The first thing many bride's think about when they get engaged is buying a wedding dress! We got engaged 6 months before we were married so it was one of the things at the forefront of my mind as that's not much time to get something chosen and ordered! Luckily, I knew the first place I wanted to go was Marie Gabriel Couture! I also knew when I wanted something to change into after our Zionsville ceremony and during our welcome dinner at Mackinac that Bella Bridesmaids was the place to go!
I've grown to love Anne-Marie & Young at Marie Gabriel Couture over the years sending clients to them and having them look fabulous while raving about their experience! Marie Gabriel has the most highly educated staff and carries gowns no one else carries! I have loved Amsale for years! The first event I ever planned was a fashion show at the Mavris where whatever college designer won the runway show that was being judged won an internship in NYC with Amsale! I love their naturally dyed, made in NYC gowns! I felt so fortunate to purchase one, it's a work of art! I also bought my veil at MGC which was made by Toni Federici. It was light and airy! I loved it too! Also, made in the US so that's fantastic as well! I also had my alterations done at MGC. I have a hard shape to fit and they made my dress flatter me in all the right ways and hide anything I wanted hidden :) I felt elegant, timeless, and so bridal! Everyone who knows me always says, "It was so you!", which is exactly how every bride should feel! I want to wear it on a Tuesday!
Kathleen who owns Bella Bridesmaids is one of the sweetest people I have ever met! She, like me has never met a stranger so we could talk for hours! Many of my clients go to buy their beautiful bridesmaids dresses from her and even though I didn't have bridesmaids I knew she'd have many dresses that would be a perfect fit for our Zionsville reception and Mackinac welcome dinner. I found the most heavenly Aidan Mattox dress! See the iPhone images below! If you need bridesmaids dresses, a dress for an event or night out, GO TO BELLA!!!
Jake wore the most beautiful Ike Behar navy blue tux! I wasn't sold right off the bat about navy but as soon as he showed me a picture I fell in love with it! He looked so handsome and felt great in it!
IN Ceremony Location: Lincoln Park
IN Dinner: Indy Fresh
IN Ceremony Music: Jill Pitz (Harp)
MI Ceremony Location: Windermere Point
MI Reception Location: Chippewa Hotel
Wedding Dress: Marie Gabriel Couture (Designer: Amsale)
Reception Dress: Bella Bridesmaid (Designer: Aidan Maddox) Florist: Accent Floral Design
Photography: Conforti Photography
Videography: Unique Heart Productions
Invitation Designer: Just Invite Me
Invitation Printer: Jupiter & Juno
Custom Calligraphy Signage: Katie Lynn Emerson
Planing & Design: Plum & Poppy (Beth McHugh – Coordinator/live saver)
Caterer: Chippewa Hotel
Hair & Makeup: Something Blue Stylists
MI Ceremony Musician: Brook Xiao
Linens: LGI Linens
Chair Rental: A Classic Party Rental
Flatware & Candlesticks: Violet Vintage Rental
Groom’s clothes: Ike Behar
Hair Accessories: Hair Comes The Bride
Jewelry: Moyer Jewelry
Bridal Robe: Plum Pretty Sugar
Laser Cut Table #s & Escort Names: Just Invite Me