Natural Metallic Tudor Arms Wedding for Jen & Matt

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 No comments

Planning, Design & Coordination by Allison of Kirkbrides
Band: The Avenue
Cake: White Flower Cake Shoppe
Ceremony and Reception Location: The Tudor Arms Hotel
Ceremony Music: Anthony Fuoco
Floral Décor: The Budding Tree
Hair: Barb Banko
Lighting and Sound: Cleveland Music Group
Makeup: Ashleigh Albertson
Photography: Mindy Sue Photography
Stationery: Hoopla Design Studio
Transportation: Robert Hayes

A gorgeous, natural and lush styled wedding at historic hotel in downtown Cleveland!

Vibrant personalities from the couple shine through at this wedding with stunning stationery, a trendsetting guest book and overall absolutely drool-worthy portraits taken at Wade Lagoon at Cleveland Museum of Art.

When working with a bride who has a clear theme and style for her wedding, it is my absolute dream as a planner because the ideas, designs, and possibilities are endless! The picturesque Tudor Arms hotel that was renovated in recent years to restore the Tudor and Crystal ballrooms was the perfect choice for this gorgeous wedding. All-natural charm, metallic accents and deep jewel tones allowed for the flowers to pop against the royal setting. The natural linens coupled with the lush greens and bold rose and amaranthis floral accents added to the charm and breathtaking feel of the day.

The evening started with guests entering the ceremony to an elaborate floral and wooden masterpiece Chuppah by The Budding Tree. A unique thing we LOVED about this wedding was the guest book- guests signed postcards and pinned them into the pillowy board with greens and floral draped across the top! For the dinner and dancing portion of the evening, an eye-catching four tier cake from Luna Bakery could be seen displayed in the ballroom. This was such a memorable wedding day in every way, shape and form!

Congrats Matt and Jen!


Lavender and Blush Floral Filled Renaissance Wedding featured on Wedding Chicks and Baubles & Bowties

Friday, August 4, 2017 1 comment

Planning, Design & Coordination by Roxanne of Kirkbrides

Band: The Avenue
Ceremony and Reception Location: Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Ceremony Music: CLE Music Group Quartet
Cocktail Music: Harpist Virginia Dickson
Desserts: Luna Bakery
Floral Décor: Pieter Bouterse Studio
Officiant: Father Tom Elsasser
Photography: Style and Story
Photobooth: Shutterbooth
Transportation: BVIP Limousine
Valet: MVP
Videography: Red Bicycle Media

Taryn and Garrett’s September wedding was an absolutely stunning event that their guests will never forget! Their wedding ceremony and reception both took place at the Renaissance Hotel in down town Cleveland. Taryn chose a neutral color palette with touches of blush pink and Pieter Bouterse Studio delivered just that! From the drapery, lighting, and beautiful arrangements for the ceremony room; to the mixture of high and low centerpieces, custom dance floor, and stage for the reception space, the Renaissance was completely transformed.

After the ceremony on the 2nd floor of the hotel, guests worked their way up to the 3rd floor where they were greeted with passed hors d oeuvres, cocktails and the music of Harpist, Virginia Dickson from Cleveland Music Group. A beautiful display of escorted cards, created by Blue Envelope Boutique, surrounded a gorgeous floral piece full of roses and orchids as guests entered the ballroom. Once inside the ballroom, guests were taken aback by multiple chandeliers and 2 large hanging floral pieces. A striking four tier wedding cake from Luna Bakery was displayed on the fresh white custom made dance floor (made by Pieter Bouterse Studio). Also inside the reception space, were lounge areas, furniture provided by Borrow Rentals, where guests could relax after having their photo taken in the photobooth provided by Shutterbooth. The fun didn’t end there for Taryn, Garrett and their guests because this wedding was a dancer’s dream wedding with not only a band but a DJ too! The party went late until the evening with The Avenue, from Cleveland Music Group kicking off the night and DJ Chris Wallace, also from CMG keeping the party going until 1am!

Red Bicycle Media captured all of the fun on video while Style and Story took photos of every detail! From the gold chiavari chairs and blush satin napkins, rented from Event Source, to the brides breathtaking hair and makeup (by Haley Delzani from Lather A Salon and Maggie Kleinman from MKleinmanArtistry) Style and Story captured every moment and detail fro Taryn and Garrett to cherish forever.

See more details and photos of this unforgettable day on Wedding Chicks and Baubles & Bowties!

Karen and Robert's Gatsby Glam Tudor Arms Wedding

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 No comments

Planning, Design & Coordination by Allison of Kirkbrides

Band: Bluewater Kings Band
Cake: White Flower Cake Shoppe
Ceremony and Reception Location: The Tudor Arms Hotel
Dessert Table: Luna Bakery
Floral Décor: Blooms by Plantscaping
Hair: Kreate Studio
Linens and Rentals: Event Source
Makeup: Dena Vega
Officiant: Bob Javorsky
Photography: Corey Ann Photography
Stationery: Minted

There are few times in my career where I come across a bride who knows every last detail ahead of the planning and Karen is one of them! Looking to achieve a 'Great Gatsby' feel in the amazing spaces of the Tudor Arms was easy for Karen who already knew her color scheme and stationary concepts before we even met. My only job was to bring her to the awesome vendors who would see her vision come to life.

I remember posting “linen envy” on Facebook the day of Karen and Robert's wedding because we were using the most amazing custom linens in sequin and other heavy fabrics to create the base for our gorgeous centerpieces and details. Incorporating a bar cart for her wedding ceremony programs and a honeymoon table that allowed guests to see up close their travel plans were just a couple of the many details this wedding possessed. It was truly a feast for the eyes. I am so happy that they chose me to help them make their dreams a reality!

Of course, you can’t pull off such a wedding without Karen’s super supportive and lovely husband, Rob, who nodded and smiled throughout the planning process.