If you follow my blog or my facebook page you have heard me talk a lot about Love+Bash lately. I just realized I haven't properly explained what exactly Love+Bash is. While I wait on my gorgeous model for the Love+Bash promo shoot today I want to give you a better understanding of how Love+Bash was created and let you know what to expect there.
I am new to the Cincinnati wedding industry so I decided it would be in my best interest to network with other vendors. As I was searching the net I stumbled upon Your Wedding by Jen an event planning/design company ran by Jen Pritchard. I stalked Jen's blog for a while and totally fell in love with the her style and attitude. I emailed Jen and asked her to meet me for lunch. Lunch never worked out, but eventually dinner and drinks did. During our 5 hour dinner, we were discussing the wedding industry and the direction it was heading in Cincinnati. Weddings have changed a lot over the past few years. People are no longer having the same wedding their parents had. If you follow any of the most popular wedding blogs you know they are overflowing with amazing ideas to make your wedding a reflection of your style. We wanted to find a way to bring these ideas and the vendors who are pushing the limit creatively to our clients in Cincinnati. As wedding vendors we feel it is our responsibility to do so, most brides don't start researching wedding ideas until they get engaged, we do it every day.
Our major complaint over dinner was that the resources for creative wedding ideas in Cincinnati were practically non existent. Bridal shows have become very predictable and boring. After seeing indie bridal shows pop up in all of the major cities we felt it was time to bring one to Cincinnati. I am a firm believer in the saying, if you want change, you make change. During our very first time meeting we made the decision to create an alternative wedding expo to showcase Cincinnati's coolest wedding vendors. After a very long brainstorming session we came up with the name Love+Bash, and started to develop the concept and research vendors. Unlike most bridal shows there will be no booths or pushiness. We have hand picked Cincinnati's finest to showcase at Love+Bash. The vendors will be presenting their work as you would see it at a wedding. There will be a fashion show featuring independent designers and vintage finds as well as DIY classes. The response has been overwhelming from both vendors and brides.
I could not be more happy to be working with such an amazing person on this event. Jen and I compliment each other well. We feed off of each other and encourage each other. Our style is so much alike that we have to call each other when we go out together to make sure we are not wearing the same thing. :) She is very organized and has great taste. From my experience working on weddings last year I would have to say hiring a wedding planner for your day is one of the best investments you will make. They take care of all of the details that far too ofter fall in the hands of the couple and their families. Having someone there to take care of all of the details ensures you and your family will be able to enjoy the day without worry. Visit Jen's website to find out more about her services. She offers every thing from day of coordination to full on event design.
Here we are at the Live Click Photo Booth at recent vendor event. It was too much fun! See more images from that event here. Two of our featured vendors, Inspired Floral Design and Sweet Cakes Ltd. helped on the event design. Thanks to Ciulla Photography for the beautiful images.