Monday, June 19, 2017

Sparkly White Home Tent Wedding at Beautiful Bride's Family Estate

Planning, Design & Coordination by Roxanne of Kirkbrides

Band/DJ: Blue Water Kings Band 
Cake and Desserts: White Flower
Caterer: A Taste of Excellence
Ceremony Music: Organist, Amy Bender
Drapery: Party Décor
Floral Décor: Blooms by Plantscaping
Hair and Makeup: Jennifer and CO. and Lindsay London
Lighting: Rock the House
Limo and Shuttles: Shima Limo
Linens and Rentals: Event Source
Photography/Videography: Mystic Image
Officiant: Bev Wrobel 
Restroom Trailer: Superior Speedie
Stationery: Valarie Falvey of Kirkbrides
Tent: Everything Tented
Valet: MVP 

What an exciting planning process Brittany and Chris’ wedding was! We met in May and hit the ground running to start the plans for their August wedding! With three months to pull it all together, I couldn’t have asked for a more loving and fun family to work with.  Brittany chose her childhood home in Kirtland Hills for the reception and their local family church, Mentor United Methodist Church for the ceremony.  

The morning of the wedding, Brittany and her bridesmaids had their hair done at Jenniffer and Co., they all came back to her family’s home to have their makeup done by Lindsay London in Brittany’s childhood bedroom. Once Brittany was in her wedding gown, Chris joined her for their first look photos taken by Mystic Image. The property was the perfect setting for their photos!

As Brittany and Chris enjoyed their time together, the Kirkbrides team and many other vendors were busy under two Everything Tented tents preparing for the stunning reception.  A smaller tent connected to the pool house was used for cocktail hour with a modern, crisp look. A Savannah white bar front from Event Source and silver metallic apex high top tables surrounded an ice sculpture from Elegant Ice.

When cocktail hour ended, guests moved into the main tent.  A breathtaking tent with white drapery and lighting from Party Décor created a beautiful crisp atmosphere. A four tier white wedding cake from White Flower Cake Shoppe was displayed under the crystal chandelier from Rock the House over the dance floor.  Brittany and Chris took their seat for an amazing dinner catered by A Taste of Excellence in front of a floral wall created by Blooms by Plantscaping.  Once dinner wound down Blue Water Kings Band got guests on the dance floor and the party started! Chris and Brittany danced the night away under the stars with their loved ones surrounding them.

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Black Tux - A Wedding Guest Attire Guide

Congratulations! You’ve just been invited to a wedding of a very special loved one or friend. The day and night promises to be one of happy tears, laughter and ambitious dance moves. Though, what do you wear during all of these extraordinary moments if the invitation specifies no particular attire? 
If there isn't a preferred attire written, chances are that it is a semiformal dressy casual affair. As the years pass, weddings are leaning toward a more relaxed vibe. The special couple are in tune with their guests and want them to be as comfortable as possible while still maintaining the look of a formal event. Let’s be real - how ambitious can those dance moves really be if you can barely move? 
If you’re particularly nervous that you’re going to arrive either too dressed-up or too casual, be sure to check with a couple other guests who you know are attending as to what they are planning to wear. If you're close to the parents of the bride or groom, ask them. You will never bother anyone with a question that could potentially impact the look of the wedding day. Also, always be sure to take into consideration what the weather will be when you choose your fabric.

 To always be dressed well-suited, read more about what to wear for the wedding day on this amazing guide provided by The Black TuxVisit The Black Tux tuxedo rentals page to see some of the styles they offer!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Jessica and Daniel's Organic and Woodsy Club at Hillbrook Wedding

PLANNING, DESIGN & COORDINATION by Allison of Kirkbrides
Band: The Avenue 
Cake: Hummingbird Bake Shop
Calligraphy: Ellen Young 
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Club at Hillbrook 
Ceremony Chairs: All Events Rental
Ceremony Music: John Toula
Cookies: Floured Apron 
Floral Décor: Blooms 
Makeup: Kimberly Seenarine-Pfeifer
Rentals: Event Source 
Photography: Mallory + Justin 
Rabbi: Rosetta Haim
Stationery: Hoopla Design Studio, Noteriety
Transportation: A-1 Mr. Limo 
Videography: Saturn Entertainment Studios

Sometimes you just connect with certain people and this was the case with Jessica, Daniel and Jessica’s mom, Sue. Planning was like spending time with dear friends. I felt very connected to this wedding because the color scheme of grays and ivories and the storybook venue of Hillbrook Club are all near and dear to my heart. The chuppah created by Blooms was literally the most amazing ceremony set up that I have ever seen and Jessica’s gorgeous dress and hair were a perfect complement to her wedding. She and Dani just belonged there. To me, a wedding should look effortless. It should look like it literally grew from the inspiration of its surroundings and this wedding did just that.