Thursday, December 9, 2010

December Inspiration Board

As I was starting to plan my December Wedding Inspiration Board I definitely knew I did NOT want it to scream Christmas, infact I did not even want it to whisper Christmas. Now, don't get me wrong, I love Christmas but just because you are getting married in December doesn't mean you have to have a Christmas themed wedding (unless, of course that is what you want).

So, it surprised me that as I was flipping through my most recent Crate and Barrel catalog, it surprised that my inspiration came right from the Holiday itself!

The jewel tones totally caught my eye and the deco style made it even more interesting. So, now to my Google search of "jewel tones, deco style" where one of the first things to pop up was this:

A peacock feather, PERFECT! My favorite part of this board - the shoes. Oh my goodness, look at those shoes!

peacock feather hairpiece, white mixed flower bouquet, tall white centerpiece, Vera Wang wedding dress

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November Inspiration Board

Can you believe that it is November already!? November is actually one of my favorite months, Autumn has officially set-in and you can feel that winter is near. November is also home to my favorite holiday - Thanksgiving, and my favorite food - Stuffing!

Thanksgiving stuffing is actually where I am drawing my inspiration for this month's board. We aren't actually going to use the stuffing as the inspiration but let's deconstruct it into some of its base ingredients.
Sage and Wheat (bread). Two beautiful colors the truly represent everything that this month is really about.

I love this board, and had a great time making it. From the vintage guestbook to the herb bouquets. I like the combination of both elegant and rustic. My favorite item, the long sleeve wedding gown. It is difficult to find a long sleeve wedding gown, but J Crew came through for me again and offered up the perfect piece!

And, for the boys, how about opting to wear a sweater vest under you tux instead of the traditional vest. An idea I stole from this wonderful Fall wedding featured on the blog of Mark Garber Photography. Plus, it is a great way to incorporate my love for all things argyle.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Nick and Beth Got Married

I am about two months late on this - but Congratulations to Nick and Beth! Technically, this is not a couple I "worked with" only because the beautiful bride is my Sister-in-Law. Now - being that she planned this wedding from DC, I do like to think that I was a valuable resource to her during the planning process. From picking the venue to confirming ceremony music the day of - I was half bridesmaid/half wedding planner.

It was a beautiful wedding, a ton of fun, and just a great night. Please head over to the Locke Innovations to see more pictures of the beautiful couple!

A few details from their wedding:
1) DLM Oreo Balls were their favors - yummy
2) Family is very important to them so they displayed pictures of parents, grandparents, and siblings on a Heritage Table
3) Keeping in simple they had a small wedding party of brothers, sisters and their spouses
4) The were married by a close friend in a very heartwarming ceremony.
5) They lucked out and got a wonderful fireworks display from Red's stadium
6) Sliders were served late night!
Special Thanks To:
Drees Pavilion

Friday, October 22, 2010

October Wedding

Okay, so I know that I have totally not been a very good blogger lately, but that is because have been so busy with weddings!!!!! As Wedding Season comes to an end and things begin to slow down (kind of) I promise to get back on track.

One of my plans is to offer up a monthy inspiration board. Creating this board was quite a journey for me. I have two little girls so when I think of the month of October the first this that comes to mind is Halloween.

Halloween means, jack-o-lanterns:

But that is a bit too literal for me. So my jumping off point was this:

Just your traditional lantern, great but not really that inspiring. But I soon came across these:

I thought the warm orange glow from these Moroccan Lanterns would be a great, until I came across these:
I love the antique finish on these oil lamps.

So here is the finished product. I love the warmth of the oranges and the reds. I love the comfortable vintage feel it has and with these beautiful sunny October days we have been having, I think it would be a beautiful Mid-West Autumn wedding.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lisa and Adam Jam Circle

Yet another example of the excelent dancing at Lisa and Adam's wedding. Keep in mind that NONE of this is rehearsed! Yes, I am sure that some of these people have danced together for a while but all dancing is done on the fly. Talk about talent!.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Little Birdie....

Adam and Lisa are a wonderful couple that I had the pleasure of working with this weekend. The were blessed with a beautiful fall day, perfect to compliment their fall color scheme filled with different shades of red.

Although they are a wonderful couple and they planned a beautiful wedding, one of the very coolest things about the two of them - they are competitive swing dancers!

Check out the video of their first dance.

Needless to say, their reception was very entertainment filled with music from a great band and amazing dancing from many of their swing-dancing friends!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Knot

Have you gotten your Fall/Winter issue of The Knot: Ohio yet? If so, turn to page 30 and you will see.....ME!!!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Vendor Spotlight: Neysa Ruhl Photography

I don't think you could ask for a better photographer than Neysa Ruhl. I had the pleasure of working with her a couple of months ago for Jeremy and Catherine's Memorial Day Wedding. Not only is Neysa a great photographer but she is also a great person.

It is so important to have a good relationship with your photographer. When you think about it, this is the person you will be spending the most time with on your wedding day and it is also the person responsible for documenting your entire day. So, please, get to know your photographer - take advantage of the engagement session so that you may get to know her/him better.

I know for a fact that Catherine and Jeremy really liked Neysa. When I first starting working with Catherine she had already booked Neysa as her photographer and could not stop gushing about how much she liked her and how excited she was that Neysa was shooting their wedding.

Please check out pictures of Catherine and Jeremy's wedding on Neysa's blog and I think you will see that when you know your photographer and your photographer knows you, your pictures will turn out better than you could have ever imagined!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Congratulations Tina and Matt!

Tina and Matt were such a great couple to work with. They were high school sweetheart who, after 15 years of dating finally decided to get married! You couldn't have asked for two better people more perfectly matched for each other.

A huge thank you to Crystal Lee Ann Photography for all of the great pictures.

A beautiful gown with a cathedrial veil - stunning!

One of the coolest venues I have ever worked it. Currently a private residence, the owners rent the former sanctuary out for special events.

Some of the best food I have ever eaten, and not just for a reception - I mean ever!

Classic Confection's cake - one of my favorites!

Tina's dad bottles wine and he made four different flavors to give out as favors: Apple, Cherry, Raspberry & Blueberry.

Ceremony: Old Price Chapel
Flowers: The Flowerman
Transportation: Your Chauffeur Limousine
Rental: Finch Rental

Monday, June 28, 2010

Neha's Inspiration Board

Neha is a bride I have been working with for a few months now. She is getting married next April but just moved to Texas last month, so we had a lot of work to do before she left. One of the things she has asked me to help her with is the design of the ceremony and reception. The entire wedding will be at the breathtaking Drees Pavilion so we won't have to do a lot, but she still wanted to make sure to add her own personal touch to the space.

Her ceremony will be a traditional Hindu ceremony so she wanted to keep with the traditional colors of reds and golds, but with a little bit of a modern twist. Below you will find the inspiration board I brought with us to our design meeting

buttercream cake with fresh orchids, red and gold favor tins, red and gold reception room,

burgundy cymbidium orchids, rose and calla lily bouquet, champagne raspberry cocktail

ivory napkin with gold border, gold picture frame table number, rose centerpiece

Monday, June 7, 2010

Vendor Spotlight - The Cincinnati Club

I love Memorial Day Weekend - there is just something special in the air during this unofficial start of summer. This year was no different at Catherine and Jeremy's wedding. One of the things that made it so wonderful was their venue - The Cincinnati Club.

This was the first time I have ever worked with The Cincinnati Club and I hope to be bake there many times in the future. The Building is beautiful with a variety of rooms to choose from. Catherine and Jeremy were married in the Pompadour Room, Cocktails in the Grill and Reception in the Oak Room. The staff was wonderful to work with and the food was delicious!

In addition to being a great facility, it is in the perfect location. Garfield Park is right across the street and is a beautiful location to take pictures. Garfield Suites Hotel is just next door so that your guests do not need to worry about driving home. Fountain Square is just a few blocks away for any of your guests looking for some post-reception activities and the Covenant First Presbyterian Church is just down the street (one of my favorite ceremony locations).

The Cincinnati Club offers everything you would need for a beautiful downtown wedding!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Table Design Competition

I am currently participating in the Prime Time Party Rental Table Design Competition and I am asking for your votes! All of the tables are beautiful but I am hoping that you will find that the table KL Wedding Designs LLC designed, stands out to you just a little bit more than the others. If you have a facebook account, please follow this link and leave a comment under one of the pictures for KL Wedding Designs LLC. I appreciate it very much and hope to soon be able to announce that I was the winner!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bride's Choice 2010!

For those of you who follow me on Facebook you already know of this wonderful honor I have been given by Wedding Wire, however, for everyone else out there I just wanted to brag on myself a little and announce that I have been chosen to receive the Bride's Choice 2010 Award!

Here is a section from the letter sent to my by Wedding Wire:

Congratulations! We are excited to announce that KL Wedding Designs LLC has been chosen to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2010. This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the Wedding Wire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service and professionalism.

The Bride’s Choice Awards™ are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds (brides and grooms) through extensive surveys and reviews, which means your past clients have spoken on our behalf and selected you to receive this honor.

We are so excited to be included in this group of wonderful wedding vendors and would like to thank all of our past clients for your kind words and wonderful reviews.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Kathryn and Paul

Kathryn and Paul got married in a beautiful ceremony at Benham's Grove this past May. I could go on and on about the details but I think these pictures from Childer's Photography say it better than I ever could!

Signature Gazebo shot at Benham's Grove

Everybody should have a harpist play during their ceremony, so romantic.

Beautiful and delicious!

They are a great couple and I loved working with them

They incorporated "wishing stones" into their ceremony
(which also came in handy to make sure their programs didn't blow away)

Too cute and so sweet

Check out that gorgeous bouquet
All images courtesy of Childer's Photography
Ceremony: Benham's Grove
Reception: Benham's Grove
Officiant: Wedding Vows and Promises
Photographer: Childers Photography
Videographer: Mark Lang Video
Ceremony Music: Bobbie Strobhar
Reception Music: JamRe Entertainment
Cake: Frosted
Florist: Sherwood Florist

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year - New Look

Well, after much hard work - the new website is up and running. Please feel free to let me know what you think!