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Bridal Customs Origin
HONEYMOON
It has become tradition
for married couples to jet
off on a post-wedding
vacation. This
honeymoon is a way for
the bride and groom to
enjoy quiet time together
and start off their married
life together on an
intimate level. Although
the word “honeymoon”
has happy connotations
today, the original meanings of the word
may not be so blissful. There are varying
accounts of the evolution of the word
“honeymoon,” but many believe it to be a
Norse tradition deriving from the word
“hjunottsmanathr.” Northern European
history describes women being abducted
from their families and forced into
marriage with a man from
a neighboring village.
This husband would take
his new bride into hiding
and stay there for a while
until it was certain the
bride’s family had given
up the hunt and retreated.
It was also tradition for
Scandinavian couples to
drink a sweet, honey-
infused wine known as
mead for a month after getting married.
This may be where the “honey,” for the
sweet drink, and the “moon,” for the one-
month period of time, originated. Others
say “honeymoon” refers to a sarcastic
quip that a marriage starts out sweet as
honey, but then wanes much as the moon
will each cycle.
Congratulations
and best wishes!
It takes a lot of planning to make
your wedding perfect, and we hope
this publication will help guide you
through the process.
Our spring 2012 Bridal Guide
will stimulate your imagination to
make your wedding — and marriage
— memorable. We have created
stories that will help you with the
many decisions that lie ahead
involving everything from reception
sites to rings, flowers to music, and
even what to serve for dessert!
We hope the information in this
guide helps you create the wedding
of your dreams — one that meets
your budget and exceeds your
expectations.
This wedding guide is also
available online at kpcnews.com.
Best wishes to the bride and
groom, from all of us at KPC Media
Group!
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little different and speaks to them
but won’t necessarily offend the
wedding purists in attendance,
might want to consider the following
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“Amazing” (Aerosmith)
“Crash” (Dave Matthews Band)
“Crazy for You” (Adele)
“Faster” (Matt Nathanson)
“For You I Will”(Monica)
“Here Without You” (3 Doors
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“Kiss Me” (Sixpence None the
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“I’ll Stand by You” (The Pretenders)
“Love Song” (The Cure)
“No One” (Alicia Keys)
“Nothing Compares to You” (Sinead
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“Suga Suga” (Baby Bash)
“Without You” (Rent Soundtrack)
“You Want to Make a Memory”
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WEDDING RINGS
Purchasing the wedding rings is a huge
investment. Not only does it cost money,
but it’s also a symbol of love between the
bride and groom — not to mention, it’s
something they’ll be wearing for the rest
of their lives!
Chuck Ort, manager of Ort’s Furniture,
Jewelry and Gifts in Garrett offers these
top ten tips to making your ring-buying
experience a fun and easy one:
1. Look at the inside of the ring and its
quality.
2. The customer shouldn’t be afraid to
borrow a magnifying glass to look at a
ring and finished product.
3. For a diamond test, if you see a lot
of color in a gem, it could be a diamond.
If a gem just looks like a piece of glass,
it’s likely it’s not a real diamond.
4. Some rings are called channel set,
where gems are placed into a metal
channel. When channel set rings have
diamonds down the side, sizing can loosen
their diamonds and repairs can cost extra.
5. Remember when financing a nice
quality ring, the diamond ring will hold its
value and likely increase in value over
time.
6. Gold prices are at an all-time high,
which affects the cost of a ring. Many
men’s rings are made of titanium or
stainless steel. Both are durable.
7. Because of the cost of gold, rings are
available in sterling silver.
8. Rely on a reputable jewelry store for
quality products.
9. At Ort’s Furniture, Jewelry and
Gifts, you can stop in for a free ring
cleaning and inspection.
10. Rubies, sapphires, and emeralds
can be mixed with diamonds in settings.
Ort’s can handle custom jewelry orders.
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While the traditional white-on-white
tower of cake has been a wedding treat for
centuries, some brides and grooms might
decide to mix things up a little.
“My research has shown that more and
more brides are opting for cupcakes for
their wedding, as opposed to the traditional
wedding cake. The reasons are infinite, but
most prefer to do the cupcakes because
they can choose so many flavors and they
like the look of the personal cake for each
guest, with each cupcake having its own
decoration, filling, etc.,” said Angie Walker,
who is building her business, Angie’s
Cupcakes, from her Angola home.
“Cupcakes generally cost a little more than
the traditional wedding cake, but the
endless option of flavors, decorations and
personalization make the choice a great
option to consider for your wedding.”
Jessica Myers of Grabill, who caters
wedding cakes through Dutch Heritage,
among others, made cupcakes for a bridal
shower that used three floral designs and
birds on frosting nests, each with three
colorful Jelly Belly jelly beans inside. The
nest was repeated for the top of the
couple’s wedding cake, which was iced in
teal, instead of the usual white, and
adorned with real feathers. It had five and a
half tiers.
“Two of the tiers were three layers tall
and one of them I actually piped out
feathers on the side of the cake,” said
Myers.
Myers likes to put a twist on groom’s
cakes by using real fruit brushed with
luster dust and topped with chocolate curls.
She said it is a classy, unique twist on the
groom’s cake.
For those brides and grooms looking for
something a little different, here a few
ideas:
CUPCAKES: Easy to transport, equal-
sized individual dessert offer, great variety
available for decor with the possibility of
personalizing each one. They’re also kid-
friendly and the left-overs are easy to store.
CAKE POPS: Small cake balls on
sticks, like lollypops. Cake pops can be
intricately decorated like a tuxedo and
bridal dress are shown with the sticks
topped with white curling ribbon. These
would be an easy snack to serve and
enjoy throughout the wedding night.
They would reduce leftover cake on
plates, though a receptacle for the sticks
might be in order.
COOKI ES: Cookies, like cupcakes,
offer a personal-sized treat that can be
individually decorated. Individualized
cookies can be used for place settings, to
guide guests to their seats.
PI E OR CHEESECAKE: Pies and cheese-
cakes provide variety for the main
wedding dessert. Several varieties can be
served, allowing guests to be guided by
their own sweet tooths.
DESSERT BAR: A dessert bar with a
Cupcakes sporting large floral
designs and frosting nests, complete
with jelly bean eggs and bird decora-
tions, were served at a bridal shower.
The cake at the wedding, right used
the bird nest theme, sporting real
feathers and two little birds to
represent the bride and groom.
Put a sweet twist on the wedding cake classic
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be arranged to create an overall design.
—AM Y OBERLI N
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From Page 3
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That it wasn’t is a testament to their
preparation and their attitude.
Ryan and Heather Baird of Avilla
were married on Sept. 10, 2011. Due to
circumstances beyond their control, the
ceremony itself took place in two parts.
And the groom had to even do some
cleaning up before getting there in the
first place.
Ryan’s problem ended being relatively
minor. He had gotten dressed for his big
day, and then the dog got out.
“I had to chase the dog around in my
tux,” he said. “I was a little muddy.”
Ryan got himself together and was
ready for the outdoor ceremony, but then
the couple ran into more trouble when a
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“Halfway through the ceremony we
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The couple didn’t let it ruin their day,
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“We didn’t stress about it,” Ryan said.
Instead, they moved the rest of the
ceremony inside.
The couple said they were able to take
the mishaps in stride because they knew
that nothing goes perfectly.
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The Bairds
RYAN & HEATHER
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The Bairds
RYAN & HEATHER
“Not everything is going to go
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The couple’s planning for the
ceremony also ensured such mishaps
were kept to a minimum. By planning
for everything they could, they were
more relaxed when the inevitable
surprises came about.
According to Heather, she began
preparing for her ceremony when it was
still nine months away. She spent a lot of
time the first three months lining up all
the necessities.
“The last six months was just making
sure everything was set and ready to go,”
she said.
Planning was critical, Heather said.
“Make sure you have enough time to
prepare,” she suggested. “If you rush,
you won’t enjoy your day.”
With that planning done, a little rain
wasn’t going to spoil the ceremony.
“When the day happened, we were
able to enjoy ourselves,” Ryan said.
Planning goes beyond just the
ceremony itself, the Bairds said. They
had a year-long engagement, and made
time to go through premarital counseling
with their pastor.
“You want some time,” Ryan said. “If
you rush into things you might not be
building on a solid foundation.”
Their foundation strongly set, and
their well-thought out wedding day
behind them, the Bairds offered some
advice for newlyweds.
“Take everything day-by-day,”
Heather said. “Don’t sweat the little
things.”
Ryan said it’s always good to
remember to say you’re sorry and to ask
forgiveness.
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A formal dinner or appetizers only?
Picnic fare or a home-style meal?
These are some of the questions
couples might consider when deciding
what to serve wedding guests at their
reception.
The style of the reception generally is
reflected in the food served, said Vickie
Finch, owner of Auntie V’s in Angola.
“To get (couples) started we ask what
they are thinking, meal-wise,” said Finch.
“Is there a theme?”
Options range from hors d’oeuvres to
sandwiches to a full meal, Finch said.
The season also plays a part in
selecting a wedding menu, Finch said.
For example, holiday and Christmas-style
fare might be served at winter weddings.
Finch also has served creative dishes to
reflect weddings with Hawaiian, Mexican
and even Halloween themes.
Couples should also think about their
guests with dietary restrictions. Chuck
Blevins of Cricket’s Tavern in Auburn
said some couples have requested that he
provide a small vegetarian dish when
they have guests that would prefer that
option.
Robert Edwards, event coordinator at
the Adams Lake Pub in Wolcottville, says
couples first must set a price point and go
from there. Receptions at his venue
typically are either in the style of a
formal buffet or a sit-down dinner.
When planning a reception, Edwards
advises couples to enlist the services of a
wedding coordinator.
“A lot of things have to come
together,” Edwards said. “Every bride
and groom need that coordinator.”
Regardless of what type of menu you
select, Blevins advises couples to ask
caterers for a reference and check out the
food they serve.
—KATHRYN BASSETT
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A. I see a formal reception, just like
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B. I see a nice reception, but not too
fancy. I have modest tastes!
C. I want a casual feel to my
reception. I want to kick back and have
fun with my guests!
2. WHAT KI ND OF FOOD DO YOU
WANT?
A. I have a specific dish or two in
mind that I want to serve.
B. I have a general theme for the food
at my reception, but there are a lot of
dishes I like.
C. I want to go simple with the fare I
serve.
3. WHAT KI ND OF GATHERI NGS DO
YOU LI KE?
A. Large and organized.
B. Laid-back but still efficient.
C. Leisurely and easygoing.
4. WHAT KI ND OF DI NNER- DATE DO
YOU AND YOUR SWEETY ENJOY?
A. An elegant meal at a fine-dining
establishment.
B. A mouthwatering plate of food at
an informal restaurant.
C. A tasty burger and fries at a sports
bar.
5. WHO I S YOUR, OR YOUR FI ANCÉS,
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A. Kate Middleton. I loved all the
pomp and circumstance when she
married Prince William!
B. Megan Fox. Her traditional
wedding dress was gorgeous, but
marrying Brian Austin Green barefoot on
the beach was super chic!
C. Celebrity brides are usually too
fancy for me!
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sit-down dinner. A more formal plated
dinner could feature prime rib, a filet or
even a pasta dish, Blevins said.
Chicken and roast beef, are popular
choices at fall and winter receptions
catered by Dutch Heritage Catering of
Spencerville. Other full-dinner options with
the catering company include pork chops
or baked steaks. Blevins said home-style
dinners also are popular, with fare such as
beef and noodles or chicken and noodles
and mashed potatoes.
I F YOU GOT M OSTLY B’S: You should
consider serving food at your reception
buffet-style. A dinner buffet allows the
guests to choose from a preselected
assortment of dishes. This type of catering
allows the bride and groom the freedom to
select from a variety of food available and
offered by the caterer. Buffets also would
be a good choice for those leaning toward
a themed wedding, where a variety of
dishes based on a theme would be
offered.
Blevins said buffets are by far the most
popular style of wedding meals that he
caters. The buffet meal is cheaper, he said,
because couples avoid service charges
and the cost of the extra preparation time a
pleated meal requires. “Most people are
ready to eat,” Blevins said. “A buffet-style
fits most wedding receptions.”
I F YOU GOT M OSTLY C’S: An informal or
picnic-style receptions could be just the
ticket! Dutch Heritage Catering of
Spencerville suggests cold meat
sandwiches, barbecue pork and a
selection of side dishes.
To get an idea of what kind of reception
might be the best for you, take our quiz!
A carvery station is an option some
couples select when planning their
wedding menu.
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Flowers
Flowers set ambience for elegant nuptials
Chances are, brides-to-be are novices
when it comes to flowers for their
weddings.
Flowers may not be the top priority
when planning a wedding, or even the
most expensive item in the budget, but
professional wedding planners agree
flowers set the ambiance for the entire
event. Flowers reflect the wedding’s style
or theme, its color scheme and require
detailed coordination with florists.
A florist knowledgeable and experi-
enced in wedding planning can ensure
small but important details are not
overlooked. Brides-to-be should meet
with potential florists, review their work
and schedule meetings at the ceremony
and reception locations.
Donna Hite, manager of Dutch
Blessing Floral in Shipshewana, has been
arranging flowers for weddings for 21
years. Last year her shop at 260-A E.
North Village Drive handled flowers for
51 weddings. “We’re a full-service shop
for weddings,” she said. Dutch Blessing
Floral staff can advise those planning a
wedding with locations, catering as well
as flowers. The shop has a network of
contacts, said Hite.
Here are the top five things Hite says
brides should think about when getting
ready to choose flowers:
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DATE! All of your wedding planning —
not just getting your flowers! — depends
on the date.
2. DECI DE WHAT KI ND OF FLOWERS
YOU NEED. Do you need bouquets,
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Blessing Floral in Shipshewana,
checks floral arrangements in one of
her shop’s wedding books.
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boutonnieres, reception table center-
pieces, corsages, ceremony arrange-
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3. EXPECT TO SPEND 8 TO 10 PERCENT
OF THE OVERALL BUDGET ON WEDDI NG
FLOWERS, according to the Wedding
Floral Guide website, but the cost
depends on a lot of things: wedding style
and theme; whether fresh or artificial
flowers will be used; number of flowers;
size and complexity of arrangements;
and wedding location.
4. YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE A FLORAL
BUDGET I N M I ND WHEN FI RST
CONSULTI NG A FLORI ST, though. “We can
work with the bride-to-be and groom-to-
be on floral costs,” said Hite.
5. THE COLOR SCHEM E SHOULD FLOW
WI TH THE STYLE OR THEM E. “Blue is a
popular color in today’s weddings,” she
said. Traditional white and pastels are
also popular. “Choosing flowers that
don’t clash is important,” said Hite. The
color scheme should follow from the
ceremony to the reception. Hite
recommends brides-to-be bring a brides-
maid dress fabric swatch to a floral
consultation to coordinate the color
scheme.
Brides-to-be usually have their dream
wedding in mind when they look for a
florist, said Hite. They get ideas from
wedding magazines, relatives, online
sites. Like most florists, Dutch Blessing
Floral has books with photos of floral
arrangements and photographs of
weddings the shop has done.
“We want to assist in every way to
make it memorable,” she said.
Other area florists specializing in
weddings include Throop Florist and
Greenhouse, 303 S. Euclid St., Angola;
Baker’s Acres, 1890 Maumee St.,
Angola; and The Sprinkling Can, 233 S.
Main St., Auburn.
—DENNI S NARTKER
dennisn@kpcnews.net
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From Page 10
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Planning the musical entertainment
for a wedding is more than just hearing
the chapel bells ring.
The choice between a live band or DJ
for the reception can depend on a host of
different issues.
Each option has their strengths, so it’s
ultimately up to the wedding couple.
Despite which option best suits the
wedding, experts say it’s important to
watch them in action or get good
referrals to insure the entertainment is
good before the couple goes off and
makes beautiful music together.
Here are some facts to think about
when considering each option.
Li ve Ba nd
• Bands are better for era themed
weddings.
Maybe the bride and groom are in
love with the 1920’s or New Orleans
jazz? For instance, a wedding theme of
Old Hollywood would be awkward with
country music.
• Live music can generate excitement
within a room with spontaneous solos
and interludes.
If the dance floor is grooving, what’s
better than a random saxophone or drum
solo?
• Professional musicians add a more
sophisticated atmosphere to a wedding
party.
Some people don’t want their
wedding music to sound like a glorified
American Top 40 chart.
• Professional musicians also provide
a higher sound quality.
There’s a reason people pay big
money to see live music.
• A band leader can act as a master of
ceremonies and direct the band to set a
mood.
Easy listening while you eat? Check.
Swing dancing later? Check.
DJ
• A DJ has thousands of songs to
choose from.
Including that one song you love but
can never remember the words to.
• Want to hear an exact list of songs?
DJs make it easy.
What if the bride wants Journey to
not stop believing, then she wants The
Beatles to hold her hand?
• A DJ often costs less then live
bands, depending on the person.
Both can make a
wedding reception rock
DJ or
BAND
See RECEPTION page 1 3
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High-demand DJs can cost a lot, but
many others are reasonable and can fit
the budget.
• If space is at a premium, a DJ often
takes up less room.
It’s one person and some equipment
vs. multiple band members, instruments
and equipment.
• An experienced DJ will be able to
adapt the song choices to how the
wedding is going.
A DJ can also easily find appropriate
songs when requests are thin.
—BOB CULP
bculp@kpcnews.net
From Page 12
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about when planning your wedding day
appearance:
1. WI LL YOU BE STYLI NG YOUR OWN
HAI R FOR THE BI G DAY?
Brenda Smith, owner of Sheer Expres-
sions Salon and Day Spa in Auburn, said
many brides choose to have their hair
professionally styled before their wedding.
The trend today seems to be brides
choosing to have their hair up, on top of
their heads, with a few loose curls around
the face.
To make sure your hair looks great for
your big day, Smith recommends
scheduling a trial run of the hairdo about
six to eight weeks before the wedding.
She also said brides should plan to allot at
least one hour, depending on style and
length of hair, for their wedding-day
appointment. If a bride plans to bring
along her bridal party for hairstyles, it
could take longer. Be sure to ask the
stylist how long it will take so that there’s
no time crunch.
2. ARE YOU I NTERESTED I N HAVI NG
YOUR M AKEUP PROFESSI ONALLY APPLI ED?
Crystal Jaquay, owner of Jagged Edge
Hair Salon in Kendallville, said she sees a
bevy of brides in her shop having their
makeup done on the day of the wedding.
“It’s your wedding day, people are
going to be looking at your face,” Jaquay
said. “You definitely want someone who
knows what they are doing to apply your
makeup.”
Jaquay said brides have the ability to
approve their look — whether makeup or
hair — before they walk out the door. If
the bride isn’t happy, the stylists and
makeup artists will redo the look.
3. WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO WI TH
YOUR FI NGERNAI LS FOR THE WEDDI NG?
Smith, whose shop also offers
Professionals offer services to help brides
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Smith said shellac polishes are very
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4. ARE YOU I N NEED OF DE- STRESSI NG?
Planning every miniscule detail of a
wedding can be stressful, said Tiffany
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Group. The group, which houses five
independent therapists, offers several
procedures to help brides feel less stressed
on the big day.
Phillips said couples massages are
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wedding to come in for a little bit of
tension relief.
Facials or body wraps are other
services sought out by brides and their
bridal parties. The group’s four-handed
massage, led by two therapists in tandem,
also is popular.
“These (massages) gives brides an
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are so stressed and have so much to think
about for the big day, this helps them
relax.”
—NI CHOLE HACHA-THOM AS
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