Friday, January 30, 2009

A Dress to Remember

On February 22, 2009 a wonderful fundraising event will take place at the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts in Downtown Cincinnati. A Dress to Remember is a Benefit for the organization Dresses that Heal Inc. Dresses that Heal Inc. works to raise funds and awareness for women living with breast cancer. Through the auction of donated designer gowns and many different items, monies will be raised to send a local woman on a recovery retreat. We are so excited to welcome Dresses that Heal to the Cincinnati area and are thankful to all of the wonderful vendors who are working to make this event a success. We hope to see all of you brides there. For more information about this event please visit the events website. It is going to be a great event for a wonderful cause so we hope to see you there.
Check out this great video Steve from Glass Eye Video put together for the event.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Amazing Wedding Cakes

For those of you who are lucky enough to live in Southwestern Ohio, you know that we have been snowed in for the past few days. Today, I was lucky enough to spend the days at home with my two girls AND the We Network was airing a marathon of Amazing Wedding Cakes! Could a girl ask for anything more?

I found it during naptime but then kept the TV on while we all played downstairs. My three year old loved it and I now fear what she will be asking for come her birthday.

What I really enjoyed about the show was the creativity the cake artists showed and how their clients had enough faith in them to respect their vision and trust their judgement. I think it is a huge trend right now for brides to expect everything to be custom made for them and it is wonderful. I rememeber when I got married, my bakery handed me a book of pictures and told me to "pick one". The wedding cake is one of the biggest statement pieces of a wedding (aside from the dress and the invitations) and I love to see all of the different options available to brides today.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Brian Kellogg Photography

Super big thanks to Brian Kellogg of Brian Kellogg Photography for this great video of Sarah and Adam's wedding pictures.

Sarah and Adam were married this past summer at St. Johns Lutherna Church in Grove City Ohio and then traveled to the Grand Valley Dale Ballroom (very cool site) for their reception.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Local Lesson

Every wedding that I work on is a learning experience and, usually, not only do I learn something new about the wedding industry but I also learn something new about life in general. One of my greatest teachers was a bride I worked with this past May named Emily. To give you a little look into they type of person she is, just around the time I had my second daughter - Emily also took some time off to donate her kidney to a family friend. I know that we all like to think that we are the kind of person who would do that, should we be asked, when actually faced with the decision I sure many of us would not know what to do.
In addition to being a very good person, she was also a very interesting person. I don't know if any of you Cincinnatians out there have ever heard of Meryton Place, but it is a street filled with some of the most eclectic homes and people I have ever met. It is also the street that Emily grew up on. Almost the entire street was invited to the wedding and most of them played some part in it also. Their neighbor across the street just happened to be a glass blower and made them some of the coolest toasting flutes I had ever seen. They also go married at nearby church where one of their neighbors was the minister - I have never heard a more personal wedding ceremony.
I tell you all this because I admire the thought that Emily put not only into the "things" about her wedding but also the people. She worked very hard to make sure that the people working on her wedding held some sort of value in it also. She took that extra step off the beaten path to find the people who shared in her creative style to make sure the wedding and reception reflected both she and Tony. Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures to show you but I want to let you know that the one thing that represented Tony and Emily so perfectly was how classy everything was and how each of their guests could take a look around and be able to recognize and admire all of the thought and attentiveness put into the special day.
The cities of Cincinnati and Dayton play host to a variety of small and local business that could offer to you everything and anything you would need to make your day "yours". So, no matter how many catalogues you may have sent to you or how much you love the Internet - please, follow Emily's example take at least one weekend to explore the wedding vendors in your area because you may be surprised to find how much they have to offer.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year!

How is it possible that we are already six days into the new year? Time really does fly when you are having fun! As with the rest of the world, I have made numerous resolutions that include eat less junk food and exercise more but one goal remains the give each of the couples I work with the individual attention they deserve to make there day more than they could ever have imagined.
The year 2009 also celebrates the 3rd birthday of KL Wedding Designs and what a great three years it has been. I started working in the event industry over ten years ago but it wasn't until three years ago that I had the opportunity to follow my dream and open my own wedding planning visits.
Since the, I have met many amazing couples and would like to thank each and every one of them for letting me share in one of the most important days of their lives. I have also met so many great wedding vendors and am looking forward to many more years of working together with them to plan many great weddings.
For all of you couples out there planning a 2009 wedding, Congratulations! And please remember to take a step back and breath a little during the planning process. This is a really wonderful time and don't forget to cherish every moment of it.
Happy 2009 everyone, its going to be a great year!