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Baby in Bloom Baby Shower

Posted: July 15th, 2021

A Baby Shower at Kelton House in Columbus, Ohio Emily’s sister was planning her baby shower from Texas and wanted some help from beginning to end, to make it the ultimate celebration for her (and the baby)! The only thing she knew she wanted was the theme (A Baby in Bloom) and a balloon arch! I quickly went to work to find the perfect venue. The Kelton House ended up…

Jerome Village Styled Shoot

Posted: March 12th, 2021

Our Jerome Village styled shoot took place at their community center in Plain City, Ohio. Their team reached out to us to assist with a styled shoot to showcase their event space where they plan to host weddings in addition to the current use as a restaurant, fitness center, and pool for their residents. We were thrilled at the opportunity to collaborate with them and create a fun winter shoot…

Strongwater Events Wedding

Posted: January 10th, 2021

Maddie and Alex are my people. They were sent to us from one of our fellow planners who wasn’t able to help with their wedding, and I’m so glad they found me! Their wedding was held at Strongwater Events in the midst of COVID, in September, right as events began to occur again after the shutdowns in Ohio. Despite added restrictions, the day was perfect. They had the best time,…

Spring Creek Chapel Styled Shoot

Posted: October 20th, 2020

Spring Creek Chapel is a located in Howard, Ohio on a client’s property. They invited us to see the most perfect little chapel they had built, surrounded by beautiful green forrest, rolling hills and a pond just out the chapel doors. The owners wanted to offer the chapel and the land to a few exclusive couples each year for their weddings, and asked that StR be the in-house coordinators and…

Strongwater Wedding in Columbus

Posted: October 6th, 2020

Becky & Jordan came to me with a full plan for their Strongwater wedding, and they wanted someone to execute their vision. She wasn’t sure that she needed or wanted some of the extra things that come with our standard coordination, but she also really wanted to have a professional on site to manage the day (not just a friend or inexperienced coordinator) and I really wanted to help them…

Audrey + Jake / Micro Wedding

Posted: August 6th, 2020

Where do I even begin with Audrey and Jake and their perfect little “micro wedding” day? We’ve been through all the planning, together – from finding the perfect wedding venue and vendors, to tastings and final timelines, to have been forced to move the original wedding date due to COVID-19 concerns here in Ohio. They are troopers. Always detailed and realistic in their decision making, handling curveballs and changes with…

Tips for Officiating a Wedding

Posted: May 24th, 2020

It’s become really common for couples to have a good friend or family member officiate their big day, so for those “non-professional” officiants, we wanted to provide some guidelines and tips for officiating a wedding. This is a great way to make your ceremony even more personal and unique, but officiating isn’t an easy task. If you are considering having a friend or family member officiate your wedding day, check…

Creating a Ceremony Script

Posted: May 11th, 2020

You’ve decided to have a friend or family member officiate your wedding – now what? You need to decide the processional detail, create a ceremony outline, choose any prayers or readings and create a very detailed script. We’re here to help guide you through the process of creating the perfect ceremony script. This guideline works for nonreligious and religious ceremonies, each will be unique in its own way. Each ceremony…

Friend or Family Member, or Professional Officiant for Your Wedding?

Posted: May 7th, 2020

It’s becoming more common for couples to have their wedding ceremony and reception at the same location or outside the formal structures – meaning we see less and less ceremonies inside a religious building. That means the couple has to hire or find someone to officiate their wedding, and it can be an overwhelming decision – should you hire a professional or personal officiant for your wedding? We’ve put together…

Ashley + Brian / Westin Wedding

Posted: April 29th, 2020

Ashley and Brian had a beautiful Columbus wedding at two of my most favorite venues in the city! Their ceremony was at the stunning St. Joseph Cathedral, and they had a beautiful Westin wedding reception. Ashley is the sister of a previous StR bride – it’s funny how siblings can be so different! I’m starting to realize that with my own kids, but it’s interesting to see it with my…

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