Thursday, February 26, 2009
I helped Ross decide on his booth decor and also provided the flower arrangements.
I discovered that Ross has quite a knack for decor - I may need to consult with him on my next wedding design!Loved the cute cupcake logo flags from Sweet Pockets
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Creating Down-Home Welcome Bags With An Uptown Flair
Nowadays, most people who live in Atlanta aren’t actually from Atlanta. So, when they decide to get married in our great city, many of their guests travel from out of town. Whether it will be their first visit to Georgia or they seem to know it like the back of their hand, showing them a little Southern Hospitality is easy when your welcome gift bags have a touch of Georgia. Here are some gifts and souvenirs that can help keep Georgia on their mind!
Chocolate Peaches are a sweet symbol of the Peach State! Smooth milk chocolate shaped like a peach, who wouldn’t want to take a bite? Available in two sizes, the mini peaches are perfect for welcome bags or to scatter along the table. The larger size is boxed with a customizable tag, making it a unique wedding favor for your guests.
Because Atlanta is a sassy, sultry city with a sound all its own, add something to the welcome bag that reflects its signature style, like an instrumental Atlanta Jazz CD.
An eclectic collection of jazz and blues, it will have them longing to return for a bit of the Atlanta nightlife or they can reflect on the memories while enjoying the soothing sounds.
No bag would be complete without some Atlanta souvenirs as the finishing touch. From magnets and mugs to pens and photo frames, these useful items will help them remember your special day.
Including some delicious Georgia gourmet foods is always a nice touch. But, to truly add an extra flair to your welcome bags, transform these gift ideas into keepsakes by customizing them with your name and wedding date. Now, that’s peachy!
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Thanks Karen for stopping by and sharing these great ideas. If anyone is looking for Georgia or Atlanta related items for your wedding or event take a look at the Georgia Gifts for Less website.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
I'm very happy to announce the StudioWed Atlanta website is live! We still have some tweaks to make to the website and we are working on the blog, but in the meantime please be sure to stop by and see our impressive list of vendors.
The studio will open in Midtown West in only 2 weeks!!! I'll be sure to keep you updated on the details.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Lemiga: What new products or trends will you be introducing for 2009?
Plus we want to be a resource for information on stationery, and cultural and theme celebrations. So we are looking to offer more articles and advice on our site in coming months.
Thanks for stopping by today Kemba. I'm so looking forward to seeing your new designs!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Here are the rules:
1. Visit Wedding Paper Divas and select a wedding invitation and then visit Beau-coup and select a wedding favor that captures the style or theme of your wedding.
2a. Save the wedding invitation as a "favorite" on the Wedding Paper Divas site. This is done by clicking on the "Save in Favorites" button on the desired wedding invitation page.
2b. Subscribe to the Beau-coup newsletter here
3. Leave a comment on my blog telling me which invitation and favor you selected along with your wedding colors.
I will choose a winner to receive the gift certificates AND I'll design an inspiration board to capture the style or theme of your wedding. Contest ends this Friday, February 13th at 10:00p.m.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Some of Atlanta's most talented event designers displayed their designs. Here are a few of my favorites
The entire top of this table, designed by Divine Events Catering, was made of cake!
Ashley Baber and Foxgloves & Ivy showcased this beautiful purple and white design
This fabulous all black table is from Bold American
The winner of the competition was A Legendary Event who did a gorgeous green and white Eco theme table
Friday, February 6, 2009
2nd row - David Tutera, Geoff White, Millie Holloman, Daughter of Design
3rd row - Rang Decor, Jasmine Star, Millie Holloman, Amber Events
3rd row - Nirali Magazine, Amorology, Geoff White, Nirali Magazine
4th row - Karen Wise, Nirali Magazine, Amorology
We'll be in booth #35 so stop by and see us!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
start Rae Leytham Photography?
Rae: I took a photography class in college and loved it. My goal was to land a
job in the Forensics field which made sense with a Biology degree. I did
get a Forensics job and eventually became a Forensic Photographer. After
doing that for a few years, I moved into Crime Scene Investigations. I
still had a camera in my hand though! I became friends with a wedding
photographer (she shot Wesley's sister's wedding) and I assisted her at a
few weddings. I basically held her bags, but someone found out and they
needed an inexpensive photographer. I shot the wedding and it was pretty
good. I got the bug for photographing happy moments for a change and it
snow-balled. After shooting weddings for many friends of friends, we
decided to open a real business. Wesley started out as being my assistant,
but he got tired of holding my bags. So, he started learning photography
and cameras and lighting and now he is better than me (did I just write
that?). I quit my job in Forensics because my Photography business had
grown so much and a year later, Wesley quit his job at an Engineering firm.
We have been working side by side for 2 years now and we still love it and
Lemiga: Where are you based and do you travel to Atlanta? Do you charge travel
fees to shoot in Atlanta?
clients we visit in Atlanta, so we are always excited to visit Atlanta. We
do not charge travel fees for Atlanta.
Rae: We love all kinds of photography. Weddings make our world go 'round, but we
love baby and family sessions too. Wesley really likes landscape and
architecture photography, while I prefer Senior sessions. We have been told
that our boudoir sessions are amazing and we certainly have fun with those
first look BEFORE their ceremony and they spend at least 30 minutes with us!
It is always just them and us and they have so much fun. Their nerves are
reduced and they have gorgeous photos with no pressure of wanting to go to
the reception. That is really the only time for the whole day that it is
just them. They can talk and laugh and get sexy and romantic...all while we
are capturing it!
Lemiga: What has been the highlight of your career to date?
feature us. We love it when people know us (from our blog) and we don't
know them! But, I think we were most excited when the photo coordinator
from The Knot cold-contacted us and asked for an image to be used in the
Florida fall/winter 2008 edition. She saw it on our blog and wanted to use
it! It is the very last page in the magazine and it is a full page. We had
never submitted anything to The Knot before and were so excited that they
To see more of their beautiful work check out the Rae Leytham Photography website and blog