Today’s Wedding March Local Business Spotlight is on Captured by Kelly Photography.
Barb and I met Kelly a few years ago through the shop. Hers is one of my favorite Facebook pages to stalk. I absolutely adore her style!
I mean really, how sweet is this!?
For our Wedding March series I asked her to share more about herself and give our brides some tips on selecting a photographer.
Tell us a little more about yourself.
I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer in the Northeast Ohio area. I love telling stories with my camera lens. I love Starbucks, vintage furniture and spontaneous games of freeze tag. I love people. I’d love to meet with you!
How would you describe your style?
My style is casual, artistic and modern and my goal at your wedding is to capture every moment of your day, especially the emotions and the moments that are not posed and staged by me. I do my best to embrace your vision and make it my own.
What advice do you have for a couple trying to select a photographer?
- Have a very strong idea of what you want before you even contact a photographer. Are you looking for someone who will stand back and take a photojournalistic approach or do you prefer more formal and traditional posing?
- Check out their portfolio. Do you like what you see? A photography degree means nothing if you don’t like what they produce.
- When you meet with the photographer make sure you can connect with them. That connection can mean the difference between average and amazing photographs.
- If a photographer’s price seems too high, don’t count them out immediately. Many photographers are willing to work within a couple’s budget and customize packages. Your wedding photography will be passed down to future generations and last far longer than your cake, flowers and centerpieces. Don’t go cheap in this area!
How can we contact you?
The best way to contact me is to email me at email@example.com. You can also find more info at www.capturedbykelly.com
Here’s a peek at some of Kelly’s work!
For local wedding ideas, tutorials, and more read our entire Wedding March series!
Oh books, how I love thee! Here are 5 pretty ways to mix some of these beauties into your wedding celebration.
1) Decor: Vintage books can be found in many colors! We love mixing and matching or using shades of a single color.
2) A Photo Prop: Taking a photo to include with your thank you cards is a great idea.
3) Dreamy centerpieces:
4) Ring Bearer:
5) Book Page Bouquets: My mind just races thinking about which books I would choose, favorite passages and moments… Plus it becomes a keepsake!
For more Vintage, Local, and DIY wedding tips check out our Wedding March Series
If you are looking for a reception location in Lake Township be sure to check out the new event center at GentleBrook. They have transformed part of the former Hartville Hardware building into a open space for parties, wedding receptions, and other events.
We think it’s the perfect setting for a bride looking for a modern and sophisticated style event.
A few helpful tips:
- Unlike most event centers, you are able to bring in your own caterer.
- Holds 250 guests comfortably.
- Can accommodate both ceremony and reception.
For more information contact
Meg Laubacher at 330-877-7700
Barb and I will be attending a Lake Chamber Business After Hours here on April, 4th from 5-7pm. If you’d like to join us for a tour and refreshments send us an email.
A couple pics from their Grand Opening last winter.
For more local wedding spots and DIY tips and tutorials visit The Wedding March: Round Two
Barb and I are eating cookies for breakfast. Hard not to do with these delicious treats in the house!
While browsing Pinterest a couple months ago I came across a recipe for Lemon Crinkle Cookies at Lauren’s Latest. So yummy!
The second time I made them I tried grapefruit instead of lemon, made them mini sized, and sandwiched some grapefruit icing between two cookies. Wowsers!
We keep these cookies in a plastic container in the refrigerator because they are AMAZING chilled. They would be perfect for your next bridal or baby shower or as an Easter treat!
Grapefruit Crinkle Cookies
Yield: 2 dozen regular sized, 4 dozen minis or 2 dozen sandwiches
- 1/2 C butter
- 1 C granulated sugar
- 1/2 t vanilla
- 1 whole egg
- 1 t grapefruit zest
- 1 T grapefruit juice
- 1/4 t salt
- 1/4 t baking powder
- 1/8 t baking soda
- 1 1/2 C flour
- 1/2 C powdered sugar
Stir in (by hand) salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour until just barely combined.
Start with 1/4 C of powdered sugar in a pie plate (you may need up to 1/2 cup). I like using a pie plate because it contains the powdered sugar better than a regular plate. More kid and Megan friendly!Roll dough into balls (half dollar sized for regular cookies, quarter sized for minis) then roll in powdered sugar. Bake at 350° on greased cookie sheets for 9-11 minutes for regular sized cookies, 6-8 for the minis. Let cool on tray for 3 minutes then move to wire rack.
Combine 2 tablespoons of butter with 1/2 C powdered sugar, 1 1/2 T grapefruit juice, and 1/2 t grapefruit zest. I added a drop of red food coloring for the pretty pink. Do not ice until cookies are completely cool, or else you will have slip sliding cookies on your hands
For more of this month’s wedding ideas check out The Wedding March Round 2
At last month’s Canton Woman’s Club dinner, I was sharing our Wedding March series with a group of local bloggers and Allie from Couponing in Birdland mentioned her family has a photography studio. Thanks for the recommendation! (And if you are a Giant Eagle shopper her site is a must visit!)
We love shopping local and a wedding is a great opportunity to support small businesses. Today’s Local Business Spotlight is on Drobny Studio, located in Akron, Ohio.
John and Nancy offer all of our brides-to-be some great advice on how to select a wedding photographer
- Search for someone you are comfortable with. You will spend a whole day with them.
- Be sure they have several samples to look at. That means they didn’t start yesterday.
- Look for a style that you are attracted to. Too much journalism means less posed photos. Time and again the posed photos on the altar are what people want. It should be a blend of posed and journalistic photos.
- Quality albums are a priority. Don’t settle for less!
- Finally the last consideration should be budget. I realize sometimes you can’t spend thousands and thousands on photography. When your big day is over, what do you have left? I know this is an old cliche’, but it’s true.
Here’s a peek at some of their work:
Drobny Studio have been photographing the area’s finest events for over 50 years. We are classic wedding photographers with enough edge to be fun. Creativity, style and value are a part of every Drobny Studio wedding.
We always invite you to visit our Studio
to discuss your wedding in greater detail.
95 Hanna Parkway, Suite E
Akron, Ohio, 44319
Follow along all month long: The Wedding March Round 2
I don’t know if the sparkle catches my eye but whenever I’m at a thrift shop, antique store, or estate sale I’m always drawn to the jewelry. I love the whimsy of vintage costume jewelry and it always has me thinking of how to incorporate it into my craft projects.
For this month’s Wedding March we searched the web for fun ways to use costume jewelry at a wedding!
1. Shoe Clips
2. On your sash
3. On a garter
Just not on the toss garter. We don’t want to put an eye out!
4. A Jewelry Bouquet
These are just stunning! I think a crafty girl could make her own.
5. On Place Cards
We found a really simple tutorial!
6. Upcycled Bracelets
We are loving these bracelets from Bel Monili!
Add a little sparkle to your centerpieces
Please follow the Pinterest links to pin from their original sources!
Follow along all month:
The Wedding March: Round Two
To say we are excited for spring is an understatement. Along with the additional sunshine and warmer weather comes the re-opening of our shop in its new location!
To celebrate we are looking ahead to Spring fashion. Today we are taking a look at the fashion trends from the past couple seasons that are still going strong into the next.
If you haven’t jumped on the mixed pattern bandwagon, there’s still time. Combining patterns can be tricky but sticking to a toned down color palate can make the task less daunting.
I’ll admit I have not gone out and bought a chambray button up. I just wasn’t sure how to wear it. But, the trend continues and after finding these outfits on Pinterest I’m seriously considering adding one to my wardrobe.
I don’t know about you but I’m pretty tired of the whole skinny jeans with boots look. It’s time to toss the boots for a pair of flats and cuff those jeans to update your look!
Note the cute oxfords above and come back for next week’s Spring 2013 Accessory Preview!
A group of local bloggers and I were recently invited to visit the Canton Woman’s Club.
As you may know here at Best Bib and Tucker we love our history and vintage charm.
This house has that and more. Built in 1867, this Victorian Gothic style home was purchased by the Canton Woman’s Club in 1920. Many of its original elements remain including a beautiful curved staircase, its marble fireplace, and stunning solid cherry pocket doors set in large wooden archways.
Our Wedding Pinterest board is full of vintage inspired ideas. This house would be the perfect setting for a shower, rehearsal dinner, or small reception. We are totally picturing tea cups and fancy hats!
There are many rooms to choose from depending on the size of your group and they have on site catering!
The Canton Woman’s Club provided us with dinner and a tour of this lovely home. All opinions are those of Best Bib and Tucker.
Follow along with our month of wedding posts here: The Wedding March: Round Two
Our series of DIY wedding ideas is back by popular demand!
We’ll continue to add to this post throughout the month, so keep checking back for more ideas and tips!
And in case you are just now tuning in, here’s a link to The Wedding March Round 1
- Local Business Spotlight: GentleBrook Centre
- 5 Wedding Ideas for Vintage Books
- Local Business Spotlight: Captured By Kelly Photography