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Drama Meets Romance: A Modern, Classic Wedding at the Empyrean

Carri Fras |  January 25, 2018

With the beautiful Empyrean event venue as our backdrop, rich with both luxurious and modern detailing, we knew our cover shoot was sure to inspire. Combining the experience of a vendor dream team led by Empyrean’s Chief Event Designer, Renee Miner, we combined several bridal looks that seamlessly married romance with a bit of drama. “The concept behind the shoot was driven by a combination of different styles and moods colliding into one rich and dramatic, almost theatrical design,” says Renee. “We have found our most successful ideas come from a team effort and this shoot was no exception. Our design team collaborated from concept to completion and created a stunning look that encompassed the exact style we were trying to achieve.”

The Wedding Story of Julia and Vincenzo Rulli

Carri Fras |  January 24, 2018

Graduating just one year apart, Julia and Vincenzo spent their elementary and high school years navigating the same hallways. It wasn’t until their sophomore year in college that they officially met. “Our story began on September 8, 2012 when Notre Dame’s football team was playing Purdue University in South Bend,” Julia recalls. “After attending the game, I celebrated the Irish victory with a bonfire at a friend’s house. As it turned out, Vinnie and I had mutual friends, and we were casually introduced at the bonfire. We hit it off immediately and became friends ourselves.” After a month or so of friendship, Julia agreed to be Vinnie’s date at his cousin’s annual Halloween party. Besides spending a lot of time together that weekend, Vinnie fixed the brakes on Julia’s car and even met Julia’s entire family at Sunday dinner. “That weekend, I got my first glimpse into the incredible person Vinnie is,” says Julia. “Our friendship grew stronger and continues to grow after four and a half years of dating—and now marriage!”

The Wedding Story of Cali and Daniel Moore

Carri Fras |  January 24, 2018

Even though Cali and Daniel grew up about a mile down the road from one another, they never officially met until Cali was home visiting family from college one weekend and Daniel had recently moved back to Indianapolis.

Beautiful Bohemian: A Southwest-Inspired Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  January 23, 2018

The gorgeous, outdoor setting of the historic Ambassador House in Fishers, Indiana was the perfect, natural location for this Southwestern, bohemian style shoot.

WeddingDay Exclusive Style Shoot: The Sanctuary on Penn

Carri Fras |  January 22, 2018

To bring The Sanctuary on Penn’s old-world motif to life, we turned to owner and executive planner Sarah Farthing of All in the Details. The classy, art-deco style she envisioned was a perfect fit for the venue’s beautifully rich and historic aesthetic. Sarah says, “Immediately upon entering the venue, I was struck with inspiration as how to best communicate the grandeur of the space and at the same time amplify its natural, historic beauty.”

The Most Mouth-Watering Food Trends of 2018

Carri Fras |  January 22, 2018

You’ll be happy to know that various food trends brides everywhere have fallen in love with in 2017 are here to stay in 2018, while others are gaining some serious momentum!

Meet the Vendor: The Groomsman Suit

Savannah Hope |  January 19, 2018

Gentlemen, listen up! The Groomsman Suit is the perfect choice for your wedding attire. They offer personal style at an affordable price. Nothing is more important than your wedding look, and The Groomsman Suit can provide you with a look that no one else will have, providing custom choices through mixing and matching all their beautiful options. 

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Our Favorite Instagram Posts 1.19.18

Kaitlyn Smale |  January 19, 2018

Oh happy day–it's Friday! Week after week, we're just as excited as the last to share some major Insta-inspo with you. As if the beauty and uniqueness of each post wasn't enough, the pure talent of these amazing, local vendors sure will be!

The Art of Romance: A Cover Shoot at Gallery Forty-Two

Carri Fras |  January 18, 2018

This cover was all about romance and simplicity. But instead of the typical hues that exude romance like reds and pinks, our team of vendors wanted to show how the same look and feel could be achieved with light lavender and tons of greenery and florals. To bring nothing short of a wow factor to the shoot, we partnered with Magical Moments Event Planning to make our exciting dreams come to life. Another magical twist? A live artist on set to capture all the beauty and love!

The Wedding Story of Lia and Christopher Simeri

Carri Fras |  January 17, 2018

Lia and Christopher met in March 2010, when Lia started training at a new restaurant that was opening near her home where Christopher worked. “Our first conversation was in the tiny, little room in the kitchen where we had to roll silverware at the end of the night to get ready for the next day’s shift,” Lia says. “I’m pretty sure I stayed back there to help him roll all of the silverware, even though it was his responsibility.”