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FROM THE EDITOR Even though the date and place of your wedding are at the top in importance, finding the perfect dress rises above all in the emotions of wedding planning. If you are about to embark on the journey to find your perfect dress, then this is your issue! Midwest brides, you will not find a better resource to help navigate your search than our article, “25 Bridal Salons You MUST Visit,” complete with a map to help you navigate the adventure! Our numbers are proof that WeddingDay is the #1 resource for Midwest brides, and beyond – with nearly 17,000 social media followers and over 164,000 website sessions from the four-state Midwest region of Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio alone. We’re here for you! Enjoy the adventure.

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THE WEDDING STORY OF Jillian & Austin at Coppes Commons

THE GOOD BONES Behind a Great Wedding

WHERE TWO HEARTS JOINED A Lovely Affair in South Bend

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BRIDAL BEAUTY The Guide to Finding Your Perfect Team

25 BRIDAL SALONS You MUST Visit

MODERN METALLIC CHIC Style Shoot

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THE WEDDING STORY OF Kaitlin & Nathan at Downtown Market 10

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PARTY ON! A Wedding Dream Come True

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COVER SHOOT at Henderson Castle

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JILLIAN & AUSTIN HELMUTH

Jillian needed a little push from above before taking a leap of faith with Austin. Although they had parted ways since meeting in college, it was a small action taken by Austin that would have big results years later. “During our freshman year at church, he had written his name in my bible at 1 John,” Jillian recalls. “Two years after I graduated, I found it when my pastor was doing a sermon on that passage and decided to reconnect with him. If that’s not a sign from God, I don’t know what is!” After writing letters to eachother and weekends spent together halfway between Pennsylvania and Indiana, the two finally found their forever.

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rustic,

industrial chic A VIBRANT WEDDING AT COPPES COMMONS

THE PLANNING With a venue in mind and an “embarrassing amount” of Pinterest pins already in place, Jillian began planning the wedding she had dreamt about since the age of four! Her must-haves included ice cream, tons of flowers, rustic, industrial elements and nuptials that would reflect her and Austin’s faith. When it came to the vendors, most were either friends or recommendations from friends. This included a florist who was also a close friend, a friend’s mother with amazing baking skills and her talented caterer.

BEKAH TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

SEASON // SPRING STYLE // ROMANTIC, INDUSTRIAL FLOWERS // ROSES, PEONIES, RANUNCULUS COLORS // marsala

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THE DRESS Jillian found and purchased a dress she thought she loved until a couple of months later, when her mom went shopping at Affairs to Remember. “She called me and told me she found a dress that she thought I would love and that I should come try it on. So I did and fell in love with it,” Jillian recalls. Her ball gown style, Private Collection gown proved to be the actual ‘one’ and—bonus—it had pockets, too!

THE VENUE Coppes Commons, located in Nappanee, Indiana proved to be the perfect pick. It offered industrial vibes, blank slate appeal and an incredibly helpful staff. Most importantly, Jillian and Austin could keep cool during their spring wedding (Austin’s only request).

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RUSTIC, INDUSTRIAL CHIC // Featured Wedding

THE DÉCOR The red infused throughout the wedding represents the groom’s favorite color. By coupling the vibrant hue with the lovely softness of gorgeous garden roses, peonies, Sahara roses, ranunculus, astrantia, eucalyptus, clematis, and other florals, Jillian was able to achieve the magical garden feel that she wanted. Rentals provided by Burns Rent-Alls also helped to tie in the red hues, complemented by touches of gold. Jillian’s dad also lent his handy D.I.Y. skills to create the arch and backdrops for the cake and string quartet. The sweet windows and gift table signs were also crafted by hand.

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ADVICE FROM THE bride

This #happliyeverhelmuth bride says, “Try not to get stressed about little things. I thought I was doing okay, but then I totally blew up about cupcake covers— which is definitely not a thing worthy of a blow up. Keep going on dates with your fiancé and don’t talk about the wedding. When someone tries to give you unwanted advice just smile and say, ‘Thanks for the suggestion!’"

BEKAH TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

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wedding team VENUE Coppes Commons PHOTOGRAPHY Bekah Taylor Photography VIDEOGRAPHY Raphael Derungs CATERING Culinary Mill Market & Deli FLORALS LB Floristry BRIDE'S DRESS Affairs to Remember BRIDESMAIDS' GOWNS David's Bridal

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THE GOOD BONES behind a great wedding

Hoosier HGTV Star, Mina Starsiak Hawk, Finds Her Happily Ever After, After the Show

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You may recognize this stunning bride from the hit HGTV series, Good Bones, a show in which the talented Mina Starsiak (now Starsiak Hawk!) and her mother, Karen, are single-handedly breathing new life into homes across their beloved hometown of Indianapolis. Blending creativity, brains and brawn, their impressive rehabbed properties are true hallmarks of their work. Being fans of the show ourselves, we were giddy with excitement to learn Mina recently got married and we were not surprised to see her wedding was just as gorgeous as one of her stunning remodels! As if planning a wedding wasn’t challenging enough, Mina was able to momentarily trade in her tank top and tool belt for a stunning gown and heels, balance filming and plan one of the most important events in her life—marrying her love, Stephen Hawk. And she seems to have handled it all with as much ease and humor as she does her hands-on profession and reality TV stardom.

STEREOSCOPE PHOTOGRAPHY

As the best guide for the Midwest bride, we thought this was an extra special opportunity to give our readers a glimpse into this Hoosier’s head-turning, Midwest nuptials. Read on for more inside details on Mina’s gorgeously timeless wedding and her inspirational photos!

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HOW DID YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND MEET?

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A mutual friend introduced us is the story he tells. I say I picked him out on Facebook.

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HOW DID HE PROPOSE?

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He sent me on a giant scavenger hunt around the city to all the places we had been on dates, and it ended with me finding him on the 50-yard line of the Colts training camp field. I’m a huge Colts fan!

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SO YOU JUST GOT ENGAGED, HOW DID YOU BEGIN THE PLANNING PROCESS?

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I just jumped in head first. I was starting filming in a few months so had to get it all done before then.

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DID YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT YOU WANTED IN YOUR WEDDING?

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I had an idea...all light colors (blush, champagne, gold and silver) with the guys in simple black tuxedos… very simple and classic. My venue was so beautiful it didn’t need a ton.

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WHAT INSPIRED YOU? I think I looked at Pinterest a lot to find pictures of the ideas that existed in my mind because I suck at explaining things with just words.

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WHAT PLANNING RESOURCES DID YOU USE?

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My sweet friend, Emily, made me a three ring binder (lol).

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WHY DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR VENUE?

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My husband learned of the venue when he was looking for a place for my surprise 30th. We didn’t use if for that because it was too large, but when he mentioned it for the wedding and we went and looked at it, I didn’t even need to see anything else. It was perfect!

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WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE VENDORS YOU DID?

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Jacquie's Gourmet Catering was referred to us by 1899. We met with them and did a tasting and were super happy, so we didn’t keep looking. Our DJ was a referral from our photographer, and when we met with him, he and my husband (who is the music guy) just clicked. Mr. Kinetik is his DJ name.

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WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE YOUR COLOR SCHEME?

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I wanted something timeless and soft.

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LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT DRESS! DID YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR OR DID YOU HAVE TO TRY ON A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT STYLES BEFORE YOU FOUND "THE ONE"?

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My sweet, amazing friend, Adrienne Love, owns The Wedding Studio and she was my go-to. Literally, as soon as I walked in, the dress on the mannequin was perfect! Turns out that the dress on the mannequin was the same dress that she wore in her wedding the year before (before we were besties). It is the most amazing Romona Keveza gown. I’m a fairly low-maintenance girl, so instead of buying brand new, I just altered her dress a bit, and it fit perfectly.I then had a custom veil made! Always gotta be thinking budget!

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WHAT CHALLENGES OR FRUSTRATIONS DID YOU EXPERIENCE THROUGHOUT THE WEDDING PROCESS?

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It was honestly pretty seamless. The hardest part was that I started filming during the whole process, and that was hard to balance at times. The week before, I actually cut my chest with a piece of siding and had to put makeup on it the day of the wedding.


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TELL US ABOUT THE SPECIAL OR UNIQUE TOUCHES THROUGHOUT THE WEDDING. WHAT MADE IT SPECIAL TO YOU?

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Everything just looked magical, and all our family and friends were there. Instead of cake, we did 400 Long’s donuts. We didn’t have a sit-down dinner, we had yummy stations with Chicago-style hot dogs, sliders, mac ‘n cheese and tacos.

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WHAT KINDS OF THINGS DID YOU DO YOURSELF? FOR EXAMPLE, DID YOU DO ANY CRAFTS OR TAKE ON ANY PROJECTS FOR THE WEDDING?

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We pulled together the centerpieces (which my wedding planner that we hired later added some amazing stuff to) and made the bridesmaids' bouquets out of fake white roses and hydrangeas. I found an amazing tulle skirt for our circular donut table on Etsy.

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WHAT FLOWERS WERE USED IN YOUR BOUQUETS AND CENTERPIECES?

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The bridesmaids’ bouquets we made and were fake. My bouquet and the table flowers were just wholesale that my planner pulled together. NOW THAT YOU'VE PLANNED AND HAD A WEDDING, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHER BRIDES? Nothing is that deep. It’s all just for one day. So don’t freak out. Don’t stress. Just enjoy it, and let your friends and family do the same. Also, do what YOU want, not what others want. We wanted fun food, not a sit-down dinner, and some of the older guests didn’t dig it as much.

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DID YOU HAVE A WEDDING HASHTAG?

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#gohawkyourself (my new last name is Hawk)

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WHAT ARE A FEW THINGS YOUR GUESTS WILL REMEMBER ABOUT YOUR WEDDING?

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The 400 Long’s donuts in a giant pile.

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where two hearts joined A LOVELY AFFAIR IN SOUTH BEND

Like many young lovebirds, Jackie and Joe met in college. While Joe attended the University of Notre Dame, Jackie attended Saint Mary’s College. With fate in their corner, they met at a party at Sorin College--Notre Dame’s oldest residence hall. By senior year, the two had really gotten to know one another, eventually falling in love.

THE ENGAGMENT Joe proposed to Jackie in Avalon, New Jersey—a place Joe’s family frequently vacationed at growing up. Joe even arranged to have Jackie’s family and friends there as a surprise following the proposal. The newly engaged couple wasted no time in planning and even finalized their guest list on the flight home. While Jackie was raised in the Chicagoland area, the two felt that South Bend—the place they first met—would be the best place for their nuptials. Not only was it more affordable, they hoped to more easily find and book a venue big enough to accommodate their large guest list.

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THE PLANNING Inspired by Pinterest and magazines, Jackie put her D.I.Y. wedding planner binder to good use, organizing everything from ideas and contracts to RSVPs and plate choices. For Jackie’s ceremony, she knew that her old dorm, the Holy Spirit Chapel, was the perfect choice. And after meeting with the Century Center in South Bend, she knew she didn’t need to look any further for her dream venue. “The Great Hall is unique, open and has a lot of character,” she explains. “I loved the big windows, the island and the river lights. So, I canceled the rest of the venues and booked a date!”

SPECIAL TOUCHES When it came to special touches, music was important to the couple. ”The music in the ceremony was truly beautiful and it was incredibly special that the entire church sang along,” Jackie explains. “It echoed through the small chapel we were married in, and I will never forget that.” Another memorable moment was a pit stop at the houses Joe and Jackie lived at their senior year as next door neighbors. We did a group tradition shotgun on the porch. It was so nostalgic to have a quick drink on our old front porch, where Joe and I spent so much time getting to know each other. Many of our wedding party members lived in those houses as well, so that was incredibly special.

WHAT WE

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We love that this bride knew WeddingDay could provide all the localized info and inspo needed to plan her big day! Another thing we love...the unique guest book! “My brother made our giant Jenga guest book, which all of the guests signed,” Jackie explains. “He also had big cut outs of our heads made. Everyone danced with them. It was hysterical and a unique touch.”

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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.

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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 best guide for the midwest bride

PLANNING TOOL

wedding glam guide

the ultimate wedding glam guide 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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Blissful Kiss Photo+Film

The Guide to Finding Your Perfect Bridal Beauty Team

ABOUT THE AUTHOR // Andi Sherman, Something Blue Stylists Andi, Indiana native and owner of Something Blue Stylists, started her on-location bridal hair and makeup company while living in Southern California in 2006. When Andi and her family moved back to Indiana in 2014, she decided to start a second branch of her company to cater to brides in the Midwest states. Something Blue Stylists has since become one of the top-rated and most sought after bridal hair and makeup companies in Indiana.

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The world of bridal beauty can seem a bit overwhelming at first and many aren’t even sure where to start. After 15 years in the bridal beauty industry, I think there are five key elements when choosing the team that is right for you.

1. RECOMMENDATIONS Ask your wedding vendors, especially your planner and photographer, who they like to refer their clients to. Lots of planners have a list of preferred vendors that they have worked with numerous times that have consistently proven themselves to be reliable. Cassie Conforti of Conforti Photography says “I choose vendors who I know will give my brides a high-end, professional experience, as well as someone who I enjoy working with. I only recommend those I think will help my client achieve the creative vision they have for their wedding.” Sarah Agee of Plum and Poppy Weddings says, “I always try to find out what my bride is looking for first in a vendor, and then I’ll recommend someone that I trust that is specifically suited to meet their individual needs.” 2. DO YOUR RESEARCH (AKA SOME LIGHT STALKING)

4. REACH OUT AND CONNECT

A successful bridal beauty team should have a social media presence which makes it easier for you, as a prospective client, to discover more about them and their style. If you’re seeing only selfies, heavily filtered photos, or just one style of makeup, take note. Just because a person is able to apply makeup on themselves, that in no way measures their ability to apply makeup on others. A professional makeup artist and stylist should have a diverse portfolio and be able to cater to a variety of faces and styles. Selecting an artist or stylist that has a strong portfolio in weddings typically means they are well versed in the delicate logistics that accompany a wedding morning. Frequently, hair and makeup artists are blamed for botched timelines, and most often it is due to lack of experience. Reviews from past clients, a comprehensive, professional website and a strong portfolio in the style that you are looking for are just a few of the key elements you will want to look for when narrowing down your search.

After you’ve narrowed down your search to a few top contenders, reach out to each prospective vendor. You’ll first want to make sure that they are still available on your wedding date. Brides are booking top vendors 12-18 months in advance, so to avoid disappointment, secure your date early! Most artists or stylists require a deposit or retainer to secure your wedding day in their books. If you aren’t ready to pull the trigger quite yet, ask for a quick phone consultation. Keep in mind...this person will be with you for the bulk of your wedding morning. You will want to make sure that you and your artist have a good connection and can imagine having their energy as part of your big day. Stylists and artists should be personable and helpful in answering your questions in a timely manner during their normal business hours.

"A SUCCESSFUL BRIDAL BEAUTY TEAM SHOULD

Sanitation and cleanliness on a wedding morning should be a top priority (I truly cannot stress this enough) and you want to make sure that the team you’ve chosen upholds the same state board regulated sanitation that is required in a salon. Artists should be using new, clean brushes for each client. Makeup brushes cannot be properly cleaned and sanitized between clients, even with the use of alcohol and spot brush cleaners. This is just the bare minimum to ensuring you and your ladies are not being exposed to a contagious illness or dangerous bacteria. Believe me, no one wants pink eye or a staph infection on their honeymoon. Don’t be afraid to ask these questions, as your health and the health of your bridesmaids is what is on the line.

HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE WHICH MAKES IT EASIER FOR YOU, AS A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT, TO DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THEM AND THEIR STYLE." 3. DON’T BARGAIN BASEMENT Weddings are expensive. With the average cost of $35,000 in the United States, it’s no wonder that brides are constantly on the look out for ways to keep their wedding on budget. While there are licensed professional artists and stylists out there who are more budgetfriendly, your wedding photos are forever, and how you look in them is forever as well. Any bride that has had the misfortune of hating their wedding day hair and makeup would tell you that hindsight is 20/20 and there was no amount they wouldn’t have paid on the day of to have loved the way they looked.

5. DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK THE DIRTY QUESTIONS

Just like the feeling you had when you found THE dress, you should have the feeling when you discover THE hair and makeup artist for you. A sense of relief and excitement should wash over you after you’ve selected the team that is right for you and your big day. By taking care when selecting your preferred vendors, you are ensuring a smooth, stress-free morning on one of the most memorable days of your life. Happy planning!

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edding dress shopping. It is truly a day that will hold a special place in your heart forever as you embark on one of the most memorable shopping experiences of your life. Maybe you’ve pinned inspirational images for hours, combed through magazines (including WeddingDay, of course!) or have stumbled on a designer you absolutely love. As a blushing bride-to-be, you are likely a bit anxious, too. With all your inspiration in tote, you grab all the people you hold near and dear and those that could provide the right guidance you need in finding “the one.” You are ready to go! Except for one thing...Where exactly to? Don’t worry, lovelies, we have you covered! As Midwesterners, we have access to some of the best, most unique and customer service-focused bridal salons in the industry, and to help, we’ve compiled a nice list of picks definitely worth checking out. Whether you are looking for an off-the-rack gem, popular designer brands, wide selection or an offbeat find, there are many bridal salons wanting to make every single wedding dream of yours come true—while making you the most beautiful vision of yourself you can be.

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NANCY'S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE 3917 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46240 (317) 842-2080 • nancysbridalboutique.com ONE FINE DAY BRIDAL & GOWN BOUTIQUE* 5310 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (260) 483-8000 • onefinedaybridalandgown.com *WeddingDay preferred vendor 42

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ALI NICOLE BRIDAL 52 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616) 980-0219 • alinicolebridal.com

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For a lovely boutique experience, don’t miss these great picks:

ONE FINE DAY BR IDAL

The allure of bridal salons with small boutique-like atmospheres and attention to service are proof that you don’t have to walk into a superstore or major chain to experience the best. In fact, you may find that the cozy ambiance, quality selection and their ability to service is just what you need. Offering relaxed, welcoming environments that are often swoon-worthy, you will find that successful boutiques with solid reputations uphold them for good reasons.

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Wide Selection

Whether or not you have a solid vision of what you are looking for, it is never a bad idea to have lots and lots of dresses to choose from—and it's even better when you can try them on all in one place. Especially if you are trying to narrow your vision, salons offering some of the largest selections in town are a great place to start. Just as many times as we hear brides saying they fell in love with the vision they had, we hear that they tried on a style of dress they never considered and it was “the one!” For great selection, check out these locations: BHLDN 8 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 573-2573 • bhldn.com/stores-chicago BECKER’S BRIDAL 155 S Main St, Fowler, MI 48835 (989) 593-2595 • beckersbridal.com PARIS HOUSE OF BRIDAL 728 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN 46360 (219) 874-7786 • parishouseofbridal.com RENEE AUSTIN WEDDING 1555 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (616) 224-0092 • reneeaustinwedding.com

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THAT SPECIAL TOUCH BRIDAL BOUTIQUE KLM Photography BELOVED BRIDES Rogue Images Photography

Brides-to-be certainly deserve dedicated attention. It is a well-known fact that wedding dress shopping is an important experience, and brides don’t walk into a store concerned about other brides and their dresses. You want to know that finding the perfect dress is as important to the bridal shop as it is to you. Bottom line, you want to be confident in the product and process before saying “yes!” to that dress! Lucky for brides, there are salons out there that have sterling reputations when it comes to servicing brides, and you can rest assured you are in good hands when you walk through their doors. For some of the best customer service around, check out these locations: BELOVED BRIDES* 8966 E 96th St, Fishers, IN 46037 (317) 288-2903 • belovedbrides.com BRIDAL AND FORMAL 300 W Benson St, Cincinnati, OH 45215 (513) 821-6622 • bridalandformalinc.com STEPHENSON’S 211 S Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516 (574) 294-6486 • stephensonsofelkhart.com

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THAT SPECIAL TOUCH BRIDAL BOUTIQUE* 544 Washington St, Columbus, IN 47201 (812) 375-2223 • specialtouchbride.com *WeddingDay preferred vendor


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From Hayley Paige to Monique Lhuillier and every designer in between, some brides spy and fall in love with a designer long before their wedding day. Whether or not you have a specific dress in mind or are swooning over a designer in general, it is worth it to you to do your research and figure out which bridal salons carry which designers and where you can try on your dress (or dresses) of choice. Even if you don’t have a specific designer in mind, communicate the look and vision you want, and these salons will help you nail it. Looking to fulfill your designer dress dreams? Consider these salons: DETROIT BRIDAL HOUSE 17576 Parkside St, Detroit, MI 48221 (248) 763.9891 • detroitbridalhouse.com MARIE GABRIEL COUTURE BRIDAL 5252 E 82nd St, Ste 201, Indianapolis, IN 46250 (317) 849-3333 • mariegabrielcouture.com MODERN TROUSSEAU 300 W Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 749-4773 • moderntrousseauky.com ULTIMATE BRIDE 106 East Oak St, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 337-6300 • ultimatebride.com

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Location

BIANKA BRIDAL The Jon Hartman Photography Co.

Location. Location. Location. Especially when you are deadset on making the most of your time with your hand-selected squad on the shopping day of your dreams, you need to keep location in mind. Are people traveling in for you in which they will need accommodations? Is there more than one shop in the area? Does the city or salon itself offer other bridal resources that will allow you to make the most of your experience? Major cities draw brides from near and far because of the great bridal salons they have to offer. Just take one step into one of these locations, and you will understand why. Looking for a great bridal salon in a great location? Check these out: BELLE VIE BRIDAL COUTURE 214 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 751-2222 • belleviebridalcouture.com BIANKA BRIDAL* 125 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616) 235-9300 • biankabridal.com THE BRIDE TO BE 7763 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (260) 745-8000 • thebridetobeonline.com REBECCA'S WEDDING BOUTIQUE 159 Chenoweth Ln, Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 895-4627 • rebeccasweddings.com THE WEDDING STUDIO 14250 Clay Terrace Blvd, Ste 120, Carmel, IN 46032 (317) 815-2000 • theweddingstudios.net

THE BRIDE TO BE Adventure Photo Stories

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BLOOMINGTON STITCHERY Lynette Weber Photography

Custom & Offbeat

There’s a lot that can be said of the unique or understated bridal salons, offbeat, eclectic bridal houses and one-of-a-kind shops. They boast some of the most gorgeous dress finds around. Some places are so unique, in fact, we needed a category just like this to describe them. Whether it’s an unknown designer you have fallen in love with or a certain style of dress, these are just the right bridal salons you need to satisfy your tastes. Desire something unique or offbeat? Don’t miss these stops: BLOOMINGTON STITCHERY* 421 E 3rd St, Ste 7, Bloomington, IN 47401 (812) 269-8781 • bloomingtonstitchery.com LUXEREDUX BRIDAL SALON 1101 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220 (317) 384-1034 • luxereduxbridal.com MERINGUE 2207 W Roscoe, Chicago, IL 60618 (872) 206-8182 • meringuevintage.com SPRING SWEET 56 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423 (616) 355-1433 • springsweet.com

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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.

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.

105 W. Colfax St., downtown South Bend, Indiana palaisroyale.org

1208 E. Douglas Rd., Mishawaka, Indiana saintjosephroom.com

2041 Cassopolis St., Elkhart, Indiana matterhornbanquets.com

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.

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.

410 S. Main St., downtown Elkhart, Indiana crystalballroomcatering.com

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111 Woodward Ct., JMS Building downtown South Bend, Indiana thewoodwardroom.com

112 W. Jefferson st., downtown South Bend, Indiana thevaultsouthbend.com

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.

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STYLE SHOOT

Modern Metallic Chic

PHOTOGRAPHY: TIFANI LYN DESIGN & COORDINATION: FOREVER AND A DAY EVENTS AND DESIGN TUX: DUNHILL TUXEDOS DRESS: HAYLEY PAIGE, BIANKA BRIDAL (BIANKABRIDAL.COM)* RENTALS: THE RENTAL COMPANY (WMRENTALCO.COM)* SHOES: BADGLEY MISCHKA EARRINGS: HAUTE BRIDE VINTAGE DISHES: GIGI & LACLEDE INVITATIONS: SABLE & GRAY PAPER CO. PLACE CARDS: LIEF DESIGN HAIR: KRYSTLE WAIVIO HAIR MAKEUP: WONDERFULLY MADE BEAUTY CAKE: BAKED BY AMY

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elissa Mathis of Forever and A Day Events and Design had a vision of something feminine and metallic in her heart. She desired sparkle, all kinds of chic and pink. “I am obsessed with anything glamorous,” she says. The resulting look is as beautiful as it is edgy and enough to make us want to get a shiny tulle dress of our own. In describing the lovely Bianka Bridal gown, she says, “Its low cut, tulle and gems were a perfect feminine touch to this shoot. I wanted something that was feminine, chic and glamorous.” The elegant, curly braid and soft, pink makeup hues added the perfect level of glam to complete the entire look. While the white brick wall and wood floor served as an ideal backdrop, the metallic linen and ghost chairs from The Rental Company added the extra depth needed to really create an impressive atmosphere. The metallic gray and light pink palette is a perfect complement to the florals—comprised of astilbe, roses, ranunculus, tree blossoms, baby eucalyptus and seeded eucalyptus. As for that delicious cake and stunning stationery? The marble, gold, geometric design, metallic calligraphy and soft florals are the embodiment of metallic chic.

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FEATURED WEDDING

KAITLIN & NATHAN OPPENHUIZEN

A family trip to Europe turned out to be life-changing for Kaiti and Nate, a couple who went to high school together and reconnected years later after attending different colleges. This trip with Nate’s family provided them with the chance to see Germany, France, Scotland, and England—Kaiti’s dream. But the true highlight for Kaiti was visiting Chatsworth house in Derbyshire, England—the setting for her alltime favorite book, Pride and Prejudice. She had no idea an even bigger dream was about to come true, and her Mr. Darcy would be proposing to her. With her beloved Chatsworth House in the background, Nate knelt down with his very own handmade wooden box and proposed. Needless to say, Kaiti was ecstatic he made her own love story come true!

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THE PLANNING

simple, botanical bliss

First deciding if they wanted a traditional wedding or a simple, romantic getaway, this couple decided on an intimate ceremony and dinner with 50 of their closest family and friends. The next task was finding a venue that would appropriately accommodate their modest group. The minute they toured Downtown Market in Grand Rapids, Michigan, they knew it would be perfect. “I started space planning, plotting layouts, color schemes, etc.—all before we ever left the venue,” Kaiti, an interior designer by day, says. “The greenhouse had us hooked and I knew it would provide the perfect balance of intimate, simple, fresh and all around botanical bliss.”

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THE DRESS Kaiti thought that her dress would be one of the hardest elements to nail down for the wedding but—thanks to her great team—she found the dress of her Pinterest dreams. “I always knew I did not want a full or fitted skirt,” says Kaiti. “I wanted something flowy, comfortable and with a ton of movement. The old soul in me also loved the idea of a lace top to add a daintiness and hint of romance, but every dress I had found online had one or the other. I was beginning to think my ideal dress was a fictional Pinterest dream that was one in a million. I had found several bridal designers that I loved the overall look and style of their dresses and several of these lines were carried at Spring Sweet in downtown Holland, Michigan, where I ultimately found my dress.” The JLM Couture top she discovered was a match made in heaven for her stunning Willow by Waters skirt. While it was sheer and meant to be a coverlet, the talented professionals at Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists were able to add a nude liner and tailor the entire vision into a dream ensemble.

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THE VENUE

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The Downtown Market’s greenhouse wasn’t only open and airy, it offered a natural separation of vines and columns between the areas for the ceremony and reception. The outdoor terrace offered a unique spot for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, mingling and an unexpected dance party—the perfect all-in-one package for the intimate ceremony.

Besides the chandeliers, this D.I.Y. couple also made most of the other detail items, including their own sweetheart and cake tables, unity tree stand and “Mr. and Mrs. garland.” They also refinished an old mirror to place their table assignments on and designed their own card holder stand. The D.I.Y. theme continued with the bridal party bouquets, made by Kaiti’s mom and the cupcakes and the bride and groom cake, made by Nate's aunt. Overall, the venue was kept simple with most of the color being derived from the natural elements within the space, including wood, florals, natural light and the gorgeous greenhouse vines.

Following their vision of a small, simple wedding true to their style, they let the allure of the downtown greenhouse aesthetic set the overall tone. Being natural planners, all the pieces came together easily for Kaiti and Nate as they crafted their intimate, botanical garden-themed wedding.

Kaiti explains, “The look and feel of the venue also transferred over to the bridal details with a neutral palette that pulled in the gray and greens from the eucalyptus and greenhouse florals but also mixed in some subtle hints of gold that were intermingled throughout the reception details and bridal accessories.”

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We love this gorgeous greenhouse as much as Kaiti and Nate’s guests did! From the botanical vibes to the wonderfully elegant palette, gorgeous Spring Sweet florals and great views, this wedding is as unique as it is gorgeous.

SPECIAL TOUCHES What do you do when your rental chandeliers are no longer available? You make them, of course! Kaiti’s wonderful husbandto-be came to the rescue and—backed by his love of woodworking— offered to take on the huge task of making three gorgeous, custom wood chandeliers, exceeding Kaiti’s vision. This bride not only loves that they showed up in so many of their photos, but that they ended up being a great conversation piece, too. “I can’t wait to look back at our photo album with our children and tell them how special their dad made our wedding day,” Kaiti says. The intimacy and size of the wedding also made it that much more special to this couple, creating lifelong memories. Another bonus was that everyone was on a first name basis, as they were able to have laser cut names made from wood at everyone’s place setting.

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wedding team VENUE Downtown Market Grand Rapids

BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES Macy's

HAIRPIECE Lottie Da Designs

PHOTOGRAPHY Emaleedee Photography

HAIR Krystle Waivio Hair

JEWELRY Simple and Layered

CATERING Martha's Vineyard

MAKEUP Wonderfully Made Beauty

GUEST TABLE RENTALS Fancy Fray

BRIDE'S BOUQUET, GUEST TABLE FLORALS & GARLANDS Spring Sweet

NAILS Unique Nails & Spa

STATIONERY Minted

BRIDE'S RINGS Blue Nile

REHEARSAL DINNER Social Kitchen & Bar

GROOM'S RING Larson Jewelers

HONEYMOON Cruise & Travel Experts

DRESS Spring Sweet ALTERATIONS Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists

BRIDE'S SHOES Tory Burch

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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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Party On!

When it came to planning his own wedding, Jesse Vogel, Century Center’s Director of Food & Beverage, was sure about one thing—he wanted a party! Not only did he want an event that was unforgettable (food, booze and bad dance moves aside), but a wedding reception that would be truly remembered by all the fun. How did this couple achieve this dream? Besides ensuring the dance floor was packed all night with the help of a great band, they decided to trust their vendors in taking the lead. Jesse explains, “Really, we didn’t look at anything for ‘inspiration’ like Pinterest or The Knot. What we did do is rely on our vendors to do what they do best and let them run with it.” Having known their florist, Polly McCarthy, for several years, Jesse knew he could trust her talented eye for design. “She gave us the idea of decorating the ballroom in the style of a 1950’s supper club,” he says. “One you would see in Miami Beach—bright colors, palm leaves and candles galore. We even moved four large palms out of the DoubleTree atrium and into the ballroom, and we placed up lights inside the large planter boxes and placed them between guest tables, anchoring the room.” 64

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A WEDDING DREAM COME TRUE IN SOUTH BEND A party isn’t a party without a couple of signature cocktails, of course. Jesse and Nick appropriately named the two cocktails they offered all night, The Betty and The Camille, after their beloved pooches. Photos of the dogs, a drink description and a funny catch phrase were also displayed on top of the bar. Another personal touch? In lieu of wedding favors, the couple asked each of their guests to select from three different charities to which they would donate on their guests' behalf: The Human Society of Saint Joseph County (where they adopted Camille) the LGBTQ Center in South Bend and Beacon Health Foundation. Despite the years of industry experience under his belt, Jesse understandably wanted to take off his planning hat at the end of a long work week. However, having witnessed so much over the years, he knew that his wedding would benefit from all his know-how. “From making my place cards easy enough for the service staff to know which guest is having which entrée to having easy to follow signage directing guests to the Art Museum for the ceremony, I used every tool in my tool box—including seeking advice from friends in my industry to really make this the best event I have ever done.”


OMG PHOTOGRAPHY

WHAT WE LOVE We love that in today’s D.I.Y. world, this couple decided to leave the planning to the professionals, allowing them extra time to truly enjoy their big day. “I really didn’t use any resources besides the resources of our great vendors,” says Jesse. “From our band to our contact at the DoubleTree, we used their expertise as our resource.” He also says, “Really take the time to hire experienced vendors and then trust their expertise. They can be your best planning tool!”

Wedding Team

PHOTOGRAPHY: OMG PHOTOGRAPHY (OMG-PHOTOGRAPHY.COM)* CEREMONY VENUE: CARMICHAEL GALLERY, SOUTH BEND MUSEUM OF ART RECEPTION VENUE & CATERING: THE DOUBLETREE BY HILTON SOUTH BEND (SOUTHBEND.DOUBLETREE.COM)* FLORALS: POPPIES CAKE: MACRI'S ITALIAN BAKERY SUITS: LR MEN'S CLOTHIER & TUXEDOS HAIR: KALON HAIR LAB BAND: YAZZ JAZZ ENTERTAINMENT STATIONERY: ECO OWL PRESS RINGS: JC PENNEY REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE & CATERING: CENTURY CENTER

*WeddingDay preferred vendor

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VE N UE Henderson Castle* Kalamazoo, MI hendersoncastle.com P LAN N IN G & D ESIGN Compose Events* Ann Arbor, MI composeevents.com FLORA LS & D ESIGN West View Florist* Elkhart, IN westviewflorist.com HAIR & MA KEU P Something Blue Stylists* somethingbluestylists.com REN TA LS The Rental Company* Holland, MI wmrentalco.com P HO TO GRA PHY Samantha James Photography VID EO GR A PHY AE Photo Film C A KE Wildflour Cakes + Pastries DR ESS Paris House of Bridal JEWELRY Kara Daniel Jewelry STA TION E R Y Amanda McKey Designs TAB LES & C H A IRS Rentalex MOD EL Joelle Griswold instagram.com/joelle.raquel *WeddingDay preferred vendor

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Summer Splendor A W HI M SI C A L G AR D EN W ED D IN G AT HEN D ER SON CAST LE


THE VISION Whimsy and elegance were two things that came to mind when designing this cover. We knew nothing could be more perfect for this concept than a Michigan wedding overflowing with all the rich colors, freshness and elements of summer the season had to offer—including some of its more delicious offerings! While we had more than enough inspiration to start with, one element we really loved served to shape the overall look and feel. “Peaches really led the theme,” says Nicole Marsh of Compose Events, our talented planner that brought this beautiful vision to life. “When you think of a Michigan summer, you think of fruits—peaches and cherries. We worked hard to find the perfect balance between pops of color, white space and creating an elegant look.” SAMANTHA JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

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COVER SHOOT

SAMANTHA JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

THE VENUE What could be better for an upscale, summer wedding than lush, elegant gardens and a whimsical atmosphere? Henderson Castle was our venue of choice for this shoot. We knew with all its rich, historic details and other unique characteristics, it was the ideal backdrop for the dreamy vision we had in our hearts. “Henderson Castle was elegant and had beautiful grounds,” says Nicole. “There were so many lovely areas we could shoot from—gardens, a vineyard, a ballroom and an outdoor gazebo. The colors around the multiple gardens not only fit with the theme but allowed us to have many shooting locations to really take advantage of sun and shadow locations.”

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SUMMER SPLENDOR // Cover Shoot

THE LOOK

THE DÉCOR

Our bride wore a stunning Paris House of Bridal dress. The lace bodice and flowing, tulle skirt were the embodiment of whimsy and grace, and the way the skirt flowed across the grounds only added to its elegance. Andi Sherman of Something Blue Stylists helped to shape the beautiful bridal vision by allowing the bride’s natural features to shine through with soft, neutral makeup paired with a more dramatic lash. Andi also pulled the bride’s hair into a romantically coiffed updo, perfect for a magical, castle wedding.

We aimed for an overall look that was vibrant and colorful yet soft and elegant. “Creating white space with pops of color where needed was essential,” says Nicole. “We so often see neutrals and greenery, especially with the green trend right now, so it was fun to mix things up and to be bold with our selection.” While the use of fresh fruit, watercolor paper goods and farm tables in non-rustic settings are trends that seem to be becoming more and more popular, we chose to further contrast our look using gold chiavari chairs, and the result was beautiful. Simplicity set the stage for our tablescape in order to let the sweet peaches, cherries and gorgeous paper goods and florals take center focus. “The gold silverware was the perfect touch to pull the chiavari chairs towards the floral arrangements,” says Nicole.

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THE FLORALS Because we were working with so many vivid colors, we really had a blast incorporating so many different textures and tones in the flowers!” says Leah Bayes of West View Florist. ”The Coral Charm Peonies and peach David Austin garden roses were the focal flowers, while the orange Star of Bethlehem and hot pink Anemones added a punch of color,” explains Leah. The breathtaking arrangements were softened using pale pink Quicksand roses and white Majolica spray roses. Greenery was also a must-have. Trailing greenery and other unique blooms tied the elegant garden look together beautifully.

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THE STATIONERY Amanda McKey Designs created the ideal stationery suite, complete with elegant yet colorful fonts. “I presented two visions I thought would work well with our overall theme as well as our color palette and she came back with such gorgeous work,” says Nicole. “It was the perfect amount of pop and color to our overall aesthetic”

THE CAKE “As with everything else in the shoot, we asked Wildflour Cakes + Pastries to incorporate our peach led theme and supporting colors of burgundy and gold,” says Nicole. The elegant feel was achieved by keeping the base of the cake white. Colorful floral touches that mirrored the bouquet and centerpiece designs added just the right amount of delicate detail and color.

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Where Classic Elegance Meets County Charm

Located 10 minutes north of St. Joseph and just minutes from Lake Michigan!

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Stonegate Manor is an elegant 19th century Victorian Estate situated on 27 acres in the heart of Lake Michigan Wine Country. This gorgeous setting provides the perfect ambience for your wedding or special occasion. The ample indoor and outdoor spaces are able to accommodate 175 guests for a fairytale event.

Happily Ever After. It’s What We Do. 2251 Riverside Rd, Benton Harbor, MI | 269-930-0617 www.stonegatemanorevents.com | info@stonegatemanorevents.com

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Only 10 minutes from Shipshewana!

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Say ‘I Do’ beneath the gazebo with panoramic views of the lake. Then dine and dance the night away at The Guernsey, a historic barn that serves as the centerpiece of the property: from country chic to formal elegance, the barn can be transformed to your taste.

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ADVERTISER INDEX / / I SSUE 3 - 2017

A Party Apart............................................................ 40

Lakeside Occasions................................................ 76

AAY's Event Rentals................................... back cover

Maplecrest Country Club........................................ 49

Allen County Fairgrounds........................................ 33

Matterhorn Banquets & Catering..................... 50-51

Bed, Bath & Beyond................................................ 37

Matzke Florist.......................................................... 55

Beiger Mansion, The............................................... 22

Meg Rodgers, Harpist..............................................29

BIANKA Bridal.......................................................... 49

Michiana Rental........................................................ 2

Blissful Barn............................................................ 55

Morris Estate, The................................................... 28

Boatwerks Waterfront............................................. 67

Navarre Catering & Events............................... 50-51

Boulevard Inn & Bistro, The.................................... 34

Navarre Hospitality Group................................ 50-51

Bridal Spectacular..................................................... 7

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

Burns Rent-Alls, Inc................................................. 16

Northwest Indiana Bridal Expo............................... 77

Comfort Suites, South Bend................................... 20

OMG Photography................................................... 20

Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner Theater........... 50-51

Palais Royale/Morris Perf. Arts Center............. 6, 50-51

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

Riverside Terrace, The............................................ 74

Deb Potis Photography............................................63

Royal Excursion....................................................... 23

DoubleTree by Hilton South Bend.......................... 63

Southwest Michigan Bridal Show........................... 17

EZTravelPad............................................................... 9

Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council................ 21

Fernwood Botanical Garden................................... 32

St. Joe Farm................................................. 63, 50-51

Froehlich's.................................................................. 8

St. Joseph Conference Center, The.................. 50-51

G Entertainment........................................................ 7

Stonegate Manor.................................................... 75

Gaska String Quartet.............................................. 33

Studebaker National Museum............................... 49

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

Tippecanoe Place.................................................... 62

Glass Slipper Weddings.................................................... 74

Tying the Knot Weddings and Events.................... 29

Goei Center........................................................................... 7

Unity Boutique........................................................... 8

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

University Catering.................................................. 55

Hilton Garden Inn, Benton Harbor/St. Joseph...... 32

Vault Banquets, The........................................... 50-51

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

VenueND.................................................................. 54

Inn at Harbor Shores, The...................................... 80

Waterford Estates Lodge........................................ 29

Josephiney Photography......................................... 33

West View Florist..................................................... 67

Judee's..................................................................... 66

Woodward, The.................................................. 50-51

Knollwood Country Club......................................... 67

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