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We have been blogged! My good friend Ashley Ward of Geneva Mae Photography in Wooster, Ohio, took pictures of me and my husband Mark recently. Check out her work! These are so cute! Love them!!
Posted in bridal, ceremonies, Cleveland, Events, groom, Inspirations, Ohio, receptions, wedding, wedding consultant, wedding coordinator, wedding planner, wedding planning, Weddings, tagged Cleveland, Holy Family Catholic Church, Megan and Dan, Ohio, Parma, The House of Blues, Visions Photography by Swain, wedding on August 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Aren’t Megan and Dan just the cutest couple? I had the pleasure of working with Megan and Dan over the last year to plan their New Orleans themed wedding in Cleveland. The ceremony was held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Parma, and the reception was held at The House of Blues in Downtown Cleveland. These wonderful images were captured by Dan and Connie Swain of Visions Photography by Swain.
Stay tuned for more details and photos from this fabulous wedding. Enjoy!
Posted in Akron, bridal, bridal consultant, event planning, Events, Locations, wedding consultant, wedding coordinator, wedding planner, wedding planning, Weddings, tagged Akron, Kayleigh Ball, Ohio, Thank you letters, wedding, wedding planning on September 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
I recently had the pleasure of helping one of my friends, Kayleigh Canter, now Kayleigh Ball, with the planning of her August 3rd, 2012 wedding in Akron, Ohio. She and her fiance’ Ryan planned a short engagement, which gave them only a few months in which to prepare for their wedding. I offered my assistance with last minute details, advice, organization, and a time line for their big day. I also helped with decoration of the wedding venue and coordination of the day’s events. She gave me a beautiful thank you letter, which I am happy to share:
“To the fabulous Madam Kim,
Thank you for helping me with my wedding! I had almost given up hope for a smooth day until you came along with your notebook and your talent! I feel so much better now that we have a plan and now that I have you to guide me. I really don’t think I could do it without you! You are a brilliant planner and an amazing friend. I am so blessed. I will never forget your generosity for coming to my rescue.
Your ‘Funky Vintage Bride’, Kayleigh”
I teared up when I read that. She is such a sweetheart, and happy to be married to Ryan! I was honored to lend a hand. I will post pictures and descriptions soon from their wedding. Enjoy!
Posted in cupcakes, event planning, Events, Ideas, Inspirations, Ohio, party, party planning, tagged Alice in Wonderland, Ashley G. Ward, baby shower, Geneva Mae Photography, Ohio, party planning, reviews, Wooster on September 2, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
I just received the most wonderful review from my dear friend Ashley G. Ward, of Geneva Mae Photography, in Wooster, Ohio. I planned her baby shower in April of 2012, as she had requested an Alice in Wonderland theme. I turned her home into a Tea Party, complete with fun decorations, Garden Party Hats, wacky games and great food. I even dressed up as Alice! Below is the link to her review on her blog. I will add more pictures and descriptions soon. Enjoy!
Posted in Akron, bridal, bridal consultant, bride to be, bridesmaids, Canton, Cleveland, Events, groom, groomsmen, Locations, Massillon, News, Ohio, receptions, wedding, wedding consultant, wedding coordinator, wedding planner, wedding planning, Weddings, tagged bridal show, Canton, Glenmoor Bridal Fair, Glenmoor Country Club, Ohio, Zaleski Productions on March 23, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in bridal consultant, bride to be, engagements, Events, Findlay, Locations, News, Ohio, wedding planning, Weddings, tagged Alejandro Ramirez, All Eyes On You Photography, Azia Routson, engagement announcements, engagements, Findlay, Ft. Wayne Photographer, Ohio, Suzanne Kilcoin, University of Findlay, wedding planning on March 16, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
I am very happy to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of Azia Routson, and Alejandro Ramirez!! These two, from Findlay, Ohio, have become very dear friends of mine in the 3 years I have known them. Their wedding will take place on the University of Findlay campus on May 26th, 2012. Recently they had engagement pictures taken with Suzanne Kilcoin of All Eyes On You Photography, from Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Here is her blog post, and more pictures from their session. Enjoy!
Man has this relationship been tested! Disapproval from family. Illness. Finally a stroke that sidelined Azia for so long that it postponed her degree by two years, postponed their wedding for the nth time, and proved once and for all the Alejandro is the ONLY man for her. Now, in May they will finally get married, on the campus where they have both spent so much of the last 5 years. Thanks you to Kim from Love, Laughter and Elegance for telling me about their story, and asking me to get involved. I had a great time, and met two amazing people!
Posted in Akron, bride to be, Canton, Cleveland, Columbus, engagements, event planning, Events, groom, Locations, News, receptions, wedding, wedding consultant, wedding coordinator, wedding planner, wedding planning, Weddings, tagged Akron, Arlington Church of God, Dasha LeGrair, engagement announcements, Firestone Country Club, Gerry Crosby Jr., Ohio, wedding, wedding planning on June 7, 2011 | 1 Comment »
We are pleased to announce the engagement of Dasha Legrair and Gerry Crosby, Jr.. They will be married Saturday, June 11th, 2011 at the Arlington Church of God in Akron, Ohio. The Reception will take place at the Firestone Country Club in Akron. Please feel free to visit this site later in June for the full description of their special day. It’s going to be a beautiful affair, and we are pleased to be a part of their celebration! Congratulations, Dasha & Gerry!
Photo courtesy of Dasha & Gerry
Posted in Akron, Ashland, Athens, bridal, bridal consultant, bride to be, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, engagements, event planning, Findlay, Lima, Locations, Mansfield, Marietta, Massillon, News, Ohio, party planning, Sandusky, Toledo, Uncategorized, wedding consultant, wedding coordinator, wedding planner, wedding planning, Weddings, Youngstown, tagged Bride to be, Ohio, Saving money, wedding planning on April 6, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Posted in Akron, bridal, Events, Ideas, Inspirations, News, wedding, wedding coordinator, wedding planner, Weddings, tagged Akron, Akron Radisson Citicentre, autumn wedding, black, burgundy, Creme de la Creme Bakery, dark red, fall wedding, Halloween, Highland Heights Floral, Historic Tallmadge Church, Joshua J. Wood Photography, L'nique Linens, Lindsay and Bill, Ohio, Party Boys Entertainment, Reverend Jerry Blau, Thomas Limousine, wedding on January 3, 2010 | 5 Comments »
The six large photos above were provided courtesy of Reverend and Mrs. Jerry Blau.
On Saturday, October 31, 2009, I had the pleasure of coordinating the Wedding of Lindsay Dalrymple and Bill Croasmun, in Akron, Ohio. Lindsay and Bill are such a fun-loving couple, that I was excited about their wedding plans from the moment I met them. It was only fitting for them then, to have their wedding on Halloween. With a color scheme of black and dark reds, it reflected the holiday as well as the fall season. Their decor had a gothic romance feel, but quite striking and elegant. The wedding ceremony was held in the Historic Tallmadge Church, located right on the Circle in Tallmadge, Ohio. This is a very old church, with the original Town Hall across the green from it. The church has 3 front doors, which open wide for entry, to accommodate guests. For the wedding, Lena Klimczak of Highland Heights Floral hung 3 huge grapevine wreaths on the doors, which were decorated with dark red silk flowers and wide velvet and satin ribbons. Once inside the sanctuary of the church, the guests found the pews decorated with very full bows made of the same wide velvet and satin ribbons, with long streamers that trailed to the floor. The steps leading to the altar/platform at the front of the sanctuary were flanked by four enormous pots of burgundy chrysanthemums. The mums were covered with artificial spider webs, in honor of the Halloween holiday. They were gorgeous! Also, on either side of the platform were two tall candleabras, each of which were decorated with full bows, with long trailing streamers. The bridal party flowers were comprised of black magic roses, red roses, burgundy mini calla lilies, and fiddlehead ferns. All in all, a very romantic picture. The beautiful piano music for the ceremony was provided by the very talented Miss Olivia Lucrezi, Lindsay’s niece. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were paired to enter through the doors on either side of the sanctuary, the Maid of Honor had a solo entrance, and then finally Lindsay, escorted by her father, made their way down the aisle to meet Bill. There was such a feeling of love and anticipation in the air, I could almost taste it. The ceremony was conducted by Reverend Jerry Blau, short, sweet and meaningful, just as Lindsay and Bill wanted. After the ceremony, the couple and the bridal party took pictures around the church and the green, with photographer Joshua J. Wood. They got in some great shots, as the weather cleared for the afternoon, bringing sunshine and lots of smiles.
Transportation was provided by Thomas Limousine Service. The vehicle chosen for the wedding was a stretch black Cadillac Escalade. This is a beautiful vehicle, I wish I would have had time to ride in it! I went to the reception location ahead of the wedding party, to make sure all the details for the reception were completed, and the vendors had arrived. I did not have to worry about anything. Drema Roth and her staff at the Akron Radisson Citicentre, are consummate professionals when it comes to weddings and special events. The ballroom, and connecting event space, are located on the 19th floor of the Radisson. The decor is elegant, with dark paneled walls, plush carpeting, and the most amazing views of downtown Akron, and the surrounding area. The staff worked exceptionally well, and any request by either a guest, bridal party member, or myself was handled quickly and efficiently. The wedding banquet was delicious, with several choices of entrees and side items. A full blown Halloween Candy buffet was set out for the guests, with many varieties of tempting treats for those with a sweet tooth. There was also a concierge suite set up for the bridal party’s use on the 18th floor, well stocked with cold drinks, snacks, and other essential items. The bridal party really appreciated this feature of the hotel’s services, and made use of the suite several times during the course of the evening. The wedding cake was spectacular, provided by Creme de la Creme Bakery in Akron. The cake was delicious, and was decorated in fondant, with swirls, diamond patterns, and curlicue wires, in the wedding colors of black and burgundy. Absolutely stunning to look at! The guest tables were equally stunning, with black and white damask tablecloths, and black napkins, provided by L’nique Linens of Valley View, Ohio. The centerpieces on the tables were a mixture of short arrangements of burgundy hydrangea and black magic and dark red roses in square glass vases, and tall glass vases overflowing with roses, fiddlehead ferns and greenery. The overall effect was lush, elegant, and very romantic. The party really got going after dinner, with Vince Slomsky and his partner, of Party Boys Entertainment. They kept the music flowing, and the dance floor full. With it being Halloween, several guests were dressed in costumes, as well as members of the bridal party, it made for a very fun atmosphere. The highlight of the evening, however, came as a surprise to Lindsay and Bill, with a special appearance by Zippy, the official kangaroo mascot of The University of Akron. Zippy was hired as a surprise gift to Lindsay and Bill, and that happy kangaroo mingled and danced with the guests for over an hour. I even got in a good hug with the hippy hoppy mascot!
I had a great time at Lindsay and Bill’s wedding, that it almost didn’t feel like I was working. This amazing couple went out of their way to make sure their guests had a fabulous, fun-filled evening. I wish now that I had worn some kind of costume as well. I will the next time I have a Halloween wedding. I would like to wish Lindsay and Bill a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness. Congratulations, you two!!
Wedding Coordinator: Kimberly Lehman
Church: Historic Tallmadge Church - www.tallmadge-ohio.org/parks_rec/parks/historical_church/index.html
Reception: Akron Radisson Citi Centre Hotel – www.akronradisson.com
Officiant: Reverend Jerry Blau
Florist: Lena Klimczak, Highland Heights Floral – www.highlandhtsfloral.com
Photographer: Joshua J. Wood – www.joshuajwood.com
Transportation: Thomas Limousine – www.thomaslimousine.com
Bakery: Creme de la Creme - www.cakesbycreme-de-la-creme.com
Linens: L’nique Linens – www.lnique.com
DJ: Party Boys Entertainment - www.myspace.com/partyboysent