Bohemian Wedding Inspiration from Rapunzel + a Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1 comment

Floral Décor: Blooms by Plantscaping
Makeup: Lindsay London
Model: Rachael Adamic 
Rentals: Event Source
Venue: Private Home


When given the opportunity to create your own photoshoot and let your imagination and creativity run wild, it is hard to focus on one particular look, especially when your vision includes a Disney Princess- a girl's dream! With so many beautiful and fun princess story lines, it was hard to choose just one! But after working in the past with an amazing family at their private residence to plan an outdoor reception, the grounds of the property inspired me: Rapunzel! The property was perfect for the deep woodland, rustic, Rapunzel-style.

With a remarkable location chosen, it was time to bring the design to life. With a group of A-team vendors we did just that! First, we needed a beautiful blonde model with long golden hair. Rachael Adamic was the perfect choice! She looked the Rapunzel part in a gorgeous dress from The Dress Bridal Boutique and hair done by Haley Delzani of Lather. The final touch was makeup by Lindsay London, who created a natural, beautiful look. 

Arne from Plantscaping and Blooms created stunning floral pieces that represented the Rapunzel concept perfectly. Whimsical vines, multiple purple tone flowers and pink flowers created the overall feel of this magical story line. With a high top rustic table from Event Source, the floral pieces were able to cascade down the table just like Rapunzel’s hair.  The chargers, flatware, napkins and glassware chosen from Event Source also helped to pull in the German flare of this fairytale.

And what is a Disney Princess-themed dinner party without a stunning cake? Luna Bakery created an amazing three tiered, partially naked cake that was fit for royalty! The cake was displayed in front of a stained glass window in Rapunzel’s tower and was decorated in flowers that flowed down the cake and draped the table. The cake table popped with beautiful magenta linen.

Rapunzel and her dinner guests all had an assigned seating at this event with unique place cards that hung from the back of their chairs, written out in beautiful hand calligraphy by Janine of Kirkbrides. Emily Millay Photography captured all of these fun details and more. She brought this story and look to life with her stunning photos! This shoot was a dream come true that completely captured my vision and I couldn’t have done it without the talent of these amazing vendors!  

Our giveaway for this styled shoot is a beautiful handcrafted scented soy candle crafted in Rapunzel's tower in the kingdom of Corona - err we mean Cleveland - from Furbish & Fire!  Go to our Facebook page and be the first to like, comment AND share the post to win!

Thankful Thoughts from the Kirkbrides Wedding Planners [List]

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2 comments

Photo by Aster + Olive
I am thankful for the remarkable people who invite me to be part of such a special time in their lives.  There is nothing more uplifting and heartwarming than seeing the genuine look of happiness and gratitude on the faces of people I grow to love so much through working together on their wedding plans!

Photo by Genevieve Nisly Photography

I am thankful to have a job that allows me to do so many things - exert my creative energy, help people, develop relationships and see plans come to reality.  The experience of getting to know the families we work with has taught me so many valuable life lessons and makes me a better person every day.  Also, my everyday job of leading this group of professional women is one of the greatest honors of my life.

Photo by Suzuran Photography

Each time I send a bride down the aisle, I feel blessed that she chose me to stand by her on this most important day. I am so thankful that I am a part of so many amazing celebrations of love and I witness first hand these days that will be etched in their memories forever. The families I get to know throughout the planning process are priceless gifts to me!

I am so grateful not only to have a career that I am passionate about but also to have the opportunity to be part of such a special time in our clients lives.  Developing relationships with so many amazing couples and families and seeing the joy on their faces on one of the biggest days of their lives is an incomparable feeling. I am thankful not only on Thanksgiving, but every day, that I am able to do something I love and leave a lasting positive impact on couples all at the same time.

I am thankful for the opportunities Kirkbrides Wedding Planning and Design has created for me. From my lifelong friendships with my coworkers to the connections with the amazing vendors we work with to the wonderful clients I have!

Cristie and Jamie's Autumn Shoreby Club Wedding with Jewel Tones

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 1 comment

Planning, Design & Coordination by Roxanne of Kirkbrides
Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music: Opus 216 
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Shoreby Club 
DJ: DJ Art 
 Floral Décor: The Budding Tree
Hair and Makeup: Jenniffer & Co.
Lighting: Rock The House
Linens: L'Nique
Photography: Jarred and Heather, Genevieve Nisly Photography
Officiant: Susan Stone
Stationery: Ting Stationery
Tent: AAble Rents
Transportation: All Occasion Limosuine

Working with Cristie and Jamie was a dream come true! They knew what they wanted and were quick to make decisions given our short planning process. We started working together in May with plans for a fall, outdoor, on-the-water wedding. We quickly got to work securing the beautiful Shoreby Club, the perfect venue for a late September wedding.

The big day quickly arrived but with the wonderful team of vendors we were working with every detail, large or small, came together and looked amazing! The ceremony took place on the bluff with gorgeous floral arrangements created by The Budding Tree. The ceremony ended to the beautiful music of Opus 216 just as the sun was setting for a natural, romantic setting that no vendor could have created if we tried! Once the ceremony was over, guests entered into a stunning tent with lighting done by Rock the House and the tent liner assembled by AAble Rents. After an amazing meal from Shoreby Club and a delicious and stunning wedding cake from Michael Angelo’s, guests danced the night away to the music of DJ Art from Cleveland Music Group.

The beautiful fall weather and the spectacular Shoreby Club grounds set the stage for the wedding day Cristie and Jamie wanted!