welcome baby caleb | cincinnati wedding planner

Jenni + Michael were perhaps two of the sweetest people we've ever worked with.  Their wedding was last June at Paul Brown Stadium.. They just welcomed a son into the world this week.  Annie Varland (named best baby + children's photographer by Cincinnati Magazine!) was there to capture the event on film.  Check out the amazing photos on her blog.   Congratulations Jenni + Michael, Caleb is lucky to have such wonderful people for parents!

inspiration: opening day | cincinnati wedding planner

If you live in the greater Cincinnati area, you know today is opening day and that Cincinnati is a baseball town.  Good or bad, we love our Reds. So in honor of opening day, I thought I'd share some super cute baseball themed wedding ideas I've come across.

Lucky for CEP, we  had a couple that loved the Reds so much, they had a Reds themed wedding.  Amanda + Mike were married on the field and had the reception at Great American Ballpark.   One of my favorites touches was a custom made jersey with the couple's last name which they used as the "guest book."

While browsing Etsy (so addicting!), I found adorable baseball themed wedding invitations.  Really, how cute are these?

Cufflinks in your favorite team (or find them with just the baseballs) for all of the men.

Cooperstown Cookies has great options for sweet treats- including a plain baseball cookie or a bag of mini bunt cookies for your guests to take home.

Or try baseball cake pops like these cute ones I found on Etsy!

Adding a few unique touches without going overboard can really pull a themed wedding together.  Check out this table by Camargo Rental also in honor of opening day, while it might not be elegant enough for opening day (ie pilsners + popcorn), but it definitely shows a little can go a long way when working with a theme.


What I Want Wednesday (intern edition) | Cincinnati Wedding Planner

What I Want Wednesday this week is courtesy our new intern, Emily.    She fell in love with this adorable bridesmaid dress by After Six (style #6600).   We have to agree - super cute - absolutely love the belt & pockets!


meg + kevin = happy anniversary

Hard to believe it has already been a year since we took over the town of Pinehurst, NC for your wedding. And even crazier to think in a few short months you'll be welcoming a little baby girl into the world. I think of your wedding often, and fondly. By far the most dynamic and open minded couple I have ever worked with. Both of you are beautiful inside and out. Happy 1 year anniversary.

Enjoy their weekend of events by watching the amazing trailer by 28:20

kevin + meg // trailer from Andrew Tate on Vimeo.

instant inspiration | cincinnati wedding planner

Dress | Paper Bouquet


style saturday | cincinnati wedding planner

One of my absolute favorite color combos involves a conservative neutral, navy + a gorgeous trendy bright color, orange. This look could work for virtually any wedding event, or make your bridesmaids happy and let them rock this look. I promise they will wear each piece again and again. It won't break the bank either - the entire look is under $250!

dress - anthropologie | necklace - etsy | shoes - 6pm


cozy green + gray inspiration | cincinnati wedding planner

It's St. Patrick's Day, so I had to post a green board, but I opted for a muted apple green & gray color combo.... and found everything from this board on etsy.

invite | hair pins | sash | coffee sleeve | pomander


What I Want Wednesday | Cincinnati + Dayton Wedding Planners

a new feature for the blog... we'll be alternating What to Wear Wednesday with What I Want Wednesdays. Yes, we are a *wee* bit fashion obsessed around here, so why not devote one day a week to it right?

First up, this dress from Anthropologie. Yellow + black with just a touch of grayish-blue in the flower detail. Love.

blooming golden rod dress | $138


james + patrice preview on the poetic cinema blog

Dan at Poetic Cinema posted a sneak peek of James + Patrice's wedding film. This was one of my favorite weddings last year - such an amazing couple, vendor team and gorgeous day. Click on the image below to watch the video on the Poetic Cinema blog - Dan did an amazing job of capturing the feel of the day.