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Multicolored, Floral Summer Wedding in Indiana

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 05, 2012

Stefanie & Chris

June 23

Terre Haute, Indiana 

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Q & A with the Bride: 

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The tall ceilings! St. Marys of the Woods’ O’Shaughnessy Hall is absolutely gorgeous. I always wanted tall ceiling at my wedding venue and this was perfect touch.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Peonies: I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to get them or not, and a couple days before the wedding, we were able to get them for the arrangements!

2. Favors: My mom and I made all of the jam and covered and tied the tags on. I’m not a super creative person, and I was glad that I was able to do something that everyone loved!

3. Stationary: I loved all of the stationary that Pink Poppy Ink did for the wedding. From the invitations to menus, programs and even the seating sign! 

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding you can’t stop thinking about.

The moment we were announced husband and wife, and we walked down the aisle together. After the ceremony, we got to spend a few minutes together alone. It was so amazing to just be together since the day is so hectic leading up to that point! Plus, my dad doing a kick line to the beach boys at the reception! 

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Lovely, Library-Themed Wedding in Indiana

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 29, 2012

Bethany & Heston 

July 28

Indianapolis, Indiana 

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The books. It sounds a little silly, but it was a perfect combination of Heston and I. He loves all kinds of literature, and I love the history and elegance that the stories and the venue represent. It seemed like a fitting place for the next chapter in our own adventure.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The cake: I had no idea it would turn out so classic and beautiful. It was even more than I had imagined, and it tied into the décor better than planned.
2. The pieces of Heston and I that were tied into the crossword, programs and table numbers. We made each table themed as one of our favorite books, incorporated a crossword with facts about us, and used a “He says/She says” section in our programs.
3. The love and support of all of our family members and friends.

3. If you could offer one piece of advice to other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Pick one thing that is the most important to you and focus on it instead of the million other details. For example, the one special thing for me was having Heston there in person. It may sound obvious, but in reality, he only received his visa three hours before his flight to the U.S., arriving in the country a couple of weeks before the wedding. The last minute decisions on the flowers or décor (we made major adjustments the week of) became very easy. That, and take a honeymoon. I went straight back to work after the wedding, but quickly found that you need some time to relax and enjoy each other’s company after the craziness. Don’t be the wife that falls asleep midway through dinner weeks after the wedding.

4. Give us the one moment from your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about.

My favorite moment was when we were announced as Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman. All of our family and friends cheered, and it was sheer bliss. At that moment, I felt the weight of Heston’s visa, the long distance relationship and the wedding planning all fall away. I think that even years from now it will be one of those things that I can reflect back on and remember vividly.

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Britney & Ben

June 23

Lafayette, Indiana

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Q&A with the Bride:

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

There were so many things we loved about our wedding but three things that stood out the most to me were our Unity Painting, the Mad Lib games I created for the guests, and the guest book tree that my husband drew. (I also loved my dress and his bowtie!)

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Be sure to choose a color palette that is readily available! We had difficulty finding things in grays and yellows throughout the planning process. This was our biggest “obstacle.”

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

We decided to do a “first look”  and have all our photos taken prior to the ceremony. The time that we got to spend alone, in front of the camera, is the part of the day I cherish most.

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Bird-Themed, DIY Barn Wedding in Indiana

Posted by Kim on Aug 24, 2012

Tawnee & Joshua

June 16

Bridgeton, Indiana

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Q&A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We were looking for an affordable, rustic-looking barn and after searching for months we were about to give up when we found this one and fell in love! We loved the location. It was just a short walk to the local covered bridge and old mill and the surrounding town was just as rustic and homey as the barn. It made everything come together.

Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

The ring “pillow” which was actually my an old Bible that belonged to my grandfather, who passed away when I was about 8 or so. I decorated the Bible with burlap and ribbon.

Our guest quilt. I had everyone send us a piece of cloth with their RSVP and I sewed them together before the wedding. It was the first quilt I had ever made and I was quite proud of myself. At the wedding we used it as a backdrop for a simple little DIY photobooth where guests could write on a chalkboard a message they wanted us to see and could dress up in silly hats, glasses, scarves and such.

In lieu of doing the typical sand pouring or unity candle we did a wine ceremony. It was very unique and turned out great.

I have to add that I loved just the general décor of the actually ceremony itself with the hay bale seating, the beautiful flower arrangements made by my aunt, the simple but elegant arch at the front, the crates we used as a table for the wine and the log cabin backdrop to top it all off.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

When my husband and I were at the altar, I just remember trying to listen to our preacher and every time I would glance up at Josh he would just be staring at me with this cute little smile on his face! I guess he couldn’t keep his eyes off of me. I don’t know why but I had to keep myself from starting to giggle. I’ve never had anyone look at me so intently before I guess.

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Melissa & Chad

May 12

Hobart, Indiana

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Q&A with the Bride:

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The wood cuts for the centerpieces and windowpanes for the seating chart:

We came up with the idea shortly after we had gotten engaged.  I just loved how rustic, yet elegant they were.  One weekend after a big storm, Chad’s parents, Chad, and I jumped in a truck with a chain saw in hand and searched the neighborhood for the perfect fallen tree to snag and cut into pieces for the centerpieces.  It was priceless to see the determination and interest that Chad and his Dad had in doing this. They meant a lot to him, and it meant a lot to me that he cared so much. It was a fun project for us while also becoming a conversation piece at reception.

2. Freshly made apple cinnamon donuts made from freshly picked apples off the orchard:

The apple cinnamon donuts were a major hit with our guests and also tied in that fact that we were at an apple orchard.  You cannot beat fresh donuts, especially these.  They were to die for.  Most of our guests were eating them before dinner even started.  They liked them so much that we caught a couple of our friends swiping leftover donuts into purses. They are that good.  Don’t believe us?  Go try them for yourself.

 3. Our vendors

One thing we were keen on was making sure that we walked away from our wedding knowing that we were going to be able to relive that day again.  This is why we went after vendors that instilled a confidence in us of knowing they would capture every slightest detail of that day so we can relive our wedding day weeks later or even on our 50th anniversary. Our photographer, Jordan Lukianuk of JordanQuinn Photography, and our videographer, Bradley Productions, are incredible artists who made our day truly memorable.

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