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FROM THE EDITOR The planning and creation of a website is not unlike the preparations necessary to executive a wedding. You brainstorm, you talk about different ideas, you meet with experts, you put together a timeline, you make decisions, you change your mind, and finally, the big day arrives! WeddingDay proudly went live with its new website earlier this summer and the process was a very positive, and sometimes challenging, one. We knew our product needed to inspire couples and at the same time connect them with the high-quality wedding professionals in the area. We also wanted it to be extremely easy to navigate (we’ve all been to sites that aren’t). Just a few features: • You can create your own profile to customize your wedding vision by saving inspiring images and information found on the site. • You’ll be able to interact directly with vendors, other brides and experts in the industry, creating a simpler, more personal and enjoyable wedding planning experience. • Our new blog is full of the latest trends in gowns, etiquette, color schemes and budgets. Our writers have been working hard to create content that is relevant and informative. A recent blog looked at different dessert table ideas, for example.

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THE WEDDING STORY OF Jenny and Matt

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THE WEDDING STORY OF Ellen and Stephen

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JENNY & MATT HAAS

September 20, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA PHOTOGRAPHED BY SARA ACKERMANN PHOTOGRAPHY

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HOW THEY MET Jenny Hull and Matt Haas met through friends at a fraternity party while both were sophomores at Purdue University.

AT THE INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY

SARA ACKERMANN PHOTOGRAPHY

SEASON // FALL STYLE // ROMANTIC, WHIMSICAL, ELEGANT FLOWERS // ROSES, LARKSPUR, HYDRANGEAS COLORS //

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PRETTY IN PINK // F e a t u r e d W e d d ing

ADVICE FROM THE bride “Don’t sweat the small things. It will be a stressful day, but it really shouldn’t be. Truly enjoy this time with your new husband, family and friends because it goes by so quickly.”

SARA ACKERMANN PHOTOGRAPHY

THE PROPOSAL Matt told Jenny he had a gift card to St. Elmo’s in downtown Indianapolis and they enjoyed a romantic, delicious dinner. When the bill came, she realized that there was no gift card. “Matt had been busy with work recently so I assumed he was just trying to do something nice and definitely didn’t think he was proposing!” says Jenny. After dinner, Matt suggested a carriage ride around the downtown as Jenny has always wanted to do that. On their way back to the car, they passed a fountain and Jenny stopped mid-sentence when Matt dropped down on one knee.

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THE VENUE The Indianapolis Public Library fulfilled this bride’s dream of a romantic wedding, with the ceremony and cocktail hour in the East Garden, and the reception in the main atrium. The library “welcome desk” was transformed into a bar and the nearby bookshelves became a natural part of the décor.

THE CEREMONY The outdoor ceremony of 180 people “had a great metropolitan feel since you could see the tall buildings and the Capitol in the distance,” Jenny adds.

SPECIAL MOMENTS Jenny was touched by the speeches delivered by her father, sisters and Matt’s brother. She also loved the carriage ride from the wedding to the hotel as it was similar to the one they took the night of the engagement. “Matt and I were able to be alone for the first time that day. We were both so overwhelmed with love not only for each other but for our family and friends who came to celebrate with us.”

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PRETTY IN PINK // F e a t ur e d W e d d ing

SARA ACKERMANN PHOTOGRAPHY

THE WEDDING THEME Jenny had always pictured a romantic wedding with lots of candles and beautiful flowers. The bridesmaids wore soft pink floor-length dresses and the groomsmen sported charcoal grey suits.

THE FLORAL Cream Anna roses filled out Jenny’s bouquet while the bridesmaids carried pink Anna roses, pink larkspur, pink wax flower, pink hypericum berries, pink stock and pink spray roses. Pink prevailed!

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THE DRESS Jenny chose a mermaid-style dress with lace appliqué and a sweetheart neckline. She wore her mom’s cathedral veil with lace appliqué that matched her dress perfectly.

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THE CAKE FEATURED WEDDING

Guests were treated to a red velvet cake with cream cheese filling and almond buttercream icing. Pink Anna roses – of course – were placed on the cake.

THE DÉCOR Soft gray table linens and soft gray chair sashes were tied on white chairs. The tables were laden with silver/gray chargers, silver napkins, candles and a variety of short and tall centerpieces. Light pink hydrangeas, tall white sticks, pink Anna roses and hypericum berries added romance and softness to the table setting.

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The soft, romantic centerpieces complemented the grand reception space perfectly, creating an elegant, dream-like atmosphere.

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wedding team CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION Indianapolis Public Library Indianapolis, IN CATERER, CAKE & LINENS Ritz Charles Carmel, IN WEDDING COORDINATOR Jane Fleck PHOTOGRAPHER Sara Ackermann Photography VIDEOGRAPHER Vibe Video Productions

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BRIDE’S JEWELRY Nordstrom

BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS Bella Bridesmaids Charleston, SC

TUXEDOS DC Designers Tux Shop

BRIDESMAIDS’ JEWELRY J.Crew

RINGS Moyer Fine Jewelers

FLOWERS Kathy’s Kloset

BRIDE’S SHOES Badgley Mischka

INVITATIONS Imprints at the Wooden Key

REHEARSAL DINNER Shula’s Steakhouse

INSTRUMENTALISTS Laura Dubish

TREES Tom’s Custom Trees

RECEPTION DJ Okyne Medialab

HAIR SALON Wild Horses Salon MAKEUP Jackie Arnoldy TRANSPORTATION Blue Ribbon Carriages DRAPING Atmospheres Indy

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LAUREN & MICHAEL CROSBY

Lauren Koch and Michael Crosby met as students at Florida State University. They were both at the same club when Lauren’s friend dropped her phone. Michael immediately helped them find it and after the club had closed, Lauren found him and gave him her phone number and a quick kiss goodnight. “I fell for him right then,” she admits.

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an ethereal fairytale A WEDDING AT WEST BADEN

THE PROPOSAL Lauren wanted to wait to get married until she had graduated. Because she ended up on the extended plan, she made him wait a little longer than he might have anticipated. She had one more semester left and on Christmas day, still in her pjs due to being sick, she came downstairs to find a card she had not seen that morning. “I started reading and realized he was proposing to me through the card. Before I could fully process what was going on, I looked up and Michael was on one knee in front of me holding a ring,” Lauren says.

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SEASON // SUMMER STYLE // DRAMATIC, ELEGANT, ETHEREAL FLOWERS // ROSES COLORS //

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NATHANIEL EDMUNDS PHOTOGRAPHY

THE VENUE Lauren’s family had a tradition of going to West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick during the holidays. In awe of the renovated hotel and the beauty of the dome, she knew that was where she wanted to get married. With the dome once touted as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” who could blame her?

THE DRESS Vera Wang was the designer for Lauren. She knew it from the start and went to a Nashville, Tennessee boutique for an appointment. While trying some on, she noticed some commotion as the store employees started unpacking a dress that had just arrived. “The store manager explained to me that she wanted me to try on this dress the minute I described what I wanted. They pulled the dress out of the box and I was immediately in love.”

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THE FLORAL Garden roses with other lush flowers to match the theme and colors were Lauren’s pick for floral. Ivory roses were predominant in the ceremony space and bold garnet roses in low vases dotted the reception tables.

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ADVICE FROM THE bride

“Hire a wedding planner,” says Lauren. “I don’t know how I would have made it without Monica. Monica made sure that not a single detail was missed and kept everyone in my family as well as Michael’s happy!”

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THE BANNERS

The architectural details of the resort were significant to the overall décor design. The main medallion in the dome not only graced the 36-foot-custom dance floor but was on a coloring book page to entertain the children! Stationery design incorporated the medallion and other striking architectural gems.

When the monogram banners hanging from the balconies and the dance floor appeared to be something that might need to be cut for budgetary reasons, their planner was determined and managed to make some changes in other areas. “I have to say she was right in fighting for those things,” Lauren adds. "Those two things made all the difference!”

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AN ETHEREAL FAIRYTALE / / Fea tur ed Wed d i ng

A SPECIAL MOMENT Lauren wanted to honor her dad who had passed away in 2010 but didn’t know how to make that happen. Her mom and the wedding planner devised an “important men in Lauren’s life” dance and everyone at the reception held a candle encircling the dance floor as she danced with her brother, uncle and two dear family friends. “Needless to say, there were plenty of tears,” she adds.

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LATE-NIGHT TREATS Because Lauren and her fiancé both work at Holiday World, they decided to have treats inspired by the popular park. Mini-burgers, french fries and red velvet funnel cakes were a fun surprise for guests.

WHAT WE

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The laid-back, late-night theme park snacks created a fun contrast to the elegant, ethereal decor and the grandiose venue.

NATHANIEL EDMUNDS PHOTOGRAPHY

THE DÉCOR While Lauren had envisioned a classic black, ivory and gold theme, her planner Monica Richard, encouraged a little more color added as a surprise. They ended up with ethereal gold and white colors for the ceremony with dramatic garnet, gold and black tones throughout the reception space under the ornate dome. The garnet and gold just happened to match Florida State’s colors, too.

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wedding team CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION West Baden Springs Resort West Baden Springs, IN

BRIDE’S GOWN & BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES b. Hughes Bridal Formal Nashville, TN

WEDDING PLANNER Mon Amie Events Indianapolis, IN

HAIR SALON JW Salon

CATERER & CAKE West Baden Springs Resort

MAKEUP Makeup by Sparkle

NAIL SALON PHOTOGRAPHER Waleed’s International Hair Design Nathaniel Edmunds Photography & Therapeutic Spa VIDEOGRAPHER Northernlight Filmworks

FLOWERS West Baden Springs Resort

TUXEDOS Men’s Wearhouse

CEREMONY MUSICIANS TLW Entertainment

RINGS Kruckemeyer and Cohn

CEREMONY SINGER Carson Turner

BRIDE’S SHOES Manolo Blahnik

RECEPTION BAND Chicago Cats/TLW Entertainment

BRIDE’S JEWELRY J.Crew

AUDIO/VISUAL BMG

INVITATIONS Pomp & Polish

REHEARSAL DINNER West Baden Springs Resort

LINENS LGI Linens

HONEYMOON Fiji, Colleen’s Concierge Travel

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ELLEN & STEPHEN SEXTON

Ellen Schoenle and Stephen Sexton met through their older siblings and went to school together at Marian High School in Mishawaka. They started dating at the end of their freshman year and dated for 10 more years.

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southern elegance

THE PROPOSAL “It was on Easter morning of 2014,” recalls Ellen. “We had just gone to 7 a.m. mass, per the usual Schoenle household routine, and it was so cold out. We went out front for a family picture and the rest of the family went inside. He proposed on the front door step.”

AT THE HISTORIC SAINT JOSEPH FARM

OMG PHOTOGRAPHY

SEASON // SPRING STYLE // SOUTHERN ELEGANCE FLOWERS // PEONIES, ROSES, HYDRANGEA COLORS //

blush

ivory

white

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SOUTHERN ELEGANCE / / Fe a t u r e d W e d d ing

SPECIAL MOMENTS Getting ready at home with Ellen’s entire family and all of her nieces and nephews there was important to this southern bride from South Bend. After the ceremony, they took photos in her yard, which happened to have a pear tree blossoming just in time for the early May wedding.

THE DRESS Ellen and her mom went to several shops in Nashville looking for a dress (with sisters looking on remotely). They were tired and a little discouraged when Kathy, Ellen’s mom, suggested taking a break for lunch and a drink. After relaxing a bit, they went into a quaint shop that had been converted from a dry cleaning business. Ellen saw a dress designed by Nashville-based Olia Zavozina on a mannequin that was nothing like what she had envisioned. It was simple and elegant with lightweight chemise fabric and real pearls down the chapel-length train. It was the one.

WHAT WE

love

The couple’s family and friends were involved at nearly every level. From enhancing the barn to playing as the reception band, this wedding was truly a family affair.

OMG PHOTOGRAPHY

THE THEME The bride and groom both grew up in the South Bend area, but now live in Memphis, Tennessee where he works in finance and she is a physician assistant in orthopedics. The couple wanted an elegant Southern soirée in a historic locale and the farm property couldn’t have been more ideal. The barn boasts 35-foot cathedral ceilings and is supported by 100-year-old beams.

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THE VENUE Father Sorin purchased the sprawling Saint Joseph's Farm on Currant Road in Granger in 1852 to produce food for the expanding University of Notre Dame. Now owned by the bride’s long-time friends, Paul and Cathy Blum, the facility is being renovated and retrofitted for weddings. During the renovation process, the Blums host family and friends for special receptions on their 1,400-acre property, which includes a working farm, an equestrian center, and a modern loft apartment that sleeps 14.

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FEATURED WEDDING

SOUTHERN TOUCHES The groom and groomsmen’s boutonnieres were made from cotton bolls and that same natural cotton was interspersed in the table arrangements. The bridesmaid bouquets contained Magnolia leaves. What could be more Southern than that? The specialty drinks were Tennessee Waffle and Southern Belle.

MORE DÉCOR The handy and inventive father of the bride made two bars out of reclaimed wood siding and old cedar shutters and fence posts. Whiskey barrels already in the barn were used for cocktail tables and Ellen’s sister-in-law crafted the numerous chalk boards and signage. Both the bride and groom’s families helped arrange everything perfectly.

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION While the farm was a perfect fit for the vision Ellen and Stephen had for the reception, it needed a little work and the Schoenles were happy to help the Blums improve the facility for future celebrations. The bride's mother said she and Cathy Blum decided that lighting would add elegance and ambiance. A chandelier needed to be big – four to five feet in diameter – but it also had to be within budget. Both went out on their own and found the same brass chandelier at an antique shop in downtown Mishawaka. It was four feet wide and three-tiered. It was painted and had bling added to bring a little glamour to the venue. They also added lighting that swooped to the roof to bring the eye upward in a dramatic fashion.

OMG PHOTOGRAPHY

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NO SIBLING RIVALRY HERE “As a surprise, my siblings reworded the song ‘Wagon Wheel’ as a toast/roast to Stephen and me,” says Ellen. The band A Night to Remember performed with her cousin Beth (stage name Eliza) Toth as the main singer.

ADVICE FROM THE bride

Relax, relax, relax. Ellen says she had to tell herself this many times because it was difficult being in Tennessee planning a wedding. “But my mom was an incredible help and I could not have done it without her. So the advice I had to give myself a lot was to trust my mom because she knows me best and wants this day to be as amazing as I do.”

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wedding team CEREMONY LOCATION Saint Matthew Cathedral South Bend, IN

WEDDING GOWN Olia Zavozina Magical Nashville, TN

RECEPTION LOCATION Saint Joseph's Farm Granger, IN

BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS Nordstrom

PHOTOGRAPHER OMG Photography CATERING Corndance Tavern Mishawaka, IN CAKE Macri’s Bakery South Bend, IN

VIDEOGRAPHER Indy Visual

TRANSPORTATION Royal Excursion

TUXEDOS Men’s Wearhouse

CHANDALIER DESIGN Margie Griffin, Bees and Thistle

FLORAL Country Florist

HAIR Salon Artistry

RENTALS/LINENS Burns Rent-Alls, Inc.

MAKEUP Danielle Rzepka

INVITATIONS Festivities At The Crockery

RINGS Shane Co.

CEREMONY MUSICIANS The Summer Quartet

BRIDE’S JEWELRY Van Horne Jewelers

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STYLE SHOOT

THE VENUE The Allure, located in a historic building in LaPorte, is the ideal spot for this stylish shoot. Following the photography, couples poured into the facility for a new kind of bridal show, Inspire Us.

BY MICHELLE SAMARDZIJA

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P O S H I N P O L K A D O T S / / Sty l e Shoot

THIERRY LYLES PHOTOGRAPHY

THE VISION For our one-of-a-kind inspiration shoot, we wanted to take the current trends of 2015 and turn them up a notch. With blush being the color of the year for many brides, we focused on a beautiful ombrĂŠ to blush palette with pops of gold and the surprise of polka dots.

THE CENTERPIECES The floral arrangements were soft and romantic with protea, roses and vines.

THE CEREMONY Dots made of flower petals lined the aisle, which lead to a bright and playful acrylic arch with hanging orchids, metallic gold polka dots, and crystal globes.

Posh in Polka Dots

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THE DÉCOR A lavish king’s table greeted guests walking into the reception. From the large, crystal floral arrangements down to the gold-dotted menu cards, every detail delighted the senses. Large, gold foil balloons spelled out L-O-V-E and soft pink uplighting enhanced the mirrored walls and the high ceilings.

THE HAIR & MAKEUP Soft, natural makeup and romantic hair adorned with a beaded hairpiece and gold polka-dotted fingernails added up to perfection.

THIERRY LYLES PHOTOGRAPHY

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THE GOWN The lace mermaid gown had a hint of blush. It was accented with a black and white polka dot cardigan.

THE TUX This handsome groom wears a three-piece white tux with black trim.

THE CAKE A tiered butter cream cake took center stage with gold sequins and fresh flowers.

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Style Shoot Participants VE N U E & W E DDIN G CO O R DIN A T IO N The Allure La Porte, IN PHOTOGRAPHER Thierry Lyles Photography VIDE O G R A P H Y Wholehearted Wedding Film Company N A IL S Renee Suma, Jamberry Nails Lead Consultant

F L OR I ST & AR C H Wright’s Flowers & Gifts MAK EU P & HAI R Le Roc Salon & Body Bar L I GHT I NG & ENT ERT AI NMENT 27 Entertainment B R I DE’ S HEADPI EC E 27 Dresses Designs L I MO SERVI C E Epic Limo

B R I DE’ S ATTIRE & J EWE LRY Something Blue Bridal GR OOM’S ATTIRE Rusted Oak DÉC OR S TYLIS T Mad Momma Events & Styling C AKE Sug Inc. MODE LS Allie & Josh Nottingham

THE FAVORS Guests were treated to cotton candy in a metallic gold paper cone; whimsical locks and keys; black and white lollipops, and paper candy poppers.

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Only 10 minutes from Shipshewana! Say ‘I Do’ beneath the gazebo with panoramic views of the lake. Then dine and dance the night away at The Guernsey, a historic barn that serves as the centerpiece of the property: from country chic to formal elegance, the barn can be transformed to your taste. Also available for: Engagement Parties, Bridal Showers & Rehearsal Dinners

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Pumpernickel’s Catering

Pumpernickel’s Catering At Pumpernickel’s Catering, your reception is like no other. We have been catering weddings in Michiana for more than 20 years at our facility, The Athenian Ballroom, and at other preferred venues throughout the area. The Athenian Ballroom sits atop the former Hotel Elkhart, offering a great view of the city in a historic setting. The Athenian can accommodate up to 250 guests. Give us a call or visit our website at www.pumpernickelscatering.com and we’ll help you create a flawless and effortless wedding day.

Each event is special Each menu is unique 20 years catering in Michiana Either at the Athenian or the venue of their choice

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Athenian sits atop the historic former Hotel Elkhart, can accomadate up toPumpernickel’s 250 guestsCatering 500 South Main Street, Elkhart, IN 46516 574-389-8792 www.pumpernickelscatering.com


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LaPorteCivicAuditorium.com

This historic facility can be transformed to meet any style from country charm to simply sophisticated. You choose your own caterer, music and decorations.

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We Vow to Wow

Let Gigi’s Cupcakes create a one-of-a-kind cupcake arrangement that will capture the beauty of your day. Whether it’s a bridal shower, a rehearsal dinner or the big day itself, we offer a large variety of boutique cupcakes from which to choose. From the traditional Wedding Cake to more exotic flavors like Chocolate Salted Caramel, we can create the perfect complement to your special event. Schedule your own private tasting and see why more and more brides are now saying “I do” to Gigi’s Cupcakes.

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DoubleTree by Hilton. Where the little things mean everything.™

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Enjoy beautiful views of the St. Joseph River and the greens,

mingle with your guests out on our deck, and

relax knowing your event is in good hands.

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Ceremonies • Receptions • Rehearsal Dinners • Bachelor Parties

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e know your wedding is the most important day of your life. So whether you’re dreaming of an intimate gathering or an extravagant celebration, we’re committed to every detail. From our unique nine-story glass atrium, to our well-appointed ballroom, we can cater to the wedding of your dreams. And with our exciting downtown location, the DoubleTree by Hilton™ offers you and your guests countless choices for dining and entertainment on your wedding weekend. Let our experienced and dedicated staff take care of every detail. After all, it’s your day!

seats up to 200 guests

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PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP SERVICES HD Airbrush Makeup & Lash Application In Salon or On Location

PROFESSIONAL HAIRSTYLING In Salon or On Location Weddings & Bridal Parties Styling for Special Occasions

Photo by Thierry Lyles

RATES & BOOKING INFORMATION Le Roc Salon & Body Bar 3907 Calumet Ave. (Suite 100) Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.lerocsalon.com | weddings@lerocsalon.com | 219.464.4ROC (4762) facebook.com/lerocsalon

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We’re More than Four Walls and a Chandelier! A contemporary, sophisticated facility with full-service party planning, including catering and rentals.

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BEHIND THE SCENES VENUE Baker Street Train Station Fort Wayne, IN PHOTOGRAPHER Stevenson Photo FLORAL Be Married/Bruce Ewing RENTALS A Party Apart HAIR & MAKEUP Adler J Salonspa DRESS Blushing Bride on 17 JEWELRY Sorg Jewelers MODEL Jenna Guerin

TRAIN STATION SOPHISTICATION Issue 3 - 2015 Cover Shoot

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TRAIN STATION SOPHISTICATION // Cover Shoot

THE VISION Stepping through the majestic oak doors of Baker Street Station in Fort Wayne, visitors are immediately transported back in time to an era when railroad transportation thrived in the early 1900s. The surroundings of the historic train station are invigorating as you imagine the bustling travelers hurriedly rushing through the crowd to catch their train. Back then, the train symbolized the pursuit of opportunity and a passport to a new life for travelers. As we envisioned a vintage theme for our photo shoot, the details fell together seamlessly with this industrial venue, completely enriched with local culture and history. The gold, ivory and blush ornamental touches accented beautifully against the hushed gold tones of the building.

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BEHIND THE SCENES

THE JEWELRY The curved neckline of the gown was emphasized by delicate freshwater drop pearl earrings anchored by Sterling Silver cubic zirconia. The earrings were complemented by a simple Sterling Silver and freshwater pearl cuff, worn around the model’s wrist.

THE TABLESCAPE Take the loveliness of lace, the iridescence of pearls, and the grandeur of gold, and the end result is a heart-stirring tablescape with contrasting elements that just so happen to blend effortlessly. The lace tablecloth lends itself to the vintage theme while gold and blush decorative accents deliver brilliance to the table. A variation of centerpieces were on display from antique-like gold candelabras to towering vases, shadowed by smaller versions. The centerpieces featured a mix of pale ivory and blush flowers, rounded out by a mixture of greenery.

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THE VENUE Baker Street Station, a historic landmark in Fort Wayne, set the truly timeless scene for this classic and vintage-inspired cover shoot. Built in 1914, the station has now been restored to showcase its elegant and handcrafted woodwork, stained-glass skylights, vaulted ceilings and marbled floor.

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THE DRESS The sheer simplicity of this #8754 Justin Alexander gown is a classic take on elegance and sophistication. Embroidered with delicate lace, the fit-n-flare silhouette hugs feminine curves throughout the bodice before cascading into a flared skirt. The Sabrina neckline curves slightly between the shoulders and dips modestly in the back bestowing an aura of drama and mystique.

THE FLORAL The bridal bouquet is an alluring cluster of garden roses, burgundy Scabiosa flowers, peach stock, Scabiosa pods, white Veronica flowers, Dusty Miller and Battisa Greens. Meanwhile, the centerpieces shined with Blushing Bride garden roses, Queen Anne’s Lace, white stock flowers, burgundy Scabiosa, light pink spray roses, white Veronica flowers with intermingled greenery comprised of Silver Dollar Eucalyptus and Italian Ruscus.

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HAIR & MAKEUP Soft curls were swept to the side of our model’s face, leaving the spotlight on captivating red lips and long-lashed eyes. The end result was a romantic, unfinished look with a few tendrils descending loosely over the shoulders. A jeweled Great Gatsby-styled headpiece was added to create a semblance of the flapper era. Our makeup artist dressed up our model’s sharp features, especially her green eyes with cat-winged eyeliner, dramatic lashes and expressive brows. A glamorous red lip was added to create an element of surprise to the otherwise understated look.

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Henderson Castle Luxury Wedding Showcase

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Notre Dame Weddings

The University of Notre Dame offers a beautiful setting perfectly suited to celebrate your wedding any time of year. With distinguished venues and accommodations right on campus, it’s the perfect destination for your reception or wedding weekend. Contact us to begin planning your Notre Dame wedding. NOTREDAMEWEDDINGS.COM

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The Northwest Indiana

BRIDAL EXPO 2016 Sunday, January 17, 2016 • 12:00 to 4:00

Sunday, January 17, 2016 • 12:00 to 4:00 The Porter County Expo Center • Valaparaiso, Indiana

The L In N arges ort t Br her ida n In l Sh dia ow na!

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GILLESPIE

CONFERENCE & SPECIAL EVENT CENTER The Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center is conveniently located on the beautiful campus of Saint Mary’s College with great accommodations at The Hilton Garden Inn & The Inn at Saint Mary’s Hotel.

Photos by Peter Ringenberg

Gillespie Conference Center is offering 20% OFF ALL FOOD MENU SELECTIONS October, 2014 - April, 2015. Please contact the Sales Department at 574-232-7700.

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A D V E R T I S E R I N D E X / / I S SUE 3 - 2015

A New Chapter Weddings........................................... 39

International Friendship Gardens.............................. 49

A Party Apart................................................................ 38

Jophiel.......................................................................... 17

AAY’s Rental................................................................... 7

Katherine Murray Photography.................................. 67

Allen County Fairgrounds............................................ 39

Knollwood Country Club............................................. 13

Allure, The....................................................... back cover

La Candy Shoppe........................................................ 66

Athenian Ballroom....................................................... 60

La Porte Civic Auditorium........................................... 64

Basil & Co.................................................................... 80

Lakeside Occasions.................................................... 58

Be Wed Bridal Expo..................................................... 49

Le Roc Salon & Body Bar............................................ 66

Beiger Mansion........................................................... 12

Male Fashions............................................................. 28

Blushing Bride on 17.................................................. 38

Matzke Florist.............................................................. 14

Boulevard Inn & Bistro, The........................................ 49

Meg Rodgers, Harpist................................................. 13

Bridal Spectacular....................................................... 50

Melissa Jordan Photography...................................... 28

Burns Rent-Alls, Inc....................................................... 2

Michiana Tents and Events........................................ 59

Catering By Design/Your Notre Dame Wedding........ 75

Morris Estate, The......................................................... 9

Century Bride.......................................................... 56-57

Morris Inn.................................................................... 75

Century Center............................................................ 48

Nicholas J Salon & Spa................................................. 1

Charley Creek Inn........................................................ 39

Northwest Indiana Bridal Expo................................... 77

CK Catering.................................................................. 10

Palais Royale & The Morris Performing Arts Center... 15

Comfort Suites, South Bend....................................... 59

Pumpernickel’s Catering............................................. 60

Country Bake Shop..................................................... 58

Ray’s on the Green...................................................... 65

Crumb Crossing Bakery & Bistro................................ 63

Rentalex Professional Events..................................... 64

Crystal Springs Florist......................... inside back cover

Riverside Terrace, The................................................ 16

Deb Potis Photography............................................... 13

Ruth’s Chris Steak House........................................... 27

DoubleTree by Hilton South Bend.............................. 65

Ruthmere Mansion..................................................... 76

Elcona Country Club...................................................... 6

Sorg Jewelers ............................................................. 38

Empyrean Events........................................................ 51

Southwest Michigan Bridal Show................................. 8

Fernwood Botanical Garden....................................... 67

Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council.................... 29

Gaska String Quartet.................................................. 51

Stephenson’s of Elkhart............................................. 51

Gigi’s Cupcakes........................................................... 65

Studebaker National Museum................................... 67

Gillespie Center & Special Events Center.................. 78

Supper Club, The........................................................... 9

Grand Rental Station.................................................. 76

Tippecanoe Place........................................................ 11

Henderson Castle............................... inside front cover

Villa Macri Ristorante.................................................. 80

Henderson Castle Bridal Show................................... 74

White Hawk Country Club........................................... 62

Hilton Garden Inn, Benton Harbor/St. Joseph.......... 50

Windsor Park................................................................. 7

Holiday Inn Fort Wayne............................................... 26

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The perfect recipe for a customized catering experience. Basil & Co. takes Villa Macri Ristorante’s expertise in fine dining, delicious food, and exceptional service, and tailors it into an awe-inspiring experience with you in mind. Sit back, relax and let us do the work!

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