A Winter Retreat


Experience the enchantment of a winter wedding this season at a location like the South Bend Country Club! A winter wedding promises to amplify the joy of your special day, adding a touch of magic to the celebration! While the holiday season exudes generosity and love, fresh winter snow and a cozy environment make a winter wedding a pure delight.  

The South Bend Country Club is the perfect location to have your wedding. Surrounded by lake views and a perfectly manicured golf course, this venue gives the warmth that you are looking for on a cold winter’s evening. An on-site event coordinator will help you plan and organize your big day so you can embrace and enjoy each and every moment. 


Our bride, Jennifer Cromartie, looked stunning in an all-white gown with beautiful buttons cascading down the back and bow ties provided by Simply Yours Bridal & Formal Wear. This elegant gown looked so timeless on Jen. 


Burns Special Events is truly a one-stop-shop when it comes to planning your wedding. Not only do they help you create your wedding design dreams, but they design and execute divine floral as well. 

For this stylized shoot, Burns choose a neutral color palette with pops of hunter green and gold. The amber stained glassware looked beautiful on the marble tablescape. The sequined sweetheart table linen was simply eye-catching. The lounge area that they designed felt so relaxed and warming near the beautiful stone fireplace. 


South Bend Country Club’s chef prepared two enticing entrées for this stylized shoot. First, an 8 oz hand-cut prime filet with peppercorn sauce, served with roasted redskin potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Second, a fresh Chilean seabass pan-seared with tomato and spinach relish and citrus burre blanc served with risotto and vegetables. 


We always love working with Scott Tibbles Photography, and we know that his clients do too! He is so much fun to be around and not only captures your forever moments but embraces them with you. His eye for natural lighting is uncanny!  

Collaborating with Scott Tibbles Photography for this shoot was a pleasure, and it’s evident that his clients share our enthusiasm! Scott brings an enjoyable energy to every wedding and shoot he is a part of, going beyond capturing timeless moments to actively embracing and celebrating them with you. His remarkable ability to harness the beauty of natural lighting adds an extra touch of magic to his work. 


Burns Special Events designed several floral displays using a variety of floral like Coffee Break and Quick Sand roses, Bronze Chrysanthemum, Burgundy Carnations, Red Hanging and Brown Amaranthus, Tinted Orange Solidago, Purple Anemone, and Italian and Israeli Ruscus. 

Hair & Makeup 

Jen’s makeup was skillfully crafted by Allee Makeup Professional Makeup Artistry. The subtly smokey eye beautifully enhanced her eye color, while a more muted lip perfectly complemented the gown’s vibe. As for her hair, the talented hands of Wild Rose Hair Artistry fashioned an effortlessly stylish low bun with face-framing pieces that we absolutely adored.  


For a one-of-a-kind cake, look no further than Mini Snack Confections. The marbled design with gold overlay was stunning. Added bonus, there was a touch of something blue! She also creates many other desserts including cake pops, truffles, cookies and so much more. 

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