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Meet the Venue: Lakeside Occasions

Carri Fras |  August 25, 2017

Each year, countless brides yearn to host their nuptials in unique, rustic settings and turn to the beautiful barns of the Midwest to satisfy that very desire. There's a special few, though, that are more than just a pretty venue, and Lakeside Occasions is one of them. Offering a beautifully restored historic dairy barn, panoramic lakeside views and a romantic setting that can be transformed to meet any style, Lakeside Occasions offers the unique look, stunning atmosphere and amazing amenities you never dreamt were possible!

Our Favorite Instagram Posts 8.25.17

Kaitlyn Smale |  August 25, 2017

You guys. We're always impressed by the amount of pretty on our Insta-feed, but this, we were blown. away. Don't believe us? Scroll down to see the proof! And don't forget to give these talented folks a follow while you're at it!

A Romantic, Industrial Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  August 24, 2017

Katie Nguyen Huber of Kenley Event Design couldn’t resist the tugs at her heart to design a style shoot at the The Harris Building, a local venue that just completed a renovation.

The Wedding Story of Emma and Jonathan Porter

Carri Fras |  August 23, 2017

Sometimes when you know, you just know. Emma and Jonathan met when they were young. Because they grew up together, they had fostered a strong friendship, but it was just that—a friendship.

The Wedding Story of Taylor and Deric Freymuth

Carri Fras |  August 23, 2017

Taylor and Deric first met at a high school football game and, after a few years as friends, began dating. On the couple’s seven year anniversary, Deric planned for a surprise engagement that met Taylor’s one simple request—that their beloved dogs be involved.

A Glamorous Old Hollywood Style Shoot

Carri Fras |  August 22, 2017

What do you get when you pair the beautiful allure of old Hollywood with the drama of a stunning, historic theater? A glamorous affair that truly gives a bride and groom the ultimate red carpet treatment.


Wedding Stationery Basics: Save the Dates

athenastreet |  August 20, 2017

Mailing save the dates has become one of the most popular ways to announce your upcoming nuptials to your guests. Generally, once you have chosen a venue, set a date, and taken your engagement pictures, it’s time to start thinking about designing and mailing your save the dates!


Meet The Venue: Stonegate Manor

Carri Fras |  August 18, 2017

Looking for a unique, one-of-kind venue complete with vintage charm and the flexibility to be tailored to whatever your heart desires? Stonegate Manor, located just 10 miles from St. Joseph, Michigan is just the charming spot you need for your special day. From it's beautifully restored 1847 Manor House to it's gorgeous grounds, magical ambience quaint amenities and on-site lodging, you will be able to relax knowing your wedding will be as memorable as it is complete.


Our Favorite Instagram Posts 8.18.17

Kaitlyn Smale |  August 18, 2017

We love two things about Instagram Fridays: 1) It's Friday (insert heart eyes emoji here) and 2) We get to love, swoon and absolutely OBSESS over all the talented vendors in our area and the incredible work they're doing! And trust us, this week you'll be doing a whole lot of that, too!

A Vintage Fairytale at Stonegate Manor

Carri Fras |  August 17, 2017

A dreamy and elegant style shoot came to mind when Emmie of Emmie Taylor Photography first saw Stonegate Manor, a location she describes as having the perfect mix of Victorian and country vibes.