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Real Weddings: Michelle & Mathew, Part I

It’s finally spring! And this brightly-colored wedding is just the thing to kick off the wedding season. Michelle and Mathew’s beautiful wedding took place on July 31, 2010, with a ceremony and reception at Aberdeen Manor Ballroom in Valparaiso, Ind. Because the groom works at Vera Bradley, the couple decided to base the entire color scheme for the wedding on the signature patterned purses below. These pretty detail photos were taken by this week’s featured photographer, Nichole Frank Photography.


The Happy Couple: Michelle and Mathew Banks

Ceremony and Reception Location: Aberdeen Manor Ballroom

216 Ballantrae St, Valparaiso, Ind.


Photographer: Nichole Frank Photography

Dress: Char’s the Wedding Shop

7974 US Rt 41, St. John, Ind.


Purses: Vera Bradley

Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse

Flowers: Jessica Granger of Thode Floral & Gift Shop

1609 Lincolnway, LaPorte, Ind.

219.362.1502, 800.504.7694;

Cake: Linda Moore


Chesterton, Valparaiso, Ind.


Cocktail Hour Entertainment: Jim Bulanda Presents Tribute to Frank

Crown Point, Ind.


DJ: Trans Audio

106 W Hack Ct, Crown Point, Ind.

219.663.3815, 800.753.0237;

Word from the Bride and Groom: Our wedding was absolutely fantastic and that is thanks to all of our wonderful vendors! Everyone at Aberdeen Manor was great to work with, and they made the entire wedding planning process easy and fun. They took care of everything on the wedding day so we could just enjoy it. Our flowers were done by Jessica at Thode’s Floral. She took the time to listen to what we wanted and suggested flowers based on our vision. And we couldn’t be happier with the pictures taken by Nichole Frank Photography! She was a blast during the planning stages and on the day of the wedding. Our day would not have gone as smoothly as it did if it weren’t for our vendors. Thanks to all of you!

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