I am OBSESSED with emerald right now! It is such an elegant, royal, and underused color. I would absolutely love to plan an event using a color palette of emerald, blush/champagne, gold and ivory. Oxblood has been declared THE wedding color of 2015. Although it is beautiful, I think that emerald should definitely be a contender. Check out my inspiration board! I promise you'll fall in love ;)
If there's one day when you absolutely need to look your best, all day, it's your wedding day! And getting your makeup done by a professional is the best way to ensure you have the flawless and enhanced natural beauty you want without worrying about the look fading before the night is over.
Maggie Kleinman, owner of MKleinman Artistry, has over nine years of training and experience providing makeup applications for brides and their parties, models for style shoots, runway and more. She's been trained by and worked for MAC Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Laura Mercier and Shu Umura.
And what we liked best is that Maggie is so nice and laid back and truly listens to what you want. She applies the makeup so you look like the best version of you and the whole look is fresh and natural. She came down to Brookside Farms to apply the makeup for Caitlin, her bridesmaids, and the bride and groom's moms and did a fantastic job. We can't recommend her enough!
Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door. This sells out, so buy your tickets now!
Hosted by Something White, a bridal boutique in Independence, this is an atypical bridal show for brides seeking vendors and products that will help them pull off a unique and stylish wedding. I will be there with the Baci Designer team, along with many other great wedding industry vendors. We hope to see you there!
Hosted by Oak & Honey Events, a sustainable wedding planning business that specializes in unique weddings with a local focus, this unique event is a flea market of sorts. Soon-to-be couples can shop new, slightly used, and vintage items to create the wedding of their dreams from newlyweds who are looking to off load their wedding items. One of the sponsors is KnotProfit, a socially conscious wedding and planning resource.
Hey y'all! I thought I would switch things up a bit and add a little segment about shopping. Heck ya! I know you ladies probably have some holiday gift money burning holes in your pockets so I'll be sharing some of my favorite online shopping sites with you :)
First up, is my favorite clothing store, The Rage. They have a storefront in Arkansas but lucky for us up here in Ohio, they have an awesome online store and an app! Shoptherage.com has everything from dresses, shoes, tops, skirts, and cardigans. They are constantly adding new inventory and bring back popular items. So don't worry if that top you want sold out really fast. It'll be back. Just be like me and add the app to your phone so you can be notified when they add new things to the site ;)
You can buy presale tickets for $15 HERE or at the door (cash only) for $20. This isn't your typical bridal show, so make sure you get your tickets and come say hi to me and the other lovely ladies of the Baci team!
Check out this ultra-unique wedding and event venue!! This historic building is one of the last of what was once the O.C. Barber Mansion and Anna Dean Farm near Akron, Ohio.
World famous industrialist and founder of Barberton, Ohio, O.C. Barber constructed the mansion and Anna Dean Farm buildings in the early 1900's. The mansion was demolished in 1965, but 8 of the 35 original Anna Dean Farm buildings still remain, including The Piggery, the last major barn completed on the farm. The building is listed in the National Register and proceeds from the special event rental go toward restoring this century old slice of local history.
Isn't this such a gorgeous venue & setting? And you can get married on the grounds as well!
Robert and Courtney Cannon of Cannon Candids Photography photographed the very first wedding held there this fall. Check out these great photos, lovely wedding setting, and one-of-a-kind venue and put it on your list of possibilities.
For more photos from this wedding, visit Cannon Candids Photography. For more info on renting The Piggery at Anna Dean Farm, contact Rental Coordinator Epiphany Pietzcker at The Piggery. You can also find this venue on Facebook.
There was wonderful gourmet food from Totally Cooked Catering (my wedding caterer!), gorgeous cakes & desserts by Bittersweet's (making my wedding cake!), fresh funnel cakes and french toast ice cream by Sweetie Fry, and a donut bar by Peace, Love and Little Donuts. Music and DJ service was provided by Something New Entertainment.
The decor was provided by China Cupboard, Borrow Rentals, Sitting Pretty Linens, and our Baci Team. The gorgeous floral arrangements by Blush Custom Weddings accented the stationery of Baci Designer (making the invitations for my wedding naturally!), and the stylings of Oak & Honey Events and Pretty Little Miss Events.
Inside the stone cottage you could peruse stunning brooch bouquets by Susie Kay's, wedding gowns by Something White Bridal Boutique, handmade Spanish lace veils by The Mantilla Company, and the photobooth by Good Vibrations. The Wandering Wardrobe's handy truck was parked right outside and the crew of Rad Cinematography kept everyone entertained in the barn.
Maggie of MKleinman Artistry (who is doing my wedding makeup!) gave makeup lessons while Lauren Gabrielle Photography, Studio Elle Photography and Tiffany Luc Photography provided some great photos of the day.
For a complete list of vendors and their info, click here. For a video
For photos of the event, check out the photographer's blogs:
Totally Cooked is one of our favorite caterers and, in fact, will be catering Catilin's wedding reception this fall at Brookside Farm.
We've recommended their catering business in a previous post. Sampling their scrumptious food at many a bridal show, Caitlin and I can attest to the quality and deliciousness of their cuisine.
We are happy to tell you that they've just opened a new lunch place May 5th, the Totally Cooked Lunch Dock, at 975 E. Tallmadge Avenue in Akron. It's located in the former GrayBar building on E. Tallmadge and just down the road from where Ninni's Bakery used to be. They're open for lunch service from 11 am - 1:30 pm Monday through Friday. Check out these mini rootbeer floats, perfect for a summer day!
Utilizing an industrial decor, you can stop in or swing by to pick up anything from their delicious pasta salad to roast beef sandwiches on pretzel buns. Planning a varied menu with daily specials, you'll find something mouth-watering every day of the week. Click here for their specials calendar.
Check out the new Lunch Dock digs:
You can find Totally Cooked and Lunch Dock on Facebook as well. If you're in the area, stop by and check it out!
Let's just say first off, that if you're a fan of old world architecture, the Tudor Arms Hotel right by University Circle is a great place for a wedding and reception. Built in 1933 in the Gothic Revival style, it started as the swanky, exclusive Cleveland Club. After the depression it became a noted entertainment venue featuring jazz musicians. A stint as a graduate student dormitory followed by a long period of neglect, the hotel has recently been refurbished and is now a perfect venue for weddings and events.