Hand Calligraphy

Monday, June 30, 2008 No comments

Kirkbrides now offers fine hand calligraphy for your invitations, placecards and other special stationary you may be using at your wedding. I've used calligraphy in the past for menus, table names, escort cards as well. Basic pricing is as follows but may vary by project.

Outer invitation address: $3.00 per envelope
Placecards: $1.50 per card

Available styles include Romantic and Old English. Kirkbrides clients receive a discount from the prices above.

Please call 216.288.4325 or e-mail info@kirkbrides.com for more information.

Flour Girl gets Married!

Friday, June 20, 2008 No comments
What a joy it was to me when a fellow wedding vendor, Bridget of Flour Girl, asked me for some creative and coordination help with her wedding on June 6. I've enjoyed working with her for over a year now and I put all of my efforts into making sure that HER day went just as we planned it.

Since her new husband is a baseball coach, they decided to name the tables after different baseball teams. We accented the tables with one of my favorite flowers (peonies), a gorgeous table runner and numerous bud vases and candles. My favorite part of the wedding was the dessert and candy buffet that Bridget treated her guests to. I think that I could have eaten every pink sugar cookie on the table!

The gorgeous day ended with a grand send-off with sparklers. Bridget and Marc had a fun and laid back wedding party which made our job even more enjoyable. Can't wait to get back to work on all of the wedding cakes!! Here are a few awesome images from the big day from Scott and Julie at Easywind Studio. Thanks guys!!!

May 31 Wedding: Bethany and Michael

Saturday, June 7, 2008 No comments

All week long, the weather reports were calling for scattered thunderstorms on Saturday, May 31. I was hoping that somehow the rain would hold off for my bride and groom who were flying in from the Seattle area for their wedding day! After working with these two for almost a year to plan their wedding, these two have quite a special love story and it's clear that they are very dedicated to their relationship. Since they were already married two years ago right before they deployed to Iraq, Bethany needed her special wedding day in order to finally change her last name.

We really lucked out because it only rained ONCE that day, right after Bethany stepped into the limo to go out to the ceremony chapel. All of the caterers, florists and coordination team that were left back at the reception to set up the decor details in the tent began calling my cell phone saying a number of things including "I thought the tent was going to blow over!!". I, of course, was off at the ceremony and couldn't do anything but worry. That was the only time it rained ALL DAY and we ended up with wonderful weather.

As always, Scott and Julie at Easywind Studio were wonderful to work with and captured some great moments, as you can see below.

I spoke with Bethany after the wedding and she said that she had a vision of the wedding beforehand but it "exceeded" her expectations entirely. It made me so incredibly happy to hear that because if anyone deserved a romantic and perfect wedding day, it was Bethany and Michael. Congratulations!

Love to Iraq and Back

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 No comments
I had the extreme pleasure of working with Bethany and Michael for almost a year on their May 31, 2008 wedding. They live in Olympia, Washington and hired Kirkbrides for full planning of the wedding that took place in Akron.

They have quite a unique and special love story. Here is the article on their wedding that appeared in the Akron Beacon Journal on Monday.

What a wonderful day we had! The weather report kept calling for thunderstorms but it didn't rain all day (at least where we were at). More pictures to follow shortly...