The Hitched Wedding was featured on the!

The Hitched Wedding, of which we were a part of the event team, has been featured on the!  We were so honored to be a part of this event!  The couple, Ben and Samantha, were a dream to work with, and it was easily one of the most beautiful weddings we have ever seen.  The vendor team is full of some of the finest wedding professionals in Northeast Ohio, and engaged couples working with any of these companies should rest easy, that their wedding is in great hands!

For the Hitched Wedding, we provided event coordination and vendor support, as well as the custom favors for the guests, gifts for the bridal party, and a few of the decorations, including the thank-you sign on the gift table.  Be sure to check out the pictures by Ben and Jodi Photography, absolutely gorgeous!

Check out the link to the post on the’s website, and please feel free to contact us to help you make your wedding or event just as magical!  Cheers!

We are teaming up with Ben & Jodi Photography for a wedding giveaway event!

We are so excited to be working with Ben & Jodi Photography, and other fantastic vendors on this event!  Check out the article published by the Cleveland Plain Dealer!  Cheers!

Have you found us yet on Facebook? Come on over!!

Hello everyone!  I know social media has exploded like crazy in the last few years, and we love being a part of that, with our blog, and Facebook account.  Have you visited our page on Facebook yet?  We post regularly on trends in weddings and parties, vendors pictures and links, and lots of other fun tidbits.

Come on over and join in the fun!  Please “like” our page while you are there!  We’d love to see you!



Summertime fun!!! And savings, too!!!

Happy Summertime everyone!  The weather is finally hot and sunny, and that means lots of outdoor events!!  Bridal showers, baby showers, weddings, picnics, barbeques, family reunions, the Fourth of July, you name it!!  We love outdoor events, and enjoy helping others plan fun occasions for their family and friends.

That’s why we are offering a new summertime special:

The first 5 people that contact us to plan their event, will receive 50% off of our planning fees!!  That’s right!!  50% off!!  Now who couldn’t use savings like this, and have more money for fun?  Maybe the heat has gotten to us already, but we just want to have fun and help you celebrate!

Contact us today for more information, and to schedule a free meeting.  We’ll be happy to share an ice-cold drink with you, and chat about your party!

Call us at (330) 313-6030, find us on Facebook, or email us at


Plum and Persimmon – An Inspiration Board!

Plum and Persimmon Inspiration Board


Purple and Orange are colors typically associated with fall, or Halloween.  However, I think they make a very striking and stylish color palatte for a wedding.  You can use this for most any season, and you can change the shades of the colors to suit your needs.  For spring, you can use peach and lavender, for summer, a royal purple and coral, for the autumn and winter, shades of plum, eggplant, aubergine, rust, pumpkin and persimmon.  Your colors can be played up in your table linens, flowers, uplighting, even wedding party fashions.  The options are endless.  And of course, don’t forget the one food item that always goes well with these colors: chocolate!!  Enjoy!!

Holly & James – May 9th, 2009


Holly and James Justice

Holly and James Justice



I am pleased to announce the Marriage of Holly Tarnaski and James Justice, on Saturday, May 9th, 2009 at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown, Ohio.  The afternoon wedding took place at the Kidston Pavillion.  Fellows Riverside Gardens are formal gardens, which are part of the Mill Creek Metro Parks.  The Kidston Pavillion is set inside an area filled with boxwood and roses, with a lovely flagstone terrace, and overlooks one end of the lake in the parks.  Inside the pavillion, the Harmony String Quartet provided the lovely music for the simple and heartfelt wedding ceremony.  The Prelude included traditional tunes, such as “Ave Maria”, “Air on the G String”, “Spring” from the Four Seasons, “Trumpet Voluntary”, and one of my personal contemporary favorites, “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban.   Since the bridal party consisted of simply Holly & James, their parents, and grandmothers, the music for their processional was “Winter Largo”, by Vivaldi.  Holly then made her entrance on her parents’ arms to the sounds of Pachelbel’s “Canon in D”.  The pavillion is architectually stunning, so very little was needed in the way of decorations for the ceremony.  Eight large pots of yellow and white daisies were placed around one side of the pavillion, forming an area for Holly, James and the Reverend Wayne Doberstyn of Creative Wedding Officiants to conduct the ceremony.  Daisies are Holly’s favorite flower, so they were featured prominently in her bouquet, flowers for the bridal party, and in the reception decor.  The daisies, and bridal party flowers were provided by Sweet Arrangements Florist.

The reception dinner was held at Bruno’s Restaurant, in Boardman, Ohio.  The decor of this restaurant is warm and inviting, and the food is wonderful.  The staff is very accommodating to your every request.  Anna and Betty were the attendants for the wedding reception, overseeing every aspect of setup from the linens to the cookie table, which is a Northeast Ohio – Western Pennsylvania tradition.  They also went over and beyond their duties to help decorate the guest tables as well.  Truly a wonderful experience to work with them.

We had a very intimate cocktail hour, followed by great appetizers and a fabulous dinner.  After dinner, Holly and James cut into their cake, and shared cupcakes with everyone.  Mingling followed as the evening wound down.  It was a beautiful wedding, and I was very honored to share this couple’s special day!

Thank you Holly and James, and Best Wishes!!


Wedding Coordinator:  Kimberly Lehman and Amanda Noel

Wedding Officiant:  Reverend Wayne Doberstyn (

Ceremony Musicians:  Harmony String Quartet  (

Ceremony Location:  Kidston Pavillion, Fellows Riverside Garden   (

Chair Rentals:  T R Party Centre & Rentals               (

Photographer:  Michelle Gilbert, SnoWhite Images    (

Reception Location:  Bruno’s Restaurant and Catering    (

Florist:  Sweet Arrangements Florist       (


Image courtesy of SnoWhite Images  (


Pink Lemonade – An Inspiration Board

Pink Lemonade Inspiration Board


Since I am sitting at home, with about 10 inches of snow on the ground outside my windows, I have been wishing for warm weather.  Not an uncommon wish if you live in Northeast Ohio in the winter!  At any rate, when I think of spring and early summer parties, whether they are wedding showers, bridal luncheons, baby showers, an intimate garden wedding, or just an afternoon tea, I love the color combination of pink and yellow.  The colors are just so fresh, and light, and cheerful, that you cannot help but smile at the thought of attending an affair that has this color scheme.  You can go very light and delicate with the shades, and add touches of white with daisies, eyelet lace, and little petit fours.  Or, you could decorate with bolder shades of pink and yellow, by incorporating fuschia gerbera daisies, taxicab yellow linens, or live canaries.  Obviously, I am feeling whimsical and perhaps a bit ornery with my descriptions.  It’s all in good fun.  However you choose to decorate your party in this pallette, please don’t forget the lemonade!  Enjoy!!