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A VIBRANT STYLE SHOOT THAT WILL STEAL YOUR HEART

the best guide for the midwest bride

8 GREAT

HANDCRAFTED WEDDING FINDS

DESTINATION: California Wine Country WILD ROMANCE A COVER SHOOT AT THE INDIANAPOLIS ZOO

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

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JAMIE VESTER PHOTOGRAPHY // About the Photographer Hello! I’m Jamie–a wife, boy mom and dog lover. I’m based in Indiana, but I absolutely love to travel for weddings. I’m the photographer you call for relaxed, fun wedding photos and when you want all of those in-between moments captured! I had the best time working with WeddingDay Magazine for this cover shoot and loved the outcome of the photos! Everything was very detailed and planned out so well that it made my job easy. The Indianapolis Zoo is such a unique venue for a wedding with endless possibilities for photo ops. From the dolphins and the giraffes, to feeding the flamingos (quite fun as I did this myself!) and the wonderful butterfly gardens–your opportunities are endless.

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FROM THE EDITOR We recognize that our time spent with you (bride and groom) is relatively short – preengagement to post-wedding could be anywhere from several months to a mere one year, so our goal is to give you our absolute best and most in wedding planning advice and inspiration each and every day. We can’t take all of the credit for this–hundreds of wedding professionals throughout the Midwest contribute to the WeddingDay platform. Featured weddings, inspiration shoots, and examples of our vendors' work are displayed in print, online and through our social media channels, and available whenever and however you want it! We understand that budgets come in many different sizes, so we are constantly looking for creative ideas that brides can take and make their own and that works within their budget. We’re anxious to see yours!

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AN ETHEREAL BEACH DREAM A Purple-Infused Style Shoot

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VINTAGE MEETS BOHO A Dream Shoot Made in History

THE WEDDING STORY OF Kendra & Tyler at Grand Rapids Art Museum

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WEDDINGDAY PLANNING TOOLS Wedding Checklists & Guides

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HISTORY IN COLOR Vintage Meets Modern at the Cyrus Place

DESTINATION WINE COUNTRY Your All-Inclusive California Wedding Guide

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THE WEDDING STORY OF Taryn & Jon at Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

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An Elegant Look at an Affordable Price

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We’re More than Four Walls and a Chandelier!

Rehearsal Dinners, Ceremonies, Receptions, Send-Off Breakfasts & Room Blocks Katie Whitcomb Photography

A contemporary, sophisticated facility with full-service party planning, including catering and rentals.

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An Ethereal Beach Dream A PURPLE-INFUSED STYLE SHOOT

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hat do you get when you mix the sturdy, stoic design of the Gary Aquatorium with its beachy, organic shoreline? For Michelle Nikitaras of Unveiled Weddings and Events, this was an opportunity to create something unique. She says, “This beachy vibe was so much fun, and I just love the soft, flowing details bouncing off the steady concrete of the Aquatorium.” She partnered with an all-star team of vendors to create a truly ethereal style shoot that combined the free-spirited shoreline with the classic structure of the venue. This shoot encompassed an earthy vibe which came to life in the flowy, lace dress and soft, purple palette seen in the décor and florals. The tablescape was completed with accents of gold chargers and flatware. The makeup also paired well with the theme in the form of a subtle, smokey eye, giving the bride a daring look of elegance. The geode, rock-candy cake was a truly eye-catching touch that added a modern twist. All the elements in this shoot, including the lilac-shaded calligraphy, came together to form a new style. Michelle sums it up when she says, “It is fun combining different styles and colors to create something unique.”

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Allie & John Photography

Matt Bigelow Photography

Planning Made Simple, Designs Made Personal

Fresh floral design • Full, partial and day of planning and coordination Specialty linens, ceiling drapery and drapery backdrops Crown Point, Indiana | 219-512-5620 | michelle@yourunveiledevent.com | yourunveiledevent.com

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POPCORN FOR WEDDINGS, WEDDING SHOWERS, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, CORPORATE EVENTS & MORE!

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Transportation for your Wedding Day, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bachelor & Bachelorette Party!

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Luxury stretch limousines (16 passengers) Limo buses (10, 22 passengers) Mini-coaches (29, 30 passengers) Large motor coaches (38, 46, 56 passengers)

Don’t forget the transportation! Securing a limousine, small bus, or larger one to transport your wedding party, parents, grandparents and/or shuttling guests to and from the wedding and reception, will make your day so much more enjoyable. Visit us online to view all of our vehicles to choose the right one for your needs. And of course, don’t forget about making the rehearsal dinner, bachelor and bachelorette parties care-free. You choose the location and time and we’ll provide the vehicle, driver, and safe travels.

Reserve your vehicle now! Contact us at 574-257-8540 Visit us at www.royalexcursion.com

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KELSI & TYLER SCHWEDE

Kelsi and Tyler met in college as architectural students but, unfortunately, Tyler moved to Chicago after his senior year. However, their story would not end there as they reconnected and started dating when Kelsi started graduate school. Later, they celebrated her graduation by taking a trip to the Grand Canyon where Tyler popped the question. Kelsi says, “It was the biggest surprise of my life! I actually thought he was kidding at first. It was private, intimate and romantic. Everything I could’ve asked for.”

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the architecture of romance

AN INDUSTRIAL VENUE MEETS URBAN DESIGN

THE PLANNING As a goal-oriented woman, Kelsi knew just what she wanted for her wedding. Kelsi says, “We started the planning process by sitting down and outlining each of our top two priorities. For me, it was photography and the décor. For Tyler, it was the venue and the open bar.” With their priorities set, the couple went off to create the industrial, chic wedding of their dreams.

JOSHUA 24.15 PHOTOGRAPHY

SEASON // SUMMER STYLE // INDUSTRIAL, URBAN FLOWERS // EUCALYPTUS, ROSES, PEONIES COLORS //

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF ROMANCE // Featured Wedding

THE DRESS Kelsi did a lot of searching to find the perfect dress. The work was well worth it though, resulting in her ideal Stella York dress. She says, “I felt like the best version of myself and could see myself getting married in it. After being frustrated while shopping, once I tried this one on, it was an easy choice.”

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THE VENUE The type of venue Kelsi and Tyler wanted was an obvious choice. They wanted one that would speak to their roots as designers. Kelsi says, “We were looking for a space with significant and beautiful architecture. That’s how we chose the Arts United Center. The building is actually a theater that was the last building designed by one of our favorite architects, Louis Kahn. It is a beautiful space that has exposed brick, concrete and the most beautiful lighting.”

THE DÉCOR As architectural designers and creatives, Kelsi and Tyler made many of the décor pieces themselves. They designed their “K&T” marquee letters, candle holders, donut wall and light fixture for the head table. The couple opted for more subtle, neutral tones in their décor that would balance with the natural textures of the building such as the brick walls.

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A wedding is truly a family celebration. Kelsi and Tyler bonded with their family by working with them to create items for the wedding. Kelsi admits, “You can’t do it all on your own. Allow the people that love you to help you.” This couple was able to create some once-in-a-lifetime memories by working closely with their loved ones before the wedding even took place.

SPECIAL TOUCHES Kelsi and Tyler knew they had to incorporate tons of fun into their reception. So, the savvy couple collected some silly props for guests to rock out with on the dance floor. “This included horse heads, feather boas, funny hats, huge sunglasses and silly wigs,” says Kelsi. “Guests will remember how much fun these were and that the dance floor was always packed! The pictures are priceless! From the beginning, it was our goal to have an amazing party with our favorite people.”

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wedding team VENUE Arts United Center

DRESS The Wedding Studio

TUXEDOS The Black Tux

PHOTOGRAPHY Joshua 24.15 Photography

BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES Show Me Your Mumu

GROOM'S RING Luxury Bands LA

PLANNING & STATIONERY Joy District Design Co

HAIR Kathryn Porter

CHAIRS & HEAD TABLES A Party Apart

CATERING The Orchid Events & Catering

MAKEUP Erin Nay Makeup Artistry

DJ Kenny Redd

BOUQUETS & BOUTONNIÈRE Four Seasons DIY Florist

BRIDE'S SHOES Francesco Russo

REHEARSAL DINNER Club Soda

DONUTS Concannon's Bakery, Cafe, & Coffee Bar

TRANSPORTATION Fine Line Limousine & Trolley

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WEDDINGS at Notre Dame

Featuring photos in Dahnke Ballroom at Notre Dame Stadium by Katie Whitcomb Photography.

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Vendor Guide True Beauty by Dana Valparaiso, 219.765.5938 truebeautymakeupartist.com BRIDAL SALONS/ALTERATIONS Blush Bridal & Beauty Boutique Fort Wayne, 260.760.5857 goaheadandblush.com See ad on page 27. Paris House of Bridal Michigan City, 219.874.7786 parishouseofbridal.com South Bend Seamstress South Bend, 574.387.6448 southbendseamstress.com See ad on page 7. BRIDAL SHOWS Bridal Spectacular South Bend, 574.243.4060 indianabridal spectacular.com See ad on page 9.

Grace Pulver Photography Elkhart, 574.326.4460 gracepulver.com Hey Sisters! Photography South Bend, 574.386.3258 heysistersphotography.com See ad on page 49. Jenny and Jason Photography South Bend, 574.286.0845 jennyandjasonphoto.com

Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. Special Events Mishawaka, 574.259.4807 burnsrentals.com See ad on page 26.

Kristen Mittlestedt Photography Bluffton, 260.353.9194 kristenmittlestedt.com See ad on page 30.

Sitting Pretty Chair Covers South Bend, 574.968.3848 sittingprettyevents.net See ad on page 7.

Lollymarie Photography South Bend, 574.387.2097 lollymariephotography.com

TRANSPORTATION Epic Limo Valparaiso, 219.462.5466 epiclimoinc.com See ad on page 11.

Mariposa by Josephiney Goshen, 574.274.0688 josephineyphotography.com See ad on page 16. On Cue Photography Goshen, 574.343.4236 oncuephotographyus.com See ad on page 29.

FLORISTS Trigetty Designs Fort Wayne, 260.205.9124 trigetty.com

Renee Mellott Photography Warsaw, 574.551.8100 reneemellott.com

FOOD & CATERERS The Savory Kernel Granger, 574.404.6233 thesavorykernel.com See ad on page 18. PHOTOGRAPHERS Dave Thompson Photography Elkhart, 574.238.9890 davesphotoworld.com See ad on page 6. Forever Images by Melissa Ann Bremen, 574.540.6795 foreverimagesbymelissaann. zenfolio.com

RENTALS/LINENS AAYS Event Rentals Mishawaka, 574.256.1110 aaysrental.com See ad on page 2.

Josephiney Photography Goshen, 574.274.0688 josephineyphotography.com See ad on page 16.

ENTERTAINMENT Gaska String Quartet South Bend, 574.229.0422 See ad on page 11.

West View Florist Elkhart, 574.264.3112 westviewflorist.com See ad on page 29.

Unveiled Weddings & Events Crown Point, 219.512.5620 yourunveiledevent.com See ad on page 14.

Simply Seeking Photography Bluffton, 260.433.5637 simplyseekingphotography.com Studio Ayla Columbus, OH, 419.605.8340 studioayla.com See ad on page 65. Valerie Michele Photography Mishawaka valeriemichelephotography.com Weeping Willow Photography South Bend, 574.806.4653 weepingwillowphoto.com PLANNERS/COORDINATORS Glass Slipper Weddings Wakarusa, 574.322.9281 See ad on page 11. Simply Be So Events South Bend, 219.508.9774 simplybesoevents.com

Royal Excursion Mishawaka, 574.257.8540 royalexcursion.com See ad on page 19. TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS DoubleTree by Hilton South Bend South Bend, 574.234.2000 southbend.doubletree.com See ad on page 9. VENUES Elcona Country Club Bristol, 574.295.6373 elconacc.com Embassy Theatre Fort Wayne, 260.424.5665 fwembassytheatre.org See ad on page 15. Fort Wayne History Center Fort Wayne, 260.426.2882 fwhistorycenter.com Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center South Bend, 574.232.7700 gillespieconference center.com See ad on inside front cover.

The Greenhouse Valparaiso, 219.477.8480 zaoisland.net See ad on page 14. Lakeside Occasions Topeka, 865.773.8275 lakesideoccasions.com The Market Valparaiso, 219.531.0162 themarketvalpo.com See ad on page 29. Palais Royale/Morris Performing Arts Center South Bend, 574.235.5612 palaisroyale.org See ad on page 8. St. Joe Farm Granger, 574.271.4898 stjoefarm.com See ad on page 7. Studebaker National Museum South Bend, 888.391.5600 studebakermuseum.org See ad on page 9. Tippecanoe Place South Bend, 574.234.9077 tippe.com See ad on page 10. Venue ND Notre Dame, 574.631.1400 venue.nd.edu/weddings See ad on page 28. Waterford Estates Lodge South Bend, 574.272.5220 waterfordestateslodge.com See ad on page 7. Zao Island Valparaiso, 219.477.8480 zaoisland.net See ad on page 14. VIDEOGRAPHERS Trace Engbrecht Productions Wakarusa, 574.248.1571 vimeo.com/traceengbrecht WEDDING PARTY & ACCESSORIES Judee's Granger, 574.217.8445 La Porte, 219.324.6443 judees.com See ad on page 17.

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BEAUTY Nicholas J. Salon & Spa South Bend, 574.233.0700 nicholasjsalonandspa.com See ad on page 1.

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HEY SISTERS! PHOTOGRAPHY

PLANNING | DESIGN | COORDINATION hello@holdenmichaelevents.com | | www.holdenmichaelevents.com www.holdenmichaelevents.com| |269.205.8305 hello@holdenmichaelevents.com 269 .205.8305

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PHOTOGRAPHY: BRICK & PINE PHOTOGRAPHY (BRICKANDPINEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)* VENUE: SUNDANCE STUDIOS VINTAGE WEDDING EVENT SPACE COORDINATION & PLANNING: CELEBRATED EVENTS FLORALS: MARCO ALEXZONDRA FLORAL & EVENT SERVICES DRESS & SHOES: BHLDN HAIR & MAKEUP: MAK SALON AND SPA EARRINGS: CHARMING CHARLIE STATIONERY: BANTER AND CHARM CAKE: C'EST LA VIE CAKES VIDEOGRAPHY: JVWEDDINGS RENTALS: CELERY CITY TRADING COMPANY

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hen Cynthia Basker of Celebrated Events and Amber McNeill of Brick & Pine Photography saw the charming, rustic interior of Sundance Studios Vintage Wedding Event Space in Benton Harbor, Michigan, they knew they had to create an equally alluring style shoot within its walls. “We had our hearts set on meshing jewel tone colors with an earthy, eclectic-meetsvintage-boho vibe,” says Amber. Sure enough, this shoot resulted in a dreamy, soulful aesthetic.

One of the incredible elements from this shoot is the moody, deep orange and green stationery with a light, geometric design, which perfectly complemented the theme. The décor included woven dreamcatchers, metal accents like golden candlesticks and lanterns as well as burgundy glassware. To top off the moody look, the florals were beautifully designed with hot pink peonies, yellow-orange French tulips, Purple Allium, pampas grass, Eucalyptus and coral roses, to name a few. This theme was translated into the bridal look with a vintagestyle gown and soft, smokey makeup. To tie the palette together, other elements were pulled in like hand-dyed napkins, a cake decorated with gorgeous feather accents and vintage furniture.

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Your fiancé popped the question and you said yes! Now, for the perfect location: Southwest Michigan. We have a venue to match your wedding dreams and accommodations for your family and friends. All year round, there are so many fun things for everyone to do while they’re here. And, for just the two of you — plenty of romantic honeymoon choices. Get in touch with us. We’ll help put the happy in your ever-after.

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

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KENDRA CLAPP OLGUÍN & TYLER WAY After Kendra and Tyler met at a trunk show at Kendra’s work, Tyler asked her out for drinks, and the two bonded over their creative and funny personalities. As they dated, Tyler took photos of their many adventures and decided to use them in his proposal by hanging the photos up on a museum wall to spell out “Will you marry me?”. But Kendra, who is not a big fan of surprises, knew something was up before they even made it to the proposal site, and Tyler clued her into what was going on in order to steady her nerves. Kendra says, “After saying 'yes' and embracing, we took time to look through all of the pictures together. It was a beautiful moment to sit and reflect on all of the little moments that made our relationship. I totally ruined the ‘surprise’ of the proposal, but looking back, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. It was so completely us.”

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THE PLANNING Kendra and Tyler knew immediately that they wanted to plan a wedding that was a little atypical. Kendra says, “I knew I didn’t want to simply follow what others do so I think it took me some time to shake that– shake everyone’s expectations of what the wedding would be, and start planning something for us and how we envisioned the day to be like.” This vision clicked with her wedding planner, florist and good friend Katie Huber of Kenley Event Design. Kendra told her what she pictured and started curating a celebration with a minimalist and organic aesthetic.

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THE BRIDAL FASHION As a modern woman, Kendra aimed for a more contemporary bridal style. She had been following the brand Elizabeth Suzann on Instagram for months because of their mod style. Kendra ended up choosing a simple yet edgy jumpsuit from the designer. It was the perfect choice for her and matched the entire mood of the wedding.

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THE COLORS When Kendra and Tyler thought about the design for their big day, they wanted to stick with a more neutral palette paired with richer colors. Kendra wanted blush as part of her color scheme, as pink is her favorite color, mixed with earthy elements for a soft atmosphere. She says, “I played a lot with natural textures. From the wooden tables to the rose gold placemats, the ceramics, the concrete of the space, the linen napkins and the natural paper of the menus and placemats. I wanted it to feel organic.”

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Kendra and Tyler stayed true to themselves when planning their wedding. It can be easy to be swayed by those around you when planning, but this couple did not let that get in their way. Kendra says, “Explore your options and remind yourself that you don’t have to do what other people have done. The day is about you and there aren’t a lot of opportunities for you to do exactly what you want to do, so take it and run with it. Make it yours.”


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THE VENUE The couple’s venue choice is nothing short of total inspiration and style. They chose the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). Kendra says, “The GRAM is modern and clean. As a well-designed building, you don’t have to do much and that worked for me. The veranda we were in was so under-utilized. It’s this beautiful, concrete area overlooking one of the most picturesque streets of downtown Grand Rapids.” Here, the couple was able to fuse the sleek environment with their organic style for a truly expressive celebration.

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SPECIAL TOUCHES Kendra and Tyler put their own creativity into their wedding. Kendra handmade all of the ceramics used for the table settings. Their guests were even allowed to take them as keepsakes. Tyler, in the same style that he proposed, used the photos from their proposal to spell out “I do, I do!” on one of the museum’s walls.

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COORDINATION & FLORALS Kenley Event Design CATERING Kangaroo Kitchen & Catering

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BAKERIES Froehlich's Three Oaks, 269.756.6002 shopfroehlichs.com See ad on page 46.

ENTERTAINMENT Meg Rodgers, Harpist Saint Joseph, 269.429.6377 megrodgers.net See ad on page 47.

BRIDAL SALONS Becker's Bridal Fowler, 989.593.2595 beckersbridal.com See ad on back cover.

FLORISTS Crystal Springs Florist Benton Harbor, 269.925.1167 crystalspringsflorist.net See ad on page 39.

BIANKA Bridal Grand Rapids, 616.235.9300 biankabridal.com See ad on page 47. BRIDAL SHOWS Southwest Michigan Bridal Show Kalamazoo, 269.492.9111 swmichiganbridalshow.com See ad on page 38. CATERERS CK Catering Benton Harbor, 269.849.0693 ckcatering.biz Distinctive Catering Wyoming, 866.802.7266 distinctivecatering.com WEDDINGDAY

PHOTOGRAPHERS APaige Photography Grand Rapids apaigephotography.com See ad on page 32. Box of Light Photography Muskegon, 616.403.5342 boxoflightphotography.com Brick & Pine Photography 574.339.8603 brickandpine photography.com See ad on page 36. Chrystin Melanie Photography Grand Rapids, 305.562.0279 chrystinmelanie photography.com

Cynthia Boyle Photography Kalamazoo, 269.716.2232 cynthiaboyle.com Sarah Ashley Photography Edwardsburg sarahashleyphoto.com Smitten Mitten Photography Farmington Hills, 734.606.9721 smittenmitten photography.com Stefanie Russo Photography Washington, 586.610.5521 stefanierusso.com PLANNERS/COORDINATORS Divine by Design South Haven, 269.214.6802 dbydevents.com Holden Michael Events Saugatuck, 269.205.8305 holdenmichaelevents.com See ad on page 33. RENTALS The Rental Company Holland, 616.396.7300 wmrentalco.com See ad on page 48.

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS Dwell Vacations New Buffalo, 312.296.4066 dwellvacations.com HawksHead Inn South Haven, 269.639.2121 www.hawksheadlinks.com See ad on page 46. Hilton Garden Inn Benton Harbor Benton Harbor, 269.926.5000 hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council Benton Harbor, 269.925.6301 swmichigan.org See ad on page 37. VENUES Apple Blossom Chapel and Gardens Fennville, 269.561.5563 appleblossomchapel.com See ad on page 36. Blissful Barn Three Oaks, 269.759.4682 blissfulbarn.com The Boulevard Inn & Bistro Saint Joseph, 269.269.2699 theboulevardinn.com See ad on page 47. Butternut Event Centre by Lakeshore Events Holland, 616.340.2377 butternuteventcentre.com

The Fetzer Center Kalamazoo, 269.387.3232 fetzercenter.com Fifty5 at the Grand LV Niles, 269.591.0334 fifty5nilesmi.com Gable Hill Marcellus, 269.281.4266 gablehill.com Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn Berrien Springs, 269.408.6082 weddingbarnmi.com Journeyman Distillery Three Oaks, 269.820.2050 journeymandistillery.com The Morris Estate Niles, 269.684.4443 themorrisestate.com See ad on page 33. Shoreline Inn Conference Center Muskegon, 231.727.8483 shorelineinn.com Stonegate Manor Benton Harbor, 269.930.0617 stonegatemanorevents.com


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Wedding Finds

The smaller elements of your wedding can sometimes be the hardest to find. Do you need table games for guests? Accessories for your hair? A guest book? A welcome sign? Or another piece of décor in order to tie together your overall look? These pieces can often make or break your wedding atmosphere and many brides want to incorporate them, but don’t know where to find them. Luckily, there are many artisans from our hometowns across the Midwest who are designing beautiful, handmade pieces for every aspect of your wedding! Here are 8 artisans around the Midwest that you need to know about.

All About Impressions CREATING IN: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

etsy.com/shop/AllAboutImpressions • allaboutimpressions@gmail.com About the Product: All About Impressions’ unique, handmade guest book will keep precious memories of your special day. Their wedding guest book is enclosed in a wooden cover with French mill blank sheets. It is personalized via laser engraving and made with love just for you! About the Artisans, Annie & Sandy: Behind All About Impressions are two sisters, Annie & Sandy, who started their journey as a hobby. They instantly fell in love with the art of engraving personalized gifts and wedding mementos. Little did they know, there is a great love out there for personalized items, so their hobby turned into a full-time job of etching love and happiness for others.

Adorning Oaks CREATING IN: Indianapolis, Indiana

etsy.com/shop/AdorningOaks • adorningoaks.com haley@adorningoaks.com About the Product: This welcome sign comes in two sizes (12” by 18” and 18” by 24”). It sits nicely on an easel or it can lean against a wall at the entrance to the ceremony and/or reception. The cherry on top? This sign makes for awesome wall décor in your new home after your big day! About the Artisans, Haley & Adam: Adorning Oaks was started in 2016 by owners, Haley & Adam Bechtel. Currently, Adorning Oaks is fully operated out of their home on the north side of Indianapolis. They are in the process of renovating a studio/workshop for an exclusive spot to create products for people in love!

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Paper Peach

Freckles and Whiskers

CREATING IN: Carmel, Indiana

CREATING IN: Racine,Wisconsin

About the Product: This metallic wedding planner is an essential gift for the bride-to-be. It has all the information she will need for planning, along with a twelve-month calendar! Paper Peach can customize the color of the foil to rose gold, gold or silver.

About the Product: This fun Tic-Tac-Toe table game comes in drawstring, muslin bags. The game board can be found on one side, and the other side can host unlimited possibilities like a heart with your wedding date, names or initials inside of it. This item will entertain guests and can be kept as a one-of-a-kind keepsake.

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About the Artisan, Nicci: When Nicci isn’t in her office working on her exquisite projects, you can find her outside in her garden. She finds inspiration in nature, which you can see in the organic and floral accents of Paper Peach’s products. This Indiana designermama is a true artist!

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About the Artisan, Tracy: Tracy adores working with brides and grooms in order to make the smallest details turn out perfectly. She can be found at flea markets, thrift stores and garage sales looking for items to inspire her designs. She believes a wedding day is kept in your memory forever and finds inspiration in being part of that memory.

Emily Rose Flower Crowns CREATING IN: Chicago, Illinois

etsy.com/shop/emilyroseflowercrown emilyroseflowercrowns.com emilyroseflowercrowns@gmail.com About the Product: This floral crown uses lamb’s ear leaves and neutral blooms for an ethereal look. Made out of silk flowers, this crown will add softness to any wedding style.

About the Artisan, Emily: Emily wanted to honor her grandmother’s memory at her wedding, so she created her first crown out of dried roses from her grandmother’s cottage. Soon, her friends started asking her to create crowns for their special occasions. Emily quickly became a floral crown connoisseur using her travel locations, like Hawaii, to inspire her designs. She now works with clients from across the Midwest—and globe!


Floral Designs by Jen CREATING IN: McHenry, Illinois

etsy.com/shop/FloralDesignsbyJen • jffloraldesigns@gmail.com instagram.com/floraldesigns_byjen About the Product: This bouquet is designed with high-quality faux succulents in varying shades of green, with lush greenery, accents of white and a dusting of mauve-pink. The stems are wrapped in burlap ribbon with pearl edging.

About the Artisan, Jen: When Jen became a bridesmaid and impromptu wedding coordinator for her sister-in-law, she soon realized that D.I.Y.-ing the wedding florals with artificial flowers was their best bet for a stress-free day! After the wedding, with very little expectations, she opened an Etsy shop and posted her sister's-in-law flowers she had created. She quickly received a few orders and some fantastic reviews and, as they say, the rest is history!

The Dutch GoldFinch CREATING IN: Grand Rapids, Michigan etsy.com/shop/TheDutchGoldfinch thedutchgoldfinch@gmail.com

About the Product: This personalized, hand-stamped wine cork can be used as a name card, place card or escort card holder. You can customize this item with your names and date. They are the perfect tablescape item for any industrial, rustic or elegant wedding! About the Artisans, Jamie & Jochem: Jamie and Jochem believe in the importance of celebration. Their two sweet, little girls, Estie and Birdie, are at the heart of everything they do! From life's big to small moments and all the moments in between—they want to help others by providing beautiful goods for their celebrations.

GSMahogany CREATING IN: Kent, Ohio

etsy.com/shop/GSMahogany • monicandles@gmail.com About the Product: This bouquet has pink peonies, cream peonies, cream roses, seeded eucalyptus, pink peony buds, greens and white buttercups. The roses are real touch flowers and the other florals are faux silk florals and greenery. Stems are exposed and stem wrap is a random, abstract combination of ivory ribbon, pink ribbon and peach-gold ribbon that ties at the top in a tiny bow.

About the Artisan, Monica: Monica’s passions lie with floral design, but you can also catch her sipping coffee, taking walks and spending time with her beautiful family. Floral design allows her creative side to come out and she loves to help brides’ floral visions come to life!


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9 TO 12 MONTHS BEFORE Discuss and determine a budget with your groom 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 groom, groom’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 and groomsmen/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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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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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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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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The idea of a California Wine Country destination wedding that gathers family and friends at an exquisite location is a dream that many brides share, but that few know how to bring to fruition. How can you plan the ultimate wine country wedding if you aren’t located on the Golden Coast? Our Creative Director, Kaitlyn Smale, jetted off to Sonoma County, California to learn how easy it is with the help of Sonoma County Tourism and event planner Off the Beaten Path Signature Experiences. Dive into this first-hand experience of how you can achieve the California Wine Country wedding of your dreams.

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EASY PLANNING FROM AFAR How are you supposed to tour venues, attend tastings and coordinate with your florist all from thousands of miles away? Enter an all-inclusive event planner that will coordinate everything (yes, everything!) necessary for your wine country nuptials. With an expertise in planning celebrations in nature, Off the Beaten Path (OTBP) specializes in eco-friendly, quality driven and sustainable practices. All of this means a stress-free planning experience that allows you to focus on the most important thing— celebrating your love.

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Choosing the Venue Picture yourself sipping cocktails under the stars at a meticulously gardened, private residence adorned with palm trees or eating an extravagant, five-course dinner in your very own romantic wine cave. These are just a few of the unique options Off the Beaten Path has to offer for your welcome party, rehearsal dinner, reception and farewell brunch! Off the Beaten Path will secure the perfect, trendy venue for your dream wedding. Many of their venues are private estates that are exclusive for OTBP brides. They also work with luxury venue management firm Distinct Locations to offer even more options. Can you say 'chic'? 58

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A celebration in nature wouldn’t be complete without a farm-to-table feast. All catering uses locally sourced products from respected names such as Beffa Springs Ranch and Cowgirl Creamery. You can enjoy assorted flatbreads, pear/peach mixed-greens salads, crab capellini, grilled pork tenderloin and flourless chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, to name a few. This delicious and visually appealing cuisine will impress guests at relaxed welcome parties or elegant receptions. Of course, you can’t have a California Wine Country wedding without wine! Sip on selections from Petroni Vineyards, K Squared Cellars and Silver Trident Winery, all expertly paired with each meal. Expecting guests that aren’t wine people (gasp!)? OTBP can provide seasonally-inspired beverages and personalized cocktails from distillers such as Alley 6 that are just as pretty as they are tasty!

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The Experience

There is no need to stress over the details of your florals and tablescape décor. Your event planner can acquire fresh florals from local farms and coordinate rentals to ensure your event’s vibe is exactly as you pictured it. Put the final touches on your event with custom stationery such as wooden menus with metal adornments which double as a unique party favor for your guests!

Whether your style is plated meals or family-style dinners, the celebration will center around the gathering of family and friends. It’s about the juxtaposition of luxury amidst nature, taking in the beauty of wine country and curating that California Wine Country destination wedding you’ve always dreamed about.

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Hey Sisters! Photography South Bend, IN, 574.386.3258 heysistersphotography.com See ad on page 49. Studio Ayla Columbus, OH, 419.605.8340 studioayla.com See ad on page 65.

BEAUTY Something Blue Stylists Available worldwide 260.463.6391 somethingbluestylists.com

REGISTRIES Bed, Bath & Beyond Locations throughout the U.S. bedbathandbeyond.com See ad on page 64.

FITNESS Laila Alieh Available worldwide 321.323.9532 thefitnessastronaut.com

STATIONERY Louella's Paperie Carmel, IN, 317.500.4852 louellaspaperie.com See ad on page 65.

MENSWEAR The Groomsman Suit Chicago, IL, 773.303.6006 thegroomsmansuit.com

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago Chicago, IL, 312.755.9703 hotelpalomar-chicago.com See ad on page 63.

PHOTOGRAPHERS Chantel Breanne Photography Midwest, 262.748.3669 chantelbreanne photography.com

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A new historic venue nestled in the heart of Lockerbie Square

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ocated in the heart of Lockerbie Square Historic District of Indianapolis, Indiana, The Cyrus Place is a historic venue celebrated by its alluring architecture and extraordinary service. Here, couples are met with a romantic atmosphere captured in grandiose elements like the venue’s wooden, tray ceiling and crown molding. Owner Cyrus Jafari says, “Originally, the church itself was built in 1882 by German born architect D.A. Bohlen. Many years later, we believe our beautiful and historic building speaks for itself. We welcome potential clients, vendors and friends alike to tour our space and create custom weddings and events.”

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For this Exclusive WeddingDay Style Shoot, Jessica Matson of Aisle Ready Events matched the boldness of the venue with a theme that would pull in adventurous components for modern couples. She says, “We wanted to do something that would be a little unexpected in the space, but still relatable for future brides. Our main goal was to show off the versatility of the space, and all the different ways it can be used.” Using the colorful stained glass found within The Cyrus Place as inspiration, the team curated a tropical and daring theme that paired elegantly alongside the historic venue.

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To tie in the contemporary style, the design included a modern, lace gown from Beloved Brides, pink and green glassware and blooming florals expertly designed by Eufloric Events. Additionally, The Cyrus Place boasts extra spaces like a Bridal Suite and Man Cave which are sure to impress any bride and groom looking for a historic venue with a little extra character.

PHOTOGRAPHY: MATTHEW DOUDT PHOTOGRAPHY (MATTHEWDPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)* VENUE: THE CYRUS PLACE (THECYRUSPLACE.COM)* PLANNING: AISLE READY EVENTS FLORALS: EUFLORIC EVENTS (EUFLORICEVENTS.COM)* DRESS: BELOVED BRIDES (BELOVEDBRIDES.COM)* HAIR & MAKEUP: LEANNA'S PRIVATE STUDIO (LEANNASPRIVATESTUDIO.WIXSITE.COM/LEANNA)* *WeddingDay preferred vendor PINK TABLECLOTHS: BEST RENTALS MODELS: CHRISTINE & CALEB TATE

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Dream Dress. Dream Price.

Indy’s Premier Off-the-Rack Bridal Boutique 317.288.2903 www.belovedbrides.com 8966 E. 96th Street, Fishers, Indiana 46037

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

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Jewel of the Eastside 3-story Crystal Tower with adjourning Courtyard Spectacular Rotunda

Chantel Breanne Photography

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Photos by Studio 1492 Photography

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FEATURED WEDDING

TARYN & JON BUCHER

Taryn and Jon met at school while attending Indiana University. “Yes, we are college sweethearts. Neither of us knew each other before our first couple of years in Bloomington, but ever since we stepped foot on campus, our lives have never been the same,” says Taryn. The pair initially met in a biology class and ended up falling in love during study sessions paired with late-night pizza. Six years later, Jon popped the question when he invited Taryn for a picnic in Highland Park to celebrate her birthday. The couple then went out to celebrate with family that Jon had invited to be part of that life-changing day.

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an elegant, frenchinspired wedding AT INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART AT NEWFIELDS

THE PLANNING Taryn and Jon knew two things when they started planning. First, that they would have the wedding at their church and second, that they had to have food stations at their reception. Taryn says, “Jon and I are big foodies so this was extremely important to us, and it was actually one of the first questions we asked when we were shopping for our reception venue, as we found that most venues had partnerships with catering companies.” After deciding this, it was easy for them to narrow down the vendor choices and choose their date.

JESSICA STRICKLAND PHOTOGRAPHY

SEASON // SPRING STYLE // CHIC, TIMELESS FLOWERS // RANUNCULUS, PEONIES, ROSES COLORS //

lavender

dusty blue

periwinkle

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THE DRESS When Taryn first started dress shopping, she thought she would go for more of a boho, lace feel and never thought she would choose the dress she ended up with! After numerous appointments and countless letdowns in what other salons had to offer, Taryn ended up at Marie Gabriel Couture and fell in love instantly. Taryn says, “When we went back to the dressing room, the Cosette gown by Matthew Christopher was the first dress I tried on at Marie Gabriel, and I pretty much knew it was the one instantaneously.”

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THE PALETTE When it came to planning the details for the day, like theme and décor, Taryn says, “After a few meetings, our wedding planner Lori put together an inspiration board for us that focused on a French country vibe with an emphasis on lush flowers and foliage accented by pillar candles and flowy fabrics.” The couple curated a romantic, elegant theme with organic elements to cast an overall whimsical feel. This included hues of periwinkle, lavender and dusty blue blended with blushes and white tones accented with natural greenery, as well as the textures of ribbon, mercury glass and wood. An element that embodied this theme was the head table floral suspension piece that offered an eye-catching design to the room. 78

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AN ELEGANT, FRENCH-INSPIRED WEDDING // Featured Wedding

THE VENUE The couple chose the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields not only for their love of art, but because “The venue is very open with all of the glass windows allowing for an outdoor feel while still being inside and covered.” Taryn continues, “This was important to me because I knew there would be a chance of rain in April.” The open, modern style of Deer Zink Pavilion also allowed for Taryn and Jon to have food stations which made the venue even more appealing to the couple.

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ADVICE FROM THE bride

"Try not to get too caught up in the timeline, schedule and chaos of the day. Take a moment to step back and enjoy the sacrament taking place. We highly recommend doing a first look together and planning for some alone time with each other and/or your bridal party, whether it be on a party bus/ limo or before/after the reception. We were so thankful that we had a private room for the bridal party to sit back, relax and refresh during the first half of the cocktail hour."

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THE DETAILS Taryn wanted to pay special attention to some of the smaller items on the list like the stationery and guest favors. She says, “I am also very passionate about stationery and those details were very important to me, as well as incorporating calligraphy, velvet ribbon, wax seals and vintage stamps.” Luckily, she was able to partner with Athena Street Creative to create beautiful, watercolor stationery featuring a map. “I knew before we even met with our stationery vendor that I wanted to create a wedding map for the invitation sets since my family is from Minnesota and Jon’s family is from Ohio,” says Taryn. Taryn also handmade all of the macarons left at the tables as guest favors.


wedding team CROSSBACK CHAIRS A Classic Party Rental* Indianapolis, IN aclassicpartyrental.com PHOTOGRAPHY Jessica Strickland Photography VENUE Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields PLANNING Boldly Chic Events FLORALS Isibeal Studio VIDEOGRAPHY Marshall Camera - Wedding Films CATERING Kahn's Catering CAKE Confectioneiress Cupcakes & Sweets MACARONS The Gallery Pastry Shop LATE NIGHT FOOD Kilroy's Bar & Grill WELCOME BAGS A Taste of Indiana *WeddingDay preferred vendor

BRIDE'S DRESS, VEIL & EARRINGS Marie Gabriel Couture Bridal

BOXWOOD WALLS & LIGHTING MichaelAngelos Events

BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES Bella Bridesmaids

GOBLETS, FARM TABLES & FURNITURE Violet Vintage

HAIR & MAKEUP Karen Hall & Co. NAILS Olio Nail & Spa TUXEDOS Jos. A Bank BRIDE'S SHOES Stuart Weitzman BRIDE'S CLUTCH Badgley Mischka STATIONERY Athena Street Creative CALLIGRAPHY Esther Letters SIGNAGE Interprintations VINTAGE STAMPS VerdeStudio RING BOX The Mrs. Box

SILVER CHAIRS Indiana Wedding Decorators NAPKINS & TABLE LINENS BBJ Linen CAKE TABLE LINEN Nuage Designs HEAD TABLE RUNNER La Tavola Fine Linen BAND Living Proof TRANSPORTATION Antique Limousine of Indianapolis REHEARSAL DINNER The Hawthorns Golf and Country Club HOTEL Omni Severin Hotel HONEYMOON Sandals Regency La Toc, Everlasting Memories Vacations

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Phone: 765-654-5235 Email: keatha@knoxweddingsandevents.com Instagram: @knoxflower Facebook: knoxflowersanddecor Website: knoxweddingsandevents.com

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where plans come together. Call us and find out how we make planning the big day easy!

Hampton Inn & Suites Kokomo 2920 S. Reed Rd. • Kokomo, Indiana www.hamptoninnkokomo.com • 765-455-2900 ©2012 Hilton Worldwide

JACK’S DONUTS DOWNTOWN

A Collection of Shops & Event Spaces Small & Large Events P: 317-426-5930 F: 317-426-5879 E: chrisk@jacksdonuts.com 135 West Market St. Indianapolis, IN 46204

Multiple Levels Caterer of Choice Downtown Bloomington 812.332.0053 • 101 W. Kirkwood Ave

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The Hilton Indianapolis the perfect wedding venue

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CENTRAL INDIANA

Vendor Guide BEAUTY Leanna's Private Studio Indianapolis, 317.260.0355 leannasprivatestudio. wixsite.com/leanna BRIDAL SALONS Beloved Brides Fishers, 317.288.2903 belovedbrides.com See ad on page 72. Leena's Bridal Carmel, 317.848.4740 leenasbridal.com That Special Touch Bridal Boutique Columbus, 812.375.2223 specialtouchbride.com See ad on page 74. BRIDAL SHOWS Indianapolis Wedding Expos Throughout Indianapolis area indianaweddingexpos.com See ad on inside back cover. CATERERS MBP Distinctive Catering Indianapolis, 317.636.4444 mbpcatering.com See ad on page 82.

PHOTOGRAPHERS A.R. Davis Photography Columbus, 812.344.6960 ardavis.photography Abbey Elaine Photography Crawfordsville, 765.366.9692 abbeyelainephoto.com Brenna Maureen Photography Shelbyville, 269.967.3197 brennamaureenphotography.com Crowe's Eye Photography Fishers, 317.924.8144 croweseyephotography.com Erin Hession Photography Carmel, 317.409.1801 erinhession.com See ad on page 83. Jamie Vester Photography Indianapolis, 317.430.5121 jamievesterphotography.com See ad on page 66. Kaylee Creighton Photography Indianapolis, 574.870.4689 kayleecreightonphotography.com

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites Indianapolis, 317.972.0600 indianapolishilton.com See ad on page 86. VENUES Balmoral House Fishers, 317.288.8741 thebalmoralhouse.com The Cyrus Place Indianapolis, 317.721.4555 thecyrusplace.com See ad on page 67. Fountain Square Ballroom Bloomington, 812.332.0053 fountainsquarebloomington. com/ballroom/ See ad on page 85.

The Indianapolis Public Library Indianapolis, 317.275.4200 events.imcpl.org See ad on page 84. Indianapolis Zoo Indianapolis, 317.630.2008 indianapoliszoo.com See ad on page 87. Monumental Weddings & Events by Community Life Center Indianapolis, 317.396.3728 monumentalweddings.com See ad on page 73. Mustard Seed Gardens Noblesville, 317.776.2300 mustardseedgardens.com Sanctuary on Penn Indianapolis, 317.602.3264 indysanctuary.com

Nathaniel Edmunds Photography Zionsville, 317.733.8641 nathanieledmunds.com PLANNERS & COORDINATORS All in the Details Indianapolis, 317.821.7526 detailsindy.com See ad on page 96.

Mose Nasser Pyrotechnics Indianapolis, 812.243.6623 mosenasserpyrotechnics.com

Design the Day Indianapolis, 260.571.9515 designthedayevents.com

FLORISTS Coby Palmer Designs Indianapolis, 317.253.7160 cobypalmerdesigns. wordpress.com See ad on page 83.

Events by D. Nicole Fishers, 317.965.0190 eventsdnicole.com See ad on page 75.

Knox Flowers Kirklin, 765.654.5235 knoxweddingsandevents.com See ad on page 84.

Hampton Inn & Suites Kokomo, 765.455.2900 hamptoninn3.hilton.com See ad on page 85.

Indiana Landmarks Indianapolis, 317.639.4534 indianalandmarks.org See ad on page 75.

Matthew Doudt Photography Noblesville, 317.694.3572 matthewdphotography.com

ENTERTAINMENT Jared Wade Entertainment Indianapolis, 317.395.3548 jaredwadeentertainment.com See ad on page 72.

Eufloric Events Noblesville, 812.617.1105 eufloricevents.com

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS Hampton Inn Indianapolis Downtown Indianapolis, 317.261.1200 hamptoninn3.hilton.com See ad on page 72.

Gallery Forty-Two Indianapolis, 317.822.4242 galleryfortytwo.com See ad on page 83.

RENTALS A Classic Party Rental Indianapolis, 317.251.7368 aclassicpartyrental.com See ad on page 75. STATIONERY Louella's Paperie Carmel, 317.500.4852 louellaspaperie.com See ad on page 65.

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BAKERIES Jack's Donuts Indianapolis, 317.426.5879 jacksdonuts.com See ad on page 85.

Noteworthy Expressions Zionsville, 317.749.6333 noteworthy-expressions.com

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COVER SHOOT P HO TO GRA PHY Jamie Vester Photography* • Indianapolis, IN jamievesterphotography.com VE N UE, GUES T TA B L E S/ CH A IR S & A N IMA L GL A S SW A R E Indianapolis Zoo* • Indianapolis, IN indianapoliszoo.com/visit/private-events/ weddings-receptions/ C OO RD INA TI ON & PL A N N IN G All in the Details* • Indianapolis, IN detailsindy.com DR ESSES & HA I R A C C E S S O R Y That Special Touch Bridal Boutique* Columbus, IN • specialtouchbride.com HAIR & M A K EUP Something Blue Stylists* somethingbluestylists.com

Wild Romance

AN INNOVATIVE & ORGANIC WEDDING AT THE INDIANAPOLIS ZOO

HE A D TA B L E GL A S SW AR E & FLA TWAR E A Classic Party Rental* • Indianapolis, IN aclassicpartyrental.com I NVITA TIO N S UI TE & M E N U CA R DS Noteworthy Expressions* • Zionsville, IN noteworthy-expressions.com DON UTS Jack's Donuts of West Market Street* Indianapolis, IN • jacksdonuts.com FLORA LS Violets are Blue Floral Design C A TERIN G & GUE ST TA B L E FLA TWA RE/ GL A SS W A R E Centerplate TRA N SPOR TA T I ON Antique Limousine of Indianapolis JEWELRY Petite G Jewelers TU XED O Louie's Tux Shop C A KE & C UPC A K E S Classic Cakes SI GN A G E C A L L I GR A PH Y Laura Reilly Calligraphy LI N EN S Wildflower Linen & LGi Linens C LEA R H E A D T A B L E & SWEETH EA R T TA B L E C H A IR S Violet Vintage U P LIG H TIN G Rent My Wedding MOD ELS Courtney Smith & Troy Landers

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THE VISION The zoo is a place to have fun and be curious, but — more importantly — it is a place where we can create heartwarming memories with the ones we love. As an unexpected and exciting venue option—zoos are often overlooked, yet they host some of the most contemporary, eye-catching event spaces. That is why we looked to the Indianapolis Zoo as the location for this cover shoot. Its earthy spaces and exotic animals offered unusual inspiration for an organic and delicate theme with soft hues of purple and floral elements. Sarah Farthing of All in the Details was the experienced planner who brought this vision to life. Like the whimsy and inquisitiveness that you may feel while exploring the zoo, we wanted to create a similar feeling of excitement and invite an innovative look into wedding venues.

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THE FLORALS Inspired by the zoo animals and Sarah’s overall vision, Violets are Blue Floral Design, created pieces of greenery to mimic the fauna of the zoo. As for the bouquet, Sarah says, “I wanted the bouquet to look like a living piece that was freshly pulled together from the surrounding environment and Violets are Blue delivered just that.” The florist used roses, spray roses, dusty miller, ivy, varieties of orchids and Lisianthus in order to curate these exquisite floral pieces. 90

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WILD ROMANCE // Cover Shoot

THE DÉCOR “I wanted the venue, the animals, as well as the surrounding natural elements to be the star of this cover shoot.” says Sarah. “As a result, I went for a very calming and cool palette of gray and lavender, all the while bringing in accents of greenery and other tones that occurred naturally on the butterflies that initially inspired my vision for this shoot.” Captured by Jamie Vester Photography, this vision came to life with the work of the entire team. LGi Linens provided the subtle, purple linens as well as silver, textured linens to add depth—bringing this palette together. A Classic Party Rental provided glassware and gold flatware that perfectly matched the subtle theme.

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THE VENUE “There are so many different areas to explore and animals to learn about,” says Sarah. “It’s an amazingly inspirational space in its own right.” The zoo offers several event spaces, such as the Hilbert Conservatory, where flowers and plants served as bright touches for the background and the Hulman Riverhouse, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows for an open, romantic feeling. Other spaces include the Efroymson Wedding Garden, an idyllic scene for ceremonies and the new Bicentennial Pavilion, a modern space perfect for a chic reception. Another thrilling event spot is the Dolphin Dome where the team created an elegant, cocktail hour complete with delicious appetizers from Centerplate with, of course, dolphins! The zoo also offers interactive moments with their animals. Jackie Sabrosky, Wedding & Events Sales Manager at the Indianapolis Zoo says, “A new and memorable experience that will tickle you pink is the flamingo feed experience! The new flamingo feed allows the engaged couple to come up close and personal with our flamingos by feeding them one of their favorite foods, krill!”

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THE LOOK The team designed a bridal look that complemented the natural hues of the shoot. That Special Touch Bridal Boutique provided the “Lindsey” dress by Morilee. Sarah says, “I knew it was the right ball gown for this cover shoot. The mixed pattern embroidery embellishments on the gown alternated between a floral design and a pattern that some might say was reminiscent of an animal. It was perfect for our flora and fauna shoot!” This gown was paired with a soft, textured updo as well as neutral-tone makeup, giving the bride an overall sophisticated look created by Andi Sherman of Something Blue Stylists. The shoot also included a second look that was an Allure Bridal gown. Sarah says, “It was clean and elegant in the front, but the back was dramatic and accented with cascading buttons. It was the picture-perfect combination of timeless and modern that I had been looking for in a second look.” JAMIE VESTER PHOTOGRAPHY

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THE STATIONERY Eileen Adam of Noteworthy Expressions designed stationery pieces that brought in the organic components of the shoot as well as the color palette. Sarah says, “The invitation suite she produced consisted of a refreshing display of soft and dusty purple accents that are increasing in popularity due to the Pantone color of the year.” Laura Reilly Calligraphy made acrylic décor pieces that featured elegant lettering for an ornate touch.

THE CAKE & DESSERTS Classic Cakes delivered a four-tiered cake with fondant, floral details that were hand-painted with the same hue of purple as the linens. Sarah says, “They also created delicious and edible place cards!” The place cards provided another level of detail to the shoot that show what a difference small elements can make. Jack’s Donuts provided the donuts for the cocktail hour dessert display which showed a fun way to incorporate, edible décor into a wedding.

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WeddingDay Magazine - Issue 3 2018  

WeddingDay Magazine - Issue 3 2018