{SBB Bride of the Week} Emily

On a snowy December afternoon, our gorgeous bride was married in a beautiful gown at one of the best venues Northwest Indiana has to offer.

We are pleased to introduce you to Emily!

{photos by: Ashley Wittmer Photography}

{photos by: Ashley Wittmer Photography}

Isn't she so lovely?? Emily looked absolutely AMAZING in her Essense of Australia gown, Bel Aire headpiece and Susan G. Allen Couture veil!

{photos by: Ashley Wittmer Photography}


Emily complimented her gown with a bouquet of white hydrangeas, roses and baby's breath. Her bridesmaids carried hydrangeas. Thode Floral knocked it out of the park! We love the simplicity of the flowers in front of the sequined dresses - so pretty!

{photos by: Ashley Wittmer Photography}

{photos by: Ashley Wittmer Photography}

{photos by: Ashley Wittmer Photography}

{photos by: Ashley Wittmer Photography}

Before the ceremony, Emily wanted to share a special moment with her future hubby, Jordan.

Ashley Wittmer Photography was on hand to capture the moment Jordan saw his bride.

Then it was time to meet up with the other main man in her life - her dad.

{photos by: Ashley Wittmer Photography}

Seriously, those first looks get us every time!!

Emily and Jordan were married at the Allure in LaPorte and its such a beautiful venue!  The great thing about it is you can have your ceremony and reception all in the same place! Talk about convenient for both the couple and their guests.


{photos by: Ashley Wittmer Photography}

After they said "I do", they moved to the grand ballroom for their reception. Val's Custom Cakes created a beautiful {and equally delicious} cake for the couple. Every table had a photo of the couple at the same age as the table number, such a cute idea!


{photos by: Ashley Wittmer Photography}

So how did the happy couple meet?


"We began talking when I added him on Facebook, since we shared mutual friends. He messaged me that day and we began texting, and the rest is history! He was out in Arizona for camp at the time, and we met when he came home that following month. He plays minor league baseball, which is a CRAZY, hectic world, but we make it work. At the end of the day he is my best friend and I think that is why we have such an amazing relationship."

When it was time to propose, Jordan was able to catch Emily off guard.

"He proposed to me at one of our favorite restaurants. We had talked about getting engaged, but the location and timing was a complete surprise to me. We are terrible at keeping secrets so I figured he would break down and tell me when he was going to do it…but he didn’t and being surprised was my favorite part of the overall proposal."

It was time to plan the big day! Emily's favorite part of planning the wedding was finding all of her vendors.

"They came from all over the place, different locations, and they all fit together perfectly. I had the best vendors and having great vendors makes the whole planning process easier. I felt I was in great hands and I truly valued their opinions and advice when it came to our wedding."

But planning her wedding from a few hours away wasn't easy.

"I live in Indianapolis and my wedding was in Northwest Indiana, so it was often difficult to make decisions when I wasn’t physically there. All of my vendors were amazing though, and my bridesmaids and parents helped out soo much!"

After all that planning, the wedding day had arrived. What was the best part of Emily's special day?

"Reciting our vows. There is something so special about writing your own vows and being able to read them in front of your partner, friends, and family. It is a moment where you get to express what your partner means to you, along with your promises to each other. I just remember smiling the whole time Jordan was reading his vows and that is definitely something I will always remember."

Emily has some really great advice when it comes to planning your wedding..

"DON’T STRESS. No wedding is perfect, but every wedding will be perfect to the bride and groom because it is the day two people become one! I normally stress about every little thing, but the day of the wedding I was super calm. I was just so excited to be marrying my best friend. No matter what is going on, just remember that this is the day you get to marry your best friend and that is truly what it is all about.

RELAX. Wedding planning can be so fun….until you get stressed. Allow yourself time to just enjoy the process. Give yourself enough time to start early, spacing out all of the planning makes things so much easier. And don’t be afraid to ask for help! That was something I learned after the first few months of planning. Don’t be afraid to ask friends, family, and especially vendors for help! Surround yourself with amazing people throughout the process and you will be surprised how well things turn out. Good Luck!"

Congrats, Emily and Jordan!! Thank you so much for letting us feature your big day! Check out more of their gorgeous pictures in the gallery below!