Chris & Alisha

Describe Your Wedding Vision 

We wanted our wedding to be a reflection of us and our continuing journey together. It was important to us to include aspects about how we met, began to know each other, and parts of our lives that we share and the people who share it with us. We started a ritual, as friends, of getting coffee together every Friday morning, so we knew we needed coffee at our wedding. We knew, as elementary teachers, we both wanted a bright and colorful wedding to match the joy and laughter of an evening with our closest friends. We both very much believe in the “buy local” concept, so we wanted to make sure that our ceremony was as a reflection of that belief – from photographers to food and drink vendors to the DJ and venue itself.

Describe Your Wedding Day

The wedding day could not have been any better! We had a lovely, sunny outdoor wedding that had a light breeze to make it the perfect temperature. Our ceremony included a friend playing live music, a few hymns, a poem, and a tree planting. We were blessed to be married by pastoral friends of ours. Our reception was filled with our favorite things – coffee, cheesecake, laughter, dancing, and conversations. The night ended with guests gathering outside for lawn games and a beautiful sunset.

Your Advice to Engaged Couples

We really enjoyed our wedding day and let other people, such as the photographer, DJ, and day-of-coordinator handle anything that came up. This gave us the ability to fully enjoy our celebration with our closest friends and family. Our advice to engaged couples would be to make sure you do the same – never again will you have this many people who love and care about both of you in one place. Take time to be present with them.

More Articles You’ll Love

Blueberry Bliss 

Submitted by Olivia with Inheritance Photography by J&O  After picking blueberries up at Brookside Farms I was inspired by the various colors of the...

Pastel Paradise 

Venue & Food  Springtime has finally arrived, and we are so grateful! Spring weddings are among our favorites as they symbolize fresh beginnings.  When...

Dress Preview 2024: Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear

Harlem By Maggie Sottero  You must have shimmer. You must have shine. You must have an off-the-shoulder fairytale wedding gown made for dance floors and...

Bryan & Liz 

Submitted by Meg Pearson Photo  When Liz and Bryan met with me during their consultation, I KNEW they would be one of my fun...

Colin & Katie 

Submitted from the Bride’s Perspective  Describe Your Engagement   I wanted it to be private and personal. On a day when we were leaving to...

Dress Preview 2024: Simply Yours Bridal

Essense of Australia: Style d3864  Elegant and refined, Style D3864 combines classic bridal sensibilities with modern designer features in this glamorous column wedding dress. ...

Peach & Parasols 

Venue & Food  The breathtaking views at Briar Ridge County Club are truly picturesque. With options for indoor or outdoor weddings, this venue boasts...

Wedding Workshop 

Submitted by Meg Pearson Photo  With being in the wedding industry, there are many trends and traditions. As creatives, we can feel a little...

We love our vendors we know you will too
North Shore Event Center

North Shore Event Center

Benton Harbor, MI

Here Comes The Dress

Chesterton, IN


Be the first to know about upcoming events!