On 5/19, my youngest sister, Leah, graduated with honors from Cathedral High School and we had a big celebratory grad party on 5/25! I worked with a designer on Etsy to create a cute, grad-themed party for her, complete with matching signs, card box, guest sign in mat, senior photos, adorable party straws and we even bought her 2 cakes from Classic Cakes. She wanted to incorporate her dog into the party so one cake was a replica of Kramer and the other was a large dog bone cake! It was a huge hit! I even found dog themed ice cube trays and created ice cubes that matched her party theme! I love planning parties!!
Eileen from Chocolat Fountains provided the awesome chocolate fountain and both of my aunts worked with her to learn how to set it up and they got all of the food prepared to make chocolate covered fruit & goodies, everyone loved it! John helped by creating an awesome DVD slideshow which featured Leah’s favorite photos and music. My dad, step-mom & other sister, Mary, worked on all of Leah’s favorite foods, drinks & her party set-up, it was definitely a huge joint effort! Leah said she had a great time that day and that guests were still talking about her party several days later! SUCCESS! Congratulations Leah on a job well done & thank you to everyone who came to her party and helped make it a huge success! xoxo
On 5/11, we photographed Heidi & John’s gorgeous wedding at The Sanctuary on Penn & reception at the Omni Severin! I ADORED all of Heidi’s details…from the broach on her beautiful bouquet to their monogrammed petal aisle to the matching rosettes on the linens that matched their cake, I LOVED it all! They were such a cute couple to photograph together too! Heidi kept surprising us throughout the day, she changed her hairstyle before the reception and then she switched into another dress toward the end of the night, I thought that was a really neat idea because now she has photos in several different looks. She also got John an IU groom’s cake and their guests were surprised with a dessert buffet, photo booth and pizza bar at the end of the night ~ love that!! Thanks for a great time you guys!!
Venues & Vendors:
Dressing suite, reception & catering: Omni Severin
Ceremony site: Sanctuary on Penn
Officiant: Marta Adubato
Florist: Akimee Designs
Tuxes: Louie’s Tux Shop
Cake: Sweet Seductions
Videographers: Time-Keepers Productions
DJ: Event One DJs
Harpist: Elizabeth Ahlgrim
Hair & Make-up: Karen Hall & Co.
Photo Booth: Happy Snaps Photo Booth
Invitations: Pillar Box Studio
It’s been almost 5 weeks since my last post! Eeeek! I think that shows just how crazy busy we’ve been!! LOL! The good news is that LOTS of new posts are coming soon!!!
1. Heidi & John’s wedding
2. Leah’s graduation & grad party
3. Ruth’s Chris’ photo shoot
4. Another Broken Egg’s photo shoot
5. Kim & Marvin’s wedding
6. Angel & Gunnar’s wedding
7. Megan & Jason’s wedding
8. Meagan & Mitch’s wedding
9. Evan’s 1st b-day pics
10. Kristin & Kyle’s engagement
11. Amy & Paul’s engagement
12. Kelsie & Kirk’s engagement
13. Jennifer & Jeremy’s wedding
14. Father’s Day pics!
Our friends at the Ritz Charles asked if we would like to set up a display table for their Bridal Experience Night on 5/9 and of course, we said, “yes!” They do these showcase nights a few times a year for their booked brides where they showcase their venue & a few select, preferred vendors as well as various table set up display options and their cakes & catering. It’s a chance for brides to get new ideas, try their food & experience what the Ritz has to offer first hand. We set up several albums, canvases, an iPad display, magazine features and promotional materials and Wes from Event One DJs added uplighting to our display which really made it pop! (Thanks Wes!!) The Ritz staff created several beautiful table display ideas for their brides, the pink one was my fave, of course! Wes provided the entertainment, uplighting and photo booth that night, all of which were amazing. I LOVED all of the uplights around the room, I believe it truly makes a huge difference in your photos. (Brides, take note) McNamara did a fantastic job on the flowers (thanks Alan for the pink arrangement, it still looks beautiful in our home!) and Oliver’s Twist set up a great display of their custom invitations and paper products that night. The plated dinners that the Ritz set aside for us to photograph looked SO yummy and you could tell that their couples really enjoyed the event.
Venue & Vendors:
Venue, cake & catering: Ritz Charles
DJ, uplighting & photo booth: Wes Adkins, Event One DJs
Invitations: Oliver’s Twist
Photography: Erin Hession Photography
On 4/30, we met up with Michelle & Jimmy at Crooked Stick Golf Course for their sunset engagement shoot! Several of their photos turned out to be some of my all time favorite engagement pics to date, and that says a lot! They were super cute together and fun to photograph plus they were up for anything, which I love. We played around with some fun ring shots, created neat photos out of golf balls that we used as props, photographed them around a gorgeous red barn and all throughout the golf course and then when the sun was just right, we went over to a particular spot on the course that was perfect for some fabulous sunset shots! It was a great shoot and I think they had as much fun as we did!