Crowning & Cunning: Keep your Bridal Cool this Summer

Summer is here and in Northwest Ohio its goning to be in the 90's this weekend!

Here are some tips to stay cool and fresh:
1. Pack blotting tissues or powder. I prefer the tissues over the powder so that you do not get any on your dress. Blot the tissues after pre-ceremony photos, before post-ceremony photos and then before your reception so that you look make-up fresh.
2. Bring baby wipes. Even if its to wipe away some sweat, or fix runny eye make-up they are great to have on hand and they remove dirt from your wedding gown.
3. Stay hydrated and start NOW. If you hydrate your body properly before the big day, you can enjoy a few cocktails without letting the heat get the best of you. If you wait until wedding day, you will be consuming a lot of liquids which means many trips to the bathroom.
4. In your post-ceremony celebration cooler, also pack in a seperate zip lock some clean wash cloths and ice. The ice will gradually melt and the wash cloths will be cool and damp to place on the back of your neck, on your wrists and forehead. Some Churches do not have AC, so be sure to bring these with you to your ceremony and for all your pictures.
Check out these cute ones I found on Etsy


Crowning Inspiration: Photobooth Props | Perrysburg Event Planner & Designer

Photobooths have been a round for a few years now, but the popularity continues to grow. Make your wedding photobooth unique with these fun props!

These "Mr." and "Mrs." signs double as a "Thank You" on the back. They are even fun outside the photobooth for post-ceremony photos and thank you cards. Find them on Etsy from FunnySideofLife.

Don't just choose any ordinary mustache or glasses - choose from 8 varieties of each glasses for him and her, mustaches and lips, along with these cute "Mr." and "Mrs." signs. Find them on Etsy from PartyGoodies.

You can create or find some unique props. Check out this list:
- Pirate props, including a parrot, spyglass, eye patches, gold pieces, an earring, and two different swords

- Knight props, including a sword, a shield, and a helmet along with a princess crown and long curly wig
- King and Queen crowns 
- A black fedora
- A dozen clown noses and over-sized glasses
- Funny wigs in your wedding colors such as pink and green
- colorful boas
- over-sized play jewelry or mardi beads
- sequin microphones
- Village People props, including a feather headdress, police officers cap, cowboy hat, construction hat, biker hat or helmet and soldier's cap or beret

If you have a variety of themes (pirates, Camelot, village people) then group them in bins so groups can match for their photo. As the night goes on the props might get mixed but the photos will get crazier!!!


Crowning Celebration: Marisa & Eddie Sneak Peak | Perrysburg Event Planner & Designer

Yesterday the weather cleared and the breeze brought in cooler air just in time for
Marisa & Eddie's Greek Orthodox Ceremony at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church.
Here is a shot I captured from the balcony.

The mosaics and gold details are breath-taking. But in all the glory of the beautiful setting, I couldn't help but take in the traditional and spiritual ceremony that included both Greek and Mexican traditions. Two families were blended as one with both the Mexican Lasso and Greek Crowning (very fitting for a Crowning Celebration wedding!). 

More details to come with photography from Mary Wyar Photography.


Crowning Celebration: Kelly & Tim | Perrysburg Event Coordination & Design

I love sharing my work! It gives me a chance to relive the day and the memories.
Check out this slide show of photos from last Saturday's wedding. They are taken by the fabulously talented Kim and Kevin Koluch of Considering Liles Photography.


Crowning & Cunning: Escort Cards | Perrysburg Wedding Coordinator & Designer

Calling all Buckeye fans out there - check out this cute escort card idea!

The bride and groom had a barn party and sanded down the base of each buckeye. Then they cut a slit at a slight angle in the top to hold the escort cards.

Stay tuned for more pictures from this wedding!


Crowning Celebration: Oh So Beautiful Paper Wedding Feature | Perrysburg Wedding Planner

Its wedding season! Which means not much time for blogging! But look what we found on Oh So Beautiful Paper: Lauren and Joel's wedding!!!

The bride and groom are stationery designers, amongst other creative talents! Check out their work at Old Tom Foolery.