Renita and Josh's Windows on the River Wedding: Vintage Hollywood Glam Wedding

Friday, December 3, 2010

I usually curse the first snowfall of the season. I am truly a freeze baby! But this first snowfall on November 5th was a welcoming addition to a magical day for a truly magical couple. I am so glad that the bride, Renita decided to add design to her wedding package. We had the most fun creating her perfect day. She was open to ideas and wasn't afraid of color. It didn't hurt that Renita is also gorgeous and I was over the moon excited while waiting for the overly talented Mary Wyar of Mary Wyar Photography's amazing pictures! When I saw Renita for the first time that day she had fabulous red lips and a lovely peacock colored clutch. Adding her deep red bouquet complete with red feathers by Tina of Prestige Floral made everything come to life. The whole day was filled with warmth and joy. I was so thrilled to be helping two amazing people start their lives together. Their ceremony was at the glorious St. Stanislaus Church with a reception following at Windows on the River. Everything came together to create a beautiful Old Hollywood feel. At the end of the evening, guests enjoyed Polish sweets and a popcorn bar! It was a fabulous day and I wish them nothing but good health and happiness!

Here's a lovely note left by Renita on

Thanks to Kirkbrides, we had a wedding that went beyond all of our expectations. Kirkbrides planner Allison, like the company owner, Valarie, listens carefully and brings your vision to life. More than once a couple friends seemed puzzled when I talked to them about not one or two wedding colors but rather a series of "jewel tones." Allison never questioned it! And on the wedding day those friends said, "it's gorgeous, I can't believe how this all came together. I couldn't imagine it." That's the power of the creative planners at Kirkbrides! Thanks to Allison, we had a fun and glamorous-feeling affair that suited our personalities... and didn't blow our budget! I initially only booked day-of coordination but expanded my package with Kirkbrides as it hit me that I would not be able to handle certain design details the way I wanted while planning my Cleveland wedding from DC. It turned out to be one of the best investments we made. The support team at Kirkbrides is fabulous too... a wonderful, helpful assistant and intern that always had smiles on their faces. And when I forgot to order my individually packaged favors from a local popcorn shop, Allison magically transformed that mistake (just days before the wedding) into one of the guests' favorite parts... a popcorn bar! If you're planning on hiring a planner, call Kirkbrides.


elizabeth said...

wow, so gorgeous! i am in love with their programs/invitations!

beautiful, val!!!

Valarie said...

Thanks Liz but I can't take credit for this one, it was all Allison's work! :)

Kimberly said...

Renita....such a lovely bride! You looked so beautiful!