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Congratulations! With this year’s wedding season well underway, newly engaged couples are experiencing a spectacular time to start their planning journey. Peppered from Ashtabula and Sandusky to Mansfield and Cleveland, bridal professionals are eager to partner with this years’ couples to create their perfect day! Desired venues are ranging this year from hip downtown hotspots to elegant countryside barns, creating unique ceremonies and celebrations like no other. Bursting with lavish photographs featuring the latest wedding styles, trends, and inspiration (think Pinterest on steroids!), “Lovebook” connects you with local, musthave bridal professionals that will help bring these pages to life at your celebration! The businesses partnering with Today’s Bride – planners, consultants, photographers, florists, and more – are N.E. Ohio’s most reliable, dependable, and sought-after wedding professionals. If you're looking for the best of the best, you'll find them in these pages, waiting to hear from you. From the entire staff at Today’s Bride Magazine & Shows, congratulations on your engagement, and we wish you much joy and love on your journey as you plan this special day.

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Gorgeous Gowns

From the runway to the aisle, these

gorgeous wedding gown trends are stealing the show – and our hearts!

Stunning overlays, beautifully crafted bodices, and tiered skirts are just a few of these fashion forward bridal styles. Paired with chic beaded belts and single layer tulle veils, these silhouettes hold their own. 1 LOVEBOOK BY TODAY’S BRIDE

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1. Bare Shoulder Beauty

We’re veil over heels for this trendy take on traditional! Off-the-shoulder swag sleeves complement a sweetheart bodice while the full skirt couples romance and whimsy. With a minimalistic gown, a dramatic cathedral length veil pulls the look together perfectly.

2. Shedding Tiers

Envision yourself floating down the aisle in this incredible strapless ball gown. Layers of asymmetric tiered tulle balance the intricately beaded bodice. Does it get any dreamier than this?

3. Floral Fantasy

This understated A-line silhouette is charming, but the sheer top with laser cut floral applique is what won us over! The gardeninspired gown is light, breezy, and breathtaking; we can’t help but gush over the unique detail sure to set your dress apart from any other.

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4. Vintage Charm

Any bride with vintage flair can appreciate this captivating high-neck lace gown. The modern take on “modest” prompts a glamourous style – covered in lace and perfected with cap sleeves! Pair with a birdcage veil and a bold lip.

5. A Statement Slit

Featuring a semi-sheer bodice and a wispy skirt, this dress is equal parts sophisticated and sexy. A flowing silhouette cinches at the waist, teasing a little leg – the perfect opportunity to show off those stems (and shoes!)

6. The Passionate Two-Piece

Formal wear has fully embraced the crop top craze – just look at this stunning bohemian style bridal gown! A striking beaded crop top sits above a high-waist mermaid style tulle gown. Perfect for a destination wedding, we are SWOONING over this distinctive two-piece dress!

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Regardless of your style, we’re certain that having all these gorgeous options at your fingertips will certainly make dress shopping that much more difficult – but also that much more lovely! ♥ Photos by: 1. Mike Radford Photo, 2. Martina Liana Seperates- Cayla & Stevie, 3. Cody Hunter Photography, 4. Cassidy Carson Photography, 5. Martina Liana Seperates - Celia & Shae, 6. Martina Liana Seperates - Tyler & Sanja

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Strokes

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The ancient art of calligraphy is alive and well in modern form, adding

elegance to wedding invitations, ceremony programs, reception menus, and

more. If you’re on the fence about incorporating calligraphy into your wedding details, here are three reasons why you totally should!

All Yours

The beauty of calligraphy is that no two letters will ever be the same, making each design as unique as the wedding! The overall look of the lettering is heartfelt and personal, truly enhancing your wedding signage and stationery.

Simply Stunning It’s quite simple: Calligraphy is absolutely, positively stunning. It’s much more appealing to the eye as the elegant strokes of each word are crafted to perfection. You can work with a professional calligrapher to find your perfect “font” – completely distinctive for your big day.

Truly Timeless The art of calligraphy is truly timeless and something you’ll appreciate for years to come. Classic but increasing in popularity, this style of design is both romantic and sophisticated. Unlike invitation fads including pop-ups, storybook styles and bold metallic colors, calligraphy won’t be something you look back on and question.

So, get in touch with a local calligrapher! Find out what he or she charges and the different styles he or she offers. Professional calligraphers may have a portfolio available to allow you to choose the font that fits your vision. Shape, spacing, stroke, and weight are all factors in perfecting lettering. Calligraphy is all about quality signage that your guests will love! ♥

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hen it comes to making your guest list, you may have forgotten the one

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you through thick and thin—your beloved pet! Featuring your furry friend in your ceremony has become one of our favorite trends this year. How can you resist the levels of cuteness as a tuxedo-wearing dog escorts guests to their seats, or a cat prances down the aisle with the bride and groom’s rings around its neck? Love doesn’t discriminate, and neither should you. Whether you love your cat, dog, or even your horse, get creative with the ways you can include your pet in your big day. ♥ LOVEBOOK BY TODAY’S BRIDE

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7 Photos: 1. Genevieve Nisly 2. Casablanca Bridal Photography 3. Malick Photography 4. B. Frohman Imagine & Design 5. Zachary Hunt Photography 6. KT Merry Photography 7. Lindsey Gage Photography 8 RAD Photographer

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We believe EVERY wedding should be a signature wedding; unique, personal, special, but most importantly MEMORABLE.

Whether you need full service planning, someone to provide day-of services, or something in between, we offer just the right touch for you.

Dream Weddings & Events, LLC 216-881-8047 • dreamcatchers114@gmail.com www.dreamwellc.com Pinterest: Dream Weddings & Events

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So you've found your man, now you need your girls.. How to ask your girlfriends to stand by your side on your wedding day

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hen approaching the idea of who will stand beside you as you say “I do,” you have a lot of options on imaginative ways to ask. The latest trend in how to “pop the question” is presenting a Bridesmaid's Box filled to the brim with goodies and essentials for the day of the wedding. Because you know your girls better than anyone, the idea of the Bridesmaid Box gives you the freedom to be creative. Want to throw in a handwritten note reminding them of the first time you met, your first sleepover, or an inside joke? There's no better way to tug at their heart strings. Or maybe you would rather gift them with the jewelry you want them to wear on your wedding day and nail polish that matches your color scheme. The beauty of the box is that you can do just about anything with it. The best boxes will include a cute quote to make the bridesmaid-to-be feel special. Whether you want to go full-on cheesy and say “I can’t say ‘I do’ without you,” or lean in a more simple LOVEBOOK BY TODAY’S BRIDE

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direction with “He picked me, now I pick you,” having a short quote is a sure way to bring tears to their eyes. The next step to making sure they can’t say no is filling it with lots of goodies and gifts. We love the idea of putting a ring pop in there-- after all, you got your ring, so they should get one too! You can decide to go classy and elegant with a stenciled champagne glass, a small bottle of bubbly, and an engraved wine opener, or keep it more budget friendly with pictures of the two of you and a letter. Throw in the movie Bridesmaids, a notebook, or inspirational pictures of how you want the day to look. Little note cards detailing how you expect your day to go, what your vision is for their dress, and what their role will be in your big day pair perfectly with a “tie the knot” ring.

color scheme. If you’re a little less creative but still want to show your bridesmaids you care, present them with rhinestoned “Bridesmaid” tank tops or bathrobes that will match yours. They also make for a great photo op as you get ready on the day of the big event.

Another idea for a simple, but fun ways to ask your bridesmaids is to fill a balloon with confetti, candies, and paint swatches of your

Photos: 1. Three & Eight Photography 2. Smitten on Paper (www. smittenonpaper.com) 3. Elisavet Photography 4. Love is All You Need Photography 5. Six Seven Fourteen 6. KT Merry Photography 7. Your Happily Ever After 8. Malick Photography 9. Windsor Printing & Graphics 10. The Bird & The Bear

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There are so many fun and unique ways to ask your girls to help you on the biggest day of your life, but embracing the newest trend of Bridesmaid Boxes is a great way to get creative and show them what their friendship means to you.♥

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Seasonal Stems Daffodil

When selected thoughtfully, flowers further enhance even the most whimsical of weddings – and make a huge difference in the photographs you’ll keep for a lifetime. Choosing carefully means paying attention to color, size, and whether or not the flower is in season. Take a look at our favorite seasonal stems!

Daisy

Spring The season itself is fragrant, rejuvenating, and evokes the thought of blossoms popping through the last frost. Spring flowers are vibrant, dainty, and colorful as can be. They include daffodils, daisies, irises, lilacs, peonies, and tulips.

Summer

Summer florals include a wide arrangement of in-season Peony

options. Elegant calla lilies, dahlias, delphinium, hydrangeas, Hydrangea

and lilies may be prepared with a selection of lush greenery to make elegant, full bouquets and centerpieces.

Fall

Fall flowers tend to correlate with the eternal trend of warm color schemes. Rich pinks, deep oranges, and bursts of neutrals make for eye catching combinations. Amaranthus, ranunculus, spider mums, and sunflowers beam with complementary colors.

Winter

Ranunculus

Winter isn’t the most flower-friendly season, but with the gorgeous array of seasonal stems offered, your bouquet is sure to standout. Anemones, carnations, roses, and silver brunia balls

Sunflower

Rose

add traditional flair and modern charm to any décor.

Anemone

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If you imagined having calla lilies at a winter wedding, or daisies in the fall, don’t fret! Talk to your florist about ordering specialty flowers that are out of season. They may run a little higher in cost, but you won’t have to compromise on your vision of the day. ♥ READ MORE ONLINE AT TODAYSBRIDE.COM


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Color

Combinations Whether you choose a rich, bold color scheme or a soft, subtle color scheme, metallics will compliment both beautifully. Check out our favorite combinations!

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AFTERNOON DELIGHT

Featuring sepia, mango, plum, and sand, this color scheme incorporates both traditional and trendy colors. Decorate your laid-back lakeside celebration with this arrangement!

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GORGEOUS GEMS

Amethyst, Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire galore! Rich jewel tones are perfect for the couple looking for a deep and dramatic color palette that can go with any season.

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SPRING SOIREE

Vivid and elegant, you will fall in love with this spring color combination! Scarlet, salmon, midnight, and apricot are much more creative than overused pastels.

VINTAGE ANTIQUE

Neutrals are always a winner. Featuring cream, nude, blush, and powder, this romantic palette never goes out of style. Sprinkle neutrals throughout a classic venue like a theatre or a grand ballroom. ♼

Photos: 1. Kelsey Combe Photography 2.Taylor Lord Photography 3. Sposto Photography 4. Greg Finck Photography

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Lovebook April 2016  

Inspiration for Northeast Ohio Weddings!

Lovebook April 2016  

Inspiration for Northeast Ohio Weddings!