Monday, December 20, 2010

Want to Know a Little about Wedding Planners?



If you're reading this you're either a current client, past client, person wanting to get engaged, someone who loves weddings, someone who wants to be a wedding planner, one of my loyal friends or family members who follow our work, or last but not least, someone who just got engaged over the holidays!!!


Each year, we look forward to the rush of excited brides who can't wait to find that perfect venue and start planning their wedding. Most do not want to wait an entire year and a half or two years to get married, so that is why we construct our workflow perfectly to expect still many of our bookings to come during the holiday rush for the upcoming year. YES, it is still possible to plan your wedding starting now for 2011!


Did you know...
  • Wedding planners are not just for people with lavish wedding budgets. Kirkbrides regularly does and has done weddings on all budgets.
  • If the cost of hiring a wedding planner keeps you on budget from the beginning, saves you valuable time and allows you to actually enjoy the wedding planning process then is it really too expensive?
  • I think you'd be surprised at how low the total cost of some of our weddings pictured on our blog are. That's what we aim for!
  • A wedding planner can recommend ideas to include and how to arrange your wedding that you may have never thought of on your own, because you aren't immersed in weddings every day of your life like we are!
  • Our clients enjoy the convenience of our familiar, positive relationships with countless venues and vendors in the Cleveland landscape of weddings.
  • There are hundreds of ways to make your wedding look like a million bucks without actually spending anywhere close to that.

Call or e-mail us to find out more about our services, just to chat or to schedule an in-person consultation.

Our main goal is to create the most beautiful and enjoyable wedding possible while sticking to the budget.

We'd love to hear from you!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Moonlight Wedding Inspiration Board

If romance is what you want on your wedding day, this Moonlight Magic theme is perfect for you! Purple has been and still is a very popular wedding color and can be done in so many different ways. This board would be perfect for any type of outdoor, summery reception. I can just picture guests sipping lavender lemonade while relaxing outside on some beautiful patio furniture!



Saturday, December 11, 2010

Natural Wedding Inspiration Board

If you like an earthy, natural feel with simple and soft tones with touches of color, this is for you!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jewel Tones Wedding Inspiration Board

This theme is for the brides who love those deep, rich jewel tones. The combination is just gorgeous!

Friday, December 3, 2010

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


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 weddingchannel.com:

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.