First Night Akron 2008 – The Chapel in the Moonlight

An Open Invitation for All…

I would like to extend an invitation to everyone, to come to First Night Akron on New Year’s Eve. It’s a great celebration, it’s alcohol free, and there’s tons to see and do! Also, for those of you who can’t get enough of all things wedding, please feel free to stop by The Chapel in the Moonlight site, at 121 South Main St., in downtown Akron. It’s also known as Main Place. It’s a great part of First Night! The Chapel in the Moonlight is where couples may come and get married, or renew their vows for free.

Here is a link from my website about this event:

Our Gracious Sponsors:

First Night Akron

ACME Fresh Markets

Canton Chair Rental

Adam Sarata – Classical Guitarist

Reeves’ Cake Shop

Making the Moment, LLC – Photography

Dee Jackson of Ufloral – Ultimate Wedding Rental & Design

Courtyard by Marriott – Belden Village

SDE Designs

Geppettos Pizza of Firestone Park

Our Wonderful Officiants:

The Honorable Judge Kathryn Michael

Revs. Phillip & Linda Marcin

Pastor Mark Bernard

Please come have some cake with us, and wish our couples Congratulations, and Happy New Year!!


For more information, please call:

(330) 834-9023


Visions of Sugarplums, part II: an Inspiration Board

Visions of Sugarplums Inspiration Board

Purple is reported to be one of the hot colors for weddings in 2008.  I have put together this board to give you some ideas when planning your wedding.  Enjoy!

Akron Santa Claus Proposes Marriage!

Akron Santa Proposes Marriage

I saw this story this morning on (Cleveland Channel 3):

A Santa Claus proposes marriage

Created: 12/24/2007 1:35:53 AM
Updated:12/24/2007 7:18:12 AM

AKRON — A local man switches places with a mall Santa Claus and surprises
his girlfriend with a marriage proposal.
This afternoon our news desk got a call from a viewer named Shawn Bammer 
telling us to send a camera to Chapel Hill Mall, here’s why.

Shawn dressed up like Santa Claus because he knew his girlfriend would be

waiting in line to sit on Santa’s lap.

Before Bethany Moneypenny got up to the front of the line, Shawn and

the “real” Santa switched places.

Bethany unaware of the switch was surprised by Bammer asking for her

hand in marriage. She said yes.

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“Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride”

Does this quote sound familiar?  Ever wonder where it came from, or when it started?  I was watching the finale of “Duel” tonight, and one of the questions was:  “The phrase ‘always a bridesmaid, never a bride’ was made famous in ads for which product?”

The answers included the choices:  a.)  Listerine      b.)  Avon      c.)  Secret     d.)  L’eggs 

 Which do you think it was?

The answer completely shocked me:  a.)  Listerine!!!   

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The ad first appeared in 1920’s, with the claim that blamed a woman’s singlehood on bad breath!  The sales of Listerine jumped from $100,000 in 1921 to 0ver $4,000,000 in 1927!!!


Now that’s the power of advertising!!!

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Toile Chic Inspiration Board

Toile Chic Board

This lovely board comes from my passion for provencial decor.  Black and white is such a classy combination, elegant and timeless.  I would love to redo a room in my home like this, but I think my husband would not be too happy!!  Anyway, enjoy!!

Some new information to add:

I found some items in a few of my catalogs that I receive in the mail, that would really fit well with this theme:

From, this lovely invitation set titled “Jardin”

Product 1 through 5 of 5


And several cute items from Nashville Wraps:

These are from their “Brocade” line of bags, boxes, and papers.

Brocade gift bags

Brocade gift bags

Brocade hat boxes

Brocade gift wrap


Newlyweds Skydive to Celebrate

This is from the AP Newswire:

Newlyweds skydive to celebrate

Sun Dec 16, 2:00 PM ET

HAZLETON, Pa. – Talk about taking the plunge. Jeanie Dulski and Jamy Knittle actually took two plunges on Friday: First, they got married at Hazleton Municipal Airport, then they went skydiving.

As Dulski explained it: “Getting married is scarier than jumping out of a plane.”

Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta performed the ceremony on the ground for Dulski and Knittle, both 30. About 45 minutes later, the bride and groom took a plane up to 10,000 feet and leaped out.

It was the second marriage but first skydive for Dulski, who made a tandem jump with an instructor. Knittle, who had skydived once before, jumped separately.

Barletta called it perhaps the most unusual wedding ceremony he has performed.

“I’m sure my wife would like to see me jump out of an airplane without a parachute,” he joked.