A Marriage of Art and Lace

A Marriage of Art and Lace

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Our wedding columnist previews an upcoming event you don’t want to miss if you have wedding bells in the future and want to meet the best in the biz.

 

What better way to spend the day after the most romantic day of the year than to enjoy a much needed girls night out and work on your wedding plans at the same time? Join us on February 15th from 6pm-9pm at 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Cincinnati for A Marriage of Art and Lace!

Wedding planning is filled with so much excitement, joy, and sometimes stress! Youve already made the most important decision of your life. The rest should be easy, right? We would hope so, too. Conquer your wedding planning woes with premiere wedding vendors by your side. Weve partnered with some of our favorite vendors in Cincinnati to bring you a fun filled evening of art, food, and fashion. These rock-star vendors will make your wedding planning easy and fun!

Lace Bridal Couture

Your big day revolves around you and your fiancee . . . and your Wedding Dress! Kelly and Allen Hill have been helping brides make their wedding dreams come true for almost 7 years in their stylish and modern bridal boutique, Lace Bridal Couture. As soon as you step foot into their beautiful, airy and bright boutique, you will feel as though you are the most important person in the world. The customer service you receive is personal and professional. You will have your own private dressing room and your guests will have their own private viewing area so that it makes your dress buying experience intimate and special. Not to mention the amazing bridal designers that you have to choose from for your wedding gown. Located in the heart of the Reading Bridal District, you will certainly want to make your first bridal appointment at Lace.

Dana Renae Designs

The master planner and excellent floral designer, Dana Renae Propes and her expert team work closely with you to create a stress-free (and fun!) planning process that culminates in making your wedding day dreams come to life. Dana is a creative genius and planner. When it comes to the nitty gritty of hiring this dynamic plannershe will create a personalized full-service wedding planning package to fit every need and budget.

True Artists Studio

Storytelling is a passion of Shane Peregramand his team of nationally and internationally award winning videographers. With a love of capturing some of the most intimate, beautiful moments of life, the team works to create a truly unique and authentic perspective of your wedding day, both from an editorial and documentary perspective. Plus, they have the flexibility to capture weddings of all sizes with individual photographers or the full production team.

Ben Elsass Photography

For Ben, it is vital for him to get to know you in the weeks and months leading up to the photo shoot. When taking pictures, regardless of whether it’s an engagement session or wedding day, his goal is always to capture a natural and true representation of you two,  as the couple you are. Before snapping a single picture, he tells every couple: Be yourselves and show each other the love and affection that brought you to this point today, and I promise the images will turn out beautiful.” Some couples are very romantic and serious in front of the camera, while others are super goofy and light-hearted, because every couple is different. Ben will ensure that he will capture your special day exactly the way you had envisioned.

Creative Invites and Events

A true love of fine design and exceptional paper is hard to come by these days. Creative Invites and Events is nestled in the vibrant and largest bridal district in North America, right in Reading, Ohio. The charming Stationary and wedding boutique provides personalized bridal and design consultation to help determine what you need to share the news of your big day (and the thank yous after). Creative Invites and Events also house premiere wedding vendors, from photographers to florists, to make your wedding planning a one stop shop.

Richter and Phillips

For a life-time marriage, youll need a life-time jeweler. With over 100 years of experience, Richter and Phillips features top designers such as Gabriel, Tacori, & Simon G. Along with custom designs,Richter and Phillips will ensure that every piece of jewelry, from theengagement ring, to the wedding band, to the anniversary diamond, sparkles as much as you do!

Party Pleasers DJ and Entertainment

Fun. Energetic. Interactive. And were not just talking about your rockin’ reception. Party Pleasers is a lively group of DJs who go above and beyond in creating the ultimate experience at your wedding and reception. Jeff and his awesome team will ensure that your reception will go off without a hitch!

Paper Blooms N More

PaperBlooms N More create beautiful paper floral arrangements. Christy Kerly has created over 1000 wedding paper bouquets for brides each made to their liking and needs, from placing parts of their history in it to creating photo blooms to go in the bouquets to carry their loved ones with them. When you place your order for flowers, Christy will ask a few questions to get to know you so that your flowers are exactly what you had envisioned. Every bloom is made by Christy and her amazing team.

Your First Dance with Bud Walters

Your first dance as a married couple is one of the true highlights of the reception. Your guests love to watch the two of you gaze into each others eyes as you are swaying to your favorite song. It is truly a memorable experience. Then why not have a professional dance instructor help you make this very important dance go as smoothly as possible? Bud is an energetic and incredibly fun guy who will show you the ropes of dancing your first dance. You definitely do not want to do it without him!

We knew you would love them! 

Wish you could meet them all at once, alongside learning more about 21c Weddings? Join us at A Marriage of Art and Lace on February 15, 2018. 

Now thats what we call wedding planning made easy.

Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill Bio Kelly Hill is the owner and managing director of Lace Bridal Couture and Love Curvy Bridal boutiques located in the Reading Bridal District in Cincinnati, OH. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising, Kelly became a veteran of the fashion retail industry with over 20 years experience in retail executive management positions with companies such as: Michael Kors, Talbots, Parisian Department stores and Liz Claiborne. In 2011, Kelly decided to take a leap of faith and open her own boutique. Kelly, along with her husband, Allen, opened “Yours Truly, Kelly” bridal consignment. The bridal consignment business grew so quickly that it allowed Kelly to transition into offering custom designer bridal gowns that were exclusive in the Tri-State area. Lace Bridal Couture was then founded in 2014. Kelly and her amazing team soon found a niche in the bridal market that was not tapped and she recently opened her third boutique, Love Curvy Bridal. Love Curvy caters to the fashionable curvy bride with sizes starting at 16 up to sizes 32. Kelly absolutely loves working with brides and making their dreams come true. She and her staff work tirelessly to ensure that each and every bride who shops her bridal boutiques are treated with the most amazing service and offered the most amazing bridal designs that are not found anywhere in the immediate Tri-State area. Photo by: Greene Peas in a Pod Photography

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