Planning & Parties Blog

A Timeless Rose and Blush Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  May 22, 2018

For this style shoot, the vision was simple. Photographer Lauren Koleff explains that the vision was really to gather local vendors to collaborate on a stylized bridal shoot together with wedding planner Amy Dittmer as the lead. 


Our Favorite Instagram Posts 5.18.18

Kaitlyn Smale |  May 18, 2018

People often ask us if we get tired of looking at photos of weddings all day. We then reply, "Uhh...NO WAY!" We mean, just look at the gorgeous, sweet and just plain fun images we're presented with on the daily.

An Elegant, Boho Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  May 17, 2018

Cassie of Cassie Dunmyer Photography had an idea that began with a glass of sangria. She was inspired by its color and texture, and the vision blossomed from there. She approached Michelle Rakotomalala to co-create this beautiful, boho-elegant style shoot, and the magic began.

The Wedding Story of Sarah and Jessica Farmer-Forbes

Carri Fras |  May 16, 2018

Jess and Sarah met when working at the same store while attending college. The two started dating shortly after meeting and have been together eight years now. Sarah says, “Jess asked me to marry her so many times, I started to lose count. I was never sold on the idea of marriage.

Our Favorite Instagram Posts 5.11.18

Kaitlyn Smale |  May 11, 2018

Who's ready to get on to the weekend already? Us, too! But since we can't do that just yet, we thought we'd provide you with a little eye candy to help make it through. So, sit back and enjoy this week's collection of faves from the 'gram!

A Modern Baroque Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  May 10, 2018

After falling in love with the baroque style in college, Jennifer of Jennifer Van Elk Photography noticed her work slightly drifting to a more baroque lighting style. She explains, “I wanted to do a shoot that wasn’t typical.

The Wedding Story of Kristin and Joseph Williamson

Carri Fras |  May 9, 2018

Kristin never thought she would meet her husband at a children’s event. However, as the Director of Children’s Ministries at her church, the two met at a special event in March when Joseph served as a volunteer.

A Delicate, Art-Inspired Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  May 7, 2018

Sometimes, less is more. And Victoria Tate of Victoria Isabel Photography certainly saw beauty in the whitewashed exposed brick, wood floors and pure winter light that poured into Zurie, the spot where she selected for her romantic, fine art-inspired anniversary vision to play out.

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Our Favorite Instagram Posts 5.4.18

Kaitlyn Smale |  May 4, 2018

Well, hello there, Friday! We figured you could use a pick-me-up to push through to the weekend, so we rounded up five of the most inspirational posts we could find! Scroll on to check them out, and be sure to follow these talented vendors, too.

The Wedding Story of Becca and Chris Warren

Carri Fras |  May 2, 2018

“Chris’ fraternity and my sorority at Indiana University were right next to each other,” says Becca. “However, during our time at IU, we never met. We met back in Fort Wayne after college. We were both at a 90s concert at Headwaters Park.