Ciera and Melvin's Old Courthouse Wedding in Cleveland

Monday, January 26, 2015


PHOTOGRAPHY: Easywind Studio
LIGHTING: Rock the House
CAKE AND DESSERTS: Michelangelo's
CATERING, RENTALS, LINENS: A Taste of Excellence
CEREMONY MUSIC: Opus 216
DJ AND PHOTOBOOTH: Lo-Key Entertainment 
FLORAL DECOR: Grande Designs
STATIONERY: Blue Envelope Boutique

I will never forget the look on Ciera's face in January 2013 as we entered the Old Courthouse for the first time while scouting venues.  I knew she was in love, with the venue and with Melvin, and this was to be our location to plan a gorgeous elegant wedding for the next 18 months!  Once again we had a really fun family to work with!  We also had a ring bearer dog, Pepe, who is Ciera and Melvin's own!  He does not like to walk on marble floors so the aisle runner was key in the prep for this wedding!  All of our vendors were wonderful and the Courthouse looked incredible with the jewel tones Ciera picked to decorate the lovely venue.  Our friend Scott at Easywind Studio provided us with these gorgeous photos (always so great working with him - going on 8 years now!) and Leigh Zeidner created one of my favorite wedding videos of all time!  I have watched it many times and always tear up.  Congratulations Ciera and Melvin (and Pepe!)!!!  We are so happy for you and loved working with you!

Here is a review that Ciera left for us.  Thank you Ciera!!!
It was truly a pleasure to work with Valarie and her team at Kirkbrides! Due to our jobs, my husband and I travel quite often so it was important that we had a wedding planner on the ground that would keep us organized, on-track, and provide a sense of creativity that we both lacked. From our first meeting with Valarie we immediately knew that she was well experienced and had so many great ideas to offer. We engaged her roughly 16 months before our wedding date and she was more than prepared to hit the ground running and turn our unrefined wedding ideas into a beautiful reality. Throughout the entire process Valarie was flexible and willing to answer any questions we had, including those that came in the form of panicked emails after over thinking minute details. She always had a way of calming me down and making the decision process smooth.
Valarie has a great relationship with so many vendors in the Cleveland area so it was no issue for her to quickly connect us with respectable vendors who aligned with our wedding vision and most importantly our budget! My husband and I could not be happier with the vendors we ultimately selected and the services they provided on our big day. Speaking of the big day, it was so effortless for us and our wedding party. Valarie and her team did such an excellent job preparing for the event and ensuring it went smoothly. Everyone was so impressed with how organized our wedding was and how helpful Valarie and her team were the day of. Everyone, especially our guests, were also very impressed with how everything turned out decor wise. Valarie brought some great ideas to the table that turned out beautifully! We are still receiving compliments months later!
I would absolutely recommend Valarie and Kirkbrides to anyone planning a wedding in Northeast Ohio area!




























1 comment

jacob20martin said...

I want to add your wedding venue to my list of best wedding venues which are truly adorable and offer amazing services. I am reserving the same wedding location venue for my cousin's wedding reception.