Ali & Andrew at the Piedmont Driving Club

Now that our 2015 wedding season has come to a close, we are starting to reflect on all of the wonderful couples we've gotten to know this year.  We are feeling so thankful for all of our lovely clients and the incredible weddings we've had a chance to be a part of!

On that note, we give you Ali & Andrew's highlight film from the ever talented videographer, Paul Wages.

 

A little description of the day from Paul:  

Allison and Andrew started off their wedding day at a charming little church, full of smiles and loving glances. It was a full house, but there was a delightful feeling of intimacy between the couple and their guests. From there, folks travelled to the gorgeous Piedmont Driving Club for the reception, where the live band rocked everybody so good that folks stayed to shake it down ’til long after the cows came home. 

Thank you to Ali & Andrew for having us as part of your amazing wedding! 

 

Vendor Credits: 

Venue & Catering: Piedmont Driving Club

Floral design: Amy Osaba Events

Videography: Wages Films

Band: Party on the Moon Band

Photography: Caroline Petters Photography

Wedding Coordination & Rehearsal Dinner Planning: Gina Livingston of Pretty Swell Parties

 

 

Carly & Evan's Wedding at The Cator Woolford Gardens

When I think back to Carly & Evan's wedding last Spring, there is one word that comes to mind: FUN. 

These two, and their friends,  really know how to have a good time. they didn't let anything stand in their way – not a rainy wedding day in the garden,  and not even the bride completely losing her voice! 









Instead of traditional table numbers, Carly created these using pages from Pride & Prejudice. And every table also included a stack of books, along table runners hand sewn by Carly's mom.








It would be nearly impossible to find a wedding detail more fun than these cocktail napkins. Make sure you read each one!





On their way in to the reception, every guest was treated to a pair of wayfarer sunglasses, but nobody looked better in them than the bride and groom! 



Congrats to Carly & Evan! May the rest of your lives be just as fun as your wedding day!

Wedding Planning: Pretty Swell Parties


Florals: Flowers by Yona


Catering: Endive 





Melanie & Justin's Wedding at King Plow Arts Center

Today we are sharing photos from Melanie & Justin's vibrant spring wedding at the King Plow Arts Center.   Melanie did an amazing job of pulling together elements that reflect both her own amazing style (check out her shoes below!) and meaningful family details. 





Did you catch the second pair of shoes for Melanie? Who wouldn't love sparkly sneakers? 








After learning about the venue's history as a factory, Melanie's family made the connection that her grandfather had worked there when he was young. To tie this detail into the evening, Melanie and Justin provided all of their guests with work punch cards so they could "clock in" to the reception using a vintage time stamper provided by Krista with Blue Eyed Yonder (who I think can now confidently say that she can find literally any vintage touch you are looking for!).





Thanks to Melanie & Justin! We loved being a part of your day!

Wedding Coordination: Pretty Swell Parties



Catering and Floral Design: Bold American Events


Vintage Details: Blue Eyed Yonder

Jenn & Kevin at Summerour Studio

Today we are sharing photos from Jenn & Kevin's seriously dreamy wedding at Summerour Studio.  


The bride looked positively glamorous from head to toe. 



Love this shot of her sweet mama seeing her for the first time. 



Jenn and her bridesmaids started their day at The Millenium Gate near Atlantic Station for some photos.  We loved this mismatched look for the girls -- everyone got to choose their own dress, and it all came together so nicely!






And here are Kevin and his groomsmen looking dapper while they got ready at the venue. 



Jenn and Kevin opted not to see each other before their ceremony, which made her entrance a little extra special.




The greenery, string lights, and candle installation on the stairs all made the ceremony space so dramatic and beautiful.


And it never hurts to have an adorable flower girl rocking a pair of pink cowboy boots! 



And now the reception! The room was filled with simple arrangements to show off the farm-style tables.


These great watercolor table numbers, created by bride's sister, were an extra pop of color too.



And guests signed in to the guest book with these awesome instant film cameras from Fujifilm -- this was a total hit!  







After an amazing dance party (including an impromptu chair lifting!)....


Jenn and Kevin made their getaway in style.




Congrats to Jenn & Kevin! It was an awesome wedding, and we are so glad to have been a part of it!


Wedding Coordination: Pretty Swell Parties

Photography: Called to Wander

Floral design: Candler Park Flowers

Draping, string lights and farm tables: Atlanta Pipe and Drape 




Bride's Hair: Josh Burke  

Bride's Makeup: Scoobie West

Bride's Dress: Reem Acra via Kelly's Closet

Videography: Wages Films



Heather & Andrew's Wedding at Chateau Elan, Part One

What do you get when you have the bride’s family flying in from the Netherlands, the groom’s family  flying in from the U.K. and a bride who meticulously thought of every detail? Heather and Andrew's  fabulous travel-themed wedding at Chateau Elan! 




Meet Heather. 


Isn't the look on her face just priceless? Her flawless makeup and hair are by the ever-talented Louie Lieberman of Lux Studio.

Side note: if you need to buy or sell a house, Heather is your girl!

She and Andrew started their day with a coordinated elevator first look. 


Don't you just love the way these Fall colors pop?




Oh, and did we mention that the groom and groomsmen were actually superheroes masquerading as a wedding party?




Where are the details, you ask? 

Look out for Heather & Andrew’s Wedding, Part II up on the blog soon. There were so many amazing details in this wedding, we couldn’t fit them all in one post! 

Here are are a few more photos of this sweet couple for now:















Wedding Coordination: Pretty Swell Parties

Venue & Catering: Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

Photography: Gene Ho Photography


Floral Design & Drapery: Design House of Flowers

Hair & Makeup: Louie Lieberman


Jen & C.S.



Here's what you need to know about Jen & C.S.: they love good food, good wine, the outdoors, and each other. Their goal was to create a relaxed atmosphere where their guests could enjoy all of these things.  Set at the incomparable Dunaway Gardens , this wedding was a perfect blend of their tastes -- elegant and beautiful (him), with rustic and natural (her).

Besides blending their styles, the couple also blended their cultures. The rehearsal dinner was held at Alma Cocina to represent C.S.'s Mexican heritage, while the wedding cuisine from Endive was purely southern -- a nod to Jen's South Carolina roots. The ceremony was performed by the bride's brother, and translated into Spanish by the groom's sister. Guitarist Brandon Crocker played some great American classics for the ceremony and cocktail hour, while  DJ Eric Anthony  brought along some Latin favorites to spice up the reception.

They also brought in some of their favorite things including carefully chosen wine selections served from the venue's gorgeous wooden bar (adorned by ever talented Bloomin' Bouquets), a special chocolate cake made with olive oil and sea salt, the couple's favorite dessert from La Tavola Trattoria, and specialty cupcake flavors like creme de menthe and samoas, created by Amy from Sugar Moon Bake Shop.


















Congrats Jen & C.S.! 

Vendors: 

Wedding Planning & Coordination: Pretty Swell Parties

Photography: Amber Fouts for Our Labor of Love

Floral Design: Bloomin' Bouquets

Ceremony & cocktail hour music: Brandon Crocker

Catering: Endive




Bride's Hair & Makeup: Hope Ferguson

Invitations: Smitten on Paper








Blair & Bryan


Planning a wedding long distance is always tricky. But when you live out of town, both work full time, and are both pursuing master's degrees, well that's just plain nuts! This is exactly what Blair & Bryan did.

The couple lives in Washington, DC, but they had a perfect southern wedding at one of my favorite venues, The Georgian Terrace Hotel.

The couple chose not to see each other before their ceremony, which took place at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church.  So their photos afterwards on the church grounds were a little extra special.



Blair's beautiful bouquet was done by the amazing ladies at Bloomin' Bouquets
They also created these gorgeous centerpieces,


and a drop-dead amazing magnolia leaf table runner. Does it get any more Southern than that? 


 Their escort cards were created by Dondrea of Jenkins Rose Modern Paper, who hand painted and hand wrote each one. This is quite possibly my favorite wedding detail ever. 


The cake was created by Frosted Pumpkin Gourmet



The invitations were designed by the bride's sister, using a watercolor painted by the bride's mother. 



Wedding Planning Pretty Swell Parties
Floral Design Bloomin' Bouquets
Hair & Makeup Jennifer C. Neiman
Reception venue and Catering The Georgian Terrace