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Couples to be married will receive a custom wedding planner binder written 
by Joe Mineo ($35 Value)


To purchase tickets,

call 330-286-3024
Seating is Limited

Planning Your Wedding Workshop

with Joe Mineo


MARCH 4TH, 2017


10:00AM TO 2:00PM

Join Joe Mineo, event designer and planner for 30 years to clients such as LeBron James, Hines Ward and Jennifer Garner for JoAnn Fabrics, as he answers your toughest questions and dilemmas about wedding planning. 

As owner of Joe Mineo Creative, a division of Something New Florist and Events, Joe has prepared for you a truly unique event featuring: 

  • Stella Kotsatos-Angelo, owner/designer and Penny Bennett, designer of The Cake Boutique and recent winners of Food Network’s “Cake Wars”

  • Julie Rauzan-Possage, owner of Matina’s Bridal of Beachwood 

  • Chef Leo DelGarbino Jr., chef and owner of Leo’s Ristorante

You will learn what these professionals have experienced in their combined decades in the wedding industry as they present their best tips. From prioritizing spending to avoiding unforeseen wedding day surprises, you’ll get your specific questions answered.

Joe Mineo and his panel of experts want you to have all the answers to make logical decisions for your wedding. Without the information and knowledge, how do you make the good decisions that are right for you? This is your day of education. Let our workshop be your opportunity to expect the unexpected.



Make your Big Day planning as stress free as possible

Joe Mineo, owner of Joe Mineo Creative


Joe Mineo is known for having a larger than life personality and an innate passion for design. His career began with flowers and his first business, Something New Florist opened its doors in 1987.

It was Joe’s ­floral design innovation powered by his driving ambition that transformed his business into what it is today, a national award-winning event design and production studio. Now known as Joe Mineo Creative, Joe’s company strives for flawless execution of standout events representing an impressive roster of private and corporate clients.

An expert at transforming venues locally, Joe also designs for clients around the country. His destination events range from corporate product launches to lavish weddings. Joe is also a frequent guest speaker at various event industry conventions on the topics of floral and event design with his special focus being innovative and unique design elements. Known for saying, “Events are theater,” Joe infuses each of his designs with plot, performance, drama, and timing to not only create atmospheric spaces but to evoke emotion that leaves guests with a lasting impression.


Julie Rauzan-Possage, owner of Matina’s Bridal


Matina’s Bridal opened its doors October 30, 1974 in Warren, Ohio and after many successful years in business, expanded to the Beachwood, Ohio.  Located inside the ETON Shops on Chagrin Boulevard, Matina’s Bridal continues to offer a selection of couture wedding gowns and accessories a few steps above the rest.


Julie Rauzan-Possage purchased Matina’s Bridal after decades of sales assistance to the previous ownership during busy seasons and trunk shows.  The standard of excellence continues under Julie’s watchful eye as brides continue to find the wedding gown of their dreams every day at Matina’s Bridal of Beachwood.  Julie pledges a special and informative consultation at every bridal appointment, promising to help the bride select the perfect wedding gown to complement her figure, her wedding day vision, and her budget.

Stella Kotsatos-Angelo, owner/designer and Penny Bennett, designer of The Cake Boutique


The Cake Boutique is the design team of Penny and Stella. Originally a home-based cake creation business since 2006, the Boutique opened its first showroom in Howland Township/Warren, Ohio in March 2010. This duo prides themselves in keeping up with the newest trends and providing their clients with incredible specialty cakes, cupcakes, and desserts for all occasions. The bakery shop is known for its unique designs and wide variety of flavors and fillings.

In recent news, Penny and Stella were featured on Food Network’s “Cake Wars” which they walked away with first place. The “Cobra’s Curse” episode shows four bakers battling to have their cake creation as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the grand opening of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s newest thrill ride, Cobra’s Curse.

Chef Leo DelGarbino Jr., chef and owner of Leo’s Ristorante


Since 1930, Leo’s Ristorante is a family-run business featuring exceptional food. Leo DelGarbino Jr. is a Culinary Institute of America (CIA) graduate. In 1982, Leo Jr. and his parents decided to broaden their horizons when opening a small restaurant in the Market Place of Warren, which they called Leo's Ristorante. Here, Chef Leo combined his new innovated techniques of food presentation and preparation with old family traditions of regional Italian cooking.  

Due to the overwhelming growth and popularity of the restaurant and the on and off premise catering, the family expanded into Leo’s Ristorante and Banquet Center.

At the forefront of his siblings, Leo Jr., along with Marc and Frankie, are both involved in cooking and management. Leo's cousin, Michael Strollo, Executive Chef and also a CIA graduate, is an instrumental asset with his preparation techniques and creative forms of presentation that represent a seasonally changing menu. Leo's wife, Lisa, takes the reigns as the restaurant's event planner. More recently, Arianna DelGarbino, daughter of Chef/Owner Leo Jr., continued the family legacy by graduating from CIA in 2015.

To purchase tickets, call 330-286-3024. Seating is Limited

You'll walk away saying "I never even thought of that..."

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