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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Tiny Places to Live and Work

BY NANCY HILLER When Deryl Dale describes the emotional impetus behind his decision to build a tiny home, he voices a sentiment that’s widely shared, if rarely expressed. “It’s make-believe, like playing house.” The burgeoning popularity of these structures, which are typically built on an RV trailer and sometimes left permanently mobile, owes much to the childlike delight many of us feel in response to the idea of living or working in a space that’s less than 250 square feet. But aside from the charm of almost any object rendered in miniature — from the lusciously frosted birthday cupcake to the 1:48 electric train set — things are simpler, especially in a tiny home. Living in minimal quarters forces you […]

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