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Boutique Bridal Bazaar | Cleveland Floral Designer | Cleveland Wedding Planner

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Boutique Bridal Bazaar | Cleveland Floral Designer | Cleveland Wedding Planner

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After attending the 2015 Boutique Bridal Bazaar and meeting wonderful, friendly vendors with awesome spaces, I knew this was the perfect show for Amanda Joy Events. I want to share with you guys how we came up with our booth design for the 2016 Boutique Bridal Bazaar, how it all came together, and announce the winner of the free bouquet and boutonniere! 

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The idea for the booth design was the product of brainstorming how we could show attendees what it's like to work with us. We wanted to convey both what we do (florals, styling, planning) and how we do it. What better way than to set up a slightly prettier than real life work space and floral design studio? Everything we used was furniture that we already owned, including my grandmother's first kitchen table, my sister's vanity stool, the shell chairs that sit in my living room, and a spool I found in my parents' garage. The smartest item we brought was my gold Threshold bar cart, which made set up and tear down on the second floor a tiny bit easier.  

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We wanted the decor and florals to reflect our new branding, as well as be appealing to brides with a wide range of color schemes. So we stuck to white, gray and a little copper. Our back drop was the biggest DIY project: a gray stained plywood tri-fold with our logo stenciled in white. I won't go into the details of the "challenges" (hell) we overcame in making it, but I will give a shoutout to my sister and grandmother whose patient helpfulness are the only reason the back drop was part of our show display and not in a dumpster. I'm supper happy with how it turned out!

Coordinating outfits!

Coordinating outfits!

I created most of the floral arrangements on-site that morning. There were white peonies, white and blush ranunculus, queen anne's lace, and a variety of green things. I really enjoyed the clean simplicity and elegance of white and green. My favorite part was making a small bouquet and setting it on top of one of our accessories, styled with Silk and Willow ribbon and vintage flower cutters, as if we were still putting on the finishing touches before sending it out to be delivered.

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Meeting brides and their fiances, moms, sisters, and friends, was a lot of fun. I loved hearing all the different color schemes and themes. One couple was doing a subtle space theme (yay!). I also heard a lot of navy, blush, white, rustic, etc.. Fortunately, did not hear the word burlap. Lots of you seemed to appreciate our flowers, which makes me super happy about the love and care I put into creating them. 

Everyone loved looking through the gorgeous album full of images by  Black Box Photography ! 

Everyone loved looking through the gorgeous album full of images by Black Box Photography

We want to offer anyone who attended the show a 10% discount if you book our floral design services in the next 30 days. That should give you plenty of time to go through your bag 'o business cards! 

Thank you so much to everyone who helped us make our Boutique Bridal Bazaar space pretty and to all those who stopped by to chat with us! 

Tell us what you love about bridal shows in the comments! If you're anything like me, it's all the dessert samples :)

 

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Rustic Fall Wedding Inspiration

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Rustic Fall Wedding Inspiration

My friend Cassie, of Cassie Mullins Events, asked me to create the floral designs for an inspiration shoot she styled and coordinated. She put together a wonderful team of vendors. The floral designs were full of delicate red  and peach ranunculus, white David Austin roses, silver dollar eucalyptus and astrantia. Instead of ribbon, the bouquet was held together with vine of variegated english ivy. The table was set with vintage plates and gold flatware atop a plaid table runner. Gold dipped apples were placed around the table setting adding a contemporary feeling. 

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Photos: Lea Marie Photography | Coordination and Styling: Cassie Mullins Events | Cake: Bees Knees Custom Cakes | Gown: The Dress Bridal Boutique | Models: Jodi Thompson and | Stationery: Kairoscope

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French Countryside Backyard Cleveland Wedding

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French Countryside Backyard Cleveland Wedding

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We brought the French countryside to Cleveland with this heartfelt and whimsical wedding. Rebecca and Spencer came to me with an idea for a backyard wedding at Rebecca's mother's home in Cleveland, Ohio. We discussed some ideas of how to make the best use of the space, as well as their aesthetic and what they wanted to accomplish with styling and decor. 

Guests were greeted with a sign explaining they could sit “wherever”, indicating the casual and carefree atmosphere of the occasion. The bride and groom made sure guests didn’t have to wait until after the ceremony to eat and drink by opening the bar early and placing a snack stand with different flavors of popcorn near the entrance. The tables were decorated simply, with a combination of galvanized floral centerpieces, rustic white candelabras and flowers tucked into vintage glass bottles. It seemed like guests were transported to an intimate bistro in the French countryside.

The bride and groom said their vows in front of a vintage shutter draped with a eucalyptus garland and flanked by farmers market style galvanized buckets full of flowers in different shades of purple.

Yard games and table-top games were placed throughout the property so guests could enjoy a little friendly competition while sipping on farmstand quenchers and eating tacos from the Barrio taco truck. Guests could snap photos at the selfie station which was made super special with a family collection of silly hats and masks. Later in the evening, the Euclid Beach Rocket Car (made out of an old amusement park ride) arrived to take guests on a spin around the neighborhood.

The bride and groom now live in Washington, D.C. so they treated guests to a taste of the favorite spot in their new hometown by shipping in Georgetown Cupcakes. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, there was also a station where ice cream sandwiches were made to order. This wedding was made extra special by the detail the bride, groom, and their families, put into making it a unique and personal experience for every single guest!

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Photography: Black Box Photography | Tent: Everything Tented | Lighting: Hughie's | Catering: Gatherings Kitchen | Food Truck: Barrio | Rentals: Borrow Vintage and Eclectic Rentals | Rentals: ABC Rentals | Hair: Katie DeLuca | Makeup:  Jessica Miller | Musician: 

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