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Wedding Recap – Megan and Justin September 1, 2014

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I was one lucky wedding planner to get to work with these two! Megan and Justin were such a fun and well paired couple, and their family and friends were just as exceptional as these two! Their wedding day was a beautiful warm day up in Port Clinton, OH and everything that day was “smooth sailing” (no pun intended)!


Ceremony and Reception : The Nor’Easter Club – Catawba, OH

Officiant: Family Friend

Photographer: Laura Fisher Photography – NE OH

Florist: Mary’s Blossom Shoppe – Port Clinton, OH

Acoustic Guitar: Bob Cox and Friends – NE OH

Reception DJ: Nyte Flyte – Mansfield, OH

Cake: Ideal Bakery– Freemont, OH

A Wedding Wish Services – Rehearsal and Wedding Day Coordination


I am Still in Business! August 30, 2014

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Wow, what a crazy year it has been! I wanted to pop up a post that is LONG overdue and say hello to all my current and past clients and blog readers.  As some of you may know, I had my first child, Arden last fall.  Becoming a mother has truly been the best, scariest, and most amazing roll of my life, and I am blessed with the most precious baby girl ever (don’t all parents have to say that?)! I will leave you with some milestone photos and a promise that I will get the remaining 2013 weddings blogged and continue on to blog the 2014 weddings right behind it!  I got to work with some amazing clients and coordinate some gorgeous weddings this past year – they deserve to be highlighted and shared with you all! I am still planning and coordinating weddings and will continue to do so going forward, so don’t hesitate to contact me if you are in need of coordination services!

Arden - Newborn



Arden - 3 Month




Arden - 6 Month

Thanks for your understanding and happy planning!




Recap – Haley + Markus July 21, 2013

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This is coming to you a little late this time around – there has been a lot of extracurriculars going on in my life! I definitely do not want to skip recapping this amazing wedding! I had the privilege of planning and coordinating this wedding with Haley and Markus (and some awesome parents!) all under 3 months!  Haley and Markus are quirky, fun and laid back so it made for such a fun and stress free planning time and wedding day! Haley and Markus, owner of Ground Zero Comics in Strongsville, definitely incorporated some well placed (and well played!) comic elements throughout their décor, but maintained a classy polished look at one of my new favorite venues! I think everyone in attendance at this wedding had a blast, and kudos go out to the awesome vendor team that pulled off an amazing wedding! Let’s get to the details!


Ceremony & Reception: Jilbert Winery – Valley City, OH

Table and Linen Rental: Event Source – Valley View, OH

Photographer: Sarina Benn

Florist: Kathy Wilhelmy Florist  – North Olmsted, OH

Guitarist – Jonathan Goldsmith -Sorry William – NE OH

Cupcakes: Labella Cupcakes – Lakewood, OH

Transportation: All Occasion Limousine – Mentor, OH

Offsite Stylists : Fringe and Foundation – Westlake, OH

A Wedding Wish Services – Planning and  Wedding Day Coordination

It was a pleasure working with the Haley, Markus and their family! Congrats!

Happy Planning!



Recap – Sarah + Jarrett June 9, 2013

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I apologize upfront for not getting a “Preview” teaser up before Sarah + Jarrett’s Big Day! A week has gone by and I finally get a chance to sit down and do a full recap of Sarah + Jarrett’s amazing wedding day! I can’t remember a wedding day that started off so rough, but ended up so fabulous! Friday night, before the wedding, the families took time to set up the bulk of the reception in the pavilion style reception venue (with plastic dropdown sides for weather protection).  Overnight, 60+ mph winds came through the area, ripped off an entire wall of dropdown siding and blew down much of the ceiling draperies, décor,  etc.  Saturday, the family and venue staff pulled together to get much of the setup back to normal, but a lot of time was lost in setup of final details, etc. I stepped in to assist with final setup, along with the rest of my coordinator duties, and with the entire team of family, friends, venue staff, and vendors’ effort, we pulled off one beautiful wedding.  Kudos to the amazing team of vendors that day – we were able to avoid the looming rainclouds for the bulk of the day, run between raindrops when it did rain, and made it happen!

Congrats to Sarah + Jarrett on a beautiful wedding. It was a pleasure working with you and your family. It was also exciting for me to travel outside of my normal travel area to experience the beauty of Wittenberg University campus and work with some new and different A+ Vendors:


Ceremony : Weaver Chapel – Wittenberg University – Springfield, OH

Officiant : Pastor Edward Kropa – Seville, OH

Reception :  Simon Kenton Inn – Springfield, OH

Photographer: Robb McCormick Photography – Columbus, OH

Florist: Schneider’s Florist  – Springfield, OH

DJ – KDK Entertainment – Newton, NJ

Cupcakes: Beuhler’s Grocery – NE OH

Transportation: Willow Wind Carriage – Springfield, OH

A Wedding Wish Services – Wedding Day Coordination


Wishing Sarah and Jarrett decades of happiness together!


Happy Planning!



Recap – Margaret + Pete May 23, 2013

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Even though we had to dodge rain clouds, Margaret and Pete had a fantastic wedding day! Margaret and Pete make an amazing couple  – they are so cute together! These two have some amazing family and friends to celebrate with, along with a fabulous team of vendors to help pull this celebration together! I was extremely pleased with how this first wedding of the 2013 season turned out – I got to work with a number of vendors I had heard great things about and I was not disappointed!  Let’s get to a run down of these fantastic wedding vendors!


Ceremony: The Catholic Church of St. Rita – Solon, OH

Officiant: Father Lawrence Ober – St. Ignatius

Reception: Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Aurora, OH

Photographer: Tom Forrest Photography – NE OH

Florist: Lowe’s Greenhouse – Chagrin Falls, OH

Cocktail Entertainment: Michael Sonata – NE OH 

Reception DJ: Soundproof Entertainment – NE OH

Cake: Corbo’s Bakery – Cleveland, OH

Transportation – Thomas Limousine – NE OH

Hotel: Bertram Inn – Aurora, OH

A Wedding Wish Services – Rehearsal and Wedding Day Coordination

Congrats Margaret and Pete!

Happy Planning!



Preview – Margaret & Pete May 11, 2013

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Wow – it’s been a long time, but wedding season 2013 has finally arrived!   I am very excited to kick off this year with a fabulous wedding for a great couple – Margaret and Pete.  Margaret’s mother Jane actually contacted me last spring for my services, and I was excited to be hired as their Day of Coordinator!   I am looking forward to working with several new and wonderful vendors and venues today, along with ensuring a stress free and beautiful wedding for Margaret and Pete!  The Wedding rehearsal ran smoothly last night so lets continue that into today, shall we? 🙂

Stop back after the weekend for a full recap of Margaret and Pete’s wedding day!


margaret + pete


Happy Planning!



Recap – Rachel & James November 3, 2012

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Has a week + already passed since Rachel and James big day?!  Where does time go?  Sorry for the delay – let’s get right to it!  Rachel and James had one threatening weather day, but somehow these two got a window of dryness to hold their ceremony outdoors just as they had wanted!  I personally want to thank a number of Rachel and James’ friends and family (You know who you are!) for assisting with moving the ceremony from outdoors, to indoors, then back outdoors again!   Their ceremony was perfectly unique to this  “Bartlett Pair,”  and I couldn’t be happier that these two had the day they dreamed of and planned for!

Immediately following the ceremony, all the guests headed into the rustic reception venue for a fantastic and fun wedding reception.  Going into this wedding, I had not worked with any of the vendors Rachel and James had hired, but I was impressed with each and every one of the top-notch vendors there!   Kudos to Rachel and James for planning a fabulous wedding and kudos to all the vendors for pulling it all together!



Ceremony & Reception: American Wilderness Event Center – Grafton, OH

Officiant – Pastor Jeremy Johnson – Stone Creek Community Church – Macedonia, OH

Caterer – Sterk’s Catering – Vermillion, OH

Photographer: Diapers and I Do’s  – NE OH

Florist: Nikki’s 21 Blooms – Independence, OH

Guitarist – Michelle Fergason

DJ – LCA Signature Shows – NE OH

Cupcakes: Cakes by Karin – Hudson, OH

Photobooth – Clear Choice Photobooth – NE OH

A Wedding Wish Services – Wedding Day Coordination

Congrats again Rachel and James – enjoy your upcoming honeymoon!

Happy Planning!



Preview – Rachel and James October 20, 2012

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Today is the big day for Rachel and James! I met Rachel way back in 2009 when she was a bridesmaid at Val and Corey’s Wedding.  It was so great to hear from her when she herself got engaged last year, and I am excited to be able to help pull the big day together for these two! There are a lot of new vendors and a new venue to work with today – so I am really looking forward to this wedding today! We are keeping our fingers crossed for some clear skies for these two lovebirds today!



Happy Planning!



Recap – Alissa & Kevin September 9, 2012

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Sorry for the delay – here is a full rundown of Alissa and Kevin’s Big Day! It was a humid one, and while storms were scattered throughout the area, the rain held off for these two! Alissa and Kevin make an amazing couple and they are surrounded by some great family and friends that helped with the wedding planning throughout the process!  I was excited for this wedding because I was getting to work with a number of new vendors and venues.  There were a few snafus behind the scenes, but all in all the day ran smoothly and Alissa and Kevin had a fabulous wedding day celebration!

Here is a rundown of Alissa and Kevin’s Vendors:


Ceremony: Church of the Holy Angels – Chagrin Falls, OH 

Reception: The Club at Hillbrook  – Chagrin Falls, OH

Photographer: RAD Photographer – NE OH

Florist: Countryside Florist – Richfield, OH

Reception Band: The Orchestra –  Jerry Bruno Productions – NE OH

Cake: Kathy’s Cakes – Solon, OH

Transportation – Shuttle Services: Lakefront Lines –  NE OH

Transp0rtation – Rolls Royce: Private Owner

Hotel:  Courtyard Cleveland Beachwood by Marriott – Beachwood, OH

A Wedding Wish Services – Wedding Day Coordination

It was a pleasure working with Alissa and Kevin! Congrats and enjoy the honeymoon!

Happy Planning –



Preview – Alissa & Kevin September 1, 2012

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Hello September – happy Labor Day weekend and happy wedding day to Alissa and Kevin!  I am very excited for today as this wedding will be filled with amazing vendors and venues, and having gotten the chance to work hand in hand with not only Alissa, but her mom as well, has been a pleasure!  The weather is looking beautiful for the day, so fingers crossed for a seamless and wonderful wedding day! Check back after the weekend to get a full recap of this wedding and enjoy the holiday weekend!

Happy Planning!