We have been featured on On The Go Bride!!

We have been blessed to have our 1950s Vintage Romance styled wedding photo shoot featured on the On The Go Bride blog!  This styled photo shoot was created especially for the Arrowhead Golf & Event Center, in North Canton, Ohio.  I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane!

https://www.onthegobride.com/blog/2020/7/4/styled-shoot-a-1950s-vintage-romance

 

STYLED SHOOT | A 1950’S VINTAGE ROMANCE

Who loves all things vintage? *raises hand* So does Kimberly of Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning. When she was asked to plan a styled shoot for Arrowhead Golf & Event Center in North Canton, Ohio, she knew exactly how she wanted to design it:

“I am obsessed with all things vintage. Especially the 1950’s era. I love the music, red lipstick, fluffy skirts and gloves on ladies, and classic clean-cut looks on the gentlemen. It was a simpler time, full of glamour and style. This retro-inspired theme immediately came to mind, full of bright colors and fun. The main colors used were cherry red and aqua blue, with a touch of baby pink and white to accent. We added polka dots, cherries and blue birds into the design scheme for a few fun touches. We also incorporated vintage clothing and accessories, and rocked it out!”

The Details

“Many of the decor items featured in this styled shoot are vintage items from the 1950’s. I wanted to give this shoot a truly authentic retro, but very fun, feel. This timeless theme carries over well into the modern age. The floral arrangements were created based on flowers commonly used in 1950’s weddings. The stationery suite was created especially for this event, mirroring the bright colors and fun polka dots in our table settings. There was also a subtle theme of cherries, hearts, and bluebirds of happiness running through our accessories and decor items. Overall, the vibe was very happy and dreamy, as a wedding day should be.”

The Attire

“Our models donned several different looks for this styled shoot. Our handsome male model, Kyle, wore a off white tuxedo jacket, white button down shirt, and slim-fitting black trousers for the entire shoot. We accented his classic 1950’s look with dark dress socks with a cherry design. Kyle wore two different ties, the first being a classic creme bow tie with cherries printed on it, and the second being a long red and white striped satin tie. He also wore two different pocket squares in his jacket, the first an aqua blue plaid with birds printed on the one corner, and the second being a dark red with a yellow paisley design. Kyle also wore vintage cuff links to complete his stylish ensemble. Very dashing.

Our stunning bridal model, Sammy Kay, is one of those ladies that looks fabulous in everything she wears, and has timeless features that you never forget. We had several vintage looks for Sammy for this styled photo shoot. The first outfit was a vintage tea-length ivory satin dress, with an asymmetrical neckline, pleated waist, and full skirt. We added a custom ivory satin sash, with a large bow and rolled satin roses. We wanted to give her a pop of color with her dress, so we added the red petticoat underneath. The underskirt peeked out below the hem at different times during the shoot, and looked amazing. Her jewelry included a red glass beaded bracelet with cherry charm, cherry earrings, and a red pendant necklace. Her rings were a vintage wedding set belonging to my grandmother. To complete her fun wedding day look, we added a romantic red lace birdcage veil, red Mary Jane heels, vintage ivory lace gloves with red trim, and a vintage red leather clutch purse.

Sammy’s second look of the day was just as romantic. She wore a vintage 1940’s tea-length lace wedding dress, that was simply elegant. For extra sparkle, we added a beaded belt, a pearl bracelet, and glittery gold heels. in her hair, we placed an ivory floral fascinator that framed her dark curls perfectly.

For Sammy’s final outfit, we imagined that she and Kyle were heading out for a formal, romantic evening during their honeymoon. Sammy wore a floor-length strapless red satin ballgown that flowed wonderfully while she and Kyle were waltzing. We added a sparkling ribbon belt to accent her waist, ivory opera-length fingerless gloves, and classic pearl and rhinestone jewelry. To complete her outfit, she wore a creme vintage cardigan sweater, trimmed in matching sequins, and a flirty little ivory birdcage veil. Sammy’s purse was a fun clutch style with a cherry pattern of cherries on gingham.”

Vendor Love

Designer & Event Planner: Kimberly Lehman of Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning Contributions: event planning, linens, wedding cake, favors, tableware, decor items,cupcakes, accessories, wedding rings, bridal garter, fashion styling, vintage ivory silk wedding dress, vintage blue bridesmaid dress and headpiece, blue pocket square, groom’s socks, cufflinks, ties, groom’s jacket

Venue: Arrowhead Golf & Event Center
Contributions: venue, chair covers

Photographer: Courtney Paige Photography

Floral: Liz Nidy Floral Design

Stationery Suite: Bellus Designs

Models: Sammy Kay Smith, Sarah Riddle, Kyle Burnett

Alterations & Bridal Sash: Lorili Design – Laurie Wallick

Handmade Items: Seasonal Accent – Jacqueline Kinsinger
Contributions: sign on cake table, small heart hanger with red ribbon

Veils: Over The Moon Bridal – Jenette McGiffin
Contributions: red lace and white birdcage veils

Vintage Truck: D. Hawthorn

Jewelry: Paparazzi Accessories – Samantha Guna

Clothing: English Rose Vintage Oh – Jacqueline Kinsinger
Contributions: 1940s vintage lace wedding dress, 1950s vintage lace wedding dress, ivory and red fascinators, bride’s shoes, cardigan sweater and clutch purse, dark pocket square

(all other clothing items not mentioned belonged to the models or Kimberly Lehman)

We have been featured on Montages For You!!

We have been blessed to be featured along with other event planners in a blog post on Montages For You!  I hope you enjoy!

https://montagesforyou.com/top-10-reasons-to-hire-an-event-planner/

Top 10 Reasons to Hire an Event Planner

Congratulations! You have something wonderful to celebrate. It may be a wedding, a bar or bat mitzvah, anniversary, birthday or other special event.

Celebrating life’s special moments with family and friends is one of the greatest joys for many. So where do you start?

Reasons To Hire An Event Planner

Some people love planning all the details and others are completely overwhelmed with so many decisions to be made.

Many people have a vision, but just don’t have the time to research options with the demands of everyday life.

Planning an event on your own can be one of the most stressful things you’ll do – and that is where event planners can come to the rescue.

We asked event planning experts from across the country for the top reasons why you should hire an event planner for your upcoming celebration. This is what they said:

Why You Should Hire An Event Planner

  1. Save Time
  2. Save Money
  3. Reduce Stress
  4. Have More Fun
  5. Experience
  6. Process
  7. Smile More
  8. Personal Advocate
  9. Knowledge
  10. Creativity

Save Time

“A planner will cut down the time every single step in the planning process will take you. Their relationships and industry connections will save you hours and HOURS of researching, contacting vendors, going back and forth on details and thinking of those little things that you don’t know to ask. A good planner can also save you money by connecting you with the right vendors at the right price points, as well as provide special vendor-only discounts.”

Brynne Magaziner

Based in the DC metropolitan area

Pop Color Events

Brynne Magaziner

 

Save Money

“Many times I am able to save my clients money and time because I know where to purchase things for a better price and I can negotiate with venues and other vendors on their behalf. Also, because I work with so many vendors I know which vendors will fit their budget and vision the best.”

Ramesh (Yaffa) Soleymani

Serving Chicago and North Shore area

Couture Event Planning

 

Reduce Stress

“Working with a planner can save a family time, money, and a lot of extra stress. We love checklists, and will go over them thoroughly to make sure that the client will have everything they need for the celebration. We are prepared to handle many different situations as they arise during the planning process and the event itself. We think on our feet, think outside of the box, and make sure the client and their guests have a truly memorable celebration experience.”

Kimberly Lehman

Based in Canton, Ohio

Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning

Kimberly Lehman

 

Have More Fun!

“One of the best benefits is that on event day, they get to enjoy the day’s events without stress or responsibility or worry. There are no set up or break down tasks to worry about. They get to enjoy the fun stuff.”

Tanya Costigan

Serving Southern New England

Tanya Costigan Events

Tanya Costigan Events

 

Experience

“Planners are thinking about events every day. It’s their full-time job, so they know all the many tasks that need to be done at specific points throughout the planning process.”

Janice Blackmon

Serving clients in Atlanta, Orlando & Sarasota/Tampa Bay, FL areas as well as destination planning.

Janice Blackmon Events

 

Process

“We are very knowledgeable in respect to the process of planning an event. We know everything that needs to be done, from venue, theme, invitation details, event design, and vendor coordination such as hiring caterers, rentals, florists, photographers, etc. We would save them time & money through these processes.”

Allison Welch

Based in Denver, Colorado

As You Wish Colorado

As You Wish Event Planner

 

Smile More

“We are there to make sure we do everything possible to have our clients and their guests smiling and having the best time of their lives. We work with all the vendors to create “magic” based on the client’s vision and budget.”

Amanda Hudes

Based in New Jersey Serving clients in PA/NJ/NY/CT

Smiling Through Chaos

Amanda Hudes

 

Personal Advocate

“Events should totally represent the best of a couple or host, showcasing their personalities, experiences, and extraordinary bond to one another, therefore I provide oversight and execution while being my client’s personal advocate with their vendors.”

Ruth Bajimi

Serving clients in Travis County Texas

SPC Event Management

Ruth Bajimi

 

Knowledge

“Working with us, or someone like us, gives peace of mind to the couples. We know the industry, the best locations, we can generally access little “extras” (working with preferred vendors has its perks). We have knowledge of venues that the couple may not know about from using Google and we know the industry well.”

Shannon Mackenzie

Planning events in Cancun, Riviera Maya, and other parts of Mexico & Canadian Rocky Mountains

Riviera Reflections Weddings & Events

 

Creativity

“Planners help come up with creative solutions and present ideas you may have never thought of. They assist in any emergencies or last minute changes. My job is to create the most inviting atmosphere with the least amount of stress and create a memory that will last a lifetime. I think anybody can plan an event however it may not go as smoothly, or have the special little touches without a planner.”

Alyssa Belanger

Serving clients in Arizona

The Event Genies

Amanda Belanger

 

While it’s never too late to hire a planner, and many offer “day of” services, all our event planning experts agreed that it’s better to bring them into the planning process as early as possible.

If you want to enjoy your celebration and not be stressed out about the details, hiring a planner is the best way to go.