Save the Date!!!

Yes-- I have been MIA on the blog as of late, I apologize. I will try and catch up this week with lots of fun stuff and amazing weddings! In the meantime, you MUST know about the "Save the Date" event at our studio space, The Paisley Umbrella, on Thursday in conjunction with Atlanta Weddings Magazine and many of the best wedding vendors around. Please RSVP ASAP- it is sure to be fabulous!

Erika & Chris

Erika and Chris were married at WaterColor Inn in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida on May 10th. Erika invisioned a sophisticated twist on "pink and green" for her Spring nuptials. After some fun in the sun on Friday, Chris and Erika were married at Cerulean Park on the WaterColor property on Saturday. Erika wore a beautiful Paloma Blanca gown with lace that happened to match the lace on her Matron of Honor's veil perfectly {the MOH was our former client Anne!}. What a special something borrowed!! The couple's french bulldogs Hank and Louis made a brief appearance as the ring bearers in their doggie tuxedos {have I mentioned I love it when dogs are involved in the wedding?!}. After the ceremony "in the round," guests moved poolside for a cocktail hour that featured a pink lemonade and vodka specialty drink {with a sprig of mint to incorporate the green, of course!}, a raw bar and sushi. Shortly there after, guests made their way to the tented lawn for dinner and dancing. The tent was adorned with various sized white Asian lanterns and floral clusters in every shade of pink and green and candles everywhere. The band came all the way from Alabama and they really kept the party going-- they even had the bridesmaids up on stage as back-up singers for a wild rendition of a classic Tina Turner song! It was a beautiful day. Thank you to the very talented Lee Patterson for these gorgeous images!

Courtney & Joe

Courtney and Joe were married at Emerald Pointe Resort at Lake Lanier on May 3rd. From my very first meeting with Courtney, I knew this would be a fabulous event. Courtney had so many great ideas including a beautiful Navy, Champagne and White color palette. Early on, Courtney created a monogram that was later integrated into a wax seal that was used on the couple's invitations, which were mailed with various vintage stamps. As the wedding day arrived, Courtney looked stunning in her Romona Keveza gown flanked by her maids in super-chic in Jenny Yoo bridesmaids dresses {love the same color and fabric, but with different cuts!}. Courtney and Joe were married in a touching Christian and Jewish interfaith ceremony under a birch chuppa on a gazebo that looks out over Lake Lanier. The weather could not have been more perfect- sunny with a gorgeous breeze- it was just lovely. And the best part? The ring bearers were the couple's dogs. After the ceremony the couple had the opportunity to get some amazing shots on the surrounding property before joining their guests in the ballroom. Courtney's vision came to fruition in the ballroom with Champagne and Navy satin linens, lots of candlelight and centerpieces of white hydrangea and Vendela roses. Joe is in the restaurant industry, so he worked with the chef to create a special menu that began with a scallop ceviche and gazpacho shooter. Guests then enjoyed a salad and dual entree of petit filet and chicken saltimbocca with shallot mashed potatoes and baby zuchinni and squash. And in addition to wedding cake for dessert, there were two! donut "grooms cake" towers to represent one of Joe's favorite foods and "Martha Stewart-esque" wedding cake cookie favors . Guests danced to everything from the Hora to 80's hair bands- and how could we forget the bride and bridesmaids dancing the choreographed moves to "Soldier Boy" they learned at the Bachelorette Party?! Late night the party moved to the hotel bar. What a fun wedding and couple! Thank you to Ron White for these lovely images!


Last night I enjoyed the 50th Anniversary celebration of NACE- the National Association of Catering Executives- at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Atlanta happens to be the home of the largest NACE chapter in the Country! The event had gorgeous decor, innovative food, fun entertainment and even pyrotechnics! I also discovered a fabulous product- the WOW Photobooth- and enjoyed it with some friends (clockwise: Chaun and Cate from The Four Seasons and Julia from the Grand Hyatt Buckhead- and Cate and I below). They have a multitude of options for weddings and I just think this is so fun for your guests {perfect for Cocktail Hour entertainment!} and a great way for them to have a momento of your wedding long after your grand exit. You can also incorporate these pics into a unique guest book. Say Cheeeeese!

Paper Tape Films: Denise & Bradley

I was so happy to receive an e-mail from our former clients Denise and Bradley today sharing their amazing Super 8 wedding film from Paper Tape Films {a division of Fifty Foot Films}. I just love it!

Mani Meeting

I have been playing catch up after our insanely busy, but wonderful, May. So, yesterday our lovely client Anne-Ross and I "took a meeting" at the spa for Manicures and to catch up on the details of her November nuptials. We went to Entebello Modern Apothecary and Spa on East Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead. It was such a delightful experience! The best news is that they have lots of services for couples getting ready to tie the knot!
For the Bride- a Sonya Dakar 8 Week Bridal Fitness package that includes the following:
Week 1- 80min Facial with consultation and facial guide lines
Week 2- Week 7- 50min Fitness Facials- these include any peels or microdermabrasions needed
Week 8 - 50min luxe Facial
Entebello Signature Manicure and Pedicure
Either a Bikini or Brazilian Bikini and Brow Wax
Make up Applications- This includes trial run, Rehearsal Dinner or Bachlorette Party and Wedding Day Make up for the Bride
Lipstick, Lip liner and Gloss as gift for Bride for her Wedding Day

For the Groom, a $200 package that includes a Sonya Dakar Fitness Facial with brow clean up, manicure and pedicure and a hair cut and deluxe shave all in the "men's lounge" where the decor is a bit more masculine complete with a flat screen television.

And don't forget about your bridesmaids! They offer Mani-Pedi Parties for $40 per person and you are welcome to bring in Champagne and food. Sounds like the perfect way to thank your girls while gettting a little R&R before the big day!