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WeddingDay Exclusive Style Shoot: Lakeside Occasions

Carri Fras |  December 12, 2017

“Our number one draw is our property,” says Kara Byers, Manager and Event Coordinator at Lakeside Occasions. “Our barn overlooks Emma Lake, and the grounds are gorgeous. We have indoor and outdoor spaces for the ceremony. We have unique amenities, such as a 50's diner with a pool table for the guys’ changing room and a silo for the ladies, a grain bin bar, and a little ‘general store,’ which makes for the perfect photo op. We also have heating and air conditioning, which you won’t find at many rustic barn venues. And we’re planning to add some new features in our off-season, including an outdoor fireplace.”

The Wedding Story of Morgan and Ryan Thayer

Carri Fras |  December 10, 2017

Morgan and Ryan grew up in the same small town playing sports with each other’s siblings. Ryan proposed to Morgan while on an evening boat ride. After he stopped in the middle of the lake to talk for a bit, he asked Morgan to stand and he popped the question!

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Kaitlyn Smale |  December 8, 2017

We've said it before and we'll surely say it again. The amount of talent that exists in our Midwest area is jaw-dropping. You'd think we'd be used to it by now, but week after week, we're still blown away! So, join us in celebrating a few of these talented folks that caught our eyes this week.

Vines of Love Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  December 5, 2017

Wedding planner Brittany Rogers of Dressed in Details describes the vision for this shoot as understated elegance and beauty. The idea was a collaborative effort between herself and Kai Davis of Kai Davis Photography.

The Wedding Story of Jessica and Nicholas De Fina

Carri Fras |  December 4, 2017

Working for the same theater company in Chicago, Jessica and Nicholas were friends for many years before life finally brought them together romantically. "We went on our first date in October, 2015,” says Jessica. “He took me indoor skydiving. He literally swept me off my feet!”

Meet The Vendor: Less is More Boudoir

Savannah Hope |  December 1, 2017

Many brides today are celebrating their marriage with boudoir sessions or are gifting their new husband with the "little black book." Less Is More Boudoir understands that boudoir sessions may be a little intimidating, but also knows how to embrace the nerves of these sessions and turn them into confidence. Having photographed numerous brides, Less Is More Boudoir is confident in capturing the natural beauty that every woman has.

The Wedding Story of Courtney and Tim Haadsma

Carri Fras |  November 29, 2017

On one very special December day, Courtney and Tim went to the beach and walked along the boardwalk. Courtney explains, “At the lookout point of the boardwalk, Tim had set up apple crates and candles. He dropped to one knee and the rest was history.

WeddingDay Exclusive Style Shoot: Stonegate Manor

Carri Fras |  November 28, 2017

Located in southwest Michigan and nestled among 27 sprawling acres of wooded property, the elegant, country estate that is Stonegate Manor will mesmerize you with its charm and timelessness. We turned to Cheri Heward of Small Town Wedding to plan a magical day at our exclusive Stonegate Manor style shoot, highlighting all the wonderful features that make this venue as unique as it is beautiful.

Arielle Peters Workshop Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  November 27, 2017

There's no doubt gorgeous style shoots make us swoon. Designed as part of a full, two-day educational experience provided by Arielle Peters Photography, this style shoot has us downright falling in love!

The Wedding Story of Abigail and Damon Edmons

Carri Fras |  November 22, 2017

When Abigail “accidentally” met Damon, she had no idea he would be her future husband. A mother of her high school friend, in fact, was hosting Damon after he had completed mission work abroad and was the mastermind behind the meeting.