Jenn & Grant :: A Sneak Peek

I love following up an E-Session post with the couple's wedding images! We can only share a few of Jenn and Grant' s wedding images here, but look for all of their wedding details in the next Atlanta Weddings Magazine.

We loved all of the stationery from Eberle Invitations. It absolutely captured that "vintage Holiday" feel Jenn was going for.

Jenn really wanted to be sure that each guest felt special, so there were lots of personal touches including a "Make a Wish, Take a Wish" station where guests left personal messages for the couple and found an envelope with their names and table assignments. Inside the envelope was a handwritten note to each guest thanking them for coming.

Anna and Spencer's images are really stunning and capture the day perfectly. Thank you, Jenn and Grant, for including me in your wedding day celebration. You were an absolute pleasure to work with! Wishing you all the best in your new life together!!

Jenn & Grant's E-Session

We are so excited to be working with Jenn Hobby, of Q100's The Bert Show, who is getting married to Grant this weekend! Check out a few of their e-session images from Anna and Spencer Photography. I love that they took some pictures at the High Museum- where the couple had their first date and where Grant proposed. Adorable! Congrats you two- it is going to be a wonderful weekend!

Kelly's Closet Sample Sale

In Atlanta and looking for your wedding dress for less? Kelly's Closet is having a sample sale November 26th through December 5th! Kelly's Closet is home to gowns from fabulous designers such as Angel Sanchez, Claire Pettibone, Jenny Lee, Jenny Packham, Lela Rose and Modern Trousseau, so you are sure to find the perfect gown. Why not get it on sale, too?

Vineyard Wedding Inspiration

A few months ago I had the pleasure of working with Peter Doyle of Storyboard Life, florist Anik Keuller, Luxe Beauty Co. and Paper Daisies Stationery to design a special photoshoot at the gorgeous Montaluce Winery and Estates. Enjoy this vineyard wedding inspiration :

Thank you to our beautiful model, Christel Bethea. Christa is an amazing woman- a breast cancer survivor. It was an honor to work with her on this shoot for Project Storyboard's “To Have & To Hold” photo project, which is an avenue for men and women who have either experienced breast cancer individually or along side of a family member to share their personal stories.

On our radar...

I recently attended Engage10! at the Breakers in Palm Beach. It was my 2nd Engage! event and I was, again, blown away by all of the amazingly talented people in this industry that were in attendance. There were a few vendors that I thought provided particularly unique services that I want to tell you about for your upcoming wedding or event:

:: Donut Divas ::
Everyone loved the mini donut station provided by Donut Divas at Engage10! Mini donuts are made fresh right in front of your guests and then topped with your choice of sugar & cinnamon or powdered sugar. Yum! Other delectable options from the Donut Divas include a Fudge Puppies Station: Belgian Waffles on a stick, dipped in Ghirardelli hot fudge and topped with whip cream and sprinkles or nuts, Mini Funnel Cakes and Deep Fried Candy Bars and Oreos. For the health(ier) conscious, they even offer a gourmet Candy Apple Station. See the Donut Divas in action (love that this video is set to the ER opening soundtrack) :

Donut Divas from Artistic Film Productions - Corp on Vimeo.

:: Newly Wish Registry ::
Bored with the same old registry options? Looking for items that are more chic, unique, stylish and functional? Newly Wish allows you to access NYC’s finest merchants that provide everything from kitchen and tabletop to home d├ęcor- even bridal party gifts- so that you can truly Love Your Registry! And for couples that live in NYC or frequent the city, you can register for cooking & dancing lessons, spa, fitness, theater tickets & more! I hope Newly Wish continues to expand to offer these registry options to couples in other cities, but in the meantime, we are excited about this wonderful new registry option!

:: Wedding Cake Pedestals ::
Not in love with the over sized, ornate, uber-traditional, silver cake risers everyone seems to use? Check out the fabulous options for custom cake pedestals from

Just be sure you coordinate the size of the base of your cake with your cake baker to match up to the size of the pedestal you purchase. We love that you can keep your pedestal as a piece to entertain with in your new home- and that it will undoubtedly become a family heirloom.

:: Custom Wedding Songs ::
Felice Keller Productions helps clients celebrate their lives and transform their most special moments by creating their signature soundtrack. They work with you and the most successful song writers in the business to write original, custom songs for weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and other milestones. We love the idea of couples truly having "their song"- written and performed just for them- on their wedding day. Or maybe as a surprise for your bride or groom-to-be? How charming!

Fabulous Frock Friday: Fall 2011 Runway Edition

As many of you know, I have just returned from Bridal Market in New York City- covering the latest trends for Atlanta Weddings Magazine. You will see a complete trend report on their website soon, but in the meantime I did want to share some of my favorite gowns from Market with you. Enjoy!

Atlanta's own Anne Barge

This dress has a fabulous "train" that extends behind one shoulder of the gown...

Another fabulous Atlanta designer, Chaviano Couture! Annette featured a gorgeous collection (her first time showing at market!) including this great short gown. I love this for courthouse nuptials in the city, an afternoon wedding or the perfect going away gown!

All photos from Martha Stewart Weddings