WeddingDay Magazine - Grand Rapids Spring/Summer 2021 Issue

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the best guide for the midwest bride

INDUSTRIAL ELEGANCE

A BLOOMING GRAND RAPIDS COVER SHOOT A DESERT-INSPIRED SHOOT AT SILVER LAKE SAND DUNES

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WEDDINGS + A MOODY GLASS HOUSE STYLE SHOOT

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HISTORIC CHARACTER. TIMELESS EVENTS.

The Harris Building is an all-inclusive wedding venue located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. With its historic character, flexible event space and dedicated staff, the venue guarantees a wedding experience that you and your guests will treasure and talk about for a lifetime.

Studio D2D Photography

Emily Moelker Photography

Studio D2D Photography

We cordially invite you to say “I do” under our domed ceiling, dance the night away on our original hardwood floors, and fill our venue’s historic brick walls with love and laughter.

Provide a stress-free experience for your guests with our complimentary valet service. Save time searching and party all night with our professional and dynamic in-house DJ. Let our team of event professionals take care of the finer details amd allow yourself to ejoy every precious moment of your special day.

111 DIVISION AVE S GRAND RApIDS, MI 49503 | (616) 256-2535 | EVENTS@THEHARRISbuILDING.COM | THEHARRISbuILDING.COM B

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PHOTOGRAPHY

on the cover FLORALS

Jessie Silva* Caledonia, MI jessiesilva.com

Alex Nazar Floral LLC* Oakland County, MI alexnazarfloral.com

VENUE

DRESS & MENSWEAR

The Harris Building* Grand Rapids, MI theharrisbuilding.com

COORDINATION, PLANNING, TABLE DÉCOR, RENTALS & JEWELRY 1945 Event Co.* Bath, MI 1945eventco.com

VIDEOGRAPHY Two Birds Media LLC

Dearly Loved Bridal* Middleville, MI dearlylovedbridal.com

CAKE

HAIR

Glammed by Samm* Lansing, MI linqapp.com/samantha_andring

MAKEUP

Brittany Andring: Makeup Artist* Lansing, MI facebook.com/LipstickBritt

STATIONERY

Sugar & Spice Bakeshop* Dearborn Heights, MI instagram.com/ sugarandspice.bakeshop

Invitations by Caitlin* Wyandotte, MI invitationsbycaitlin.com

LINENS, CHAIRS & CHARGERS

Wild Blossom Hat Co

Special Occasions LLC* Grand Rapids, MI specialoccasionsmi.com

HAT

MODELS

Brittany Andring & Josh Bendall *WeddingDay preferred vendor

JESSIE SILVA // About the Photographer Jessie is an endless optimist and can (or at least tries to!) make a joke out of anything. She's rooted in tradition, but hates following the crowd. She says, "I absolutely believe in love at first sight. I love couples who love each other madly, and love to have fun together. I love capturing your true authentic self on camera. From belly laughs to romantic kisses that belong in a chick-flick, I’ll do what it takes to make sure you have the most fun throughout your wedding. I’m your own personal hype man, making sure you’re excited and carefree on your wedding day! I love creating images that are bold, bright, happy and fun! After all, weddings are happy occasions – why should your photos reflect anything different?!" From the day-of timeline to helping you find your perfect vendors, Jessie loves getting to know her couples and helping them throughout their wedding to ensure a happy and stress-free experience!

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FROM THE EDITOR Spring has always been a time of new beginnings. As we begin to rebuild all that was lost in the ups and downs of this last year, let us also celebrate what was gained, too.

Northern Indiana Cover Shoot Team

Southwest Michigan Cover Shoot Team

2020 forced us to confront what we value the most, and for us in the wedding industry, that is the celebration of love. WeddingDay, like the rest of the industry, has embraced those who have been forced to reschedule the start of their happily ever after along with those who have been fortunate enough to follow through with their original plans. Through life’s hectic curveballs, we have collected the new, hot wedding trends that are sure to stay throughout the 2021 year. Inside the pages of this Spring/Summer 2021 edition, you will find inspiration for all varieties of nuptial celebrations--from grand traditional weddings to elaborate micro-ceremonies and intimate backyard receptions. We hope to inspire you by showing your love can happen anywhere, as long as you’re with the right person. So whether you’re planning your wedding for the first time or you’re rescheduling your original date, you’re sure to find plenty of inspiration in between the pages of this magazine. We couldn’t be more excited to take this journey with you as not only a planning resource, but as a trusted friend.

Detroit Cover Shoot Team

Central Indiana Cover Shoot Team

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

Grand Rapids Cover Shoot Team

Chicago Cover Shoot Team

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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.

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EDITORIAL

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CONTRIBUTOR

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THE WEDDING STORY OF Rebecca & Brandon in Grant, Michigan

THE WEDDING STORY OF Sarah & Michael at Frugthaven Farm

DESERT "I DO'S" A Styled Elopement at Silver Lake Sand Dunes

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THE WEDDING STORY OF Salina & Jeremy at Howard Christensen Nature Center

THE WEDDING STORY OF Maddie & Jared in Muskegon, Michigan

TRADITIONAL MEETS MOODY A Glass House Style Shoot in Zeeland, Michigan

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THE WEDDING STORY OF Hannah & Ryan in Holland, Michigan

INDUSTRIAL ELEGANCE A Blooming Cover Shoot at The Harris Building

ENGAGED IN THE MIDWEST 7 Midwest Couples Ready to Tie the Knot!

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Your Happily Ever After, Starts Here 3165 Alpine Avenue NW, Walker MI 49544 | AmericasBride.us | (844) USA-GOWN 4

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CHRYSTINMELANIE.COM | IG: @CHRYSTINMELANIE | FB: CHRYSTIN MELANIE 6

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FEATURED WEDDING

The Real Wedding of REB ECCA AND B R A N DO N VA N DE W E G E

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TH E M E :

Backyard Romance S E AS O N : Summer

VENUE:

Private Residence Grant, MI

There’s no place like home, especially when you're getting married! Due to COVID-19, Rebecca and Brandon had to change their wedding venue at the last minute, but hosting at Rebecca’s parent’s backyard made the day even more memorable. The couple knew they could trust Kellie Hetler of Hetler Photography to capture the little details of the day since Kellie photographed a family member’s wedding. “I’ve been following for years since!” Rebecca gushes.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: HETLER PHOTOGRAPHY (HETLERPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)* FLORALS: CATHY MILLER DRESS: BRIDAL GALLERY HAIR: TRACEY ARMIJO MAKEUP: ASHLEY Rebecca says, “COVID helped us all TOLBERT NAILS: A CHARMED LIFE realize what the day was truly about. NAIL SALON MENSWEAR: JURGENS & The constant changing of rules during the HOLTVLUWER RENTALS: REDI RENTAL pandemic and changing of our wedding (REDIRENTAL.COM)* MUSICIAN: TERRY plans was stressful, but our actual wedding FARMER *WeddingDay preferred vendor

ADVICE FROM THE bride

day was perfect. Always remember what this day is all about; you marrying your best friend, surrounded by your family and friends!”

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Hetler Photography

West Michigan’s Premier Event Rental and Equipment Rental Company TENTS, CHAIRS, TABLES, TABLE LINENS, CHAIR COVERS, GENERATORS, TENT HEATERS & MORE!

EVENTS@REDIRENTAL.COM | WWW.REDIRENTAL.COM 401 S BEECHTREE ST, GRAND HAVEN, MI 49417 // 616-846-2400 | 2232 GLADE ST, MUSKEGON, MI 49444 // 231-737-7368

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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!


Photo courtesy of Alexis Block

Big ears for your big event! The Tipsy Burro is an up-scale, adorable pair of miniature-donkeys serving up beverages, snacks, goods, and FUN! weddings showers engagements community corporate family

Make your special event extra special!

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FEATURED WEDDING

The Real Wedding of S ARAH & M I C H A E L M A H A N I C

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Sarah and Michael’s winter real wedding has it all--rustic vibes, warm neutral tones, stunning floral arrangements, and of course, some burros to help celebrate! “Having those guys at our special day brought something extra to the table,” Sarah notes. Their furry friends helped keep them warm while playing in the snow!

T HE ME :

Winte r Warmth S E A S O N: Winter

V E NU E :

Frugthaven Farm Greenville, MI

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love

Sarah makes a statement with her bridal boots. Fuzzy footwear is the perfect winter wedding accessory!

PHOTOGRAPHY: CAPTURED BY ALEXIS RAE VENUE, PLANNING & COORDINATION: FRUGTHAVEN FARM (FRUGTHAVENFARM.COM)* CATERING: THE WINTER INN FLORALS: BICEPS AND BLOOMS DRESS: DEARLY LOVED BRIDAL (DEARLYLOVEDBRIDAL.COM)* HAIR: GELA HAIR AND LASH STUDIO MAKEUP: VEIL OF GRACE CO. CAKE: DEIRDRE'S CAKES AND BAKES CENTERPIECES, SWEETHEART TABLE & VINTAGE FURNITURE: COPPER & LACE WEDDING RENTALS (COPPERANDLACERENTAL.COM)* TABLES, CHAIRS & LINENS: ALPINE EVENTS GRAZING BOX: THE EVERYDAY CHEF AND WIFE BEER BURRO: THE TIPSY BURRO (THETIPSYBURRO.COM)* *WeddingDay preferred vendor 16

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Kelsey Pasma Photo Alexandria Sarah Photography

Lavender Sage Photography

Unique Event Rentals in the West Michigan Area IG: @COPPER_LACE_RENTAL • FB: @COPPERANDLACERENTALS • WWW.COPPERANDLACERENTAL.COM

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APaige Photography

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IT ISN’T JUST SUMMER THAT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN. WEDDINGDAY MAGAZINE HELPS US PROMOTE OFFSEASON WEDDINGS TO SHOW OFF THE BEAUTY ALL YEAR ROUND.”

- BRANDI TUCKER Membership & Group Services Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council Benton Harbor, MI

Real People. Real Results.

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Megan Hannon Photography

Your premier wedding planning & design company Detroit & Surrounding Areas • everlastingengagements.com 20

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kinderimages.com

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STYLE SHOOT

Desert “I Do’s”

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his styled elopement proves that you don’t have to head to the coast to sink your toes into the sand! This team of vendors wanted to show brides that even during COVID times, you can still have a gorgeous day right here in Michigan. The stunning arch made of dried palm fronds, pampas grass and birds of paradise gave this shoot an overall exotic feel that is oh-so-enchanting!

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WHAT WE

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Who says you can’t snack in style? These dusty gold macarons are the perfect sweet treat to munch on in the sand!

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PHOTOGRAPHY & PLANNING: TYLEE SHAY PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION: SILVER LAKE SAND DUNES FLORALS: JOY AND BLOOM DESIGN CO. DRESS: ALI NICOLE BRIDAL DRESS DESIGNER: MADE WITH LOVE BRIDAL DESSERTS: NANTUCKET BAKING COMPANY GLASSWARE: PAIR-A-DOCS WEDDING RENTALS

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The Fourniers Fine Art Photography

We create custom designs for brides who are looking for something unique and beautiful for their big day. Whether you’re looking for something classic, modern, romantic, elegant, or even a custom watercolor, we can bring your vision to life. One big day, one pretty bride, one designer for all your stationery needs. We’ll work with you to create a design you’ll love for moments you’ll remember!

JOY@PRETTYPETALPAPERS.COM • WWW.PRETTYPETALPAPERS.COM


It’s what you are wearing when you say “till death do us par t.” It is in every picture you take on the day that begins your “Happily Ever After.” It’s what you’ve been dreaming of since the first time you saw a blushing bride on her magical day. It is your wedding dress.

Davyn Photography

HZ Photography

Emily DeKoster

We get it.

6865 CASCADE RD. SE, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49546 // (616) 956-1119 // BRIDALELEGANCEGR .C OM


TRUE BEAUTY BY DANA

Lexie Moneta Photography

DANA SHIELDS ON-LOCATION MAKEUP ARTIST 219.765.5938 TRUEBEAUTYMAKEUPARTIST.COM DANA@TRUEBEAUTYMAKEUPARTIST.COM


Jasmine Norris Photography

WEDDING STATIONERY BY PSR DESIGNS OF INDIANA PAULINE S. RAY PSBR.DESIGNS@GMAIL.COM 317.759.0625. PSRDESIGNS.COM/WEDDING-INVITATIONS FB: WEDDING STATIONERY BY PSR DESIGNS IG: @WEDDINGSTATIONERYBYPSRDESIGNS

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FEATURED WEDDING

The Real Wedding of S ALIN A & J E R E M Y O R R

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T HE ME:

Retro Bohemian SEASON: Summer

V E NUE :

Howard Christensen Nature Center Kent City, MI

Salina and Jeremy started their forever true to their wild hearts—in the great outdoors. “I wanted the juxtaposition between the nature center and the wedding décor to really stand strong apart while effortlessly working together,” she explains. From the camper to the wildflowers, this celebration is the perfect mix of retro and boho styles!

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ADVICE FROM THE bride

“Find the joy in doing the small, monotonous tasks,” Salina says. “Find joy in changes you weren’t anticipating having to make. Find joy in late-nights/ long hours when you’re doing wedding-related things.”

PHOTOGRAPHY: BRICK STREET STUDIO VENUE: HOWARD CHRISTENSEN NATURE CENTER CATERING: EL GRANJERO MEXICAN GRILL KOMBUCHA: SACRED SPRINGS KOMBUCHA BEER KEGS: RISHI’S INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGES DRESS & ALTERATIONS: DIANE MARIE BRIDAL DESIGNS HAIR: TIFFANY POLEY NAILS: VICKY’S NAILS & SPA MENSWEAR: WOODLAND TAILORING A WEDDING DESTINATION BRIDE'S RINGS: EVORDEN GROOM'S RING: RCORNEJO SHOES: TOP SHOP CAKE: CONNIE’S CAKES STATIONERY: GEORGIA BLUE DESIGN CO. & WILLOW LANE PAPERIE COMEDIAN: COLTON BEVERIDGE BAND: THE BEVERIDGE BOTHERS BAND

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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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George Street Photography

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

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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!

Contact our Group Sales Manager (317) 261-1200 or sales@hamptondt.com

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

Ask about a complimentary suite upgrade!

Hampton Inn Downtown Indianapolis 105 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46225 | (317) 261-1200 | www.hamptondt.com

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FEATURED WEDDING

The Real Wedding of M AD D IE & JA R E D A L DE R I N K

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TH EME:

Vintage Boho SEA SON: Summer

VEN UE:

Private Residence Muskegon, MI

Vintage love blossomed in the backyard of Maddie and Jared! The couple’s wedding plans changed due to COVID-19, but their home celebration was still full of D.I.Y. boho bliss! Maddie adds, “We spent a year and a half searching for brass vases, beautiful colorful depression glass, boho furniture, etc. We had so much fun searching for things and making them come to life.”

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WHAT WE

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Maddie made a headturning debut in her Becker’s Bridal dress! This gown’s gorgeous beading has a classic design that’s perfect for any wedding.

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY: ANNA VANDERBERG PHOTOGRAPHY CATERING: LUNA GR FLORALS: GLAMOUR & GRIT FLORAL DRESS: BECKER'S BRIDAL (BECKERSBRIDAL.COM)* GOWN DESIGNER: PRONOVIAS ALTERATIONS: HA ALTERATIONS BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES: BALTIC BORN HAIR & MAKEUP: AMANDA MCGRAIL SALON NAILS: V&L NAILS MENSWEAR: WOODLAND TAILORING A WEDDING DESTINATION TIES: MYTIESHOP BRIDE'S RINGS: ALEXIS RUSSELL JEWELRY GROOM'S RING: NORTHBANDS EARRINGS: HANDMADE BY DEMI STATIONERY: MINTED CAKE: RYKE'S BAKERY, CATERING AND CAFE TRANSPORTATION: MARILYN'S VIP PARTY BUS RENTALS: REDI RENTAL (REDIRENTAL.COM)* CALLIGRAPHY: ERIN VANVLIET ICE CREAM: LOVE'S ICE CREAM *WeddingDay preferred vendor 38

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Cynthia Boyle Photography


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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STYLE SHOOT

Traditional with a Moody Twist A G LASS HOUSE STYL E SHOOT I N Z E E LAN D, M I C HI GAN

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ustic style has never looked so chic! Deep maroon floral tones contrast with soft blushes and whites to create a moody, romantic color palette. Dark ferns at each table setting give us major woodland vibes. Together with this cake’s unique texture, this shoot provides a stunning twist on the traditional!

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We’ll clink our glasses and cheers to this tablescape’s gorgeous multicolored glassware, provided by AAYS Event Rentals.

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PHOTOGRAPHY & PLANNING: LIV VINCENT PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: GLASS HOUSE CREATIVE COMMUNITY DRESS: BONEHAUS BRIDAL RENTALS HAIR: WILD ROSE HAIR ARTISTRY MAKEUP: ASHLEY URBAN ARTISTRY TUXEDO: LOUIE'S TUX SHOP RINGS: KAY JEWELERS SHOES: DREAM PAIRS FLORALS: TERRAIN FLORAL CO. STATIONERY: THE LETTERING GROVE CAKE: BLACK CURRANT BAKEHOUSE RENTALS: AAYS EVENT RENTALS (AAYSRENTAL.COM)* & WHITE DAHLIA EVENTS (WHITEDAHLIAEVENTS.COM)* *WeddingDay preferred vendor

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You’re Invited:

Pen and Lens

WEDDINGDAY ’ S PH OT O GRA PH ER CO L L ABORATIV E S T Y L E SH O OT EV EN T

Calling all photographers! Is it your dream to participate in a WeddingDay style shoot with a talented team of vendors? Do you want to elevate your brand by getting your work published? WeddingDay Magazine is excited to announce our very first “Photographer Collaborative Style Shoot Event”! Not only will you network with the best of the best Midwest wedding vendors and learn tips of the trade in photography and getting published, but you’ll receive a full-page image in WeddingDay’s next digital issue! 46

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WE’RE OFFERING THIS EXCLUSIVE EVENT AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: • August 9th: The Ivory Foundry Wedding & Events, Indianapolis IN • October 4th: Frugthaven Farm, Greenville, Michigan (near Grand Rapids) Spots are limited and they’re going fast! Learn more and reserve your spot at weddingday-online.com/youre-invited-weddingdaysphotographer-collaborative-style-shoot-event


Gabrielle Cheikh Photography

a novel venue for your storybook wedding 40 E St Clair St | Indianapolis, IN 46204 | (317) 275-4200 | events.imcpl.org

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FEATURED WEDDING

The Real Wedding of H A N N AH ZIEGELER B R UN E T T E & R YA N B R UN E T T E

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TH E M E :

Rustic Bohemian S E AS O N : Fall

VENUE:

Private Residence Holland, MI

Home is where the heart is, which made it the perfect setting for Hannah and Ryan to say their “I do’s.” Their house was the ideal blank slate for their rustic boho ceremony, allowing them to decorate the space with lots of pampas grass and dried floral arrangements. The boho look was topped off with Hannah’s stunning lacy Becker’s Bridal Outlet gown!

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WHAT WE

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Instead of using traditional name tags for seat markers, Hannah and Ryan converted special photo memories into watercolor place cards. She explains, “We printed them out and wrote a handwritten note to each person. Our guests’ seat assignments were a piece of art and a memory!”

PHOTOGRAPHY: MISTA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY VIDEOGRAPHY: BRITTANY BUSH FILMS FLORALS: BRENDA J BATTS DRESS: BECKER'S BRIDAL OUTLET (BECKERSBRIDAL. COM/COLLECTIONS/OUTLET)* HAT: URBAN OUTFITTERS CATERING: THE EVERYDAY CHEF AND WIFE CAKE & COOKIES: SLICKS SWEETS CHAIRS: EVENTS BY ICANDY *WeddingDay preferred vendor 50 WEDDINGDAY


Johnson Photography, LLC

Experience the Magic BECKER’S BR I DA L

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FOWLER , MI

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WWW.BECKER SBR I DA L.CO M

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FOR COUPLES WHO

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Jessie Silva

Bridal, Blonding & Extension Specialist LANSING, MICHIGAN | SAMANTHAANDRING@GMAIL.COM

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We've got you covered for every occasion.

SPECIALTY LINEN, TABLE, & CHAIR RENTALS

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WWW.SPECIALOCCASIONSMI.COM


Each and every one of our events is unique and special. Curated and planned with you in mind. We want your event to be a complete experience, down to the smallest detail.

www.1945EventCo.com 1945EventCo@gmail.com

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COVER SHOOT

Industrial Elegance

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I N WED D I N G DAY ’ S E X C L U S I VE G R A ND R A PIDS DIGITA L CO VER SHOOT

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JESSIE SILVA

THE VISION Spring is here, and we’re showcasing some gorgeous pastel designs in our Grand Rapids digital cover shoot! Brittany Chesney, head planner and owner of 1945 Event Co., drew on the fresh and organic elements of Michigan’s natural environment for this cover shoot. “I wanted to bring in natural bright florals and mix that with a classic elegant vibe,” Brittany says. With this in mind, Brittany and her team created a shoot that is the perfect contrasting combination of delicate, organic elegance and a modern industrial backdrop. With stunning images captured by Jessie Silva, this elevated celebration is simply blooming with romance!

THE VENUE With enchanting exposed brick, rustic hardwood floors, and lots of natural light, The Harris Building had just the right character for this blooming shoot. The Harris Building’s mixture of modern and classic style made it easy for the team to create a fresh, outdoorsy environment, even indoors. “Our natural elements of fun florals and fresh greenery really brought in the springtime feel to the space,” Brittany adds.

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THE LOOK This bride’s look is the perfect mixture of luxury and whimsy. The long, cathedral-like gown from Dearly Loved Bridal glitters with modern elegance. “We wanted to go more classic elegance for the dress and nothing form-fitting or boho,” says Brittany. The model’s makeup, styled by Brittany Andring: Makeup Artist, draws on the light pink shades from the color palette to introduce a blushing look. Her hair, styled by Glammed by Samm, is curled and tucked into a unique braid that trails down her back. Jewelry provided by 1945 Event Co. and a fresh floral comb tie in a touch of spring to the look! The groom’s light gray suit, also from Dearly Loved Bridal, provides the perfect color complement to the bride’s refined look!

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THE CAKE This three-tiered cake from Sugar & Spice Bakeshop truly steals the spotlight as a stunning centerpiece to the dessert table. Cake designer Mona took this confection to a whole new level by painting a custom floral design right onto the icing. Separating the top layers with a garden ball and topping it off with fresh florals, this springtime dessert couldn’t get any sweeter!

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THE FLORALS Bright, natural colors abound in this shoot, all thanks to the talent of Alex Nazar Floral LLC. Focal flowers such as tulips, roses, snapdragons and hydrangeas were used because of their gentle, refined appeal. Native wildflowers and greenery were added to the arrangements to bring about a fuller, Michigan meadow feeling. Alex adds, “We wanted to emphasize the elegant and delicate textures that springtime brings to mind while complementing the décor and creating an immersive visual experience.”

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SEE BEHIND T H E scenes

View the full behind-thescenes video at: youtu.be/IJqFh15Uqxs

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THE DÉCOR Not only is this shoot full of bright colors, but rich textures help this springtime shoot burst to life. The chiavari chairs, tablecloths and napkins from Special Occasions LLC add a fresh twist on classic elegance. Pink vintage wine glasses, delicate bud vases, and clear glasses, provided by 1945 Event Co., create a sweet and show-stopping tablescape. Brittany notes, “The floral plates and wine glasses added that sweet springtime touch.” Gorgeous watercolor detail on the stationery from Invitations by Caitlin top off this flowery look. The mitten-shaped RSVP card even showcases some Michigan pride! 62

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PHOTOGRAPHY

VIDEOGRAPHY

VENUE

Alex Nazar Floral LLC* Oakland County, MI alexnazarfloral.com

Jessie Silva* Caledonia, MI jessiesilva.com

The Harris Building* Grand Rapids, MI theharrisbuilding.com

COORDINATION, PLANNING, TABLE DÉCOR, RENTALS & JEWELRY 1945 Event Co.* Bath, MI 1945eventco.com

2 Birds Media LLC

DRESS & MENSWEAR

FLORALS

Dearly Loved Bridal* Middleville, MI dearlylovedbridal.com

STATIONERY

Glammed by Samm* Lansing, MI linqapp.com/samantha_andring

HAT

Brittany Andring: Makeup Artist* Lansing, MI facebook.com/LipstickBritt

Invitations by Caitlin* Wyandotte, MI invitationsbycaitlin.com Wild Blossom Hat Co

HAIR

MAKEUP

CAKE

Sugar & Spice Bakeshop* Dearborn Heights, MI instagram.com/ sugarandspice.bakeshop

LINENS, CHAIRS & CHARGERS

Special Occasions LLC* Grand Rapids, MI specialoccasionsmi.com

MODELS

Brittany Andring & Josh Bendall

*WeddingDay preferred vendor

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Brittany Chesney

Kelsi Gaunt

1 945 EVENT CO.

THE HARRIS BU IL DING

1945 Event Co. offers all things event planning. From style and design concepts to full service planning, month of coordination and curated décor packages exclusive to their clients. Their offices are in the Lansing area and they service all of Michigan and beyond. The 1945 Event Co. team works with couples on creating an inviting and memorable guest experience for each and every one of their events. Owner Brittany says, "We focus on unique touches and attention to detail to truly bring the magic!"

Kelsi Gaunt is the Director of Event Operations at the historic Harris Building in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is responsible for managing the loftstyle venue and provides day-of planning for wedding ceremonies and receptions of up to 300 people.

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Jessie Silva

Alex Nazar

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Jessie is an endless optimist and can (or at least tries to!) make a joke out of anything. She's rooted in tradition, but hates following the crowd. She says, "I absolutely believe in love at first sight. I’ll do what it takes to make sure you have the most fun throughout your wedding. I’m your own personal hype man, making sure that you’re excited and carefree on your wedding day! I love creating images that are bold, bright, happy and fun!"

Alex Nazar, owner and lead designer of Alex Nazar Floral Design, is an independent florist specializing in weddings and events based in the Metro Detroit area. Her design aesthetic is classic and organic with an emphasis on color story and texture. Her goal is to create individualized floral magic for clients and turn their visions into reality through thoughtful details. Alex Nazar Floral Design is already booking events for 2022 and beyond in all of Michigan!

Raegen Davis D E A R LY LOVED BRIDAL Raegen Davis is the owner of Dearly Loved Bridal, located in downtown Middleville, Michigan. As an avid thrifter with over 10 years in the wedding industry, she knows how to find you your dream dress for less. For her, it's not just about wedding dresses–it's about providing a safe place for women of all body types and budgets to feel confident and loved!

Jamie Carnes + Keri Kujala S PEC IAL O CC AS IO N S , L L C Owners Jamie Carnes and Keri Kujala have both worked in events for over 15 years and use their coordination and design experience to help couples and planners build their perfect event. Special Occasions offers thousands of different specialty rental options to help transform any event.

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Samantha Andring, founder of “Glammed by Samm”, is a Michigan-based bridal specialist that travels all over the world to bring her clients' hair dreams to life. From boho braids to romantic styles, there is nothing they can’t achieve! She has been working in the bridal industry for about seven years and has done hair for over 400 weddings/events. She says, "I strive to make each and every client feel beautiful and confident on their big day and there is truly no greater feeling than seeing the look on their face after getting all glammed up!"

Brittany Andring, also known as “Lipstick Britt”, loves all things glam! She specializes in wedding makeup and travels all over Michigan, the nation and even internationally to make brides feel like a million bucks on one of the most important days of their lives. She has been in business for about eight years and has done makeup for over 300 weddings! She says, "There is nothing that makes me happier than making women feel beautiful and I am so grateful that I get to live out my dream job every day.”

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Samantha Andring

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Caitlin Sedliar

Mona Chirri-Hamadeh

IN VITATIONS BY CAITLIN

S U G AR & S PICE BAK ES H O P

Caitlin, the stationery designer behind Invitations by Caitlin, serves couples in Michigan and beyond. Her passion is creating paper goods that truly reflect her couples' love stories. She loves making the custom design process easy and fun!

Sugar and Spice Bakeshop is a home-based business that grew from a love for baking. They specialize in elegant customized cakes from birthdays to weddings, along with specialty pastries like pies, tarts and cookies that have been family favorite recipes for many years. They take pride in their attention to detail, and ensure that they use the freshest ingredients to give you something that is both delicious and beautiful.

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PLANNING TOOL

THE EASIEST GUIDE TO changing your last name

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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.

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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.

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MIDWEST WEDDING

Vendor Guide BAKERIES & DESSERTS Bert's Bakery Kalamazoo, MI, 269.349.2091 bertsbakery.com

Brittany Andring: Makeup Artist Serving Michigan, 517.282.1946 facebook.com/LipstickBritt See ad on page 65.

Delish Cakes Bloomingdale Bloomingdale, IL, 630.303.2235 delishcakes.net

Girl on the Glow Northern Indiana/ Southwest Michigan girlontheglowmakeup.com

Flour House Cakes & Co. Grand Rapids, MI, flourhousecakes.com Gabby's Cakes & More Indianapolis, IN, 317.440.7720 gabbyscakesandmore.com

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Little Miss Cupcakes Rossville, IN, 765.490.8723 little-miss-cupcakes. weeblysite.com

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Soulard's Coloma, MI, 269.944.9494 soulardscoloma.com Sugar & Spice Bakeshop, LLC Dearborn Heights, MI, 313.580.8813 instagram.com/ sugarandspice.bakeshop See ad on page 71. Tameka's Cakes & Desserts Fort Wayne, IN, 260.305.1748 tamekascakes.com

Glammed by Samm Lansing, MI, linqapp.com/samantha_andring See ad on page 53. Phoenix in Flight Beauty Services Lafayette, IN, 765.775.6096 pifmua.com Primp Beauty Plymouth, MI, 734.404.5384 primpmeup.com Something Blue Stylists Indiana based, Available worldwide 260.463.6391 somethingbluestylists.com True Beauty by Dana Valparaiso, IN, 219.765.5938 truebeautymakeupartist.com See ad on page 28.

Two Sons Cakery Springville, IN, 812.727.0323 twosonscakery.com

BRIDAL SALONS & DESIGNERS America's Bride Grand Rapids, MI, 616.224.0056 americasbride.us See ad on page 4.

BEAUTY & SPA 614 Beauty Serving Ohio, 614.563.7141 614beauty.com

Becker's Bridal Fowler, MI, 989.593.2595 beckersbridal.com See ad on page 51.

Alea Beauty Columbus & Cleveland, OH, 614.721.9609 aleabeauty.co

BIANKA Bridal Grand Rapids, MI, 616.235.9300 biankabridal.com

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Blush Bridal & Beauty Boutique Fort Wayne, IN, 260.760.5857 goaheadandblush.com Bridal Elegance Grand Rapids, MI, 616.956.1119 bridalelegancegr.com See ad on page 27. Calla Blanche Serving USA & beyond, callablanche.com Curvy Custom Bride Indianapolis, IN, 802.505.0004 curvycustombride.com Dearly Loved Bridal Middleville, MI, 616.987.0060 dearlylovedbridal.com See ad on page 70. Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear Highland, IN, 219.923.0977 elegancewedding.net Trudie's Bridal & Formalwear Flora, IN, 765.414.7636 trudiesbridal.com BRIDAL SHOWS Engaged Indiana Throughout Indianapolis area engagedindiana.com

ENTERTAINMENT Absolute Entertainment Northern Michiana, 574.202.8467 djmichiana.com Anna Hagen, Harpist Serving Michiana, 574.538.9396 annahagenharpist.com Bee Entertainment Serving Michigan, Northern Indiana & Chicago, 989.415.0616 michigansbestdjs.com Gaska String Quartet South Bend, IN, 574.229.0422 facebook.com/gaskastringquartet See ad on page 41. Meg Rodgers, Harpist Saint Joseph, MI, 269.429.6377 megrodgers.net FLORISTS 21 Petals Lafayette, IN, 765.231.5070 21petalsflowerfarm.com Alex Nazar Floral Oakland County, MI, 609.920.3319 alexnazarfloral.com See ad on page 64.

CATERERS & BARTENDING Catering by Michaels Morton Grove, IL, 847.966.6555 cateringbymichaels.com

Crystal Springs Florist Benton Harbor, MI, 269.925.1167 crystalspringsflorist.net See ad on page 34.

Distinctive Catering Wyoming, MI, 866.802.7266 distinctivecatering.com

Fleurtogather Fort Wayne, IN, instagram.com/fleurtogather

Jefferson St. BBQ Converse, IN, 765.395.5117 jeffersonstbbq.com

Flowers for Dreams Detroit, MI, 313.230.0393 flowersfordreams.com/detroit

The Tipsy Burro Ada, MI, 616.204.1018 thetipsyburro.com See ad on page 13.

Four Seasons Wedding Florist Loudonville, OH, 419.994.7673 fourseasonsweddingflorist.com LB Floristry South Bend, IN, lbfloristry.com


Lopshire Flowers Fort Wayne, IN, 260.493.1581 lopshireflowers.com

Ashley Vandervelde Photography Fort Wayne, IN, 260.750.9474 ashleyvanderveldephotography.com

Nicole Bates Photography Saint Joseph, MI, 269.861.9010 nicolebatesphotography.com

Moonlit Designs LLC Columbia City, IN, 260.687.9532 moonlitdesignsllc.com

M. Dawn Floral Design Wedding & Event Floral Detroit, MI, 313.333.1210 mdawnfloral.com

Chrystin Melanie Photography Grand Rapids, MI, 305.562.0279 chrystinmelaniephotography.com See ad on page 6.

Rogue Images Photography McCordsville, IN, 317.941.6088 rogueimagephoto.com

Ryan Abney Event Design Detroit, MI, 248.821.1128 ryan-abney.com

Oh You're Lovely Available worldwide ohyourelovely.com

Courtney Carney Photography Indianapolis, IN courtneycarneyphotography.com See ad on page 39.

Simply Seeking Photography Bluffton, IN, simplyseekingphotography.com

Thoughtfully Designed Co. Indianapolis, IN, 517.581.0060 thoughtfullydesignedco.com

Smitten Mitten Photography Farmington Hills, MI, 734.606.9721 smittenmittenphotography.com

Unveiled Weddings & Events Valparaiso, IN, 219.512.5620 yourunveiledevent.com

Truer Design Byron Center, MI, 616.460.8776 truerdesign.com

Dave Thompson Photography Elkhart, IN, 574.238.9890 davesphotoworld.com Ellie Frances Photography Detroit, MI, 586.322.6567 elliefrancesphoto.com

JEWELERS Diamonds Direct Indianapolis, IN, 317.575.8555 diamondsdirect.com

Heather Sherrill Photography Indianapolis, IN, 317.864.0632 heathersherrill.com

Impress Jewelry Creations Granger, IN, 574.855.4491 impressjewelers.com

Hetler Photography LLC Sparta, MI, 231.519.0165 hetlerphotography.com

Larson Jewelry Design, Inc. Novi, MI, 248.347.4653 larsonjewelryofnovi.com

Jasmine Norris Photography Lafayette, IN, 574.850.6481 jasminenorris.com

Petite G Jewelers Indianapolis, IN, 317.255.5555 petiteg.com

Jessie Silva Grand Rapids, MI, jessiesilva.com See ad on page 52.

OFFICIANTS At-the-Altar Serving Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin & the East Coast 847.908.5399 at-the-altar.com PHOTOGRAPHERS Alison Mae Photography Indianapolis, IN, 765.602.5222 alisonmaephotography.com See ad on inside back cover. Arielle Peters Photography South Bend, IN, ariellepeters.com

JNAvisuals LLC West Central Indiana, 765.307.8710 jnavisuals.com Kimberly Kinder Photography Fort Wayne, IN, 260.705.1795 kinderimages.com See ad on page 21. Lauren Peteron Photography Indianapolis, IN, laurenpetersonphoto.com Mika LH Photography Bloomington, IN, 812.606.6222 mikalh.com

Tushona Monét Photography Indianapolis, IN, 317.825.8668 tushonamonet.com PLANNERS/COORDINATORS 1945 Event Co. Bath, MI, 517.488.2720 1945eventco.com See ad on page 55. All in the Details Indianapolis, IN, 317.821.7526 detailsindy.com See ad on page 7. Chastain Charm Weddings + Special Events Michigan & surrounding areas, 269.205.3135 chastaincharm.com Element Event Design Detroit, MI, 248.396.1017 element-eventdesign.com Emerald Lotus Events West Lafayette, IN emeraldlotusevents.com

White Dahlia Events Berrien Springs, MI, whitedahliaevents.com 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 Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. Special Events Mishawaka, IN, 574.259.4807 burnsrentals.com See ad on back cover. Copper & Lace Wedding Rental and Events Gowen, MI copperandlacerental.com See ad on page 17.

Emily Sara Events Carmel, IN, 317.850.1283 emilysaraevents.com

Redi Rental West Michigan, 231.737.7368 redirental.com See ad on page 11.

Everlasting Engagements Oakland County, MI, 248.705.7907 everlastingengagements.com See ad on page 20.

Special Occasions, LLC Serving Michigan, 616.826.7082 specialoccasionsmi.com See ad on page 54.

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SunflowerKate Florals Columbus, OH, 614.285.3826 sunflowerkateflorals.com

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Wilson Events by Design Rensselaer, IN, wilsoneventsbydesign.com

Coppes Commons Event Centers Nappanee, IN, 574.354.7455 coppescommons.com

STATIONERY The Ambrosia Rabbit Serving Detroit & beyond, theambrosiarabbit.com

The Crofoot Pontiac, MI, 248.858.9333 thecrofoot.com

Invitations by Caitlin Serving Detroit & beyond, 734.558.0854 invitationsbycaitlin.com See ad on page 69. Pretty Petal Papers Serving worldwide, shop.prettypetalpapers.com See ad on page 26.

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PSR Designs of Indiana Indianapolis, IN, 317.759.0625 psrdesigns.com See ad on page 29.

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TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS Hampton Inn Indianapolis Downtown Indianapolis, IN, 317.261.1200 hamptoninn3.hilton.com See ad on page 35. Hotel Allegro Chicago, IL, 312.236.0123 sonesta.com/us/illinois/ chicago/allegro-royal-sonestahotel-chicago-loop VENUES 2GatherMore Auburn Hills, MI, 248.724.6282 2gathermore.com Castle Farms Charlevoix, MI, 231.237.0884 castlefarms.com See ad on page 5. The Charles Fort Wayne Event Center Fort Wayne, IN, 260.637.3643 thecharlesfortwayne.com

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The Grand LV Niles, MI, 269.591.0334 thegrandlv.com The Hall at Oakland Park Nappanee, IN, 574.773.1001 oakland-hall.com See ad on page 40. The Harris Building Grand Rapids, MI, 616.256.2535 theharrisbuilding.com See ad on inside front cover. The Indianapolis Public Library Indianapolis, IN, 317.275.4200 events.imcpl.org See ad on page 47. Revival Wedding Barn Dowagiac, MI, 269.423.8260 revivalweddingbarn.com The Stables Event Center Lafayette, IN, 765.427.7713 thestableseventcenter.com Stonegate Manor Benton Harbor, MI, 269.930.0617 stonegatemanorevents.com

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