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the best guide for the midwest bride

A CHICAGO ELOPEMENT THAT WILL WIN OVER YOUR HEART

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MIDWEST CITIES TO

to Shop for Your Wedding Gown

+ A COLORFUL SPIN

EUROPEAN ELOPEMENT

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A COVER SHOOT ON THE INDIANAPOLIS CANAL

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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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on the cover PHOTOGRAPHY

Nathaniel Edmunds Photography* Zionsville, IN nathanieledmunds.com

GONDOLA

Old World Gondoliers* Indianapolis, IN 4gondola.com

LOCATION

Canal Walk, Indianapolis

VIDEOGRAPHY Blushing Films

DRESS

Milena's Bridal

PLANNING

Design the Day* Indianapolis, IN designthedayevents.com

FLORALS

Eufloric Events* Noblesville, IN eufloricevents.com

TUXEDO

JBenzal Menswear

RINGS

Petite G Jewelers

CAKE

Icing on the Cake by Kristina

HAIR & MAKEUP

Leanna's Private Studio* Indianapolis, IN leannasprivatestudio.wixsite.com/leanna

STATIONERY

Louella's Paperie* Carmel, IN louellaspaperie.com

RENTALS

ROOTS Event Rentals

MODELS

Taylor Martinez & Isaac Yentes, Helen Wells Agency helenwellsagency.com *WeddingDay preferred vendor

NATHANIEL EDMUNDS PHOTOGRAPHY // About the Photographers This brother-sister team began their business in 2001. The key to their decade-long success is maintaining a well-organized business with distinct areas of responsibility. They are genuinely honored and humbled to capture momentous occasions for their clients. In regards to shooting this issue’s cover, they say, “We particularly love when we get the opportunity to stretch ourselves for such a prestigious magazine. It was an honor to collaborate with an exciting team of professionals that exceeded their A-game."

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FROM THE EDITOR Like everything in the business of weddings, new trends pop up when you least expect it. A growing trend that has gotten our attention is elopements. They seem to offer an uncomplicated and sometimes budget-friendly option to couples who are seeking an alternative to a traditional wedding. Like Emma and Brian’s story in this issue, elopements have moved beyond a courthouse to just about any spot that holds a special place in the hearts of a couple. Budget has always been an issue in wedding planning, but what’s taking center stage now is time – there’s little of it, and couples also want a very personal experience that is genuine to their unique identity. Are you planning an elopement? We would love to hear from you as we plan our future issues. And for whatever type of wedding you’re planning, be sure to visit our website and follow us on our social media channels for the best and most Midwest wedding FOLLOW US FOR EXCLUSIVE CONTENT:

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

Denise Katherine Crowel

WeddingDay is a fully integrated marketing program designed to reach local engaged couples planning their wedding, utilizing a number of tools such as magazines, bridal shows, website, e-marketing services, direct marketing, sponsorships and contests.

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WeddingDay print edition is a quarterly publication of Life Events Media, a subsidiary of Monkeyhouse Marketing & Design LLC. WeddingDay is distributed throughout Central Indiana at targeted locations frequented by this audience.

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The publisher makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information published but cannot be held liable for any consequences arising from omissions or errors. Any claims or opinions expressed by the writers and advertisers are not necessarily the opinions of WeddingDay. For advertising information, call 574-303-4057. Advertising and Editorial Offices: 742 S. Eddy St., South Bend, IN 46615. For permissions and reprint requests, please call or fax (574) 217–8698 or e-mail to info@weddingday-online.com. Readers interested in having their wedding considered for publication in WeddingDay may submit a brief paragraph about the wedding to: WeddingDay Magazine, 742 S. Eddy St., South Bend, IN 46615, or e-mail to info@weddingday-online.com. Please note that due to volume we are unable to respond to all submitted requests. WeddingDay copyright 2019.

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REDEFINING ELEGANCE A Style Shoot at LEX 530

THE WEDDING STORY OF Jordan & Evan at Blue Dress Barn

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COVER SHOOT

35 BRIDAL SALONS YOU MUST VISIT 7 Midwest Cities to Find Your Gown

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DIAMOND FROST A Regal, Winter Style Shoot at Community Life Center

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THE REAL ELOPEMENT OF Emma & Brian in Chigago

on the Indianapolis Canal

THE WEDDING STORY OF Mackenzie & Kevin at The Barn at Kennedy Farm 50

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Northern Indiana

Studio 13 Photography

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

Call 574.235.9714 or learn more at www.studebakermuseum.org 201 S. Chapin Street • South Bend, IN 46601

VENDOR GUIDE // NORTHERN INDIANA

Gaska String Quartet

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Music for all your memorable occasions Martha Bradberry Candy Thomas Joyce Davis Emilie Grondin WEDDINGDAY

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Host your event at a premier venue with incredible architecture and timeless automobiles. Located 20 minutes north of Fort Wayne, IN!

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Photos by Josephiney Photography

Designed For Any Event...Dedicated to Your Wedding. GILLESPIECONFERENCECENTER.COM | NOOR HADZIMESIC 574-323-2467 | 53995 INDIANA SR 933 SOUTH BEND, IN 46637

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EXCLUSIVE STYLE SHOOT

Redefining Elegance AT LEX 530

PHOTOGRAPHY: GRACE PULVER PHOTOGRAPHY (GRACEPULVER.COM)* VENUE: LEX 530 (LEX530.COM)* COORDINATION & PLANNING: CELEBRATED EVENTS FLORALS: MARCO ALEXZONDRA FLORAL & EVENT SERVICES CAKE & DESSERTS: FROEHLICH'S (SHOPFROEHLICHS.COM)* VIDEOGRAPHY: JVWEDDINGS RENTALS: BURNS RENT-ALLS (BURNSRENTALS.COM)* BRIDAL ATTIRE & JEWELRY: BLUSHING BRIDE ON 17 MAKEUP: MAKEUP BY KERIA HAIR: SALON NOUVEAU TUX: THE BLACK TUX STATIONERY: BANTER & CHARM MODELS: CASSIE & JUSTIN RHOADES *WeddingDay preferred vendor 12 WEDDINGDAY


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GRACE PULVER PHOTOGRAPHY

orthern Indiana brides-tobe may be faced with the belief that their only wedding venue choices are worn-out facilities or run-of-the-mill banquet halls. Albeit, the charm of other venues - a new space in Elkhart, Indiana, LEX 530, is redefining the standards of Midwest style and elegance. LEX 530’s Marketing & Creative Director, Melissa Hiner, describes the venue best, “LEX 530 is a new, modern event center in the newly revitalized River District on the east bank of the Elkhart River in downtown Elkhart, Indiana. Our bright, eclectic center, located at 530 East Lexington Avenue, has an urban feel with 18-foot ceilings, exposed, round duct work and beautiful lighting fixtures throughout.” The fresh facade and interior of LEX 530 offer unlimited styling and versatility so that any couple can plan their dream wedding within its walls. This style shoot dared to push the traditional boundaries of an elegant style and offered a new approach with darker tones, bold décor and sleek event design. Captured by Grace Pulver Photography, the team created an atmosphere that unmistakably translates into youthful prowess and edgy fascination. Using hues of purple, silver and gold, the tablescape used daring items from Burns Rent-Alls to highlight a luxe, modern feel. Marco Alexzondra Floral & Event Services created masterpiece floral features to draw in the eye, while Froehlich’s matched the theme with a two-tiered, marbled cake created by their truly artistic Pastry Chef, Drew Logan. Not to mention, their decadent mini-desserts are the perfect addition to any dessert table. LEX 530 is a space that inspires vendors and brides alike with its alluring style. Plus, they offer the best in wedding service (including that highly sought-after glass of wine). Melissa adds, “We specialize in offering unique boutique wines that guests of LEX 530 will not find any other place in Indiana. Our Owner, Carl Tiedemann, has numerous connections to small, independent winemakers in Napa, and around the world, allowing LEX 530 access to exclusive wines that will make your wedding stand out as an elegant, distinctive, memorable event.” The dynamic and compelling appeal of LEX 530 is sure to attract brides from far beyond the region to experience its impeccable atmosphere.

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A modern, urban event center located in Elkhart’s River District

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530 E. Lexington, Elkhart


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

VENDOR GUIDE // NORTHERN INDIANA

Kristen Mittlestedt Photography

VALPARAISO | 574-575-4362 | EPICLIMOINC.COM

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We create the atmosphere... So you can create the memories!

A beautiful venue tucked away on over 20 acres of partially wooded land with a 6 acre lake in New Haven, Indiana. Just 10 minutes from downtown Fort Wayne and near I-469 and Highway 30 • 3 Event Spaces

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• Rentals & Decor Available

11508 LINCOLN HWY E, NEW HAVEN, INDIANA 46774 (260) 749-5888 | SOLITAIRE@THEORCHIDEVENTS.COM | THEORCHIDEVENTS.COM WEDDINGDAY


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THE PERFECT SETTING FOR YOUR

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VENDOR GUIDE // NORTHERN INDIANA

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Southwest Michigan

www.heysistersphotography.com

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FEATURED WEDDING

JORDAN & EVAN DEZEEUW

We have all had a crush that makes our heart flutter and our stomach twist into knots, and for Jordan, her major crush was Evan. The pair met on Jordan’s 18th birthday and Jordan remarks, “He was my biggest crush of all time.” After that, Jordan and Evan quickly fell in love and Evan knew that he had to pop the question. “We were on a secluded hike in front of our favorite waterfall, Elowah Falls,” says Jordan. “It was actually closed due to a trail wash out but that didn’t stop us.” Evan popped the question and Jordan knew the adventure of a lifetime was about to begin.

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A REAL WEDDING AT BLUE DRESS BARN

THE PLANNING Jordan was focused on one idea for her wedding. She says, “I knew I wanted a festival-like wedding and initially wanted to do it in the woods, on a campground or in someone’s backyard.” The couple was going for a relaxed, earthy wedding that would invite an organic mood into a usually formal occasion. Jordan adds, “My mom and I found the venue that matched our vibe and then started contacting all the vendors and rental companies that could carry out our bohemian vision.” Finding vendors to fulfill her bohemian dream was relatively easy. She says, “They were local, near the area and had the best reviews but mainly because their style fit mine to a T and I loved them right off the bat. They immediately felt like family and still remain close friends to us!”

STEPHANIE PARSLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

SEASON // SUMMER STYLE // BOHO, WHIMSICAL FLOWERS // PROTEAS, ROSES, DAHLIAS COLORS //

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A BOHEMIAN WEDDING WITH EARTHY VIBES // Featured Wedding

STEPHANIE PARSLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

THE DRESS Jordan’s dress was truly one-of-a-kind. She originally purchased an elegant gown, but then transformed it with the help of designer, Stephanie Mai. Jordan says, “We ended up completely transforming it based on other bohemian dresses I loved. She made my dress exactly how I wanted it.” Jordan also outfitted the gown with a gorgeous, sheer kimono from Etsy, which curated that bohemian style.

THE FLORALS The florals from Lauren Luecke are one of the most eye-catching elements from this wedding. Lauren used king protea, blue Eucalyptus, cedar, grand pine, Fraser fir pine, sword fern, and other wildflowers that she hand-picked herself to create the gorgeous bouquets. The florals sported warm tones with lush greenery for the perfect balance of boldness and simplicity. 28

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THE VENUE The Blue Dress Barn was the perfect locale for this colorful wedding. Jordan says, “It was like a green dream walking through it. Plus, it was near Lake Michigan and had a cool vintage trailer, fire pit, and lots of space.� These welcoming elements helped to create an overall homey and relaxed mood for the wedding. In addition, the organic features, like the outdoor areas and wood interiors, helped to deliver a whimsical feel.

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THE DÉCOR Keeping in line with her boho vision, Jordan wanted to create an atmosphere that would be warm and bold at the same time. She remarks, “I love earth tones, rust, mustard and copper colors!” Many features of the décor reflect Jordan’s love for these deep, romantic tones. From the rugs laid out for her aisle, to the gold flatware and green-toned glasses — this wedding was packed with rich colors that illuminated the space with a sense of fervor.

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We love that Jordan hand-made many of the items used for her wedding. She says, “ I spent the year making macrame, tambourines, ribbon wands, spirit animal masks, menu signs, custom invitations, coasters, seating charts, agate stone favors, geoshapes, dream catchers, pillows, etc. I love to thrift shop and found so many hidden gems there as well. Everything was authentic and custom.” It is amazing that Jordan took so much care in creating or finding particular items to make her vision come to life. It speaks to the commitment of having a ceremony that truly reflects who the bride and groom are.

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wedding team CATERING CK Catering* Benton Harbor, MI ckcatering.biz

RENTALS Burns Rent-Alls* Mishawaka, IN burnsrentals.com

VENUE Blue Dress Barn

HAIR & MAKEUP Eye Do Makeup & Hair

PHOTOGRAPHY Stephanie Parsley Photography

BRIDE'S RINGS Trios Studio

DAY-OF PLANNING & FLORALS Lauren Luecke

GROOM'S RING Ben Bridge Jeweler

VIDEOGRAPHY OLIVE + IVY DRESS Wendy's Bridal ALTERATIONS Stephanie Mai Atelier *WeddingDay preferred vendor

BRIDE'S SHOES REVOLVE BRIDE'S JEWELRY David's Bridal STATIONERY Bohemian Mint BARTENDING Sue Luther Events

CEREMONY MUSICIANS Classic Touch String Ensembles DJ Rusch Entertainment TRANSPORTATION Vintage Volkswagen Camping in the City, Airbnb TIPIS Noisy Creek Adventures RENTALS Fancy Fray RENTALS Celery City Trading Company RENTALS Emerald Crane REHEARSAL DINNER LakeHouse Restaurant & Bar

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A Stay and Play Destination Resort! • Spaces for wedding ceremonies, receptions, reunions, parties and many more event options. • 9 Room Inn and Cottages • Casual fine dining with creative American cuisine

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As seen on the cover of WeddingDay!

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

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THE BEST OF BRIDAL BEAUTY

A wedding is a special occasion that everyone will remember. Blown Away Blowdry Bar makes sure you look & feel your best for your special moment. •Hair •Makeup •Airbrush Makeup Application •Lash Extensions •On-Site or In-Salon Services

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Want an unforgettable experience? Add a harp to your wedding! Scan to hear a sample

• GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

Meg Rodgers | harpist www.megrodgers.net | 269.429.6377

VENDOR GUIDE // SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

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• BY APPOINTMENT ONLY • COLLECTIONS $1,200 - $ 7,200 616.235.9300 | WWW.BIANKABRIDAL.COM

CELEBRATE YOUR DAY Our beautiful and unique setting is perfect for your wedding events. Enjoy an all-suite inn with picturesque lake views, a full-service restaurant and personalized attention from a dedicated staff.

521 LAKE BOULEVARD ST. JOSEPH, MI 49085 THEBOULEVARDINN.COM (269) 983-4518

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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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THE BEST MIDWEST CITIES TO SHOP FOR

your dream gown The style of a Midwest bride often starts with the dress that she selects to wear on her wedding day. The dress that becomes "the one" is a true reflection of who a bride is herself. It is the external representation of herself on the most important day of her life. For that reason, the process of picking her dress is the most quintessential step in the wedding planning journey. That is why we have compiled a list of the best salons throughout the Midwest. From Chicago and Detroit to Indianapolis — these salon offer the best in selection, service and style.


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Check out these 5 bridal salons in the Chicago area: ALICE IN IVORY 1101 W. Randolph St., 2W, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 533-9326 • aliceinivory.com

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JENNY YOO COLLECTION CHICAGO 311 W. Superior St., Suite 404, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 642-2327 • jennyyoo.com MIRA COUTURE 1 E. Delaware Pl., Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 255-1699 • miracouture.com SIMPLY LUXE BRIDAL 643 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL 60035 (847) 444-9660 • simplyluxebridal.com


Detroit Welcome the era of the Detroit Renaissance by finding your perfect gown within the city. Detroit and the surrounding area is home to top class salons like Becker's Bridal. Any bride in the area must visit the Detroit Bridal House, a young and modern salon that caterers to edgy, stylish brides. Detroit salons are curated for the artistic bride who is looking to impress her guests.

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Check out these 5 bridal salons in the Detroit area: BECKER'S BRIDAL* 155 S. Main St., Fowler, MI 48835 (989) 593-2595 • beckersbridal.com DETROIT BRIDAL HOUSE 17576 Parkside, Apt. B, Detroit, MI 48221 (248) 763-9891 • detroitbridalhouse.com THE DRESS SHOP 4210 E. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843 (517) 546-3600 • tdsbridal.com PIERA'S BRIDAL COUTURE 46509 Hayes Rd., Macomb, MI 48315 (586) 566-7800 • pierasbridal.com THE WEDDING SHOPPE 2186 Coolidge Hwy., Berkley, MI 48072 (312) 642-2327 • theweddingshoppe.net *WeddingDay preferred vendor

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MARIE GABRIEL COUTURE BRIDAL

Check out these 5 bridal salons in the Indianapolis area: BELOVED BRIDES* 8966 E. 96th St., Fishers, IN 46037 (317) 288-2903 • belovedbrides.com

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SOPHIA'S BRIDAL, TUX & PROM 2025 E. Southport Rd. Ste. A, Indianapolis, IN 46227 (317) 882-1244 • sophiasbridalandtux.com THAT SPECIAL TOUCH BRIDAL BOUTIQUE* 544 Washington St., Columbus, IN 47201 (812) 375-2223 • specialtouchbride.com *WeddingDay preferred vendor 44

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MARIE GABRIEL COUTURE BRIDAL 5252 E. 82nd St., Ste. 201, Indianapolis, IN 46250 (317) 849-3333 • mariegabrielcouture.com

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bridal salons in the Cincinnati area: CARRIE KARIBO BRIDAL 334 W. Benson St. Cincinnati, OH 45215 (513) 821-9666 carriekaribobridal.com

BRIDAL AND FORMAL 300 W. Benson St. Cincinnati, OH 45215 (513) 821-6622 bridalandformalinc.com

HYDE PARK BRIDAL 3319 Erie Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 (513) 321-1800 hydeparkbridal.com

LACE BRIDAL COUTURE 100 W. Benson St. Reading, OH 45215 (513) 821-6000 lacebridalcouture.com

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BOCHIC BRIDAL BOUTIQUE 226 W. Benson St. Cincinnati, OH 45215 (513) 954-4177 bochicbridalboutique.com

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Hidden in the lush landscape of Ohio are impressive salons that will surprise you with their upscale interiors and high-class service. In the heart of Cincinnati are several salons that truly offer it all. Visit Hyde Park Bridal where you and your wedding party will be invited into a gorgeous boutique for a truly luxurious shopping experience or book an appointment with Lace Bridal Couture to browse through their impeccable selection of designers. Cincinnati salons offer a quaint, yet vibrant experience for brides.

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Check out these 5 bridal salons in the Grand Rapids area: ALI NICOLE BRIDAL 52 Monroe Center St. NW., Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616) 980-0219 • alinicolebridal.com BIANKA BRIDAL* 125 Ottawa Ave. NW., Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616) 235-9300 • biankabridal.com BRIDAL ELEGANCE 6865 Cascade Rd. SE., Grand Rapids, MI 49546 (616) 956-1119 • bridalelegancegr.com RENEE AUSTIN WEDDING 1555 Plainfield Ave. NE., Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (616) 224-0092 • reneeaustinwedding.com SPRING SWEET 56 E. 8th St., Holland, MI 49423 (616) 355-1433 • springsweet.com

BIANKA BRIDAL

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ALI NICOLE BRIDAL

Grand Rapids

This up and coming area offers a plethora of exciting opportunities for young people — so naturally young and exciting bridal salons have popped up in the past few years. Salons like BIANKA Bridal are servicing fashion-forward brides who want to push the traditional style of wedding gowns and wear a dress that speaks to them. Ali Nicole Bridal, a chic salon with endlessly unique selections, is sure to win the heart of any bride with their variety of gowns for the big day. These Grand Rapids salons are taking tradition and flipping it on its head for their clientele.

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Louisville Louisville may not be at the top of everyone’s list when it comes to finding their wedding dress, but we are here to say that it should be! The area is home to several salons which will impress even the most exalted of brides. Salons such as Modern Trousseau offer elegant surroundings that will give you a luxurious experience without the stress. Louisville salons may surprise you with their smart service and high-end selections.

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Milwaukee

For the Wisconsin bride, Milwaukee and the immediate area is a tour de force of bridal salons. Book an appointment with salons like Evermore Bridal that offer modern spaces filled with remarkable gowns for every type of bride. You will also be delighted by the gracious and knowledgeable service of its staff. Another bridal boutique, Miss Ruby, offers a charming atmosphere for your shopping with an endless selection. Milwaukee salons are sure to please Wisconsin and brides from across the nation alike.

Check out these WHITE DRESS BRIDAL BOUTIQUE 237 E. Pittsburgh Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53204 (414) 897-7208 whitedressbridalboutique.com MISS RUBY BRIDAL BOUTIQUE 333 N. Plankinton Ave., Ste. 203 Milwaukee, WI 53203 (414) 755-2900 missrubyboutique.com

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bridal salons in the Milwaukee area: EVERMORE BRIDAL 18900 W. Bluemound Rd., Ste. 122, Brookfield, WI 53045 (262) 202-8614 evermorebridal.com

STONE MANOR BRIDAL 1218 12th Ave., 2nd Floor Grafton, WI 53024 (262) 377-5334 stonemanorbridal.com

EVA'S BRIDAL CENTER 100 E. Oak St., Oak Creek, WI 53154 (414) 570-3800 evasbridalcenter.com

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A Stylish Elopement IN CHICAGO

THE ELOPEMENT OF EMMA CONNORS AND BRIAN BORGES

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mma and Brian set their sights on an elopement within Chicago through Lace and Brass Events. Emma says, “I already knew I wanted an all-inclusive elopement package. We wanted to elope ASAP since we knew we could only keep the secret for so long. We debated a courthouse wedding, but we wanted something a bit more special. We took less than ten weeks from proposal to wedding.” For Emma and Brian, this was perfect. It was true to the idea that they weren't looking for a lavish wedding with a year worth of planning beforehand—this was simple, honest and profound to the couple.

Emily Jeffress of Lace & Brass Events says, “Emma and Brian were looking to elope in Chicago and came across our Chicago Elopement Package. We had already picked out a photographer, Nicole Jansma Photography, and the florist, Field and Florist, and general design of the elopement. They found it and it was exactly what they were looking for, down to the specific date we had chosen!” Having the vendors pre-selected can make it much easier for the couple. There is no stress in finding the right florist or décor, you are assured by the trusted experience of the vendors. Emma adds, “I was able to rely on Emily and Nicole’s expertise. It saved me so much of my own time! My wedding day was also really fun for me. I just got to relax and have fun with Brian.”

PHOTOGRAPHY: NICOLE JANSMA PHOTOGRAPHY PLANNING: LACE & BRASS EVENTS LOCATION: LINCOLN PARK CHICAGO VIDEOGRAPHY: DATFLIPMEL PHOTO & FILMS FLORALS: FIELD & FLORIST DRESS: ASOS HAIR & MAKEUP: MILIAN BONILLO BEAUTY RING BOX: YOUR HEART'S CONTENT HOTEL: HOTEL LINCOLN 50

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Lincoln Park became the dream ceremony spot for the couple. Emma says, “It was the most convenient location that was part of an elopement package. It also provided a beautiful backdrop.” Even in November, the backdrop for their elopement was gorgeous, welcoming and timeless. We love that Emma and Brian honored that they did not want to complicate getting married. Emma says, “We did a true elopement. We didn’t tell anyone, so there wasn’t any engagement announcement or social media posts. As soon as you tell someone, they immediately begin offering their opinions. We wanted to avoid all that.” The elopement was an authentic and humble way to celebrate their union, while still being special and beautiful. NICOLE JANSMA PHOTOGRAPHY

When it came to handling the design and look of the elopement, Emily of Lace & Brass took all the stress off the couple and created a rich color scheme. Emily says, “When creating the design, we really were inspired by the fall colors, but in an elegant way. We loved the late fall colors you find outside: copper, beige, rust red as well as neutral colors of the city.” These dark, autumn hues were perfect for the elopement and offered a warm vibe for the couple. Emily adds, “It’s always so important to us that the ceremony is true to the couple. We don’t have a cookiecutter ceremony script for clients to use. They truly have complete control over what is said and how it is said.”

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Come and experience what brides and their families from all over have loved about The Lodge at River Valley Farm. “For the bride who settles for nothing less than spectacular.”

Melody Withers Photography

What was once a real working farm in the 1940’s for descendants of the Ball (yes, Ball jar!) family has been uniquely restored into a private sanctuary to host your dream wedding. Located in quaint Yorktown, Indiana, The Lodge sits on fifty acres surrounded by farm fields and woods, yet just a few miles from bustling Muncie. The property still houses the beautifully restored farmhouse from the 1850’s with all the modern amenities to fit into a busy bride’s day of readiness. Located just a mere sidewalk away is the 5,000-square-foot masterpiece fully enclosed space, The Lodge. Boasting a floor plan complete with a reception area, dance floor with twinkle wrapped post and beams from the original 1850’s barn, window lined dining area with stone covered fireplace and mantle, catering room and indoor restrooms, The Lodge is the ideal space for lasting memories. From the bubbling boulders at the entrance to the majestic cathedral ceilings inside it is sure to be a day you and your guests will always remember.

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THE LODGE AT RIVER VALLEY FARM | 12701 W. RIVER VALLEY ROAD, YORKTOWN, IN 47396 BROOKE@THELODGEATRIVERVALLEYFARM.COM | (765) 759-0442 | THELODGEATRIVERVALLEYFARM.COM WEDDINGDAY


Why settle for the familiar when The Loft on Isanogel can be the setting for your dream? “A place unlike anywhere else for your unforgettable day." Simple Joy Portraits

There is no one as unique as you and you should have a captivating wedding in a place that is one of a kind! Set on sixteen acres of rolling grass hills and wooded walking trails is a little piece of heaven called The Loft on Isanogel. Located in the charming town of Yorktown, The Loft is just minutes away from the bustle of Muncie. It’s here that you will find your tranquility in the beautifully manicured grounds and one of the oldest restored barns in the area. The Loft is a full 6,000 square foot air conditioned and heated magical space for all that you envision for your fairy tale wedding. Your guests will be enchanted with not only the The Loft, but the covered porch and bubbling water feature. There is even a playground to keep the little ones occupied.

The Loft on Isanogel

Simple Joy Portraits

Simply Rachel Photography

Kelly Roust Photography

Emily Coats Photography

THE LOFT ON ISANOGEL | 7601 W. ISANOGEL ROAD, MUNCIE, INDIANA 47304 HELLO@THELOFTONISANOGEL.COM | (765) 759-0442 | THELOFTONISANOGEL.COM

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Cassie Howard Photography

a novel venue for your storybook wedding

VENDOR GUIDE // CENTRAL INDIANA

40 E St Clair St | Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 275-4200 | events.imcpl.org

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EXCLUSIVE STYLE SHOOT

PHOTOGRAPHY: KAYLEE CREIGHTON PHOTOGRAPHY (KAYLEECREIGHTONPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)* VENUE: COMMUNITY LIFE CENTER (MONUMENTALWEDDINGS.COM)* PLANNING: ALL IN THE DETAILS (DETAILSINDY.COM)* FLORALS: KNOX FLOWERS (KNOXWEDDINGSANDEVENTS.COM)* DRESS: NANCY'S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE HAIR & MAKEUP: SOMETHING BLUE STYLISTS (SOMETHINGBLUESTYLISTS.COM)* RINGS & JEWELRY: PETITE G JEWELERS INVITATION PAPER & ENVELOPES: FABULOUS FANCY PANTS CALLIGRAPHY: LAURA REILLY CALLIGRAPHY CAKE: MJ'S CUPCAKERY LINENS: BBJ LINEN WHITE CARPET, LIGHTING & BIRCH TREES: ATMOSPHERES INDY CHIAVARI CHAIRS & CHAMPAGNE FLUTES: A CLASSIC PARTY RENTAL (ACLASSICPARTYRENTAL.COM)* SNOW MACHINE: INDIANAPOLIS STAGE SALES & RENTALS MODELS: SAMANTHA & ERIC WAGNER

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venue like the Community Life Center in Indianapolis deserves to be styled with charm, illumination and finery to equal its elegant, yet classic atmosphere. For Sarah Farthing of All In the Details, it was easy to bring to life a regal and romantic feeling within the space. Sarah says, “There are some magnificent structures within this space that are inspiring in their own right. After my first visit, I knew I wanted to do a theme inspired by the powerful chandeliers found throughout the venue.” Working with other top-notch vendors, this fanciful dream was captured by Kaylee Creighton Photography for an extravagant style shoot.

The shoot revolved around an icy blue and white color scheme that invited in a sense of prominence. The tablescape featured gorgeous satin, gray linens from BBJ Linen, lush white florals from Knox Flowers and gorgeous glassware from A Classic Party Rental. Perfectly paired with this scheme were a glamorous, smoky eye and deeper tone lip by Something Blue Stylists. The bride was also outfitted in a delicate, lace dress from Nancy’s Bridal. Sarah says, “The Community Life Center’s tower contains one of the most magnificent chandeliers that I have ever seen. That particular piece inspired the entire design scheme for this shoot. Not many venues can boast that they have a fountain inside either, so it was fun to play with that element as well.” Those elements of ice and water are mirrored in the finishing touches of the shoot with a sparkling, three-tiered cake from MJ’s Cupcakery and fantastical stationery designed by Laura Reilly Calligraphy.

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

Chantel Breanne Photography

COMMUNITY LIFE CENTER

Chantel Breanne Photography

317.396.3728 10612 E WASHINGTON ST INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46229 MONUMENTALWEDDINGS.COM StonekingPhotography


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42 E. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 822-4242 www.GalleryFortyTwo.com

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Host your wedding block at the

Hampton Inn Downtown Indianapolis

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

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Hampton Inn Downtown Indianapolis

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

Experience all the luxuries a first-class country club offers. • Premiere private event spaces for events up to 300 guests • Variety of menu options including breakfast, lunch, dinner and hors d’oeuvres (custom menus available!) • Professional staff eager to assist with your special occasion!

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FEATURED WEDDING

MACKENZIE & KEVIN WOLDAHL

Mackenzie and Kevin met while they were both working for the same restaurant. Far from the grind of waiting tables - Kevin planned one of the most romantic proposals. He popped the question while on a flight to Europe while flying over Mackenzie’s favorite city, London.

After a dreamy proposal, an equally as romantic wedding was fitting. Featuring a whimsical color palette, lush décor and a candle-lit ceremony, Mackenzie and Kevin’s wedding is nothing short of a fairytale.

September 22, 2018 LIZTON, INDIANA PHOTOGRAPHED BY REBECCA SHEHORN PHOTOGRAPHY

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a colorful spin on a barn wedding

THE PLANNING Mackenzie and Kevin set their sights on a barn wedding. Mackenzie says, “We wanted to get married in a barn, but not do your typical barn wedding, which is why we went for a more boho feel.” With a bohemian style in mind, Mackenize utilized wedding planner Gene Huddleson of Detail+Design to nail down all of the details.

AT THE BARN AT KENNEDY FARM

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THE DRESS The long-sleeve, lace gown was a quintessential touch to the wedding theme. Mackenzie purchased the Netta Benshabu dress at Mira Couture in Chicago. She notes, “I knew I wanted long sleeves and a timeless, sophisticated look. I tried on a few silhouettes just to be sure because you never know what you will really look like in a bridal dress until you start trying them on. The instant I put my dress on, I knew I was done searching.”

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THE PALETTE One of the most eye-catching design elements of this wedding are the colors used. Mackenzie says, “I wouldn’t say we had much of a color scheme. As you can see from photos, we did not limit ourselves into a general color. We did not like the idea of one color setting the entire design for the wedding.” The eclectic palette was as charming as it was bold. Offering pink hues with pops of yellows and greens seen in the florals - it was the perfect color scheme for this gorgeous barn wedding.

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A COLORFUL SPIN ON A BARN WEDDING // Featured Wedding

THE VENUE Mackenzie and Kevin chose the Barn at Kennedy Farm as it was located right down the road from Mackenzie’s childhood home. Beyond that, the barn also features gorgeous interior woodwork with a vaultedceiling and picturesque grounds that make it ideal for ethereal, outdoor ceremonies. Mackenzie adds, “We had our ceremony in the barn and a tented reception out on their beautiful grounds.” It was the perfect venue for their dream wedding.

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There were so many personal touches throughout Mackenzie and Kevin’s wedding. Mackenzie loved that her brother sang while she walked down the aisle. She says, “The fact that my brother sang me down the aisle to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ was probably the most special touch in the wedding for me.”

Mackenzie and Kevin made great use of their décor throughout the design of the wedding. Their cocktail hour alone was cleverly curated. Mackenzie says, “I loved what we did for a cocktail hour with the colorful glassware, ladders for shelving, the unique speciality cocktails, sofa seating, etc. It just made it feel relaxed, fun and different.” Those few items can transform the experience your guests will have at your wedding. Not only do they make an aesthetic difference, but the sofas and glassware allow your family to sit down for an intimate glass of wine and unwind.

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wedding team TENT & CHAIRS A Classic Party Rental* Indianapolis, IN aclassicpartyrental.com PHOTOGRAPHY Rebecca Shehorn Photography VENUE The Barn at Kennedy Farm COORDINATION, PLANNING & FLORALS Detail+Design DRESS Mira Couture

HAIR & MAKEUP Something Blue Stylists* somethingbluestylists.com BRIDESMAIDS' SKIRTS Bella Bridesmaids BRIDE'S SHOES Sam Edelman BRIDE'S EARRINGS J. Crew BRIDESMAIDS' NECKLACES Francesca's *WeddingDay preferred vendor

TUXEDOS Men's Wearhouse RINGS Barrington Jewels STATIONERY Elli CAKE Classic Cakes BAND Ashley and the Cosmos REHEARSAL DINNER La Mulita

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Indy’s most romantic proposal spot! Daily reservations May-Oct.

White Wedding Tents | Tables | China Flatware & Glassware | Chairs | Chair Covers Fine Linens | Dance Floors & Staging 8020 Zionsville Rd., Indpls, IN 46268 | 317.251.7368 aclassicpartyrental.com/weddingday

Offering Nationwide Services • Calligraphy • Stationer y • Design Calligraphy is more than beautiful letters…Calligraphy is magnificently scribed words that touch the heart

317.500.4852 www.louellaspaperie.com

VENDOR GUIDE // CENTRAL INDIANA

OLD WORLD GONDOLIERS 340 W. MICHIGAN ST. • 4GONDOLA.COM • 317-340-2489

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A Ride with Romance A EUROPEAN-INSPIRED COVER SHOOT IN INDIANAPOLIS


NATHANIEL EDMUNDS PHOTOGRAPHY

THE VISION The romantic, airy feeling of European canals can be hard to find within the United States, but this issue’s cover shoot provides a glimpse into one of the beautiful, Europeanlike atmospheres right here in the Midwest. The inspiration was to curate a shoot that held a dream-like scene with fanciful, yet palpable style. With the help of Hannah Strickler of Design the Day, it easily came to life. Hannah says, “I was presented the idea for a European-inspired elopement along the canal and was immediately inspired! Elopements are very ‘in’ right now, and the canal was the perfect spot to host one while showing off the Indianapolis skyline! The beautiful colors and whimsical gown really proved to be so perfect for the setting.”

THE TRANSPORTATION Located on the picturesque Indianapolis Canal, Old World Gondoliers, offers a charming, fantastical experience for brides, grooms and lovers alike. Featuring whimsical gondolas and a serenading gondolier, Old World Gondoliers provides the romantic experience of a lifetime. Our idyllic location also highlighted the gorgeous Indianapolis skyline, which juxtaposed the gondolier for a modernmeets-dreamy-nostalgia look captured by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography.

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THE FLORALS

Given the ultra-romantic feeling of the shoot - Hannah had a specific palette in mind that would add some layers of interest. Hannah says, “I wanted to incorporate a lot of color to stray away from the usual color palettes that are seen a lot.” The vibrant colors in this shoot helped to contrast against the Indianapolis skyline. They brought a bold, yet charming vibe to further establish that oldworld atmosphere within the city.

The florals by Eufloric Events were an impressive feature of the shoot, boasting lush greenery with pops of color. Hannah says, “We decided, really based on color and the romantic feel, that each flower provided to the aesthetic of the shoot. We wanted something a bit more free-flowing and organic to tie in with the whimsical and ornate gown.” From the tablescape arrangement to the bridal bouquet, Eufloric Events mastered the artistic feeling of the shoot.

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THE DÉCOR “We used simple pieces that we could dress up in order to match our vision perfectly,” says Hannah. “I knew that the table would have a large floral piece, so I wanted to keep it fairly neutral with some gold accents.” The golden highlights in the décor helped to amplify that timeworn-style within the city. Some of the best features were the gold bar cart, old-fashioned, wooden table and golden flatware. Hannah also added pieces of fruit for a whimsical touch. She says, “I brought fruit into play because I love the way the colors blended with everything perfectly, especially the figs!”

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THE LOOK Borrowed from Milena’s Bridal, we decided on a Rara Avis gown, 'Lily' from their Floral Paradise collection. The artistic, striking dress served as a main source of inspiration for the shoot. Hannah says,”The gown was truly the focal-point when we were creating the shoot. I worked closely with the ladies at Eufloric Events to ensure that we could still do a lovely, colorful floral palette while making the dress be the main focus.” The delicately crafted gown featured an embroidered bodice with tiny, colorful floral embellishments. An overall soft and feminine bridal look was accomplished. Hannah says, “The bridal model’s hair was in a beautiful, low updo with a simple and delicate hair piece woven throughout to add a touch of elegance. The makeup had a hint of berry tones to coordinate with the dress perfectly.” Leanna’s Private Studio created the perfect bridal look for the shoot.

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“Kristina from Icing on the Cake really knocked this cake out of the park,” say Hannah. “The intricate details of the cake are what really make it shine. From the hand-crafted bird details to the sugar flowers, there was no detail left behind.” The detailed cake was the perfect pairing to the style of the shoot. The three-tiered cake was adorned with the smallest of details bringing an amorous edge to wedding cake design.

SEE BEHIND T H E scenes

View the video at: vimeo.com/weddingday magazine/2019-1

Canal Walk, Indianapolis

PHOT O G R A P H Y

Nathaniel Edmunds Photography* Zionsville, IN nathanieledmunds.com

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Design the Day* Indianapolis, IN designthedayevents.com

FLORALS

Eufloric Events* Noblesville, IN eufloricevents.com

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Old World Gondoliers* Indianapolis, IN 4gondola.com

HA I R & M A KE U P

Leanna's Private Studio* Indianapolis, IN leannasprivatestudio. wixsite.com/leanna

ST A T IO N E R Y

Louella's Paperie* Carmel, IN louellaspaperie.com

VIDEOGRAPHY Blushing Films

DR E S S

Milena's Bridal

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JBenzal Menswear

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Petite G Jewelers

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Icing on the Cake by Kristina

RENTALS

ROOTS Event Rentals

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Taylor Martinez & Isaac Yentes, Helen Wells Agency helenwellsagency.com *WeddingDay preferred vendor


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Vendor Guide

Eufloric Events Noblesville, IN, 812.617.1105 eufloricevents.com

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

Knox Flowers Kirklin, IN, 765.654.5235 knoxweddingsandevents.com See ad on page 56.

Crowe's Eye Photography Fishers, IN, 317.924.8144 croweseyephotography.com

That Special Touch Bridal Boutique Columbus, IN, 812.375.2223 specialtouchbride.com See ad on page 53.

Froehlich's Three Oaks, MI, 269.756.6002 shopfroehlichs.com See ad on page 36.

BRIDAL SHOWS Dream Team Wedding Showcase Berrien Springs, MI dreamteam.wedding See ad on page 34.

Special Occasion Designs by Chrissy Indianapolis, IN, 317.319.0069 specialoccasiondesigns.studio

Indianapolis Wedding Expos Throughout Indianapolis area indianaweddingexpos.com See ad on page 70.

MENSWEAR Andrew Davis Clothiers Bloomington, IN, 812.323.7730 andrewdavisclothiers.com See ad on inside back cover.

Get-Bronzed Spray Tanning Elkhart, IN, 574.889.0529 get-bronzed.com Leanna's Private Studio Indianapolis, IN, 317.260.0355 leannasprivatestudio. wixsite.com/leanna

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Chantel Breanne Photography Phoenix, AZ & Chicago, IL 262.748.3669 chantelbreannephotography.com

BAKERIES & DESSERTS DeBrand Fine Chocolates Fort Wayne, IN, 260.969.8333 debrand.com See ad on inside front cover.

BEAUTY Blown Away Blowdry Bar Mishawaka, IN, 574.855.1635 facebook.com/blownawayblowdry See ad on page 37.

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Crystal Springs Florist Benton Harbor, MI, 269.925.1167 crystalspringsflorist.net See ad on page 35.

Something Blue Stylists Available worldwide 260.463.6391 somethingbluestylists.com Trophy Skin Products available online. 866.546.4664 trophyskin.com True Beauty by Dana Valparaiso, IN, 219.765.5938 truebeautymakeupartist.com BRIDAL SALONS Becker's Bridal Fowler, MI, 989.593.2595 beckersbridal.com See ad on back cover. Beloved Brides Fishers, IN, 317.288.2903 belovedbrides.com See ad on page 62. BIANKA Bridal Grand Rapids, MI, 616.235.9300 biankabridal.com See ad on page 38. Blush Bridal & Beauty Boutique Fort Wayne, IN, 260.760.5857 goaheadandblush.com See ad on page 19.

Northern Indiana Wedding Expo Culver, IN lakemaxmeadows.com/niwe See ad on pages 22-23. CATERERS CK Catering Benton Harbor, MI, 269.849.0693 ckcatering.biz Nelson's Catering Wakarusa, IN, 574.862.2184 nelsonsbbq.com See ad on page 18. ENTERTAINMENT Gaska String Quartet South Bend, IN, 574.229.0422 See ad on page 6. Jared Wade Entertainment Indianapolis, IN, 317.395.3548 jaredwadeentertainment.com See ad on page 62. Meg Rodgers, Harpist Saint Joseph, MI, 269.429.6377 megrodgers.net See ad on page 38. Mose Nasser Pyrotechnics Indianapolis, IN, 812.243.6623 mosenasserpyrotechnics.com FLORISTS Coby Palmer Designs Indianapolis, IN, 317.253.7160 cobypalmerdesigns. wordpress.com See ad on page 61.

The Groomsman Suit Chicago, IL, 773.303.6006 thegroomsmansuit.com See ad on page 52. PHOTOGRAPHERS Abbey Elaine Photography Crawfordsville, IN, 765.366.9692 abbeyelainephoto.com Aguilar Photography Valparaiso, IN, 219.307.6291 aguilarphotography.com Amanda Steffke Photography Mount Pleasant, MI 989.944.4339 amandasteffkephotography.com APaige Photography Grand Rapids, MI apaigephotography.com See ad on page 40. Bello Romance Photography Indianapolis, IN, 317.223.9333 belloromance.com Box of Light Photography Muskegon, MI, 616.403.5342 boxoflightphotography.com Breen Wedding Photography Grand Haven, MI, 616.795.1632 breenweddingphotography.com Brenna Maureen Photography Shelbyville, IN, 269.967.3197 brennamaureenphotography.com

Cynthia Boyle Photography Kalamazoo, MI, 269.716.2232 cynthiaboyle.com Dave Thompson Photography Elkhart, IN, 574.238.9890 davesphotoworld.com GEM Photography Fort Wayne, IN, 260.609.0703 gemphotoco.com Grace Pulver Photography Elkhart, IN, 574.326.4460 gracepulver.com Hey Sisters! Photography South Bend, IN, 574.386.3258 heysistersphotography.com See ad on page 25. Jamie Vester Photography Indianapolis, IN, 317.430.5121 jamievesterphotography.com Jenny and Jason Photography South Bend, IN, 574.286.0845 jennyandjasonphoto.com Josephiney Photography Goshen, IN, 574.274.0688 josephineyphotography.com See ad on page 8. Kailee Marie Photography Grand Rapids, MI, 616.633.4306 kaileemariephotography.com Kaylee Creighton Photography Indianapolis, IN, 574.870.4689 kayleecreightonphotography.com Kimberly Kinder Photography Fort Wayne, IN, 260.705.1795 kinderimages.com Lollymarie Photography South Bend, IN, 574.387.2097 lollymariephotography.com Michaela Maureen Photography South Bend, IN, 574.850.0825 michaelamaureenphotography.com


Nathaniel Edmunds Photography Zionsville, IN, 317.733.8641 nathanieledmunds.com Refined Focus Photography Wakarusa, IN, 574.304.6670 refinedfocusphotography.com Renee Mellott Photography Warsaw, IN, 574.551.8100 reneemellott.com Sarah Ashley Photography Edwardsburg, MI, 708.606.8087 sarahashleyphoto.com Simply Seeking Photography Bluffton, IN, 260.433.5637 simplyseekingphotography.com Smitten Mitten Photography Farmington Hills, MI 734.606.9721 smittenmittenphotography.com

Unveiled Weddings & Events Crown Point, IN, 219.512.5620 yourunveiledevent.com See ad on page 15.

Holiday Inn MIshawaka Mishawaka, IN, 574.258.4408 holidayinn.com/mishawakain See ad on page 20.

Fountain Square Ballroom Bloomington, IN, 812.332.0053 fountainsquarebloomington.com/ ballroom/

REGISTRIES Bed, Bath & Beyond Locations throughout the U.S. bedbathandbeyond.com See ad on page 49.

Ironworks Hotel Indy Indianapolis, IN, 463.221.2200 ironworkshotel.com/indianapolis

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest Valparaiso, IN, 219.462.0025 pnw.edu/gabis-arboretum

RENTALS/LINENS AAYS Event Rentals Mishawaka, IN, 574.256.1110 aaysrental.com A Classic Party Rental Indianapolis, IN, 317.251.7368 aclassicpartyrental.com See ad on page 71. Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. Special Events Mishawaka, IN, 574.259.4807 burnsrentals.com See ad on page 2.

Stefanie Russo Photography Washington, MI, 586.610.5521 stefanierusso.com

STATIONERY Louella's Paperie Carmel, IN, 317.500.4852 louellaspaperie.com See ad on page 71.

Valerie Michele Photography Mishawaka, IN valeriemichelephotography.com

Noteworthy Expressions Zionsville, IN, 317.749.6333 noteworthy-expressions.com

Weeping Willow Photography South Bend, IN, 574.806.4653 weepingwillowphoto.com

TRANSPORTATION Epic Limo Valparaiso, IN, 219.462.5466 epiclimoinc.com See ad on page 15.

PLANNERS/COORDINATORS All in the Details Indianapolis, IN, 317.821.7526 detailsindy.com See ad on page 57.

Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council Benton Harbor, MI, 269.925.6301 swmichigan.org See ad on page 39. VENUES 19 North Three Oaks, MI, 269.756.6002 See ad on page 36. Apple Blossom Chapel and Gardens Fennville, MI, 269.561.5563 appleblossomchapel.com Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Auburn, IN, 260.925.1444 automobilemuseum.org See ad on page 8. Balmoral House Fishers, IN, 317.288.8741 thebalmoralhouse.com Blissful Barn Three Oaks, MI, 269.759.4682 blissfulbarn.com The Blue Teal Wakarusa, IN, 574.862.2184 See ad on page 18.

Old World Gondoliers Indianapolis, IN, 317.340.2489 4gondola.com See ad on page 71.

The Boulevard Inn & Bistro Saint Joseph, MI, 269.269.2699 theboulevardinn.com See ad on page 38.

Divine by Design South Haven, MI, 269.214.6802 dbydevents.com

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS Hampton Inn Indianapolis Downtown Indianapolis, IN, 317.261.1200 hamptoninn3.hilton.com See ad on page 62.

Butternut Event Centre by Lakeshore Events Holland, MI, 616.340.2377 butternuteventcentre.com

Events by D. Nicole Fishers, IN, 317.965.0190 eventsdnicole.com See ad on page 61.

HawksHead Inn South Haven, MI, 269.639.2121 www.hawksheadlinks.com See ad on page 34.

Holden Michael Events Saugatuck, MI, 269.205.8305 holdenmichaelevents.com See ad on page 32.

Hilton Garden Inn Benton Harbor Benton Harbor, MI, 269.926.5000 hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

Design the Day Indianapolis, IN, 260.571.9515 designthedayevents.com

Elcona Country Club Bristol, IN, 574.295.6373 elconacc.com The Fetzer Center Kalamazoo, MI, 269.387.3232 fetzercenter.com Fort Wayne History Center Fort Wayne, IN, 260.426.2882 fwhistorycenter.com

Gable Hill Marcellus, MI, 269.281.4266 gablehill.com Gallery Forty-Two Indianapolis, IN, 317.822.4242 galleryfortytwo.com See ad on page 61. Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center South Bend, IN, 574.232.7700 gillespieconferencecenter.com See ad on page 9. The Greenhouse at Zao Island Valparaiso, IN, 219.477.8480 greenhousevalpo.com See ad on page 6. The Hall at Oakland Park Nappanee, IN, 574.773.1001 oakland-hall.com See ad on page 24. Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn Berrien Springs, MI 269.408.6082 weddingbarnmi.com Hillcrest Country Club Indianapolis, IN, 317.251.1425 hillcrestccindy.com See ad on page 62. Indiana Landmarks Indianapolis, IN, 317.639.4534 indianalandmarks.org See ad on page 63. The Indianapolis Public Library Indianapolis, IN, 317.275.4200 events.imcpl.org See ad on page 56. Indianapolis Zoo Indianapolis, IN, 317.630.2008 indianapoliszoo.com See ad on page 63. The Inn at Harbor Shores Saint Joseph, MI, 269.983.1111 innatharborshores.com See ad on page 37.

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J. Weaver Barn Goshen, IN, 574.238.7972 jweaverbarn.com See ad on pages 10-11. Journeyman Distillery Three Oaks, MI, 269.820.2050 journeymandistillery.com

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Sanctuary on Penn Indianapolis, IN, 317.602.3264 indysanctuary.com

Kalamazoo County Parks Kalamazoo, MI, 269.383.8778 kalamazoocountyparks.com

Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center Augusta, MI, 269.731.3000 shermanlakeymca.org

Lake Max Meadows Culver, IN, 574.598.0022 lakemaxmeadows.com See ad on pages 22-23.

The Silo Banquets & Catering Allegan, MI, 269.686.8383 silobanquet.com See ad on page 33.

Lakeside Occasions Topeka, IN, 865.773.8275 lakesideoccasions.com

Spohn Ballroom Goshen, IN, 574.849.5180 spohnballroom.com See ad on page 18.

LEX 530 Elkhart, IN, 574.296.1335 lex530.com See ad on page 14.

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The Roost Warsaw, IN, 574.267.3549 crazyegg.info

Stonegate Manor Benton Harbor, MI, 269.930.0617 stonegatemanorevents.com

The Lodge at River Valley Farm Yorktown, IN, 765.759.0442 thelodgeatrivervalleyfarm.com See ad on pages 54-55.

Studebaker National Museum South Bend, IN, 888.391.5600 studebakermuseum.org See ad on page 6.

The Loft on Isanogel Muncie, IN, 765.759.0442 theloftonisanogel.com See ad on pages 54-55.

Three Oaks Social Club Three Oaks, MI, 269.756.6002 threeoakssocialclub.com See ad on page 36.

Monumental Weddings & Events by Community Life Center Indianapolis, IN, 317.396.3728 monumentalweddings.com See ad on page 60.

Tippecanoe Place South Bend, IN, 574.234.9077 tippe.com See ad on page 7.

The Morris Estate Niles, MI, 269.684.4443 themorrisestate.com See ad on page 32. Mustard Seed Gardens Noblesville, IN, 317.776.2300 mustardseedgardens.com The Orchid Events & Catering New Haven, IN, 260.749.5888 theorchidevents.com See ad on page 16. Palais Royale/Morris Performing Arts Center South Bend, IN, 574.235.5612 palaisroyale.org See ad on page 17. Rock Run Creek Barn Goshen, IN, 574.238.7972 facebook.com/rock.run.creek See ad on pages 10-11.

Venue ND Notre Dame, IN, 574.631.1400 venue.nd.edu/weddings See ad on page 1. Waterford Estates Lodge South Bend, IN, 574.272.5220 waterfordestateslodge.com See ad on page 24. The White Rose Event Center Decatur, IN, 260.223.4903 facebook.com/thewhiteroseec WEDDING PARTY & ACCESSORIES Judee's Granger, IN, 574.217.8445 La Porte, IN, 219.324.6443 Valparaiso, IN, 219.299.2291 judees.com See ad on page 21. Viata Frumoasa Buchanan, MI, 269.240.7780 etsy.com/shop/ViataFrumoasa

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