Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Hope you have a safe and fun Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Color Inspiration - Navy & Pink

A few of my 2009 brides are using bold color schemes for their weddings which I love. Here is one color combination that I haven't worked with yet - navy and pink. I think the combination of the masculine blue and the feminine pink are such a great combination for a wedding. When I tell most people about this palette they have a hard time imagining it, but I think when you see the colors together in this inspiration board they are so bold and elegant. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What's On My Mind Today

I wanted to share a few things on my mind today.

First, thanks to everyone for all the wonderful comments on my family portraits. I'm still relatively new to blogging and it's always hard to know the balance to have between business and personal items. But I figure it's my blog so I'll just write about what's going on with me and hopefully you'll enjoy it! Also thanks to everyone that has become a follower - it's great to be able to put faces and names to everyone who's reading even if you don't leave comments. I promise to visit each and every one of your blogs.

Second, I received the nicest email from one of my 2009 brides the other day. She told me that before hiring me she was at her wit's end and was just ready to elope. She was completely stressed out and not enjoying the wedding process at all. But since hiring me she is actually enjoying her wedding planning process and excited about each phase of planning. This just made my day! I sincerely love what I do and I care about each one of my clients. It just warmed my heart to know that I am making such an impact on the experience my client is having with planning her wedding. Planning a wedding should be exciting and enjoyable. If this has not been your experience I really suggest finding a qualified planner that can help to relieve your stress and become a partner in making your wedding day everything that you want it to be.

Third, not so pleasant but I feel like it needs to be addressed. While looking at a fellow planners website I saw one of my photos from one of my events that I had posted on my blog. Although the section of her website was "look book" and not "portfolio", it still implied that the photos were her work. I know that new wedding and event planners have a hard time finding photos to put on their website. But it is NEVER ok to use someone else's work without permission or without giving them credit. I love the blog world and the fact that we can exchange ideas and provide inspiration to one another. But don't do anything that would compromise your integrity or make you look unprofessional by "stealing" someones photos or passing off their work as your own. Even though we are all over the world, with the Internet the world is a very small place, so don't think that no one will ever know the difference if you use a few photos that aren't your work.

Anyway, enough rambling from me. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pure Elegance at the High

Last week I had the privilege to attend "Pure Elegance at the High". This event was exclusively for wedding planners and vendors to promote the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, as a wedding venue and was also co-sponsored by The Atlantan Brides magazine. We were greeted with fruit sake shooters. They were like little fruit smoothies with sake.
For appetizers there was a sushi station Bold American Catering did a great job with all the decor.

And all the fabulous linens in the atrium were custom designed by I Do LinensWe were entertained with live jazz And then we moved into the Grand Lobby for dinner. This is the scene when we walked into the room. I only wish my camera skills were better to really do it justice!
Everything was just gorgeous.All the decor and centerpieces were from Tony Brewer & Company with support from Event Rentals Unlimited.I loved these little nooks they created for additional seating. The color scheme was ice blue, pink, and taupe.
Everything was just the epitome of southern elegance.

And the linens were just to die for! They added wonderful texture to the table.
Inviting Ideas did a gorgeous job with all the stationery. The menu was printed on Lucite which matched the invitation.
Even the place cards were works of art. Michelle, the owner of Inviting Ideas, told me that since the dinner was held at the museum, the guests' names were printed on canvas. I just love all the details and the fact that Michelle put so much thought into it!
The High Museum of Art's in house caterer, Restaurant Associates, did an impeccable job with the food presentation and service.

After dinner we headed outside to the patio area where it was set up for a wedding! It would be so magical to have a wedding under the stars out there.
And more food! This time a dessert buffet on top of a lighted table.
The dessert shooters were too cute.And to top it all off - chocolate covered marshmallows!As you can see, the High Museum of Art has so much to offer for weddings and social events. I can't wait to have a wedding here - it is such a beautiful space and so different from any other venue in Atlanta.

This was such a fabulous evening and it was so inspiring to be able to socialize with some of Atlanta's best wedding planners whose work I have admired. Just to name a few... Ashley Baber Weddings, By Your Side Events, Events with Grace, Nadine Lynn Weddings, Sue Winner Weddings, Watermark Weddings, WM Events

Monday, October 27, 2008

Become a Follower!

I would love to see who is following my blog and learn more about my readers! Right now I have 5 "Followers". Look on the left side bar right under About Me and click 'Follow This Blog'. I will be able to see who is reading my blog and also visit your blog!

Friday, October 24, 2008

2008 Family Portraits

Every year, my family has a portrait session to use for our Christmas cards. This year we took advantage of Alea Moore's portrait special and I couldn't be happier the way the pictures turned out.
Alea really captured my girls' personalities. Kristen is the dramatic one
And Kamryn is the laid back one
Alea was amazingly patient and great with my kids. She made funny faces and played games, which as you can see got a great reaction from the girls.I will treasure these photos forever. Now the only hard part will be picking one for our Christmas cards!
If anyone is looking for a great wedding or portrait photographer, definitely check out Alea Moore Photography!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Vendor Spotlight: KRJ Productions

Today I am featuring Atlanta videographer KRJ Productions. Owner, Keven Digital has stopped by today to tell us more about his company and share with us his work.

Tell us about KRJ Productions - what range of services do you offer?

At KRJ Productions, we provide a wide range of video and multi-media services. Anything video, we do it. Photo slideshows, motivational speakers, promos, commercials, parties, weddings, PSAs, movie trailers, etc.

Why did you start your company?

I freelanced as an editor for 5 years, and I finally decided to step out on faith and buy my own equipment and execute my passion.

How do you describe your style of videography?

Cutting edge/digital. Generally my job is to make my clients look even better than they already are!

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The reaction we get from clients and thank you letters/client feedback we get after they view their edited video.

What has been the highlight of your career to date?

Building a team of videographers and editors with the same passion and common goal – To be the best!

One piece of advice for brides-to-be?

Always have video for your wedding. It’s your special day and I can guarantee you will watch the video over and over for many years to come!

Keven, thanks for stopping by today! Keven is so much fun to be around at an event and has a such a unique style to his videography. Definitely check him out!