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Budget for your big day Budget – the five-letter, 'four-letter word.' Whether you're paying for the day yourself, or your parents are footing the bill, it's awkward to talk about finances. We get it. But, if you don't talk money with your family and vendors from the beginning, you'll likely drain your funds early on things like your venue and dress (it's easy to do if you aren't careful!). For an introduction on why it's important to set your budget before hiring your vendors, check out page eight . It's easy to put together a magazine of beautiful inspiration – the wedding world is full of it! But, in an effort to serve you, dear bride, we've cracked the code on what it costs to create the pretty you see so much of online. Be sure to check out our favorite new feature called 'How Much Does It Cost?' on page ten. Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite inspiring wedding details of the year and gathered average pricing and input from the vendors who created them.

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Whether your big day budget is $25,000 or $250,000, everyone needs a number in mind to start the planning process. Yes, even those girls on Say Yes to the Dress who claim no budget for their dress – they have one. Everyone has a number! Take ownership of it and plan your dream wedding by spending money on what's most important to you! (For those SYTTD girls, that's probably attire, but for you, it might be catering or photography!) When your planning process begins, seek out a team of vendors who frequently design events with your average budget. A florist who's arrangements average $3,000 per table when you have $300 to spend isn't going to be a natural client/vendor fit. It's important to remember that while vendors can almost always make accomodations for any bride and groom, you'll likely get the best results with someone who knows who to effectively handle your budget. You’ll make your planning process easier, avoid disappointment and sticker shock, and develop a great relationship with your vendor team by sharing your budget from the beginning.

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"Splurge on stationery! The paper goods were my favorite part of our wedding. It's an easy was to set the tone of the wedding with your guests. Great quality paper can last a lifetime and you can show your kids your invitations in the future – we love that!"

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"We didn't 'craft' for our wedding. I wanted a pretty venue, and in the end, it saved us more money because we didn't need decorations!"

BUDGET FOR YOUR BIG DAY

Before you start planning your day, it's important to set a realistic expectation of what your wallet can handle. Setting a budget, high or low, is the crucial first step in your wedding journey.

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"The videographer. That was one thing that we kept until the end. Mom wanted one, but Matthew was strongly opposed. We ended up in a compromise: the videographer came and did the ceremony, first dances and speeches and then they were gone. It saved us a third of the cost, but we were still able to capture the most important moments."

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"There are going to be some things that will not go as planned no matter how much you plan each little detail. We had a mixup with the getaway car – the driver left after taking me to the ceremony! Miles ended up putting me in the ring bearer's wagon and pulled me away after our confetti exit! In the end none of it matters...you will still be married!"

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Every couple has a wedding budget. Setting that budget immediately and always having it in mind as you plan will be one of the easiest ways to reduce your wedding stress. Deciding your budget straightaway will act as a guideline for every other wedding decision, from vendors and venue to the guest list. A firm and consistent budget will keep you in check (it’s easy to get carried away in the details!) and ensure that you know exactly where you’ll be financially at the end of the whole process. We don't think we should be the ones to tell you how much you should spend on each of the elements of your wedding – that's your decision. Some couples may have a large portion of the budget designated for their floral and decor while others will have their hearts set on a luxury venue.

Prioritize your spending on what matters to you while remaining committed to the agreed upon total budget.

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S TA R T T H E C O N V E R S AT I O N WITH YOUR BUDGET By Leah Economos

Many brides are surprised that most vendors insist on knowing their budget before providing a detailed proposal. Truth is, this saves you both time and prevents miscommunication, sticker shock and getting attached to an idea you just can't afford. Why Share Your Budget? Because you’re a busy bride with limited spare time, you’ll want this process to be as efficient as possible. Also, the vendors you’re interviewing respect your time and aim to make the proposal process as simple and straightforward as possible. With knowledge of your budget, each vendor will be able to provide a proposal for only what you can afford. The Dangers of a Proposal that’s Above Your Budget A proposal with no budget guideline has several dangers. The first one is sticker shock. Many brides are truly shocked by the cost of wedding elements. Being surprised by your proposal price is not only unpleasant, but it may cause you to eliminate a wedding vendor from consideration who is truly capable of supplying a fantastic alternative for half the price – they just had no idea how much you wanted to spend! Beyond the sticker shock, there’s another danger: attachment! You’re likely to become attached to all of the beautiful options conjured up in that initial proposal – and they’re way out of your price range. This will only create disappointment down the road as you find it impossible to be satisfied with more budget friendly alternatives. Your style, taste, and personal preferences

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are equally as important as your budget. But, if you start out with a proposal that’s above your budget, trimming it down will be the only solution. That will mean parting with some elements that you may love, and it also will delay arriving at your “budget happy place” while your salesperson revises your proposal. To avoid this dilemma, simply share your budget with vendors in your first conversation. Finding a Fit There’s a possibility that your vision and budget aren’t a match for a particular vendor, and that’s okay! If they aren’t able to offer the service or product you’re looking for within the amount you’re willing to pay, don’t be shy about telling them that your budget is firm and you’ll have to look elsewhere. If you consult several reputable vendors and continue to hear that your vision can’t be accomplished of the amount you want to pay, it’s probably an indication that your budget isn’t reasonable. Consider shifting money from another category within your overall budget, or open your mind to options that are more budget friendly and still allow you to have a great event. Great vendors will do their best to offer an alternative that suits your budget, whether it’s a fabulous short rib small plate station instead of filet mignon, or ranunculus for your bouquet instead of peonies.

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Take Steps in the Right Direction Occasionally, brides can get stuck in what I refer to as 'proposal la-la land.' This is what happens when you continue to swoon over Pinterest pictures and celebrity weddings featuring ideas that are far outside your budget range. Remember, the goal is to arrive at a proposal you’re happy with and can afford. Trusting Your Vendors I have had clients tell me that they don’t feel comfortable sharing their actual budget with vendors they’re interviewing, for fear that they will "use up all the money,” and I want to offer some insight on that topic. Any vendor you’re considering hiring should make you feel comfortable and cared for as a customer. If at any point you feel pressured in a used-carsalesman-fashion, you’re in the wrong place. When it comes to budget, remember: you’re in charge. Your florist or caterer isn’t going to reach into your wallet and take your money. When you agree on a price, make sure you’re comfortable with the amount you’re spending. Bottom Line You’ll make your planning process easier, avoid disappointment and sticker shock, and develop a great relationship with your vendor team by sharing your budget from the beginning.

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It's no secret Pinterest changed the wedding planning game. Oodles of inspirational photos are helpful to a point, but when it comes time to make all those dreams come true, it's best to know the reality of bringing it all to life. Here we're giving you the inside scoop from the pros themseleves on how much those beautiful details really cost so you are better prepared to meet with your prospective vendors down the road.


TWINKLING RECEPTION SETUP

$9,650 There is nothing better than lighting to utterly transform a space and its ambiance – it is the simplest way to make any venue your own. The elegant, but cavernous space that is The Foundry at Puritan Mill suddenly becomes intimate and unabashedly romantic through the incorporation of chandeliers and hanging lights.

Specifics SUSPENDED TWINKLE LIGHTS

This vendor team created two roomlong installations of string lights to hang delicately above the awe-inspiring feasting tables. $2,000

HANGING CHANDELIERS

Luxurious crystal chandeliers, their chords covered by fresh blooms, hung from the venue ceiling rafters. $1,650

ABUNDANT CANDLELIGHT

The final source of light, candelabras of varying heights lined the tables adding another dimention of light. $6,000

THE DESIGNER SAYS

"The bride showed us inspiration images for twinkle light installations she had seen online at our consultation. We wanted to do something new and different (as well as something challenging!) so we came up with this new lighting installation concept."

ANDY BEACH

Andy Beach & Co.

Co-Designed with ellyB Events Image by Milanes Photography


CUSTOM STATIONERY SUITE

$4,835 Luxury custom invitation suites will always be a larger investment than a pre-created design, since highend elements and materials come at an expense. It's important to note that investing in custom invitations is investing in the artistry provided the designer. Having a vendor with a fine-tuned handle on design and construction means the result is an enviable first impression that's exactly what you’ve dreamed of.

Specifics DESIGN RETAINER

Paper goods are a product, so the majority of cost goes to the goods needed to create and print them. $375

SAVE THE DATES

Send a heads up on specialty paper that's sure to impress. $650 for 100

WEDDING INVITATIONS

For the traditional suite elements, specialty papers and finishes set the tone for an over-the-top event. $3,210 for 100

CEREMONY PROGRAMS Keep guests in the know leading all the way up to your recessional. $350 for 100

THANK YOU CARDS Custom cards make for one extra stylish sign of gratitude. $250 for 100

THE STATIONER SAYS

"With the couples eclectic, vintageglam style as my inspiration, I set out to find textures and papers representative of such organic and artistic details."

SIULETH RIVERA Eleven Note

Image by LH Photography


LUSH CEREMONY ALTAR

$10,150 Trust us, not all altars are created equal. The cost of a bountiful ceremony – like this gorgeous setup – will vary depending on your choice of flowers. But whatever style you choose, the luxuriant and abundant feel of plush florals will create the ideal botanic frame for your nuptials.

Specifics GARDEN-INSPIRED ARBOR If saying 'I do' surrounded by friends, family and about 2,000 garden roses sounds ideal, a canopy of blooms is likely a great fit. $6,000

BOXWOOD WALL

A towering boxwood wall behind the altar added to the garden atmosphere. $4,000

CUSTOM MONOGRAM

Adding a custom monogram, transforms a designer's inspiration into a more personalized ceremony setup. $150

THE DESIGNER SAYS

"We met with Kristen at the St. Regis with her planners Chandra Vitale and Randi Chapman from SportsTrust. They wanted a contemporary, clean and polished look but also young and hip like the fabulous couple. The canopy featured white and lavender hydrangea and over 2000 garden roses including ocean song, amnesia and purple haze varieties."

SANDI HORGAN Legendary Events

Image by The Studio B Photography


RECEPTION FEASTING TABLE

$4,003 When the couple requested an intimate and elegant affair for 30 of the bride and groom's closest friends and family members, this feasting table came to life. Taking place at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, this reception is enough to convince anyone to host a smaller wedding.

Specifics SPECIALT Y LINEN RENTAL

In order to cover the multiple wide tables combined to create the long feasting table, five 'King Drape' sized tablecloths were rented. A luxurious napkins topped every place setting. $600

CROSS BACK CHAIRS

Guests sat comfortably in rustic Napa Cross Back Chairs, each topped with a neutral chair pad. $815

FLORAL GARL AND

40 feet of garland designed by Shea Hopely Flowers covered the feasting table and puddled delicately on either edge. $1,738

THE DESIGNER SAYS

"When Mary came to me, the first things that she mentioned is that she wanted a beachy wedding, but not over the top with beachy elements. Mary and Peyton's love itself is very private, so staying true to themselves, they only invited their closest friends as their wedding party and family members to round the total guest count to 30."

ADAIR CURRIE Dairing Events

Image by Brooke Images


FORAGED ST YLE BOUQUET

$265 While the cost of most bouquets will vary mainly by floral variety, the primary expense in this arrangement is the sheer amount of stems that it takes to create the overflowing, abundant style. But even so, it’s no wonder this untamed, asymmetrical bouquet style is so popular. It’s a striking, whimsical departure from a traditional design.

Specifics STEM BREAKDOWN

They say a magician never reveals her secrets, but we're spilling the beans on the blooms used in this unbelievable arrangement. Helleborus @ $8 per stem Lisianthus @ $6 per stem Star of Bethleham @ $6 per stem Carolina sapphire @ $3 per stem Deodora Pine @ $3 per stem

HAND-DYED SILK RIBBON BOUQUET WRAP The easiest way to take a bouquet from unfinished to chic? A paletteappropriate bundle of hand-dyed silk ribbons of course. $60

THE DESIGNER SAYS

"The inspiration for this bouquet was based on a color palette of white, green and grey. I wanted the bouquet to be unstructured and natural with foraged greenery. I like using 3-4 different varieties of greenery to add a textural element to the design of bouquets."

KARIN JEFFCOAT Cote Designs

Photo by Ashley Seawell Photography


HAND PAINTED CAKE

$4,000 There is a lot that will change the price of your wedding cake. Size – though an important element – isn’t the only factor to consider. The intricacy of design and amount of labor that goes into the style as well as the type of cake and icing can vary the expense enormously.

Specifics COST PER SLICE

When feeding a guest list averaging well over 250+ it's important to ensure plenty of layers to accomodate everyone partaking in the celebration. Cake flavors and filling, sugar flower details, and finishes will affect the cost per slice. $13 per slice x 300 slices

CAKE STAND

While some cake designers, like Chef Marie, include the cake stand rental in the price of your confection, if you're looking for a specialty upgrade, you'll need to factor that into the budget. Adding fresh florals to your cake or display is another cost to factor in when talking to your floral designer. $100-250

THE DESIGNER SAYS

"Hand-painted cakes are one of my favorite techniques. I have always loved to paint and painting on edible materials just brings joy to me – now it's one of our most popular design styles! Brides today appreciate the creativity that goes into designing and making watercolor-esque wedding cakes with an artist's touch."

CHEF MARIE MARTINEZ Hands on Sweets

Image by Hunter Ryan Photo


PROJECTED SEATING CHART

$350 Use a traditional classroom tool to make a major statement piece. Guests will appreciate an innovative display that won't leave them guessing and hunting for their proper seat. This definitely isn't for the DIY-er, since wall-size projections require large scale design work.

Specifics GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Legibility and clarity are key, since you have to consider how easily people will be able to find their names. Hire a pro to create the properly-sized list for the wall you're working with. Average fee is $150

PROJECTOR RENTAL

Check with your venue to see if they have one on hand. Most hotels will, since they're popular at corporate events! $200

THE DESIGNER SAYS

"When guests walk in they could be nervous or ready to get a drink. The entrance is part of elevating everyone emotionally about the event. First impressions get people excited and help set the tone. Creative escort cards came about for us because everyone was doing the same thing and everything about seating cards became very expected. We use this as a way to surprise and delight guests as well as expressing a couple’s individual personality. A lot of the time it becomes a part of enhancing the experience and a conversation piece throughout the cocktail hour."

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"Jimmy kept the dance floor alive all evening, which was exactly what we wanted! He also understood the importance of my ceremony music to me, and worked to make sure it was no less than perfect. Jimmy and Leah fulfilled all my expectations and beyond!” —Rachel, Bride

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"Our wedding day would not have happened if it were not for Leah and Jimmy. They made us feel so special, like their only client. The attention to detail and their polite professionalism are the things I could never forget." —Lia, Bride

“If you are dreaming of a magical wedding with little stress, you will want to have Jimmy and Leah on your wedding team. From the most important decisions to the tiniest detail, Jimmy and Leah covered it all! We were able to relax and enjoy the festivities knowing the ‘dynamic duo’ was on duty.” —Denise, Mother of the Groom

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Cost C O M PA R I S O N

Three designers partner with an event planner to show you just what affects the cost of your reception style and table. Here they portray three popular wedding styles, brought to life in a colorful palette, comparing a low cost design with its complimentary higher cost design. So many variables, so many options.

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BY INIJE PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL DESIGNS BY HOLL AND DAZE WEDDINGS, THE PERFECT POPPY, AND AKEEM CL AY TON DESIGNS IN DESIGN PARTNERSHIP WITH ELLYB EVENTS.


LOW $

259 Per Table

What Affects the Cost? FLORAL DESIGN

This round table's design uses strategic placement of the higher end blooms in smaller, low vessels. This arrangement costs around $150.

LINEN QUALIT Y

A standard linen in a citrusy hue runs around $28 per tablecloth. Specialty napkins cost about $1.50 per piece.

TABLEWARE

Using a collection of familyowned glassware can create an authentic relaxed atmosphere while keeping costs down. Specialty glass chargers are rented for $4 per piece.

THE PL ANNER SAYS

"When looking to get the best bang for your buck, think about using existing items you might have around the house or from family. For the lower cost table we used glassware that has been collected from various family members throughout the year. On the higher end table custom favors were used at each place setting in order to wow their guests as soon as they sat down. By eliminating stationery at each place setting, we were able to replace the presentation with deliciously wrapped porcelain favors."

ELIANA BAUCICAULT EVENT DESIGNER ellyB Events

For the TRADITIONAL Bride


HIGH $

1,464 Per Table

What Affects the Cost? FLORAL DESIGN

Rich dimensional layers of brightly hued blooms in taller vessels combined with a collection of smaller florals that create interest along the table. This grouping of arrangements costs around $1,250.

LINEN QUALIT Y

A statement linen, like this fuschia sequin tablecloth, comes with a higher price tag than a traditional covering. Budget around $85 each for a feasting table sized sequin linen.

TABLEWARE

Higher end rentals, like these crystal stemware and glass charger options, will likely cost around $10 per setting.

THE DESIGNER SAYS

"It's often overwhelming for brides to know what blooms and styles align with their targeted investment. When assigned this bold palette to show a difference in a lower range compared to a lush design, we were eager to help brides have a better understanding. For a bride looking to incorporate a more traditionally-hued palette these same arrangements can be created in timeless neutrals on a luxurious, more classic linen for a breathtaking table."

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FLORAL DESIGNER Holland Daze Weddings


LOW $

318 Per Table

What Affects the Cost? FLORAL DESIGN

Round tables typically work better on a smaller budget because they only require one centerpiece in the center. This arrangement costs around $215.

TABLEWARE

Utilize the basic essentials provided by your venue, like flatware and glassware, but up the ante with rental chargers and napkins. The basic options cost about $2.50 per setting.

PAPER GOODS

Using custom menu cards at each place setting sounds lavish, but basic selections typically only costs around $0.75 per card.

THE PL ANNER SAYS

"Even if it is a buffet-style meal it's nice to give your guests an idea of what will be served for dinner through the use of custom menus, like the ones in the lower end table, so they are able to make mental notes of allergies or alternatives they might need. In the higher end design, the hanging piece creates an element of surprise at your reception. Also taking the decor beyond the centerpiece and adding little elements of floral at each place setting is the perfect touch."

ELIANA BAUCICAULT EVENT DESIGNER ellyB Events

For the BOHEMIAN Bride


HIGH $

1,846 Per Table

What Affects the Cost? FLORAL DESIGN

Hanging installations, like this beam adorned with greenery and dotted with craspedia and votives, are a statementmaking addition to a typical floral display. This design, along with the runner-style arrangement on the table, costs around $1,632 per table.

LINEN SIZE

Long estate style tables typically mean increasing the budget to pay for the flowers and larger linens to accommodate it. This linen, used as a runner, rents for about $55 each.

CHAIR RENTALS

Ghost chairs, like these clear acrylic seats, average around $10 per chair.

THE DESIGNER SAYS

"The inspiration for this fresh and bright design came from the yellow and pink bi-color dahlias which also cast hues of coral. This flower is versatile in the way it can be used to create a whimsical, modern, or garden affect. For couples looking to achieve a lush look, a hanging installation over a head table can be an added design bonus! It creates more drama and will take your guests' eyes up to fill up the dead space where there are high ceilings."

LINEN RENTALS I Do Linens TABLEWARE RENTALS Event Rentals Unlimited

KAREN GRAHAM FLORAL DESIGNER The Perfect Poppy


LOW $

1,104 Per Table

What Affects the Cost? FLORAL DESIGN

Couples can accomplish a fall runner look by talking to their designer about using more readily-available, seasonal blooms. This design costs about $900 per table.

RENTAL QUALIT Y

Using a non-traditional table with a finished top means cutting out linen expenses to show off the statement piece. This modern gold table rents for about $150 each.

DECOR OPTIONS

Opt to fill table space using pillar candles instead of blooms to create a romantic ambiance and keep costs down. Chargers, at around $1 per piece, make each place setting feel complete.

THE PL ANNER SAYS

"Full table floral looks can be created at a majority of price points! There is nothing wrong with going for a lush and full table design when trying to contain costs. The use of towering black taper candles and other metal elements on a higher end table will help complete the look of luxury you desire. You want your guests to feel as if they are sitting at an elaborate dinner filled with visuals and textures which can be brought through florals, stationery elements and more."

ELIANA BAUCICAULT EVENT DESIGNER ellyB Events

For the GLAMOUROUS Bride


HIGH $

3,329 Per Table

What Affects the Cost? FLORAL DESIGN

A dense runner topped with a crystal chandelier dripping in phalaenopsis orchids is an eye-catcher. A design as complex as this costs about $2,900 per installation.

CHAIR RENTALS

Changing the chair pad on each gold chiavari chair adds another layer of visual interest to a reception setup. Each chair and colored pad costs around $11.50 per seat.

TABLEWARE

Statement glassware, like these black chalice-style pieces, come with a pricetag higher than basic stemware. Each set averages around $6 per person.

THE DESIGNER SAYS

"A blooming floral runner completely transforms a classic tablescape into something fresh. A runner made of fresh flowers, with a crystal chandelier fixture dripping with orchids will cost more than your average centerpiece. The low end look gives the modern floral runner a more whimsical appeal by using what’s called the 'pavÊ design technique' while the higher end look uses similarly monochromatic groupings of flowers, gold candle rings, and a mixture of classic taper candles, pillar candles, and floating candles for added interest."

HIGH END TABLE STATIONERY Papered Wonders TABLEWARE RENTALS Event Rentals Unlimited

AKEEM CL AY TON

FLORAL DESIGNER Akeem Clayton Designs


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As a newly married couple, your wedding will likely be the first official party you host together as a couple. Here's your chance to show off those killer hospitality skills. At The Celebration Society we want you to have the confidence to balk trends, steer clear of conforming to the masses, ignore what you 'think' weddings should include and seek out event elements that communicate your unique style and personalities. Your wedding style is in the details and while there are a myriad of choices, always be sure to choose what suits you. Period. In the following pages, we've compiled useful tips to help you identify your wedding style, ideas to draw inspiration from, colorful wedding combinations we adore, and some of our favorite products from across the globe that will add just the personal touch you're looking for.

Don't stress. You've got this.

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BE TRUE TO YOU Ultimately, you know deep down inside what's truly important to you. Just know this: your wedding is the first big event you will host together as a couple so it's the first time to let your personalities truly shine in front of friends and family. Whatever your source of inspiration, make decisions that feel right to you, not what you've seen other couples do.

LOCATION Your venue will have a great deal of impact on the environment of your wedding. If you opt for a barn, you'll likely want to go for a more rustic feel. Or, if you book the most prestigious hotel in town, a glamorous wedding for you it is! Don't overlook your biggest expense in the wedding as a possible source for your overall theme too!

PASSION

TIME OF THE DAY

Everyone has a hobby, activity, cause or pledge they fully support and this may be just the place to draw inspiration from. Show off your priorities in life to your guests by finding inspiration on what your true passions are.

Are you a morning person or night owl? Whatever your preference, the time of day you ultimately choose to host your wedding ceremony and reception will affect the feel of the event. If you and your fiance are up and at 'em each day with a morning coffee a brunch wedding just might be the thing for you. The possibilities are endless!

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MUSE Inspiration abounds from a myriad of places and a muse might be just the thing you center your wedding style around. Your favorite movie, color, flower, character, season or destination. Pick something near and dear to you and let it guide all of your style decisions.

SCALE When you put together your guest list you'll either be looking at a large event or intimate gathering. The amount of people you choose to invite will affect the environment so when looking for sources of inspiration, remember how big or intimate the event will feel with the amount of friends and family in attendance and work off of that.

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Before you go all Pinterest crazy and the little green monster inside of you starts to take over, we want to give you a bit of guidance to make sure that during your wedding planning process, you stay true to you. We know on a regular basis us gals are plagued with an overwhelming urge to keep up with the Joneses and it can be especially difficult to fend off that urge when it comes to your wedding. Here, we've compiled some basic tips to help you identify your true style as a couple and arm you with the know-how you'll need to pull it all together.

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WEDDING PL ANNING DO'S & DON'TS Be considerate of family traditions and wants but don't feel chained to them.

Don't spend too much energy focusing on what others are doing.

Be authentic to YOUR true style.

Don't let the party details outshine the magic of your marriage.

Create a budget, fine tune it and stick to it.

Don't skimp on wedding vendors. Trust us... you get what you pay for.

Edit. Edit. Edit. Start with a big picture and bring it into focus from there.

Don't sweat the small stuff.

Manage the guest list... Don’t feel obligated to invite everyone. This will help your budget too.

Brand It Branding might be a term you've only thought to be relevant to marketing departments, but branding on a personal level takes company logos and color combinations and transforms them into monograms, slogans and party themes when it comes to modern day weddings.

JOINT INTERESTS Do you and the future hubs have a common interest that brought you together? Flying, skydiving, traveling or food? Whatever it is you spend your free time doing, consider letting it be the source of your wedding style. Golf anyone?

HERITAGE & HISTORY Do you hail from a great land afar or find yourself among a long lineage of great folks? Then let your family history and heritage guide the style of your wedding and enjoy reminiscing with your parents and loved ones about your roots.

WHAT'S IN A PERSONAL BRAND? Monograms, color preferences, favorite fonts and even paper weights are the essential tools-of-the-trade wedding stationers and designers use to make your personal style shine through to family and friends. HOW & WHERE TO BRAND.... If you want to create a custom wedding brand, your stationer is the go-to creative guru to turn to. They are the graphic designers behind all the great typography and scroll work you see in wedding magazines and blogs. Here are several places we recommend you use your personal wedding brand...

FORMALITY If you're a Great Gatsby girl at heart, a formal setting just might be the style for you. But, if a laid back casual setting is for you, so be it. Consider your personal preferences on dressing down or up when identifying the style wedding you want.

CONSIDER THE SEASON The time of the year could greatly affect the overall style of your wedding. Temperature and foliage are great places to find inspiration and build your wedding style around.

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Save the Dates Invitations Napkins Coasters Directional Signage Menu Cards Escort Cards or Place Cards Bar Signs Drink Stirrers Thank You Cards Dance Floor Vinyl Covers Monogram Gobo Lighting Welcome Kits Party Favors Bridal Party Gifts

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FIND YOUR FLOWERS

Flowers are one of the most obvious ways to make your style shine. A well thought-out combination can say "I'm uber traditional" or "go-with-the-flow organic." So, before you head over to your first appointment with your wedding floral designer, we've compiled some of the most popular flowers making their mark on everything from bouquets to centerpieces so you can identify which flowers speak to your style.

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CRASPEDIA This brightly hued spherical bud adds a touch of playful whimsy to any bouquet or arrangement.

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RANUNCULUS This tight bloom is available in white, pink, purple and yellow, all with soft circular petals. Season: Spring, Winter

DAHLIA This large, hearty flower, available in white, pink, red and purple makes a major statement.

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HYPERICUM BERRIES This green and peach berry plant accent filler makes the perfect addition to wedding bouquets and arrangements. Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

PEONY This romantic flower features plentiful fragrant petals in shades of white, blush, coral and red. Season: Spring

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ASTILBE This feather-like bloom is available in white, pink, red and purple, making it the perfect accent addition. Season: Spring, Summer


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WHY DOES THE SEASON MATTER? When blooms are locally in season, that means they'll look their very best. Buds will be larger, color will be richer and fragrance will be its truest. Plus, an inseason flower means it's available with a lower price tag than those needing to be specially grown and shipped to you.

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GARDEN ROSE This organic-style wedding flower, available in all shades between white and red, lends a romantic touch.

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MAGNOLIA This delicate bloom, available in white and pale pink, makes for the ultimate southern addition to any bouquet or arrangement. Season: Spring, Summer

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SILVER DOLLAR EUCALYPTUS This fragrant leafy greenery makes the perfect addition to bouquets and arrangements. Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

THISTLE This corn-flower colored statement flower is a bold addition that speaks to a rusticchic style. Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

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HYDRANGEA This pillowy, full-bloomed budget-friendly flower is available in white, pink, green, blue and purple. Season: Spring, Summer, Fall


PA L E M A U V E We asked wedding planners Jennifer Gowing and Candace Frank of Evermore Weddings & Events to handpick their favorite pale mauve items for a stylish wedding. PAIR WITH THESE COLORS...

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BRIDAL SASH

Simply Silk Sash, Twilight Breeze MADELEINE FIG www.bhldn.com

BRIDAL CLUTCH

Manila Stretch Sparkle Envelope Clutch, Pink VBH www.saksfifthavenue.com

EYE SHADOW

MAC Eye Shadow, Quarry MAC COSMETICS www.maccosmetics.com

INVITATION SUITE

Victoire Letterpress AERIALIST PRESS www.theaerialistpress.com

LINENS

Beatrice Garden, Smoke LA TAVOLA FINE LINEN RENTAL www.latavolalinen.com

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"M au ve is th e new bl us h fo r 20 17 . Its ve rsa til ity ma ke s it th e pe rf ect co mp le me nt to ma ny di ff ere nt co lo r pa le tte s."

JENNIFER GOWING AND CANDACE FRANK Evermore Weddings & Events

GIFT FOR MOM

'Unconditional Love' 3-in-1 Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel PHILOSOPHY www.philosophy.com

BRIDAL SHOES

'Hangisi' Pointy Toe Pump MANOLO BLAHNIK www.nordstrom.com

EARRINGS

Guava Quartz Sliced Dangle Earrings RIVKA FRIEDMAN www.rivkafriedman.com

GIFT FOR 'MAIDS

'Nail Therapy' Treatment KOCOSTAR www.birchbox.com

BRIDESMAID DRESS

Style #6740 - Suede Rose AFTER SIX www.aftersix.com

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KEY WEST INSPIRED S O UT H E R N WEDDING ST YLE

The southernmost city in the continental United States offers year-round gorgeous weather, so it doesn’t matter when you plan your shoreline nuptials. But don’t go in with the wrong idea – Key West is much more than florescent palm trees and Jimmy Buffett. This little island is beach-worthy glamorous and utterly sophisticated. It’s a destination wedding paradise ideal for laid-back luxe. WEDDING INVITATION

Gilded Shore Wedding Invitation GRACE KREINBRINK FOR MINTED www.minted.com

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RENTAL LOUNGE FURNITURE

Rattan Club Chair BEACHVIEW EVENT RENTALS www.beachview.net

BRIDESMAID DRESS

Heather Halter Dress, Silver Sage Crisp SHOW ME YOUR MUMU www.nordstrom.com

"Key West is the perfect destination location! It doesn’t require a passport but still has all of the elements of being a Caribbean island: sun, sand, food, history and fun!"

WEDDING DRESS

Selena Gown AMSALE www.amsale.com

KELLY FOWLER

Just Save the Date

BRIDESMAID GIFTS

Lee Earrings, Chalcedony KENDRA SCOTT www.kendrascott.com

CUSTOM CAKE TOPPER

Mr and Mrs Cake Topper BETTER OFF WED www.etsy.com

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Gold Oyster Shell Escort Cards LOVE ALWAYS CARDS www.etsy.com

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SAVANNAH INSPIRED S O UT H E R N WEDDING ST YLE

This gorgeous Southern city is teeming with fascinating history and stunning architecture, but it isn’t all museums and gothic design. The Hostess City – as its nickname implies – is always party ready! Kick up your heels on the ballast stone streets with some classic melodies and take advantage of the vibrant atmosphere. An elegant, lively air always with a hint of that sweet, Southern hospitality.

ILLUSTRATED MAP TOTE

Savannah Map Bag THE SAVANNAH BAG COMPANY www.savannahbag.com

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"Savannah is the type of city where you can wear an avantegarde wedding dress, under the newest high tech lighting, sitting on vintage furniture and nothing looks out of place. "

INVITATION SUITE

Savannah Map Wedding Stationery LOW COUNTRY PAPER CO. www.lowcountrypaperco.com

EVENT LIGHTING

Bistro String Lights KAUFMAN-HEINZ, LLC www.facebook.com/KaufmanHeinzLLC

BONNIE KARR First City Events

CL ASSIC PL AYLIST

Johnny Mercer Record FIRST CITY EVENTS www.firstcityevents.com

PUSH POP CONFETTI

The Original Floral Eco-Friendly Push-Pop Confetti™ THIMBLEPRESS www.thimblepress.com

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WEDDING CAKE

Magnolia Flower Wedding Cake SAVANNAH'S HALL OF CAKES www.savannahshallofcakes.com

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HEEL COVERS

The Solemates® High Heeler SOLEMATES www.nordstrom.com


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S T Y L I S H S E AT I N G WEDDING RENTAL ST YLE

TIMELESS CHIAVARI CHAIR

Gold Chiavari Chair PEACHTREE TENTS & EVENTS www.peachtreetents.com

Chairs are the base of your wedding aesthetic in both the ceremony and reception spaces – they are one of the first elements your guests will see! Options range far beyond the classic folding chair and wooden chiavari, the sky's the limit! VINTAGE CHAIR

Diane Chair RW STYLE www.rwstyle.com

INFINIT Y BACK CHAIR

Elysian Chair EVENT RENTALS UNLIMITED www.erultd.com

CROSS BACK CHAIR

'X' Back Driftwood Chair UNLIMITED PARTY & EVENT RENTAL www.unlimitedpartyrental.com

EXPERT TIP

"C ha irs ha ve th e ab il ity to set th e ton e. Th ey gr ou nd yo ur sty le an d al lo w al l yo ur fi ner ev ent de tai ls to sh ine ."

CHAMELEON CHAIR

Gold Fanfare with Ivory Stretch Knit Cushion CLASSIC EVENT & PARTY RENTALS www.classicpartyrentals.com

STEPHANIE ANDERSEN carolyn a. events

BL ACK ACRYLIC CHAIR

Emma Chair KATE RYAN LINENS www.kateryanlinens.com

TOLIX CHAIR

Elio Chair AFR EVENT FURNISHINGS www.afrevents.com

UPHOLSTERED CHAIR

Linen Emma Nailhead Chair NICHE EVENT RENTALS www.nicheeventrental.com

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S E T T H E TA B L E

WEDDING RENTAL ST YLE

From vintage fine china just like your grandmother's to modern gold flatware right out of a home magazine – Southern wedding and event rental companies know a thing or two about setting the table. TEA CUP & SAUCER

MODERN GL ASSWARE

Vintage China Cup & Saucer VINTAGE ENGLISH TEACUP www.vintageenglishteacup.com

Ypsilon (Mod) Glassware CLASSIC EVENT & PARTY RENTALS www.classicpartyrentals.com

EXPERT TIP

ANTIQUE CHINA PL ATES

Classic Collection, Blue Plates SOUTHERN VINTAGE www.sovintagega.com

"U sin g vi nta ge fi ne ch ina pi ece s gi ve s yo ur ev ent th at sp eci al pe rso na l tou ch th at sep ar ate s yo ur we dd ing fr om al l oth ers ." VANESSA GILBREATH Vintage English Teacup

MODERN FL ATWARE

Gold Flatware SET EVENT RENTALS www.seteventrentals.com

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PORCEL AIN CHARGER

Iriana Charger BEACHVIEW EVENT RENTALS www.beachview.net

ICE CREAM DISHES

Vintage Cut Glass Dishware LOVE IN VINTAGE www.love-in-vintage.com


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MOOD LIGHTING WEDDING RENTAL ST YLE

There’s no easier way to transform a venue than with some strategically designed and placed lighting. From elegant chandeliers to whimsical suspended twinkle lights, use unique lighting to make the space your own. WROUGHT IRON CHANDELIER

BARREL CHANDELIER

Whimsical Dark Bronze 50"x38" GOODWIN EVENTS ww.goodwinrentals.com

CAFE STRING LIGHTING

Bistro String Lighting OCONEE EVENTS www.oconeeevents.com

ROPE CHANDELIER

Morgan Rope & Iron Pendant BEACHVIEW EVENT RENTALS www.beachview.net

RUSTIC L ANTERNS

Santorini Lantern - Large CLASSIC EVENT & PARTY RENTALS www.classicpartyrentals.com

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Wine Barrel Chandelier CRUSH EVENT RENTALS www.crush-event-rentals.com

EXPERT TIP

"A gr ea t wa y to ad d de pt h to an oth erw ise fl at, bo rin g ve nu e is ad di ng pi ece s li ke cry sta l ch an de li ers or fl ick eri ng la nte rns ."

INDUSTRIAL CHANDELIER

Edison Light Chandelier CHIC EVENT RENTALS www.chiceventrentals.com

SCOOBIE WEST

Scoobie West & Company

CRYSTAL CHANDELIER

Elizabeth Crystal Chandelier SIGNATURECHANDELIERS www.signaturechandeliers.com

ASSORTED CANDLESTICKS

Brass Candlesticks SOUTHERN VINTAGE www.sovintagega.com

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For all the art lovers looking to make Picasso, Pollock, and Matisse proud, look no further. With deep hues and abstract brushstrokes, this dramatically artistic wedding inspiration is picture perfect.


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r "T h e in sp ir at io n fr omfrou ph ot os h oo t st em me d e om of th e Sa va nn ah Co ll egun it A rt an d D es ig n co mme, fo ry an d th e ar ts cu lt ur so wh ic h Sa va nn ah is we ll k no wn ." CAROLINE & EVAN SMITH Caroline & Evan Photography

Incorporate things like... • MODERN ART GALLERY VENUE • PANTONE SWATCH SEATING CHART • STATEMENT SEATING • EL ABORATE CAKE DESIGN • CUSTOM ART POSTAGE STAMPS • SLEEK BRIDAL GOWN • HANDPAINTED MENU CARDS

VENUE: JEPSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

HAIR & MAKEUP: ROYAL MAKEUP & HAIR

PHOTOGRAPHY: CAROLINE & EVAN PHOTOGRAPHY

CAKE: HANDS ON SWEETS

COORDINATED BY: BOURBON AND BLUSH EVENTS

LINENS, CHAIR & GL ASS RENTALS: KATE RYAN LINENS

FLORALS: BELLE FLEUR STUDIOS

BRIDAL GOWN: ISABEL O'NEIL BRIDAL COLLECTION

STATIONERY: A&P DESIGNS

FL ATWARE RENTAL: EVER AFTER VINTAGE WEDDINGS

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CITY SOIRÉE If you ask us, blush and black is the color combination of glitz and glamour. Luxurious feathery, silky features and intricate details create a sophisticated design. Ideal inspiration for the elegant bride.


THE EVENT DESIGNER SAYS...

BRIDAL GOWN Anne Barge "Wellesley" via Buckhead Bridals

Incorporate things like... • MODERN ACRYLIC INVITATIONS • CIT Y-THEMED WELCOME BOXES • ROMANTIC SILK RIBBON ACCENTS • LUSH NEUTRAL FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS • STAND-OUT BL ACK PILL AR CANDLES • TEXTURED LINENS • COZY LOUNGE FURNITURE

VENUE: ATLANTA DAYLIGHT STUDIO

HAIR & MAKEUP: SCOOBIE WEST & COMPANY

PHOTOGRAPHY: ALEXIS JUNE WEDDINGS

RENTALS: COLLECTION EVENT FURNITURE RENTALS,

COORDINATED BY: LEMIGA EVENTS

CLASSIC EVENT & PARTY RENTALS

FLORALS: AKEEM CLAYTON DESIGNS

WELCOME BOXES: ASTER MARKET

STATIONERY: PAPERED WONDERS

LINENS: I DO LINENS

CAKE: PÊCHE PETITE

MODEL: AARENDY GOMEZ

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ld "B lu sh , bl ac k , an dchgo ic , cr ea te a ro ma nt ic , Th an d cl as si c d es ig n. bl e e sq ua re re ce pt io n ta er n d d es ig n in cl ud ed mo lu to uc h es al on g wi th ofsh fl or al an d pl en ty ca nd le li gh t." MICHELLE GAINEY Lemiga Events


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Fall into a delightful fantasy with this whimsical wedding inspiration. Bright colors, billowing balloons, luscious berries, and rich florals make for a little magic and a little imagination. GLASSWARE Anthropologie


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RENTALS BBJ Linens Unlimited Party and Event Rentals

Incorporate things like... • FARM VENUE • DAHLIAS, GARDEN ROSES & PEONIES • OMBRE WATERCOLOR DETAILS • COORDINTATING CORAL NECKTIES • WHIMSICAL BALLOON CENTERPIECES • WOODEN FARM TABLE RENTAL • GOLD RIMMED GL ASSWARE & FL ATWARE

VENUE: SWEET MEADOW

HAIR & MAKEUP: SALON LUSTRE, JESSICA VARNEY

PHOTOGRAPHY: CHEY PHOTOGRAPHY

BRIDAL GOWN: FABULOUS FROCKS OF ATLANTA

FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN: THE PERFECT POPPY

MENSWEAR: THE SQUIRE SHOP, C.S. TOGGERY

STATIONERY: CLASSY CREATIONS

JEWELRY: CRYSTAL AVENUES

CAKE: BLOOMING FLOUR BAKERY

MODELS: HOPE WRIGHT, TAYLOR FINLEYSON

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ired "I’ve always been inspth by nature. We have the coral sunset along wi and r the movement of watesi l air to create a whim teca yet also sophistica d setting. The color palette paints year-round versatility." KAREN GRAHAM The Perfect Poppy


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Richness and opulence abounding, the stars of old Hollywood would swoon. The gold, black, and red palette draws grace and elegance from the heyday of the silver screen. Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, step aside!


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ult "A renovated bank va venue and elegant desipgnofs are merged with a polette red to showcase a pa ss that evokes timele n? io nostalgia. Our inspirat A modern day Grace Ke17ll."y getting married in 20

Incorporate things like... • HISTORIC VENUE • GL AMOROUS HAIR AND MAKEUP • MONOCHROMATIC BOUQUET • SUBDUED CHIC ATTIRE • CELEBRIT Y-WORTHY STATIONERY • MIRRORED TABLE TOPS • TOWERING CENTERPIECES

VENUE: THE VAULT PHOTOGRAPHY: RAD RED CREATIVE COORDINATED BY: LOVE LEE LANE FLORAL DESIGN: FH WEDDINGS & EVENTS STATIONERY: ELEVEN NOTE HAIR & MAKEUP: STYLE HAIR AND MAKEUP RENTALS: A CHAIR AFFAIR, WISH VINTAGE RENTALS

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BRIDAL GOWN: MIKAELLA '2061' VIA THE WHITE MAGNOLIA BRIDAL COLLECTION MENSWEAR: THE BLACK TUX LINENS: NUAGE DESIGNS, KATE RYAN LINENS JEWELRY: HELZBERG DIAMONDS CAKE: GIGI'S CUPCAKES

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BRITTANY & LEO TREVINO Rad Red Creative


lowcountry LOVE

SHOT ON LOCATION AT MONTAGE PALMETTO BLUFF IN BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA PHOTOGRAPHY BY IZZY HUDGINS PHOTOGRAPHY

FLORAL AND EVENT DESIGN BY SEBRELL SMITH DESIGNER EVENTS


TALK TO YOUR STATIONER ABOUT CREATING A CUSTOM ILLUSTRATION – A WATERCOLOR RENDITION IS A GREAT WAY TO SET THE SCENE FOR THE WEDDING WEEK. (THEY MAKE FOR GREAT NEWLYWED GIFTS TOO!)

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OYSTERS ARE SYNONYMOUS WITH THE LOWCOUNTRY. CONSIDER INCORPORATING DIAMOND DUST-ENCRUSTED SHELLS ALONGSIDE FORALS FOR A GL AM NAUTICAL LOOK.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER SAYS...

" There’s something magical about the light in the lowcountry that lends itself to creating gorgeous images and I love evoking this ethereal quality in my work!" IZZY HUDGINS

Izzy Hudgins Photography


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e "G at h er in g ar ou nd a ta bl of st ea me d oy st er s is a tr ul y un iq ue So ut h er n ex pe ri en ce . D es ig ni ng wi th oy st er sh el ls fo r at Lo wc ou nt ry th em ed ev en se em s to be a gi ve n." SEBRELL SMITH

Sebrell Smith Designer Events

CEREMONY ALTAR BREAKDOWN GLOWING L ANTERN ENTRANCE SCATTERED SHELLS AND GREENERY OYSTER SHELL WREATHS ARCHING GREENERY GARL AND DARK WOODEN PEWS STATEMENT ALTAR ARRANGEMENTS HANGING OYSTER SHELL CROSS

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"The Sommerset Chapel ace is a beautiful, open sp for ceremonies, receptions or even brunches; positioned so the sun e rises on one side of th e windows and sets on th other, the lighting "is always exceptional. SHANNAN CALDWELL Montage Palmetto Bluff

LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GET YOUR GROOM EXCITED ABOUT RECEPTION PL ANNING? BE SURE TO INCLUDE DETAILS THAT HE LOVES TOO (LIKE A BOURBON BAR!).


RECEPTION TABLE BREAKDOWN HEAD FEASTING TABLE TEXTURED PATTERN LINEN OYSTER SHELL ACCENTED GARL AND GOLD RIMMED GL ASSWARE GOLD FL ATWARE BEADED CHARGER PL ACEMAT WATERCOLOR MENU CARDS

THE CAKE DESIGNER SAYS...

"S ug ar pe on ie s ar e ad pe re nn ia l fa vo ri te an t al wa ys a cl as si c, bu mb 's pa ir in g th em wi th la ea r an d wi nt er be rr y s up br an ch es d ef in it el y em e th e d ra ma of th es e d ur bl oo ms ." NATASHA GASKILL

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THIS SWEET PUP, MAY, IS A 'CANINE AMBASSADOR' AT MONTAGE PALMETTO BLUFF. WHAT BETTER WAY TO CONGRATUL ATE THE BRIDE AND GROOM THAN WITH SWEET PUPPY KISSES?

VENUE: MONTAGE PALMETTO BLUFF PHOTOGRAPHER: IZZY HUDGINS PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN: SEBRELL SMITH DESIGNER EVENTS HAIR & MAKEUP: ROYAL MAKEUP & HAIR STATIONERY: LOWCOUNTRY PAPER CO.

FURNITURE RENTALS: BEACHVIEW EVENT RENTALS TABLEWARE RENTALS: EVENT HAUS LINEN RENTALS: NUAGE DESIGNS CAKE: A SQUAD BAKE SHOP MENSWEAR: THE BLACK TUX BRIDAL GOWN: IVY & ASTER "CUMBERLAND WITH VERA WRAP"

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BRIDAL BELT: MODERN TROUSSEAU BRIDAL VEIL: SARA GABRIEL "PHEOBE" BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: JENNY YOO JEWELRY: KENDRA SCOTT MODELS: BEN & SARAH BEASON, ERRINN ABRAMS, JENNIFER JACKSON

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Elegant. Chic. Sophisticated.

The Southeast’s Exclusive Designer Boutique TAMPA | JACKSONVILLE | ATLANTA | GREENVILLE

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Wedding DRESSES FOR EVERY BRIDE

You're unique – your wedding dress should be too. Get inspired by these varying gown styles perfectly paired by personality and venue.

SHOT ON LOCATION AT STREAMSONG RESORT IN BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA BY KRISTEN WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY HAIR & MAKEUP BY LEJEUNE ARTISTRY VIDEOGRAPHY BY RAD RED CREATIVE MODELS VIA CENTRAL FLORIDA TALENT


PERFECT FOR THE RUSTIC, NATURAL BRIDE WHO ISN’T WILLING TO COMPROMISE ON ST YLE, THIS GORGEOUS L ACE DRESS IS DETAILED WITHOUT BEING FUSSY AND FEMININE WITHOUT BEING DAINT Y. THE OPAQUE DETAILS STRAY FROM THE NORM, BUT THE L ACE KEEPS IT CL ASSIC. IT’S AN IDEAL FIT FOR A BARN VENUE OR AN OUTDOOR WEDDING.

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MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST Watters "Stassia"

MODEL Rebecca Austin


DRESS A LITTLE PL AIN AND NEEDING SOME SHINE? DON’T DESPAIR, THIS SILK ORGANZA BOLERO IS JUST THE AMOUNT OF GLITZ YOUR DRESS NEEDS WITHOUT BEING OVERWHELMED. FOR THE BRIDE THAT WANTS TO STAY COVERED FOR A CHURCH CEREMONY THEN MAKE AN EASY TRANSITION TO A LIVELY RECEPTION, THE REMOVABLE PIECE IS A MUST HAVE.

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA Jaclyn Jordan "Emma"

MODEL Alyson Bolton


UTTERLY ROMANTIC AND DELIGHTFULLY AMOROUS, THE PEARL AND CRYSTAL INL AID BALL GOWN IS FOR THE BRIDE WHO IS MAKING THE STEP FROM PRINCESS TO QUEEN. THE DRESS IS DREAMY AND LOOKS JUST AS GORGEOUS COMING AS IT DOES GOING – THE BEST FIT FOR A FANCIFUL, BUT OPULENT WEDDING. CL ASSIC CRYSTAL BUTTONS SECURING THE BACK MAKE FOR A CL ASSIC PHOTO OP WITH MOM THE MORNING OF YOUR WEDDING.

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ATL ANTA, GEORGIA Watters "Azalea"


THERE’S NO BETTER GOWN TO HELP YOU COMMAND A ROOM. THE DEEP-V NECKLINE IS A LITTLE DARING, BUT THE DRESS IS JUST THE ONE FOR THE SLEEK AND CHIC BRIDETO-BE. PEEK-A-BOO L ACE INSERTS ON THE BODICE AND A CUMBERBUND WAISTLINE CREATE INTEREST ON THIS CL ASSIC SILHOUETTE. LET AN AVANTGARDE BALLROOM OR A TRENDY INDUSTRIAL SPACE BE THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR THIS MODERN, VOGUISH FROCK.

CALVET COUTURE BRIDAL

WINTER PARK, FLORIDA Anne Barge "Langham"


YOUR CANVAS FOR CREATING YOUR OWN ST YLE MASTERPIECE OR A GOWN FOR THE BRIDE WHO REVELS IN SIMPLICIT Y AND CLEAN LINES. DEPENDING ON YOUR CHOICE OF ACCESSORIES AND ACCENTS, THE DRESS COULD BE GL AMOROUS, ROMANTIC, VINTAGE, OR RUSTIC. IT’S TOTALLY VERSATILE AND SUITED TO ANY VENUE SPACE. CONSIDER IT THE BRIDAL START LINE.

IVORY & BEAU

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA Jaclyn Jordan "Marie"


A LITTLE ROMANCE FROM THE L ACE, A LITTLE GL AMOR FROM THE CRYSTAL-STUDDED BELT, AND A LOT OF OOMPH FROM THE EVERY THING ELSE! THIS DRESS IS GORGEOUSLY SUITED TO THE CONFIDENT BRIDE WHO IS READY TO WOW (WHILE STILL BEING A HOPELESS ROMANTIC). PERFECT FOR ANY MORE TRADITIONAL OR GLITZY VENUE, THE GOWN IS AN ABSOLUTE ASPIRATION.

J. ANDREWS BRIDAL & FORMAL

PEACHTREE CIT Y, GEORGIA Tara Keely "2601"


THE INTRICATE BEADING AND FANCIFUL DESIGN WILL INSTILL THIS GOWN’S BRIDE WITH SOME ALWAYS-DESIRED WEDDING MAGIC. ALL THAT FANTASY AND WHIMSY, HOWEVER, TAKES NOTHING AWAY FROM THE GRANDEUR, MAKING THIS DRESS THE PERFECT ATTIRE FOR ANY THING FROM AN ELEGANT BALLROOM AFFAIR TO A POLISHED GARDEN WEDDING.

MALINDY ELENE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

TAMPA, FLORIDA Anne Barge "Lanesborough"


LOOKING FOR A GOWN THAT’S ABSOLUTELY ENVIABLE? LOOK NO FURTHER. THIS IS A DRESS THAT WILL NO DOUBT TURN SOME HEADS. THE METALLIC DETAILING AND PLUNGING NECKLINE CALL FOR A NONTRADITIONAL BRIDE WHO WANTS CHIC AND CUTTING EDGE WITHOUT SACRIFICING LUXURY AND A VENUE THAT HAS A SWANKY, TRENDY VIBE – LIKE A DOWNTOWN HOTEL BALLROOM OR CIT Y CLUB.

SOLUTIONS BRIDAL

ORL ANDO, FLORIDA Lazaro "Style 3662"


venue guide A Vetted Resource of the Most Reputable Special Event Locations Across the Southeast

Our Venue Guide is all about finding the right location for your wedding. After all, it all starts with your venue. There are appropriate facilities for parties of all sizes, but when you’re choosing the perfect spot for your next event, all of those options can be overwhelming. The size of the crowd will narrow down your choices, but then there are still numerous types of venues to consider.

Whatever your particular tastes, when the time comes to choose your wedding location, make sure you know what to look for in a venue before you book.


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WEDDING VENUE REVIEW So, exactly what type of occasion do you envision for your upcoming wedding? Knowing this will ease your venue search because the setting affects the overall style tremendously. Not to mention the budget! In the Southeast, the options for brides are limitless. From country clubs to hotels, city clubs, oceanfront resorts, farms, barns, antebellum homes, private mansions and everything in between... a girl's got options. So, we've scoured the top cities to bring you the very best venues to select from.

QUESTIONS TO ASK A POTENTIAL VENUE . . . HOW MANY HOURS DOES MY RENTAL FEE INCLUDE? ARE THERE OVERTIME CHARGES? Some venues charge by the hour for use of their facility. Knowing exactly how many hours are included, and allotting plenty of time for set up and tear down is important.

HOW DO YOU CHARGE? PER PERSON, BY THE HOUR OR FL AT FEE? Always good to know how your venue charges for rental. It's likely that facilities who include catering will charge a per person rate and venues without catering will charge a flat fee or hourly rental.

CAN I BRING IN MY OWN VENDORS OR DO I HAVE TO USE A PREFERRED VENDOR LIST SUPPLIED BY THE VENUE? Many venues will supply you with a list of their preferred wedding vendors to use. This can be helpful to the bride who needs direction and referrals but also a hinderance for brides who know exactly which vendors they'd like to use. Clarify with your venue whether it's required or not to use their specified vendors before you book.

CAN I BRING IN MY OWN ALCOHOL? Venues that don't carry their own liquor license often allow brides to bring in their own alcohol. This is not typically the norm, but there are a few venues out there with this option. Remember, if you do opt to bring in your own alcohol, you'll want to hire a bar service to tend to guests.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THE SPACE HOLD (NOT JUST OFFICIAL CAPACIT Y) ACCORDING TO MY ROOM SET UP? Your room set up will greatly affect the amount of guests you can have at your wedding. Official capacities are for the fire marshal. You'll want to focus on how many guests you can fit into the room with a seated dinner, estate table, dance floor or buffet set up.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE VENUE RENTAL? Most venues have house items that are included in the cost of their facility rental like dance floors, tables, chairs, standard linens, etc. But, there are several venues that don't offer this and could amount to an additional cost to you. Ask before you book.

WHAT IS THE PARKING SITUATION? Valet parking, limited options, street parking or ample complimentary parking for guests are all important things to consider.

WILL THERE BE OTHER WEDDINGS HAPPENING ON THE SAME DAY? Depending on the size of the venue, it will be nice to know whether your event will be the only event happening on property or if there will be others. Other events may infringe on your time use of the venue or confusion for guests so best to know ahead of time and be prepared.

IF NOT, IS THERE AN ALCOHOL MINIMUM? Often venues with liquor licenses will have a bar minimum in addition to the cost of their venue rental. Best to have a heads up about this before you book for budgeting.

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RECEPTION VENUE CHECKLIST . . . The thing about a wedding venue is... there are a lot of extras, options and upgrades and every single venue has a different package and procedure. So, to make sure you are comparing apples to apples, use this handy checklist when identifying the best venue for you.

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Agnes Scott College

YOUR FAIRY TALE BEGINS HERE … WHETHER YOU’RE PLANNING A WEDDING, RECEPTION, REHEARSAL DINNER, OR BRIDAL SHOWER, YOU AND YOUR GUESTS WILL BE CAPTIVATED BY THE HISTORIC AMBIANCE AND BREATHTAKING COLLEGIATE AND CONTEMPORARY GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE OF AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE.

ABOUT THE VENUE Imagine celebrating your special day surrounded by the beauty of lush green gardens and the dignity of the traditional collegiate architecture surrounding our chapel. Agnes Scott offers rental space in a beautiful campus setting with a variety of rooms and lecture halls featuring advanced technology. We also provide catering services and the personalized attention you need for a successful event. Every event is unique and we are here to help you make it a success! The Julia Thompson Smith Chapel is available for your special day. Your ceremony can take place in our stunning yet intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired chapel, designed to allow its natural setting to enhance special occasions. The chapel is approximately 1,100 square feet with seating for up to 140 people. Multiple indoor and outdoor event facilities that seat up to 425 guests are available for your special occasion. For an unparalleled celebration filled with charm, beauty and modern conveniences, reserve your date today with Agnes Scott College in historic Decatur.

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SPECIAL FEATURES:

Historic site, Picturesque campus, Event lawns, Garden, Hardwood floors, LEED-certified buildings, located 6 miles from downtown Atlanta

(404) 471-6043 specialevents@agnesscot t.edu

141 EAST COLLEGE AVENUE DECATUR, GEORGIA 30030

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42,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

6 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

425 VENUE ST YLE

Outdoor, Indoor, Historic setting CATERING CHOICES

Onsite catering, Customized menus available RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linen and Fine China for 150 guests PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary self parking

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The Georgian Terrace Hotel A MIDTOWN ICON LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE FOX THEATRE AND MINUTES FROM PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND THE AIRPORT, THE GEORGIAN TERRACE HAS BEEN THE SITE OF ATLANTA CELEBRATIONS SINCE 1911. IN FACT, THE HOTEL HOSTED ONE OF THE CITY’S MOST MEMORABLE EVENTS, THE PREMIER GALA FOR GONE WITH THE WIND. A MODERN HOTEL WITH A GRAND HISTORY, THE GEORGIAN TERRACE IS ACCOMMODATING AND ROMANTIC.

ABOUT THE VENUE Atlanta’s modern classic located in the heart of the city’s cultural district, The Georgian Terrace Hotel is a midtown icon that delivers a brand of service rarely found, even in the South. We don’t just fulfill, we anticipate needs, and with a host of new and improved amenities we aim to exceed our guest’s expectations. Once you take a look at all we have to offer, from our three classic ballrooms to our spacious penthouse suites to our award-winning catering, you'll start to relax. We’re also home to Livingston Restaurant + Bar, a one-of-a-kind venue for private and semi-private dining with a kitchen admired for its fresh, innovative American cooking. Romantic, historic, artistic, and fun, with wonderful architectural elements, practical amenities, and bend-over-backwards service, The Georgian Terrace Hotel has it all. Planning to stay in Atlanta for your celebration or wedding? Our spacious penthouse suites are modern oases, beautifully appointed and offering great cityscapes.

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ATLANTA

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Historic property, Crystal chandeliers, Classic charm, Floor to ceiling windows, Onsite rehearsal dinner venues: Livingston Restaurant + Bar and Edgar’s Proof and Provision

(404) 898-830 0 info@thegeorgianterrace.com

659 PEACHTREE STREET ATL ANTA , GEORGIA 30308

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9,388 # OF EVENT SPACES

3 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

225 VENUE ST YLE

Classic, Historic, Timeless CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering, Customized Packages RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Glassware, Silver, Dancefloor, Staging, Satin Napkins & Floor Length Linens, Chiavari Chairs PARKING OPTIONS

Valet or Self Parking

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103 West

OUR WORLD CLASS TEAM OF CHEFS AND HIGHLY TRAINED EVENT PLANNERS HELP EACH INDIVIDUAL GUEST COORDINATE THEIR NEEDS AND EXCITE THEIR PALATE WITH CUSTOMIZED MENUS. FOR A VARIETY OF EVENTS FROM ELEGANT TO INFORMAL, 103 WEST IS KNOWN FOR TAKING EVENTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN CULINARY EXPERIENCE.

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8,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

5 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

300 VENUE ST YLE

Classic, Elegant, Ballroom CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Food and Beverage RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Linens, Chiavari Chairs, and Centerpieces PARKING OPTIONS

Self Parking or Valet Available

ABOUT THE VENUE 103 West, originally the third restaurant concept in Pano Karatassos' Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, was reimagined in 2001 as Atlanta's first full-service private events venue, located in the residential district of Buckhead on West Paces Ferry Road. Recently renovated, 103 West hosts over 600 events annually, ranging from business meetings, to educational luncheons, to holiday cocktail receptions, to elegant wedding receptions as well as countless special occasions. Located in a two-story free standing building, there are five private rooms ranging in size from the 20 person Club Room to the 300 person Grand Ballroom. Each room was decorated by renowned architect Bill Johnson, who set the stage for sophistication in design. Each ballroom is paired with a private reception lounge featuring a built-in bar and custom banquet furniture. 103 West’s décor features an elegant yet neutral color palate with dazzling crystal chandeliers, vaulted 14 foot ceilings and beautiful floor to ceiling windows, designed to enhance each private event.

YOUR CONTACTS

Sophie Berger & Leslie Bahr Private Events Managers

(4 0 4) 233-59 93

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103 WEST PACES FERRY ROAD ATL ANTA , GEORGIA 30305

103WEST.COM

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Ashton Gardens

NESTLED WITHIN OUR PRIVATE FOREST, ASHTON GARDENS IS THE MOST UNIQUE WEDDING CEREMONY AND RECEPTION DESTINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. WHETHER YOU DREAM OF A MORNING CEREMONY WITH THE SOFT GLOW OF SUNLIGHT, A DAYTIME EVENT WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE SURROUNDING FOREST, OR EVENING NUPTIALS ACCENTED BY ROMANTIC CANDLELIGHT, ASHTON GARDENS' GLASS-ENCLOSED WEDDING CHAPEL DELIVERS THE PERFECT SETTING.

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15,000 ABOUT THE VENUE The Chapel “marries” the romantic serenity of natural light with majestic views of the private forest setting. Ivory pews, elegant candelabras, flowing greenery, and the towering gabled ceiling welcome you as you walk down the center aisle. Your guests will adjourn from the Chapel ceremony, along the trellised colonnade, through “The Gallery” to our spectacular Ballroom. Your guests will be totally in awe of the floor-to-ceiling Clearstory windows with views of the wooded grounds and illuminated courtyards. Spectacular crystal chandeliers and candlelight centerpieces reflect from the soaring glass walls creating the perfect atmosphere for your special day. Using the finest and freshest ingredients available and making all of our original recipes from scratch, our classically trained 5-Star Executive Chef is dedicated to creating the most innovative dining experiences. With those services combined, Ashton Gardens has something to offer every taste and any budget. SPECIAL FEATURES:

All-Inclusive Pricing, Indoor Chapel and Ballroom, Beautiful and Unique floor to ceiling windows in Chapel and Ballroom

# OF EVENT SPACES

1 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

400 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Private Ballroom, Unique Chapel CATERING CHOICES

Exclusive Onsite Culinary Team, Menu Customization RENTAL INCLUDES

Furnishings, Placesettings, Decor, Coordinator PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary Onsite

YOUR CONTACT

Celita Fritch 260 PEACHTREE INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD SUGAR HILL, GEORGIA 30518

ASHTONGARDENS.COM

Director of Sales

(678) 714- 4 273

celitafritch@a shtongarden s.com

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Atlanta History Center

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6,400 # OF EVENT SPACES

5 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

400 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Outdoor, Gardens, Historic, Museum CATERING CHOICES

Approved Catering List - 10 Caterers

ABOUT THE VENUE The historic Swan House with its enchanting gardens, stately stairs, and cascading fountain is the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding. Let the trees swaying in the evening breeze provide the background melody for your reception under the evening sky, framed with majestic columns on the Swan House Lawn. Or celebrate Southern style in the Grand Overlook Ballroom, with its vaulted ceiling, opulent chandeliers, elegant hardwood floors, and wall of windows overlooking the magnificent Goizueta Gardens. Our 1860s farmhouse, period gardens, and wooden bridges can set the scene for timeless photos to remember your special day.

RENTAL INCLUDES

Interior Tables & Chairs, Event Manager, Security PARKING OPTIONS

Parking Deck, Valet, Shuttle

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Majestic Gardens & Lawns, Walls of Windows, Hardwood Floors, Outdoor Terraces, Picturesque Settings, Complimentary Parking, Entertainment Options.

YOUR CONTACT

Steven Dickson Private Events Sales Manager

(4 0 4) 814- 4 0 9 0

Private Events@atlantahi stor ycenter.com

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ATLANTAHISTORYCENTER.COM/PRIVATE-EVENTS

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SOUTHERN SOPHISTICATION WITH AN ITALIAN ACCENT! THE ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER OFFERS A VARIETY OF INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VENUES FOR WEDDING CEREMONIES AND RECEPTIONS, REHEARSAL DINNERS, AND PHOTO SHOOTS. FROM INTIMATE CELEBRATIONS IN OUR BOXWOOD GARDEN, TO EXTRAVAGANT WEDDINGS ON THE SWAN HOUSE LAWN AND IN THE GRAND OVERLOOK BALLROOM, OUR GOIZUETA GARDENS AND WOODLANDS WILL CREATE AN UNFORGETTABLE CELEBRATION.


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The B Loft

THE B LOFT IS A LOFT STYLE VENUE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF WEST MIDTOWN. LOCATED ON CHATTAHOOCHEE AVE.NUE, THE LOFT FEATURES AN ALL WHITE ROOM CONTAINING LARGE GARAGE DOOR WINDOWS AND 25-FOOT CEILINGS. PROVIDING OUR HOSTS WITH THE PERFECT BLANK PALETTE, THE B LOFT IS A PERFECT VENUE TO DECORATE OR LEAVE IN ITS ALL WHITE LOFTINESS.

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4,800 ABOUT THE VENUE The B Loft is a high-end modern loft perfect for intimate events and parties such as rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, birthday celebrations, baby showers, bridal luncheons and much more. The space can easily accommodate up to 150 people for a seated dinner and 250 for cocktail-style reception events. We can also host events as small as 25 people. The B Loft is owned and created by ellyB Events, a wedding and event planning and production company servicing Atlanta and the surrounding areas, New York and world wide. ellyB Events is one of the top wedding and party planners in Atlanta, Georgia with many awards and recognitions within the industry. We provide planning, execution, styling, and design for all types of events with our client’s vision in mind. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Loft-like studio style decor, 25-foot ceilings, built-in bar. All areas of the loft are included in the rental. The B Loft offers convenient access to MARTA and all major interstates.

# OF EVENT SPACES

1 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

250 VENUE ST YLE

Unique, Urban CATERING CHOICES

Outside catering RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chiavari chairs, Lounge furniture PARKING OPTIONS

Free onsite self parking

YOUR CONTACT

Eliana Baucicault 1465 CHATTAHOOCHEE AVENUE NW ATL ANTA , GEORGIA 30318

THEBLOFT.COM

Owner

(4 0 4) 9 63-78 9 8

part y @thebloft.com

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Berkeley Hills Country Club

BERKELEY HILLS COUNTRY CLUB OFFERS AN OUTDOOR CEREMONY AREA, VERANDA, OUTDOOR PORCH, AND A LARGE RECEIVING AREA PERFECT FOR HIGH TOPS AND CONVERSATION. WITH SO MANY INCREDIBLE OPTIONS, WE KNOW THAT WE CAN HELP YOU CREATE THE DAY YOU ALWAYS DREAMED OF.

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6,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

5 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

300 VENUE ST YLE

Elegant, Formal, Personalized CATERING CHOICES

Full service catering RENTAL INCLUDES

Banquet tables, Chairs, Linens, China, Silverware, Glassware and Dance floor

ABOUT THE VENUE Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Berkeley Hills is one of Atlanta's premier country clubs specializing in beautiful events and corporate functions. The available event spaces are able to accommodate parties ranging from 10 to 300 people. Offering customized menus, exceptional service, elegant facilities, and personalized attention, our team of professionals will turn your ideas into a truly extraordinary occasion. Your guests will enjoy the perfect entertaining area with great cocktails and conversations before proceeding into our grand ballroom, complete with vaulted ceilings, large picture windows, and a beautiful wrap around covered veranda overlooking our incredible golf course.

PARKING OPTIONS

Ample free parking and valet available

SPECIAL FEATURES:

The clubhouse door terrace stretching the length of the clubhouse, and both indoor and outdoor venues spaces.

YOUR CONTACT

Angela Howard Catering Director

( 770) 4 4 8 - 8353

ahoward@berkeleyhill scc .org

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BERKELEYHILLSCC.ORG

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Carl House

AWARD WINNING CARL HOUSE! THE HOME OF ‘EXTRAORDINARY. MEMORABLE. EVENTS.’ WHY ALL THE BUZZ? A STERLING REPUTATION, LAVISHLY APPOINTED INTERIORS INCLUDING A GRAND BALLROOM, NINE WORKING FIREPLACES, EXQUISITE GAZEBO, LUSH PRIVATE GARDENS, DRAMATIC COVERED PORCHES, 30-PLUS ACRES OF TRANQUIL PASTURE LAND, AND A CHARMING RUSTIC BARN.

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10,000 ABOUT THE VENUE Built in 1903, Carl House is an elegant, historic, Southern antebellum-style home, which was remodeled and in 2003 opened as an all-occasion event venue. Carl House features lavish interiors including a dramatic 4,000 square foot grand ballroom with a classic curved staircase, exquisite in-house chef, and in-house florals, as well as custom vendor services. Carl House boasts a host of awards, including “Best of Weddings” from The Knot Magazine, “Best of Atlanta Bridal” from Atlantabridal.com, “Brides Choice Award” from Wedding Wire, and “Best of and True Love” from mywedding.com to name a few. Carl House also uniquely features separate bride and groom suites, as well as inside and outside ceremony options. Our team of experts will help you with as much or as little of the planning for your event as you'd like, guiding you step by step. SPECIAL FEATURES:

4,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, Classic Curved Double Staircase, Lush Private Gardens, Separate Brides and Grooms Suites, In-House Catering and Florals

# OF EVENT SPACES

1 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

350 VENUE ST YLE

Historic, Indoor, Outdoor, Gardens, Ballroom CATERING CHOICES

By in-house Executive Chef RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chiavari Chairs, Linens, Centerpiece PARKING OPTIONS

Ample Onsite Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Debbie Purvis 1176 ATL ANTA HIGHWAY AUBURN, GEORGIA 30011

CARLHOUSE.COM

Wedding & Event Specialist

( 770) 58 6 - 0 0 95

info@carlhou se.com

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ATLANTA

Douglasville Conference Center

THE CONFERENCE CENTER OFFERS A STIMULATING ENVIRONMENT SURROUNDED BY MODERN ELEGANCE TO ENSURE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PRODUCTIVITY. THE DOUGLASVILLE CONFERENCE CENTER IS IDEAL FOR WEDDINGS AND SOCIAL EVENTS WITH ENHANCED ADDED VALUE CONVENIENCES INCLUDING FIVE STAR CATERING.

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37,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

6 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

500 VENUE ST YLE

Versatile, Warm hospitality, and A wonderful experience CATERING CHOICES

Onsite catering RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables and Chairs PARKING OPTIONS

ABOUT THE VENUE Nestled in historic downtown Douglasville, the new Conference Center is uniquely equipped to offer everything you need to stage a spectacular event. Whether planning an intimate or large-scale affair, the Conference Center can accommodate groups from 15 to 500 guests. Along with its exquisite architecture and beautiful landscape, the conference center includes a 7,672 square foot ballroom that can be divided into five separate rooms, in addition to a business center, bride and groom dressing rooms, two pre-function areas and a 150 seat auditorium. The Conference Center also features a breathtaking rear terrace that overlooks Douglasville’s charming historic district. The unique blend of elegance and advanced technology equipped rooms makes the new Douglasville Conference Center the perfect choice for weddings.

Self parking SPECIAL FEATURES:

Rear terrace, O’Neal Plaza, located in the historic district, 30 minutes west of Atlanta including the airport, two bridal/groom suites YOUR CONTACT

Jennifer Johnson Director of Conference Center Operation s

(678) 715- 6 0 94

dcc sales@dougla svillega.gov

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6700 CHURCH STREET DOUGL ASVILLE, GEORGIA 30134

DOUGLASVILLECONFERENCECENTER.COM

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ATLANTA

Eagle's Landing Country Club YOUR DREAM WEDDING IS WAITING FOR YOU AT EAGLE’S LANDING COUNTRY CLUB, WHERE OUR TEAM OF DEDICATED PRIVATE EVENT PROFESSIONALS WILL TAKE CARE OF ABSOLUTELY EVERY DETAIL. WE UNDERSTAND THAT EVERY WEDDING IS UNIQUE AND THAT EACH BRIDE IS SPECIAL, WHICH IS WHY WE OFFER ENDLESS AMENITIES TO CHOOSE FROM. WHY TAKE A GAMBLE ON OTHER, LESS ESTABLISHED ATLANTA WEDDING LOCATIONS?

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ABOUT THE VENUE Whether your wedding is intimate or extravagant, our experienced wedding planners are ready to help you with every detail to make sure your day is flawless. There are many Atlanta wedding locations to choose from but what makes Eagle’s Landing Country Club different is our unparalleled service. We understand that each bride has unique wedding needs. From your most intimate details to your wedding cake and musical entertainment, we are ready to help you coordinate all the special details to make your wedding an event to remember for a lifetime. Our Club provides beautiful private event spaces for your ceremony and reception. We furnish our guests with spectacular views, exclusivity and perfect service, bringing life long lasting memories. Our professional staff works with you through the planning stage and is there for your event to make sure everything is perfect! Eagle's Landing is just 20 minutes south of the airport - conveniently located for your out-of-town guests. SPECIAL FEATURES:

4,500 # OF EVENT SPACES

8 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

300 VENUE ST YLE

Modern sophistication with Southern Georgian charm CATERING CHOICES

Plated, Buffet, and Action Station Menus RENTAL INCLUDES

All Inclusive Catering Packages PARKING OPTIONS

Self Parking or Valet Parking

All-inclusive catering including reception, cocktail hour and custom wedding cake and bar packages, Chiavari chairs, Dedicated banquet captain YOUR CONTACT 100 EAGLES L ANDING WAY

Greta Wall Harding

STOCKBRIDGE, GEORGIA 30281

Private Events Director

CLUBCORP.COM/CLUBS/EAGLESLANDING-COUNTRY-CLUB

Greta. Harding @ClubCorp.com

( 770) 38 9-2 0 0 0

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ATLANTA

LOFT at Castleberry Hill

NESTLED IN THE CASTLEBERRY HILL AREA, THE LOFT IS A VERY UNIQUE, CONTEMPORARY PRIVATE EVENT VENUE SPECIALIZING IN WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS, CORPORATE EVENTS, AND SOCIAL SOIREES.

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4,400 # OF EVENT SPACES

3 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

340 VENUE ST YLE

Loft, Contemporary, Artistic Lounge, Patio Area CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering

ABOUT THE VENUE Located just three blocks from the Georgia Dome, the LOFT has everything you need to host a spectacular event. In fact, our vision is to create a unique experience through tailored events, extraordinary cuisine, and exceptional customer service. The possibilities for hosting fabulous events are endless, and we invite you to let our event specialists customize the ultimate experience for you!

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Tables, Chairs, China, Linens, AV equipment PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary Parking

SPECIAL FEATURES:

The LOFT at Castleberry Hill offers three stylish floor plans, a chic lounge loft, three custom bars, and a built-in dance floor with a stage.

YOUR CONTACT

Tammy Gibson Event Manager

(4 0 4) 4 2 0 -703 0 tgibson@cintl.com

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170 NORTHSIDE DRIVE SW, SUITE 96 ATL ANTA , GEORGIA 30313

LOFTATCH.COM

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ATLANTA

The Newnan Centre

BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED AND NESTLED AGAINST A BACKDROP OF TREES, THE NEWNAN CENTRE CAN ACCOMMODATE A WEDDING CEREMONY AND RECEPTION FOR A MAXIMUM OF 150 GUESTS, OR JUST A RECEPTION FOR UP TO 350 GUESTS. OUR PROFESSIONAL, FRIENDLY STAFF WILL ENSURE YOUR DAY IS PERFECT!

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6,060 ABOUT THE VENUE The Newnan Centre is the perfect venue for the perfect event day. Our professional staff will assist you with every detail to ensure your event is flawless. The Newnan Centre is a beautifully appointed, state-of-theart venue with a 6,060 square foot ballroom, divisible into four individual rooms, designed to meet any event need. For weddings, the bride’s room features a separate dressing room with makeup table and three way mirror. The groom can relax in style in the stately groom’s room. A full service kitchen is available to your caterer, selected from the Centre’s approved caterers list. Alcoholic beverages must be served through the Centre’s licensed provider. From the beautifully appointed ballroom to the outdoor amphitheater, the Newnan Centre has what you need to orchestrate an event. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Beautifully appointed venue with stylish decor, indoor and outdoor event capabilities, and convenient location with proximity to shopping, dining and accommodations.

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5 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

350 VENUE ST YLE

Beautifully appointed, Elegant, Classic CATERING CHOICES

Approved Caterers List RENTAL INCLUDES

Rental fee is for an eight hour period and includes a one-time room set-up of tables and chairs PARKING OPTIONS

Onsite complimentary

YOUR CONTACT

Carol Moore 1515 LOWER FAYETTEVILLE ROAD NEWNAN, GEORGIA 30265

NEWNANCENTRE.COM

Executive Director

(678) 673-54 94

carol@newnancentre.com

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ATLANTA

St Ives Country Club

ENCHANTING ST IVES COUNTRY CLUB SITS ATOP THE HIGHEST POINT IN JOHNS CREEK, WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS FROM THE WINDSOR BALLROOM AND OUTDOOR CEREMONY SITE. HONORED GUESTS WILL BE SWEPT AWAY ONCE INSIDE THIS 18TH CENTURY, COUNTRY ENGLISH MANOR. ST IVES HOSTS PARTIES AND MEETINGS OF 10-250 PEOPLE, WITH MULTIPLE EVENT SPACES TO OFFER.

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3,500 # OF EVENT SPACES

3 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

250 VENUE ST YLE

Outdoor, Indoor, Classic CATERING CHOICES

Onsite catering, Custom menus RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linens, Glassware, Silverware PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary Self Parking, Optional Valet Parking

ABOUT THE VENUE Sitting majestically atop one of the highest points in North Fulton County is St Ives Country Club’s crown jewel, a 45,000 square foot stone encased clubhouse. Once inside, you experience the feeling of an18th century country English manor. Whether planning your wedding, coordinating an executive golf outing, hosting a small private party, or throwing a large holiday event, St Ives Country Club provides the perfect combination of classic, private elegance and impeccable service to make your event one you and your guests will cherish for years to come. Enjoy our culinary artists’ finest creations with one of our pre-designed menus or allow us to create a custom menu that will reflect your own personal style. Our catering planners can help you select the perfect enhancements to make a lasting impression. Let us help you create a special occasion for all to enjoy! SPECIAL FEATURES:

Breathtaking golf course views from the grand ballroom and outdoor ceremony site, Boardroom, and Private event rooms. Close proximity to hotels, spas, and shopping.

YOUR CONTACT

Bob Cooper Catering Director

( 770) 6 23-1239 ext 1107

specialevents@st ivescountr yclub.org

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ONE ST IVES COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE JOHNS CREEK, GEORGIA 30097

STIVESCOUNTRYCLUB.ORG

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ATLANTA

Vecoma at the Yellow River

SET UPON MANY MAGNIFICENTLY WOODED ACRES NEAR STONE MOUNTAIN IN GWINNETT COUNTY, VECOMA IS THE PERFECT VENUE FOR ATLANTA WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, RECEPTIONS, BANQUETS AND DANCES.

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3,500 # OF EVENT SPACES

ABOUT THE VENUE Vecoma is Atlanta’s most secluded, charming and distinctive special events venue. Guests enjoy PRIVATE use of the lovely romantic lodge hidden in a 70 acre forest oasis. Included on the RIVERSIDE property is a huge back lawn perfect for large gatherings, ceremonies, or games. Vecoma is a family-owned business which specializes in the personal touch. In 1927, Venie and Cotton Mather completed a six-sided cabin made entirely of stone and wood taken from the property. The lodge was named Vecoma, combining the first two letters of each of their names. The foundation and chimney of this family relic still remain next to the new reception hall built in 1996. The large deck on the back of the hall overlooks the woods, lawn and river. It is rich in history and natural beauty. Today, the family of Venie and Cotton Mather invite you to enjoy Vecoma as you celebrate your own historic and special event. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Riverside, 70-acre forest oasis in a metropolis with total privacy, Fireplace in a lovely lodge, Indoor/outdoor events, Huge lawn available for outdoor activities, Large covered veranda

3 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

330 VENUE ST YLE

Riverside, Indoor, Outdoor CATERING CHOICES

Onsite catering with organic, vegan options, Full alcohol license RENTAL INCLUDES

Chairs, Tables, Dance floor, Centerpieces, Decorations, Dinnerware PARKING OPTIONS

Ample free onsite parking

YOUR CONTACT

Caroline Tucker 4400 VECOMA L ANE SNELLVILLE, GEORGIA 30029

VECOMA1.COM

Executive Director

( 770) 972- 654 0

sales@vecoma1.com

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ATLANTA

Vinewood Plantation THE WEDDING TREE AT VINEWOOD IS BY FAR THE MOST POPULAR OUTDOOR CEREMONY SITE FOR OUR COUPLES. IMAGINE EXCHANGING YOUR VOWS BENEATH THE LEAFY CANOPY OF AN ANCIENT PECAN TREE WITH A PICTURESQUE BACKDROP OF THE HILLSIDE AND ROLLING PASTURES BEYOND. THE WEDDING TREE OF VINEWOOD IS IDEALLY SITUATED TO PROVIDE AMPLE SHADE FOR YOUR GUESTS ALL THE WHILE ALLOWING THE SUN TO CAST DAPPLED LIGHT THROUGH HER BRANCHES.

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5,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

1 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

250 VENUE ST YLE

Rustic, Stunning, Historic CATERING CHOICES

Approved vendor list RENTAL INCLUDES

Harvest tables and mixmatched vintage wooden chair to seat up to 150 guests. PARKING OPTIONS

Free onsite self parking

ABOUT THE VENUE Vinewood Plantation is the ideal venue for your outdoor wedding ceremony and reception. Built in1852, The Main House still has all of its original historic charm while offering the contemporary amenities you may need on the day of your wedding while preparing for your special day. The Main House is available for everything from a luncheon to bridal party preparations, as well as family and wedding party photography. Additionally, Vinewood Plantation offers her rustic horse barn and pastures for your dream wedding reception. The Stables have been renovated with all the amenities necessary for your wedding, all the while maintaining the rustic charm of a grand old barn. Upon entering The Stables’ foyer, the rustic elegance is apparent, from the reclaimed brick flooring to the twelve light chandelier overhead. In addition to the 5,000 square foot main hall, The Stables includes a built-in bar area, handicap accessible restrooms, and a large catering service area. SPECIAL FEATURES:

YOUR CONTACT

In addition to harvest tables and mix-matched chairs, included in the rental fee are an abudance of additional rustic touches. Inquire for more details.

J. Elliott Mc Pherson Director of Operation s

(4 0 4) 52 0 -74 65

info@vinewoodevents.com

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1324 ROSCOE ROAD NEWNAN, GEORGIA 30263

VINEWOODPLANTATION.COM

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ATLANTA

Wyndham Peachtree Hotel & Conference Center

OUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND APPRECIATION FOR EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS MAKES OUR STAFF AND LOCATION DISTINCTIVE. OUR WEDDING VENUES EXTEND IN STYLE FROM TRADITIONAL TO CONTEMPORARY WITH ALL OF THE CONVENIENCES OF A HOTEL RESORT.

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5,400 ABOUT THE VENUE Our hotel is a haven for all types of special events. We are perfectly positioned 30 minutes outside of downtown Atlanta in a lush, 19-acre woodland setting. Arriving at the Wyndham Peachtree Hotel, you are welcomed by the gracious fountain, the glowing fireplace, and the warm smiles of our staff. From our fresh dining experience to our serene courtyard overlooking the golf course, we create an ambience your guests will never forget. Whether you prefer an intimate dinner by the fireplace or a ballroom for a real celebration, our wedding professionals will help create just what you need.

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5 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

400 VENUE ST YLE

Traditional, Contemporary, Timeless CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering & Bar Service RENTAL INCLUDES

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South Atlanta's best kept secret! Resort-like amenities, shopping, golf, and entertainment just minutes away will ensure your family and friends enjoy their stay.

Tables, Chairs, Dance floor, White linens, Centerpieces PARKING OPTIONS

Free Self Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Sally Davies 2443 HIGHWAY 54 WEST PEACHTREE CIT Y, GEORGIA 30269

WYNDHAMPCC.COM

Catering Sales Manager

( 770) 4 8 6 -33 0 8

sdavies@wy ndham .com

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ATHENS

The Classic Center

LET US MAKE YOUR DAY A CLASSIC!

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63,705 # OF EVENT SPACES

10 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

1200 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Outdoor, Historic, Classic, Ballroom CATERING CHOICES

Onsite catering by Levy Restaurants

ABOUT THE VENUE Located in the heart of downtown Athens, The Classic Center is here to make your day a classic! From an elegant reception with hundreds of guests to the most intimate wedding ceremony, The Classic Center makes each wedding and reception the celebration of your dreams. The wedding planning process is one to be truly enjoyed. From selecting your space to customizing your menu, The Classic Center and Levy Restaurants aim to impress by not only making your guests feel welcome on your wedding day, but by working alongside you during this process so you can feel comfortable and relaxed through this very exciting time!

RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, chairs, linens, dance floor, glassware, china, flatware and more! PARKING OPTIONS

Onsite, self parking, parking deck

SPECIAL FEATURES:

The Classic Center offers three unique atmospheres: elegant ballrooms with crystal chandeliers, a converted warehouse with rustic charm, and a modern-style grand atrium.

YOUR CONTACT

Lynn Mc Dermott Catering Sales Executive

( 70 6) 357- 4 526

lmcdermot t @levyrestaurants.com

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300 N. THOMAS STREET ATHENS, GEORGIA 30601

CLASSICCENTER.COM

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The Cottages on Mergendollar

"IS THIS WHAT HEAVEN LOOKS LIKE?" "I COULD JUST STAY HERE FOREVER." "SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL" "CHARMING" "I WANT TO GET MARRIED AGAIN JUST TO HAVE IT HERE!"

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ABOUT THE VENUE The Cottages on Mergendollar are located on a beautiful 18 acre plantation style property with a general store, plantation house, bridal cottage, man cave/chapel and Lantern Hall. The Lantern Hall is ideal for a charming reception or elegant sit down dinner. There are numerous stunning event settings on the property. You are unlimited in your options for your special day. The Cottages on Mergendollar is located just 20 minutes from downtown Madison, Athens and Monroe, Georgia. The sky is the limit. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Surrounded by 18 beautiful wooded acres and sitting in the middle of serenity and beauty for as far as you can see. With the homes on the property dating back to the late 1700s to early 1800s, the property is rich in history as well as color. Full blooms of the dogwood trees, cherry trees, yellow iris flowers surrounding the one-acre pond in the spring to the brilliant colors of yellow, red, orange and green in the fall. So many colors and beautiful places to choose from on the property from the front of the main house to the arbor at the pond and the 100+ year old oak in the front are just a few of the beautiful backdrops to use for your wedding. 1651 MERGENDOLL AR ROAD GOOD HOPE, GEORGIA 30641

THECOTTAGESONMERGENDOLLAR.NET

3,200 # OF EVENT SPACES

8 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

300 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Plantation, Outdoor, Historic, Elegant CATERING CHOICES

Outside catering welcome RENTAL INCLUDES

Linens, Tables, Chairs, set up, and clean up PARKING OPTIONS

Self parking with staff assistance

YOUR CONTACT

Sherry Pellegrino Owner

(4 0 4) 8 8 6 -74 8 5

16 51mergendollar @gmail.com

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NORTH FLORIDA

TPC Sawgrass

AT THE WORLD FAMOUS TPC SAWGRASS, YOUR WEDDING WILL BE HELD IN A SETTING AS MAGICAL AS THE OCCASION ITSELF. LET OUR ELITE TEAM OF EVENT PLANNERS CREATE A ONE-OF-A-KIND WEDDING THAT REFLECTS YOUR PERSONAL STYLE. WHETHER YOU ARE DREAMING OF AN INTIMATE GATHERING OR A GRAND CELEBRATION, OUR MEDITERRANEAN INSPIRED CLUBHOUSE WILL MAKE YOUR DAY AS MEMORABLE FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AS IT IS FOR YOU.

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22,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

5 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

500 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Outdoor, Mediterranean, Prestigious Views CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering Provided by TPC Sawgrass RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Linen, Dance Floor, Chiavari Chairs PARKING OPTIONS

ABOUT THE VENUE At TPC Sawgrass we specialize in creating memorable weddings and events. From small, intimate rehearsal dinners and wedding ceremonies to lavish receptions, we take pride in ensuring that every detail is flawlessly executed. The Clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass is a 77,000 square foot Mediterranean Revival-style clubhouse. Experience for yourself the rich, vaulted wood ceilings, iron chandeliers, terra cotta tile, old world tapestries and stunning grand staircase. Our variety of elegant banquet halls, intimate meeting rooms, luxurious hospitality suites, terraces, gardens, and special bride’s rooms — combined with our delectable cuisine prepared by award winning chefs — offer ample choices for your event. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Beautiful views overlooking THE PLAYERS Stadium Course, event lawn, outdoor terraces, indoor/outdoor event capabilities, accessible to the public.

Valet and Self Parking Available

YOUR CONTACT

Special Events & Catering (9 0 4) 273-334 4

sawgra sscatering @pgatourt pc .com

110 CHAMPIONSHIP WAY PONTE VEDR A BEACH, FLORIDA 32082

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NORTH FLORIDA

The Treasury on the Plaza

THE TREASURY ON THE PLAZA IS THE PREMIER WEDDING AND EVENT VENUE IN DOWNTOWN SAINT AUGUSTINE. THIS HISTORIC SPACE SHOWCASES THE GRANDEUR OF A 1920S BANK IN AN ELEGANT ATMOSPHERE. EXTENSIVE AMENITIES MAKE THE TREASURY ON THE PLAZA THE PERFECT VENUE TO CELEBRATE UNIQUE AND UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES.

Main photo by Kati Rosado Photography. First small image by Alex & Cami Photography. Second and third small images by Ashley Steeby Photography.

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6,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

ABOUT THE VENUE When your guests enter our historic ceremony and reception venue, they are transported through time to a place where memories are born and dreams come true. The elegant space of the Grande Ballroom is easily transformed to accommodate up to 250 guests for seated banquets and over 450 guests for non-seated extravaganzas. The Treasury on the Plaza features an elegant Grande Ballroom, an Exchange Gallery for cocktail hour, a Bridal Suite, a Groom’s Room, and a historic Vault Bar created from the original 1928 bank vault. We invite you to celebrate with us and make history at Saint Augustine’s most treasured wedding venue! SPECIAL FEATURES:

Starry Night lighting, accent lighting in Grande Ballroom, Grande Foyer, Bridal Suite, Groom's Room, pipe and drape for ceremonies, 1928 bank vault

2 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

250 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, historic, luxurious, classic, monumental, unforgettable CATERING CHOICES

We ask you to choose from a list of caterers RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Accent lighting, Marble dance floor PARKING OPTIONS

Reservations available

YOUR CONTACT

Allison Wilson 24 CATHEDR AL PL ACE, SUITE 111 SAINT AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA 32084

TREASURYONTHEPLAZA.COM

Director of Sales

(9 0 4) 217- 0 077

info@trea sur yontheplaza.com

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CENTRAL FLORIDA

The Ballroom at Church Street "CLASSIC ELEGANCE IN THE HEART OF ORLANDO" A GRAND DOUBLE STAIRCASE, STUNNING FLOOR-TO-CEILING STAINED GLASS WINDOWS AND A CRYSTAL CHANDELIER MAKE AN UNFORGETTABLE FIRST IMPRESSION WHEN GUESTS ENTER THE VENUE. HOST COCKTAIL HOUR IN THE ATRIUM BEFORE GUESTS MAKE THEIR WAY UPSTAIRS TO THE BALLROOM WHERE THEY'LL DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY UNDER EXQUISITE CHANDELIERS!

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16,690 # OF EVENT SPACES

6 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

450 VENUE ST YLE

19th Century Victorian Style, Elegant, Ballroom CATERING CHOICES

Exclusively by Puff 'n Stuff Catering RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables/Chairs, Linens, Dance floor, Serviceware/China PARKING OPTIONS

Self Parking

ABOUT THE VENUE From the moment you step into downtown Orlando’s most distinguished venue, you will be instantly captivated by its classic elegance, glamour, and charm. The grandeur of this unique event facility is showcased in its magnificent architectural details. From its inviting, brick-paved entry, floor-to-ceiling stained-glass windows, grand staircases, and outdoor courtyard, to its stunning chandeliers. The Ballroom at Church Street is truly one-of-a-kind.An ideal location for any kind of special event, The Ballroom at Church Street is a versatile space that can be transformed to make your event memorable and unique. Boasting more than 16,000 square feet of function space and multiple on-site event areas, it is the perfect all-inclusive location to host your next celebration. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Picturesque atrium, courtyard featuring water fountain, flexible ballroom space hosts events of all sizes from 40 to 400 people, located downtown in Orlando

YOUR CONTACT

Britney Davis Special Event Planner

(4 07) 4 2 0 -9 0 91

ballroom@puffn st uff.com

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225 S GARL AND AVENUE ORL ANDO, FLORIDA 32801

THEBALLROOMATCHURCHSTREET.COM

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CENTRAL FLORIDA

The Club at Bella Collina THE UNIQUE TUSCAN INSPIRED DESIGN AT BELLA COLLINA WILL GIVE YOU AND YOUR GUESTS THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME. OUR AWARD-WINNING WEDDING AND EVENTS FACILITY IS A 1,900 ACRE LAKE FRONT ESTATE CENTRALLY LOCATED JUST TWENTY MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN ORLANDO. WITH A VARIETY OF DISTINCTIVE EVENT SPACES AND OUR WORLD CLASS CULINARY TEAM, WE WILL HELP YOU DESIGN A TRULY UNIQUE EVENT EXPERIENCE.

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Main photo by Jake & Katie Photography. Second small image by Ashley Jane Photography. Third small image by K&K Photography

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ABOUT THE VENUE Nestled quietly in 1,900 acres of rolling hills, century-old oak trees, and sparkling lakes of Montverde, Florida, this exclusive club is a unique setting for a most memorable wedding. From the moment you step foot onto the grounds of Bella Collina you escape to a retreat of endless bliss. The Club at Bella Collina in Montverde allows guests to experience a destination wedding without the travel. Intimate and spacious outdoor locations with breathtaking views are available for ceremonies. Both indoor and outdoor reception locations are available, so even the most creative bride with a specific vision can have her dream wedding.

75,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

6 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

300 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor and Outdoor Locations CATERING CHOICES

Onsite RENTAL INCLUDES

Chairs, Tables, Dance Floor SPECIAL FEATURES:

Italian Castle, Rolling Hills, Lake Views, Fountains, Tuscany Inspired

PARKING OPTIONS

Self Parking, Valet Optional

YOUR CONTACT

Stacy Sewell 15920 CR 455 MONT VERDE, FLORIDA 34756

BELLACOLLINA.COM

Director of Sales and Marketing

(4 07) 4 6 9- 4 911

weddingsandevents@bellacollina.com

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CENTRAL FLORIDA

Cypress Grove Estate House CYPRESS GROVE ESTATE HOUSE IS A PREMIER OUTDOOR CEREMONY AND RECEPTION VENUE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF ORLANDO, ACCOMMODATING UP TO 200 PEOPLE. WE PROVIDE CLIENTS WITH NOT ONLY THEIR WEDDING VENUE BUT THEIR CATERING SERVICES AS WELL. OUR EVENT STAFF WORKS CLOSELY WITH OUR CULINARY TEAM TO HELP CLIENTS BRING THEIR VISION TO LIFE AND CREATE AN INVITING EVENT SPACE FOR COUPLES AND THEIR GUESTS.

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7,500 # OF EVENT SPACES

3 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

200 VENUE ST YLE

Outdoor, Waterfront, Garden, Classic, Historic CATERING CHOICES

In-House, Special Meals Available RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linen, Dance Floor

ABOUT THE VENUE Southern elegance nestled in a lakeside setting in the heart of Central Florida. The Estate House at Cypress Grove is a vintage 1925 estate, offering stylish and stunning facilities for destination weddings, wedding receptions, cocktail parties, corporate events, and holiday celebrations. This charming colonial home sits on 80 acres of lush grounds boasting oak and cypress trees, radiant seasonal flowers, and perfectly manicured lawns, all on the bank of Lake Jessamine. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Lakeside ceremony gazebo, Tree-lined drive, Spacious bridal suite, Rose garden

PARKING OPTIONS

Self Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Kimberly Boyd Off ice Manager

(4 07) 74 9- 079 2

info@c y pressgroveestatehou se.com

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290 W HOLDEN AVENUE ORL ANDO, FLORIDA 32839

CYPRESSGROVEESTATEHOUSE.COM

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CENTRAL FLORIDA

Haus 820

HAUS 820 IS A BLANK CANVAS EVENT VENUE IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA, SUITABLE FOR HOSTING LARGE SCALE EVENTS, BRANDING CAMPAIGNS, ETC. WE WANT OUR HAUS TO BE YOUR HOME- PROVIDING AS MUCH FLEXIBILITY AND CUSTOMIZATION AS POSSIBLE FOR YOUR EVENT!

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7,000 ABOUT THE VENUE Originally built in 1924, Haus 820 was an A&P grocery store and later converted into a furniture warehouse. After sitting empty for decades, the building has recently been renovated into one of Central Florida's largest venues. The building has strong industrial bones, original white brick walls and open wooden rafters with black steel beams. The outdoor courtyard area is perfect suited for a ceremony, created from the original warehouse loading dock. By celebrating the building's natural beauty (like our 17-foot ceilings or the oversized windows), as well as keeping the venue as aesthetically clean as possible, we want every client to be able to transform the venue into a entirely custom atmosphere. Capable of seating up to 500 guests or holding up to 1,000 guests standing, we look forward to hosting you in our home.

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2 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

1,000 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Historic, Industrial, Outdoor CATERING CHOICES

Licensed Caterers RENTAL INCLUDES

Permanent bar front and prep kitchen PARKING OPTIONS

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Beyond the original, gorgeous industrial features of our space, we have added a built-in bar area, handicap accessible bathrooms, and a large prep kitchen. Our building is also connected to an art gallery and studio- which can also be tied into your event. 820 N. MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE L AKEL AND, FLORIDA , 33801

HAUS820.COM

Valet, Self Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Sarah Nederveld Director of Operation s

(8 63) 6 0 2-1810

sarah@hau s8 2 0 .com

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CENTRAL FLORIDA

Luxmore Grande Estate

LUXMORE GRANDE ESTATE IS A PREMIER CENTRAL FLORIDA VENUE OFFERING LUXURIOUS INDOOR AND OUTDOOR EVENT SPACE FOR CEREMONIES AND RECEPTIONS, AND ONSITE CATERING FOR ALL YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE NEEDS. OUR EVENT AND CULINARY TEAMS STRIVE TO PROVIDE CLIENTS WITH STELLAR SERVICE AND WORK HARD TO PRODUCE A ONEOF-A KIND EVENT YOU AND YOUR GUESTS ARE SURE TO REMEMBER FOR A LIFETIME!

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20,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

3 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

200 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Ballroom, Elegant, Glamorous, Luxury

ABOUT THE VENUE Luxmore Grande Estate is a one of a kind facility nestled in the heart of Winter Springs, Florida. This picturesque lakefront property sits on five acres of land with gated access, giving our clientele the privacy they deserve. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Spacious bridal suite and groom’s room, Crystal chandeliers, Full day rental, Library, Grand staircase, Outdoor ceremony available

CATERING CHOICES

In-House, Special Meals Available RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linen PARKING OPTIONS

Self Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Tamuel Cowart Owner

(4 07) 74 9- 078 3

events@lu xmoregrande.com

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1120 OR ANGE AVENUE WINTER SPRINGS, FLORIDA 32708

LUXMOREGRANDE.COM

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CENTRAL FLORIDA

Streamsong Resort

STREAMSONG IS A NEW LUXURY DESTINATION RESORT IN CENTRAL FLORIDA DELIBERATELY DESIGNED IN HARMONY WITH ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS. MODERN, SOPHISTICATED AND METICULOUS IN DETAIL, THE LAKESIDE RESORT OFFERS 228 SPACIOUS GUESTROOMS AND SUITES, A SPA, SALON, FINE AND CASUAL DINING, INFINITY POOL, DRAMATIC INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPECIAL EVENT VENUES AND TWO NATIONALLY-RANKED GOLF COURSES.

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Main photo by Jake & Katie Photography. Second small image by Ashley Jane Photography. Third small image by K&K Photography

68,000 ABOUT THE VENUE Streamsong Resort is a one of a kind wedding destination thoughtfully situated between Tampa and Orlando and intentionally different in every way possible. The uniqueness is immediately unveiled from the very moment you arrive and the memories created here will surely last a lifetime. Streamsong is a chic luxury destination resort swaddled in 16,000 acres of stunning scenery and hushed seclusion, ideal for life's most special occasions. Our Lakeside Lodge is the focal point but it’s the natural surroundings that envelop you that will take your breath away. The Resort features beautiful indoor spaces with vaulted ceilings that spill out to expansive lawns and serene vistas, striking outdoor venues offering dramatic backdrops. Highly personalized service brings it all together in a way you’ve only imagined. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Lakeside Outdoor Venues, Golf, Guided Bass Fishing, Sporting Clays, Infinity-Edge Pool with Cabanas, Rooftop Bar, Fire Pits, Picturesque Bridges

# OF EVENT SPACES

15 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

350 VENUE ST YLE

Destination Resort, Lakeside, Indoor, Outdoor CATERING CHOICES

Onsite RENTAL INCLUDES

Wedding Specialist, Dance Floor, Tables, Chairs PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary Valet Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Alicia Tonione 1000 STREAMSONG DRIVE STREAMSONG, FLORIDA 33834

STREAMSONGRESORT.COM

Catering Sales Manager

(813) 39 9-9176

alicia.tonione@stream songresort.com

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CENTRAL FLORIDA

Up the Creek Farms

SOUTHERN AND ELEGANT, UP THE CREEK FARMS OFFERS A UNIQUE SETTING FOR WEDDING CEREMONIES AND RECEPTIONS. EXCELLENT PERSONAL SERVICE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL ARE PROVIDED TO CREATE YOUR ONE-OF-A-KIND EVENT.

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6,000 1 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

150 VENUE ST YLE

Rustic, Southern, Romantic, Indoor and Outdoor CATERING CHOICES

Offsite, Approved Catering List RENTAL INCLUDES

Exclusive Use, Linens, Tables, Chairs, Coordinator

ABOUT THE VENUE Situated on over eight secluded acres, Up the Creek Farms offers a unique taste of old Florida. Majestic oaks draped in Spanish moss, a pristine creek running the length of the property, and the historic Decklan House farmhouse present a truly unique venue. The 6,000 square foot Boathouse – rustic – yet refined – completes the picture with its open air feel and spectacular views of the property. It provides all the modern amenities: air conditioning, catering prep kitchen, beautifully appointed bathrooms, and a custom mahogany bar. Tie in the romantic crystal chandeliers and soft color palette to compliment any style! We offer a variety of packages including vintage rentals.

PARKING OPTIONS

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Private Self Parking

Oak Cathedral Ceremony Site and Farmhouse Bench Seating, Boathouse Reception, Wedding Coordinator, Crystal & Crates vintage Rental Credit for Decor

YOUR CONTACT

Jessica Tuten Owner

( 321) 4 9 9- 4 232

info@upthecreekfarm s.com

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3590 VALK ARIA ROAD GR ANT VALK ARIA , FLORIDA 32950

UPTHECREEKFARMS.COM

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Main Photo: Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, First Small Photo: Sargeant Studios, Second Small Photo: Aaron Lockwood Photography, Third Small Photo: Loews Don CeSar Hotel

GULF COAST FLORIDA

Loews Don CeSar Hotel KNOWN AS FLORIDA’S “PINK PALACE,” THE LOEWS DON CESAR HOTEL, FACING THE WHITE SANDS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO, WAS BUILT IN 1928 TO RESEMBLE A MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE CASTLE. BORN IN THE GREAT GATSBY ERA AS A PLAYGROUND FOR THE RICH AND FAMOUS, THE ICONIC “PINK PALACE” HAS BEEN REVITALIZED AND REFRESHED WITHIN, ENSURING A FUTURE AS RICH AND STORIED AS ITS HISTORY.

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22,000 ABOUT THE VENUE The Don CeSar’s proud heritage dates all the way back to 1928, but today, it’s the ideal setting for your big day. However you envision your wedding, The Don CeSar offers romantic ceremony locations ranging from our tropical courtyard to Gulf-front beach to our stunning indoor ballrooms. We also have eight elegant reception locations including beachside pavilions and outdoor terraces. Our seasoned wedding specialists will attend to every detail. If your wedding party needs makeup done, we have a full menu of services including special wedding offers at our own Spa Oceana. It’s no wonder that of all the St. Peter hotels, only the Don CeSar was named Best Wedding Venue by Visit St. Pete Beach Clearwater 2014-2016 and is in the Best of Weddings Hall of Fame by The Knot. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Beach Ceremonies, Lush Courtyard Ceremonies, Elegant Ballroom Receptions, Rooftop Terraces, Beachfront Pavilion Receptions, Vintage Receptions

# OF EVENT SPACES

10 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

250 VENUE ST YLE

Historic, Ballroom, Beachfront, Indoor, Outdoor CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering Only RENTAL INCLUDES

Chairs, Tables, House Linen, China, Glassware PARKING OPTIONS

Self Parking, Valet Optional

YOUR CONTACT

Lauren Jones 3400 GULF BOULEVARD ST. PETE BEACH, FLORIDA 33706

LOEWSHOTELS.COM

A ssociate Director of Catering

( 727) 363-50 4 2

laurenjones@loewshotel s.com

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The Palmetto Club at FishHawk Ranch WHERE OLD WORLD CHARM MEETS MODERN OPULENCE,. THE PALMETTO CLUB IS SITUATED ON AN ENCHANTING HALF-ACRE OF MANICURED GARDENS ADORNED WITH SERENE WATER FOUNTAINS. BATHED IN MODERN OPULENCE. THIS HIDDEN GEM BOASTS AN INVITING YET LUXURIOUS SETTING TO HOST AFFAIRS OF ALL SIZES.

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11,436 # OF EVENT SPACES

6 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

360 VENUE ST YLE

Elegant, Indoor Ballroom, Garden, Serene, Private CATERING CHOICES

Catered exclusively by Puff 'n Stuff Catering RENTAL INCLUDES

Parking, tables/chairs, linens, china, dance floor, ceremony structure PARKING OPTIONS

Onsite guest parking

ABOUT THE VENUE Just a short 30-minute drive from downtown Tampa, The Palmetto Club is nestled in the heart of the FishHawk Ranch community. From the moment you walk in, you’ll be captivated by natural light that softly reflects the beautiful marble floors and crystal finishes. Whether your perfect day is an intimate gathering or a celebration with friends from around the world, your event will be remembered by all. Bathed in modern opulence, The Palmetto Club boasts an inviting yet luxurious setting to host affairs of all sizes Situated on an enchanting half-acre of manicured gardens adorned with serene water fountains, this hidden gem has numerous picturesque settings both indoors and out. Whether you’ve imagined celebrating under the stars or you’re considering an outdoor area for tenting, let your creativity bloom outside in our Garden Courtyard. For a more formal space, consider our Grand Ballroom – an elegant space decorated with a natural color scheme and several exquisite chandeliers. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Crystal chandeliers, enchanting gardens, serene water fountains, exquisite grand ballroom, complete flexibility, natural light, marble YOUR CONTACT

Lucille Hanson

Special Event Planner

(813) 657- 0 0 6 2

palmet to@puffn st uff.com

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17004 DORMAN ROAD LITHIA , FLORIDA 33547

THEPALMETTOCLUB.COM

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GULF COAST FLORIDA

Rocking H Ranch

ROCKING H RANCH IS LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL LAKELAND, FLORIDA (BETWEEN TAMPA AND ORLANDO). NESTLED IN SOUTHERN MOSSFILLED GRANDFATHER OAKS. BLESSED WITH 100 BEAUTIFUL ACRES, A PRIVATE PLANTATION RESIDENCE IS LOCATED ON A WORKING CATTLE RANCH.

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4,800 ABOUT THE VENUE Located halfway between Orlando and Tampa, Florida, Rocking H Ranch is nestled in between southern moss-filled grandfather oaks and green pastures. Blessed with 100 beautiful acres, a private residence, on a working cattle ranch. Once you arrive, you're transported back into time as you enter the long driveway and drive past a two-story plantation home with wrap around porches. Our climate controlled barn is a fun filled site that seats 299 and leaves room for a dance floor and a large stage too! We offer the ranch as a whole rental or in smaller options and cherish the opportunity to share in your celebration or corporate event and thereby expanding our "family" as well. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Our venue provides a “one of a kind” atmosphere, from horseshoes to hayrides, picnics to bonfires. Enjoy our 60,000 gallon tropical pool setting for a cocktail social. We offer something for everyone.

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3 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

Barn 299 Outdoor spaces 100-1500 VENUE ST YLE

Private, Ranch, Outdoors CATERING CHOICES

Preferred caterers (but open to meeting new ones) RENTAL INCLUDES

Total privacy, Tables and chairs for 300 PARKING OPTIONS

Self parking

YOUR CONTACT

Angela Higgenbotham 2200 EWELL ROAD L AKEL AND, FLORIDA 33811

ROCKINGHEVENTS.COM

Owner

(8 63) 581-1710

rockinghevents@gmail.com

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GULF COAST FLORIDA

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo WHY NOT SAY "I DO" AT THE ZOO? FOR A UNIQUE SETTING AND A MEMORABLE EVENING, THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE THAN LOWRY PARK ZOO TO START YOUR NEW LIVES TOGETHER. WHO ELSE COULD HAVE GIRAFFES OVERLOOKING YOUR CEREMONY OR HAVE SOME EXOTIC ANIMALS VISITING YOUR GUESTS? OUR FIRST CLASS CATERING CREW HERE AT THE ZOO WILL PREPARE A FEAST FOR YOU AND YOUR GUESTS THAT WILL NOT SOON BE FORGOTTEN!

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1,700 # OF EVENT SPACES

5 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

750 VENUE ST YLE

Tropical, Animals, Cozy CATERING CHOICES

We have a very extensive catering menu

ABOUT THE VENUE We have various air conditioned venues available to choose from depending on the number of guests you invite. From 10 to 500 and beyond, we can accommodate your wishes. Hold your ceremony outside at our beautiful Ituri Forest or on Reilly's Patio with the giraffes in the background. We pride ourselves on ensuring that your wedding at the Zoo is unique and beautiful. Packages can be created as informal or as formal as you would like for any number of guests and either during the day or evening hours. So contact us today for further information or to take a tour.

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china, linens, and our events team PARKING OPTIONS

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Beautiful surroundings and live animals available for a very memorable setting your guests will not soon forget!

Complimentary Parking at the Zoo

YOUR CONTACT

Stella Lacle Sales Manager

(813) 935- 8 552

events@lowr y parkzoo.org

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1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE TAMPA , FLORIDA 33604

LOWRYPARKZOO.ORG

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SOUTH FLORIDA

Floridian Ballrooms

LOCATED IN BROWARD COUNTY WHERE YOU CAN CELEBRATE YOUR EVENT WITH A TOUCH OF ELEGANCE, WE PROUDLY PRESENT A WIDE VARIETY OF RECEPTION CHOICES TO INDULGE EVEN THE MOST DISCRIMINATING OF CUSTOMERS. OUR SPECIAL TOUCHES AND REFINED ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE TAILORED TO YOU AND YOUR EVERY DESIRE.

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10,000 ABOUT THE VENUE Floridian Ballrooms is a family owned and operated venue. With four ballrooms offering exclusive settings and upscale services for every occasion. We are committed to making the best out of each celebration. We offer a very elegant ballroom in Pembroke Pines (west Fort Lauderdale). Floridian Hall Event Centre is a memorable setting for any occasion. You will find there sweeping grand staircase, gracious open air balconies, and four elegant ballrooms featuring custom sculpted carpets, hand painted twilight ceilings, murals and European tapestries. Our special touches and refined accommodations will be tailored to you and your every desire.

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4 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

550 VENUE ST YLE

Ballroom, Indoor CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering RENTAL INCLUDES

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Onsite Event Coordinator, Sample of Our Dinner, Elaborate Fine Linen

Private Wedding Chapel, Dinner, Fireworks Presentation

PARKING OPTIONS

Onsite Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Janneli Gonzalez Ochoa 17850 NW 2ND STREET PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA 33029

FLORIDIANBALLROOMS.COM

Wedding/ Event Coordinator

(954) 4 36 -5524

info@f loridianballroom s.com

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SOUTH FLORIDA

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

“IF YOU CREATE THE STAGE SETTING AND IT IS GRAND, EVERYONE WHO ENTERS WILL PLAY THEIR PART.” MORRIS LAPIDUS, FONTAINEBLEAU ORIGINAL ARCHITECT

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200,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

30 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

1,500 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Outdoor, Pool Deck, Lawn, Oceanview, Beach CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Kosher and Indian catering options RENTAL INCLUDES

White linens, Banquet tables and chairs, Dance floor PARKING OPTIONS

Discounted Valet Parking Rate

ABOUT THE VENUE A spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, Fontainebleau today reinvents the original vision of legendary architect Morris Lapidus – a stage where everyone plays their unique part. Striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology merge into a vibrant new kind of guest experience. We invite you to enter a world where you are free to define your perfect wedding day. Express yourself in an environment that surrounds you with every kind of pleasure and invites every sort of adventure. The possibilities are endless. Fontainebleau’s settings will capture your attention, whether you envision a celebration that’s traditional or trend-setting, festive or formal, intimate or grand-scale. In the ballroom or on the Oasis Pool Deck, the variety of diverse wedding settings will give you unlimited options for planning your perfect day. SPECIAL FEATURES:

1,504 guestrooms and suites,12 food and beverage outlets, Lapis Spa, The Shops at Fontainebleau, trendsetting nightlife, and expansive poolscape and beach

YOUR CONTACT

Arlene Espino Catering Sales Manager

(877) 8 54 -2 031

somethingbleau@fontainebleau .com

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FONTAINEBLEAU.COM

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SOUTH FLORIDA

Kaskades Hotel

“THE 9 BEST ROOFTOP POOLS IN SOUTH BEACH” -THRILLIST “THE GALE GETS AN ULTRAMODERN SIDECAR” -USA TODAYS 10BEST

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3,500 ABOUT THE VENUE Our boutique service and private meeting space provides for a memorable company meeting or get together. Our flexible space delivers an abundance of natural light and large windows that accentuate the warm colors that surround our second floor meeting room. Take your meeting out on our wrap around terrace and soak in the ocean breeze during breakouts. For those who want to host a private event with a view overlooking the New World Symphony (by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry), there is no better place in South Beach than Kaskades’ brand-new rooftop. SPECIAL FEATURES:

The historic hotel is located at 300 17th Street in Miami’s famous art deco district, just steps away from Lincoln Road Convention Center, New World Symphony, and the Atlantic ocean.

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2 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

35-100 VENUE ST YLE

Brand new private meeting space with wrap around terrace. Plus 3,500 square foot rooftop CATERING CHOICES

Essence Caterers RENTAL INCLUDES

Exisiting furniture, ambient lighting, Audio Visual PARKING OPTIONS

Valet

YOUR CONTACT

Ana Laura Fleitas 300 17TH STREET MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA 33139

KASKADESHOTEL.COM

Director of Events

( 78 6) 975-2595 af leita s@meninhospitalit y.com

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SOUTH FLORIDA

Mondrian South Beach

ALWAYS INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY IS THE MENIN HOSPITALITY PERKS PROGRAM VISIT MENINHOSPITALITY.COM/PERKS

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10,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

Valet

ABOUT THE VENUE The Mondrian South Beach is located in the growing neighborhood of Biscayne Bay and set upon a stunning waterfront with views of the bay, ocean and downtown. The Mondrian South Beach is just minutes away from the center of South Beach, Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami. Mondrian South Beach features both studios and suites, complete with cotton linens, down duvet comforters, entertainment on demand, kitchenettes, rainforest shower heads and bath products by GUYandGIRL. Guests will have full access to all amenities including exclusive poolside cabanas and marina, the relaxing services of GUYandGIRL Spa, state of the art fitness center and Mondrian Caffè . Whether you’re looking for an exclusive meeting or lavish wedding, our private spaces provide for a memorable get together. Choose from the North or South Studios to host a company meeting, or reserve the brand-new ballroom for an event with stunning waterfront views. All of Mondrian’s venues will set the tone for an unforgettable evening.

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Sunset Backdrop, Lush Gardens, Pool Deck, Brand New Ballroom

7 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

200 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Outdoor, Bay Views, Cityscape Views CATERING CHOICES

Onsite by Chef Dustin Atoigue RENTAL INCLUDES

Existing Furniture, Audio Visual, Ambient Lighting PARKING OPTIONS

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Ana Fleitas Director of Events

( 3 05) 4 9 6 -16 8 4

af leita s@meninhospitalit y.com

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1100 WEST AVENUE MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA , 33139

MONDRIANSOUTHBEACH.COM

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SOUTH FLORIDA

Shelborne South Beach

THE SHELBORNE SOUTH BEACH OFFERS A ROMANTIC, CHIC, AND EXCEPTIONAL WEDDING LOCATION TO SUIT EACH MOOD AND THEME. WE ASSURE THAT SAYING “I DO” WILL BE AN UNFORGETTABLE AND ONCEIN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE. OUR OCEANFRONT PROPERTY HAS SIX EVENT SPACES, 200 ACCOMMODATIONS, AND 18 LUXURY SUITES.

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ABOUT THE VENUE As the latest luxury bridal venue in Miami Beach, Shelborne South Beach is one of the only properties with designated event spaces to host your ideal wedding. Whether dreaming of a historical background, a barefoot beach wedding or an intimate reception, our resort provides a setting that will complete your vision.

30,212 # OF EVENT SPACES

6 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

1,200 VENUE ST YLE

Brides at Shelborne South Beach can select from over 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. The Grand Eldorado Ballroom offers an elegant space for both polished receptions and dignified celebrations. In addition, the Marine Deck overlooks our iconic pool with oceanfront views and provides guests with a breathtaking and scenic ceremony for couples walking down the aisle.

Indoor, Outdoor, Art Deco, Oceanfront, Modern

Indulge in our expertly crafted menus by Top Chef alums, Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth. Our modern style allows guests a unique and unlimited opportunity to experience a broad range of dishes from our hand selected menus.

Valet and street parking

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Rooftop, Oceanfront, Gardens 1801 COLLINS AVENUE MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA 33139

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CATERING CHOICES

Onsite, farm fresh, kosher RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, linens, chairs PARKING OPTIONS

YOUR CONTACT

Barry Rubin Catering Director

( 3 05) 341-1332

brubin@meninhospitalit y.com

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South Beach SOIRÉE

SHOT ON LOCATION AT MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHY BY CODY HUNTER PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL AND EVENT DESIGN BY BEAUT Y IN THE MAKING


ADD A MA JOR DOSE OF ST YLE TO YOUR STATIONERY WITH PERSONALIZED WAX SEALS, UNEXPECTED ENVELOPES AND HANDWRITTEN CALLIGRAPHY. YOUR GUESTS ARE SURE TO BE STUNNED.

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BRIDAL PORTRAITS DON'T HAVE TO BE BORING! WHEN HOSTING YOUR CELEBRATION IN AN INTERESTING SPACE, CHOOSING UNEXPECTED PHOTO LOCATIONS IS REFRESHING.

THE VENUE SAYS...

"Mondrian South Beaofch has the best views Miami's Biscayne Bay' at sunset. Saying 'I do on in an unexpected locati like a luxurious pooles deck at sundown make for an unforgettabl guest experience." JONATHAN LEONARDIS Menin Hospitality


THE GOWN CONSULTANT SAYS...

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Lighthouse Bridal and Letterpress Design

WEDDING PART Y ST YLE BREAKDOWN 'ODETTE,' NOEL & JEAN BY KATIE MAY HUSHED COMMOTION HEADPIECE ERICA KOESLER FINGERTIP VEIL CALVIN KLEIN TUXEDO DONNA MORGAN BEATRIX L ACE TOP AND ANASTASIA LONG TULLE SKIRT

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THE PHOTOGRAPHER SAYS...

"The trend towards filmgs photography for weddin y seems to be more typicall found in the soft outdooror settings of rolling hills y vineyards, which is wh it was so inspiring for me to photograph at Mondrian South Beach." CODY HUNTER

Cody Hunter Photography

DON'T FORGET ABOUT YOUR CAKE DISPL AY WHEN PL ACING YOUR RENTAL FURNITURE ORDER! VINTAGE PEDESTAL TABLES, LIKE THIS MARBLE-TOPPED PIECE, ADD INTEREST.


RECEPTION TABLE BREAKDOWN VINTAGE-INSPIRED BISTRO CHAIRS EYE-CATCHING VINTAGE TABLE BASE FEASTING TABLE LENGTH GL ASS TOP ANTIQUE BRASS CANDLESTICKS AIRY SILK TABLE RUNNER LIGHTWEIGHT MODERN CRYSTAL GOLD FL ATWARE

THE FLORAL & EVENT DESIGNER SAYS...

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WITH A VIEW AS STUNNING AS THIS, SAYING 'I DO' INDOORS SEEMS WRONG. WORK WITH YOUR PL ANNER TO ENSURE THE TIMELINE LINING UP TO YOUR SUNSET VOWS IS ON POINT, YOU CAN'T BE L ATE!

VENUE: MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH

RENTALS: LOVE IN VINTAGE

VEIL VIA LIGHTHOUSE BRIDAL AND LETTERPRESS

PHOTOGRAPHER: CODY HUNTER PHOTOGRAPHY

CAKE: SWEET GUILT

DESIGN

FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN: BEAUTY IN THE MAKING

MENSWEAR: CALVIN KLEIN VIA MEN'S WEARHOUSE

JEWELRY: TRUMPET & HORN

VIDEOGRAPHY: STARKIN FILMS

BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: DONNA MORGAN

MODELS: JESSICA VASCONCELOS, MANNY CURBELO,

HAIR & MAKEUP: CAROLYN JONES

BRIDAL ATTIRE: 'ODETTE,' NOEL & JEAN BY KATIE MAY,

EFTAGINE FEVILIEN & TAYLOR YOUNGBLOOD VIA

HUSHED COMMOTION HEADPIECE & ERICA KOESLER

NEXT MODEL MANAGEMENT

STATIONERY & CALLIGRAPHED LINEN: PAPEL & CO.

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Our core goal is to introduce celebrators like you to a reputable professional team you can trust to execute your party style and vision.

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hiring vendors TO EXECUTE YOUR STYLE

Besides the setting, your wedding vendors will make the most impact on the success of your wedding day. The professional services they supply like wedding planning, coordination, entertainment, floral design, rentals and catering are the essential event elements no party could take place without. Their expertise orchestrate the senses you and your guests will experience throughout the day, so finding the very best companies to execute your style is of utmost importance.

That's where we come in. The Celebration Society is connected to the most reputable wedding vendors across the Southeast. We have a personal relationship with almost all of the vendors represented in this book. We consider them to be among the top 5% of wedding vendors in the country. Seek their expertise and soak it up.

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QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . WEDDING PLANNER

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How do you charge? Per hour,

Do you design custom work or sell

Do you specialize in specific food

Is she/he licensed by the state

lump sum, percentage of total

from invitation lines?

types?

health department?

Do you help with branding or

Is a tasting included in your

How does delivery work?

custom monograms?

services?

Is there a specific style you

Will they provide waitstaff? Is

specialize in?

that extra?

Do you offer calligraphy or

If so, what is the ratio of staff to

custom sculptured pieces from

addressing services?

guest?

sugar?

Can I purchase additional

What will your staff wear?

What are the options for cake

budget? Are there specific vendors she/he

What happens if something is

likes to use. What is the process of selecting and hiring vendors?

Does she/he do sugar flowers and

Can I use other vendors? What is the process of paying

damaged on the cake in transit?

vendors? Is that done through him/her or direct to vendors?

personalized items like Save-the

How do you work with my

flavors and fillings?

Does she/he handle vendor

Date, welcome bags, favor tags,

services, contract and payment

etc.?

wedding planner and venue?

Fondant or Buttercream?

Will you supply a proof before the

processing? Does she/he handle guest list

Will you feed everyone, including

What is their average cost per

invitation is officially printed?

band members and waitstaff? If

slice?

What happens if there is an error?

per person?

coordination and RSVPs?

so, what is their menu and cost

How long after I place the order How many meetings will we have

will the invitations come in?

together? In person, via phone?

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Full service wedding planners range in price from $5,000$7,000+ while month-of coordinators will likely charge between $2,000-$3,000 depending on scope of work.

Depending on the complexity of the invitation suites, you can expect to pay between $4-$8+ an invite. Further customizations will increase your per piece price.

Catering costs are dependent on the menu, venue and set up, but for a starting point can run between $35-$85+ per person not including any alcohol, linen or decor upgrades.

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What will the musician wear?

What is your primary style of

What is your style?

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documentary?

What is your process?

need? How independent is the

Has the florist/designer worked

Do you have demos online where I

photographer? Does he want

at your venue before?

can view your performance?

to know all the shots you'd like

What is your signature sound? How does the band/DJ feel about a request list? How many breaks will the band or DJ need? What is the overtime policy should the reception last longer than anticipated? What is your experience being the master of ceremonies?

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wedding?

items.. vases, trellis, decor... or

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rental company?

What is your process?

Can my guests take centerpieces

Am I allowed to make edits once

home?

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the photos be ready?

must they be supplied via a

What happens if the photographer is ill on the day of the wedding?

the video be ready?

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What are their backup

centerpieces before my wedding

procedures?

procedures?

or is that included? What happens if the

What is included in your pricing?

cinematographer is ill on the day

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of the wedding?

engagement session, etc.?

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Flower pricing is dependent on the amount of decor at your wedding. You'll want to budget starting at $1,500 for the basics like bouquets, boutonnières and know the sky is truly the limit for the rest.

Professional wedding cinematographers will likely charge between $2,800$5,000+ depending on experience level, demand and packages.

$ Professional wedding photographers will likely charge between $3,000$6,000+ depending on experience level, demand and packages.

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WHAT TO TIP YOUR VENDORS

M O D E R N G U I D E T O G R AT U I T I E S If there's one gray area in the wedding world, it's paying gratuities. Long-standing etiquette says ones thing and modern trend says another. We say: if you loved your service – show it with a tip. By Meghan Bishop Whether your vendor owns their business or is an hourly employee matters little to us. Gratuity says "I'm so thankful for the extra care you showed to me." and giving shouldn't be determined by who the boss is. It's determined by the quality of service. Here's a list of the vendors you should plan to tip because of their onsite expertise at the end of your very long, very fabulous big day.

WEDDING PLANNER Traditionally, it has been thought that you don't need to give your wedding planner anything for a tip. But, considering they're the one vendor who has done the bulk of the work on your wedding - we say, why not? Did he/she knock your socks off with pulling off your wedding flawlessly? Was there a ton of extra work involved that wasn’t discussed when pricing was set? Whatever the case may be, you can feel comfortable giving between $100-10% of their fees in cash or a gift in the same amount to show your gratitutde. TIP: $100-10% of fees PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS In our opinion, your photographer and videographer will be the most important vendor you choose. Each photographer on the day of your wedding should be tipped $100-200, and second shooters $50-75. TIP: $50-200 per person CEREMONY MUSICIANS Not sure what to give the string trio that played your wedding march? What about the choir that sang as you did your unity candle? If it was a professional group, 10% of the entire amount charged to be split amongst the musicians. If it’s a civil group or a church group and they didn’t charge, give a donation either to the group or the church – just as you would a religious officiant. TIP: 10% of fee to be split among musicians

THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN TIPPING...

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RECEPTION MUSICIANS OR DJ Every guest was on the dance floor and your party was non-stop all night! You should tip $2550, per musician. For the DJ - he/she is the one person resonsible for the entire flow and energy of your event. We think they deserve a whole lotta love for guaranteeing a good time. MUSICIAN TIP: $25-50 per person DJ TIP: $100-200 OFFICIANT Your dad’s friend is a judge, your neighbor got registered online, your junior high school pastor, or your pastor now that you are an adult has accepted the job of conducting your service– etiquette says no cash should be given. Instead, give a thank you card and a gift card or a donation to the house of worship if affiliated. TIP: A donation and thank you note will do CATERING STAFF This varies depending on the region of the country you are in. In the South, it is appropriate to tip $20 per person to the onsite staff and $50 to the lead catering manager. You can give the manager the amount of money you intend to tip each waitstaff to distribute to them. You can get hard fast numbers of wait staff from the caterer beforehand when giving final head count to the caterer to help you prepare. TIP: $20-50 per person BARTENDER Your bartender will deal with a bunch of guests craziness the evening of your wedding (i.e.

"There is tooooooo much coke in my Jack"). Bartenders who work on a catering staff team make a higher hourly wage than what you'd expect in a restaurant so you can tip them the same as the other catering staff. No need to go above and beyond, unless you really want to. TIP: $20-50 like the other catering event staff DRIVER TIP Your driver will wait outside for 30 minutess as you say your goodbyes to your friends and family and make sure that your take-away plate is in the car for your midnight snack before he drives clear across town to your desired place! Proper tip is 15-20% presented after arrival. TIP: 15-20% of fees RENTAL STAFF TIP This one is optional. Rental drop off delivery people sometimes get $20-50 per person depending on how much they are bringing in and having to set up. Most of the time you have a team of 2-4 depending on the size of the order and they will be the last ones out of the space at the end of the night. TIP: $20-50 per person HAIR STYLIST & MAKEUP ARTIST As important pictures are, your hair and makeup professional will help ensure you look the best! Hair and make-up professionals should get 1520% of the total bill. TIP: 15-20% of services

Some vendors may have gratuity included in their contract – if this is the case, no tip is necessary. Read your contract to be certain. Also, if a vendor does not fulfill what was expected, don’t feel obligated. And if you want to reward a vendor that you didn’t get a chance to see or interact with, don’t underestimate the power of a sincere thank you card with a little token of your appreciation inside. Tipping is something you should be prepared to do (a lot of) on your wedding day. Depending on the caliber of the professionals you hire will determine the amount of tips you should budget for. WWW.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM


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HOW TO HOST AN UNPLUGGED WEDDING CEREMONY

Molly McKinley loves creating the perfect atmosphere and focuses greatly on the guest experience. Her desire is to make her bride and groom's wedding planning process enjoyable and easy, so they can prepare for their upcoming marriage.

DO: Hire a great photographer and planner. The best photographers I know push their way in, are on top of it, are ahead of schedule, and do their best work alongside the wedding planner to ensure guests don’t ruin precious moments being caught on camera. And if they do? They ask for those moments to be re-done if they are important. Missed the kiss at the cake cutting because of a guest? Take another.  DON’T: Put any mention of an unplugged ceremony in your invitation. That is not appropriate, just like you shouldn’t include your registries, “no jeans,” and “no children.” If you absolutely must, have your stationer create a completely separate enclosure for your request. Carefully curate your words alongside your stationer and wedding planner – you should always be a polite host. DO: Make a note on your wedding website! It’s a great, non-obtrusive way to let guests know your wishes. DON’T: Assume that your guests will put their phones away the entire night. That is asking a lot. Placing signs on your guest tables just furthers the distraction. Instead, don’t give them the chance to be on their phones – throw a great party! Make your guests put their phones down because the band is too good! Engage them! DO: Verbally encourage guests in a polite way to make sure their phones are either off or on silent and put away during the ceremony. Your ushers and greeters can handle this for you. Have your wedding planner brief them on the task before they begin. Your officiant can also mention

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“Create a sign near where guests are entering, in a place where they will stop. The sign should be easily readable but compliment your wedding style.”

something at the beginning of your ceremony. DON’T: Turn into Bridezilla and Groomzilla. You can only control things to a certain point. Enjoy your day and realize you’re surrounded by LOVE! (Even if there are a few phones still involved after all of your work.) DO: Create a sign near where guests are entering, in a place where they will stop (near where ushers are seating). Some guests won’t get the memo, despite verbal encouragement while they’re being seated. The sign should be easily readable but compliment your wedding style. DON’T: Assume guests are conditioned to know to turn off their electronics. A gentle reminder is necessary to ensure your guests are informed and on board. DO: Include an insert in your program. However, remember that programs are keepsakes for you and many other guests. Do

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you want your unplugged ceremony verbiage to pop out awkwardly from your beautiful and thoughtful program? Have your stationer print a small insert to remind guests. It gets the point across without tainting your stunning program! DO: Make sure you are able to share your photos with guests, if you’re asking them not to take their own. Ask your photographer about this, as many do not include rights to the photos to make additional revenue online. That is their prerogative, but you can likely buy the rights to the photos to share them with guests. Keep in mind that the traditional photographer’s timeline is at least six to eight weeks to turn images around. If you’d like guests to be able to enjoy photos sooner, a photo booth is always a great option! DON’T: Share your photographer’s photos without permission. This could get you into trouble! Ask, ask, ask.

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An “Unplugged Wedding” has become a common wedding term over the past few years in an effort to push guests to lose their phones and iPads and be present during special moments. When you have a professional photographer onsite, there's no need for everyone to have their camera out to capture each moment too. Here's how to politely tell guests that they can leave their gadgets behind.


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THE INS & OUTS OF CONTRACTS & DEPOSITS

Zach Thomas is a co-owner of Monarch Studio and specializes in commercial and wedding photography. Zach’s upbeat perspective and enthusiastic approach to photography has taken him coast-to-coast and internationally to shoot over 300 weddings since opening his business in 2005.

In the midst of all the fun that comes with wedding planning, a bride ought to know a thing or two about those serious contracts she's signing on the dotted line. Why do I have to pay a deposit to vendors like photographers, DJs, planners, etc? For me to discuss a deposit, it also becomes a discussion about contracts — they go hand-inhand. The contract spells out the agreement (date, time and rate; and what you should expect from me, what I should expect from you) and the deposit is the force behind that agreement. The deposit allows the vendor to be confident in turning away other potential clients for the same date, and it allows the bride to feel confident their vendor will show up and perform their hired duties the day of the wedding. 

Is a standard practice of wedding vendors to require a deposit? In my experience, yes. If the vendor you are choosing to work with doesn’t require a contract and deposit, I would worry about what other things they are leaving out of their business (e.g. insurance, back-up equipment, or experience). If there isn’t a contract and deposit requirement, that is a red flag. Remember, a contract and deposit also protects the customer and adds peace of mind that a vendor will show up and do the job they are hired for. How much money should I expect to put down for my deposit? I have people put down enough of a deposit to be sure they are serious. My deposit is 50%, which I think is pretty standard. What if I have to cancel?  Read over any contract you are signing, and ask the vendor you are working with to explain anything you are unclear about. Weddings don’t happen for a number of reasons — break-ups,  family disagreements, weather issues, and sometimes the couple get so overwhelmed planning they run off to Vegas to elope. If you need to cancel, notify

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"The deposit allows the vendor to be confident in turning away other potential clients for the same date, and it allows the bride to feel confident their vendor will show up."

the vendor immediately and just be open to having a conversation about what your contract may entitle you to. My contract has the flexibility to deal with the various reasons for cancellation. And so long as I am able to book another client with a comparable package on the same day, the deposit is refundable no matter the reason. What if I pay a deposit and the vendor has to cancel?  I fortunately haven’t had to deal with that, but I do have talented photographers that I have made agreements with in case of some major emergency. However, if a vendor does cancel for any reason, the deposit should be promptly refunded.  What type of legal wording should I look for in a vendor contract specific to deposits? You should make sure what is and

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what is not refundable is clearly articulated. Some vendors who work with multiple clients in a day may allow for a partial return of deposit, within a certain period of time before the event.  Most photographers can’t do that because it’s much harder to fill the date, especially the closer you get to the event. What if I cancel, and I feel like I deserve my deposit back? The nice answer? I’m sure the vendor also feels a certain way about the deposit.  But how the client and the vendor “feel" is irrelevant, the terms should be clearly spelled out in the contract. Early in starting my business, I found instances where those terms were not clearly defined, and in those instances I sided with the client. Weddings (and planning them!) are emotional, but when dealing with vendors a customer should always keep in mind that they are working with business owners.


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CHOOSING THE RIGHT VIDEOGRAPHER

Withers Films creates unique hand-crafted wedding films that are emotional, entertaining, and a faithful representation of your special day. Stephen has an eye trained in cinematography and the mind of an editor, capturing the right angles at the right times, all the while staying mindful of the big picture.

Go beyond the photo album and relive your day for years to come. How do you handle lighting situations – will there be an obtrusive bright light or will we use natural lighting? Staying out of the way while still getting the best shot is our priority. We use available light, especially during preparation, the ceremony, etc. For receptions, especially the toasts and speeches, we may place a small light out of the way on a stand to balance the venue's lighting, or to provide a little fill.

If we want our vows recorded and included in the film, do we have to get outfitted with microphones before the ceremony? Capturing clean sound for the vows is important – we usually place a small, unobtrusive lavaliere on either the groom or the officiant. For the reception, we typically coordinate with the band or DJ to capture a clean feed from their PA system so the speeches are crystal clear! How do you work with the photographer – will you both be able to capture those moments without getting in each others' way (and shot!)? Usually your photographer will have a certain way they want to shoot things, whether it be the schedule for preparation details or just positioning you in the proper light during portraits. In these situations, we are very flexible and follow their lead. Our goal is to stay out of the way and communicate with them when it's necessary for us to jump in for a shot. There should never be a time when you have to choose between photos or video coverage. How far in advance should we book the videographer? If you know you would like a film of your wedding, you should book your videographer as soon as you have a date and venue! We book a year or more in advance, especially in the spring and fall seasons. We often get last-minute inquires from couples who suddenly decide on videography and feel bad because we can only do one wedding a weekend.

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"It is so important to invest in both photography and videography because when the day is over, these are the two things you get to keep forever."

Can we request certain moments make the cut while others don't (ahem... toasts given with a little too much alcohol encouragement) or is the editing entirely up to you as the artist? Crafting the films is an art, but it is also your wedding, so we are always flexible on adding or removing material. Our couples get a round of revisions included! We're on the fence about hiring a videogapher... why should we make sure we factor it into our budget? It is so important to invest in both photography and videography because when the day is over, these are the two things you get to keep forever. With a wedding film, whether it's a highlight film or documentary full-length, you'll get to hear your vows, see your father's speech and relive the dancing with your friends and family!

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What's the difference between a highlight reel and a documentary style video? We create hand-crafted short films that are usually seven to ten minutes long – many call these highlight films as they feature the best moments from the day. We build a narrative using visuals, your vows and speeches to create a unique film that is both emotional and entertaining, but also a faithful representation of the day. We also do full-length films, or documentary style films, that are a more linear depiction of the events and show more coverage from preparation to dancing and show the vows and speeches in full.


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W H AT T O E X P E C T W H E N YOUR VENDOR IS EXPECTING

Francesca Cooper is the owner and lead coordinator of The Eventful Gals in St. Augustine, FL, founded in 2013. She seeks to create personalized, meaningful events while maintaining an approachable, friendship-like planner-client relationship.

Imagine. After weeks of Instagram stalking, web trolling and review reading you’ve done it – you’ve found the perfect vendor for your wedding day. With a shiny rock on your left hand and new wedding planning notebook in your bag, you walk into your initial consultation meeting and surprise! You’re greeted by the vendor of your dreams with a round pregnant belly. Panic sets in – what if your wedding and her apparent due date are too close for comfort. What do you do? Pregnancy doesn’t impact creative talent. Photographers don’t lose their creative eye, planners don’t lose their knack for organization, florists don’t suddenly forget how to arrange centerpieces. These women are good at their jobs, don’t undermine their skills! Of course, a bigger belly can require a bit of extra creative planning in later trimesters, but leave that worrying to the pros. Business doesn’t halt after a positive pregnancy test result. “Your vendor doesn’t want her pregnancy to take any attention from your wedding, so she won’t talk about it at all unless asked,” says Cooper. A vendor’s professional entity and personal identity are two different spheres of her life – allow her that separation. Your wedding vendors are all there to help you plan the day of your dreams. The newly-pregnant professional took on this job in the same mindset as a non-pregnant business woman. She views her brides as clients with needs meant to be upheld. “Your vendor isn’t overwhelmed by your wedding. She wants to be a part of the planning – it’s her job!” If she chooses to divulge information about her pregnancy, it’s appropriate to discuss the ‘Plan B.’

There is always a 'Plan B' in the midst of a “worst case scenario.” Weddings are planned far in advance, often long enough to see the full cycle of a pregnancy! You may have hired a vendor before she knew of her due date, but things have changed, and it’s okay. Planners have teams of trained professionals, photographers have talented fell0w-photographer friends, florists are friendly with other town flower shops – all of whom are perfectly capable of making your dreams a reality. “There is an execution plan from the moment a wedding planner finds out about her new baby to be about her events leading up to delivery and right after,” says Cooper. If the vendor cancels on you, you’ll probably get

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your deposit back. Of course every vendor contract is different and requires thoughtful consideration, but it’s pretty standard procedure to return cash when it’s appropriate. A deposit secures a vendor’s time, so if they can’t give you that, it only makes sense that they should return the funds. Read your contracts before signing and stay informed. More often than not, these professionals are passionate women who care deeply about their clients as well as their business. To a committed business owner, a bride is more than just a paycheck. Wedding business pros often give up their weeknights, weekends and holidays to cater to the needs of their brides – in short, they’re dedicated. Oftentimes, the line between work life and personal life of a wedding pro can blur for brides.

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Odalys Mendez Photography

"Your vendor doesn’t want her pregnancy to take any attention from your wedding, so she won’t talk about it at all unless asked. She isn’t overwhelmed by your wedding. She wants to be a part of the planning – it’s her job!” QUICK FACTS Lives in

St. Augustine, FL

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Creating inclusive, respectful, friendship-like relationships with brides, moms, and fellow vendors alike.

Been in the Business Since 2013

Website

www.theeventfulgals.com


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T H I S S H O U L D B E YO U R C O M PA N Y We think these are moments you should be present for. Delegate the details.

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Building � YOUR WEDDING TEAM

The proposal was everything you dreamed it would be. You’re rocking the diamond ring. You’ve called your mom. Now what? Now you begin to put your vendor team together. Here’s how (and when!) to find the people that will move heaven and earth to make sure your day is perfect.


SHOT ON LOCATION AT THE WHITE ROOM'S VILL A BL ANCA IN ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHY BY PHOTOS BY ROB FUTRELL


1 WEDDING PL ANNER

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Plan on hiring a full-service planner around 12 months from your wedding day. You should choose your wedding planner first to reserve your date on their calendar and have their guidance during the entire wedding planning process. From the beginning to the end, your wedding planner will be your experienced counsel for every vendor interview, contract, and scheduling question. Don’t feel like you can’t do anything before hiring your wedding coordinator. While you’re interviewing and deciding, you can still start to do research on venues and take tours, but we don’t suggest booking anything until your wedding planner can review a contract with you. PRICE RANGE Full service wedding planners range in price from $5,000-$7,000+, while month-of coordinators will likely charge between $2,000-$3,000 depending on the scope of work.

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"Planners have to know everything about anything to make sure an event is a great experience for everyone. This attention to detail allows us to create out of the box events, with bold design and unique guest experiences."

TERRI GILBREATH

G.G. Events Wedding Planning

LINEN & TABLEWARE RENTALS Beachview Event Rentals


2 VENUE AND CATERING

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Venue and catering should be booked around 12 months from your wedding day. Book early to reserve your prefferred wedding date. If you live in a popular metro area, event venues will likely be booked for weddings up to a year in advance. Your budgeting will rely on whether or not catering is included in the pricing on your contract, so do your research. The style of your wedding venue will effect the overall style of your wedding. Whether you choose a glamorous ballroom or countryside barn – everything from your wedding dress, flowers to music selection will be affected. PRICE RANGE Catering costs are dependent on the menu, venue and set up, but for a starting point can run between $35$85+ per person not including any alcohol, linen or decor upgrades.

TIP FROM THIS PRO "While it's most important to find a venue that fits your vision, a bride needs to think about the experience that venue is going to give her and her family. All of the preparation during the planning process and the day of the wedding needs to have the three E's - an Easy, Enjoyable Experience. In-house venue teams are know just for that."

JENNIFER WHITE

The White Room's Villa Blanca


3 WEDDING DRESS

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Plan on purchasing your wedding dress around 11 months from your wedding day. Once you decide on where you will get married and where the reception will be, it’s time to go dress shopping! Knowing your wedding location is just as important as knowing your dress size when it comes to shopping for a gown, so be sure to have a solid idea of your venue. Most bridal stores will need to place the order for your dress from the dress designer at least 10 months in advance, while custom creations could take even longer. Pick your bridal party and groomsmen attire now too. PRICE RANGE Wedding dresses are going to range enormously depending on designer, intricacy of details (like lace or beading), and how much of the gown is custom. An average dress, however, is going to hover anywhere from $2,000-$6,000.

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"Checking out a bridal salon's website is the best resource for learning exactly what designers they carry. If you have your heart set on trying on a specific style, call and ask if it's in stock! There is a good chance that if we don't already carry it, we can get it in on loan just for your appointment." OLIVIA M A STERS One Fine Day Bridal Salon


4 PHOTOGRAPHY HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Plan to book a photographer 11 months from your wedding date. Since photography businesses are most often run by a single person or small teams of creative professionals that work one wedding per day, it's important to book early. Be sure to take your venue into account when determining your preferred photography style. Digital photography thrives both indoors and out, and has a timeless look while light and airy film photography should be reserved for those celebrating their day outside, since it needs as much natural light as possible. PRICE RANGE Professional wedding photographers will likely charge between $3,000$6,000+ depending on experience level, demand, medium, and packages.

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"Do your research! Brides should be familiar with the photographer's style and read their reviews before the first meeting. When we meet for the consultation I want to talk about what your vision is for your big day and how you and your fiancĂŠ met and skip past a lot of the stuff that can be gleaned from our portfolio, blog or social media."

ROB FUTRELL

Photos by Rob Futrell


5 VIDEOGRAPHY

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Plan on hiring a videographer around 11 months from your wedding date. More often than not, a videography business is run by a single person or a duo of creative professionals that work one wedding per day. Much of why you’ll hire them is based off of loving their editing style, ability to capture details most important to you (like a first dance, or the ceremony itself) and loving their pricing even more, so once you find your match – make it official by signing the contract. With a film, you'll be able to relive your day with your future family and remember even the smallest details you and your vendor team worked so hard to create. PRICE RANGE Professional wedding videographers will likely charge between $2,800$5,000+ depending on experience level, demand and packages.

TIP FROM THIS PRO

"When choosing a videographer make sure you love their work. Ask your photographer for recommendations. Think about your final product. Short highlight video? Raw footage? Make sure your personalities match because they will be there with you your whole day!"

JON NOETH

Jon Noeth Videography


6 FLORAL DESIGN

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Plan on choosing your floral designer around eight months from your wedding day. With such a length of time from your day, you have a good amount of time to get on the schedule for the best wedding florist in your area and brainstorm with them on what the vision of your wedding is. With the help of your planner, you and your floral designer can select a color palette, make note of blooms you love (or hate!) and layout a proper budget for the arrangements you'll need created. Knowing what styles you like before going into a consultation means more time talking helpful specifics for you and your florist. PRICE RANGE Flower pricing is dependent on the amount of decor at your wedding. You'll want to budget starting at $1,500 for the basics like bouquets, boutonnières and know the sky is truly the limit for the rest.

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BRIDAL GOWN "Maricel" by Pronovias VEIL "CJ" by Jaclyn Jordan Both available at One Fine Day Bridal Salon

"Pinterest is a helpful tool for finding inspiration and sharing it with your florist. It can, however, be a creative block if a bride has her heart set on replication. My favorite client is the one that has an idea and somewhat of a vision for her day, but gives me the creative freedom to roll with it."

NULITA LODER

Jade Violet Wedding & Event Floral Boutique


7 HAIR & MAKEUP

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Plan on hiring your hair and makeup artist team around six to eight months from your wedding date. Chances are you are as thick as thieves with your hair dresser and have your cut and color pre-booked every time you leave the salon, and for good reason! But does your stylist do bridal updos? Many don’t. That's wear on-site teams come in. Your beauty vendors will likely only be able to serve one full bridal party per Saturday. So book them sooner rather than later. PRICE RANGE On-site bridal hair will usually cost around $100 while full makeup application will average around $85. Bridesmaids and moms average around $85 for hair styling and $75 for makeup application.Trials and consultation for both typically run about $75.

TIP FROM THIS PRO

"Hair and makeup is such an important part of a bride's big day! Feeling glamorous, yet yourself, is key. Never skimp on this service and always go with a company that has great reviews and prides themselves on communication and customer service. Be sure to book trial services as well. They are so crucial to eliminating any day of stress!"

BRITNYE SHORE

The Bardot Beauty Bar

MODEL Rachel Robertson Brown


8 INVITATIONS & PAPERGOODS

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Look into booking your stationer six to eight months in advance of your wedding date. If you would like to send out save the dates, you’ll want to choose your stationery designer eight months in advance. For invitations only, you should start to look at her options six months out. Traditional etiquette states invitations should be mailed out at least eight weeks prior to the wedding day. Custom stationery processes will likely take around two to three months, since multiple consultations, proofing and printing time needs to be taken into account. PRICE RANGE Depending on the complexity of the invitation suites, you can expect to pay between $4 - $8+ per invite. Further customizations will increase your per piece price.

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"Wedding stationery sets the tone for your wedding and is the first impression for your guests. I adore keepsakes, and I think custom wedding stationery is the perfect keepsake to cherish for years to come! Before you meet with your stationer, begin by creating a mood board for your wedding on Pinterest – colors, textures, wedding ideas, rooms you like, fonts you like, etc."

JENNY BOOKHOUT

Lemonlark Paperie


9 WEDDING CAKE

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Plan on hiring a baker six to eight months in advance. While a cake baker can serve multiple weddings in a weekend, chances are they can’t serve an endless amount. So we say get on the schedule in advance by signing the wedding cake contract. Again, it’s likely you’ll have your tasting a bit later in the process, but reserving your spot in their weekend schedule ahead of time will make sure you get the cake baker you like the best. Before your tasting, be sure to research what types of frostings and finishes do best in your style venue. PRICE RANGE Your wedding cake will likely cost approximately $4 - $7+ per slice depending on the complexity of the design, baker's skill level and availability.

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"Before your cake consultation sit down with your future spouse and decide on some basics like the flavor and finish of your dream cake (i.e. buttercream vs. fondant), whether you'll want a dessert bar in addition to cake, and set your budget. Then review bakeries online before setting up a meeting to ensure they fit your style. Come prepared with a the research you did together and always be sure to ask if there is a minimum order for a particular date."

ALISON HJELM

Alleycakes Dessert Company


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Planning a wedding should never be a one-woman show. Hiring a cohesive team of talented vendors is the first step in hosting a beautiful, thoughtful and stress-free event. Here you'll meet expert wedding planners, photographers and floral designers from across the Southeast – they're all ready to help you host your dream wedding so you can focus on being the bride.


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WEDDING PLANNER

Adair Currie Owner KNOWN FOR...

Creating meaningful and detailinfused weddings, inspired by the love story that the couple shares. Keeping clients, calm, organized, and stressfree, whether they are planning a local event or planning from afar.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

Justin DeMutiis Photography

A large number of our clients are destination bride and grooms which means, they are either coming to North Florida for their celebration or they are taking me with them to their ideal location. Because of that, we have developed customized planning tools to make the process an enjoyable one!

Jacksonville

DAIRING EVENTS ENERGY, CREATIVIT Y AND LOVE

Adair Currie, owner and lead designer of Dairing Events, is a passionate and detail driven wedding planner who pulls inspiration from the couple and weaves in those special moments throughout the celebration. Creating flawless events wherever clients take her, from as far as Paris, France, Adair keeps her clients calm, organized, and on track with the planning process. www.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.com

ABOUT THE OWNER...

Adair Currie has been in the wedding industry for six years and through that time, has honed in on her style and design aesthetic. From small, intimate, beachside nuptials, celebrations in private backyards, to large natural light venues.

PRICE RANGE $$$

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CL I AA L DAVDEVRETR SG I NS GESCETC TN ION S PSEPCEI A I STIIN IO

WEDDING PLANNER

Laura Helm Owner KNOWN FOR...

Our unique approach to design is rooted in a passion to balance intentionality and natural beauty with a dash of playfulness. Just as every couple is a mix of two individuals, we love blending opposites together to create a new harmony.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

Cody Hunter Photography

We offer comprehensive event design and management, custom florals and dĂŠcor, and full-service coordination. Our cohesive, four-step approach gives us room to dream big, express true emotion, and tie all of the intentional details together.

ABOUT THE OWNER...

Lead designer and owner, Laura Helm, started the company six years ago because she values the blessing and significance of two souls getting to meet and unite. She believes that the anticipation of a wedding does not come from pomp and circumstance, but rather the joy of two lives committing to each other.

PRICE RANGE $$$

(863) 940-9639 Lakeland, Florida hello@ashtonevents.com www.ashtonevents.com 162

Lakeland

ASHTON EVENTS FL AWLESS AND FABULOUSLY EXECUTED WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

Ashton Events came about because there was a need for storytelling in the event industry — for celebrations that do more than flow effortlessly but also leave a lasting impression on the guests. We are firm believers in creating well-planned and executed events infused with your unforgettable personal style. Just like our story, yours is unique and we want to celebrate it. We create richly textured narratives to cohesively articulate your story. www.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.com


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WEDDING PLANNERS

Jennifer Gowing & Candace Frank Owners KNOWN FOR...

...designing events that are a reflection of our clients and their personalities. We are all about making your vision come true and believe the personal relationships we build are the foundation of our business.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

Thomas Photography

...handling the unexpected before and during the event and our expertise in logistics allows us the ability to make decisions quickly and seamlessly. Our job is to keep tabs on the latest trends, create unique visual concepts, and use our creativity to help your vision come to life.

Atlanta

EVERMORE WEDDINGS & EVENTS DEDICATION, ENTHUSIASM AND CREATIVIT Y

Evermore Weddings & Events is Atlanta’s leading full-service wedding and event consulting company with all of the resources and expertise necessary to bring your unique vision to life. We have perfected our planning process to make it simple and enjoyable. We customize packages for all of our clients based on their wants and needs. Think of us as your confidant, your sounding board, and your biggest source of encouragement during the planning process. www.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.com

ABOUT THE OWNERS...

With over 20 years of experience, Jennifer and Candace teamed up three years ago to create Evermore Weddings & Events and have been planning weddings all over Georgia ever since.

PRICE RANGE $$$

(770) 351-7586 Atlanta, Georgia hello@evermorewed.com www.evermorewed.com 163


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WEDDING PLANNER

Eliana Baucicault Owner KNOWN FOR...

We are known for being able to translate our clients personal brand into their event design.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

We love the use of color just as much as we love working with neutrals. A curated branded event is our specialty.

PRICE RANGE $$$

(877) 443-5592 1465 Chattahoochee Ave, Ste 450 Atlanta, Georgia eliana@ellybevents.com www.ellybevents.com 164

Milanes Photography

ABOUT THE OWNER...

With nine years in event production under her belt, Eliana creates unforgettable celebrations while bringing a fresh perspective to the industry. Eliana’s background in project management ensures that events go seamlessly while her eye for design creates memorable events that guests aren’t soon to forget. She prides herself on connecting with her clients on a personal level and maintaining relationships long after their special event. She resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband, her teenage son, and four adorable Yorkshire Terriers.

Atlanta

E L LY B E V E N T S FL AWLESS AND FABULOUSLY EXECUTED WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

ellyB Events is a party planning firm that specializes in personalized design details. Our planners are here to make sure you have an amazing party that you and your family will be proud to call your own. We enjoy each and every detail from the single teardrop that falls from your fiancé’s eye to the laughter created from the blending of two families to the opportunity to color outside of the lines for our birthday parties and other social events. www.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.com


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WEDDING PLANNER

Meghan Bishop Owner KNOWN FOR...

Unique and thoughtful events.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

Discovering peoples personal styleeven if they don’t know what it is!

Lauren Carnes Photography

J.Ashley Photography

ABOUT THE OWNER...

Meghan is an energetic mom of boys. When she is not planning or decorating the next wedding/event, you can find her selling real estate in Augusta, GA. Her love for her home town runs deep.

PRICE RANGE $$$

Augusta

MEGHAN C BISHOP WEDDINGS & EVENTS TELLING YOUR LOVE STORY

Meghan C Bishop Weddings and Events firmly believes that every bride and groom have a unique story and their own “couple” style – together we can discover yours! As a full-service event planner and designer, she offers several packages and services that are all geared to fit the unique needs of each and every client.

www.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.com

(706) 589-3113 Augusta, Georgia meg.wed.aug@gmail.com www.meghancbishop.com

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WEDDING PLANNER

Jamie Elliott McPherson Owner KNOWN FOR...

J. Elliott Style is known for curating flawless personalized, one of a kind special events.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

J. Elliott Style specializes in getting to know our client's personally so that we are able to work with them to create special events that are an authentic representation of who they are.

Atlanta

J. ELLIOTT STYLE

PRICE RANGE

CELEBRATE WITH ST YLE

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J. Elliott Style is a boutique event planning, design, and coordination firm. From the beginning, we work with our clients to create beautiful celebrations true to their personal style. Our process begins with developing concepts and themes for the event – from there, creativity flourishes. We're experts in managing budgets, maintaining relationships with other vendors and event setup, management and breakdown.

(404) 520-7465 1324 Roscoe Road Newnan, GA 30263 jelliottstyle@gmail.com www.jelliottstyle.com 166

Paperlily Photography

ABOUT THE OWNER...

Jamie Elliott McPherson has combined his years of experience in both the interior design field and the special events industry with his passion for entertaining to create J.Elliott Style. His enthusiasm is contagious and his ability to come up with bespoke affairs is unmatched. Whether your special event is an intimate backyard dinner party or an elaborate destination wedding Jamie Elliott McPherson will have every detail under control.

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WEDDING PLANNER

Sebrell Smith Owner KNOWN FOR...

Gorgeous florals, access to unique venues, and beautifully orchestrated weddings, society, and corporate events.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

Couture florals, creative design, and detailed management.

Mark Williams Studio

ABOUT THE OWNER...

Savannah

SEBRELL SMITH DESIGNER EVENTS PROFESSIONAL PL ANNING, PRODUCTION & DETAIL MANAGEMENT

Sebrell Smith Designer Events offers professional guidance, planning, production and detail management for any event, great or small. We specialize in destination weddings and events throughout the Lowcountry and beyond.

Recognized on the nationally celebrated website, The Daily Meal, as one of the “50 People You Should Know When Throwing a Party,” Sebrell has also been named the “Best Event Planner” by Savannah Magazine for five years. Beginning her career by designing and planning events for Savannah College of Art and Design, Sebrell has continued to express her reputation for spirited Southern grace by planning and executing events of all kinds, from local soirées to the international wedding of Kim Simplis to Dean Barrow, the Prime Minister of Belize.

PRICE RANGE $$$$

(912) 604-6852 8419 Ferguson Avenue Savannah, Georgia sebrell@sebrellsmith.com www.sebrellsmith.com

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Charlton Inije Owner KNOWN FOR...

Inije is best know for the impeccable attention to detail, as well as their creative lighting techniques and fashion/editorial approach to a wedding day.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

Giving clients a celebrity feel the day of their wedding is our specialty.

PRICE RANGE $$$

(404) 844-1753 Atlanta, Georgia

Mark Williams Studio

ABOUT THE OWNER...

Charlton Inije is an award-winning international professional wedding and portrait photographer, with a passion for his career and a unique approach to his work that incorporates fine arts sensibility, technical mastery and cultivated creativity. Charlton calls photography his “Labor of love� and believes that God has blessed him with this talent. Charlton has ben shooting professionally for over seven years and has worked with some of the most highly sought-after professionals in the wedding industry.

Atlanta

INIJE PHOTOGRAPHY FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

Inije Photography has been in the wedding industry for over 10+ years. The luxury wedding photography company is based in Atlanta, Georgia and open to world travel. With a photojournalistic/fashion approach Inije style is fresh, modern, and emotional.

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Davy Whitener Owner KNOWN FOR...

Davy is known for producing timeless portraits, combined with emotional imagery to to tell the story of your day. He is also known for being very enjoyable to work with.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

Davy primarily uses medium format film, which drives his love for this career.

ABOUT THE OWNERS...

Atlanta

DAVY WHITENER PHOTOGRAPHY

Davy and Lydia reside in Atlanta. Lydia helps with some aspects of the business, while primarily raising their three children (with another one due in April, 2017!). Davy is blessed to do what he loves full time, since 2005. They love the Lord, the outdoors, gardening, and family time.

PRICE RANGE $$$$

FINE ART DESTINATION FILM PHOTOGRAPHER

Davy brings his very best to each wedding he is honored to photograph. His energy, passion, and stunning work are what set him apart. He has an ability to make photographs look so effortless, even at weddings when timing and location may not be ideal. Davy embodies the utmost professionalism and respect for his clients and their families.

www.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.com

(678) 773-3423 Atlanta, Georgia davy@davywhitener.com www.davywhitener.com 169


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PHOTOGRAPHERS

Cody & Tiffany Tolmen Owners KNOWN FOR...

Our fine art and natural style of photography – light, romantic, and airy photos.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

Photographing fine-art, luxury, destination weddings for the kindhearted, and classic bride.

ABOUT THE OWNERS...

Well- we love people and love love. When we’re not behind the lens, we’re usually playing with our kiddos, eating, laughing or traveling. We’re obsessed with Stumptown Coffee, dating each other, eating at local foodie joints and seeing as much of the world as we can!

PRICE RANGE $$$$

Southwest Florida

H U N T E R R YA N P H O T O

TIMELESS. CL ASSIC. WEDDINGS.

(704) 966-9859 Southwest Florida

We’re Cody Hunter and Tiffany Ryan – a Southwest Florida based, and nationally published husband and wife wedding photography team with a love affair for natural light!

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Kristen Weaver Owner KNOWN FOR...

Romantic and softly-inspired wedding photography with a natural and personal connection.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

Weddings, elopements and boudoir

ABOUT THE OWNER...

Award-winning, international wedding photographer, educator and fashion junkie - Kristen Weaver specializes in a style she classifies as ‘comfortable luxury.’ Since opening her photography business in 2009, she has photographed couples all over the world as they’ve said their ‘I do’s’ and celebrate with their friends and family.

Orlando

KRISTEN WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Bright and romantic wedding photographer, Kristen Weaver, developed her style after starting in fashion and editorial work. Couples seek out Kristen for her personal, energetic touch on every wedding day – creating images that speak to their unique personalities! With a successful associate brand and photo booth business, the KWP studio is the perfect place to capture your wedding and life memories! www.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.com

Kristen is a cat-loving, sweet-tea drinking brunette from the Midwest who relocated to the sunshine state to work on her education... and her tan! Older, wiser and much paler, she lives with her husband, step-daughter and five cats in Orlando!

PRICE RANGE $$$$

(407) 476-4597 1624 Smithfield Way, Suite 1126 Oviedo, Florida 32765 kristen@kristenweaver.com www.kristenweaver.com 171


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PHOTOGRAPHERS

The Williams Family Owners KNOWN FOR...

. ..providing exceptional quality in

documenting your wedding day and other special moments in life with both a fresh view on style and a knowledge of the craft from our family’s 31 years of experience.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

The craft behind our lens is many years in the making. With experience in both mediums, we have an appreciation for timeless lighting and portraits that is very evident in our work.

ABOUT THE OWNERS...

We are the product of a lifelong journey, as Mark Williams Studio evolved into what it is today. Our dad came to love the craft in high school, and just shortly after college and marriage, our parents started the company. They/We have shot nearly 700 (or more) weddings since then, and our work continues to inspire us just as much or more than it inspires our clients.

PRICE RANGE $$$$

(478) 237-3692 Swainsboro, Georgia Savannah, Georgia maymewilliams@hotmail.com www.markwilliamsstudio.com 172

Savannah

MARK WILLIAMS STUDIO

A LEGACY OF PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS

Upon marrying four years after meeting their first day in their first class in college, Mark and Andrea embarked upon a journey in their own business that showcased both Andrea’s love for the people and Mark’s passion for photography. 31 years later Mark, Andrea, and their daughters Marielle, Julianne, and Caroline are known for their passion for photography and love for their clients. www.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.com


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PHOTOGRAPHERS

Leo & Brittany Trevino Owners KNOWN FOR...

Wedding Photography, Wedding Films, and Lifestyle Portraiture

OUR SPECIALT Y...

Weddings are our heart and soul! It’s so important for us to capture and document the wonderful love stories in every couple that we work with. Our approach specializes in photojournalism mixed in with a bit of fine art photography.

ABOUT THE OWNERS...

Tampa

R A D R E D C R E AT I V E STAYING TRENDY, YET TIMELESS!

Leo and Brittany are a husband and wife photography team based in Tampa, with coverage from the Florida Keys to the mountains of North Carolina and everywhere in between. In the summer of 2012, Brittany and Leo decided to put their talents together and create something where they could both put their skills and passion to work. Their different views through the lens compliment each other perfectly! www.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.com

Growing up in Brandon, Florida, Leo’s family told stories as a way of spending quality time together. As he grew up, he realized his passion for photography and storytelling. Ever since that first camera, he hasn’t been able to put it down. Brittany is orginally from North Carolina and moved to Florida when she was 11. Brittany’s love for stories began in high school. During college, she completed a degree in Television Production. When not shooting, they love traveling together!

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Rob Futrell Owner KNOWN FOR...

Creative and journalistic style wedding photography.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

Basically if our clients do it – we do it. Climbing mountains, jumping off of cliffs or into pools – we go too. We love capturing moments that mean something- telling loves stories is what we do best.

ABOUT THE OWNER...

Photos by Rob Futrell is a familyowned business based in St. Augustine, FL. Rob and his wife, Jill, have a commitment to customer love that is evident from the moment you initially meet all the way through your wedding album design. In all they do they work to instill a sense of trust in their work as professionals and hope to make lifelong friends with each of the couples they work with.

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WEDDINGS • PORTRAITS • AWESOME

(904) 294-6604 St. Augustine, Florida

Rob Futrell tells stories with images. Where a writer uses words, Rob uses light to preserve a moment in time in a distinctly unique way. Beyond photography style and skill set, his couples hire him because they trust he understands their relationship and gets their vision. Mixing friendship with photos, Rob images are a beautiful mix of classic, clever and some boundary-pushing fun inspired by each couple's unique personalities.

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FLORAL DESIGNER

Sherry Donnelly Owner KNOWN FOR...

. .. “out of the box” designs with an

organic “gathered from the garden” feel. The juxtaposition of unusual elements, bold colors, and a lot of texture has created her fresh and recognizable design style.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

Izzy Hudgins Photography

Is our signature designs that create a wedding or event that has a one-of-akind style.

ABOUT THE OWNER...

Atlanta

GERTIE MAE'S FLORAL STUDIO

REFINED FLORISTRY

Sherry found her talent and passion for flowers by happenstance when providing arrangements for her church. She considers herself a “late bloomer”, opening Gertie Mae’s at age 42 after ten years as a stay-athome mom of two children. Coupling her flower design beginnings and her work at Gertie Mae’s, Sherry has been designing now for almost 17 years.

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Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio was established in 2003 as a full service florist in a storefront on the historic square in Clarkesville, Georgia. As Gertie Mae’s wedding designs became more sought-after, the business moved to a studio setting and began specializing in weddings and events only. The demand for their wedding florals began in North Georgia and Gertie Mae’s now serves Metro Atlanta, North Carolina, South Carolina, and a number of destination venues as well. www.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.com

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Kim McNaron Owner KNOWN FOR...

... distinctive floral designs that are simply an expression in bloom, an extension of the characteristics that define you as a beautiful bride.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

Nurturing and cultivating the bride’s inspiration for wedding and event florals, event design and styling.

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Claire Diana Photography

ABOUT THE OWNER...

I love weddings, and always will... Why? Because I love marriage. Marriage is beautiful, and it may be the only thing more beautiful than flowers. Flowers have always been my passion since a little girl, but became a profession in college and have been my joy ever since. Ralph Waldo Emerson said “The Earth laughs in flowers.” I think he was right, but I far more enjoy the joy that comes in the moments of laughter when a happy bride meets her flowers for the first time.

Atlanta

HOLLAND DAZE WEDDINGS

YOU DESERVE TO LOVE YOUR FLOWERS

We love weddings, because we love marriage. You have dreamed of this day, and so have we. After 30 years in the industry, we recognized a need for a more personal approach. We love to dream along and awaken your dream to reality in full bloom. Weddings can be overwhelming, we get it. Each bride is special and their florals should reflect their personality, characteristics and uniquely represent their floral signature. www.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.com


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FLORAL DESIGNER

Karen Graham Owner KNOWN FOR...

. ..having a very personal approach.

While developing a lasting friendship, we guide our clients into the right direction to maximize their floral and design budget. Our designs have that little extra something that create an over all wow factor.

OUR SPECIALT Y...

Chey Photography

Being very versatile with our style. After 14 years of being in the wedding industry, we’ve adapted to many design patterns and trends. Our style tends to gravitate towards a free-form organic look, however we can also produce a more formal or contemporary design.

Atlanta

THE PERFECT POPPY FLORAL AND EVENT DESIGN

ABOUT THE OWNER...

I have a love for anything alive! Since I was a child I’ve always enjoyed gardening, caring for animals, and appreciating nature’s raw beauty. Nature has always been my biggest inspiration, as I thrive on bold texture and color.

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The Perfect Poppy is full service, from consultation to installation, we offer expert advice and detailed proposals to insure that we capture and create our client’s vision. We offer an extensive amount of containers, props, and candle decor; all are complementary when contracting with us for florals.

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just married IDEAS FROM REAL WEDDINGS

Real wedding features are the source of some serious inspiration for new brides-to-be. We've hand selected each of the following real weddings particularly for their style, unique details, great vendors and amazing imagery. They're an honest representation of current trends, venues in action and wedding vendors' work. Bonus! Look to these love stories for ideas and examples, but don't feel the pressure to measure up. Remember your personal style and pull from each as you see fit. Your wedding is about you.

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CERRONE & ISAAC King Plow Arts Center Atlanta, Georgia September 3, 2016

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If there are photos next to the dictionary definitions of "chic" and "modern," they're definitely from Cerrone and Isaac's wedding. The ultra-industrial and uber-trendy King Plow Arts Center served as the backdrop for the nuptials and the original factory floors, exposed brick walls, and adjacent art gallery created the perfect aesthetic. Cerrone glided down the candle-lined aisle beneath a canopy of draping silver eucalyptus counterbalanced by soft Edison bulbs. The bride wore a perfectly fitted custom designed sheath dress with an asymmetrical neckline and overskirt while her husband-to-be stunned in a classic black tuxedo. The surrounding bridesmaids wore a magenta that played into the jewel tone color palette and carried small arrangements of garden roses and eucalyptus that matched the bridal bouquet by Andy Beach & Co. After the tastefully traditional (but joyously personal) ceremony came to a close, the room was converted into the romantically lit reception space and the 150 guests sat down to a exquisite meal catered by Bold American Events. The celebration, designed by ellyB Events, kept true to an industrial feel inspired by the space while incorporating lush greenery and florals that added whimsy and enchantment. After the meal, the newlyweds cut into a three tier marbled cake designed by For Goodness Cakes, but renounced most other post-ceremony traditions in favor of prolonged celebratory dancing.

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BRIDAL GOWN Anthony L. Williams

MENSWEAR The Modern Gent

MAKEUP ARTIST Makeup By Tierra

LIGHTING ellyB Events

"Our wedding was small enough to still feel intimate, but large enough for the 150 guests not to feel lonely on the dance floor. The warm lighting, jewel toned roses, and lush eucalyptus accents created a warm and inviting atmosphere." -Cerrone

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The Venue KING PLOW ARTS CENTER

DRAPING & RENTALS Séjour Events

"At the outset, we both wanted a modern and industrial style wedding, with a personal ceremony. We chose King Plow Arts Center, an old industrial plow factory, as our venue because of its original plow factory floors and weathered brick walls. In addition, the venue housed an art gallery adjacent to the ceremony/reception space, which added a modern touch to the overall aesthetic." -Cerrone

CAKE For Goodness Cakes

The Planner ELLYB EVENTS With nine years in event production under her belt, Eliana Baucicault creates unforgettable celebrations while bringing a fresh perspective to the industry. Eliana takes the visions of her clients and magnificently amplifies them into extraordinarily unique experiences.

The Photographer INIJE PHOTOGRAPHY Inije Photography is an Atlanta based wedding, events and portraits photography company. Charlton Inije (owner) has a deep passion for his career and unique approach to his work that incorporates fine arts sensibility, technical mastery and cultivated creativity. VIDEOGRAPHER Bob’s Eye View FLORAL DESIGNER Andy Beach & Co. CATERING Bold American Events TRANSPORTATION Greene Worldwide Transportation

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K AT I E & MILES Dutch Ford Farms Metter, Georgia September 3, 2016

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The sticky summer air was just beginning to transform into a cool September breeze when Katie and Miles exchanged their vows on Dutch Ford Farms. A few years before, the couple had visited the farm and before wedding bells were even ringing in the distance decided that this was exactly where their nuptials would take place. That afternoon, the guests sat on antique pews in front of a large white barn, surrounded by pedestals of bright, luscious floral arrangements by Mark Williams Studio. The bride carried a bouquet of roses, Juliet garden roses, succulents, and Dusty Miller and wore a lace gown with a sweetheart neckline that perfectly captured the romantic, vintage feel of the wedding. Her bridesmaids donned dark teal dresses in various styles and the groomsmen wore taupe. After the vows were exchanged, the barn doors were flung open to reveal a large reception space with an abundance of lavish, plush florals and seating areas of antique and vintage furniture, many of which were family heirlooms. The event, planned and designed around the bride's collection of vintage pieces, was a celebration of the traditional and all things charmingly classic. Dinner, catered by Fancy Q's, was served on mismatched antique china sets and the cake – accented by lace fondant that matched the bride's dress – was surrounded by a pie bar of apple, pecan, chocolate, and egg custard, all baked by Patti Hendley. Toasts, speeches, and first dances concluded and late night nacho bar consumed, Katie and Miles took their leave under a canopy of confetti and well-wishes.

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BRIDAL GOWN Allure Bridals via Frills by Scott

VINTAGE CAR RENTAL Dixieland Cruisers of Savannah

HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST Meraki Artistik Hair Galley

MENSWEAR RJ Pope and Bride

BRIDESMAID ATTIRE Allure Bridesmaids via Frills by Scott

LIVE EVENT ARTIST Joy Varnell

"We had several antique furniture pieces around the entire barn with a defined seating area. Many of the pieces were family heirlooms and others were pieces that I refurbished which made it even more special." -Katie

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The Place DUTCH FORD FARMS

TENT RENTAL Created Memories

"From the moment I saw the barn in all of its rustic, vintage beauty I knew that was where I wanted to get married. This venue really embodied our favorite things; farm life and finding the beauty in old things." -Katie

CHIAVARI CHAIR RENTAL Don’s Special Event Rentals

The Bridal Salon FRILLS BY SCOTT Scott Marchbanks has been the proud owner of his formal wear shop, Frills by Scott, for nine years, but has had a passion for helping people feel beautiful in their own skin his whole life. With a range of clients stretching all around the country, Scott still manages to make every bride feel like a princess. FLORAL, EVENT & PAPER STYLING Mark Williams Studio

The Photographers MARK WILLIAMS STUDIO In 1985, Mark Williams and his wife Andrea began a photography business. 31 years later, they and their daughters, Marielle, Julianne and Caroline, continue the Williams family legacy of true passion for photography, art and love. VIDEOGRAPHY Rustic Image Productions CATERING Fancy Q’s N Good Spirits T & K Bartending PHOTOBOOTH Savannah Photo Booths ENTERTAINMENT The Retreat Band

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COMING TO A CIT Y NE AR YOU IN 2016!

A bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding.

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BRIANNA & BENJAMIN The Club at Bella Collina Montverde, Florida December 19, 2015

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It's hard to imagine so much blooming in the middle of winter, but Blush by Brandee Gaar revived the spring season at Brianna and Benjamin's December wedding at The Club at Bella Collina. Traditional Christmas and winter colors had never appealed to Brianna; she had always envisioned her wedding in gorgeous pinks and golds. So with the bridesmaids and groomsmen festooned in black, the bundles of lush eucalyptus, pink garden roses, white hydrangeas, and berries by Lee James Floral Designs stood in stark and elegant contrast. Brianna was radiant in a lace, off the shoulder gown that had been custom made to fulfill all her princess fantasies. Their 250 closest friends and family sitting on pews bought from a church in Tennessee, the bride and groom stood hand in hand under a floral arbor while their family priest pronounced them man and wife. When the ceremony came to a close, guests made their way to the atrium for a cocktail hour featuring a scotch bar and a selection of flatbreads. Throughout the event were boxwood adornments that highlighted the couple's family history. Instead of numbers, each table was identified by a place that the couple cherished. This plethora of personalized accents were designed and created by Chalk Shop Events. The reception consisted of a seated dinner followed by the cutting of the cake by The Sugar Suite as well as a dessert and cocoa bar by Two Sweets Bake Shop. The unexpected nip of the winter air was easily warded off by pink and white pashmina scarves and dancing to the music of The Leonard Brothers Band. When the evening came to a close, the guests lined up with confetti poppers to see the bride and groom off to their new life together.

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HAIR & MAKEUP LeJeune Artistry

BRIDAL GOWN Something New Bridal Boutique

MENSWEAR Men's Wearhouse

STATIONERY Dogwood Blossom Stationery PEWS Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

CHALK BOARD ARTIST Chalk Shop Events

"Kim McFadden with Chalk Shop Events took our dream of personalization and made it a reality. From the table signs, to the boards tracing the aisle with the Bible verses, to the photo booth, Kim really told our story as a couple." -Brianna

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The Place THE CLUB AT BELL A COLLINA "Bella Collina transports you into a different country – you feel like you're in Italy! It was a no-brainer. Due to its beauty, seclusion, rolling hills, and character, Bella Collina was the top choice." -Brianna

EVENT LIGHTING Kaleidoscope Event Lighting LINEN RENTAL Over the Top Rental Linens

The Planner BLUSH BY BRANDEE GAAR Blush is a full service wedding and event planning company locally owned and operated in Orlando, Florida. Their philosophy is simple: stress-free brides make happy brides, which in turn produces fabulous events great for their guests and for many, many memories to come!

TRANSPORTATION VIP Wedding Transportation

The Photographer BEST PHOTOGRAPHY Josh and Rachel Best are fine art film and digital wedding photographers that make up Best Photography. They are passionate about life, love, and Jesus Christ. Capturing timeless images through the art of film, beautiful light, and the marvelous outdoors God has created. VIDEOGRAPHY White in Revery FLORAL DESIGN Lee James Floral Designs CEREMONY MUSICIANS Beautiful Music ENTERTAINMENT The Leonard Brothers Band SPECIALTY RENTALS A Chair Affair, Inc. CHIC Furniture Rental RW Style

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ASHLEY & JOSH The Inn at Serenbe Palmetto, Georgia May 29, 2016

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MAKEUP ARTIST Dollface by Jules

On their wedding day, the Georgia summer sun seem to shine down just for Ashley and Josh. Months and months before, they had fallen in love with the heavenly Northern Georgia oasis that is The Inn at Serenbe and decided to plan a weekend getaway for their nuptials. With the masterful help of Ashley Baber Weddings, the ceremony took place on the grounds in front of a pine tree backdrop under a stunning floral chuppah surrounded by 230 of Ashley and Josh's closest friends and family. A procession of ten bridesmaids in mismatched neutrals and groomsmen in navy from Generation Tux as well as a little ring bearer who wouldn't take his hand out of his pocket (too worried about losing the rings!) preceded the bride down the aisle. Not an eye in the group was dry as Ashley shone in a fitted gown with a plunging lace neckline. The scenery was so stunning that only minimal florals were necessary to enhance the surroundings, so Ashley carried blush roses and peonies arranged by k&co. design. Every stage of the weekend took place on a different part of the grounds, so guests took golf carts to the open air reception. To a soundtrack of the musically inclined couple's favorites, the guests dined on an elegant and elevated menu that paid homage to the couple's Southern roots. Dennis Dean created a meal of meridional delights–braised beef short ribs, maple glazed salmon, even heirloom tomato pie! Later in the evening, the newlyweds took a private moment to cut a traditional cake while the wedding guests helped themselves to an assortment of mouthwatering pies. Ashley and Josh's wedding was part rustic, part Southern charm, and all sophistication.

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HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTS Pamela Pimpleton, Theresa Stone Beth Anderson, Studio Todd G

CEREMONY MUSICIANS Montana Skies

BRIDAL GOWN Pnina Tornai via Kleinfeld

MENSWEAR Sid Mashburn

"I hate logistics and although my mother is a huge planner, I knew I needed a dedicated planner with me every step of the way. I literally could not have done this without my planning team! They handled every detail seamlessly." -Ashley

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The Place THE INN AT SERENBE

"We knew we wanted somewhat of an escape. We loved the idea of "hijacking" all of our friends and family for the weekend so it felt like a vacation for them too. We also knew we wanted an outdoor wedding. We loved the industrial look and vibe but there's nothing like being among all the natural colors and elements on a summer day." -Ashley

The Planner ASHLEY BABER WEDDINGS Ashley Baber Weddings' philosophy is simple: create celebrations reflective of their couples that focus on meaningful and memorable details. Their extensive knowledge of logistics and exemplary execution skills are a crucial part of bringing this philosophy to life at every event they produce.

ENTERTAINMENT Mariachi AmigoZ The Celebrity All Star Band

The Photographer VUE PHOTOGRAPHY For ten years, Genya O'Neall has photographed hundreds of events – yet somehow, weddings never seem to lose their sparkle and uniqueness. Fully caffeinated and armed with an infectious smile, she approaches every event with enthusiasm percolating through her veins. CATERING & EVENT RENTALS Dennis Dean FLORAL DESIGN k&co design STATIONERY K.LYNX DESIGNS Paper Daisies Stationery VIDEOGRAPHY Timepiece Media

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ERICA & JULIO Villa Woodbine Miami, Florida March 15, 2015

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After moving to Florida, Erica wasn't sure that she would be able to fulfill her dream of getting married under a beautiful old tree (palm trees tend to stay pretty skinny!), but Villa Woodbine provided exactly what she and her fiancĂŠ, Julio, were looking for. The couple gathered in the cool of a March morning under the sprawling branches in the courtyard. The space, designed by Beauty in the Making, was decorated in blush and gold and accented with natural greenery and hanging vases. The guests turned in their antique garden chairs as Erica entered in a champagne pink mermaid gown, holding an untamed bouquet of Juliet garden roses, parrot tulips, anemones, and surrounding greenery designed by Divine Design Flowers. The man and wife pronounced and the ceremony ended, Erica and Julio released butterflies in memory of Erica's grandmother before making their way to a mid-morning wedding brunch served by Bill Hansen Catering. The reception paid homage to the couple's love of writing with framed poems and books open to passages of love. A jazz melody crooned by Lourdes Valentin hung in the air above the newlyweds' first dance and washed an elegant atmosphere over the event. The bride and groom made their grand exit surrounded by a sea of white ribbons waved by guests and cruised off along the bay in a vintage rental car adorned with a eucalyptus garland dotted with tropical blooms also found in the bride's bouquet. It was a wedding that would have done old Hollywood proud.

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STATIONERY & CALLIGRAPHY KARMOMO

BRIDAL GOWN Stefan Jolie via Bijou Bridal

MENSWEAR Men's Wearhouse

"Our wedding was very small and intimate – I didn't even have a bridal party! We wanted the focus to be on not only us, but the beautiful weather, the lovely venue, and catching up with family and friends. Almost all our guests knew each other!" -Erica

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The Place VILL A WOODBINE "As a little girl, I had always dreamed of getting married outdoors under a big beautiful tree – a dream I thought might need to be altered after my parents and I moved to Florida, the land of skinny palm trees! Luckily, after much online browsing, I found Villa Woodbine. It was intimate, it was classically elegant with a Spanish-style Florida twist, and it had a stunning tree in the courtyard." -Erica

RENTALS Love in Vintage

The Planner BEAUT Y IN THE MAKING Eileen Morales finds the greatest joy in seeing her client's vision come to life. With a passion for detail, an incessant desire to acquire the perfect setting, and a keen eye for design, Eileen makes wedding dreams come true each and every event.

The Photographer OZZY GARCIA A natural-light wedding photographer who captures images that evoke feeling, memories, or tell a story. FLORAL DESIGN Divine Design Flowers ENTERTAINMENT Lourdes Valentin HAIR & MAKEUP Carolyn Jones CATERING & CAKE Bill Hansen Catering VIDEOGRAPHY Starkin Films

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HILLARY & JEREMIAH Chukkar Farm Polo Club Alpharetta, Georgia July 3, 2016

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For Hillary and Jeremiah, the sweltering summer day was more than just a wedding. The two had spent their entire relationship miles apart – he in North Carolina and she in Georgia – so this was an opportunity for the "goodbyes" to become "goodnights." The Alpharetta, Georgia venue, Chukkar Farm, was only three miles from Hillary's childhood home and the proximity as well as the natural beauty was a decision maker. The couple wanted a setting that was gorgeous all its own and wouldn't need a lot of adornment. Instead of an excess of decoration, the space was embellished with simple neutrals and pastels, chalkboard signs, and charmingly rustic touches coordinated by Annie Mae Weddings + Events as well as whimsical, airy arrangements of roses, hydrangeas, dusty miller, and thistles designed by Holland Daze that matched the bouquets. In the woodland shade, Hillary sashayed down the aisle in an off-white lace mermaid gown accented by a glittering belt. Surrounding an arbor stood bridesmaids draped in ethereal gowns of powder blue and white lace overlay and groomsmen in light gray tuxes. After the ceremony, guests made their way to a deliciously Southern meal of barbecue from Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q and beer from local brewery Dry County Brewing Company. The newlyweds cut into a florally ornamented buttercream cake by Lynn Worley Wagoner while the weddinggoers kept up an energetic and exuberant vitality on the dancefloor. The wedding was a sweet, aestival celebration of family, friends, and timeless joy.

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STATIONERY "Our Smith Nest" via Etsy

MENSWEAR Mens Wearhouse BRIDAL GOWN & BRIDESMAID DRESSES Impressions Bridal JEWELRY J. Crew

RINGS Diamonds Direct of SouthPark

"The first look was great for both of us because I was able to freshen up before the ceremony, and it gave us an intimate space to see each other for the first time on our wedding day. I will never forget walking up to him and tapping him on the shoulder to turn around." -Hillary

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The Place CHUKKAR FARM POLO CLUB "Jeremiah and I wanted property that was gorgeous by itself. Less is more when it comes to decorations! Not to mention, it was three miles from my parents. I actually drove by this place everyday on my way to high school and never knew about it!" -Hillary

DJ & PHOTOBOOTH Club Rett

The Floral Designer HOLL AND DAZE WEDDINGS Kim McNaron, the heart of Holland Daze Weddings, creates beautiful floral designs to celebrate the moment brides and grooms share their vows to reflect on for a lifetime. After hearing wedding day dreams, she and her team awaken them to a fragrance, a bouquet, a palette, a reality.

CATERING Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q

The Photographers ANNA SHACKLEFORD Anna and Daniel are a husband and wife photography team who specialize in joyful, elegant weddings. Using a mix of film and digital photography they create timeless images filled with love. DAY OF COORDINATOR Annie Mae Weddings + Events CALLIGRAPHY Lindsey Liermann HAIR & MAKEUP Holly Chastain, Blushing Beauty Lounge Madison Hinton Katelyn McAlister RENTALS A Borrowed Event VIDEOGRAPHY Zauche Videography

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BRIDAL GOWN Augusta Jones via Elegance by Roya Bridal Atelier

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& BOBBY Powel Crosley Estate Sarasota, Florida December 19, 2015

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Charming. Romantic. Fairytale-worthy. All the adjectives that a couple could want to describe their wedding could apply to Jen and Bobby's special day. Their nuptials began at St. Martha's Catholic Church in Sarasota for a traditional ceremony with their closest friends and family. Jen wowed everyone present in a sleeveless lace gown, holding a texture-rich bouquet of soft ivory roses and pops of navy from anemones arranged by Ashton Events. Her bridesmaids attended in mismatched navy dresses of lace and sequins of their own choosing while the groom and his men sported classic black tuxedos and anemone boutonnières. The cocktail hour took place that evening on the Powel Crosley Estate where guests meandered in and out of the house and reveled in the evening air from the patio. On the grounds of the estate, the reception was a perfect cohesion of romantic and glamorous, with wooden farmhouse tables, candles, textured champagne linens, and an abundance of flowers. Over the dance floor was a chandelier draped in ribbons with the guests' names inscribed on each and as each ribbon was removed, a monogram on the floor was revealed. Vintage furniture on the patio and personalized details throughout gave the event unending charm. The couple chose a small three-tiered cake by Hands on Sweets, supplemented by cherry pies made by Bobby's dad. The guests wandered from stations of some of the newlyweds favorite foods by Good Food Events + Catering to a cigar bar and an espresso bar on the patio. As the sky darkened and the evening drew to a close, Jen and Bobby made a faux exit and instead led the guests to an after party and a long night of dancing!

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CEREMONY LOCATION St. Martha Catholic Church

BRIDAL VEIL & JEWELRY Malindy Elene Bridal Boutique HAIR & MAKEUP Michele Renee The Studio

FLORAL DESIGN Ashton Events

STATIONERY Eleven Note

"Siuleth from Eleven Note created a monogram for all of our stationery and if you look closely you’ll find two small penguins on the bottom. Why penguins? Well, they're cute, but they also mate for life. A sweet reminder of lifelong love on our special day." -Jen

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The Place POWEL CROSLEY ESTATE "We knew we wanted to stay relatively close to St. Petersburg and wanted a venue near the water. Growing up I always loved Spanish style houses and walking up to the Powel Crosley Estate I was instantly sold. When we stepped out back and saw the lawn and water there was no turning back!" -Jen

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The Planner ASHTON EVENTS

Laura Helm and her team create richly textured narratives to cohesively articulate your story. Mindful of every detail throughout the planning experience, their process ensures brides will be encouraged, inspired, and at ease every step of the way. They help brides dream big, express their true emotion, and tie all of the intentional details together.

CATERING Good Food Events + Catering CAKE Hands on Sweets ESPRESSO BAR Café Ala Carte

The Photographer ESTHER LOUISE PHOTOGRAPHY

Esther Louise is a film photographer available for travel worldwide who helps couples preserve their weddings with soulful, natural, romantic photographs. VIDEOGRAPHY Bright Frame Films ENTERTAINMENT DJ Jacob Towe EVENT RENTALS Wish Vintage Rentals Nuage Designs A Chair Affair, Inc. LINEN RENTALS Kate Ryan Linens Nuage Designs US Tent Rental

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K E E LY & M AT T H E W The Estate Atlanta, Georgia March 19, 2016

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Sometimes, a venue just speaks to you. For Keely and Matthew, The Estate by Legendary Events was practically shouting. Firstly, they loved the ambiance and intimacy of having their wedding in a space that used to be a home. Secondly, having an event coordinator attached to the venue offered some serious convenience. And finally, they realized that The Estate had once been a restaurant where Keely's parents themselves got engaged. Put it down to destiny. The day began with a traditional church ceremony and the couple exchanging vows under a stained glass window. Keely was a vision of classic bridal beauty in a timeless lace gown with an off-the-shoulder bolero topper and beaded belt for a polished look during their ceremony. She carried an overflowing bouquet of white tea roses and peach Juliet garden roses by Legendary Events. The bridesmaids donned Kelly green to integrate the bride's love of St. Patrick's Day while the groom and his attendants wore classic black tuxedos. The ceremony at an end and the two become one, the guests made their way to a cocktail hour then seated dinner. The reception was reminiscent of a lush garden, ornamented with green and gold and garnished with herbs and green apples. In the midst of customary dances and speeches, the newly designated husband and wife shared a five layer key lime and vanilla bean cake, trimmed with greenery. For the rest of the evening, Keely and Matthew in the center, the crowd danced, laughed, and raised a glass to love.

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BRIDAL GOWN Pronovias via Sweet Elegance Bridal

FLORAL DESIGN Legendary Events CEREMONY LOCATION Druid Hills Presbyterian Church

BRIDESMAID DRESSES Wtoo by Watters via Bridals by Lori

"On our first anniversary Matthew gave me a gold Paloma Picasso Olive Leaf Vine Pendant, so that has been a symbol of our relation since the beginning. It's only natural that we used olive leaves throughout the reception." -Keely

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The Place THE ESTATE "We liked the idea that the intimate act of two people coming together as man and wife would be done in an equally intimate space of a home. We also loved that The Estate was a one stop shop. We worked exclusively with Michele Lend and she served as our liaison by taking care of everything: flowers, cake, linens, food, alcohol, tables, chairs, wait-staff. " -Keely

CAKE Legendary Events

The Floral & Event Designer LEGENDARY EVENTS

Legendary Events is an award-winning full-service special events company with expertise in catering, floral dĂŠcor, design and planning. The Estate Sales Managers Michele Lend and Sabrina Rosenberg excel in creating one of a kind experiences, designed to make every clients dream day a reality.

The Photographer DAVY WHITENER PHOTOGRAPHY

Davy Whitener is a fine art photographer who combines his love for people with his craft, which produces authentic, beautiful, and timeless photographs. HAIR & MAKEUP Scott Richards Salon John Joy VIDEOGRAPHY Cre8ive Cinema ENTERTAINMENT Music to Remember STATIONERY Wedding Paper Divas TRANSPORTATION Galleria Limousine

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CATERING Legendary Events


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BRIDAL GOWN Anne Barge via Solutions Bridal

KASEY & DREW The Alfond Inn Winter Park, Florida February 27, 2016

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The February morning dawned crisp and clear in Kasey and Drew's "future hometown" of Winter Park, Florida. Within ten minutes of touring The Alfond Inn, the couple knew that this space would be the perfect backdrop for their nuptials – each portion of the evening would flow so smoothly from one space to another. To the soft sounds of the Classern String Quartet, Kasey floated down the aisle in a simple, but overwhelmingly elegant off-the-shoulder gown surrounded by a wedding party in understated topaz gowns and classic black tuxes. The bride and her attendants clutched lush bouquets of large roses garnished with fern and baby's breath in beautiful neutrals that complemented the abundant greenery appearing throughout the venue. Tickled Pink Brides and Arrangements Floral Studio gave the affair a natural, untamed yet somehow elegant feel. After the ceremony, the party moved from the courtyard to the atrium for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres then to the ballroom for a seated dinner and reception. The wedding was catered by the Inn, so guests noshed on delectable courses while the newlyweds cut into a rose-trimmed four-tiered chocolate and vanilla buttercream cake designed by The Sugar Suite. A few other wedding traditions, however, were dispensed in the name of more time for celebration. So as the night wore on, speeches were made, guests danced like it was going out of style, and glasses were raised to a hopeful, happy, beautiful future.

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HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST LeJeune Artistry

CEREMONY MUSICIANS Classern String Quartet

PAPER GOODS Aerialist Press

STATIONERY Ashley Fleming BRIDESMAID DRESSES After Six in "Topaz"

"One of my favorite details was the greenery backdrop. Shauna from Arrangements Floral Studio covered branch partitions rented from A Chair Affair, Inc. with tons of greenery and sporadic blooms and it was exactly the vibe I was going for and it looked perfect in the courtyard and in the ballroom." -Kasey 213


The Place THE ALFOND INN

DRAPING Swag Decor

"We knew we wanted to get married in Central Florida, and hold our ceremony outside and our reception indoors. The flow of The Alfond Inn's space from courtyard to atrium to ballroom was perfect and we knew within ten minutes of being there that it was the right choice." -Kasey

CAKE The Sugar Suite

The Planner TICKLED PINK BRIDES A former Tickled Pink bride herself, Kristi Kriebel has been on both sides of the veil with our company and now lends a fresh perspective and unlimited enthusiasm to our team as Lead Designer and Event Producer. She listens, creates, and throws a celebration that will leave you Tickled Pink!

The Photographer AMALIE ORRANGE PHOTOGRAPHY Amalie Orrange is a wedding and commercial photographer living in the heart of Central Florida with her husband and 2 kiddies. A lover of light, romantic and organic images she strives to tell her couples sweet love story through her imagery. FLORAL DESIGN Arrangements Floral Design EVENT RENTALS A Chair Affair PHOTO BOOTH Firefly Photo Booth ENTERTAINMENT & LIGHTING Our DJ Rocks VIDEOGRAPHY Seltzer Films

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TRANSPORTATION VIP Wedding Transportation


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KRISTEN & JON-MICHAEL Cator Woolford Gardens Atlanta, Georgia June 11, 2016

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Tucked away in the Atlanta metropolis is a veritable Eden called Cator Woolford Gardens. After much deliberation and viewing dozens of venues all over the Southeast, Kristen and Jon-Michael decided that this untamed secret oasis would be the perfect host for their June nuptials. Under a cover of lush trees and in front of hanging larkspur, the couple exchanged 'I dos.' Kristen, the talented artist behind Kris10 Smith Custom Design, wore a Gatsby-esque beaded gown by Jenny Packham, purchased at Kelly's Closet in Atlanta. Her attendants dressed in varying styles of sequined and beaded blush and champagne, many of which were designed by Adrianna Papell, all holding overflowing bouquets of trailing eucalyptus, Juliet garden roses, coral charm peonies, anemones, and waxflower designed by Waiting on Wildflowers. In between ceremony and reception, the party was treated to a cocktail hour of lawn games and signature cocktails inspired by the couples three cats – Penelope, Desmond, and Max. After a relocation to the reception and a delectably Southern buffet created by Bold American Events, Kristen and Jon-Michael swayed to their first dance as husband and wife and opened up a to-die-for dessert bar provided by close friends and featuring a peach ginger filled cardamom sponge cake. As the festivities drew to a close, Meghan C Bishop Wedding Planning surprised the newlyweds with Hawaiian leis before they made their exit under a cascade of bubbles.

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HAIR & MAKEUP Cucumber & Mint

BRIDAL GOWN Jenny Packham via Kelly's Closet STATIONERY & HAND LETTERING Kris10 Smith Custom Design

"The most memorable moment for us was the first look. It was an emotional release and helped ease the nervousness both of us felt while also providing some wonderful moments for photos and video." -Kristen

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The Place CATOR WOOLFORD GARDENS " We looked at dozens of venues in a couple of states in the Southeast. When we finally saw Cator Woolford Gardens we knew it was the venue for us. Located in Atlanta, it has this magical feel of being a secret garden within the city." -Kristen

The Planner MEGHAN C BISHOP WEDDING PL ANNING

Meghan has been getting paid to help brides' wedding day dreams come true for more than six years. When she isn't found working on a wedding, you can find her selling real estate or spending time with her beloved family.

The Photographer LAUREN CARNES PHOTOGRAPHY

Lauren is a wedding, food, and branding photographer and a brand messaging strategist with a passion for telling amazing stories. When she's not photographing or drafting engaging copy, she can be found spending time with her husband and fur baby, cooking and traveling. CATERING Bold American Events FLORAL DESIGN Waiting on Wildflowers RENTALS TLC Rents Event & Tent Rental ENTERTAINMENT & PHOTO BOOTH The TC Show VIDEOGRAPHY Cre8ive Cinema

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BRIDAL GOWN Ines Di Santo via Blush Bridal Sarasota

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& JAMES The Ringling Museum Sarasota, Florida May 6, 2016

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The wedding of Lea and James was nothing short of classically opulent, taking place at the beginning of May in the radiant Sarasota sunshine. Lea, James, and 500 of their closest friends and family gathered at FirstSarasota Baptist Church for the sophisticated and traditional ceremony coordinated by NK Productions Wedding Planning. The two partners exchanged heartfelt vows beneath a sprawling arbor of white and gold florals surrounded by bridesmaids in gold sequins and groomsmen in traditional black tuxes. The groom beamed in a custom navy tuxedo while his beautiful bride said her "I do's" in a billowing cap-sleeved ballgown embellished with fresh water pearls and Swarovski crystals. Her gown was perfectly accented by handmade accessories and a tiara crafted by local Sarasota designer, Nikki Sedacca. The bride and her attendants held white and gold bouquets of hydrangeas, roses, and handpainted gold leaves arranged by MMD Events. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the guests made their way to The Ringling Museum, a striking baroque edifice, for a cocktail hour featuring gilded ballerinas twirling in and out of the crowds. The party then moved to a seated reception catered by local restaurant Mattison's Forty-One as well as Lea's father's restaurant, Cafe Baci. The newlyweds cut into a colossal eight tier rose and crystal garnished cake by Cake Zone before they mounted the monogramed dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. The traditions completed, guests kept up the energy with late night grilled cheese snacks and spritely dancing.

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CEREMONY LOCATION FirstSarasota Baptist Church

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES Nikki Sedacca

BRIDESMAID DRESSES Ralph Lauren

"One detail I loved was the 75 person feasting table for our dinner which held our entire wedding party and immediate family members. It was stunning and definitely gave the reception a wow factor." -Lea STATIONERY Kleinfeld Paper

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The Place THE RINGLING MUSEUM

ENTERTAINMENT Serenade of Souls JUMP Dance Company

"The Ringling Museum is the premier wedding venue on the West Coast of Florida. Its rich history, sprawling gardens, architecture and waterfront location make it the most gorgeous setting. I knew I wanted a very formal, large wedding and The Ringling complimented that idea perfectly." -Lea

The Planner NK PRODUCTIONS WEDDING PL ANNING

Wedding planner Nicole Kaney has been focusing on planning events in the Southwest Florida region for ten years. She loves helping brides create their dream day!

The Photographer JUSTIN DEMUTIIS PHOTOGRAPHY Justin always aims to capture a couple’s love with an authentic and natural aesthetic. When he is not photographing, he loves to be in nature (backpacking with old friends, camping, and seeking adventure). Above all, he believes in the beauty of the covenant of marriage. FLORAL DESIGN, RENTALS & LIGHTING MMD Events HAIR & MAKEUP Amanda Vincent Hair Studio NUOVO Salon Group Eri Vincent Makeup Kelly Anne Hair & Makeup VIDEOGRAPHY VH Video TRANSPORTATION Primetime Limousines

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CATERING Mattison's Catering Cafe Baci CAKE The Cake Zone


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MEGAN & M AT T H E W Atlantic Beach Country Club Atlantic Beach, Florida April 2, 2016

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In true coastal Florida fashion, the chance of rain for the wedding day was 100%. But some couples just get really lucky – Megan and Matthew were just that. The April sunshine beamed bright and the sky remained clear above the church where Megan had grown up and would now celebrate her nuptials. Encircled by friends and family, with Matthew looking on, Megan walked the aisle in a beaded Essence of Australia lace gown with a sweetheart neckline purchased from Love Bridal Boutique. Her bridesmaids wore floor-length Jenny Yoo 'Annabelle' dresses of various shades of blue and gray and carried asymmetrical, whimsical bouquets of Juliet garden roses, parrot tulips, astilbe, ranunculus, and greenery arranged by Liz Stewart Floral Design. After exchanging vows, the newlyweds and their guests made their way to Atlantic Beach Country Club for a cocktail hour and reception, designed and planned by Dairing Events. The reception had a casual coastal atmosphere and was riddled with details from the couple's life together – a beer flight of brews from the places they've lived accompanied by a chalkboard with a story of each selected beverage, a direction sign of the cities their guests were from and the distances they traveled, and novelty sunglasses with the wedding hashtag. After a seated dinner catered by the venue, guests enjoyed a dessert bar of macaroons, cake pops, cream puffs, and chocolate covered bacon surrounding a two-tiered floral-adorned ombre cake designed by Alleycakes Dessert Company. The party then relocated to a tented outdoor space to finish out the evening with dancing and celebration.

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CEREMONY LOCATION Community Presbyterian Church

"We invited our closest friends and family to our wedding, about 130 guests. The event was traditional, but relaxed. We wanted our guests to have fun and experience the beach way of life, the way Matt and I had both grown up.." -Megan

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The Place ATL ANTIC BEACH COUNTRY CLUB "We chose our venue because it is nearly across the street from my childhood home and less than a mile from where Matt and I live. It had recently been renovated with coastal design and decor, reflective of our beach community. I couldn't wait for it to open and hoped the timing would work out with our April nuptials... and it did!" -Megan

The Planner DAIRING EVENTS

Adair Currie is a passionate and detail driven wedding planner who pulls inspiration from the couple and weaves those special moments throughout the celebration.

CAKE & DESSERT BAR Alleycakes Dessert Company

The Photographers BROOKE IMAGES

This husband and wife team loves working together with other couples on one of the best days of their lives. Ashley and Greg both love being around the water and spending their free time hanging out with their daughter, Layla. FLORAL DESIGN Liz Stewart Floral Design HAIR & MAKEUP Studio Bride PAPER GOODS Heather O'Brien Design VIDEOGRAPHER CollabCreation Films ENTERTAINMENT & LIGHTING DJ Jacob Towe TRANSPORTATION East Coast Transportation

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SARAH & TED Summerour Studio Atlanta, Georgia October 18, 2015

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Weddings are meant to be about the couple – a celebration of their love and who they are as people. If this is indeed the goal, then Sarah and Ted's October wedding was nothing short of a bullseye. The fall celebration was elegant and fun and utterly romantic, a charming and whimsical fête that could have been plucked from the pages of a book of fairytales (courtesy of Lila Wilson Weddings!). Sarah and Ted wanted their ceremony to be intimate, so they gathered in the courtyard of Summerour Studio with a few friends and family to exchange their vows in front of an ivy-enveloped wall. Four bridesmaids stood in complementary shades of gray, styles of their own choosing while the groomsmen wore gray suits from The Modern Gent with season-appropriate wool ties. The bride flitted down the aisle in cap sleeve lace, clutching a bouquet of lush, draping greenery and white blooms arranged by Bloomin' Bouquets. The charm of the reception was enriched by paper details throughout created by the bride herself – who just happens to be the genius stationer behind Foglio Press. With the hors d'oeuvres of the cocktail hour and the stationed dinner of the reception, the couple wanted their predominantly Northern family to experience the joys of Southern cooking, so they recruited Bold American Events to provide the flavors of an Atlanta fall. After cutting into their metallic-accented cake by For Goodness Cakes, the couple provided mini cake bites in lieu of traditional cake slices, so guests could enjoy a variety of flavors from Amelie's French Bakery. The evening completed, the newlyweds made their exit under a blanket of sparklers.

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STATIONERY Foglio Press

MENSWEAR The Modern Gent

HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST Jennifer C Nieman

BRIDAL GOWN J. Crew ALTERATIONS RL Couture Bridal Design

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The Place SUMMEROUR STUDIO

CATERING Bold American Events

"We adored the romantic, Italian villa feel of the courtyard, juxtaposed with the city skyline views and the industrial feel of the interior. We also loved that it's on the Westside, where we live, so we could share our neighborhood with our out of town guests." -Sarah

CAKE For Goodness Cakes

The Planner LIL A WILSON WEDDINGS

With her love of thoughtful details and natural knack for logistics, Lila takes pride in creating a custom experience for every client and looks forward to helping each couple create a beautiful occasion!

LINENS Nuage Designs DESSERT BAR Amelie's French Bakery

The Photographer SOWING CLOVER PHOTOGRAPHY After being a groomsman 17 times and a best man six of those, Chris understood the flow and value of weddings – so he began photographing them. Chris shoots film alongside digital photography. FLORAL DESIGN Bloomin' Bouquets EVENT RENTALS Miss Milly's Event Rentals & Design CRUSH Event Rentals Peachtree Tents & Events Unique Event Elements PHOTO BOOTH ShutterBooth Atlanta ENTERTAINMENT Mace Hibbard Trio One Sound and Entertainment CALLIGRAPHY & CUSTOM MAP MM Ink Studio Calligraphy Atlanta

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TRANSPORTATION The Historic Marietta Trolley Co.


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HAIR & MAKEUP Kelly Anne Hair & Makeup

PAT R I C I A & MICHAEL The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Sarasota, Florida April 16, 2016

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Even a tempestuous forecast couldn't stop Patricia and Michael from celebrating their momentous day. On the blustery April day, friends and family gathered at the foot of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota staircase to watch the couple exchange their vows. The stairs were lined with lush greenery, cascading florals, a host of bridesmaids in blush gowns, and groomsmen in traditional black tuxedos. Classern String Quartet serenaded as Patricia ascended the staircase in a pure white cap-sleeve ballgown with a lace bodice and a tulle skirt, a Zuhair Murad creation purchased during a once in a lifetime bridal experience at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City. She held a bouquet of white, ivory, and pink blooms offset with bright greenery that complemented the foliage surrounding her, all arranged by Botanica International Design Studio. After the 'I do's,' guests made their way to the cocktail hour where they were greeted by a large mirror emblazoned with "Welcome to Mike and Patricia's Wedding." The personalization continued into the ballroom with a space designed by NK Productions Wedding Planning that incorporated the bride's love of monograms – on pillows, matches, napkins, glasses, and drink stirrers – into the romantic atmosphere. The tables were adorned with floral-wrapped candelabras and towering arrangements of garden roses, ranunculus, spray roses, and delphinium with touches of peonies and hydrangeas accented with greenery. Dinner, toasts, and traditions dispensed, the guests and newlyweds mounted the dance floor for non-stop celebrations into the night.

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BRIDESMAID DRESSES Amsale

STATIONERY & SINGAGE Write-On Sarasota

CEREMONY MUSICIANS Classern String Quartet

"For the ceremony we used the healing garden. It was outside but the grounds were very private. We were able to have the water in the backdrop but use the hotel stairs as a ceremony location." -Patricia

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The Place THE RITZ-CARLTON, SARASOTA "We absolutely love how intimate and elegant the hotel is. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota's colors and light beach decor were exactly what I was looking for in a venue. Mike and I adore the beach so we were able to get our beach wedding in a very elegant space." -Patricia

The Planner NK PRODUCTIONS WEDDING PL ANNING

Wedding planner Nicole Kaney has been focusing on planning events in the Southwest Florida region for ten years. She loves helping brides create their dream day!

The Photographers HUNTER RYAN PHOTO Best friends and photographers, this husband and wife team is based in sunny Southwest Florida. These two are in love with love and frequently inspired by fashion editorials and infuse that passion into all of their photography.

FLORAL DESIGN & FURNITURE RENTALS Botanica International Design Studio EVENT RENTALS So Staged Event Rentals LINENS BBJ Linen DRAPING Swag Decor VIDEOGRAPHY Voila Cinematic

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ENTERTAINMENT Clint Wiley's None Other Band The Fancy Booth


BRIDAL GOWN Zuhair Murad' via Kleinfeld Bridal


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SARAH & MARK Villa de Suenos St. Simons Island, Georgia October 10, 2015

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Festooned with canopies of Spanish moss-draped live oaks, Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island is an enchanting and entirely irresistible ceremony venue. Sarah – who is the artist behind Sarah Eubanks Photography – had shot weddings on the island more than once and fell in love with the space, so when she and Mark got engaged, it was a no-brainer. After dodging the shower that threatened to erupt all afternoon, the couple floated down the moss and floral lined aisle. Sarah found her gown, a flirty strapless fit-and-flare Hayley Paige gown with a dupioni silk bodice and skirt of tulle with horsehair trim, at Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique. She accented her look with a playful J. Crew necklace and a colorful bouquet of anemones, peonies, and greenery designed by Everything & More Events and TruSo Weddings. The bridesmaids chose their own sequin-embroidered gowns in varying shades of gold and rose gold and the groomsmen donned light grey. After the ceremony ended, the party made its way to the beachside Villa de Suenos for their reception where guests gathered around the pool on the veranda and overlooked the sparkling ocean. Twinkling string lights shone above as a Southern coastal style meal was served by Halyards Catering before the newlyweds cut into their two-tier white cake that Sarah's mother had hand-painted with a floral design. At the end of the night, Mark mounted the stage with his old high school and college bandmates for some nostalgic melodies while his new bride and their guests crowded the dance floor.

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BRIDAL GOWN Hayley Paige via Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique CEREMONY LOCATION Gascoigne Bluff

BRIDE'S NECKLACE J. Crew

"I am a big believer in breaking any wedding 'rule' that you want to. In every detail we really made an effort trying to make our wedding feel like 100% us. " -Sarah

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The Floral Designer TRUSO WEDDINGS

FAVORS Paintings by Dianne McAlexander

Denise Myers, founder of TruSo Weddings, specializes in unique floral arrangements with an organic flare. From lush woodland weddings to luxurious ballroom extravaganzas, she creates one of a kind masterpieces from natures beautiful bounty.

The Planner EVERY THING & MORE EVENTS

Wedding designer Terri Rice has a passion for designing beautifully unique and whimsical weddings that reflect the style and personalities of her clients. She and her team strive to create and execute weddings that are everything and more than their clients dream it would be.

The Photographer TULLE & GRACE

Tulle & Grace is a husband and wife team headed by Tri & Whitney Huynh. Both native Nebraskans, this couples love for world travel and photography brought them to Atlanta in 2009 and they have since been to 28 countries and shot over 100 weddings together. Specializing in fine art film photography, they shoot medium format film on a Contax 645. RECEPTION LOCATION & LODGING Villa de Suenos VIDEOGRAPHER Rebekah B. Photography CATERING Halyards Catering HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST Back Porch Salon & Spa STATIONERY PRINTING Oconee Printing

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ENTERTAINMENT Coastal Rhythms Steel Band


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KRISTY RICE

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A D A M J AT K O W S K I

The artistic genius behind the lively watercolors of Momental Designs, Kristy’s work has always been soulful without sacrificing joyousness – the embodiment of her life. Since their wedding 16 years ago, Kristy and Adam are enjoying the new adventure of parenthood and offering some simple advice for living an artful life.

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2000 ABOUT OUR WEDDING May 6, 2000 was a day we seemed destined for since first meeting in high school! It was a time before styling your day was the norm and big ballrooms were still in fashion. Growing up in a small town, there was one place everyone seemed to want to host their wedding and its gilded walls and shiny dance floors were all that little girls' wedding dreams were made of. For some reason I was obsessed with chair covers and worked an extra job just to pay for them. The centerpieces were filled with sterling roses and I'd hand painted each and every invitation with tiny purple butterflies. Our honeymoon took us cross country for three weeks where we survived on hot dogs and other convenience store fare while seeing all our nation had to offer us coast to coast. BEST WEDDING PL ANNING ADVICE This is your story. Your love is the beginning of this adventure and the decisions needed throughout the planning process are yours to make. We of course want to honor our families, their wishes and comfort when planning but looking for too many opinions from family and friends can turn simple decisions into a complicated mess! WORDS OF WISDOM FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE Arguments will happen and some can be so heated they shake you to the core. But at the end of it all, let your memory be short. Holding on to all the emotions seems natural, wanting to be perfectly understood seems right, but ultimately remembering less and holding on to little will bring you both a huge measure of peace. 240

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