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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New Floral Shop Offers Men The ‘I’m a Jerk’ Bouquet

BY LEE ANN SANDWEISS Bloomington’s newest flower shop has a name that’s easy to remember—Bloomin’ Tons Floral Company—and an address that has a long history in the business. Explains Deborah Corcoran, Bloomin’ Tons owner, “In late December 2012, my friend Shella Turpin, who works part time at a florist, called and told me that the old Ellis Floral building was available and that I should come and look at it.” Corcoran, who lives in Martinsville and formerly owned Reed’s Flower Shop in Indianapolis, decided to check it out and ended up leasing the space at 416 S. Washington St. She then worked at a breakneck pace for a month—cleaning, painting, organizing—and Bloomin’ Tons opened in January. “To make it easy […]

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