Hotlist voting has started!

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You guys! Last year you were so awesome and voted me as #1 Wedding Planner on the Akron Hotlist!!! I couldn’t believe it! I’m so thankful that you took the time to do that.

You’re the best!

Now it’s time to do it again! If you have a sec, please head on over to the website  HERE, and cast your vote! I would really appreciate it! If you haven’t voted before, it’s super simple. Log in with your Facebook or other social media account with a simple click or two. Vote for reInspired Bride, then go give your other favorite businesses some love. If you like us A LOT, considering sharing our voting page too!

Thanks again – it means so much!

Damara

Ashley & Drew’s wedding feature on The Knot! So cool!

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I was so excited when I opened my inbox to find out that Ashley & Drew’s wedding was going to be featured on The Knot! How cool is that???  Ashley, Drew and their families are just the sweetest. I had the best time coordinating their wedding and working with everyone from the guests to their vendors. Captured by Kelly Photography was able to get so many great shots throughout the day and she was such blast to work with. I’m looking forward to collaborating with all of them again in June for Drew’s brother’s wedding.

See their feature here.

Carrying a brooch bouquet at your wedding?

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Brooch bouquets are such a fun alternative to carrying real flowers. PLUS, you get to keep your bouquet forever! Want to make it even more significant? Ask all the lovely ladies in your life to “gift” a brooch to you at your bridal shower. You will carry a special piece of them all the way down the aisle! Here’s how you can ask!

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Need help putting it all together? We can help! Shipping options available. (We can also provide brooches, if needed)

Should I send Save The Dates?

Here’s my first of hopefully many blog posts after not doing ANY since my first wedding of 2014. Oops! Enjoy!

not everyone needs to send save the dates. they’re not required and can be an added, unnecessary expense, but they can also be fun! if you are trying to decide whether or not you need them, here are a few reasons why you might want to…

1. DESTINATION WEDDING–if you want those important people there, you will want to give them time to plan and save up!

2. HOLIDAY WEEKEND–many people make plans for holiday weekends, if you don’t give your guests enough notice, your wedding may not be an option for them by time the formal invite arrives(typically 6-8 weeks before your special day)

3. OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS– if many of your friends & family members live somewhere other than the city you’re getting married, they will need time to plan and budget, just like a destination wedding.

4. THE MORE THE MERRIER– if you want to be sure a majority of your guest list can make it, this gives them a heads up.

5. ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT–this can be a fun and creative opportunity to announce your engagement to everyone. you can show off your personalities and make it personal like this:

Save the Date Country

{Jessica and Ryan}

 

Jessica and Ryan’s wedding was seriously the best possible way I could have started off the 2014 wedding season. I had so much fun and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect match up. Jessica was such a sweet person to work with and to top it off, she is also super crafty! I wish I could take all of the credit for her day, but she had SO much to contribute to the whole process. At our first meeting, Jessica shared her vision with me and Nikki of Perfect Petal Designs. She told us about some of the antiques, books & bottles she had collected, crafts she had made, and the book page cones she planned to use for her ceremony send-off. From there, we put together a plan and hit the ground running. When the day finally arrived, I was crazy excited to see everything she had collected and made over the past few months. Our designs blended together PERFECTLY! I’m so honored that she trusted me to style and craft up her day.  Here’s what we came up with:

The Ceremony

This display welcomed guests as they entered the church. Jessica made these cones filled with lavender from her favorite Nicholas Sparks book. Her book page  idea gave me inspiration for the elements used in the centerpieces. For the church, I provided the vintage dresser and mirror, burlap and lace pew bows, burlap aisle runner, and a few of the accent pieces for the dresser. Miss-Crafty-Bride painted the adorable books, made ALL of those cones, and the monogram ‘S’. Be sure to click on the photos to see them larger.

 The Reception

Oh my gosh! This was my first time working in Hoover Park. The place is just gorgeous! I couldn’t have been more pleased. Be sure to check out the captions with each picture for more details about the decor!

 

Thank you Brittany Graham Photography for doing such an amazing job capturing all of our hard work! Just gorgeous!

Today’s Bride – Gallery of Table Ideas

At the Today’s Bride bridal show, they give vendors an extra opportunity to show what they can do. In this case, we were able to choose any style of reception table, chairs, place settings, etc and go crazy with the decorations! The brides then vote on their favorite design.(We’re still awaiting the results…so keep your fingers crossed for me!)

Most folks rented their items, Miller’s Party Rental was awesome to let me use some of their pieces. Perfect Petal Designs (if you need a florist, she’s the best!) created an arrangement for the birdcage. I brought my own door…I mean table. Naturally, I couldn’t use just a plain old regular table…so I cleaned up an old door from the family farm, had some glass cut to fill in a few spots, and Voila! You have your perfect table for a lovely rustic wedding! My awesome friend let me borrow her birdcage, I chose the color scheme, and then let the creativity flow from there. What do you think?

Today’s Bride Show at the John S. Knight Center – 1/12/14

I had an absolute blast this past weekend exhibiting at my very first bridal show as a business owner. I’ve worked at several shows in the past, but always for someone else. It was a lot of work, even exhausting at times, but completely worth it! I met several brides with some really fun wedding ideas. I really enjoyed hearing about their plans and seeing all the excitement in their faces. There was a great turn-out and it couldn’t have been a better opportunity to get the word out about reInspired Bride. Here’s are some close-ups of my booth taken by my sister. Enjoy! (a post with photos of my gallery table coming soon!)  😉