Kristi & Adam

I am skipping ahead on this, but I am so excited that I already have images from one of our weddings this weekend, I just had to share. You first heard about Kristi and Adam here. They were married this weekend at Houston Mill House. Their eco-friendly soiree included lots of navy as well as white and green florals and details. Guests enjoyed a photo backdrop to take photos in front of during cocktail hour. After dinner, guests danced and enjoyed cake {sitting atop a tree stump stand!} and mini cinnamon and sugar doughnut holes with the coffee station. And in true eco-chic style, guests were given a tree to plant as their favor. Best Wishes for the future, Kristi and Adam! Thank you Christine Gallagher for getting these beautiful images to us so quickly!

Sunny Honeymoon

Since we exploring all things bright on the blog as of late, these caught my eye on J. Crew as the perfect honeymoon pieces.

Fabulous Frock Friday

The current issue of Weddings Unveiled Magazine features these beautiful and BRIGHT bridesmaids dresses along with gorgeous bouquets from our talented friend Janie Medley of Janie Medley Flora Design and The Bride's Cafe.

Dresses from top to bottom: Coral: Style Paris, Coren Moore, Lula Kate. Yellow J.Crew. Blue: Jenny Yoo, Alix & Kelly available at select Bella Bridesmaid locations. Purple: Amsale. Pink: J.Crew, Coren Moore, Style Paris. Red: Two Birds Bridesmaid.

Floral Inspiration!

Loving these centerpieces and bouquets seen on the Real Simple website....

Featured on the Smart Planner!!

I almost jumped/fell out of my seat this morning when I found out that I am the featured planner on The Smart Planner today! I respect Liene Stevens {The Smart Planner and Owner of Blue Orchid Designs} immensely for her work to improve the business savvy of wedding professionals, so this is a huge honor. Have a wonderful weekend!

Liz & Chris on the Completely Unveiled Blog!

We never tire of this beautiful wedding that took place in Highlands, NC almost a year ago... Thank you so much to our wonderful friend Brooke, Editor of Weddings Unveiled Magazine, for posting this wedding on the fabulous Completely Unveiled Blog. And if you have not seen the stunning current Spring 2009 issue of Weddings Unveiled that is on newsstands now, run out and get a copy today!

Daily Candy Weddings!

Just in case you don't have enough stimulus out there in the blog world, you can add one more site to your daily inspiration journey. The Daily Candy site we know and love for it's daily quips on all things fabulous, has started a wedding website. Check it out for the latest and greatest in dresses, decor- even specialty drink recipes!

Sarah & Todd

Sarah and Todd were married at the Wimbish Mansion on January 24th. I want to feature some of the details of their wedding as great ideas for your own wedding.

DO have fun with your pre-wedding photos

DO see each other before your ceremony for pictures. OK- I realize this isn't right for everyone, but definitely consider your ceremony and reception venues' photography options as well as lighting/sunset times after your ceremony and make an educated decision. Maybe the hotel you are gettting ready in has a gorgeous Lobby that would be a perfect backdrop for your photos rather than the standard photos at the altar after the ceremony.... We often hear that everyone feels more relaxed if the Bride and Groom have seen each other before the ceremony. You will have more time for great photo ops before the ceremony and more time to socialize with your guests and/or get a drink and bite to eat after the ceremony.
DO something different with your florals. Sarah and Todd chose a classic color palette of green, white and black, but added a major pop of color with unique pink florals from Foxgloves and Ivy. I thought Sarah's bouquet {made of Esperance roses, Topaz roses, Garnet Glow miniature callas, shell pink spray roses, pink ranunculus, Dutch tulips and Nerines} was a show stopper! And I love that Todd's boutonniere was a Nerine- very unique!
DO incorporate great personal touches. Sarah and Todd had pictures of each of their parents on their wedding day on the mantles.

DO use your engagement photos wisely. Sarah and Todd made their guest book with photos from their engagement photo shoot {"e-session"}, which allowed them to have a wonderful keepsake that includes these photos and lets guests get a peek at these images as well.

DO consider your venue when choosing your florals. The ballroom at the Wimbish Mansion has very high ceilings, so it was aesthetically pleasing and impactful to have high and low arrangements to give the space depth.

DO include stationery touches that tie in your color palette and provide your guests with relevant information.

DO eat. We always, always, always ensure that our Bride and Groom have an opportunity to eat. You will undoubtedly have a drink or two and will need something on your stomach. You will also need to keep your energy up for lots of dancing! Also, DO reuse your florals when possible. We used Sarah's bouquet as the centerpiece on the Sweetheart table.
DO you. Sarah's cake was gorgeous and coordinated perfectly with the weddings details. Instead of a standard groom's cake with a sports theme, etc., the couple opted for Todd's favorite cake- caramel cake from A Piece of Cake.

And MOST IMPORTANTLY DO savor every moment of your day. Leave the details to the pros.
Thank you, Sarah and Todd, for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day! Best Wishes! A big thank you to Mike Moon of Mike Moon Studio for these images!

The Knot Atlanta Industry Event

Each year, The Knot Wedding Network has a party in each of the major cities to thank their advertisers and promote networking amongst vendors. We were honored to be chosen as the planner for the event this year. The shindig was just last week at the W Hotel in Buckhead. We used a color palette of grey, white and yellow and decor to compliment the modern space. Over 200 vendors attended and enjoyed a massive candy and sweets bar, a specialty Lemoncello drink, a Wii corner {bowling and golf were popular!} and a photobooth with lots of props. My favorite thing about the whole event is that we really made an effort to give back to the community as well. Guests brought non-perishable food items for Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless to help those that are less fortunate in these hard economic times. Thank you to all of the amazing vendors who helped pull this evening together! Thank you to the wonderful and talented Kristen Alexander for these gorgeous images. See all of the details below....

We channeled Amy Atlas for the huge candy and sweets table.

Everyone loved the cupcakes from M Cupcakes. I absolutely adored the cupcake flags and stationery {coasters, drink stirrers, napkins} from Miss Pickles Press.

Dreamy Gelato pulled out all of the stops with amazing chocolates and sweet treats. Love the pin wheels on the brownies!

Christine of Perfect Petals did an amazing job on the florals- very fun and funky!

And how cute are these coasters with the Lemoncello specialty drink recipe and the stirrers that say "Sip & Repeat" !? A big thank Cover-Ups for their linens and Quest Drape for the pipe and drape.

And we even had some fun in the photobooth from ShutterBooth {Courtney + Heather and Me with Leslie Karrer from The Knot}