Aside from it being the peak of wedding season, which is our favorite (and most busy) time of year…we’re also very excited that it’s once again getting to be WEDDING WALK season, when we work to plan this years Lake Shore Wedding Walk! The Lake Shore Wedding Walk is unlike any other bridal event and is one you definitely don’t want to miss, if you’re planning a destination wedding along the lake shore! This year the event will take place on Sunday, September 16th from 1-4:30 and will once again be hosted by 3 of St. Joseph’s most beautiful lake shore venues — The Veranda at the Whitcomb, Shadowland Ballroom, and The Heritage Center.


Every venue features a unique group of vendors including caterers, bakeries, photographers, wedding planners, florists, cupcakeries, unique decor rentals, hotels, transportation options, lighting, unique favors, handmade items and so much more! We are proud to say that we hand-pick every vendor that participates, to ensure that they are of the highest quality, and will offer you nothing but the best for your destination wedding. Unlike traditional bridal shows & expos, the Lake Shore Wedding Walk is designed to be a relaxed, fun & interactive experience for you to enjoy with your fiancee, bridal party, friends and family. Enjoy food samples, beautifully designed tables capes, interactive events, and more, as you overlook Lake Michigan and explore St. Joseph.

We have some really fun things in store for this years event including:

  • local wine tastings
  • interactive fashion shows at both the Veranda at the Whitcomb and Shadowland Ballroom
  • a huge variety of the areas most talented vendors
  • a “handcrafted marketplace” featuring unique handmade items for your wedding
  • The “Bridal Bids” Auction to support Wish Upon a Wedding


First, you’ll want to REGISTER ONLINE. Now through August 16th use promo code STELLABLOG to receive a complimentary bridal passport! On the day of the event, you can register at any of the 3 venues, where you’ll be given a passport that outlines the activities & vendors at every venue. Follow the signs, or hop on the trolley, to travel from venue to venue and enjoy your day as you explore the event & the city of St. Joseph. It’s that simple! At 4:00, make your way back to the Veranda at the Whitcomb for the “Bridal Bids” Auction to benefit Wish Upon a Wedding!


Starting at 4:30 at The Veranda at the Whitcomb, we’ll be hosting the “Bridal Bids” Auction, which will feature live & silent auction items that can be purchased for your wedding. Items to be auctioned off can be viewed HERE and include venue rentals, wedding planning packages, photo sessions, gift certificates, bridal gift baskets, and more! New items will be added up until the event, so be sure to check back often. You will receive a complete list of auction items when you register, and can visit vendor booths & venues to bid on items. All proceeds from the Bridal Bids Auction will benefit the Michigan chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding, the nation’s first non-profit dedicated to providing wedding wishes to couples facing terminal illness & other life altering circumstances. It’s a great opportunity to receive fantastic deals for your wedding, while helping an amazing cause!

We can’t wait to see you all here! You can check out the Stella Event Design booth at The Veranda at the Whitcomb, and we’ll be auctioning off some services at the Bridal Bids Auction as well, so we hope you’ll join us in making this the best Lake Shore Wedding Walk yet!