Introducing Brooke & Tom Kelsey, and the Robinson House!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Brooke and Tom met while attending University of Michigan. Brooke is from Saginaw, MI and Tom is from Bay Village, OH. After college, they moved out to San Francisco together! We started working together in December of '07 while they were on the hunt for a unique locations in Cleveland. We went to art galleries and museums, and eventually decided on a private mansion that my friends Kathy and Michael own. Kathy is an artist and has the most amazing collection of her own and other's artwork you can imagine. She did a special display for this wedding of her own, but guests also got to enjoy the largest collection of Frederick Hart sculptures, displayed throughout their front and back yard.

We designed the wedding with a French cafe and wine theme in mind. I think it turned out to be absolutely beautiful, especially since I personally love the color red! And Brooke was the absolute cutest, don't you agree?

This wedding took place on Saturday, September 13. Our original plans called for holding the ceremony outside and Brooke walking down the circular tower staircase. It was raining all day long, and my team and I were SOAKED while setting up, so we planned on our "rain back-up plan", and we were set up for it. At 5:30pm, the rain had held off for an hour, the radar was clear, and Brooke and Tom asked me if we can hold it outside. With all of the catering staff and groomsmen's help, we moved EVERYTHING outside (chairs, decor, string trio, cocktail tables, etc.). with 10 minutes to spare, everyone remained calm and happy (including me) and it went off perfectly.

It was an absolutely beautiful ceremony. It was truly one of those magical wedding moments that are impossible for a human to create, they just happen on their own. Tom, the groom, told us at the end of the night that 5 people told him it was the BEST wedding they had ever attended! I agree.

Congratulations Brooke and Tom! I can't wait for you to move to Cleveland so we can go to dinner and hang out!

These beautiful images were taken by Kimberly Potterf. Kim and I were Alpha Gamma Delta sorority sisters at OU together and reconnected within the past year through the wedding industry! Check out her work - it's fabulous! I was so happy to work with her and can't wait for more weddings to come!

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