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Our Favorite Instagram Posts 11.3.17

Kaitlyn Smale |  November 3, 2017

Hello, November! While some say "Boo!" to the changing weather, we say "We're only one major holiday away from being able to play Christmas music!" So, grab your hot chocolate and embrace the colder season ahead while you scroll through this week's collection of Insta-faves!

Modern Romance: A Cover Shoot at Community Life Center

Carri Fras |  November 2, 2017

There are many ways to interpret “modern romance.” For us and our great team of talented vendors, it was a culmination of ideas that resulted in a gorgeously modern mix that was both fresh and full of beautiful summer hues. Hannah Strickler of Design the Day did an excellent job refining the initial vision into one as vibrant and crisp as the sunny day it was shot on.

The Wedding Story of Caitlin and Ethan Flater

Carri Fras |  November 1, 2017

After arriving home from a trip to Disney together, Ethan’s plan to propose to Caitlin upon their return was abruptly foiled by bouts of sickness. While the two were still recovering, Ethan managed to pull off his scavenger hunt proposal a few days later, and it made for a very memorable engagement. “There were ten stations and at each one was a paragraph of something he loved about me or a special memory of something we had together,” Caitlin explains. “Finally, the last message led me to him where he was so handsome on one knee.”

The Wedding Story of Jillian & Austin Helmuth

Carri Fras |  November 1, 2017

Jillian needed a little push from above before taking a leap of faith with Austin. Although they had parted ways since meeting in college, it was a small action taken by Austin that would have big results years later. “During our freshman year at church, he had written his name in my bible at 1 John,” Jillian recalls. “Two years after I graduated, I found it when my pastor was doing a sermon on that passage and decided to reconnect with him. If that’s not a sign from God, I don’t know what is!” After writing letters to eachother and weekends spent together halfway between Pennsylvania and Indiana, the two finally found their forever.

A Moody Fall Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  October 31, 2017

Nothing screams fall like moody, natural colors and a beautiful, outdoor location. But Cassandra Tietz, the photographer behind Olive + Ivy, really wanted to get creative and break the rules.


The Guide to Finding Your Perfect Bridal Beauty Team

Andi Sherman |  October 30, 2017

The world of bridal beauty can seem a bit overwhelming at first and many aren’t even sure where to start. After 15 years in the bridal beauty industry, I think there are five key elements when choosing the team that is right for you.


Meet the Venue: The Morris Estate

Savannah Hope |  October 27, 2017

Choosing a wedding venue these days can involve more than just looks and location. You also want to chose a venue where you know the staff will be there to support you and take care of any of your needs on the big day. It doesn't hurt when a charming, affordable venue is also staffed with caring individuals. The Morris Estate, located in Niles, Michigan is a venue where you truly get the full package! 

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Our Favorite Instagram Posts 10.27.17

Kaitlyn Smale |  October 27, 2017

Ah, Friday. We haven't been this excited since...last Friday! All joking aside, with the best day of the week comes the best inspo of the week! Check out these five talented wedding vendors and the beautiful posts they were 'gramming that caught our eyes! P.S.

A Woodland Wonder Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  October 26, 2017

Kelly Kennedy Rex of All Buttoned Up Events collaborated with Annette Hoffman from Nettie Marie Photography on a woodland style shoot of their dreams. “Annette had the vision to give it an English flair, and I had the idea of bringing in storybook characters,” Kelly says.

The Wedding Story of Jennifer and Andrew Bard

Carri Fras |  October 25, 2017

It’s true our friends sometimes know us better than we do and, lucky for Jennifer, she had her girlfriend by her side the day she spotted what would be her future husband. “We first saw each other while we were having lunch at the Skyline Club downtown.