Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Carolyn and Raj - Part 1

The 4 day wedding of Carolyn and Raj took place in picturesque Johnson City, Tennessee.
The weekend began with the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner at the groom's parents home. They did a tent in the front yard and hung pink and white lanterns.The rehearsal dinner was a great time for both families to meet and socialize before the wedding.

The next day was the Catholic Ceremony at St. Mary's Catholic church. It was a lovely emotional ceremony.
Following the ceremony everyone headed to Maple Lane Farms for a brunch reception. The farm was beautiful and so charming.
The brunch took place in an indoor pavilion.
The groom did a fantastic job with all the stationery including these place cards
The owner of the farm had the most stunning bushes of peonies which he let me cut and I used them on the tables
Mason jars for lemonade on straw mats completed the tables
Up next the Garba and Hindu wedding and reception!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Carolyn and Raj

I just returned from a 4 day wedding in Johnson City, Tennessee, where I had the opportunity to work with the fabulous ladies of KIS3 Event Planning on my first Indian wedding! With the bride being from Guatemala and the groom from India, I was able to lend my expertise on the traditional American portion of the wedding, while learning so much about the Indian and Hindu wedding traditions.

I took lots of photos and have so much to share but it will take me a few days to get everything uploaded. In the meantime, I have to share the same day edit video from the extremely talented Still Motion. They worked hard to edit 3 days of footage so we were able to show this video at the reception. Still Motion is based out of Canada but travel the world for weddings. I'm definitely working to try and get them to Atlanta!

raj + carolyn // same day edit . TN from StillMotion on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I hope you are having a great week! Sorry I've been missing in action this week. I went on vacation to Disney World with my family and now I'm in Johnson City, TN for a 4 day Indian wedding. I'll be back next week with regular posts. In the meantime check out the right column for some of my favorite blogs to read.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Palomar Hotel

Last night I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening celebration of the fabulous new Palomar Hotel in Midtown Atlanta.

The hotel suites were open for us to look at. The beds looked so comfy!
Here is a view of Atlanta from one of the corner suites

And here is the Presidential suite
Loved the chandelier in the dining room

The theme of the event was 'Art in Motion', so they had these great performance artists in picture frames
One idea I would love to do for a wedding is to have an artist paint a scene from the wedding. At the party they had an artist painting the hotel from the street

My favorite part of the hotel is the outdoor terrace! The floor is marble with a pattern of grass in between.

Here are the cabanas
Definitely looking forward to doing a fabulous event on the terrace. Anyone interested?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Winner of StudioWed Luxury Wedding Giveaway

I'm so excited to announce the winner of the StudioWed Luxury Wedding Giveaway......
Kara & John!

We will start the wedding planning process next month and will be blogging all about it on the StudioWed blog. So be sure to follow along as Kara and John choose all the details leading up to their January 24th wedding at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Inspiration: Summer Romance

This week at StudioWed we will be putting together our Summer trend table displays. My table will be Summer Romance and here is my inspiration boardPhoto Credit - First row: The City Sage, coco + kelley, Elizabeth Messina
Second row: Rebecca Thuss, Myrtle & Marjoram, Jane Heller
Third row: Stephanie Williams, Sarah Seven, Jose Villa

The colors are blue, peach, light yellow and ivory. I'll be sure to share photos of how the table turns out!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Photos from Ellis Hotel Bridal Event

Last week StudioWed participated in a bridal event at the Ellis, a boutique hotel located in downtown Atlanta.

The Ellis Hotel has a great event space perfect for intimate gatherings such as bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and small wedding receptions. Guests were able to tour the event space as well as the hotel rooms.
They also have a great outdoor terrace overlooking Peachtree Street
I love the funky chandelier heading up to the event space

Guests were treated to cake bites from the Chocolate Pink Cafe
who also displayed a fun cake design
The design of the cake was inspired by an Emilio Pucci dress

Flowers were provided by StudioWed vendors Tulip

and Shosho Designs

I Do Linens
provided beautiful table linens

The most yummy white sangria was served

as well as appetizers

Thanks to everyone who came out - it was a great event!