Married Couples in CLE: Wine & Wisdom

The last #MarriedCouplesInCLE Wine & Wisdom was everything we EVERYONE needed and more. As always I came up with a theme, posted the flier, and shortly after the event sold out!

This time I chose to invite “seasoned married couples” because I find it to be true, that the wisdom you have at 30/40 years of marriage is so helpful for those on the journey! The room ranged from couples who were seriously dating to couples who had been married 40 years. It was the widest range in perspective I have ever had at a married couples event and for that reason I believe it was one of the best I’ve hosted. I invited two couples in particular that had been through some things (like all of us have or will) to share with us their personal stories Mr. and Mrs. Ted Ginn Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lewis. They shared with us not just about how they got through the storms, but how they have learned to accept each other for who they are, how they learned to communicate and fight fair, how they just no when to be quiet lol, how to show support and more! I also invited Mr. Charles Williams who was someone who had regrets about getting a divorce. This was something I wanted to highlight but not spend too much time on. I don’t condone divorce but I thought it was important to talk as married couples about why it’s always the best decision to make, and why it’s sometimes better to keep working at it and get healthy as individuals to have a healthy marriage together. I also like the perspective he was able to give husbands about what he did wrong and what he would do differently.

 

My event always requires a dress code. This time all guests were told to dress like they were going on a date on a Saturday night to their favorite fancy restaurant, and that they would also be going to see Luther Vandross in concert. That was my way of setting the mood (LOL). Once everyone arrived by 6:45 as requested, we begin with an icebreaker (which I wont share the details of). From there we played a game that anonymously shared issues many of us go through as married couples. It was the best way to show that we are all in the same boat, going through the same things, battling the same struggles/issues and to let us know as couples, husbands and wives that none of us are alone. It was to remind them before our discussions, that when we come together in settings like this, we are able to share and get receive feedback by those who have gone through, are going through, or will go through similar situations. More than anything, it’s just to create circles of married couples who may not have married friends.

Anywho, upon arrival everyone received their own personal book of wisdom. They were to use it throughout the night to capture all the wisdom that was being shared. We started with a panel discussion from our guests speakers, the split into private husbands and wives for separate conversations were about everything from finances to infidelity! I think everyone agreed that they wish it went longer. When we came back together, we presented our task why in groups which were 5 takeaways of Wisdom that we heard throughout the evening. We also had a quick open conversation about our choices.

THANK YOU to everyone who attended! Thank you to my guest speakers Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lewis,  Mr. and Mrs. Ted Ginn Sr., and Mr. Charles Williams for sharing your personal stories. Thank you Pearl Flower Catering for providing the food for the evening.  Thank you to my photographer Natasha Herbert and my videographer Chas of Destinyfulfild. Last but not least thank you  CLE Urban Winery for hosting us and serving my favorite wines the Buckeye Blackberry Merlot and the Hometown Heroes Peach Chardonnay!

 

If the pictures didn’t make you jealous of missing the event, check out this recap video:

No Comments
Previous Post
November 11, 2019
Next Post
November 11, 2019

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Instagram

  • We are having sooooooooo much fun at the #CourtneyCoversCleveland Cousins Crew Sleepover hosted at the Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls!!!
.
.
Thank you to my amazing photographer @natashaherbert for capturing some great  moments  @sirkileidoscope for the perfect Cousin Crew  t-shirts and @memoriesbybee for our our custom wine glasses!!!!
.
.
There is nothing like family it was truly a pleasure planning this entire evening!!!! LET THE NIGHT CONTINUE!!!
  • Soooo #CourtneyCoversCleveland is super duper excited to host the Cousins Crew Sleepover tonight! .
.
Of course I went over the top LOL (I’m super duper extra) but I can’t wait to have a crazy fun time with all of my cousins!
  • 2019 had been a year of JOY!
JOY of self discovery and living in purpose.
JOY in everything related to #CourtneyCoversCleveland 
JOY in finding the positive in the negative.
JOY of having confidence and believing in ME! 
JOY in new beginnings.
JOY in having the most awesome and  supportive friends!
JOY in remembering my biggest blessing and highest priority is always Family! 
JOY in believing the best is yet to come! .
.
If you haven’t, I encourage you to visit @legacyvillage this holiday season, shop and dine- then take a a picture like me and tag #createjoy to reflect on all the JOY you had in 2019! #sponsored #clevelandblogger #thisiscle #cle
  • Tune in to @wethepeoplewkyc at 11am for a double bonus of #CourtneyCoversCleveland
.
.
Not only will you catch the interview with Ted Ginn Sr. about @GivingTuesday but you will also catch my next video which spotlights where I surprised Bryon for a festive and merry birthday! Find out where when you tune in! .
.
Dress @apricotlanepinecrest 
Makeup @mua_kb .
.

#cleveland #thisiscle #wkyc #clevelandblogger #blogger #clevelandbloggers #clevelandvibes #thingstodoincle #mrkringlesuite #merrychristmas
  • And the absolute best part about last night was my date... @1bryon_  it’s not often we get to do things alone and as he gets closer to heading to college I’m trying to make sure we spend more time together. Thank you @nina_lewis62 @mrsjazminemarie for also joining us!!!
.
.

One thing I LOVE about #CourtneyCoversCleveland is that it allows me to bring my friends and family along for the ride! Last night we watched a GREAT game and had a great time! Thank You @cjames502osu @cydneybowman  for taking such great care of us  last night! From the awesome seats to the tour- we had a wonderful experience.
  • Last night #CourtneyCoversCleveland joined @laresepurnell @cavs @naacp_cleveland in supporting @pearlskitchencle @saucethecity during the First Taste of Black Cleveland Restaurant Week!
.
.
The food was amazing! I’m asking all of my followers to get out and support the 19 restaurants participating in the Taste of Black Cleveland between now and next Monday! To see a full list of those participating and their specials  visit @therealblackfriday ! .
.
Custom #CourtneyCoversCleveland hoodie provided by @sepiabeedesigns .
.
#supportlocal #blackrestaurantweek #cle #clegram #thisiscle #clevelandblogger #clevelandbloggers #clefoodie #cleveland #clevelandohio

Follow Me!