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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A Most Unusual New Venue For Weddings and Parties

BY LEE ANN SANDWEISS Something exciting is happening on That Road. Which road? Someone unfamiliar with southwestern Monroe County might wonder. But That Road is the legit name and now the site of one of the newest—and most unusual—venues for weddings and parties in the area: Sycamore Farm Bloomington, a 20-acre horse farm, that is a piece of Monroe County history dating back to the 1800s. Owners Diann and Ted Lock had often entertained on their beautifully landscaped patio. Last summer they hosted a friend’s wedding there, and the event’s caterer and DJ suggested they open the place to the public. “They said that people love farms and this place was really special,” Diann says. “After some thought, we decided […]

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