Archive for June, 2008
I love to hear from my couples after their weddings, when everything is wrapped up, and they are settling into married life together. I received a very nice thank you note from my latest couple, Michelle and Matt yesterday. I thought I would share some of their comments:
Thank you for all of your hard work in helping things to run so smoothly at our wedding! We were so happy with how everything turned out, and we had a great time! We hope you had some time to also enjoy yourself! Thank you for all of the little touches and extras that your provided. I didn’t have to worry at all!! Also, thank your assistant Amanda!! We really appreciate all you did!”
Michelle & Matt Borgner
Now, I had a great big grin on my face by the time I was done reading this note. They were such a fun-loving couple, that it was easy to have a good time with them. I truly enjoyed their wedding, as I do all of my clients’ events. It’s what keeps me going.
I subscribe daily to Bridalwave, a blog from the United Kingdom. They posted a gown today, that I just love. Since my own daughter is named Annika, I thought this might be an appropriate gown for her wedding, someday (far, far away!!). Check it out!
Two dresses in one with ‘Anika’ at Selia Yang
Simply stylish dresses only need simple accessories to give them a new look. This dress dates from 2007 – Yang’s website doesn’t seem to have been updated in a while – but it’s still a popular look now. Take one slim sheath dress with an elegant illusion trim and duster train then give it an evening look with a thick ribbon sash tied in a trailing knot. Check haberdashery stores for ribbons to recreate the look with your own gown.
Now, I love wedding cake, so many choices of design, flavors and fillings. But, I also love all other kinds of desserts. There are so many choices, one can never eat them all! I really like the idea of having a buffet of different dessert options for a wedding, whether with or without the traditional wedding cake alongside.
Abby on StyleMePretty.com posted this yesterday about dessert options. They all look fantastic! Enjoy!!
June 23, 2008
As much as I adore wedding cakes, brides seem to be coming up with some pretty gorgeous alternatives. I kind of love the idea of a candy buffet, either in addition to or in lieu of a wedding cake. Here are some really gorgeous candy and dessert buffets that just might make you re-think the cake decision…
I do think that it’s nice to have somewhat of a substantial dessert if you are skipping the wedding cake…maybe an array of fresh baked pies, a selection of great Italian pastries, a hodge podge of miniature cakes in your favorite flavors. Something that guests with a sweet tooth can really look forward to!
The following is the post from Tom Forrest’s Blog about Michelle and Matt’s wedding on May 24th, 2008. Enjoy!
My weekend in Canton started with Michelle and Matt’s Saturday evening wedding at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. I felt bad for Matt, who was feeling under the weather during the ceremony and formal session. A real trooper, he bounced back pretty well at the reception. Michelle and Matt kept up with BE Mann (AKA The Energy Man), friend of the couple and “international music entertainer.” Seriously, this guy (seen jumping with the ladies below) is talented and knows how to make an event special. Great toasts, a hula-hoop contest and a dance-off between bridal party members (ladies won) highlighted a great night. Kimberly Lehman of Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning did an excellent job of coordinating the day.
Thanks Tom, for sharing these amazing pictures with us! Also, thank you to Michelle and Matt, for allowing us to share your special day! Congratulations!!
I had the pleasure of working with Michelle & Matt on their wedding. They are such a fun-loving couple! I really enjoyed seeing all of their plans come together, and sharing a great evening with their family and friends. It was truly an elegant affair, with many unique details.
Michelle & Matt were married Saturday, May 24th, 2008 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Canton, Ohio. They had a perfect sunny day, with temperatures in the 70′s. Father Brad Helman officiated the ceremony. The wonderful music was provided by Soloists Carol Clark and Marisa Stoll, Organist Beth Herbst, and Trumpeter Chris Hall. Tom Forrest Photography and Just Perfect Video provided coverage of the day’s events. Transportation from the ceremony to the reception was provided by Carrington Limousine Service.
The reception was held at Guy’s Party Centre, in Akron, Ohio. This venue has 3 distinct rooms for events, each elegant and spacious. Michelle and Matt’s reception was set up in the gorgeous South Ballroom, with its unique oval dance floor, high tray ceiling inset with twinkle lights, and elegant decor. The staff at Guy’s was fantastic, providing all of the guests with exceptional service. During the cocktail hour, guests helped themselves to a bountiful cookie and pastry buffet, as well as meat and cheese platters that were present at every guest table. During the seated dinner, the guests had their choice of prime rib, stuffed scrod, or chicken. Ivory table linens and black napkins were provided by Guy’s Party Center, and ivory chair covers with black organza sashes were provided by Sitting Pretty Linens. Flowers for the bridal party and the reception were created by Seifert’s Flower Mill of Canton. The bridal bouquet was comprised of roses, mini calla lilies, pearled stephanotis and crystal drops. The bridesmaids carried lovely bouquets of roses. The groom and his gentlemen, and the parents were presented with boutonnieres and corsages of roses. The centerpieces at the reception were fashioned with tall eiffel tower vases, topped with full bouquets of roses, and surrounded at the base by candles nestled in black and white damask votives. The spectacular wedding cake was created by the West Side Bakery. The unique cake was covered in rolled black fondant, decorated with silver ribbon and a silver twig design, and topped with a matching silver twig figure. Entertainment was provided on several fronts during the reception. In the lobby area of the South Ballroom, Just Perfect Video played a video montage of Michelle and Matt, featuring photographs from their childhood through their courtship. It was very touching, and drew many comments, and lots of conversation about the happy couple. B.E. Mann, an outgoing and energetic reggae artist and entertainer well known in Northeast Ohio, provided the music and anecdotes throughout the evening, that kept the party hopping and the dance floor full. One of his trademark activities includes getting the guests onto the dance floor with hula hoops. It’s hilarious to watch! The finale to the evening’s festivities included a special dance, created by two young ladies who were part of Michelle’s bridal party. The junior bridesmaid and flower girl, sisters, performed a surprise routine to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. They waited until close to midnight to dance, and it was quite evident that these two talented girls had put in many hours of practice to pull off such a complicated performance. It was the hit of the evening. I later asked the girls how long it had taken them to learn that routine, and the older sister replied about a week. She told me that they watched a lot of YouTube videos, and copied the moves. It was definitely one of the best dances I have seen!
This wedding was a great affair, and Matt and Michelle were very pleased with the results. I could not be happier for this wonderful couple. Congratulations and Best Wishes, Michelle and Matt!
Vendors: Wedding Day Coordinators: Kimberly Lehman and Amanda Noel
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church: http://www.stmichaelcanton.org/home.html
Guy’s Party Centre: http://www.guyspartycenter.com/
Seifert’s Flower Mill: http://www.seifertsflowers.com/
West Side Bakery: http://www.thewestsidebakery.com/weddingcakes.asp
Sitty Pretty Linens: http://www.sittingprettylinens.com/
Tom Forrest Photography: http://www.tomforrestphoto.com/
Just Perfect Video: http://www.justperfectvideo.com/
B.E. Mann: http://www.bemann.com/home.htm
Carrington Limousine: http://www.carrington1.com/weddings.html
The pictures above are non-professional ones, taken by myself, or my assistant, Amanda. I will gladly post professional pictures shortly. Enjoy!
| I found this tidbit on BizBash Toronto. These drinks sound so good!
I want to mix up a batch today! Enjoy!
|With warm weather on the way, here are 10 seasonal cocktails to replace
the usual margarita or mojito.