Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Caroline & Todd's Wedding at Hyatt Regency at the Arcade


caroline & todd | a cleveland ohio wedding from robert drago on Vimeo.

This was my first wedding back to work after having my 2nd baby girl just 2.5 weeks earlier, and I couldn't have had a nicer family to work with!  What a joy it was to work so closely with Caroline, Todd and Caroline's mom Marian on the plans for a year leading up to the big day.  We were the first wedding to use all rectangular tables in the space at the Hyatt (as we were told) and I think it really worked well!  Our delicate use of the chevron pattern as coordinated with Caroline and Todd's love of classic style and pale purple/lavender color was perfect.  The entire day was a wonderful celebration, including a surprise vintage getaway car for the bride and groom, a last dance song serenade to Caroline of "Sweet Caroline" and an afterhours bowling party at Corner Alley, right across the street. And how picture perfect do the bride and groom look?!  This family misses NO detail, and you can see that in the handmade handkerchief pictured below that Caroline had made for Marian.  I loved working on this wedding and also loved how it turned out!  Also props to Kirkbrides team member Janine for designing the dessert station sign - so perfect!  Congratulations Caroline and Todd!!!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Hunter Photographic
FLORAL DÉCOR: Grande Designs
LINENS: L'Nique and Ultrapom
CHAIRS: Party Décor
SHUTTLES: Thomas Limo
MAKEUP: Ramona Dauksa
HAIR: Barb Banko
DJ & PHOTOBOOTH: Ryan Konikoff from Rock the House

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Knot Wedding Industry Event: Cleveland Cocktails and Connections

On August 15, 2012, I was pleased to coordinate a Cleveland wedding industry networking event for the largest wedding network, The Knot!  This was a great honor to be asked to do, and I was able to work on this throughout the entire year of 2012 to coordinate details with the Knot's group of women to make sure it all went off without a hitch.

What an amazing and beautiful summer spectacular we created!  I loved being able to play the role of the bride and actually select our style, colors and vendors for this event.  I loved how it all turned out and think you will enjoy the pictures as well.  It was a valuable experience to work with the Knot group on this event, as well as all of the prestigious vendors who also donated their services to make this event wonderful:

Location: Doubletree by Hilton Tudor Arms Hotel
Band/Cocktail Hour Music: Rossi & Romano, Jerry Bruno Productions
Desserts: Luna Bakery
DJ: Scott E. Jones and DJ Herby Loftin, Jerry Bruno Productions
Floral Décor: Blooms by Plantscaping
Lighting: Rock the House
Linens: Party Décor
Makeup: Lindsay London
Photography: Imagen Photography
Stationery: The Invitation Studio and Kirkbrides
Videography: Mystic Image Productions
Specialty Cocktails: St. Germain

**Thank you to everyone who attended and participated!**

The Knot Wedding Network from Mystic Image Productions on Vimeo.