Sharing a bit of Family History!

In August of 2017, I had the pleasure of coordinating the wedding of Betsey and AJ.  They were such a lovely couple to work with!  They held their wedding reception at Michauds Event Center in Strongsville, Ohio.  One of the fun things about Betsey and AJ, is their love of history, especially US Presidents, and visiting libraries and museums.  They incorporated this passion into their table decorations at their reception.  Each table was named after a specific US President, including the eights Presidents that came from Ohio.  In my family tree, I am a direct descendant of the Nineteenth President of the United States, President Rutherford B. Hayes.  He was one of the eight presidents from Ohio, hailing from the Fremont area, in Northwestern Ohio.  President Hayes is one of Great-Grandfathers, a few generations back, on my mother’s side of the family.  It’s pretty cool having this relation in my family.  You can visit President Hayes’s estate and library, Spiegel Grove, in Fremont.  You can also hold weddings and events there. I highly encourage you to check it out!

Many thanks to Betsey and AJ, for sharing their photographer’s fun shot of me!

Betsey and AJ wedding with RBH

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Massillon High School Craft & Vendor Show – 12/3/16

On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, we were pleased to participate in the 2nd Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Show at Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio.  This show is a huge fundraiser to benefit the Choral Program.  There were over 60 unique crafters, bakers, and direct sales vendors at this show, which was well attended.  We were happy to assist the organizers in preparation of the show.  Below are some pictures from our booth, which was elegantly dressed in navy and gold.  We offered information on our services, as well as gift certificates for sale, which always makes the perfect gift.  We also provided a raffle basket giveaway.  We are looking forward to assisting again for the next event.  Go Tigers!

 

Pink and Gold Baby Sprinkle!

We recently had the pleasure of planning a Baby Sprinkle for our dear friend, Ashley Ward, of Geneva Mae Photography.  You may remember that we planned the Alice in Wonderland baby shower for Ashley a few years ago, when she was expecting her second child, Tierney.

A Baby Sprinkle is much like a traditional baby shower, except that the parents usually already have the larger items needed for a baby, like a crib, high chair, bouncer, etc.  A Sprinkle gives the Mommy-to-be smaller gifts, like diapers, outfits, blankets, and items to pamper both mother and child.  Just a “sprinkling” of items to celebrate the new life entering the world.

For this event, celebrating Ashley’s third child, a daughter to be named Tabitha, we planned a simple pink and gold theme.  Ashley wanted to keep the atmosphere relaxed, so we held the Sprinkle at a local restaurant.  We planned some games and activities to keep conversation and laughter flowing.  Below are some pictures of the fun afternoon!  Enjoy!

Feelings of Fall – An Inspiration Board

 

 

 

Autumn is right around the corner!  I know what you are thinking, it’s just the middle of the summer, but soon enough, the kids will be trading shorts and t-shirts for school uniforms and sidewalk chalk for pencils and notebook paper.  But I love autumn, it’s my favorite time of year.  I love crisp days, with all the different colored leaves on the trees, and potted mums everywhere.  I enjoy high school football games, apple and pumpkin picking, and other events of the season. 

Autumn is when I think Mother Nature does her best work, with such a rich pallet of colors to choose from:  red, burgundy, gold, apricot, orange, hunter green, and chocolate brown.  Some of the most visually striking events can also be created with these colors.  Weddings, rehearsal dinners, harvest celebrations, and of course, bridal and baby showers.  A good friend of mine is expecting later this year, so we are planning her shower for the middle of the fall, using a theme of Rustic Elegance.  We ideally want to hold the shower in an old barn, with lots of textural details: pumpkins, apples, candles, cozy fabrics, rich foods, and lots of fragrant flowers and leaves.  I hope this serves as inspiration for your own celebration.  Enjoy!!

La Boda – The Wedding – An Inspiration Board

La Boda - The Wedding - An Inspiration Board

My husband and I visited Mexico a few years back, before my daughter was born.  It is a gorgeous country!  We stayed in Puerto Vallarta, on the Banderas Bay.  The weather was hot, humid and sultry.  It was August, after all.  But the water was cool, the people warm and friendly, and the food excellent.  We enjoyed our stay very much, and look forward to returning some day.

Hispanic culture is very much a part of everyday American life.  Spanish is unofficially our second language in the United States.  Many of the words have become interspersed with english words to form our everyday dialogue.  You will find Hispanic influences in many aspects of our lives, from fashion and food, to music and dance.  These influences also carry over into the bridal industry.  I have tried to capture the feel of a Hispanic celebration with this board.  Enjoy!