Jenevieve | Maternity – Newborn – 6 months – First birthday cake smash session | Monica Z Photography | Northwest Indiana portrait studio | Michigan City IN






Julie & Joseph | Wedding Photography | St Tomas More – Munster IN | Deep River Park – Hobart IN | Aberdeen Manor – Valparaiso IN




A few details, as told by Julie – Centerpieces my dad is making. Tree stumps. Our main theme is oak tree. So lots of tree inspired decor. I’m calling our theme woodsy elegant. Our invitations pull everything together. 
We love fishing together so I purchased a custom engraved fishing lure so we can display our rings for pictures, also it’s part of the grooms gift. 
Portraits – Deep River Park 
Reception – Aberdeen Manor


DJ – Trans Audio


Hair and Makeup artist – Jame Hagberg, Lola’s Salon Valparaiso, IN 219-531-1200



Wedding Coortinator – Denna Fyock, Aberdeen Manor


Transportation – Royal Excursion Limo Service Mishawaka, IN
Eivan’s Videography Oak Lawn, IL
Miss Print, Munster In – for printing of ceremony programs
Louie’s Tux shop for tuxedo rental and invitations.


Gown – Allure Bridals, strapless mermaid style all lace gown
Gown, veil, belt purchased from Here Comes the Dress in Chesterton, IN
Earrings and accessories Amazon and etsy.

Lauren & Andy | Wedding Photographer | Pinola Grange Hall, Laporte IN



Florist – Kabers
DJ –  EZ Tymes
Hair and Makeup artist – Brittany Hennings and Leslie

Cake Artist – Lil Q’s Lincolnway LaPorte

 Catering by Hacienda
First dance song – Thomas Rhett- Die a Happy Man
Gown was purchased at Becker’s Bridal.

Ceremony and reception are at Pinola Grange, Laporte IN

Felicia & Greg | Engagement Session | Fire & Water – Washington Park Beach | Michigan City IN | Vineyard – Dinges Farm



Thank you to Dinges farm and Fire & Water for the use of their location!

Dani & Brandon | Engagement Session | Michigan City IN | Striebel Pond


Julie & Brett | Engagement Session | Michigan City IN | Washington Park | Uptown Arts District


Natalie & James | Wedding Photography | Tryon Farms | Michigan City IN |



Some words about the day from Natalie & James:

We really like our food selection. We’ll have two food trucks on-site. We love fire roasted pizza.

James is especially proud of the centerpieces. Each of the woodcuts we made ourselves from a tree that fell in our neighborhood. The wood was so fresh we had to kiln-dry it ourselves in our home oven. Then each piece was individually cut and stained.

Also instead of a guestbook we handmade a bulletin board made out of wine corks from the winery that’s hosting our reception. Guests are going to take pictures of themselves with a Polaroid camera and write a note on the photo before pinning it in our frame. We also made a photo back drop for this purpose.

We’ll also have a ton of games at the reception, including a volleyball net and wiffel ball. Our friend is going to lead anyone who wants to play in a competitive party game of “assassins.” It should be a good time.

Florist –  We bought wholesale flowers from Steve’s Flower Market in Chicago. Email:

Hair and Makeup artist –  Elle Salon in Michigan City:
Cake Artist – Designer Deserts in Valparaiso.
Pizza Truck – Rolling Stonebaker
Reception – Shady Creek Winery

Gown:  from Le Salon in Valpo

Suit: Kenneth Cole Slim Fit, three-piece, navy suit

Christa & Tommy | Wedding Photographer | New Buffalo MI | Marina Grande Resort



Florist – Flower Cart …. phone #: 219-926-8615
DJ – John Correll …. email:
Hair and Makeup artist – Reva Salon and Spa … phone #: 269-983-7077
Cupcake Artist – Truffles Pastry Shoppe …. phone #: 219-879-1233
Wedding Coortinator – Holli Dixon …. email:
First dance song – Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Gown – Sophia Tolli from Touma’s bridal shop in Fort Wayne, IN 

Wedding & Reception Location – Marina Grande Resort, New Buffalo MI

Kara & Mike | Wedding Photography | Ravisloe Country Club | Homewood IL



Florist – Brumm’s Blloming Barn
DJ – Fantastic DJ’s
Makeup artist – Maria Blanco
Cake Artist – Orland Bakery
Wedding Coortinator – Marcia Ahern from Ravisloe Country ClubFirst dance song – Van Morrison “someone like you”

Catherine & Andrew | Wedding Photography | Taltree Arboretum and Garden | Valparaiso IN



A few details in Catherine’s words:
 The theme of the wedding is vintage, romantic, classic. We took a long time picking out all of the decorations for the reception because each one is unique and most of them are vintage. Every table is different with different center pieces. A variety of cut glass vases, tea cups, mercury glass, and painted vases will be filled with flowers. In addition to the flowers there will be different vintage deer figurine on each table. The tables have ivory table clothes, and lace runners with gold runners underneath. The flat wear of the tables is gold. The style of serving is buffet style. The invitations and every printed item was designed by the bride.
Florist –  Cedar Lake Florist –
DJ – The Music Boyz (Eric Jaeger) –
Cake Artist – Designer Desserts Bakery 
Caterer – Scarborough Faire Catering –
First dance song – Can’t help falling in love – Elvis Presley
Gown is from Something Blue Bridal, designer is Stella York.
Shoes are Badgley Mischka from Nordstrom.
Earings and bracelet are from Swarovski.
Necklace is a gift from my dad. When he gave it to me years ago he said that he wanted to be the first man to give me diamonds. I thought it would only be appropriate to wear something from the two most important men in my life, my dad and my future husband.

Guys Preparation Location – Inn at Aberdeen – 3158 IN-2, Valparaiso, IN 46385 
Wedding Ceremony & Reception – Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
Ceremony – Joseph E. Meyer Memorial Pavilion
Reception – The Depot

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