I can't believe I'm here writing another "last post of the year" post. Time is certainly flying by and when I look back through the calendar at all we did and a were a part of this year, I am beyond proud of my team. Here's a quick look back at our busy year!
I was finishing up my maternity leave after having my little guy Asher.
Preparations are in full swing for all of our 2010 weddings and events as well as Cakes For A Cause coming up in March.
I attended The Academy for Wedding Planners & Designers in San Francisco. It was a great trip and I learned so much from the talented professionals that were our professors that week.
On March 23, we held our 1st Inaugural Cakes For A Cause event at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. We raised enough money to provide over 9000 meals to hungry families in Central Ohio as a part of Operation Feed.
It was time again for the springtime Short North Wedding Walk. We had a great turnout and met so many lovely brides.
I attended Eventology in Indianapolis. It was great to see my friends from across the country and learn a few new things to better improve my business.
Kristy and Matt tied the knot on May8th in a beautiful ceremony at Bexley United followed by a lovely pink reception at East Golf Club.
Lorie and Jarrod had a beautiful ceremony at the Park of Roses on May 15th.
I attended the Make A Wish Gala at Ohio Stadium with a few of my friends. We had a wonderful time that evening raising money for the children.
We loved working at Sushi Rock for the night on June 4th where we produced a fantastic birthday celebration for Arielle!
July: This was one busy month for us!
Lauren and Maarten tied the knot at Trinity United Methodist in Grandview then had a stunning cocktail and reception at a private residence in New Albany. I've never seen more perfect weather for a wedding. Aunt Stephanie was definitely smiling down on them that day!
On July 23rd, Tegan and Erich were married in a beautiful ceremony in the Westin Grand Ballroom followed by a candlelit reception in the same ballroom.
On July 24th, Ashley and Andrew were married in an outdoor ceremony at the Bryn Du Mansion in Granville Ohio. After the ceremony guest mingled enjoyed cocktails on the terrace and attended the reception on the West Lawn in a beautiful sweeping tent. This was such an adventure because it was the hottest day of the year! We were melting right along side the bride and groom and their guests. What a memory for everyone!
Lauren and Boris were married at the beautiful Franklin Park Conservatory on August 8th. There was lots of vodka on hand for the grooms family and a predominantly vegan menu for the bride.
On September 3rd, Jenny and Joey tied the knot in a poolside ceremony at the Renaissance hotel. It was the windiest day of the year and proved to be yet another adventure for the bride, groom and their guests!
The following day our own Tracie Zody married Mark Dantzer at the Athletic Club of Columbus. It was a beautiful day that we had been waiting for for a very long time!
Emily and Mike were married on September 25th in a beautiful church ceremony in Grandview followed by a reception at the Venue at Smith Brothers. We had a little different planning experience because Mike and I planned a majority of the wedding without Emily while she was away on an internship.
It was time for our Fall Short North Wedding Walk. We had another great turnout! Thank you to all of you who came out to see us!
We ended October with a bang! Highball Halloween! We were so excited to see Highball come to life. There were so many learning from last years event that I couldn't wait to see all of the new changes and additions we had been planning go into action. We loved the 60' runway (it is a fashion show after all!), the new VIP area and the food truck food court. I really hope we get to produce Highball 2011!
On November 4th, Elizabeth and Jason were married in her father's church - 1st Community in Marble Cliff. This was such a beautiful ceremony (and quite the TV production too!). The reception was held at the prestigious Scioto Country Club.
Meagan and Rob were married at the Ohio Statehouse on December 4th in the Rotunda. It was a beautiful formal wedding and a great way for me to end my year. "Royal Bash Gone Awry" them came together beautifully!
Today, December 31st, Tracie and her team are finishing up their year with the Murphy family for the final wedding of the year.
Thank you to all of our clients for trusting us to plan your wedding & events for you. We are so grateful for you support. To our colleagues and friends, thank you for all you do for us. We are so happy to have you as a partner in this industry!
We wish you all a happy new year! Look out 2011! Here we come!