Announcing: Wedding Planning Television™ with Ashley Baber

As we enter into 2010, I am excited to announce the Ashley Baber Weddings video blog- Wedding Planning Television™ - a resource for brides-to-be. After planning and coordinating hundreds of weddings, we have found there are questions we are asked time and again and we want to provide brides easy to find answers to these questions with our own fun and sassy approach. We will interview gown designers, jewelers, photographers and more!- all to seek out the best and most current information on what is available to you- the bride-to-be!

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Send your wedding planning questions to ashley@ashleybaberweddings.com and stay tuned... this is going to be fun!

A Year in Review: 2009

How do I even begin to sum up 2009?

We planned The Knot's local wedding vendor event ("Market Party"),



The NotWedding which received a lot of National coverage,



... and Kaitlyn and Sam's FreeWedding.



Swooned over Ginny + Ed



and couldn't get enough of this eco-chic tablescape.

Photo: ARTSTAR

I traveled a lot for work and even a little for play....


I had some life and career changing experiences at Engage 09 in the Caymans,


my trip to Costa Rica,


and most recently, I got fired up to Make Things Happen in 2010 in Florida.

We were very fortunate to receive great press this year and I am so excited to report that our Virginia office was voted "Best of The Knot 2010." We were honored to be a part of so many wonderful couple's wedding day.

We are looking forward to some exciting things in 2010 including new technology that will allow us to be in better communication with each of our clients and lots of fun projects, collaborations and photoshoots. And, of course, fabulous weddings that hopefully will continue to inspire you.

To all of our clients- past, present and future...


Photo: SmileBooth

Thank you to each one of our readers, fans, clients, colleagues, friends and family members that support us daily.... you don't know how much you mean to us. Thank you to our wonderful team- Amanda D, Emily, Heather, Courtney and Amanda G who keep me sane and do a phenomenal job. Cheers to a great 2009 and we are looking forward to an amazing 2010! Happy New Year!

GetMarried on WE tv January 2nd!

GetMarried is launching it's new season with a new host on a new network- WE tv on January 2nd at 9:30 am EST! Set your TiVos-- we are excited that Ashley will be featured on the first episode of the new season of GetMarried talking about wedding day bling as well as chatting about some romantic wedding day details from GetMarried on the 3rd episode on January 16th. Learn more about the new season here and look for their 2nd magazine out on newsstands in January!

Happy Holidays!

It's the most wonderful time of the year..... the Holidays AND when new wedding magazines hit the newsstands! We are excited to see our clients in the following magazines:

Cori and Brett and Kristi and Adam are featured in The Knot Georgia magazine as well as Jennifer, who was interviewed about her wedding day fashion.





Celeste & Kyle
and Emily & Devereaux are featured in the Atlantan Brides magazine which will hit newsstands in January. In the meantime, check out the digital edition and our "trends" piece on page 30.



Emily & Devereaux are also featured in the Holiday edition of Southern Seasons.


And last, but not least, I am excited that we are featured in the new CRAVE Atlanta book featuring Atlanta-based woman entrepreneurs. Pick up your copy of the CRAVE book here.


Winter Inspiration Part II

This image from James Christianson is from one of my all-time favorite winter weddings.


Looking at this wedding again made me have dreams of this pretty, snowy, blue winter wedding...


Row 1: Church: Maion.com Dress: Fashionbride Files
Row 2: Pine Cone Bouquet: Laurie Cinotto Stationery: Vera Wang from FineStationery.com
Row 3: Pearls: Erin Keys on Etsy Hot Chocolate: MS

{I just love the idea of sending guests home with a cup of hot chocolate with snowflake marshmallows on a cold night!}

Sweet Southern Stocking Stuffers

Say that 3 times fast! Here are some of our fav picks for Southern stocking stuffers that also make great wedding party gifts or favors.


Goodies from Moon Pie. Belle Bands from Southern Proper. Book: "Suck Your Stomach In & Put Some Color On! What Southern Mamas Tell their Daughters that the Rest of Y'all Should Know Too." Praline coated pecans from Savannah Candy

Jenny & Andy {A Dual Feature with The Bride's Cafe}

We are so excited that Janie at The Bride's Cafe {one of our favorite blogs!} is also featuring Jenny and Andy's wedding today!

What do you get when you combine Ashley Baber Weddings + Our Labor of Love + Amy Osaba + the SmileBooth + Dolci Odille? An oh-so-sweet-and-charming wedding like Jenny and Andy's wedding in Atlanta on September 5th! Jenny and Andy were married at a quiet little Duck Pond tucked away in Buckhead. The bridesmaids wore different shades of pink and carried vibrant flowers.


The reception was held at Jenny's parent's restaurant, Cafe Sunflower. The cakes {there were several!} were from Southern Sweets and were all organic, vegan and deeelish. I loved the simplicity of the main cake and the wooden cake toppers hand painted to look like the bride and groom.


Jenny and Andy had not one, not two, but FOUR types of unique entertainment at their reception. A mariachi band greeted guests as they arrived at the restaurant. Inside, a flamenco guitarist serenaded guests as they enjoyed dinner. Guests lined up for the tarot card reader throughout the evening and... wait for it... a belly dancer was a surprise for guests just before the couple's exit!

Congratulations and Best Wishes, Jenny & Andy!

All I want for Christmas....


Well... a girl can dream can't she? Love these festive Christian Louboutins (L) and Valentinos for the Holidays or a wedding!

Wooden-it be lovely?

We are loving faux bois {which literally translates to "false wood"} and wood details right now. I can see all of these creative details as part of a wedding in the Fall or Winter-- maybe in the mountains....


Stationery- MS :: Ring Bearer "pillow"- Muscari :: Faux Bois Initial Stamp- littletjane on etsy :: Cake- MS :: Floral Arrangement- Old Town Florist (Portland) :: Faux Bois Soap- perfect gift for your guests!- Gianna Rose

Costa Rica! {Part II}

And without further ado, here is the tablescape I created....

And I loved having the opportunity to use Ceci New York's stunning beachy letterpressed stationery.


Again, I just cannot say enough about this amazing trip with Lisa Light of DestinationBride.com and the CostaRicanRentals.com team. If you are considering a destination wedding, look no further than these villas in beautiful Playa Ocotel. Thank you to Corbin Gurkin for these gorgeous images!