Barbeque Groom's Bash…the simple invitation reads "A shower for the grillin’ groom." All the shower attendees are asked to bring a barbeque item for a gift. The gift could be a favorite barbeque sauce, grill tool, grilling cookbook or even a grill. The host provides the food; ribs, steaks, chicken, and drinks. The barbeque party can be a simple theme with a few decorations placed in and around the host's back yard. Or you can go all out with a fully decorated beach theme barbeque. Bring in sand, beach balls, seashells all the Continue reading "Grooms Shower – The Grillin' Groom" »
Party Planning Ideas in Ohio are Endless and Wedding Planning is Easy!
With its rich and varied culture, there is something for everyone in Ohio. The outdoorsman can enjoy time on Lake Erie; the arts lover can visit numerous museums and music venues; and the sports lover can enjoy a game by the Ohio State Buckeyes. Party and wedding planning in Ohio is sure to please everyone!
The Ohio outdoors is ideal for weddings and thrill-seekers alike!
Northwest Ohio is renowned for its outdoor offerings. Picturesque beach towns align spectacular Lake Erie, making it an ideal location for a beach wedding with a unique flair. Imagine a wedding ceremony perched in front of one of the most beautiful lakes in the country!
Once friends and family arrive for the big day, they can fish, bird watch or stroll along the beach. For the wine lover, there are many wineries in this area perfect for entertaining before or after the ceremony, or as a venue for an all-in-one bash! Whatever the choice, guests will appreciate the beautiful scenery and personal touch added by choosing such an out-of-the-ordinary, yet lovely, wedding destination location!
Urbanites and Arts Lovers Can Find The Perfect Party in Ohio!
Party planning in Ohio isn’t limited to the outdoors. There is plenty of urban sprawl in this great state to satisfy the downtown crowd. By hosting a wedding or party in Columbus, guests can take advantage of the local fine arts by visiting the internationally renowned Wexner Center for the Arts, which displays famous works in both the visual and the performing arts.
Have a wedding or party in Cincinnati and be surrounded by music by the Cincinnati Symphony, art from the Cincinnati Museum of Art, or by the unique offerings of some of the best specialized museums in the country, such as the Museum of Ancient Sculpture!
Ohio Works for Everyone!
Everyone’s perfect wedding or party can be found in Ohio. This well-kept secret is home to a variety of activities, people, and locations that make it an idyllic choice for a wedding or part of any kind! Ohio is a state that will fit any wedding or party idea!
The Claddagh (pronounced clah-dah) ring is a piece of jewelry fashioned into two hands clasping a heart and on some you'll see a crown on top of the heart. Although the story behind this wedding ring and its history is filled with conjecture, the underlying sentiment of how this ring came to be remains the same.
The most repeated account is that of Richard Joyce, a master goldsmith, who was seized by pirates near the Irish fishing village of Claddagh, near the Galway Bay. Richard was forced into slavery using his goldsmith skills. After several years, King Richard III secured Joyce’s release and returned him to Galway and with him Continue reading "Claddagh Irish Wedding Ring Tradition" »
Brides have worn veils for centuries. In ancient cultures, it was considered bad luck for any male outside of the bride’s family to see her before the wedding. She often wore a thick and dark-colored veil for several days preceding the ceremony in order to prevent such an occurrence. On the day of the wedding, she continued to wear a veil (now sheer or white) and surrounded herself with attendants in hopes of fooling evil spirits that might try to harm her and foil the fortunes of her family.
The unveiling took place when the bride was finally presented to her groom. The veil then symbolized Continue reading "Why wear a veil?" »
The Casino Royale shower theme is great for an elegant couple's shower. No it’s not what you’re thinking…much more. The idea for a casino royal theme party is for the quest to bring a gift to stock a home bar. Wine glasses, martini shaker, different sized jiggers, corkscrews, mixed drink recipes, or monogrammed cocktail napkins. On the invitation explain what the party theme is and specify that everyone come dressed as 007. With James Bond inspired looks … a tux for the men and elegant cocktail dress for the Continue reading "Couples Shower – Casino Royale Party" »
Submitted by Donna from Fair Haven VT
married by the justice of the peace. When we arrived, not only did I marry the man of my dreams, but the ceremony took place inside the garden of the justice's flower shop. Surrounded by flowers, the fragrances, and the sunshine on a cool October afternoon, I and my forever friend made a life long committment…to be there for each other.
CAPTURE ROMANTIC FANTASIES WITH UNIQUE WEDDING IDEAS
You’ve dreamed of this day ever since you were a little girl—your wedding day. You’ve imagined wearing a magnificent gown and being the glowing bride carrying a beautiful flower bouquet. You’ve dreamed of the music, the lighting, the bridesmaids dresses, and of course, walking down the aisle toward the groom—the man of your dreams. Your wedding day is a day of dreams coming true and celebrating your love for each other. It should be a dream day wedding that you remember forever. Why not make it truly memorable by going above and beyond with one of these unique wedding ideas inspired by nature? Continue reading "Unique Wedding Ideas" »
The Hebrew tradition of the veiling of the bride stems from the biblical story of Rebecca; veiling herself before meeting her husband Isaac. Tradition states: when Rebecca went to Isaac’s family’s area, she saw a man in a field and asked who he was; the reply was Isaac your husband to be; at that point Rebecca placed her veil over herself. Many see the marriage of Isaac and Rebecca as a marriage made in heaven and with great reverence the tradition of the veiling the bride was incorporated into Jewish wedding ceremonies.
For the "veiling of the bride" the groom’s father and the bride’s father along with the Rabbi and other members of the wedding party escort the groom to the bride’s reception area (this would be where the bride Continue reading "Why the Groom Veils the Bride – A Jewish Wedding Tradition" »
Chuppah – A Jewish Wedding Tradition
Not just a wedding decoration, the Chuppah (wedding canopy) is an ancient religious custom, which has evolved in to a deep and rich wedding tradition.
The chuppah, (Hebrew for marriage canopy) is a four-pole fabric covered canopy, which the bride and groom stand under during the wedding ceremony. The chuppah or huppah as some spell it, is a symbol of the home. Just as Abraham and his wife Sarah’s tent was open on all four sides, to welcome friends, relatives Continue reading "Chuppah – A Jewish Wedding Tradition" »
he use of butterflies in a wedding ceremony is becoming more prevalent. But where did the idea come from to release butterflies at a wedding? The tradition can be traced back to the Native American culture. According to Native American legend a butterfly is a messenger to the Great Spirit. As the legend goes you must capture a butterfly unharmed, whisper your secret wish to the butterfly and then release it. Because the Continue reading "Butterfly Release: An Enchanting Wedding Tradition." »