Meet Patti and Melina from Elegant Whims!


I have enjoyed getting to know these two ladies more over the past year. They always have a beautiful smile and are ready to work and have fun! They helped us with a recent styled photo shoot and were so wonderful to work with.

When and how did Elegant Whims start working with weddings?
Cousins, Patti & Melinda grew up playing dress up, Barbie’s and with their baby dolls.  One day bored with all that, they created a make believe business, “Bills Incorporated”.  At the ages of 8 & 6 they vowed to one day own their own business together.  Fast forward to 2012 when Elegant Whims was born.  They started the business creating custom designed, wedding accessories.  They both felt this was not fulfilling the dream business they envisioned.   Being a wedding planner was always in the back of both their minds, as they had enjoyed planning many weddings and events.    In 2013 they traveled to Orlando Florida to become Certified Wedding Planners through the Bridal Society.

Why do you all like being involved in weddings? 
As Wedding Planners we meet with many clients who are overwhelmed with the idea of planning a wedding.   Watching these clients relax and smile as we chat about the details that our packages cover, is one of the reasons we love weddings.  Researching, matching vendors to our clients, designing layouts and table décor, putting together timelines and the wedding day look makes this our dream job.

How long have you been in business? Where are you located?
Patti was asked the other day if she realized her cell phone area code was in Northeast OH,   “Why yes” she replied “and it is memorable, isn’t it”.  True she kept her old phone number, but no worries,  Elegant Whims is based in Maineville, OH.  Always happy to travel.

What is your favorite part of a wedding? 
There are so many wonderful parts of a Wedding……       

Patti’s favorite:  I love to watch the Groom as his Bride comes toward him.   This is probably because I have 2 sons; I am more focused on their reaction than the Bride’s.

Melinda’s favorite:  The excitement build up in the Bride & Attendants’ room and also in with the Groom and Groomsmen.

Where do you and your team go for inspiration?
Inspiration comes from many sources, our family traditions, blogs, websites, magazines and many networking sites.

What are your favorite upcoming trends? 
One of our favorite upcoming trends is the Gatsby look with its elegance and sophistication. The décor of this era include pearls, opulent floral centerpieces and a touch of glitz added in.  Bridal gowns shown in a 20’s romantic style add to the debonair look of the groom’s fitted tux with a shawl collar.

Do you have any new favorite products or services?
Elegant Whims is thrilled to offer a new package for those couples that want to plan their wedding, but are unsure where to start. The “You Said Yes” package is priced at $700.

What is one thing you wish brides knew while planning a wedding? Or what is one thing you wish brides new about hiring a wedding planner?
Our wish is that couples understand the value of hiring a Wedding Planner and everything that Elegant Whims offers their clients.     

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