Friday, December 20, 2013

Elyse + Matt June 15, 2013

When your bride's day job is a graphic designer you get beautiful, artistic, and well-designed wedding day details. Elyse did just that. She took what her and her groom to be, Matt loved best and ran with it.
Elyse and Matt are avid baseball fans and have traveled to a number of different baseball stadiums. Everything was Cubs colors, which ended up being so beautiful.
You will definitely enjoy scrolling through this wedding!

Rose petals being tossed perfectly during the recessional

A piece of Elyse's handy work. The designs she came up with were so perfect.


This is the sweetest and as a mother to a young daughter I can only hope for a similar relationship with her as she gets older. Elyse asked her mother, Carol to be her Matron of Honor. You could feel the love they have for each other throughout the entire day.

Petals for the recessional

Tables didn't have numbers, instead they had stadium names. It was so perfect.

Cards placed in a vintage mailbox 

Their guestbook was Elyse's art in a frame that will be perfectly displayed.

Matron of Honor and Mother of the Bride, Carol, signing the guest book 

First Dance Perfection

Can this flower girl get any cuter?

The bouquets just popped off the girls teal dresses

What is better than a red shoe?

Table "numbers" as baseball stadiums

Table scape

Trivia about the couple to keep guests busy during cocktail hour

Trivia answers

Adorable personalized cupcakes for each wedding attendant. It either had their initials or their favorite baseball team on top. They were beyond cute….and delicious of course!


Ceremony / Reception Venue: The Old Bag Factory- Goshen, IN
Photographer: Furore Photography
Cake: Sweet Em's - Goshen, IN
Florist: Phoebe Brubaker
Caterer: Bread and Chocolate - Goshen, IN
Wedding Planner: Whalen Creative Group

Shandell + Danny June 1, 2013

Shandell and Danny were such a wonderful to work with and her inspiration for her wedding was beautifully brought to life by her. I love that she chose multiple shades of purple as her wedding colors. Everything just popped that June day.
This beautiful and in-love couple is going to have a long, happy life together.

Her wonderful photographer even designed this perfect inspiration board of their day.

The wedding was suppose to be outside, but we were rained out. Thankfully in Winona Lake we were able to moved guests into a nearby chapel, which ended up being beautiful and intimate. 

Their wedding party, looking adorable of course.

These girls were seriously the cutest!

The reception was held at Stonehenge Country Club

The Mr. and Mrs. having their First Dance


Ceremony Location: Spring Fountain Park, Winona Lake, IN
Reception: Stonehenge Country Club
Photographer: Photography by Jayme
Wedding Planner: Whalen Creative Group

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Urban Wedding by Melissa Jordan Photography

Melissa Jordan Photography, a local wedding photographer 
here in Warsaw, Indiana recently had a wedding 
she had shot in Chicago published on Urban Style Blog.

A huge congratulations to Melissa!

Click Here to see the rest of the amazing photos!


Vendor Love:

Photographer:  Melissa Jordan Photography | Floral Designer:  Steve’s Flower Market | Event Venue:  The LOFT at Centered Chef

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fort Wayne Wedding Style Shoot

 Whalen Creative Group had the blessed opportunity to do the decorating for a Wedding Style Shoot earlier this year in Fort Wayne, IN. 
We had so much fun working with wonderful Fort Wayne vendors.
All of these beautiful photos are from Kelly Benton Photography. Not only an amazing photographer but an absolute joy to work with.

Invitations by: Oak and Orchid

A beautiful centerpiece by: Be Married

Bout by: Be Married

Cake Table

World Globe Guest Book

Amazing cupcakes by: For Goodness Cakes

In case you are wondering what at setup looks like. :) Here I am with my assistant Skye getting the room started.

There are so many more amazing photos that will be published by a nationally known wedding blog at some point this year. We will keep you posted!

Vendors involved in this style shoot

Photography: Kelly Benton Photography,
Decorator / Coordinator: Grace Whalen & Skye Haywood,
Dress: Ginny by Modern Trousseau, One Fine Day Bridal & Gown Boutique,
Hair & Makeup: Tangles Salon & Spa,
Jewelry: Will Jewelers,
Rentals & Venue: A Party Apart,
Invitations: Oak & Orchid,
Models: Devin & Andrew Thomas

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cory + Katie October 6, 2012

This was a beautiful wedding about beautiful people, inside and out. Katie and Cory are an amazing couple and it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of their big day. I feel so blessed to have had that planning time with Katie's family. In four short months we not only planned a dream wedding, we became good friends. 
I want to send a special thank you to Katie and Cory and the Walgamuth family!

These photos from Peppermint Wind Photography tell the entire story! They did an amazing job at showing the true beauty of Katie and Cory's wedding.
I hope you are able to find inspiration thru these beautiful photos.


Vendor Love:
Wedding Planning - Whalen Creative Group
Reception Venue - Stonehenge Golf and Country Club
Ceremony Venue - Walnut Creek Church
Cake - Spencer's Sweet Shoppe
Floral - Iris Trails

-XO Grace