in Steel

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RUNAWAY BRIDE ? NOT WITH YOUR VEIL

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ouples have been choosing Old National Events Plaza for over 15 years, making us Evansville’s premier full-service venue located in the heart of Evansville’s growing downtown. The Old National Events Plaza team of experienced professionals will help you enjoy planning the first day of the rest of your lives. Exceptional event coordination and quality catering services make Old National Events Plaza the affordable and effortless choice for weddings and receptions of all sizes. WE MAKE IT EASY BY PROVIDING THE FOLLOWING SERVICES: • Event set up and break down • Complete in-house catering and bar service • In-house audio-visual and limited event rentals • Free parking and skywalk connection to the Double Tree by Hilton hotel Event management staff works closely with many local wedding planners, DJ’s, photographers, florists, and event rental companies – so let us introduce you. We’ll help connect you with the right vendors to ensure your special day is one to remember. Old National Events Plaza offers a contemporary design that is both neutral and elegant. A tour of our newly renovated Ballroom will showcase the grand ceiling heights, beautiful lighting options, and well-designed color concepts. Spacious pre-function areas are included with the Ballroom rental and make the entire second floor of our building your personal event space. For more intimate gatherings, our newly renovated Locust and Walnut rooms offer a polished and inviting atmosphere. Host your wedding ceremony and reception at the Old National Events Plaza, where it’s easy to make our space your dream come true! For more information about Old National Events Plaza, please call 812.435.5770 or visit www.oldnationaleventsplaza.com

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WEDDING VENUE | ADVERTISEMENT

Your Perfect Day at the Owensboro Convention Center The Owensboro Convention Center is the ideal venue for your wedding and/or reception!

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hether accommodating a small or large number of guests, enjoy the ease and convenience of our “one-stop shop” that includes food and beverage, decorating services, and more! Our expert staff will assist you in planning Your Perfect Day down to the finest detail. Create an exceptional dining experience for your guests with our custom catering menus – from healthy dishes to comfort foods and decadent desserts, we have selections sure to please the palate of every member of your group! A variety of bar options as well as served entrees or buffet style meals are also available. And say “I Do” to the view! Choose indoor options that include panoramic views of beautiful downtown Owensboro or have your ceremony outside on The Pier over the scenic Owensboro riverfront.

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Plus your out-of-town guests won’t have to go far to attend your ceremony and/or reception. The Owensboro Convention Center is adjacent to two downtown hotels with a third hotel to be built in the near future. For all of your wedding needs, the OCC is the place to be! For more info, please visit OwensboroCenter.com or call 270.687.8800. The Owensboro Convention Center is located at 501 W. Second St. in Owensboro, KY.

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WEDDING ADVICE | BEAUTY

Brooklyn Farless Owner of Hairpocalypse Evansville, IN

Looking & Feeling EPIC On Your Big Day by Brooklyn Farless | Owner of Hairpocalypse

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ou’re getting married! (Activate squeal!) And even though it’s not the most important part of your Big Day, finding just the right hairstyle and makeup is definitely the most fun. (Another squeal! I’m already seeing sparkles!) Whether you’ve always imagined yourself a certain way or you are feeling overwhelmed by deciding, here are some of my favorite tips for making a beautiful bride.

Be yourself and dream BIG! STYLES BY BROOKLYN FARLESS

It’s one day (with a zillion pictures!). You want to look and feel completely EPIC.

If you have a theme, start there.

Does your wedding say “laid back country” or “island beach?” Then you’ll want something soft and maybe a little less formal. Half up with waves and some loose pieces around your face or even all up curly with some loose fringe around the face. Paired with some natural looking makeup and pretty pink lipstick you have a “carefree-but-puttogether” natural look. I have an inner drag queen with a love of old Hollywood glam, soooo we are talking vintage finger waves or smooth classic updos with, of course, fake eyelashes and a red lip!

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If you don’t know, take this quiz: tinyurl.com/BridalStlyeQuiz Or this one: tinyurl.com/BridalHairQuiz

Pictures are a must!

Do an internet search with key words into “Pinterest” or just Google images. Be honest with yourself: will you be comfortable with your hair up if you are used to wearing it down all the time? Think key words “curly,” “messy,” “romantic,” “elegant” or has a “side bang” or “braids.” Next, and most importantly, wait for a rapid intake of breath... a soft moan or better yet an exclamation like “HOLY **** THAT’S IT!” Start a file or print out pictures for your stylist. Do the same thing for makeup. Or take another fun quiz! Here’s one: tinyurl.com/BridalMakeupQuiz

My favorite wedding look:

Flawless skin, a slight contoured cheek with pinky blush, defined eyebrows and lash line with fake lashes and a colored lip. My personal faves are any shade of red or pink - they look great in pictures.

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Don’t forget embellishments:

Fake flowers, headbands, greenery, jewelry. Hell, ANYTHING SPARKLY! A pearl necklace, broche, glittery snowflakes, fake diamonds... *breathe* Ok, you get the idea.

And finally, find a stylist/makeup artist to complete the look.

This is a good time to discuss extensions if you choose (I think clip-ins are a great and less expensive way to complete a long-haired look). Make an appointment a month before your wedding to do a run-through. Make sure and take pictures of hair and makeup. Not-so-fun-fact: foundations with an SPF can have a reflective quality that makes you appear pale in pictures. That’s why taking pictures is important. And lastly, make an appointment for your big day and plan at least two hours for hair and makeup. It’s always good to be done early!

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SHOPPING | INVITATION TRENDS

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Also check etsy.com or a local graphic artist for more affordable inviation options. If you want to print your own, there are many sites online where you can upload your own artwork!

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SHOULD WE GIVE EVERY GUEST A “PLUS-ONE?”

WHERE DO WE INCLUDE OUR REGISTRY INFO?

Plan to send them out six to eight weeks before the big day. this gives guests enough time to make travel plans and clear their schedules if they live out of town. If you are sending out Save-theDate cards, they should go out six to eight months in advance.

Make sure to address the invitations by guest name, and not “and guest.” If the RSVP comes back with children’s names, make sure to give them a call and explain that the wedding is for adults only and you hope that they will still be able to make it to celebrate.

No, it is perfectly acceptable to invite friends or family members solo if they are not married or in a serious relationship. Make sure the invitation only has their name on it, and they will understand that bringing a “plus-one” is not appropriate.

It is considered impolite to put where you are registered on the actual wedding inviation. It can come across as though you are asking for gifts. Most people will put this information on a wedding website or on a separate card within their invitation.

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CHECKLIST

the ULTIMATE WEDDING CHECKLIST A guide to planning the perfect wedding (while keeping the bride sane) The initial excitement of wearing a beautiful ring can turn into stressful to-do lists in order to put together a gorgeous wedding. If you haven’t planned a party before, then a wedding can feel like an intimidating task. But when the event planning is broken up into a series of smaller and more manageable lists, it becomes less overwhelming and a fun process to enjoy with your fiancé and family!

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This easy to follow checklist offers a countdown to your big day, listing the most important duties to tackle before you tie the knot. Quickie engagement? Simply bump up your timeline and take care of the most important details first. This ultimate guide will make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch. Happy planning! Make sure to check out the tips and tools within the checklist too!

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12 months before Discuss your initial budget. Make sure you are both on the same page. Draw up your guest list. Consider hiring a wedding planner. Decide on a wedding date. Book ceremony and reception venues.

the ULTIMATE WEDDING CHECKLIST TIP: TRY NOT TO STRESS. ( EVEN WHEN IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE.)

Remember why you are getting married, and try to truly make it be an event about (and for) the both of you. Trust your vendors and photographer.

Book your ofďŹ ciant. Research vendors.

11 months before Ask chosen friends and family members to be your attendants. Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. Hire a wedding photographer and videographer. Begin making bridal appointments to ďŹ nd your perfect dress. If the catering is not provided in house, begin researching caterers.

10 months before Set up your wedding registry or donation account online if you prefer. Finalize guest list with families. Begin planning the honeymoon. Get music samples from bands or start researching DJs.

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9 months before Order your wedding dress. Look for bridesmaid dresses. Hire a band or DJ. Book caterer if you still need one. Hire a graphic designer or company to print your invitations and save the date cards.

the ULTIMATE WEDDING CHECKLIST TIP: ACCEPT THAT YOU CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE. You cannot make everyone happy, and trying to accommodate others will just make the whole process more daunting.

8 months before Schedule an engagement photo session in time to have photos taken by month 6. Order bridesmaid dresses. Begin planning the rehearsal dinner. Meet with your orist to start ideas. Consider attire options for the groom and groomsmen.

7 months before Hire your hair and makeup artist for the wedding day. Discuss bridal shower with mothers and maid of honor. Select music for the ceremony and reception. Hire an AV team to oversee sound for the ceremony. Book all transportation.

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SARAH & ALEXIS COSTON WEDDING

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6 months before Send out save the dates. Send engagement announcements to the newspaper. Meet with your baker to choose the wedding cake and groom’s cake. Talk with maid of honor and best man about bachelor/bachelorette parties.

the ULTIMATE WEDDING CHECKLIST TIP: KISS YOUR HUSBAND AS MANY TIMES AS YOU CAN.

All the stress you had before the big day...just let it go. It is what it is, and stressing will only dampen your big day.

5 months before Finalize details with the florist and place the order. Order all decorations not covered by the florist, including rental items. Order napkins and other reception necessities not covered by the caterer. Shop for bride and groom gifts to give each other the morning of the wedding. Continue to fill your gift registry.

4 months before Purchase your wedding day accessories including shoes, jewelry etc. Make an appointment at your nail salon to begin prepping nails. Finalize your honeymoon plans, make all the reservations and order tickets. Finalize rehearsal dinner plans.

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KALYN & JACOB ELPERS WEDDING Photography by: Simply Savvy

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3 months before Order your wedding bands. Purchase gifts for all of the attendants. Plan the seating arrangements if you are doing assigned seating. Address invitations or send them to a calligrapher. Order wedding programs.

the ULTIMATE WEDDING CHECKLIST TIP: DON’T SWEAT THE LITTLE THINGS.

Plan ahead, don’t procrastinate, don’t sweat the little things, only do things that you can afford, try not to do anything wedding related two weeks before the wedding.

Finalize wedding favors if you are doing them.

2 months before Mail the wedding invitations. Write or decide on wedding vows. Choose readings for the ceremony. Finalize the shot list for the photographer. Attend dance lessons with your fiancé if you plan to dance to impress. Prepare all the necessary forms for name and address changes.

1 month before Pick up wedding rings. Have all of the final fittings for your bridal gown. Have your bridal portrait taken. Send announcement info into the newspaper.

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Contact wedding guests who have not responded to RSVPs.

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2 weeks before Get your marriage license. Make sure you have all clothes for before, after and during the reception. Reconfirm honeymoon reservations.

the ULTIMATE WEDDING CHECKLIST

Touch base with all caterers and vendors for the big day.

TIP: BE A TEAM THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS.

Create a wedding day schedule to hand out at the rehearsal. Pick up the wedding dress if it is still being altered.

No matter how well-intentioned, friends and family will undoubtedly lend advice, opinions, and even objections to your decisions. Focus on what matters most and go with your heart.

1 week before Provide caterer with a final guest count. Appoint someone that is not in the wedding to handle last minute tasks. Try on everything you plan to wear the day of the wedding and organize it. Go for a final manicure. Pack for the honeymoon. Pick up programs, menus and all other day-of paper materials from the printer.

The day before Prepare gratuity and final payment envelopes for vendors. Attend rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. RELAX! Enjoy the company of friends and family members. Give gifts to the wedding party, your fiancé and family members.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Reflections from local newlywed Jonathan Gluff

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here’s no doubt that planning a wedding is hectic. If it wasn’t, there wouldn’t be a profession whose existence is owed to the sheer number of people who don’t want to have to pick out what fl owers match the invitations, bridesmaid dresses, napkins, etc. But marriage certainly isn’t easy, either, so perhaps it’s fi tting that planning one yourself requires hard work. From the beginning, Murphy’s Law held true: There was an issue with reserving the location for the ceremony; bands we reached out to about playing didn’t respond, were already booked that day, or were otherwise unavailable; and just a few short weeks before our big day, the events planner at our reception venue left. It began to seem that everything that could go wrong was indeed going wrong. We worked to stem the tide. I suggested we connect my tablet to the venue’s sound system for music instead of a DJ (I apologize to my DJ friends for being a cheapskate!), and my wife suggested I and a friend (who, like myself, is also a guitarist) provide live music in lieu of a band. We shared playlists back and forth via the music app we subscribe to while my friend and I worked on the setlist, making sure to include songs she requested we play.

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“All in all, our wedding day went relatively smoothly. I’ve never heard of a wedding that didn’t have at least a few things go wrong, and ours was no exception.”

While I handled setting up the music, she worked on the decorations. I’m not saying I was completely uninvolved in this part, but I’m very glad that she enjoys things like that much more than I do. I gave my opinion when it was asked, but she really led the charge on that front. But we also had help from friends and family members. My mother, her mother, and her aunt helped set up the ceremony location while my brother and father helped me set up musical equipment. A coworker’s boyfriend officiated the ceremony. Even though we decided not to have bridesmaids or groomsmen to both save

money and not make anyone feel excluded, our friends helped set up chairs and decorations at both the ceremony and reception. And I’d be remiss to not mention that both her parents and mine helped tremendously with the cost (although our bank accounts certainly took a significant hit from it as well). All in all, our wedding day went relatively smoothly. I’ve never heard of a wedding that didn’t have at least a few things go wrong, and ours was no exception. But the few things that did go wrong were incredibly minor even at that time, to say nothing of how trivial they seem now with almost a year of hindsight. But when I look at all the things that could’ve gone wrong, it’s clear our efforts paid off. I can see now how things were able to come together the way they did. We had our friends and family to help us when we needed it, but we were there for each other. Sure, we faced struggles and setbacks periodically, but we worked together by playing off of our individual strengths while still being willing to compromise when it was needed (even if I still have to defend my choice of playing Ryan Adams’ “Stars Go Blue” over her request for his cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”). In many ways, it feels like planning our wedding was a nearly perfect metaphor for a successful marriage. - Jonathan Gluff

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ith so many decisions to make for your wedding, you can be overwhelmed with all of the choices for food. But what if you could find one place that has great options for all three of your special wedding meals? There is one restaurant that has everything you need to make your wedding perfect! Acropolis Restaurant and Catering in Evansville has amazing catering options for every wedding. Acropolis has been creating beautiful events since their establishment in 2000 and has great options to make your special day truly unique. Their extensive catering menus feature delicious cuisine, like Lime Chicken, Bourbon Pork or Chicken Tortellini. You can find spectacular cuisine for your reception to wow your guests and make your night unforgettable. If you want your reception to be a formal, sitdown occasion, with hot or cold appetizers and a beautiful main course, Acropolis can make it happen. If you’re looking for a more laid-back, buffet-style reception, they can do that, too. They have options for every

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WEDDING ADVICE | BUDGET

BUDGETING 101

Big Day Budget No need to break the bank: You can save a lot of cash by cutting a few corners Let’s face it, weddings aren’t cheap, and not everyone is a celebrity who can afford to have 1000 guests, rent castles, and jet-set to exotic lands for their honeymoon. But you don’t have to take out a second mortgage to enjoy your big day. Keep your cool and your costs down by getting creative.

Choose your guest list wisely. Anyone who cares about you and your happiness should be on board with your decisions regarding who to include in your nuptials. Is it really necessary to invite your third cousin twice removed? Maybe consider opting for the bare minimum: your partner, a witness, an officiant, and then a hell of a reception. There’s no law that says you must go big on your big day. But if you do, save money by printing invitations at home using quality paper, with the most important being hand-delivered. And ask guests to RSVP by phone or email to cut down on postage costs.

There are plenty of ways to save on the dress. Try local consignment shops like Evansville’s AnnaLe’s Twice Chosen or Great ComeBacks in Owensboro. Also, research local buy/sell/ trade groups on Facebook or Craig’s List. Better yet, how about something borrowed? Your mom, your aunt, your grandma - all would probably be thrilled to see their dress make another trip down the aisle. And it may come as a surprise, but stores such as JC Penney and Forever 21 (online) have gorgeous, affordable dresses, and David’s Bridal often has a large selection of gowns under $200. Online shopping is an option as well - sites like inweddingdress.com have great choices. Just remember to check each site

for shipping times/ return policies and order well in advance in case of a return or need for alterations. Lastly, there’s no rule that says one has to don a beaded, silk, ruffled head-to-toe getup. With the right shoes, veil, and other accessories, you can turn any dress into a “wedding dress.”

Have your ceremony and reception in the same location. City parks and gardens are reasonable, and it’s amazing how a community center can be shined up with ambient lighting, pressed tablecloths, DIY centerpieces, and pieces borrowed from your favorite local artists. Also consider that a friend or family member with a good space for a ceremony would likely be happy to gift the glowing couple with a location for their big day as well. Again, something borrowed!

Friends take pretty good photos too, you know.

How do you know what your budget for your big day is? Use these tips to set your budget and stick to it! 1. DECIDE ON THE MAX AMOUNT YOU CAN SPEND Figure out who is all helping to pay for the wedding and how much they are giving you. Then decide how much you are willing to spend of your own money. 2. CATEGORIZE Make a list of every little thing that you will need to spend money on. Don’t leave anything out. Excel is great for keeping everything organized. 3. ESTIMATE Go through each category and estimate how much you are willing to spend on that specific part of the wedding. This helps prioritize what is most important to you. 4. BOOK VENDORS As you book your vendors write in the total amount that you acutally spend. Adjust the other columns accordingly. 5. KEEP A PAPER TRAIL Keep receipts for everything together. Also keep copies of all your vendor contracts. deposits, etc. Organization is key. 5. WILL POWER! Whatever you do, don’t go over budget. It can be tempting to splurge, but when the big day is over and you look back, you will be glad you stuck to it.

Let them know how much you appreciate all those pics they snapped during the ceremony, and ask if they’d mind saving them on a drive or SD card. Take the pics to a shop later if you can’t afford it just yet at least you’ll have digital memories for the time being. Professional shots are ideal, of course, so consider enlisting a later-year photography student who is trying to build their portfolio - it’s cheaper than freelance or a studio. - Whitney Patterson

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just for fun, glitter on your cupcakes. Perhaps you want less traditional fare at your wedding. We offer cheesecakes (our grandma’s recipe), groom’s cakes and pies, both full size versions and mini versions. Having a dessert table? You can choose from brownies, cheesecake bites, a selection of our nine different varieties of homestyle cookies, chocolate covered strawberries, lemon bars and many more mouth watering desserts. Piece of Cake makes elegant wedding favor cookies with your photo on them. You provide the photo and we will transform it into a beautiful and delicious rolled butter cookie, hand glazed with a custom fondant image. Each cookie comes individually wrapped and makes a very nice addition to your place setting at your reception. They can also be given out at the bridal shower as well. Whether you absolutely love one of our cake designs you saw at the bridal show, on our website or a design you found on Pinterest, Piece of Cake will help you realize the wedding cake of your dreams. Our cake artists have been making wedding dreams come true since 1998. Their attention to detail and commitment to excellence have helped make Piece of Cake the premier bakery in Evansville for the past nineteen years. Piece of Cake uses made fresh daily buttercream frosting for all of our edible creations. From traditional white wedding cakes to more modern designs such as delicate, edible lace, frosting ruffles, rosettes or rustic designs, the cake artists at Piece of Cake have the skill, knowledge, and desire to create the perfect cake for you. Piece of Cake has had our cakes featured in Love It EVV magazine, ENGAGED! River Valley, Catchmyparty.com, and Hostess with the Mostest. Over the past 19 years, we have won many awards for our exceptional, quality products, including the Evansville Courier & Press Readers’ Choice Award for best bakery 11 years in a row. With so many options to choose from, highly trained cake artists and FREE Evansville delivery on cakes or cupcakes serving 100 or more, finding your perfect wedding cake is truly a Piece of Cake.

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WEDDING ADVICE | FOOD

FOOD TRUCK TREND Tips before you book the newest fad in wedding reception food 1. CONSIDER THE SEASON Depending on your location, consider hiring a food truck for a fall or spring wedding when the weather’s milder. 2. DO THE MATH Plan on at least one food truck for every 75 guests. This keeps lines down and hungry loved ones fed and happy. 3. FIGURE OUT SEATING You can set up formal tables so guests can grab their food and have a sit-down meal, or put utensils and napkins in a central location to encourage guests to stand and mingle.

Wedding Food for Thought

4. MAKE IT LATE-NIGHT Want to offer a midnight snack to satisfy your guests’ late-night munchies? A food truck could be just the thing. After all that dancing and drinking, guests will happily devour food truck bites. CHECK OUT LOCAL OPTIONS

Keep the party going by keeping your options open and not stressing over the menu

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ne of the last things a bride or groom wants to be concerned about on their special day is the reception. The most stressful parts of the ceremony, such as photos and the act of saying “I do” are already over the reception is supposed to be the party. While there’s not just one aspect of the post-nuptial shenanigans that outweighs the others - the key is to relax and have fun - something guests always remember is the grub. Yes, the cake-smashing is adorable and timeless, but Great Aunt Fanny will remind you about those dried-up pork chops until the day she dies. Regardless, the main thing to keep in mind is that whether you have 10 guests or 300, it’s ultimately your day and your decision. Stay within your budget - there’s no requirement of steak and lobster, or even your German mother’s incessant fixation on fried chicken and mashed potatoes, although all of those things are delicious. Even the traditional cake isn’t that big of a deal - not everyone likes cake. Consider a multi-option dessert spread with fondue fountains and fruit, cupcakes, pies, candy, etc.

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You know what everyone does like? At least, I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t. Tacos. Pizza. Baked potatoes. Appetizers. Breakfast. Options. OPTIONS. And of course, there will always be those few guests with certain dietary needs, so having a buffet/ bar style dinner rather than a regimented plate menu offers more opportunities to include everyone. With a little help from friends and family (i.e., a pre-wedding

“The main thing to keep in mind is that whether you have 10 guests or 200, it’s ultimately your day and your decision.” cooking party), these are fun alternatives that don’t even require a caterer; therefore, more money for the honeymoon. For spring, summer, and fall weddings, food trucks are an option, and in the winter, huge Crock-pots of soup and a salad bar could easily do the trick.

As far as the amount of food goes, it’s always good to shoot for the top rather than low-ball, because no matter how creative or grand your menu is, it would be horrifying to run out. That being said, I’ve never been to a wedding reception (and I am a bit of a wedding crasher, often the plus-one) where this has happened. In fact, they usually have leftovers. If you choose to use a reputable caterer, as long as they have a relatively accurate headcount, they’ll accommodate you. Should you choose to plan, purchase, and cook the menu yourself, there is an abundance of online resources to help you plan portions so you’re not stuck with too much or too little, typically by weight or piece per person. Again, this is primarily about you, so whatever you choose to do will be fine, but if you have any regrets, the least of it should be food. Your guests will be happy enough that you shared the day with them, and if Great Aunt Fanny starts complaining about the pork chops, pour her a large glass of wine and find her a cute dancing partner. Bon appetit! - Whitney Patterson

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Wedding Regrets Hindsight is 20/20: Coming to terms with all the things that could have gone better on your Big Day

Ah, regrets. Life is full of them. No matter how we try to plan, to prepare for our most important moments, it’s inevitable that, upon reflection, there will be poor decisions to sit and pointlessly ponder. This is no more true than when a bride looks back on her wedding day, because only perfection will do when it comes to such a sacred union. Consequently, it’s a day that’s often rife with regret - and therefore, something about which most every bride has an opinion. We asked around and compiled a list of the top wedding regrets for area brides. Some are fairly obvious while others may surprise you.

NOT DRINKING ENOUGH

GETTING TOO STRESSED OUT

This amusing regret popped up time and time again. Considering how pressure-packed a wedding day can be, it’s not exactly shocking that a bride might want to knock back a few throughout the day. By all accounts, facing the Big Day stone cold sober is not necessarily the best option. Sure, you might remember everything a bit more clearly, but that’s not always a good thing, is it?

Closely tied to the previous regret... nothing can ruin a wedding day faster than letting nerves and the pressure of the moment get the better of you. Hence, why brides often feel compelled to drink. Can you blame them? Seriously, feeling comfortable and relaxed is the key - no one wants to spend their Big Day with their insides tied up in a knot.

HIRING A LESS THAN SPECTACULAR PHOTOGRAPHER

NOT BANNING CELLPHONES

This is the classic ‘you get what you pay for’ scenario. Of course, not everyone can afford a world-class photographer; however, many a bride has lived to regret skimping on pics. There’s no replaying the ceremony, obviously, so if high quality photos are a priority, you might want to adjust your budget.

ALLOWING CHILDREN TO ATTEND Here’s a regret that most brides are ashamed to admit. And it’s easy to see why. No one wants to be labeled ‘anti-kid’ but let’s be honest, a group of amped-up little ones can derail a ceremony in record time. The takeaway here is that while children are indeed our future, they don’t necessarily need to be invited to your wedding. There will be plenty of time to spend with them in the aforementioned future.

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Yes, cellphones are a HUGE part of everyday life but man, they can really interfere with basic human interaction. Especially on such a momentous occasion when all eyes should be focused on the glowing bride rather than staring down at a tiny glowing screen. Here’s a friendly piece of advice: stay on the bride’s good side by leaving your phone in the car. Granted, you’ll probably feel like you’ve severed a limb, but life will carry on, regardless.

FORGETTING TO TAKE “THE MACARENA” OFF THE DJ’S PLAYLIST Despite what you may think, this is not a joke. It’s funny, yes, but it’s all too real. Everyone has that certain song that just makes their skin crawl, and “The Macarena” is right up there at the top of the list. One spin of this over-played 90’s mega-hit can send guests fleeing from the dance floor. Not always, though. For instance, if enough alcohol has been consumed (bringing things full circle).

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PHOTOGRAPHY | ADVERTISEMENT

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His friendly, engaging attitude extends to every aspect of Studio B and goes a long way in explaining how Knight has stayed at the top of his game for so many years. His professionalism is unparalleled; every client gets the royal treatment no matter the size or scope of the job:

To not only survive but thrive for over two decades in any business is a quite an accomplishment, but the ever-changing, competitive field of photography presents a particularly daunting challenge. And yet, year after year, Daniel Knight continues to excel and expand at his Mt. Vernonbased Studio B. The tri-state’s favorite photographer has received multiple Courier & Press Readers’ Choice Awards in recognition of his exceptional work and sterling reputation - earned by treating every client with great care and respect. For Knight and his talented crew, it’s all about the experience. The relaxing atmosphere of Studio B attracts a very broad range of clients. In fact, Knight routinely photographs infants, children, families and seniors but also does commercial and industrial work, even food assignments. With over 25 years of study and practice, he’s prepared for virtually any situation. Most importantly, Knight never loses focus; he remains more committed than ever to creating great memories. There’s nothing he cherishes more than producing fine photographic portraiture, a lasting connection to that special moment. No wonder then that when asked what he does for a living, Knight nearly always responds, “I do people.”

As the client enters Studio B, they are greeted by the friendly staff and studio dogs

The client can choose to shoot indoors in the state of the art studio with an infinity wall and a variety of background options or outdoors on 17 acres of land, including barns, forest area and pastures

Knight ensures that hair, makeup and clothing maintain a pristine quality

The images go through Studio B’s front end designers; the best images are chosen and light color correction and exposure issues are adjusted

The client comes back in less than two weeks to the presentation room to view their images on the big screen projector and decide which ones they would like to receive on Studio B’s high quality archival photo paper and canvas wraps

The images then go to Studio B’s retoucher who fine tunes the color and exposure along with softening, removing or fading imperfections

The images are carefully checked for quality, framed and wrapped for the client to pick them up and display proudly in their home

What are you waiting for? Give Studio B a call today and ensure that life’s special moments are captured by an award-winning photographer with a real gift for making people feel comfortable and a long history of producing exceptional work.

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TRI-STATE BRIDE BUSINESS LISTINGS | ARRANGED BY CATEGORY

Airports Evansville Regional Airport 7801 Bussing Dr. Evansville, IN 812-421-4401 evvairport.com

Holiday Inn Airport 7101 U.S. 41 N. Evansville, IN 812-867-7999 Louisville Int’l Airport 600 Terminal Dr. Louisville, KY 502-368-6524 flylouisville.com

Owensboro-Daviess County Airport 2200 Airport Rd. Owensboro, KY 270-685-4179 owb.net

Alterations (Also see Gown Preservation)

Alterations by Judy 817 N. Spring St. Evansville, IN 812-319-3315 alterationsbyjudy.net

Alterations by Olivia 300 W. Jennings St., Ste. 19 Newburgh, IN 812-858-8736 Crescent Cleaners 2712 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN 812-476-0721 Clayton’s (Don’s) Fine Dry Cleaning Call for nearest location 812-474-6610 donscleaners.com

Ella Park Bridal 7933 Bell Oaks Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-853-1800 ellaparkbridal.com

Evansville Sewing Center

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993 S. Kenmore Dr. Evansville, IN 812-477-1979 evansvillesewingcenter.com

Lena’s Alterations & Custom Sewing 809 Time Dr. Owensboro, KY 270-683-2455 Pearl Laundry & Cleaners Call for nearest location 812-425-6121 pearlcleaners.com

Sew Many Things 2916 Covert Ave., Ste. C Evansville, IN 812-476-4446 Stitching by Vicki 1121 S. Main St. Hartford, KY 270-298-0220 Tri-State Tailoring & Alterations 1811 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-402-6440 tristatetailoring.com

Athletic Clubs Anytime Fitness 222 Red Bank Rd. S. Stes. J&K Evansville, IN 812-424-7979 8887 High Pointe Dr. Newburgh, IN 812-853-5855 2480 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ste. 180 Henderson, KY 270-631-0500 3332 Villa Point Dr., Ste. 106 Owensboro, KY 270-691-9199 anytimefitness.com

Bob’s Gym Call for nearest location 812-424-BOBS bobsgym.com

Body Makeover 5401 Vogel Rd., Ste. 210, Evansville, IN

812-477-7223 bodymakeover4her.com

Club Fitness Zone 222 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-253-1101 clubfitnesszone.com

Curves for Women Call for nearest location Evansville, IN 812-962-4808 Owensboro, KY 812-683-0051 curves.com

Custom Fit Personal Training 111 South Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-437-2378 evansvillepersonaltraining. com

Elite Fitness Center 9515 Seib Rd. Evansville, IN 812-868-8650 4944 State Rd. 261 Newburgh, IN 812-858-8300 elitefitnesscenter.net

Fitness 19 1 N. Weinbach Ave. Evansville, IN 812-471-9322 fitness19.com

Fitness World 1101 N. Congress Ave. Evansville, IN 812-476-7160 fitnessworldevansville.com

Planet fitness 860 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-477-2188 planetfitness.com

Swonder Fitness Center 209 N. Boeke Rd. Evansville, IN 812-479-0989 swonder.evansville.net

Tri-State Athletic Club 555 Tennis Ln.

Evansville, IN 812-479-3111 tristateathleticclub.com

YMCA 222 NW 6th St. Evansville, IN 812-423-9622 6846 Oak Grove Rd. Evansville, IN 812-401-9622 ymca.evansville.net 650 Chuck Gray Ct. Owenboro, KY 270-926-9622 900 Kentucky Pkwy. Owensboro, KY 270-926-9622 owensboroymca.com

Bachelor/ Bachelorette Parties & Supplies Acropolis 501 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-475-9320 acropolisevv.com

Ambassador Travel 5236 Vogel Rd., Suite B Evansville, IN 812-479-4510 myambassadortravel.com

Backstage Bar & Grill 524 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-424-5020 backstageevansville.com

Bar Louie 7700 Eagle Crest Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-476-7069 barlouieamerica.com

Cirilla’s 725 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-473-5485 cirillas.com

600 N. Weinbach Ave. Evansville, IN, Ste. 940 812-573-0026 Exotica Romance & Fantasy Superstore 4605 Washington Ave. Evansville, IN 812-401-7399 exoticasuperstore.com

KC’s Timeout Lounge Washington Sq. Mall Evansville, IN 812-437-9920 Milano Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-484-2222 milanositaliancuisine.com

Nick Nackery 201 E. Virginia St. Evansville, IN 812-422-1512 nicknackery.com

Party Place & Invitations By DeZyne 5233 Anderson Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-457-4624 partyplacenewburgh.com

Rí Rá Irish Pub 701-B NW Riverside Dr. Evansville, IN 812-426-0000 rira.com/rira/evansville

Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. Evansville, IN 812-867-7730 stollscountryinn.com

Tin Fish 300 W. Jennings St. Newburgh, IN 812-490-7000 tinfish.netfacebook.com/ pages/The-Tin-Fish/

in-sw.easterseals.com

Xcess Gentleman’s Club 291 S. Fulton Ave. Evansville, IN 812-422-6998

EsCAPE EVANSVILLE

Balloons

Crescent Room 621 S. Cullen Ave. Evansville, IN 812-474-2244

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TRI-STATE BRIDE BUSINESS LISTINGS | ARRANGED BY CATEGORY (Also see Florists) Cake Lady The 812-453-7525 evansvillecakelady.com

Ivy Trellis The 2316 Veach Rd. Owensboro, KY 1-800-807-6333 ivytrellisfloral.com

Party City 311 N. Burkhardt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-475-9003 Party Paper Place 320 Washington Ave. Owensboro, KY 270-684-5189 Banquet & Ceremony Facilities (Also see Outdoor Ceremonies) Acropolis • Seats up to 60 501 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-475-9320 acropolisevv.com

Angel Mounds Historic Site • Seats up to 80 8215 Pollack Ave. Evansville, IN 812-853-3956 angelmounds.org

Angelo’s Gondola Room • Seats up to 100 305 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-428-6666 Archie & Clyde’s • Seats up to 150 8309 Bell Oaks Dr. Newburgh, IN 812-490-7778 archieandclydes.com

Armstrong Recreational Center • Seats up to 240 15849 Big Cynthiana Rd. Inglefield, IN 812-963-9374 Bauerhaus The 62 | TRI-STATE BRIDE 2017

• Seats up to 550 13435 Darmstadt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-759-9000 thebauerhaus.com

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano • Seats up to 100 6401 E. Lloyd Exp., Ste. 3 Evansville, IN 812-421-0800 biaggis.com

Burdette Park • Seats up to 650 5301 Nurrenburn Rd. Evansville, IN 812-435-5602

Evansville, IN 812-428-3004 dilegges.com

Edgewater Grille • Seats up to 275 1 E. Water St. Newburgh, IN 812-858-2443 edgewatergrille.com

Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau (The Pagoda) • Seats up to 125 401 S.E. Riverside Dr. Evansville, IN 812-421-2200

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Cambridge Golf Course Banquet Hall • Seats up to 400 1034 Beacon Hill Rd. Evansville, IN 812-868-4653

Evansville Country Club 3810 Stringtown Rd. Evansville, IN 812-425-2243

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CK Newsome Center • Seats up to 500 100 E. Walnut St., Ste. 1 Evansville, IN 812-435-6060 vanderburghgov.org

Clearcrest Pines Golf & Banquet Center • Seats up to 160 10521 Darmstadt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-867-7677 clearcrestpines.com

Crescent Room • Seats up to 320 621 S. Cullen Ave. Evansville, IN 812-474-2244 in-sw.easterseals.com

Crossroads Christian Church • Seats up to 350 10800 Outer Lincoln Ave. Newburgh, IN 812-858-8668 crossroadschristian.com

DiLegge’s • Call for seating info 607 N. Main St.

Haub Steak House • Seats up to 120 206 N. Main St. Haubstadt, IN 812-768-6462 haubhouse.com

Hilton Garden Inn • Seats up to 100 220 Eagle Crest Blvd. Evansville, IN 812- 476-4000 Hines Center • Seats up to 800 1 Wellness Dr. Philpot, KY 270-729-3030 thehinescenter.com

Holiday Inn Airport • Seats up to 500 7101 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Evansville, IN 812-867-7999

evansvillecountryclub.com

holidayinn.com

Fresh Harvest Deli • Seats up to 200 1 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-424-5801

Holitzer Banquet Hall • Seats up to 280 2816 N. Cullen Ave. Evansville, IN 812-476-1720

Germania Maennerchor • Seats up to 300 916 N. Fulton Ave. Evansville, IN 812-422-1915

holitzerhall.com

germania.evansville.net

Hornet’s Nest • Seats up to 60 11845 Petersburg Rd. Evansville, IN 812-867-2386

Gibson County Fairgrounds • Seats up to 325 709 N. Embree St. Princeton, IN 812-385-3445

Hornville Tavern • Seats up to 140 2607 W. Baseline Rd. Evansville, IN 812-963-0967

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gibsoncountyfair.com

hornville.com

Granary The • Seats up to 175 413 Granary St. New Harmony, IN 812-682-3050

Inlumi Café & Bakery • Seats up to 40 4833 State Rd. 261 Newburgh, IN 812-490-9205

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Hadi Shrine • Seats up to 300 6 Walnut St. Evansville, IN 812-423-4285 hadishrine.org

Ivy Room • Seats up to 500 16 W. Virginia St. Evansville, IN 812-464-7800

• Seats up to 60 515 S. Alvasia St Henderson, KY 270-831-1261 cityofhendersonky.org

Just Rennie’s Banquet Hall • Seats up to 48 100 S.E. 4th St. Evansville, IN 812-401-8098 justrennies.com

Kingmen’s Event Facility • Seats up to 275 15901 Old Petersburg Rd. Evansville, IN 812-868-1111 kingmensevent.com

Kokie’s Banquet Centers • Seats up to 550 11917 Old Hwy. 66 Evansville, IN 812-423-8229 KOLA Property Management Chris Laughbaum 641 Third St. (P O Box 668) New Harmony, IN 812-682-3050 812-449-6839 newharmony.biz robertleeblafferfoundation.org chrisjksc@aol.com

La Veranda at Edgewater Grille • Seats up to 200 1 E. Water St. Newburgh, IN 812-858-8646 Laurels at Brescia University • Seats up to 198 717 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-686-2110 http://brescia.edu/ meetingevent-space

swirca.org

Log Inn • Seats up to 65 12491 County Rd. 200 E. Haubstadt, IN 812-867-3216

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TRI-STATE BRIDE BUSINESS LISTINGS | ARRANGED BY CATEGORY • Seats up to 50 5636 Vogel Rd. Evansville, IN 812-475-2888 888chinabistro.com

MADELEINE’S RESTAURANT • Seats up to 250 423 SE 2nd St. Evansville, IN 812-491-8611 madeleinesfusion.com

MILANO ITALIAN CUISINE • Call for seating info 500 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-484-2222 milanositaliancuisine.com

MOONLITE BAR-B-Q • Seats up to 100 2840 W. Parrish Ave. Owensboro, KY 270-684-8143 moonlite.com

MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH CONFERENCE RETREAT CENTER • Seats up to 200 8001 Cummings Rd. Maple Mount, KY 270-229-0200 msjcenter.org

MULTI ACTIVITY CENTER • Seats up to 450 6000 Indian Mound Rd. Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-5623 macfitnessmv.com

NEW HARMONY INN • Seats up to 330 Tent seats up to 200 504 North St. New Harmony, IN 1-800-782-8605 newharmonyinn.com

NW CHOPHOUSE • Seats up to 100 7799 IN-66 Newburgh, IN 812-853-9500 OAK MEADOW COUNTRY CLUB • Seats up to 400 11505 Browning Rd. Evansville, IN

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812-214-4309 oakmeadowcc.com

OLD MILL • Seats up to 200 5031 New Harmony Rd. Evansville, IN 812-963-6000 OLD NATIONAL EVENTS PLAZA • Seats up to 400 715 Locust St. Evansville, IN 812-435-5770 smgevansville.com

OLD POST OFFICE EVENT CENTER • Seats up to 350 100 NW 2nd St. Evansville, IN 812-253-2102 oldpostofficeplaza.com

OWENSBORO AREA MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY • Seats up to 300 122 E. 2nd St. Owensboro, KY 270-687-2732 owensboromuseum.com

OWENSBORO CONVENTION CENTER • Seats up to 2000 501 W. 2nd St. Owensboro, KY 270-687-8800

• Seats up to 40 people 504 North St. New Harmony, IN 812-682-443 newharmonyinn.com

RIBEYRE GYMNASIUM • Seats up to 600 603 S. Main St. New Harmony, IN 812-682-3050 bsbutman@aol.com

RÍRÁ IRISH PUB • Seats up to 80 701 NW Riverside Dr. Evansville, IN 812-426-0000 rira.com/Evansville

RIVER PARK CENTER • Seats up to 300 101 Daviess St. Owensboro, KY 270-687-2770 riverparkcenter.org

ROLLING HILLS COUNTRY CLUB • Seats up to 200 1666 Old Plank Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-925-3336 rollinghillsindiana.com

owensborocenter.com

SAUCED ITALIAN RESTAURANT • Seats up to 120 1113 Parrett St. Evansville, IN 812-402-2230

OWENSBORO SPORTS CENTER • Seats up to 500 1215 Hickman Ave. Owensboro, KY 270-687-8330

SCOTTISH RITE CATHEDRAL • Seats up to 600 203 Chestnut St. Evansville, IN 812-425-1396

owensborosportscenter.org

scottishriteevansville.org

PARTY CENTRAL 120 NW MLK Jr. Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-459-8360

SMITTY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE • Call for seating info 2109 W. Franklin St. Evansville, IN 812-423-6280

QUAIL CROSSING • Seats up to 175 5 Quail Crossing Dr. Boonville, IN 812-897-1247 quailcrossing.com

RED GERANIUM RESTAURANT

smittysitaliansteakhouse.com

SPRINGS CONFERENCE CENTRE • Seats up to 100 2200 E. Parrish Ave. Owensboro, KY 270-926-2006

springsctr.com

SUMMIT THE • Seats up to 225 6501 Summit Dr. Owensboro, KY 270-281-4653 summitky.com

SWEETWATER EVENT CENTER • Seats up to 250 8335 Eagle Lake Dr. Evansville, IN 812-402-3435 sweetwatereventcenter.com

THRALL’S OPERA HOUSE • Seats up to 160 612 E. Church St. New Harmony 812-682-3050 TIN FISH • Seats up to 45 300 W. Jennings St. Newburgh, IN 812-490-7000 thetinfish.net facebook.com/pages/The-TinFish/

TROPICANA EVANSVILLE • Seats up to 320 421 NW Riverside Dr. Evansville, IN 1-800-342-5386 tropevansville.com

UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE • Seats up to 480 1800 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN 1-800-423-8633 evansville.edu

USI • Seats up to 500 8600 University Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-464-8600 usi.edu

VANDERBURGH 4-H CENTER • Seats up to 250 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Rd. Evansville, IN 812-867-6217 vanderburgh4hcenter.com

VICTORIA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB

• Seats up to 175 2000 Victoria National Blvd. Newburgh, IN 812-858-8230 victorianational.com

VICTORY THEATRE • Seats up to 700 600 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-422-2215 victorytheatre.com

WESTERN RIBEYE & RIBS • Seats up to 75 1401 N. Boeke Rd. Evansville, IN 812-476-5405 westernribeye.com

WEST HAVEN CHALET BANQUET HALL & CATERING • Seats up to 350 5510 Booker Rd. Evansville, IN 812-985-7993 westhavenchalet.com

WINDRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB • Seats up to 275 5044 Millers Mill Rd. Owensboro, KY 270-684-4324 WOLF’S BAR-B-Q • Seats up to 100 6600 N. First Ave. Evansville, IN 812-424-8891 wolfsbarbq.com

WORSHAM HALL • Seats up to 175 215 N. Elm St. Henderson, KY 270-826-4008 pemsbridal.com

Z’S RESTAURANT & BAR • Seats up to 125 1100 Walnut St. Owensboro, KY 270-852-2322 zeesrestaurant.com

BED & BREAKFASTS COOL BREEZE BED & BREAKFAST 1240 S.E. 2nd St.

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TRI-STATE BRIDE BUSINESS LISTINGS | ARRANGED BY CATEGORY Evansville, IN 812-422-9635 coolbreezebb.com

Helton House Bed & Breakfast 103 E. 23rd St. Owensboro, KY 270-926-7117 L & N Bed & Breakfast 327 N. Main St. Henderson, KY 270-831-1100 lnbbky.com

Riverhouse Bed & Breakfast 1510 Riverview Dr. Lewisport, KY 270-295-4199 Victorian Quarters 109 Clay St. Henderson, KY 270-831-2778 victorianquartersbb.com

Bridal Shops, Dresses & Accessories (Also see Jewelry)

Abbington’s Bridal & Formal Wear 1531 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-684-4547 Alterations by Olivia 300 W. Jennings St., Ste. 19 Newburgh, IN 812-858-8736 Annale’s Twice Chosen Bridal Consignment Washington Sq. Mall Evansville, IN 812-473-0239 twicechosen.com

Beth Carter Exquisite Bridal & Formal Wear 324 E. 4th St. Huntingburg, IN 812-683-3777 bethcarter.us

Bridal Warehouse 865 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-471-9993 usabridal.com

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David’s Bridal 300 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 877-926-2743 812-473-3637 davidsbridal.com

Dillard’s 800 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-473-1583 dillards.com

Elizabeth’s Weddings & Formal Wear 1616 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-684-0312 elizabethsweddings.com

Ella Park Bridal 7933 Bell Oaks Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-853-1800 ellaparkbridal.com

Excursions 4910 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN 812-962-4850 2738 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-926-8388 shopexcursions.net

Gallery Gifts & Bridal 311 N. Main Henderson, KY 270-826-4008 pemsbridal.com

House of White 3 Market St. Newburgh, IN 812-858-2998 houseofwhitebridal.com

Illusions Bridal & Party Shop 710 Main St. Vincennes, IN 812-882-4201 myillusionsbridal.com

Let’s Sew 4406 E. Morgan Ave. Evansville, IN 812-471-7945 letssew.com

Magic Moments 209 N. Wabash Ave. Evansville, IN

812-423-3252 magicmomentsbridal.net

Patti’s Resale 105 W. 2nd St. Owensboro, KY 270-684-9679 pattisresale.com

Robin’s Resale Boutique 2416 New Hartford Rd. Owensboro, KY 270-683-6500

Cakes & Bakeries Abbey Christian Wine Cakes 318 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-602-5643 abbeychristianwinecakes.com

Anthony’s Heavenly Cheesecake (Order thru Sweet Bettys Bakery) 5600 E. Virginia St., Ste. E Evansville, IN 812-402-3889 Facebook.com/ahcheesecake

Ba’s Kitchen Konnection 416 N. Main St. Evansville, IN 812-464-3003 Barb’s Cakes & Catering 329 N. Main St. Beaver Dam, KY 270-274-7777 Bauerhaus Pastry 1306 S. Darmstadt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-759-9000 Cake Lady The 812-453-7525 evansvillecakelady.com

Cake Place The 15629 Old State Rd. Evansville, IN 812-867-3507 Charlie’s Creative Catering & Cake Shop 121 E. 9th St. Owensboro, KY

270-926-1614 Cookies by Design 419 Metro Ave. Evansville, IN 812-426-1599 cookiesbydesign.com

Cup Cakery The 231 Williamsburg Sq. Owensboro, KY 270-684-3800 facebook.com/ thecupcakeryowensboro

Daily Delicious 603 Park Plaza Dr. Owensboro, KY 270-685-2468 dailydelicious.blogspot.com

Daily’s Annex Bakery 701 N. Main St. Evansville, IN 812-484-6635 dailysbakery.com

Darlene’s Bakery 1321 2nd St., Ste. D Henderson, KY 270-831-1804 Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee Shop Call for nearest location 812-422-0011 donutbank.com

GaylaCake 422 N. Main St. Evansville, IN 812-454-9791 gaylacake.com

Gigi’s Cupcakes 236 N. Burkhardt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-437-9149 gigiscupcakesusa.com

Just Rennie’s Cookie Co. 102 SE 4th St. Evansville, IN 812-490-8098 justrennies.com

Koehler’s Bakery 1801 Carter Rd. Owensboro, KY 270-683-2253 Maxine’s Café & Bakery 1322 N. Green River Rd.

Evansville, IN 812-473-3663 maxinescafebakery.com

Pacetre The 2734 Mt. Vernon Ave. Evansville, IN 812-402-6005 thepacetre.com

Piece of Cake 210 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-424-2253 pieceofcakebakery.com

Pinch of Sugar Eastland Place Evansville, IN 812-476-7650 apinchofsugar.com

Raisa’s Cake Creations 2609 Sugar Mill Dr. Evansville, IN 812-457-2580 raisascakecreations.com

Rolling Pin Pastry Shop 1129 E. 18th St. Owensboro, KY 270-683-8363 rollingpinpastryshop.com

Sandy’s Cakes & Candy 2301 W. Franklin St. Evansville, IN 812-424-6444 Special Occasions Bakery 4919 Plaza East Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-402-5510 Tammy’s Cakes & More 2410 W. Parrish Ave. Owensboro, KY 270-689-1988

Carriages

(Also see Limousines) Horseshoe Bend Carriage Co. 812-421-8851 812-449-6321 rideacarriage.com

Catering

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Angelo’s Italian 305 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-428-6666 Bauerhaus Catering 13605 Darmstadt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-759-9000 thebauerhaus.com

Cambridge Golf Course Banquet Hall 1034 Beacon Hill Rd. Evansville, IN 812-868-4653 villageofcambridge.com

Camp Reveal 1040 E. Boonville-New Harmony Rd. Evansville, IN 812-421-3800 campreveal.com

Colby’s 202 W. 3rd St. Owensboro, KY 270-685-4239 colbysfinefoodandspirits.com

Crescent Room 621 S. Cullen Ave. Evansville, IN 812-474-2244 in-sw.easterseals.com

grandys.com

Golden Corral 130 Cross Pointe Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-473-1095 1320 Green St. Henderson, KY 270-869-9310 Hadi Shrine Temple 6 Walnut St. Evansville, IN 812-423-4285 hadishrine.org

Hawg ‘N Sauce BBQ 1600 Leonard Rd. Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-5339 hawgnsaucebbq.com

Holiday Inn Airport 7101 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Evansville, IN 812-867-7999

Just Rennie’s Catering 100 S.E. 4th St. Evansville, IN 812-401-8098 justrennies.com

Kingmen’s Event Facility 15901 Old Petersburg Rd. Evansville, IN 812-868-1111

jar-lou.wix.com/thehornetsnest

Hornville Tavern 2607 W. Baseline Rd. Evansville, IN 812-963-0967

Edgewater Grille 1 E. Water St. Newburgh, IN 812-858-2443

House of Canton 2845 W. Parrish Ave. Owensboro, KY 270-683-7662 house-of-canton.com

Fresh Harvest Deli 1 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-424-5801

Inlumi Café & Bakery 4833 State Rd. 261 Newburgh, IN 812-490-9205

Grandy’s Call for nearest location 812-473-3032

Jimmy Johns 701 N. Burkhardt Rd., Ste. A

Schmitt Catering Co. 8133 Rose Hill Dr. Newburgh, IN 812-909-0566 812-853-8443 812-774-6547 schmittcatering.com

Schnitzelbank Restaurant & Catering 409 3rd Ave. Jasper, IN 888-336-8233

Marx Barbecue & Catering 3119 W. Maryland St. Evansville, IN 812-425-1616

Spudz N’ Stuff Check for nearest locations

Milano Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-484-2222

Hornet’s Nest 11845 Petersburg Rd. Evansville, IN 812-867-2386

penn-station.com

schnitzelbank.com

HoneyBaked Ham 1446 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-471-2940 101 NW 1st St., Ste. 114 Evansville, IN 812-467-1017 hbhevnashville@aol.com & honeybakedevansville.com

Penn Station Subs Check for nearest locations

kingmensevent.com

marxbbq.com

hornville.com

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jimmyjohns.com

holidayinn.com

Daily Delicious 603 Park Plaza Dr. Owensboro, KY 270-685-2468

edgewatergrille.com

Evansville, IN 812-401-5400 8680 Highland Dr. Newburgh, IN 812-490-7161

milanositaliancuisine.com

Moonlite Bar-BQ Inn 2840 W. Parrish Ave. Owensboro, KY 270-684-8143 moonlite.com

New Harmony Inn 504 North St. New Harmony, IN 1-800-782-8605 newharmonyinn.com

Old Hickory Pit BarB-Q 338 Washington Ave. Owensboro, KY 270-926-9000 Old Mill 5031 New Harmony Rd. Evansville, IN 812-963-6000 Old National Events Plaza 715 Locust St. Evansville, IN 812-435-5770 smgevansville.com

spudznstuff.com

Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. Evansville, IN 812-867-7730 stollscountryinn.com

St. Phillip’s Inn 11200 Upper Mt. Vernon Rd. Evansville, IN 812-985-5558 Texas Roadhouse 7900 Eagle Crest Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-477-7427 texasroadhouse.com

Touch of Home Catering Nancy Harris 812-480-0310 touchofhomecatering.com

Wilson’s General Store & Café 11120 Broadway Ave. Evansville, IN 812-985-0202 wilsonsribs.com

Wolf’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant 6600 1st Ave. Evansville, IN 812-424-8891

Restaurant 406 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-474-0181 yenchingrestaurant.com

Clothing Boutique Amerie 10 W. Jennings St. Newburgh, IN 317-694-4770

Counseling Community Marriage Builders 1229 Bellemeade Ave. Evansville, IN 1-800-443-8594 communitymarriagebuilders. com

Lampion Center 655 S. Hebron Ave. Evansville, IN 812-471-1776 lampioncenter.com

Craft & Fabric Stores (Also see, Florists) Grateful Threads Fabric 426 Carpenter St. Evansville, IN 812-402-0053 gratefulthreadsfabric.com

Hobby Lobby Creative Centers 5300 E. Indiana St. Evansville, IN 812-476-3266 4610 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-689-0155 hobbylobby.com

Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts 929 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-475-1553 joann.com

Let’s Sew 4406 E. Morgan Ave. Evansville, IN 812-471-7945

wolfsbarbq.com

letssew.com

Yen Ching Chinese

Michael’s Arts &

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Dance 930 N. Congress Ave. Evansville, IN 812-477-6878

michaels.com

jansschoolofdance.net

Reed Ribbon & Silks 3038 Stirrup Loop Owensboro, KY 270-685-4093

Kim’s High Steppers 2217 W. Franklin St. Evansville, IN 812-422-9612

Sew Tech 4651 Bayard Park Dr. Evansville, IN 812-477-8477

Markwell Dance Studio 926 2nd St. Henderson, KY 270-826-3864

sewtech-evv.com

Dance Instruction & Classes Achieve Academy of Dance 7635 Big Cynthiana Rd. Evansville, IN 812-963-5681 achieveacademyofdance.com

Acros 333 Plaza E. Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-476-5999 acrosgym.com

Dance Crafters School of Ballroom Dance 606 S. Weinbach Ave., Ste. B Evansville, IN 812-477-6003 dancecrafters.com

Dance Hall The 1014 N. Green St. Henderson, KY 270-577-9807 thedancehall.org

Ellis School of Ballroom Dance 107 N. Eickhoff Rd. Evansville, IN 812-985-2695 Heidi Garza Dance Studio 115 N. Weinbach Ave. Evansville, IN 812-305-9105 heidigarzadancestudio.webs. com

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Shannon’s School of Dance 560 E. Diamond Ave. Evansville, IN 812-425-6060

Day Spas & Salons

(For other spa services see Skin Care) Beaux Cheveux International 915 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-421-1788 beauxcheveuxdayspa.com

Bliss Salon & Spa 5332 Vogel Rd. Evansville, IN 812-402-9886 facebook.com/bsasevansville

Blue Duck 619 N. Burkhardt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-491-2583 blueduckhairsalon.com

Body Boutique Day Spa 3799 W. State Rte. 62 Ste. 103A Boonville, IN 812-897-2509 thebodyboutiquedayspa.com

Ciseaux Fusion Salon 585 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-629-8694 Dukane Skin Care, Inc. 2805 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN

812-471-3223 dukaneskincare.com

Essentials Day Spa & Salon 2708 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN 812-477-3505 essentialsdayspaandsalon.net

Face Forward 3211 Frederica St., Ste. A Owensboro, KY 270-993-FACE House of Hair 2301 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-685-1783 Impulse 428 W. Jennings St. Newburgh, IN 812-858-5554 impulsehair.com

IT Works Global 812-789-3399 crazyskinnywrapthing.com

Klein’s Hair Fashions 6219 Vogel Rd. Evansville, IN 812-477-5551 kleinselan.com

Laws of Attraction 3271 Alvey Park Dr. E., Ste. G Owensboro, KY 270-686-7705 loaspa.zoomshare.com

Lush Day Spa 7144 E. Virginia St., Ste. D Evansville IN 812-402-6004 thelushdayspa.com

Malea’s Hair Studio 2614 W. Parrish Ave. Owensboro, KY 270-684-8656 Maria’s Cruse Salon & Spa 1724 Cruse Dr. Owensboro, KY 270-684-8222 Nails Couture & Palms Day Spa 405 Park Plaza Dr. Owensboro, KY

270-685-1252 Merle Norman 800 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-477-5379 2785 Veach Rd., Ste. C Owensboro, KY 270-685-2259 merlenormanstudio.com

Permanent Makeup 3116 E. Morgan Ave., Ste. C Evansville, IN 812-475-8887 skinandveincenterevansville. com /services/permanent-makeup

POSH International Hair Studio 5010 Davis Lant Dr. Evansville, IN 812-402-7674 poshhairweb.com

Reflections Hair Designs 7575 Peachwood Dr. Newburgh, IN 812-853-7575 Rhythm Salon & Spa 8177 Bell Oaks Dr. Newburgh, IN 812-490-8043 Salotto & Co. 4531 1st Ave. Evansville, IN 812-401-4497 Seasons Hair Salon & Day Spa 113 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-471-5881 Shannon Aleksandr’s Salon & Spa 5600 E. Virginia St., Ste. H Evansville, IN 812-491-1000 shannonaleksandrssalon.com

Sharon’s Place Salon 8211 Bell Oaks Dr., Ste. E Newburgh IN 812-858-2800 Waleed’s Hair Salon

4901 Tippecanoe Dr. Evansville, IN 812-485-2000 waleedshairandspa.com

White Sands Hair Salon 2221 E. Morgan Ave. Evansville, IN 812-437-9482

Dentists City Dentistry 119 SE 2nd St. Evansville, IN 812-425-7025

DJ Services, Music & Entertainment Affordable Fun Sound & Light Owensboro, KY 270-689-4020 myspace.com/affordablefun

Airtyme Limited DJ Service Newburgh, IN 812-568-4667 All Star DJ Alliance Newburgh, IN Mike Bowers 812-483-2787 Randy Weber 812-449-9309 Big Sounds Henderson, KY 270-577-7683 myspace.com/bigsoundsent

BK & the Experience 812-305-4406 experienceproductionsdj.com

Cjj Entertainments 1201 Laubscher Rd. Evansville, IN 812-423-3537 Deb Turner Professional DJ Services 812-453-1640 debturnerdj01@gmail.com

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Echoes Sound & Light 1-800-590-7615 echoessoundandlight.com

Gigzz Digital DJ Service 270-577-5841 gigzzdigitaldjservice.com

Glenn Sound 1500 S. Burkhardt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-305-5686 812-305-5686 Magic Man Entertainment 812-760-1275 mattgrisham.com

Matt Kelly & Associates 812-385-9191 Millennium Entertainment 812-204-4ADJ millenniumpartymusic.com

Mobile Club Entertainment 812-549-5037 mobileclubentertainment.com

On the Mike Productions 4833 Sycamore Dr. Evansville, IN 812-204-6294 onthemikeproductions.com

On The Spot Music 8177 Blake Blvd. Newburgh, IN 812-204-5689 Party Time DJ & Karaoke 812-401-2288 partytimebigfun.com

Songbird Entertainment 270-826-0722 songbirddjservice.com

Spectrum Sound 1-800-363-0383 812-401-4931 spectrumsound.com

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superior-entertainment.com

Florists

(Also see Craft Stores) Accent on Flowers Gifts & Antiques, Inc. 10200 W. S.R. 662 Newburgh, IN 812-858-1344 accentonflowers.biz

Barbara’s Bloomers 2305 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-479-7750 barbarasbloomers.com

Buehler’s Buy-Low Floral Dept. Call for nearest location 812-475-6730 houchensnorth.com

Cottage Florist & Gifts 1024 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN 812-434-0094 cottagefloristandgifts.com

D’Vine Design 7455 Mesker Park Dr. Evansville, IN 812-454-5488

by Susan Chatman 812-868-8137 (office) 812-760-2315 (direct) idofloraldesigns.com

It Can Be Arranged 4313 E. Morgan Ave., Ste. B Evansville, IN 812-402-5555 itcanbearrangedin.com

Ivy Trellis The 2316 Veach Rd. Owensboro, KY 1-800-807-6333 ivytrellisfloral.com

J’Petals 131 1st St. Henderson, KY 270-826-2050 Karen’s Flowers & Gifts 121 W. Broadway St. Princeton, IN 800-386-0065 Mount Vernon Flower Shop 1136 E. 4th St. Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-2621

Flower Shop The 750 S. Kentucky Ave. Evansville, IN 812-423-3191

OBJ Design 812-499-2331

Flower Shop of Boonville 518 W. Locust St. Boonville, IN 812-897-3370

O’Daniel’s Flower Shop 127 N. Elm St. Henderson, KY 1-888-717-9784

Flowers & More 1000 W. Franklin St. Evansville, IN 1-800-545-7296 flowersandmorein.com

objdesign.net janeelpers@hotmail.com

odanielsflowershop.com

Party Place Ltd. 5233 Anderson Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-457-4624 partyplacenewburgh.com

Gary’s Fleur De Lis, Inc. 2219 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-684-1948

Schnucks Floral & Gifts Call for nearest location 812-464-0066

Gehlhausen Floral 735 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-428-2320

Snodgrass Floral Co. 4824 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN 812-477-2600

gehlhausenfloral.com

I Do Floral Designs

snodgrassfloral.com

Welborn Floral Co. 920 E. 4th St. Owensboro, KY 270-684-3283 welbornfloralco.com

Zeidler’s Call for nearest location 1-800-909-3830 zeidlers.com

Framing Bippus Frame Shop 200 Cherry St. Evansville, IN 812-422-3899 bippusframeshop.com

C & C Custom Framing 331 9th St. Henderson, KY 270-826-6495 ccframing.com

Don Cook Framing 1354 Division St. Evansville, IN 812-421-0400 Egan’s Gallery & Custom Framing 2800 Mt. Vernon Ave. Evansville, IN 812-422-2003 Framing & Floral 2127 W. Franklin St. Evansville, IN 812-423-4742 Heirloom House The 2977 Crowville Rd. Boonville, IN 812-897-5775 Hobby Lobby Creative Centers 5300 E. Indiana St., Ste. A Evansville, IN 812-476-3266 hobbylobby.com

Inman’s Picture Framing 5625 Vogel Rd. Evansville, IN 812-471-8651 inmanpictureframing.com

Michael’s Arts & Crafts 6212 E. Lloyd Expwy. Evansville, IN 812-475-1636

michaels.com

Riverwind Gallery 10400 W. S.R. 662 Newburgh, IN 812-853-2537 riverwindgallery.com

Gown Preservation

(Also see Alterations) C & G Dry Cleaners 1701 Oak Hill Rd. Evansville, IN 812-475-0677 Clayton’s (Don’s) Fine Dry Cleaning Call for nearest location 812-424-9979 donscleaners.com

Concord Custom Cleaners 19 N. Main St. Henderson, KY 270-826-3778 Owensboro, KY Call for nearest location 270-926-5075 concordcustomcleaners.com

Crescent Cleaners 2712 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN 812-476-0721 Ella Park Bridal 7933 Bell Oaks Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-853-1800 ellaparkbridal.com

Pearl Laundry Cleaners Call for nearest location 812-425-6121 pearlcleaners.com

Rick-A-Jay Cleaners Call for nearest location 812-424-5670

Homes American Dream Housing, Inc. 3615 Hwy 60 E. Owensboro, KY 270-685-8730 americandreamhousing.com

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Hotels Many listings have multiple locations.

fairfieldinn.com

Four Seasons Hotel 70 Hwy. 62 Mt. Vernon, IN 812-838-4821 fourseasonsmotel.net

Please call to find the hotel nearest you.

Hampton Inn 800 Eagle Crest Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-473-5000

Ambassador Travel 5236 Vogel Rd., Suite B Evansville, IN 812-479-4510

Hampton Inn Airport 5701 Hwy. 41 N. Evansville, IN

evansville.hamptoninn.com

myambassadortravel.com

hamptoninn1.hilton.com

Baymont Inn 8005 E. Division St. Evansville, IN 877-229-6668

Hilton Garden Inn 220 Eagle Crest Dr. Evansville, IN 812-476-4000

baymontinns.com

hiltongardeninn.hilton.com

Best Western Inn & Suites 800-780-7234

Holiday Inn Airport 7101 US 41 N. Evansville, IN 812-867-7999

bestwestern.com

Comfort Inn East 8331 E. Walnut St. Evansville, IN 812-476-3600 comfortinn.com

Courtyard by Marriott 8105 E. Walnut St. Evansville, IN 812-424-4242 marriott.com

Days Inn 800-329-7466 daysinn.com

Drury Inn 800-DRURYINN druryhotels.com

Dunn Hospitality Group 812-759-8325 dunnhospitalitygroup.com

Evansville Microtel 1930 Cross Pointe Blvd. Evansville, IN 800-771-7171 microtelinn.com

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holidayinn//evansville-in

800-228-9290 marriott.com

New Harmony Inn 504 North St. New Harmony, IN 800-782-8605 newharmonyinn.com

Ramada Inn Owensboro, KY 270-685-3941 888-298-2054 theramada.com

Residence Inn Evansville East 8283 E. Walnut St. Evansville, IN 812-471-7191 Studio Plus 301 Eagle Crest Dr. Evansville, IN 812-479-0103 studioplus.com

Super 8 Motels 800-800-8000 super8.com

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 301 Circle Front Dr. Evansville, IN 812-473-2500

Travel Smart Inc. 13657 Hwy. 41 N. Evansville, IN 812-867-0022

hiexpress.com

Tropicana Evansville 421 NW Riverside Dr. Evansville, IN 800-342-5386

Homelife Studios & Suites 100 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-475-1700 homelifestudiosandsuites.com

Jameson Inn 1101 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-476-9626 jamesoninns.com

Lees Inn & Suites 5538 E. Indiana St. Evansville, IN 812-477-6663 leesinn.com

Le Merigot 615 NW Riverside Dr. Evansville, IN 812-433-4700 Marriott Hotels & Resorts

choosetravelsmart.com

tropevansville.com

Jewelry Stores & Designers Busy Beedz 1021 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN 812-476-9332 busybeedzdesign.com

Brinker’s Jewelers 111 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-476-0651 brinkersjewelers.com

Brucken Jewelers 2013 W. Franklin St. Evansville, IN 812-423-8022

Camelot Jewelers 2178 E. Morgan Ave. Evansville, IN 812-473-5440 Diamond Galleria Lawndale Shopping Ctr. Evansville, IN 812-479-0252 Eastland Mall Evansville, IN 812-477-1388 Town Sq. Mall Owensboro, KY 270-683-6452 Gardenside Shopping Ctr. Henderson, KY 812-827-1722 thediamondgalleria.com

Droste’s Jewelry 4511 First Ave. Evansville, IN 812-422-4351 601 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-479-6868 drostes.com

Ellison Fine Jewelry 4827 Davis Lant Dr., Ste. D Evansville, IN 812-425-5535 ellisoncollection.com

Helzberg Diamonds Eastland Mall Evansville, IN 812-471-1801 helzberg.com

Kay Jewelers Eastland Mall Evansville, IN 812-473-2410 Towne Square Mall Owensboro, KY 270-689-9178 Kruckemeyer & Cohn 944 Burkhardt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-476-5122 kandconline.com

Lance & Company Jewelers 2730 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-686-0001 lancecojewelers.com

McCarty’s Diamonds

250 Red Bank Rd. Evansville, IN 812-425-3916 Nick T. Arnold Jewelers 3630 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-686-8463 shopnta.com

River City Pawn 1300 Carter Rd. Owensboro, KY 270-688-0787 Evansville, IN Call for nearest location 812-477-3345 rivercitypawninc.com

Tracy Zeller Jewelry 111 S. Red Bank Rd. Evansville, IN 812-423-4376 tracyzeller.com

Turley Mfg Jewelers 12 NW 3rd St. Evansville, IN 812-422-0531 turleymfgjewelers.com

Zales Jewelers Eastland Mall Evansville, IN 812-477-6156 zales.com

Limousines

(Also see Carriages) Feller Limousine 812-430-5850 fellerlimousine.com

SUV Limousine 1406 N. First Ave. Evansville, IN 812-401-2822 suv-limo.com

Marriage Preparation Community Marriage Builders 1229 Bellemeade Ave. Evansville, IN 812-477-2260

Mattresses Mattress Factory Showroom 213 W. Division St.

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Medical Services Bonaventura Leo M MD 7145 E. Virginia St., Ste. 5000 A Evansville, IN 812-401-5097 bonaventurafertility.com

Medical Cosmetic Center 7145 East Virginia St., Ste. 2000 Evansville, IN 812-476-6161 medicalcosmeticcenter.com

Women’s Health Care, P.C. 4199 Gateway Blvd., Ste. 2300 Newburgh, IN 812-858-4610 4199 Gateway Blvd., Ste. 2400 Newburgh, IN 812-858-4600 3700 Washington Ave., Ste. 1100 Evansville, IN 812-471-0045 whcpc.com

Men’s Formal Wear & Rentals Alterations by Olivia 300 W. Jennings St., Ste. 19 Newburgh, IN 812-858-8736 Beth Carter Exquisite Bridal & Formal Wear 324 E. 4th St. Huntingburg, IN 812-683-3777 bethcarter.us

Ella Park Bridal 7933 Bell Oaks Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-853-1800 ellaparkbridal.com

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Rental & Sales 920 Frederica St., Ste. 110 Owensboro, KY 270-683-5358 Men’s Wearhouse & Tuxedo 103 N. Burkhardt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-473-0634 menswearhouse.com

Tien & Son Custom Tailored Suits 1422 E. Walnut St. Evansville, IN 812-204-8850 tscustomsuits.com

Tuxedo Avenue Formal Wear 865 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-471-9993 tuxedoavenue.com

Modern Calligraphy Pointed Pen Studio 812-459-1363 think-mediadesign.com

Officiants A Day to Remember Wedding Services Evansville, IN 812-962-3841 I Do Weekday Weddings with Rev. Janet Evansville, IN 812-449-9065 Outdoor Ceremonies (Also see Banquet and Ceremony Facilities) Ambassador Travel 5236 Vogel Rd., Suite B Evansville, IN 812-479-4510 myambassadortravel.com

Angel Mounds Historic Site 8215 Pollack Ave. Evansville, IN 812-853-3956 angelmounds.org

Audubon State Park John James 3100 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Henderson, KY 270-826-2247

Evansville Country Club 3810 Stringtown Rd. Evansville, IN 812-425-2243

friendsofaudubon.org

evansvillecountryclub.com

Bauerhaus The 13605 Darmstadt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-759-9000

Events of Harmony 527 Church St. New Harmony, IN 812-682-3310 newharmonyinn.com/ weddings

thebauerhaus.com

Burdette Park 5301 Nurrenburn Rd. Evansville, IN 812-435-5602 vanderburgh.gov Cambridge Golf Course Banquet Hall 1034 Beacon Hill Rd. Evansville, IN 812-868-4653

First Christian Church 4544 Old State Rd. 261 Newburgh, IN 812-858-5000 fccn.org Kingmen’s Event Facility 15901 Old Petersburg Rd. Evansville, IN 812-868-1111

villageofcambridge.com

kingmensevent.com

Camp Reveal 1040 E. Boonville-New Harmony Rd. Evansville, IN 812-867-2668

Kokie’s Banquet Centers 11917 Old Hwy. 66 Evansville, IN 812-423-8229

campreveal.com

Clearcrest Pines Golf & Banquet Center 10521 Darmstadt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-867-7677 clearcrestpines.com

Crossroads Christian Church 10800 Outer Lincoln Ave. Newburgh, IN 812-858-8668 crossroadschristian.com

Daviess County Parks & Recreation Panther Creek & Yellow Creek Parks Owensboro, KY 270-685-6142 daviesscountyparks.com

Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau (The Pagoda) 401 SE Riverside Dr. Evansville, IN 812-421-2200 evansvillecvb.org

KOLA Property Management Chris Laughbaum 641 Third St. (P O Box 668) New Harmony, IN 812-682-3050 812-449-6839 newharmony.biz robertleeblafferfoundation.org chrisjksc@aol.com

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden 1545 Mesker Park Dr. Evansville, IN 812-435-6143 meskerparkzoo.com

New Harmony Inn 504 North St. New Harmony, IN 800-782-8605 newharmonyinn.com

Owensboro Parks 1530 McJohnson Ave. Owensboro, KY 270-687-8700 owensboroparks.org

Quail Crossing 5 Quail Crossing Dr. Boonville, IN 812-897-1247 quailcrossing.com

RiverPark Center 101 Daviess St. Owensboro, KY 270-687-2770 riverparkcenter.org

Rolling Hills Country Club 1666 Old Plank Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-925-3336 rollinghillsindiana.com

Roofless Church New Harmony, IN 812-682-3050 usi.edu/hnh

Ruby Moon Vineyard & Winery LLC 9566 U.S. Hwy. 41A Henderson, KY 270-830-7660 rubymoonwinery.com

Summit The 6501 Summit Dr. Owensboro, KY 270-281-4653 summitky.com

T.R.U. Event Rental Inc. 1519 N. Fulton Ave. Evansville, IN 812-423-6744 trueventrental.com

University of Evansville 1800 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN 800-423-8633 evansville.edu

University of Southern IN 8600 University Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-464-8600 usi.edu

Vanderburgh 4-H Center 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Rd. Evansville, IN 812-867-6217 vanderburgh4hcenter.com

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Warrick County 4-H Center 133 E. Degonia Rd. Boonville, IN 812-897-3017 ces.purdue.edu/warrick

West Side Sportsman’s Club 1000 N. Peerless Rd. Evansville, IN 812-424-3039 wssc.us

Western Kentucky Botanical Garden 25 Carter Rd. Owensboro, KY 270-852-8925 wkbg.org

Photobooth Rentals Evansville Photobooth Rental 812-453-6613 evansvillephotobooth.com

FunShots Photobooth 10545 St. Wendel Rd. Evansville, IN 812-453-2437 Funshotsphotobooth.net

Magical Memories Photobooth Rental 3330 Keystone Hills Dr. Evansville, IN 812-483-8385

Photography Alex Morgan Imaging

alexmorganimaging.com

Art Gerber Fine Wedding Photography 739 Main St. Tell City, IN 800-354-4123 artgerber.com

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Evansville, IN 812-499-4500 Best of You Boudoir 12794 E. 75 S. Oakland City, IN 812-749-6197 bestofyouboudoir.com

Beyond Reality Photography by Kevin Brown 812-431-2570 facebook.com/photoKB

Braxton Harting Studios 812-629-3747 braxtonharting.com

Brian Smith Photography Washington Sq. Mall Evansville, IN 812-475-9108 bsmithphoto.com

Charles Wells Photography Newburgh, IN 812-965-6568 charleswellsphotography.com

Chris Berneking Photography 7407 Old Boonville Hwy. Evansville, IN 812-598-2731 chrisberneking.com

Clarion Creative 300 W. Jennings St. Newburgh, IN 812-518-0321 clarioncreative.com

Daniel Knight Studio B 3941 Blackford Rd. E. Mt. Vernon, IN 888-242-3686 / 812-8382707 danielknightstudiob.com

Davis Digital Photography 1700 Apple Ridge Dr. Evansville, IN 812-449-9118 davisdigitalphotography.com

Destiny Foto 812-629-3623 destinyfoto.com

Equinox

Photography 812-550-3391 equinoxwed.com Iman Satori Photography Evansville, IN 812-215-6729 isphotography.blogspot.com

J. Lee Photography 812-457-1309 isphotoart.net

Jesse Daniels Photography 6800 Sharon Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-204-3219 jesseandgena.com

Joma Studios Creative Photography P O Box 1294 Newburgh, IN 812-204-1425

Photography Evansville, IN 812-202-0800

501 N. Weinbach Ave. Evansville, IN 812-491-6247

redenbaughphoto.com

movewithbaker.com

R.I. Photography 2000 St. Philip Rd. S. Evansville, IN 812-985-5806

ERA First Advantage Realty Team Davis-Martin Debbie Davis 812-550-3670 debbie.davis@era.com Christie Martin 812-455-6789

riphotography.biz

Routt Signature Studio 504 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-423-9999 routt.com

Rowe Portrait Studios 12794 E. 75 S. Oakland City, IN 812-455-1518 roweportraitstudios.com

Sarah Brown Photography 812-431-3509

christie.martin@era.com

ERA First Advantage Realty Evansville, IN Call for nearest location 812-473-4663 8711 W. Highway 66 Newburgh, IN 812-858-2400 erafirst.com

Stewartography Photo 100 Mallard Creek Dr. Owensboro, KY 270-903-3162

FC Tucker Emge Evansville, IN Call for nearest location 8944 Ruffian Ln. Newburgh, IN 812-426-9020 2202 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Henderson, KY 812-853-3381 / 270-8271131

luppinophotography.com

stewartography.com

fctuckeremge.com

Mark McCoy Photography Evansville, IN 812-402-5708

Straub Photography 12820 Cynthiana Rd. Evansville, IN 812-963-5014

Landmark Realty & Development, Inc. 15 S. Vann Ave. Evansville, IN 812-474-9814 812-305-5594

jomastudios.com

Luppino Photography 560 Allen Ln. Centertown, KY 866-909-5628 Centertown/Evansville/ Owensboro

markmccoyphotography.com

Memories by Michelle Evansville, IN 812-491-3349 memoriesbymichelle.com

Photography by Leah D. Evansville, IN 812-962-3841 Rachel Mathew Photography 812-480-4783 rachelmathewphotography.com

Rae Photography 5730 Kansas Rd. Evansville, IN 812-430-1640 raephotos.com

Redenbaugh

sarahbrownphotography. zenfolio.com

straubphotography.com

Todd Burnett Photography 3708 Rodenberg Ave. Evansville, IN 812-760-9108 Vickers Photo 2567 E. Warrenton Rd. Haubstadt, IN 812-568-6919 vickersphoto.com

Walker Studio 310 Main St. Evansville, IN 812-402-4124 walkerstudiophoto.com

Realtors Baker Auction Realty

landmarkrealtyinc.com

Registry/Gifts Ambassador Travel 5236 Vogel Rd., Ste. B Evansville, IN 812-479-4510 myambassadortravel.com

Bakers Rack The 2690 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-684-6130 thebakersrack.com

Bed Bath & Beyond 280 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-471-8255 bedbathandbeyond.com

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BJ’s Home Accents 10388 Newburgh Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-853-7381 bjshomeaccents.com

Colonial Heirlooms 805 E. Park St. Ft. Branch, IN 812-753-3595 Destination Everywhere Travel 812-454-9247 Evansville, IN detagency.com

Diamond Valley Federal Credit Union Evansville, IN Call for nearest location 812-425-5152 dv-fcu.org

Dillard’s 800 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-473-1583 dillards.com

Evansville Federal Credit Union 6209 Vogel Rd. Evansville, IN 812-424-2621 5320 Weston Rd. Evansville, IN 812-424-2621 3820 First Ave. 812-424-2621 Gehlhausen Floral, Gifts & Home Accents 735 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-428-2320 gehlhausenfloral.com

Heart of Newburgh 121 Plum St. Newburgh, IN 812-853-5533 heartofnewburgh.com

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Evansville, IN 812-473-5489 J’Petals 131 1st St. Henderson, KY 270-826-2050 JC Penney Eastland Mall Evansville, IN 812-477-7222 jcpenney.com

JC Penney Home Furnishings 1420 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-475-0578 Kirkland’s 6501 E. Lloyd Expwy. Ste. 13 Evansville, IN 812-401-6000 kirklands.com

Kohl’s 201 N. Burkhardt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-475-1417 4200 Hogue Rd. Evansville, IN 812-422-1246 3340 Villa Point Dr. Owensboro, KY 270-684-3632 kohls.com

Evansville, IN 812-425-0109 pennyjohns.com

(See Banquet Halls)

PenPals Stationery Shoppe 5040 Bellemeade Ave. Evansville, IN 812-471-8904

Rentals & Supplies

penpalsgifts.com

Red Poppy 2820 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN 812-759-3310 theredpoppygifts.com

Sears Brands 1100 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-473-8200 5000 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-688-6200 sears.com

Stephanie Mitchell’s Thirty-One Gifts laurensfolks2003@yahoo. com 812-320-0992 mythirtyone.com/StephM

Things Remembered Eastland Mall Evansville, IN 812-479-9545 thingsremembered.com

Macy’s Eastland Mall Evansville, IN 812-473-9244 500 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-685-4411

Third Street House Gift Shop 307 Third St. Henderson, KY 270-826-4015 thirdstreethousegiftshop. com

macys.com

Thyme in the Kitchen 2308 W. Franklin St. Evansville, IN 812-399-2726

Nance Galleries 662 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-476-6295 nancegalleries.com

Pampered Chef Personalized Wedding Registries & Showers Evansville, IN 812-962-3841 pamperedchef.biz/leahd

Penny John’s 1116 Lincoln Ave.

Rehearsal Dinner Halls

thymeinthekitchenevv.com

Trees N Trends 1900 U.S. Hwy. 41, Ste. 7 Henderson, KY 270-830-9335 treesntrends.com

Trison’s Gifts 507 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-683-2309

(Also see Balloons and Florists) ABC Rental Center 1301 Daviess St. Owensboro, KY 270-684-0288 abcrental42303.com

A Complete Party Rentals 801 N. Green St. Henderson, KY 877-826-6409 acompleterentals.com

A Special Event Rental 2531 W. 2nd St. Owensboro, KY 270-689-1271 Bakos Rentals 1645 Triplett St., Ste. B Owensboro, KY 270-683-1547 bakospartyrental.com

Bauer’s Tents & Party Rentals 13607 Darmstadt Rd. Darmstadt, IN 812-867-1040 bauerstents.com

Hobby Lobby 5300 E. Indiana St., Ste. A. Evansville, IN 812-476-3266 4610 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 270-689-0155 hobbylobby.com

OBJ Design 812-499-2331 objdesign.net janeelpers@hotmail.com

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Books & Gifts 109 E. 18th St. Owensboro, KY 270-689-9485 Trees N Trends 1900 U.S. Hwy. 41, Ste. 7 Henderson, KY 270-830-9335 treesntrends.com

T.R.U. Event Rental Inc. 1519 N. Fulton Ave. Evansville, IN 877-570-8368 trueventrental.com

Salons

(See Day Spas & Salons)

Skin Care

(Also see Day Spas) Advanced Aesthetics 2821 New Hartford Rd. Owensboro, KY 270-852-4785 owensboroderm.com

DeJa-Vu Skin & Body 4943 Rosebud Ln. Newburgh, IN 812-471-8195 drmanley.com

Dukane Skin Care 2805 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN 812-471-3223 dukaneskincare.com

Getcha-Sun Tanning 2408 New Hartford Rd. Owensboro, KY 270-685-1826 Laws of Attraction 2767 Veach Rd., Ste. A Owensboro, KY 270-686-7705 loaspa.zoomshare.com

Party Central 120 NW MLK Jr. Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-459-8360

Let’s Get Tan 5706 E. Virginia St. Evansville, IN 812-479-8826

Party Place Ltd. 5233 Anderson Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-457-4624

Medical Cosmetic Center 7145 E. Virginia St. Evansville, IN 812-476-6161 TRISTATEBRIDE.ME


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Merle Norman 800 N. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 812-477-5379 2785 Veach Rd., Ste. C. Owensboro, KY 270-685-2259 merlenormanstudio.com

Renew Laser Skin Care 4166 Wyntree Dr. Evansville, IN 812-490-RNEW renew-laserskincare.com

Skin Solutions Inc. 3700 Bellemeade Ave. Ste. 119 Evansville, IN 812-402-7546

Stationery

(Also see Bridal Shops and Craft Stores) JoElle Elise Design 8720 Fischer Rd. Evansville, IN 812-568-9646 Kustom Kwik-Print 1911 Breckenridge St. Owensboro, KY 270-926-1761 Party Paper Place 320 Washington Ave. Owensboro, KY 270-684-5189 Party Place & Invitations By DeZyne 5233 Anderson Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-457-4624 partyplacenewburgh.com

PenPals Stationery Shoppe 5040 Bellemeade Ave. Evansville, IN 812-471-8904 penpalsgifts.com

Travel Agencies AAA Travel Agency 7820 Eagle Crest Blvd. TRISTATEBRIDE.ME

Evansville, IN 812-477-9966 aaa.com

A Day to Remember Wedding Services Evansville, IN 812-962-3841 All About Honeymoons 812-962-3665 allabouthoneymoons.com

Ambassador Travel 5236 Vogel Rd., Ste. B Evansville, IN 812-479-4510 myambassadortravel.com

Cruise Planners 5821 Oak Ridge Dr. Evansville, IN 812-437-4510 beckscruises.com

Destination Everywhere Travel 812-454-9247 Evansville, IN detagency.com

Haynie Travel 641 S. Hebron Ave. Evansville, IN 812-477-8833 haynietravel.com

Travel Authority The 2033 U.S. Hwy. 41 Henderson, KY 270-826-6069 thetravelauthority.com

Travel Smart Inc. 13657 Hwy. 41 N. Evansville, IN 812-867-0022 choosetravelsmart.com

bsmithphoto.com

Centerline Productions 4612 Chapel Ct. Evansville, IN 812-471-4200 centerlineproductions.net

Creative Video, Inc. 112 Phillips Ln. Campbellsville, KY 270-789-2603 bernievideo.com

Eyenamics 1528 Burnett Ln. Vincennes, IN 812-887-3369 eyenamics.com

Home Video Studio 2954 Megan Dr. Newburgh, IN 812-490-2929 homevideostudio.com

Remember This Day Video 5016 Manor Ct. Evansville, IN 812-480-3290 Special Moments Video 3320 Raccoon Run Evansville, IN 812-431-4903 smvideo.com

Sunlite Music & Studios 600 W. 3rd St. Owensboro, KY 270-684-9569 sunlitemusic.com

Wedding & Event Planners

Videographers

(Also see Banquet Halls)

A Unique Video Production Services 2505 Elder Dr. Owensboro, KY 270-686-8840

Alterations by Olivia 300 W. Jennings St., Ste. 19 Newburgh, IN 812-858-8736

auniquevideo.com

Brian Smith Photography Washington Sq. Mall Evansville, IN 812-475-9108

Ambassador Travel 5236 Vogel Rd., Ste. B Evansville, IN 812-479-4510 myambassadortravel.com

Ambiance

2855 Jace Ln. Newburgh, IN 812-853-7059

limelightevents.com

Bauerhaus The 13605 Darmstadt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-759-9000

New Harmony Inn 504 North St. New Harmony, IN 800-782-8605, Ext. 1464

Newburgh, IN 812-842-2700

thebauerhaus.com

newharmonyinn.com

Cambridge Golf Course Banquet Hall 1034 Beacon Hill Rd. Evansville, IN 812-868-4653

Party Central 120 NW MLK Jr. Blvd. Evansville, IN 812-459-8360

villageofcambridge.com

Clearcrest Pines Golf & Banquet Center 10521 Darmstadt Rd. Evansville, IN 812-867-7677 clearcrestpines.com

Custom Design Group 709 E. Sycamore St. Evansville, IN 812-421-0291 Destination Everywhere Travel 812-454-9247 Evansville, IN Facebook.com/DETAgency quotemytravel@gmail.com

Events of Harmony 527 Church St. New Harmony, IN 812-682-3310 newharmonyinn.com

Party Place Ltd. 5233 Anderson Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-457-4624 partyplacenewburgh.com

Planning Forever Events 5625 Pearl Dr. Evansville, IN 812-455-6836 planningforever.com

River City Concierge 8223 River Park Way Evansville, IN 812-483-4675 Veronica D Hamilton & Co. Wedding Planning & Design 812-490-0645 Welborn Floral & Events 920 E. 4th St. Owensboro, KY 800-825-9889 welbornfloralco.com

Handmade Vintage Events Evansville, IN 812-431-9531

Wedding Referral Services

handmadevintageevents.com

Weddings By Choice 318 Main St., Ste. 109 Evansville, IN 812-423-9333

Holiday Inn Airport 7101 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Evansville, IN 812-867-7999

weddingsbychoice.com

holidayinn.com

JoElle Elise Design 8720 Fischer Rd. Evansville, IN 812-568-9646 Limelight! Events 7955 Bell Oaks Dr. TRI-STATE BRIDE 2017 | 79


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