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Our Favorite Instagram Posts 12.30.16

Kaitlyn Smale |  December 30, 2016

The weather may be gloomy, but that doesn't mean your Friday has to be! Do yourself a favor and get lost in the prettiness of this week's Instagram Faves. And don't forget to give these talented vendors a follow!

A Dreamy Indie Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  December 29, 2016

When Katie Skinner of Kiss Me Kate Photography set out to prove to herself that she could bring to life and capture an idea she held so dearly and that only existed in her mind’s eye, she certainly did just that. "In my heart I wanted to prove to myself that I could do exactly what I was visualizing, that I was good enough to pull right from my imagination and capture it in real life," she says. "I put myself to the test and, to say the least, I think I passed." Her ultimate vision for this shoot was to create a dreamy, boho bride that would leave people swooning. (Well, we say, check, check and check!)  

WeddingDay Honeymoon Giveaway 2017

Kaitlyn Smale |  December 28, 2016

There's really only one thing that rivals WeddingDay's love for weddings. And that would be honeymoons! We believe strongly that the honeymoon is just as special as the actual wedding day.

The Real Wedding of Caitlin and Eric Horsford

Carri Fras |  December 28, 2016

Caitlin met Eric six years ago working for a local grocery store.  Eric was her manager in the bakery and, although they had feelings for each other, it took three long years before this came to light. Lucky for Eric, he decided to get in touch with Caitlin. “We both had a huge crush on each other but were too professional to let one another know," Caitlyn says. “He transferred stores and I moved to Florida. Out of the blue one day three years later, he messaged me on Facebook after seeing I was coming home to Indiana to spend the holidays with my family. He asked if we could hang out and that was it!”

Anchors Aweigh Style Shoot at The Allure

Carri Fras |  December 27, 2016

Unique trends, breathtaking styles and new ideas bloom from the wedding industry almost daily and, thanks to industry insiders like Michelle Nikitaras of Unveiled Weddings & Events and Kate Murray of Katherine Murray Photography, we have yet another beautiful idea before us. For those of you who love oceans, are inspired by the sea or never dreamt you could re-create this vision for a wedding, especially if it were indoors, do read on!

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Our Favorite Instagram Posts of 2016

Kaitlyn Smale |  December 23, 2016

The holidays are a great time to reflect. We've been feeling a little sentimental lately, thinking about all of the beautiful images we've been fortunate enough to share with you! In the spirit of reflecting, we decided to do something a little different for this Instagram Friday.

A Vineyard Elopement-Inspired Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  December 22, 2016

If you have ever visited Michigan, you might realize that after just one trip, it's gorgeous settings often call you back for more. Inspired by this very beauty, Carrie of Carrie House Photography aimed at capturing a vineyard wedding to highlight the wonders of Northern Michigan.  She believes this area is quickly becoming a trending locale as more and more couples turn to Michigan for their destination weddings.  

A Chic & Fresh Style Shoot at Journeyman Distillery

Carri Fras |  December 20, 2016

It’s all in the details, as they say. And for this style shoot, the copper accents and chic details speak beautifully. Lauren of Lauren Elisabeth Events and Jodi Bodtke of Giving Tree Photography teamed up to create this “Chic and Fresh Copper Shoot”.  Lauren explains, “We wanted a very earthy and chic feel for our styled shoot with a lot of blues and greenery. We wanted to incorporate copper touches and fell in love with the idea of spray painting real fruit for our centerpiece, place cards, table numbers, and to include in the bouquet and on the cake.”

Four Bouquets Inspired by Grand Rapids' Hot Spots

taylor.kraai |  December 19, 2016

Wedding inspiration can come from several places. Sometimes, your color palette helps make the decisions. Sometimes, it's the season.

The Wedding Story of Shannon and Brian Sharer

Carri Fras |  December 18, 2016

Brian had one special proposal in mind for Shannon, a woman that first caught his eye and later his heart after meeting her at 5th Avenue in Royal Oak, Michigan. His 31st birthday was approaching but he shrugged it off as if he didn’t want anything special.