December 27, 2012

A Day in the Park for Sara & Evan

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As Sara sat on the window ledge of her Bridal Suite at the Georgian Terrace Hotel watching the rain fall in Midtown, she refused to let the weather dampen her spirits but instead focused on the amazing celebration that would be taking place in a few, short hours.  Just like Dick Van Dyke in the Broadway production of Bye, Bye, Birdie ~ we were all singing “Gray skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face”, and they actually did!!!

The Moore Agency provided the hair and make-up services for the bride and as always did a fabulous job.  Sara was stunning!

Frank and Wendy Gibson were the photographers for the day and they certainly had a lot of beauty to work with.  Pre-ceremony photos began at the hotel and with all of the amazing architectural details of this piece of Atlanta History, they were able to capture so many gorgeous images.

The bride selected her bridesmaids gowns from Bella Bridesmaid.  They were a blush chiffon and the fit and style was very elegant.

When the time came to head over to the Church, The Bridal Party boarded a Trolley from Great Knight Tours that took them to the beautiful Peachtree Christian Church.  The Groom and Groomsmen were also taken by Trolley to the church where they had their time with the photographers.

Sara wanted to have the flowers for the bouquets, boutineers and ceremony décor to be more subdued in color and focused more on whites, creams, blush with a touch of purple ~ however, she wanted the colors to be more intense for the reception.  Larry and Greg of Foxgloves and Ivy did an amazing job on the floral décor.  The centerpieces were gorgeous!!!  The Estate Table was especially stunning!  Since we had a very large table to accommodate over 20 guests, that dictated the need for rather extensive décor.  Larry and Greg used large white candelabra and topped them with luscious arrangements and swags of crystals.  They were just perfect and created such a special look and feel for the Estate Table.  The other guest tables had a variety of centerpieces incorporating varying sized candles and floral arrangements.  Larry and Greg truly captured the vision that Sara had for her wedding!!

The linens, which we choose from Chair Covers and Linens were perfect and provided just the “romantic” look and feel we were going for.  As a special touch, the chairs at the Estate Table had brooches attaching the chair ties for extra bling.   During Cocktail Hour, a rose-colored texture linen was used on some of the tables, while an ivory linen was used on others.  The contrast between the two created a lovely setting that was both romantic and elegant.  The guest tables linen was a very soft color that was a mix between ivory and taupe with a pink undertone. 

One very creative aspect of the wedding was that Sara provided a Calendar consisting of photos of she and Evan and had each guest find their Birthday and “sign” their greeting on that date.  They will be able to enjoy the calendar during the coming year while remembering those who shared in their joy at the wedding!!

To further enhance the setting, PPi provided lighting in the tent.  The glow created from the uplights added to the romantic feel of the wedding.

The beautiful and delicious wedding cake, which was a variety of Cheesecake flavors from the always amazing Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes was a HUGE hit with the guests!! They loved the cake so much that many went back for seconds (and I’m not naming names, but I saw some even going back for thirds!)

Shimmer Band provided through East Coast Entertainment, were the entertainment for the evening and they kept the crowd on their feet dancing all night long.

Guests had fun taking photos in the Photo Booth provided by ShutterBooth and were able to take photos away with them as a favor while also leaving a copy of the photo with a personal note for the couple.

When the time came for the party to end, guests lined the stairs and held up sparklers as Sara and Evan made their way through to the waiting vintage Rolls Royce from A Lovely View of Heaven that whisked them away to begin their honeymoon!!!

We were so pleased to have worked with this couple and their families to create and produce this gorgeous {and flawless} wedding and we wish a lifetime of happiness to Sara & Evan!!!

A huge THANK YOU to Frank Gibson for sharing the majority of these images with just a few of my snapshots of some of the details!  Please enjoy!

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September 14, 2012

Mitzvah & Weddings recap

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What a Busy few weeks we have had!!!  In the past 3 weeks we have produced 5 amazing events!!  I can’t wait to catch you all up on the details of each but just to give you a sneak peek – here are just a few of the highlights!!

 

Mazel Tov ~ Harris & Sara

A ROCK themed B’nai Mitzvah held at The Tabernacle!!!  What an amazing event this was! Incredible venue, excellent vendors and a family that was so wonderful to work with!! Wilbur of EventScapes created some of the most unique and fabulous decor pieces for this event that I’ve ever seen.  Special features of this Mitzvah included a Karaoke Band surprise performance AND custom created Milk Shake station provided by FLIP Gourmet Burger Boutique.

 

 

Amira & Ibe ~ Wedded Bliss

This was truly a gorgeous wedding for a gorgeous couple!  Held at the Ritz-Carlton ~ Downtown with some of the top vendors in the area providing their services!  The décor was jaw-droppingly beautiful ~ thanks to Wilbur of EventScapes!  The always amazing Scott Mikell of Spectrum-Entertainment provided the reception entertainment and kept the crowd on the dance floor with a mix of American tunes as well as Arabic tunes for the couple’s homage.  The cakes from Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes…WOW…truly artistic creations with exquisite detail not to mention fabulous taste!

 

Ashley & Daniel ~ Married with the Fishes

You can’t help but love a wedding at the Georgia Aquarium!  Ashley & Daniel had a beautiful wedding with the help of Your Event Solutions, who created a one-of-a-kind Chuppah where the vows took place.  Allegro Strings provided the ceremony and Cocktail Hour music while the Atlanta ShowStoppers Band provided the high-energy entertainment keeping the dance floor filled all night long! We provided a Candy Buffet that was a HUGE hit!

 

Sara & Evan ~ Midtown Atlanta Wedding in Piedmont Park

Peachtree Christian Church was the setting for the vows while The Garden Tent at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park was the reception venue.  The bride had a dream of being a Cinderella bride and she did not disappoint.  We had the pleasure of working with some of our favorite vendors on this wedding as well such as Foxgloves & Ivy, Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes, Chair Covers & Linens and Shimmer the Band. 

 

Intimate Family Gathering ~ Garden Tent

Sometimes, it does happen that things don’t go as planned.  Unfortunately for one of our clients, we had a cancellation of the wedding 48 hours before the big day.  I have to tell you that this was an emotional situation for everyone involved and while this is never the desired outcome, the reason I mention it is because as the Event Consultant, we handle “un-doing” of the plans for the affected families.  Since a cancellation is not planned or anticipated, the clients usually don’t know where to turn and what to do – especially since they are also dealing with all of the emotions involved.  Having the Consultant handle the details of the cancellation and providing the information to all vendors as well as following back up with the clients on any financial issues – at least helps get them through the difficult time.  Although the wedding didn’t take place, we did turn this into a small intimate family dinner and the clients were very pleased with the services provided. 

 

As soon as time allows — a more detailed post for each of these amazing events will be posted.  Until then – I hope you enjoy these snapshots!!

Check back soon!!!

June 18, 2011

Springtime Happiness for Erin and Taylor!

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A beautiful spring day was the backdrop for the wedding of Erin and Taylor and the beautiful St. Regis hotel was the host hotel. 

Julie and Courtney of Formal Faces arrived at the St. Regis to work their magic on the bridal party.  The bride choose a beautiful style of a modified bun which looked wonderful with the veil she wore and then later a birdcage veil.

Her dress was a Martina Leona from one of my favorite Bridal Salons, La Raines Boutique.  She looked like a princess in the gown.  Her bridesmaids wore stunning styles in coral with an ivory sash from Bella Bridesmaid.  The Jr. bridesmaids wore similar styles but in an eggplant color. 

We must also say that the guys were very handsome in their tuxes from Savvi formalwear.

Adding an element of fun to the day was the transportation for the wedding party and guests.  Glenn from The Atlanta Trolley gave our group some wonderful moments not to mention photo ops with the old Trolley. 

The ceremony was held at Northside United Methodist Church in Buckhead with reception following at Capital City Club ~ Brookhaven.

Foxgloves and Ivy provided the gorgeous floral designs.  The bride just beamed when she first saw her bouquet.  The peonies were just perfect!!

The florals at the Club were breathtaking.  The Estate Table included tall white candelabra with draping crystals.  They certainly made a statement.  The guest tables had various other floral designs both tall and short centerpieces.

The tables were graced with luscious linens from Chair Covers and Linens.  As many times as I have worked at Capital City Club ~ Brookhaven, I don’t think I have ever seen the place look as beautiful.  Even staff members were overheard commenting on how amazing the room looked.  The guest tables were covered with a silver pintuck linen.  Coral napkins were used which provided a nice contrast.  On the large, covered Terrace, the cocktail tables and highboys were covered in coral linens which certainly was an appropriate color for spring.  The cake table had an amazing special linen that was a textured sheer placed over a coral underlay. 

Each place setting was individually labeled with hand calligraphied cards from Maren Nicholas.  Each place setting also had an adorable small, white sparkly terracotta type planter with a Peach Pie Pop blooming from it.  This was such a cute idea.  The Peach Pie Pop was in the shape of a flower – so it was like each guest had their own blooming treat.  

Fruitwood Chiavari Chairs were rented from Event Rentals Unlimited which added just the right touch to the look of the ballroom.

The bride and groom’s seats at the Estate Table had wooden signs hanging that said Mr.  and Mrs.  I loved this detail.

Frank and Wendy Gibson were the photographers for the event and they were busy taking  gorgeous images of the day.  Judging from the sneak peek of some photos that are on their blog – they certainly captured the beauty of the couple and their day.

The wedding cake which was an original creation from the genius Mark Lotti of Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes was not only fabulous but also delicious!!!  The cake was 5 tiers and had clusters of sugar-paste flowers placed asymmetrically on the front side of the cake.  It truly was a work of art.

The Flavor Band kept the crowd on the dance floor all night.  Their mix of music included something for everyone.

We also had a cigar area.  The lower Terrace proved to be the perfect place for the humidor to be displayed while Tommy Bahama ashtrays collected the ashes.  This was a popular place throughout the event.

When the time came for the party to end, the guests gathered to toss rose petals on the newly married couple as they escaped to a lovely limo provided by Atlantic Limousine that was waiting to whisk them away to begin their new life together.

We were so pleased to work with this family on the amazing wedding and we wish happiness to last forever for Erin and Taylor.

 

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