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FROM THE EDITOR While the release of a new magazine is always exciting, here at WeddingDay, we’re particularly thrilled because our magazine will be augmented by a brand new website that will integrate all of the information in the magazine and provide lots of new content for brides on the go. The website is being personalized for you, the bride. You will have a chance to create your very own profile where you can save inspiring images and information found on the site. Also you’ll be able to interact directly with vendors, other brides, and experts in the industry, creating a simpler, more personal and more enjoyable wedding planning experience! Our new blog will keep you on top of the latest trends in gowns, etiquette, bridesmaids’ dresses and floral (to name just a few). There’s a lot to learn when you’re planning a wedding and we’re here to help you! Look for our site early this year. We hope you’re as excited as we are. Our winter issue features: • A “winter white” photo shoot at the sophisticated Columbia Club on Monument Circle in Indianapolis • Three real weddings that will wow and woo you at the same time • A feature about a wedding that was donated to help one very deserving Fort Wayne couple FOLLOW US FOR EXCLUSIVE CONTENT:

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WeddingDay is a fully integrated marketing program designed to reach local engaged couples planning their wedding, utilizing a number of tools such as magazines, bridal shows, website, e-marketing services, direct marketing, sponsorships and contests. WeddingDay print edition is a quarterly publication of Life Events Media, a subsidiary of Monkeyhouse Marketing & Design LLC. WeddingDay is distributed throughout Central Indiana at targeted locations frequented by this audience. Any and all materials published in WeddingDay are the sole property of said publication, without exclusion. Editorial and or advertising content, including all design, copy, photography, illustrations and artwork shall not be reproduced in any manner without written consent of WeddingDay. The publisher makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information published but cannot be held liable for any consequences arising from omissions or errors. Any claims or opinions expressed by the writers and advertisers are not necessarily the opinions of WeddingDay. For advertising information, call (574) 256-2055. Advertising and Editorial Offices: 742 S. Eddy St., South Bend, IN 46615. For permissions and reprint requests, please call or fax (574) 217–8698 or e-mail to info@weddingday-online.com. Readers interested in having their wedding considered for publication in WeddingDay may submit a brief paragraph about the wedding to: WeddingDay Magazine, 742 S. Eddy St., South Bend, IN 46615, or e-mail to info@weddingday-online.com. Please note that due to volume we are unable to respond to all submitted requests. WeddingDay copyright 2014.


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SHELBY & CHAD CYSEWSKI

After meeting through a mutual friend in Chicago in 2007, Shelby Conroy and Chad Cysewski were immediately drawn to each other. Six years later, Chad proposed at the same restaurant where they had their first date. After a surprise celebration following dinner with their families, the planning of a big city, romantic and elegant-themed wedding began.

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THE LOOK “I am not one for bright colors in my everyday wardrobe or home decor, which is something I read you should keep in mind for choosing colors for your wedding day,” says Shelby. “Going with our romantic theme, we decided to set a color palette of blush tones and natural color choices.”

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B I G C I T Y R O M A N C E / / Fe a t u r e d W e d d ing

ADVICE FROM THE bride Shelby and Chad had a goal in mind the last seven days before their wedding: to relax and take it easy. Her advice is to get everything done a week prior to the wedding. “It was a great feeling not to be rushed and frantic the days leading up to the wedding. At that point, we just let the anticipation and excitement take over!”

THE FLOWERS To tie in with her romantic vision of blush and natural color choices, Shelby’s bouquet included a combination of soft ivory and pale peach garden roses, peach stock, with soft white ranunculus and blush astilbe with an accent of dusty miller. The stems of her bouquet, along with the bouquets of her maid and matron of honor—her two sisters, were adorned with lace fabric from their mother’s wedding dress. Guest tables featured low silver vases designed with similar flowers surrounded by silver mercury votive candles. Other tables featured translucent, tall glass vases with dark branches individually decorated with fluffy white hydrangeas.

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THE CEREMONY Selecting the location for their ceremony was surprisingly simple. “Holy Name Cathedral is one of the most beautiful churches in the city. Matched with the history, the beauty of the long aisle and the beautiful stained glass windows, it was one of the easiest decisions in planning our wedding,� said Shelby.

THE RECEPTION After searching for the perfect reception venue, Shelby and Chad fell in love with the Hard Rock Hotel, which paired well with the fun party and lively mood that followed the nuptials.

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THE DRESS After trying on nearly 20 dresses at various bridal shops, Shelby visited a Jenny Yoo store in Chicago and fell in love with an A-line gown that had plenty of options to fit her individual style. “When I put my dress on and saw all of the options for ways to tie the straps, I was sold. I was also really mindful of my body type; I didn’t want anything too tight or over the top.”

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In memory of Shelby’s mom, who passed away in 2005, Shelby and Chad decided to make a donation to National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (in addition to traditional wedding favors). Shelby also wore her mom’s wedding veil, which was both important and meaningful to her. “I wish I could wear it every day!”

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MEEGHAN & BRENDAN HART

Ralph Waldo Emerson said that the “Earth laughs in flowers.” If that’s true, Meeghan Miller Hart and Brendan Hart started their relationship and marriage surrounded by lots of laughter. Meeghan and Brendan got engaged at the Central Park Conservatory Garden in New York City (where they live) and had their wedding reception at the Historic Oliver Gardens at The History Museum (formerly the Center for History) in South Bend.

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THE MEET The two met freshman year at the University of Notre Dame but didn’t start dating until their last year of school.

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ADVICE FROM THE bride “When making decisions about your wedding, go for the things you love and don’t second guess them. It will all come together in a beautiful, cohesive whole.”

THE PROPOSAL It was a Saturday morning in June when the couple, both architects, took their customary walk in Central Park. “When we came to the Conservatory Garden, our favorite spot, he took a deep breath and got down on one knee,” Meeghan said. While Brendan wanted the proposal to be private, some tourists were kind enough to take some photos and email them to the couple.

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PETER THURIN PHOTOGRAPHY

THE DRESS The Nicole Miller simple, fitted wedding gown was an easy find for Meeghan. Because the ceremony took place in the morning, she wanted it to be easy to put on! It was only the second one she tried.

THE CEREMONY The couple realized a dream by getting married in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame. Meeghan said the rehearsal was a little “rough” and she regretted not taking notes at all of her friends’ recent wedding ceremonies. But when Brendan’s family friend performed the ceremony, he guided it so well, she said “it just imparted this wonderful sense of calm and holiness to the morning.”

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THE RECEPTION Because the ceremony was at 9 a.m., it created some challenges for the reception but Meeghan’s mom came through and planned a brunch reception. “We wanted it to feel refined but relaxed—like a family gathering that used grandmother’s pewter but with the granddaughter picking the wildflowers for the table.”

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The early morning ceremony at the Basilica offered the couple a chance to serve their favorite meal—brunch! And they had the added benefit of a party that went on the entire day.

PETER THURIN PHOTOGRAPHY

THE CAKE Brendan doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, so they opted for a carrot cake as a happy compromise.

THE COLOR PALETTE The color orange became a bit of an obsession with Meeghan during the wedding planning process. She thought it would be a gorgeous color against the blue and gold of the Basilica. She went heavily orange with greens, yellows and blues for contrast.

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THE FLORALS Meeghan’s mom did a lot of the behind-the-scenes organizing. Meeghan was able to have a phone conversation with the designer who mentioned various flowers and Meeghan looked them up on the Internet as they talked. The result: coral peonies, peach “juliet” garden roses, orange asiatic lilies, blue tweedia, blush hydrangea, coral roses, peach stock, peach spray roses, baby blue delphinium, yellow tulips and ivy. The colorful blooms fit the garden feel perfectly.

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KAITLIN & JOE DURAN

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THE CEREMONY Indiana weather cooperated as the two said “I do” outdoors. Their good friend played all the music, which included Van Morrison, Edward Sharpe, Akon and Tom Petty. Kaitlin walked down the aisle to the acoustic instrumental of The Natural – “I Need My Girl.”

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A M O D E R N C L A S S I C / / Fea t ur ed Wed d i ng

THE VENUE The Story Inn is an off-the-beaten-path, 19th century village complete with forests, fields, a barn, horses, gardens, and a toprated restaurant. Um, what isn’t perfect about this place?

ADVICE FROM THE bride “Find a way to leave a space for just you and your future spouse during the day. Joe and I wrote letters to each other and delivered them on the day of – it was a nice way to have a moment to ourselves.”

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THE BEST MOMENT OF THE DAY “The dance floor couldn’t be beat,” Kaitlin said. “But having a late-night sing-along with s’mores and hotdogs around the campfire was something I’ll never forget!”

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A M O D E R N C L A S S I C / / Fea t ur ed Wed d i ng

WHAT WE

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The way everything just works: from the bucolic setting to the horses to the streamers to the use of the blush colors. This couple knows who they are and the wedding reflects that down to the last detail.

THE FLORAL

CAITLIN SULLIVAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Kaitlin’s relatives and in-laws, experienced as florists, created the arrangements and bouquets, which were heavy on white and blush roses, baby’s breath and gold accents.

THE COLOR PALETTE The groom and groomsmen sported navy while the bridesmaids wore blush pink dresses of their choice.

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THE GOWN This BHLDN Gemma gown epitomizes the relaxed and joyful day in the country. It delights us with pailettes and pearls on the fitted bodice and layers of chiffon and tulle.

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wedding team CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION The Story Inn Nashville, IN REHEARSAL DINNER The Story Inn, Second-floor barn Nashville, IN

WEDDING GOWN BHLDN

BRIDE’S SHOES Adrianna Papell

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Selected by each bridesmaid

BRIDE’S JEWELRY Family heirlooms

HAIR SALON Bobby Cooper Salon

BRIDESMAIDS’ JEWELRY Kate Spade (and individual’s choice)

MAKEUP EyeMax Cosmetics

WEDDING COORDINATOR Lisa Morrison, The Story Inn Nashville, IN

GROOM’S ATTIRE Hugo Boss

THANK YOU NOTES & WEDDING BRANDING Kali Edwards, June Mango Weddings

CATERER The Story Inn Nashville, IN

RINGS Richter and Phillips Cincinnati, OH

CAKE Rene’s Bakery Indianapolis, IN

PHOTOGRAPHER Caitlin Sullivan Photography

TRANSPORTATION Free Enterprise System, Inc./ Star of America

VIDEOGRAPHER Wolter Photography

FLOWERS Kristina Roth (Bride’s step-sister) INVITATIONS Minted.com CEREMONY MUSICIAN Dr. Greg Kauffman (friend of Groom) RECEPTION DJ Dancin’ DJ’s Columbus, IN J+K SIGNS AND REHEARSAL DINNER DECORATIONS Nancy Duran (mother of the Groom)

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WISH UPON A WEDDING

WISH UPON A WEDDING is the world’s

first organization providing wedding wishes to couples facing terminal illnesses or life-altering circumstances. Each couple receives wishes entirely through the generosity of “Wish Granters” from within the wedding and event industry. During the holiday season and the season of giving, it seemed appropriate for the Indianapolis Chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding to grant the wedding wish of Elizabeth and Bryan, a couple from Fort Wayne.

Prayers Answered: Wish Upon a Wedding Helps a Fort Wayne Couple

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WISH GRANTERS CEREMONY VENUE Empyrean CATIE‘S CAPTURES

RECEPTION VENUE Empyrean WEDDING PLANNER Events by Design - Meg Massey PHOTOGRAPHER Catie’s Captures VIDEOGRAPHER Marshall Camera CATERER Empyrean FLORIST Empyrean CEREMONY MUSICIANS Jared Wade RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT Jared Wade

The couple met while taking the bus every day and the two eventually began sitting next to each other during impromptu prayer sessions. After two years of prayer, church going and dating, Bryan proposed to Elizabeth. Wish Upon a Wedding granted Elizabeth and Bryan their wish due to Elizabeth’s battle with lupus and multiple sclerosis—both debilitating diseases. Elizabeth suffers bouts where her body shuts down to the point where she can’t walk until she is given steroids and requires hospitalization. After that, she receives inpatient therapy for at least another month. She takes several medications and has undergone chemotherapy. The multitude of health issues has made it very difficult to

plan a wedding. Wish Upon a Wedding wanted to grant her wish of a “Winter Wonderland Wedding” in time for the holidays. Elizabeth and Bryan were married December 16th on the 25th floor of the PNC Center in downtown Fort Wayne at Empyrean Events and Catering. Hundreds of candles decorated the ceremony aisle and altar space as Elizabeth and Bryan were married in an intimate ceremony. As Elizabeth entered the aisle for the processional, Bryan exclaimed, “Elizabeth, you are the most beautiful woman in the world!” To see such raw emotion was a very sweet and tender moment for everyone present.

LINENS Chair Covers and Linens CAKE/BAKERY Classic Cakes STATIONERY Westwood Paper Company HAIR/MAKEUP B. Luscious Hair Brittani Townes-Harris, Andrew Elliot GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Personal Tux ACCOMMODATIONS The Hilton Fort Wayne TRANSPORTATION Sentimental Journey

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PRAYERS ANSWERED / / Wis h Up on a W e d d ing H elp s a Fo rt W a yne Co u p le

The reception was nothing short of magical: a long table dressed in silver sequined linen, adorned with dozens of floating candles; snow white floral, and goose down snow created an enchanted setting for the guests. The vision was created using silver branches canopied over the table and candles hung from the branches to allow candlelight to dance above the family and friends. At Elizabeth’s request, the silver sparkling cake featured several ombre shades of pale blue butterflies, which cascaded down the frosting. The entire scene sparkled as Elizabeth and Bryan enjoyed a five -course dinner with their family and friends before dancing to Motown music. Although the couple didn’t want the evening to end, they did it in style in a horse-drawn carriage and Elizabeth wrapped in a cozy fur stole.

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Elizabeth and Bryan are the fourth Wish Recipient to be granted a wish by the Indianapolis Wish Upon a Wedding Chapter and one of more than 60 couples to receive a wedding wish nationwide. To learn more about how to donate to Wish Upon a Wedding, or to apply for a wish, visit www.WishUponAWedding.org.

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A SOPHISTICATED MATCH The upscale, urbane setting of the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel is the perfect match for your special day. Contact our Certified Wedding Planner, Laura Vautaw at 317.816.0777 or visit renaissanceindianapolis.com.

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VENUE Columbia Club Indianapolis, IN PLANNER/DESIGNER Mon Amie Events Inc. PHOTOGRAPHER Scalini “The Fine Art Weddings” BRIDAL GOWNS Blue House Bridal BRIDESMAID GOWN Bella Bridesmaids HAIR & MAKEUP La Dolce Salon & Spa CAKE Heavenly Sweets FLORAL Meg Catherine Flowers STATIONERY Pomp & Polish CHARGERS & LINENS BBJ Linens FURNITURE & LIGHTING Evans Audio Visual CLEAR CHAIRS A Classic Party Rental MODELS Erica Markiewicz (bride) and Jill DeJong (bridesmaid)

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T H E E T H E R E A L E L E G A N C E O F W I N T E R W H I T E / / W int er 2 0 1 5 Cover Shoot

THE TABLESCAPE The white table alone is magical with a wintry glow of candlelight reflecting a snowy streetscape; free flowing, natural flowers, lanterns, votives, silvery chargers and sparkle galore. The delicate and dainty nature of a new, clean, soft snowfall is captured in the ambiance. Clear chiavari chairs and silver chair covers were used to embrace the icy feel.

THE PAPER PRODUCTS A snow globe-inspired design on metallic card stock provides contrast to the floral. The menu card is wrapped in a cellophane envelope holding little bits of snow confetti.

SCALINI “THE FINE ART WEDDINGS”

COLUMBIA CLUB COVER SHOOT Why is the winter bride so overlooked? June doesn’t have anything on the enchanted, magical feel of the winter wonderland wedding. Our creative team—headed up by Monica Richard, MBC, of Mon Amie Events organized a wintry cover shoot in the sophisticated Crystal Terrace at the Columbia Club. And when the venue overlooks Monument Circle, can it be anything other than spectacular?

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THE DRESS This shoot was so amazing that one dress wasn’t enough! We just had to have two. The first was a Pronovias illusion neck sheath with plenty of lace and beading for the ceremony. The reception dress, below, was a full-beaded Swarovski crystal sheath by Enaura Bridal Couture.

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THE BRIDESMAID DRESS Bella Bridesmaids provided this stylish Adrianna Papell blouson fully beaded bridesmaid dress in a stunning slate blue color. It’s so icy cool, it’s hot.

LET IT SNOW If Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, you can bring the snow inside! What a perfect addition to our winter wonderland.

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HAIR & MAKEUP A very vintage glam headpiece on our “bride” Erica, goes perfectly with the loose curls swept dramatically to the side by the hair stylists. The same curls were repeated in bridesmaid Jill’s hair. Makeup for both was very much sophisticated, sultry and romantic with soft grays and deep berry and plum colors to highlight our models’ natural beauty.

THE VENUE The leaded-glass windows with stained glass accents at the Columbia Club provided the backdrop for our shoot. Built in 1925, the Gothic Revival-style structure has one of the best addresses in the city, and it is one of the most historic and classic spots for a wedding reception.

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THE CAKE & COOKIES Glitter dust was sprinkled on the cake, making it magical and enticing. Other features: ivory pearls, quilted butter cream and Damask stenciling. Need we say more? Buttery cookies incorporated a little bit of icy blue. The cake sat majestically on white-sequined linens.

THE FLORAL Gorgeous doesn’t even start to describe the floral used for the shoot. Just a few of the flowers included owl protea, amaryllis, garden roses, ranunculus, jasmine vine, live branches, papers whites, silver tree and anemones all gathered in a loose, garden style. Similar flowers were displayed in the centerpieces to achieve the relaxed yet eyepoppingly beautiful wintry arrangement.

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A D V E R T I S E R I N D E X / / Wi nter 2015

502 East Event Centre.................80, inside back cover

Indiana Memorial Union............................................. 75

A Classic Party Rental........................................... 10, 54

Indianapolis Bride Expo.............................................. 77

Aadvanced Limousines............................................... 52

Indy Wedding Ideas..................................................... 12

Adelino’s Banquet & Catering.................................... 53

Jackie J’s...................................................................... 76

Allen County Fairgrounds............................................ 29

Jacquie’s Cafe & Gourmet Catering............................. 8

American Party Time................................................... 74

Jonathan Byrd’s.............................80, inside back cover

Arthur Murray Dance Centers.................................... 55

Lafayette Limo Inc....................................................... 49

Bath Junkie.................................................................. 54

LGI Linens.................................................................... 56

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa..................................... 2

Liby Ball Sewing & Design.......................................... 14

Blue House Bridal Gown & Accessories.................... 27

MBP Distinctive Catering............................................ 74

Bridal Superstore........................................................ 39

Menguin....................................................................... 17

Cakes By Cathy, Inc..................................................... 63

Midwest Rentals.......................................................... 76

CANAL 337..............................................................50-51

Mon Amie Events, Inc................................................... 6

Carpenter Photo and Design...................................... 53

Mustard Seed Gardens............................................... 16

Carriage House Charters & Limousine...................... 63

Nathaniel Edmunds Photography................................ 1

Cathy Teeters Beautiful Weddings....................... 14, 63

New Harmony Inn Resort and Conference Center.... 62

Celebrations Banquet & Conference Center............... 8

One World Catering & Events.............................. 15, 55

Chapman’s Restaurant & Bar.................................... 15

Outpost Catering, The................................................... 8

Charley Creek Inn........................................................ 29

Paris House of Bridal.................................................. 29

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, The................... 11

Perfect Parties Tents & Events.................................... 15

Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant.............................. 57

Perkon Pies & Baked Goods....................................... 16

Classic Cakes Inc........................................................ 13

Pipers Hospitality Group............................................. 65

D’Amore Events of Indianapolis............................ 50-51

R.L. Wilson House....................................................... 55

Dash DJ & Sound Productions..................................... 9

Rascia’s Creative Cakes, Inc...................................... 49

Deer Park Manor........................................................... 7

Reis Nichols Jewelers......................... inside front cover

Eddie Merlot’s.............................................................. 78

Renaissance Indianapolis North................................ 62

Elite Banquet & Conference Center........................... 12

Ruth’s Chris Steak House........................................... 48

Elite Coordinators Inc.................................................. 16

Scottish Rite Events............................................... 50-51

Empyrean Events and Catering..................... back cover

Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel.................... 53

Eric Rudd Photography............................................... 10

Social Butterfly Planning............................................. 62

Exposed Elegance Photography................................. 12

Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council..................... 28

FCCI Weddings............................................................ 52

Sovereign Catering...................................................... 63

Fishers Banquet Center.............................................. 66

Springhill Suites Marriott............................................ 15

Hampton Inn & Suites................................................. 10

Tara Nicole Weddings & Events................................. 74

Hampton Inn Downtown............................................. 74

Terry’s Catering........................................................... 15

Heavenly Sweets......................................................... 55

That Special Touch...................................................... 64

Helen Wells Agency..................................................... 16

Thomas Caterers of Distinction............................. 50-51

Hellas Cafe.................................................................. 67

Ulen Country Club....................................................... 67

Holiday Inn Fort Wayne................................................ 38

Visit Bloomington........................................................ 15

Icing on the Cake........................................................ 67

Wedding Gypsies................................................... 14, 54

Indiana Landmarks Center......................................... 49

White Hawk Country Club........................................... 26

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