Romantic Autumn-Inspired Styled Shoot at The Ariel Pearl Center

After much anticipation, today is the day that this stunning styled shoot hits the Every Last Detail blog and we're excited to share it with you! The Ariel Pearl Center provided the perfect backdrop for this autumn-inspired shoot. The historic bank building with its marble columns and floors, stone walls, and large arched windows complemented our soft peach and orange color palette perfectly.

Oak & Honey Events along with our dream team of vendors created a romantic and whimsical setting, rooted in tradition and elegance. Every detail was flawless. Twig Floral provided a buffet of loose, lush greenery accented by warm peach florals. A gold-adorned tablescape provided by All Occasions Party Rental complemented the vintage feel of the room. And Renee Lemaire Photography captured every detail perfectly.

The Vendor Team: Photography: Renee Lamaire Photography // Jewelry: Wanderlust Jewelers // Reception Venue: The Ariel Pearl Center // Event Planning: Oak & Honey Events // Floral: Twig Florals // Stationery: Meg Morrow Fine Paper and Design // Desserts: Luna Bakery & Cafe // Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental // Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen // Hair: A Lather Salon // Makeup: MKleinman Artistry // Wedding Dress: Something White, A Bridal Boutique // Wedding Dress: Ivy & Aster // Veil: The Mantilla Company // Headpiece: Maggie Wu Studio // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

Oak & Honey Events Announcement

I am excited to announce the promotion of our Assistant Event Coordinator, Katelyn, to Associate Event Planner! Katelyn joined the team at the beginning of the 2016 season and has brought attention to detail  and a creative eye to our events. This upcoming season, she will be helping 2017 couples design and plan their weddings!  

Photo Credit: Rachel Elisabeth Photography

Katelyn has a degree in Communication Studies from Kent State University with a focus in Interpersonal Communication. During Katelyn's career, she has been fortunate to plan a number of different events from non-profit work to social gatherings.

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NEW for This Wedding Season - Floral Re-Purposing!

We're very excited to announce that we will now be offering floral donation services to each of our couples for the upcoming wedding season! We will take any unwanted floral pieces and donate them to nursing homes, hospices, rehabilitation centers, and assisted living communities in the area. We'd hate for these gorgeous flowers to go to waste, so we're sharing their beauty with our community!

Blog_Flowers2Photo Credit: Mann & Wife - Visual Storytellers


Oak & Honey Events is Growing!

I'd like to announce that we've recently promoted our Assistant Event Coordinator, Krysta, to Associate Event Planner! This upcoming season, she will be helping to plan and coordinate our 2016 weddings!

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Krysta has a background in fashion design and a Bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising. She has been working in the wedding industry since 2014, and we're looking forward to having her on board!

102015OHHS69Photo Credit: Full Bloom Photography

We would also like to give a special thanks to Maggie of MKleinman Artistry for doing our makeup, Borrow Vintage & Eclectic Rentals for the vintage furniture, and Kayla of Full Bloom Photography for the wonderful head shots!

Cheers to 2015!


The start of a new year is the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on the previous year, and set goals and plan for the year ahead. I wanted to take a moment to share with you my achievements and challenges of 2014.

I founded Oak & Honey Events in January of 2014. I started the company because for years I have been volunteer organizer for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation as well as helping plan friend’s and family’s weddings. I decided it was time to take my design experience and redirect it to work in the wedding planning field. Oak & Honey Events was also founded because of my passion for protecting the environment and planning.

2014 was such an amazing year of achievements! When I started Oak & Honey Events I worked with Kelly from Sage Wedding Pros to build a business plan and foundation for the business so I was able to grow the business quickly. I had goals for 2014 that I have been blessed to achieve:

  1. Build relationships with others in the industry
  2. Create a brand
  3. Create a system that is prepared for business growth

I also faced challenges in 2014. My biggest challenge for Oak & Honey Events was getting my name out there to couples and other wedding vendors. I have participated in many different events through the year to help achieve this goal. We are so excited to see our hard work is paying off in 2014 and are filling the calendar up for 2015 with many amazing couples have the same goal as us to reduce the impact on the environment for their wedding day.


My goals for 2015 include both business and personal goals. I want to educate couples about the impact their wedding has on the environment through blog posts and educational sessions. Another goal is to continue expanding my knowledge by attending an educational workshop. And on the more personal side, I want to spend more quality time with family and friends and also take some time for myself and focus on getting back into a workout/healthy eating routine.

This past year has brought the joy of working with four amazing couples. I’m glad I had the opportunity to work with all of you to design and plan your weddings. I can’t thank each of you enough to allowing me to be part of your special day. Looking forward to what 2015 will bring.

Happy New Year!