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Our Favorite Instagram Posts 7.27.18

Kaitlyn Smale |  July 27, 2018

Is there anything better than a Friday afternoon after a long work week? Yes, actually–an Instagram Friday after a long work week! So, sit back with your coffee and enjoy this week's curated faves from the 'gram!

WeddingDay Exclusive Style Shoot: Zao Island

Savannah Hope |  July 26, 2018

Located in Valparaiso, Indiana, Zao Island is an exhilarating venue made for couples who are searching for a fun space to celebrate their wedding! We looked to Kelsey Hahn, owner of Simply Elegant Events, to curate the elegant and stimulating design of this WeddingDay Exclusive Style Shoot. Kelsey was excited to style this shoot, as Zao Island is an amusement center. She says, “I was perplexed with the challenge of coming up with a style and theme that would be fun yet elegant—but after seeing the space, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. So, I came up with a Mid-Century Modern theme. I wanted it to be colorful yet tasteful.” With The Greenhouse at Zao Island’s contemporary and vibrant style, it was easy to bring this vision to life.

A Girl’s Guide to Planning the Perfect Bachelorette Party in Southwest Michigan

Carri Fras |  July 26, 2018

While Southwest Michigan is alluring for many reasons—think beachside views, quaint towns, boutique shops, unique dining and plenty to see and do—it can also serve as the sweetest locale for a celebration every girl looks forward to...her bachelorette party!

The Wedding Story of Sarah and William Weed

Carri Fras |  July 25, 2018

For Sarah and William, meeting and getting to know each other seemed as easy and natural as a lakeside breeze. Sarah explains, “My husband and I met at a gathering I had over the summer of 2013. His cousin, who was my roommate, invited him to come up to our lake house one evening. From there, we just continued to hang out and got to know each other.” William later popped the question on what would be a life changing trip for them both to Quebec City, Canada.

Wild at Heart: A Vow Renewal at Rocky Hollow Trail

Carri Fras |  July 24, 2018

Mother Nature can be a powerful element when it comes to nuptials. There’s nothing quite like the canopy of tree coverage, raw, gorgeous greenery and peaks of sunshine to evoke romance, intimacy and, in this case, a sense of awe.

Staying Inspired Amidst the Chaos & Noise

simplybesoevents |  July 23, 2018

I used to think it was nearly impossible to truly stay inspired as a bride or creative, especially during the most stressful or overwhelming seasons of work or planning a celebration.

How AAYS Continues to be “Always At Your Service” with its New Interactive Design Studio and Showroom

Carri Fras |  July 23, 2018

For many customers, AAYS Event Rentals has become synonymous with the phrase, “Always at Your Service,” but there’s quite a bit that goes behind that tagline.

Meet the Venue Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center

Savannah Hope |  July 20, 2018

When it comes to finding the perfect, classically beautiful venue, South Bend brides don't have to look any further than the Gillespie Special Event & Conference Center. This venue combines elegance with modern amenities for an atmosphere unlike any other. Gillespie will help any bride's dream wedding come to life with their reputable service and alluring event spaces! 

Our Favorite Instagram Posts 7.20.18

Kaitlyn Smale |  July 20, 2018

Who's ready for another round of crazy-pretty posts from our crazy-talented friends over on the 'gram? Well, good news–it's here! So, sit back and obsess with us as you scroll through this week's faves and follow these amazing pros.

Where Beauty Blossoms: A Romantic and Intimate Wedding at Apple Blossom Chapel & Gardens

Carri Fras |  July 19, 2018

There’s something about the fresh, airy nature of the outdoors that exudes a beauty and romance that’s hard to rival. The entire inspiration for this issue’s cover centered on the gorgeous spaces Apple Blossom Chapel & Gardens has to offer, including their beautiful, blossoming trees. To bring our dreamy, organic vision to life, we settled on nothing less than a star vendor team led by Holden Alee of Holden Michael Events and photographed by Arielle Peters Photography. Styled around the concept of a couple celebrating their very intimate wedding day surrounded by family and friends, Holden and our team infused the perfect mix of color, romance, elegance and whimsy.