We have assembled a group of wedding professionals to assist you in planning every aspect of your special day from flowers to honeymoons! Make sure you tell your wedding professional you saw their ad in the About Conyers Magazine! Always Conference Center AndreaK Photography Announce All Yard Greetings Burnt Pine Plantation Café Milano The Carriage Room Club 908 Conyers Jewelers Copy Central Covington Rental Custom Embroidery & Design Current Events Productions Divine Chocolates by Ursula Event Essentials by B. Love Glam Accessory Boutique Gloria’s Floral & Gifts Hawthorne Suites Lasting Memories Photography LaVie Health & Healing MacDaddy Michelangelo’s Restaurant Puritan Cleaners Serendipity Gifts & More Seven Gables Restaurant Sit N Pretty Southern Komfort Boutique Tara Foods Whistle Post Tavern
www.HSOAlways.com www.andreakphotography.com www.announceall.net www.burntpineweddings.com www.cafemilanos.com www.georgiahorsepark.com www.club908.com 868 N. Main St, Conyers www.copycentral.org/conyers.htm www.covingtonrentalcenter.com www.customembroidery-design.com www.ce-productions.com 2040 Eastside Dr, Conyers www.eventsbyblove.com www.shopatglam.com www.gloriasfloralandgift.com www.hawthornsuitesgr.com www.lastingmemoriesphotography.com www.Laviehealthandhealing.com www.DJMacDaddy.com www.michelangeloconyers.com 1112 West Ave, Conyers 875 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers www.sevengablesrestaurant.com www.sitnprettychairs.com 916 Commercial St, Conyers www.tarafoodsllc.com www.whistleposttavern.com
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Your “one-stop shop” for all of your event planning needs. Services provided include: • • • • • • •
Vendor and Venue Selection Moderator/Master of Ceremony Catering Services Photography and Video Services Decorations and Floral Arrangements Entertainment Services Printing Services
For weddings, I also assist the couple-to-be in: • • • • • • •
Day of Service Wedding Dress and Accessories Selection “Get Fit for My Wedding” Plan Tuxedo Rental Honeymoon Planning Pre- and Post-wedding Events Transportation Needs & Travel Accommodations
Your Day... Your Way
Barbara Love-Smith Event & Wedding Professional
Corporate Events • Weddings •Anniversaries Parties • Banquets • Showers • Reunions • Couples Events
Brides & Grooms join us for our Bridal Showcase Sunday, January 25th 1-5
A Great Opportunity to meet local area wedding professionals who can assist in making your special day spectacular! (FREE gift for the first 25 who RSVP)
Bridal Shower Mani-Pedi, Massage, & Make-up Parties
• Extreme Bridal Makeovers • Hair • Make-up • Personal Trainers • Microdermabrasion • Yoga • Slimming Body Wraps • Nails & More!
with a Bridal Spa Specialist & a complimentary 30 minute massage to follow
Let Chef Alain make your wedding special! Elegant Menu Selections Rehearsal Dinners Receptions Bridal Showers Parties
Restaurant & Bar Open Monday - Saturday 5:30 -10PM
Also available for group luncheons & breakfasts. We can host events for up to 250 people!
1897 Ga. Hwy. 20 S. Conyers
Utilizing an artistic style of photojournalism we capture all of lifeâ€™s timeless moments. Services offeredWeddings, Portraits, Events & More
10% off any Wedding or Portrait Package with Ad
Glam up your wedding!
Invitations ~ Matches~ Napkins ~ Programs Response Cards ~ Place Cards ~ Ribbons Keepsakes~ Bookmarks ~ Coasters
See us for all your wedding print needs.!
1264 Parker Road, Conyers, Ga. 30094
Our chair covers and specialty linens transform any site into sheer elegance and create a theme for your wedding, corporate function or special event.
Wedding Invitation Packages of $150.00 or more.
Your Dreams & his will come true. • 25 miles east of Atlanta • 3,750 sq. ft. of event space • Ample parking • Perfect for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies or receptions • One of Atlanta’s top caterers • Unique setting
www.georgiahorsepark.com 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway Conyers, Georgia
ANNOUNCE ALL YARD GREETINGS! www.announceall.net
Is a Bargain a Bargain?
Today there are so many sources of flowers; whether ordering on the internet, direct from the grower (or so it says!), buying at grocery stores, wholesale clubs, or from street vendors, they all seem to offer great bargains!
Who should you trust?
Your wedding flower order is probably the most important and expensive one you will ever place. On your wedding day, will you get what you expected? Will you actually receive the particular color, variety and quality flower you wanted? If you are disappointed, what recourse will you have?
A florist’s reputation is their lifeline, especially when it relates to wedding work. Brides visit many local vendors during the long planning process. Most local wedding vendors are closely linked. All kinds of information is shared...good and bad! Hilda Abbott, owner of an award winning local florist, has been in business specializing in weddings since 1979. She says: “A good florist has an established relationship with deep roots with their flower sources! We have a long term and consistent relationship with our flower brokers who import directly from growers worldwide. Our sources can have a particular flower variety, color and size, grown, cut and/or reserved just for your wedding! The growers fill the broker’s special orders first insuring they get the best product available and in turn you get the best flowers for your wedding.” “What is left goes to the secondary markets, which include the on-line sales, supermarkets and discount stores. As a bride, you’ll spend more time on planning your wedding than any other event in your life, and everything revolves around the flowers! You deserve better than leftovers!” “If budget is an issue with your wedding, the right florist will be interested helping you get the most for your money. Showing you inexpensive alternatives in flower selection and bouquet designs can help you have the wedding of your dreams with out breaking the bank.”
An Event Facility Like No Other! Ceremonies • Receptions • Rehearsal Dinners • Parties
Hilda’s Special Occasions...On-site and Off-site Catering Cakes • Flowers • Invitations and Much more!!
1609 Milstead Road. Conyers • 770.922.7513 • www.HSOAlways.com
Look your best for your wedding! BRIDAL MAKE-UP BRIDESMAIDS GIFTS
CUSTOM JEWELRY & EMBROIDERED GIFTS
SAY A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO YOUR WEDDING PARTY OR A SPECIAL GIFT TO THE BRIDE!
Conyers Jewelers, Inc. Since 1949
868 N. Main St. in Olde Town Conyers
Wedding Jewelry & More! • Bridesmaid & Groomsmen Gifts • Cake Knieves • Toasting Glasses • Ring Bearer Pillows
Why trust your wedding dress to anyone else? Rockdale County’s only certified professional dry cleaner
FOUR CONVENIENT LOCATIONS
1112 West Ave, Conyers • 3580 Hwy. 20 S, Conyers 2164 Salem Rd, Conyers • 55 Crowell Rd, Covington
Wedding Dress Preservation$175
Every part of your wedding should be special! Tables • Chairs • Tents • Linens • Skirting Wedding Arches • Kneeling Benches • Fountains Candelabras - Brass & Silver Serving Trays • Chafing Dishes China • Flatware Glassware Dance Floor • Staging Locally owned by Bill & Gayle Norton Major Credit Cards Accepted
7101 Turner Lake Rd Covington
Burnt Pine Plantation Weddings Create your own special moments
Burnt Pine Plantation is just the right place for sharing special moments with family and friends. It’s exclusive yet affordable location makes it perfect for weddings!
Lodge amenities: Covered pavilion
Overnight accommodations 1161 Blackwell Road Newborn, Georgia Phone: 706-557-0407 www.burntpineweddings.com
Close proximity to spas & makeup artists
Whistle Post Tavern Live Entertainment Thurs. Fri & Sat
& Improvisions Nail
The latest in fun fashion, unique gifts for brides and bridesmaids! Unique Shower, Wedding and Bridesmaid gifts! Your local source for
$5.00 off any purchase of $20 or more. Expires 1/31/09
916 Commercial Street, in Olde Town Conyers
Breakfast –Lunch –Dinner
All you can eat Catfish Tues & Sat
770.785.5008 935 Railroad Street
in Olde Town Conyers
50% Off Sunday Brunch Entree
Buy one entree at regular price & receive the 2nd @ 50% OFF Dine in only. Not valid with other offers. With this coupon. Expires 1/31/09
Appetizers, Desserts, & Cocktails
Sunday Brunch 10:30-4
We host Champagne Bridal Showers & Bachelorette Parties!!
Great Food and Attentive Service!
Wedding Receptions Bridal Showers Rehearsal Dinners Corporate Events Private Parties
Serving Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties.
We are here to make your wedding special!
One of the oldest wedding traditions, throwing rice is the symbol of fruitfulness and prosperity. Tossing it after the ceremony was believed to bestow fertility upon the bride and groom. Eating rice and other grains was thought to guarantee health, wealth and happiness. Today, rice tossing is replaced by birdseed tossing, because uncooked rice is damaging to birds.
Mystique and romance has surrounded the veil for more than one thousand years. Originally, the veil is thought to have been used to hide the bride from abductors, just as the similar dress of her bridesmaids was meant to do. But a more romantic interpretation evolved later which believed that concealment (as the brideâ€™s face beneath a veil) rendered what was hidden more valuable. Another early interpretation of the veil was that it symbolized youth and virginity.
The wedding ring has traditionally been worn on the third finger of the left hand because it was believed that a vein in this finger ran directly to the heart.
Your wedding specialist! • Bouquets • Arrangements • Boutonnieres • Corsages • Gifts • Baskets • Fine Art • Cards • Vases and more
Gloria’s Floral & Gifts 770-922-8832 770-760-8605
Full Service Florist & Gift Shop! 2040 Eastside Drive, Shop 102 (just off Salem Rd behind QuickTrip)
Step into the tradition of an old world neighborhood Trattoria “NEW LUNCH MENU”
SUNDAY THRU FRIDAY 11 TIL 3 SMALLER PORTIONS WITH SMALLER PRICES on all “PASTA SPECIALTIES”
Corner of Hwy 138 & Flat Shoals Rd. (one mile south of I-20, exit 82)
Catering Available! Early Café Milano Special
$2 off Adult Dinners Sunday - Friday, 3 til 6PM
Dine-in only. Up to four dinners with coupon. Expires 1/31/09 One coupon per table. Not valid with any other discounts.
Let Hawthorn Suites Simplify your Special Day Your All Inclusive Wedding Venue Serene Atmosphere • Convenient to Atlanta
Weddings Receptions ~ Rehearsal dinners ~ Bridal Brunches Poker or Golf for Groomsmen ~ Suites for you and your guests The Thoroughbred Restaurant - The Watering Hole Lounge
Serving Breakfast everyday (open to the public) Dinner Tues – Sat 1659 Centennial Olympic Pkwy. • Conyers • 770-761-9155 • www.hawthornsuitesgr.com
Serendipity Gifts & More
875 Flat Shoals Rd.
770-483-4900 Hours: Mon –Sat. 10-6
We can make your wedding dreams come true! Elegant Atmosphere • Outside or Inside Weddings Beautiful Gazebo & Garden • Personalized Service
951 Railroad Street in • Weddings • Receptions • Rehearsal Dinners • Bridal Showers
Olde Town Conyers Open For Dinner Tues - Sat 5:30 - 10PM
Serving Lunch for Large Parties