#Bowkerpartyoftwo – Mr. and Mrs. Bowker – May 18, 2018


One of the best parts of our job is getting to work with so many great couples and to help them bring their wedding vision to life. After about a year (sometimes even longer) of meetings, emails, and details we have the habit of getting attached to our couples and take their wedding day very personally so it is important that everything goes smoothly! Bettina and James were no exception! Talk about a couple that just radiates love! Every meeting we ever had with these two left us even more excited to see them finally say “I DO!”

Bettina and James met in Highschool and it took them over 11 years to get down the aisle, but let me tell you, it was worth it. All of the intricate details made their ceremony and reception such a beautiful display of their love story!

At 4 pm on May 19th, 2018 we were honored to watch this stunning bride walk down the aisle to her new future. This ceremony featured yellow and grey accents including bouquets and boutonnieres made by the bride herself! After the Ceremony and recessional, the Waterford team had only one hour to completely transform the Ballroom for the reception. Handmade centerpieces featuring the couples engagement photos, a digital monogram, and a very personal and unique guest book are just some of the personal touches that made this reception so special! This couple also had the cutest idea to put out money jars on their cake table and whoever had more money in their jar, had the cake smashed in their face after the cake cutting (we may have put some money in on the groom for this, sorry James! 😊 )

Menu:

Prepared by the Waterford Estates Lodge Food and Beverage manager, Doug Schultz

Appetizers:

  • BBQ Meatballs
  • Sausage and Florentine Stuffed Mushrooms

Dinner:

Old World Polish Buffet

  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Kluski Noodles
  • Mashed Potatoes and Chicken Gravy
  • Polish Sausage
  • Sweet and Sour Cabbage
  • Fried Chicken
  • Garden Lodge salad
  • Rolls with handmade whipped butter

 

Bettina and James put a great team in place to help everything run smoothly! Check them out here:

Ceremony Venue: The Waterford Estates Lodge

Reception Venue: The Waterford Estates Lodge

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Event Coordinators: Katie Mast and Rebecca Bohn

DJ: Shawn with Gorav Events

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Photographer: Kayla and Kris with Kayla Knies Photography

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Cake and Cupcakes: Gigi’s Cupcakes

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Hair: Salon Rouge South Bend

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Makeup: Lexi Pollock

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Officiant: Chris Arrowsmith

Mr. and Mrs. Clark – May 5, 2018

The Grand Ballroom at The Waterford Estates Lodge in South Bend Indiana was pleased to host the ceremony and reception of DeeAnna and James Clark

DeeAnna is the daughter of one of our most loved employees, she is like one of our family members and it was such an honor getting to be a part of her special day.

The wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful and there was not a dry eye in the house. The bride and groom went with coral and grey accents around the room with beautiful handmade decorations made with love by the mother of the groom including hand wrapped Clark bars (how cute is that?!).

The reception kicked off at 6 pm with the arrival of the wedding party.  The Waterford Servers acted quickly to get dinner ready for 100 guests immediately following the ceremony. The night was filled with great food, awesome service, great music to dance to and more. The smiles filled the room and a great feeling of joy and love was present throughout the evening.

 

Menu:

Prepared by The Waterford Estates Lodge Food and Beverage Manager, Doug Schultz

Appetizers:

  • Sausage and Florentine Stuffed Mushrooms
  • BBQ Meatballs

Dinner:

SOUTH BEND GRILLE BUFFET

#Oncloudnadolny– Mr. and Mrs. Nadolny – April 28, 2018

Planning a wedding requires a lot of organization and attention to detail… Planning a wedding from a distance is twice as complicated but I think it is fair to say that Sarah and Brandon did a wonderful job planning a reception to remember at the Waterford Estates Lodge. This delightful couple got married on April 28, 2018 and it was certainly an event their guest will be talking about for years to come!

Sarah and Brandon kicked off their reception at 5:30pm with a cocktail hour featuring a cheese and vegetable display and an open bar for their guests as they arrived and found their seats. As the bridal party was introduced by their fantastic DJ, Jared, of Wagner DJ Services, the guests had the surprise of their life as the maid of honor and best man came out as dinosaurs!

Mint, Coral, and Silver were the highlights of this gorgeous reception with elegant accents and unique personal touches from the bride and groom.

 

Menu:

Prepared by the Waterford Estates Lodge Food and Beverage manager, Doug Schultz

Dinner:

Old World Polish Buffet

  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Kluski Noodles
  • Mashed Potatoes and Chicken Gravy
  • Polish Sausage
  • Sweet and Sour Cabbage
  • Fried Chicken
  • Garden Lodge salad
  • Rolls with handmade whipped butter

This day could not have been possible without all of the wonderful venues the couple put in place to help make everything run smoothly!

Ceremony Venue: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Reception Venue: The Waterford Estates Lodge

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Event Coordinators: Katie Mast and Rebecca Bohn

DJ: Wagner DJ Services

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Photographer: a La Kaat Portraiture

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Cake: Hoosier Mama Confections

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Photobooth: S and S Photobooth

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Wedding Coordinator: Shelby Nelson