Qunnie & Eric on Style Me Pretty and in Weddings Unveiled Magazine!

It has taken literally every. last. bit. of my self control to not post this wedding prior to today. We are so excited to see Qunnie and Eric's wedding on Style Me Pretty today! Qunnie and Eric were married on Thursday, May 27th at Serenbe in Palmetto, Georgia. There are so many amazing details, I kind of don't know where to begin... So, I'll start at the beginning. Qunnie came up with an adorable theme, "Peachy Sweet Love," that was reflected in many of the details- even the smallest details such as the vintage stamps on the amazing custom Rifle Design invitations and sweet Georgia peaches subtly incorporated into the decor.

After a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, Qunnie and Eric had their wedding ceremony under a huge, old maple tree where they exchanged personal vows and Cartier wedding bands. Qunnie handcrafted the screen printed fan programs for the ceremony. And just look at the PEONIES in Qunnie's bouquet! To die for!

After the ceremony, guests moved to the Guest House pool lawn and cabana for cocktails, canapes and, of course, sweet peach tea served in mason jars. The reception was held on the Guest House lawn and the decor was simply amazing- sweet, vintage, rustic, romantic, perfect.

After the couple cut their 3 tier peach buttermilk pound cake, the intimate dinner party carried on with live Jazz music in the background. Guests had fun taking pictures with various props in the make shift photo booth with a Fuji instax mini camera before guests called it a night and made their way to their respective cottages on the Serenbe property. The couple will have two more wedding ceremonies- one in Shanghai and another in Malaysia- and will be honeymooning in Japan later this year.

Pick up the latest issue of Weddings Unveiled Magazine- on newsstands tomorrow- to see more of Qunnie and Eric's fabulous wedding.

Vendors: Photography: Josh Merideth, Bella Grace Studios | Invitations by: Rifle Design | Catering, Decor, Cake: Gloriosa Design | Venue: Serenbe | Music: Nicole Chillemi | Bride's ceremony gown: Watters + Watters | Bride's custom reception gown: Holly Stadler | Bride and Bridesmaids Shoes: Vivienne Westwood

Honeymoon Packing Tips: Part II

Now that you know what to pack, here are some tips on how to pack it all.

We look to Martha Stewart for tips on packing your hanging items and toiletries:


For the most foolproof wrinkle-free packing, suits and blouses should be stuffed with tissue and encased in dry-cleaning bags before going into a travel garment bag. The tissue keeps the fabrics from crushing, and the plastic reduces friction so clothes can settle into their natural shape. Pack everything else -- shoes, toiletries, books, papers, valuables -- in a separate carry-on bag.


To avoid leaks caused by pressure changes during air travel, fill travel-size plastic bottles partway, squeeze out excess air, and cap them, creating a vacuum. Then double-bag them, first in a cosmetics bag or large resealable plastic bag, then in a plastic shopping bag. Never pack toiletries in the same bag with clothes -- a single spill can cause great damage. Along with toiletries, your carry-on bag should hold your jewelry and other valuables; eyewear; a travel first-aid kit; travel documents; maps; and reading material.

In an article for Apartment Therapy, packing expert Doug Dyment of OneBag.com says "If it's not on your list, it shouldn't be in your bag." "What happens with people is that they pack before their trip, and that packing activity consists mostly of talking to yourself and saying, 'Well I might need this and I might need that and what if the queen invites me to dinner?' And that's death to light packing."

Dyment has two big tricks for packing a bag correctly: Don't let any space go unused, and wrap your clothes in bundles.

"If you're packing a pair of running shoes, say, don't forget there's a lot of space inside those shoes that you can use to pack stuff," he says.

When it comes to clothing, Dyment says travelers who fold items individually, put them in a stack and force them in the suitcase are making a huge mistake.

Instead, he suggests using a technique called bundle wrapping, because it keeps clothes from getting wrinkled and takes up less space.

"You think of laying a shirt flat on your bed and placing this bundle where the chest would go and then gently wrap the sleeves around the bundle, and then bring the bottom up and wrap it around the top," he says. Here is a diagram to help you pack like a pro:

Caio! Bon Voyage! Au revoir!

Honeymoon Packing Tips: Part I

As I prepare to depart on a trip abroad for my Birthday (and a much needed break after Spring wedding season) later this month, I have been thinking a lot about packing- what to bring, how much to bring and how to get it all in my suitcase(s)! I am sure you brides-and-grooms-to-be are also thinking about this as you plan your honeymoon, so we decided to post this two part series of packing tips. {And don't you love the pretty luggage set above from Steamline?}

1. Pack light

Seems obvious but it’s always a challenge to pack as light as you know you should, because you want to look your best when on vacation. However, there are some things you can do to reduce the load and still look great. The first is to coordinate your vacation wardrobe so that every item you pack can mix and match with every other item.

Choose classic pieces with complementary colors as your basic wardrobe - a single pair of slacks, 1 pair of shorts, and a skirt if appropriate. These classic items can be combined with a selection of tops, belts, scarves, wraps and other less bulky accessories to fit most every occasion. And, by coordinating your vacation wardrobe you will also reduce the number of shoes you need to pack, which is a quick way to reduce bulk. For example, 1 pair of shoes for traveling, a pair of sandals and a pair of flit-flops is all that you really need for a tropical vacation, unless you plan to go on an eco adventure.

2. Don’t pack valuables

If you can’t live without that precious pendent, your grandmother’s ring, or your designer watch, then DO NOT pack them, and DO NOT bring them with you on vacation.

What with the opportunity for misplaced luggage, petty theft, and items you just forget to repack, savvy travelers tend to pack costume jewelry, whether or not their room has a safe. And…

You don’t want to wear flashy or expensive items while you are on vacation anyway because doing so will only attract pickpockets and undesirables.

There is nothing that can spoil your vacation faster than loosing something irreplaceable. So reduce stress and leave it behind, or…

Purchase travel insurance for anything of value that you must take with you, like your camera for example. Your homeowners’ policies may cover items that have been lost or stolen while on vacation.

3. Carry on essentials only

Pack only essentials in your carry on luggage - passport, travel documents, money, a complete change of clothes, your bathing suit, and perhaps a good book.

Delayed luggage, which often gets delivered to you the next day, is a lot easier to tolerate if you are in possession of a change of clothes, your medication and essential grooming tools, money and all your travel documents. This way you’ll breeze through any challenge the journey trough your way.


Jill & Kevin

Jill and Kevin were married on June 5th in the North Georgia Mountains. Jill and Kevin are adorable together. They are the type of couple that you are around and think, "they are so right for each other." The ceremony setting on a lake with the Mountains in the background was nothing short of breathtaking. Jill and Kevin worked hard on the sweet details for their Spring nuptials including gorgeous florals by Jill's Mom (who is a professional florist), hand painted stationery from Momental Designs and a "Naked Peggies" cake topper. And any wedding that includes a dog is an automatic favorite of mine.

Thank you for sharing these gorgeous images, Christine Gallagher! We are looking forward to seeing more of this wedding in the next The Knot Georgia Magazine! And Congratulations, Jill and Kevin! You were a pleasure to work with. Enjoy settling into married life in Chicago and keep in touch!

Shalya & Jason

Shalya and Jason were married at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on May 29th. I love the vibrant color palette Shalya chose- perfect for the Spring!

Look for more details from Shalya & Jason's beautiful wedding in the Fall issue of Atlanta Weddings Magazine. Thank you for sharing these images, Christine Gallagher.

Liz & Rob

Liz and Rob were married and had their reception on May 8th at Serenbe. Like many of our clients, Liz and Rob live out-of-state, so they planned their wedding from afar. It was a gorgeous affair with perfect weather and scenery alike. See for yourself...

The gorgeous imagery was created by W. Scott Chester and the florals and decor were provided by Gloriosa.