Monday, November 29, 2010

Wine Themed Wedding | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

When our clients come to us and have a theme for their wedding, we instantly fall in love! We love when couples want to incorporate something that they both love whether it is a hobby, a place, a season or an object!

One of our clients is looking to do a wine themed wedding. Here are a few ideas we have planned for their wedding:

Use wine barrels as place card holders, to line the aisle way or to hold beverages during the cocktail hour!

An alternative to the standard guest book is an oversized wine bottle.
Use a dark colored wine bottle and a gold or silver sharpie marker!
Use wine corks to hold the place cards, table numbers/names or menu cards!

Place a single flower in each wine bottle for an elegant centerpiece!

Use wine glasses with a small candle to light up the room!

Use a steel winetopper with voties to create a romantic setting!

Turn a wine glass over and place a flower or ribbon ball on top. You can even put a single flower under the glass for extra color.

Just add a wine bottle to your standard flower centerpiece to incorporate the wine theme.

Add some LED lights to a wine bottle for a little fun and light!

Tie a simple flower arrangement or ribbon the bottle for an extra touch!

At the end of the night, have your guests sign a wine cork and place it in a large glass cylinder.
This will make a gorgeous decoration for your house and every time you look at it, you will be reminded of your special day!

Have a theme for your wedding and want a little help to put it together?
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Centerpieces | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

With December right around the corner, the winter brides are asking us about how to incorporate the Christmas theme into their centerpieces. Well, we have some fabulous ideas that are a big hit at weddings! And remember, be unique and create your centerpiece with something besides flowers.

And just because you have a Christmas theme, doesn't mean your color scheme has to be red and green!

Ask us today for a quote on your centerpieces.
Our prices always include set-up and tear-down!
Or if you just want to rent our vases, they start at $1.00 each and include white, black or orange crystals!

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Ruth & Matt | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

We wanted to do a blog about one of our favorite 2011 couples!
We introduce Ruth & Matt to our Your Perfect Day family.
The reason that Ruth & Matt are one of our favorite couples is because they were set up by our owner, April Gladieux. Ever since day one, this couple has been an inspiration to us. They share so much love for each other, are always having a great time and their smiles light up any room.

Right now, the couple has two color schemes and will probably make the final decision by the end of the year.
Here are two inspiration boards we have created for them!

Their are going to have their reception at Holland Gardens and it is going to be gorgeous! And we look forward to working with A Mind's Eye photography!

We are looking forward to helping them create the wedding of their dreams and can not wait for their big day.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

10 Things to NOT Freak Out about on your Wedding Day | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planning

When it comes to the wedding day, the little things can seem like a big issue -- even when they shouldn't. That's why we've come up with the top 10 things you can stop worrying about right now.

Don't Freak Out About: Messing Up The Vows

Repeat after us: No matter what happens during the ceremony, it will always be memorable for the right reasons. Being overcome with emotion is totally normal during ceremonies, so it's no surprise if you or your groom slip up or miss some of the words -- even if you've rehearsed them before. The key is to not get flustered; if you mess up, take a deep breath and keep going.

Don't Freak Out About: Shaggy Groomsmen

So maybe one of your groomsmen didn't cut his hair -- let it go. Even if you discussed it weeks ahead of time, this is just one of those things that isn't worth stressing over. If it's really bad, ask a bridesmaid to help straighten ties and push any long hair back and out of their faces for the photos.

Don't Freak Out About: Grandma's Attire

Ever heard the saying "age before beauty"? Whether it's your grandmother or grandfather (or even your parents), focus on how great it is to have them there for the wedding -- rather than dwelling on that 80's era attire they just couldn't part with.

Don't Freak Out About: Your Bridesmaids' Hair

Despite what you might think, we have yet to hear of someone looking at a wedding photo and saying, "Oh, the bridesmaid second from the left looks incredible!" The focus of the day will always be on the bride, which is exactly why there's no point in letting someone else's hairstyle ruin the day.

Don't Freak Out About: Not Getting Every Combination of Family Photos

Giving your wedding photographer a priority list of photos is always a great idea to make sure you get the family member combinations that are most important. Still, if time runs low, don't sweat missing that odd photo combination of cousins, aunts, and groomsmen. It's better to get the biggies and move on with the day than to spend your cocktail hour taking posed portraits.

Don't Freak Out About: Left-Behind Favors

No guest ever means to offend the bride or groom by accidentally leaving one on the table, but you're bound to have leftovers. Just ask a friend to gather up the remaining favors. Put them out again at the day-after brunch (if you're having one) for those guests who want another.

Don't Freak Out About: Bridal Party Drama

So the maid of honor just can't get along with another bridesmaid, or maybe one friend has been acting a little bitter ever since your engagement was announced. The day of the wedding is never the right time to bring up issues and it's not something you should have to worry about. Put your mom, another neutral bridesmaid, or your planner on patrol to make sure the day stays drama-free.

Don't Freak Out About: The Wrong Dinner Side Dishes

Did the caterer promise asparagus but deliver green beans instead? Whatever the food issue, it's not worth bringing it up on the night of the wedding. Besides, most guests just want to get through the meal quickly and get on to the most exciting parts of the evening: dessert and dancing.

Don't Freak Out About: Guest No-Shows

Most guests have a pretty good reason for skipping out on a wedding at the last minute, so we suggest giving them the benefit of the doubt. Chances are, by morning, you'll have an email or phone call explaining their absence.

Don't Freak Out About: The Weather

Even if it never rains during your wedding month, accept that it could. Have a pretty umbrella on hand just in case. Then if it rains, embrace it and ask your photographer to get a shot of you kissing in the rain.

Thank you Wedding Channel for this blog!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Alternatives to Bridal Bouquets | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

An origami bouquet will definitely have more staying power than a limp bunch of lilacs.

Bouquets made from buttons and other trinkets are uniquely stunning, like this one from dcbouquets on Etsy.

A fan can add a whimsical touch, and it's also practical if you're sweating in an un-airconditioned church.

Butterflies make this bouquet fun and not too frilly.

This bride made her bouquet out of Christmas ornaments and her bridesmaids' out of paper. So pretty!

You can make your own bouquet (or have it made for you) using vintage brooches and pins.
Wow! That's stunning.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

2011 Wedding Trends | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

The 2011 wedding trends include rustic-chic concepts, lots of details and a ton of creativity. Outdoor weddings are a big must as soon as the sun begins to shine (or not!) and indoor weddings are getting a little break. Discover the biggest wedding trends for 2011.

Pretty & Simple

After the weddings with huge and opulent flower arrangements come the small and simple ones, with less quantity. Tables should be long and elegant instead of round, because long tables not only emphasize the decoration but are also reminiscent of other times, when they were part of homemade family celebrations. Must trends: include country flowers, recycle small glass recipients (such as yogurt or mason jars) and tin tea cans, create an eco-chic and rustic ambience for the wedding, which is simultaneously original and elegant.

Outdoor weddings

The weather is hard to predict, but outdoor weddings are a huge trend for 2011 because a party in the outdoors is different, fun and relaxing. If it’s possible to make yours an outdoor wedding, than do it! However, it’s very important that you have a plan B, just in case the rain decides to bless your big day!

Back to the past

The past is back and all vintage ideas as well. Incorporating modern elements that have a historical past is a growing trend, which is very appreciated by everyone that participates in weddings with these types of ideas. Presenting your guests with party favors from historical brands, building the wedding theme around this concept, recycling and wearing your mother or grandmother’s wedding dress, incorporating your parents’ or grandparents’ wedding pictures into the d├ęcor, creating an atmosphere of nostalgic romance is always nice and very, very trendy these days.

Details, details, details

Details are hardly overlooked but now they are more important than ever! No tiny detail should go unseen and everything should be planned right down to the last feature. If you don’t have time for details, there’s nothing like hiring a wedding planner to transform your wedding dreams into reality. The wedding cake table is a main focal point, the place cards should be original and personalized, the chairs should have a special touch, the wedding color paletteshould be very well thought out – basically, think about all the small details that will make a big difference.


The DIY concept – Do It Yourself – is definitely here to stay and it’s one of the biggest 2011 wedding trends, not only from an economical point of view, but also because there isn’t anything more special than incorporating handmade elements – made by the bride and the groom – into the wedding.

Old school photography

Photography is going to take a vintage spin, with wedding albums that are reminiscent of the seventies. Draped textiles as backgrounds for photographing the bride and the groom, as well as guests, in a relaxed setting is a big trend, so don’t forget to set up something like this at your wedding: it’s very simple and, best of all, loads of fun for everyone.

Simple but quality menus and food

Just as weddings in general are going to be simple and pretty in 2011, so should the menu. Traditional food presented in a very modern way or with a touch of originality is the way to go. Serving lemonade, mazagran, colorful teas – all in a special way – is definitely a very pretty trend.

Rustic wedding cakes

Wedding cakes will continue to be tall and elegant, but with a touch of rustic-chic, where fondant is replaced by a delicious butter cream and large sugar flowers are substituted by natural flowers, sugar glazed fruit or just fun details. The wedding cake table is a huge trend: it should be beautiful and a highlight at the reception venue.

Thank you to Stylish Wedding Ideas for this great article!

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