I hope your life inspires you. - Bianca Sparacino⠀
This week has been filled with meetings which is a little out of the ordinary for us. As much as we love people and the couples we get to work with the vast majority of what I do is on the computer wether that’s editing, email or some kind of marketing. This week has been a lovely change from that. We’ve had two reveal parties and met with a few “friendors” (vendors that we’re friends with).⠀
It’s been really nice, super life-giving and also crazy busy. ❤️😂 #mattericksonphotography
The rain/snow today makes me want to share a little tip with you today! ❄️ This bride had bought a bridal set of umbrellas! She was prepared and didn’t let a single drop of rain bother her! One of the keys to not feeling stressed is to be extra prepared 😉
Lawd is it spring yet?! Cannot wait for the 2020 wedding season to start already 😩!
Nothing pumps me up more than getting to chat with all of my potential 2020-2021 brides during their booking consultation. From a vendor who used to communicate almost exclusively through email till your trial day, I love that I switched up my business model and here’s why...
What are the key differences about my booking process?
1. I take the opportunity to learn more about you and your fiancée as a couple, plus what you wedding day vision is before we even talk logistics.
2. I like to identify some of your main vendors to see if I have worked with them before. If I have, I provide portfolio examples of our previous work together so that you can see the magic that happens when those 2 worlds collide.
3. I really listen to you describe your comfort level and experience when it comes to makeup and make my recommendations for the services you need vs the ones that will cost more. I want you to be in love with your look and still recognize yourself for your wedding day.
Are you getting married in 2020 or 2021? DM to learn more about booking MyFairMakeup Artistry as your exclusive wedding day glam squad!
Photography by: @mattericksonphotography
Prom is coming up everyone - one of my favorite events of the school year!!! 🖤💛🖤💛🖤
3 686 hours ago
Here’s a wistful start to your weekend...
We made it 👏🏼 And I know on Fridays it’s so tempting to dive right into the long-awaited weekend, but pause with me for a second and think back on the week.
If you’re like me, your week has been filled to the brim with tasks. And that means there were SO MANY chances to accomplish something!
So let’s share some victories! What did you accomplish this week? Maybe it was something you’ve been striving for forever, or just some small victory.
For me, I’m finally starting to really feel confident in the classroom. Confident to be myself but also to be stricter on kids when I need to. (And, with freshmen, that’s more often than you might think 😉)
What’s your victory? Share it below. I’d love to root you on!
This sweet thing has her first wedding tomorrow and we won’t even be working it 😭 that’s ok we totallly trust the @tenkwestbank_marigold team ! Can’t wait to see how she does ! Congrats @noragraceculley
7 1117 hours ago
😮😬🤣🤣 Cake fell. Groomsman jumped in to protect cake until bride came. Bride didn't turn into bride-zilla but instead continued enjoying her wedding and ended up having a great time.
This wedding has absolutely phenomenal 🎉
I’m feeling this wrapped chocolate lady from December. The rich florals, deep spiced flavors, cozy barn and warm company of friends. I had all the warm and fuzzy vibes creating this one.
. Finishing up work and getting ready to layer on warmer clothes (ie swap jeans for sweat pants) What’s with calling sweat pants joggers? Does this bother anyone else? Anyway, making some vegan meatloaf and turnip mash for dinner before settling under a weighted blanket for a movie. I’m not messing around today. .
. Hope you’re wrapped in all good things this weekend. If you want to warm up or need a little push to get moving in this weather, chocolate cake does wonders for the soul!
|Photo: @malloryandjustin |
Flowers: @mollytaylorandco Styled by Hummingbird |
Venue: @rivercrestfarm |
Have a hot buffet pic on this frigid day to keep the cold away 🥶 We always serve our buffets here at Brennan’s (and our other two locations, the St. Paul Hellenic Center and the West Side Irish-American Club). That extra touch keeps things formal and makes our buffet package the most popular choice for our clients!
This was a really cool experience because it was something very different from what we do! This was a #NigerianWedding where the couple got married abroad but wanted to have a traditional Nigerian and White Wedding at home.
What was different:
- time was a big factor as in Nigerians are classically tardy for a party vs this venue will put you out when the time is up. Lol. - the head count fluctuated up until the day before! Our lead planner was so committed to having it right to ensure we had a seat for everyone! - the flow of how things would go.
What took my breath away: - they really kept pretty close to time 🙌🏾! - the colors in the room were beautiful (golds, sage and ivory)
- THE CULTURE! Whew it was unmatched! Each family showed up in their family colors! The different families processed into the reception together to song! There was an open square at the middle of the room where the now blended families “broke bread together”! It truly felt like what a wedding celebration should be! I could go on forever, but the clothing, the Gele (woman’s head wrap), the makeup 😍, the men in their ensembles! It was all amazing and I’m so happy we were part of it! 📸 JazzyMae Photography #Weddings#ClevelandWedding#Gele#Nigerian#CovesaKellyEvents#WeddingPlanner#ClevelandWeddingPlanner#ThisIsCle#Cleveland
2 299 hours ago
Friday Introductions = WTH are you like?!
Here it is: I am 100% goofball (like, pretty sure that’s what 23andMe says)! I’m also the most informal, low-key person you will ever meet (please see hotdog costume and tiny hands)
I gravitate towards couples who value colorful, vibrant images and a super down-to-earth wedding day experience. AKA couples who want bomb photos and a friend, not a vendor.
I’m also obsessed with dogs and plants (you can see all of the evidence here @plantladycleveland and here @allisonelizabethpets) and I will probably ask you out for tacos more than once.
Sound like your kind of people? Send me a message or visit my website so we can connect. Even if you’re not getting married, I’ll still ask you out for food. ❤️
✨Jstyle Weddings spotlight on Allison Liffman & Brian Innenberg✨ 📅: Wedding, June 29, 2019; engagement, Jan. 27, 2018.
📍: @theclubathillbrook; rehearsal dinner, @pinstripesbbb
📸 : @genevievenislyphoto
👰: dress, @radiantbridecle; veil, sister’s veil from her wedding
💍: rings, Robert & Gabriel Jewelers; jewelry, Allison’s jewelry and her grandmother’s pearl bracelet
👗: Everyone chose their own navy gowns
🤵: Groom’s formalwear, @j3clothing; groomsmen each chose a black suit. Brian gifted the groomsmen navy ties to match the bridesmaids.
📃: I (Allison) am an artist and painter so I wanted to make our ketubah and have Brian paint it with me. We wanted something we could create together and display in our home. We ordered the text and canvas online, then painted it.
📋: Tricia Dever at Always Eventful
🍰: Becker’s Donuts, Bakery and Cakes
🎶: The Element 🎁: @crateandbarrel, @bedbathandbeyond, @macys
🛫: @tourismthailand – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi “The best moment of our wedding was our first dance. We love to sing and it was almost like no one else was there. We just held on to each other and sang our song together. However, technically our first dance was something we call ‘the wacky inflatable tube man.’ We imitate how a wacky inflatable tube man moves, like outside at those auto stores. Before our actual ‘first dance’ song started, there was other music playing and we just ran to the dance floor and made fools of ourselves. It was wonderful and completely us.” - Allison
✨EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT ✨ woo! This is crazy but super fun week for me! Tomorrow I’ll be hanging out at a super fun pop up bridal event at Dry Bar Cleveland. Brides this is for you!! You can come try on this gorgeous dress & 14 other swoon worthy options. Ivory & Ash is the only boutique in ALL of Ohio that carries these dresses! Plus they only source sustainably made gowns which I’m all about. If you’re the girl that’s hated everything at all the mainstream shops you’ve gone to you have to check out @ivoryandashbridal she’s got that modern but classy vibe you want. This and other awesome vendors you can connect with, no pressure just fun bridal thangs! Check them out in my tags of this post. You & your besties can come meet me & chat all things wedding photos, plus I’ll be offering a special for any brides I meet there that book! Deets!! @thedrybar@legacyvillage location from 1-5. Can’t wait to meet y’all!
Could your dance moves use a little refresher? Call/text to schedule your appointment today. 440-258-6828
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This cute dancing grandpa is my spirit animal for the weekend! 🕺✨
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This looks like an amazing and fun way to get to and from a party! @tl_worldwide_transportation will join us for our 3/24 @akronartmuseum AND our 4/23 @whiterosebarn shows! Definitely check them out!
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The first time I met Kate was on her wedding day. I’ll never forget how warm and genuine she was— it felt like I had known her forever! I love that you can feel that about her in this image. what a lucky guy Eric is ❤️
This week I decided it was the week to get back on the wagon. Honestly, I have been feeling like straight crap! Unmotivated, always tired and my gut health is at its worst. We’ve been indulging the past few weeks, heck since the holidays if I’m being truthful and boy can I tell🙈
Eating those greens and getting my booty back to the gym!💪🏼& trying to ward off any sign of sickness that is near me❌ ya feel me?
1 3528 February, 2020
Interesting! And kind of sweet, given the customs at that time! .
Just a little thank you note from me to you - for following along this incredible journey. Feeling oh so grateful for everyone that chooses me and trusts me to document their most special day and greatest chapter of their lives. Being a photographer allows me to meet the sweetest couples, mamas and their precious babies. My heart is so full ❤️ I just love serving you ❤️
I knew Sarah & Brandon’s December wedding was going to be dreamy...but holy Oh. Em. Gee!!! Just got this preview and every single photo I was like “oh wow”...no wait “oh wow”...”oh holy wow.” If you still need a photographer, run don’t walk and send @wildnativephoto a message!! I’ll be over here staring at someone else’s wedding photos all night like a real creep!
Soooo, I kind of love this. ❤️ Wedding party pics can get a little redundant and stale after a while so you find ways to get creative! Sure, we got the classic shots too but having some fun afterwards is my jam! Give yourselves TIME on your day to do just that: HAVE FUN! Also, this Cleveland winter wedding is blogged so go check it out!
Who doesn’t love a holiday that gives you the an excuse to post your wedding pictures? Here’s a nice professional wedding day candid of me and my forever valentine ❤️ luv u hunni
12 20414 February, 2020
Our new website will be live soon, and I really can’t wait for you all to see it. Thanks to @rachelcarterdesignco for making us a space on the web that feels unique and perfectly reflects our goals and what we value. I’ll be really irritating on here when it goes live, so you’ll know to head over and see. But not yet. It’s still my homemade squarespace site for now. So sit tight.
From a perfect brunch glasshouse wedding in October...
Photographer @jennyhaas ✨✨
Venue @theruralsociety 🐑 🐑
Planning @amy7461 🖊 🖊
12 2687 November, 2019
Rome? Nope, Cincy Ohio! When Andrea & Jared came to their engagement session dressed to the nines I knew their photos were going to look supa classy🖤 Whether you’re rolling around on the beach, hanging in your fav coffee shop, or your dressed to perfection with some gorgeous architecture as your backdrop we’ll make sure your engagement session matches your personalities perfectly! This spot was great for Andres & Jared! They live super close and take their sweet pup Lucy here for walks! If you’ve got a location that is special to you I’ll make sure to get you guys there for some awesome and meaningful photos!!