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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Bespoke Formal Wear Shop: Downtown on the Square (Photo Gallery)

BY JEREMY SHERE Last December, men’s clothier Andrew Davis, located on the south side of the downtown Square, opened Andrew Davis Bespoke, a new shop adjacent to the main store featuring custom and made-to-order formal wear, especially for weddings. “We’re appealing to a recent trend of grooms having a garment made for their wedding instead of just renting a tuxedo,” says John Porter, manager of formal wear at Andrew Davis. “After all, if the bride is going to spend money on a dress she’ll wear once in her life, why shouldn’t the groom make a similar investment in a custom garment he can wear many times?” The only wedding shop of its kind in Indiana, according to the Andrew Davis […]

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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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