{SBB Bride of the Week} Michelle

M I C H E L L E  +  J E R O M E

{September 2nd, 2017}

 {Photos by: Katherine Murray Photography}

{Photos by: Katherine Murray Photography}

Meet our amazing bride Michelle! She is a truly gorgeous person inside and out!

Michelle chose an incredible Stella York A-line gown that features lace details and the prettiest tulle skirt!

She accessorized her dress with earrings from Susan G. Allen Couture and a veil and headpiece from Bel Aire.

She looked nothing short of stunning!

{Photos by: Katherine Murray Photography}

Swoon - am I right?

For flowers, Michelle had Flowers with Jazz and Jane Male create gorgeous bouquets full of pink and ivory with pops of green and gold.

The groom's boutonniere featured a classic rose.

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 {Photos by: Katherine Murray Photography}

{Photos by: Katherine Murray Photography}

Before walking her down the aisle, Michelle's dad wanted a sneak peek of his girl.

His face says it all!

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 {Photos by: Katherine Murray Photography}

{Photos by: Katherine Murray Photography}

That is one proud papa!

After seeing her dad, Michelle shared a first look with her future husband, Jerome.

The two read their vows before turning around and you can tell Jerome knows just how lucky he is as soon as he sees his bride!

The amazing Kate Murray with Katherine Murray Photography was there to capture their special moment together.

Michelle and Jerome were married outside at Aberdeen Manor in Valparaiso.

The set up at this venue is so beautiful and went perfectly with the couple's decor!

{Photos by: Katherine Murray Photography}

After the ceremony, guests headed to Aberdeen's ballroom for one gorgeous reception.

The centerpieces, the cake, the chairs!

Another cute touch? Flip flops for guests to change into when it was time to hit the dance floor!

{Photos by: Katherine Murray Photography}

Their wedding video, filmed by 27 Entertainment {also their DJ!}, is so beautifully done. You have to see it for yourself!

Ok, let's get down to the nitty gritty!

How did Michelle and Jerome meet? 

"Jerome and I met through my cousin at college.  My friend was dating my cousin at the time and we went to visit.  Jerome hung out with us the whole weekend and things progressed from there!"

How did he pop the question?

"We planned a weekend getaway in Indy to visit Jerome’s brother and a few of our friends.  We all met outside the art museum to figure out plans for the night. We continued to walk around looking at the sculptures and stopped in front of the “LOVE” sculpture where some people started to take pictures.  Jerome and I followed suit and not only were our friends taking pictures but Jerome’s brother was videoing the whole thing because Jerome continued to get on one knee and propose!"

Well that's adorable! Did she know it was coming?

"Total surprise!! Everyone was in on it and I had absolutely no idea!"

After the proposal, it was time to find her dress. How was Michelle's experience with finding "the one"?

"Amazing! Need I say more? Something Blue was the first and only place I looked for a dress.  Everyone there was fun, honest and so helpful.  All the dresses were beautiful and affordable!"

How did she know that was the gown for her?

"You just know..especially when the tears start flowing."

When it came to wedding planning, Michelle had a great time bringing her vision to life!

"I loved everything about wedding planning. Probably because I had a ton of help from my mom who made the whole process A LOT less stressful."

But she wasn't a huge fan of some tasks...

"Typing out labels for invites and having to go over to double & triple check every single name. That was probably the most time consuming part of it all."

After all that planning, the wedding had arrived.

What was her favorite moment of the day?

"Getting ready with my girls! And dancing ALL night with everybody.  Our DJ was awesome."

A great DJ is essential!

Any final advice for brides currently planning their big day?

"Don’t stress! Have fun! This is one of the best moments of your life and in the end its all worth it!  (Plus, you have a honeymoon to look forward to :) )"

Congratulations, Michelle and Jerome! Thank you for letting us share your gorgeous wedding!!

Want more? Check out the gallery below to see more of the happy couple's big day!