Category Archives: Weddings

Its almost here! The 2013 Warsaw Premier Bridal Expo

As some of you know, I organize and produce the Warsaw Premier Bridal Expo that is held each year at the Orthpaedic Capital Center at Grace College in Winona Lake. I decided to tackle this “beast” about 2 1/2 years ago when our youngest daughter was born(I guess I didn’t have enough things to keep me occupied besides a husband, two boys and a new born!) :) The show is going on its third year and I extremely please with how well it has grown over the years. Each year, we have great exhibitors!
If you attend the Warsaw Premier Bridal Expo, you will have the opportunity to speak with any type of vendor you need to plan your BIG day!
Including cake artists, musicians, reception venues, caterers and reception venues! This year we will feature runway shows at 1pm and 3pm with attire provided by One Fine Day Bridal & Gown Boutique and Male Fashions. Hair and makeup artistry will be provided by Southwood Designs. All of the stage and runway arrangements along with bouquets will be provided by Anderson Greenhouse If you are engaged and plan to marry in 2013 or 2014, I hope you can stop out at the Warsaw Premier Bridal Expo Sunday, February 3rd!


Amanda + Brad Layman

We have had the opportunity to work with some amazing couples this year. As we all know, there is a lot of planning up to the wedding day. I am blessed to have the privilege of getting to know these couples up until the BIG day. Honestly sometimes I fall in love with these couples. Amanda and Brad were definitely one of those couples!

When I initially met with Amanda and Brad the year before, they had decided they wanted a unique video to share with their family and friends before the wedding. We decided to produce a story of how they met. Amanda and Brad met in New York but had moved to Wabash recently. So they had been through some big changes in life recently! Amanda’s family has owned a farm and property for many generations. In fact, she had never lived in Wabash up until their recent move. But she had been given the opportunity to live at the farm. Brad knew how important it was to Amanda so he agreed to the move. Take a look at their story…

Amanda + Brad: The Beginning. A story of how they met. from Tommy Vance Productions on Vimeo.

Then, there was the beautiful wedding at the Honeywell House in Wabash, Indiana. The Honeywell House is beautiful for an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception. Amanda chose a rustic, historic theme for the wedding. Most importantly they had many personal touches throughout the ceremony and reception. I also loved that they did not have a large wedding party but instead chose to have their brothers stand with them. Take a look at their wedding day…

Brad + Amanda Layman: Short Film from Tommy Vance Productions on Vimeo.

Amanda and Brad, thank you for allowing us to be part of your day!


Brandon & Tracy Garrett

This past March we had the opportunity to be part of Brandon and Tracy’s day. Their love and admiration for each other is obvious to everyone that has the opportunity to be around them. Brandon and Tracy initially met online and developed a friendship. According to Brandon, Tracy kept “blowing” him off. But in return Tracy responded by saying, “I finally came to my senses and agreed to meet him”. Brandon is currently serving our country in the military. Brandon’s brother is also serving in the military and was unable to attend the wedding who was also the best man. If you look closely in the video you will see that the wedding party carried a pair of military boots around the entire day. The boots were in the place of the best man at the ceremony, in the pictures and even had their own seat at the main table at the reception. I love how they included his brother in every step of their day. It was very unique, memorable and touching.

I love how the guys entered the ceremony on a limo golf cart. The bride arrived in a horse and carriage escorted by her father. The weather was amazing and absolutely perfect for a March wedding.

Brandon & Tracy Garrett: Clip of Groom & Groomsmen Entering Ceremony from Tommy Vance Productions on Vimeo.

Thank you Brandon and Tracy for allowing us to be part of your day!