REAL WEDDING: Jaclyn + Alex, Rhinegeist Brewery

We kicked off our 2019 wedding season in March w/ a beautiful wedding at Rhinegeist Brewery for Jaclyn + Alex. Robin McKerrell shared some images on her blog this week + I could not wait to get them on the EFC blog.

Where do I even begin w/ Jaclyn + Alex? When I met Jaclyn for our consultation I asked her if she wanted to have a glass of wine at one of my favorite spots in the city, 1215 Wine + Coffee. Our consultation started off about the wedding + quickly turned into a look into our personal lives, we shared our love of wine + food + then it seems like our friendship took off from there.

All images courtesy of    Robin McKerrell Photography

All images courtesy of Robin McKerrell Photography

With her NYC roots + Alex’s Michigan upbringing it seems like it was fate that we met. Jaclyn wanted to showcase + share some of Cincinnati’s history for all of the out of town guests at an iconic location, but little bits of home were tied in to the day as well. The day was relaxed, casual + effortlessly chic. Did I mention she wore a short wedding dress w/ killer Lou Loubie heels?

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With the wine flowing + having Pleasantry serving up a family style meal, this one was for the books! For the florals, we wanted to show off spring, but without it being too garden-like. Greenery seems to be the rage, but Jaclyn wanted there to be minimal greenery in a lot of the design + fun pops of color. She loves yellow + Sunny Meadows Flower Farm sent in some beautiful poppies for her bridal bouquet that were blooming just in time. We sourced as much as we could for this wedding from local flower farms. It’s always been a part of our motto to support local in any way we can for every event we do to help give back to our community + showcase the rich agriculture in Ohio.

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Homemade challah on the guest tables baked fresh from    Allez Bakery

Homemade challah on the guest tables baked fresh from Allez Bakery

A huge shoutout to the EFC team for making every detail perfect on this day! We had a lot of installations in the cocktail area + ceremony space that day + they knocked it out of the park. The designs were stunning + everything I dreamed up for Jaclyn + Alex’s big day.

As guests enjoyed the cocktail hour in the Annex Space, they were welcomed with a stairway installation of florals growing up the steps.

As guests enjoyed the cocktail hour in the Annex Space, they were welcomed with a stairway installation of florals growing up the steps.

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To Jaclyn + Alex, from clients to great friends, I’m grateful for you choosing EFC for your big day, but even more for the friendship we have built through the process. Congratulations, well wishes + Mazel tov!

Cheers,

Evelyn

Vendor love to:

Venue: Rhinegeist Brewery

Wedding Planning + Coordination: Social Design + Events

Catering: Pleasantry Hospitality Group

Desserts + Gelato: Brown Bear Bakery + La Grassa

Hair + Makeup: AV Beauty Bar

Chuppah: Queen City Vignette

Florals: Eve Floral Co.

Big love to: The Takeaway + 53T Courier for keeping our team happy + full during that day!

Mother's Day with Wolf Pack + Eve Floral Co.

Have you heard of Cincinnati’s newest clothing retailer? Welcome to the neighborhood Wolf Pack!

Image courtesy of  Wolf Pack

Image courtesy of Wolf Pack

Wolf Pack just moved into their new space on Main St. (previously Lucca) + from the minute I walked in I knew this place was basically my spirit animal. The feel of the store is so welcoming + the colors remind me of a southwestern Santa Fe market. From the terracotta art, the woody candles + bold statement jewelry this place has everything you need for a gift…even if it’s just for yourself. The best thing about this place? Besides being owned by a beautiful female soul, everything from Wolf Pack is sourced from makers that pay their workers fair wages, safe work environments + are made w/ eco-conscious materials.

Image courtesy of  Wolf Pack

Image courtesy of Wolf Pack

Katherine Dalton is the owner of Wolf Pack + dog mom to two pups (a malamute + husky) + before she decided to open the store she focused primarily on her photography business. Katherine believes she is “a photographer for the brave trail blazing individuals, those who forsake tradition for tradition's sake and do something meaningful and true to themselves.” It’s no coincidence that this shop is providing that same mission to the community here in Cincinnati.

Image courtesy of  Katherine Dalton Photography

When Katherine reached out to me to do a Flower Pop Up in her store for Mother’s Day it was an overwhelming, shout it from the rooftops, HELL YES! So okay mama’s we got you! Wolf Pack + Eve Floral Co. are teaming up to offer some really pretty blooms this year. Mother’s Day has a special place in my heart. As you know, we lost the original bloom boss, my mother Gina, + if there is any day to celebrate that sweet woman, it’s Mother’s Day. Whether I’m cooking up a giant feast for friends, toasting her with a glass of scotch or designing with seasonal flowers-she is there with me that day + I feel the love. What better way to share it with y’all?

Pictured: Small + large arrangements for sale at Wolf Pack on Main   Image courtesy of  Katherine Dalton Photography

Pictured: Small + large arrangements for sale at Wolf Pack on Main

Image courtesy of Katherine Dalton Photography

Featuring fresh flowers grown in Ohio from a local flower farm, choose between a hand-wrapped or custom-vased flower arrangement with our signature, “Mother’s Day” Palette. Using soft peach, pink, buttercream, lavender + taupe- it will surely brighten the day of any of the special ladies in your life!

Pre-order arrangements + bouquets are available online here. Choose between 4 options + if you miss the pre-order deadline you will have a chance to grab something in the store on Saturday + Sunday, May 11-12 between 11 + 6pm. While you’re there grabbing a bouquet, say hi to Katherine + I and pick up some cards, jewelry, home decor + sustainably-made clothing for mom while you’re at it!

Pictured: Large arrangement for sale at Wolf Pack on Main   Image courtesy of  Katherine Dalton Photography

Pictured: Large arrangement for sale at Wolf Pack on Main

Image courtesy of Katherine Dalton Photography

Pictured: Small arrangement for sale at Wolf Pack on Main   Image courtesy of  Katherine Dalton Photography

Pictured: Small arrangement for sale at Wolf Pack on Main

Image courtesy of Katherine Dalton Photography

Feeling super grateful for the opportunity to do what I love everyday + celebrating my third season designing flowers for Mother’s Day here in Cincinnati! Thanks to this community of bloom lovers for the support + love! See you at the Pop Up!

xoxo,

Eve

Top of the City Wedding Inspiration: Sneak peek!

Over the moon excited to share this sneak peek photo from a styled photoshoot with our pals, Block Party Event Co.! More images to share soon!

A big thanks to the incredible team that collaborated on making this special day happen!

Venue: The Strietmann Event Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Planning: Block Party Event Co.

Photography: Rebecca Carmel

Florals: Eve Floral Co.

Paper goodies: Sign + Sealed

Cake: Hygge Cakes

Dresses: Lovely Bride

Suit: Folchi’s Tuxedo and Menswear

Jewelry: Lane + Kate

Makeup: Moxxie Makeup

Hair: W Salon

Models: Seth Owsley, Tiesha Mathis and Cali Botkin