I had never planned a wedding before (my mom planned mine) and it was up to me to prepare our son and daughter-in-law's wedding celebration. The Schedel Arboretum and Gardens in Elmore, OH turned out to be the perfect venue. The events coordi...
nator for the gardens, Veronica Sheets, was so very helpful, making suggestions, offering advice, providing contact information for potential vendors.
Schedel Gardens is the subject of many online photos capturing the four seasons of beauty. Since the bride and groom live on the west coast, their first visit to the gardens was the day before their wedding! We had tentatively selected a spot for their wedding ceremony, but they were given a tour of the garden before their rehearsal to make sure that spot would still be their first choice.
We were a bit nervous about an outdoor wedding in early May, but were blessed with a perfect day. Thanks to Veronica and her staff, everything went as planned. They were always a few steps ahead of us, looking to where their assistance might be needed. The fact that our guests told us what a great time they had proves that.
Most important, the bride and groom enjoyed their evening in the spotlight. I'm very grateful to all the help I received from the folks at Schedel Arboretum and Gardens. It's a hidden gem in Northwest Ohio that is open to the public. For more information visit http://www.schedel-gardens.org.