The Importance of Wedding Planners

This week we are continuing the bridal series with Nicole of Sirpilla Soirees, talking about the importance of wedding planners. Nicole walks us through her personal experience and how she helps brides feel confident for their big day! This is a post to save! Nicole and her team has a surprise for you!

Meet Nicole and her team

At Sirpilla Soirees our mission is to make the planning of your best day ever uniquely beautiful, stress free, joyful, and collaborative. My name is Nicole and I am a certified wedding planner based in Canton, Ohio! My love for wedding planning come from one of my favorite movies, ‘The Wedding Planner.’ From the first time I saw it, I knew I was meant’ to help brides plan their big day!

Your Wedding Day with Nicole

What if I told you that planning your dream wedding doesn’t have to be as overwhelming and stress-inducing as you probably think it is? The road to your wedding day should be something you look forward to, not something you dread! Here are a few ways I personally help my brides through the full wedding experience.

  • Wedding planning checklist: With each bride, I walk them through the full wedding day and what details to focus on. My personal checklist will help you stay on track and take the stress away.
  • Vendor meetings: This is one of my favorite parts of my experience. I love going to the meetings with my brides and offer them my personal perspective and professional touch. I will walk through the full experience, I mean it.
  • Wedding day setup and teardown: My team and I will take care of all the details on the day of your wedding. From the ceremony and reception space, we got it covered. All you have to worry about is celebrating with your family and friends.

At the end of the day, I will serve as a mediator between you and the vendors, a confidant to talk about anything everything wedding, and help make your vision come to life. The rewarding feeling of knowing I helped give my couples a perfect, unforgettable day of celebrating their new life together is incomparable. I love celebrating my couples and reminding them that this is an exciting season and should be fun! Below is a link to the mini planning guide to help you out!

Mini Planning Guide Here

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November 20, 2020

Your 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

I don’t know about you, but I am so excited for Christmas this year!! I can’t wait to decorate the home, bake some sugar cookies,  and play in the snow with Natalie. There is so much to do during the holidays and I am so excited to start the festivities! Usually the first thing on my list is planning out gifts. So what that can only mean is creating a 2020 holiday gift guide!

I have compiled a list of my favorite shops that should cover your holiday shopping. You can find all things from kids toys and clothing, home decor, gifts for him and her, and a few of my favorite small businesses to support!! I hand picked my favorites that I believe makes an ultimate holiday gift guide for this season! At the end of the blog you can download your 2020 holiday gift guide!

Gifts for Him and Her

  • Tula Skincare: This is my favorite skincare product. They offer clean and effective skincare products that gives you that extra glow.
  • Getaway House: Plan a romantic getaway with your love or friends. These tiny cabins are tucked away in the woods and perfect for a cozy night away from work and stresses of life.
  • Little Words Project: I came across this company a few years ago and fell in love immediately. Not only are their products beautifully handmade, but the mission their brand stands on is powerful! These bracelets are the perfect gift for a friend, wife, or yourself!
  • Bespoke Post: This is a one stop shop. Whether you are shopping for your home, travel accessories or for your man, you can find it all!
  • Fount: Heirloom leather bags and accessories handled with care and made from the finest ethically made materials.
  • Oceanne Jewelry: Local jewelry studio located in Cleveland, Oh that provides beautiful jewelry, apparel, and gifts for your home.
  • Box Fox: Beautiful, high quality boxed gifts for your loved ones or a friend. They provide custom or pre-designed gift boxes! They are perfect for the holidays or any celebration throughout the year!

Gifts for Your Little Ones

  • Odin Parker: Beautifully handcrafted wooden toys and accessories hand selected for your kids. Odin Parker stands by the quality of their heirloom products.
  • Brixton Phoenix: Modern designed nursery apparel and accessories
  • The Dearest Grey: Versatile baby dishes and accessories designed for the modern momma and safety of your child in mind.
  • Melissa and Doug Toys: Affordable toys and books that encourage educational and imaginative play.
  • Little People, Big Dreams: When I came across this book series, I fell in love immediately. These are one of my favorite books I have for Natalie. The illustrations are beautiful and the stories are well done!
  • Childhoods Clothing: A husband and wife team providing the coziest children clothing.

Gifts for Your Home

  • White Hearth Pottery: Fine handmade pottery for your home.
  • Auburn Hoops: One of my dear friends company. Handmade wooden embroidery hoops for your artwork and home.
  • Home Girl Shop: A mix of modern and vintage furniture and decor for your home.
  • DW Home Candles: This is my favorite candle company I have found. One of the things I look forward to in the winter is when I can light my favorite candle (warm tobacco pipe) and relax on the couch. These candles won’t disappoint.
  • Magnolia: Of course Magnolia is on my gift guide. It’s my favorite section at Target and I am always waiting for the next thing Joanna puts out.
  • Stump Plants: Plants are the perfect gift for those who have a green thumb or hosting a party. Who doesn’t love receiving a beautiful plant to brighten up their home.

Support Small and Shop Local

  • Art of Sucre: Luxury cotton candy and toppings for your next party or when you are in need for a treat.
  • Chalk Full of Love: Hand lettered prints and pieces for your home.
  • Polished Prints: Graphic tees for mommas and kids, and hand selected gifts for your home.
  • Little Golden One: custom crewnecks and thrifted baby goods
  • Ana Maria Photography: Gift card towards a photo session with Ana Maria Photography
  • Little Words Project: I came across this company a few years ago and fell in love immediately. Not only are their products beautifully handmade, but the mission their brand stands on is powerful! These bracelets are the perfect gift for a friend, wife, or yourself!
  • Artisan Coffee shop: This is my go to local coffee spot in the Akron area. I love the environment they set, coffee drinks, and fresh made treats.
  • Emily Roggenburk: Fashionable and high quality apparel supporting and empowering the Cleveland community
  • Encourage Co: Hand lettered products, custom canvases, and lettering workshops

Gifts for Photographers and Creatives

  • HoneyBook: This is my favorite business tool. I use Honeybook to stay connected with vendors, client communication, emails, tracking invoices, and more. It has all you need in one place and the best community to be apart of!
  • Holdfast Gear: This is how I carry my two cameras at each session. Holdfast provides leather accessories, most specifically, camera leather straps.
  • Cloudspot: Online Gallery delivery system for client.
  • Box Fox: Perfect gifts for your clients!! Beautiful, high quality boxed gifts for your loved ones or a friend. They provide custom or pre-designed gift boxes! They are perfect for the holidays or any celebration throughout the year!
2020 holiday gift guide
Download your 2020 Holiday Gift Guide HERE

**Please note that I hand picked each of these items for this 2020 holiday gift guide. All of these shops are my personal favorites and ones I am personally gifting from. While I do not receive any credit from these shops, I hope you gain a new favorite company you will do your annual holiday shopping from!**

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November 5, 2020

Say Hello to Healthy Wedding Hair

When it comes to wedding planning, most brides let their wedding hair plans fall at the end of the list. Throughout the stress of details and booking vendors, your body is not only taking the toll, but your hair is! Why is it so important to take the time to care for your hair during wedding planning? Healthy Wedding hair is one detail that will help elevate your images and lead to you having that “wedding glow” on your wedding day! Who doesn’t want that extra shine and bounce, and confidence on their wedding day!

I am so excited to bring back the wedding planning series with an amazing list of vendors. For the first week back, we are talking with Shelby Hance, an independent hair stylist at Brush Studios. She shares all her hair tips for brides and how to get that timeless bridal look. This is a jam packed blog post and I am so excited for all of you to learn from Shelby and the secrets of healthy wedding hair!

Meet Shelby and her bridal hair experience

Hi there brides! My name is Shelby Hance. I am an Independent hair stylist at Brush Hair Studio in Fairlawn, Ohio. Along with working in the salon, I also enjoy traveling  throughout Northeast Ohio for wedding parties, and styled photo shoots. What I  love most about my job is making women look and feel their natural, beautiful self. 

 My bridal hair experience always begins with a Bridal Agreement. This allows me to receive full details of their vision and what they are wanting for their wedding day.

Alongside the bridal agreement, one other thing I love about doing weddings is going on-site. I love seeing the beautiful venue and celebrating with the bridal party. On site bridal services truly allow the bride to feel so much more at ease, and more comfortable throughout their day.

How to get that Healthy Wedding Day Hair and Timeless Bridal Look

The key to a timeless bridal look is happy healthy hair! I canʼt stress this enough. Here are a few things you can do to get your hair wedding day ready: 

  • Regular trims to upkeep split ends
  • Be sure to know what bridal style you prefer incase your cut requires layers
  • Plan hair color goals appropriately to line up with your wedding date. Allow for multiple sessions to get you to your desired hair-color. (This is crucial to maintain healthy hair!)
  • Use scrunchies or loose hair bands to prevent breakage, and sleep on a silk pillowcase. This helps prevent knots while sleeping. (Coil Hair ties are the best and I highly recommend them!)

Finding the Perfect Hair Stylist for Your Wedding Day

What is the perfect hair without the perfect stylist? Where to begin? First I advise you to ask your personal stylist first. This ensures that they know your style preferences, personality, and not to mention the relationship that is already established. In case your stylist does not do weddings, Instagram and The Knot are two great resources! You can always search through hashtags or places, and youʼll get to see stylists work right from your phone.

After finding a few stylists you like, I highly recommend booking a trial appointment. This will give you the opportunity to see if their personality and performance is a good fit for you! Lastly, the power of referral is huge! If you’ve been in a bridal party in the past or know someone who just got married, take note of who they worked with. Connections really do matter in the world of weddings, so always be on the lookout!

Thank you Shelby for sharing these tips!! You sure know that we will all be implementing this and sharing this with all future brides! If you are needing a local hair stylist for your wedding day, you can learn more about Shelby here.

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