Shimmering and Festive Winter Wedding at Tudor Arms Hotel

Saturday, January 13, 2018 No comments

This wedding featured on DIAMOND BRIDAL GALLERY

Planning, Design & Coordination by Roxanne of Kirkbrides

Band and Lighting/Audio: Sound House and Rock The House
Cake, Donuts and Biscotti: Raised and Glazed 
Desserts: Corbos Bakery
Ceremony and Reception: Tudor Arms
Ceremony Music: Yuri Sato McElliott,  Karen McFarlane Artists
Cocktail/dinner Musicians: Athena Strings Quartet
Floral Décor: Blooms by Plantscaping
Hair: Salon Loft
Ice Bar: Elegant Ice
LinensEvent Source
Makeup: Kajal by Kimberly
Officiant: Ann Kidder
Pasta: Guidos
Photography: Jason Crocker
Rentals: Event Source
Stationery: Sassyrae Expressions
Transportation: A1 Mr. Limo 

Dana and Greg’s Gatsby winter wonderland wedding was a stunning wedding day full of amazing, heartfelt detail. From the ceremony programs which included personal thank you’s from the bride and groom, to the monogrammed ice bar, Dana and Greg didn’t miss a beat with all of the details their guests could enjoy.

The day began at the quaint St. Christopher’s by the River Church in Gates Mills. As the ceremony came to an end Dana, Greg, and their bridal party headed outside to the churches bridge for pictures. Jason Thomas Crocker Photography captured all of the fun moments and all of the details. Dana provided beautiful pashminas for the bridesmaids, and ear muffs and coats to some of the cutest flower girls I have ever seen!

After pictures, the fun continued at The Tudor Arms Hotel where cocktail hour began with the sounds of the Athena Strings Quartet. Guests enjoyed their choice of three signature cocktails created by the bride and groom, with beautiful signs to display the choices made by Dana and her sister. As guests worked their way into the dining ballroom, they grabbed a glass of bubbly which also included their escort card!

Inside the Crystal Ballroom, stunning centerpieces made by Blooms by Plantscaping accompanied by gorgeous linens rented from Event Source, transformed the space into a white and gold, Gatsby inspired room. Rock The House created a romantic atmosphere with amber up-lighting and spot lighting on the show stopping head table centerpiece. Also on the tables were unique custom made menu cards that hung off of the table created by Sassyrae Expressions. Lastly in the ballroom was a crisp white, three-tier cake made from Raised and Glazed Donuts, which was a fun-fetti cake!

Once dinner wrapped up, Dana and Greg invited guests into the Tudor Room where the dance party kicked off! The Tudor Room was all about the party with Sound House getting the fun started and keeping the dance floor packed all night! In between dances, guests could grab a drink from the Ice Bar made by Elegant Ice. The options for guests just kept going with a dessert bar that included yummy mini desserts from Raised and Glazed Donuts and Corbo’s Bakery, a hot chocolate bar and late night food station provided by The Tudor Arms Hotel, and a lounge area to relax from Event Source. 

Bright and Beautiful Gates Mills Wedding

This wedding featured on LACE AND LOYALTY
Planning, Design & Coordination by Katie of Kirkbrides
Alcohol: Pat O'Brien's
Cake: Luna Bakery
Catering, Rentals and Staff: AVI
Ceremony Venue: Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral
DJ and Lighting: Rock The House
Floral Décor: Blooms by Plantscaping
Hair: Barb Banko
Linens and Rentals: Event Source
Makeup: Mary Sawyer
Photography: Aster + Olive
Reception Venue: Gilmour Academy Lower School
Stationery: Blue Envelope Boutique
Tent: Everything Tented
Transportation: A-1 Mr. Limo

Finding the right words to describe the beauty, kindness and perfection that properly characterize Amy, Gregory and their families is nearly impossible! Just look at the photos and you’ll see what I mean! In fact, if I had a nickel for every time I heard that Amy was the most gracious bride with such a refreshing wedding style…

Amy and Gregory chose Amy’s alma mater, Gilmour Academy, for their mid-June wedding.  A blank canvas in the Dominican Dining Hall allowed our creativity to kick in to transform the space into a bright, vibrant backdrop for what Amy envisioned: a playful, modern and comfortable setting to celebrate her marriage to Gregory.

We tented the patio so guests were able to enjoy the lawn games and fresh air. Inside, ribbon chandeliers and gorgeous floral arrangements adorned the space. The lighting created the perfect ambiance for the evening as guests danced the night away, and the flower wall was a hit!

I just love the sense of joy and happiness these bright, exciting photos bring!  What an incredible reflection of two amazing people!

Style Me Pretty's 'Wedding of the Year' - Jenna and Taylor at The Cleveland Yachting Club

Planning, Design & Coordination by Valarie of Kirkbrides
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Cleveland Yachting Club
Ceremony Music: Opus 216
Floral Décor: Blooms by Plantscaping
Hair: Kelly Supler
Lighting: Rock The House
Officiant: Rob Starek
Photobooth: ShutterBooth
Photography: Aster + Olive
Rentals: Event Source
Transportation (Guest Shuttle): A Touch of Class
Transportation (Trolley): A-1 Mr. Limo
Videography: Storeography

From the Bride… The excitement of “yes”, unexpectedly, was followed by less than 125 days until the official “I do”. I had no clear vision in sight – only Pinterest boards and magazine tear-outs which continued to grow. Favoring a diverse variety of styles, my confusion rapidly increased while time flitted away. Kirkbrides was needed and hired!

While the guests were seated and waiting for the ceremony to begin, my dad and I slipped away from the bridesmaids and the waiting processional line and boarded my uncle’s boat. Attached to the roof and side were “HERE COMES THE BRIDE” signs. We were navigated down the river by a friend in captains attire. Bette Midler’s 'Chapel of Love' song was piped out onto the lawn for the seated guests to hear. Soon, friends and family began to spot our surprise entry and pointed for others to look… After a smooth landing, I walked down the sidewalk on my father’s arm to the prepared aisle on the lawn. Opus 216, a stringed quartet, soon played more solemn music for our wedding march.

Soon after our engagement in December, my future mother-in-law, an interior designer, texted my mom and I a photo of some David Stark centerpieces from a magazine. Aspiring for a unique look, and following the florists enthusiastic approval of Stark’s work, we chose to replicate and build off this theme. After further deliberation we coupled this with rich, vibrant raspberry peonies bunched together set inside rough wooden boxes. The palms, and other assorted greenery, paired with the vibrant peonies set on top of gorgeous La Tavola linens, created a dramatic effect. Ivy cascaded the head table, lined with candles, and glass, candle-lit orbs dangled from the main chandelier in the ballroom. 

Kirkbrides helped with detailed tips and tricks that saved hours of time while also adding a personalized touch. For example, rather than using individual name placements that would accompany (potentially multiple) menus to accommodate the dinner selection of each guest, we created custom menus at individual place settings, with the guest’s name and specific meal choice. Kirkbrides also helped us with special touches, like uplighting and pin spotting. Another favorite recommendation their team offered was to have the band kick off the reception with 2-3 songs before dinner to showcase a preview for the evening’s entertainment. 

Throughout July 3, and certainly even more so by the end of the day, Taylor and I were overwhelmed with the love and excitement that evening and did not want it to end. A big thank you to our parents and to Kirkbrides Wedding Planning for helping create and pull off a vision I didn’t know was possible!

See more of this nautical Cleveland wedding on Style Me Pretty!