Archive for August, 2008

Behind the scenes

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Alison and Brian from Grogan Studios just sent me the pictures from Melissa and Paul’s July 19 wedding. Among all the gorgeous shots of my couple, there were a few of me at work that day – I usually manage to avoid the camera lens but they caught me this time!

A few shots from that day:

I LOVE this picture! My assistant that day was none other than the lovely Kasey from Bliss!

So there you have it – just a few pictures from behind the scenes on the wedding day! I will be posting Melissa and Paul’s gallery very soon!

101 Things Update

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

It has been shamefully long since I updated my 101 Things in 1001 Days list and I am happy to say that I have made some pretty good progress lately!

29. Teach Ellie sign language
Ellie and I took a sign language class at the Elizabeth Blackwell Center. I have been lax at keeping it up with her but it was still quite fun!

46. Participate in one Race for the Cure Walk each year (1/3)
Okay, so I cheated a little and “Slept in for the Cure” but it still counts in my book!

64. Make Limoncello
I did but honestly, I am not sure if it turned out as well as it could have. I had an issue with my container – it wasn’t quite big enough once I added the sugar so I had to split it and I think one bottle is sweeter than the others! It also took so long, I doubt I would take the time again.

69. Find a signature dessert
Blackberry Cobbler from The Best Light Recipe – fantastic book with tons of great light recipes that don’t taste light! This cobbler is very rich and super yummy!

73. Visit 6 new restaurants in one year (3/6)
I have recently visited Marcella’s, Northstar and Molly Woo’s.

75. Visit a farmer’s market
Have visited Worthington’s Farmer’s Market several times and joined Wayward Seed’s late season veggie and fruit CSA. Yum yum yum!

76. Have new brochures designed and printed
The ever wonderful Jenny at Seedlings created my new brochures and they will be in my hot little hands any day now!

80. Serve as a board member for ISES Columbus
I am currently serving on the Board of Directors for the first year of a two year term.

99. Read at least 20 books a year (12/20)
What can I say? I read a lot!

All these things bring my total to 10 things done, 3 things in progress, 88 things to go with 825 days remaining. I have a few more things on the horizon to finish this year so hopefully I can be at about 80 things to go very soon!

Twitter Brand Index

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

A great find for my fellow Twitter addicts:

Twitter Brand Index

Eleventy-thousand or so links to the official Twitter feeds of various newspapers, radio stations, TV channels, colleges, businesses, retailers, CEOs, non-profits orgs and lots more! Seriously, tons of Tweets to follow. I know I added at least 10 more feed this morning alone.


Site Visit: Capital Club

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

41 South High Street
Seventh Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

I had lunch last week with the Capital Club’s Private Events Manager, Diana Holt. She showed me around the club and shared with me a couple of things that most people probably don’t realize about the Capital Club.

First and foremost, you don’t have to be a member to hold an event at the Capital Club. Although the club is private, anyone can hold their event there for a small fee and food and beverage minimum. Also, you don’t need a member sponsor – a new policy for the Capital Club and something that is somewhat unique among private clubs in the area.

The Capital Club isn’t big but for average sized weddings and rehearsal dinners, it could be an interesting choice. And one of the best parts? The rental fees and minimums are low – surprisingly so.

The President’s Dining Room holds up to 150 for dinner. Rental includes chairs, tables, use of the Versailles Room (Diana mentioned it makes a great cake table) and the Terrace plus the Living Room and two smaller rooms that can be used for the bridal party or buffet. The room is neutral with gorgeous chandeliers – you can easily paint the room to match your event with uplighting and linens. The rental fee is a crazy low $500 with a food and beverage minimum of $3000.

LeBistro is another option that would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner or a intimate wedding as it holds up to 80 guests. It is more club like and masculine than the President’s Dining Room. It has a great fire place and an attached pub that serves as the room’s private bar. The rental fee is only $250 with a food and beverage minimum of $1000.

Another fun thing about the Capital Club is that the chef is all about the custom menu. Just gives him your ideas and he will build a menu around your theme. Diana was telling me about a wedding they have coming up with different stations that were all created by the bride, groom and Capital Club’s chef. There are no preset menus here, they will all be custom designed to fit your tastes, themes and budget.

There are pictures of the different rooms and more information on their website: Capital Club. Make sure to check out pictures of the Versailles Room – I am in love with the silver walls!

Fab Find: 3-D Wallflowers

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

How cool are these 3-D wallflowers? They are actually magnetic and attach to the wall via small metal tacks. They can be painted, are repositionable (put them in your living room once you get back from the honeymoon) and they are super reasonable – you get 25 of them for $37! I can just see these on a blank wall behind a ceremony – it would be so pretty!

From Shop Fosters via Rare Bird Finds