Venues Blog

The Wedding Story of Jessie and Greg Harden

Carri Fras |  July 18, 2018

Considering five to be their lucky number, Jessie and Greg planned a fun trip to Miami to celebrate their five year anniversary and, to Jessie’s surprise, Greg had an August 5th proposal on the beach in order!

Diving into the wedding planning process, Jessie, confident in both her personal style and creativity, opted to plan everything herself. She zeroed in on a “Midsummer Night’s Dream" theme for their wedding—a style that was nothing short of romantic, earthy and ethereal and full of lush details.

Love by the Shore: A Michigan-Inspired Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  July 17, 2018

Nothing can quite beat beachside elegance, hints of spring and a gorgeous Lake Michigan backdrop.

Meet the Venue: The Market

Savannah Hope |  July 13, 2018

More and more brides are looking to find those edgy, yet rustic or industrial venues fit for their more modern style. A venue that perfectly fits this desire is The Market, located in Valparaiso, Indiana. They combine effortless style in a historic space with amenities like in-house catering and floral services for a stress-free event! 

A Marie Antoinette-Inspired Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  July 12, 2018

Sandra Vue of Dreambox Photography had a bold concept in mind inspired by the real deal. She says, “I had visited the Palace of Versailles in France (where Marie Antoinette lived) and was inspired by the queen’s elegant home and lavish lifestyle.

The Wedding Story of Adara and Nicholas Smith

Carri Fras |  July 11, 2018

Sentimentality was at the heart of Nicholas’ proposal to Adara. She recalls, “Nicholas proposed on the top level of a parking garage in downtown Chicago. We had traveled to Chicago multiple times while dating and always ended up parking at this particular garage.

A Boho Java Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  July 10, 2018

Christine Kim of Ji Chérir Photography dreamt of a style shoot that would satisfy any hipster or coffee lover as it centered around the use of a Vespa Ape, courtesy of Urbana Cafe, a Cincinnati mobile coffee bar.

A Soft & Timeless Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  July 5, 2018

Softness, elegance and timelessness were the concepts at the heart of this shoot. “This shoot was a collaboration with Chloe Hice, the Event Director at Hillcrest Country Club,” says Ladi of Ladi Gross Photography.

Boho Brunch Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  July 3, 2018

The vision for this shoot began with Henna as the inspiration. Meaghan Keck of Birch Affair explains, “Henna artist Kelly Caroline of Kelly Caroline Henna Art reached out to me about collaborating on a shoot in which a bride would be adorned in Henna.

Features You Didn’t Even Know You Wanted in Your Wedding Venue

Savannah Hope |  June 28, 2018

Choosing the perfect wedding venue is something that couples do not take lightly. Your venue will create the atmosphere for your whole wedding—that is why when searching for your dream venue there are so many factors to consider.

The Wedding Story of Paige and Jeff Girbach

Carri Fras |  June 27, 2018

It seems that even young men know that guitar playing skills might be just the trick needed to catch a girl’s interest. In this case, it helped the young man’s college roommate, Jeff, instead!