Category: Cleveland

Five Cleveland Cultural Things Not to Be Missed

The city of Cleveland, Ohio is full to the brim of cultural things to see and do. Let’s take a look at what Cleveland has to offer in terms of performing arts, music, and literature.

Performing Arts

Cleveland has the second-largest performing arts center in the whole of the U.S. – Playhouse Square. This is second only to the Lincoln Center in New York City.

In Playhouse Square, you will find the Ohio Theatre, Hannah Theater, Allen Theater, Palace Theater, and State Theater. This is a hub for many Broadway Musicals and the city has produced lots of well-known actors as well as the renowned comedian Bob Hope.

Elsewhere in Cleveland, there is the Karamu House. This is America’s oldest African-American theater and dates back to the 1920s.

Music

Cleveland is also home to one of the world’s best orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra. This is considered to be the finest in the U.S. During the winter, the orchestra plays at Severance Hall, in University Circle, and during the summer, it can be found at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls.

During the 60s and 70s, Cleveland gained a reputation in rock music and even hosted the World Series of Rock from 1974 to 1980. If this is something you’re interested in, visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located in downtown, Cleveland. This is a museum that celebrates the most influential and best-known figures, artists, producers, and engineers of rock and roll music.

Jazz is also popular in Cleveland and has a long history here. The Tri-C Jazz Fest is held in Cleveland every year. For jazz lovers, Bop Stop on Detroit Avenue is a great place to pay a visit.

Polka has been and continues to be, popular in Cleveland. There is even a sub-genre of polka called Cleveland-style. For those interested, there is the Polka Hall of Fame, which is worth a visit. This traces the Cleveland-style polka from its roots in Slovenia in the 19th century, through the factory and mining towns of America, to the post-war years.

If you like piano music, The Velvet Tango Room is a great location. From Monday to Thursday there are pianists from 9 pm and the cocktails are great too!

Literature

The modernist poet, Hart Crane, was born not far from Cleveland. The memorial park along the Cuyahoga left bank is dedicated to him. There is also a marker where his childhood home sat in University Circle. Elsewhere, there is a statue behind the Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University’s Campus.

If you’re into poetry, there are regular readings at many Cleveland bookstores and coffee shops.
If you’re visiting in July, the Cleveland Inkubator is a great 4-day festival that is free. It’s for writers and readers alike and offers workshops, keynote speeches, book swaps, and open mic sessions.

Another great event is hosted by the Maltz Performing Arts Center and is called the Writer’s Center Stage. This is a series of speeches and appearances by famous writers. Their website has a calendar of events where you can purchase tickets.

Contemporary Versus Vintage Weddings

The most important task after getting the ring is finding the right venue. To do this you have to ask yourself are you a traditional couple with the black tux, white dress, and church venue?

Or are you the “step out of bounds” couple with the bright color dress, James Bond tux, and the vintage hall? Both wedding styles are beautiful and make the most of their historic value in different ways.

The Monastery Event Center in Cincinnati, Ohio is a great example.
True to its name this venue embraces its history in the best way.

How to choose the right venue and overall style for your wedding!

If you’re more traditional and you hear church bells when you think of your wedding The Monastery is the venue for you. A unique setting that can house both a ceremony and reception. Their courtyard is perfect for invaluable photos and even those who opt for an outdoor ceremony. They have also resurrected the historic “Golden Wedding Champagne” for their guests. In fact, couples who book with the venue receive free personalized champagne flutes. What better way to help commemorate your big day?

Starr Gennett Building
Richmond, IN

On the flip side is the vintage Starr Gennett Building, rich in jazz music history. They keep the music alive through live concerts but also through music education sessions. If you’re in the area you can see The Walk of Fame recurring every September and even their tributes to Shakespeare throughout July. Ultimately this open venue is a distinctive choice and the ideal venue for those dreaming of a vintage venue with a bit of nature. It is located in a public park right by a river for lovely photos. With its already perfect location, you can decorate and make it yours!

No matter what you choose the most important part of any wedding is the people you share your special day with. The love, the laughter, and unforgettable memories. Of course, we here at Picture Perfect are also happy to help you make memories and make it a perfect day!

The booth this couple was a great addition to their wedding!

A Simple Guide to Planning Your Wedding

Most people these days start planning their wedding plenty of time in advance. There are many reasons why you should do this. Often, it’s because venues get booked up quickly, and it’s also to do with how much needs to be organized. Whatever the length of time before your wedding, our essential checklist will cover everything you need in order for your big day to run smoothly. We’ve also added in some different ideas that you may not have thought of!

Lily Pond at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden by David Lindner
Lily Pond at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden by David Lindner
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♥Valentine’s Wedding: A Celebration For Everyone♥

Picture Perfect specializes in capturing memories of love and excitement. What better day for making these memories than Valentine’s Day?

Everyone wants to capture the special memories of their wedding day.
A Valentine’s theme lets you create twice the fun with twice the memories!
It’s the perfect atmosphere for you to celebrate your love, and it lets your guests do the same.

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Are you offering a catered dinner and dancing, or simple cocktails and hors d’oeuvres? Whether you choose low-key or extravagant, your reception will be the place for all of your guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day together. Having Picture Perfect at your party allows your guests to join in the love and create memories that last a lifetime. Encourage the party atmosphere with an open air booth where your guests can celebrate love in whatever silly, romantic, or outrageous ways they can dream up. A custom backdrop adds flair to your celebration and gives your guests a way to commemorate their fun-filled Valentine’s Day!

To create the most personal experience for your celebration, check out all of our photo booth options and add-ons. We know you’ll love them!