Sunday, June 5, 2011

Oh yeah.. We will have food...

It has been awhile since I blogged about our wedding. To be honest we had to put our wedding planning on temporary suspension so we could work on buying a house, deal with wedding season starting full force crazy, meeting new clients, kids and so on.
So we finally got a caterer. We decided we want a pasta bar and a salad station, something that can be easy to satisfy our vegan/vegetarian and carnivore guests. Of course there will also be passed Hors d'œuvrs during cocktail hour and a mega dessert bar later in the evening.
We love food but since this is our wedding and really we want to party. And I am pretty sure our guests feel the same way.
So now we have all of our vendors! We just need to get busy on the DIY projects!!!! EEEKKKK!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The REAL venue..

Who would have thought a venue could be such a pain in the ass!?!
 The previous venue post was all about The Know Theater. Which is for sure a fantastic venue. Problem for us was, they have MidPoint Music Fest going on on our wedding weekend. BOO! I mean YAY! MidPoint is awesome but BOO! it is on the weekend of our wedding. I love the Know Theater and what a fantastic venue. Clifton Cultural arts Center just did not work out for us. I am sure it will great for someone, just not us. So with that being said we were back at square one. Since Nikita Gross and I have been working on love+bash. Our badass wedding expo, leaping lizard came in to play. I went and quickly wondered why we had not thought of it. Leapin Lizard is the perfect venue for us! It is just as eclectic as we want our wedding to be. Wanna see this place? OK! I had to look all over the web for photos and nothing worthy came up, ever. Then I remembered that Pottinger Photography was taking photos when we were there for a "vendors for charity" night. Which was a night when a ton of wedding vendors got together to party and make donations in various ways. That was a fun evening.
Here are a few photos from that night!
 This will be where cocktail hour is going to be held as well as the actual party!
LOVE all the lounge furniture!
 And the V.I.P rooms!
 This is in the stairwell heading up tp the ceremony! 
The leg lights! LOVE THESE!

Some of where the ceremony and dinner following a fast room flip...

 And the front of the joint..
I am sure I will have even more photos from Nikita soon! 

The Party!

Ok..... I have not been updating our blog. So what, I have been busy.
 Over the weekend I was happily able to finalize a few new vendors.. One being our DJ. Our DJ is awesome, hands down. I have worked with him a number of times for my own clients weddings. I was his neighbor for awhile when my business was in the wedding mall. Who is it you ask...
Nemar Maize of Maize Music! WOOT! I know Nemar will keep our party happening no matter what. I have never worked a wedding with Nemar when the dance floor has not been packed all night long. Since we are music lovers, it is important that he can play what we want, but also read the crowd. He will also be playing our ceremony music. Once again since we love music.. we want it to be perfect. We will be selecting songs that are important to us, or have a meaning. So to our guests.. you will be subjected to some serious tunes during our ceremony. We will be playing our songs all the way through.. just cuz.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

d.i.y. list... for perspective

1. fabric flowers for windows
2. aisle runner
3. glass painting
4. bouquets (kind?)
5. fabric bag for feathers
6. my hair piece (veil? what? i dunno)
7. centerpieces
8. fabric runners
9. handmade napkins
10. handmade charger squares
11. Escort non card items
12. painting stuff

sweet jesus I have a lot to do...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Make up your mind bitch!

Sooooo..... over the long weekend, I found myself driving from the fiancé's house to head home. (we don't live together yet! LOL) for whatever reason I missed my turn so I had to take a different route through downtown. As I was driving I noticed an area I had never really payed much attention to before. So obviously the next day I had to take Shane over to see what was going on. Well come to find out we have been total idiots all of our cincinnati lives. How did we miss this fantastic newly rehabbed area.
This is what caught me eye...
Ice Cream Daydream! FAN~ FUCKING~ TASTIC!
Obiously I need not say much else.. but smack next to this amazing piece of art is an amazing place...and next to this amazing place is this 2nd amazing piece of art!!!
Seriously! Could this stuff be any more perfect for us? I have been chatting with a person about having our wedding and reception right in this alley and so far I am digging what I am hearing.
I promise we will settle on a venue by the end of the year. That is my goal.
In the mean time, I have ordered fabric for my bouquet. Yes.. I am making that bitch. why? because I make fabric flowers for 1, and 2nd because I just want to make a good portion of the little things. I am all about the DIY.
Plus the Ice Cream Daydream mural is sitting so nicely with me right now. I could feed off of that name for hours! I could base my entire wedding around that piece. Seriously!
Once we get this venue nailed down 100% for sure! Then I can start focusing on all the other details. Until we do have the venue choice complete I am not going to keep blogging venue after venue.. ;)

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Ahh the smell of things coming together is so rewarding.
I spoke to a very important person/vendor on the tellie this evening. He was so uber excited about our reception plans. (I can not tell because they are that freaking fantastic.) I can say that his enthusiasm was contagious and kind of made me that much more excited. EEKKK!!
Friday we have a cake tasting appointment! HA! This to me seems like the weirdest part of the whole wedding planning. I guess because we are not going to do a big cake, but we do want A cake. Because even though we are going non-traditional we still want a taste of tradition and Shane likes the cake cutting part and so do I. I will also say that maybe I am just cake tasting so we can say we cake tasted..HA! There are a few places that I have yet to even taste, believe it or not. So I feel like in order to offer our guest the best tasting cake we must go taste and I mean we should probably taste every cakery in Cincinnati. Friday we will visit Sweet Water Bake House. I have never had their cake at any wedding I have planned. So we shall see. Plus with the tasting we get to pick the flavors we would like to eat. Yum.
Also we have our stationery woman. Now if I would have been typing this about 2 years ago I would have said staionAry women. She corrected me ever so sweetly. She said stationEry is paper. StationAry is, in place. Duh I am a moron! But I love when people correct me. NO LIE! I take constructive criticism very well and love it! So the lovely Mrs. Amy Owens from Amo-Ink will be working with us to create some freaktastic paper goods. Maybe paper, maybe not. I dunno, but i like where she is going.
I love Amy. She was one of the first official wedding vendors I ever met. When I decided to take my business to the level of actually being a real business, I went to an Association of Bridal Consultants vendor appreciation party. I am not a huge fan of the networking thing so I literally had to talk myself into this the whole way there.  Once inside I saw a few vendors I had worked with prior, but none I really wanted to get to comfortable with. Amy was the one who introduced herself and I instantly loved her genuine personality.
When I decided to take my business out of my house, Amy was the familiar face I saw in the Wedding Mall where I moved. She has a very clean lined modern style, which I love but for me... we are going to work her left brain. I know she will produce some fabulous work. I am sooooo excited to tell her every single detail of what we have planned to date. I have yet to tell anyone and it is KILLING me! Well I take that back, I did tell Miss Nikita Gross of Nikita Gross Photography. By the way, if you are looking for a girl to photograph your wedding, you should talk to her, she is awesome. She was featured on Rock N Roll bride right here. 
So that is all I have tonight. I will leave you with a photo of my wedding planner pussy. She has been with me every step of the way while I search the internet for whatever I am not finding.. lol..

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

keep the bitch in check

I'm not even going to lie. I had a major bitch moment when we were having venue issues. I am pledging to let that be my first and last. I did not like it, and I always say if you can realize you are being a bitch, well than you probably are time a bazillion.

So from here on out anytime I think I may have a "moment" I will look back to this post and realize what is important. Which is going to be all laid out below in a pretty little list..
In no order of importance we have the following important things about our wedding and the planning....

* we will have one bad ass mutha f'n wedding regardless
* i have a Wai-Ching gown being made as i type this! WOOT!
* since i do things ass backwards.. my daughters will be my bridal party and my son will be one of Shane's men and I would not want it any other way.
* we are celebrating with our close friends and family.
* my dad gets to walk me down the aisle, and if he is not feeling up to par in the walking department my son will fill that roll.
* you know how they say there is someone for everyone, well Shane is my someone.
* I have a bad ass mutha f'n photographer!
* actually every vendor I have to date is pretty much amazing.
* I will have an amazing mother in law!

That is the start of my list. I may add more later but it is a good start!

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