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Welcome to Michaelangelo's Blog. Our blog is a bit different. We have asked the professional wedding planners (Our Wedding Couples) to tell their stories. They understand better than anyone the stress that can overwhelm a couple in the planning stages. Hopefully future couples making arrangements for their big day can walk away with tips and advise to make the planning process a bit easier. So read on. Enjoy their stories and have fun with your planning
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kelly & Michael Mellis

My husband and I had Cheryl & Ed from Michaelangelo's photograph our wedding on July 17, 2010.  It was the best decision we made for our wedding.  When we look at our photos we remember our wonderful wedding day, and all of the fun we had.  The way Ed & Cheryl photographed our wedding, it's as if we are right back there reliving the day.  Our guests and wedding party loved their mellow personalities, and professionalism. 

We used Michaelangelo's for our cake.  It was delicious!  White, butter cream, with a raspberry and chocolate layer inside. Yummy!  The company was very easy to work with, and it looked awesome.

Our flowers were through a shop called Fresh Tendrils in Rocky River.  These people are amazing! They gave us a great deal, and you can have a great deal too as long as you're not too picky on what kind of flower you want.  
Our limo service was through Shima Limo.  This bus was outstanding, and the driver was very professional.  We had a big wedding party so it was nice to be able to move through the bus with no trouble.  Just be sure to confirm with them a week before we almost lost our reservation because of a very small communication. Eek! 
Our wedding reception was at St. Michael's Woodside.  Huge dance floor, great appetizer displays, and they're very cooperative.  I do suggest renting a backdrop for behind the head table.  They have a huge mirror and exit sign that would end up in all your pictures, and you don't want that.  We went through "Off Broadway" for the backdrop/ lighting behind the table.  It looked amazing and was worth every penny because it really made the room look more formal and our pictures in that area look awesome too (Cheryl and Ed liked this too!).
Our DJ was Kevin Ward from Midnight Music out of Medina.  He's AMAZING.  So organized, and played what we asked.  The dance floor was packed the whole night, right up until the last song. 
Red-Eye Photo Booth is what we used as our guests additional entertainment and it was their wedding favor.  They bring in a photo booth and they take care of everything.  The guests had a an awesome time and all they kept saying was "that was so fun".  
Jen Sullivan through Travel Impressions (Rocky River) was our travel agent for the honeymoon.  She is so helpful and patient.  She took care of all reservations, and really looked out for the best deal possible.
We got bridesmaid dresses through Anything Bridal and saved $40 on each dress.  It went smoothly, but the company has recently changed hands and I'm unsure about the new owners. 
Rehearsal dinner was through 100th Bomb Group.  The restaurant is beautiful, but the woman in charge of our reservation was not organized.  She was hard to get in touch with, and ended up shorting our count by 3 meals so my mom, and 2 other guests had to wait longer for their meal because the manager didn't let the kitchen know of the change in the count. This was a frustrating experience, but the food was good.
Happy Planning! The day flies by so enjoy it!
Kelly & Michael Mellis
July 17, 2010

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