Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
If you are looking for someone to do any sort of stationery for your wedding, please take a look at The Paper Place - they are a wonderful group of women who do great work. Although I may be a little biased now, I would still recommend them even if they weren't friends of the family!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Becca also surprised Jason with grooms cake replica of a can of Guiness. Created beautifully by Terry of Artrageous. Another surprise was a Potato Bar created by All Things Catered designed to include Jason's favorite, Sweet Potatoes! Finally, to round out the night - after a great set played by the band Three Heads Tall - Jason's band took the stage and put on a great show for all of their guests.
A big thanks to Patrick Banfield for all of the great pictures.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
First of all, the color Shelita chose for her bridesmaids dresses was one of the most beautiful shades of orange I had ever seen. Furst Florist did a wonderful job of creating bouquets to compliment these dresses perfectly.
In addition to the bouquets, Furst created wonderful pew decorations as well as centerpieces for half the tables at the reception. The other half of the tables were decorated with centerpieces of candle and flowers created by Shelita.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
This quote is from groom Joel Daly who was featured in this seasons One Thing I Learned section of Martha Stewart Weddings.
In my line of work, I have had the opportunity to attend many weddings and, although there are still rules of ettiquite that need to be followed, there isn't much stopping a couple from planning a wedding that is truely "them". There are so many choices out there right now, from ceremony sites, to invitation colors, and even to the type of food served at your reception.
Because of all of the choices available to couples now, there isn't really such a thing as a traditional wedding. When planning your wedding, make sure to take the time to sit down together and find out what aspects of your wedding are the most important to you and where you are wanting to focus most of your budget.
At the end of the day, you want to be able to look back on your photos and know that the feel of your wedding really did capture the two of you as individual and also as a couple.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
The ceremony was originally supposed to be in the sculpture garden at the Columbus Museum of Art but about fifteen minutes before the ceremony a huge storm front moved through, forcing us to move inside. Derby Court was decorated beautifully for the ceremony that featured a bagpiper leading the bride and her father down the aisle.
A great surprise to the groom and rest of the guests was when Buckeye Brass started playing the Ohio State fight song to mark the end of cocktail hour and the start of dinner. A surprise to the bride was a special "Buckeye Bride" tribute the group played for Amanda.
Jan Kish baked a beautiful five tier wedding cake that was topped with Amanda's grandmother's 65 year old cake topper. Jan also baked two smaller cakes for Amanda and Jon's two young children - Ariel from The Little Mermaid for their daughter and Lighting McQueen from Disney's Cars for their son.
After a night of dining, drinking, and dancing, the happy couple ran through an arch of sparklers to a waiting Rolls Royce.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
This first is the opportunity couples have to ship their luggage to their honeymoon destination. If you timeline is tight and you are planning on leaving for your honeymoon the day following your ceremony that means there is the potential that you will have to transport your luggage with you the entire day, find a place to store it during your ceremony and reception, and then carry it all throughout your hotel that night. The companies http://www.luggageforward.com/ and http://www.luggageconcierge.com/ allow you to ship your luggage to your honeymoon destination and then all you need to worry about is a small overnight bag for your wedding night.
Another great opportunity out there is Dial Directions. By posting directions on the website http://www.dialdirections.com/ your guests can then call the phone number 347-328-4667 and have turn my turn directions sent directly to their cell phones.
Last, but not least, is a great new social networking site for brides at http://www.bridalfever.com/. This website is still in the building processes but it will soon be a wonderful way for you to connect with brides and vendors in your area. Two other great sites to check out are http://www.theknot.com/ and http://www.weddingwire.com/.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
It was a whirlwind summer this year, starting with my sister's destination wedding on Bald Head Island
and ending with my daughter's 1st Birthday Party at Mary Nell's Windswept Farm.
Everything in-between is a little bit of a blurr but I hope to recap it for you over the next couple of weeks.
This past wedding season, I did have the opportunity to work with some really great couples who planned weddings in some beautiful locations, such as the brand new Savannah Center at Chapel Crossing (Amy and Darren's wedding was actually the first wedding every in their gazebo), the Columbus Museum of Art, and Cox Arboretum.
One of the things I love so much about this business is that you get to share in one of the most important days of a person's life. During the time that I work with a couple, I learn so much about them and it is fun to see those little details that make them unique incorporated into their day. Such as, Emily and Brendan whose favors were smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, accompanied by a little note describing how Emily and Brendan met in line at Tropical Smoothie when Brendan offered Emily one of his coupons.
Another one of the things I love is how much you can learn about a couple from the guests at their wedding. Sarah and Adam are a great couple and from the moment they entered their reception, they truly were the center of attention. Every one of their guests got out of their seats to watch Sarah and Adam cut the cake and then made a circle around them on the dance floor during their first dance. I don't think anybody even left the reception until after Adam and Sarah did. You could just tell that they surrounded themselves with friends and family who loved and supported them. I think it was at that reception that I learned how much the people you choose to have in your life reflect the kind of person you are.
I could go on and on forever but I won't. Have no fear, I will be back soon to fill you in on all the great details of weddings, past - present - and future!