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the best guide for the midwest bride

BRIGHT BOHEMIAN A COVER SHOOT AT BLISSFUL BARN

RUSTIC MEETS CLASSIC A REAL WEDDING

A STYLE SHOOT THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO PACK YOUR BAGS

TONIGHT + WIN A FREE HONEYMOON

TO MEXICO!

AT ST. JOE FARM

BANQUET HALLS & BALLROOMS

WHY THESE VENUES STAND THE TEST OF TIME

YOUR EASY GUIDE TO

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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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on the cover VENUE

WEDDING GOWN

Blissful Barn Three Oaks, MI blissfulbarn.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

TUXEDO

OMG Photography South Bend, IN omg-photography.com

Louie's Tux Shop South Bend, IN louiestuxshop.com

PLANNING, DESIGN & COORDINATION

HAIR & MAKEUP

Simply Be So Events South Bend, IN simplybesoevents.com

FLORALS

Crystal Springs Florist Benton Harbor, MI crystalspringsflorist.net

MODELS

Lexi & PJ Pollock

STATIONERY & SIGNAGE

Stephenson's Elkhart, IN stephensonsofelkhart.com

Elle Salon Michigan City, IN purelyellesalon.com

Hedgehog Press Fort Wayne, IN thehedgefw.com

FURNITURE & DÉCOR RENTALS

Celery City Trading Company Decatur, MI celerycitytrading.com

NAPKIN RENTALS Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. Mishawaka, IN burnsrentals.com

JEWELRY

Impress Jewelry Creations Granger, IN impressjewelers.com

CAKES & DESSERTS Sweet Melissa Desserts sweetmelissadesserts.com

DREAM CATCHER

The Wandering Feather etsy.com/shop/TheWanderingFeather

DAY-OF CATERING CK Catering Benton Harbor, MI ckcatering.biz

OMG PHOTOGRAPHY // About the Photographer Kaity Fuja is the photographer behind the camera at OMG Photography. By using contemporary portraiture and creative photojournalism, her goal is to document her clients' weddings in a way that will let them forever remember all those little details that made their day so special - the captured moments that will let their children (and their children) see and understand what really happened that day.

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FROM THE EDITOR Welcome to the best guide for the Midwest bride! What defines a Midwest bride? Here’s how we see her -- down to earth, deeply values opinions, feels strongly about family and traditions yet not afraid to deviate slightly from the overdone traditions. The Midwest bride especially is looking to incorporate originality into her wedding. She wants to be impressed and inspired, but then she wants to be told how to accomplish that same vision with less time and less money. Most importantly, she can’t get enough inspiration, which is why we do what we do here at Weddingday! All the best to you in your planning,

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Eric Woolridge - Style Consultant

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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 2017.


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THE WEDDING STORY OF Betsy & Ryan at St. Joe Farm

EASY ESSENTIALS How to Work With a Rental Company for Your Wedding

ROMANCE IN THE AIR An Indian Summer Style Shoot

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THE WEDDING STORY OF Sarah & Jake at Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

FLY AWAY WITH ME A Retro Elopement Style Shoot

ENGAGMENT PHOTOS How to Find the Right Location for Your Session

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VENUES WE LOVE Banquet Halls & Ballrooms

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FEMININE & ROMANTIC A Boudoir Style Shoot

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COVER SHOOT at Blissful Barn

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For 30 years Navarre Hospitality Group has been satisfying brides, over 2,500 of them actually. Our experienced catering team will listen to your needs and help you plan your perfect wedding—whatever style you choose.

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South Bend’s premiere event venue featuring an elegant 1920’s-era ballroom with seating for up to 450 guests. 105 W. Colfax St., downtown South Bend

Elkhart’s crown jewel in the updated, yet historic Lerner Theater with exquisite seating for up to 350 guests.

Historic event destination with rustic barn and indoor/outdoor ceremony sites. Features seating for up to 300 guests.

410 S. Main St., downtown Elkhart

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THE ST. JOSEPH conference center

A modern ballroom and conference center in the brand new Holiday Inn Mishawaka. Seating for up to 400 guests.

An Elkhart tradition for over 40 years. Features three spacious rooms with total seating for up to 450 guests.

1208 E. Douglas Rd., Mishawaka

2041 Cassopolis St., Elkhart

From an elegant ballroom to a rustic barn, we have your perfect venue! Our exquisite food and attentive service will satisfy the most discriminating bride. Our venues and services will exceed your expectations, regardless

of budget or size. Contact Navarre Catering & Events today for an appointment to begin planning your perfect day. sales@navarrecatering.com

This recently remodeled venue allows for great views of downtown South Bend. Seating for up to 250 guests

Adjacent to The Exchange Whiskey Bar in the historic Citizen’s Bank and Trust building with seating for up to 175 guests.

111 Woodward Ct., JMS Building downtown South Bend

112 W. Jefferson st., downtown South Bend

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FEATURED WEDDING

BETSY & RYAN WILKINSON

Betsy and Ryan Wilkinson met on OkCupid.com©. After chatting for a month, the two decided to meet in person, and it was evident at first sight that they shared something very special. The couple frequently took walks on Notre Dame’s campus, but what started as a typical scenic walk, ended with the surprise of Betsy’s life. As they made their way from the Grotto to the lake one memorable summer evening, Ryan proposed! While they had dated only six months, they planned on an engagement of a little over a year–enough time to plan the wedding of their dreams!

October 22, 2016 GRANGER, INDIANA PHOTOGRAPHED BY GARY RIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY 10

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a rustic twist to a classic wedding

A REAL WEDDING AT ST. JOE FARM

THE PLANNING Once planning began, the couple focused on big items such as the ceremony and reception locations. The next items they checked off included searching for the wedding dress and settling on the overall look and colors. Although many pieces needed to come together, Betsy knew one thing–she wanted a wedding that would be both rustic and classic. To help keep them organized throughout the daunting process, they turned to event planner and florist, Jim Brubaker of Jim Brubaker Designs, Inc. Armed with twelve of his talented staff (yes, we said twelve!), Jim planned and created the captivating event.

GARY RIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY

SEASON // FALL STYLE // CLASSIC, RUSTIC FLOWERS // ROSES, HYDRANGEAS, PROTEAS COLORS //

navy

silver

yellow

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THE DRESS Sometimes good things do take a little longer to find. “It took me at least three to four months to find my wedding dress, and the search was worth it!” Betsy says. “I knew from the beginning that I wanted an A-line gown in ivory and lace and I wanted modesty.” Although she tried out other styles to ensure she was on the right track, her final pick was the perfect combination of lace and sparkle. Betsy and her mother were able to find her beloved David Tutera gown at Simply Yours Bridal and Formalwear located in Granger, IN. “The gown is also called Anita Marie, which was my late grandmother’s name,” Betsy says. “Once that was discovered, it made the dress so much more meaningful knowing that part of her was there with me in my wedding planning process.”

RIDING IN STYLE Ryan’s father, Jay Wilkinson, was able to secure quite the ride for the couple on the their big day! Their transportation was a shiny and beautiful 1953 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith from Antique Limousine of Indianapolis.

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A RUSTIC TWIST TO A CLASSIC WEDDING // Featured Wedding

THE VENUE Deciding on Trinity Evangelical Free church for the ceremony was an easy decision since Betsy’s family used to attend church there. The fact it had a beautiful sanctuary as well, was an added benefit. It was Ryan’s father and grandmother who mentioned St. Joe Farm to the couple as something to consider. Desiring a timeless fall wedding, they fell in love with the idea of a barn reception. They found that St. Joe Farms' old wood floors, vaulted ceiling and expansive space paired the rustic and classic ever so perfectly.

GARY RIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY

THE FLORAL Betsy requested bright fall flowers for the bridesmaids’ bouquets and something beautifully simple for her own. Jim created a hand-gathered bouquet using assorted ivory roses for Betsy and bouquets featuring a mix of fall flowers with roses, hydrangea and foliage for her attendants. The breathtaking presence of florals was unquestionable. Fifteen varieties of roses were featured in shades of ivory, soft peach, pinks, greens and oranges. Antique cabbage roses, Protea, pin cushions, white snaps, Hydrangeas in soft greens and ivory, purple thistle, magnolia foliage, pine cone ginger, green and white pumpkins, small gourds, flowering kale and cabbages rounded out the rest of the impressive list.

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FEATURED WEDDING

WHAT WE

love

For any couple, finally seeing your special day come to life should be nothing short of a dream. We love how Betsy and Ryan were thrilled with the results of their planning. “What I believe has been remembered about our wedding is how personal our ceremony was and how much it showed our love for each other, for others and for God. For our reception, it was like a fairytale and I believe everyone will remember how magical the setting was,” Betsy says.

GARY RIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY

THE DÉCOR Betsy decided on a mixed metal design to complement the silver and navy blue color combo she has always loved. From the large, eye-catching crystal chandeliers to the glowing candelabras, touches of silver and gold were used throughout the space. Burns Rent-Alls of Mishawaka provided elegant, linencovered round tables, gold-rimmed glasses, chargers and stunning silver and gold flatware. Long harvest tables draped with lace runners added visual interest and featured abundant garlands of floral. The combination of these gorgeous details brought a classy air to the rustic setting. Since real candles were not allowed in the historic barn, hundreds of batteryoperated candles were used to create the same ambiance. Floral-topped posts, ornamental grasses and ivory pumpkins added softness and dimension.

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ABOUT ST. JOE FARM This privately owned 1,400-acre farm was founded in 1867 by Father Edward Sorin (University of Notre Dame founder) who identified the property as a new farming location for a campus that was experiencing accelerated growth. Brothers and Sisters of Holy Cross made their way to the newly acquired farm and began the process of raising food sources in order to feed students and members of the university. Featuring an impressive twenty-nine buildings, equestrian center, barn loft apartments and the beautifully restored St. Joe Barn, new owners Cathy and Paul Blum continue to welcome guests to its historic grounds, lovely settings, rich pastures and even richer history.

wedding team CEREMONY LOCATION Trinity Evangelical Free Church South Bend, IN

WEDDING GOWN Simply Yours Bridal and Formalwear

CAKE C'est La Vie Cakes

BRIDESMAIDS' GOWNS David's Bridal

STATIONERY The Crockery

HAIR & MAKEUP The Beehive South Bend

CEREMONY MUSICIAN Trevor Nicholas

NAIL SALON PT Nails

CEREMONY SINGER Krista Bladel

PHOTOGRAPHY Gary Riggs Photography

TUXEDOS The Trunk Club

VIDEOGRAPHY Andy Productions

RINGS Images Jewelers

RECEPTION DJ ProShow Professional DJ Service & Specialty Rentals

CATERING Café Navarre, Navarre Hospitality Group

BRIDE'S SHOES Macy's

RECEPTION VENUE St. Joe Farm Granger, IN FLORALS, PLANNING & COORDINATION Jim Brubaker Designs, Inc.

RENTALS/LINENS Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. HONEYMOON Cayo Espanto - A Private Island San Pedro, Belize

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Ivan & Louise, VENUE: Mustard Seed Gardens, COORDINATION: Boldly Chic Events, RENTALS: A Classic Party Rental & Violet Vintage, FLORALS: Meg Catherine Flowers

Easy Essentials

HOW TO WORK WITH A RENTAL COMPANY FOR YOUR WEDDING

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any brides out there would agree that some aspects of wedding planning can be confusing, especially when it comes to rentals. Figuring out what to rent and who to rent with can be a challenge. The good news is, getting everything you need for your big day doesn’t have to be difficult! Rental companies are easy to work with and can provide you with many items you may want or need. Nearly every bride will find herself having to rent something for her wedding. From the chairs, tables and tents to details like napkins and flatware, it can be daunting to figure out how to handle your rentals but, we assure you, the process can be painless. Armed with a little prioritization, research and organization, a soon-to-be bride will be on her way to a stress-free rental experience.

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Know Your Needs

Before renting anything, there are some essential questions every bride should ask herself. To start things off right, you’ll want to know what items are already being provided by your venue or caterer prior to putting money down on rentals. These vendors may already have what you need so book them first in order to take advantage of this. Molly Davidson from Burns Rent-Alls advises that you, “Allow yourself plenty of time to meet with your Event Specialist on several occasions, choose an inspiration and begin booking rental items, coordinating what items other vendors such as DJs and caterers will need. Planning your wedding can be stressful but starting early ensures that you can have fun and enjoy the process!” Before making a list of rental items ask yourself some of these questions: What type and how many chairs do I need? What type and number of tables do I need? Does my venue already provide furniture or other items I may need? What type and color of linens, flatware, etc. do I want? What is my budget for rentals? Do I need my rentals delivered? Who will return my rentals?

Know Your Rental Company

Deciding which company to go with can be tough, depending on what you're renting and how many guests you are accommodating. You will want to ask the questions below to ensure that you are renting from a company that’s right for your needs. Each company’s rental items and prices will vary. Gina Glas of A Classic Party Rental says, “Our chairs range from $1 to $9 and our linen starts at around $7 to $30 so there is something for everyone. We recommend choosing what is most important to you first.” Letting your rental company know your wish list is essential. They may be able to suggest which items to spend more money on or be able to recommend items that fit your budget and still fulfill your needs. Here are some imperative questions to ask any company you want to rent from: How many people can you provide tables and chairs for? When do I need to have the rentals paid for? How far in advance should I book my rentals? Will you deliver and what are your charges for that service? Will you set up my rentals and what are your charges for that service? Can I change my order after it has been placed? Do you offer an equipment protection plan in case of damage or loss? Is there a cancellation fee?

The Contract

Understanding what to expect from a rental company is smart. Each contract will be different but most share a few basic agreements every bride will want to know. “Make sure you have reviewed your contract with your caterer and venue to ensure you have rented everything you will need,” suggests Gina. “The rental process is a team effort!” Keep in mind that rental companies are here to help you. Contracts aren’t made to bind you into things you do not want but to ensure that you get everything you need on your special day. Here is an easy guide to the contract process: I: The contract will usually require you put down a deposit. This will typically range from 25% to 30% and be non-refundable. In light of this, make sure you do your research and feel confident about the company before you put the deposit down. Most companies will want this deposit at least six months before the event in order to have reserves on every item you need.

II: Rental companies may have an option to add insurance to your plan. It may be a savvy idea to go ahead and add this on, as you never know what can get broken or lost. There is no need to add worry to your wedding day! It is easier to pay an insurance fee rather than pay a large and unexpected out-of-pocket expense later. III: Most companies will allow you to change the numbers of items you’ve reserved but, when it comes to adding extra rentals, they will require a good amount of notice (a few weeks). In terms of the amount of rentals, it is better to start by giving the highest number of guests you expect, because it is easier to take off rental items than to add them. That way, if anyone decides to show up last minute, you are covered! IV: It is important to know whether or not you need delivery and/ or pickup services, as rental companies may have fees for these services. Also, some companies may set up and tear down items like tents, tables, etc. as part of your rental cost, while others charge for these services. Setups and teardowns are not included in delivery fees, so make sure you state whether or not these are needed. Another important note is that some companies will deliver to the nearest points that they can get to for your event, meaning they will deliver to the point that their vehicles can reach. Molly says, “Burns recommends that brides have a venue or location decided, specifications of items they will need and times that we will have access to the venue or location, in order to deliver and setup items as well as take down after the wedding.” It is always good to organize the details of delivery prior to your wedding day. That way, there are fewer stresses! V: Pay attention to when your rentals need to be returned and how you are going to return them. Rental companies may charge you for not returning the rentals on time or returning them uncleaned. For instance, linens and flatware may have to be returned without food on them. It is the job of a rental company to ensure that you have everything you need for your wedding day. They are a one-stop shop for many essentials that you can’t do without! Know your needs and convey them to your rental company. For celebrations large and small, rental companies can provide everything that you need and desire.

8 RENTAL COMPANIES TO WORK WITH A Classic Party Rental Indianapolis, IN 317.251.7368 aclassicpartyrental.com

Burns Rent-Alls Mishawaka, IN 574.259.2833 burnsrentals.com

A Party Apart Fort Wayne, IN 260.969.0999 • apartyapart.com

Michiana Rental Niles, MI 269.687.1700 • mtrental.com

Aay's Rent-All Mishawaka, IN 574.256.1110 • aaysrental.com

Midwest Rentals Lafayette, IN 765.423.5543 midwestrentalsinc.com

American Tool and Party Rental Kokomo, IN 765.453.6020 americantoolandpartyrental.com

The Rental Company Holland, MI 616.396.7300 • wmrentalco.com


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It’s Your Day. Make it Perfect! Let the Holiday Inn at IPFW make your wedding day the most beautiful and unforgettable day of your life.

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Bridal Superstore by Posie Patch

The BEST in Bridal Be Beautiful Family-owned and -operated for 35 years, we know how to make a bride feel special. Make an appointment and find the largest bridal selection in Indiana and skilled consultants to help you find your perfect gown.

Full service catering for the greater Grand Rapids & Lakeshore areas

616-558-6518 or 231-798-4591

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STYLE SHOOT

Romance In the Air VENUE: TRADERS POINT CREAMERY PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTA HITCHCOCK PHOTOGRAPHY PLANNING: PLUM & POPPY WEDDINGS FLORAL & STYLING: ISIBEAL STUDIO WEDDING DRESS: LUXEREDUX BRIDAL BRIDESMAIDS' GOWNS: BELLA BRIDESMAIDS HAIR & MAKEUP: SOMETHING BLUE STYLISTS JEWELRY: SALAME JEWELRY DESIGNS INVITATIONS: JUPITER AND JUNO CAKE: CAKE BAKE SHOP RENTALS/LINENS: VIOLET VINTAGE MODELS: SHANTAY CHANDLER & KATIE KRAUTER

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AN INDIAN SUMMER STYLE SHOOT


CHRISTA HITCHCOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

Inspired by the loveliness of an Indian Summer–those late fall days when memories of warmer times still linger and cooler evenings are felt–Christa of Christa Hitchcock Photography found herself drawn to the idea of a stylized wedding complete with seasonal hues and flowing, feminine textures. She wanted the mood to be warm and ethereal with a touch of whimsy and grace. New to the Indianapolis area, she turned to Sarah Agee of Plum & Poppy Weddings who connected her with additional community vendors. The beautiful grounds of Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville, Indiana provided the perfect complement to the organic nature of the shoot. Antique nesting tables and touches of natural materials like wood, marble, gold and glass paired beautifully with the earthy, outdoor space–the gold accents being reminiscent of a golden sunset on a fall horizon. Autumn Keller of Isibeal Studio captured the romantic mood with two different bouquets, lush greens and vibrant blooms draped gently across the tables. The warm palette was a nod to the changing season while deeper hues added a richness to the overall peach and blush theme, reflected in the stunning florals and gowns.

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FEATURED WEDDING

SARAH & JAKE AGEE

When a wedding planner bride plans her own wedding, you can bet the details will be nothing short of exquisite. Sarah and Jake met online and their journey as an engaged couple began on one very special trip to Keystone, Colorado. After sharing dinner and dessert by fire at a beautiful ranch they were staying at, Jake proposed to Sarah on one knee, beneath the stars. As a professional wedding planner and owner of Plum & Poppy Weddings, an Indianapolis based wedding design, planning and coordination company, Sarah’s schedule was understandably packed, leaving her with a single open weekend and just enough time afterward for a honeymoon. Armed with her precious date in mind, the search for Michigan-based destination wedding venues began.

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an impeccably planned day A WEDDING PLANNER BRIDE'S REAL WEDDING

THE PLANNING Like many brides, Sarah had a few initial ideas that soon evolved as planning took shape. Her unique expertise, however, allowed her to use many of her own original visions not found on sites such as Pinterest. The same tools she uses for her clients, as well as the vendor relationships she had formed over the years, were also very helpful in her planning process. A bonus was she could easily select from the list of vendors she loved!

CONFORTI PHOTOGRAPHY

SEASON // SUMMER STYLE // ROMANTIC, TIMELESS FLOWERS // PEONIES, ROSES, RANUNCULUS COLORS //

coral

gold

blush

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THE DRESS Sarah’s sights were initially set on a Hayley Paige gown. However, she realized the beloved designer she adored on other brides was slightly edgier than what she envisioned for herself. She instead fell in love with an Amsale Dress from Marie Gabriel Couture in Indianapolis. “Amsale is timeless elegance and just my style!” she says. “It was the perfect fit!”

THE FLORAL Sarah planned a design centered around the floral, with the only color element being the flowers. “I wanted everything else to be gold and ivory to make a timeless and elegant palette for the flowers to be shown on,” Sarah says. Accent Floral Design LLC designed the lush bouquets and sweet floral accents using Juliet Garden Roses, ranunculus, hops and Blushing Bride Protea. Coral Charm Peonies, the bride’s favorite flower, were also infused throughout. “Even though they are out of season, my fantastic florist was able to make it happen,” Sarah says.

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THE VENUE After a challenging first two weeks spent trying to find the perfect spot (while holding back some worried tears!), Sarah found Chippewa Hotel Waterfront. Knowing all too well the importance of having a backup plan, she loved that the venue would be perfect, rain or shine, its beautiful, blank canvas feel and breathtaking views.

THE DÉCOR Everything included in Sarah and Jake’s big day was a reflection of their personal taste. From the Violet Vintage candlesticks and flatware adorning the tables to the beautiful, textured linens, provided by LGi Linens, no detail was left behind. The tablescapes impressed further with sparkling glass chargers, faceted, goldcoated glasses, glowing votives, fresh fruit, drapings of florals and simply gorgeous centerpieces. Each guest was also greeted with a custom, laser-cut place card from Just Invite Me. “I am a classically trained chef, so the food and drinks were very important to me,” Sarah says. “But since I’ve owned a wedding planning business for the last five years, the way it was presented and the attention to detail was incredibly important to me as well! I wanted to ensure every detail was special, down to the gold flatware and local favors.” Another item close to Sarah’s heart were the couple’s chairs, provided by A Classic Party Rental out of Indianapolis, IN. The small, added detail of the interwoven fabric was her own creation, even though she shies away from most D.I.Y. projects (preferring to leave those to professionals)!

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AN IMPECCABLY PLANNED DAY // Featured Wedding

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With her own wedding planning behind her, Sarah can now appreciate the role she has served for many of her brides over the years. For her own support, she turned to Beth McHugh at Plum & Poppy Weddings to help her with her special day. “I am a wedding planner and I had a coordinator as well,” Sarah says. “I think everyone deserves to have someone coordinate their day so they can relax with family & friends!”

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RENTALS/LINENS LGi Linens

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RINGS Moyer Fine Jewelers

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9 TO 12 MONTHS BEFORE Discuss and determine a budget with your groom Document budget in WeddingDay’s budget checklist

2 TO 4 MONTHS BEFORE Book your makeup artist and hair salon for bridal party and yourself

Gather “ideal” guest list from groom, groom’s family and your family

Choose a hairstyle and book a consultation and trial run appointment

Narrow down the guest list as needed to determine venue size and cost estimate

Pick a bakery, attend a cake tasting or two, and order your cake

Choose a date and reserve a venue Select a ceremony site and an officiant Choose the members of your wedding party Hire a wedding planner or wedding coordinator if desired Create an email folder for wedding-related correspondence, a Pinterest board for inspiration, and an actual folder for receipts and vendor contracts Book your main vendors (florist, photographer and DJ/band, etc.) Have an engagement party to celebrate with friends and family

Buy wedding favors for guests and gifts for wedding party Organize your information to obtain marriage license Purchase your wedding bands Order tuxes for groom and groomsmen/ushers Mail invitations!

6-8 WEEKS BEFORE Send invites for rehearsal dinner to family, wedding party and select guests Attend food tasting with caterer or venue and finalize menu

6 TO 9 MONTHS BEFORE Go wedding dress shopping for your dream dress and order immediately Hire a catering company if the venue does not cater in-house

Meet with florist to finalize flowers Begin beauty treatments (teeth whitening, facials, etc.) Send DJ and photographer list of songs and list of musthave photos

Shop for bridesmaids’ dresses with the bridal party Design your wedding website with pertinent information

2-6 WEEKS BEFORE

Decide on a honeymoon destination and renew passport

Color and trim your hair

Book your wedding day transportation (limo, bus, carriage, etc)

Have a trial run of your formal hair and makeup

Create gift registry

Schedule meeting with all vendors to plan and finalize details Create seating chart and wedding-weekend itinerary

4 TO 6 MONTHS BEFORE

Print guest name cards, programs, menus and extra stationery

Finalize guest list using WeddingDay’s guest list checklist

Have your final dress fitting

Gather postal addresses of invited guests

Write down your vows and reception speech

Design, print and send save-the-date announcements

Send finalized guest counts with menu choices to caterer

Shop for and rent necessary rental items such as decor, chairs, tables, etc.

1 WEEK BEFORE

Purchase wedding invitations or hire designer to create invites

Re-confirm all plans and times with vendors and wedding party

Start planning your ceremony with music selection and readings

Create an envelope tipping system for vendors

Meet with your officiant regarding ceremony and required premarital counseling

Inform wedding party of any required duties

Finalize honeymoon travel plans

Pack for the honeymoon

Implement workout regiments and diet, if desired

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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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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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Can you imagine? A young couple jumps town in a small plane to wed each other secretly. The woman glows at the thought of jetting off to marry the man of her dreams. The breeze rustles across the tarmac (and the groom’s great 1960’s-esque hair) as they walk hand in hand, warmed by the setting sun and silhouetted by their gorgeous getaway plane. Sounds quite perfect, if you ask us! For Jillian Keller of Frame Worthy Events, this is the story she envisioned and brought to life. Jillian, along with her team of talented vendors, aimed to capture the intimate,“oh my gosh, I can’t believe we just did this!” vibe without sacrificing the airy feel the unique venue provided. They achieved this with a warm, fall palette of red, navy and mustard yellow coupled with a retro flare. The bride’s beehive-styled hair, birdcage veil and the old suitcases were a nod to the retro while the warm palette was echoed in the florals and beautiful, Parisian-inspired picnic foods. The high-low, tea length bridal gown makes perfect sense for a jet-setting bride, and we love how this bold fashion choice works for today’s bride and allows her to show off her stunning shoes! What more could a girl ask for?

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FINDING THE RIGHT LOCATION FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION Engagement sessions can be so much fun, but half the job is just figuring out where to shoot. As a wedding photographer, nearly every engaged couple asks me for my suggestions on where to photograph their engagement session.

The first thing I ask my couples when they’re struggling with a location is if there’s a place that holds a special connection to their relationship. Where did you go on your first date? Where was your first kiss? Where did you meet? Your engagement photos tell the story of how you two came to be in the first place, so going back to the beginning and revisiting those special moments can be a beautiful addition. If none of those questions surface a place you want to photograph at, then think about what you enjoy doing in your spare time together. Do you go for long car rides? Slow dance in the kitchen? Read books together? Determine those things and then recreate them in part of your engagement photos. The second thing you need to do is determine your couple style. Finding your couple style will help to add more dimension in your photographs. It’ll help you know what additional environment to look for and it will also give you an idea on what to wear.

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Are you... CITY LOVERS Act like tourists and see the sights of your own city or visit a city you’ve always wanted to see together. In the Midwest, Chicago has numerous locations for you to utilize in your engagement photos! Use beautiful skylines as backdrops, visit fun attractions like Navy Pier and the Bean, or see the city from above by climbing to the top roof of a parking garage or visiting the Sears Tower.

ADVENTURE SEEKERS Figure out your scale of adventure (from amusement parks to sky-diving) and then look at your options. Depending on what season it is, your choices may be limited but there’s always something. If it’s winter, consider going snowboarding. Is it summer? Go for a hot air balloon ride!

HAPPY HIPSTERS Think about visiting a camping ground and setting up camp. Build a bonfire, cozy up, and enjoy hot chocolate together. Do either of you play a portable musical instrument? Incorporate that into the shoot as well!

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CLASSIC ROMANTICS Enjoy a walk on the beach, go for a swim, or relax together in a canoe. You can also visit nearby botanical gardens. Greenhouse engagement photos are romantic and provide gorgeous backgrounds! If you want to be extra romantic, you can put together a candlelit dinner and string up Christmas lights on your patio.

AN EDGY COUPLE Do you bike together? Use your motorcycle as a prop. Use graffiti walls as backdrops, visit abandoned buildings (with care), or hit up a local burger restaurant and enjoy some food.

Another option for your engagement photos is to look at places on your bucket list. If it’s within your budget, take a trip and find a photographer in the area who can take some photos for you! They’ll know the area and can suggest places you may not know about. If you’re on a budget that doesn’t allow for additional expenses, you can still make things fun! Make a picnic lunch and eat it in your backyard. If you have pets then add them into the shoot for more personality (after all, they’re a part of your story, too!). The key is to find something that showcases your personality and shares a part of your love story. Remember, your engagement photos don’t have to be like everyone else’s because your story isn’t the same as anyone else’s. Allow yourself to think outside the box and create an engagement shoot that reflects you. That mindset will leave you with photos and memories to last a lifetime.

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Banquet Halls & Ballrooms

WHY THESE CLASSIC VENUES ARE A BRIDE’S BEST FRIEND

"WE ALLOW COUPLES TO ADD THEIR OWN DÉCOR TO OUR VENUE TO PERSONALIZE THEIR DAY AND PUT THEIR STAMP ON THE VENUE!” - Natalie Finnegan, Wedding Coordinator/Manager of The Allure

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CENTURY CENTER Katie Whitcomb Photographers

It’s going to be your perfect day. Just perfect! And beautiful! And fun! And don’t forget the weather–that will need to be gorgeous, too! There’s no doubt these are just some of the expectations swirling through the minds of brides when facing the wedding planning process head-on. So, where in the world do you begin? For many, choosing the perfect space to house all the day’s love and happiness, food and drinks, family and friends, and–of course–dancing the night away, is the first step. After all, it’s that very place that will be featured in many of your photos, wowing your guests, setting the tone for the day’s festivities and, ultimately, providing the services you are seeking and paying for!

When it comes to choosing the right venue, some couples have their hearts set on a space that will allow their personalities to shine. Some want what’s classic and traditional. The D.I.Y.-ers out there love the idea of doing everything themselves and, for others, an allinclusive venue is the way to go. While one bride dreams of a grand space, another craves a cozier setting. The reasons behind choosing a venue are clearly countless and with so many venue options out there, it’s important to know what it is you are getting before making that all-important decision. To help, we are zeroing in on the reasons why banquet halls and ballrooms continue to check the boxes on many brides’ lists. While they are a classic type of venue, they continue to attract many types of brides. Read on to learn more about their appeal and how they continue to stand the test of time.

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Full-service and allinclusive wedding packages EVENT CENTER ENCE & SPECIAL ER NF CO E PI ES THE GILL

extra fees may or may not be included, so make sure you comb through the details carefully. Whether you are someone who knows, hands down, you want your venue to take care of everything (think linens, tables, chairs, napkins, projectors, lighting, gourmet catering and more!) or you are unsure, it might be nice to know you have options with this category of venues! Also, if you would like certain offerings like linens and chair coverings, but you prefer to use your own cake vendor, many venues will work with you by offering customizable options.

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Typically, “all-inclusive” includes all the vendors, coordination and professional staff it takes to plan the entire scope of a wedding. At some venues, it may go so far as to include everything except the bride and groom! It is worth going through the details with a member of the sales team to ensure you are clear on everything this entails. It is up to you to decide if you will be satisfied with the end results. For example, are you getting the best deal with the options included or it better to go with individual vendors? Are you saving just time, money, or both? Take note that

Outdoor can be an option Do you dream of a lush garden setting or an outdoor ceremony, but fear what Mother Nature might decide to do on your big day? A banquet hall or ballroom with an outdoor space might be just the venue you need. The space might be available for a ceremony, extra seating, mingling, cocktail festivities or all of the above. Check with your venue to see what they offer and find out what their rain plan is, if they do allow for something significant like a ceremony or cocktail hour. For those who prefer variation in their wedding day scenery, moving from a ballroom to a rotunda to a courtyard can add interest, different places for guests to mingle, mini vignettes for photography or a place to escape with the groom for a moment of fresh air!

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Variety Let’s face it, no two banquet halls or ballrooms are exactly alike. The best part about this category is the variety of venues available. Each has its own characteristics that makes them unique and sets them apart. If you dream of a historic, vintage space, you can find an established venue with tons of character that matches your tastes. If a modern space is what you desire, a sleeker building with clean lines might be just the inspiration you need to plan the rest of your dream wedding. Look at online galleries to get a sense of the banquet hall or ballroom space or visit in person, if you can, to get a first-hand look at the details and sense of atmosphere.

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BANQUET HALLS & BALLROOMS // Venues We Love

Size can vary Whether it is an intimate gathering or a large celebration, most banquet hall and ballroom venues have the ability to not only house various sizes of events, but customize their packages accordingly. Ballrooms can be transformed to fit a certain theme or style and larger rooms within banquet halls can be closed off to create a more intimate setting. The versatility involved is also important as RSVPs change last minute. A large venue with flexibility can more easily add a table of ten with matching linens and chairs!

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Meeting your needs These venues are dedicated to making your dream wedding come to life, whether it be the perfect color of linen, location of dance floor, right style of chairs or adding specialty glassware. Banquet halls and ballrooms are designed to accommodate. They provide classic and timeless atmospheres that simply ooze the feeling of a special celebration! Whether your look is fancy and glamorous or simple and timeless, the onsite coordinators and venue staff will guide you in deciding on all the pretty details!

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BANQUET HALLS & BALLROOMS // Venues We Love

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Banquet halls and ballrooms exist to suit the needs and tastes of many different people. It’s no wonder that they are designed the way they are, allowing a couple to really incorporate their own tastes in terms of color palette, floral, table arrangement, lighting and more. While some do have a distinct décor and style, others can have a more neutral, but still beautiful space to play with. It’s amazing how the space can look one way for one wedding and then be completely revamped for another wedding the very next night. Some may even have various rooms to choose from with entirely different looks. The bottom line is, if the building itself isn’t exactly unique, you can still achieve that distinct look, feel and style you want in the venue space. Maybe ask to review photos of all the different weddings that have taken place there, to help you visualize the design you are going for.

Decorating is a breeze The options for décor can vary from one venue to the next, but often a bride can choose from the venue’s offerings, whether it be linens, napkins, flatware, candles, etc. while adding her own touch with centerpieces and floral, leaving fewer details to worry about. Dependent on the size of the venue, some may have exclusive providers of both floral and décor so, again, it is up to you to review the details and decide which venue meets your needs. An added convenience is that setup and teardown is also often included, leaving more time to relax and soak in what really matters both before and after the big day! If a bride is adding personalized decorations or has her own appointed florist, a decorating time is typically allotted the morning of.

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Considering all the countless hours involved in planning a wedding, large or small, keep in mind that wedding planners and coordinators are a major help in the planning process. What’s great about these professionals is it is their job to know what you want for your big day and then make it happen! Armed with tips, timelines and emergency items in tote, they thrive on efficiency and covering every single detail. Especially if you are someone with a busy life as it is, they can come to the rescue with their know-how, experience and professionalism. What’s great about an in-house planner or coordinator is that they are well connected with vendors who are affiliated with the venue and have planned and executed many events in the space before. Their familiarity will be priceless and it is likely they have the best advice in terms of what will work best in that space. Check with the venue to see how often you will meet with the planner and the extent to which they are involved.


9 Ballrooms & Banquet Halls to Host Your Reception THE ALLURE Housed in a building constructed in 1920, The Allure has ballrooms and lounges available for any event. They can host anywhere from 35-320 guests. They also have a private bridal suite and a balcony. 301 B. St., La Porte, IN 46350 219.369.6456 • allureone.com BLUE CHIP CASINO, HOTEL & SPA Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa is located in captivating Michigan City. Blue Chip offers customizable wedding packages, which can include spa services and luxurious hotel rooms. Their wedding planner can help organize every detail from the bridal shower to the reception dinner. With the ability to accommodate weddings of every size, Blue Chip is ready to make every bride's wishes a reality. 777 Blue Chip Dr., Michigan City, IN 46360 219.879.7711 • www.bluechipcasino.com CENTURY CENTER Located on the Saint Joseph River, The Century Center is equipped with two ballrooms, a hall and Island Park. They feature floor-to-ceiling windows in some event spaces, as well as a room that can be split into two spaces. 120 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., South Bend, IN 46601 574.235.9711 • centurycenter.org THE GILLESPIE CONFERENCE & SPECIAL EVENT CENTER The Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center can handle any event, offering a ballroom, garden and patio. This venue offers unique spaces with personalized service for each wedding. 53995 S.R. 933 South Bend, IN 46637 574.232.7700 gillespieconferencecenter.com

PALAIS ROYALE The Palais Royale is the perfect location for a bride that wants to have her reception amongst the charming downtown buzz of South Bend. A 30-foot high decorative ceiling adorns the ballroom for a glamorous setting and the venue promises to host only one event at a time. 105 W. Colfax Ave., South Bend, IN 46601 574.235.5612 • palaisroyale.org THE RIVERSIDE TERRACE Offering the services of catering and planning, Riverside Terrace is the perfect venue for an all-inclusive occasion. With rooms that can hold up to 900 guests, this center is ideal for large guest-lists. 426 Lincolnway E., Mishawaka, IN 46544 574.256.2271 • theriversideterrace.com WATERFORD ESTATES LODGE The Waterford Estates Lodge is a dignified event space with a 200-room hotel. The ballroom holds between 100-400 guests and wedding packages include floor-length linens, bar service, buffet and more. 52890 S.R. 933 N., South Bend, IN 46637 574.272.5220 • waterfordestateslodge.com WINDSOR PARK CONFERENCE CENTER Open since 1996, Windsor Park is well experienced in hosting events. The center is completed with gorgeous, teeming fountains out front and an experienced staff to give their best to every client. 4020 Edison Lakes Pkwy., Mishawaka, IN 46545 574.271.8060 • windsorparkevents.com SHADOWLAND BALLROOM Shadowland is located right off Lake Michigan. Its herringbone wood floors create a dazzling space that is equipped with AV equipment. A pavilion located on the dunes provides an extra romantic atmosphere. 333 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI 49085 269.982.8500 shadowlandonsilverbeach.com

HOTEL VENUES: THE CONVENIENCE OF ACCOMMODATIONS In the world of banquet hall and ballroom venues, hotels should not be overlooked as a wedding venue choice. Many provide the upscale services and beautiful spaces perfect for your special day! For instance, do you ever wish you could just hop into bed after a wedding or big event? With these venues you can sometimes do just that! Banquet halls or ballrooms affiliated with hotels often offer room blocks, making the celebration that much more convenient and easy for the bride, groom and their guests. If you do book rooms, don’t be afraid to ask for discounts as well. Depending on the size and capabilities of the hotel, most have expert catering services available to meet your event needs. Another benefit is the ability to have your rehearsal dinner on-site. With valet parking, in-house wedding coordinators and many other accommodations, hotels hit the mark when it comes to easy planning. We will toast to that!

COMFORT SUITES, SOUTH BEND 52939 U.S. 933 N., South Bend, IN 46637 574.272.1500 choicehotels.com/indiana/southbend/comfort-suites-hotels/in244 DOUBLETREE BY HILTON, SOUTH BEND 123 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601 • 574.234.2000 southbend.doubletree.com HILTON GARDEN INN, BENTON HARBOR 1300 Cinema Way, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 • 269.926.5000 hiltonbentonharbor.com COURTYARD MARRIOTT, GRAND RAPIDS 11 Monroe Ave. N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503 • 616.242.6000 www.marriott.com/grrdt HOLIDAY INN IPFW, FORT WAYNE 4111 Paul Shaffer Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46825 • 260.482.3800 fortwayneholidayinn.com

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Your happily ever after begins in the Garden!

Windsor Park Conference Center 4020 Edison Lake Pkwy Mishawaka, IN 46565

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P: 574-264-3112 E: westviewflorist@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram: @westviewflorist

Custom catering and events at the University of Notre Dame catering.nd.edu . 574.631.7859 nduniversitycatering Images courtesy of OMG Photography

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A Feminine, Romantic Boudoir Style Shoot Many photographers today are embracing the trend of boudoir photography. While finding the right dress is understandably forefront in the minds of brides, they now have boudoir photography to help them with the art of, well, undressing. We love that this sensual side of the bride is being photographed in the most unique and stunning ways, and captures a special time in her life that can be gifted to her oh-so-lucky groom! Shelby Ferguson of The Day’s Design and Ashley of Ashley Slater Photography teamed up to reveal this sensual, yet soft side of the bride. “Ashley Slater came up with the concept,” Shelby says. “She wanted a really romantic and feminine shoot that showcased the sensual side of being a woman with bridal boudoir. But we wanted to emphasize that boudoir isn’t a raunchy and distasteful idea, but instead it’s really delicate and romantic.”

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PHOTOGRAPHY: ASHLEY SLATER PHOTOGRAPHY PLANNING & FLORAL: THE DAY’S DESIGN VENUE: PARK TRADES CENTER HAIR: GLAM BY SARAH CALLIGRAPHY: WILDFIELD PAPER CO. JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES: SPRING SWEET


Their vision led them to the Park Trades Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The space offered beautiful windows, great lighting and the blank canvas they sought. “It felt very industrial but timeless and it contrasted just the right amount with our really soft and romantic idea,” Shelby says. Decorating the space with just the right elements helped the pair create the perfect space. “Ashley commissioned a beautiful hand-painted blue backdrop which would serve as the main color,” Shelby says. “She also brought along the settee which needed to feel anchored in the space, so we added the ferns. And then candles were added for romance along with a few other props for styling, such as mirrors and ribbon–all items that one might expect for find in a proper lady’s vanity.” The deconstructed settee also helped to shape the overall feel. Shelby says, “We wanted it to seem as though it had been sitting in the abandoned building for years and plants had just grown into the space.” Soft blooms and bouquets were added as well. Shelby used hellebores, stock and humble carnation blooms and added in a few ferns to tie in the greenery from the settee. The relaxed palette, blue backdrop and the models’ neutral looks allowed them to stay very soft and romantic. “Each of our models were asked to bring a bra and panty set or something similar that was pale or neutral colored,” Shelby says. “We wanted them to be in something that they felt confident in. From there, Spring Sweet loaned us some accessories, veils, robes, etc. that we layered with what the girls had chose to wear.” Sarah Boucher of Glam by Sarah created loose curls and topped off the neutral makeup with long lashes to complete the romantic, feminine look.

ASHLEY SLATER PHOTOGRAPHY

What’s more romantic than good old-fashioned poetry? We love the unique way this team incorporated romantic sayings into their design (we envision the same could be done based on a love letter, beloved card or sentimental piece from the groom). “We sent a couple of poems to Annie of Wildfield Paper Co. and gave her a loose idea of our vision and the florals we would be using,” Shelby explains. “From there, she sent us some beautiful prints and calligraphy.”

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FREE WEDDING CAKE! Select from four elegant designs with multiple flavor and filling options for your wedding cake, compliments of the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott when you host your wedding reception in our Grand River Room! In the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, the Courtyard by Marriott offers on-site accommodations for your guests, top-to-bottom catering capabilities, and an amazing wedding planner — all at a refreshingly reasonable price. Contact Aubrey Williams, Wedding Planner at: 616.242.6631 | awilliams@ahchospitality.com

Downtown Courtyard by Marriott 11 Monroe Avenue NW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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OMG. Photography

Now open and accepting reservations for weddings, parties and other events for 2017 and 2018! As seen on the cover of WeddingDay!

Our 1800’s barn is fully restored to its natural glory and offers breathtaking views of yesteryear • Central air and heat throughout the facility • Private bride’s and groom’s quarters with separate bathrooms • Custom-made wood spiral staircase leading to the loft • Two hanging crystal chandeliers • Full food prep area and a beautiful, rustic bar area for full service capacity • Grand patio with views of our waterfall, Koi pond and fields

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COVER SHOOT V E NUE Blissful Barn Three Oaks, MI PHOT O G RAP HY OMG Photography PL ANNI NG , D E S IG N & C OORD INATIO N Simply Be So Events FLO RAL S Crystal Springs Florist C AK E & D E S S E RTS Sweet Melissa Desserts WEDDI NG G O WN Stephenson's TUXE D O Louie's Tux Shop HAI R & MAKE UP Elle Salon JE WE LRY Impress Jewelry Creations ST AT I ONERY & S IG NAG E Hedgehog Press F U RNITURE & D É C OR RE NTALS Celery City Trading Company NAPK I N RE NTALS Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. DR EAM CATCHE R The Wandering Feather DAY - OF CATE RING CK Catering

The New Bohemian

MO D E LS Lexi & PJ Pollock

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THE VISION It’s no secret that the vintage charm of barn weddings continues to be popular, luring many brides through their rustic barn doors–especially here in the Midwest! While we knew we wanted to use this sought-after venue, we also desired to design a fresh, new take on the typical barn wedding by taking advantage of the current boho trend. After joining forces with Krissy Campbell of Simply Be So Events, a Northern Indiana based wedding and event planning business, it was clear that a bright, bohemian cover shoot, coupled with a woodland feel and a touch of vintage would give us the very (beautiful) edge we so envisioned!

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THE VENUE Blissful Barn, located in Three Oaks, Michigan was the ideal rustic canvas for our shoot. Built in the mid-1800’s, it has been lovingly restored but, while fresh and updated, maintains its old mystique. “We chose this venue as it is a fairly new barn out there that would really allow us to make a statement that you can tie your Midwestern barns into the bohemian woodland feel,” Krissy says. Its tall, vaulted ceiling, aged wood, and wide, open porch set the stage for the gorgeous vignettes and provided a contrast to the bright overall palette. “This venue has the perfect mix of simplicity and charm,” explains Krissy. “The wood walls, hanging chandelier and worn red outer walls made the perfect accessories for our bohemian and colorful details.”

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THE DÉCOR To truly capture the bohemian, woodland look, we set our sights on using an abundance of greenery and pops of color. Celery City’s vintage rentals did an amazing job bringing eclectic ambiance to the space using their own mismatched furniture, vintage rugs, jewel-toned dishware and colorful china. Raspberry-colored napkins from Burns Rent-Alls were an eye-catching detail used in the tablescapes while unique items such as the bright red lounge furniture, dream catcher place card holder, cozy pillows and antler details helped to embody the eclectic beauty we envisioned.

THE FLORAL Shaya Sherwood of Crystal Springs Florist used a variety of bright florals including peonies, blue thistle, yellow craspedia, billy balls and more. Carnations took center stage in the hanging florals and décor while complementing the vibrant palette with notes of peach, red and pink. “It was simple and meshed so well with the greenery and vines used as a backdrop for the ceremony,” Krissy says. “The bride’s hanging bouquet was something completely new that Shaya and I wanted to try and reflected the ceremony backdrop as well.” Shaya added her own unique touch with an antler boutonniere, perfect for a woodland groom!

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THE NEW BOHEMIAN // Cover Shoot

THE LOOK Our model wore a beautifully detailed gown from Stephenson’s of Elkhart. Its unique mix of fabric and texture created a whimsical design perfect for a bohemian bride. “We wanted plenty of detail but not a ton of lace or something overly formal,” Krissy explains. The gown’s flowing fit and hints of gold were the extra special details that left us swooning. Keeping with what you would expect from a carefree, woodland bride, Elle Salon of Michigan City designed a loose, casual braid worn to one side to keep with the relaxed, whimsical look. Various florals were weaved into the braid while a floral crown adorned the bride’s head. Elle Salon shied away from overly bold makeup as well. The neutral hues and bright lips blended seamlessly with the shoot’s colorful palette, while allowing the bride’s stunning blue eyes to pop. The look was completed with pieces from Impress Jewelry Creations. The groom’s handsome look was also an important detail. We wanted to showcase that you can, in fact, do a tux in a barn wedding. The sharp lines and classic navy color of the Louie’s Tux Shop ensemble balanced the bright palette while adding a touch of formality.

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Sweet Melissa Desserts created three various-sized cakes staged on an old farm tool, reminding brides you don’t have to follow a typical “tiered” style or cake display. Gold foil and florals accented the simple design. Geometricshaped cookies and colorful mini parfaits were featured on the dessert bar and included fresh berries and edible florals.

Hedgehog Press carried on the bright, bohemian and woodland theme exquisitely with a simple stationery suite and signage complete with calligraphy, antlers, greenery and color. Deeper purples and golds added just the right amount of color.

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At Journeyman, we savor the memorable moments worth pausing for...

109 GENERATIONS DRIVE THREE OAKS, MI

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Goshen’s Best Kept Secret EXCELLENT SERVICE | IMPECCABLE CUISINE | GOLF COURSE VIEWS

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

SOUTH BEND

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

A SINGLE DAY. A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES.

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

WEst MICHIGan’s PREMIER

Waterfront Wedding Venue

W

e know your wedding is the most important day of your life. So whether you’re dreaming of an intimate gathering or an extravagant celebration, we’re committed to every detail. From our unique nine-story glass atrium, to our well-appointed ballroom, we can cater to the wedding of your dreams. And with our exciting downtown location, the DoubleTree by Hilton™ offers you and your guests countless choices for dining and entertainment on your wedding weekend. Let our experienced and dedicated staff take care of every detail. After all, it’s your day! Hilton HHonors membership, earning of Points & Miles and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions. ©2011 Hilton Worldwide

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

Choose from…

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

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


Hourglass Bridal & Boutique Specializing in size 14W and up. Call to book your appointment and for selected store hours

716 E. Jefferson Blvd. South Bend, IN 574-215-2550 | angielps@aol.com

www.debpotis.com | 219-670-7193

Gaska String Quartet

52890 IN-933, South Bend, Indiana (574) 272-5220 | waterfordestateslodge.com

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

574.229.0422 574.323.7969 574.229.3147 574.229.6070

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GILLESPIE

CONFERENCE & SPECIAL EVENT CENTER

Designed For Any Event... Dedicated to Your Event

GILLESPIECONFERENCECENTER.COM | KRISTA GRIFFEY 574-323-2467 | 53995 INDIANA SR 933 SOUTH BEND, IN 46637

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ADVERTISER INDEX / / I SSUE 1 - 2017

A Party Apart............................................................ 22

Hilton Garden Inn, Benton Harbor/St. Joseph...... 60

Aays's Rent-All......................................................... 20

Holiday Inn Fort Wayne........................................... 22

Above & Beyond Banquets, Catering, Events........ 23

Hourglass Bridal & Boutique................................... 77

Allen County Fairgrounds........................................ 23

Inn at Harbor Shores, The........................................ 2

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

Joelle Elizabeth Photography.................................. 44

Bed, Bath & Beyond................................................ 34

Josephiney Photography......................................... 21

Beiger Mansion, The................................................. 7

Journeyman Distillery.............................................. 72

Blissful Barn............................................................ 65

Lakeside Occasions................................................ 39

Boatwerks Waterfront............................................. 75

Maplecrest Country Club........................................ 74

Boulevard Inn & Bistro, The...................................... 6

Matterhorn Banquets & Catering.......................... 8-9

Bridal Superstore.................................................... 23

Matzke Florist............................................................ 6

Burns Rent-Alls, Inc................................................. 17

Meg Rodgers, Harpist..............................................44

Century Center........................................................ 27

Michiana Rental...................................................... 45

CK Catering.............................................................. 48

Navarre Catering & Events.................................... 8-9

Comfort Suites, South Bend................................... 21

Navarre Hospitality Group..................................... 8-9

Country Bake Shop................................................. 74

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

Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown - Marriott...... 64

OMG Photography................................................... 72

Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner Theater................ 8-9

Palais Royale/Morris Performing Arts Center.... 8-9, 73

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

Riverside Terrace, The............................................ 53

Deb Potis Photography............................................ 77

Royal Excursion....................................................... 76

DoubleTree by Hilton South Bend.......................... 75

St. Joe Farm..................................................... 8-9, 16

EZTravelPad............................................................. 49

St. Joseph Conference Center, The....................... 8-9

Fast Booth............................................................... 64

Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council................ 52

Fernwood Botanical Garden................................... 53

Studebaker National Museum............................... 75

Forever & a Day Events and Design......................... 6

Tippecanoe Place.................................................... 80

Froehlich's................................................................ 39

University Catering.................................................. 61

Gaska String Quartet.............................................. 77

Vault Banquets, The................................................8-9

Gigi’s Cupcakes....................................................... 44

Waterford Estates Lodge........................................ 77

Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center, The...... 78

WeddingDay Bridal Tour.......................................... 26

Glass Slipper Weddings................................................... 49

West View Florist..................................................... 61

Goei Center........................................................................ 61

Windsor Park........................................................... 60

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

Woodward, The....................................................... 8-9

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OMG Photography

As seen on the cover of WeddingDay!

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

Crystal Springs Florist

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the charm. the enchantment.

the Allure

Ceremony Site, Matt Bigelow Photography

Ben Pancoast Photography Lady and the Lens Photography

Jamie and Michelle Photography

Bridal Suite, Jennifer Van Elk Photography

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