4.30.2015

Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Team Bride Apparel




The Who: Sarah Tharp



The Deets: A chic online boutique carrying bridal clothing & accessories along with wedding paper goods!

At Team Bride Apparel, we are passionate about fun, fresh designs and ensuring that every bride-to-be and her team have the perfect outfit for the bachelorette party, getting ready day-of-wedding, and for those memorable wedding photographs!

The inspiration for Team Bride Apparel came from the frustration experienced trying to find high-quality, yet affordable bachelorette party, bridal party, and wedding day apparel. We strive to provide the alternative to ribbed-tank 'wife-beaters' and rhinestones that currently saturate the market.

Our mission is simple: to provide every bride and her team with their version of picture perfect.

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Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Marigold Catering


                             



The Deets: Marigold Catering is an award winning boutique food service company that provides catering services to individuals, cultural institutions, businesses, and universities. Long considered one of Cleveland's top caterers, Marigold represents numerous locations including MOCA, Severance and Glidden H0use.

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4.29.2015

Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | The Wandering Wardrobe


The Who: Caroline Dengel


The Deets: The Wandering Wardrobe is Cleveland's first shop on wheels! Step in and shop this retired delivery truck that has been transformed in to a boutique carrying fashion forward women's clothes and accessories. We launched in May 2014 and will be wandering all over Northeast Ohio bringing the latest trends to you!                   

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Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | The DJ Crew


The Who: John Kerata

The Deets: Based on Akron's West side and servicing all of Northeast Ohio, The DJ Crew provides energetic and creative DJ service for 300+ clients per year. The DJ Crew uses a strategic two-DJ approach that combines event coordination, creating atmosphere, and music adaptation, This approach creates stress-free nights for their clients and receptions that are talked about for months and years to come. 

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4.28.2015

Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Something White, A Bridal Boutique


The Who: Karin VanCure and Rebecca Somnitz



The Deets: Something White offers a curated collection of couture wedding gowns with styles ranging from rustic & whimsical to modern & preppy.

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Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | All Events Rental


The Who: Benjamin Geiser

The Deets: All Events is a small, family-owned boutique wedding and event rental company. We specialize in linens, table settings, and decor, but also offer a full compliment of "standard" rentals such as tables, chairs, and tents. Our 2,000 square foot showroom, located in beautiful Wooster, displays a variety of table design and decor options, ranging from vintage, to classic, to modern, and our "playroom" allows you to create a mockup of your own table design to help visualize your event long before the guests arrive. Whether you're organized or overwhelmed, the staff at All Events has the knowledge and creativity to help brides and grooms design their perfect wedding, and the experience to help make it a reality.

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Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Scrap & Smith

The Who: Kaley Turner

 




The Deets: Scrap&Smith by Kaley Turner is a one-of-a-kind bespoke designer of handcrafted jewelry & objects. Each custom piece is tailored to fit the lifestyle & character of its wearer. With a focus on rugged textures juxtaposed with elegant details, you can be certain your piece won't go unnoticed.

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4.27.2015

Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Piccadilly Artisan Creamery


The Who: Adrian Bota



The Deets: We are excited to offer Cleveland’s most unique frozen dessert experience! For your event, our staff will hand craft each individual ice cream and frozen yogurt with liquid nitrogen using the finest local and organic ingredients to create a creamy, unforgettable treat for your guests. In addition to our delicious dairy options, we have a wide variety of vegan and gluten free choices along with many fresh and decadent toppings.


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Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | RAD Cinematographer



The Who: Robert and Jackie Drago

The Deets: A crew of photographers and cinematographers servicing rad couples

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Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Peace Love & Little Donuts


The Who: Tom Andersson and Chelsie Houchens

The Deets: IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, WE CAN DO IT !

Peace, Love & Little Donuts is the grooviest donut shop this side of the Milky Way. Awarded the best donut shop in America. We make our little donuts continuously fresh throughout the day using only the best of groovy ingredients, can you dig it ?

We have 3 different categories of our crazy little creations
starting off at our:

GROOVYS; which are your old fashioned
cinnamon sugar, regular sugar, powdered sugar, glaze and plain.
 OR some of our blazing creations
such as: Saigon cinnamon, Ginger sugar, Ginger bread, or Maple sugar!

FAROUTS; which are any one of our 9 different flavored frostings
Chocolate, Vanilla, Maple, Banana, Lemon, Mocha,
Orange, Raspberry or Strawberry. (We can also color coordinate to match ANY theme for any event!)

But, what sets us aside from the rest ? Just a little gem we like to call our FUNKADELICS:

Any one of our donuts with a frosting and a topping
Having well over 50 different toppings you can either pick one of the creations we already know are crowd favorites
 or you can make up your own!

SOME of our creations include:
Strawberry French Toast, Boston Cream Pie, Samoa like the girl scout cookie,
psychedelic  cereals, m&m's, Oreo's, Strawberry shortcake and our biggest seller-
M A P L E   B A C O N !

We have been making all the peace and love (some donuts too!) happen In Westpark for 3 years strong March 2015
for our 3 year celebration, we have started
making Vegan and Gluten Free Donuts as well as our regular cake battered !

Besides providing fully dressed donuts for a special event, we could also bring "naked" donuts and all the fixings (warm frostings and and a wide variety of toppings) to the event. Not only delicious, but entertaining as well!  We would staff this donut making station for the event and create donuts to order for you and your guests on site!

Thank you for your support
and congratulations in advance !

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4.26.2015

Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | MOCA



The Who: Tom Bodas

The Deets: MOCA has become Cleveland's most iconic event site in University Circle. The world famous design puts your guests in the midst of 21st century art and ideas. The Museum is a blank canvas of which each bride can fill in with color and design. The Galleries can be made available to your guests, adding a unique element to your special day. Contact us today to schedule a tour and start planning your wedding!

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Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | MKleinman Artistry


The Who: Maggie Kleinman



The Deets: MKleinman Artistry is a mobile makeup artistry service with 9 years of training and experience providing makeup applications for Brides and their parties, Photo/TV/Video/Film, runway, special occasions, false lash application and more. Maggie has been trained by and worked for MAC Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Laura Mercier and Shu Umura. Maggie’s laid back and outgoing personality puts her clients at ease. Her attention to detail and precise color and product recommendations are two great qualities Maggie displays. She sees each face she touches as a new blank canvas to create on. She truly has a passion for what she does and makes every client feel like they are the most important person on their special day.

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4.25.2015

Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Lauren Gabrielle Photography


The Who: Lauren Bota



The Deets: Lauren Gabrielle uses a simple, modern and fresh approach to capturing your most precious wedding day memories from a unique and artistic perspective. She focuses on creating images in an editorial, storytelling fashion, preserving memorable moments for her couples.

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Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | L'Nique


The Who: Vince Iannaggi



The Deets: L'Nique is a specialty linen rental resource.  We offer an extensive selection of beautiful table linens, napkins, runners, overlays, charger plates, chair covers and accessories. L'Nique has the finest fabrics in contemporary prints and patterns, stripes, regal damasks, luxurious satins, delicate sheers and laces, and beautiful textures.  We also have the ability to make custom pieces for a truly exclusive event.  We believe in relationships and making every customer, client and vendor feel special and important. 

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4.24.2015

Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Epic Bowtie Co.


The Who: Kory Piorkowski

The Deets: Epic Bowtie Co. offers items that are sure to make any gentleman epic. Rooted in Cleveland, Ohio; Epic Bowtie Co. works with the customer to make a unique, one-of-a-kind product with high quality. All bowties are created by a team of skilled designers whose passion is creating unique pieces that evoke excitement and confidence. Unique and customized materials are used to make hip products that are the perfect fit for any event. No matter the theme or colors of your wedding, Epic Bowtie is sure to add an EPIC twist to your big day.

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Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | China Cupboard


The Who: Carol Poloski & Susan Moore

The Deets: China Cupboard is a vintage antique china and accessories rental company. Whether you select an entire set of vintage china or a single set of antique candlesticks, our goal is to add charm and elegance to your special event.

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4.23.2015

Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Blush Custom Weddings


The Who: Jessica Colon

The Deets: Here at Blush Custom Weddings, your vision is our passion! We are a wedding only florist and you are our sole focus. Booking a limited amount of weddings each week, we are able to give your wedding the attention it deserves. Everything we design is custom made just for your wedding. No pre made packages here! Contact us today to save the date!

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Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Kalyn Mann Photography




The Who: Kalyn Mann



The Deets: Kalyn Mann was an artist and a dreamer from a very young age. She fell in love with wedding photography while searching for her very own wedding photographer seven years ago. What started as a simple hobby has turned into Kalyn’s ultimate love and passion.

Kalyn is a wedding photographer based near Akron, OH but is available across Northeast Ohio and beyond. She loves getting to know all of her clients as if they are her closest friends, and truly believes that creating a comfortable environment is key to achieving the lovely images that will tell the story of your wedding day!

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4.22.2015

Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Be Seated



The Who: Drew Wilsford

The Deets: Be Seated is one of Northeast Ohio's finest affordable luxury event rental companies specializing in unique seating options, lounge furniture, chiavari chairs, custom bars, and event & lounge accessories. Born of design, we offer complete white glove service with every event installation, comprehensive event layout services, and design & production planning services. From simple to extravagant, we love to challenge our clients and venues to think outside the box for a unique event experience where your guests will always...Be Seated in Style.

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Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Lather A Salon





The Who: Haley Delzani




The Deets: We opened the doors to Lather a salon in June of 2010 and brought a breath of fresh air to the cozy, wood-shingled house we call home. Our open layout and ample natural light give the salon a clean, modern feeling and are a few of the things we get the most compliments on – aside from our killer hair skills, of course. In addition to our love of everyday styling, Lather loves weddings! Share your vision with us, and our stylists will make your dream wedding-day style a reality. We have a variety of wedding options to fit any bride and to help give her the beautiful, stress-free day she dreams of.


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4.21.2015

Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Destination Tree



The Who: Kristin and Matt Rogers




The Deets: A Destination Tree is a personal and meaningful gift inspired by life’s destinations and milestones

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4.20.2015

Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Revival Body Care


The Who: Nicole Dzurko




The Deets: Revival Body Care is a line of All Natural body scrubs created using only the finest ingredients {Organic, Fair Trade, Vegan, Non-Toxic, Cruelty Free}. Revival scrubs will leave your skin soft, glowing and beautiful for your special day and beyond.



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Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Oak & Honey Events


                                



The Who: Melanie Tindell




The Deets: Oak & Honey Events is a wedding planning business that specializes in unique weddings with a environmental friendly and local focus. Our specialty is working with brides and grooms from start to finish so that we can recommend the very best wedding professionals, help you with design and d├ęcor, and ensure that you have a stress-free and super fun experience along the way. We offer full, partial and month-of planning packages.


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4.19.2015

Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Bella Bridesmaids




The Who: Sandy Palenschat



The Deets: Bella Bridesmaids loves a wedding! We have the largest collection of bridesmaid dresses from the world's leading designers in our showroom. With hundreds of dresses to choose from, your personal Bella stylist is ready for anything. Whether you're getting married in a grand ballroom or a rustic farm, we have you covered.

At Bella Bridesmaids, we recognize that every bride has her own vision and each bridesmaid is unique. We'll give you personal attention to help you find the right dress for your girls and your day.

So come on in, have some fun, and schedule an appointment today!

We'd love to play a part in helping to create your wedding and make it everything you have dreamed.


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4.18.2015

Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Unraveled Bride






The Who: Carol Volpe



The Deets: Unraveled Bride specializes in handcrafted hair adornments. Uniquely created with a mix of personally sourced vintage and modern materials. Unraveled was founded because I wanted to combine my love of vintage fashion with my experience with the bridal industry. I am the happiest when my mind is wandering and my hands are busy creating.  

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4.17.2015

Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Tiffany Luc Photography






The Who: Tiffany Luc



The Deets: Tiffany Luc is a love-loving wedding photographer located in Akron, OH, while serving all of Northeast Ohio and beyond. Her approach to weddings is based on a solid relationship, ensuring that she will know her couples well enough to anticipate the candid moments that make up their favorite images. Tiffany’s fresh style appeals to even the trendiest bride while remaining classic enough to be cherished for a lifetime.


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Getting To Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Something New Entertainment




The Who: Anna-Jeannine and Justin





The Deets: Something New Entertainment is a couture entertainment boutique available throughout the Greater Northeast Ohio area and beyond specializing in wedding entertainment.

Like a couturier or microbrewery, we make magic in small batches, serving only a very few, very special weddings, each season.

Guests at Something New weddings know firsthand the experience of the Something New Difference — a moving evening of meaningful entertainment custom-tailored to each couple, stirring and memorable for both you and your guests.

Something New Entertainment creates exceptional events for extraordinary couples.

Known for its for highly-individualized services suites including wedding ceremony and reception amplification and accompaniment, entertainment coordination, and entertainment direction services, as well as a wide variety of professionally designed decor lighting and licensed officiant services, Something New Entertainment's customized blend of production and design services with a personal touch will help you take your event vision from dream to reality through careful planning, receptive brainstorming, elegant design, high-fidelity audio, tasteful vocal and microphone work, and creative direction.


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4.16.2015

Getting to Know Your Handpicked Vendors | Lorraine's Cottage



The Who: Stephanie Petrak





The Deets: Lorraine's Cottage handcrafts floral paper statement pieces that are a special addition to weddings for creative brides. Classic design, rich materials and unique artistry come together in cards, invitations, guest books and more. Drawing inspiration from a garden party, each piece is adorned with signature paper flowers and embellishments that make these wedding pieces flourish.

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4.15.2015

There's Never Been a Better Reason to Buy Your 2015 Handpicked Ticket!


This is about to be your best. day. ever.  Any BRIDE who purchases their ticket by 11:59PM this Friday, April 17th will receive a Wifey Tank Top by Team Bride Apparel.  Yep, you read right - just hop on over and buy your Handpicked tickets right now and BOOM! you'll be picking up a seriously awesome shirt on your way out of the event.  No codes, no rules to enter, just buying your ticket. . . which you were going to buy them anyway ;o)

*This giveaway is only for brides-to-be.  Sorry grooms, friends, mommas and poppas.
* The Handpicked Team will be in touch with all brides-to-be via email (make sure you're putting in the right one!) to get sizing information.  If we don't hear from you before the deadline, you'll unfortunately get what remains.

4.14.2015

Getting To Know Your Vendors | Bittersweet's



The Who: Gwyneddh Jones & Todd Horvath


The Deets: Operated by a husband-wife team and their band of culinary misfits, we're an upscale patisserie with an edge and a sense of humor. From one-of-a-kind wedding cakes to custom edible favors, we specialize in giving our wedding clients nothing less than exactly what they want.


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