Monday, May 9, 2011

Love+Bash... the countdown is on!!

Love+Bash is only 6 days away! This is going to be AMAZING. Not only are there some flat out awesome vendors, but there are giveaways totaling over $10,000.00. If you haven't bought your tickets yet, head on over to Cincy Tickets and get yours today!

Included in the giveaway is an AWESOME grand prize valued at over $8,500. This includes wedding photography by Nikita Gross Photography, a full planning package by Your Wedding by Jen, $2,000 floral package from Inspired Floral Design, your make-up done on your wedding day by Cinci Makeup and Five Dot Design is giving a $500.00 credit towards stationery. Seriously, I wish I had a chance for this for my wedding.

Lewis & Cruse Flower Petal Jewelry and Gifts is also giving away a Complete Silver Sparkles Set for the bride, valued at $179.95. So, yes... even after your wedding, the prizes still keep on coming!

There are also going to be swag bags full of free stuff and goodies for the first 50 brides and a drink ticket for the Love+Bash signature drink, Strawberry Fields!

You don't want to miss this!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Secret Garden

I am absolutely in LOVE with this florist. Not only is the staff just amazing, but they always have the freshest flowers. Whenever I am thinking of new ideas and designs for jewelry, this is where I go for all of my floral needs.

More Love+Bash and stuff

 Our space at Love+Bash (just wait for the "after" pics)
LOVE that we have a window seat!!

So, I met with the other vendors that are going to be at Love+Bash. Let me tell you... this is an AMAZING group of women. Not only did Nikita Gross (Nikita Gross Photography) and Jen Daut (Your Wedding by Jen) put together a flat out badass wedding expo... but their choice in vendors was exceptional. Yes, these ladies have created an expo full of vendors that brides will go head over heals for. I would say that I am being biased in that I too am a vendor, but no, really... this group is top notch.

I'm no going to rehash all of the vendors that are going to be available. They can be found here. What I am going to tell you is that this is going to be unlike any other expo that people have been to. Since there were a hand selected group of vendors, brides will NOT be harassed when they walk be one of the displays. Of course, we will be MORE than happy to share with them what we have to offer, but it will be safe to make eye contact. ;)

Being a wedding expo virgin, I am so excited that this is the event that I decided to take the plunge with. Again... a simply amazing group and I am proud to be a part of it all.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Ok... so I haven't been able to post nearly as much as I would like as I am getting ready for Love+Bash "a badass wedding expo for alternative brides". I am all over just about anything with "badass" in the title. And, the lineup of vendors is OUTSTANDING (if I do say so myself). I am really excited about the whole ordeal. This will be the first wedding expo that Lewis & Cruse has been to. It's kind of our big debut. So many emotions going here... it's kind of magenta. I just hope my love of all things pink doesn't get in the way of all of this badassness.

I don't even know what to say about the whole thing. There is so much to do still that I feel like I am drowning and there is no organizer big enough to get it all in order. I LOVE THAT.

In addition to getting ready for this badass wedding expo, Lewis & Cruse has a TON of new stuff coming out. We are completely stoked about it all. We are almost doubling the number of items we offer.

A wedding expo, new items, an overhaul of the release to follow it all.... Life is good!

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Beginning

Flower petal jewelry started in our family with the passing of my grandfather. At his passing, my mother took flowers from the spray to make my grandmother a memorial rosary. She wanted to give my grandmother something that she could keep close to her heart.

In time, the word spread that my mother was able to do this. One thing lead to another and my mother began making flower petal jewelry for friends, family, and acquaintances. As business grew, she taught me everything she knew about the craft to help keep up with demand.

Because of the joy we saw these pieces of flower petal jewelry bring, we wanted to expand to make them available to more people. We decided to start a line of jewelry, "Lewis & Cruse". Since this began as a memorial rosary for my grandmother, we couldn't think of anyone that we would like to honor more than my grandmothers. Nancy Lewis (nee), my maternal grandmother and Beatrice Cruse (nee), my paternal grandmother. Both were amazing women and I love having this line named after them.

RM3 Guy Frazier, Jr, Beatrice Frazier (Cruse), Guy Frazier III