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)

Our wedding anniversary photo was shared on Matchology!!

In June of 2019, my husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary.  I set up a styled photo shoot for the two of us, as we almost never have formal portraits taken.  We had a blast!  Our photo shoot was originally featured on the Pretty Pear Bride blog.  Today, it has been posted on the Matchology page on Facebook.  Matchology is the submissions platform for Aisle Society, a website that features beautiful weddings, engagements, and styled photo shoots that have been published.  I hope you enjoy!

https://prettypearbride.com/styled-shoot-20th-wedding-anniversary-love-laughter-and-elegance-wedding-planning/

@lleweddings not only submitted the cutest 20th-anniversary session to @prettypearbride with @matchology— she was the star! Heart if you love a good love story!⁠

Photography: @meandthemoonphoto | Venue: @springhillhh | Event Planning: @lleweddings | Floral: @precociouspetals | Stationery: @emmyanastasia | Videography: @videomemoriesfilm | Linens: @cantonchairrental | Hair: @kassidycutshair | Makeup: @aimee_alessi_artistry | Jewelry: @encoreresalefashions | Model: @lleweddings | Model: @wh_perrydad | Tableware: @lleweddings | Tableware: @springhillhh | Cufflinks: @overthemoonbridal | Laser Cuts: @powerlasercut | Cake Topper: @powerlasercut | Accessories: @lleweddings | Decor Items: @lleweddings | Cookies: @madcelebrations | Wedding Cake: @sarahssugarcookies | Bridesmaid Dresses: @encoreresalefashions | Groom’s Attire: @encoreresalefashions | Bride’s Shoes: @encoreresalefashions | Headpiece: @overthemoonbridal⁠


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We have been featured on Aisle Society!!

We have been blessed to have our Sugar & Spice styled wedding photo shoot featured on the Aisle Society website!!  This is the gallery from Art Goans Photography, originally featured on Storyboard Wedding.  Enjoy!!

https://www.aislesociety.com/post/vintage-sherbet-wedding-inspiration#

https://storyboardwedding.com/vintage-sherbet-wedding-inspiration/

  • 3 tier white wedding cake

In this vintage sherbet wedding inspiration by Art Goans Photography, my thoughts immediately flew to weddings from yesteryear, particularly from the 1960s. The sartorial explosion was global and clearly, still stands strongly today.

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We have been featured on Love and Lavender!!

We have been blessed to have our Stargate Atlantis inspired styled wedding photo shoot featured on the Love and Lavender website!  This is the second photo gallery from this photo shoot, by KatShot Designs.  Enjoy!!

https://www.loveandlavender.com/wedding/us/stargate-atlantis-inspired-styled-wedding/

Stargate Atlantis-Inspired Styled Wedding

09/06/2019 – Cleveland, OH

Photo Highlights

Styled Shoot Story

Photographer’s Comments: “We love Stargate Atlantis and wanted to put together the dream wedding of Colonel John Sheppard and Teyla Emmagan, the main characters of the show.  Joe and Chula were amazing to work with and the chemistry between them, you’d have never known they had just met that day!”

Vendors in this Wedding

Bakery: E.A.T. Cake 216 LLC
Floral Designer: Cathryne’s Creative Details
Model: Joe Morales
Model: Chula DeJesus
Balloon Arch Design: Designer Events, LLC
Makeup Artist: Heather OBoyle Makeup
Bakery: Mad Celebrations Planning & PartyFunNalia
Event Planner: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning
Event Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
Photographer & Invitation Designer: KatSHOT Designs

Bridal Wardrobe & Jewelry:  Encore Resale Fashions

We have been featured on Storyboard Wedding!!

We have been blessed to have our Sugar & Spice styled wedding photo shoot featured on Storyboard Wedding!!

https://storyboardwedding.com/vintage-sherbet-wedding-inspiration/

 

In this vintage sherbet wedding inspiration by Art Goans Photography, my thoughts immediately flew to weddings from yesteryear, particularly from the 1960s. The mod movement heralded colors becoming brighter, prints were more bolder, and “slim” and “mini” became frequently-heard and seen. The sartorial explosion was global and clearly, still stands strongly today.

Kimberly Lehman from Love, Laughter, & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning is a die-hard fan of shades of pink and peach (who isn’t, right?). When she came across her venue of choice–The Cross-Eyed Moose–she fell for the quirky country-western vibe and the overall deep brown, rustic interior would hold up well against the sharp contrast of the color palette she had her heart set on featuring. The guest table centerpiece was a very full arrangement in a large trumpet vase that had mandarin oranges and peach slices at the base, for added color. The centerpiece, boutonniere, and bouquet were comprised of coral and pink roses, pink peonies, lavender stock flowers, baby’s breath, ferns, and a variety of greenery for texture. We think Pretty Petals Design nailed a home run with these blooms.

Our most favorite element, however, was the vintage 1960s Mustang that showed up quite serendipitously. A married couple was visiting the venue for the day and this was the vehicle they were in. They graciously said yes when asked if it could be featured in the shoot, and the rest is history. Funny how things work out so well don’t they?

Credits

The below wedding pros made this amazing event happen. See more of their work by visiting their website.

We have been featured on Aisle Society!!

We have been blessed to have our Stargate Atlantis Inspired Styled Wedding Shoot featured today on the Aisle Society website!!  Originally featured on Storyboard Wedding, this is my interpretation of the wedding of two of the main characters of the TV show Stargate Atlantis:  Col. John Sheppard and Teyla Emmagan.  We had an amazing team that collaborated to bring my vision to life, and they crushed it!  I hope you enjoy!!

https://www.aislesociety.com/post/stargate-atlantis-inspired-wedding-editorial#

 

  • 3 tier black wedding cake

Anyone die-hard “Stargate Atlantis” fanatics? This “Stargate Atlantis” inspired wedding editorial is right up your alley. Kimberly Lehman from Love, Laughter, & Elegance planned this stellar shoot with epic attention to detail and an explosion of any and all things about space exploration.

We have been mentioned on WeddingWire!!

We have been blessed to have been mentioned in an article on WeddingWire!!  Thank you, Jenn Sinrich!!

https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-ideas/planning-your-own-wedding

 

7 Things to Know Before Planning Your Own Wedding

Jenn Sinrich
By Jenn Sinrich
  
Experts share their top words of wisdom for couples who are planning their own wedding, from creating a budget to deciphering contracts.
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Whether or not budget is a big concern when it comes to planning your wedding, you may be on the fence about hiring a wedding planner. This is especially true if you want to be very hands-on with the planning. Well, there are plenty of reasons to hire a wedding planner, and many couples say it was one of the best hires they made for their wedding, but some couples choose to go a different route. If you and your partner are planning your own wedding, all the power to you!

So where to begin? When it comes to planning your own wedding without the help of a planning professional, there’s quite a lot to know. You want to make sure you’ve thought of everything before it’s too late—last-minute wedding arrangements aren’t so easy to string together.

To help guide you along the way, here are some important things that can make planning your own wedding smooth sailing, according to experts. 

Determine your budget before you start planning.

Many couples who are planning their own wedding think it’s okay to hire a vendor or two before truly sitting down and ironing out their budget. Big mistake, according to Rothweiler. ​​”You should never just start spending money because you’ll fall down a rabbit hole that you’ll never dig your way out of,” she says. “Have a serious conversation with anyone contributing to the budget to find out exactly how much they are giving you.”

You can hire a planner for a day or two instead.

​Before shutting the door on the wedding-planner idea completely, it’s worth knowing that not all planners are all or nothing. In fact, some offer a variety of packages that can be more practical for a budget-conscious couple. For Danielle Rothweiler of Rothweiler Event Design in Verona, New Jersey, offers mini-packages where couples get 10 hours of her company’s time to use however they want! “This could be helpful in finding the venue, designing the budget or whatever the couple is struggling with,” she explains.

Organization is key.

Any planner will tell you the immense importance of using checklists and spreadsheets for planning any event, but especially such a large-scale one like your wedding. “There are many wedding planning binders available for purchase, and free tools lists online, that will cover all of the relevant categories and details related to planning your own wedding,” says Kimberly Lehman of Love, Laughter & Elegance in Massillon, Ohio. In fact, WeddingWire offers totally free wedding planning tools keep track of everything in a shareable and concise way.

Friends and family are there to help you.

Without a planner to give you their venue and vendor recommendations, the next best place to turn are your recently married friends, according to Rothweiler. “Did they like their vendors? What did they spend?” she says. “Ask your friends to be open and honest about what they would’ve done differently and look into their recommendations first.”

Consider timing well in advance.

The timing of your wedding day won’t get fully ironed out until about two months before the date, according to Rothweiler, however, she recommends being conscious of these logistics throughout the entire planning process. “For instance, if you have elaborate ideas for floral design, but your venue only allows 90 minutes for set-up, you might want to consider a venue that gives you the whole day, or you’ll have to tell your florist before booking what the time constraints are,” she says.

Don’t sacrifice quality for quantity.

Remember that more guests will cost you, so determine which is your priority—having more people you love there at a greater cost or a smaller, more intimate wedding that’s lower cost. Prioritize your budget and see where money can be moved around, suggests Lehman. “Smaller, more intimate weddings are the trend this year,” she says. “I also always advise my couples to select the best services and goods possible, within their budget—for example, excellent photography is a must.”

Read your contracts—twice.

“I cannot tell you how many details have caught my clients off guard that were right there in black and white,” says Rothweiler. “Once you sign on the dotted line and put down that first payment, it’s too late to potentially make changes or discuss anything really.” Also, remember that being told something verbally isn’t a contract—it must be in writing. And if there’s something you don’t understand on a wedding vendor’s contract, never hesitate to ask!

We have been featured on Aisle Society!!

Our Earth Angel styled wedding photo shoot, from February of 2019, has been featured on the Aisle Society main page today!  The feature was posted from the Storyboard Wedding blog.  Enjoy!!

https://www.aislesociety.com/post/moody-vintage-wedding-inspiration

https://storyboardwedding.com/moody-vintage-wedding-inspiration/

  • Tattoo and necklace

Love, Laughter, & Elegance’s antiquated styled shoot with brushed, aged metallics; muted colors seen in florals or other design elements; and baubles scattered throughout the aesthetic is a divine example of the now-often-seen vintage wedding trend into the current age.

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We have been featured on Aisle Society!!

Our Autumn Romance styled wedding photo shoot, that has been featured on Chic Vintage Brides, has also been featured on the main page of the Aisle Society website!!  We have been very blessed to share this special styled shoot with you.  Enjoy!!

https://www.aislesociety.com/post/autumn-romance

 

  • Vintage same sex wedding

Inspired by one of my favourite films, and featuring a black wedding cake, a truly unusual engagement ring and not one but two beautiful brides, this editorial is nothing short of magical

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We have been featured on Layers of Luxe!!

The cake from our Earth Angel styled wedding photo shoot, that was featured on Layers of Luxe, has been named one of the best of the best for 2019!!  This was one of the most elaborate styled shoots we have produced, and one of my favorites!  The stunning cake was made by Debbie Wright of Cake Wasted, and the photos were taken by Stephanie Uptmor of Imagine It Photography.  In the Layers of Luxe feature, the cake was listed as photo #9.  Enjoy!!

The following link will take you to Layers of Luxe’s blog page:

https://www.layersofluxe.com/bestlayersof2019cakes?fbclid=IwAR2lmhO1LlSfx7u5peZQpQIgGYLLsjnxl3fOSVxOBpsLSC0076ifDowXPBM

The following excerpt is from Layers of Luxe’s Facebook page:

Layers of Luxe

BEST LAYERS OF 2019// WEDDING CAKES…We’ve rounded up 16 of the most beautiful creative wedding cakes designs for your big day…Click the link to see beautiful and delicious cake…https://www.layersofluxe.com/bestlayersof2019cakes
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(#pink)-Photographer: L’Estelle Photography // Cake: Table & Company Canada
(#white)- Photographer: EC3 Moments // Cake: Staij and Co 

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