Archive for May, 2009

This past weekend I worked with quite possibly the fastest photographers around, Blaine and Bethany. Just a few days past the wedding and they already have some (not all) of the photos online in a slideshow and their facebook page (we’re on facebook, too). Which means you get a sneak peek with real (i.e. not-from-my-iPhone) pictures! Emily and Chad’s wedding ceremony and reception were both held at the beautiful Peterloon Estate in Indian Hill. More details and beautiful photos to come later…


I woke up this morning and remembered that it was Anjali and Josh’s 1-year anniversary! And also that I have never posted any of the professional pictures from their lovely wedding last May. Here are two of my favorites… Anjali and Josh, enjoy your first of many anniversaries to come!!



Photos by Paul Ludwig. Bouquets by Courtenay Lambert Florals.

Wedding photos by Steph Carson Photography

[all photos © Steph Carson Photography]

Ellie and Ruben first contacted me early last year, and I was so excited to work with them, for a couple of reasons. First, because I went to high school with Ruben. We hadn’t seen each other since then (more years than I care to reveal) so it was fun to catch up! Secondly, because they are great couple who, like many of my clients, are all about having fun. And lastly, because they chose one of my favorite venues, the beautiful Greenacres Arts Center in Indian Hill.

Wedding Ceremony at Greenacres Arts Center

All week the weather said rain, rain and more rain. There was definitely some rain during the rehearsal dinner (for which they rented Destiny Yacht for a trip up and down the river) but on the actual wedding day we lucked out without a single drop. The gardens adjacent to the estate were the perfect setting for the ceremony, and the Brian Deyo Newburg Trio performed. All of the floral arrangements were created by Oakwood Designs, and the ceremony arch was rented from A Day to Remember.

Indian Hill Wedding, Cincinnati, Ohio

Following the ceremony, the reception was held in a tent on Greenacres’ newly paved back lawn. The tent, linens and all other rentals were from Camargo Rental. Creations by Melody catered a delicious dinner, and afterward, as Ellie and Ruben cut their cake (created by Trés Belle), a special guest interrupted to mix things up – none other than Elvis himself! Elvis called Ellie and Ruben out to the dance floor for their first dance to “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. He then performed a few more songs before passing on the stage to The Big Johnson Brothers to perform for the rest of the evening. Ruben’s dad, also a musician, got on stage as well to keep the party going (photo at left, below). Say Cheese Photbooth was on hand all night long to keep the guests entertained, and to create a scrapbook/guestbook for Ellie and Ruben.

Reception Entertainment

Between the perfect weather, beautiful location, great food and high-energy entertainment, everyone had a great time- so much so that they continued the celebrations with an after-party at their host hotel. Thankfully we had a shuttle on hand to safley get guests from one party to the next. Many thanks to Steph Carson for all of these fabulous photos, and to Amanda, Hannah and our interns for helping everything go smoothly!

Ruben and Ellie, it was so much fun working with you and I hope you enjoyed your wedding as much as I did and then some!

Below are a few iPhone photos from Emily and Sean’s wedding this past weekend (true photos to come eventually from Rocket Tree Photography). The ceremony was held at Holy Cross Immaculata in Mt. Adams, with the reception at the Bell Event Centre in downtown Cincinnati. Left to right: The beautiful cake by Bonbonerie (with topper by Courtenay Lambert Florals), escort cards printed by the bride, and Married! at Holy Cross Immaculata.

Bell Event Centre Wedding

30 days of Blogging!

May 15, 2009

calendarAfter attending Blogging Bootcamp in April, I gave myself a personal challenge to blog every day for thirty days– and I did it! Yep I’m congratulating myself, and publicly at that. But truly, it’s harder than it sounds, and I hope you’ve found all of the posts to be helpful and informative or at the very least, entertaining :) I’m going to scale back a teensy bit now, but will always be posting at least three times a week… but may be taking the weekends off.

If there are any topics that you’d like to see covered on the blog, let me know! And I love getting comments – it’s like a cheering section to remind me to keep on writing :) Coming up next week, you’ll get a full recap of Ellie and Ruben’s wedding at Greenacres, and advice on handling out-of-town guests (from save-the-dates to room blocks, transportation to gift bags).

Enjoy your weekend! Check our twitter feed tomorrow for pics and updates from Emily and Sean’s wedding at the Bell Event Center.

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