WeddingDay Magazine - Northern Indiana Spring/Summer 2022 Issue

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the best guide for the midwest bride

SEE THE 2021 STYLE SHOOT DESIGN CONTEST WINNER!

Love in the 1920s

A GREAT GATSBY-INSPIRED COVER SHOOT IN AUBURN

A REAL ROMANTIC

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On the Cover PHOTOGRAPHY Heather Beckham Photography* South Bend, IN heatherbeckham.com

HAIR, MAKEUP & ACCESSORIES BÜK Weddings* Kalamazoo, MI bukweddings.com

VENUE Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum* Auburn, IN automobilemuseum.org /events/host-an-event

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VIDEOGRAPHY Current Productions

DRESSES & ACCESSORIES Wendy's Bridal

COORDINATION, DÉCOR PLANNING & LIGHTING Simply Unforgettable Events* Kalamazoo, MI simplyunforgettableoccasions.com

FLORALS Urban Contessa Florals CAKE & DESSERTS Gracey's Goodies* Cedarville, IN graceysgoodies.com

RENTALS AAYS Event Rentals* Mishawaka, IN aaysrental.com RENTALS Delicate Dishes STATIONERY Lee Morgan Designs* Fort Wayne, IN leemorgandesigns.etsy.com MODELS Whitney Weston and Chase Fabbri (bride and groom) & Ellie Pollard and Cruz Kerley of Point Modeling Agency (bridesmaid and groomsman) *WeddingDay preferred vendor

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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. 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@weddingdayonline.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 and Editorial mailing address: P.O. Box 10172 South Bend, IN 46680 For Advertising information: Jordan Taylor, Regional Account Executive jordan@weddingday-online.com

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We often think of spring as a time of rebirth—the blooming of flowers, the lively buzz of animal life—and summer representing a time where we embark on new adventures. Knowing that, I can think of no better time than our spring/summer issues to announce my new role as Owner and Publisher of WeddingDay Magazine! I've enjoyed working with so many of our advertiser partners, talented Midwest vendors and wedding planning couples in my role as Creative Director, and am excited to further foster those relationships, continue to inspire our brides and groomsto-be and collaborate on future projects together.

With that said, I hope you enjoy this new issue which is filled with an abundance of fresh and exciting ideas, gorgeous real weddings and inspiration-rich style shoots. You won't want to miss our Great Gatsbystyle cover shoot at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and you'll go wild over the winners of our 2021 Style Shoot Design Contest, sponsored by AAYS Event Rentals! And be sure to check out our spotlight on the talented Lauren Krempec, Event Specialist and Coordinator at Burns Special Events. So, whether you're just beginning the wedding planning process or you're searching for those few final touches, there's plenty to get inspired of in the pages of this issue. I'm excited to embark on this new journey with you, Cheers to new beginnings!

KAITLYN SMALE

OWNER & PUBLISHER kaitlyn@weddingday-online.com


in this issue.. 10 REAL WEDDING

Natural Elegance: The Real Wedding of Bailey & Connor at The Paddock

20 SSDC WINNER

The Winner of our 2021 Style Shoot Design Contest, Sponsored by AAYS Event Rentals

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Meet Lauren Krempec, Event Specialist & Coordinator at Burns Special Events

50 STYLE SHOOT 40 REAL WEDDING

SPRING/SUMMER 2022

Written in the Stars: An Intimate, Celestial Style Shoot

Garden Romance: The Real Wedding of Allison & Kyle at Gabis Arboretum

83 NEWLY ENGAGED Engaged in the Midwest: 5 Midwest Couples Ready to Tie the Knot

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Love in the 1920s: WeddingDay's Exclusive Northern Indiana Cover Shoot

76 THE COVER TEAM Meet the Team: The Vendors Behind our Northern Indiana Cover Shoot

about the cover photographer HEATHER BECKHAM PHOTOGRAPHY Heather Beckham is a wedding photographer based in South Bend, Indiana who is passionate about telling her clients' stories through photos. Heather walks alongside her couples from their engagement to after their wedding day, to build relationships and trust with her clients.

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Renee Mellott Photography

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The Real Wedding of BAILEY & CO N N O R H A M I LTO N

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Since Bailey works in the wedding industry, she started ahead of most other brides in terms of planning. “I knew even before I got engaged who I wanted to help make our wedding day special. The vendors do have very good reputations and they all know how to work together and create beautiful events,” Bailey raves. Loving the fall, Bailey knew she wanted her wedding to center around the warm tones and nature of the season. WEDDINGDAY

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All the décor brings the rustic, autumnal theme to life before our very eyes! Burns Special Events helped provide the perfect details to make the couple's personality shine through in every inch of the scene. We love how cohesive everything looks together!

PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTNEY RUDICEL PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE & REHEARSAL DINNER: THE PADDOCK COORDINATION & PLANNING: FOUR-THIRTY EVENTS CATERING: BLU SPOON CATERING VIDEOGRAPHY: REFLECT FILMS FLORALS: RUBY MOON FLOWER FARM DRESS: MARIE GABRIEL COUTURE BRIDAL BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES: REVELRY HAIR & MAKEUP: THE BOB SALON NAILS: GLO NAIL BAR RINGS & JEWELRY: PETER FRANKLIN JEWELERS SHOES: BELLA BELLE SHOES MENSWEAR: MEN'S WEARHOUSE STATIONERY: THE HEDGE CAKE: SASSIE CAKES DESSERTS: HALL'S TAKES THE CAKE RENTALS: MUTTON PARTY & TENT RENTAL & BURNS SPECIAL EVENTS (BURNSRENTALS.COM)* ACCOMMODATIONS: THE BRADLEY BAND: CHRIS WORTH MUSIC TRANSPORTATION: CLUB CAR LIMOUSINE & TROLLEY *WeddingDay preferred vendor WEDDINGDAY

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For WeddingDay’s third annual Style Shoot Design Contest, our participants had the chance to utilize the two 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year in three different themes to bring their shoots to life. The teams were challenged to pair Ultimate Gray and/or Illuminating with one of our preselected themes: Go Wild, Over the Rainbow and Avant Garde. We would like to thank all the participants as picking a winner was a very difficult decision for our team to make! Along with this year’s winner— who stood out among the rest— our team decided to highlight three other amazing shoots who also blew us away and captured these themes beautifully.

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Making us feel as though we were dropped right into an exotic rainforest, this talented team designed a perfect representation of our Go Wild theme, titled “Urban Jungle Glam”, for Follow Your Arrow Photography to capture. Despite discussing all the themes with the creative team, Go Wild was the theme that resonated most with everyone. The team raves, “We loved being able to incorporate the wild theme in every aspect—from live snakes to the details on the cake!” They wanted to add glam to the theme and think the contrast between the faux animal pelts paired with the crystal dinnerware brings that glamorous element. The uniquely designed stationery also gives all the wild vibes!

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To unify the shoot's theme with the bride, the team wanted her to look edgy. “We went BIG!” they gush. “Our artists added gold flakes and rhinestones to our bride’s face in an animal pattern and finished the look with a smokey eye.” The gown also had to bring the glamour and edge, and the team felt this beaded one from Here Comes the Dress was the perfect juxtaposition to the bold makeup!

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The cake from Steel City Bakery was kept rather classic to not overpower the shoot with too many complex details. Pantone's Ultimate Gray was added in the bottom to represent elephant hide. No jungle would be complete without voluminous plants and colorful blooms! Thode Floral provided moth orchids and anthurium to bring the jungle to life while pampas grass and dried palms brought more of a savannah feel to the shoot. The team also used yellow roses to incorporate Pantone's Illuminating to the look.


Theme: Go Wild PHOTOGRAPHY: FOLLOW YOUR ARROW PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC VENUE: THE ALLURE URBAN GARDEN DRESS: HERE COMES THE DRESS FLORALS: THODE FLORAL MENSWEAR: LR MEN'S CLOTHIER & TUXEDOS HAIR: SALON ROGUE MAKEUP: AESTHETICALLY SKYE CAKE: STEEL CITY BAKERY STATIONERY: ALESHA LAWS SNAKE: KRISTEN FLEMING

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With a fun take on our Over the Rainbow theme, Jasmine Norris Photography and Samantha Mitchell Photography brought the colorful vision to life in the form of pastel polka dots. Ultimate Gray and Illuminating peek through in different areas of the shoot; even on the grooms! The team explains, “We loved the fresh colors with the pastel theme and loved that it also showcased the rainbow and the LGBTQ+ community without being the typical bright rainbow colors!”


The Ivory Foundry was the perfect venue for this shoot. With open floor plans to provide space for all of a couple’s guests and large windows to let in plenty of natural light, the team was able to fill it to the brim with light and airy pastel details! The chandeliers overhead helped the team capture the elegant feel they were hoping for, too. As always, it was the décor and details that really brought this shoot to life. The balloon wall, grooms’ bow ties and stunning centerpieces feed into the subtle polka dot theme. We are also obsessed with the unique cigar lounge and champagne flute wall! The four-tiered cake is almost too glamorous to eat. We are especially in love with the pastel watercolor design throughout the cake’s icing and those beautiful fondant flowers. Both the blue and gray suits are gorgeous and look great with the pastel bow ties, but we can all agree the luxurious polka-dot cape on the officiant's suit steals the show. Nothing adds more regality and dramatic flair than a cape!

Theme: Over the Rainbow PHOTOGRAPHY & PLANNING: JASMINE NORRIS PHOTOGRAPHY PLANNING: SAMANTHA MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: IVORY FOUNDRY WEDDINGS & EVENTS (IVORYFOUNDRYEVENTS. COM)* MAKEUP: PHOENIX IN FLIGHT MUA BOW TIES/POCKET SQUARES: HOPPER & LUXE FLORALS: AMELIA MARIE FLORALS CAKE: CLASSIC CAKES STATIONERY: LISA MARIE DESIGN LOVE MARQUEE SIGN: NERDY FOX RENTALS RENTALS: WILSON EVENTS BY DESIGN BALLOONS: BANZI BALLOONS + EVENT SERVICES CIGARS & WHISKEY: STICKS & ROCKS INDY LOVE IS LOVE SIGN: LOVELIGHT EVENTS (LOVELIGHTEVENTSLLC.COM)* *WeddingDay preferred vendor

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Theme: Avant Garde

FINALIST

The vision for this shoot came from the traditional use of the venue. Kay from Kay Warner Photography explains, “Avenue 912 is a rock concert venue and I had the idea to create a wedding here that would attract the ‘different’ and ‘off the beaten path’ type of client that frequents this venue. I chose to stay away from anything that was ‘mainstream’ and went beyond any limits of what a traditional wedding looks like.” Every detail of this shoot was carefully chosen, and Kay made sure she got exactly what she wanted no matter how difficult it was to find them. The mirrored aisle, alternative lighting, smoke elements, drapery and unique glassware all bring this theme together. Providing the right amount of contrast, the white invitation suite designed by Your Little Details perfectly matches the theme. We love the extra flair the metallic edging adds to the suite! 26

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The dark cake is so elegant! Kay says, “The cake direction was to mirror the dark makeup of the bride.” We are obsessed with the way the square bottom tier contrasts with the classic round top tiers! “Finding a dress boutique with non-traditional attire was more difficult,” Kay shares. Both of the dresses the team ended up choosing were perfect for the mood they were trying to set. The black dress brings glamour and pushes the limits to what a wedding dress can be while the gray one brings one of the Pantone Colors of the Year into the shoot in a unique way. The faux hawk on the bride and her dark makeup amp up the moodiness! PHOTOGRAPHY: KAY WARNER PHOTOGRAPHY, SHANE CLEMINSON PHOTOGRAPHER & REGION WEDDINGS VENUE: AVENUE 912 DRESSES & TUXEDO: ELEGANCE WEDDING & EVENING WEAR FLORALS: TASTEFULLY KATIE STATIONERY: YOUR LITTLE DETAILS (YOURLITTLEDETAILS.COM)* HAIR: AVA MICHAEL BEAUTIQUE MAKEUP: EMILY DUPRE BEAUTY CAKE: ALLIECAKES CUSTOM CAKES RENTALS: HOW SWEET IT IS EVENTS *WeddingDay preferred vendor WEDDINGDAY 27


Theme: Go Wild This exotic bohemian beach elopement was inspired by the complications COVID has brought to elopements. “With COVID, couples have had to forfeit their destination weddings and decrease their guest count. This shoot shows couples the perfect way to celebrate as if you are eloping in the tropics,” Brittany from 1945 Event Co. raves. The creative team wanted to bring the tropics to the beach! You can’t have a jungle without plenty of leopard print, bold colors and greenery! The team also wanted to combine multiple textures to the scene to create a fun and inviting environment. One of their favorite designs is the colorful plates and place settings to make an ombré effect as you move down the table.

FINALIS T The dessert table is a highlight of the shoot. Brittany explains, “There were two specialty cocktails available for guests as well as assorted fun colored macarons, candies and the perfect simple beachy cake topped with a tropical flower for the bride and groom to cut.” Silk flowers made up the bouquet and boutonnière. Rich tropical greens and white hydrangeas made up both the bouquet and the floral detail on the triangular arbor. The creative team went a different route with the bridal attire. Instead of a traditional dress, they leaned into the beachy theme with a bathing suit and cover-up! For the bride's makeup and hair, the team kept it fun with waves and bright eye makeup. They also added a flower crown for some of the shots to bring in a more boho feel.

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Tushona Monét Photography

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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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Specializing in weddings, portraits & business photography. Serving the Fort Wayne, Indiana area and surrounding cities. (260) 60 9- 0703 | I TS J USTV I L M A@G M A I L .C OM | I G : @ V I L M A .M A R I A .PH OTO G R A PH E R 32

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PRO SPOTLIGHT

Lauren Krempec BURNS SPECIAL EVENTS

The décor at your ceremony and reception help bring your vision to life. Your guests should be transported into the story of you and your future spouse the minute they enter your venue. Knowing that, you should be able to work with a rental and design company to find exactly what you’re looking for and collaborate with the professionals to curate the entire design for your vision.

Josephiney Photography

Burns Special Events offers so much more than just décor rentals. With floral design, event planning services, graphic design and day-of coordination, their team specializes in keeping up with the latest trends and styles in the industry! We got a chance to speak with Lauren Krempec, Event Specialist & Coordinator at Burns Special Events, to learn more about what makes the experience at Burns so special.

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the most common question are the best tips you have for WD: What WD: What inspired your business? WD: What’s you get from couples? What’s your couples using your services? Any is family-owned and has been answer to it? other words of wisdom to share? LK: "Burns in business for over 100 years! It has "The most common question would can use as many or as few LK: have to be 'what wedding packages LK: "Couples evolved from a filling station and paint store in of our services as they need! We the early 1900s, to adding tool and costume rentals and finally event rentals in the late 80s. Burns now operates out of a 100,000-squarefoot building in Mishawaka and employs up to 50 people during our busy season!"

do we offer,' and our answer to that is, we don’t! Every wedding is unique and every couple is unique, so we build everything from the ground up with our couples!"

us an overview of your services. WD: Give What makes your business unique? makes us unique is that we LK: "What are no longer just a rental business.

WHAT MAKES

We are a full-service event company that is the first of its kind for our area. We have the largest variety of rentals in Michiana, a certified floral department, wedding and event planning services, graphic design services, and day-of coordinators. Weddings that utilize all of our services are called Burns Signature Weddings!"

WD: Tell us about your experience and skills. event industry is ever-changing, LK: "The and we make sure our team is

educated and trained to keep up with the latest trends. Our Event Specialists annually attend national conferences where they have classes and attend conventions to see what new additions to add to our rentals and services for the year."

WD:

What do you wish to accomplish with your customers? What can a couple look forward to when using your services? "Every wedding couple is placed with one of our talented Event Specialists that they will work with, from engagement until the honeymoon. Our goal is to take as much stress away from the couple as possible while guiding them through everything they need to know and many things they didn’t know they would need to know!"

LK:

us about your favorite part of WD: Tell your job. of our favorite parts of the job LK: "One is when we get to take our couples

into one of our interactive design studios within the showroom! Here we get to learn more about the couple and what kind of vibe/style they are wanting for their wedding, and start to design mock-ups using our rental items!" do you love about the industry WD: What you work in? event Industry is full of such LK: "The creative and inspiring people, and

our community has so many amazingly talented vendors who we love working with! There is nothing better than getting to be creative and being able to share that creativity with your coworkers and clients!"

US UNIQUE IS

THAT WE ARE NO LONGER JUST A

RENTAL BUSINESS. WE ARE A FULLSERVICE EVENT COMPANY THAT

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have couples that only need a ceremony arch or ceiling treatment, while others go all in for a Burns Signature Wedding experience! Our words of wisdom would be to stay true to who you are as a couple and add in personalized touches! Also, don’t procrastinate as things will book up faster than you think!" a moment to brag about WD: Take something you’re proud of! many don’t realize is just how LK: "What much we give back to our community.

Every time you use one of our services, you are also helping us give back! Our owners, Brian and Amanda were named the Mishawaka Business Association’s Persons of the Year last month for all that they do to give back to the community!"

do you calm the nerves of WD: How anxious customers? What steps do

you take to help eliminate their stress? "The main way for couples to alleviate that anxiety is to hire experienced vendors that you can trust. We try our best to build relationships with our couples throughout the planning process. Our couples have their Event Specialist’s email, cell phone number and office number so they can always have a way to contact us with any and every question they may have. We want our couples to know we have their backs and will guide them along through every step."

LK:

there any trends you’re seeing WD: Are with wedding rentals? What are

some of your most popular rentals? "We love that couples are getting braver with mixing in different colors, patterns, materials and textures into their designs! Lately, our Boxwood Wall rental options have been very popular with our couples. We have tall backdrop walls that look great with neon signs and seating charts, champagne walls to wow your guests with, and short walls that work great at sectioning off different areas within your event space!"

LK:

are your future goals for your WD: What business? How do you see it growing in the future? to the overwhelming LK: "Thanks support of our customers, our

business has grown exponentially over the past five years. We have recently been working on adding more customization options for our couples. Custom seating charts, table signs, menu cards and signage are all new options for our couples!"

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TH E M E :

Garden Romance S E AS O N : Summer

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Gabis Arboretum & The Market Valparaiso, IN

“Being a wedding planner, I knew exactly who I wanted to be a part of our wedding day,” Allison, bride and owner of Your Little Details, gushes. Most of the vendors she booked came from previous experiences with them! Some of the vendors are even close enough that she would call them friends, so obviously they all had the bride’s best interest in mind. All the décor was chosen with precise skill, bringing Allison’s dream to life. This gardenscape wouldn’t be complete without a stunning array of flowers! Unveiled Weddings and Events did a fantastic job designing the bouquets and floral arrangements throughout the celebration. WEDDINGDAY

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Allison looks absolutely gorgeous for her special day! We love how True Beauty by Dana highlighted all of her natural beauty. But Allison isn’t the only one who gets to look perfect on their big day. Kyle looks so dapper in that navy suit from SuitShop!

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PHOTOGRAPHY: SWEETLY STITCHED PHOTOGRAPHY SECOND SHOOTER: MEL KELMZ PHOTOGRAPHY CEREMONY VENUE: GABIS ARBORETUM AT PURDUE NORTHWEST RECEPTION VENUE: THE MARKET PLANNING, STATIONERY & SIGNAGE: YOUR LITTLE DETAILS (YOURLITTLEDETAILS.COM)* VIDEOGRAPHY: ROY SERAFIN PHOTOGRAPHY FLORALS, TABLE DÉCOR & CAKE STAND: UNVEILED WEDDINGS & EVENTS (YOURUNVEILEDEVENT. COM)* DRESS: ESSENCE OF AUSTRALIA FROM SOMETHING BLUE BRIDAL BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES: CATHERINE'S BRIDAL HAIR: UNDER THE VEIL MAKEUP: TRUE BEAUTY BY DANA (TRUEBEAUTYMAKEUPARTIST.COM)* MENSWEAR: SUITSHOP (SUITSHOP.COM)* RINGS: KAY JEWELERS SHOES: VANS EARRINGS: OLIVE + PIPER CAKE: VAL'S CUSTOM CAKES DJ: ARRESTED SOUNDS LINENS: BBJ LINEN PHOTO BOOTH: IN AN INSTANT PHOTO BOOTH TRANSPORTATION: SECOND NATURE LIMO *WeddingDay preferred vendor WEDDINGDAY

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The Venue The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana was first built and opened in 1930, so the design was just what our team was looking for. “We wanted to complement the aesthetic of the venue and capture that era.” Samantha explains. “It still maintains its period-correct characteristics.” We think it was the perfect art deco style for this high-end shoot, and Heather Beckham Photography perfectly captured the shoot's beauty and all the vibrant colors of this venue! HEATHER BECKHAM PHOTOGRAPHY

The Vision “Our vision for this shoot was a modern spin on the roaring twenties with Great Gatsby vibes,” Samantha Ham, Lead Planner/Designer at Simply Unforgettable Occasions shares. “The team at Simply Unforgettable Occasions spearheaded this idea and designed the overall concept with input from the other vendors involved on the team.” This talented group wanted to bring the 1920s to life with the bright pops of colors that were already a part of the venue—and they delivered!

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The Looks Our team could not have found a better dress for this cover shoot! As Samantha gushes, “The design of the dress fit the roaring '20s and Art Deco theme with geometric lines and sequins. We knew when we started the search for a dress that we wanted one that was glitzy and glamorous and paid homage to the 1920s.” The bridesmaid wore a brilliant purple gown and the hair and makeup styled by BÜK Weddings truly made the models feel like they stepped out of a 1920s party! And our groom and groomsman looked so dapper in their royal blue and burgundy suits from SuitShop.

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The Decor Since the linens provided by Simply Unforgettable Occasions were rich in color, the tablescape needed to include more neutral options to not overwhelm the scene. Rentals from AAYS Event Rentals brought together the elegant tablescape with stunning gold embellishments including the silverware, chargers and chairs. The team also included crystal tableware to heighten the glamour of the reception setup!

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The S tationery Using a jewel-toned color palette and gold accents, Lee Morgan Designs created paper products with a simple sophistication to match the venue.

HEATHER BECKHAM PHOTOGRAPHY

The Cake & Desserts Gracey’s Goodies blew us away with a magnificent four-tiered cake and colorful macarons. Grace explains, “We really wanted to focus on the gunmetal, gold and emerald in our design.” We especially love the elegance of the marbled bottom tier and sequin-inspired top tier! WEDDINGDAY

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HEATHER BECKHAM PHOTOGRAPHY

The Florals We're in love with these opulent tablescapes and richly colored floral arrangements! Urban Contessa Florals did a wonderful job of creating floral designs that meshed with the overall theme and matched the glamour of the venue.

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PHOTOGRAPHY Heather Beckham Photography* South Bend, IN heatherbeckham.com VENUE Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum* Auburn, IN automobilemuseum.org /events/host-an-event VIDEOGRAPHY Current Productions

COORDINATION, DÉCOR PLANNING & LIGHTING Simply Unforgettable Events* Kalamazoo, MI simplyunforgettableoccasions.com

HAIR, MAKEUP & ACCESSORIES BÜK Weddings* Kalamazoo, MI bukweddings.com

RENTALS AAYS Event Rentals* Mishawaka, IN aaysrental.com

MENSWEAR SuitShop* Available Online; Showrooms in Chicago, Denver & Philadelphia suitshop.com

FLORALS Urban Contessa Florals DRESSES & ACCESSORIES Wendy's Bridal

CAKE & DESSERTS Gracey's Goodies* Cedarville, IN graceysgoodies.com

STATIONERY Lee Morgan Designs* Fort Wayne, IN leemorgandesigns.etsy.com RENTALS Delicate Dishes MODELS Whitney Weston and Chase Fabbri (bride and groom) & Ellie Pollard and Cruz Kerley of Point Modeling Agency (bridesmaid and groomsman) *WeddingDay preferred vendor


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Meet the Cover Team THE WEDDING PROS BEHIND THE SHOOT

Team SUO SIMPLY UNFO RG ETTABL E O C CAS IO N S SUO consists of planners, coordinators and designers from all different walks of life. Individually, they all bring something different to the table. As a team, they have a passion for weddings and events that makes them a valuable asset to their clients. SUO provides full and partial planning, coordination and design throughout Michigan, Indiana and beyond. With Team SUO, no dream is too big, and no budget is too small. They can help bring your vision to life beyond your wildest imagination and turn your dreams into reality. SUO aims to give you the best experience possible, all while making sure the details are taken care of on your big day. They strive to give their clients peace of mind leading up to their event and make each experience as seamless and worry-free as possible. Because of this, they ensure their client's events are "simply unforgettable occasions."

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Heather Beckham

Alishia Iddings

H E AT H E R BE CK HAM PHOTOGRAPHY

AU BU RN CO RD DU ES EN BERG AU TO M O BIL E M U S EU M

Heather Beckham is a wedding photographer based in South Bend, Indiana who is passionate about telling her clients' stories through photos. Heather walks alongside her couples from their engagement to after their wedding day, to build relationships and trust with her clients.

Alishia is the Event Manager at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana. She has over fifteen years of experience in management and has worked in the food and beverage industry for over ten years.

Asia & Olivia White

Tesia Lapp

UR BA N CONTES S A FLORALS

WEN DY'S BRIDAL

Mother-daughter duo Asia and Olivia White began their floral business, Urban Contessa Florals in 2017. Together they have built an illustrious career by combining their organic, garden-style florals with superb customer service. They are fortunate to create stunning florals for the most memorable weddings and events. Their latest project, 600 EAST Event Venue marries many of the function and design details realized through their experience in the event industry. They have created a space that effortlessly pairs their design ingenuity with their refined, no fuss style.

Wendy’s Bridal has been serving brides in Fort Wayne, Indiana and the surrounding area for over 30 years, and has been under new ownership since 2018. With hundreds of bridal gowns in stock, Wendy’s Bridal caters to all styles and price points, but specializes in romantic, boho gowns.

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Christina E. Wright, Andrea Zerilli, Paige Clare Johnson + Ashlyn Alexander BÜK S TU DIO S & C O ./ BÜ K WEDDIN G S A studio is where an artist creates, and BÜK Studios & Co./BÜK Weddings is definitely a studio! Their team is made up of artists of all different types and skill sets, most of them being cross-trained in various areas. Their offerings include hair and makeup services, engagement and wedding photography bundles and bridal shower spa skincare packages.

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Katy Eriks

Grace Geha

SUITSHOP

G RACEY'S G O O DI E S

Katy is the Business Development Manager at SuitShop. Before joining the team, she was one of SuitShop’s first brides. As steadfast supporters of love in all of its many forms, SuitShop offers $194 suiting options made for anybody and every body, regardless of body type, race or gender identity. SuitShop is your one-stop-shop for all things suiting—perfect for any special occasion and especially well-suited for wedding planning. Their team is available to help you embrace your confidence and your look with virtual appointments, in-person fittings, free swatches, a free 7-day home trial and their data-backed online Fit Finder. Plus, suit your entire group with ease using their wedding management dashboard!

Grace Geha is the owner of Gracey's Goodies. Her bakery employs 8 amazing ladies that work tirelessly to make your dessert dreams come true. They are located in Leo, Indiana just outside of Fort Wayne and have walk in hours from TuesdayFriday 10-6 and Saturday 9-3.

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Lee Cherry

Team AAYS

LE E M OR GAN DES IGNS

AAYS EVEN T REN TAL S

Lee Cherry is a modern calligraphy artist in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She specializes in wedding items and custom gifts including signage, invitations, envelope addressing, place cards, custom drinkware and more. Include her beautiful designs in your wedding, shower or other celebratory event to make your details special and personalized just for you!

AAYS Event Rentals has over 50 years in the party and event business and is focused exclusively on event rentals. This means they can provide you with the attention, focus and experience you look for in a rental company. AAYS prides themselves on being responsible, respectable and reliable – in what they say and what they do – and for this reason, AAYS is a preferred vendor with many venues, coordinators and caterers in the Mishawaka, Indiana area.

Kori Henry

Kirsten Smith

CUR R E NT PRODUCTIONS

DEL IC ATE DIS HES

Kori has a bachelor's degree in Media Production and has been doing wedding videography for 4 years. She loves the wedding industry and being able to capture all the special moments that happen on a wedding day. Weaving together a unique story through a quality audio and visual experience is something that closely connects Kori to her clients for life.

Delicate Dishes rents a carefully selected premium assortment of vintage china, stemmed goblets, glassware, serving pieces, flatware and more for your small or large event. Whether your look is vintage, boho, rustic, glam, elegant, shabby chic, modern, classic or formal, their pieces will make your event unique and special. Owner Kirsten looks forward to working with you to make your dream event a reality!

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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

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


Engaged in the Midwest CONGRATS TO OUR RECENTLY ENGAGED COUPLES! Sydney + Steven / Phern Joy LLC

Lisa + James / Misty Winter Photography

Marcos + Ryley / By Colette Renee

Alida + Benjamin / Ellie Frances 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! Alexis + Daniel / On Faith Photography

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Vendor Guide

ENTERTAINMENT

Impress Jewelry Creations

Gaska String Quartet

Granger, IN, 574.855.4491

South Bend, IN, 574.229.0422

impressjewelers.com

facebook.com/gaskastringquartet See ad on page 7.

MENSWEAR SuitShop

BAKERIES & DESSERTS

BRIDAL SALONS & DESIGNERS

Meg Rodgers, Harpist

Chicago, IL, 773.303.6006

Azucar Rococo

America's Bride

Saint Joseph, MI, 269.429.6377

suitshop.com

Schiller Park, IL, 773.799.1845

Grand Rapids, MI, 616.224.0056

megrodgers.net

See ad on back cover.

azucarrococo.com

americasbride.us FLORISTS

OFFICIANTS

B. Petal Company

At-the-Altar

See ad on page 14. Equinox Pastries & Pops Byron Center, MI, 616.916.9537

Badgley Mischka

Pierceton, IN, 260.591.0789

Serving Illinois, Indiana,

equinoxpastriesandpops.com

USA

bpetalcompany.com

Wisconsin & the East Coast

badgleymischka.com Gracey's Goodies

847.908.5399 Crystal Springs Florist

at-the-altar.com See ad on page 33.

Leo-Cedarville, IN, 260.627.2771

Blye's Bridal Loft

Benton Harbor, MI,

graceysgoodies.com

Kokomo, IN, 765.452.1219

269.925.1167

See ad on page 80.

blyesbridal.com

crystalspringsflorist.net

PHOTOGRAPHERS

See ad on page 8.

See ad on page 18.

Amber Knight Photography

Westland, MI, 734.956.5924

The Bridal Suite of Louisville

Design Quintessentials

homesteadkitchen.net

Louisville, KY, 502.244.2909

West Bloomfield Township, MI

thebridalsuiteoflouisville.com

248.973.8966

Amelia Kinser Photography

designquintessentials.com

Indiana, 765.416.2496

Homestead Kitchen

Bloomington, IN

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amberknightphotography.com

Avon, IN

The Frock Bridal House

sprinkled-withlove.com

Bloomington, IN, 812.668.2841

Flowers for Dreams

thefrockbridal.com

Detroit, MI, 313.230.0393

Aubrey Lynn Photography

flowersfordreams.com/detroit

Indianapolis, IN, 317.401.6650

See ad on page 61.

aubreylynnphoto.com

Sweet T's Cakes & Confections

ameliakinserphotography.com

Richland, MI, 269.615.8021

Sarah Kolis Custom Designs

sweettscakesandconfections.com

Detroit, MI, 248.842.4551

See ad on page 15.

sarahkolis.com

BEAUTY & SPA

Sophia's Bridal & Tux

Blushing Beauty & Co.

Indianapolis, IN, 317.222.5465

Mishawaka, IN

sophiasbridalandtux.com

Now & Forever Flower Boutique

blushingbeautyandco.com

See ad on page 39.

River Rouge, MI, 734.436.1386

Caroline Brewer Photography

nowandforeverflowers.com

Indiana

See ad on page 58. Gardenground Floral Holland, MI

Buenas Vibras Photography

gardengroundfloral.com

Chicago, IL, 312.434.5127 buenasvibrasphotography.com

BÜK Weddings & Co.

The Wedding Shoppe

Kalamazoo, MI, 269.491.7603

Berkley, MI, 248.541.1988

SunflowerKate Florals

bukweddings.com

theweddingshoppe.net

Columbus, OH, 614.285.3826

Chantel Miller Photography

See ad on page 74.

See ad on page 46.

sunflowerkateflorals.com

Bristol, IN

The Pretty Committee

BRIDAL SHOWS

Tori Leigh Events

Grand Rapids, MI, 616.831.0046

Engaged Indiana

Indianapolis, IN, 317.602.6886

Clever Candid Photography

prettycommitteebeauty.com

Throughout Indianapolis area

torileighevents.com

Fraser, MI, 586.808.2854

engagedindiana.com

See ad on page 30.

clevercandidphotography.com

Valparaiso, IN, 219.765.5938

JEWELERS

Dave Thompson Photography

truebeautymakeupartist.com

Diamonds Direct

Elkhart, IN, 574.238.9890

Indianapolis, IN, 317.575.8555

davesphotoworld.com

carolinebrewerphotography.com

chantelmillerstorytelling.com

True Beauty by Dana

See ad on inside back cover.

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ElishaKPhoto

Smitten Mitten Photography

Ryan Abney Event Design

Burns Special Events

Indianapolis, IN, 317.513.1984

Farmington Hills, MI,

Detroit, MI, 248.821.1128

Mishawaka, IN, 574.259.4807

elishakphoto.com

734.606.9721

ryan-abney.com

burnsrentals.com

smittenmittenphotography.com

See ad on page 54.

See ad on page 36.

Simply Unforgettable Occasions

Midwest Rentals

Enna Kaser Photography

See ad on page 31.

Goshen, IN ennaphotos.com

Vilma Maria Photographer

Kalamazoo, MI, 269.363.6597

Lafayette, IN, 765.423.5543

See ad on page 5.

Fort Wayne, IN, 260.609.0703

simplyunforgettableoccasions.com

midwestrentalsinc.com

facebook.com/

See ad on page 63.

See ad on page 16.

Special Occasions, LLC

STATIONERY

Serving Michigan, 616.826.7082

Darling Design Co.

specialoccasionsmi.com

Marion, IN, 765,210.7701

Heather Beckham Photography

vilmamariaphotographer

South Bend, IN, 662.436.8065

See ad on page 32.

heatherbeckham.com See ad on page 62.

PLANNERS/COORDINATORS 1945 Event Co.

facebook.com/

Jessie Silva

Bath, MI, 517.488.2720

Styled by Stephanie

DarlingDesignCo765

Grand Rapids, MI,

1945eventco.com

Detroit, MI, 248.931.4401

See ad on page 60.

jessiesilva.com See ad on page 45.

styledby-stephanie.com All in the Details

East to West Studio

Indianapolis, IN, 317.821.7526

Styled Event Design

Morton, IL, 815.848.8340

Kai Davis Photography

detailsindy.com

Clarkston, MI

easttoweststudio.com

Detroit, MI, 248.508.3229

See ad on page 56.

styledeventdesign.com Lee Morgan Designs

kdpwedding.com ARC Design Studios

Thoughtfully Designed Co.

Fort Wayne, IN

Detroit, MI, 586.322.3968

Indianapolis, IN, 517.581.0060

leemorgandesigns.etsy.com

arcdesignstudios.com

thoughtfullydesignedco.com

See ad on page 75.

Emmaleigh White Wedding

The Tipsy Burro

The Lettering Grove

& Event Planning

Ada, MI, 616.204.1018

Indianapolis, IN

Lindsay Elaine Photography

Mason, MI, 517.703.4334

thetipsyburro.com

theletteringgrove.com

Kalamazoo, MI

ewhiteweddingplanner.com

See ad on page 55. Kara Hanes Photography karahanesphotography.com

Unveiled Weddings & Events

The Paper Creation

EXL Events Co.

Valparaiso, IN, 219.512.5620

Detroit, MI, 734.968.7733

Megan Judith Photography

New Buffalo, MI, 219.628.4360

yourunveiledevent.com

thepapercreation.com

Kalamazoo, MI, 269.779.2208

instagram.com/

See ad on page 44.

meganjudithphotography.com

leigha.exleventsco

lindsayelaine.com

See ad on page 17. Mika LH Photography

PSR Designs of Indiana REGISTRIES

Indianapolis, IN, 317.759.0625

Crate & Barrel

psrdesigns.com

Bloomington, IN, 812.606.6222

In the Details Weddings

Indianapolis, IN, 317.818.9900

See ad on page 47.

mikalh.com

Grand Rapids, MI

crateandbarrel.com Your Little Details

inthedetailsweddings.com Moonrae Photography

Williams Sonoma

Chicagoland &

Detroit, MI, 812.606.6222

LoveLight Events LLC

Indianapolis, IN, 317.848.1431

Southwest Michigan

moonraephotography.com

Indianapolis, IN, 317.319.5163

williams-sonoma.com

yourlittledetails.com

RENTALS/LINENS

Zé Design Studio

AAYS Event Rentals

Northwest Indiana &

Love Story Weddings and Events

Mishawaka, IN, 574.256.1110

Chicagoland, 219.501.0801

Northern Indiana & Chicago

aaysrental.com

zedesignstudio.com

lovestoryweddingevents.com

See ad on page 19.

lovelighteventsllc.com Penny Ralene Photography

See ad on page 37.

Detroit, MI, 248.224.0804 pennyralenephotography.com Phern Joy LLC Grand Rapids, MI, 616.747.0354 phernjoy.com

Bubbly LaBlu Michiana bubblylablu.com

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TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS

INDUSTRY

Hampton Inn

Indianapolis, IN, 317.207.0144

Indianapolis Downtown

industry.828venues.com

Indianapolis, IN, 317.261.1200 hamptoninn3.hilton.com

Ivory Foundry

See ad on page 38.

Weddings & Events Indianapolis, IN, 317.279.4048

VENUES

ivoryfoundryevents.com

Alaska Haus

See ad on page 81.

Caledonia, MI alaskahausvenue.com

The Monte Bello Estate Lemont, IL, 815.836.8617

Auburn Cord Duesenberg

themontebelloestate.com

Automobile Museum Auburn, IN, 260.925.1444

Nagelkirk Gardens

automobilemuseum.org

Harvey, MI, 906.228.7441

See ad on page 1.

nagelkirkgardens.com

Biltwell Event Center

Simply Social Detroit

Indianapolis, IN, 317.916.6000

Hamtramck, MI, 313.284.9403

biltwelleventcenter.com

simplysocialeventspace.com

The Charles Fort

Stonegate Manor

Wayne Event Center

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