Favorite Vendor List

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Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. When it comes time to start choosing your vendors…you might realize that choosing the person you want to marry ends up being the easiest part of this whole wedding thing. So..lets say you go to google and you type in Wedding Cakes and over 100 websites come up. How will you ever choose? It seems like a daunting task.

Wether you are choosing a photographer or a caterer or a DJ…there are tons to choose from. Now a days a guy can go out and buy a laptop, download some music, and purchase some big fancy speakers. He then comes home, comes up with a business name, and starts a facebook page. Next thing you know he starts booking weddings and calling himself a DJ. (I’m sorry if these offends anyone but you are NOT a DJ.) A DJ is someone who knows how to keep guests entertained, how to keep the flow of the reception running smooth, and knows what to play and when. Same goes for photographer… A person can go buy a fancy looking camera, a lens or two, start a facebook page, shoot some photos of their neighbors dog…and next thing you know they are shooting weddings. (Again, I’m not trying to offend anyone…but you are not a wedding photographer.) A wedding photographer has insurance, backup equipment, knowledge and education from classes or workshops, experience, and much more. This is one of the most important days of your life…don’t leave it in the hands of an unexperienced person.

Below are vendors that we have worked with and trust that they will do an amazing job for your wedding day! Trust us…we have seen some REALLY bad vendors. Dj’s that go out and smoke leaving their booth unmanned, DJ’s that didn’t have or know of a song to play during the bouquet toss (really dude? you don’t have Beyonce?)…Oh man…we could tell you some pretty scary stories. And…we’ve even heard stories from couples that booked photographers where the photographer showed up to their wedding day and had forgotten their memory card at home. Wait??? What? They forgot their memory CARD? You mean they only have one? Oh. my. So trust us…it’s worth it to do your research and make your investment into someone you can trust.  The decisions you make will decide on what type of wedding day experience you have…and it will also decide on what you have to show for your wedding day memories…you know..that is, if your photographer remembers their memory card. ;o)

Cake
Nancy Woodard Cakes – Sullivan, Indiana
Tiers of Elegance - Terre Haute, Indiana
Piece of Cake – Vincennes, Indiana

Coordinator/Decorator/Planner
Simple to Elegant – Terre Haute, Indiana
Bearable Weddings – Terre Haute, Indiana
Spectacular Soirees – Terre Haute, Indiana
Kari’s Kreations – Lawrenceville, Illinois
Simple Elegance – Bloomington, Illinois

DJ
Showtime Music with Matt Luecking - Terre Haute, Indiana
Stoplight Productions Entertainment – Terre Haute, Indiana
Party Tunes DJ Service  - Vincennes, Indiana
Footloose Music - Terre Haute, Indiana
Frank Rush Dj Service – Terre Haute, Indiana
Matt Roush – Terre Haute, Indiana
Stoplight Productions – Terre Haute, Indiana

Florists
J. Sims Floral Designs – Sullivan, Indiana
Designs by Peggy – Sullivan, Indiana
The Station – Terre Haute, Indiana
Weir’s Florist – Paris, Illinois
Rocky’s Flowers – Terre Haute, Indiana
The Rocking Horse – Palestine, Illinois
Country Creations – Carlisle, Indiana

Hair & Makeup
Brysta Boyer - Terre Haute, Indiana
Chelsea Mershon of Chelsea’s – Brazil, Indiana
Country Clippn’s – Farmersburg, Indiana *hair only
Cynthia Lindsay – Farmersburg, Indiana *makeup only
Elements Salon and Spa – Terre Haute, Indiana

Invitations/Papergoods
Jupiter and Juno - Indianapolis, Indiana
Papercharms – Vincennes, Indiana

Transportation
Elite Party Buses - Terre Haute, Indiana

Videographers
Eyenamics – Vincennes, Indiana
Envisionary Media – Terre Haute, Indiana

Photographers  (These are photographers that have similar shooting styles, editing styles, and/or pricing as me. They are also photographers that I have either worked with or seen them in action and know they would do an excellent job for you.)
Lyndi B Photography – Terre Haute, Indiana
Chloe Jennings Photography – Terre Haute, Indiana
Chelsea Rodimel Photography – Vincennes, Indiana

 

To find more trustworthy and experienced vendors visit the Wabash Valley Bridal Society website at http://www.wabashvalleybridalsociety.com

 

*if you are a vendor friend and you are not on this list please don’t be offended.  I tried my best to remember everyone I have worked with in the past who I had a good experience with. :o)  I will continue to update this in the future. 

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Brady and Chelsea // Brazil Indiana Engagement Session

Brady and Chelsea // Brazil, Indiana :: So, I know I say this a lot..but seriously… Do I not have the most beautiful clients?  Brady and Chelsea could totally be in a magazine.  Of course Brady would be in Sports Illustrated and Chelsea would totally be in a fashion magazine…or I have seen her crafting skills…and I’m pretty sure she could also be in a Southern Living Magazine or something too! :o)  Anyways, Brady and Chelsea booked me this past February…and then just a few days later we shot their engagement session.  Brady works out of town, so since he happened to be home that week, we took advantage of the warmer (and super slushy) weather and got some really great shots.  Enjoy some of my favorites!

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I LOVED that they brought Brady’s love of baseball into the photos!!

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B+C :: Thanks for being so awesome and totally willing to risk losing a few toes in the cold snow to get some great shots!  I will see you guys in October!! I can’t wait!!! – MC

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Scott and Brianna // Downtown Terre Haute, In Engagement Session

Scott and Brianna // Terre Haute, Indiana :: I met with Brianna early this year just after Scott had popped the question.  We sat in a downtown coffee shop and discussed all the exciting details about her big day!  After meeting with her, not only was I excited about shooting their wedding day, but I was excited to get to know her and Scott (and their pup Roxy) and wander around downtown Terre Haute shooting their engagement session.  Enjoy some of my favorites from their session!

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Holy Moly….I have BEAUTIFUL clients!

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They are getting married at the Indiana Theater this July…so it was only appropriate that we stopped by there for a few photos! :o)

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Meet Roxy!!! Seriously…the relationship that Scott and Roxy have….is SO ADORABLE!!  She’s totally a daddy’s girl.

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S+B : I can’t wait for July!!! See you guys soon!!! – MC

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Michael and Lauren // Classy Gray and Pink Winter Wedding

Michael and Lauren // Terre Haute, Indiana :: This beautiful December wedding was our last wedding of 2013 and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. It was definitely one of those wedding that photographers dream about shooting… A couple who was just completely and utterly in love and so kind to each other, two large families that are also overflowing with love and warmth, and lot of college friends who were there to have a good time. :o)  Lauren and Michael started their day out at the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Terre Haute.  They chose to do a first look, so we took advantage of the sunny and somewhat warm winter day and went outside for their first look.  After the first look, everyone loaded up in the limo and headed to Fowler Park for bridal party photos.  For their engagement session we did a mix of urban and country….and they knew they wanted a “rustic/country” feel to their wedding day photos, so we decided that Fowler Park would be the most perfect spot for the look we were going for.  The weather was perfect and the sunlight was a photographers dream. :o)  After they said I do, everyone headed to The Ohio Building to party the night away.  And…one thing is certain when you are shooting a Dunford Wedding… Everyone will have a good time! :o)  Enjoy some of my favorites from the day.

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First Look time! :o) So sweet!  I think Lauren was crying before she even made it up to Michael.

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That bouquet was amazing!

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I LOVED all the gray and the pink.  Everything just went so well together.

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Seriously…have you seen a better looking couple?? Their kids are going to be SOOO CUTE!!!

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I spy with my little eye…Amber of Eyenamics! :o)  Do you see her?

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Ceremony Venue :: Shelburn First Baptist Church
Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist :: Chelsea Mershon from Chelsea’s
Floral Vendor :: Peggy’s Designs
Bride’s Dress :: Nancy’s Bridal Boutique
Menswear :: Seno Formal Wear
Videographer :: Eyenamics
Reception Venue :: The Ohio Building
DJ :: Matt Luecking from Showtime Music
Caterer :: Kelly Walker and Gretchen Brown
Cake Vendor :: Nancy Woodard

To view more photos from this wedding, VIEW THE ONLINE SLIDESHOW.
To order prints from this wedding, VISIT THE ONLINE GALLERY.

M+L : Seriously..you guys are so adorable! I could photograph you all day, everyday. :o) I am so happy for you two and wish you nothing but the best in the future! Congrats!! – MC

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Evan and Jasmine // Brazil Indiana Winter Wedding

 

Evan and Jasmine // Brazil, Indiana :: Evan and Jasmine were married on a beautiful winter day.  The ground was covered with a few inches of snow, but Jasmine really wanted snow to fall on her wedding day.  The sun stayed out all morning and by the afternoon the clouds started to cover.  By the time the ceremony ended and we walked outside to get in our cars to make the short drive to the reception the snow was falling and the ground was covered with even more snow.  I was so glad that Jasmine got her snow. :o)  Enjoy some of my favorites from the day.

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First look time!
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Ceremony Location :: Union United Methodist Church
Makeup/Hair stylist:: Jessica Griffin
Bride’s Dress:: Allure Bridals
Menswear:: Men’s Wearhouse
DJ:: Midwest Entertainment
Caterer:: Edibles
Cake Vendor:: Tiers of Elegance

To view more photos from this wedding, VIEW THE ONLINE SLIDESHOW.
To order prints from this wedding, VISIT THE ONLINE GALLERY.

E+J :: Thanks for being so great to work with! Congrats and I look forward to hopefully working with you again in the future! – MC

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Angela and Brayton // Fall Wedding Portraits

Angela and Brayton were married on the beach in Florida but because a lot of their family lives in the midwest, they decided to have a reception in Terre Haute at the Shrine Hill Country Place for family members that weren’t able to travel to Florida. So…since the couple was getting all dressed up again, we decided to take advantage of the fall colors and shoot some outdoor portraits. Enjoy some of my favorites.

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To view more photos from this wedding, VIEW THE ONLINE SLIDESHOW.
To order prints from this wedding, VISIT THE ONLINE GALLERY.

B+A :: Thanks for asking me to take your reception photos for you and including me in your family. :o) Congrats! – MC

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