Christen and Ben: A Family Affair

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pictures courtesy of Corey Ann Photography

On July 24th, Christen and Ben were married in one of the most beautiful churches that I have ever seen! Trinity Cathedral in downtown Cleveland is a must see for Cleveland history buffs. History was the keyword for this lovely couple. I was touched by the family history that was intertwined throughout the wedding day. A vintage table cloth passed down in the family was used as the backdrop for family wedding pictures dating back to the 1800s. A beautiful antique brooch from the Majba family was used on the wedding cake and Christen carried the purse that her mom carried on her wedding day. Christen's grandmother made the most delicious pizelles for the dessert station. I couldn't get enough. Lastly, during the Father/Daughter Dance, Christen and her dad even did the twist with a great deal of seriousness! It was very sweet to see this young couple acknowledging their past in so many special ways. Family is obviously very important!

The couple spent a full day making homemade strawberry jam with Ben's mom for their guests to take home. Christen's talents didn't stop there....she hand drew all of the lovely images on their placecards, menu cards and programs. I really enjoyed working with such a down to earth, family oriented couple. Corey Ann was our talented photographer who captured all of the beautiful moments and Tina from Prestige Floral created lovely centerpieces to accent the berry and navy color scheme. I know that this couple will continue to make history for the future generations to also pay homage to. I wish them both every happiness!

Note from mother of the bride:
Dear Valarie,
Thank you!
Thank you for your kind comments about the wedding. It exceeded our expectations!
Thank you for providing top notch professionals to help with the planning and execution of the details for the wedding. Allison and Michelle's presence the day of the wedding provided the support needed on our most special day. It was a joy to spend the day focused on the bride and groom and being confident that every detail would be handled in a quiet, professional,perfect manner.
I have told everyone that having Kirkbrides help with the wedding was the best gift I could give to Chris and myself. This gift allowed us to have a perfect, stress free day. We were able to focus on enjoying the day... watching everything unfold beautifully and worry free.
Allison's help was invaluable. I wish I had more children just to have this experience again and again!!!
I know that your company will grow and succeed because it's GREAT!!!!
It's a little sad to know that we won't be working with so many great people now that the wedding is over. Allison, Karen Levin, & Tina Gudin ROCK! Our makeup artist, Lisa Adams is a consumate professional and you really should add her to your list of contacts.... talk about professional , warm and talented, she is all that and more.
Take care and thank you again.

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