About TCBC

The mission of The Catholic Bridal Collective (TCBC) is to foster connections within the Catholic wedding industry. We strive to support engaged couples and vendors alike, all while remaining faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

The TCBC Vision 

Building a Trusted Catholic Wedding Resource

The Catholic Bridal Collective (TCBC) began after a beloved Catholic wedding vendor guide ceased operations. We saw a need in the market, and we desired to fill that void properly.

Our vision had been in the works for over a year, but when we finally decided to move forward, we purchased a domain, LLC, and built a prototype site all within a week.

Our ultimate goal is for TCBC to become a household name within the Catholic wedding industry. We hope that new vendors will seek us out when starting their businesses and that engaged couples will already be familiar with our platform when they begin their wedding planning journey.

We aspire to become the go-to resource for Catholic weddings.

The Women Behind TCBC

Meet The Team

Co-Founder of The Catholic Bridal Collective

Co-Owner & Wedding Planner of Simply Sacred Events with Joy

Meet Mary

My Catholic wedding journey began with training under my business partner, Joy, who had years of experience coordinating weddings at a historic downtown church in Indianapolis. Together, we started our business in 2018 and have since gained a wealth of knowledge. As someone who loves beauty and art, I am especially drawn to the Catholic wedding mass, which I believe is the ultimate display of artistic expression. Whether in a stunning cathedral or a grand basilica, the beauty of the liturgy always leaves me in awe.

Together with my husband and two daughters, we live in a converted 1800’s Methodist church. We have several pets, including a rabbit named Pumpernickel and several egg-laying hens and ducks named Cheese, Wine, and Quackers. As a family, we love hiking and exploring new parks. I also have a collection of 32 plants and am a big fan of DIY home renovations.

Contact Mary: hello@simplysacredevents.com
Connect on Instagram: @simplysacredevents

Co-Founder of The Catholic Bridal Collective

Co-Owner & Wedding Planner of Simply Sacred Events with Mary D.

Meet Joy

I began as a wedding coordinator for a parish in downtown Indianapolis and grew to love the Catholic wedding liturgy. During this time, I worked closely with couples to personalize their Nuptial Masses while adhering to Mass rubrics. Through my work, my passion for Catholic wedding liturgy grew, and I dreamed of providing full-service planning specifically for Catholic couples. I shared this idea with my friend Mary, who had catering and restaurant management experience, and we began our business venture together.

My husband and I enjoy exploring the Midwest's historical sites and museums with our three young adult sons.

Contact Joy: hello@simplysacredevents.com
Connect on Instagram: @simplysacredevents

Co-Founder + Director of Photography

Owner & Lead Photographer of Colette Lucille Photography

Meet Colette

I am a Northern Illinois native and the oldest of eight siblings all raised within a big Polish and Italian family. As someone who grew up witnessing many big, beautiful Catholic weddings within my family, it was always my dream to have my own Catholic wedding. This dream came true when I married my husband Tom at my home parish, surrounded by our closest loved ones. 

We live north of Indianapolis with our son and love the Midwest! As a husband and wife wedding photography team, we have the great privilege of capturing the beauty of the sacrament for couples in the Indianapolis and Midwestern states.

Contact Colette: hello@colettelucille.com
Connect on Instagram: @colette.lucille

Brand + Website Director

Owner + Lead Designer at MK Design Studio

Meet Mary

In 2019, I got married in the Catholic Church to my husband, Levi. I thoroughly enjoyed the planning process and selecting all of the vendors. The beauty of the Sacrament is something that continues to captivate me. Since our wedding, we have been to many other Catholic weddings, and each one is somehow more beautiful than the last. It's special to relive our wedding ceremony through the experiences of others.

In my day-to-day life, I run a website design business that has allowed me to fulfill my dream of being a stay-at-home mom for our son. I love to Jazzercise, cook and bake, and work in my flower garden (no veggies - yet!).

Contact Mary K: mary@mkdesign.studio 
Connect on Instagram: @mkdesign.studio