Bloom’s 11th Annual Wedding Guide – Pleasant Surprises! (photo gallery)

Jourdan Eastling (left) and Sarah Hugus share a quiet moment after their ceremony. Photo by Icarus Photography PLEASANT SURPRISES! Couples who have been together for years can still find ways to surprise each another — or be surprised. Such was the case for each of the four couples featured in our 11th Annual Wedding Guide. For Carolyn Chang and Chris Wells, that surprise came from a change of venue. While they had planned an outdoor ceremony at the Rose Well House, a special site where they shared a magical midnight kiss, showers forced the ceremony into Indiana Memorial Union’s Tudor Room. Jourdan Eastling and Sarah Hugus had an even bigger surprise — the fact that they could get married at [...]

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10th Annual Wedding Guide: Make It Your Own

BY JULIE GRAY AND CARMEN SIERING Whether the proposal was a complete surprise or expected, as soon as the decision was made, the planning began on the four weddings featured in our 10th Annual Wedding Guide. The couples made sure their weddings reflected who they are and what they value. Aubrey Wathen and Jordan Hulls’ traditional ceremony was followed by a reception appropriately held in Indiana University’s Henke Hall of Champions. For Megan Tippmann and Ryan Kemp, it was most important that their friends and family have a relaxed, wonderful time. Alexis Fuson and Stefan Coonan live in Chicago, but the IU alums went all-out Hoosier for their big day. Michal Adut and DeJohn Rose had a beautiful, traditional Jewish wedding held in an unorthodox setting […]

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9th Annual Wedding Guide: Weddings That Inspire

BY LEE ANN SANDWEISS In our 9th Annual Wedding Guide we celebrate four very distinctive weddings, each reflecting the personalities and circumstances of the couples who planned them. We believe the ingenuity they share can inspire other engaged couples as they embark on planning weddings that are distinctively their own. Stephanie Benjamin and Brian Hatton, Hoosiers who met and live in London, infused their intimate winter wedding with Old English ambiance. Madison Turner and Griffen Dahlstrom created an elegant wedding for the ages with the help of Madison’s mother, Kim. Susie Kateregga, a bride with Ugandan roots, and her groom, Indianapolis native TJ Napier, had two ceremonies to honor the merger of their families’ heritages. Audrey Crane and Jeremiah Stevens […]

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Wedding Guide 2014

BY LEE ANN SANDWEISS Weddings are as individual as fingerprints because of the special touches the bride and groom and their families give each one. The four couples featured here infused their weddings in personal ways that made each a unique and memorable celebration. Jenny and Jon Stauffer took the first bites of their cake with the silver heirloom forks Jenny’s parents used at their wedding. Deanna and Joe Bender had her children’s names engraved on their cake topper. Eleanor Berman and Sara Ostrander created hand fans that doubled as their wedding programs. Lauren and Mark Beaty served guests their signature cocktail, “The Beaty Blend,” in Mason jars with grey striped straws that matched his tuxedo and those of his […]

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Wedding Guide 2013

BY LEE ANN SANDWEISS As an exclusive, we are providing you with a full downloadable version of the Bloomington Wedding Guide 2013! If you, someone in your family, or someone you know is planning a wedding, this guide is essential. Download the Wedding Guide Here!

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