Erin & Matt's Windows on the River Wedding

Thursday, October 29, 2015 9 comments
VENUE: Windows on the River
PHOTOGRAPHY: Aster & Olive
FLORIST: The Budding Tree
RENTALS: Let's Entertain
LINENS: Party Decor
HAIR: Barb Banko
MAKEUP: Jessica Miller

Working with a couple like Erin and Matt is a planner’s dream!  Erin had a very clear vision in mind and helping her plan her flight-themed wedding was an honor! It was the logistics of Matt’s career in the military, however, that complicated the plans a bit.  Due to training uncertainties, the date for Erin and Matt’s wedding was not even set until 3 months before the big day! 

When May 2 arrived, all of the plans were in place and it was sunny and 70 degrees – perfect for an outdoor ceremony overlooking the Cuyahoga River! A friend of the couple played the cello as Erin greeted her groom against the beautiful backdrop of the Cleveland city skyline.  And, of course, no military wedding is complete without the saber arch!

After the ceremony, guests moved inside to the River View Room for cocktails, dinner and dancing.  From the glow sticks (a tribute to the night Erin and Matt met) to the airplane table names and specialty stationery designed by Emily from Ting, every detail of the evening was personalized and unique.  Even the bridesmaids wore custom, handmade skirts!  Erin from The Budding Tree created beautiful floral d├ęcor incorporating colors from Matt’s Air Force uniform.  Kevin from The DJ Crew kept the dance floor packed through the last song!  Erin and Matt’s love for each other is truly palpable in the gorgeous photos by Angela and Jen of Aster and Olive.  Thank you to an amazing vendor team for executing every detail of Erin and Matt’s amazing wedding day!  Congrats Erin and Matt!

Thank you note:


I don’t think there are words to describe how thankful I am that we had you as our wedding planner.  From the very beginning, you have exceeded my expectations.  You have been reliable, helpful, encouraging, honest, and an absolute joy to work with.  I feel like you are my fairy godmother making all my dreams come true.  I can only imagine how stressful your job is, but just know that what you have done for me will never be forgotten.  When I think about and talk about my wedding, you will always be one of the best parts.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 


P.S. If you can plan a wedding in seven months with a client in Mississippi and an uncertain date because of the military, you can do anything.

Janine & Spencer's Quail Hollow Tent Wedding

Monday, October 26, 2015 1 comment
PLANNING, DESIGN & COORDINATION by Valarie of Kirkbrides
VENUE: Quail Hollow Resort 
PHOTOGRAPHY: Imagen Photography 
FLORAL and LIGHTING: Grande Designs 
CAKE: Ashley Joslin 
LINENS: L'nique 
INVITATIONS and STATIONERY: Blue Envelope Boutique 
HAIR: Jack Arra's Salon 
MAKEUP: Joanna Ianaggi 
OFFICIANT: Bob Javorsky 
RENTALS: Eventsource 

Janine and Spencer definitely had one of the most fun weddings of all time! The weather was phenomenal for an Ohio Saturday in May. We started out with our beautiful outdoor ceremony on the golf course with guests ushered to their seats by golf cart, and celebrated the newlyweds in the huge tent that Quail Hollow has on site. Grande Designs added the festive lighting and Tricky Dick and the Cover-ups were complete show stoppers. A Pittsburgh tradition, the cookie table had over 1,000 cookies on display for guests to enjoy! And what about those fun LOVE light letters?  The personalized sunglass favors were a huge hit for fun on the dancefloor and the night was topped off with a visit from the Swenson's food truck for a late night snack!  
Congrats Janine and Spencer! What a pleasure it was working with you!