Wednesday, October 22, 2014

White Star Farm: Hali & Kevin, September 201

Looking for a beautiful, rustic farm wedding in the Central Ohio area? White Star Farm is the perfect venue for weddings and receptions, corporate outings and non-profit galas. Check out these lovely photos from Hali and Kevin's September wedding! Visit the White Star Farm Facebook for more photos of this beautiful space, and click here for rental rates.
Photos by Angela Fortin

Thursday, October 16, 2014

High Line Car House: the perfect space for your wedding!

High Line Car House was built in 1873 as a car house and horse barn for Columbus’ streetcar system, and today it operates as a beautiful downtown event space run by Two Caterers. Featuring high ceilings, original wood trusses and exposed brick, High Line Car House is the perfect location for your wedding. High Line Car House can accommodate 350 guests for a cocktail party with limited seating and up to 300 guests for a seated event with a served meal. Optimal wedding capacity is 180-250. Click here for more information!
Photos by Red Gallery Photography and Rob McDowell.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Food Trucks + Weddings = Fun!

One of the top wedding trends of the year is to add some food truck action!

Couples are not just using the truck as a fun surprise but mostly as entertainment for the down time between wedding and reception or as a late night treat for guests.

We have been booking our food truck for weddings for the last year, and each event is more fun than the last.

We have done everything from serving the entire meal off the truck to providing a freshly-cut french fry and toppings bar for the after-party to serving fancy gruyere gougers with lemon aioli as a pre-reception hors d'oeuvre.

The cool thing about our truck is that it acts as a mobile kitchen for our chefs. Our chefs can create anything you request or are happy to make suggestions for cuisine that will fit your theme.

At the last wedding we attended, when the DJ announced that we would be arriving around 9pm, the crowd cheered! It was an unforgettable addition to a beautiful event.

If you are interested in learning more about how a food truck might be used at your wedding, call us!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

We Love Martha Stewart!

If you are getting married, and you haven't checked out yet, do yourself a favor. There are so many great tips. Not every one will apply to you, but every once awhile you'll come across something you wouldn't have been able to live without.

Tips for Your Wedding Reception

Some of the tips really stood out.  Like this one:

#4:  Work with What You Have
An all-white theme won't do in a hotel ballroom papered in red and gold, nor does it make sense to try to transform a rustic lodge into the crystal palace. Make existing hues a part of your palette by incorporating complementing shades in your centerpieces.
And #22:  Consider a Full-Service Deal
A site with a fee that includes necessities such as linens and furniture may at first appear more expensive than an a la carte venue, but once you factor in rental fees, you may ultimately keep costs down.

Which is related to this one:

#23:  Stay in One Place
Have your wedding and reception in the same location. You'll spend less on decor, as well as on transportation costs for you and your wedding attendants.

#32 is so cute:  Offer Small Amusements
Unexpected entertainment is wonderful when your guests tire of dancing. A portrait station of do-it-yourself Polaroids, a cigar roller, or a strolling palm reader can offer a touch of surprise and whimsy.

#37:  Streamline the Bar
There's no need at many weddings to stock your bar with a full selection of liquor. A red and a white wine, a sparkling wine, and a signature cocktail are plenty, and they're economical to boot.

And we love this idea:

#40:  Serve a Mini Meal
If you choose to have an after-party, you'll need to provide refreshments, such as a light buffet of snacks or breakfast treats. Plan on enough for about one-quarter to one-third of your total original invitees.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

"I DO" - an Artisan Wedding Event - THIS SATURDAY!

We are pleased to introduce “I DO”
an Artisan Wedding Event to Central Ohio!

Many craft/artisan shows and bridal shows occur annually in the Central Ohio area, but there is no show to connect brides with locally-produced wedding-centric arts and crafts. “I DO” will be that connection with artisans of many disciplines — jewelers, tailors, custom dressmakers, printers, and more. A complete list of vendors participating is available here.

“I DO” will also focus on vendors with environmentally-friendly practices. In addition to the show, we will also be presenting speakers and workshops. For example, we will be leading a workshop on "Zero-Waste Weddings.” The complete speaker schedule is available here.

“I DO” will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at the Ballroom at Oakhurst. Parking and admission are free!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wedding Trends 2013

We scoured the internet to find what wedding trends are big for 2013.  Everyone is talking about:

both traditional and laser-cut.
and neutral matching colors
like muted pinks and purples
LOOK: THE 1920s
inspired by Downton Abbey &
The Great Gatsby
From Hello! Daily News
Particularly chevrons and gingham. Featured prominently in another trend - sophisticated picnic receptions.
From Belle the Magazine
in everything from
flowers to wedding gowns to drinks
featuring campfires, woodsy decor, 
Both photos from Studio Uma.
From a wedding at Rockmill Brewery.