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Association of Bridal Consultants 2009 Annual Conference

From November 8 - 10, wedding planners and professionals from around the country gathered for the annual Association of Bridal Consultants Business of Brides conference . In addition to the inspirational special guest speakers, there were breakout sessions and 10 minute topics where you could choose your topic of choice to sit in on. In addition to the education that was had by all who attended, fun luncheons and off-site events were planned. I thought I would share a few pics from the luncheons that took place! I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.


Check out the centerpiece at this head table!



I really like the simplicity of this arrangement as well as its versatility. I can see it in a formal, modern wedding or for an outdoor wedding.











A very interesting way of displaying a cake!
I thought this was a great centerpiece!...perfect for a winter wedding with the silver branches and crystals hanging from it. Here is a variation of the above branch and crystal look w…

First comes Marriage, then comes Changing your Name!

You became engaged, you planned your wedding, you said your "I do's", you celebrated your union, you blissfully honeymooned, now you have to do the dreaded name change. Where to start? http://www.missnowmrs.com is the perfect place to go to get help with changing your name. This online service will save you up to 13 hours of dreaded research and filling out paperwork. They have served over 40,000 brides in their two years of business. All you have to do is create an account, answer some questions, and your answers will be used to auto-complete all of your important forms requiring your name change, as well as notification letters for all your creditors. You will also have the opportunity to preview/proof them within your account, as forms are being completed. After proofing them, print them! Each form or letter prints out with a detailed filing instruction sheet. You have the option of paying for a basic service of $19.95 or the complete service for $29.95, plus, 5% of …

Top 10 Ways to Pay for your Wedding

For those of you who are trying to figure out how the heck you're going to pay for the fabulous wedding day that you are envisioning in your heads, here is a little article that you may find helpful. http://www.spendonlife.com/blog/financing-your-wedding

When it comes to having a unique day, one that everyone will remember, bring in one or two elements that your guests won't stop talking about. Your guests talking is worth way more than having a wedding that you'll be paying on for years to come. Offer a late night snack bar for your guests, or combine your favors to serve more than one purpose.....a place card, favor and table decoration all in one, make your own centerpiece arrangements, have a prop offered at the door of your reception for your guests to wear, order a small ceremonial wedding cake and ask members from each family to bake something for a dessert station for the reception. The ideas are limitless!

No matter how or how much you pay for your wedding, allow …

Emily + Tom

One of the perks of being in this business as a planner is the opportunity that we're given to really get to know our clients. I worked with such a special family last season and felt privileged and honored to be their planner. I felt like "one of the family" with this bride's family. The closeness and openness they have with each other and the way they are enjoying life is so refreshing and inspiring. They possess a unique family closeness that I can only hope for with my family as my children grow older. Emily was so easy-going and appreciative when it came to planning her wedding, as well as with the particulars that her mom and dad expressed. Her groom Tom was equally as expressive. These two are so much in love and I had so much fun working with them!














I love this pic of the girls kissing their mama!













In case you're wondering what this is, they are "Rolling on the River"!




















Thanks to Michael Brown of Nina'sFlorist, the ballroom at Drees looked beauti…

Runaway Bride 5k

For all you brides out there who love to run (or walk) here's an opportunity you may love to participate in. The Reading Bridal District is hosting the Runaway Bride 5K Race on May 16. Whether or not you are a runner or a walker, it could be a fun challenge to accomplish (with your groom and bridesmaids!) as you are getting in shape for your big day. There will be a free t-shirt and a delicious pancake breakfast by Vonderhaar's after the race. It should be lots of fun, and costumes are encouraged - there are even prizes for the best dressed bride, groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen! There will also be a Kids Fun Run - so you can bring your flower girl and ring bearer as well. You can download a registration form HERE, or stop by amo-ink to fill one out. Amy Owens of amo-ink is entered in a contest to see which RBD (Reading Bridal District) shop can recruit the most participants, so please indicate that Amy referred you on the form, or she can initial the form if you fill it out …

A Dress To Remember

The Cincinnati Affiliate of the Association of Bridal Consultants is producing A Dress to Remember to benefit the Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation. Dresses That Heal, Inc. will be conducting a silent auction of donated designer gowns, along with other wedding related items, to help send a local breast cancer survivor to a four day retreat to help with the healing process. Enjoy an afternoon of Hors D'oeuvres and Wine, highlighted with a silent auction of designer bridal gowns and design tabletop competition. The cost is a $30 donation and you can register online at Your Dream Day or pay at the door. The fundraiser is taking place on February 22nd from 2-6p.m. at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center located at 44 E 6th Street in downtown Cincinnati.


A Dress to Remember By Steve Zugelter
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My First Blog Entry!

I'm pretty excited to FINALLY be creating a blog......something I've known I needed to do for a long time! Now that the snow has melted a little and the school buses are running, my oldest son is in kindergarten, my youngest is napping and I have a little time to post!

I was thrilled to hear that one of my couples, Lara and Dan Berkemeyer are a featured wedding in the Winter 2009 edition of The Knot. Check it out if you can! Their guests walked into a winter wonderland of white.......white hydrangeas, roses and icicles hanging from centerpiece arrangements done by Kevin Ford of Ford Ellington Florist, not to mention a beautiful white cake decked out in snowflakes. They had a perfect day and the weather actually cooperated with them too! Everyone was somewhat comfortable during the outdoor shots while in the middle of January. Crazy Cincinnati weather we have here.