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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Our Wedding At The Barn on Enchanted Acres





Our wedding was pure magic. The Barn On Enchanted Acres has to be one of the most special spots in the world. When I first started looking for a venue I was really nervous because I had to plan a wedding from out of town. I live in New Jersey -- so planning a wedding from another state seemed truly impossible but it turned out AMAZING. I have to credit the owners: RYAN and CELESTE -- they made my planning life so easy, MAGICAL and JUST A wonderful experience all around.

Our Invitations:

I made them with www.Minted.com 

They were custom LETTERPRESS I had them add a custom design of the barn on the front of the invitations. Emailing back and forth with their custom team was harder than in person edits but overall turned out great!

I ordered these envelope liners to make the inside of the envelopes look pretty when you open them. I literally hand cut and glued every single one into each envelope!

 It was tedious but worth it! 

Our Welcome Bags:

I used this etsy shop to make welcome tags for bags. So when everyone arrived to the hotel they had a bag with a note from us. You can get 100 bags for $22 HERE on amazon. Inside there was 2 water bottles and some snacks --which you can get in bulk from places like Costco.


OUR DJ: LONDON BRIDGES

Literally he was AMAZING!! Nicest guy on the planet and really makes your day the most special!! Great music and so much fun! MY GUESTS RAVED ABOUT HIM!

FUN FACT: He did Turtle from Entourage's wedding in Ohio (aka Jerry Ferrara)

www.djlondonbridges.com

https://www.instagram.com/djlondonbridges/

OUR PHOTOGRAPHER: JASON CROCKER


https://www.jasonthomascrocker.com/

OHIO is home for him but I know he may be based out of Iowa or New York now -- he travels back to Ohio often for weddings and he traveled for ours. He is amazing and great to work with, EPIC photos!!!!!

MAKEUP: MAGGIE KLEINMAN


https://www.mkleinmanartistry.com/

MAGGIE IS INCREDIBLE!!!!!! We never even had a trial run because I was out of state. So I just said --she's amazing lets go for it! And PS she also made my mom look like a goddess!!

HAIR: JOLEANE - from BEAUTY THERAPY

https://beautytherapyinc.com/

Bartender: DRINK SLINGERS

 http://www.drinkslingersohio.com/

 KEN WAS INCREDIBLE!! (I am not sure how they run it now but when we booked --You Bring Your Own Alcohol -- we got ours at Costco and I always say OVERBUY just in case!! And definitely TIP THEM at the end of the night!

This is what they recommended for alcohol for a party your size. (OURS WAS 130 PEOPLE)--we bought extra of everything in case.

(3) 1.75 liters of vodka, (2) 1.75 liters of whiskey, (1) 1.75 liters of spiced rum, (1) 1.75 liters of silver rum and (1) 1.75 of gin. For beer, (4) cases of a lager (Budweiser, yuengling, etc), (4) cases of a light beer (bud light, miller lite, Coors light), (4) cases of an import or craft beer (maybe corona). For wine (6) bottles of a red (Cabernet), (6) bottles of a white (Chardonnay) and (6) bottles of a blush (rosè). For mixers (3) cases of coke, (1) case of Diet Coke, (1) case of 7-up, (1) case of ginger ale, (2-3) 64 oz bottles of cranberry juice, (1) gallon of orange juice, (2) large cans of dole pineapple juice, (8) 1-liter soda water, (6) 1-liter tonic water, (2) bottles of sour mix, 15 limes, 8 lemons, (500) 9 oz cups, (200) 12 or 16 oz cups. Obviously every party is different so you may want to get more or less of some stuff or different wine, etc if you know what your guests like but that should be a good starting point for you. Thanks, Kenny


CAKE: SUGARFUSE


RED VELVET AMAZE!!!!

One of the best cakes we've ever had EVERRRR!

https://sugarfuse.com/























FLOWERS and FOOD: By The Venue


Barn On Enchanted Acres owners: 

CELESTE DID MY FLOWERS AND THEY WERE INCREDIBLE!


RYAN provided all the food with his company and people still rave about it to me! On the bus on the way back several people said "wow thats the best food I've ever had at a wedding ever!" FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE!



PHOTO BOOTH: CARICABOOTH


THEY WERE GREAT!! 

IT WAS SO MUCH FUN WE DID THE TOUCH SCREEN WHITE ONE. 

http://www.caricabooth.com/





SWENSON'S FOOD TRUCK

END OF THE NIGHT BONUS: INSTEAD OF WEDDING FAVORS WE RENTED

 THE SWENSONS FOOD TRUCK: IT WAS A HIT!!!!




RINGBEARER ACCESSORIES

ETSY! IT WAS SO CUTE AND ALL PERSONALIZED!


MY VEIL: 

SO GET THIS -- I GOT IT ON ETSY FOR $100 -- I LEGIT FOUND ONE I LOVED that was designer for $500 then I WROTE DOWN THE MEASUREMENTS, sent it to the Etsy shop with a photo AND THEY REPLICATED IT FOR ME!! CUSTOM! I DIE!!!!!!!!!!! Saved me $400!


WEDDING TOAST FLUTES: 

KATE SPADE (my exact ones are sold out) but there are the most similar ones from the new collection : Kate Spade Toasting Flutes

ROUND TABLE RENTALS: 

LASER CUT PLACE CARDS

I had these made with each guests name in script on etsy.
(Make sure you order in advance to receive them in time takes several weeks)

WE WANTED ROUND TABLES AND THE BARN PROVIDES LONG RECTANGLE TABLES AND CHAIRS. SO- WE RENTED ROUND TABLES FROM:



OUR WEDDING VIDEO:

https://www.hitchedcreative.com/

NATE'S SUIT:  

https://www.enzocustom.com/ ENZO CUSTOM 

MY DRESS: 

Designer is ALLISON WEBB 

(I PURCHASED IT IN WILMINGTON, DE)

Personalized cuff links For Nate:

this is an example below not the actual cuff links I gave to nate.



WHERE TO STAY:

Nate and I / and all of our guests stayed here:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites New Philadelphia 

145 Bluebell Drive SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

They also have free breakfast which I was happy to have for guests! AND the staff was a dream. SO kind, so accommodating and so helpful with EVERYTHING. I would reach out and block out rooms for your guests as soon as you have your wedding weekend confirmed. 


SHUTTLE SERVICE:

I highly recommend this so you don't have drunk drivers on winding crazy dark roads at night.
We used a shuttle service to bring our guests to the venue and back home at the end of the night.
We did one big bus with Intimidator tours but they are out of business now it looks like and then we did two smaller buses with:

REHEARSAL DINNER LOCATION:

 https://www.thelighthousebistro.com/

ITS WORTH THE DRIVE GREAT WATER FRONT VIEWS AND PHOTOS. 

WE RENTED A SMALL ROOM INSIDE BECAUSE I WAS MARRIED IN APRIL

 --FOR ABOUT 30 PEOPLE

BUT IF WEATHER IS NICE YOU COULD MAYBE DO TABLES OUTSIDE.

KEEP IN MIND THESE PRICES MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE 2019


Deposit to secure the date - $200.00 

(this will be deducted from the total bill at the end of the event, given there are no damages or excessive clean up).

Room rental fee - $125.00

Food & beverage charges

Bartender fee - $75.00

20% service charge on food and beverage plus tax


CONTACT EMAILS I USED TO BOOK:  

Kim Keen <kimberlyk@atwoodlighthousebistro.com>

CC: Tracie Knecht <traciek@atwoodlighthousebistro.com>,

 WEDDING BOOK:

Finally save yourself the money and get a wedding book online that you can make and design yourself! I made mine here with Mixbook. QUALITY IS INCREDIBLE!!!!

You can get 50% off your first order with my link here. MY BOOK WAS LEGIT 97 PAGES FOR $150!!!!! AMAZE!


HOPE THIS HELPS YOU BEAUTIES GETTING MARRIED IN OHIO! IT WAS PURE MAGIC!

FIND ME ON INSTAGRAM @ALEXBUTLERTV IF YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS! 

XOXO


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