Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Reminder - The NotWedding

The NotWedding is back in Atlanta, THIS Sunday April 5th, at W Atlanta Buckhead. So you may wonder- what exactly is The NotWedding?... Simply put, it’s a big, fake wedding that shows off some of the city’s most talented vendors in action. Guests can partake in a cocktail hour, an all-out ceremony full of surprises, and a reception that you’re sure to write home about.

Check out
TheNotWedding.com for more information and to purchase your tickets to the event.
Tickets are $25, and admission includes a gift bag {the first 100 receive a super-deluxe bag}... food, drinks and dancing... a raffle ticket... and quite possibly the most fun you'll ever have.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Details on StudioWed Luxury Wedding Giveaway

Thanks everyone for all the love last week! And thanks to the following blogs for posting about the StudioWed Giveaway:
Zenadia Design
Ross Oscar Knight
Pink Bella Events
Anaya Grace Designs
Southern Weddings
Weddings Unveiled
Elizabeth Anne Designs
Gangsta Bride

I wanted to remind everyone that the deadline to enter the StudioWed Luxury Wedding Giveaway is this Wednesday, April 1st. In case you haven't read the details of what's included in the wedding I wanted to highlight a few of the items:

The Atlanta Botanical Garden has been so generous with their event space. The ceremony will take place in Mershon Hall which is a beautiful intimate space and will be perfect for a warm ceremony in January.
The reception will take place in Day Hall and there's so much we can do to this room to transform the space. I'm thinking that lighting and drape will be the perfect transition from dinner to dancing.
With most weddings, couples are only able to have 1 photographer. But with our wedding giveaway the couple will be able to choose 4 wedding photographers to shoot their:
Engagement Session
Rehearsal & Rehearsal Dinner
Boudoir or Bridal Session
Wedding Day
and Day After Session or other wedding related event

All of our photographers are offering their top wedding packages for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

All three of our StudioWed florists are participating in the wedding giveaway.
Tulip is taking care of the rehearsal dinner arrangements.

Chelsea Floral Designs will be providing the wedding party personal flowers as well as the ceremony arrangements.
Shosho Designs is doing the reception table pieces. Shoshana is the designer that I worked with on Christian's 30th Birthday Party.

The winning couple will have nothing but the best with their wedding stationery.
Luxe Expressions is offering custom letterpress Save the date cards AND matching letterpress invitation suites

Ink & Paint will be providing rehearsal dinner invitations as well as all the wedding day stationery including ceremony programs, escort cards, table numbers, etc.
Custom Wedding Gown
There's nothing like having a custom wedding gown, and Erica Angeline will be designing a custom gown just for the bride!

Wedding Planner
Me! I'm so looking forward to helping the winning couple design and coordinate an unforgettable wedding.

We have a dream team of wedding vendors ready to put together the wedding of your dreams. There's so much more included in the wedding - see all the details and enter to win on the contest website.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Portraits. Pastries. Playtime

Looking for some Spring time fun for the kids? Well I have partnered with SweetSnaps and the Chocolate Pink Cafe for an afternoon of photography, sweets, and playtime.

Chocolate Pink Pastry Cafe
will open it's doors Thursday, April 2nd from 10-2 for a special SweetSnaps Portrait Party--just in time for Easter! Bring your child for a mini-session with SweetSnaps, including one 5x7 print from the shoot. Chocolate Pink will provide mini-cupcakes for the kids and coffee and hot tea for the adults. We will be doing the decor and with the assistance of Elegant Event Sitters, will lead the children in some party fun, too.

Reserve your spot now.
$10 guarantees your child's portrait session, pastry, playtime and 5x7 print. Purchase one ticket per child.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Christian's 30th - Black Tie Swagger

All Photos in this post are courtesy of Blue World Studios

Black Tie Swagger

Christian wanted to celebrate his 30th birthday like no other. So we designed and planned an unforgettable night for his friends and family. Dress code was black tie and the decor was all black and white. The event was held at the Ballroom at Twelve Atlantic Station
Guests were welcomed with a black carpet marked with Christian's monogram. The custom runner was created by I Do Originals.
Here Christian opens the doors for his big reveal and to welcome guests.
Cocktail Hour

The party was divided into 3 rooms. Because it was such a long event (7pm-1am) we wanted to keep guests engaged and interested to see what would happen next.

We started with the cocktail hour in the pre-function room. We showed a slideshow of Christian's photos from the past 30 years on the flat screen TVs.

The pre-function space also included a great outdoor patio which was perfect for the Spring weather we had.

The food was also part of the experience of the party. Not really food, but we did a martini ice luge with Christian's monogram
Endive Catering did a great job with all the food. Not only does the food taste fantastic but their presentation is always a work of art.


Once cocktail hour was over we moved the guests into the 2nd room with the food and entertainment which included a live band.

As you can see the ladies quite enjoyed the band!
We also had casino tables to keep guests entertained
I love the Old Hollywood look of this photo
Dance Floor

Around 10pm we opened the 3rd room which was for the DJ and dance floor. We used Christian's monogram again to project on the wall in this room.

The Birthday Cake

Oh the birthday cake, definitely one of my favorite show pieces at the event! We hung a black crystal chandelier with white orchids hanging down over the cake table.
We used a great geometric pattern to trim the cake which also matched the custom cake table linen.
The cake sat on top of a sheet of glass with white flowers underneath. This cake table stopped guests in their tracks and they were taking pictures of it all night. The cake which tasted as good as it looked was done by Sugarplum Visions.


The color scheme was black and white with a great geometric pattern. This year damask print is out and it's all about the geometric pattern! The challenge of the decor was to make it modern and upscale without being too feminine. Christian was great about trusting me with the design and it was great to come up with ideas for decor that was fresh and different.
White leather lounge furniture gave an alternative to regular table seating and really popped in the room.

I Do Linens custom made our table linens and even pillows for the leather couches.
And the flower centerpieces done by Shosho Designs were stunning!

This was such a fun event to design and plan especially because Christian trusted me to do what I do best and in the end everything came together nicely.