Friday, October 30, 2009

Big Thanks: Images by Daniel Michael & Co.

This past summer, I had the opportunity to work with the crew down at Images by Daniel Michael & Co. on three separate occasions. They are such a great group and all of the photographers take wonderful pictures.
Today in the mail I received a great little care package from Office Manager, Amanda full of great pictures of all three weddings. I am so excited to get these pictures up and posted on the blog! It will take some time to go through and find my favorites but I check back Monday for the first of 3 beautiful posts!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Props

I love the idea of having props when you get your pictures taken. I think it is just a little something extra to help you express your self but to also make the picture taking process a little bit easier. It could be as simple as making sure that all of your groomsmen have sunglasses or that all of the bridesmaids have pretty little parasols to twirl around.
But, if you want to get a little more creative what about picking up some balloons, or maybe even hula hoops! Bikes are very popular in pictures right now as well.
These props don't need to be saved for your wedding day, try picking up a bunch of flowers on your way to your engagement shoot, just for that little extra something!
Whatever it is you decide to do, just make sure that it fits the two of you as a couple as well as the theme of your wedding.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dylan's Candy Bar

We must be getting close to Halloween because I am just a little obsessed with candy right now! My favorite? Why Candy Corn of course! But who could beat this incredibly cute Halloween Tackle Box from Dylan's Candy Bar.


But, of course, who could beat anything from Dylan's Candy Bar - I wouldn't expect anything less from the daughter of designer Ralph Lauren and photographer Ricky Lauren. She has stores in New York, Texas & Florida but, lucky for us they are also available online.

You all know that I am a huge fan of edible favors and if you are looking for something just a little bit extra I would highly recommend you check out Dylan's Candy Bar.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Vendor Spotlight - Jessimel's

DELICIOUS, is all I have to say about the sweet treats Jessimel's has to offer. I met this great duo (Jessica and Melissa) when we worked together for a wedding that they provided a dessert/sweets table for. Being the thoughtful pair they are, they put together a nice little box of goodies for me to take home with me - yummy.

The Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Rods are the best, the combination of salty and sweet all topped off with white chocolate was just the pick-me-up I needed at 1 o'clock in the morning. I liked the pretzels so much that I ordered some more, along with an assortment of truffles, to add to a "happy engagement" basket for my sister-in-law and her fiance.

If you are looking for an added special touch for your big day, I would definitely recommend checking Jessimel's out!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Congratulations Nick and Beth!!

So I wouldn't exactly call Nick and Beth my clients since, Beth is my Sister-in-Law, but they still get all the benefits of having a wedding planner (one of the perks I guess). So....congratulations to the two of them. I am super excited to not only stand up with them as one of their bridesmaids but also to help them plan a Cincinnati wedding all the way from Washington D.C.
A week after they got engaged, Nick and Beth traveled to town to celebrate their engagement with family and friends, but also to get started with the planning process. So far they are having their ceremony and reception at the breathtaking Dree's Pavilion - you couldn't ask for a better view of the Cincinnati Skyline - and have booked the super cool Paul Otten Band for their reception.
For their next visit in we will be dress shopping, meeting with photographers as well as florists. I can't wait!
So, congratulations to the two of you - I couldn't be more happy and am looking forward to the big day!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Late Night Snacks

My favorite thing about the wedding this past weekend is that the bride had arranged for Skyline Chili to come in at about 10:45 and set up a buffet complete with the works! I have noticed that this is a growing trend in the area and I think it is great! Whether it is Skyline, White Castle or just something you have arranged through your caterer your guests will go crazy over a late-night snack, and it really isn't a budget breaker! So, if you are still in the works of finalizing the details of your big day, you might want to think about what your favorite "late-night joint" is and see if they deliver!!