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Pink & Gray Downtown Cincinnati Wedding

In my color palette book, pink + gray reign king. It’s the perfect combination of soft and sweet, and this Cincinnati bride brought that very vision to life. With the talents of Viva Bella Events by her side, she achieved a day that’s got “SMP” written all over it, and Clary Pfeiffer captured each and every bit. Head to the gallery and watch the entire shebang from Epic Motion below.

From Clary Pfeiffer… From day one, Kristen described her wedding vision as simple and elegant. A pearl among gemstones, she wanted a day inspired by classic beauty, foregoing flashy gimmicks for subtle, luxurious details. Kristen chose elements to compliment the nature of the day. Her love for Andrew, both sweet and mature in nature became a muse for the design of the wedding. Every detail exuded simple romance and fashionable sophistication.

The reception was held at The Center, in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. The room displayed large floor-to-ceiling windows at either end, giving the guests a taste of the city. Using the cityscape as a backdrop, Kristen’s vision took life in the matter of a few hours. The room was dressed in square tables with stone linens and large wooden farm tables with matching stone runners. The chairs put a twist on the traditional as gold chivari chairs sat before the square tables and ghost chairs sat at the wooden farm tables.

Emphasizing the warm tones in the grey linens and mimicking the gold chivari chairs, gold utensils and lined chargers sat at each place setting. Kristen chose a palette of pale pinks and champagnes tones to accent the stone neutrals. The flower arrangements, napkins, crystal votives, and the rose champagne poured in every guest’s glass gave the room a light and polished feel. Paired with the flickering of the votives, the ambiance created was truly romantic and undeniably lovely.

Kristen and Andrew’s first reaction to their reception was nothing but dazzling smiles. In awe of all their decisions coming together into one fantastic vision, the two were amazed and giddy in their post-ceremony excitement. This feeling spread through the room, as guests were welcomed in to the sounds of the Dan Rafferty band, brought in all the way from Detroit. As guests entered, they were greeted by the splendor of the overall décor, the simple three-tiered cake with charming pink flowers decorating the exterior, and of course the newly weds beaming with wedding pride.

It was definitely an infectious happiness that followed through each course of dinner and guests danced and celebrated with Andrew and Kristen as the sun set behind the city.

Photography: Clary Pfeiffer | Videography: Epic Motion | Event Design: Viva Bella Events | Event Planning: Viva Bella Events | Wedding Dress: JCrew | Cake: Maribelle Cakery | Invitations: Poeme | Reception Venue: The Center | Catering: Funky's Catering | Lighting: Goodwin Lighting Services | Band: Dan Rafferty | Linens: Wildflower Linens | Photography - Assistance: Jen And Jonah | Rentals: All Occasions Event Rentals | Rentals: Camargo Events | Wedding Venue: St. Ursula Chapel

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Romantic Bistro Wedding

When these high-school sweeties tied the knot, they knew they wanted something unique. The result? One modern industrial affair that’ll leave you breathless. With guests gathering at their favorite restaurant, organic touches of metallic and blush lend to the decor. Their love story came to life with the help of Greenhouse Florist and Lauren Gabrielle, and you can see the pretty-filled results right over here.


From the beautiful Bride… Josh and I met in high school and began dating while we were off at separate colleges. We both moved back home to Cleveland after graduation, excited to finally be in the same place. When Josh proposed, we began the wedding planning quickly. I had been dreaming of a modern or industrial affair for awhile, but we couldn’t seem to find the right venue, so we changed tactics. Josh and I didn’t want something very traditional, so we began thinking of alternative venues. It was then we thought of Crop Bistro, one of our favorite restaurants which is located inside of an old bank (think marble floors, bank vault). They do other events, but we weren’t sure if they would host a wedding. As luck would have it, they were willing and available. Holding our wedding at Crop was one of the best decisions we made during the wedding planning. As Crop was already very detailed on its own, we kept the decor more organic with touches of metallics and blush. Being a restaurant, the food was incredible (good food was high on our list of must haves). Our wedding was everything we could have imagined and more. It was like a huge dinner party, complete with our favorite people and their dancing shoes!

While I know there are so many places to find wedding advice these days, I just have a few pieces to share. It is okay to be choosy about your wedding vendors. You only get to choose the right vendors once (and we chose the best!). The whole day goes by so quickly, be sure that you don’t miss it because you are worrying about your missing cake knife (I promise no one will notice!). This day is not just about you, it is also about all the people who have supported and loved you throughout your whole life. Celebrate them too.

Photography: Lauren Gabrielle Photography | Videography: Infocus Studios | Coordination: At Last Events | Floral Design: Greenhouse Florist | Wedding Dress: Anna Maeir/Ulla Maija | Invitations: Blue Envelope Boutique | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Makeup: MKleinman Artistry | Hair: Katie Papson | Lighting: Vincent Lighting | Band: Special Request | Groom's Attire: Burberry | Ceremony & Reception: Crop Bistro & Bar

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Kristin La Voie Photography + A Discount + A Giveaway!

http://kristinlavoie.comAround these parts, Kristin La Voie Photography is totally legend.  An award winning photographer recently named one of the Best Wedding Photographers of 2015, she is a serious expert at capturing each and every gorgeous moment of your day as it unfolds naturally.  In other words?  Stunning images for you, and a whole lot of swooning for those of us here at SMP.  We call that a win-win, lovelies.

A specialist in film photography, and one of the leading film photogs in the Chicago area, we’ve been obsessed with Kristin’s work since the very moment we laid our eyes on her breathtaking captures.  Think beautiful light-filled images that document your day in the prettiest of ways.  With Kristin La Voie Photography, you’ll have those special moments you didn’t even realize were being captured (she’s that good, people) to remember for always.  And, bonus.  Kristin La Voie Photography recently launched KLP BEAUTY, a brand new site totally devoted to capturing all of you stunning brides pre-wedding in a beautiful + oh-so-romantic light.  It’s boudoir reinvented, and it’s totally awesome.

Contact Kristin La Voie Photography today to get started on your amazing journey.  And don’t forget that Kristin is offering SMP readers $300 off any 2015 wedding package through March 31st!


Kristin La Voie Photography is giving away a Boudoir Mini Session to one lucky SMP reader, which will include session time (30 minutes) and digital images!*  To enter, leave a comment below telling us your most beautiful feature!  The winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, March 27, 2015.  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies! xo

*Boudoir session must be held at a location within 20 miles of 60174.  Value $450. 

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