Archive for the ‘Hartville Ohio’ Category
Looking for inexpensive ways to entertain your kids this summer? Tracy from Hall of Fame Moms has put together a great resource.
The Ohio Family Fun Summer Survival Guide is available to her blog subscribers and “likers” of her 1000 Things to Do Stark County Facebook page. Click here to visit her page and download the guide from the “Only Likers” tab.
This online guide includes links to area attractions, tips, reviews, discounts, and stay at home activities. You’ll even find a spotlight on our BBT Tips Blog and a link to our weekend road trips.
To kick off the Guide she is giving away 4 waterpark passes to Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort!
What are your Ohio summer exploration plans?
Today’s Wedding March Local Business interview is with Natasha Gotto from BabyCakes Bake Shoppe in Hartville, Ohio.
If you are like us and seek out small shops and restaurants you’ll love discovering BabyCakes. What started as a small cupcake shoppe has grown to include donuts, cookies, cakes, pastries and more! And oh my do they make amazing cupcakes.
Tell us a bit about what BabyCakes has available for brides.
At BabyCakes, we have 2 pastry chefs who create all of our gourmet cupcakes. We have almost 100 flavor combinations and have custom made different flavors by request for wedding receptions (for ex: for a groom who didn’t love cake, but liked tiramisu, we made and still offer a tiramisu cupcake that he loved). We can match bridal colors and we offer rentals for our cupcake towers, as well as a beautiful silver cake stand.
We also can create wedding/shower cakes, brownies, cut-out cookies, individual cupcake centerpieces, cake pops and cake truffles for favors or dessert tables. Anything we make can be customized.
Do you offer tastings?
We offer a complimentary tasting of up to 6 cupcakes when a customer books their event with us.
Note from Megan: If anyone needs assistance with their tasting I’m happy to come along and lend a hand!
How far in advance should a bride make a reservation?
To book a large event, we ask for a non-refundable $50.00 deposit that goes towards their final invoice. We have weddings booked right now through October 2013, so we recommend 6-9 months to “save” the date, if possible. But, we do have openings this summer still for last minute people.
Is the price of a cupcake similar to a wedding cake?
For wedding desserts on a budget, cupcakes are a great option because when purchased by the dozen, they are only $1.67 each for an individual dessert for each guest. A tiered wedding cake starts at $2.75 per serving and goes up with the level of difficulty and options (for fillings, fondant and decorations).
Do you have any other tips for our brides-to be?
We normally recommend that our brides choose up to 5 flavor combinations and guests then can enjoy choosing one of their favorites. Some of our top sellers are our:
- Peanut Butter Bombshell- Chocolate cake filled with peanut butter mousse and peanut butter frosting with a Reese Peanut Butter Cup garnish
- Coconut Snowball- Vanilla cake filled with coconut cream and vanilla buttercream coated in flaky coconut
- SeaSalt Caramel- Chocolate cake filled with dulce de leche and chocolate buttercream with a caramel drizzle and crunchy seasalt.
Many of our brides rent the cupcake tower for their cupcakes and we make a 6″ cutting cake for the top. That way they can do the traditional cake cutting photos.
Anyone else thinking “I need a cupcake”? Check out the daily menu on the BabyCakes Facebook page.
For more local wedding ideas, DIY tutorials, and shabby chic ideas read our entire Wedding March series!
Vintage luggage is perfect for a wedding. It’s the start of a new adventure! Plus they are oh so pretty.
We usually have a case or two available in our Top Drawer Finds Etsy shop and you can always count on Faded Velvet in Hartville, Ohio to have some cuties to choose from.
2. Card Collection
Card banners will be available in the wedding section of our Handmade Market, opening this Spring!
This case has been painted on one side with chalkboard paint. Erase and use it for home decor after the big day!
4. Bridal Shower Buffet Table
Tissue Paper Pom Pom tutorial coming later this week!
5. Seating Chart
Just add wire and clothespins! We are planning on trying something similar for our earring display at the new shop. Tutorial coming soon.
For more DIY wedding ideas read our entire Wedding March series.
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!
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
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
Megan is guest blogging on the I Heart Stark Blog today.
Check out her adventure and tips on what to wear while cross-country skiing at Cross Country Skiing at Quail Hollow State Park, Hartville
These last three nights at Quail Hollow State Park have been a blur of activity!
In spite of the rain nearly 1,500 people visited the park for Christmas at the Hollow. Barb and I thoroughly enjoyed sharing stories in the master bedroom and hearing memories of others.
In case you missed it here are some photos from our room!
“I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” Master Bedroom tree with over 700 lights!
“Joy” master bedroom mantle. The “O” is a picture frame and the “Y” is a branch from our backyard.
OR according to the 8 year old little boy walking through the room “Dad! Look at that huge sling-shot”
Master dressing room decorated in pinks and golds and vintage accessories from our Etsy shop.
Bottle Brush Trees, the decorated mantle, and Dutch tile outlined fireplace. It’s so cozy, we just want to curl up and stay all day.
We’re writing over on the Discover Hartville Blog today!
Barb shares her memories of Christmas at the Hollow from over 20 years ago when Meg and Em were little and how we’ve made a new tradition by joining in on decorating for the event.
Check it out here: Best Bib and Tucker Pop-Up Market at Christmas at the Hollow