Running of the Brides, TODAY in Cleveland, Ohio

Here's a peak at today's fabulous event,
Our Toledo Free Press winner, Kathleen Reynolds, who won a free gown from Filene's, raced in with her team. You will see them dart to the right of your screen in hot pink t-shirts with white silhouettes of a bride.

More pictures to come this weekend!


Crowning Inspiration: Here Comes the Guide!

Have you picked-up your copy of the Toledo Free Press Bridal Guide?
Check out Crowning Celebrations' ad on Page 31 along with articles by Brittany Craig.


Crowning and Cunning: Toledo Free Press Star Bridal Guide

Pick up your copy today!

Be sure to check out Toledo Free Press' facebook page on how to win a free bridal gown at the Filene's Basement Running of the Brides, August 27th, Cleveland, Ohio.
It's a $14,000 prize pack
with some fabulous swag:
- a gift certificate to buy a designer gown of your choice from Filene's Basement
- A complimentary room at the Cleveland Marriot East, across from Filene’s Basement
- breakfast for two at the River City Grille in Cleveland
- bridal makeup and hair from David Broadway Salon & Spa
- a bridal bouquet from Bumble Floral & Gifts
- bridal consultations from Crowning Celebrations
- an engagement photo session with Decisive Moment Photojournalism
- a complimentary $200 cake from Cherry Lane Cakes
- chair covers from Meredith Party Rentals
- the "Wedding Gamsake" personalized game that friends and family
create for the bride and groom to play
- and The Blarney Bullpen will offer a complimentary location for the Bride’s Choice of a rehearsal dinner, couple’s shower, day-after brunch and present opening or a reception based on the wedding party size.


Crowning Inspiration: Black & White Tablescape

This morning Ann from Bartz Viviano Flowers & Gifts and Brittany from Crowning Celebrations Event Design & Coordination presented a black and white tablescape on WTOL's Your Morning Saturday.

The table featured a white taffeta linen with black velvet circles. At the center was a noir tree that had white hydrangea at the base. Tree branches were intertwined with white phalaenopsis orchids. Also featured where spheres of white carnations that were embellished with a crystal vine woven throughout. These spheres were placed on black-stripped vases. At each placesetting were silver chargers, clear square plates, black napkins with custom menus, silver flatware and long-stem glassware. Each napkin was accented with a crystal diamond paperweight for some extra bling! Votive cups were accented with crystal bands as well and were glowing with LED candles.

This look is great all together, or can be mixed up with the high trees on some tables and the lower spheres on others. This table would look great with noir chivari chairs and white or silver cushions. Or for a budget friendly idea, a black wood folding chair would compliment as well.

To add a little color, I recommend some color-washing on the walls and ceiling of your banquet room, or tent. This black and white tablescape would look great with just about any color. But blue turquoise is my favorite and you can play on that color with a blue Hypnotic liquour signature drink! Cheers!


Crowning Inspiration: Kelly & Tim Sunset Engagement Session

Seeing this slide show makes me very excited for Kelly & Tim's wedding next summer!
Photography by Considering Liles, Perrysburg.

Kelly & Tim from Kim Koluch on Vimeo.


Crowning and Cunning: "Mr." and "Mrs." Forks

Check out this fun little find on Etsy! They make your first sweet bite something extra special! And they are also a great accessory on your table for your Anniversary!

Find them at Etsy


Filene's Basement, Running of the Brides, August 27th

This month the Toledo Free Press and Filene's Basement will be giving away a
But not just any gown, a DESIGNER GOWN!!!

Designers like Vera Wang, Kenneth Pool, Anne Barge, Priscilla of Boston and more!
Gowns like these can cost as much as $1400 to $9000 - and more!
But at the Running of the Brides, you can buy one as low as $249!

But a lucky Northwest Ohio Bride can WIN A DESIGNER GOWN!
Look for details in August's Toledo Free Press and Star news papers.
or on their facebook and twitter pages

In addition to the designer gown from Filene's Basement, the winer will receive complimentary consultations from Crowning Celebrations, a bridal bouquet from Bumble Flowers, chair covers from Meredith Party Rentals, bridal hair and make-up from David Broadway Salon, and a complimentary night stay the night before at the Marriott Cleveland East hotel (which overlooks Filene's),
in addition to other great prizes!!!

The Cleveland Running of the Brides will be held
Friday, August 27th
Doors open at 8:00 am
4045 Richmond Road
Cleveland, OH 44122-6048
(216) 593-0009