09/20/2017  . Baby Shower at Hotel Covington

A perfect way to welcome baby! Geodes and an abundance of crystals and gemstone inspired this late summer baby shower with contemporary and classic elements at the Hotel Covington. A spectrum of blues and soft buttery creams and white united the elements lending an organic, loose atmosphere to the architectural details of the historic hotel. The baby shower invitation features watercolor layers of blue printed with gold foil on double thick paper. Rich navy blue envelopes were addressed in gold calligraphy.

watercolor baby shower invitation by Poeme

watercolor baby shower table setting

The incredibly talented Marti Heard Designs did her magic with florals and greenery on the tables.

geode cake for baby shower

 

watercolor baby shower geode cake table setting

Tiered geode cakes in gold, white and blue were beautifully created by Sugar Realm. So honored to have been a small part of this gorgeous and joyful celebration!

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09/12/2017  . Art Prints | Fox & Crow Paper

D is for duck and daffodil, J is for jellyfish. We love these new charming watercolor art prints from Fox & Crow Paper. Alphabet prints make a sweet, smart, unique baby gift. Each art print features a capital letter in black watercolor with its animal and floral counterpart.

Make it a set and frame baby’s initials! 

Alphabet Art Prints

Alphabet art prints

A is for alpaca and azaleas

Alphabet art prints

J is for jellyfish and jasmine

Alphabet art prints

Alphabet art prints

Alphabet art prints

D is for duck and daffodil

Alphabet art prints

H is for hippo and hydrangea

Alphabet art prints

B is for bear and begonias

Alphabet art prints

S is for sloth and snapdragons

Alphabet art prints

C is for cat and cosmos

Alphabet art prints

N is for narwhal

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09/04/2017  . I Do Mondays | Labor Day Weekend

Happy Labor Day and congrats to our holiday weekend couples! 

Jillian + Kyle were married at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati. Everything was planned beautifully by Elegant Events. We love the palette of green eucalyptus, sea blue watercolor washes and soft neutral grays on their bright white suite. A perfect end of summer celebration!

 

watercolor suite with monogram and wreath

Roger + Doug were married at the beautiful  Church of the Ascension in Middletown with a reception downtown at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Their wedding cake by Sugar Realm was spectacular with hints of copper and sugar flowers that look like they were cut from a dream garden in the clouds.
Opulence at its finest this invitation suite was multi-layered metallics, copper and gold with an Art Deco inspired design in black that repeats on the response card, envelope liner and booklet program. Everything took inspiration from glamour and sophistication of the Hall of Mirrors.

 

Elizabeth + James were married in Washington Park and then celebrated at the historic and gorgeous Woodward Theater. We love the delicate hanging garden design with the hint of gold foil strung lights, fitting for an outdoor celebration! Take note of the wedding date shown in both English and Hebrew.

 

All the best to all our wonderful couples! We wish you all the happiness together!

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08/28/2017  . I Do Mondays

Congratulations to our weekend couples!

Anne + Mitch were married at Cincinnati’s beloved Zoo and Botanical Gardens in the Safari Lodge. What an absolute delight to create the stationery for this celebration! Zebras, koala bears, lions, rhinos and bears all made appearances throughout the paper goods in the form of delightful watercolor paintings.

Watercolor wedding stationery

The table numbers and escort cards feature colorful, naturalistic watercolors of a few of the inhabitants of the zoo including the adorable fox seen below. The greenery edging along the sides of the main wedding invitation and response card adds the perfect touch of late summer foliage. The information enclosure has a watercolor elephant with its trunk raised in celebration of the upcoming event – all tucked into a textured kraft envelope with the king of the animals resting above the return address on the envelope flap.

Watercolor wedding stationery

Molly + Thomas were married at St. Ann’s with a reception at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. We love the classic navy and white with a twist of summer in their additions of bright red which were carried into the reception decor. The light lacy navy blue motif was thermography printed adding texture to the invite and enclosures. 

Classic Navy and White thermography printed stationery

All the best to our couples! We wish you all the happiness in the world!

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08/27/2017  . Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

A Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky blush and gold wedding highlighting two of the area’s most beautiful and historic treasures. Allison + Paul were married in The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington whose construction began in 1895 and was modeled after the magnificent Notre Dame with its stain glass windows and awe inspiring architecture.

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

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Fast forward 25 years to the Big Band era when The Pavilion Ballroom in Netherland Plaza was at the height of popularity. The spaciousness of the Ballroom made it the perfect choice for the reception and was decorated with beautiful florals by Ford-Ellington.

Allison + Paul choose an elegant invitation suite with beaded border and gold thermography. We love how the laser cut metallic wrap on the invitation tied in with the intricate detailing on Allison’s gown. Bridesmaids were beautiful in their gold sparkling gowns and Allison was a gorgeous bride. The day was captured by Laura Leppert of Leppert Photography.

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

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What’s your style?

Casual or Formal – Formal
Vintage or. Modern – Vintage
Chocolate or Vanilla – Vanilla
Roses or Peonies – Roses
Pie or Cake – Cake
Lipstick or Gloss – Gloss
Rustic or Urban – Urban

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

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Tell us a little about you and Paul.

Paul and I have been together for about four years now (and married for two months :)). We both grew up in Northern Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky. I am a 1st grade teacher at Latonia Elementary in Covington, Kentucky and Paul is an Underwriter at Great American Insurance Group. Paul is a huge sports fan (UK basketball, Notre Dame Football, St. Louis Cardinals… to name a few) so we travel all over to see these teams play. We are both very family oriented and love to spend time with friends and family. We are waiting for our Chocolate Lab, Yadi, to be born to add to our family :)

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

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How did you and Paul meet? What was your first impression of him? What was his first impression of you?

Paul and I met in 2013 when I was a student at the University of Kentucky. He had graduated prior from the University of Kentucky so we knew of each other but never really formally met. My little sister, Meredith, and his little sister, Sarah, had been trying to set us up since high school! My first impression of Paul was how much of a gentleman he was and his amazing personality. On our first date, there wasn’t a silent moment. I felt like I had known him forever. Paul says his first impression of me was how beautiful, sweet, and nice I was.

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Tell us about the proposal.

Paul proposed to me a week before Christmas. Paul told me that we were invited to a work Christmas party so we got all dressed up and we were on our way to the party. We left a little early so we decided to drive around for a bit and take the scenic route to Mt. Adams. Paul asked if we wanted to stop and get a drink to kill some time so he pulled over at the Rookwood which overlooked Cincinnati. We were looking at the view and next thing I knew Paul was on one knee with a stunning ring. I don’t think I could have said “yes” any faster. (P.S. there was no Christmas Party). Paul told me that all our friends and family were back at my house ready to celebrate!

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

How did you decide on your venue? What aspects of the venue did you enjoy most?

Since we had such a large wedding, the venues in the area were scarce. I loved the idea of having an elegant downtown wedding that had a lot of history behind it. We chose the Hilton Netherland Plaza because of the decor and services it provided. The Pavilion Ballroom was perfect with the stage for our live band and the tall ceilings for our flowers. From the first day we met the Hilton’s wedding coordinator Taylor, she made sure everything down to the last detail was perfect for us.

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Describe your wedding day. Is there a particular moment that remains in your memory most vividly?

Our wedding day is a day that we will never forget. My favorite memory from the wedding was the private time Paul and I had after the ceremony and before the reception. After we left the church, we walked out the courtyard and got to celebrate us, just us two. Also, we did not have a first look so walking down the aisle to Paul will be a memory I will never forget.

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

What was your favorite detail?

Our favorite details were the flowers and the band. Kevin Ford of Ford-Ellington Floral Design made our room spectacular and the band kept us dancing all night long.

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

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What song did you choose for your first dance?

Etta James “At Last” sung by the AMAZING Sly Band. We are both old souls and love oldies music. We originally wanted Louie Armstrong’s La Vie En Rose but also wanted a song that could be played by a live band.

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Where did you spend your honeymoon?

We left the morning after our wedding and traveled to Maui, Hawaii for 5 days and then Kauai for 5 days.

Wedding Spotlight | Allison + Paul

Leppert Photography

Thank you so much Allison + Paul for sharing your gorgeous wedding ceremony and Pavilion Ballroom reception with us! We wish you all the happiness in the world! 

Allison’s Dress: Fabulous Bridal – Allure | Paul’s tux: Folchi’s | Flowers: Ford Ellington | Event Planner: Elisa Mackenzie with Elegant Events | Cake: A Spoon Fulla Sugar | Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption | Reception Venue: Hilton Netherland Plaza – Pavilion Ballroom | Photography: Laura Leppert Photography | Stationery: Poeme | Limousine: Land Force One | Videographer: Poetic Cinema | Makeup + Hair: BrideFace

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08/24/2017  . Conversation Starters | Table Topics

What’s your proudest accomplishment?

Is it more essential to develop beliefs or gain knowledge?

What event in the past, present or future would you like to witness in person? 

Table Topics | Couples Edition

Table Topics | Couples Edition

Conversation starters for couples, teens, family gathering, for kids, friends, introverts and girls night out. Refine your social skills, get real, get deep, improve your relationships. Table topics is a box of cards that have a simple icebreaker question to get the conversation started. Continue reading

08/14/2017  . I Do Mondays

Congrats to our weekend couples!

Libby + Brendan were married at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel at Summit Country Day School with reception at The Center.

Wedding Stationery by Poeme

Libby + Brendan

Anna + Nathan were married at Whitehead Manor in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

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08/07/2017  . Wedding Spotlight | Stephanie + Scott

Images by Daniel Michael

A beautiful northern Kentucky wedding that began at The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and finished perfectly at The Pavilion Ballroom. Stephanie + Scott shared their late spring wedding with us which was bursting with florals by Ford-Ellington Flowers. Stephanie’s bridesmaids were gorgeous in a soft shade of pink.

The photos taken by Images by Daniel Michael are a delight. We love the interest and history the brick streets and stone walls of Covington add to the story of the day! Continue reading

07/31/2017  . I Do Mondays

Congratulations to our weekend couples!

Maggie + Mike were married at St. Thomas Church in Fort Thomas with a reception at The Renaissance. Beautifully coordinated by Tres Chic Events. Jessica + Michael were married at Christ the King Church in Clifton with a reception at The Pinnacle Ballroom in Covington. 

custom stationery by Poeme

custom stationery by Poeme

custom stationery by Poeme

All the very best you all! 

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07/30/2017  . Wedding Spotlight | Maggie + Bryan

Frame 805 Photography

Maggie + Bryan’s wedding just happened to fall on Cinco de Mayo so they decided to have a bit of fun with it at their beautiful Drees Pavillion reception. The day began in the charming town of Fort Thomas, Kentucky where the couple were married at St. Thomas Church on a slightly rainy day. We think Maggie looks gorgeous in her gown complete with clear umbrella that caught and reflected the soft light of the misty May day. Her bridesmaids wore pale blush and carried perfect little bundles of emerald greenery and blush rose. The day was captured by Frame 805 Photography Continue reading