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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…

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…

Columbus Museum of Art / Jessa & Josh

Posted: April 7th, 2020

Jessa and Josh had the most perfect winter wedding at the Columbus Museum of Art. They hired us to pull all their hard work together, and finalize all the details in the last couple months of their planning. They had a classic wedding in mind, with holiday winter touches (say hello to these amazing chargers at each place setting!) – and with a great group of vendors, it was everything…

A THREAD of Hope 2019

Posted: February 21st, 2020

Sam’s Fans is a non-profit organization created in memory of Samantha McCarthy. Founded by Sam’s mom, Nikki McCarthy, it’s dedicated to promoting and enhancing music and art therapy programs that serve seriously ill children and their families. The organization works with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio University and individual families. Miranda Boyle, founder and owner of THREAD, became friends with Nikki many years ago. They created an immediate, life-long connection. In October of 2015, A THREAD of Hope was…

Athletic Club of Columbus Wedding // Maggie + Patrick

Posted: January 29th, 2020

Maggie and Patrick’s Athletic Club Wedding was one of a kind! It perfectly captured their elegance, style, and jet-setting personalities! The couple resides in New York City and work crazy schedules, so hiring a planner was a must for their Columbus wedding. When I first spoke with Maggie, I adored her personality. She has a get it done attitude and is all over the details! She knew she could handle…

Juniper Wedding // Krystal + Brad

Posted: January 3rd, 2020

Krystal and Brad’s Juniper Wedding was nothing less than spectacular! The pictures from Stephanie Kase Photography speak for themselves…I can’t say enough about every detail. The color palette, the florals (State and Arrow crushed it!), and our gorgeous couple. Seriously…amazing! Krystal and Brad came to me as a referral from a past client. You know it’s a good fit when you love the couple that referred them and you have…

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