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Bling on a Budget at The Wingate by Wyndham

Category: featured | February 17th, 2013

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My favorite part of this styled photo shoot was how easy it was to create a gorgeous wedding with killer details on a budget! We asked every vendor to show off their talents. The Wingate by Wyndham in West Chester is a wonderful venue. I had no idea that they actually have reception menus starting at amazing prices with no added room cost for the reception. Plus their hotel has great rooms for guests.
Our first stop after walking through the venue and dreaming was to pick the wedding dress! You wouldn’t believe the inexpensive price tag on this unique designer dress. At the venue we used the provided white linens and napkins and added an organza overlay. For floral we had a unique tall statement piece for the escort card table and we borrowed the glass table top. We also used mirrors on the guest tables along with candles to provide warmth to the room, because one thing that can make a big difference in a room is lighting. Having drapery to frame the head table made me swoon! And we didn’t forget the details – the custom stationery was inspired by the wedding dress and each piece had just the right amount of sparkle. The custom "cake pop" cake was so much fun and unique!
We hope you will be inspired by this fun styled photo shoot!
A special thank you to all of the talented wedding professionals who contributed to this project – we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you! And to the amazing staff at the Wingate by Wyndham, thank you for making our design into a reality. You were so wonderful to work with and your attention to detail was incredible!

Venue: Wingate by Wyndham West Chester, Maria Coscia (and her amazing staff)
Photography and Design: Pottinger Photography
Wedding Dress: Yours Truly, Kelly
Formal Ware: Folchi’s
Makeup and Hair: Passion Flair, Haley Cator
Models: Mariah Acord and Joe Elrod
Floral Designs: Oberer’s Flowers
Liens and Crystal Centerpieces: Prime Time Party Rental
Cake Pops and Cupcakes: Cupcake Crazy
DJ: Party Pleasers
Lighting and draping: Party Pleasers
Invitations and Stationery: Creative Invites and Events

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Wedding Wire Review from Kimberly and Brian

Category: Misc. | February 17th, 2013

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We love receiving great reviews from our couples! It always makes my week. This wedding was so much fun to be a part of and I loved all of their photos. We loved including their favorite locations for their photos. Thank you Kimberly for taking the time to write this review!

Choosing Brenda Pottinger as our wedding photographer was by far the best decision we made for our wedding. She was hands down our best vendor!! If you want a photographer who is 100% responsible, 100% dependable, %150 talent, and has a great personality to boot you should choose Pottinger Photography to capture the priceless memories from your day. Brenda allowed us to design our own wedding package that was within our budget and included only the services that we really wanted. She traveled to Columbus from KY for our wedding at no extra charge and shot for 9 hrs on our wedding day. Our photos are absolutely gorgeous. She went above and beyond during the whole process to make sure we were always in good communication and that we got the highest quality photos of what we wanted and even after the wedding has made the process seamless in terms of getting our photos and any adjustments we needed made. She makes the effort to get to know you as a couple and is very passionate about what she does. She captured many great candids from our day. On my wedding day I felt so fortunate to have a photographer that I trusted implicitly. We didn’t have to worry about a thing. I can’t say enough good things about Brenda Pottinger!!

To see more of their Columbus wedding photos be sure to check out their full blog post: Kimberly and Brian, a Columbus celebration.

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We were very excited when Julie from Cincy Event Planning contacted us to photograph their first party at the Ronald McDonald House. The bright colored theme of Lemonade and Lollipops was so cheerful.  With yummy sweets by Tres Belle Cakes the kids were ready to party! A special thanks to  Prime Time for the linens and Five Dot Design who created the cute paper pieces. The children enjoyed a lollipop balloon craft, a lemon derby and lollipop flower craft.  To see more of our photos, be sure to check out Cincy Event Planning’s blog!

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