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RUSTIC STYLE MEETS LUXURY AT 19 NORTH

UNHIDDEN ROMANCE

A COVER SHOOT AT

ONE OF THE MIDWEST'S MOST BEAUTIFUL VINEYARD VENUES

The Sweetest Destination Wedding that will have you Booking Tickets Today! A SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN WEDDING WITH

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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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As Seen on the Cover of WeddingDay Magazine!

Matt Schmachtenberg Photo

Michael Koch Photography

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on the cover PHOTOGRAPHY

FLORALS

Cynthia Boyle Photography* Kalamazoo, MI cynthiaboyle.com

VENUE

STATIONERY

Crystal Springs Florist* Benton Harbor, MI crystalspringsflorist.net

Noteworthy Expressions* Zionsville, IN noteworthy-expressions.com

DRESS

CATERING

Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn* Berrien Springs, MI weddingbarnmi.com

BIANKA Bridal* Grand Rapids, MI biankabridal.com

CK Catering* Benton Harbor, MI ckcatering.biz

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HAIR & MAKEUP

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MODELS

Maddie & Matt Rice

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CAKE

C'est La Vie Cakes

WINE BAR

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CYNTHIA BOYLE PHOTOGRAPHY // About the Photographer Cynthia is a full-time wedding and engagement photographer based out of Southwest Michigan. While being a photographer is her way of expressing art, her favorite part of the job is meeting amazing couples that entrust her to capture the biggest day of their lives. She seeks to deliver images that are candid, joyful and romantic because she believes that is the best way to remember your wedding day. In regards to the WeddingDay cover shoot, Cynthia says, "Working with and meeting the team of vendors who brought this creative shoot together was amazing. Just being in the presence of other wedding professionals makes my heart so happy! I would do this day over and over again a thousand more times!"

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FROM THE EDITOR The business of love. Those of us in the business of weddings have a huge responsibility – to ensure that everything is perfect for the couple on what is the most anticipated day of their lives. Anyone in the business will agree that nothing could be better than the “business of love”. We are all drawn into the emotions of the couple and their families on that designated one day, and as a vendor there is a feeling of honor to be chosen as well as a strong commitment to be the best at that moment in time. Throughout the Midwest region, WeddingDay is honored to work with and represent so many incredible wedding professionals in an industry centered around love. Through their great work, we inspire the newly engaged for the wedding of their dreams!

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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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BEAUTY IN THE BALLROOM A Style Shoot at Holiday Inn Mishawaka Conference Center

THE WEDDING STORY OF Rachel & John at Tabor Hill

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RUSTIC LUXURY A Style Shoot at Froehlich's New Venue, 19 North

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SHOULD YOU ELOPE? How Millennials are Making Elopements Mainstream

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THE DESTINATION WEDDING STORY OF Amanda & Alex in Mexico

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at Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn

THE WEDDING STORY OF Gabrielle & Jack at Milktooth 36

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EXCLUSIVE STYLE SHOOT

Beauty IN THE BALLROOM

A STYLE SHOOT AT HOLIDAY INN MISHAWAKA You can kiss the idea that ballrooms are old and stuffy venues goodbye with the Holiday Inn in Mishawaka, Indiana. The Holiday Inn offers two beautiful event spaces, The St. Joseph Ballroom and The Cedar room, for your special day. This modern, elegant ballroom is chic enough to excite any couple. Their Special Events Manager, Brittnee Madigan, says, “This location promotes a hassle-free commute to your Michiana wedding venue. We are a full-service facility that provides lodging for your guests, an onsite restaurant for your friends and family to gather in and multiple private spaces to accommodate all your needs.”

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ll your needs will be met at The Holiday Inn. From their chic, inviting lobby to their spacious hotel rooms - you and your guests will be impressed and pampered. This style shoot highlights their amazing pre-function space where you can sip on cocktails and enjoy intimate, irreplaceable moments with your friends and family. You will also celebrate your once-in-a-lifetime day in their St. Joseph Ballroom with up to 600 guests. Featuring Sputnik hoop chandeliers with fresh colors, there is no theme that does not fit this space. Burns Special Events sent in Kelsey Wagner, Special Events Designer, to help create a modern, spring vision within this space. Kelsey says, “A ballroom is a classic elegant space to host a wedding. We wanted to keep it classic, but bring in modern colors such as the coral to show that you can bring a twist to the classic wedding.” The bright coral colors mixed with golden flatware, golden Chiavari chairs and neutral furniture helped the space transform into a sweet, spring atmosphere. Snapdragon-Designs curated lush floral décor that utilized bold color for an unforgettable look. With Love Cupcakes and Cakes provided a watercolor, threetiered cake that brought in a trend most couples are seeking for the big day.

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SEE BEHIND T H E scenes

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The couple’s look for the style shoot was in tune with that modern style many brides and grooms seek. Kayla says, “Stephenson’s of Elkhart provided us with a wonderful selection of dresses available for the shoot. We went with this dress because it was simple, elegant and fit the classic yet modern vibe we were seeking.” 14

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You can find yourself in The Douglas Kitchen and Bar within the hotel. This is the ideal spot to unwind after the ceremony. The Holiday Inn offers all you could wish for and more. Brittnee says, “We offer the full package that brides and grooms alike have come to expect when planning a wedding. Our onsite Chef is ready to cater to your individual needs effortlessly as we handle all catering in house. Our full-service venue is truly unique as we are equipped to cover all your needs!”


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FEATURED WEDDING

RACHEL & JOHN DUNBAR

Rachel always had a love for the outdoors. From horseback riding to hiking - the outdoors were her home. That is why John’s proposal was more than perfect. As he and Rachel were walking a tree-lined path, he stopped to pop the question and the answer was “yes!”. Rachel adds, “We sat for a moment and cried tears of joy and then walked back to the house where Johnny had arranged for family and close friends to be there to join in the celebration.”

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fall-ing in love

A SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN FALL WEDDING WITH NEW STYLE

THE PLANNING The couple began planning a wedding that would nod to their earthy vibes. They decided that a fall wedding was ideal as the season offered unequivocal natural beauty from its rich tones and romantic atmosphere. Rachel says, “We were also pretty set on having a Saturday wedding so options were limited as many places had understandably been fully booked.”

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SEASON // FALL STYLE // ELEGANT, RUSTIC FLOWERS // ROSES, DAHLIAS, EUCALYPTUS COLORS //

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THE DRESS “I knew I wanted to have something off the shoulders that was comfortable and simple that I could move in,” notes Rachel. “I had Grace Loves Lace on my radar but knew they were an Australia based brand with only limited U.S. showroom locations.” Rachel did not give up easily, though, as she was able to find the brand at a Chicago showroom for a limited time. She knew the dress would be the ideal match for her fall wedding. She says, “When I tried the Cien gown on, it fit like a glove and I was hooked.”


FALL-ING IN LOVE // Featured Wedding

HEY SISTERS! PHOTOGRAPHY

THE VENUE As luck would have it, the couple was able to secure one of Southwest Michigan’s most popular wedding venues. The couple set their eyes on Tabor Hill, an outdoor vineyard event space in Buchanan, Michigan. Tabor Hill was everything they could wish for and more with their lush vines, whimsical countryside scenery and luxury Estate tent.

THE PALETTE Rachel wanted to have a fall wedding with a more modern palette. She picked a deep burgundy color scheme with touches of greenery to keep everything fresh. She adds, “We chose deep shades of burgundy based on the fall timing and elegance it brought.” Her bouquet boasted all-white florals that added a bright hue to the organic colors of the seasons, while the tablescape played with pastel pinks and burgundy for a fun, elegant look.

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WHAT WE

love

Rachel and John made their ceremony extra special by including their friends and family. Rachel says, “We wrote our own ceremony and vows, which meant a lot to us as we were able to incorporate family members and close friends into the ceremony by asking them to share a blessing.� Having those blessings at the ceremony brought everyone closer together and created unforgettable memories.

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HEY SISTERS! PHOTOGRAPHY


wedding team PHOTOGRAPHY Hey Sisters! Photography* South Bend, IN heysistersphotography.com

CATERING CK Catering* Benton Harbor, MI ckcatering.biz

VENUE Tabor Hill Winery

TUXEDOS INDOCHINO

FLORALS Poppies

BRIDE'S ENGAGEMENT RING Steve Quick Jeweler

DRESS Grace Loves Lace

WEDDING BANDS Rosanne's Diamonds & Gold

*WeddingDay preferred vendor

STATIONERY Apollo Printing & Graphics

PIES Bit of Swiss Pastry Shoppe BAND Darryl Buchanan's Dance R&B Motown Revue Live TRANSPORTATION Royal Excursion REHEARSAL DINNER Timothy’s Restaurant

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{ IN YOUR DREAMS }

PHOTO: KittyLeePhotography.com

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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PHOTOGRAPHY: AGUILAR PHOTOGRAPHY (AGUILARPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)* VENUE: 19 NORTH (SHOPFROEHLICHS.COM/PRIVATE-EVENTS)* CAKE & CATERING: FROEHLICH'S (SHOPFROEHLICHS.COM)* PLANNING, COORDINATION & FLORALS: UNVEILED WEDDINGS & EVENTS (YOURUNVEILEDEVENT.COM)* HAIR: TOP KNOT BRIDAL MAKEUP: TRUE BEAUTY BY DANA (TRUEBEAUTYMAKEUPARTIST.COM)* DRESSES: CRISTIANO LUCCI AND ASHLEY & JUSTIN BRIDE RENTALS: CELERY CITY TRADING COMPANY STATIONERY: NAOMI PAPERWORKS MODEL: SARAH MARZKE

EXCLUSIVE STYLE SHOOT

Rustic Luxury AT 19 NORTH

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f you have ever been to the Southwest Michigan area, then you will know that Froehlich’s (a family-owned bakery, deli and caterer) is a staple food connoisseur in the region. Froehlich’s has been longtrusted by couples and vendors alike in the wedding industry, so when they announced that they would be opening a new venue space in 2019—we all waited in anticipation. John Wagner, the Events and Catering Director, for the new venue named 19 North describes the space as, “Rustic opulence with a touch of rough luxe”. This space is a couple’s dreams come true, so for this Exclusive WeddingDay Style Shoot, the team decided on creating an impressive, deep-hued design with opulent details planned by Unveiled Weddings & Events and captured by Aguilar Photography. AGUILAR PHOTOGRAPHY

19 North features details like an original, tin ceiling, industrial light fixtures and wood-plank floors. John adds, “19 North offers couples a majestic ceremony space that is turned into a beautiful reception area for dinner and dancing, glassed-in cocktail reception area, built-in bar and a fully appointed bridal suite with a private bathroom any bride will be comfortable in.” Given all the unique highlights of the venue, the team knew they wanted to show off how the space at 19 North delivers modern style with that unmistakable Midwest vibe. The planner for the shoot, Allison Booker of Unveiled Weddings & Events, says, “There were some amazing bones in the structure along with stunning full-length windows. We just couldn’t get enough! We really love blending hard lines of industrial spaces with delicate details to create the perfect ebb and flow.”


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DESTINATION WEDDING

The Destination Wedding OF AMANDA & ALEX

A LOOK INTO HOW THIS WEDDING PLANNER TIED THE KNOT IN MEXICO

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eing a wedding planner herself, Amanda and Alex knew what they wanted right away. Amanda adds, “We knew we wanted to get married early in the day so we could spend the rest of the day relaxing with our friends and family. We wanted bright colors for our brunch after the ceremony and dark colors for our evening reception. We wanted a killer view for photos and great weather!” Everything on this wish list pointed them in the direction of having a destination wedding. They decided to start looking for places to tie the knot in Mexico!

“We started by choosing where we wanted to get married and after that, we started looking for houses that could hold 20+ guests,” says Amanda. Aiming to plan a super cute micro wedding, Amanda adds, “We really didn’t want to get married at a resort because we wanted everything to be private and everyone to feel like it was their vacation home too.” They ended up finding an oasis-like vacation home in Mismaloya, Mexico. The house had everything they were looking for and more. It was big enough that everyone could stay there and have their own vacation around the wedding. It also featured an entirely too picturesque terrace for the ceremony.

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RAKOTEET PHOTOGRAPHY

This couple added in some super fun details on the big day. From Alex’s floral suit to their casual beach photo session—there were several little elements that made their destination wedding a truly relaxing and fun experience. Their color palette mimicked the bold details. Amanda says, “My favorite color has been purple since I was little so I knew that lavender was a must. Rose gold is one of my favorite accents and I let my husband pick the third color and he picked navy. It worked out pretty well!” The eclectic palette was ideal for the locale and offered an adventurous atmosphere.

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THE ONLY

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PLANNING TOOL

the only wedding planning checklist you need

YOU WILL EVER NEED

9 TO 12 MONTHS BEFORE Discuss and determine a budget with your 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 WEDDINGDAY

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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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THE EASIEST GUIDE TO changing your last name

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our newlywed bliss can quickly come to an end when it comes time to endure the dreaded task of changing your last name. The legal process can often take the romance out of taking your significant other’s last name. If you get yourself organized with the proper documents, the process can be less strenuous, allowing you to continue to revel in your newlywed happiness.

1. GET THE ORIGINAL

3. APPLY FOR A NEW LICENSE

5. UPDATE YOUR BANK

Getting a new license from the local Bureau of Motor Vehicles office requires a few documents, namely your old license, the original marriage license and your new Social Security card. Remember to change your address if you have moved after the wedding.

The easiest way to do this is to visit your local branch in person. Take your new license, your marriage license and your new Social Security card, and ask for your name to be changed on your account. Request new checks, debit cards and credit cards with your new name.

2. REQUEST A NEW SOCIAL

4. CHANGE YOUR LAST NAME

6. UPDATE YOUR LAST NAME

If you visit the Social Security Administration’s website, you can find an application for a change of name here. This is a free service. Print the application, fill it out, and include any required documents. You can either take your application to a nearby Social Security office or mail it in. You should receive your new card with your new last name in approximately 10 days.

When your new Social Security card comes in the mail, meet with your HR manager at work to switch your name over. This includes payroll, 401k, your insurance benefits, stocks etc.

MARRIAGE LICENSE FROM THE CLERK’S OFFICE The original license should come from the clerk’s office where your license was filed. One should automatically be sent to you a couple weeks after the wedding. The original document should have a raised seal and your new last name. Also, it’s a good idea to request copies.

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ACCOUNT INFORMATION

ON OTHER MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTS As time goes on, you will remember more accounts that your last name must be changed on. Remember to keep all of the necessary documents within reach to easily change your name.

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THE OPTION OF ELOPEMENTS MAY BE SOMETHING THAT HAS CROSSED THE MIND OF MANY COUPLES WHEN IT COMES TO T YING THE KNOT. ESPECIALLY AS ELOPEMENTS ARE BECOMING A POPULAR OPTION WITH MODERN COUPLES GIVEN FINANCIAL REASONS, TIME AND STRESS. A study conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Stillwhite.com found that only 39 percent of brides reported financial contribution from their families and that 6 out of 10 couples considered an elopement over a traditional wedding.

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Brides and grooms alike are starting to realize that elopements are an authentic, stress-free option for marriage. On top of that, there are elopement companies popping up across the country that curate personally stylized elopement ceremonies so that couples can still celebrate in fashion. One elopement vendor group in Indianapolis offers an all-inclusive service from a licensed officiant and photographer to florals and design options. Sarah Agee, owner and designer at Plum & Poppy Weddings, a wedding planning and design company in this Indy-based group, says, “You can have all the same personal details like writing your own vows at an elopement. We take care of all the big and little details so they can focus on each other and their guests.” That is right! You still get those personal details that make the day truly yours. “We take all the hard work out of it. We help make things simple and easy,” adds Sarah. “We can also help them pull things together in a short time frame.” This easy and ready-to-go option is a no-brainer to many young couples and the price tag is even more inviting. It gives Millennials that desired, individualized experience without sacrificing the significance and connection that a wedding day represents. Sarah also notes, “You can still have guests at your elopement. Many couples choose to just have their closest friend or parents in attendance.” Knowing that you will only have the people that mean the most to you there on the most meaningful day of your life can subtract any extraneous distractions (cue that cousin who can’t stop whining about how they will forever be single). Many groups of vendors around the country are making it their goal to curate genuine, stylish elopements for couples and Millennials are loving the option.

YOU CAN HAVE ALL THE SAME PERSONAL DETAILS LIKE WRITING YOUR OWN VOWS AT AN ELOPEMENT. WE TAKE CARE OF ALL THE BIG AND LITTLE DETAILS SO THEY CAN FOCUS ON EACH OTHER AND THEIR GUESTS. As elopements are departing far from that stereotypical image of a fast, courthouse affair—photographers, florists and wedding designers are forging a new style of wedding. Couples can now get everything they want and more by simply purchasing an elopement package. Best of all, there is almost nothing they need to plan. Sarah says, “All the couple needs to do is buy their clothing, invite whomever they’d like and plan the details they want to include.” These details can include flowers, dessert and hair and makeup. A couple can go from engaged to married within a few weeks without breaking the bank and avoiding all that planning stress.

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FEATURED WEDDING

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a pop of color

here, a dash of greenery there A VIBRANT WEDDING CELEBRATION

We have featured many beautiful weddings within our magazine, but this wedding is a little more special because it is the wedding of one of our favorite photographers - Gabrielle Cheikh. Gabrielle met her husband, Jack, on Tinder. She says, “We ended up learning that we grew up in the same neighborhood and had probably crossed paths many times in our childhood and just didn’t know it.” After that first date, Jack and Gabrielle knew the rest was history and that a proposal was soon to come. Gabrielle had gone to New York for a show and Jack decided to fly there with Gabrielle’s friend (who happens to be a photographer too) for a surprise proposal. Gabrielle says, “I thought I was going to meet an old friend for dinner that night at a rooftop bar and instead was surprised by him on one knee with the entire restaurant watching us and cheering.”

IVAN & LOUISE

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THE PLANNING Being a photographer, Gabrielle already had a few ideas for her wedding. She and Jack were planning for a 300 person wedding in October, but the surprises kept coming. Gabrielle says, “We found out that we had a special little person who would be joining our family in September. We quickly rethought our day and what felt truly right for us. The three of us.”

THE DRESS Gabrielle had to change her plans for the dress once she found out that she was expecting. Like any bride, she knew that she still wanted that elegant, stunning look. We think it is easy to say that she is one of the most beautiful brides we’ve seen. Gabrielle says, “I wanted to find something that I could easily alter to fit my ever growing bump as well as something that I could pair with my grandmother's belt. I searched and searched until I finally found a simple dress from Nordstrom that I fell in love with.” Gabrielle also added a detachable train with the help of Sarah Knochel of Something Wonderful Alterations and was able to wear her dream dress.

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THE ATMOSPHERE & VENUE Jack and Gabrielle wanted an offbeat, colorful wedding. They were hoping to create a space that would be open and light. Gabrielle adds, “We had in mind a space that was more neutral so that we could really choose our palette and fill it with our own color. What better location than Milktooth in Indiana?� Milktooth offered everything the couple wanted and more from the high-ceilings and live-edge tables to the uniquely patterned wall. Best of all, the owner of Milktooth, Jon Brooks, was able to make some delicious Lebanese food for the wedding.

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THE DÉCOR One of the best highlights of this wedding is all of the colors. Gabrielle remarks, “We wanted it to be the happiest day. What better way to create that mood than bright colors and textures? We wanted to play off some of the décor that was already at Milktooth as well as make it feel like a whimsical little slice of heaven.” Needless to say, a technicolored atmosphere was created and made for a vibrant design that could make anyone smile. Isibeal Studio designed an endless amount of florals that used every color under the rainbow and the result was nothing short of dazzling. 64

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DRESS & GROOM'S ATTIRE Nordstrom ALTERATIONS Something Wonderful Alterations HAIR Carly Phelps MAKEUP Kate Shaw NAILS Vogue Nail Spa BRIDE'S SHOES Loft

BRIDE'S RING Barrington Jewels BRIDE & GROOM'S RINGS Reis-Nichols Jewelers BRIDE'S JEWELRY Salame Jewelry Designs INVITATIONS Minted CALLIGRAPHY Cassie Conforti MUSICIANS Andrew Elliott & The Deoc Ensemble

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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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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.

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COVER SHOOT

Unhidden Romance at Hi d den V in eyard We d d i n g B ar n A COVER SHOOT IN BERRIEN SPRINGS, MICHIGAN


THE VENUE It may be a surprise to some to find that Southwest Michigan is home to some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world. For those of us that are in on the secret, well, we are in love! One of those stunning locales is Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn. This venue is not only sought after by Michigan brides but brides from across the country (including California). That is why Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn was picked as the site of our 2019 Issue 2 cover shoot.

CYNTHIA BOYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

THE VISION Kelsey Hahn of White Dahlia Events helped bring to life this romantic vineyard vision captured by Cynthia Boyle Photography. She says, “WeddingDay came to me with the general direction they wanted to go, which was an Italian Vineyard theme. I loved it so much and ran with it. I’ve heard Hidden Vineyard referred to as the ‘Napa Valley’ of Michigan, so it was very fitting!” With the desire of a warm atmosphere with elegant, romantic features there was no other place to do this shoot. “What is there not to love about it?”, asks Kelsey. “From the rustic barn with a large back deck and the 150-year-old ceremony tree to the beautiful vineyard tucked behind the crystal pond and wildflower field, there is space for limitless romance.” Hidden Vineyard is host to natural elements that easily add enchantment to any ceremony.

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THE LOOK “We really wanted something elegant, flowy and lacy that would fit the elegant Tuscan feel we were seeking,” says Kelsey. “BIANKA Bridal definitely came through with a gorgeous A-line dress, with a tasteful plunging neckline and delicate lace details.” To pair with this modern gown, Nicholas J Salon created a soft, feminine makeup look for the bride. A relaxed updo with a gorgeous smoky eye created the ultimate romantic look. The Groomsman Suit offered masculine prowess and modern style. A groom outfitted like this is sure to leave his significant other smiling!

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UNHIDDEN ROMANCE // Cover Shoot

THE FLORALS For this truly amorous shoot, there had to be florals that were nothing less than lavish. Crystal Spring Florist designed florals that went above and beyond for this vision. Kelsey notes, “We wanted the flowers to be elegant yet have lots of texture. So, we included a lot of greenery like eucalyptus, dusty miller and Ivan Hoe. For the flowers, we used pale pink and ivory garden roses. We also added sprigs of Brunia Berry for texture and color. Along the table, we used curly willow branches to really give the table some fullness and texture.�

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THE DÉCOR There were several pieces that added to the theme of the shoot. Utilizing rustic farm tables and cross back chairs, the team built upon these using a beautiful pairing of modern slate-gray tableware with soft linen textures for an airy edge. Kelsey says, “Topped off with a slate-gray napkin and gold silverware to frame the dishes, the tablescape was complete. It was a stunning mix of modern, elegant and vintage.” The stationery also added to these stunning textures. Created by Noteworthy Expressions, the elegant invitation suite, stylish acrylic seating chart and menus were the perfect accents to impress guests.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Cynthia Boyle Photography* Kalamazoo, MI cynthiaboyle.com

VENUE

Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn* Berrien Springs, MI weddingbarnmi.com

FLORALS

Crystal Springs Florist* Benton Harbor, MI crystalspringsflorist.net

DRESS

BIANKA Bridal* Grand Rapids, MI biankabridal.com

MENSWEAR

The Groomsman Suit* Chicago, IL thegroomsmansuit.com

HAIR & MAKEUP

Nicholas J. Salon & Spa* South Bend, IN nicholasjsalonandspa.com

SEE BEHIND T H E scenes

STATIONERY

View the video at: vimeo.com/weddingday magazine/2019-2

Noteworthy Expressions* Zionsville, IN noteworthy-expressions.com

CATERING

CK Catering* Benton Harbor, MI ckcatering.biz

CHAIRS, DISHES & LINENS

AAYS Event Rentals* Mishawaka, IN aaysrental.com

COORDINATION, PLANNING, FARM TABLES, TABLE RUNNER & CANDLES

White Dahlia Events

VIDEOGRAPHY

JVWeddings

CAKE

C'est La Vie Cakes

WINE BAR

THE DESSERT C’est La Vie Cakes made a simple, traditional cake for the shoot but with a little twist. Adding a watercolor design with pieces of greenery made the cake stand out. It brought together the organic elements of the vineyard and the modern style of the shoot. Kelsey adds, “Then, we also had an assortment of Italian desserts, wines and crudites platter.” This was truly an assortment of delicious, Instagram-worthy treats!

Beverage Specialists of Southwest Michigan

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MIDWEST WEDDING

Vendor Guide BAKERIES & DESSERTS DeBrand Fine Chocolates Fort Wayne, IN, 260.969.8333 debrand.com See ad on back cover. Froehlich's Three Oaks, MI, 269.756.6002 shopfroehlichs.com See ad on page 39. BEAUTY & SPA Blown Away Blowdry Bar Mishawaka, IN, 574.855.1635 facebook.com/ blownawayblowdry See ad on page 8. Get-Bronzed Spray Tanning Elkhart, IN, 574.889.0529 get-bronzed.com

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Leanna's Private Studio Indianapolis, IN, 317.260.0355 leannasprivatestudio. wixsite.com/leanna

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Beloved Brides Fishers, IN, 317.288.2903 belovedbrides.com See ad on page 58.

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

BIANKA Bridal Grand Rapids, MI, 616.235.9300 biankabridal.com See ad on page 33.

Eufloric Events Noblesville, IN, 812.617.1105 eufloricevents.com

Blush Bridal & Beauty Boutique Fort Wayne, IN, 260.760.5857 goaheadandblush.com See ad on page 20. BRIDAL SHOWS Bridal Spectacular South Bend, IN indianabridalspectacular.com See ad on page 46. Indianapolis Wedding Expos Throughout Indianapolis area indianaweddingexpos.com See ad on page 55.

New You Oasis South Bend, IN, 574.222.2244 newyouoasis.com See ad on page 21.

CATERERS CK Catering Benton Harbor, MI, 269.849.0693 ckcatering.biz

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

Jacquie's Gourmet Catering Carmel, IN, 317.875.5227 jacquies.net See ad on page 56.

Something Blue Stylists Available worldwide 260.463.6391 somethingbluestylists.com

Nelson's Catering Wakarusa, IN, 574.862.2184 nelsonsbbq.com See ad on page 7.

Trophy Skin Products available online. 866.546.4664 trophyskin.com

ENTERTAINMENT Gaska String Quartet South Bend, IN, 574.229.0422 See ad on page 21.

True Beauty by Dana Valparaiso, IN, 219.765.5938 truebeautymakeupartist.com

Jared Wade Entertainment Indianapolis, IN, 317.395.3548 jaredwadeentertainment.com See ad on page 58.

BRIDAL SALONS Becker's Bridal Fowler, MI, 989.593.2595 beckersbridal.com See ad on page 35.

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FLORISTS Coby Palmer Designs Indianapolis, IN, 317.253.7160 cobypalmerdesigns. wordpress.com See ad on page 67.

Meg Rodgers, Harpist Saint Joseph, MI, 269.429.6377 megrodgers.net See ad on page 33.

Knox Flowers Kirklin, IN, 765.654.5235 knoxweddingsandevents.com See ad on page 68. Special Occasion Designs by Chrissy Indianapolis, IN, 317.319.0069 specialoccasiondesigns.studio JEWELERS Diamonds Direct Indianapolis, IN, 317.575.8555 diamondsdirect.com See ad on page 51. Impress Jewelry Creations Granger, IN, 574.855.4491 impressjewelers.com See ad on page 51. My Trio Rings New York, NY, 855.697.4647 mytriorings.com MENSWEAR Andrew Davis Clothiers Bloomington, IN, 812.323.7730 andrewdavisclothiers.com See ad on inside back cover. The Groomsman Suit Chicago, IL, 773.303.6006 thegroomsmansuit.com See ad on page 46. PHOTOGRAPHERS Abbey Elaine Photography Crawfordsville, IN, 765.366.9692 abbeyelainephoto.com Aguilar Photography Valparaiso, IN, 219.307.6291 aguilarphotography.com Alison Mae Photography Indianapolis, IN, 765.602.5222 alisonmaephotography.com See ad on page 59.

Amanda Steffke Photography Mount Pleasant, MI 989.944.4339 amandasteffkephotography.com APaige Photography Grand Rapids, MI apaigephotography.com See ad on page 41. 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 Chantel Breanne Photography Phoenix, AZ & Chicago, IL 262.748.3669 chantelbreannephotography.com Chrystin Melanie Photography Grand Rapids, MI, 305.562.0279 chrystinmelaniephotography.com Crowe's Eye Photography Fishers, IN, 317.924.8144 croweseyephotography.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. Jenny and Jason Photography South Bend, IN, 574.286.0845 jennyandjasonphoto.com


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 Michaela Maureen Photography South Bend, IN, 574.850.0825 michaelamaureenphotography.com Monika Anderson Photography Augusta, MI, 269-352-7027 monikaandersonphotography.com Nathaniel Edmunds Photography Zionsville, IN, 317.733.8641 nathanieledmunds.com Refined Focus Photography Wakarusa, IN, 574.304.6670 refinedfocusphotography.com Sarah Ashley Photography Edwardsburg, MI, 708.606.8087 sarahashleyphoto.com

Events by D. Nicole Fishers, IN, 317.965.0190 eventsdnicole.com See ad on page 67.

Holiday Inn MIshawaka Mishawaka, IN, 574.258.4408 holidayinn.com/mishawakain See ad on page 15.

Journay Events Yorktown, IN, 765.716.7241 journayevents.com See ad on page 69.

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

Unveiled Weddings & Events Crown Point, IN, 219.512.5620 yourunveiledevent.com See ad on page 21. REGISTRIES Crate & Barrel Indianapolis, IN, 317.818.9900 crateandbarrel.com See ad on page 51. Williams Sonoma Indianapolis, IN, 317.848.1431 williams-sonoma.com See ad on page 51. 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 56.

Simply Seeking Photography Bluffton, IN, 260.433.5637 simplyseekingphotography.com

Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. Special Events Mishawaka, IN, 574.259.4807 burnsrentals.com See ad on page 11.

Smitten Mitten Photography Farmington Hills, MI 734.606.9721 smittenmittenphotography.com

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

Stefanie Russo Photography Washington, MI, 586.610.5521 stefanierusso.com

TRANSPORTATION Epic Limo Valparaiso, IN, 219.462.5466 epiclimoinc.com See ad on page 18.

Valerie Michele Photography Mishawaka, IN valeriemichelephotography.com Weeping Willow Photography South Bend, IN, 574.806.4653 weepingwillowphoto.com PLANNERS/COORDINATORS All in the Details Indianapolis, IN, 317.821.7526 detailsindy.com See ad on page 57.

Old World Gondoliers Indianapolis, IN, 317.340.2489 4gondola.com See ad on page 56. TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS Hampton Inn Indianapolis Downtown Indianapolis, IN, 317.261.1200 hamptoninn3.hilton.com See ad on page 58.

Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council Benton Harbor, MI, 269.925.6301 swmichigan.org See ad on page 32. VENUES 19 North Three Oaks, MI, 269.756.6002 shopfroehlichs.com See ad on page 39. 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 6. Balmoral House Fishers, IN, 317.288.8741 thebalmoralhouse.com Blissful Barn Three Oaks, MI, 574.344.7924 blissfulbarn.com The Blue Teal Wakarusa, IN, 574.862.2184 See ad on page 7. The Boulevard Inn & Bistro Saint Joseph, MI, 269.269.2699 theboulevardinn.com See ad on page 33.

Fort Wayne History Center Fort Wayne, IN, 260.426.2882 fwhistorycenter.com Fountain Square Ballroom Bloomington, IN, 812.332.0053 fountainsquarebloomington.com/ ballroom/ Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest Valparaiso, IN, 219.462.0025 pnw.edu/gabis-arboretum Gable Hill Marcellus, MI, 269.281.4266 gablehill.com Gallery Forty-Two Indianapolis, IN, 317.822.4242 galleryfortytwo.com See ad on page 67. Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center South Bend, IN, 574.232.7700 gillespieconferencecenter.com See ad on inside front cover. The Hall at Oakland Park Nappanee, IN, 574.773.1001 oakland-hall.com See ad on page 8. Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn Berrien Springs, MI 269.408.6082 weddingbarnmi.com See ad on page 2. Hillcrest Country Club Indianapolis, IN, 317.251.1425 hillcrestccindy.com See ad on page 59. The Homestead 1835 New Carlisle, IN, 574.344.3248 homesteadevents.com

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

Indiana Landmarks Indianapolis, IN, 317.639.4534 indianalandmarks.org See ad on page 59.

Elcona Country Club Bristol, IN, 574.295.6373 elconacc.com

The Indianapolis Public Library Indianapolis, IN, 317.275.4200 events.imcpl.org See ad on page 68.

The Fetzer Center Kalamazoo, MI, 269.387.3232 fetzercenter.com Finley Creek Vineyards Zionsville, IN, 317.283.2776 finleycreekvineyard.com See ad on page 56.

Indianapolis Zoo Indianapolis, IN, 317.630.2008 indianapoliszoo.com See ad on page 58.

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The Inn at Harbor Shores Saint Joseph, MI, 269.983.1111 innatharborshores.com See ad on page 35. J. Weaver Barn Goshen, IN, 574.238.7972 jweaverbarn.com See ad on pages 22-23. Journeyman Distillery Three Oaks, MI, 269.820.2050 journeymandistillery.com Kalamazoo County Parks Kalamazoo, MI, 269.383.8778 kalamazoocountyparks.com Lake Max Meadows Culver, IN, 574.598.0022 lakemaxmeadows.com See ad on page 17. Lakeside Occasions Topeka, IN, 865.773.8275 lakesideoccasions.com

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The Lodge at River Valley Farm Yorktown, IN, 765.759.0442 thelodgeatrivervalleyfarm.com See ad on pages 70-71. The Loft on Isanogel Muncie, IN, 765.759.0442 theloftonisanogel.com See ad on pages 70-71. Monumental Weddings & Events by Community Life Center Indianapolis, IN, 317.396.3728 monumentalweddings.com See ad on page 66. The Morris Estate Niles, MI, 269.684.4443 themorrisestate.com See ad on page 35. 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 10. WEDDINGDAY

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