Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Laura and Brian got Married!

Congratulations to Laura and Brain who got married this past Saturday at The Country Club of the North. After a week of rain, we were blessed with a beautiful Autumn day and were lucky enough that The Buckeye's won! Both the Father of the Bride and the Groom are very big Ohio State fans and, I have to admit, I was a bit worried about what the reception would have been like if the Buckeye's didn't win. But, thankfully we didn't have to worry about that and we ended up with a breathtaking outdoor ceremony and a super-fun reception!
I am hoping that we will soon get to see the amazing photographs Mark and Jennifer Garber took of the wedding, but for now you will have to suffer through the extremely amateur (not to mention taken with my phone) pictures of some of my favorite things from this wedding:

1) Laura's red shoes - matched perfectly with the Bridesmaid's dresses.

2) The stunning centerpieces created by Cady of The Flowerman.

3) The Buckeye necklace favors. This is the first wedding I have ever worked on that there were absolutely no favors left over at the end of the night.

A big thanks to all of the vendors who helped make Laura and Brian's wedding wonderful:

Country Club of the North
Mark Garber Photography
All The Right Tunes
Phase Two Productions
The Flowerman

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monkey Party

So my baby turned two just a couple of weeks ago and, as some of you may remember reading, we planned a monkey themed birthday party inspired by the "Jungle" line of Gymboree clothing. We were blessed with a beautiful day and some great guests. As far as decorations go, this may have been one of my favorites. Many of the things were handmade and - without sounding too much like I am bragging - they turned out great. My favorite were these great paper flowers that I made. I followed the hand crafted flower garlands posted by Birthday Girl but decided to use scrapbook paper instead of a magazine.

Some other highlights included the ever popular birthday banner as well as a flag garland, monkey craft visors courtesy of Oriental Trading, and a Birthday Express pull string monkey pinata (the pull string is a much better idea than giving a two-year old a bat).

And, of course, my favorite - the birthday girl herself!

So, thanks for letting me brag a little bit about the birthday party and I promise to get back on track with wedding posts soon!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Congratulations Jen and Rogelio!

I had so much fun working with both Jen and Rogelio - they are both great people individually and a great couple together. Both are law students living in Washington D.C. but decided to plan a more intimate wedding here in Jen's hometown. Both the ceremony and reception took place at Cox Arboretum and you couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. The bright orange and deep red flowers sealed the deal on this fall inspired wedding!
The wedding was originally going to take place next September, but just a few months ago the couple decided to move it up to this year. Cox Arboretum only had a few dates available and, unfortunately, I already had a wedding schedule for the date they chose - no worries, my assistant Heather stepped up to the plate and managed to handle everything that was thrown at her that day (and a lot was thrown at her that day). I joined them late night just as the party was getting started and am really glad that I got to see the bride and groom on their special day.
My favorite part is that I am now facebook friends with both the bride and the groom so we can keep in touch for years to come!
Please head over to Mark Garber's blog to see the beautiful pictures of this wedding.