Brynn and Bryon's NYE Bash at The Hyatt Arcade

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 No comments

Planning, Design & Coordination by Katie of Kirkbrides

Cocktail Hour Music: Strolling Sax
Desserts: Luna Bakery
Floral Décor: Blooms by Plantscaping
Ice Scupture: Elegant Ice Creations
Lighting, Live Feed, Confetti: Rock The House
Linens and Rentals: Event Source
Photography: Jason Thomas Crocker
Reception Location: Hyatt Regency at The Arcade
Stationery: BLue Envelope Boutique
Transportation: A-1 Mr. Limo
Videography: Candy Apple Films

As seen on Pretty my Party

Nothing better shapes an epic New Year’s Eve celebration like a classic glitz and glam wedding full of opulent grandeur at one of Cleveland’s most celebrated venues – The Hyatt at the Arcade!

Working with Brynn to achieve her stunning wedding was a blast – every single detail was perfectly planned and executed to create her dream New Year’s Eve affair. Mixed metals were the décor backbone, achieved by using stunning sequined linens in gold, silver and blush as well as rich table top accessories and magnificent floral décor.

Many brides forget the importance of stationery – yet it’s always my favorite piece to really bring the entire wedding look together so I was glad Brynn felt the same! With Rebecca at Blue Envelope we worked in the theme of time by using clocks on the save the date, menus and monogram. The invitations were stunning and over the top. The place card tags tied to individual blow horns were so fun and looked amazing displayed on that beautiful, monogrammed gold table!

As guests entered the Arcade for cocktail hour, they were greeted by an elaborate ice scripture, tasty hors d’oeuvres and perfectly wrapped gifts (curated by a friend of Brynn's family) under the famous Arcade tree. Guests mingled and enjoyed the music of the strolling sax player, Dave Sterner. Much attention was put into Brynn’s tabletop décor. Specialty glassware, chargers and china adorned the glistening tables. The full, rich centerpieces literally took breath away (I heard it happen over a dozen times) and each table had its own new year’s resolution. Two stunning mirrored tables from All Occasions flanked the dance floor to add intrigue to the space. Brynn and Bryon’s sweetheart table was designed for royalty with a stunning, glimmering backdrop, and opulently draped tabletop.

It being New Years Eve, Rock The House ran a live feed throughout the evening and guests dined and danced the night away. TKO kept the dance floor packed as guests anticipated midnight. In the moments leading to the new year, champagne was passed and 2017 was greeted with the most epic confetti drop that guests and the bride and groom will not soon forget! When the night ended there had to have been a few inches of confetti on the dance floor! What a dream team of vendors, especially with Jason Crocker Photography and Candy Apple Films who perfectly captured the images and energy of the evening!


Katie and Ryan’s Pastel and Metallic Wedding at the Wyndham Hotel

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 1 comment

Planning, Design & Coordination by Roxanne of Kirkbrides
Cake and Desserts: A Cookie and A Cupcake 
Ceremony: St. John Cantius Catholic Church 
Cocktail Music and DJ: Cleveland Music Group
Floral Décor: The Budding Tree
Hair and Makeup: Barb Banko
Lighting: Rock the House
Linens and Rentals: Event Source
Officiant: Rev. Lucjan Stokowski
Reception: Wyndham Cleveland 
Stationery: Minted
Transportation: BVIP Limousine 

Katie and Ryan’s September wedding was a day full of love with touches from the cities they love- Cleveland and Tremont! Katie and Ryan chose St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Tremont for their ceremony that was near the home they use to live in. After the ceremony, guests made their way downtown to the Wyndham Hotel in Cleveland while Katie, Ryan, and their bridal party rode in a BVIP Limousine for pictures around the city, including the famous Cleveland sign!

As guests arrived for cocktail hour, Nate Jones from Cleveland Music Group played live on his guitar and uplighting from Rock the House made the room glow with beautiful amber lighting. Combinations of gorgeous blush and ivory centerpieces from The Budding Tree were the focal point as guests entered the ballroom. Champagne and ivory linens from Event Source draped the guest tables, while a nude sequin linen covered the cake table.  On top of the cake table was a four tier cake from A Cookie and A Cupcake, one of Katie and Ryan’s favorite places to go in Tremont! 

After dinner service, Katie and Ryan enjoyed a romantic first dance that  Kelly Crews Photography captured.  DJ Daniel Cormeier from Cleveland Music Group had guests dancing for the rest of the night. This amazing day ended with a dance floor full of guests enjoying a late night pizza snack!  

An Ohio Summer Foodie Wedding at the Groom's Family Farm

Also seen in Popsugar / A Northwoods Wedding / Wedding Wire / Borrowed & Blue
Planning, Design & Coordination by Valarie of Kirkbrides
Bathrooms: Miller & Company
Catering, Rentals and Linens: Spice of Life
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Private Residence, Bath, Ohio
Ceremony Music: Ariel Clayton, Opus 216
Dessert (Pies): Rittman Orchard 
Dessert (Ice Cream): Jeni’s
Floral: Fair Rarity
Hair & Makeup: Beauty Therapy
Late Night Snack: Swensons
Photography: Aster & Olive
Tent and Lighting: Everything Tented
Transportation (Bridal Party): Thomas Limousine
Transportation (Guest Shuttles): Lakefront Lines

Caitrin and Jacob live in San Francisco but wanted an outdoorsy and homey feel for their wedding. They chose Jacob's family farm in Bath, Ohio (home of LeBron James!) for their outdoor, lakefront ceremony and tented reception. Their main focus first of all was on the food! They went with a farm-to-table menu custom created for them by Spice of Life catering. The aroma from the cook tent was unbelievable and the atmosphere had the feel of a very fancy backyard BBQ! The bar was also important to the couple so they went with Happy Camper, a vintage airstream camper turned into a bar! How fun was it to walk right up to the camper parked right in the backyard in between the tent and the cocktail hour veranda and order whatever your heart desired!? For a late night snack, local favorite, Swenson's food truck arrived with everyone's favorite treats from cheeseburgers to jalapeño poppers. I'm getting hungry just talking about this!

The style of the floral for the wedding was bohemian and colorful with deep tones of greens and burgundy. Fair Rarity Floral worked with Caitrin's father to create the beautiful bohemian-styled arch to hang above them as they said their nuptials. Just the right touch on the tables were the centerpieces and bud vases which Caitrin wanted to keep simple. The Duchess plates from Eventsource provided an amazing touch for the place settings. Willow and Wine created wood grain hand painted signs for the seating board, dessert station and welcome sign. It all worked perfectly with our outdoor atmosphere!

Among other special touches for the day included the bride and groom's dog named Tater, direct from San Francisco, acting as Ring Bearer. Also, Jacob's stepfather built the beautiful wooden rounded bar for cocktail hour that they can now keep it as use it for years to come! Instead of cake, Caitrin and Jacob went with pie from a local orchard, Rittman's. They also served another local favorite for ice cream, Jeni's! I can say with certainty that no one missed the cake since all of these decadent treats tasted like they came homemade right out of grandma's kitchen!

This wedding truly was one of the most fun and naturally beautiful events I can remember with such sweet family touches .I hope that the beauty of love of it all comes through in the gorgeous photography by Aster & Olive.