Glorified Cleveland Inspiration Board: Enchanted Forest

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 No comments

Cleveland venues that would work well for this wedding style:
Kirtland Country Club
Happy Days Lodge
Conrad Botzum Farmstead
Hale Farm and Village
Brookside Farms
Ceremony at Manakiki Ceremonial Grove

  • Walking down the aisle to a piccolo or a harp could create a very romantic and enchanting feel during any ceremony
  • Having a Blue Grass Band play during a cocktail hour or reception can definitely provide a rustic feel to your event
  • Other reception and cocktail hour options include a solo banjo player or a CD with classic Americana music

Other Ideas:
  • Using wildflowers in centerpieces or bouquets
  • Including wood and moss in reception decor
  • Adding candlelight can create a natural and whimsical feeling
  • Offer guest seed packets to plant a tree in their neighborhood as a favor
  • Different shades of purple can compliment the green scenery of your venue
  • Specialty drink idea: The Bee's Knees, a combination of gin, honey syrup and lemon juice
  • Naming tables after the couples favorite hiking trails
  • Instead of throwing rice at the bride and groom guests can enjoy a live butterfly release outside
  • Decorate trees at your venue with twinkle lights to provide a romantic feel
  • An enchanted forest wedding often brings about ideas of fairies and the medieval era, add elements of either one of these ideas to create your ideal event

Pink and Purple Glam Christmas Wedding at the Union Club: December 18

Where do I begin with this wonderful winter and Christmas themed wedding? As soon as I met Holly in December of 2009 I knew she and I were absolutely meant to meet, work together on her wedding and be friends. She is one of the classiest girls you will ever meet! Right away she knew what she wanted - a winter wedding to her long time sweetheart Dave, on December 18 (because these two are busy social butterflies!), in December because of her birthday and name, and Christmas themed because it is their family's favorite holiday!

Due to the vast number of creative details and ideas we included in her day, I find it easiest to just list them out:
  • hot cocoa bar complete with assorted liqueurs and candy toppings
  • photobooth for guest favors with Christmas style attire for them to be silly in the pictures in
  • "All I Want for Christmas is You"by Mariah Carey was used for the over the top bride and groom reception announcement by none other than DJ Scott E Jones (it was so cool and exciting it brought tears to my eyes, not kidding!)
  • "Love is a Gift" was a quote we used throughout the wedding, and used tiny giftboxes as the escort cards
  • Table names after yuletide themed words
  • ornaments in the centerpieces from Grande Designs!
  • Great Lakes Christmas Ale and Hollyberry martinis for the specialty cocktails!
  • We had a separate lounge area set up with wedding cake, full bar, hot cocoa bar, playing 40's style cocktail Christmas big band music
  • Their wedding was featured on the weTV show Amazing Wedding Cakes with White Flower Cake Shoppe's amazing glitzy glam cake, replicating Holly's beautiful wedding dress!
A note from the bride and groom!
Valarie- The wedding was absolutely amazing, and numerous friends and relatives continue to tell us that they felt like they were part of a fairy tale. Dave and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything that you and your team did to make it magical - because that is exactly what it was - completely magical! You helped make our fairy tale a reality! I feel like I not only received outstanding service, professionalism, creativity, and a beautiful end result that encompassed our vision, but I also feel I gained a friend. It truly was an honor for me and Dave to work with you. Kirkbrides helped make the wedding planning process a breeze and produced a spectacular event. I do not hesitate to recommend Kirkbrides to all of my newly engaged friends. It is the first thing that comes out of my mouth after "congratulations."
Many thanks,
Holly & Dave Little

This wedding was truly a wedding planner's dream to work on! Congratulations Holly and Dave!!! We are so excited to be working on one of your friends' weddings for 2012!

Here is their video trailer shot and created by Jared and Josh at Z Media!

Pictures provided courtesy of Easywind Studio

Pictures that the Kirkbrides team took that day!