Sunday, July 26, 2009

I'm going on Vacation!

Yes, I am going on vaction to one of my favorits spots - Huckleberry Island in Parry Sound, Ontario. I grew up taking family vactions to my Grandparents Cottage and love taking my very own family up there too. The best part of it - no cell phone coverage - which means that both Matt and I can truely turn off and relax. I will be back next week to catch up on my blog but until then, enjoy the picture below of some of the most beautiful country you will ever see.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

JK Wedding Entrance Dance

Okay so I know this is posted on wedding blogs across the nation, but I just couldn't help myself. This is too much fun! The best part is that I still got tears in my eyes when the bride started her processional - happens everytime.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Locally Grown Organic Flowers

A few weeks ago, I received and email from Susan Studer King informing me of her wonderful organic flower farm Buckeye Blooms. Here is just a little snippet of the email to let you all know about this great company.

Buckeye Blooms, a new business that specializes in the production of chemical-free flowers for weddings and special events. We grow all of our flowers organically on our family farm near Lima, Ohio approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes north of Dayton. As a Dayton area leader in wedding planning, we thought you might be interested in learning more about what we can offer to you and your clients.

As a brief background, Buckeye Blooms is part of a growing “green” business and wedding industry that caters to clients who are seeking locally grown and environmentally friendly flowers and services. Most of the flowers in florists’ shops have been imported from South America or other regions of the world where they were treated with harmful chemicals. Having lived in Ecuador for over two years, I can attest to the amount of pollution and water shortages created by the commercial production of roses and other flowers that are destined for the U.S.

We believe there is a better way to grow flowers. In addition to being earth-friendly, the quality and freshness of our flowers is unrivaled in the region. Just as a home-grown tomato tastes better than a store-bought one, the freshest and most beautiful flowers come from the garden rather than the refrigerated section of a big box store . Our flowers arrive fresh and fragrant, just as nature intended.

We offer full floral design services and for brides seeking a unique way to choose their wedding flowers, we offer exclusive bridal “flower parties” on our picturesque family farm. For summer and early fall weddings, the bride and her bridesmaids have the opportunity to actually help pick flowers from our fields and gardens for their bouquets. We then give step-by-step instructions and help them to make their very own bridal bouquets. It is a fun and unique way for brides to create personalized bouquets for their special day.
If you would like additional information on how to contact Buckeye Blooms, please leave a comment with your email address and I send it your way.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Birthday's - Part II

So it is round two for birthdays here in the Leedy household. My daughter Peyton will be turning two this September and I am now starting to figure out all of the details for the party. Here is what I know so far....

It will be a Monkey theme inspired completely by this adorable outfit from Gymboree:

I found some supercute Stitched Monkey Invitations from Polka Dot Designs and even a Pull String Pinata from Birthday Express. I love the idea of a pull string because it will really give the two-year-olds a chance to participate and not just stand around watching the older kids hit the pinata. Finally, there will be a Monkey Visor Craft courtesy of Oriental Trading.

I also know that here will be A LOT of balloons! Peyton is obsessed with balloons and can spot them anywhere, even if it is just a picture of one hanging up on the wall.

I am still in the process of organizing a guestlist, coming up with a menu, and figuring out what the rest of the decorations are going to be but, I am pretty proud of myself for what I have found/accomplished so far.

Tune in September 14th for pictures to see if I really pulled it off!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Vendor Spotlight - Classic Confection Cakes

Yes, it is time to spotlight another one of my favorite vendors again! I spent all last week in vendor meetings with Heidi and Geoff who were in town last week from Atlanta hoping to book all of their vendors for their December wedding.

One of the places I took them to was Classic Confection Cakes and they were blown away, for good reason. Margarita and Rene make some of the best cakes I have ever tasted - their buttercreme is really the best in town. In addition, their decorating style is suburb - they can make about any type of cake you would like and I promise you it will be beautiful and delicious. They make all of their own ingredients including their own fondant and gumpaste flowers.

If you want your wedding cake to be the spotlight of your reception, or just want something your guests will enjoy as a dessert, I would highly recommend scheduling a tasting with Classic Confection Cakes!

Photos courtesy of Classic Confection Cakes

Friday, July 10, 2009

Corsage Magnets!

I know that this may not be very exciting to most of you brides out there, but as the woman who is usually the one pinning corsages onto the MOB's, MOG's and G-ma's, I think that the Lomey Corsage Magnets are the coolest! Big thank you to Mark of The Flower Shoppe for introducing me to these.

Mother Of dresses have come along way and many of them are so beautiful I just had the idea of sticking a pin through them to create big ol' holes in them. these corsage magnest are so great because all your florist needs to do is attach one side to the corsage and we then just put the other side on the inside of the fabric. No messy holes and no worries about getting stuck (or sticking someone with a pin).

When meeting with your florist, please see if using a Corsage Magnet is an option. It may be a little more expensive but it will be well worth in and all the special women in your life will greatly appreciate it.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Anne and Jeff

I don't know how I missed it, but the photos for Anne and Jeff's wedding have been up weeks, on 808 Studio Photography's blog Shooting for the Soul, and I have not yet posted about it yet.

We had the opportunity to work with Nick and crew for Anne and Jeff's wedding and they are a wonderful group. First of all, Anne and Jeff planned a beautiful wedding which Nick captured for us in beautiful pictures. Please head over to their blog to see a full slideshow of the days events!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Boutonnieres & Bow Ties

Although it has been up and running for a while, I just stumbled across this amazing blog - I don't know how I have missed it. Finally there is something out there to help style your guy for the big day too. I would definitely recommend that everyone check this out. I love their post about suspenders (my second style love to argyle) as well as this great look:

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Camp Wedding

I came across this wedding today on Style Me Pretty and I just had to share it with you. Most of you may not know this but, I worked as a summer camp throughout my high school and college years - some of the best summer's of my life! I couldn't think of anything more fun than a camp-inspired wedding.

Photos by Orchard Cove Photography

Pair it with this graphic from Capture the Moment and you have a match made in heaven.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th everybody! I am still in Chicago for our friends Kristen and John's wedding. Not quite sure what is going to happen (which I love by the way), but I am hoping that there are some fireworks in my future. The girls are at my parents and they have a fun filled day of parades, picnics, and maybe fireworks if the girls can stay up that late. Independence Day is one of my favorite holiday's and although I am having a great time in Chicago a little part of me is sad that we are not back home for the Centerville for the Americana Festival but there is always next year.

What do you like to do for the 4th?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I'm a Guest!

I am off to Chicago for a wedding and.......I'm going as a guest!!! I love weddings (obviously) and although I love my job, I love attending weddings as a guest even more. What is even better is that Matt and I will be getting a weekend away without the girls.

Chicago is a great city and I am looking forward to doing some touristy stuff too. Matt is a groomsman so I will have all morning on Saturday to visit Navy Pier and get in some shopping on Michigan Ave. I am also hoping to get in a nice run down on the shore line of Lake Michigan. And maybe, if I am feeling brave, I will even check out the glass balcony on the Sears Tower (or maybe not).

But the best part of it all is that John and Kristen are getting married. They are long time friends of ours and we are so happy for them.

Here is a picture of the happy couple:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Welcome Heidi and Geoff

A big welcome to Heidi and Geoff who have just joined the KL Wedding Designs LLC family. Heidi and Geoff will say their "i-do's" on December 20th, 2009 in Kettering OH. The ceremony will take place at Christ United Methodist Church (which just happens to be my church) and the reception at NCR Country Club.
So happy to have you guys with us!