Happy Anniversary Jenny and Scott!

Cincinnati wedding

I can’t believe it’s been a year already since this wonderful couple got married! Jenny and Scott weren’t the only ones falling in love!  I instantly fell in love with their sense of humor, their quirks, and their love for each other!  They truly are perfect for each other! 😉

Satin wedding dress

I stepped outside of my comfort zone, er, outside of Chicago I should say, to plan this one! So I headed out to Cincy and this couple made it a fun experience for me!  Cincy born but Brooklyn based, Jenny wanted their home to be a major theme of the wedding.  She picked the perfect place!  The Freedom Center overlooks a bridge in Cincinnati that was built by the same architect that built the Brooklyn Bridge (also the site where Scott proposed to Jenny!)

wedding photos with graffiti art

Urban grunge chic is what I called this one – a fall color palette blended with elements of steel, graffiti and industrial architecture.  I am sure Cincinnati had never seen a wedding like this!

Freedom Center wedding

Likable and fun guests, an energetic band and true love made it a night to remember!  Happy Anniversary you two!  Here’s to many more years of wedded bliss!


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Brooklyn themed Cincy wedding

I am so happy to share this post with you today.  I recently had the pleasure of being the Event Designer for this Brooklyn themed wedding in Cincinnati.  From the first time I met Jenny and Scott, we instantly clicked! Working with this couple really could not be considered “work.”  They have such an electric and contagious energy about them, that  you just can’t help but smile (or laugh :D) when you are around them!

Back in April, we all met in Cincinnati for some serious planning.  With the couple based in Brooklyn, and me in Chicago – we had a lot of ground to cover! This photo really captures their spunk and spontaneity during our walk through at The Freedom Center.

I typically don’t stray from my native and familiar territory of downtown Chicago, but as friends of a friend, I made and exception.  Not only were Jenny and Scott so fun to work with and easy-going, I had the opportunity to meet new people and awesome vendors along the way.

This one was so fun to design because of the theme they chose.  Scott proposed under the Brooklyn Bridge, so naturally they wanted their guests in Cincinnati (where the bride is from) to experience a bit of city they call home!  Just so happens that there is a bridge in Cincinnati that was built by the same architect who built the Brooklyn Bridge. Let’s just say that it is the “little brother” to the iconic bridge in New York.  Also, just so happens that Cincinnati’s Freedom Center Museum overlooks this bridge.  The perfect place to hold Jenny and Scott’s Brooklyn-themed wedding!

Now onto the wedding!  September 24, 2011 turned out to be the most perfect fall day!  Early showers and clouds cleared to make room for the sun, just in time for some great photos! 🙂

Graffiti walls were the perfect compliment to the Brooklyn theme!

The flowers were beautiful! We pretty much hand selected each bloom to go with the theme, color scheme and season. Anemones, dahlias, dusty miller, lisianthus, orchids and delphinium — just to name a few.  The Secret Garden of Florence, KY did an amazing job implementing our vision!

Instead of putting a menu at every place setting, we decided to frame a menu and feature it on the escort card table.

And a gift to my clients… (the dessert forks – not the rings! duh!)

“Help yourself to a slice of Brooklyn”  The bride and groom had Junior’s Cheesecake shipped in from New York for dessert!

The best part about my job is seeing the smiles on my bride and groom’s faces. The heart-felt thank you at the end of the night and those words of sincere gratitude!  That is why I do what I do!



Images and Photography: Bluebird Photography    Band: Clueless

Venue:The Freedom Center    Florist: The Secret Garden

Bridesmaid’s Dresses:  Amsale from Bella Bridesmaid

Hotel:The Cincinnatian   Caterer: Benson’s Catering   Stationary: M. Hopple