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Holy Moly You Will Not Be Forgetting This Wedding Anytime Soon!

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Holy moly you will not be forgetting this wedding anytime soon! From the brides stunning and classic wedding gown to the over the top ceremony on a glowing white stage, and we can't even describe the jaw dropping reception that was held a ballroom at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel! It feels like something out of a movie with dramatic pink lighting and glittering chandeliers. Trust us, you just have to see every last bit of Taryn and Garrett's glam-fabulous wedding day! 

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This Day Is unforgettable

From Kirkbrides Wedding Planning & Design: Taryn and Garrett’s September wedding was an absolutely stunning event that their guests will never forget! Their wedding ceremony and reception both took place at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cleveland. Taryn chose a neutral color palette with touches of blush pink and florals by Pieter Bouterse Studio delivered just that! From the drapery, lighting, and beautiful arrangements for the ceremony, to the mixture of high and low centerpieces, custom dance floor and stage for the reception space, the Renaissance was completely transformed.

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Show Stopping Reception

After the ceremony, guests made their way up to the third floor of the Renaissance where they were greeted with passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and the music of Harpist Virginia Dickson from Cleveland Music Group. A beautiful display of escort cards, created by Blue Envelope Boutique, surrounded a gorgeous floral centerpiece full of roses and orchids as guests entered the ballroom. 

Once inside the ballroom, guests were taken aback by multiple chandeliers and large hanging floral chandeliers. A striking four tier wedding cake from Luna Bakery was displayed on the crisp white custom-made dance floor. Also inside the reception space were multiple lounge areas with furniture provided by Borrow Rentals where guests could relax after having their photo taken in the photo booth provided by ShutterBooth

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Wedding Advice & Budget Breakdown

My number one advice is to have a wedding planner or at the very least someone who can coordinate on the day of. There are so many moving parts that have to come together for a wedding to go smoothly. Find a wedding planner who can handle all of this so you can enjoy every moment of your wedding day without any stress! I would also suggest that when designing your wedding day itinerary you allot even more time than you think you will need for the various events. It takes a long time for everyone to get ready, The larger your wedding party, the more time you need to allow for everyone to get ready and take photos.  

Make sure you have a pair of lower shoes to change into for the reception. You don't want to have to sit on the sidelines of your own wedding because your feet hurt! Additionally, bring a lot of safety pins! My dress was bustled to the height of my high heels so when I put on flats later in the night my dress was way too long. I had to use safety pins to help make it shorter so I wasn't stepping on it.  

Budget Breakdown 

Makeup for bridal party - Maggie Kleinman $895 

Hair for bridal party - Lather a salon $775 

Cake - Luna Bakery $1200 

Macaroons - Luna Bakery $356 

Cupcakes - Sweet Utopia Bakery $108 

Flowers, lighting, decor - Pieter Bouterse Studio $61,118 

Linens, chairs, chargers - Event Source $10,572 

Band and DJ - Cleveland Music Group $13,000 

Wedding planner - Kirkbrides $5,100 

Wedding dress - Allure Bridal (added cap sleeves, beads, lace and buttons) $3,000 

Shoes - Christian Louboutin $795 

Photo Booth - Shutter booth $729 

Venue - Cleveland Renaissance Hotel, food $32,000, alcohol $16,000 

Videographer - Red Bicycle Media $4,800 

Photographer - Style and Story Creative $7,773 

Lounge furniture - Borrow Rentals $1,398

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@eventsourcerentalEvent Source@eventsourcerental
@lunabakerycafeLuna Bakery@lunabakerycafe'
EntertainmentDJ Chris Wallace
The Avenue
Virginia Dickson

Event Planning & DesignKirkbrides Wedding Planning & Design
Flowers, Lighting & DrapingPieter Bouterse Studio
Health & BeautyLather
Maggie Kleinman

LightingVincent Lighting
OfficiantFather Tom Elsasser
Paper Goods & CalligraphyBlue Envelope Boutique
Photo BoothShutterBooth
PhotographersStyle & Story Creative
RentalsBorrow Vintage and Eclectic Rentals
TransportationBVIP Limousine
M.V.P. Valet

VenueRenaissance Cleveland Hotel
Wedding FilmsRed Bicycle Media