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the best guide for the midwest bride

THE BEAUTY CHECKLIST YOU NEED FOR THE WEDDING

TRADITION MEETS TREND

A REAL INDIAN WEDDING

A COVER SHOOT INSPIRED BY 2016’S

HOTTEST TREND

Do this, not that:

ADVICE FROM REAL BRIDES

+What’s your

WEDDING STYLE?

Find Out Inside!

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A joyous wedding comes with a lot of preparation; we can help make it a little easier. When it comes to your wedding, our goal is simply this: to help you have the most memorable day of your life.


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Contact Woo Brower at 317-251-9444 x214 or at wbrower@broadmoorcc.com to see why Broadmoor Country Club is the perfect place for your wedding.

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PLANNER & DESIGNER KB Design Indianapolis, IN kbdesignllc.com

RENTALS

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WEDDING GOWN & ACCESSORIES M.H. Pomander’s Indianapolis, IN mhpomanders.com

Gypsy Soul Elwood, IN facebook.com/ Gypsysoulsalonandboutique

TUXEDO

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Rebellious Makeup by Morgan Elwood, IN facebook.com/ Rebelliousmakeupbymorgan

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A I M E D P H O T O G R A P H Y / / Ab o u t t he P ho t o gra p her Indianapolis photographers, Amy and Ryan, owners of Aimed Photography, believe in producing images from the heart, truly putting their client’s personalities on display. Every wedding is a new experience in itself and unique in many ways. They pride themselves on capturing the distinct ambiance of every wedding through their cameras, making sure each couple’s wedding album is tailored to who they are as individuals and as a couple. They devote themselves to each other and to their cameras, but most of all to people who wish to display their love through imagery forever. When this “love capturing” duo isn’t shooting weddings, they are often traveling and photographing their own lives.

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FROM THE EDITOR WeddingDay is celebrating its 10th anniversary of bringing brides and vendors together in the planning process! Our products have changed and evolved during the past 10 years to keep pace with the wedding planning trends and technology, but our position as the “best guide for the Midwest bride” remains intact! As we look back (and look forward to your wedding), this issue includes: • A very special inspiration gallery that highlights some of the design trends of the past decade. • Advice from featured brides about what they would have done differently on their wedding day. • Local vendors who reminisce about some of their most memorable wedding stories. • An unbelievable wedding with fire and ice as the theme. Opposites really do attract. Our products are designed to make your wedding as authentic as you are as a couple. Please make weddingday-online.com a trusted friend during this journey. Congratulations on your engagement! FOLLOW US FOR EXCLUSIVE CONTENT:

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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. 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. Any and all materials published in WeddingDay are the sole property of said publication, without exclusion. Editorial and or advertising content, including all design, copy, photography, illustrations and artwork shall not be reproduced in any manner without written consent of WeddingDay. 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) 256-2055. 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 2016.


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WEDDING THEMES WeddingDay Inspiration Gallery

WHAT WOULD THEY CHANGE? Former Brides Share Their Advice on Planning a Wedding

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THE WEDDING STORY OF Brian and Swapna

LOVE YOUR LOOK The Beauty Checklist for Your Wedding

COVER SHOOT

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10 YEARS OF MEMORIES WeddingDay Vendors Share Their Best Stories 28

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THE HOTTEST FLORAL TRENDS Predicted by Local Florists

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THE WEDDING STORY OF Brittney and Conor

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Spotlight on: Bloomington, IN

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Let Bloomington, Indiana be the breathtaking destination for your wedding day. Art and culture abound in this eclectic city nestled in the rolling hills and woods of Monroe County.

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Terry’s Catering 10 Salon & Spa Located in convenient downtown Bloomington. We are full service salon & spa offering services such as massage therapy, skin care, make up, nails and beautiful hair. Wedding packages for you and your wedding party are available. Our highly trained stylist and staff are here to fulfill your wedding needs in a relaxing, pampering and friendly salon. Call us today for all your bridal services.

Terry’s Catering has been serving the Bloomington area for more than 31 years. We offer everything from a formal plated dinner to a casual BBQ. We have a variety of menu selections or we can create a menu to fit your vision. We take pride in providing a stress-free, worry-free event. Give Terry’s Catering a call when planning your next event.

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601 N College Avenue #4 (812) 339-1010 • www.10salon.net Perfect Parties Tents & Events Perfect Parties Tents & Events specializes in weddings, tents and special events, from a small family gathering to a wedding of 500 or more. Serving all of southern Indiana, our “one stop” shop is perfect for indoor and outdoor weddings, auctions, corporate and municipal gatherings, children’s parties and other special events. 1717 S. Walnut Street (812) 334-2219 • www.perfectparties-events.com The Loft At Walnut Hill Farm The Loft at Walnut Hill Farm is a beautiful, country wedding and reception venue minutes from Bloomington, Indiana. The Dutch Hoop Barn and pavilion are perfect for ceremonies, receptions, and cocktails. The bridal cottage provides a stress-free setting for the bride and her party to prepare for the special day. There are many gorgeous settings for outdoor ceremonies and pictures throughout the farm. The Loft is where memories are made and dreams come true!

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Inspiration Gallery In 10 years of production, WeddingDay Magazine has seen it all—from trends that never went away to trends that we wish would have stayed. But through it all, we continue to be inspired by the little details brides fuse into their wedding as a personal expression of who they are. Our favorite weddings are the ones with couples who go beyond the limits of tradition and mix and match pieces from different themes—whether it’s bringing a touch of elegance into a rustic wedding or merging elements of modernity with elements of classic. There really are no limits or boundaries.

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Greg Allen Photography Greg Allen Photography

Stevenson Photo

Hannah Grace Photography

Turtle Pond Photography

Classic

TRADITIONAL AND TIMELESS WEDDING DETAILS PROVE THAT SOME THINGS NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE.

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Hopkins Studio


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Stacy Able Photography


Classic Image Photography Lemongrass Photography

Floral Design by Poppies

Jennifer Driscoll Photography Jude S-R Photography Anya Albonetti Photography

Lemongrass Photography

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FROM BARN TO BACKYARD, COUNTRY-INSPIRED WEDDINGS GIVE A WHOLE NEW MEANING TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS.

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WITH SHARP LINES, BOLD COLOR CONTRASTS, AND DRAMATIC LIGHTING, IT’S NO WONDER CONTEMPORARY IS IN. LITERALLY.

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Photography by Kelly + Justin, Hemmerlein Photography

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Vintage OLD THINGS ARE THE BEST THINGS; THESE DETAILS ARE TRIED AND TRUE, AND TREASURED, TOO!

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What would you have done differently? FORMER WEDDINGDAY BRIDES SHARE THEIR ADVICE ON PLANNING A WEDDING

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“We had our wedding ceremony in the hotel attached to the convention center where our reception was held. We really didn’t plan the layout well so in the background of all of the pictures of the bridesmaids during ceremony, you can see metal double doors. We knew that we were going to stand on that side of the room, but we didn’t think to hide those doors with anything. If I had a do-over, I would have spent more time considering the small details that make a big difference in making a conference room feel like a room fit for a wedding ceremony.”

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“I remember my wedding day as being PERFECT! But if I would change one thing, it would be the number in attendance. What was supposed to be just close friends and family turned into almost 250 guests. We love every single person who came to our wedding, but a smaller, more intimate gathering would have been nice.” KELLY MATHENIA, WEDDINGDAY MAGAZINE: SPRING 2012

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“I would have figured out a way to provide better sound on the beach of Lake Michigan. No one could hear!” DEBORAH HEARST DERENDINGER, WEDDINGDAY MAGAZINE: SUMMER 2011

“Ask the caterer to provide a togo bag for the bride and groom. Nine times out of 10, the couple is busy greeting guests and they never get to enjoy the fabulous meal. Also, most leftovers get thrown out at the end of the night so why not save it for a latenight snack?!” KATIE GALBREATH, WEDDINGDAY MAGAZINE: WINTER 2014

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FEATURED WEDDING

BRIAN & SWAPNA EISINGER

Swapna Musunuru and Brian Eisinger’s wedding was a lavish twoday affair combining the bold colors and traditions of an Indian wedding with the history and charm of downtown South Bend.

August 14-15, 2015 SOUTH BEND, INDIANA PHOTOGRAPHED BY CARPENTER PHOTO & DESIGN

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a sumptuous south

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Swapna, a surgeon, and Brian, a neuroscientist, had met on a blind date while working at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She was out running with friends on a favorite path by the lake when Brian surprised her by waiting at one of the most scenic points with flowers and a ring.

EAST AND WEST UNITE WITH ELEGANCE AND PANACHE

CARPENTER PHOTO & DESIGN

SEASON // SUMMER STYLE // ELEGANT, CLASSY FLOWERS // ROSES COLORS //

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FEATURED WEDDING

CARPENTER PHOTO & DESIGN

THE THEME Swapna and Brian envisioned an Indian wedding with an elegant and classy theme. Friday night was a “Sangeet,” which is a night of song, dance and celebration in Swapna’s family’s backyard. Saturday was the main wedding day, starting with a groom traveling to the wedding venue on a white horse surrounded by friends and family. He set off from Century Center and traveled to the Morris Performing Arts Center for the ceremony with the reception following at the Palais Royale.

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A SUMPTUOUS SOUTH BEND WEDDING // Fea tur ed Wed d i ng

THE DRESSES Rather than having “the dress,” Swapna had three, all from India. The first was a traditional South Indian wedding sari for the ceremony and two “lengha cholis” (two-piece dresses) for both the reception and the Sangeet. The bridesmaids all wore custom pink saris that Swapna and her mom designed.

A FUNNY STORY The bride explained that in South Indian weddings, the bride and groom both put their hands in a pot filled with water to see who can find the ring first. The idea is the person who finds it is believed to be the dominant one. “All of my friends bet on me since I’m the type A, loud competitive one. Usually the guy will let the girl win at least once but Brian beat me all three times!”

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The use of elephants throughout, especially the tiny ones holding the place cards.

THE DÉCOR Champagne, ivory, blush, gold, and rose gold were the colors featured at the ceremony and reception. A large elephant centerpiece was located in the lobby of the Morris Civic, and elephants were depicted on the table numbers and menus, and little tiny silver elephants held the place cards. Vibrant orange and pink with green accents made a bold statement at the Sangeet.

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THE CAKE

THE FLORAL

The cake was white almond raspberry with stenciled fondant and gold lustre with cascading ivory and rose flowers. If that wasn’t enough, guests were treated to additional chocolate raspberry champagne cake with fresh strawberries.

Ivory and blush roses in crystal vases made up the large centerpieces, with smaller vases containing the other arrangements. Crystal candelabras added to the elegance of the décor.

CARPENTER PHOTO & DESIGN

THE CEREMONY The traditional Indian ceremony involves the couple seeing each other for the first time when a curtain between them is lowered (Brian’s favorite moment). The ceremony took place under a “mandap,” which contained crystal chandeliers, a circular flower wreath, pink and lace fabric and rose flower accents. The bride and groom placed garlands around each other’s necks as a symbol of becoming husband and wife.

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A SUMPTUOUS SOUTH BEND WEDDING // Featured Wedding

THE RECEPTION “My goal for the reception was for it to be very elegant and beautiful but at the same time, super fun,” Swapna says. “We did a very quick slow dance only to surprise everyone with a choreographed Bollywood dance with a bunch of friends which then opened the dance floor.”

ADVICE FROM THE bride

“Relax and have fun!”

CARPENTER PHOTO & DESIGN

SPECIAL MOMENT Swapna was overwhelmed at the Sangeet by all the effort people put into their dance/songs. She mentioned that her mom was sick the week before the wedding but found a way to perform a choreographed dance with her friends. She and Brian were very touched. 34

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wedding team CEREMONY LOCATION The Morris Performing Arts Center South Bend, IN RECEPTION LOCATION & CATERER Palais Royale Ballroom South Bend, IN WEDDING COORDINATORS Richelle Gingerich, Palais Royale South Bend, IN Nirav Amin, Malenia Events & Design Chicago, IL PHOTOGRAPHER Carpenter Photo & Design

VIDEOGRAPHER I Do Films, Inc. BRIDE’S GOWN & BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS/JEWELRY India

FLORIST Yanni Design Studio Wheeling, IL CAKE SugaRush Desserts

HAIR & MAKEUP Appease Inc. Chicago, IL

DJ DJ Ice & Fresh Productions Detroit, MI

RINGS Kesslers Diamonds Madison, WI

HORSE FOR BARAAT Graceful Equines, LLC

BRIDE’S SHOES Neiman Marcus & Saks Fifth Avenue

RENTALS Palais Royale & Burn’s Rent-Alls SANGEET CATERER Masala Restaurant Warrenville, IL

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The Beauty Checklist For Your Wedding Have you heard that saying “Love looks good on you?” Have you ever noticed that people in love not only seem happier, but they appear more attractive? The term most often used is “glowing.” It’s common for friends and family to comment on your glowing face and the “stars” in your eyes right after you get engaged. According to science, these aren’t just things that people say. Studies indicate that emotions directly affect the body’s overall health. Overall health, of course, is directly linked to your physical appearance. This is all attributed to body chemicals like dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine and serotonin are frequently called the “feel-good neurotransmitters.” Neurotransmitters control hormones. And what do you know? Hormones affect your skin. Dopamine is responsible for those bright, shining eyes as it is the brain’s pleasure chemical producing feelings like extreme happiness and excitement. Serotonin is the hormone that triggers your mood. Do you break out due to extreme stress? Your serotonin levels are probably suffering. Post-engagement, you are most likely looking as great as you are feeling. Fast forward 10 to 12 months and every day life and wedding planning can get in the way of your glowing skin and star-filled eyes. Not to mention that the stress hormones can induce breakouts and sleepless nights which trigger bags under your eyes and result in pale skin.

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU BEGIN BEAUTY BOOTCAMP IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR FIANCÉ PUTS A RING ON YOUR FINGER OR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DAY YOU SAY “I DO.”

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Fortunately (and sometimes, unfortunately!) skin and beauty companies have made a fortune developing and marketing products and services that can combat and conquer most of this.


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HAIR IS THE MOST DIFFICULT PROCESS TO UNDO OR REPAIR BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY. It takes months to grow out so if you’re envisioning wearing your hair up, commit to growing it out as soon as possible. This is especially true if you have bangs—you may really love them now, but think of your wedding photos in years to come, especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding. Even if you are patiently waiting for it to grow, you should still schedule a few trims. Find a hair color and cut that you are comfortable with. Experimentation within a month of your wedding is a big no-no. Settle on a hair color you love at least two months before your wedding day and if necessary, get a touch up at least two weeks in advance. DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENTS WILL LIMIT HAIR DAMAGE AND BREAKAGE, AND WILL ENSURE THAT YOUR HAIR IS LOOKING ITS BEST. You can opt for regular conditioning at home with a basic product, but feel free to splurge for at least one professional hair mask.

Your eyes are the window to your soul. Your eyebrows are the frame. You can have the most beautiful eyes in the world, but if you don’t have shapely eyebrows, no one will notice. If you already have eyebrows that you love, keep doing what you’re doing. GET A WAX AND EYEBROW TRIM A WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING, JUST IN CASE YOUR SKIN BREAKS OUT FROM THE WAX. If you don’t have shapely eyebrows, start eyebrow rehab this very minute. Unfortunately, this often requires leaving your brows to grow out wildly and untamed to allow your technician to start shaping them how you like.

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WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR FORMAL HAIRSTYLE FOR THE BIG DAY, START COLLECTING REALISTIC PHOTOS OF POTENTIAL POSSIBILITIES. Did you know there are tons of virtual hair websites available so you can upload your actual photo and try on tons of different colors, cuts and styles? This is a great way to envision what your hair will look like in your wedding photos. When you’ve narrowed it down to a few of your favorites, schedule a consultation with your stylist for his or her opinion on what would look and work best for you. Then set up a practice run.

As far as the other waxing areas go, like legs and the bikini line, most estheticians ask that you do not shave for approximately four weeks before your appointment. You may also want to make sure you do it once before your wedding wax because word on the street is that the first time is a little painful!

Face There are so many do’s and don’ts when it comes to skin care. ESTABLISHING A HEALTHY, SUN-PROOF, ANTI-AGING, HYDRATING SKIN CARE ROUTINE IS NOT ONLY ESSENTIAL TO YOUR WEDDING DAY, BUT TO THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. If you are struggling with acne, scarring or skin conditions and you haven’t already, consult with a dermatologist or esthetician right away. Together, you can devise a plan of attack to get your skin where you want it to be—acne free, hydrated and youthful. Regularly exfoliating dead skin allows new skin cells to emerge to the surface. HOWEVER, DON’T EXFOLIATE WITHIN A WEEK OF YOUR BIG DAY. Sometimes when the new skin cells emerge, so do all of the little ugly hidden things below the surface like pimples. Also, if you can find room in your budget, try to schedule a facial or two—but again, avoid having one too soon to your date. If you can’t afford a spa treatment, opt for the D.I.Y. spa products that you can do at home. Be sure to check reviews on each product so you know exactly what you’re getting before it’s applied to your sensitive skin. AT THE VERY LEAST, INVEST IN A GENTLE FACE WASH, ONCE-A-WEEK EXFOLIATING WASH, RECOMMENDED MOISTURIZER, AND UNDER-EYE CREAM TO ELIMINATE PUFFINESS AND DARK CIRCLES. And of course, hydrating yourself with plenty of H20 increases blood flow to the skin and purifies the body by removing toxins.

Nails Chances are, you will be getting your nails professionally done before the big day. However, there are plenty of pre-wedding tasks you can do to grow your nails. VITAMINS SUCH AS BIOTIN BOOST CRITICAL NAIL PROTEIN WHICH IS THE BUILDING BLOCK OF NAILS. CUTICLE OIL MOISTURIZES NAILS AND THE SURROUNDING SKIN. YOU SHOULD ALSO MAKE SURE TO KEEP YOUR HANDS HYDRATED WITH LOTION, ESPECIALLY DURING THE COLD WINTER MONTHS WHEN SKIN TENDS TO CRACK. When it comes to choosing a nail polish color on your big day, try to avoid bold, loud colors. Your nails will be front and center in many photographs, including holding the flowers and exchanging the rings.

Tanning While we’re on the subject of skin care, you are likely experiencing an overwhelming temptation to jump into a tanning bed. WITH RECENT SUNLESS TANNING OPTIONS AND LOTIONS ON THE MARKET, THERE REALLY IS NO EXCUSE TO PUT YOUR SKIN AT RISK FROM HARMFUL UV RAYS. Spray tanning and tanning lotions have progressed significantly since the days of cringe-worthy tans. If you use a tanning bed or even tan outdoors, your skin will obviously turn darker. But this darkened skin is a result of you altering your skin cells—they darken only when they are damaged or under attack. As you might imagine, this is not at all healthy for your skin. And since you’re already enduring much preparation to get your skin healthy, skip the tanning bed. IF YOU DO OPT FOR A SPRAY TAN, WE RECOMMEND GETTING A TRIAL SPRAY TAN A MONTH BEFORE THE WEDDING AND THEN A FINAL SPRAY FOUR TO DAY DAYS PRIOR TO THE WEDDING. Don’t forget to exfoliate your skin before applying a spray tan or tanning lotion— it removes the dead skin cells so your color is applied to fresh, new skin.

Body “Shedding for the wedding.” It’s a popular mantra when bride-tobe’s hit the gym before the wedding. DIETING AND CARDIO SEEM TO BE THE STRATEGY. BUT DON’T RULE OUT STRENGTH TRAINING AS PART OF YOUR ROUTINE. STRENGTH TRAINING ALSO BURNS CALORIES AND TONES YOUR MUSCLES SIMULTANEOUSLY. The majority of women tend to notice their arms in photos, especially in wedding photos. Arm yourself (no pun intended) with a pair of dumbbells and get those arms in tiptop shape.

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WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY? From hilarious to disastrous, WeddingDay advertisers share their favorite memory from the past 10 years.

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“A very young groom and his best man returned from the military two days before the wedding. It was the first military wedding Jenny had ever done. The best man had actually lost his leg and was joking about how he was going to take the prosthetic leg off and fill it with beer. The DJ played “Proud to be an American” by Lee Greenwood and all of the very young soldiers stood in a circle on the dance floor with their glasses and girlfriends, toasting each other; staff members were crying throughout as a result!”

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“From the start, this client had a very specific vision: the tents had to be all clear with white flooring. Clear tents and flooring is a pretty standard setup in this day and age, so after several phone calls and emails, we had put together a proposal. Whenever flooring is involved, there is a contingency put in place that a site inspection needs to occur to assess how level the ground is where the flooring is going to be placed.

Once the weather broke, our site inspection revealed that the surface was far from level and in fact, one side of the tent would be over eight feet off the ground. This was a first for us. Prior experience had only ever taken us to three or four feet off the ground. Installing a floor at this height is only one of the challenges­—the other challenges include the construction of the tent and then ultimately, anchoring it safely to withstand wind loads.

The event planner assured us that it was extremely level and our basic plank-andboard, lay-down floor would be a sufficient subflooring for the event. At that time, there was still snow on ground so an accurate site inspection couldn’t be conducted, but the client agreed to put a deposit down anyway.

As the pictures reveal, we figured it out. Fortunately, the client respected that we had a contingency in the bid for unlevel surfaces and agreed to a significant quote increase to accommodate the unlevel surface.”

MATT MUTTON, BOB MUTTON PARTY & TENT RENTALS FORT WAYNE, IN


asking what she should do. The videographer and I were friends, having worked many weddings together, and we both started going through the list of photographers we trusted who might be available. I started texting one and immediately got a response. She was at an engagement shoot but could make the wedding. I assured the planner that this photographer knew the venue well and was excellent. I gave her info to the wedding planner, letting them sort out the details and focused on getting ready to start playing.

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“A wedding I played recently was definitely memorable. While many are funny or have a blooper of some sort, this one was a lesson in team work. The wedding was in a barn in southwest Michigan. The wedding party and guests were all from the Detroit area. The wedding coordinator was from Detroit and had hired almost everyone from the Detroit area except me, the caterer, and the videographer. I arrived and unpacked the harp, organized my music, and set out to talk over details with the wedding planner. When I found her, she was in a state of near panic. The photographer had walked out citing artistic differences. The wedding was supposed to start in 30 minutes and the photographer was gone. The planner turned to me

The planner decided to delay the start of the ceremony to let the new photographer go over things with the bridal party and recreate some shots. She asked me if that would work for me and since I had been hired to play both the ceremony and cocktail hour, we decided this would count as part of the cocktail hour to keep the dinner on schedule. The caterer agreed to go ahead and open the bar early. The priest announced a brief delay and asked everyone to feel free to mingle and get a drink, I started playing and the new photographer went to work. Within 30 minutes, the ceremony started and everything else went smoothly. Afterward, the planner asked me how I knew who to call. I was surprised with the question. I told her that many of us work together on a regular basis and we know who we can count on and what each person’s strengths are. When you have a group of vendors who work together like that, we are all willing to help out and do whatever it takes to make the wedding happen as flawlessly as possible. Using local vendors for a destination wedding can be the difference between success and failure. While this wedding could have been a disaster, it will be memorable to me because it wasn’t.”

MEG RODGERS, HARPIST ST. JOSEPH, MI Sonya Byer Photography

“This wedding was in mid-summer. It was a beautiful day and then dark clouds quickly rolled in. We were all out in the gardens taking pictures before the ceremony when it hit. It was so intense that I put the bride in a corner of this outdoor structure with all of her bridesmaids and we literally made a human wall to protect her and her gorgeous gown! It passed and the ceremony went off in sunshine! She kept saying ‘rain on your wedding day is good luck!!’ Yes it is!!”

APRIL FALLON, WEDDING COORDINATOR FRIENDSHIP BOTANIC GARDENS MICHIGAN CITY, IN

“The groom was under the bride’s wedding dress ‘fetching the garter,’ and when he came up, his nose was gushing blood! You can even see the blood all over her dress in the photo. One of my favorite couples of all time and they of course, laugh about it now. What a great memory!”

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The Hottest Trends in Floral PREDICTED BY LOCAL FLORISTS

We’ve consulted with some of the area’s best florists and event design companies to find out what’s trending in the floral industry. From

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The Wildflower Look “One of the biggest floral trends I have been seeing with my brides is the wildflower look. They tell me that’s what look they are going for and I know that they want a more natural and whimsical look. Bouquets and florals that aren’t so matchy matchy and have a larger variety of flowers which is more eclectic looking!” -KELSEY ZIELKE, OWNER OF THE SODUS BLOSSOM IN SODUS, MI


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Foliage for Table Runners and Suspended Florals “Many brides are requesting textural table runners using mixed greens and foliage. There has also been a rise in compote-style centerpieces and lush, wild and draping bouquets. The biggest request that seems to be growing is suspended florals and foliage which is done using long trays or frames that run over the length of the guest and headtables.” -MARCO ALEXZONDRA, OWNER OF MARCO ALEXZONDRA FLORAL AND EVENT SERVICES IN GALIEN, MI

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Less Rustic, More Glamour “Less rustic and more glamour is taking shape this year. Burlap and mason jars are on their way out and a more glamorous, timeless, vintage vibe is taking center stage. Our brides are still loving mismatched vintage-inspired containers and mercury glass for centerpieces, with lots of greenery and textural elements. Kings tables are also becoming very popular for receptions, rather than the traditional round, making way for long bespoke centerpiece designs or a lovely garland of greenery interspersed with “satellite” florals such as petite vases with single stems and the romance of candlelight is still ever-popular. Following this glamorous trend, silver, as an accent, is down-trending in favor of rose gold, gold, and copper.” -JOAN NEKRITZ OF MERCI BEAUCOUP FLORAL IN CALEDONIA, MI

Monochromatic Colors “Go monochromatic using one color! Do the whole wedding in tones and shades of one color, it’s an amazing look!” -SHAYA SHERWOOD OF CRYSTAL SPRINGS FLORIST IN BENTON HARBOR, MI

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“We have seen an elegant refined rustic theme which will combine a loose look of flowers with elegant components – gold compotes, gold chiavari chairs, upscale linens, even spraying curly willow gold. Flowers within this setting are loose and classic with a new take on greenery. Romantic greens of jasmine and clematis with classic flowers of roses, gem spray roses, hellebore, astilbe, scabiosa!” -KAREN PACIFIC & TERESA KINDER OF ARTFUL BLOOMS IN BLOOMINGTON, IN

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Lynette Weber Photography

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The Barn on Maryland Ridge is a rustic barn venue set on a 144-acre farm. We are conveniently located just a few miles from the heart of Bloomington, Indiana. We provide the modern conveniences you expect for a memorable affair with an unparalleled sense of rustic elegance and country charm.You and your guests will not be disappointed.

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THE ROOFLESS CHURCH The Roofless Church An interdenominational church with the concept of only one roof, the sky. Upon entering the Roofless Church, it is evident that you have chosen a place for your wedding that is significant and divine. The impressive beauty and spiritual devotion of this space must be interpreted by each individual through his own beliefs.

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Yellow Tavern The Yellow Tavern serves a variety of sandwiches, pizza, pork chops, T-bone steak and grilled salmon. We also offer bread pudding and cheesecake as our signature desserts.

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BRITTNEY & CONOR CASEY

Brittney Braun and Conor Casey met while freshmen at Culver Military Academy. While friends tried to set them up, the future groom didn’t catch on. “I am a guy and I did not notice subtle hints,” Conor says. Eventually the two of them started spending more time together and everything fell into place. 56

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THE PROPOSAL

get blown away by this fire & ice wedding OPPOSITES ATTRACT AT THE ALEXANDER

Conor accelerated proposal plans when Brittney’s father had planned a trip to the Bahamas for New Year’s. Conor decided to work with her family jeweler and quickly get a ring in the works. He proposed after the fireworks on a small balcony overlooking the island and the ocean. “Perhaps I am a nervous fidget and she could hear the (ring) box being opened and closed while I fumbled with it in my pocket as we walked around before the fireworks,” he says. “Got to the spot, popped the question, and she said yes.”

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SEASON // SUMMER STYLE // ELEGANT FLOWERS // ROSES, ORCHIDS, GLASS-BLOWN FLOWERS COLORS //

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F I R E & I C E // F e a t u r e d W e d d i n g

THE CEREMONY While the ceremony itself was short, the couple chose to do something unusual to show their unity: the pair combined their turquoise and red glass pieces and after the wedding, the glass blower made a sculpture out of the particles that were poured together.

THE FLORAL A bouquet made to look like a giant white rose was designed for the bride. The bridesmaids carried a hand-blown red glass flower. Guests were given a small packet of rose petals to throw as the two walked down the aisle after the ceremony. White roses cascaded down the middle of the head table inside the ballroom to accentuate the ice theme. Crystal centerpieces topped by white flowers became the reception centerpieces, which were accented by a glass-blown turquoise flower.

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The creativity. Hiring a glassblower to entertain guests and being bold enough to use glass-blown flowers for the bridesmaids. Wow!

JESSICA STRICKLAND PHOTOGRAPHY

FIRE & ICE DÉCOR Brittney and Conor originally picked the colors of turquoise and red and when their planner, Monica Richard of Mon Amie Events, knew they had decided on The Alexander as the wedding venue, she suggested going with the theme because of the blown glass chandeliers at the hotel. Fire and ice also fit the couples’ personalities really well. The outdoor ceremony in the courtyard became the fire element of the wedding, complete with a glass blower doing demonstrations and crafting wedding favors. The bride selected lots and lots of red rose petals to be strewn in a pattern on the ground. Red seat cushions added to the fiery ambiance. Richard said as guests first entered the ballroom for the reception, the space was lit in red with a “fire” wall, but once guests were seated, they were cooled down for the Ice portion using blasts of coolant, filling the space as the bridal party entered the room. The final touch was the liquid dance floor which looked like cracked ice and changed from blue to white when stepped on.

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F I R E & I C E // F e a t u r e d W e d d i n g

THE CAKE & ARTFUL DINNER The four-layer cake had two layers that were a white shade to simulate ice. The second and top layer were covered in sparkles to give it shine. The food choices included chilled iceberg salad, fire-roasted entrée courses and a cryogenic ice cream sundae station.

FUNNY STORY The cake cutting did not go as planned. The two did not cut into the cake enough so when they pulled out their pieces, all they got was frosting.

ADVICE FROM THE bride

“Get a wedding planner. We had very little stress, if any at all. ”

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SPECIAL MOMENT “No one knew that my bridesmaids were going to be carrying a glass flower instead of regular flowers, including my bridesmaids,” Brittney says. “It was a surprise element.”

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THE DRESS The bride’s gown had sparkle detail at the top of the dress and at the waist. The buttons down the back were rhinestone to increase the bling factor.

wedding team CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION The Alexander Hotel Indianapolis, IN WEDDING PLANNER Mon Amie Events PHOTOGRAPHER Jessica Strickland Photography

WEDDING GOWN & BRIDE’S JEWELRY Marie Gabriel Couture RINGS Roth Jewelers BRIDE’S SHOES Tieks by Gavrieli

VIDEOGRAPHER Indy Visual

BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS Sugar Bits Denver, CO

CATERER The Alexander Hotel

HAIR & MAKEUP La Dolce Salon Spa

CAKE Classic Cakes

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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

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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.

SECURITY CARD

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

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V E NUE Indiana Landmarks Indianapolis, IN PHOT OGRAP HE R Aimed Photography PL ANNER & DESIG NE R KB Design GOWN & AC C ES S O RIE S M.H. Pomander’s TUXE D O DC Tux FLO RIS T Coby Palmer Designs HAIR Gypsy Soul MAKE UP Rebellious Makeup by Morgan RE NTALS Atmospheres Indy RE NTALS Z Gallerie M O D E LS Kaitlyn Smale & Joe Bondi

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INSPIRED BY PANTONE // Cover Shoot

THE VISION Influenced by Pantone and executed by a talented team of Indianapolis-based vendors, our cover shoot was designed and delivered to impress and inspire. The name designated to this cover shoot was “Glamorous (Hollywood) Regency” which is a nod to the 1930s era in Hollywood. The vision was to borrow elements from this era while not necessarily re-creating or mimicking the style. Instead, the vendors brought in a new design ingredient by introducing the Pantone colors of 2016 into the décor scheme. By using the time period as a launching pad, Rose Quartz and Serenity added trend to the classic Hollywood theme.

AIMED PHOTOGRAPHY

THE FLORAL Using the Pantone colors of Rose Quartz and Serenity as a palette, the floral elements of this shoot stuck with soft shades of pink and light blue. The bridal bouquet was an enchanting blend of cascading garden roses and hints of blue limonium and cream wax flowers. The table flowers followed the vintage look with open touches of Italian Ruscus with loose Misty Blue flowers in the background. The decorative florals were arranged in contemporary pedestal bowls.

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THE DRESS Our bride wore a vintage-style, two-piece dress by designer Carol Hannah. The antique style of the gown paired perfectly with the model’s classic hair and the venue’s historical character. The blush skirt was made of silk organza while the bustier was a blush duchess satin connected by an intricate belt. The crystaladorned capelet added a touch of sophistication and accented our bride’s neckline.

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THE DÉCOR Indiana Landmarks provided a stunning landscape for the decorative blueprint of this cover shoot. With components such as organ pipes, a grand piano, natural wood floors, and stained-glass windows, the décor was fashioned to be stunning yet subtle. The florals were complemented by mercury pedestal bowls, a popular décor craze. And the design scheme took the spring season into account when it was decided to incorporate the Pantone colors. Gold and silver metallic accents were incorporated throughout to match the venue’s interior.

AIMED PHOTOGRAPHY

HAIR & MAKEUP Aligning with the 1930s Hollywood theme, our model wore her hair in a classic finger waves style, giving some of the era’s chicest Hollywood stars a run for their money! Her bold and dramatic makeup harmonized with the theatrical attributes of the venue with smokey eyes, glamorous lashes and deep burgundy lips. 72

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THE VENUE Indiana Landmarks is a beloved Indianapolis tradition dating back to 1891. Its strong historical and architectural details lent both inspiration and scenery to the overall concept. Indiana Landmarks is a church-turned-venue that boasts stainedglass windows, ultra-high ceilings, and intricate embellishments throughout. The ceremony component of the shoot was held in the Grand Hall, a theater-style church sanctuary featuring a domed ceiling, an elegant chandelier, organ pipes and controlled lighting effects. The reception was held in the adjacent Cook Theater where the all-wood space holds considerable presence with a performance stage, wooden walls and ceilings, and chandelier. The venue’s elaborate details and historic architecture reflected the glamorous intent of the style concept.

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A SOPHISTICATED MATCH The upscale, urbane setting of the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel is the perfect match for your special day. Contact one of our Sales & Catering Account Managers, Molly Snyder at 317.814.2511 or McKenzie White at 317.814.2510 or visit renaissanceindianapolis.com.

RENAISSANCE INDIANAPOLIS NORTH HOTEL 11925 N. Meridian St., Carmel, Indiana 46032 t: 317.816.0777 renaissanceindianapolis.com

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A D V E R T I S E R I N D E X / / I ss ue 1 - 2016 10 Salon & Spa..................................................................... 16

Indianapolis Wedding Professionals Network..................... 52

A Classic Party Rental............................................................. 6

Indy Wedding Ideas............................................................... 75

Aisle Ready Events.................................................................. 6

Jophiel.................................................................................... 41

Allen County Fairgrounds...................................................... 45

Lafayette Limo Inc................................................................. 67

American Party Time............................................................. 15

LGi Linens.............................................................................. 64

Andrew Davis Clothiers......................................................... 80

Liby Ball Sewing & Design.................................................... 16

Arthur Murray Dance Centers.............................................. 74

Loft at Walnut Hill Farm, The................................................ 16

Balmoral House..................................................................... 49

M. Elizabeth Hershey Photography........................................ 7

Barn on Boundary, The......................................................... 51

M.H. Pomander’s.................................................................... 8

Barn on Maryland Ridge, The............................................... 50

MarDon Salon....................................................................... 62

Be Married............................................................................. 40

Martin’s Barn on Knob Creek................................................. 8

Bed, Bath & Beyond.............................................................. 36

Meg Rodgers, Harpist........................................................... 37

Black Iris Estate................................................................ 9-13

Midwest Rentals.................................................................... 62

Bridal Spectacular & Beyond............................................... 26

Mike’s Music & Dance Barn................................................. 51

Broadmoor Country Club........................................................ 1

Montgomery Farms........................................................ 15, 51

Brown’s Superior................................................................... 52

Mustard Seed Gardens......................................................... 51

CANAL 337........................................................................ 9-13

Natalie Joy Photography....................................................... 45

Celebrations Banquet & Conference Facility......................... 6

New Harmony Inn Resort & Conference Center................... 54

Classic Cakes Inc......................................... inside back cover

Outpost Catering..................................................................... 49

Coby Palmer Designs............................................................ 49

Perfect Parties Tents & Events............................................. 16

Comfort Suites, South Bend................................................. 26

Photography by Kelly & Justin.............................................. 37

Creekside Retreat................................................................. 52

Pipers Hospitality Group.............................. inside front cover

CS Accoutrements................................................................. 67

Rapp-Owen Granary, The...................................................... 55

D’Amore Events of Indianapolis.......................................... 9-13

Red Geranium Restaurant.................................................... 55

Debonair Weddings.................................................................... 8

Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel................................ 74

Empyrean Events and Catering................................. back cover

Ribeyre Center, The............................................................... 55

Events of Harmony................................................................... 54

Roofless Church, The............................................................ 55

EZTravelPad........................................................................... 62

Ruth’s Chris Steak House..................................................... 48

First Class Catering................................................................. 8

Ruthmere Mansion............................................................... 45

Fountain Square Ballroom.................................................... 63

Sara’s Harmony Way............................................................. 55

Hampton Inn & Suites........................................................... 63

Savoir Faire Events............................................................... 67

Hampton Inn Downtown....................................................... 75

Scottish Rite Events.......................................................... 9-13

Happily Ever After Barn Weddings & Events....................... 50

Social Butterfly Planning....................................................... 75

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites....................................... 15

Sovereign Catering................................................................ 63

Holiday Inn Fort Wayne..........................................................40

Sunny Moon Great DJ Entertainment.................................. 74

Honeymoon Dreams............................................................. 37

Tara Nicole Weddings & Events............................................. 7

Indiana Landmarks Center..................................................... 7

Terry’s Catering..................................................................... 16

Indiana Memorial Union......................................................... 2

Thomas Caterers of Distinction.......................................... 9-13

Indianapolis Artsgarden........................................................ 67

Vintage Oaks Banquet Barn................................................... 51

Indianapolis Bride Expo................................................. 14, 53

Wedding Gypsies................................................................... 62

Indianapolis Public Library, The............................................78

Yellow Tavern......................................................................... 55

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