Laura and David: Lovebirds

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 2 comments

As soon as I met Laura in January I knew we would get along great and work well together. Then as soon as I met David on our first scouting trip to find their perfect location, I knew that I would be sad to only be working with them for 7 months to plan their July 25 wedding! These two really are special and are totally in love.

The gorgeous pictures are provided courtesy of Z Media Photography (Lisa, Wes and Chris). Our theme was a lovebird, rustic, organic feel. Kirkbrides is proud to say that, as with all of our weddings except for day-of coordination jobs, we planned and designed all decor elements seen in these pics. Also, everything you see here on the tables (placecards, chargers, table names, menus, etc.) was created by us as well! We also helped Laura and Dave find all of their vendors.

Congrats Laura and Dave! It was a blast working with you and I wish it would have lasted longer. I am glad that you two are together now, after being friends for so long and wish you a lifetime of happiness. What a beautiful wedding, and of course what a beautiful couple!

Letter from Brittney

Thursday, September 24, 2009 No comments
I worked with Brittney for 21 months to plan her September 6, 2009 wedding. She and I really hit it off and planned a GORGEOUS wedding. The day was flawless and I can't wait to post pictures. She was nice enough to send me this e-mail this week and I wanted to post it in the meantime. Thank you so much Brittney and congrats to you and Dave!!

"Brittney xxxx"
View contact details
"Kirkbrides Weddings"

So Dave and I got back last Tuesday...Aruba was amazing. So relaxing, just what we needed. I just saw the slideshow on Scotts blog....absolutely amazing. I might start crying at work!

I've been meaning to write you since we got back, but its taken a while for me to get my thoughts together about how wonderful that day was. I would just love to do the entire day over and over again, and a lot of that is because of you. You made the entire planning process not only easy but so much fun. I didn't have my close family and friends out here with me, but in you I always felt like I had a friend and supporter through everything, someone who was really looking out for me. I love every single one of the vendors we used, your recommendations and relationships with them made our day possible.

In the weeks leading up to the wedding, you thought of things and did things for me that I would have never even known to do, and left me with the time to do my fun little projects (water bottles haha)! I could enjoy those last few days knowing you and your team had everything under control. Our entire wedding party and family said that was the best rehearsal they had ever been to!

The day of the wedding, I had absolutely no worries, I knew you and your team could handle everything. You gave a controlling, type A personality girl the best gift ever, piece of mind that I could just enjoy the day and be a bride. I can not thank you enough for that. I feel like I truely enjoyed my day and didn't miss a single thing, because you were there. The gardens and the reception room took my breathe away. The colors, flowers, menu's, and all the other little details were stunning, and beyond my wildest dreams. I am just in love with how all of that turned out. We have gotten so many compliments on how beautiful the room was, and still hear about it all the time! So many people told us it was one of the best weddings they have ever been to.

I really could not have done all of this without you. I tell everyone I know how much of an asset you were, and Daves parents are now convinced that when his sister Lisa gets married, they should get a planner (and you know who I'm going to recommend!) I feel truely honored that I got to work with you and have absolutely no regrets about how anything turned out, all thanks to you and the team. I cannot thank you and them enough! We love you guys!

Love always,

Brittney and Dave

Dominique and Ronald: Romantic Summer Soiree

Monday, September 21, 2009 No comments

It was a pleasure working with Dominique to create her brightly colored with purples and pinks wedding day! I have to say that their reception was one of the most lively and fun I have EVER seen. Their guests surely knew how to dance, and dance!!!!

The Father Daughter dance was very impressive and well coordinated as well! I don't dance at weddings on the dance floor, when I am the planner, but this one was the most tempting of all time.

Dominique and Ronald's entire bridal party was sooooo nice and helpful to me and my assistant, Maura all day and night. You can tell how fun the bride and groom are from their big entrance for their announcement song, "'03 Bonnie and Clyde" by Beyonce and Jay-Z. Pics of that and everything else below, provided by none other than Easywind Studio.

Elizabeth Anne Designs

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 No comments
While browsing the internet I noticed that Kirkbrides is listed on Elizabeth Anne Designs site!

Check it out here!

I love this blog and they always have such wonderful ideas! Thank you to the person I should be thanking! :-)

Keep checking back on the blog...I still have more summer weddings to post including my own (you knew that would be coming soon), and now September weddings too!

Noel and Dana's Wedding at Cleveland Browns Stadium

I am very excited to post the wedding of Noel and Dana that took place on July 17, 2009. Noel and I clicked right away when we met and got to know each other pretty well during the planning process. We discovered we had mutual friends (Dana works with one of my best friends) and have kept in touch since the big day!

We ended up deciding on the unique location of the Browns Stadium as the site for the ceremony and reception. Sherri, the catering and event manager, was wonderful to work with as we worked on our red and black, metropolitan cocktail style wedding. Our ceremony was held right at the stadium too and then down to the club lounge area overlooking the lake for dinner stations and dancing.

Pictures were courtesy of Scott and Julie at Easywind Studio. Noel's friend had worked with these guys last year and so one of her first comments to me was that she saw I worked with them often and is there any way they would open any closed dates for her? I managed to work it in and I think they were happy they were there!

The highlight of the day is a surprise that Dana planned for Noel. Right after they were announced at the beginning of their reception, they walked over to do their first dance and Scott Jones (our fabulous DJ) played the music to "It Had to be You" and Dana serenaded Noel in true Harry Connick Jr./Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin style!

Be sure to watch a youtube clip of it here:

Another funny thing about this day is that I received a voicemail message from Dana early in the morning on the wedding day. He said something about how he is at the airport and won't be coming to the wedding today, sorry. Then he said he was just kidding, of course. That sums up their sense of humor! He really was calling to get a videographer for THAT SAME DAY. That's a first for me. I called around to 3 different companies I work with often and texted Dana the prices. We ended up with Scott and Mike from Moonstruck Productions. Can't wait to see the video!!

Congratulations Noel and Dana! I hope you have an amazing and fun-filled honeymoon in November and I can't wait to hang out with you sometime again soon!