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EDITORS' NOTE

We are thrilled to unveil the Summer 2023 Issue of The Wedding Mag. With the warm sun shining upon us, this season exudes romance, joy, and the promise of good things to come. It is a pleasure to be your guide on this journey, offering inspiration and practical tips along the way to create the wedding of your dreams.

In this issue, we've curated a collection of local wedding stories, a cake preview, and stylized shoots that will keep you scouring the pages. We have two incredible stylized shoots that took place for this issue, giving you a little extra inspo for your wedding day. Our Pretty In Pink shoot took place at The Spohn Ballroom, and it is truly captivating with pink florals, tablescapes to swoon over, and a gorgeous bride to pull it all together. Next is our Lakeside Romance shoot that took place at Lakeside Pavilion Event Center. Full of whimsy and romance, this stylized shoot makes you feel like you are looking at poetry expressed through photos.

As you embark on this journey, remember that the true essence of a marriage lies in the love and commitment you share with your partner. Embrace the excitement, the challenges, and the joy that comes with planning your wedding day and the hope of your future together.

Happy Planning!

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THE BRIDE'S PERSPECTIVE

DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING VISION

Our wedding vision was rustic, warm and simple. White flowers and full of eucalyptus. I’ve always wanted to get married in a place that is beautiful and doesn't require a lot of decorations, a place that is warm and inviting. County Line Orchard is effortlessly beautiful, and the wood and twinkle lights made for the perfect fall wedding.

DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING DAY

When I think back on our wedding day, I still get emotional. The morning went so smooth, and it flew by. Our amazing Day-of Coordinator took care of everything, so I didn’t have to lift a finger. In the moments leading up to our first look, it still didn’t feel real. I remember my photographer, Kenzi, coming up to me and saying, “Are you ready? Josh looks so handsome.” I instantly had tears in my eyes. During our first look it started to rain and then snow, it was SO magical. Which was how the

rest of the evening went. There is no better feeling than celebrating your love with your new spouse, surrounded by all of your family and friends. We wanted everyone to have fun, dance all night and enjoy some White Castle sliders. It perfectly describes who we are as a couple. I don’t remember if anything went wrong, and if it did, it doesn’t matter because it was perfect.

YOUR ADVICE TO ENGAGED COUPLES

My biggest advice is to concentrate on what you and your fiancé want. I cannot stress enough that this day will fly by, and it’s so important that you create boundaries with other people. It’s your day!

Don’t stress the small stuff. At the end of the day, it won’t matter if there were flowers missing or if it rains. It’s all about your love and celebrating your marriage!!!

VENDORS

Venue/Caterer

County Line Orchard

Photography

Kenzi Joy Photography

Jeweler

Albert’s Diamond Jewelers

Cake

Karen’s Little Cake Co.

Gown & Accessories

Something Blue Bridal

Hair

The Hair Saloon

Jessica Semchuck

Floral

JM Flowers with Jazz

DJ

27 Entertainment Makeup

Hannah Kitchen Makeup Artist Suit

Men’s Warehouse

Late night snack

White Castle

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“There is no better feeling than celebrating your love with your new spouse, surrounded by all of your family and friends.”
- Ashley | The Bride
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Brandon & amanda

DESCRIBE YOUR ENGAGEMENT

Brandon and I woke up at 3am to do a sunrise hike on Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. When we got to the top just as the sun was coming up he asked me to marry him. We then celebrated with mimosas and a much deserved breakfast.

DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING VISION

I knew immediately that I wanted to get married during the fall when the leaves were changing. We wanted something simple but beautiful, and we found that with the Old Bag Factory. I wanted lots of candlelight which I incorporated on all the tables and the twinkle lights they had were perfect!

DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING DAY

My favorite part of our wedding day was sneaking away before the ceremony to Ox Bow Park with our amazing photographer, Brandi. It was so nice to be able to spend a bit of alone time with Brandon on such a hectic day. Bonus, some of my favorite pictures came from this portrait time!

YOUR ADVICE TO ENGAGED COUPLES

It will all work out! I was so stressed the entire time I was planning the wedding and finally about two weeks before I just felt calm. I knew there was nothing more I could do and I was just excited to get married!

VENDORS

Venue / Caterer / Cake

Bread and Chocolate Photographer

b graves photography

Jeweler

Jared’s

Gown

Simply Yours Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses

David’s Bridal

Hair

Hair by Samye

Flowers

Martins Floral

DJ 27 Entertainment

Makeup

Ashley Urban Artistry

Tuxedo

Louie’s Tux Shop

Videographer Caleb Shaw Films

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THE BRIDE'S PERSPECTIVE
“It will all work out! I was so stressed the entire time I was planning the wedding and finally about two weeks before I just felt calm. I knew there was nothing more I could do and I was just excited to get married!”
- Amanda | The Bride
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AWARD WINNING DESIGN TEAM Contact Us Today To Host Your Next Event • (219) 989-8493 • www.pnw.edu/gabis-arboretum/host-an-event Celebrate with us.
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Lakeside Romance

SUMMER COLOR PALETTE

VENUE

Lakeside Pavilion Event Center

(219) 250-2568

www.dunespavilion.com

Venue

Lake Michigan is the perfect staycation destination for a summertime wedding. Overlooking the water and seeing the Chicago Skyline in the distance is incredibly magical. Lakeside Pavilion Event Center is the picture-perfect location to have your wedding ceremony and reception!

Established in 1930, the completely renovated and restored historical building offers beautifully timeless décor, rooftop and balcony seating, and the most majestic views.

Lakeside Pavilion Event Center offers the most majestic views

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DESIGNER

Unveiled Weddings and Events

(219) 512-5620

www.yourunveiledevent.com

Designer

Unveiled Wedding and Events is more than just your wedding coordinator! They will help walk you through each step and take the stress of wedding planning from you. They can help you with anything from planning linens, floral, décor and table setting designs.

For this stylized shoot, we loved how they embraced the wood décor inside the Pavilion with their rustic wood table and also added in some boho touches and lovely tiered pillar candles on the white table runner. This classic tablescape made the coral and pinks in the floral centerpieces pop. Spare Room Studios helped assist with providing rentals.

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GOWN Elegance Wedding and Evening Wear (219) 923-0977

www.elegancewedding.net

FLORAL

Dixon’s Florist (219) 836-1668

www.dixonsfloristandweddings.com

Gown

Our model, Rachel Baranowski, looked absolutely stunning in a sweetheart neckline, spaghetti strapped gown that had a fully beaded bodice and skirt provided by Elegance Wedding and Evening Wear.

Floral

Dixon’s Florist created exquisite floral arrangements and bouquet that brightened up the décor. They used coral peonies, garden roses, white anemone, and yellow ranunculus with a soft mix of bells of Ireland designed to make a statement.

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MAKEUP

Merle Norman Cosmetics

(219) 924-1555

www.merlenormanspa219.com

HAIR

Top-Knot Bridal

www.top-knotbridal.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Breannaleigh Photography

219-242-7004

www.breannaleighphotography.com

Hair&Makeup

Her makeup is done by Merle Norman Cosmetics. We loved the dramatic smokey eye and the way her rosey lip matched perfectly with her hair color, really enhancing her beautiful features.

The intricate details in Rachel’s hair, done by Top-Knot Bridal, was exquisite. The loose curls to the pearl beads throughout the back of her hair looked exceptionally classy.

Photography

Breannaleigh Photography created the most romantic ambiance in her photos. Her creativity and attention to detail really stand out.

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Stationery

Stationery really helps set the mood for your wedding design. It’s the first glimpse into your wedding day that you will send your guests. Your Little Details designed sophisticated and elegant stationery that included menus, table numbers, and name cards.

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STATIONERY Your Little Details 219-895-0284 www.yourlittledetails.com

FOOD Lakeside Pavilion Event Center (219) 250-2568

www.dunespavilion.com

CAKE

Designer Desserts

219-465-0008

www.designerdessertsbakery.com

Food

The Pavilion prepared two delicious dishes. The first dish was an eight-ounce prime sirloin steak topped with compound butter, mushrooms, onions and peppers, served with pecorino rosemary potatoes. The second dish was a seared salmon filet with pernod creamed spinach, pecorino-rosemary potatoes and green beans.

Dessert

Designer Desserts designed a beautiful emerald green three tiered cake with cascading floral provided by Dixon’s Florist. The slight gold shimmer on the cake reflected perfectly with the lighting.

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VENDORS

VENUE

Lakeside Pavilion Event Center (219) 250-2568

www.dunespavilion.com

DESIGNER

Unveiled Weddings and Events (219) 512-5620

www.yourunveiledevent.com

RENTALS

Spare Room Studios (219) 331-4437

www.facebook.com/tiffrosser

PHOTOGRAPHER

Breannaleigh Photography 219-242-7004

www.breannaleighphotography.com

STATIONERY

Your Little Details 219-895-0284

www.yourlittledetails.com

CAKE

Designer Desserts 219-465-0008

www.designerdessertsbakery.com

FLORIST

Dixon’s Florist (219) 836-1668

www.dixonsfloristandweddings.com

GOWN

Elegance Wedding and Evening Wear (219) 923-0977

www.elegancewedding.net

MAKEUP

Merle Norman Cosmetics (219) 924-1555

www.merlenormanspa219.com

HAIR

Top-Knot Bridal

www.top-knotbridal.com

MODEL

Rachel Baranowski

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Frank & Nicole

DESCRIBE YOUR ENGAGEMENT

Our engagement was on May 20, 2020, in Naperville, IL. We met in undergrad at North Central College in Naperville, so what better spot to pop the question?! In our favorite town, with our favorite coffee from Sparrow Coffee. He wrote "Future Mrs. Pignone" on the coffee cup and dropped to one knee. A very private and sentimental moment, as he gave me an engagement ring made with my mother's and his mother's diamonds. The rest is history!

DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING VISION

My wedding vision was FALL! Everything had to be fall-themed and fall-colored, we love fall! My mom, Danielle Liss, was the real MVP. No wedding planner, no event coordinator, just a mother and daughter dynamic duo. She made my wedding dreams come true, and I will always be so lucky to have a mother like her!

DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING DAY

My wedding day was amazing! The vendors were great and we loved every moment. There were bumps along the way, but all make for a better story to tell. We are very grateful for all the family, friends, and vendors who rooted for us on this day. We sure did feel the love and support! It will always be one of our favorite memories!

YOUR ADVICE TO ENGAGED COUPLES

There is no rush! It will happen, so enjoy your time engaged. Don't take a moment for granted and stay in the present. Make your day be filled with love, happiness, and each other...no one else! Oh, and wedding planning is stressful, but you will miss it when it's over. Have fun!

VENDORS

Photography

Julia Maruyama Photography

Venue

White Oak Farm Venue

DJ

Arrested Sounds

Floral

Lake Effect Florals

Dessert

Val's Custom Cakes

Gown

Here Comes The Dress

Hair

Serenity Salon and Spa

Makeup

The Glam Lab

Nicole Flores

Catering

CK Catering

Chairs & Head Tables

Classic Catering

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THE BRIDE'S PERSPECTIVE
“We are very grateful for all the family, friends, and vendors who rooted for us on this day. We sure did feel the love and support!”
- Nicole | The Bride
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Breanna Leigh Photography

Our completely restored historic barn has been a landmark in the area for generations and is ideally suited for weddings, receptions, and corporate gatherings up to 300 guests.

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White Tables, Chairs and Linens - orFarm Tables, Chairs and Benches Three incredible ceremony locations onsite • THE BARN • THE GAZEBO • THE GARDEN
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Anthony & miriam

Miriam & Anthony’s day was full of happiness & laughter from start to finish! While there was heavy rain in the forecast, the clouds eventually parted & we were able to enjoy taking outdoor portraits…their smiles were contagious! Both the bride & groom created such an easy-going atmosphere, yet the day was also very meaningful & centered in their faith. Aside from a quick trip to the nearby riverwalk for some photos, the day began in the beautiful St. Pius Catholic Church of Granger. It then ended at The Chicory Cafe of Mishawaka (where the bride & groom had their very first date!). Not only did the reception venue hold sentimental value, it also provided plenty of room for the incredible dance party that took place with their guests after dinner! The Mr. & Mrs. chose a mix of quality local vendors, with a few DIY projects by the bride herself to create a unique space to celebrate their union.

VENDORS

Venue & Food

Chicory Event Center

Photographer

Lindsey Marie Photography

DJ

Bov Knows Music

Scott Bovenkerk

Hair

Absolutely Fabulous Salon

Nikki Duvall Eastman

Make-up Artist

Megan Wells

Bouquets

Granger Florist Dress

Sophia's Bridal & Tux

Cake

Adam's Cake Shop

Tux

Men's Wearhouse

Rehearsal Dinner

Fishers BBQ

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“Miriam & Anthony’s day was full of happiness & laughter from start to finish!”
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- Lindsey Marie Photography
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LOVE IS IN BLOOM AT COUNTRY STRONG!

If you’re like the excited couples we’ve been talking to, spring can only mean one thing ... Your Wedding Date Will Be Here Soon! Visit us at Country Strong to discover the perfect arrangement of classic beauty, caring staff, and amenities your guests will love.

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We never take for granted how special and important your wedding day will be. Whether you are dreaming of a small intimate gathering or an extravagant celebration, the DoubleTree-South Bend is committed to working with you on every single detail.

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Pretty in Pink

SUMMER COLOR PALETTE

VENUE

The Spohn Ballroom

(574) 862-2184

www.spohnballroom.com

Venue

If any bride could have her dream wedding, this summer stylized shoot completely embodied that vision!

Not only are you surrounded by different shades of pink, the venue, The Spohn Ballroom, has a royal ballroom vibe. The Spohn Ballroom has been completely restored to enhance its natural appeal and elegance. Wood flooring, 20 foot ceilings, decorative ceiling corbels that are absolutely stunning and with modern chandeliers. This ballroom overlooks downtown Goshen and holds up to 275 guests.

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The Spohn Ballroom is filled with an abundance of natural light.

DESIGNER/RENTALS

Burns Special Events (574) 259-4807

www.burnsrentals.com

Designer

Burns Special Events created the most magical and charming tablescape and lounge for the bride and groom and their guests. We loved the pergola draped with fresh floral, greenery, and glass chandeliers behind the sweetheart table. The gold, white and orange colors that they incorporated throughout the décor really popped and added to that summertime flair.

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GOWN Simply Yours Bridal & Formal Wear

(574) 204-2912

www.simplyyoursbridal.com

FLORAL

Burns Special Events

(574) 259-4807

www.burnsrentals.com

Gown

Our model, Allee Gushwa, was styled beautifully in an off-the-shoulder, sweetheart neckline gown with a slight train. The details on this dress are mesmerizing. The beading shined in the light, and the slit in the front of the gown added a bit of sass. You can find this gown and so many other beautiful ones at Simply Yours Bridal and Formal Wear!

Floral

The floral that Burns used were Hot Pink Ranunculus, Tulips, Cremons, Hot Pink Stock, Pink Snapdragon, Viper Wine Carnations, Lady Margaret Rose, De Ruiter’s Lovely Jewel Rose, Pink Spray Roses, Sarah Bernhardt Peony, Variegated Pittosporum, Sword Fern, Lemon Leaf and Smilax.

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HAIR

Tiara Balentine

(574) 213-1213

www.tiarasandveilshairartistry.com

MAKEUP

Allee Gushwa Professional Makeup Artist (574) 276-4828

www.alleedomymakeup.com

PHOTOGRAPHER

Lindsey Marie Photography

www.lindsey-mariephotography.com

Hair&Makeup

Tiara Balentine, owner of Tiaras And Veils Hair Artistry, created an elegant and whimsical half updo on Allee. We loved the loose curls and face framing hair pieces in the front.

Allee’s makeup was done by none other than herself! Allee is the owner and artist of Allee Gushwa Professional Makeup Artist. She can transform a stressed bride into a fresh, relaxed, and blushing bride!

Photography

Lindsey Marie Photography was such a joy to work with. Her work is light, airy, precise, and artistic. With what started as once a hobby, Lindsey has fine-tuned her skill to becoming one of those photographers that you will need to hire for your wedding. She makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, has fun with the bride and groom and captures the most stunning photos. Her work really speaks for itself.

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Food

The Spohn Ballroom is more than just a venue! They have an onsite event coordinator and an executive chef. For this stylized shoot they made a Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Sautéed Shrimp, Pit-tatoes, Glazed Baby Carrots and a Caprese Salad.

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FOOD The Spohn Ballroom (574) 862-2184 www.spohnballroom.com

CAKE

Sweet-Em’s Cake Shoppe (574) 606-5517

www.sweetemscakeshoppe.com

Cake

Sweet-Em’s Cake Shoppe always goes above and beyond with their desserts. Their cake designs are so stunning. We loved their light pink, three tier cake with darker pink and gold floral designs. Adding in some fresh floral from Burns on top really complemented the look all together.

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VENDORS

VENUE

The Spohn Ballroom (574) 862-2184

www.spohnballroom.com

DESIGNER/RENTALS/FLORAL Burns Special Events (574) 259-4807

www.burnsrentals.com

PHOTOGRAPHER

Lindsey Marie Photography

www.lindsey-mariephotography.com

CAKE

Sweet-Em’s Cake Shoppe (574) 606-5517

www.sweetemscakeshoppe.com

DRESS

Simply Yours Bridal & Formal Wear (574) 204-2912

www.simplyyoursbridal.com

HAIR

Tiara Balentine (574) 213-1213

www.tiarasandveilshairartistry.com

MAKEUP

Allee Gushwa Professional Makeup Artist (574) 276-4828

www.alleedomymakeup.com

MODEL

Allee Gushwa

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CREATING MEMORIES, ONE PETAL AT A TIME.
Josh & Andrea Photography Chandra Dover {Floral Designer} 574.276.6199 Chandra@snapdragon-designs.com • snapdragon-designs.com find us on facebook and instagram

Will & Mariya

DESCRIBE YOUR ENGAGEMENT

We had a trip planned to Costa Rica in the summer of 2021 and Will initially planned to propose there. However, the Sunday afternoon a few days before our trip, as we were cooking together in our apartment, Will decided to spontaneously propose at that moment. This was our first apartment together and we moved there in March 2020. Because of the Pandemic, moving in together was a very special experience because we became each other’s entire social circle, roommates, and coworkers all at once. We had to be creative with a lot of at-home date nights the first few months of living together. So, it was very fitting that we got engaged there. Then we spent our entire trip celebrating our engagement.

DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING VISION

The wedding was inspired by nature. We had our wedding at a country club in July, and we wanted to bring the beauty of the greenery from the outside into our ceremony and reception. To reflect that, our chosen colors were sage green and white. These colors were incorporated in the wedding party’s attire and the bridal party’s bouquets. We also tried to have plenty of leafy green plants and two different types of centerpieces at the reception, both of which incorporated green plants such as eucalyptus. We also had plenty of small trees and bushes throughout the reception. Lastly, instead of using table numbers, we named our tables after trees (for example, cedar and juniper).

DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING DAY

The morning of the wedding, the bridal party got ready and had brunch separately. Once everyone was ready, the groom and his party arrived at the venue and we had the first look and formal photographs. We wanted to get all of the formal photography done prior to the ceremony so that we could enjoy the cocktail hour with our guests. We had the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at Sand Creek to make it easier on our guests (and to minimize driving). During the ceremony and reception, we incorporated several Russian traditions because the bride is originally from Kazakhstan. We wanted to incorporate only traditions that we really enjoyed from both cultures. During the reception, we also had a choreographed first dance. Prior to the end of the reception, we also served a late-night snack and provided transportation for our guests.

YOUR ADVICE TO ENGAGED COUPLES

We would recommend taking dance classes prior to your wedding day. We had 10 classes leading up to the wedding with a dance instructor who choreographed our first dance. Obviously, this improved the quality of our first dance and added a little bit of extra exercise to our weekly routine. But more importantly, it was a fun weekly activity that we committed to doing together. The last few weeks leading up to the wedding were really busy with a lot of things on our to-do list. So, it was especially nice knowing that no matter what, we still have one date night every week just to have fun and enjoy each other’s company.

VENDORS

Wedding Venue / Caterer / Desserts

Sand Creek Country Club

Photograher

Matt and Jaymi Photography

Music, DJ, Uplighting

Josh Party DJs

Flowers

Kristina Lynn Florist

Bridal Gown & Alterations

Here Comes the Dress

Transportation

Chicago Safaris

Hair

Sarah Tjaden

Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Chesterton

Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Abiocco

Bridesmaids Gowns

Azazie

Jeweler (wedding bands)

Kay Jeweler

Menswear or Tuxedo Shop

Suitshop

Decor

Etsy

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THE BRIDE'S PERSPECTIVE
“We wanted to incorporate only traditions that we really enjoyed from both cultures.”
- Mariya | The Bride
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Vendor Directory

BEAUTY & HEALTH

Merle Norman Cosmetics

Highland • IN | (219) 924-1555

Crown Point • IN | (219) 662-8237

merlenormanspa219.com

see ad on page 47

BRIDAL GOWNS

Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear

Highland • IN | (219) 923-0977

elegancewedding.net

see ad on page 58

Martin’s Super Markets

21 Locations • IN | (574) 361-0317 martins-supermarkets.com

see ad on page 49

Sweet-Em’s Cake Shoppe

Goshen • IN | (574) 606-5517 sweetemscakeshoppe.com

see ad on page 42

CATERING

Asparagus

Merrillville • IN | (219) 794-0000

asparagusrestaurant.com

see ad on page 44

Martin’s Super Markets

21 Locations • IN | (574) 361-0317 martins-supermarkets.com

see ad on page 49

Parea

Valparaiso • IN | (219) 510-5428 parearestaurant.com

see ad on page 8

DoubleTree By Hilton

South Bend • IN | (574) 234-2000

doubletree3.hilton.com

see ad on page 58

Four Winds Casino Resort

New Buffalo • MI | (269) 926-5219

South Bend • IN | (574) 931-3557

fourwindscasino.com

see ad on page 5

Meadow Brook Barn

Goshen • IN | (574) 361-8751

meadowbrookbarn.com

see ad on page 49

Morris Park Country Club

South Bend • IN | (574) 233-9474

morrisparkcc.com

see ad on page 57

North Shore Event Center

Benton Harbor • MI | (269) 934-5667

northshoreeventcenter.com

see ad on page 75

Palais Royale

South Bend • IN | (574) 235-5612

palaisroyale.org

see ad on page 69

Parea

Valparaiso • IN | 219) 510-5428

parearestaurant.com

see ad on page 50

Siam Marina

Here Comes The Dress

Chesterton • IN | (219) 728-1328

Granger • IN | (574) 345-0702

herecomesthedress.com

see ad on page 26

Lansing Cleaners

Lansing • IL | (708) 474-2459

lansingcleaners.com

see ad on page 56

Simply Yours Bridal Boutique

Granger • IN | (574) 204-2912

simplyyoursbridal.com

see ad on page 12

Something Blue Bridal Boutique

Schererville • IN | (219) 227-8832

somethingbluein.com

see ad on page 8

CAKES & DESSERTS

Calumet Bakery

Lansing • IL | (708) 895-3700

calumetbakery.com

see ad on page 37

Chicagoland Popcorn

Merrillville • IN | (219) 940-1140

chicagolandpopcorn.com

see ad on page 68

Designer Desserts

Valparaiso • IN | (219) 465-0008

designerdessertsbakery.com

see ad on page 8

Le Macaron French Pastries

Elkhart • IN | (574) 326-3148

lemacaronelkhart.com

see ad on page 36

Siam Marina

Tinley Park • IN | (708) 407-8829 siammarina.com

see ad on page 44

CEREMONY & RECEPTIONS

Aberdeen Manor Chapel Garden Ballroom

Valparaiso • IN | (219) 465-7130

aberdeenmanor.com

see ad on page 42 & 43

Anderson's Winery

Valparaiso • IN | (219) 464-4936 andersonswinery.com

see ad on page 48

Asparagus

Merrillville • IN | (219) 794-0000

asparagusrestaurant.com

see ad on page 44

Briar Ridge Country Club

Schererville • IN | (219) 322-3660

briarridgecc.com

see ad on page 68

Century Center South Bend • IN | (574) 235-9711

centurycenter.org

see ad on page 24

County Line Orchard

Hobart • IN | (219) 947-4477

countylineorchardweddings.com

see ad on page 3

Country Strong

Goshen • IN | (574) 202-9994

countrystrongevents.com

see ad on page 54

Halls of St George Schererville • IN | (219) 865-9411 hallsofstgeorge.com

see ad on page 56

Inn at Harbor Shores

St Joseph • MI | (269) 408-9114 innatharborshores.com

see ad on page 22

Innsbrook Country Club

Merrillville • IN | (219) 980-9060

innsbrookcc.com

see ad on page 55

Journeyman Distillery

Three Oaks • MI | (269) 820-2050 Valpo • IN journeyman.com/weddings see ad on page 39

Lakeside Pavilion Event Center

Chesterton • IN | (219) 250-2568 dunespavilion.com

see ad on page 3

Lenox Event Venue

Elkhart • IN | (574) 501-0611 lenoxevents.com

see ad on page 14

Lighthouse Restaurant & Private Dining

Cedar Lake • IN | (219) 374-9283

cedarlakelighthouse.com

see ad on page 2

Marquette Park

Gary • IN | (219) 938-7362

marquetteparkgary.org

see ad on page 16

Tinley Park • IL | (708) 407-8829

siammarina.com

see ad on page 44

Signature Banquets

Lowell • IN | (219) 696-7696

signaturebanquets.com

see ad on page 37

Spohn Ballroom

Goshen • IN | (574) 862-2184 spohnballroom.com

see ad on page 4

St Joe Farm Granger • IN | (574) 360-3338 stjoefarm.com

see ad on page 51

The Blue Teal Wakarusa • IN | (574) 862-2184 thebluetealvenue.com

see ad on page 4

The Farmhouse Restaurant at Fair Oaks Farms Fair Oaks • IN | (219) 394-2697 fofarms.com/farmhouse

see ad on page 76

The Hall at Oakland Park Nappanee • IN | (574) 773-1001 oakland-hall.com

see ad on page 9

The Morris Estate Niles • MI | (269) 684-4443 themorrisestate.com

see ad on page 74

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Gabis Arboretum Valparaiso • IN | (219) 384-1537 see ad on page 20

DÉCOR

AAYS Event Rentals

Mishawaka • IN | (574) 256-1110 aaysrental.com

see ad on page 3

Burns Special Events

Mishawaka • IN | (574) 259-4807 burnsrentals.com

see ad on page 38

CLP Events

Merrillville • IN | (219) 940-1140

see ad on page 68

Kim Eldridge Special Events Northwest • IN | (219) 871-9133 kimeldridgespecialevents.com

see ad on page 8

Merry Me Events

Edwardsburg • MI | (574) 532-5588 merrymeevents.com

see ad on page 46

Unveiled Wedding & Events

Northwest • IN | (219) 512-5620 yourunveiledevent.com

see ad on page 22

DJ'S & MUSIC Events by ProShow

Mishawaka • IN | (574) 255-1200 proshowdj.com

see ad on page 44

Gaska String Quartet

South Bend • IN | (574) 229-0422

see ad on page 46

EVENT RENTALS

AAYS Event Rentals

Mishawaka • IN | (574) 256-1110 aaysrental.com

see ad on page 3

Burns Special Events

Mishawaka • IN | (574) 259-4807 burnsrentals.com

see ad on page 38

Crown Party Rentals

Crown Point • IN | (219) 661-3866

crownpartyrentals.com

see ad on page 50

FINANCE & INSURANCE

Edward Jones

John Beck

Elkhart • IN | (574) 389-8616 edwardjones.com

see ad on page 50

FLORAL

Burns Special Events

Mishawaka • IN | (574) 259-4807 burnsrentals.com

see ad on page 38

Dixon's Florist

Munster • IN | (219) 836-1668 dixonsfloristandweddings.com

see ad on page 20

Interior Gardens Granger • IN | (575) 825-3363 interior-gardens.com

see ad on page 45

Kristina Lynn Floral

Schererville • IN | (219) 865-8663 kristinalynnfloral.com

see ad on page 36

La Petite Fleuriste

Crown Point • IN | (219) 308-9161 lpf-design.com

see ad on page 26

Martin’s Super Markets

21 Locations • IN | (574) 361-0317 martins-supermarkets.com

see ad on page 49

Matzke Florist

Elkhart • IN | (574) 293-5657 matzkeflorist.com

see ad on page 56

Merry Me Events

Edwardsburg • MI | (574) 532-5588 merrymeevents.com

see ad on page 46

Poppies

South Bend • IN | (574) 243-5703 see ad on page 58

Snapdragon Designs

Mishawaka • IN | (574) 276-6199

snapdragon-designs.com

see ad on page 68

Unveiled Wedding & Events

Northwest • IN | (219) 512-5620 yourunveiledevent.com

see ad on page 22

HOTEL & ACCOMMODATIONS

DoubleTree By Hilton

South Bend • IN | (574) 234-2000

doubletree3.hilton.com

see ad on page 39

Four Winds Casino Resort

New Buffalo • MI | (269) 926-5219

South Bend • IN | (574) 931-3557

fourwindscasino.com

see ad on page 5

Inn at Harbor Shores St Joseph • MI | (269) 408-9114 innatharborshores.com

see ad on page 22

INVITATIONS

Merry Me Events

Edwardsburg • MI | (574) 532-5588

merrymeevents.com

see ad on page 24

JEWELRY

Spark Permanent Jewelry Bar

Elkhart • IN | (574) 226-0563

see ad on page 39

MENSWEAR

Dunhill Tuxedo

Highland • IN | (219) 923-6446

Merrillville • IN | (219) 769-7471

dunhilltuxedos.com

see ad on page 36

Louie's Tux Shop 17 Locations louiestuxshop.com

see ad on page 13

PHOTOGRAPHY

Breannaleigh Photography

Northwest • IN | (219) 242-7004 breannaleighphotography.com

see ad on page 9

Lindsey Marie Photography

Michiana • IN

lindsey-mariephotography.com

see ad on page 20

Matt & Jaymi Photography

Hobart • IN | (219) 973-9041

mattandjaymi.com

see ad on page 37

Megan Michelle Photography

Valparaiso • IN | (219) 286-0303

meganmichellephoto.com

see ad on page 22

Shane Cleminson Photography Highland • IN | (219) 670-5268 shanecleminson.com

see ad on page 47

TRANSPORTATION

Epic Limo

Valparaiso • IN | (219) 462-5466 epiclimoinc.com

see ad on page 46

WEDDING OFFICIANTS

Kimberly Rumph Professional Wedding Officiant Northwest • IN | (219) 973-9304 kimrumph.com

see ad on page 9

WEDDING PLANNING

Kim Eldridge Special Events Northwest • IN | (219) 871-9133

kimeldridgespecialevents.com

see ad on page 8

Merry Me Events

Edwardsburg • MI | (574) 532-5588 merrymeevents.com

see ad on page 46

SHEdesigns

Northwest • IN | (219) 508-9451 see ad on page 4

Unveiled Wedding & Events

Northwest • IN | (219) 512-5620

yourunveiledevent.com

see ad on page 22

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At The Morris Estate, hospitality is our cornerstone. We’re prepared to arrange every detail of your perfect day. Our wedding coordinators are here to relieve stress and take care of all the details from the moment you say ‘Yes’ to saying ‘I do.’ A vintage Chapel and elegant outdoor Tent make for a picture perfect destination wedding. Luxurious, on-site lodging completes your wedding weekend, and our in-house catering offers a menu for any occassion. Trust The Morris Estate to turn your wedding dreams into reality.

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