WeddingDay Magazine - Detroit Fall/Winter 2020 Issue

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the best guide for the midwest bride

Real Weddings

PRIMARY COLORS MEET MODERN STYLE SEE THE 2020 STYLE SHOOT DESIGN CONTEST WINNER!

F A L L / W I N T E R - 2 0 2 0 / / D ETRO IT ED ITIO N

A COVER SHOOT AT ZINGERMAN'S CORNMAN FARMS

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Located in Elkhart’s River District, LEX 530 is perfectly suited for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions from 30 to 225 guests.

Celebrations Happen Here

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CATERING Nelson’s offers onsite and offsite catering & traveling up to 2+ hours to make your day special. Pricing starting at $11.95/person.

THE BLUE TEAL VENUE

A newly constructed event center showcasing a stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings with modernized chandeliers and a private courtyard that is perfect for any ceremony or cocktail hour.

THE SPOHN BALLROOM

Nestled in the heart of downtown Goshen, the Ballroom is on the 3rd floor of this historic building. It boasts exceptional views from large windows across half of the Ballroom.

Simply Seeking Photography

Contact Krista Griffey, Event Specialist, for more information! P: 574-862-2184 E: kristagriffey@nelsonsbbq.com

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on the cover PHOTOGRAPHY

Smitten Mitten Photography* Farmington Hills, MI smittenmittenphotography.com

VENUE

Zingerman's Cornman Farms* Dexter, MI zingermanscornmanfarms.com

PLANNING

Spoke Events* Detroit, MI spokeevents.com

FLORALS

Design Quintessentials* West Bloomfield Township, MI designquintessentials.com

DRESS

Becker's Bridal Outlet

HAIR

Melody Green, Cohen Beauty

MAKEUP

Shelbie Kramer Makeup Artist

VIDEOGRAPHY 3rd Street Films

STATIONERY

The Paper Creation* Detroit, MI thepapercreation.com

CAKE

Flourish Detroit

RENTALS

Hostess Haven

MODELS

Ashleigh & Drew Borowsky *WeddingDay preferred vendor

SMITTEN MITTEN PHOTOGRAPHY // About the Photographer Smitten Mitten Photography’s owner and CEO, Ashley Auger, is a Michigan based wedding and portrait photographer servicing the Metro Detroit region and beyond, with a driven purpose for documenting and creating memories that capture the unique connection between each of her clients. Ashley believes in building a solid foundation of trust with her clients from the beginning by communicating from the minute they connect with her up until the event, allowing them to be comfortable and to be documented with authentic expression. She also believes in keeping it fun! Ashley’s lighthearted spirit is brought to every session. The opportunity to shoot the WeddingDay cover was an absolute honor after being such a huge supporter of the magazine for several years! The amazing team members are some of the best in the area. We were challenged creatively, but came together to create something truly unique and beautiful. Watching everyone individually combine our expertise to make one gorgeous shoot happen was an absolute blast. Our entire team hopes you love these images as much as we loved creating everything for the project!

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FROM THE EDITOR Enough has already been said and written about 2020. Our typically happy and joyous industry has been turned upside down, and no one was exempt from the fears, disruptions and at worst the pain of losing a loved one.

Northern Indiana Cover Shoot Team

Southwest Michigan Cover Shoot Team

The wedding industry will survive – and we will be even stronger than before! Trends such as micro-weddings have taken center stage, but will that trend continue? The same with destination weddings – will the lock down that we’ve experienced over the past six months increase our desire for travel? Time will certainly tell, but I can tell you that the wedding industry will adapt and embrace! WeddingDay has also looked at creative ways to continue serving our readers in a way that makes sense in today’s climate. We allowed our digital reach to lead the path for six digital editions from six cities where our website traffic is strongest. Six editions – all with their own custom cover shoot teams! It truly was a special time, with many obstacles in the way to make them happen, but an experience that I’m sure the participants will never forget. At the end of the year, we will launch our much-anticipated annual print Look Book 2021 issue that will be a beautiful and inspirational coffee table guide for couples planning a wedding.

Detroit Cover Shoot Team

Central Indiana Cover Shoot Team

We couldn’t be more excited for what the future holds for us – for the wedding industry - and for you – as you plan one of the most important events in your life! Best wishes,

Denise Crowel Founder & Publisher denise@weddingday-online.com

Grand Rapids Cover Shoot Team

Chicago Cover Shoot Team

FOUNDER & PUBLISHER Denise Katherine Crowel

CREATIVE

Kaitlyn Smale - Creative Director

EDITORIAL

Chrysa Keenon - Content Writer

ADVERTISING SALES

Diane Homer National Sales Representative

CONTRIBUTOR

Eric Woolridge - Style Consultant 4

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WeddingDay is the Midwest’s leading integrated bridal planning platform, engaging couples across the Midwest by utilizing content marketing, social media and print to provide maximum brand exposure for its vendor/partners. We also utilize tools such as bridal shows, e-marketing services, sponsorships and contests. WeddingDay's digital editions are a publication of Life Events Media LLC. 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. For permissions and reprint requests, please email info@weddingday-online.com 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. Advertising & Editorial: P.O. Box 10172, South Bend, IN 46614 For Advertising information: Denise Crowel, Founder & Publisher, 574.303.4057 For readers interested in submitting a wedding to be considered for publication: Email: info@weddingday-online.com or visit our website at www.weddingday-online.com Please note that due to volume we are unable to respond to all submissions.


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THE WEDDING STORY OF Dania & Beilal at Eastern Market

FLOWER POWER A Colorful 70'sInspired Style Shoot

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THE DESTINATION WEDDING STORY OF Kaycee & Bret at Jellyfish Punta Cana

THE WEDDING STORY OF Sally & Chris at 2GatherMore

CLASSIC BLUE The Winner of our 2020 Style Shoot Design Contest

THE WEDDING STORY OF Autumn & Matthew at The Whittier

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EASY & BREEZY STYLE A Waterfront Style Shoot in Detroit

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28 THE ENGAGEMENT OF Januari & Nika in Downtown Detroit

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at Zingerman's Cornman Farms in Dexter, Michigan

ENGAGED IN THE MIDWEST 5 Midwest Couples Ready to Tie the Knot!

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Monica Z Photography

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, located near Valparaiso, IN, serves as a living laboratory for education, research, conservation and engagement with the natural

environment. With 300-acres of magnificent landscapes, Gabis Arboretum provides a unique experience for couples wanting a rustic, yet elegant setting for their wedding.

PLEASE CONTACT GABIS ARBORETUM AT GABISARBORETUM@PNW.EDU OR (219)462-0025 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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FEATURED WEDDING

The Real Wedding of DANIA AB D U L- R E S O U L & B E I L A L C H AT I L A

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Dania and Beilal didn't let COVID-19 stop them from tying the knot in a unique space! The pair themed their ceremony around "Works of Art" adding in some exciting floral designs to represent various pieces of art. The textures and creative color styles are off the charts!

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Eastern Market Detroit, MI

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"The large glowing dome above the dance floor was actually a last minute addition that provided a nice focal point and allowed for some great lighting!"

PHOTOGRAPHY: JACK HOYLE PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: EASTERN MARKET COORDINATION: SOPHIA FRANCES EVENTS CATERING: BYBLOS BANQUET & GRAZEY GIRLS BAR: DETROIT MOBILE BAR VIDEOGRAPHY: DAVID BAUER FLORALS: STUDIO TERRAIN DRESS: VERA WANG HAIR: SALON WEST DEARBORN MAKEUP: HONDA HOURANI RINGS: DETROIT DIAMOND COMPANY MENSWEAR: KRAVAT MENSWEAR STATIONERY: PLUME & PROPER CAKE: PETITE SWEETS DETROIT CEREMONY MUSICIANS: BASSAM SALEH RENTALS: DISPLAY GROUP, MODERNLY EVENTS & VIP CHAIR COVERS TRANSPORTATION: MOTOR CITY VINTAGE RENTALS

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“…the picture perfect day I had always dreamed of” Amanda F., June 2019 Bride

MORE THAN FOUR WALLS AND A CHANDELIER

574-235-9714 • studebakermuseum.org 201 Chapin St., South Bend, IN 46601

© Scott Tibbles Photography

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STYLE SHOOT

Colorful Flower Power


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lower children rejoice, the floral style shoot of your dreams is here! This shoot's team wanted to draw on 1970s vibes, tying the vibrant color palette to match the venue's blush pink walls. They even added in some classic Stevie Nicks style with the bride's fringe cape!

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WHAT WE

love

We're here for the whimsical details of flowers in the model's hair and colorful macarons!

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PHOTOGRAPHY: ERIN SCHMIDT PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: FEMOLOGY DESIGN & RENTALS: MODERNLY EVENTS FLORAL DESIGN: WILLA ROSE FLORAL FLORALS: DETROIT ABLOOM PAPER FLORALS: BIRCH AFFAIR DRESS & KIMONO: DETROIT BRIDAL HOUSE MAKEUP: STEPHANIE STEARNES ARTISTRY STATIONERY: PAISLEY PAPER CO. LINENS: LINEN HERO CATERING: MEAL PREP DETROIT CHOCOLATES: BON BON BON MACARONS: FOR THE LOVE OF SUGAR DETROIT

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Within walking distance to many dining & nightlife options, we will be sure to offer great entertainment nearby while staying in our vibrant city!

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Host your wedding block at the Hampton Inn Downtown Indianapolis and receive a discounted rate!

Ask about a complimentary suite upgrade!

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Christopher Deau Photography

Within the rolling countryside of Southwest Michigan lies Gable Hill; a barn nestled in the woods, surrounded by Streater’s Mill Pond and set upon 13 picturesque acres. At Gable Hill, we accommodate events for 200 guests including weddings, family reunions, and work-related functions. Ample space for catering services has been provided within the barn for your convenience. For weddings, a lovely outdoor ceremony area overlooks the pond and within a short walk is the bridal cottage where wedding parties can relax and prepare for their day in comfort. No detail has been overlooked in order to make any event at Gable Hill a memorable one. Michael Koch Photography

INFO@GABLEHILL.COM | WWW.GABLEHILL.COM | (269) 281-4266

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Gaska String Quartet

Music for all your memorable occasions Martha Bradberry: 574.229.0422 | Candy Thomas: 574.323.7969 | Joyce Davis: 574.229.3147 | Emilie Grondin: 574.229.6070

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FEATURED ENGAGEMENT

The Engagement Session of JAN UA R I A N D N I KA

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VIII/VIII PHOTOGRAPHY

Januari and Nika shared five years of friendship before taking the next step in their relationship. The pair quickly fell for each other, and when it came time for the proposal, Januari couldn't help but burst into tears of happiness. "I cried hard. I said 'yes' but didn’t hear anything," she jokes.

The pair had fun during their engagement session, but honored Januari's father's recent passing by wearing black. "Black represented my loss, but white represented the beauty in resolve, the land of renewed and everlasting life."

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Impression is Everyt hing

Emerald City D esigns David C. McKnight, Owner

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Katie Grace Photography / Venue3Two

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George Street Photography

Distinctive Designs for Today’s Brides Crystal Springs Florist 1475 Pipestone, Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022 269-925-1167 crystalspringsweddings.com

Crystal Springs Florist

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DESTINATION WEDDING

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KAYC EE & B R E T VA L KUC H A K


TH EME:

Beachy Paradise SEA SON: Winter

VEN UE:

Jellyfish Punta Cana Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Bret and Kaycee started their forever by the sea in the Dominican Republic. "I was searching destination wedding locations on Pinterest and randomly stumbled upon a gorgeous picture and said, 'This is where we are getting married!'" Kaycee says. The couple wanted to keep the dĂŠcor simple to not take away from the scenery, but added in unique, beachy touches such as green palm leaves and native tropical florals.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: CHELSEA LUSK PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE, COORDINATION, CATERING, FLORALS, RENTALS & TRANSPORTATION: JELLYFISH PUNTA CANA PLANNING: CASA PORCELANA DRESS: BECKER'S BRIDAL VIDEOGRAPHY: WEDDINGROLL CINEMATOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHY MENSWEAR: KOSITCHEK'S HAIR & MAKEUP: ANNA NUET NAILS: SKY NAIL & SPA BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES: SHOW ME YOUR MUMU BRIDE'S RING: MEDAWAR JEWELERS CAKE: CAKE STUDIO BÁVARO BRIDE'S JEWELRY: OLIVE + PIPER STATIONERY: I DO BLISS PLACE CARDS: ARTFULLYSV DJ: EDDY VIZCAINO HONEYMOON: OCEAN BLUE & SAND MC & OFFICIANT: JEHISON A. CABRERA

"Enjoy every moment during the planning process and the day of. It's over in the blink of an eye!"

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Stephanie Parshall Photography

The Fetzer Center’s picturesque setting on the campus of Western Michigan University offers beautiful ceremony and reception sites for intimate affairs or gala celebrations. Our patio, banquet hall and atrium style lobby can be transformed to mirror your vision.

2251 BUSINESS COURT, KALAMAZOO, MI 49008 | (269) 387-3232 | FETZERCENTER.COM WEDDINGDAY

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Kari Dawson Photography

phy Q11 Photogra

An event venue for all of your events including weddings, corporate events and special occasions. Our upscale, modern and beautiful building is flexible and customizable for each guest to personalize their event down to the smallest detail. Onsite coordinators are available to assist with all of your needs and provide a seamless and enjoyable experience for each person. We focus on creating an elegant ambiance while simultaneously matching your style and having fun–plus, we offer an open vendor policy! Included in your rental: Tables, Chairs, Set Up & Tear Down, Audio Visual, Accent Lighting in Ballroom, Lanterns/Wine Bottles/Easels, Catering Prep Space (Including Ice Machine and Refrigerators), Venue Coordinators, Free Parking & Security Guard

3391 CROSS CREEK PARKWAY, AUBURN HILLS, MI 48326 | 248-724-6282 2GATHERMORE.COM | IG: @2GATHERMORE FB: @2GATHERMORE WEDDINGDAY 41


FEATURED WEDDING

The Real Wedding of S ALLY & C H R I S L A N CTOT

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Sally and Chris handmade most of their decorations, with a little help from their family and friends. “Seeing every project come together that had been made by us, our family, friends or bridal party was one of the best parts of the day,” Sally says.

T H E ME :

Cozy D.I.Y. SEASON: Fall

V E NUE :

2GatherMore Auburn Hills, MI

You’ll fall in love with Sally and Chris’s autumnal wedding! “2GatherMore made the perfect setting for a picturesque Michigan autumn wedding,” Sally says. “Especially the open floor plan and the ability to design essentially whatever space I wanted.” We love the way the couple accomplished a great cozy atmosphere for their big day! PHOTOGRAPHY: HALEY RAE PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE & COORDINATION: 2GATHERMORE (2GATHERMORE.COM)* FLORALS: EUFLORIA DESIGN CO CATERING: CHOWHOUND GOURMET DJ: MICHIGAN WEDDING DJ SERVICE *WeddingDay preferred vendor

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THE ULTIMATE

the best guide for the midwest bride

PLANNING TOOL

wedding glam guide

the ultimate wedding glam guide 9 TO 12 MONTHS BEFORE

2 WEEKS BEFORE

Print this checklist and start a Pinterest beauty board

Confirm beauty appointments

See a dermatologist or esthetician to address any skin concerns

Color, highlight or touch up your hair

Start experimenting with hair colors and growing out hair

Attend facial appointment and/or exfoliate skin

Sign up for a gym membership and commit to going 3x week

Prepare envelopes to tip your beauty team

Set weight-loss goals if desired and launch program

Wear sunscreen at all times outdoors

Begin to research or ask for recommendations on salons

Get lash extensions if desired

Experiment with beauty and skin care products

Change your contact lenses

6 TO 9 MONTHS BEFORE Design skin care routine with selected products Add strength training to workout plan Commit to drinking 5 glasses of water each day Purchase vitamins for energy, hair growth, healthy skin and immune system

4 TO 6 MONTHS BEFORE Secure stylist and makeup artist Begin brow rehab: grow them out and have them professionally shaped Settle on hair color Narrow down hairstyles to top 3 Hit the gym 4-5 days a week with a mix of cardio and strength training

1 TO 2 MONTHS BEFORE

1 WEEK BEFORE Spray tan with at-home product or professional application Get a manicure and pedicure Attend waxing appointments: brows, bikini line, legs, etc. Pack beauty emergency/touchup kit for the big day Go to bed and wake up around the same time each day

DAYS BEFORE Drink water continuously Wash your hair two days before the wedding Sleep at least 7-8 hours each night Get your engagement ring cleaned Clean your ears Touch up manicure and pedicure

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Whiten teeth

Drink a full glass of water when you wake up

Get a hair trim

Begin the morning with meditation and stretching

Schedule facial for two weeks before the wedding

Go for a walk alone

Stop shaving if you plan to get a wax

Eat breakfast and pack snacks for the day

Have a trial run of your hair and makeup

Rinse off in the shower; make sure to keep your hair dry

Have a trial spray tan

Attend hair and makeup appointments Take photos of hair and makeup to send back to vendors

FIND MORE WEDDINGDAY PLANNING TOOLS ON WEDDINGDAY-ONLINE.COM!

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Ask for lip color sample for touchups Spray light perfume SMILE!


THE ONLY

the best guide for the midwest bride wedding planning ch ecklist

PLANNING TOOL

the only wedding planning checklist you need

YOU WILL EVER NEED

9 to 12 Months Before Discuss and determine a budget with your partner Document budget in WeddingDay’s budget checklist

2 to 4 Months Before Book your makeup artist and hair salon for bridal party and yourself

Gather “ideal” guest list from partner’s family and your family

Choose a hairstyle and book a consultation and trial run appointment

Narrow down the guest list as needed to determine venue size and cost estimate

Pick a bakery, attend a cake tasting or two, and order your cake

Choose a date and reserve a venue Select a ceremony site and an officiant Choose the members of your wedding party Hire a wedding planner or wedding coordinator if desired Create an email folder for wedding-related correspondence, a Pinterest board for inspiration, and an actual folder for receipts and vendor contracts Book your main vendors (florist, photographer and DJ/band, etc.) Have an engagement party to celebrate with friends and family

Buy wedding favors for guests and gifts for wedding party Organize your information to obtain marriage license Purchase your wedding bands Order tuxes for groom, groomsmen and/or ushers Mail invitations!

6-8 Weeks Before Send invites for rehearsal dinner to family, wedding party and select guests Attend food tasting with caterer or venue and finalize menu

6 to 9 Months Before Go wedding dress shopping for your dream dress and order immediately Hire a catering company if the venue does not cater in-house

Meet with florist to finalize flowers Begin beauty treatments (teeth whitening, facials, etc.) Send DJ and photographer list of songs and list of musthave photos

Shop for bridesmaids’ dresses with the bridal party Design your wedding website with pertinent information

2-6 Weeks Before

Decide on a honeymoon destination and renew passport

Color and trim your hair

Book your wedding day transportation (limo, bus, carriage, etc)

Have a trial run of your formal hair and makeup

Create gift registry

Schedule meeting with all vendors to plan and finalize details Create seating chart and wedding-weekend itinerary

4 to 6 Months Before

Print guest name cards, programs, menus and extra stationery

Finalize guest list using WeddingDay’s guest list checklist

Have your final dress fitting

Gather postal addresses of invited guests

Write down your vows and reception speech

Design, print and send save-the-date announcements

Send finalized guest counts with menu choices to caterer

Shop for and rent necessary rental items such as decor, chairs, tables, etc.

1 Week Before

Purchase wedding invitations or hire designer to create invites

Re-confirm all plans and times with vendors and wedding party

Start planning your ceremony with music selection and readings

Create an envelope tipping system for vendors

Meet with your officiant regarding ceremony and required premarital counseling

Inform wedding party of any required duties

Finalize honeymoon travel plans

Pack for the honeymoon

Implement workout regiments and diet, if desired

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PLANNING TOOL

THE EASIEST GUIDE TO changing your last name

AFTER THE WEDDING

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our newlywed bliss can quickly come to an end when it comes time to endure the dreaded task of changing your last name. The legal process can often take the romance out of taking your significant other’s last name. If you get yourself organized with the proper documents, the process can be less strenuous, allowing you to continue to revel in your newlywed happiness.

1. GET THE ORIGINAL

3. APPLY FOR A NEW LICENSE

5. UPDATE YOUR BANK

Getting a new license from the local Bureau of Motor Vehicles office requires a few documents, namely your old license, the original marriage license and your new Social Security card. Remember to change your address if you have moved after the wedding.

The easiest way to do this is to visit your local branch in person. Take your new license, your marriage license and your new Social Security card, and ask for your name to be changed on your account. Request new checks, debit cards and credit cards with your new name.

2. REQUEST A NEW SOCIAL

4. CHANGE YOUR LAST NAME

6. UPDATE YOUR LAST NAME

If you visit the Social Security Administration’s website, you can find an application for a change of name here. This is a free service. Print the application, fill it out, and include any required documents. You can either take your application to a nearby Social Security office or mail it in. You should receive your new card with your new last name in approximately 10 days.

When your new Social Security card comes in the mail, meet with your HR manager at work to switch your name over. This includes payroll, 401k, your insurance benefits, stocks etc.

MARRIAGE LICENSE FROM THE CLERK’S OFFICE The original license should come from the clerk’s office where your license was filed. One should automatically be sent to you a couple weeks after the wedding. The original document should have a raised seal and your new last name. Also, it’s a good idea to request copies.

SECURITY CARD

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ACCOUNT INFORMATION

ON OTHER MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTS As time goes on, you will remember more accounts that your last name must be changed on. Remember to keep all of the necessary documents within reach to easily change your name.

FIND MORE WEDDINGDAY PLANNING TOOLS ON WEDDINGDAY-ONLINE.COM!


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We’re absolutely over the moon to celebrate the winners of WeddingDay’s second annual Style Shoot Design Contest! Our team was thrilled to see the variety of submissions we received, each utilizing the Pantone Color of the Year, Classic Blue, and an original take on one of our pre-selected themes: Artistic Touch, Out of This World, Destination Wedding, Sustainable Wedding and Think Palm Springs! While this was an extremely close call between all the gorgeous designs created, we had one winner that stood out above the rest. And we couldn’t help but share the stunning work of the runner up and the talent of our three favorite finalists!

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Grace Pulver Photography and Celebrated Events took us on a journey filled with stardust and magic. Dubbed “Stardust Solstace,” this celebration set out to tell a story and succeeded in every aspect. "Our shoot centers around the wedding of a celestial being and a young man fascinated by the night sky and in particular, one star that seems to appear nightly, shining brightly above him,” explains Cyndi Basker, owner of Celebrated Events. “As all stars can, this celestial being produces her own light, and night after night, she shines as she watches him watch her. She falls in love with him, and one night, decides to fall to earth, where she finds him looking for her in the night sky. Knowing they are destined to be together, they decide to marry.” Every detail of this shoot relates back to this story. Cyndi notes that the team chose décor that reflected both the earth and sky, showcasing how the two are connected. The handpainted glassware, candles and golden flatware were picked to reflect a specific lunar style. The plates were specifically aligned to mimic the golden rays of the sun against the dark phases of the moon. And speaking of lunar style, we’re simply blown away by the custom made crescent moon, painted Classic Blue and covered in blue plumosa!

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When considering locations for this shoot, the team wanted to find somewhere with lots of seclusion, and Gable Hill was the ideal choice. Cyndi adds, “We wanted to use nature as our backdrop, including the sky as it moved from dusk to darkness. It feels almost like a sacred space amidst the majesty of the nature that envelopes you. It's almost as if you are in another, private world of your own, away from technology, and the hustle of everyday life.”

The florals in this shoot are another huge win in our book. Using blue plumosa, ferns, hostas, solomon seals and aranthera orchids, amongst others, the style achieved was moody and atmospheric. “We wanted to use floral/foliage and greens that felt organic to keep in harmony with the natural setting of the shoot,” Cyndi says. “We wanted the florals to have a wild, unfettered and perhaps a bit of an unconventional feel.” This otherworldly landscape deserves a shining bridal star! There are so many parts to this look that make the model look like an ethereal goddess. Hair and makeup artist Beauty and Bliss helped this bride’s organic beauty shine by keeping her look as natural as possible. The custom headpiece is bursting with stars, perfect for any celestial bride! The gown was chosen because of its sunray design, sheer lace and sequins that have an overall shimmering effect. “We love the modern twist on iconic imagery!” Cyndi gushes. 50

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Theme: Out of this World PHOTOGRAPHY: GRACE PULVER PHOTOGRAPHY COORDINATION & PLANNING: CELEBRATED EVENTS (CELEBRATED-EVENTS.NET)* VENUE: GABLE HILL (GABLEHILL.COM)* FLORALS: MARCO ALEXZONDRA FLORAL & EVENT SERVICES DRESS: AW BRIDAL HAIR & MAKEUP: BEAUTY & BLISS MENSWEAR: THE GROOMSMAN SUIT (THEGROOMSMANSUIT. COM)* BRIDE'S RINGS: HBOT JEWELRY: FEXIMZL STATIONERY: MINTED CAKE: SWEET-EM'S CAKE SHOPPE RENTALS: AAYS EVENT RENTALS (AAYSRENTAL.COM)* LINENS: CREATIVE COVERINGS HEADPIECE: CHEF BIZZARO MILLINERY *WeddingDay preferred vendor

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Their love is written in the stars. Shayne of Shayne Culp Photography coordinated and captured a celestial love story of an offbeat couple in a way that left us speechless. Classic Blue peeks subtly throughout this shoot in ways that we love: in the bridal suit, the square bouquet and the blue chocolate glazed cake. “The vision was meant to be colorful and celestial without going over the top. I’m so happy with the results,” Shayne notes. 52

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We’ve got an eye for detail, and Shayne and her team did not disappoint. Marble plates, jeweled toned glasses and table linens provided by AAYS Event Rentals transformed this tablescape into a sunburst of color. Shayne says, “Suns and moons are everywhere in the shoot in little ways. This was a really cool way to play it up in the dishes.” The rock candy is the perfect sweet treat for any wedding guest. “They’re delicious and a really cute affordable favor for guests,” Shayne adds. And can we talk about that gorgeous cake? We’re swooning over the gold dusting in this confection! The true showstopper is the design of the bridal looks. The team drew from romantic and whimsical styles while working to flatter their model’s bodies. We love the team’s take on unique additions, such as the bridal cape and flowers woven into the bridal attendant’s beard. The handcrafted headpiece was the best way to top off this gorgeous celestial celebration!

Theme: Out of this World PHOTOGRAPHY: SHAYNE CULP PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: SUNDANCE & THE SECRET GARDEN FLORALS: FLORADASHERY DRESS & BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES: SIMPLY YOURS BRIDAL TUXEDO: JIM'S FORMALWEAR AT SIMPLY YOURS BRIDAL MAKEUP: MAKEUP BY KERIA HAIR: TIARA & VEILS CAKE: SUGARELLA'S RENTALS: AAYS EVENT RENTALS (AAYSRENTAL. COM)* STATIONERY: GLITTER AND GLEAM CO. *WeddingDay preferred vendor

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FINALIS T PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRYSTIN MELANIE PHOTOGRAPHY (CHRYSTINMELANIEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)* PLANNING & COORDINATION: YOURS TRULY EVENT PLANNING VENUE: THE BALLROOM AT MCKAY VIDEOGRAPHY: KWAKOO PRODUCTIONS CATERING: KANGAROO KITCHEN & CATERING FLORALS: WILDFLOWER EVENTS (WILDFLOWEREVENTSTUDIO.COM)* DRESS: RENEE AUSTIN WEDDING BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES: MAMA BUMP RENTALS HAIR: CHEEKY STRUT MAKEUP: VEIL OF GRACE CO. TUXEDOS: THE BLACK TUX CAKE: CAKABAKERY JEWELRY: DEVRIES JEWELRY STORE RENTALS: EVENTS BY I CANDY VINTAGE RENTALS: GIGI & LACLEDE STATIONERY: BASIC INVITE *WeddingDay preferred vendor 54

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Theme: Out of this World Mount Olympus is calling in this airy take on the theme of Out of This World! Chrystin Melanie Photography and Truly Yours Event Planning teamed up to create this ancient Greek celebration. We love the use of Classic Blue in the bridesmaids’ gowns, florals and cake!


Theme: Destination Wedding The vacay vibes are strong in this stunning Destination Wedding themed finalist! James Co. Planning took our breaths away with the soft touches of Classic Blue in the candles, florals and on the wide-brimmed bridal hat. And we’re always a fan of a statement floral arch and jean jacket!

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PHOTOGRAPHY: SYDNEY MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY COORDINATION & PLANNING: JAMES CO PLANNING FLORALS & ARCH: AFLORAL CONCEPT DRESS, JACKET & JEWELRY: RENEE AUSTIN WEDDING HAIR & MAKEUP: WILD EMERALD BRIDAL (WILDEMERALDBRIDAL.COM)* STATIONERY: SARA HEMMEKE ART & DESIGN LINENS: SPECIAL OCCASIONS EVENT RENTAL RENTALS: GRAND RAPIDS CHIAVARI CO. HAT: BLOOMING GROOVY VINTAGE RENTALS: PAIRADOCS RENTAL *WeddingDay preferred vendor

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Stephanie Traynor Photography

Celestial style meets a whimsical woodland vibe in this contest finalist! 1945 Event Co. gave this Out of This World themed shoot an enchanted forest twist that we’re swooning over. The vintage boho touches, including the handmade dress, mix perfectly with the rich Classic Blue décor.

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WEDDINGDAY HAS DEFINITELY BEEN A BIG PART OF MY SUCCESS AS A MAKEUP ARTIST IN THE BRIDAL INDUSTRY.” - DANA SHIELDS Owner/Makeup Artist True Beauty by Dana Valparaiso, IN

Real People. Real Results.

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2070 E 54th St, Studio 1, Indianapolis, IN | 317.253.7160

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You're not ready for the pure organic elegance in Autumn and Matthew's wedding! The pair wanted to create their own take on an ivory garden style for their big day, incorporating spring pinks, yellows and greens into their color scheme...and lots of gorgeous foliage!

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The resin table numbers were hand picked, pressed and cast by Autumn herself. We love this personalized touch of D.I.Y.!

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CEREMONIES & RECEPTIONS indianalandmarks.org / 317-639-4534 specialevents@indianalandmarks.org

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From a ballgown dress with a subtle blue tint to a watercolor bow tie and pocket square, this team made a splash with their style!

PHOTOGRAPHY: MISS LYSS PHOTOGRAPHY CONCEPT, DESIGN & TABLETOP DÉCOR: RYAN ABNEY EVENT DESIGN (RYAN-ABNEY.COM)* VENUE: THE ROOSTERTAIL VIDEOGRAPHY: DIFFUSE MEDIA FLORALS: GOODNESS GRACIOUS FLORAL DRESSES & ACCESSORIES: PINK POODLE DRESS LOUNGE HAIR: MAYA MITCHELL HAIR DESIGNS MAKEUP: BRIDAL BEAUTY BY TALYA & MOGISELLE BEAUTY MENSWEAR: SUIT DEPOT RINGS: THE PERSONAL JEWELER RING BOX: KELO DESIGNS SHOES: BELLA BELLE STATIONERY: CORDIAL PUNCH PRESS CALLIGRAPHY: LITTLE BITS THAT MATTER CAKE & SWEETS: SWEET BREE'S *WeddingDay preferred vendor

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You should be both relaxed and beautiful on your wedding day. Nicholas J Salon & Spa, with its convenient location in Eddy St. Commons at Notre Dame, is the ideal choice for all of your wedding needs. We offer pre-wedding mani/pedi parties and wedding day hairstyles and make-up. Let our experienced staff get your special day off to a perfect start. - Nicholas J Salon & Spa

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CAPTURING ALL THE MESSY, PERFECTLY IMPERFECT, UNPOSED, MOMENTS OF LIFE IN IMAGES.

"Ashley worked with us along the way and when the time came she made sure our day ran smoothly, and it ended up being absolutely amazing. You don’t just get a photographer you get someone who truly cares about her clients, her work and making sure you have the absolute best day no matter!" -2020 Couple

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Northern Native Photography

WE’LL TAKE CARE OF THE DETAILS SO YOU CAN MAKE MEMORIES. Our team works hard to create custom experiences that represent our clients and welcome people into their stories. We celebrate love and commitment. We cheer people on. We make a place at the table for guests to meet new people and experience something special. We aren’t just an event planning company - we’re the ones who walk through some of the most exciting seasons in people’s lives. We laugh with our clients, we dance with them and we make the impossible happen.

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COVER SHOOT

Primary Shades Decorate this Modern Farmhouse A C OVE R SHOOT AT ZINGERMAN' S CORNMAN FARMS

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THE VENUE The primary colors and this farmhouse venue were a match made in heaven! Zingerman's Cornman Farms, located in Dexter, Michigan, was the perfect setting for this modern rustic shoot. Miranda says, “Cornman Farms is a farmhouse style venue complete with a vegetable garden for their kitchen and red barn. The house itself showcases classic colonial architecture – giving a timeless elegance on a more rustic property. It allows couples to do anything from a light and airy fairytale to a bold and modern al fresco dinner – like we opted for in this shoot.”

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THE VISION Modern meets whimsical on the color wheel in our Detroit cover shoot! Thinking outside of the box, Miranda Crace, Detroit event planner and owner of Spoke Events, wanted to put a unique spin on Classic Blue, the Pantone Color of the Year. Miranda explains, “We use blue so often at events, I thought, 'what are some unconventional uses of Classic Blue?' The most classic thing I could think of was primary colors.” Utilizing this thought as inspiration, this Detroit vendor team crafted a lovely shoot on the farm! These gorgeous heartfelt vibes, captured by Farmington Hills photographer Smitten Mitten Photography, are ready to be your inspiration for the season.

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THE FLORALS Because the color palette was kept as only three colors, this allowed for the team to get creative! West Bloomfield Township florist Design Quintessentials designed the perfect floral creations, filled with clusters of baby's breath blossoms to stay on theme and break the mold. These florals looked like they could have been picked straight out of the fields, keeping the wildflower vibe on point!

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THE LOOK This bride shines in a traditional yet elegant gown from Becker's Bridal Outlet! The model’s gently curled hair, styled by Cohen Beauty, brings a classic bounce of romance to her look. Detroit makeup artist Shelbie Kramer carried the color palette into the model’s makeup with a bright, bold red lip and a soft blue eyeshadow. The groom’s unique boutonnière adds a gorgeous pop of yellow and Classic Blue to tie together this couple’s look.

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THE DÉCOR Cornman Farms had tables, chairs and tableware on hand to help this team achieve the desired vision. By pairing together the classic farmhouse furniture with gold and matte white flatware from Hostess Haven, this modern look came to life. The stationery designed by The Paper Creation balances a minimalist touch with Classic Blue texture to achieve an overall lovely aesthetic. 84

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THE CAKE & DESSERTS This cake’s simplistic look gives it lots of texture! The white cake, designed by Detroit bakery Flourish Detroit, is layered using Classic Blue with pops of yellow and red florals. This bold look doesn't cease to amaze in both taste and decoration!

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Smitten Mitten Photography* Farmington Hills, MI smittenmittenphotography.com

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Zingerman's Cornman Farms* Dexter, MI zingermanscornmanfarms.com

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Spoke Events* Detroit, MI spokeevents.com

FLORALS

Design Quintessentials* West Bloomfield Township, MI designquintessentials.com

STATIONERY

The Paper Creation* Detroit, MI thepapercreation.com

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Becker's Bridal Outlet

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Melody Green, Cohen Beauty

MAKEUP

Shelbie Kramer Makeup Artist

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3rd Street Films

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Flourish Detroit

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Hostess Haven

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Ashleigh & Drew Borowsky *WeddingDay preferred vendor


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Miranda Crace

Kieron Hales

SPOKE EVENTS

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Miranda is the owner and chief event officer of Spoke Events. She started the company after years of planning and styling events for friends and family. She says,"At Spoke Events, we celebrate love and commitment, cheer people on and make a place at the table for guests to meet new people and experience something special."

Chef Kieron Hales is the founder and executive chef of Zingerman's Cornman Farms, an event venue, culinary destination and picturesque estate near Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information, visit www.cornmanfarms.com.

Ashley Auger

Ching Tan

S MITT E N M ITTEN PHOTOGRAPHY Smitten Mitten Photography’s owner and CEO, Ashley Auger, is a Michigan based wedding and portrait photographer servicing the Metro Detroit region and beyond, with a driven purpose for documenting and creating memories that capture the unique connection between each of her clients. Ashley believes in building a solid foundation of trust with her clients from the beginning by communicating from the minute they connect with her up until the event, allowing them to be comfortable and to be documented with authentic expression. She also believes in keeping it fun! Ashley’s lighthearted spirit is brought to every session.

DES IG N Q U IN TES S EN TIAL S & THE PAPER C REATIO N Ching is the founder, creator and boss lady of Design Quintessentials and The Paper Creation. She's always been known as a creative mind and has had a passion for design. It wasn’t until her own wedding that she found herself fascinated with the unique story fresh flowers could tell. The colors, texture and pure beauty of florals captivated her from then on. She desires unique florals that tell her individual love story and that have a flow and cohesiveness–the same desire she has for her stationery designs.

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YOU’VE IMAGINED THIS DAY FOREVER AND NOW YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MARRIOTT CENTER. We have six beautiful ballrooms to choose from and an outdoor patio with a beautiful cascading fountain to host outdoor ceremonies. We’re in the business of dreaming up celebrations!! 92

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Engaged in the Midwest CONGRATS TO OUR RECENTLY ENGAGED COUPLES! Melissa + Kimberly / Jodi Hutton Photography

Kennedy + Joseph / Michaela Maureen Photography Andrèa + Andre / Pixxel Designs

Maggie + Bailey / Sierra Dyer Co

Lisa + Kenneth / Alfield Reeves Photography

DID YOU RECENTLY GET ENGAGED? WE WANT TO FEATURE YOU! Submit your engagement story to us at weddingday-online.com/submityour-engagement and we may feature you on our social media channels or in the next issue of WeddingDay!

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Vendor Guide BAKERIES & DESSERTS Artisan Bakery and Pastries Indianapolis, IN, 317.292.9324 artisanbakeryinc.com

True Beauty by Dana Valparaiso, IN, 219.765.5938 truebeautymakeupartist.com See ad on page 60.

Flour House Cakes & Co. Rockford, MI flourhousecakes.com

Wild Emerald Bridal Grand Rapids, MI, 616.502.3415 wildemeraldbridal.com

Maxine's on Green Crawfordsville, IN, 765.307.2507 maxinesongreen.com

BRIDAL SALONS America's Bride Grand Rapids, MI, 616.224.0056 americasbride.us See ad on page 24.

BEAUTY & SPA Beauty by Ashleigh Portland, MI, 517.624.9262 beautybyashleigh.glossgenius.com Daniela Kosta Beauty Chicago, IL, 312.282.3323 danielakosta.com

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Get-Bronzed Spray Tanning Elkhart, IN, 574.889.0529 get-bronzed.com

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Girl on the Glow Northern Indiana/ Southwest Michigan girlontheglowmakeup.com Lavender & Hops Style Lounge Darlington, IN, 765.365.5206 lavenderandhopsstylelounge.com Nicholas J. Salon & Spa South Bend, IN, 574.233.0700 nicholasjsalonandspa.com See ad on page 74. The Pretty Committee Grand Rapids, MI, 616.831.0046 prettycommitteebeauty.com Something Blue Stylists Indiana based, Available worldwide 260.463.6391 somethingbluestylists.com

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BIANKA Bridal Grand Rapids, MI, 616.235.9300 biankabridal.com See ad on page 32. Connie's Bridal Boutique Wyoming, MI, 616.455.5233 conniesbridalboutique.com Genevieve's Bridal Couture South Barrington, IL 224.80.2415 genevievesbridalcouture.com Jessica's On Main Ladoga, IN, 765.366.8750 jessicasonmain.com Nancy's Bridal Boutique Indianapolis, IN, 317.842.2080 nancysbridalboutique.com Spring Sweet Holland, MI, 616.355.1433 springsweet.com Wendy's Bridal Fort Wayne, IN, 260.482.8907 wendysbridalstore.com BRIDAL SHOWS Bridal Spectacular South Bend, IN, 574.243.4060 indianabridalspectacular.com Engaged Indiana Throughout Indianapolis area engagedindiana.com See ad on inside back cover.

CATERERS & BARTENDING The Catering Co. Grand Rapids, MI 616.454.7475 tccogr.com The Juniper Spoon Crawfordsville, IN, 765.366.2412 thejuniperspoon.com

Emerald City Designs Farmington Hills, MI, 248).474.7077 emeraldcitydesigns.com See ad on page 31. Floracultured Fort Wayne, IN, 260.348.4603 floracultured.com

Nelson's Catering Wakarusa, IN, 574.862.2184 nelsonsbbq.com See ad on page 1.

The Flower Basket Watervliet, MI, 269.463.3903 flowerbasketflorist.biz

Wandering Mare Eureka, IL, 309.231.2766 wanderingmare.com

Kaber Floral Company LaPorte, IN, 219.326.1776 kaberfloralco.com

ENTERTAINMENT David Rothstein Music Chicago, IL, 773.719.7610 drsmusic.com

Rubia Flower Market Lafayette, IN, 765.743.3597 rubiaflowermarket.com

Gaska String Quartet South Bend, IN, 574.229.0422 facebook.com/gaskastringquartet See ad on page 27. Meg Rodgers, Harpist Saint Joseph, MI, 269.429.6377 megrodgers.net FLORISTS Anne-Grey Flowers Fort Wayne, IN, 260.433.0963 annegreyflowers.com BLOOME, LLC Wheaton, IL, 630.768.4177 thebloome.com Coby Palmer Designs Indianapolis, IN, 317.253.7160 cobypalmerdesigns. wordpress.com See ad on page 61. Crystal Springs Florist Benton Harbor, MI, 269.925.1167 crystalspringsflorist.net See ad on page 33. Design Quintessentials West Bloomfield Township, MI 248.973.8966 designquintessentials.com See ad on page 89.

Wildflower Events Grand Ledge, MI, 616.634.6786 wildflowereventstudio.com JEWELERS Diamonds Direct Indianapolis, IN, 317.575.8555 diamondsdirect.com Impress Jewelry Creations Granger, IN, 574.855.4491 impressjewelers.com MENSWEAR Andrew Davis Clothiers Bloomington, IN, 812.323.7730 andrewdavisclothiers.com See ad on back cover. The Groomsman Suit Chicago, IL, 773.303.6006 thegroomsmansuit.com PHOTOGRAPHERS Abbey Elaine Photography Crawfordsville, IN, 765.366.9692 abbeyelainephoto.com Abby Jo Photography Peoria, IL abbyjophotography.com Alison Mae Photography Indianapolis, IN, 765.602.5222 alisonmaephotography.com See ad on page 26.


MonetSPhotography Midwest, 561.601.7903 facebook.com/MonetSPhoto

Burman Photography Bluffton, IN, 937.212.8393 burmanphotography.com

Munro Photos Hastings, MI munrophotos.com

Chrystin Melanie Photography Grand Rapids, MI, 305.562.0279 chrystinmelaniephotography.com

Pen & Lens Photography Chicago, IL, 872.588.5367 penandlens.com

Courtney Carney Photography Indianapolis, IN courtneycarneyphotography.com See ad on page 66.

Smitten Mitten Photography Farmington Hills, MI, 734.606.9721 smittenmittenphotography.com See ad on page 76.

Dave Thompson Photography Elkhart, IN, 574.238.9890 davesphotoworld.com DayTime Photography Indianapolis, IN daytime.photography Emily Moelker Photography Grand Rapids, MI emilymoelker@gmail.com Imagery by Mikayla J Grand Rapids, MI imagerybymikaylaj.com J. Cole Photography Elkhart, IN, 574.612.5759 jcoleweddingphotography.com Kimberly Kinder Photography Fort Wayne, IN, 260.705.1795 kinderimages.com See ad on page 23. Kindred + Co. Fort Wayne, IN, 248.207.0406 kindredandcoweddings.com Leidy & Josh Photography Wyoming, MI, 616.215.0123 leidyandjosh.com See ad on page 34. MeggyDPhotography Michigan meggydphotography.com Mika LH Photography Bloomington, IN, 812.606.6222 mikalh.com

PLANNERS/COORDINATORS All in the Details Indianapolis, IN, 317.821.7526 detailsindy.com See ad on page 57. Amaising Events Fort Wayne, IN, 260.227.1102 amaisingevents.com Celebrated Events South Bend, IN, 574.287.1423 celebrated-events.net Connolly House Events Grand Rapids, MI, 248.496.8730 connollyhouseevents.com Copper Jade Events & Design Crawfordsville, IN, 765.376.8221 facebook.com/copperjadeevents Emerald Lotus Events Lafayette, IN emeraldlotusevents.com Flower Girl Events Holland, MI, 616.293.0690 miflowergirlevent.com Joyous Occasions Ft Jennings Fort Jennings, OH, 419.236.6144 facebook.com/Joyous.occasions. ft.jennings Lisa Norris Events Noblesville, IN, 317.902.4982 lisanorrisevents.com See ad on page 69. Malenia Events & Design Chicago, IL, 630.233.4849 maleniaevents.com

Ryan Abney Event Design Detroit, MI, 248.821.1128 ryan-abney.com See ad on page 73. Spoke Events Detroit, MI spokeevents.com See ad on page 77. REGISTRIES Crate & Barrel Indianapolis, IN, 317.818.9900 crateandbarrel.com Williams Sonoma Indianapolis, IN, 317.848.1431 williams-sonoma.com RENTALS/LINENS AAYS Event Rentals Mishawaka, IN, 574.256.1110 aaysrental.com See ad on page 47. Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. Special Events Mishawaka, IN, 574.259.4807 burnsrentals.com See ad on page 6. Eden Woods Wedding Rentals West Michigan, 231.233.7908 edenwoodsrentals.com

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS The DoubleTree by Hilton South Bend South Bend, IN, 574.234.2000 southbend.doubletree.com See ad on page 17. Hampton Inn Indianapolis Downtown Indianapolis, IN, 317.261.1200 hamptoninn3.hilton.com See ad on page 22. Marriott Center Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN, 317.352.1231 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ inddt-indianapolis-marriott-east See ad on page 92. Omni Severin Hotel Indianapolis, IN, 317.634.6664 omnihotels.com/hotels/ indianapolis-severin The Robey Chicago, IL, 872.315.3050 therobey.com VENUES 2GatherMore Auburn Hills, MI, 248.724.6282 2gathermore.com See ad on page 41.

Indiana Wedding Decorators Indianapolis, IN, 317.590.3166 indianaweddingdecorators.com

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Auburn, IN, 260.925.1444 automobilemuseum.org See ad on page 2.

STATIONERY The Paper Creation Detroit, MI, 734.968.7733 thepapercreation.com See ad on page 90.

The Barn at Hamner Ridge Edinburgh, IN, 317.431.4637 barnattheridge.com

PSR Designs of Indiana Indianapolis, IN, 317.759.0625 psrdesigns.com See ad on page 9. TRANSPORTATION Epic Limo Valparaiso, IN, 219.462.5466 epiclimoinc.com See ad on page 65.

The Blue Teal Wakarusa, IN, 574.862.2184 facebook.com/theblueteal See ad on page 1. The Boulevard Inn & Bistro Saint Joseph, MI, 269.269.2699 theboulevardinn.com See ad on page 35. The Cabaret Indianapolis, IN, 317.275.1169 thecabaret.org See ad on page 91.

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Company 251 Aurora, IL, 630.457.5581 company251.com Elcona Country Club Bristol, IN, 574.295.6373 elconacc.com See ad on page 30. Farrand Hall Colon, MI, 412.680.5593 farrandhall.com The Fetzer Center Kalamazoo, MI, 269.387.3232 fetzercenter.com See ad on page 40. Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest Valparaiso, IN, 219.462.0025 pnw.edu/gabis-arboretum See ad on page 7.

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The Inn at Harbor Shores Saint Joseph, MI, 269.983.1111 innatharborshores.com See ad on page 8. Kruse Plaza Auburn, IN, 260.927.9144 kruseplaza.com LEX 530 Elkhart, IN, 574.296.1335 lex530.com See ad on inside front cover. NEIDHAMMER Indianapolis, IN, 317.602.5642 neidhammer.com Palais Royale/Morris Performing Arts Center South Bend, IN, 574.235.5612 palaisroyale.org See ad on page 75. Spohn Ballroom Goshen, IN, 574.849.5180 spohnballroom.com See ad on page 1.

Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center South Bend, IN, 574.232.7700 gillespieconferencecenter.com See ad on page 14.

Stonegate Manor Benton Harbor, MI, 269.930.0617 stonegatemanorevents.com

The Hall at Oakland Park Nappanee, IN, 574.773.1001 oakland-hall.com See ad on page 16.

Studebaker National Museum South Bend, IN, 888.391.5600 studebakermuseum.org See ad on page 15.

The Harris Building Grand Rapids, MI, 616.256.2535 theharrisbuilding.com

Venue3Two Grand Rapids, MI, 616.719.0006 venue3two.com

Hidden Hollow Farm Crawfordsville, IN, 765.366.9889 hiddenhollow.farm

Whippoorwill Hill Bloomington, IN, 812.327.4218 whippoorwill-hill.com

Indiana Landmarks Indianapolis, IN, 317.639.4534 indianalandmarks.org See ad on page 67.

Zingerman's Cornman Farms Dexter, MI, 734.619.8100 zingermanscornmanfarms.com See ad on page 88.

The Indianapolis Public Library Indianapolis, IN, 317.275.4200 events.imcpl.org See ad on page 68.

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