Kathy Piech-Lukas has been my fairy godmother this past year.  Shear Hotness is the glass slipper that it is today, in part due to her: guidance, patience, and expertise of the bridal industry.  Kathy’s bubbly, animated personality eased my jitters when I was the newbie vendor at the cafe… and becoming a preferred vendor of Your Dream Day Cafe is one of the best business decisions I’ve made all year.  Your Dream Day Cafe is, without a doubt, your “go to” when searching for the best bridal vendors in the business! So without further ado, here is this week’s featured vendor!


  • When did Y.D.D. open?
  • Who started the business?
Me, Kathy Piech-Lukas
  • Inspiration behind the concept?
Prior to opening the company, I worked in corporate event planning working for two different Fortune 500 companies. During the weeks leading up to my wedding I had five different vendors suggest to me that I become a wedding planner. I had no idea what that was, so I had to do some research about it. The number of customers we had doubled each year the first three years we were in business, and the rest is history.
  • What services does Y.D.D offer?
We offer wedding planning and consulting services, including full planning, partial planning, vendor referrals and selection, schedule creation, checklist and timeline management, and weekend wedding coordination. We also offer wedding gown preservation.
  • What makes Y.D.D. different?
We develop very close relationships with our clients, almost like a big sister to the bride and a translator for the parents. We have a very energetic, fun easy going style. We love to laugh and have fun with you and the planning.
  • What’s new on the horizon?
We now have two locations — our main location, located in the Shops of Oakwood, which also includes a self serve wedding planning cafe, meeting rooms for vendors, fresh daily cake samples, and planning resources. Our second location is located inside the Sharonville Fine Arts Center in Cincinnati, right in downtown Sharonville
For more information, please contact:
Kathy Piech- Lukas
2308 Far Hills Ave.
Dayton, OH 45419

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Who Doesn’t love a good sale around Christmas?! Going to a holiday party, having family pictures done, or going out for New Years Eve? Perhaps you just want to give the gift that keeps on giving?  Now through December 31st, you can take advantage of any of these special offers, and receive a gift just to say thank you!  This can be used on location or in studio!  For more information, please contact us at:

937.210.7815 or shearhotness@yahoo.com



– Early Bird Bridal Special (Don’t miss this!)… Up $100 off when you book and pay for your bridal services before Dec. 31st!(restrictions apply)

- Holiday Glam Special ($10 off)… Choose between traditional or airbrush makeup, complimentary lashes included!

– Buy 1Get 1 half off Gift Certificates… One for you and one for a friend!

FREE LIMITED EDITION HOLIDAY GIFT with each booking! Restrictions apply!

Ebony Newcomb

Photography: Mac Photography



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The wedding cake.  Something every bride has thought about to the finest detail… maybe even before he’s even asked for her hand in marriage? I have had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Melissa Clough of Frosted, a few times; as we are both vendors at Your Dream Day Cafe in the heart of Oakwood!  My belly, however, feels like it has known Melissa for ages! It is impossible to go to the office, and NOT indulge in a cupcake… or two!  The freshness, custom flavors, and just the appeal of the food is very enticing.  It literally looks like the food you see in commercials or magazines.  One word… PERFECTION! Melissa took some time to tell me a little bit about the company, her passion behind it all, and what’s in store for this upcoming bridal season.  So without further ado, I present to you: FROSTED!

When did Frosted open?

January 2004

Who started the business?
I, Melissa, started the business.
Inspiration behind the concept?
We like to keep it simple, all products are made fresh to order and designed with the customer.
What services does Frosted offer?
We offer custom cakes, cupcakes and cake pops for weddings and all special occasions.  We also have a cupcake bar as well as cake and cupcake decorating parties.
What makes Frosted different?
We are a small family business, we take pride in providing each client with an excellent product with excellent customer service.
What’s new on the horizon?
We are looking forward to the upcoming season of bridal shows and weddings.  It is a honor to be part of such an important event in our couples’ lives.
Owner: Melissa Clough
Phone: 937.429.5106
Email: Frosted@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.frostedbakes.com
Hours: By Appt. Only

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I am soooooo glad to finally get to share my new website with you all!  After a gentle swift kick in the butt from a friend/highly respected vendor in the wedding industry… I knew it was time to change a few things.  BOY AM I GLAD I DID!  I am in looooooove with my new site!  Check it out and tell me what you think! Have a fabulous weekend Shear Hotties, and GO BUCKS!;)

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I am so excited to start this new feature on my blog/website!  I get a lot of love and support from other vendors, and thought, “How cool would it be to return the favor!?!?”  So without further ado, here is your featured vendor of the week!

When did Glamorous Weddings open?

Glamorous Weddings opened in August 2010. Our first clients were Ashley and Michael Meadors. 
  • Who started the business?
Michelle Miskell is the owner of Glamorous Weddings. Being “the planner’ for the family dinners and get together’s, coordinating a wedding just comes naturally. “I really pay attention to the details, that’s what matters most to my couples. They want the wedding to reflect who they are.”
  • Inspiration behind the concept?
We wanted to give couples a service they could afford. A lot of couples don’t view wedding planners a necessity until it’s too late. We wanted to show couples that by hiring a planner they can save hundreds because of the connections we have with other vendors. 
  • What services does Glamorous Weddings offer?
Glamorous Weddings offers 3 different packages for couples to choose from. 
For the D-I-Y Bride who just needs a coordinator to ensure the ceremony and reception run smoothly, our Day-Of package would be perfect.
If just the thought of planning a wedding has you stressed out, we have a package that takes care of all the planning for you!
We also offer al a carte services for those couples that just need some advice and planning direction.
  • What makes Glamorous Weddings different?
Weddings can be stressful and expensive. Our goal is not only make the planning process simple, but we help you get the most for your money. We don’t feel you should start off your marriage in debt, we can help you make your wedding look like a million bucks without spending it!
  • What’s new on the horizon?
2015 will be the year for the dresses! Off the shoulder, backless, and ballerina gowns are really going make a hit.
For more information on Glamorous Weddings, please contact:

Michelle Miskell

Glamorous Weddings
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