Planning & Parties 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.


Our Favorite Instagram Posts 7.13.18

Kaitlyn Smale |  July 13, 2018

It's Friday the 13th! But don't fear–WeddingDay's weekly Insta-faves are here! Scroll on to forget about the silly superstitions and get lost in the insane amount of pretty we found this week. And be sure to follow these talented vendors while you're at it!

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.

Meet the Planner: Unveiled Weddings & Events

Savannah Hope |  June 29, 2018

Why take on any extra stress when it comes to the big day? It is not any bride's dream to have to worry about the little details when she's getting ready on her wedding day. That is why so many brides turn to event planners in order to take some of the worry off their shoulders. Unveiled Weddings & Events has over 15 years of experience in planning and design that can keep even the most worried bride at complete ease!

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!