Please join us on September 30th, 2017 at 3:30 in the afternoon among a romantic woodland setting to celebrate our love, devotion, and new commitments to each other as we become man and wife under the evergreens of International Friendship Botanic Gardens, 2055 East U.S. Highway 12 Michigan City, IN 46361. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30pm with live music in the chic setting of The Allure, 301 B Street, La Porte, IN 46350, with an elegant dinner immediately following at 6:30pm. Enjoy professional DJ music, dancing, and an open bar for the evening finale. Your presence on this day is genuinely cherished and appreciated. Shuttle transportation will be provided on a first come first serve basis for 41 guests on the day of event, to and from ceremony site at the International Friendship Botanic Gardens, and to and from The Allure for the reception celebrations. The shuttle service will pick up and drop off at specific times on September 30th only at lodging and wedding venues listed in La Porte. If you are not using the shuttle and drive to ceremony, you will need to drive to reception so that those who have arrived via shuttle have transportation to reception and lodging. The shuttle will be available for several trips to lodging after main reception events and end of reception for everyone. Leaving vehicles in reception parking lot is permitted if you would like to take the shuttle to lodging. Please do not drink and drive because we love you. All wedding festivities will run on the Central Time Zone. The Bride and Groom have blocked out a number of rooms at the Best Western Plus in La Porte, IN, Comfort Inn in La Porte, IN as well as at the Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa in Michigan City, IN. Click the "Travel" tab above to find out more on hotel accommodation details. Mention the Bride or Groom's names when reserving your room to receive a discounted rate especially for wedding guests. Please make reservations 30 days in advance to take advantage of this rate and to ensure availability. Note there is a Notre Dame game this same weekend therefore early reservations are highly recommended. Join Ashley and Brent on Sunday for brunch at 10:30am at Round The Clock Restaurant in La Porte, IN. Open seating on a first come first serve basis. Shortly following brunch, enjoy a light day hike in the Indiana Dunes State Park to explore Ashley and Brent's love for the outdoors. We will meet at the Nature Center at 1:30pm.