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A Look Back at 2012: The Bliss Wedding & Event Design Year in Review

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This is always one of my favorite posts to write of the year.  It’s so much fun to look back at all the wonderful people we met, clients we worked with and beautiful events we produced. 

Be sure to click on the links within the post they’re linked to fun images from our events and travels!  Here we go!

January 2012
I was fortunate to attend the Alt Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I attended alongside a few planner friends – Ali, Candice and Stephanie from various cities around the country.  Candice from Jubilee Events and I took a quick trip up to Park City for Sundance Film Festival.  It was amazing!  You can see a few of our snowy pics on my Instagram feed here.   If you ever have the chance to attend this film festival go! It was such a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to get back one of these days.

February 2012
We were asked to style two booths at the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show. I love the designs we came up with.  The first booth was a Sweet 16 party theme and the second booth was a 1st Birthday circus theme.  The milestone birthday themed and tied to areas and different history items in Columbus and tie into the Bicentennial of Columbus.  You can see the booths here and here

March 2012
It’s Cakes For A Cause was right around the corner so we were busy working on the sweetness of our 3rd year hosting this event.  We were also busy planning the beautiful details of our summer and fall weddings!

April 2012
Cakes For A Cause was April 5th at the Mid Ohio Foodbank again!  We were back and sweeter than ever!  We had a fantastic turnout and with the support of our family, friends and neighbors, we raised enough to feed 24 people for an entire year!  24 PEOPLE!   ps – mark you calendars for 2013 – Thursday, March 28 from 6-9pm!

Also this month I was featured in Special Event Magazine talking about our newest company – Oh So Lovely Events.  The girls of Oh So Lovely specialize in wedding day coordination

May 2012
This was different this year to be off for the month of May but we stayed busy planning our fall weddings and meeting with some wonderful new brides that we welcomed into the Bliss and Oh So Lovely Events family!

June 2012
On June 9th, Dick and Elise said “I do” at the Topiary Garden and celebrated with their guests at the Blue Stone.  

I also became an official member of the Ohio State University Hospitality Management Board!  As an Alum I’m so excited to be a part of this great group of professionals!

July 2012
This was a pretty busy month in the Bliss and Oh So Lovely Studio!  On July 28th we had 3 couples walk down the ailse!

Samantha and Teddy walked down the aisle at St Andrews in Upper Arlington and celebrated with their guests at Scioto Country Club.

Ania and Bill walked down the aisle at St Joseph Cathedral and celebrated with their guests at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Haley and Oliver walk down the aisle in a hay field in Northwest Columbus complete with english morning suits, top hats and tulips.  The moved to a neighboring field to celebrate with their guests under a beautiful high peak tent!

August 2012
We only had one wedding this month and oh my goodness was is a pretty one!  Lindsay and Kurt walk down the aisle at St Francis Assisi in Victorian Village and then celebrated with their guests at the Ohio Statehouse.   Ellysium Productions was on hand to film the same day edit film.  It’s one of our favorites!  

September 2012
Our fall was moving full steam ahead! 

We started the month with Sean & Stephanie’s wedding at Sean’s parent’s house in Delaware Ohio.  This was a gorgeous tented wedding that was so unique and true to Sean and Steph’s playful personalities!  
 
Every year we volunteer our services to the Short North Civic Association’s Home and Garden Tour.  This was my 11th year helping plan the preview event.  Seventh Son’s Brewing Company was our host for the night and it was so exciting to get a sneak peak of the great new location here in the Short North.  

Sarah & Dan walked down the aisle at St Brigid of Kildare and then celebrated with friends and family at Muirfiled Village Golf Club.  It was a great day, but mother nature was not very cooperative.  Cold temps, strong winds and a power outage made for an interesting evening.…but we were so prepared and the party went on and was just perfect!

October 2012
We were off for the month of October so I took advantage of a few days to run away to Walt Disney World with my little guysIt was such a fun trip to see the magic of Disney and what magical moments we created and will keep with us always.  This is one of the boys favorite photos from our trip.  That’s my dad and I diving the Living Seas in EPCOT.  They boys were beyond excited and I could actually hear the through the thick glass wall.  One of my favorite moments EVER.    

November 2012
Shannon and Benji were married on November 10th at St Joseph Cathedral and then celebrated with their guests at the Ohio Statehouse.  Their wedding had a little bit of Panamanian flair to it and was such a unqiue experience for everyone in attendance.   
  
November 17th was wedding day for Elizabeth and Johnny!  They said I do and celebrated with their families at Darby House in a heartfelt and intimate wedding.   

December 2012
We started the month with Emily and James‘ wedding at the Athletic Club of Columbus.  It was a beautiful Christmas inspired affair with fun touches like real live mistletoe.  This was their 2nd wedding in one week.  Their 1st wedding was earlier in the week in London England!

The day after Emily and James’ wedding I jetted off to engage!12 at the Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.  This is one of my favorite events to attend and this was my fifth engage! event.  I love visitng and engaging with my event friends for a few days.  I‘m always amazed and the ideas I come home with!  You can see my recap posts here and here!  

Tonight, Suzanne and Mike are tying the knot and celebrating their marriage and ringing in the new year all at once!  If you follow the Oh So Lovely instagram and twitter @ohsolovelyinc you can see a few images from their big day!

Whew!  What a year it was!  I’m so grateful for our amazing clients, vendor partners, friends and family.   I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store for us and our clients.  

Have a Happy New Year!  I hope it’s a year filled with love, joy and peace!

xo
Kasey  
    

A Look Back at 2012: Interns Reflections

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Well the end of the year has come and it is time for us the interns to tell you our favorite moments and decor items of the year the year were! We are not seasoned professionals, but we know what we like so we are taking a shot at predicting what the upcoming trends for the new year will be. So I will step up to the plate first. My name is Maggie Apel and I have been working with Kasey since June and had the chance to see many bea-u-tiful weddings! There are two things that stick out in my mind as things that I loved. This moment.

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The light was just right the wind was bowling her veil without someone holding it up out of the shot. Second I am a bit of a flower freak and there have been two Oh So Lovely weddings that have had just wonderful flowers (not that the other were not)! Flowers on Orchard Lane really knows what they are doing!

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As for trends. Well I think that the same day edit will become more popular. Because it is all the best parts of the day for you to see and the bride and groom get to see each other getting ready for the big day and there is just something downright fun about getting to watch your whole wedding day over again in under ten minutes! Also when it comes to colors say hello to naturals with pops of jewel tones! Much like the trends in the fashion world of a neon paired with a neutral. The wedding world is ready to accept this trend with open arms. Sans neon part because that’s just crazy.

Paige Endicott has been working with Kasey just about as long as I have (she started in April)! But have no worries we each found different things to love about the weddings we have seen. Her favorite thing from this year was the BEAUTIFUL Sperry Tentfrom Sean and Stephanie’s wedding, need I say more??

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As far as trends for next year she thinks that Luxe Vintage will be a big decor theme for 2013. For example, as a table setting there would be an assortment of antique sterling silver candelabras and candle holders, and antique jars along with linens that contains a lot of texture such as lace. “I love when centerpieces are not all identical! There is something about an eclectic mix of decor that I find to be very beautiful and charming!” She exclaimed to me as she was excitedly talking about this trend making its way onto the scene.

Ann Ankenbauer has been work for Kasey for a year in January (woo)!  Her favorite thing that she saw this year was at one of our Oh So Lovelyweddings. Haley and Ollie. There story is one for the storybooks! They met in South Sudan while working to empower girls there. The live in England now, but having just seen them at the wedding of her best friend I am excited to say that they get to go back to the place they fell in love to help those same girls! So this precious moment on the hay bale a beautiful picture of a beautiful couple! Any bride who is willing to climb up on a hay bale with her groom is awesome in my book!

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A trend that I see coming up in the new year is that brides are going to be taking some bold risks with their neckwear! Statement necklace have just been for the bold of heart, most girls don’t think that they can pull them off. But have no fear…you can! It is your day and you most can definitely pull them off!

Wishing you the happiest of New Years!

xoxo, The Interns (Maggie, Paige and Anna)

Wedding: Dick & Elise (a summer affiar)

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We had the pleasure of being apart of Dick and Elise’s special day in June. It was an Oh so Lovely wedding. Elise was a wonderful bride she had so many fun summer colors. Her ceremony was at the Topiary park downtown and the reception was at the Bluestone. Lang Thomas was there photographer, he was a hoot to work with he had a real southern charm ( he is from Kentucky). Below are a few pictures from the wedding and the link is to the rest of the photos! Happy viewing!

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xoxo, Kasey& The Bliss Girls

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