I am pleased to announce the Marriage of Holly Tarnaski and James Justice, on Saturday, May 9th, 2009 at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown, Ohio. The afternoon wedding took place at the Kidston Pavillion. Fellows Riverside Gardens are formal gardens, which are part of the Mill Creek Metro Parks. The Kidston Pavillion is set inside an area filled with boxwood and roses, with a lovely flagstone terrace, and overlooks one end of the lake in the parks. Inside the pavillion, the Harmony String Quartet provided the lovely music for the simple and heartfelt wedding ceremony. The Prelude included traditional tunes, such as “Ave Maria”, “Air on the G String”, “Spring” from the Four Seasons, “Trumpet Voluntary”, and one of my personal contemporary favorites, “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban. Since the bridal party consisted of simply Holly & James, their parents, and grandmothers, the music for their processional was “Winter Largo”, by Vivaldi. Holly then made her entrance on her parents’ arms to the sounds of Pachelbel’s ”Canon in D”. The pavillion is architectually stunning, so very little was needed in the way of decorations for the ceremony. Eight large pots of yellow and white daisies were placed around one side of the pavillion, forming an area for Holly, James and the Reverend Wayne Doberstyn of Creative Wedding Officiants to conduct the ceremony. Daisies are Holly’s favorite flower, so they were featured prominently in her bouquet, flowers for the bridal party, and in the reception decor. The daisies, and bridal party flowers were provided by Sweet Arrangements Florist.
The reception dinner was held at Bruno’s Restaurant, in Boardman, Ohio. The decor of this restaurant is warm and inviting, and the food is wonderful. The staff is very accommodating to your every request. Anna and Betty were the attendants for the wedding reception, overseeing every aspect of setup from the linens to the cookie table, which is a Northeast Ohio – Western Pennsylvania tradition. They also went over and beyond their duties to help decorate the guest tables as well. Truly a wonderful experience to work with them.
We had a very intimate cocktail hour, followed by great appetizers and a fabulous dinner. After dinner, Holly and James cut into their cake, and shared cupcakes with everyone. Mingling followed as the evening wound down. It was a beautiful wedding, and I was very honored to share this couple’s special day!
Thank you Holly and James, and Best Wishes!!
Wedding Coordinator: Kimberly Lehman and Amanda Noel
Wedding Officiant: Reverend Wayne Doberstyn (www.creativeweddingofficiants.com)
Ceremony Musicians: Harmony String Quartet (www.myspace.com/harmonystring)
Ceremony Location: Kidston Pavillion, Fellows Riverside Garden (www.millcreekmetroparks.com)
Chair Rentals: T R Party Centre & Rentals (
Photographer: Michelle Gilbert, SnoWhite Images (www.snowhiteimages.com)
Reception Location: Bruno’s Restaurant and Catering (www.brunosrestaurantandcatering.com)
Florist: Sweet Arrangements Florist (www.sweetarrangements.com)
Image courtesy of SnoWhite Images (www.snowhiteimages.com)