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Superhero t-shirts and a Doctor Who inspired groom’s cake  – what could make for a  better Saturday? I loved all of the creative and unique details of Michelle and Patrick’s fun wedding day. We started with the girls getting ready and I loved seeing the flower girl trying on the beautiful wedding dress. At Spring Grove the bridal party really got into the photos. The classic ceremony at St. Boniface was beautiful and then we headed to The Woodlands for the reception. The best part of the reception is a tie between the cake smash and the groom fighting off the other super heroes to save his wife (to the tune of Hero by Enrique Iglesias)! Michelle and Patrick, – we wish you two all the very best in life and we know from your wedding day that it will be a fun adventure! And to their bridal party – thanks for all of your help!

Park: Spring Grove Arboretum
Ceremony:
St. Boniface Church
Reception:
The Woodlands
Wedding Dress:
Bridal and Formal
Bridesmaids Dresses:
Wendy’s Bridal
Suits:
President’s Tuxedo
Makeup and Hair:
Talking Mirrors
Transportation:
Motortoys
Officiant: Larry Day
Jewelry:
Zales and JVL jewelry.com
Cake:
Fantasy in Frosting

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Happy First Anniversary to Lucy and William

Category: Misc. | September 29th, 2014

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Congratulations to Lucy and William on their first anniversary! My favorite part of the day was when the skies cleared up just when we were ready for photos outside. We had so much fun at Sharon Woods with the bridal party and couple. What an incredible wedding day! Lucy and William we wish you two all the very best! To see more of their wedding photos, be sure to check out their full
blog post and
coffee table book.

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Happy First Anniversary to Sara and David!

Category: Misc. | September 29th, 2014

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Congratulations to Sara and David on their first anniversary! Their fall Cincinnati wedding last year was wonderful! My favorite part of the day was hanging out with the couple and their bridal party at Woodland Mound park. The park made the perfect fall backdrop for Sara’s purple and orange colors. And we had the prefect weather to enjoy exploring the park together. What a beautiful wedding day! Sara and David we wish you two all the very best! To see more of their wedding photos, be sure to check out their full blog post and coffee table book.

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Jessica and Tad, a Kentucky fall engagement

Category: Engagements | September 29th, 2014

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Jessica works at the Newport Aquarium and and I was so excited when she picked us to photograph her hometown Indiana wedding! What an honor it is to be picked by someone in the wedding industry! I have been really looking forward to their engagement session for a long time. Their new property was the perfect backdrop. I just love how their fall photos turned out! Jessica and Tad thanks for being so much fun to photograph! I can’t wait for your wedding next year!

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The first time I met Kathy I knew we would become fast friends! She is always such a positive person and full of energy. Her business and creative ideas are the best! When I need someone to bounce an idea off of I call her or we go out for a coffee date. She is also a wonderful event planner in the Cincinnati and Dayton area. She always puts her brides and grooms first which is another reason that we work so well together!

When did you first realize you wanted to work with weddings?

Ironically, I didn’t — others in the industry recognized it before I did. When five wedding professionals asked me if I’d ever considered becoming a wedding planner, I asked ‘what’s a wedding planner?’

What is your training or background?
I had several years of event planning experience on the corporate side prior to opening my company. I had coordinated concerts, parents weekend at Xavier, fundraisers, trade shows, press conferences, and company sales meetings. I worked in marketing communications and public affairs roles for two different Fortune 500 companies.

How long have you been in business? Where are you located?
We have been in business for ten years. Our Cincinnati location is located next to the Sharonville Fine Arts Center in downtown Sharonville. Our Dayton location is located in the upscale Shops of Oakwood.

Why did you start your business?
After researching more about the industry, my husband and I decided to give it a year. That was ten years ago. I started the business because vendors had said I’d be a really good wedding planner because of my upbeat personality and grounded way of designing and planning the wedding.

What is your favorite part of a wedding?
The end of the night when I get a big hug from the bride, groom and the parents and they say they couldn’t have done it without me.

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Where do you go for inspiration?
I go to the couple — I find out what makes them unique, their likes, tastes, etc. That’s what drives the wedding designs. Pinterest is good for ideas, but that is the foundation for the wedding. 

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What are your favorite upcoming trends?
I like the dessert table (vs wedding cake) trend.
 

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Do you have any new favorite products?
I love Brenda Pottinger’s new case for the wedding images 🙂

What is one thing you wish brides knew while planning a wedding?
Planning a wedding is stressful — if you trust the professionals you’ve hired to help you discover what you want instead of telling them what to do, you’ll have a much better result!

Anything else you want to share with us?
If you are looking for a cool rehearsal dinner spot or location for a small wedding ceremony & reception (up to 90) check out the Sharonville Fine Arts Center. We are working with them to launch this really cool, artsy venue with a loft-like feel. Call or email me to schedule a tour time! Very affordable!

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Kathy Piech-Lukas
Your Dream Day LLC

Your Dream Day Cafe
The Shops of Oakwood
2308 Far Hills Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45419
937-746-4617 Dayton
www.yourdreamdaycafe.com
Your Dream Day Event Planning
(Next to Sharonville Fine Arts Center) 
11165 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
513-241-2777 Cincinnati
866-698-7841 Toll Free and Fax
www.yourdreamday.com