High school sweethearts Alex and Jordan had their wedding on September 14th at the Ferdinand Community Center. They chose a ton of great vendors that are featured on the Wishes to Weddings website and we were excited to interview them about their experience with the featured W2W vendors that they booked. Feel free to click on the company names to learn more about them.
Alex and Jordan hosted their ceremony and reception at the Ferdinand Community Center. They chose to host their ceremony outside in the gazebo on property. Alex and Jordan loved the landscape features which were great for pictures. Since they were having their reception at the Community Center, the gazebo was included at no additional charge.
For the reception inside the community center, they loved the newly remodeled look and the chandeliers. Alex said, "It was very spacious and no one was crammed." Jordan also commented on the large bathrooms; there were never any lines. Alex and Jordan also utilized the "Mobel room" which they used as their private bridal suite to put all their personal items in and also got ready before the ceremony.
The Ferdinand Community Center requires you to use their bartenders, but they were nothing short of amazing. Alex and Jordan said they were very friendly and easy to work with. The bartenders also lit all the candles before guests came into reception.
Alex and Jordan hired Tru Rental from Evansville to take care of the chairs for their outdoor ceremony. They liked the style of the chairs and thought they were very clean and sturdy. Tru Rental delivered the chairs and picked them up after the ceremony. It was very convenient for the couple to rent the chairs and have them delivered.
The newlyweds booked Jeff Wollenmann Photography based in Ferdinand, Indiana, to capture their engagement and wedding photos. They absolutely loved the photos that Jeff took and thought that he was very easy to talk to and had flexible scheduling. When asked why they decided to book Jeff Wollenmann Photography, Alex and Jordan said that, "Jeff is a true professional and we loved all the experience he had in the Photography Industry."
Alex, Jordan, and their wedding guests all had nothing but great things to say about the delicious food at the reception from Catering by Meyer. The newlyweds loved the taste test meeting. Catering by Meyer allowed them to taste test 4 different entrees and sides. They said that everything from the taste test tasted so good that it made it difficult to choose their food items, but Brad made it easy for them to decide. Brad gave them all the different pricing options. When choosing Catering by Meyer, they focused more on the quality of the food than the price but thought the price was very affordable for the taste and quality of food that was served.
Alex and Jordan loved Sheila's extremely friendly service and stress-free experience. "Sheila always had a smile on her face and she made sure that everything was the way we wanted it to be, " Said Jordan. Jordan did most of the planning with Sheila and mentioned that she saw Stafford Designs decor work at numerous other weddings and loved her style and the things that she could do. When asked about choosing Stafford Designs, Alex and Jordan both said, "Sheila was the only decorator that we contacted during the planning process, we loved her previous work and thought her pricing was great for the service that she gave us."
The newlyweds worked with Natalie at Green Thumb on their fresh flower bouquets. Jordan said that she showed Natalie a few pictures of the flower arrangements that she envisioned and Natalie made them even better than the photos. Natalie surpassed all of their expectations!
Alex and Jordan booked NP Tux to provide all the formalwear for the Groom, Groomsmen, Ushers, and Fathers of the Bride and Groom. Alex said all the tuxes had a good fit and if there were any alterations, there was a very quick turnaround. The couple loved the personal experience of getting the tuxes delivered right to their house. They also had great things to say about the traveling tux team coming to their house to measure all the guys. Alex said if there were any problems, I could call Doug up until 9pm at night where most formalwear stores would already have been closed for hours.
This was one of the most important aspects of Alex and Jordan's wedding. The couple both wanted their wedding to be a big party. They liked how Nordhoff Productions completely customized the experience from the music and lighting to the atmosphere they created throughout the entire venue.
Alex and Jordan had Ambassador Travel book all their honeymoon plans. They went to Montego Bay, Jamaica and stayed at the Riu Montego Bay. They really enjoyed the pools. There were also a lot of cats around the resort (which they actually enjoyed), but Jordan said if you are not a cat person I wouldn't recommend going there. "Angela with Ambassador did a great job lining everything up for us, She made everything very convenient." Said Jordan. When asked about the pricing of their honeymoon, the couple said that Angela gave them a great deal, the price Angela gave them was cheaper than what the couple saw online. Alex also mentioned that they won a $100 Gift Certificate from Ambassador Travel through participating in one of the Wishes to Weddings monthly giveaways.
*Special thanks to Jeff Wollenmann Photography for providing all the photos and to for Alex and Jordan Nuekam for allowing us to interview them about their wedding experience!