Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Recap 2 - Inspired Bride at StudioWed Atlanta

The concept of the Inspired Bride event was for brides to meet StudioWed vendors and plan a fantasy wedding in one afternoon.


Each bride received a fabric flower and a very special name tag from Anne Elser Designs who provided hand calligraphy on-site


The event was interactive which allowed brides to see vendors' work firsthand. Here are bouquet displays from Tulip


and Shosho Designs


We had such a wonderful turnout for the event. It was the perfect opportunity to meet brides and demonstrate to them how easy it is to plan a wedding with StudioWed.

Thanks to Andrea Taylor Studio for all the photos in this post. Read the full story on the StudioWed Blog here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Recap 1 - The Inspired Bride at StudioWed Atlanta

The StudioWed Atlanta Inspired Bride event held on August 23rd was a smashing success! Our fabulous photographers did a wonderful job capturing the event and I will be sharing all of the details over the next few days.

The Inspired Bride table was designed from the event invitation. (all photos below courtesy of Ross Oscar Knight) Debra of Luxe Expressions did a fabulous job designing the letterpress invitation and matching menu cards and place cards.


Chelsea Floral Designs provided the classic white flowers


Sharon of Sweet Sensations designed this stunning wedding cake which replicated the design from the invitation.


And to top it off, Tamara of I Do Linens provided custom linens


Table design by Lemiga Events. See the full story on the StudioWed blog here. Stay tuned for much more!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fall Portrait Sessions

It's officially one of my favorite times of year, when Atlanta photographers offer portrait specials that are perfect to get a jump start on holiday cards. Here are some of the current specials:

Blue World Studios Mini Sessions
$150 and available dates are September 27, October 3 & 4, October 11, October 24 & 25, November 7 & 8, November 14 & 15

Christine Gallagher Portraits in the Park
$49 on October 18th and November 1st

Sweet Snaps the A-MAZE-ing Fall Portrait Event
$84 on October 15
The event price includes a half-hour portrait session, admission for one (1) parent and one (1) child to the corn maze and hay ride, and a sweet treat for your child!

Let me know of any other portrait specials out there and I'll be happy to post them!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cupcakes and Cocktails

Lucky + Lovely design is having a sample sale and you are all invited! Stock up on letterpress stationery from such designers as Elum, egg press, Snow + Graham, wrapping paper from EIEIO, onsies, candles from Joya, necklaces from Dogeared. Plus, fill-in and print at home invitations from Cat Seto and too many designers to name. The party will be held at Market, a spacious boutique in the around Lenox shopping center with most items under $100! Market is giving 15% off all non-sale merchandise purchased. While you are shopping, enjoy delectable cupcakes from dots cupcakes and sip sparkly cocktails with your friends.

Cupcakes + Cocktails
October 1, 2009
from 6 to 9 pm
at Market
2770 Lenox Road, Suite 2
Atlanta, GA 30324 | 404 814 0977

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Real Weddings - Martina and Lindsay

Martina & Lindsay's wedding was held at Eagles Landing Country Club in May. The weather was not on our side that day, but the wedding was still beautiful! The couple shared a love for travel, so we incorporated that into the wedding design. Ginger of Serendipity, did a fabulous job with all the wedding day stationery.

Vintage postcard table signs

Passport ceremony programs with the couple's compass monogram

Vintage map seating chart

The wedding colors were a bold purple and green and Blueberry Spring Florist did a beautiful job on all the flowers.

Martina was a stunning bride
Gotta love the shoes!
Thanks to Atlanta Mediaworks for all the photos!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wedding Party - Bloomingdale's Lenox Event

Come see us at Bloomingdale's Lenox Mall for the "Pre-Wedding" Wedding Party

Thursday, October 8
Lenox Square
The Registry on Lower Level

Scan your registry, sip wine, sample savory hors d’oeuvres from Chef Drew Ihrig of Endive Fine Catering and indulge your sweet tooth with cake tastings. Plus, take home a fabulous gift bag. Think of this as partying with a purpose.

Register that night and enter to win a luxurious 3-night hotel stay at The Leading Hotels of the World luxury property, Halekulani, Hawaii.

To Say “I Do,” please reply to 404.495.2778

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sydney and Chris Engaged

Sydney and Chris are having a fabulous wedding next month at Opera. They are such a fun couple and I love all the unique touches that they are incorporating into their wedding day. Here are a few of their engagement photos from Our Labor of Love photographer Heidi.

Check out the cool photo video on Heidi's blog.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Atlantan Brides - Evening of Bridal Luxury Teaser

There's only a little over a week left until the Atlantan Brides Evening of Bridal Luxury event! In addition to all the fabulous treats that will be provided, we are also working hard on wedding table displays that will inspire you for your own wedding designs. Don't miss out, purchase your tickets here. I look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Diamond Wedding Contest is hosting a contest awarding one lucky bride a complimentary rental of dazzling diamond earrings to wear on her wedding day.

Each bride who joins before October 30 will be entered to win, compliments of Adorn Brides. “The Red Carpet Wedding contest is our way of thanking brides for joining our wedding community,” said Christine Dyer, creator and founder of “We’re seeing that brides will rent anything from visual props to floral arrangements, table linens, head-pieces and sometimes even dresses; why not rent diamonds for the special day.”

Each bride that joins will also gain access to the wedding community’s ongoing benefits such as free wedding advice, exclusive offers, giveaways, information about local events, a local vendor directory, and more. All members, including brides, wedding vendors, and wedding bloggers, can also share tips and information via chats, blogs, discussions, groups, photos, and videos.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Loews Atlanta Hotel

Atlanta has some exciting new event venues opening first of 2010, including the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown.
The hotel is described as contemporary Southern style meets classic luxury.

I recently took a construction tour of the Loews Atlanta property, and it's definitely going to be a great addition to our city's venues and guest accommodations. In true Loews form, the guest rooms are both plush and cozy.

All of the guest rooms feature bathrooms with separate showers and tubs. Perfect for bubble baths!

And my favorite part about the hotel - the ballrooms of course! The Mercer ballroom can hold 420 for a seated reception and the Ellington can hold 852 seated. So for brides who are looking for a venue to hold both the ceremony and reception without having to flip the ballroom, the Loews is perfect!

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Wedding Summit for Wedding Professionals

As a wedding professional, it can be challenging to know how to effectively brand and market your business. I'm excited to bring the Wedding Summit workshop to StudioWed Atlanta, February 22-25, 2010. The Wedding Summit is a hands-on workshop dedicated to coaching businesses on unique strategies for success that is customized to each individual.

The Wedding Summit includes the following dedicated concentrations:

Brand Management

Strategic Marketing

Sales Concepts

Customer Experience

Focusing on adaptation to the ever changing market with fresh ideas complementing individual business brand, vision, and goals, The Wedding Summit is geared towards generating maximum revenue in creative, yet simple and effective ways that will always be relevant.

Due to the exclusivity of information and intensity of work, the workshop is limited to 12 participants. Visit the Wedding Summit website to register to attend.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Free Engagement Session from Ross Oscar Knight

Ross Oscar Knight Photography is giving away an engagement session to 2 deserving couples.

Ross and his wife Brandi are hosting their first ever Experience KNIGHT Workshop Reunion this year in Charleston, SC for the 2008 - 2009 Graduates! As part of their Building Community Through Photography initiative they are offering a FREE engagement session (September 26, 2009) to two deserving couples that have had recent financial or family hardships.

In your own words, please share your story (200 words or less) and why you think this opportunity to be photographed by KNIGHT and The Graduates is right for you. Email the story along with a recent photograph to:

- Open to couples 21 years or older
- Must reside in Charleston, SC or be able to travel to the Charleston, SC area September 25 - 26, 2009
- Include name, age, phone number, and email address in submission email
- Submission of story must be from the actual couple and not from a friend or relative
- Stories accepted through Sunday, September 13, 2009
- Must complete an application to be sent to finalist only
- Engagement Session will have no cash value
- Winners will be announced via KNIGHT Blog and Facebook next week!