Kirtland Country Club Classic Wedding: Cait & Spencer

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 4 comments

Photography by New Image Photography

What a memorable wedding!  I worked with Cait, Spencer and Cait's mom Liz on all of the planning for a year leading up to July 28, 2012.  I have to say that Cait's dad played a big role in the plans as well which is so nice to see.  I also have to mention that Spencer was the one who did all of the work on the wedding programs and hotel bags - which were absolutely impeccable!

Cait and Spencer wanted a classic wedding style that had a very welcoming family dinner style atmosphere.  They chose Kirtland Country Club for the reception which has been their family club for years.  Spencer is a triplet!  His family comes from New York so we had a lot of out of towners.  Our complete wedding style came together with flowers from Blooms by Plantscaping, lighting from Rock the House, entertainment by Redline, cake and special canoe sugar cookies (C&S met on a rowing trip in college) from Luna Bakery

There were numerous highlights from this special wedding day but the main ones to note include Spencer's serenade to Cait with his college acapella group (see video below), our custom menu that came from the Patterson's family favorite restaurant in Canada, the custom cutting boards the brides' groom made for the preset first course charcuterie plate, the bride and groom's favorite restaurants as table names, the gorgeous decor in every aspect of the wedding and last but not least, the pure love that existed between this couple.  

I absolutely loved being a part of this wedding and can only describe 7/28/12 as "magical".  Congratulations to Cait and Spencer!

Letter from parents of the bride:

August 2012
Dear Valarie –
We have yet to descend from the emotional clouds of our daughter’s incredible
wedding in July. We could not be more pleased. You captured our dreams and
shaped a reality for Cait and Spencer that will be remembered by everyone for its
attention to detail and palpable affection.
Throughout the evening, when asked by so many “how?”, given that we both
work full time and Cait lives in Boston, our response was a single word, ”Valarie”.
Your guidance through the process, scheduling sessions with amazingly creative
experts in the wedding business, shaping decisions to leverage our time, keeping
us on budget and producing an elegant reception are very much appreciated.
Your team that day was so good that we doubt anyone could identify those
steering the event. The timing was perfectly choreographed and the execution of
the entire evening was flawless. We could not have created such a special
wedding without your experience and professional counsel. On top of all of that,
we really did have fun throughout the planning process and the wedding day was
completely stress‐free and joyous – what a gift for us!
Deciding to work with you and your team was the best decision we made. Many
Liz and Brendan Patterson

Elegant Summer Wedding at Cleveland Old Courthouse

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 1 comment
(from Allison)
Tonjania and Rob stole my heart from the start. They were always smiling and relaxed as hard as that can be when planning a wedding! It helped that when I met them, they had already secured the beautiful Hanna Garden for their ceremony with a reception to follow at the Old Courthouse. They certainly wanted their guests to enjoy the best of Cleveland! Tonjania is obsessed with the show "Four Weddings" so it was important for her to wow her guests with beauty and never before seen details. She and Rob made beautiful wedding booklets for their guests which had wonderful photos and special notes about them and their wedding party and families. The food and decor were very important to them. They used their own special recipe for the filet mignon, with catering provided by A Taste of Excellence! The highlight for me was the vintage police car that was waiting for them when they came out of the ceremony. A nod to Rob being a policeman! Everything was captured beautifully by the talented Julie and Chris of Z Media. It didnt hurt that Tonjania was a real stunner either!