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I truly believe this is the heart of celebration—intentionally seeking out the good things in the midst of the frenzy, the pressure, and the budget and maximizing on those.
We all know not everything is perfect. There’s the push and pull from all sides in multiple facets of life, but especially during wedding planning.
So how do we go about your celebration in an honest and authentic way, telling your story as an epic rather than a tragedy?
Barn venues aren’t given enough credit for their versatility. Many couples may imagine that barn venues are only capable of hosting those rustic, country-style weddings. However, the truth is that barns are now outfitted with chic, modern details that transform them into versatile venues.
Every bride wants to feel like her most beautiful self on her wedding day, making makeup one of the most important parts of her bridal look. True Beauty by Dana is a makeup artist who brides have turned to for years for exquisite beauty looks on their big day, and she possesses that vision which brings to light the best qualities of each bride.
You know what's cool? We've been doing this weekly Instagram blog for nearly three years and we're STILL just as excited to see all of your pretty posts each week! Shout out to all the talented vendors who make it possible (and enjoyable!) for us to continue sharing our weekly faves.
“The Embassy Theatre and Hotel Indiana is a nationally registered historic building,” says Embassy Theatre’s Marketing Director, John Hughey. “It was built in 1928 as an entertainment venue where patrons could travel to see a show and then stay overnight at the Hotel Indiana. Many famous acts have graced the stage over the past 90 years, including Doris Day and Bob Hope to current headliners like Jerry Seinfeld and touring Broadway shows. While the historical value alone is unique, it’s the beautiful architecture and stunning details that draw our couples in. There’s a feeling about standing in the Embassy that transcends time, so, in a word, it’s timeless.”
Macey and Kaleb met through mutual friends when Macy was a junior in high school and Kaleb was 19. “Kaleb proposed on a Sunday afternoon after we had gone to church together,” says Macy. “It was a beautiful afternoon. Kaleb asked if I wanted to take my dog, Bella, on a walk.
When you have the opportunity to get dolled up for your own personal style shoot, placed in the hands of the talented, seasoned photographer and treated like a princess, you take it, right?! I mean, what girl wouldn’t?!
The pressure is on. Whether your wedding dress is something you’ve dreamt of as a little girl watching Disney princesses dance across the TV screen or something you’ve hardly given a thought to until the day your wedding dress shopping adventures begin, we know how stressful making such an important decision (and purchase!) can be. From sifting through the never-ending supply of inspiration to choosing the perfect designer, fit and color, the challenge of finding the dress of your dreams can seem insurmountable.
Many couples today are seeking out videographers to capture their wedding day so that people can watch it for years to come. Trace Engbrecht is a videographer whose work encompasses that romantic vibe and charming style that brides are seeking. His skill has not only made him a magnet for many area brides, it is sure to bring some tears to your eyes!