I say this every year but this really was our best year yet! It was a whirlwind but it was fantastic in so many ways. I'm feeling truly blessed to have had the clients we did, met the people we met and traveled to the places we did.
Erica & Nate were married in Cleveland,OH. We created a wintery wonderland for them at the Renaissance downtown.
February & March
We spent these months working on the many details of the weddings to come in the summer months. I'm glad we had a little extra time because we produced some really beautiful weddings this year.
We were invited to be a member of the Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book
I also traveld to New York to visit a fellow friend/planner Preeti. I had the pleasure of assisting her with one of her largest events of the year - Sheetal and Jasons wedding. Everything about that wedding was fabulous - the people, the decor, the food!
Our three OSU interns offically came on board with us! Welcome Christa, Chelsea and Angela.
I headed to Indianapolis for Eventology. It was a great conference and I got to meet so many of my twitter friends in person.
The Wedding Skills Workshop officially launches!
Emily & Michael were married on May 23rd at St Catharines in Bexley followed by a stunning brunch recepetion at the Westin.
Erin & Trey were also married on May 23rd at Immaculate Conception
Karen & Phil were married at Our Lady of Victory on May 30th.
Our very first Wedding Skills Workshop: Floral Rescue was held on May 22nd at Rose Bredl in the Short North!
On a personal note - My husband was awarded the 40 under 40 award from Business First. I was so proud of him for being awarded this very special award. Maybe I'll be able join him as a 40 under 40 recipient in 2010?
We held our 2nd Wedding Skills Workshop: Attire Rescue at La Jeune Mariee on June 10th.
Wedding Skills Workshop also held a Finance Basics workshop at the end of June for 20 wedding professionals in Columbus.
I traveled to Grand Cayman in June to attend Engage!09 at the Ritz Carlton. I had never been to Grand Cayman and was so impressed with the wedding professionals I met there. It was also nice to meet and spend some quality time with some of my favorite people in the wedding business. If you are considering a destination wedding I'd definitely put Grand Cayman at the top of my list!
Stephanie & Jason were married on July 18th and had a beautiful pink and gold reception at the Hilton Easton.
The Wedding Skills Workshop hosted the Cake Rescue workshop at Bakery Gingham in German Village.
We travelled to Marion, OH for Lindsay & Jordan's July 25th nuptials. We had a ball with both Lindsay and Jordan's families. I've never seen such technically advanced toasts by Jordan's brothers!
Mindy & Chris had a one of a kind wedding on the roof deck of the Renaissance on August 8th
My husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary!
Stacia & Josh were married on August 15th
The Wedding Skills Workshop hosted a PR/Marketing basics workshop at the Renaissance.
We put together a beautiful reception design for Sara Ann & Eric on August 29th
I also took G to Walt Disney World for his 3rd birthday with Shawn & my parents. It was the most magical trip ever. I can't wait to go back again, this time for Asher's 3rd birthday.
Our new blog launched this month as well. We love the new design and hope you do too!
Sarah & Dave had such a fun wedding at Cosi on September 19th
We planned the Victorian Village Home & Garden Tour's 35th Preview Event, held at a private residence in the neighborhood.
The Wedding Skills Workshop hosted a Ceremony 101 workshop at the Blackwell Hotel.
We were so excited to do a table top shoot for Bride & Bloom magazine as one of the featured coordinators.
This was our busiest month of the year!
Greg & Samantha were married October 3rd at Darby House in a beautiful outdoor ceremony.
Alex & Ryan were married at Franklin Park Conservatory in the Palm House followed by a tropical inspired reception.
We hosted the 2009 Knot Party for all of the wedding professionals in Columbus at Station 67.
Mandy & Steve had a green & black and "M" inspired soiree at Cosi.
The Short North Wedding Collective hosted the very first Short North Wedding Walk.
The Wedding Skills Workshop hosted Reception 101 at Event Source.
We created a fun fall NYC inspired celebration for Chloe's Bat Mitzvah
Michelle & Greg tied the knot at Hawk Gallery with a Chihuly inspired reception at the Crown Plaza downtown.
We were named Best of Wedding/Event Planners by the Knot Wedding Network for Columbus, OH.
Asher was born on November 4th at 6 lbs 12 oz!
We took this month off to recoup from the busy year and spend some quality time with our families!
Whew! What a year and I can't wait to share what we have in store for 2010. Stay tuned for images from our September and October events. They'll be coming soon and we can't wait to share!
We wish you a happy and safe New Year!