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Start with Your Style

Build your dream team

Everyone knows finding your ideal spouse in life is easier said than done. But what about the perfect planner, photographer, florist, makeup artist, etc.? The options can be overwhelming, we know. Beyond that, how do you know they'll all work together effectively to bring your visions to life? It's simple: hiring vetted professionals means they'll be just that – professional. We here at The Celebration Society pride ourselves on bringing only the best of the best vendors to our readership both in print and online each and every day. In order to become a member of The Celebration Society, vendors must comply with our industry standards (you can check those out on page four!).

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Here's the thing: once you find the right vendor team, they'll move heaven and earth to make sure your day goes as smoothly and beautifully as you imagined it would. Why? Because you're no longer just a bride, you're their bride. Gelling with a vendor means you two are on the same page when it comes to every important detail of your day. Is it a non-negotiable that you get married in a church? If so, your planner and florist should know that from day one and begin crafting the customized design for your ceremony (even if all the inspiration images you love are from outdoor events!). Allow your vendors to flex their creative muscles, but always remember: you're the client and it's your day! Make sure your desires are being heard.

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When selecting your team of vendors, it's important to find individuals who share a similar aesthetic, meaning, when perusing their profiles on TheCelebrationSociety. com, or on their own websites, that their styles seem similar. Another easy way to know if they'll work well creating your design together? Easy! Check out the links at the bottom of every real wedding and inspiration shoot post online, and read up on the credits on each print feature in this very magazine. There, we list all the businesses who came together to work both professionally and creatively on real and styled events with stunning results.

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WEDDING VENUE GUIDE

Splurge On "Photography and good food! The day is such a blur that it meant the world to me to be able to look back through the photos and relive it all – you will have them forever! And let’s face it, everyone is always looking forward to the food! It is the center of all great celebrations and makes everyone happy! People are still telling me it was the best wedding food they had ever had, which is such a huge compliment!"

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Nationwide trends, executed right in your backyard... and beautifully. These are our top picks for real weddings in Georgia and Florida.

LOOKING BACK

Sending you off in style with a personal perspective from wedding professionals and experiences from their own weddings.

MERCEDES & JEFF Smartest Savings "Though all the guests raved about dinner, we actually saved a lot on catering! Since the reception was outside barbeque felt like a good fit. However, because it was from our favorite restaurant, Yellow Dog Eats, this wasn't your everyday barbecue! The food was delicious and came at a great price."

Everything you need to know about working with the most reputable wedding vendors like pricing, expert advice and questions to ask.

The most thorough guide to local venues, and restaurants you’ll find in the Southeast! Over 65 venues ranging from hotels, country clubs, mansions and outdoor locations.

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We scouted and scoured for the latest in wedding planning goodness. From cocktails to high heels, catering and stationery – it's all here.

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Don't Sweat "Do not do guest bags yourself. Just do not do it. I thought it would be so awesome to show off my creativity. They looked great, but they were so time consuming to put together, expensive, and we didn't even get some delivered until Sunday morning. If I could do it again, I would have gotten more of the famous cookies I put in the bags and give those as wedding favors and called it a day."

Don't Sweat "Do not sweat anything. It is your day. Do what you want for yourself and your groom. It's okay to let others have a say but in the final analysis, it is your wedding – not anyone else's."

START WITH YOUR STYLE

Here you will find the creme de la creme of the wedding industry serving up their styled shoot A-game.

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POLLY & TANNER Smartest Savings "We were able to get a very good deal on a videographer, which is something we weren't originally sure we were going to do. We are so, so glad we did. We were able to show the video to family members, like my grandfather, who weren't able to attend the wedding. It's something we will keep forever, and the smaller less expensive package was still more than enough to capture the entire day thoroughly."


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In-the-know readers turn to The Celebration Society for all things wedding & party planning. So, if you’ve got an upcoming occasion on the calendar, grab the latest copy of The Celebration Society to get all the wedding and party inspiration you'll need to celebrate in style or purchase additional copies to share with your friends. www.OccasionsMediaGroup.com/shop

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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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Congratulations, you're engaged! 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

This statement flower, available in white, red and purple, features a characteristic black center.

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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


BORDEAUX

Start with Your Style

We asked wedding planner Eileen Morales of Beauty in the Making to handpick her favorite bordeaux items for a fall wedding. PAIR WITH THESE COLORS...

BRIDESMAID GIFTS

Frosted Foliage Candle CAPRI BLUE www.anthropologie.com

BRIDESMAID DRESS

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RENTAL CAKE TABLE

Clarissa Side Table LOVE IN VINTAGE www.love-in-vintage.com

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MOTHER OF THE BRIDE GIFT

Pendant Necklace with Garnet in 18K Gold DAVID YURMAN www.davidyurman.com

Beauty in the Making

Lace and Chiffon Cap Sleeve Gown, "A Fall Flair" HAYLEY PAIGE OCCASIONS www.nordstrom.com

REHEARSAL DINNER SHOES

Open Toe Suede Sandals GIANVITO ROSSI www.brownsfashion.com

STATEMENT LIPSTICK

Tarteistâ„¢ Creamy Matte Lip Paint, Frenemy TARTE www.sephora.com

THANK YOU CARDS

A2 Folded Card/Blush Envelope, Whimsical Ferns and Florals EVR PAPER CO. www.evrpaper.com

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Bordeaux Bow Tie SUIT SUPPLY us.suitsupply.com

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The Perfect Blueprint for Your Big Day Take award winning food and design. Couple with Atlanta’s best venues and unparalleled service. Blend together to create an experience for all five senses. Find your formula with Bold American Events.

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HIGH END GLAM INSPIRED WEDDING ST YLE

After the Pinterest-inspired surge of rustic barn and farm weddings emerges the ultraluxe trend. We say, welcome back glamorous venues! Outfitting your stunning venue can mean the difference between a classic, low-key wedding and a high-end affair. Go big or go home, right? Add shimmering details, elegant linens, towering centerpieces and some personal touches (like your favorite color as the palette!) to create a glam look that's all your own. Dana Lee Jones Photography

CHAMPAGNE GL ASSES

Optical Gold Champagne Glass VIETRI www.bloomingdales.com

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TABLE LINEN

"To me, a highend glam wedding is all about attention to detail. Luxe finishes, plenty of sparkle and statement florals are a great place to start!"

Ultra Aubergine Matte Satin NUAGE DESIGNS www.nuagedesigns.com

CHAMELEON CHAIR

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

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BRIDAL HAIR PIECE

Arielle, Crystal Antique Gold JENNIFER BEHR www.jenniferbehr.com

COCKTAIL NAPKINS

Drunk in Love Napkins LAURA HOOPER CALLIGRAPHY www.lhcalligraphy.com

Pop + Fizz

BRIDESMAID DRESS

Sequin Cowl-Back Gown BADGLEY MISCHKA www.badgleymischka.com

FEATHER CLUTCH

Wedding Belles Elliana KATE SPADE www.katespade.com

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SILK BOUQUET RIBBON

Plant Dyed Silk Ribbon, Lavender SILK & WILLOW www.silkandwillow.com

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CEREMONY DECOR

Lillian Brass Metal Lantern CRATE & BARREL www.crateandbarrel.com


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BRIDESMAID GIFTS G I FTING MUS T HAVE S

If you're a bride who chooses to have a squad help get her to the altar, this is the roundup for you. From "popping the question" to moments before walking down the aisle, you'll want this handy list of easy and meaningful gifts to show your girls how much you appreciate them!

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1. STATE FLOWER PRINTS - THIMBLEPRESS

"Help your girls commemorate your wedding weekend by giving them a timeless piece of art featuring the state in which the wedding is or pick the state in which they live." www.thimblepress.com

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2. BOUQUET - FARMGIRL FLOWERS

"For those girls that live a far-off distance from you it doesn't get better than a bouquet with a special note! What girl doesn’t love flowers? (Plus, these have a cool story!)" us.farmgirlflowers.com

3. PERFUME - PHILOSOPHY

"As one of my all-time favorite gifts to give and receive, I highly recommend gifting this timeless fragrance to your girls. The smell is intoxicating and will not be overbearing to anyone with allergies! Also, it will leave all your girls feeling beautiful." www.philosophy.com

4. AGENDA - KATE SPADE

"A memorable way to ask your girls to stand next to you when you say 'I do,' buy them one of these and write down your important date before you present the gift. Who could ever say no to this?" www.katespade.com

5. BOOT SOCKS - EDDIE BAUER

"For the fall cabin weekend bachelorette party, be sure to gift these socks! They're soft, comfy and cute!" www.eddiebauer.com

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"There will be moments throughout the planning process that will provide you with perfect opportunities to shower your girls with love!"

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6. SILKY ROBE - PRETT Y PLUM SUGAR

"These beautiful robes will keep your ladies looking pretty from sun up to sun down on the big day, and will be useful for years after.” www.prettyplumsugar.com

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7. BRACELET - BETSY PITTARD DESIGNS

"I love this champagne-colored piece to complete your bridesmaids' outfits." www.shopbetsypittarddesigns.com

8. "SHOP GIRL" POLISH - BUTTER LONDON

"This classic nail color will go with any bridesmaid dress you pick! Its soft subtle sheen will make the un-manicured look manicured! Be sure to grab two bottles – you'll want one for yourself!" www.butterlondon.com

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Florida FLING

For couples looking to pay extra special tribute to their home state, this one's for you! From the biscuit bar with all the fixings to the state map envelope liners, this Southern wedding inspiration shoot is undeniably darling.

JEWELRY J. Ashley Boutique

RING BOX The Mrs. Box

FAVORS Georgia Jams


CAKE For The Love Of Cake

THE PHOTOGRAPHER SAYS...

CATERING Maple Street Biscuit Company

Incorporate things like... • OUTDOOR VENUE WITH LIVE OAK TREE • SOFT MUTED PALETTE • HOME STATE MAP ENVELOPE LINERS • AIR PL ANT ADORNMENTS • BISCUIT BAR WITH ALL THE FIXINGS • CHANTILLY L ACE BRIDAL GOWN • LOCALLY-SOURCED FAVORS

VENUE: LAYTN'S LAND-N

STATIONERY: OLIVIA GRACE PAPERIE

PHOTOGRAPHY: OLIVIA MORGAN PHOTOGRAPHY

RENTALS: BEACHVIEW EVENT RENTALS, HANDMADE

COORDINATED BY: SOUTHERN GRACE EVENTS AND

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GATHERINGS LLC

GOWN: THE WHITE MAGNOLIA BRIDAL COLLECTION

FLORALS: RUBY REDS FLORAL & GARDEN

HAIR AND MAKEUP: MAKEUP BY PAULINA PEREZ

MENSWEAR: MICHAEL'S FORMAL WEAR

VIDEOGRAPHY: VISUAL POWER CINEMA

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"This Florida styledthe shoot was inspired bycharm Southern romance and th the of 'The Notebook' wie just touch of Florida. W aving loved the idea of h shoot biscuits used in our nt in from a local restaura Jacksonville!" OLIVIA DUKE

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Austen

A D O R AT I O N What better inspiration for your wedding than an epic Austen novel romance? Channel your inner book worm by including periodappropriate details that add an air of elegance to your celebration.


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"We wanted to create inspiration filled with dern juxtaposition between mo day details and oldatwoofrld elegance, akin to th xmorea Jane Austen novel. Luthe Grande Estate was is perfect location for th styled shoot!"

Incorporate things like... • PRIVATE ESTATE VENUE • HANDWRITTEN CALLIGRAPHY INVITATIONS • TIMELESS L ACE WEDDING GOWN • VICTORIAN-GARDEN INSPIRED FLORALS • CL ASSIC BL ACK & WHITE TUXEDOS • MISMATCHED VINTAGE CHINA • TEA INFUSED SIGNATURE COCKTAILS

VENUE: LUXMORE GRANDE ESTATE

HAIR AND MAKEUP: LUMA BRIDAL

PHOTOGRAPHY: AIS PORTRAITS

CALLIGRAPHY & PAPER GOODS: RIANNON BOVEN

COORDINATED BY: RW EVENTS

CALLIGRAPHY

FLORALS: FLOWERS BY LESLEY

CAKE: LE PETIT SWEET

BRIDAL GOWN: ANNE BARGE VIA CALVET COUTURE

VIDEOGRAPHY: KEJ PRODUCTIONS

BRIDAL SALON

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penthouse PRETTY

Elevated high above the city skyline sits the penthouse ballroom at the Four Seasons. Up the style ante with lush colorful blooms, crystal-encrusted attire and rich romantic candlelight. CALLIGRAPHY Leslee Sipress STATIONERY Zenadia Design


MENSWEAR The Modern Gent

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BRIDAL GOWN Cristiano Lucci "Neve" via The White Magnolia Bridal Collection VEIL “Kathleen” by Sara Gabriel

MICHELLE GAINEY Lemiga Events

Incorporate things like... • BL ACK TAPERED CANDLES • ANTIQUE BRASS CANDLESTICKS • VELVET LINENS • BL ACK GHOST CHAIRS • FOILED INVITATION SUITE • PILL AR CANDLE STATEMENT • GL AMOROUS BL ACK TIE ATTIRE

VENUE: FOUR SEASONS ATLANTA PHOTOGRAPHY: KATE BELLE PHOTOGRAPHY COORDINATED BY: LEMIGA EVENTS FLORALS: ANDY BEACH & CO. STATIONERY: ZENADIA DESIGN CALLIGRAPHY: LESLEE SIPRESS HAIR & MAKEUP: SCOOBIE WEST & COMPANY

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Italian ROMANCE

Celebrate your day the way the Italians do! Incorporate effortless Italian style and delicious food for a familyaffair for the ages. Keep florals and design minimalistic yet lush to pull off this look.


THE EVENT DESIGNER SAYS...

"I wa nt ed to gi ve an el in ti ma te an d ro ma nt icoife ng to th is sh oo t. In d ed re se ar ch we ob se rv re th e mi ni ma li st ic na tuto o of ma ny It al ia ns : no t to mu ch bu t ju st en ou gh gi ve yo u th at wo w fa ct or !"

Incorporate things like... • COZY RESTAURANT SETTING • SOFT MUTED PALETTE • WATERCOLOR STATIONERY SUITE • OLIVE BRANCHES & L AVENDER • L ATE NIGHT GEL ATO BAR • ROMANTIC L ACE BRIDAL GOWN • FAMILY-ST YLE RECEPTION DINNER

VENUE: ST. CECILIA

CALLIGRAPHY & STATIONERY DESIGN: ASHLYN CARTER

PHOTOGRAPHY: ELLE GOLDEN PHOTOGRAPHY

GOWN: ALLURE BRIDALS VIA CTO BRIDALS

FILM PROCESSING: THE FIND LAB

HAIR AND MAKEUP: KAMAURA PAGE FOR SALON

COORDINATED BY: GLORY WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

LOFTS, COSMETIC SKIN ARTISTRY

FLORALS: AWAKEN FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN

LINENS: TABLETOPPERS LINEN

MENSWEAR: PAUL BETENLY VIA THE MODERN GENT

SPECIALT Y CATERING: HONEYSUCKLE GELATO

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ST YLE PROFILE

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Having trouble putting together a palette? Turn to your grandmother's jewelry box for the ultimate inspiration! Rich tones of amethyst, emerald, sapphire and ruby make for a unique and gorgeous wedding design.

JEWELRY Worthmore Jewelers


RENTALS Vintage English Teacup

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Incorporate things like... • BOLD JEWEL TONE COLOR PALETTE • FORAGED-ST YLE FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS • HANDWRITTEN CALLIGRAPHY • GEOMETRIC DETAILS • COLORFUL ENVELOPES AND LINERS • PL AYFUL MENSWEAR ACCESSORIES • MODERN MARBLED CAKE DESIGN

VENUE: FOXHALL RESORT & SPORTING CLUB

STATIONERY: STACEYHOLBROOK DESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY: KVC PHOTOGRAPHY

HAIR & MAKEUP: JENNIFER C NIEMAN

COORDINATED BY: EMBEE EVENTS

BRIDAL GOWN: THE WHITE MAGNOLIA

ST YLED BY: SAVANNAH KILPATRICK

MENSWEAR: THE MODERN GENT

FLORAL DESIGN: WILDFLOWER FARE

LINENS: GRACEFUL TABLES, I DO LINENS

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THESE INVITATIONS, HAND PAINTED AND GOLD-FOILED CIGAR BOXES, ARE SURE TO WOW. PAIRED FL AWLESSLY WITH A LEATHER JOURNAL THAT SERVES AS A GROOMSMEN GIFT, YOU'LL HAVE EVERYONE BEGGING TO JOIN YOUR WEDDING PART Y.

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PACK AN EXTRA COLOR PALETTE PUNCH BY SERVING APPROPRIATELY-HUED COCKTAILS. NOT PL ANNING A SIGNATURE SIPPER? OPT FOR COORDINATING FARE!

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Can't decide on all those hors d'oeuvres options? Inquire with your caterer about a local charcuterie spread. Chances are they'll love the creative freedom, and your guests will adore the selection.


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THE SIMPLEST WAY TO FEEL TRANSPORTED TO THE ITALIAN HILLS? FIND AN OPEN SPACE (LIKE THIS GORGEOUS FIELD!) FOR GOLDEN HOUR PORTRAITS.

VENUE: THE CLUB AT BELLA COLLINA

VIDEOGRAPHY: JAMES RAYNER FILMS

BRIDAL ATTIRE: RIVINI VIA SOLUTIONS BRIDAL

PHOTOGRAPHER: KRISTEN WEAVER

STATIONERY: A FINE PRESS

DESIGNER HOUSE

PHOTOGRAPHY

RENTALS: A CHAIR AFFAIR, INC.

MODELS: MODERN MUSE

FLORAL DESIGN: RAINING ROSES PRODUCTIONS

HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS: LUMA BRIDAL

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�iring vendor� 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, lump sum, percentage of total budget?

Do you design custom work or sell from invitation lines?

Do you specialize in specific food types?

Is she/he licensed by the state health department?

Do you help with branding or custom monograms?

Is a tasting included in your services?

How does delivery work?

Is there a specific style you specialize in?

Will they provide waitstaff? Is that extra?

Do you offer calligraphy or addressing services?

If so, what is the ratio of staff to guest?

Can I purchase additional personalized items like Save-the Date, welcome bags, favor tags, etc.?

What will your staff wear?

Are there specific vendors she/ he likes to use. What is the process of selecting and hiring vendors? Can I use other vendors? What is the process of paying vendors? Is that done through him/her or direct to vendors? Does she/he handle vendor services, contract and payment processing? Does she/he handle guest list coordination and RSVPs?

Will you supply a proof before the invitation is officially printed? What happens if there is an error?

What is her/his specialty?

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Will you feed everyone, including band members and waitstaff? If so, what is their menu and cost per person?

Does she/he do sugar flowers and custom sculptured pieces from sugar? What are the options for cake flavors and fillings? Fondant or Buttercream? What is their average cost per slice?

Is tax and gratuity included?

Will you design a custom cake or do you have preset styles to choose from?

How do you handle clean up and trash removal?

Is the cake stand provided by you?

Can I customize the wording?

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How do you work with my wedding planner and venue?

What happens if something is damaged on the cake in transit?

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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 photography? Traditional or documentary?

What is your style?

How much set up time do you need? Do you have demos online where I can view your performance? What is your signature sound?

How independent is the photographer? Does he want to know all the shots you'd like or free reign to shoot all the moments of the day at will?

How does the band/DJ feel about a request list?

Will the photographer you book be the one to shoot your wedding?

How many breaks will the band or DJ need?

How long after the wedding will the photos be ready?

What is the overtime policy should the reception last longer than anticipated?

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

What is your experience being the master of ceremonies?

What are their backup procedures?

A professional DJ will likely charge between $1,500 & $2,500+ depending on their expertise & availability. Live bands range in price from $2,000 - $6,000+ depending on size and demand.

What is your process? Has the florist/designer worked at your venue before?

Have you worked with our photographer?

How do items get returned after the wedding? Will they pickup?

How does the crew stay unobtrusive during the ceremony and reception?

Does the designer offer rental items.. vases, trellis, decor... or must they be supplied via a rental company?

How long after the wedding will the video be ready?

Can my guests take centerpieces home?

Am I allowed to make edits once you present video to us?

Do you charge for mockup centerpieces before my wedding or is that included?

What are their backup procedures?

What is your process?

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

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

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C R E AT I N G A N E X P E R T LY "BRANDED" WEDDING

Heather O’Brien Designs is a custom wedding stationery design business in Jacksonville, Florida. Heather's love of clean and simple has defined her style for creating her client’s wedding brand that brings together their wedding day to be a beautifully, cohesive event.

From save the dates to favors, your personal style can easily shine through every detail of your day. Not sure where to start? Enlist the help of a wedding branding expert! What does it mean to have a wedding "brand?" A wedding brand is the overall look and feel that you generate for your big day for your guests. Aside from incorporating your colors and style into your flowers, bridesmaids dresses and linens, your colors and style can also come into play with your save the dates, invitations, and “day of” pieces. You can create essentially a “wedding logo” that can be carried through all of these pieces. It can range from a simple icon that represents you and your fiancé, a monogram (remember, don’t use your married monogram until after the ceremony!), a wedding crest, or simply playing up on the colors, typefaces, and papers used. The idea is to create a consistent look (the brand) throughout all of your wedding stationery.

What stationery items/decor pieces lend themselves to being personalized? Other than the obvious pieces like the save the dates and invitations, there are lots of other items that can be branded for your wedding. Leading up to the big day, if you are having a rehearsal dinner, those invitations can coordinate with your wedding invitations. For the weekend of your wedding, if you are doing welcome packets, you can have personalized thank you cards, itineraries, maps and other fun items personalized. For the wedding day itself, there are tons of different stationery options to brand, some of my normal requests can include, menus, programs, seating charts, table numbers place/escort cards, bar signage, welcome signs, and guest book signs. Some

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of the other items that can be branded that aren’t commonly thought of to match your stationery design would be koozies, cocktail napkins, coasters, stick stirrers, acrylic cups, and match books. Do we have to pick just one design element? I would say yes and no. When working with a designer on your brand elements, you want to make sure everything flows from one piece to the next and is cohesive. There is nothing to say that if you love monograms and want a watercolor sketch of your venue, that you can’t make those two pieces work together. The colors, typefaces, and style can all complement each other so the two pieces are married together intentionally. The key is to trust your designer, and a good designer will voice their opinion on what they think may or may not work.

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“Aside from incorporating your colors and style into your flowers, bridesmaids dresses and linens, your colors and style can also come into play with your stationery pieces.”

Where's the easiest place to start adding our personalized touches? As soon as you have nailed down the colors and style you’re wanting to symbolize your big day, you can start incorporating them into anything related to your wedding. Usually the first wedding piece that goes to your guests are your save the dates. I love to make these a “teaser” for your guests. They can be a snippet of what your actual invitation will look like, incorporating the colors and papers and scaling it back slightly so when they receive the invites, they have somewhat of an idea, but that wow factor is still there.

QUICK FACTS Lives in

Jacksonville, FL

Known for

Clean, minimalist and classic styles

Been in the Business 7 years

Website

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Hiring Vendors to Execute Your Style

INSIGHT

H O W T O P L A N F O R W E AT H E R : C R E AT I N G A " P L A N B "

Along Came Stephanie is the culmination of over 20 years of experience in event planning and a lifelong dream of founder Stephanie Meiser. Her team is based in Naples and has been celebrated as one of the most sought-after boutique wedding planning and design companies in Southwest Florida.

Sometimes you don’t get the balmy 75-degree weather for your outdoor wedding. No fear. You can rely fully on your planner to ensure your desires are executed. We were only planning on having an outdoor ceremony, with an indoor reception. Any tips on making an indoor ceremony feel just as romantic after a "Plan B" call is made? First and foremost, make sure that you have seen the backup space in person. Once you have your ceremony design in place then you can work with your designer/ planner to have your "Plan B" design in place. If you are waiting to bring the outside in, you can consider renting hedge walls or tall plants as your ceremony back drop. If you need to cover up or soften walls you can use draping as well. Another key factor will be lighting. Does the back up space have natural light or will you need to bring in additional lighting? Don’t think that just because you are moving it inside that you can’t still use the same décor that you were using outside.

“There are times when a last minute decision is necessary to ensure your entire celebration isn’t ruined by the weather. In these cases, your trusted planner will ensure the 'Plan B' is executed as quickly as possible and the day moves ahead.”

What rental items, besides a tent, are we going to need to make our "Plan B" comfortable for guests? Take into consideration the weather: will you need heaters, A/C units, fans? Umbrellas are a must, especially if guests are moving locations. Don’t forget your creative partners either. Keep in mind that they will need to be undercover somehow as well. I can recall one wedding where we put "Plan B" into play several days before the wedding. Not only did we need a tent, but plywood and lots of towels. With the ground wet from days of rain, it was a quite muddy, even with the tent. We covered the low areas with plywood and placed large towels around as well. Wet, muddy ground doesn’t mix well with a dance floor. The weather might be the most unpredictable element of your day. Plan accordingly and prepare yourself emotionally if it happens to pour down rain. Your guests will look to you to see how you’re

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handling the situation. It may not be your ideal day, but it doesn’t mean it has to stop you from enjoying the company of your family and friends. What if the weather is beautiful and I end up not needing the “Plan B” items I’ve reserved. Do I still have to pay for them? If so, is there a reduced rate? For the most part yes, you will need to pay for them if they are delivered. Sometimes tents can be held with a small deposit and if you end up not needing it you are only out your deposit. Keep in mind that, depending on the types of items rented, you can often times still incorporate them. This is where it comes down to having a trusted planner who has strong working relationships with the creative partners who will go above and beyond to make your day the best it can be.

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Our outdoor reception was not designed around a tent. Any last-minute tent decor options that make our "Plan B" tent look like it was "Plan A" all along? Yes, especially with draping and lighting. Tents can be made to look like an outside garden with greenery and café lights, or an exquisite ballroom with draping and chandeliers. It’s important to note that a plain white tent might be less expensive, but it could require more décor to make it look beautiful. Whereas you can rent a nicer tent initially and save on the additional décor and draping. I will add here that more times than not, our "Plan B’s" have turned out better than "Plan A’s."

QUICK FACTS Lives in

Naples, FL

Known for

Timeless, luxury weddings with a touch of elegant sophistication

Been in the Business 20+ years

Website

www.alongcamestephanie.com


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�enue guid� 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 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.


Venue Guide

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ATLANTA

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.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

8,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

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VENUE ST YLE

Classic, Elegant, Ballroom CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Food and Beverage RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Linens, Chivari Chairs, and Centerpieces PARKING OPTIONS

Self-Parking or Valet Available

YOUR CONTACTS

Sophie Berger & Leslie Bahr Private Events Managers

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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 private events venue located in the residential district of Buckhead on West Paces Ferry. Recently renovated, 103 West still holds the reputation as Atlanta's most impressive full-service private events facility, hosting 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 our 20 person Club Room to our 300 guest Grand Ballroom. Each room was decorated by renowned architect Bill Johnson who set the stage for sophistication in design, featuring an elegant yet neutral color palate. The decor itself enhances the events with dazzling crystal chandeliers, vaulted 14 foot ceilings and beautiful floor to ceiling windows. Each ballroom is enhanced with a separate reception lounge consisting of a built-in bar and custom banquet furniture. 103 WEST PACES FERRY ROAD NW ATL ANTA , GA 30305

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ATLANTA

760 Westside Cultural Arts Center

THIS STUNNING RENOVATED WAREHOUSE RETAINS THE RAW INTEGRITY REMINISCENT OF THE INDUSTRIAL ERA UPDATED WITH A CONTEMPORARY FLAIR. YOUR GUESTS WILL LOVE THE BRIGHTLY COLORED EXTERIOR MURAL, COMPLETE WITH NEON LIGHTS AND LED DISPLAY MARQUEE. THE INTERIOR SERVES AS A BLANK CANVAS FOR ANY EVENT.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

7,500

# OF EVENT SPACES

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Main image by Sphereographic - Atlanta Street View Inside

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ABOUT THE VENUE Located in historic West Midtown, the WCAC is the perfect venue choice for a creative couple who thinks outside of the box. Choose between two separate, yet adjoining spaces – the Atrium and the Gallery – or combine them and allow your guests to explore our full facility. The Atrium, at 5,000 square feet, seats up to 250 for dinner or upwards of 350 for a cocktail reception. It features an expansive sculptural bar, 15x25 built-in stage, and two 36-inch mirror balls. Collective One Gallery, at 2,500 square feet, features a rotating collection of contemporary artwork from around the globe and is perfect for a more intimate event or prereception cocktail hour. The outside caterer of your choice will have full access to our prep kitchen, while the WCAC bar staff serves up your favorite cocktails and other beverages. Be sure to mention this ad and ask about our Wedding Package for special discounts! SPECIAL FEATURES:

Have your name featured in lights on our new LED marquee! WCAC provides fully licensed, customizable beverage service for every event. Call us today! 760 10TH STREET NW

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VENUE ST YLE

Industrial, Chic, Artistic, Modern CATERING CHOICES

Outside caterers allowed - ask for details RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Support Staffing, Event Services PARKING OPTIONS

Self-Parking or Valet Available

YOUR CONTACT

Special Events Department (678) 218 -374 0

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ATL ANTA , GA 30318

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ATLANTA

Agnes Scott College

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

SQUARE FOOTAGE

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

ABOUT THE VENUE 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.

PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary self parking SPECIAL FEATURES:

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

(4 0 4) 471- 670 0

specialevents@agnesscot t.edu

141 EAST COLLEGE AVENUE DECATUR, GA 30030

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ATLANTA

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.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

15,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

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Image of couple by Paris Mountain Photography

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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 clear story 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 innovation dining experiences. With those services combined, Ashton Gardens has something to offer every taste and any budget. SPECIAL FEATURES:

All-Inclusive Pricing, Indoor Chapel & Ballroom, Beautiful & Unique floor to ceiling windows in Chapel & Ballroom 260 PEACHTREE INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD SUGAR HILL, GA 30518

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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 Director of Sales

(678) 714-3363 celitafritch@a shtongarden s.com

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Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway THE MODERN ELEGANCE OF THE ATLANTA AIRPORT MARRIOTT GATEWAY IS THE PERFECT BACKDROP TO THE WEDDING OF YOUR DREAMS. WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GRAND EVENT OR AN INTIMATE AFFAIR, OUR PROFESSIONALS PLAN EVERY DETAIL TO PERFECTION. MAKING YOUR NEXT MILESTONE UNFORGETTABLE.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

22,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

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MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

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VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Stylish, Contemporary CATERING CHOICES

Onsite, Offsite approved for specialty events RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linens, Dancefloor, Staging PARKING OPTIONS

Valet or Self Park Available

ABOUT THE VENUE Host a celebration to remember at Atlanta Airport Marriott® Gateway, the event destination that connects you with everything you need to create an unforgettable experience for your guests. Set the stage for a magical evening with the sparkling chandeliers and textured walls in our 12,000 square foot Gateway Ballroom, the largest hotel ballroom in the airport area. Hold your pre and post-event functions in our Gateway Ballroom Foyer, an ideal place to mix and mingle. Host an event that reflects your unique sense of style with over 22,000 square feet of flexible event space at your disposal. Allow our professional event planners to handle every detail as they help you execute your perfect milestone event, gala or family gathering. Satisfy even the most discerning palates with customized menus of exquisite cuisine from our innovative culinary team. SPECIAL FEATURES:

YOUR CONTACT

Cassandra Pierce Senior Catering Sales Executive

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Connected to Atlanta Airport via two minute free ride on the ATL Skytrain, LEED certified, Spacious suites, Beautiful event space 2020 CONVENTION CENTER CONCOURSE ATL ANTA , GA 30337

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Atlanta History Center

THE ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER OFFERS A VARIETY OF INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VENUES FOR WEDDINGS, REHEARSAL DINNERS, ENGAGEMENT CELEBRATIONS, AND PHOTO SHOOTS. FROM INTIMATE CELEBRATIONS AND CEREMONIES IN ONE OF OUR GARDENS, TO WEDDINGS FOR 400 ON THE SWAN HOUSE LAWN AND IN THE GRAND OVERLOOK BALLROOM, OUR BUCKHEAD LOCATION ON 33 ACRES OF GARDENS AND WOODLANDS WILL CREATE AN UNFORGETTABLE BACKDROP.

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6,400

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ABOUT THE VENUE Let the beauty and serenity of glorious Swan House set the scene for your fairytale wedding. Outdoor gatherings at this iconic 1928 mansion rise to unforgettable heights on private lawns with its majestic cascading fountain and beautiful Boxwood Garden. After your ceremony, stroll across the bridge to embrace nature with cocktail hour on our Museum Terraces, and enjoy your reception in the elegance of the Grand Overlook ballroom featuring a barrel vaulted ceiling, cherry-wood floors and floorto-ceiling windows overlooking the magnificent Quarry Garden. Our 1860s farmhouse and period gardens can give your wedding remarkably rustic overtones and charming allure in a peaceful, historic setting, while our boutique ballroom offers a warm and gracious atmosphere with three crystal chandeliers, windows overlooking the beautiful Asian American wooded garden, and a sky-lit atrium..

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Indoor, Outdoor, Gardens, Historic, Museum CATERING CHOICES

Approved Catering List - 10 Caterers 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. 130 WEST PACES FERRY ROAD ATL ANTA , GA 30305

ATLANTAHISTORYCENTER.COM/RENTALS

YOUR CONTACT

Steven Dickson Special Events Sales A ssociate

(4 0 4) 814- 4 0 9 0

specialevents@ atlantahi stor ycenter.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.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

6,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

5

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Elegant, Formal, Personalized CATERING CHOICES

Full service catering RENTAL INCLUDES

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

Ample free parking and valet available

ABOUT THE VENUE Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Berkeley Hills is one of Atlanta's premier country clubs specializing in beautiful events and corporate functions 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.

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YOUR CONTACT

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

Angela Howard Catering Director

( 770) 4 4 8 - 8353 ext. 2 2 23 ahoward@berkeleyhill scc .org

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2300 POND ROAD DULUTH, GA 30096

BERKELEYHILLSCC.ORG

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The Commerce Club NESTLED AMONG THE CLOUDS WITH BREATH TAKING VIEWS OF THE ATLANTA METROPLEX FROM THE 49TH FLOOR, THE COMMERCE CLUB IS THE PREMIER VENUE FOR ALL YOUR SOCIAL OCCASIONS. HANDCRAFTED MENUS BY OUR EXECUTIVE CHEF TO MATCH YOUR STYLE, EXPERT PLANNING ASSISTANCE AND A BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED SPACE WITH VIEWS ALL AROUND.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

3,560

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Images by Made You Look Photography

ABOUT THE VENUE The Commerce Club provides its guests with a distinguished setting conducive to business and social entertaining. The Club is located in the vibrant core of Atlanta's downtown area in the most prestigious address in Metropolitan Atlanta - the award winning One Ninety One Peachtree Tower, with sweeping views of the Atlanta Metro area. The Commerce Club has committed itself to providing the finest dining experience and most impeccable service. Host a fabulous event and enjoy the fruits of your labor along with your guests. Our private event directors help with everything from food to decorations to entertainment, and our staff makes sure your event is truly memorable. No matter what the event, we'll create the appropriate mood and take the stress out of hosting. (Don't worry, you still get all the credit.)

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Views, Ambience, Prestige CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Food and Beverage RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs and house linens, China, Silverware and Glassware PARKING OPTIONS

Ample covered parking and valet parking are available.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Ballroom located on the 49th floor with incredible views of Metro Atlanta with a pre-function area and crystal chandliers. All of the private rooms have views of area.

YOUR CONTACT

Rafael Mendoza Private Events Director

191 PEACHTREE STREET NE, 49TH FLOOR ATL ANTA , GA 30303

COMMERCECLUBATLANTA.COM

(4 0 4) 2 2 2- 0191

rafael.mendoza@ourclub.com

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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 VALUEADDED CONVENIENCES INCLUDING FIVE STAR CATERING.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

37,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

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Versatile, warm hospitality and a wonderful experience CATERING CHOICES

Onsite catering

RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables and Chairs PARKING OPTIONS

Self parking

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. Among 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 technology-savvy equipped rooms makes the new Douglasville Conference Center the perfect choice for weddings. SPECIAL FEATURES:

YOUR CONTACT

Jennifer Johnson Director of Conference Center Operation s

Rear terrace, O’Neal Plaza, located in the historic district, 30 minutes west of Atlanta including the airport, Two bridal/groom suites 6700 CHURCH STREET

(678) 715- 6 0 94

dcc sales@dougla svillega.gov

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DOUGL ASVILLE, GA 30134

DOUGLASVILLECONFERENCECENTER.COM

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Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort INFUSE YOUR SPECIAL DAY WITH NATURAL ELEGANCE AND SAY "I DO" SURROUNDED BY THE ENCHANTING BEAUTY OF STONE MOUNTAIN PARK. SATURATED IN ROMANCE, THE PICTURESQUE EVERGREEN MARRIOTT® SETS THE STAGE FOR MAGICAL WEDDINGS. FROM INTIMATE CEREMONIES TO ETHNIC WEDDINGS, WE EXUDE TIMELESS ROMANCE AND THE DELICATE BEAUTY OF NATURE.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

40,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

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ABOUT THE VENUE Your wedding day is a blur. All your favorite people in the world are there and you barely have time to see them. How do you squeeze your thanks and excitement for each guest into a brief encounter on the receiving line? The Atlanta Evergreen Marriott® Conference Resort can help. Our stunning location is designed to turn your beautiful big day into a memorable weekend. Breathe in the fresh air of your unforgettable wedding day at our outdoor and indoor venues tucked in 3,200 wooded acres of Stone Mountain Park. Our versatile event spaces and the surrounding natural beauty set the stage for intimate gatherings and the grandest of celebrations. Relax with your bridesmaids at our soothing spa. Take a peaceful walk with your new family through calm forests. Or challenge each other to a round of golf or a hike to the top of the mountain. Do it all and enjoy your big day and leave the details to our team of talented service professionals to execute flawlessly. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Two Championship Golf Courses, The Spa at Evergreen, 24 hour Fitness Center, Indoor/Outdoor Heated Pools, Beautiful Lake & Mountain Views 4021 L AKEVIEW DRIVE STONE MOUNTAIN, GA 30083

ATLANTAEVERGREENWEDDINGS.COM

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Indoor Resort, Ballrooms, Lakeside Pavilion & Outdoor Deck CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering featuring custom designed menus RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linens, Flatware, China, Stemware PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Leslie Lopez Senior Catering Sales Executive

( 770) 4 65-324 8

leslie.lopez@marriot t.com

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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.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

9,388

# OF EVENT SPACES

225

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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

YOUR CONTACT

Sales Department Catering

(4 0 4) 8 9 8 - 83 0 0

info@thegeorgianterrace.com

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-akind 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. 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 659 PEACHTREE STREET ATL ANTA , GA 30308

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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.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

4,800

# OF EVENT SPACES

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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 accomodate up to 150 people for a seated dinner and 250 for cocktail reception style 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.

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Unique, Urban CATERING CHOICES

Outside catering

RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chiavari chairs, Lounge furniture PARKING OPTIONS

Free onsite self parking

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.

YOUR CONTACT

Eliana Baucicault Owner 1465 CHATTAHOOCHEE AVENUE NW, SUITE 450 ATL ANTA , GA 30318

THEBLOFT.COM

(4 0 4) 9 63-78 9 8

part y @thebloft.com

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JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead EXPERIENCE THE TIMELESS ELEGANCE OF THE JW MARRIOTT® ATLANTA BUCKHEAD, WHERE OUR WEDDINGS IMPRESS. MAKE A STATEMENT WITH YOUR WEDDING IN OUR DRAMATIC PHOENIX BALLROOM, OR USE OUR GRAND STAIRCASE AS AN EXCEPTIONAL BACKDROP FOR ANY OCCASION. WITH OUTSTANDING CULINARY CREATIONS, UNPARALLELED SERVICE AND ONSITE WEDDING PLANNING SPECIALISTS, THE WEDDING OF YOUR DREAMS AWAITS.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

22,300

# OF EVENT SPACES

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Indoor luxury hotel CATERING CHOICES

Onsite custom catering, outside catering available RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chivari chairs, Floor length linens, Dance floor, Staging, Banquet Captain, Event Manager PARKING OPTIONS

Valet or self parking

ABOUT THE VENUE Indulge your guests with unparalleled luxury in the uniquely elegant setting and newly refined spaces at JW Marriott® Atlanta Buckhead. Inside the exclusive Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, we’ve carefully crafted a sophisticated environment, perfect for your most important occasion. From our incredible surroundings and magnificent event spaces to our seamless, personalized service, we are singularly focused on providing everything you need for a memorable event. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, allow our professional event specialists to create an elegant banquet for up to 400 guests in our breathtaking 9,000 square foot Phoenix Ballroom. Plan for memories that last a lifetime in our Grand Foyer with our picture-perfect Grand Staircase, a striking backdrop for a fabulous cocktail party or reception. SPECIAL FEATURES:

YOUR CONTACT

Jennifer Hill Senior Catering Sales Executive

(4 0 4) 26 2- 8 6 6 8

jennifer.g.hill@marriot t.com

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Luxury full service hotel, Dining options within walking distance, Connected to Lenox Square for world class shopping, Full fitness center with indoor pool & sauna, Close proximity to MARTA. 3300 LENOX ROAD NE ATL ANTA , GA 30326

JWMARRIOTTBUCKHEADWEDDINGS.COM

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Lanier Islands

LANIER ISLANDS OFFERS SWEEPING LAKE VISTAS, INTIMATE WOODED GLENS, AND ELEGANT BALLROOMS FOR EVERY WEDDING STYLE. WITH MORE THAN 20 VENUES ON SITE, YOU'D BE HARD-PRESSED TO FIND A SINGLE LOCATION TO MATCH THE BEAUTY, VERSATILITY AND CLASS THAT YOU CAN FIND RIGHT HERE ON THE ISLANDS.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

50,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

20

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ABOUT THE VENUE You don't need to travel all over the world to find an exotic destination location for your wedding. Lanier Islands offers more than 20 distinct and beautiful wedding venues, including lakeside vistas, intimate wooded glens, and elegant ballrooms. Each venue offers a completely original and artistic feel. For example: PineIsle Pointe offers a grand wooded arbor resting at the shore's edge, a long, bold aisle for brides, and a pavilion high atop a hill with panoramic views of the venue and lake; whereas the Venetian Pier sits draped in white and surrounded on all sides by the tranquil waters of Lake Lanier. The Pier will host an entire event, ceremony and reception, or dock one of our yachts here and float away on a reception cruise right from the Pier following your ceremony! From intimate weddings to gala affairs, the options are endless. Lanier Islands isn't just a venue - it's an experience.

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Ballrooms, Pavilions, Lakeside, Excursion Yachts CATERING CHOICES

Onsite, Farm-ToTable, Customizable RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, House linens, Banquet chairs PARKING OPTIONS

Valet, self-parking, trolley

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Lakeside Venues, Beautiful Property, Luxury Hotel and Villas, Extensive Year-Round Activities, Indoor and Outdoor Venues, Pet Friendly 7000 L ANIER ISL ANDS PARK WAY BUFORD, GA 30518

LANIERISLANDS.COM

YOUR CONTACT

Wendi Lucas Wedding Sales Specialist

(678) 318 -78 59

info@lakelanierweddings.com

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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.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

4,400

# OF EVENT SPACES

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Loft, Contemporary, Artistic Lounge, Patio Area CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering

RENTAL INCLUDES

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

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!

Complimentary Parking SPECIAL FEATURES:

The LOFT at Castleberry Hill offers three stylish floor plans, 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 , GA 30313

LOFTATCH.COM

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The Manor Golf & Country Club

FROM WEDDINGS AND RECEPTIONS TO CLIENT GOLF OUTINGS AND HOLIDAY PARTIES, THE MANOR GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB SPECIALIZES IN CREATING UNIQUE MEMORABLE EVENTS. OUR EXPERIENCED TEAM OF CATERING SPECIALISTS AND EVENT MANAGERS ARE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST WITH EVERY DETAIL.

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5,049

# OF EVENT SPACES

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ABOUT THE VENUE Overlooking the beautiful North Georgia Foothills, our enchanted clubhouse features amazing stone detail befitting of a European castle. The clubhouse at The Manor Golf & Country Club is truly majestic and lavishly designed with old world details and timeless European architecture. Featuring a scenic ceremony lawn and well-appointed ballroom, an event at The Manor is truly unforgettable.

Main photo by Ninh T. ChauImagez Photography

The Manor’s skilled culinary team has crafted delicious event menus that will satisfy your senses, but can always design a customized menu that is sure to impress your guests. We invite you to tour The Manor today.

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Elegant, Timeless, Classic CATERING CHOICES

Onsite catering, wedding packages, customized menus RENTAL INCLUDES

Room/space, linen, glassware, set up and break down PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Outdoor event lawn, Exquisite ballroom, Beautiful outdoor views including golf course and North Georgia mountains, Beautiful stone work and décor.

YOUR CONTACT

Sara McConnell Private Event Director 15951 MANOR CLUB DRIVE ALPHARETTA , GA 30004

(678) 36 6 -38 8 6

Sara. McConnell@clubcorp.com

MANORGCC.COM

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis GIVE YOUR GUESTS THE BEST AND MOST BREATHTAKING WITH THE ATLANTA MARRIOTT® MARQUIS. SPECIAL OCCASIONS ARE MADE EVEN MORE PERSONAL WITH THE FLEXIBILITY OF CUSTOMIZABLE SPACES. NEWLY REFRESHED BALLROOMS MAKE FOR ELEGANT SPACES. AND FOR AN UNFORGETTABLY GRAND EVENT, THE ATRIUM BALLROOM IS THE PLACE FOR YOUR ONCE-IN-ALIFETIME CELEBRATION.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

160,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

10

2,500

VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Breathtaking Atrium CATERING CHOICES

Catering onsite, Custom designed menus RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linens, Flatware, China, Stemware, Votive candles, Dance floor, PARKING OPTIONS

Valet parking

ABOUT THE VENUE Make your next occasion truly special, and give your guests an experience they won’t forget at the stylish Atlanta Marriott® Marquis. With flexible, customizable spaces to choose from, we make it easy to create the perfect backdrop, for an unforgettable event. Four elegant ballrooms, each offer a unique design, gorgeous décor and flexible pre-function spaces to add to the experience. Dining reaches new heights specializing in fire-inspired steak, seafood and delectable desserts. Make a day of pampering and blissful indulgences part of the event with our full-service Spa. We offer guest rooms and suites with incredible views and plenty of space for outof-town guests, smaller gatherings or a place to get some rest after a day or evening socializing. It’s everything you need for a memorable and flawless event, in the heart of Atlanta, at the Atlanta Marriott® Marquis. SPECIAL FEATURES:

YOUR CONTACT

Shalyse Lopez Catering Sales Executive

(4 0 4) 58 6 - 6 079

shalyse.lopez@marriot t.com

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Four beautiful ballrooms, 50 story breathtaking atrium, The Spa, 24 hour Fitness Center, Indoor/ outdoor pool and terrace, Amazing skyline views 265 PEACHTREE CENTER AVENUE ATL ANTA , GA 30303

ATLANTAMARQUISWEDDING.COM

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The Newnan Centre

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

SQUARE FOOTAGE

6,060

# OF EVENT SPACES

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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-the-art 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.

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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

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; Convenient location with proximity to shopping, dining and accommodations. 1515 LOWER FAYETTEVILLE ROAD NEWNAN, GA 30265

YOUR CONTACT

Carol Moore Executive Director

(678) 673-54 94

carol@newnancentre.com

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Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY COMBINES SEAMLESSLY WITH ARTFUL SOPHISTICATION AT THE RENAISSANCE® ATLANTA WAVERLY HOTEL. EXPERIENCE YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EVENTS IN OUR 14-STORY ATRIUM LOBBY. GATHER ACROSS FOUR BALLROOMS, EACH DESIGNED TO BE TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS. AND END YOUR EVENING IN THE LIGHT ATMOSPHERE OF THE GARDEN COURT.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

65,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

6

MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

1,000

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Indoor, 14-Story Atrium, Ballrooms and Garden Court CATERING CHOICES

Catering onsite, offsite for specialized events RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linens, Chair covers, Sashes PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary Self Parking; Valet Parking Available

YOUR CONTACT

Crandall Richardson Catering Sales Executive

( 770) 3 03-3123

crandall.richard son@renhotel s.com

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ABOUT THE VENUE With a 30+ year tradition of hospitality and special event excellence in Atlanta, the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel has just the team and space to create your most memorable event. Our 14-story sun-drenched atrium lobby offers a unique sense of arrival, and the perfect location for wedding photos, a cocktail reception or just spending time with colleagues, family or friends. Beyond our atrium you’ll discover four beautiful ballrooms, all with individual sound, climate controls and lighting. With high ceilings, natural light and marble columns, the Garden Court is a lovely setting for cocktail receptions or after dinner dessert and coffee gatherings. Compliment the perfect special event with overnight stays in one of our 522 spacious guest rooms and suites. For the ultimate in special treatment, Spa Waverly offers soothing, personalized treatments, or relax in our complimentary fitness center, sauna, and indoor salt water swimming pool. SPECIAL FEATURES:

14 story atrium lobby, Access to Galleria Gardens, Spa services available, Full fitness center, Steam and sauna 2450 GALLERIA PARK WAY ATL ANTA , GA 30339

RENAISSANCEWAVERLYWEDDINGS.COM

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Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel DISCOVER YOUR SPECIAL EVENT IN THE ARTFULLY CULTURED RENAISSANCE® ATLANTA MIDTOWN HOTEL. UNCOVER THIS BOUTIQUE WITH ITS 250-GUEST HIGH BALLROOM AND ITS OUTDOOR ROOFTOP GARDEN, PERFECT FOR A COCKTAIL HOUR OR AFTER PARTY. SEE FIRST-HAND WHAT THIS SOUTHERN GEM BRINGS TO YOUR EVENT AND EXPERIENCE ALL THAT ATLANTA OFFERS.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

18,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

6

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ABOUT THE VENUE Confident, contemporary and timelessly chic, Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel provides a superlative venue for your wedding, social event or gala fundraiser. Invite your guests to our prestigious Midtown Atlanta location, and count on the expertise of our dedicated event team to make sure every detail is unforgettable. Our culinary team specializes in creating cuisine that is tailored to your taste. We use locally sourced ingredients and bring a creative approach to food presentation. Your event will be unforgettable, and the cuisine will be memorable. Discover the garden at Community Smith, a dynamic outdoor bar with fantastic city views. It's the perfect venue for receptions, after wedding parties and family and friend gatherings!

250

VENUE ST YLE

Indoor Boutique Hotel, Outdoor Rooftop Garden CATERING CHOICES

Catering On Site, Custom Designed Menus RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linens, China & Bar Wares, Dancefloor, Event Manager PARKING OPTIONS

Valet

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Outdoor Rooftop Garden, Vibrant & Hip Atlanta Midtown District, Close Proximity to many attractions

YOUR CONTACT

Joi Jackson Senior Catering Sales Executive 866 WEST PEACHTREE STREET NW ATL ANTA , GA 30308

ATLANTAMIDTOWNWEDDING.COM

(678) 412-2337

joi.jack son@renhotel s.com

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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.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

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 crowning jewel, a 45,000 square foot stone encased clubhouse. Once inside, you experience the feeling of an 18th 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:

YOUR CONTACT

Bob Cooper Catering Director

( 770) 6 23-1239 ext 1107

specialevents@st ivescountr yclub.org

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Breathtaking golf course views from the grand ballroom and outdoor ceremony site, Boardroom, and Private event rooms. Close proximity to hotels, spas and shopping. ONE ST IVES COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE JOHNS CREEK, GA 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.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

3,500

# OF EVENT SPACES

3

MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

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 sixsided 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.

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

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 4400 VECOMA L ANE SNELLVILLE, GA 30039

YOUR CONTACT

Caroline Tucker Executive Director

( 770) 972- 654 0

sales@vecoma1.com

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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.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

5,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

1

250

VENUE ST YLE

Rustic, Stunning, Historic CATERING CHOICES

Approved vendor list RENTAL INCLUDES

Harvest tables and mix-matched vintage wooden chair to seat up to 150 guests. PARKING OPTIONS

Free onsite self-parking

YOUR CONTACT

J. Elliott Mc Pherson Director of Operation s

(4 0 4) 52 0 -74 65

info@vinewoodevents.com

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:

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. 1324 ROSCOE ROAD NEWNAN, GA 30263

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Photos by www.shaunaveaseyphotography.com

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Ventanas

HOST YOUR NEXT SOIREE ATOP ATLANTA’S PREMIER ROOFTOP VENUE. EXCITE AND INSPIRE YOUR GUESTS WITH AN EVENT OF MODERN STYLE AND AN ENERGY ALL ITS OWN. YOU’LL BE THE TALK OF THE TOWN WHEN YOU ARRIVE VIA HELICOPTER AND WOW YOUR GUESTS WITH A GRAND ENTRANCE! VENTANAS IS SURE TO PROVIDE A VIEW TO REMEMBER.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

9,547

# OF EVENT SPACES

1

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ABOUT THE VENUE Ventanas features dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows revealing a breathtaking view of downtown and Midtown Atlanta. The event venue is conveniently perched atop the 14th and 15th stories of the Park Pavilion building in downtown Atlanta's Centennial Park District. Ventanas offers approximately 10,000 inspiring square feet of premier indoor and outdoor rooftop space. Neighboring attractions include The Georgia Aquarium, Civil Rights Museum, College Football Hall of Fame and the World of Coca-Cola. Spacious, light-filled and designed for flexibility with help from our Legacy team, Ventanas allows you to customize the entertaining space for a signature event.

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VENUE ST YLE

Modern, Rooftop, Unique CATERING CHOICES

Legacy Catering & Events RENTAL INCLUDES

A full list of all Ventanas inventory PARKING OPTIONS

Valet and self parking available

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Panoramic view of Atlanta’s skyline, Indoor and outdoor space available, Helipad, Outdoor patio furniture and firepits, Private entrance with optional VIP red carpet, Dedicated glass elevator entrance

YOUR CONTACT

Hannah Baber Event Sales 275 BAKER STREET ATL ANTA , GA 30313

VENTANASATLANTA.COM

(4 0 4) 76 6 -38 67

sales@ventana satlanta.com

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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.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

5,400

# OF EVENT SPACES

5

400

VENUE ST YLE

Traditional, Contemporary, Timeless CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering & Bar Service

RENTAL INCLUDES

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

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.

Free Self Parking

SPECIAL FEATURES:

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. YOUR CONTACT

Sally Davies Catering Sales Manager

( 770) 4 8 6 -33 0 8

sdavies@wy ndham .com

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2443 HIGHWAY 54 WEST PEACHTREE CIT Y, GA 30269

WYNDHAMPCC.COM

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Westin Atlanta Perimeter North LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE CONCOURSE ATHLETIC CLUB WITHIN THE CONCOURSE CORPORATE CENTER. SAVOR BAR & KITCHEN, THE HOTEL’S FARM-TO-TABLE RESTAURANT, OFFERS ITS GUESTS SOPHISTICATED FLAVORS INSPIRED BY THE CHARM OF THE SOUTH. THE 372-ROOM HOTEL IS LOCATED ON A PRIVATE, TRANQUIL LAKE AND FEATURES 20,000 SQUARE FEET OF NEWLY RENOVATED MEETING AND BANQUET FACILITIES.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

20,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

8

MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

ABOUT THE VENUE Let the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North host the wedding of your dreams and all of the special events that surround it including rehearsal dinners, showers, send-off brunches and more. Soothing design elements in our newly transformed hotel create an inviting ambiance throughout our premier Atlanta wedding venue, while our scenic private lake exudes romance and intimacy. Your guests will enjoy the comforts and conveniences of amenities like our outdoor heated pool, WestinWORKOUT, hospitality suites and free shuttle service to the surrounding area. Celebrate in 20,000 square feet of newly renovated, flexible banquet facilities, which includes the spacious Grand Ballroom that seats up to 600 of your closest friends and family or the more intimate Bernstein Ballroom for smaller affairs. From awe inspiring decor to personalized catering, no detail will be spared on your most important day. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Stunning lakeside terrace perfect for outdoor ceremonies or cocktail receptions. 7 CONCOURSE PARK WAY, NE ATL ANTA , GA 30328

600

VENUE ST YLE

Contemporary Style and Comfortable Luxury CATERING CHOICES

Onsite catering, personalized menus RENTAL INCLUDES

Linens, tables, chairs, silverware, dance floor, centerpieces PARKING OPTIONS

Self parking; Valet

YOUR CONTACT

Craig Hurlbut Catering Sales Manager

( 770) 395-39 0 0

info@west inatlnorth .com

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ATNATLANTA ALTA

Michael C. Carlos Museum

3,200

# OF EVENT SPACES

2

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120

VENUE ST YLE

Unique, Elegant, Timeless CATERING CHOICES

Preferred Caterers List; Outside Caterers upon approval 571 SOUTH KILGO CIRCLE NE ATL ANTA , GA 30322 CARLOS.EMORY.EDU/ FACILIT Y-RENTAL

RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, A/V Equipment, Baby Grand Piano, Coat Check, Security PARKING OPTIONS

Free parking on weekends Main image by Images by Winston Photography

YOUR CONTACT

Jim Warren Event & Visitor Services Manager

(4 0 4) 727- 0516

jwarre 2 @emor y.edu

The Michael C. Carlos Museum offers the most elegant atmosphere available in Atlanta for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, corporate meetings, and special events. We can accommodate 10-150 guests in either our Boardroom or our Reception Hall and Foyer. Imagine your next special event in the Carlos Museum Reception Hall set amid the award-winning architecture of Michael Graves, including floor-to-ceiling windows, chandelier lighting, state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, and the classic elegance of our Steinway grand piano. The Carlos Museum offers the perfect space to make any event a unique and memorable experience.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

6,000

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Waterfall Club

# OF EVENT SPACES

3

MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

250

VENUE ST YLE

Rustic elegance, Breathtaking views CATERING CHOICES

Full service catering

THEWATERFALLCLUB.COM

PARKING OPTIONS

Onsite parking and shuttle services available

YOUR CONTACT

Laura Pearson Events Coordinator

( 70 6) 212- 4 0 0 0

lpearson@thewaterfallclub.com

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Nestled in the North Georgia mountains, Waterfall Club offers some of the most breathtaking scenery found anywhere in the world. Our exclusive private club was designed to be a refreshing retreat perched high above Lake Burton. Events are often held at The Lodge and Burton Porch where guests feel as if they are surrounded by the setting sun. Located less than two hours from Atlanta and Athens – you will feel as if you are a world away. Events are custom tailored with the perfect setting, menus, and services in mind to ensure you create memories that will last a lifetime.

M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT W W W. T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M

Large Photo by Griffen Gibson Photography, small photo by Rustic White Photography

RENTAL INCLUDES

Set up, Break down, Chairs, Linens

1105 WATERFALL DRIVE CL AY TON, GA 30525


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ATLANTA

Carl House

10,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Outdoor, Gardens, Historic Home CATERING CHOICES

By in-house Executive Chef

RENTAL INCLUDES

1176 ATL ANTA HIGHWAY AUBURN, GA 30011 CARLHOUSE.COM

Tables, Chiavari chairs, Linens, Centerpieces PARKING OPTIONS

Ample onsite parking Main photo by Christi Sue Photography; small photo by Julie Anne Photography

Award winning Carl House! The home of 'Extraordinary. Memorable. Events.' Why all the buzz? A sterling reputation, lavishly appointed interiors including a dramatic 4,000 square foot grand ballroom with classic curved staircase, ten working fireplaces, exquisite gazebo, lush private gardens, dramatic covered porches, 30+ acres of tranquil pasture land, a charming rustic barn, exquisite culinary prepared by in-house chef, in-house florals, and custom vendor services all designed to assist a busy bride! Carl House also features unique separate bride and groom suites, as well as inside and outside ceremony options.

YOUR CONTACT

Angela Chen Wedding & Event Specialist

( 770) 58 6 - 0 0 95

info@carlhou se.com

SQUARE FOOTAGE

7,000 2

MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

200

VENUE ST YLE

Boutique, Modern & Chic CATERING CHOICES

Onsite; Offsite catering available in special circumstances RENTAL INCLUDES

ATLANTA

Doubletree By Hilton Atlanta Buckhead

# OF EVENT SPACES

3342 PEACHTREE ROAD, NE ATL ANTA , GA 30326

House linens, Tables, Banquet chairs

DOUBLETREEBUCKHE AD.COM

PARKING OPTIONS

Valet & self-parking options The Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta-Buckhead Hotel is a full-service, boutique style hotel with classic southern charm in the heart of the prestigious Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. For your special day we offer two inspired ballrooms, delicious menus and well-appointed guest rooms to accommodate wedding guests. The marriage of our exceptional service and attention to detail delivers a confidence that today's bride expects. With these important details in our caring hands the bride is free to enjoy her special day!

YOUR CONTACT

Gillian Harte Senior Event Sales Manager

(4 0 4) 238 - 0 015

gharte@doubletreebuckhead.com

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NORTH FLORIDA

Honey Lake Resort

FLORIDA'S FINEST WEDDINGS, EVENTS AND RETREATS. WE PROMISE TO SURROUND YOUR EVENT WITH THE MOST LUXURIOUS SETTING AND THE MOST CARING STAFF WHO ARE HERE TO MAKE YOUR TIME WITH US MEMORABLE, HELP YOU TO RELAX AND HAVE FUN.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

12,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

5

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ABOUT THE VENUE Honey Lake Resort’s 644 acres are awe-inspiring. Its old world charm and natural beauty set the scene for your unforgettable first class wedding, event or retreat. From getting a massage at the Spa, relaxing by the pool, walking on the trails, or enjoying other fun activities, Honey Lake Resort is a world of its own. Our luxury overnight accommodations will leave you feeling refreshed after your stay. With so much to offer, there’s a Honey Lake event, venue and package that’s perfect for you. Our wedding venue packages range from $6,499-$11,499 including 12 hours of set up, event, and clean up time. SPECIAL FEATURES:

500

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Park/Garden, Ballroom, Vintage/Rustic, Elegant CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Bartender, Onsite Service, Onsite Catering RENTAL INCLUDES

Set Up of Tables, Chairs, Linens, and Place Settings PARKING OPTIONS

Onsite Parking

Weddings are first class service so you feel pampered, memorable so your dream day stays with you forever, relaxing so your guests enjoy every moment.

YOUR CONTACT

Kelsey Tompkins Events Director 1290 NW HONEY L AKE ROAD GREENVILLE, FL 32331

(850) 724-19 9 9

kel sey @honeylakeresort.com

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NORTH FLORIDA

The Conference Center at the Main Library THE CONFERENCE CENTER AT THE MAIN LIBRARY IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT WHETHER IT’S INDOORS, OUTDOORS OR BOTH! KEEP IT SMALL OR GO GRAND IN A BANQUET ROOM THAT SEATS 300. A LANDSCAPED COURTYARD WITH AN ELEGANT WATER FEATURE AND AN AUDITORIUM GIVE YOU EVEN MORE OPTIONS.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

20,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

12

500

VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Outdoor, Classic, Modern amenities CATERING CHOICES

Use your own caterer & bartender, kitchen on-site RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, A/V, Staffing, Custodial PARKING OPTIONS

Metered, nearby lots & garages

ABOUT THE VENUE The Conference Center at the Main Library offers 20,000 square feet of unique, inviting spaces with endless possibilities for everything from intimate parties to extravagant celebrations. Flexible banquet rooms with mood lighting and attractive interiors are easily transformed into whatever your heart desires. With stylish architecture at every turn, enjoy hors d’oeuvres in the Gallery or mix and mingle over cocktails in The Lounge at 303 North. The light-filled Atrium with its magnificent Grand Staircase features the most impressive bridal photo spot in the city. What’s more—our professional staff will impress you from start to finish. If you want the fairy tale ending to your big day, book a classic—The Conference Center at the Main Library, downtown Jacksonville’s unique event destination. SPECIAL FEATURES:

YOUR CONTACT

Angel Self Conference Center Coordinator

(9 0 4) 63 0 -1947 a self @coj.net

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Garden courtyard with reflecting pool, Spectacular Grand Staircase, Vaulted ceilings, Modern chandeliers, Chic new Lounge with generous wet bar. 303 NORTH L AUR A STREET JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202

JAXPUBLICLIBRARY.ORG/CONFERENCE_CENTER

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Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa ALWAYS WARM. ALWAYS WELCOMING. WHETHER YOU DREAM OF SAYING “I DO” IN FRONT OF A FEW FAMILY MEMBERS OR CAN’T IMAGINE CELEBRATING WITHOUT A FEW HUNDRED OF YOUR CLOSEST FRIENDS, OUR CERTIFIED WEDDING PLANNERS CAN CREATE A DAY THAT’S AS SPECIAL AS YOUR LOVE. WITH ELEGANT SPACES, CUSTOM CATERING AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE, WE’LL TAKE YOUR WEDDING WISH LIST AND TRANSFORM IT INTO AN EVENT TO REMEMBER.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

61,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

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ABOUT THE VENUE Surrounded by lagoons, moss draped water Oaks and Magnolia trees, when you choose the legendary Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa you and your guests will enjoy a stunning backdrop amidst 65 lush acres, private access to our beach club, iconic golf and a world class spa. Whether planning a traditionally formal or uniquely you event, inspire your wedding day plans with the flexibility of our indoor and outdoor Ponte Vedra Beach spaces. From an oceanfront ceremony at our private beach club, to an intimate champagne reception or an elegant multi-course dinner, our Certified Wedding Planners will ensure the day of your dreams is truly unforgettable. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Private beach club access, over 61,000 sqaure feet of indoor and outdoor event space, spacious suites and guestrooms, 8 onsite dining options, adjacent championship golf at TPC® Sawgrass, lagoon views, golf course views and 65 acres of natural backdrops. Enhance your wedding plans with a treatment at The Sawgrass Spa, featuring 25,000 sqaure feet of luxurious amenities including a full service nail salon great for bridal parties. 1000 PGA TOUR BOULEVARD PONTE VEDR A BEACH, FL 32082

SAWGRASSMARRIOTT.COM

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Indoor, outdoor, private beach, serene, whimsical CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering

RENTAL INCLUDES

Function space, Champagne toast, Custom wedding cake and more PARKING OPTIONS

Valet and selfparking available

YOUR CONTACT

Robin Jones Catering Sales Executive

(9 0 4) 28 0 -7036

robin .jones@marriot t.com

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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 1920'S BANK IN AN ELEGANT ATMOSPHERE. EXTENSIVE AMENITIES MAKE THE TREASURY ON THE PLAZA THE PERFECT VENUE TO CELEBRATE UNIQUE AND UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

6,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

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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

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. The Treasury on the Plaza invites you to celebrate your history in a breathtaking historic setting.

Reservations available SPECIAL FEATURES:

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

Allison Wilson Director of Sales

(9 0 4) 217- 0 077

info@trea sur yontheplaza.com

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TREASURYONTHEPLAZA.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.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

22,000

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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 and 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.

500

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Indoor, Outdoor, Mediterranean, Prestigious Views CATERING CHOICES

On-site Catering Provided by TPC Sawgrass RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Linen, Dance Floor, Chiavari Chairs PARKING OPTIONS

Self-Parking

SPECIAL FEATURES:

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

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

110 CHAMPIONSHIP WAY

sawgra sscatering @pgatourt pc .com

PONTE VEDR A BEACH, FL 32082

TPC.COM/SAWGRASS-WEDDINGS

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ORLANDO

Orlando World Center Marriott AT ORLANDO WORLD CENTER MARRIOTT®, WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN CREATING EXQUISITE EXPERIENCES FOR EVERYONE TRAVELING WITH YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY TO WEDDED BLISS. WITH A DEDICATED EVENT STAFF WORKING DILIGENTLY TO CREATE THE WEDDING OF YOUR DREAMS, YOU'LL HAVE TIME TO ENJOY THE DAYS LEADING UP TO THE EVENT.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

8,000+

# OF EVENT SPACES

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VENUE ST YLE

Outdoor, Indoor CATERING CHOICES

Catering on site, custom designed menus RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, chairs, staging, some AV, & more! PARKING OPTIONS

Valet

ABOUT THE VENUE Say 'I do' to that special someone at the premier Orlando World Center Marriott. Offering 200 lush acres of stunning landscape, this enchanting, world-class destination fulfills couples dreams of the perfect wedding, from an intimate ceremony to an opulent affair, highlighted by award-winning service and culinary expertise. Conveniently located only 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World® and just minutes from all major theme parks and attractions, we are sure to be the destination for your friends and families. Offering lavish, elegant and breathtaking banquet rooms in various sizes and atmospheres, lavish banquet rooms and elegant, spacious ballrooms with soaring ceilings that can accommodate even the largest guest list. We pride ourselves on being an Indian wedding venue in Orlando providing ceremonies such as the Baraat, Varmala and Sangeet. Our World is YOURS! SPECIAL FEATURES:

YOUR CONTACT

Lois McGinnis Senior Catering Sales Executive

(4 07) 238 - 8 521

loi s.mcginni s@marriot t.com

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A central location, On-site amenities and recreation options ideal for bridal parties, family members and friends. Traditional Wedding Experts, LGBT Certified 8701 WORLD CENTER DRIVE ORL ANDO, FL 32821

WORLDCENTERWEDDINGS.COM

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ORLANDO

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 HERE IN THE ATRIUM BEFORE GUESTS MAKE THEIR WAY UPSTAIRS TO THE BALLROOM WHERE THEY'LL DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY UNDER EXQUISITE CHANDELIERS!

SQUARE FOOTAGE

16,690

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Photos by Jenny Torres, Art Kaulkner, and Damon Tucci

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, 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.

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

SPECIAL FEATURES:

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

Britney Davis Special Event Planner 225 S GARL AND AVE ORL ANDO, FL 32801

THEBALLROOMATCHURCHSTREET.COM

(4 07) 4 2 0 -9 0 91

ballroom@puffn st uff.com

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Rocking H Ranch

WE ARE LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL LAKELAND, FLORIDA (BETWEEN TAMPA AND ORLANDO) NESTLED IN SOUTHERN MOSS FILLED GRANDFATHER OAKS. BLESSED WITH 100 BEAUTIFUL ACRES, A PRIVATE PLANTATION RESIDENCE, ON A WORKING CATTLE RANCH.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

4,800

# OF EVENT SPACES

3

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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

ABOUT THE VENUE Located halfway between Orlando and Tampa, Florida, 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.

Self parking

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. YOUR CONTACT

Angela Higgenbotham Owner

(8 63) 581-1710

rockinghevents@gmail.com

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ROCKINGHEVENTS.COM

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GULF COAST FLORIDA

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.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

11,436

# OF EVENT SPACES

6

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 halfacre 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.

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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

On-site guest parking

Photos by Kristen Weaver Photography

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Crystal chandeliers, enchanting gardens, serene water fountains, exquisite grand ballroom, complete flexibility, natural light, marble 17004 DORMAN ROAD LITHIA , FLORIDA 33547

YOUR CONTACT

Lucille Hanson

Special Event Planner

(813) 657- 0 0 6 2

palmet toclub@puffn st uff.com

THEPALMETTOCLUB.COM

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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 FEST FOR YOU AND YOUR GUESTS THAT WILL NOT SOON BE FORGOTTEN!

SQUARE FOOTAGE

1,700

# OF EVENT SPACES

5

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750

VENUE ST YLE

Tropical, Animals, Cozy CATERING CHOICES

We have a very extensive catering menu RENTAL INCLUDES

China, linens, and our events team

PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary Parking at the Zoo

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 in ensuring that your wedding at the Zoo reflects your ultimate wedding vision. 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. SPECIAL FEATURES:

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

YOUR CONTACT

Stella Lacle Sales Manager

(813) 935- 8 552

events@lowr y parkzoo.org

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LOWRYPARKZOO.ORG

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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

SQUARE FOOTAGE

200,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

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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 in planning your perfect day.

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 & chairs, Dance floor PARKING OPTIONS

Discounted Valet Parking

SPECIAL FEATURES:

1,504 guestrooms and suites,12 food & beverage outlets, Lapis Spa, The Shops at Fontainebleau, Trendsetting nightlife, and expansive poolscape & beach 4441 COLLINS AVENUE MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA 33140

YOUR CONTACT

Arlene Espino Catering Sales Manager

(877) 854-2 031

somethingbleau@fontainebleau .com

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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.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

10,000

# OF EVENT SPACES

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550

VENUE ST YLE

Ballroom, Indoor CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering

RENTAL INCLUDES

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

Onsite Parking

ABOUT THE VENUE Floridian Ballrooms is a family owned and operated venue. With four ballrooms offering exclusive settings and upscale services for every occasion, they are committed to making the best out of each celebration. They offer a very elegant ballroom in Pembroke Pines (west of Fort Lauderdale). Floridian Hall Event Centre is a memorable setting for any occasion. You can find there a 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. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Private Wedding Chapel, Dinner Fireworks Presentation YOUR CONTACT

Janneli Gonzalez Ochoa Wedding/ Event Coordinator

(954) 4 36 -5524

info@f loridianballroom s.com

17850 NW 2ND STREET PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33029

FLORIDIANBALLROOMS.COM

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SOUTH FLORIDA

Casa Marina A Waldorf Astoria Resort

HISTORIC CASA MARINA IS KEY WEST’S MOST ROMANTIC WEDDING VENUE. BUILT IN 1920, HENRY FLAGLER’S VISION OF GRANDEUR AND ELEGANCE IS EVIDENT IN THE DRAMATIC ARCHITECTURE AND SPRAWLING GROUNDS THAT LEAD TO THE LARGEST PRIVATE BEACH ON THE ISLAND.

SQUARE FOOTAGE

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# OF EVENT SPACES

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ABOUT THE VENUE Imagine your ceremony on a white sandy beach with the ever changing colors of the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. While you exchange your vows, family and friends share the moment with you creating truly special memories. Timeless with hardwood floors, ten foot arched windows and strikingly high ceilings, our ballrooms capture the essence and spirit of the illustrious past that is unique only to Casa Marina. Discover your dream day and make it last with the help of the impeccable staff at Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Select an unforgettable Key West wedding package and let sparkling waters and spectacular views serve as the backdrop for your ceremony.

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VENUE ST YLE

Timeless, Tropical, Stylish CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Only

RENTAL INCLUDES

Onsite ceremony locations, multiple menu selections, dedicated service staff PARKING OPTIONS

Valet, Self Parking and Street Parking are available

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Nestled on the largest private beach on the island, our inviting Key West wedding location offers an intimate setting for wedding celebrations, honeymoons, anniversaries, and receptions. Make the azure-colored Atlantic your backdrop as you exchange vows on our private beach. 1500 REYNOLDS STREET KEY WEST, FLORIDA 33040

CASAMARINARESORT.COM

YOUR CONTACT

Stacey Jordan Catering Admin

( 3 05) 293- 6 217 stacey.jordan@waldorfa storia.com

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SHOT ON LOCATION AT THE STAVE ROOM AT AMERICAN SPIRIT WORKS COORDINATED BY J. ELLIOTT ST YLE IMAGES BY DAVY WHITENER PHOTOGRAPHY


THE STATIONER SAYS THESE AMAZING, HAND-MARBLED PAPER ENVELOPE LINERS CAN ADD A SUBTLE TOUCH OF PATTERN AND VISUAL INTEREST TO ANY INVITATION SUITE. THE LOOK CAN BE MODERN AND ORGANIC, YET SOFT AND ROMANTIC, ALL AT ONCE. AND, BECAUSE THE PAPERS ARE MARBLED BY HAND, NO TWO SHEETS ARE EXACTLY ALIKE MEANING EACH GUEST GETS THEIR VERY OWN UNIQUE PATTERN TO ADMIRE!

SARAH SORRENTINO

Foglio Press


THE HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTS SAY WHEN CREATING THE MAKEUP AND HAIR LOOKS, YOU WANT TO ANALYZE THE OVERALL FEEL OF THE WEDDING. THE MAKEUP AND HAIR CHOICES SHOULD BE A DIRECT REFLECTION OF THE WEDDING DESIGN, INDIVIDUAL PREFERENCES, AND ENHANCING EACH PERSON'S NATURAL BEAUT Y AND FEATURES. UNDERSTANDING THAT THE MAKEUP AND HAIR WILL NOT WORK IN A 'ONE SIZE FITS ALL' FORMAT IS KEY, THEN LEARNING TO TAILOR THE LOOKS COHESIVELY IS A TRUE ART-FORM... AND WE LOVE THAT MOST.

CORIE MESSER & ERICA AGES

Vigilante Cosmetics

BRIDAL GOWN "Pepper" by Modern Trousseau via The White Magnolia Bridal Collection BRIDESMAID DRESSES "Kimberly" by Joanna August in "All Tomorrow's Parties" and "Silver Bells," available at Bella Bridesmaids


THE MENSWEAR ST YLIST SAYS IN KEEPING WITH OUR FALL THEME, WE ST YLED OUR GROOM IN A LUXURIOUS (AND TIMELESS!) CHARCOAL GREY SUIT. WE TIED IN THE COLOR PALETTE WITH A MASCULINE FLORAL TONAL BURGUNDY TIE.

KATE DONACHY

The Modern Gent


THE VENUE EXPERT SAYS THE BEST PL ACE TO START DESIGNING DECOR IS ASKING WHAT PIECES YOUR VENUE ALREADY HAS AVAIL ABLE. DYING FOR WOODEN CROSS BACK CHAIRS? WE OWN THEM RIGHT HERE, SO YOU DON'T NEED TO RENT ELSEWHERE. LOOKING FOR AN ADDED TOUCH? SINCE THE STAVE ROOM IS LOCATED INSIDE AMERICAN SPIRIT WORKS, WHAT BETTER AISLE MARKERS THAN WHISKEY BARRELS? MEANINGFUL DETAILS ARE WHAT PERSONALIZES YOUR DAY AND SETS YOUR WEDDING APART FROM THE REST.

WENDY COLLINS

The Stave Room at American Spirit Works


THE FLORIST SAYS WE CHOSE A MUTED NATURAL PALETTE WITH SOME SATURATED HUES OF RICH BORDEAUX AND AMETHYST. WE LOVE TO KEEP THE BRIDE’S FLORALS SOFT AND ROMANTIC WITH LUSH, FRAGRANT BLOOMS L AYERED IN TEXTURED FOLIAGE AND VINES. NATURAL, GARDEN ST YLE DESIGNS CREATE DIMENSION AND FLOWING FLORALS. THE DEEP PLUM AND WINE DEEPEN THE MUTED MAUVE JUST ENOUGH TO TRANSITION TO AUTUMN WHEN THE STEMS ARE DRESSED IN SILK AND VELVET.

KIM MCNARON

Holland Daze

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THE RENTAL PRO SAYS ADDING A CHANDELIER CAN ADD DRAMA AND CREATE A FOCAL POINT IN YOUR SPACE. PICTURED HERE, OUR NATALIA CHANDELIER JUXTAPOSES THE MODERN INDUSTRIAL FEEL OF THE STAVE ROOM WITH THE OLD WORLD ST YLE OF THE RECEPTION ST YLE. LOOKING FOR EVEN MORE ST YLE POINTS? TALK TO YOUR FLORAL DESIGNER ABOUT ADDING GREENERY TO GIVE AN UNDENIABLY EUROPEAN COUNTRYSIDE FL AIR.

TRACY SMITH

CRUSH Event Rentals


THE PHOTOGRAPHER SAYS ALTHOUGH FILM IS VERY BEAUTIFUL IN DAYLIGHT, DETAILS CAPTURED IN LOW-LIT CANDLE LIGHT OR WINDOW LIGHT CAN BE VERY DREAMY. TO ACHIEVE THIS AT YOUR WEDDING, MAKE A DETAILED TIMELINE WITH YOUR PL ANNER AND PHOTOGRAPHER TO ALLOW FOR ADEQUATE TIME. BUT REMEMBER, PHOTOGRAPHING LOWLIT LOCATIONS ON FILM WORKS BETTER WITH STATIONARY OBJECTS – IF ANYONE OR ANY THING IS MOVING, THEY COULD LOOK LIKE A STREAK ACROSS THE FRAME, DUE TO A LONG SHUTTER SPEED.

DAVY WHITENER

Davy Whitener Photography


THE CAKE BAKER SAYS THE SOFT GRAY MARBLE FONDANT IS A COOL CONTRAST TO THE LUXE FINISHES OF BRIGHT EDIBLE SILVER LEAF AND ANTIQUE GOLD. IT'S A GREAT WAY TO COMBINE VINTAGE AND MODERN WITHOUT FEELING COLD. THE FRESH FLORAL AND GREENERY ADDS A NATURAL TOUCH.

CHRISTINE JOHNS-HARRIS

not a crumb! exquisite cakes

Not al l f lowers are foodsafe, so tal k t o your f lorist about your decorating option s. Incor porati ng beauti ful stems should n't come wit h t he risk of making guests serious ly sick!

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ENGAGEMENT RING Trumpet & Horn BEHIND THE SCENES SECOND SHOOTER Resurgens Co. MODELS Teresa Motes Sarah Cate Rai Lollie Emory Jacob AGENCIES K. Starr Management Directions USA

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MEREDITH & WESLEY The Georgian Terrace Atlanta, Georgia August 15, 2015

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To say Wesley and Meredith’s wedding was “very Georgia” would be an understatement. Complete with peanuts, peaches, lace, and magnolia leaves, this fabulous Georgia themed wedding was everything the Atlanta couple could have hoped for, thanks to the talented planners at Kate and Campbell Weddings. And what better venue to host their event at than The Georgian Terrace? Wesley and Meredith began their special day with a traditional ceremony at The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, just two blocks from the reception venue. From there, the bride and groom surely elicited some stares and cheers when they were escorted to the reception by the unforgettable brass band Wasted Potential, with their guests following not far behind. Meredith looked like a true southern belle in a stunning Pronovias gown with lace detail purchased from Sweet Elegance Bridal, shielding herself from the sun with a customized parasol. With touches of peach, navy, cream, and metallics in the floral arrangements designed by Faith Flowers, menu cards by Simply Put Paper, signage by Allison Blaisdell Design & Print and the linens, the decor of the reception was equally as breathtaking. Family and friends gave heartfelt speeches, toasted to the newlyweds, danced to live music, and enjoyed a delicious Frosted Pumpkin Gourmet, Inc. designed wedding cake almost too pretty to eat. Once the celebrating came to an end and all of the fun had been had, guests waved farewell as the blissful couple was whisked away in a posh vintage getaway car. WWW.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM


STATIONERY Exquisite Stationery by Harrison Rohr

SECOND-LINE BAND Wasted Potential Brass Band CEREMONY VENUE The Lutheran Chruch of the Redeemer

"My most memorable moment would have to be walking out of the hotel doors onto the outdoor terrace and seeing Wes during our first look. I'll never forget the look on his face and his reaction to seeing me." -Meredith

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The Venue THE GEORGIAN TERRACE "We chose The Georgian Terrace for two reasons. First, it fit the 'Southern Black Tie' theme perfectly, and second because it is truly an Atlanta icon and we wanted our wedding to have a distinct 'Atlanta' feel. I love history and wanted to incorporate that into our wedding." -Meredith

The Planners KATE AND CAMPBELL WEDDINGS Kate and Campbell Weddings offers full-service event design and coordination. They are known for their creativity, organization, responsiveness, and commitment to their brides - and their cheerful approach to planning the perfect event! Initially a mother-daughter team, they now have three planners and three assistants on the team. MENU CARDS Simply Put by Ashley Woodman

The Photographers ANNA AND SPENCER PHOTOGRAPHY

Atlanta-based husband and wife duo Anna and Spencer are documentary-style wedding photographers who have a knack for capturing real love-filled moments. FLORAL DESIGN Faith Flowers SIGNAGE Allison Blaisdell Design & Print CAKE Frosted Pumpkin Gourmet, Inc. ENTERTAINMENT Rupert's Orchestra

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AUDREY & MICHAEL Agnes Scott College Decatur, Georgia October 24, 2015

Images by Dana Lee Jones Photography

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For Audrey and Michael, matrimony was an unexpected but beautiful brush with destiny. The two tied the knot on a stunning October day at Agnes Scott College, their union graced by crisp air and endless sunshine. Audrey’s history with the college is rich; she completed her undergraduate degree on its campus and later returned to serve on the Alumnae Association Board and the Board of Trustees. Both Audrey and Michael work demanding jobs in the medical field, so their wedding planner, Khadine Springer of ellyB Events, became even more invaluable than usual with extra flexibility and guidance. The ceremony took place at the Julia Thompson Smith Chapel, with Audrey gilded in an ivory and gold mermaid gown from Bridals by Lori in Atlanta and her husband-to-be in a traditional black tuxedo from The Modern Gent. The wedding’s purple palette was picked up in the Matron of Honor’s lavender gown and the bouquet of hydrangeas, garden roses, tulips, and orchids. The couple’s reception was held in the college’s dining hall where the grand vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows were given a royal atmosphere by Andy Beach & Co. with an explosion of violet from flowers and decor. The five tiered cake, designed by The Cake Hag, featured five separate organic cake flavors and fillings, as well as floral and gold accents. A merry celebration with undeniable personality, Audrey and Michael’s wedding day was utterly unforgettable.

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BRIDAL GOWN Bridals by Lori

MENSWEAR The Modern Gent

"My associations with the college, as well as that fact that Agnes Scott's colors are purple and white, and the fact that our favorite color is purple, the choosing of this venue was a 'fait accompli.'" -Audrey

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The Place AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE "I chose Agnes Scott College as my venue, primarily because it is my home away from home. I have very strong ties to the college. I attended Agnes Scott College during my undergraduate years and post graduation I maintained close ties with the college." -Audrey

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The Planner ELLYB EVENTS Eliana Baucicault is constantly in pursuit of a flawless and fabulously executed wedding full of details and good times, as well as a true representation of who you are as a host.

CHARGER RENTALS BBJ Linen

The Photographer DANA LEE JONES PHOTOGRAPHY Dana Lee Jones is an Atlanta based wedding and events photographer who has an appreciation for details and the creation of beautiful memories.

FLORAL DESIGN Andy Beach and Co. VIDEOGRAPHY Imagine VP HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS Smack Hair Mimi Johnson TRANSPORTATION Cooper Global

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ENTERTAINMENT DJ Teknology KLF Pro Entertainment


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LIZ

& JACOB The Treasury on the Plaza St. Augustine, Florida December 4, 2015

Images by Ashley Steeby Photography

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The shimmering string lights from St. Augustine’s annual Nights of Lights celebration made a stunning background for Liz and Jacob’s timeless winter wedding at The Treasury on the Plaza. As her future husband sipped on champagne, Liz slipped into a custom-made wedding gown featuring delicate long sleeves and a sexy, plunging back from Aurora Unique Bridal Boutique. Their classic affair began with a violinist playing wistfully as the beautiful bride floated down the aisle accompanied by both of her parents, where love shone as Liz met Jacob at the altar. Sentimentality radiated as the groom’s father officiated the ceremony, translated seamlessly into Spanish for a crowd of loved ones. Liz and Jacob exchanged heartfelt, personalized vows under spectacular white floral wall designed by the bride’s uncle, renowned New York florist Raul Avila Inc. After they said 'I do,' the newlyweds were whisked away to take portraits under the string lights as the ceremony space flawlessly transformed for the reception, executed by master planner Olivia Gonzalez. Guests enjoyed drinks and delectable hors d'evours whipped up by Jacksonville's Executive Food Service. After dinner, the couple’s personality shone as guests drank Colombian coffee with slices from the beautiful three tiered ruffled cake designed by Publix. DJ Steve O'Flaherty of New York Sounds DJ & Entertainment used Latin flair to keep energy high as everyone danced the night away in celebration, which eventually ended with a magical sparkler grand exit under a sea of lights as the newlyweds escaped to their happily ever after. WWW.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM


BRIDESMAID DRESSES Adrianna Papell via Bella Bridesmaid

"We had the opportunity to speak with each and every guest during the reception which was extremely special, but our guest list was also big enough where we weren't always the sole focus of everyone's attention – we could just enjoy each other's company, too!" -Liz

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The Place THE TREASURY ON THE PL AZA "We chose our venue because it was in the heart of the city and within walking distance from hotels. It also had a very unique and classic feel because of the huge vault bar and pillars. We also loved the fact that it over looked the city's 'Nights of Lights!'" -Liz

CUSTOM BRIDAL GOWN Aurora Unique Bridal Boutique

The Floral Designer RAUL AVIL A INC. Raul Avila is the president of Raul Avila Inc., founded in February 2005. Specializing in floral design and sophisticated décor, Àvila produces special events ranging from benefits and weddings to fashion shows and photoshoots. He is very dedicated to his craft and continues to evolve as an artist.

CAKE Publix

The Photographers ASHLEY STEEBY PHOTOGRAPHY Ashley and James are a husband and wife Photographer team based in St. Augustine Beach, Florida. Together, they love sun-kissed wedding days, traveling, and enjoying life as newlyweds.

EVENT PLANNING & CATERING Executive Food Service HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS Lockstar Nikita the M.U.A. CEREMONY MUSICIANS Jacksonville Strings ENTERTAINMENT New York Sounds DJ & Entertainment

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K E L LY & ROD Summerour Studio Atlanta, Georgia April 3, 2016

Images by Black & Hue Photography

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The shimmering sun dawned bright on Kelly and Rod’s crisp April morning. The couple was unashamedly in love with spring in Atlanta and the fact that Kelly’s grandmother’s birthday fell in the middle of the season was just icing on the wedding cake. Kate Sasnett of Soiree Catering & Events, the couple’s invaluable wedding planner, designed a day that was distinctly Kelly and Rod, an intriguing concoction of antique and urban at Summerour Studio in the heart of Atlanta’s Westside. Kelly, draped in tulle over rose gold satin with a lace illusion top, descended the mahogany staircase to a paper runner on which were song lyrics written by Rod just for her. As they said their vows, the couple stood under a hanging floral installation blooming with ranunculus, creamy roses, lilac, and hellebores to match the bouquets. During the cocktail hour and reception, the vintage charm abounded with antique furniture and cake stands, plush greenery on farmhouse tables, and the architectural whimsy of the venue. The classic and time honored reception scene was a collaboration of Nuage Designs, Atlanta Event Decor, Events Unlimited, and I Do Linens. For Kelly and Rod, delicious, delectable food was a must-have and the food vendors and Sinful Sweets Catering delivered in excess. The eclectic buffet featured an Antipasti display from local meat and cheese purveyors, raw oysters from Kimball House, and Korean steamed buns from Simply Seoul Kitchen. Donuts and a variety of cakes rested on Kelly’s collection of antique cake stands for the completion of a meal that could only be described as decadent. After the meal was concluded, the DJ played rock classics that kept guests on their feet long into the night.

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WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS Tide and Bloom

CALLIGRAPHED AISLE RUNNER Kelly Lee Design HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS Melrose and McQueen Scoobie West & Company

"Our guest list was right at about 100 people, which felt very intimate and special. We had a lot of personal aspects to our ceremony and wanted to share that, along with the rest of the evening with the people we were closest to." -Kelly

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The Place SUMMEROUR STUDIO "Summerour is so romantic, like a hidden gem, it is off the beaten path and if it weren’t for the gorgeous skyline views you would almost forget you were in the middle of Atlanta. We loved the urban feel and architectural details with its lush greenery and overall dreamy vibe." -Kelly

The Planner & Caterer SOIREE CATERING & EVENTS Soiree Catering & Events is a full-service catering and event design company dedicated to the art of entertaining with style. Kelly Walling Lassiter is a full time member of the catering sales team, and while she handles events of all types - weddings have her heart!

The Photographer BL ACK & HUE PHOTOGRAPHY

In the world of wedding photography, Black & Hue Photography is brand new to the scene. Since 2012, they've always been a little different than the norm. They couldn't be more stoked for the future, since they have the best jobs in the world. FLORAL DESIGN Studio Aesthete RENTALS Event Rentals Unlimited Atlanta Event Decor I Do Linens Nuage Designs PHOTO BOOTH RobotBooth

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MERCEDES & JEFF Peachtree House Orlando, Florida April 30, 2016

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While the wind whispered through the Spanish moss and rustled the leaves of the plush shrubbery, Mercedes and Jeff said 'I do' on the grounds of Peachtree House in Orlando, Florida. The 1920s home has a way of imposing itself as grand and regal yet maintaining a gentle, comfortable peace that perfectly suited the couple’s desires. Rather than overwhelm the already stunning gardens of the ceremony space with bright neons and excess, the wedding party were quietly but elegantly garmented in ivory dresses and black tuxedos. The bride, in long-sleeved lace, held a pale but luxuriant gathering of anemone, seeded eucalyptus, and garden roses designed by Porch Therapy as she descended the brick steps toward her husband-to-be. The vows and well-wishes dispensed, Mercedes and Jeff retired with their 65 guests to an intimate reception in another garden area. The couples’ paper products, centerpieces, and chalk wine glasses came together with an organic but opulent reception, bursting with bright greenery and gold and ivory accents. A local restaurant, Yellow Dog Eats – one of the newlyweds’ favorites – catered a classic meal of pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, beef brisket, potatoes, and vegetables. After the meal of Southern delights, the couple cut into a naked cake designed by Sweeter Than the Rest while their guests enjoyed games at a personalized cornhole board and lively music on the dance floor. Mercedes and Jeff’s day, coordinated by wedding planner Lora Ritzie Wardman, was timeless and utterly unforgettable. WWW.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM


HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS Trend Studios Winter Park MeLissa Duran

STATIONERY Paper Goat Post

MENSWEAR Absolutely Fitting

"We felt like the property itself was so naturally beautiful that we wanted our wedding party to compliment the venue. We added some garden flare by having the bridesmaids in mixmatched dresses and fun hair styles." -Mercedes

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The Place PEACHTREE HOUSE

"We knew the moment we pulled into the driveway that our wedding just had to be at The Peachtree House. From the architecture to the foliage, Peachtree has a way of being grand and elegant, but at the very same time comfortable and peaceful." -Mercedes

RENTALS Orlando Wedding and Party Rental

The Planner LORA RITZIE WARDMAN EVENTS Lora Wardman is a native Floridian and former venue owner of 20 years who enjoys planning, coordinating and designing unique weddings as Lora Ritzie Wardman Events. She lives in College Park with her husband, daughter, dachshund, cat and fabulous tortoise and is completely obsessed with cacti and succulents.

CATERING Yellow Dog Eats CAKE Sweeter Than The Rest

The Photographer DEBRA EBY PHOTOGRAPHY Growing up on the Florida coast inspires Debra's photographic art, collections are full of natural sunshine and timeless elegance while executed with an editorial flair. FLORAL DESIGN Porch Therapy CALLIGRAPHY ARTIST KMN Calligraphy SECOND SHOOTER Sarah Sharpe Photography ENTERTAINMENT KEG Orlando BRIDAL SALON CC’s Bridal Boutique

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EMMA & RICHARD The Engine Room Monroe, Georgia July 25, 2015

Images by Janet Howard Studio

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Emma and Richard knew the industrial atmosphere of The Engine Room, an old cotton mill, would be perfect for their Southern vintage wedding in rural Monroe. Summertime sunshine flowed into the room through large windows as Emma, ethereal in a custom-made gown from The Sentimentalist, floated down the petal-adorned aisle accompanied by her father. As the couple’s pastor officiated the ceremony, the couple exchanged heartfelt vows under a whimsical floating floral installation designed by Everything & More Wedding Planning and Florals. The bridesmaids, outfitted in mismatched coordinating frocks carried bouquets fetaturing punchy yellow tulips and ranunculus blooms. After the newlyweds were whisked off to take portraits, guests were treated to an outdoor cocktail hour that featured homemade snow cones to fend off the summer heat. Vintage and whimsy ran rampant in the industrial reception room that featured a thousand hand-made paper cranes strung to the reception room ceiling. For dinner, Endive Fine Catering treated guests to a Southern inspired menu that included delicious fried green tomatoes and a fun shrimp-n-grits buffet. After the cake was cut and traditional first dances were danced, Sam Hill Entertainment invited guests to bust a move and dance the night away in celebration. When the night came to an end, the expert planners from It Takes Two coordinated a sparkler grand exit, where the bride’s father’s antique Chevrolet Bel Air awaited the newlyweds. WWW.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM


STATIONERY Mary Moore Rabb hi note

"We chose our venue because we loved everything about it. The Engine Room is an old cotton mill that's been beautifully restored. It kept so much of the industrial vintage character, but also had elegance and a formal quality that we wanted." -Emma

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The Place THE ENGINE ROOM "The walls are beautiful brick painted in white and green, and the huge windows let in so much natural light, which was wonderful because we didn't want to be outside in the heat the whole time, but we wanted the wedding to feel summery and airy." -Emma

The Planners IT TAKES TWO It Takes Two is a multi-service event planning company that specializes in the planning, design, and styling of luxury events. They place great value on creating personal relationships with their couples during the planning process and designing weddings with unique elements that allow personality to shine through the details.

The Photographer JANET HOWARD STUDIO Janet Howard brings a unique eye to each event, creating stylish and emotion-filled imagery. FLORAL DESIGN Everything & More Wedding Planning and Florals CATERER Endive Fine Catering ENTERTAINMENT The New Royals MENSWEAR The Modern Gent BRIDAL SALON The Sentimentalist

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BRIDAL GOWN "Beilin" by Watters via Finery Boutique VEIL BHLDN

R YA N E & SCOTT Edson Keith Mansion Sarasota, Florida March 5, 2016

Images by Hunter Ryan Photo

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Scott and Ryane’s wedding was breezy, gorgeous and everything you could want in a destination wedding. Since the event was set in Ryane’s home state of Florida in Sarasota, many of their friends and family traveled all the way from Alabama to make the couple’s big day all that the two of them had dreamed of. With both the ceremony and reception set at Edson Keith Mansion, a beautiful waterfront wedding venue, they were only five minutes from the breathtaking sands of Siesta Key Beach. Ryane’s bridesmaids, dressed in floor length Jenny Yoo gowns from Bella Bridesmaids, stood close as the bride and groom said ‘I do’ in the outdoor ceremony officiated by the groom’s brother. Centered between the bride and groom stood a wooden cross, handmade by the bride's grandfather, expertly adorned with blooms by Isn't She Lovely Florals. While guests enjoyed an outdoor cocktail hour on the lawn, Ashley Gruters of SRQtees Events transformed the venue into the couples’ dream wedding reception. After a delicious dinner from Milan Catering, friends and family danced, laughed, and sang along with Scott and Ryane to songs performed by Tim Tyler Piano Experience, an act that the couple was lucky enough to have join them all the way from where they met in Auburn, Alabama. Cakes by Ron created an unforgettable and delectably simple naked cake for the couple. The newlyweds also made sure to have some personal touches present, which was apparent in their wedding favors from Carpe Diem, a coffee shop in Mobile, Alabama, the town where they began their married life. WWW.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM


BRIDESMAID DRESSES Jenny Yoo

STATIONERY Write-On Sarasota

"Our ceremony was traditional. Despite taking place outside, we followed a Christian wedding ceremony outline. Our brother in law, Zach, married us. This made the wedding ceremony so special to us." -Ryane

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LIGHTING Affairs In The Air, Inc.

The Place EDSON KEITH MANSION "We wanted something near the water where the out of town guests (which made up the majority of our guest list!) could enjoy a view of Sarasota’s waterfront. We also loved the Southern look the mansion had and all the surrounding trees – so gorgeous!" -Ryane

HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST Kelly Anne Hair & Makeup

The Planner SRQTEES EVENTS SRQtees Events is a boutique style wedding planning company based out of Sarasota, Florida. Creative design mixed with a thoughtful planning experience that is personalized for each bride and groom. Orchestrating weddings from start to finish whether you choose full, partial or day of planning.

CAKE Cakes by Ron

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 Isn't She Lovely Florals CEREMONY & RECEPTION MUSICIANS Bella Musica Tim Tyler's Piano Experience CATERING Milan Catering RENTALS Linens By The Sea US Tents

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IRENE & JUSTIN The Piedmont Room Atlanta, Georgia July 4, 2015

Images by Haley Sheffield

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One year after they met, Justin and Irene brought their friends and family together for a beautiful celebration of their unique history. The ceremony took place at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia where the couple incorporated two important marriage rites – the Tying of the Thaali and the Blessing of the Manthradoki – that stem from the Syro-Malabar sect of Catholicism. Irene, in a striking off-the-shoulder lace gown by Allure Bridals from Affordable Bridal, held a lush bundle of white peonies, Juliet roses, and seeded eucalyptus designed by Bloomin’ Bouquets. Her husband-to-be was greeted by his nephew carrying a sign down the aisle that read ”Uncle Justin, here comes your bride” as he stood grinning at the front of the church in a tuxedo from The Modern Gent. After the rites had been performed, the wedding party took in the sights from a historic Marietta Trolley on their ride over to the reception where Atlanta’s Piedmont Room served as an elegant backdrop to the stormy blue, blush, and gold of the towering floral centerpieces and distinctive personal details. Band of Gold kept even the wallflowers on their feet and a delectable taco buffet gave much needed energy to the late night dancers. From elegantly understated stationery by Foglio Press to a classic color palette, this explosion of culture, sophistication, and undeniable love planned by Molly McKinley Designs was without doubt a quintessential Atlanta wedding. WWW.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM


STATIONERY Foglio Press

The Place THE PIEDMONT ROOM "As soon as we saw The Piedmont Room we knew that it was exactly where we wanted to celebrate the evening! With its large windows, hardwood dance floor, chiavari chairs, intimate cocktail space and amazing view of the city skyline, we knew we had found what we were looking for!" -Irene

MENSWEAR The Modern Gent

The Planner MOLLY MCKINLEY DESIGNS Molly McKinley, owner and lead planner of Molly McKinley Designs, enjoys creating weddings focused around the personalities and unique styles of her clients.

HAIR & MAKEUP Jennifer C. Nieman

BRIDAL GOWN Allure via Affordable Bridal BRIDESMAID DRESSES Weddington Way

CAKE For Goodness Cakes RENTALS Nüage Designs

The Photographer HALEY SHEFFIELD

Haley Sheffield is an Atlanta based photographer, experienced in documenting weddings across the country for over six years. Her work captures the light and love that exist naturally on a wedding day, transforming those two simple but powerful elements into timeless photographs. FLORAL DESIGNER Bloomin’ Bouquets TRANSPORTATION North Point Transportation Hennesy Transportation Historic Marietta Trolley ENTERTAINMENT Band of Gold VIDEOGRAPHY Hampton Roads Studios

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GROOMS TUXEDO John Craig Clothier BRIDAL GOWN "Elisavet" by Ines Di Santo via Solutions Bridal

BETSY & MICHAEL Isleworth Golf & Country Club Windermere, Florida November 7, 2015

Images by Kristen Weaver Photography

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For Betsy and Michael, family comes first. So instead of a destination wedding (that could have been difficult for relatives to attend), the Florida native couple decided to have their wedding five minutes from where they both grew up – right at home in Orlando, Florida. The day began at Betsy’s childhood church where the couple said 'I do' in front of 200 friends and family members. Betsy joined her husband-to-be at the altar wearing an ivory lace illusion dress and carrying a luscious arrangement of ranunculus, roses and garden roses, and peonies designed by Lee James Floral Designs, Inc. Michael and his groomsmen had donned classic black tuxedos while the bridesmaids wore floor length champagne dresses. After the ceremony, the couple followed guests to Isleworth Golf & Country Club for a lakeside reception. The clear tent under which the festivities commenced was decorated to the nines with fabric draping and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. The farmhouse tables were adorned with runners lush greenery and flora abounded with abandon. Guests sat down to a delicious meal before the couple cut their almond and carrot cake designed by the venue. While the newlyweds took their first dance, the bride’s parents surprised them with an artist painting a portrait of the unforgettable moment. After the couple exited the dance floor, the Leonard Brothers Band struck up a lively tune and the guests danced long into the evening. A celebration of family, love, and irreplaceable moments, Betsy and Michael’s wedding was utterly timeless. WWW.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM


GETTING READY ROBES Girl With A Serious Dream Pretty Plum Sugar

CEREMONY LOCATION First Baptist Orlando

The Place ISLEWORTH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB "Michael and I wanted something different and more unique for our wedding. We decided to have an outdoor venue with a clear tent down by the Windermere chain of lakes. We both grew up just five minutes away from our venue which made it more personal." -Betsy

STATIONERY Dogwood Blossom Stationery

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!

BRIDESMAID DRESSES Amsale HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS LeJeune Artistry JEWELRY Maria Elena Victor Canera

The Photographer KRISTEN WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY Kristen Weaver Photography is located in Orlando, Florida. Having been named one of the top wedding photographers in the world, she offers both destination and domestic wedding coverage for stylish couples who want a fashion-forward approach to their wedding day. FLORAL DESIGN Lee James Floral Designs, Inc. VIDEOGRAPHY Jeffrey Stoner Videography RENTALS A Chair Affair, Inc. Swag Décor ENTERTAINMENT The Leonard Brothers Band EVENT LIGHTING Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

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BRIDAL GOWN Matthew Christopher via Bridals by Lori

HOLLIE & JOSÉ Mansion on Forsyth Park Savannah, Georgia April 23, 2016

Images by Izzy Hudgins Photography

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You might never expect traditional Southern to come together with Ecuadorian, but that’s just what happened when Hollie and José fell in love. When the boy from Ecuador and his Georgia peach vacationed in Savannah one month before they got engaged, matrimonial decisions were already in the works. The city provided a multi-cultural backdrop that suited both their histories and enchanting venues abounded. So more than a year later, the ceremony took place on a warm April day at Whitehall Chapel, whose grounds are shadowed by ancient pines, dripping with Spanish moss. The bride stunned in a customized lace Matthew Christopher dress with a sweetheart neckline and beading at the waist. The wedding party carried lush arrangements of white peonies, caramel antike garden roses, white ranunculus, white anemones, champagne roses and Italian ruscus designed by Harvey Designs. The floral and culinary decadence of the reception was dotted with precious details that celebrated a meeting of cultures. Their cocktail hour featured a special cocktail named "José and the Georgia peach” on napkins that said “Salud Y’all” and later on Hollie surprised her new husband with a “Team A” marquee decorating the dance floor. Late into the night, beats flourished courtesy of DJ Fernando Silva of Lethal Rhythms. Classic Southern elements of lace, magnolias, and timeless wedding traditions were kept modern with glamourous like playful calligraphy by Lowcountry Paper Co., salsa dancing, and never-ending sparkle. WWW.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM


BRIDESMAID DRESSES Badgley Mischka via Rent the Runway

PAPER GOODS Aerialist Press

CEREMONY VENUE Whitefield Chapel at Bethesda Academy CALLIGRAPHY Lowcountry Paper Co.

"We didn’t have a specific date in mind, but we knew we wanted a spring wedding. We had a 15-month engagement to make sure we were able to get the vendors and venues we loved." -Hollie

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The Place MANSION ON FORSY TH PARK "Somehow it was old and new at the same time. Every detail was polished to perfection, and we knew the Mansion was something special. Being an event planner, I peeked into the ballroom to check it out while they were setting up for an upcoming wedding. It was stunning!" -Hollie

The Florist HARVEY DESIGNS Harvey Designs collaborates with discerning couples to design their wedding with personalized style and exceptional execution. Their expertise and relationship with preeminent wedding industry professionals in Savannah and the surrounding area ensure spectacular weddings.

MENSWEAR Indochino

The Photographer IZZY HUDGINS PHOTOGRAPHY

Izzy Hudgins, a coffee addict and kid at heart, captures fun, fresh photography that creative couples love. OFFICIANT Rev. Joe Wadas HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS Bride's Side Beauty B Street Salon ENTERTAINMENT Velvet Caravan Lethal Rythyms Entertainment Inc TRANSPORTATION Old Savannah Tours CAKE A Squad Bake Shop

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C A I T LY N & M AT T Bowing Oaks Plantation Jacksonville, Florida May 15, 2016

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Sunshine filtered through a magnificent oak tree as guests shared in Caitlyn and Matt’s becoming one in holy matrimony on a summer day at Bowing Oaks Plantation in Jacksonville, Florida. The bride turned to Dawn from The Wedding Authority to help plan her perfect day, which included rustic elements and vintage decor. Natural elegance shone, as the bridal party’s finishing touches included not only barefoot sandles but also wax flower ivy crowns designed by Jade Violet Wedding & Event Floral Boutique. Emotions were high as Caitlyn walked down the aisle accompanied by her father as her groom broke down in happy tears. While sentimentality radiated as the groom’s father officiated the couple’s 'I do’s,' music performed by the groom’s sister and twin brother gave special meaning to the ceremony. After Matt kissed his bride, the newlyweds were off to take photos as guests made their way into the indoor reception, which featured rustic farm tables and gorgeous white draping from Coastal Celebrations. After the bride and groom’s grand entrance, everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner whipped up by Davioli’s Catering. Later DJ Joey announced the father-daughter dance, where guests were tricked into thinking the music cut off in the middle of the dance, where the bride and her father transitioned into a choreographed routine that stole the show! After dancing the night away, the big day ended with the newlyweds riding off in style in a vintage green truck to their happily ever after. WWW.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM


The Place BOWING OAKS PL ANTATION "Matt and I were looking for something that could hold a lot of people and was beautiful on the outside as we wanted an outdoor ceremony. We loved the looming oak trees and peaceful atmosphere of Bowing Oaks. The venue was built with a lot of thought so everything you need in on site!" -Caitlyn

The Florist JADE VIOLET WEDDING & EVENT FLORAL BOUTIQUE Nulita Loder has been a floral designer for over 20 years. Specializing in wedding and event floral décor. Prior to owning and operating Jade Violet Wedding & Event Floral Boutique she was the owner of Love In Bloom Florist in Key West, Florida for 10 years.

LINEN RENTAL Connie Duglin Speciality Linen

The Photographer

DECOR RENTALS Coastal Celebrations

SARAH ANNAY PHOTOGRAPHY

Sarah Annay is a creative wedding photographer who splits her time between St. Augustine, Florida and Vermont. When she isn’t photographing love stories, she is traveling the world and teaching photography workshops to disadvantaged women in Kolkata, India. WEDDING COORDINATORS The Wedding Authority MAKEUP ARTIST Paulina Perez ENTERTAINMENT "As You Wish" DJ Service CATERING Davoli's Catering

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ANNA & RUSSELL Vinewood Plantation Newnan, Georgia November 6, 2015

Images by Noi Tran Photography

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Despite an unexpected downpour, Anna and Russell’s wedding day could not have been more joyous. The couple chose Vinewood Plantation for their venue because it was near the town that they had grown up in and the gorgeous plantation home offered the perfect backdrop for their classically elegant Southern wedding. The originally planned outdoor ceremony relocated to a barn on the grounds in order to avoid being drenched, but the change couldn’t dampen the mood. Strings of twinkling lights and gorgeous bundles of flowers arranged by florist and day-of-coordinator Mary McLeod of Amy Osaba Events created a cozy atmosphere in which the couple could exchange their vows. Anna locked eyes with her husband-to-be as she glided down the aisle in a tulle ballgown with a lace bodice from The White Magnolia in Atlanta. As her maternal grandfather officiated, she clutched Russell’s hand and a lush arrangement of peonies, English garden roses, ranunculus, and scabiosa in a pink, mauve, and violet palette. In the seamless transition from ceremony to reception, the couple served a variety of Georgia beers for their cocktail hour. A celebration of the newlyweds’ shared Southern culture, the reception abounded with fried chicken, pulled pork, green beans, and sweet tea all provided by Elegant Expressions. Instead of the traditional large, multi-tiered wedding cake, the couple opted for a cake buffet by Southern Sweets Bakery with eight different options of flavors. From gifts of homemade rosé and strawberry jam to a ceremony written entirely by the couple themselves, Anna and Russell’s day was nothing short of a timeless and unashamedly personal commemoration of their love. WWW.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM


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The Place VINEWOOD PL ANTATION "We chose Vinewood Plantation because it's near the town where we met and grew up. The house was built in 1852 and was so beautiful. We also liked the rustic barn vibe. My wedding party and I got ready in the historic house before the wedding began." -Anna

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The Event Coordinators & Floral Designers AMY OSABA EVENTS Amy Osaba Events has been designing and curating enchanting events for over a decade. Mary McLeod has been with Amy Osaba Events since 2012. Working her way up from intern and apprentice, Mary now puts her logistically-focused heart to work as Director of Operations.

BRIDAL GOWN Formally Yours CAKES Southern Sweets Bakery

The Photographer NOI TRAN PHOTOGRAPHY

A romantic at heart, Noi Tran Photography aims to craft timeless photos with beautiful natural light. CATERER Elegant Expressions Catering HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST Bombshell Creations BRIDAL SALON The White Magnolia Bridal Collection ENTERTAINMENT Complete Music PHOTO BOOTH Robot Booth TRANSPORTATION Atlantic Limousine

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P O L LY & TA N N E R The Oaks Club Osprey, Florida March 12, 2016

Images by Justin DeMutiis Photography

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Planning a wedding from afar is never easy, but Polly, Tanner, and their team at NK Productions pulled theirs off with flying colors. The Washington, D.C. couple chose the Oaks Club in Osprey, Florida as their wedding venue for the abundance of sunshine and the inescapable air of relaxation. The ceremony took place on the grounds, between two palm trees and overlooking a lake while flora abounded on urns and pedestals and dainty vases on the backs of chairs. Bridesmaids were adorned in pale, nearly-white, pink gowns under the watchful eyes of 130 of the couple’s friends and family. Polly drifted gracefully down the aisle in a stunning fitted lace Reem Acra gown while her husband waited with bated breath in a classic black tuxedo. Custom paper products crafted by Yao Cheng proliferated throughout the day and coordinated their white, blue, green, and pink palette with the lush peonies, hydrangeas, and garden roses arranged by Elegant Designs. Guests gathered on the croquet lawn for hors d'oeuvres and custom cocktails before making their way to an upstairs ballroom for a stylishly refined reception. Everyone was treated to a sit down meal provided by the club, toasts were made and happy tears were shed. The new husband and wife stood up and cut a piece of their magnificent five-tier wedding cake and mounted the dance floor for their first dance. Once the heart-felt traditions concluded, the music gained traction and the floor never lacked occupants. A classically country club wedding, Polly and Tanner’s day swelled with elegance and love. WWW.THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM


BRIDESMAID DRESSES Amsale in "Bellini"

OFFICIANT Reverend Georgeann Butler

BRIDAL GOWN Reem Acra via Nordstrom Wedding Suite

"Waiting to walk down the aisle with my dad was probably the most nervous I was the whole day. But then my veil popped off right as I started walking down the aisle, which actually turned out to be the perfect icebreaker." -Polly

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The Place THE OAKS CLUB "Having the wedding at The Oaks Club gave us an opportunity to get out of the cold weather in the north and enjoy a once-in-alifetime beach vacation with our family and friends. But we also still got to have a classic country club wedding." -Polly

HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS Fresh Salon

The Planner NK PRODUCTIONS WEDDINGS

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 DESIGNER Elegant Designs STATIONERY Yao Cheng Design VIDEOGRAPHER Voila Cinematic ENTERTAINMENT Moeller Music DJ Fitz Otis TRANSPORTATION SRQ Trolley

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Looking Back

G E N YA + P E T E R

O'Neall

As the owner of Vue Photography, she's known for her playful attitude and effortless style. Together, Genya and Peter O'Neall share a life that puts friendship, laughter and family first. Three years after saying 'I do,' they're still basking in the newlywed glow, with simple advice on how to live a joyful life.

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Paperlily Photography

ABOUT OUR WEDDING BEST. DAY. EVER! Pete and I got married on July 6, 2013 in Piedmont Park and I can not possibly put into words how spectacular it was. You know the kind of happiness that strikes you speechless and if you're actually able to get a phrase out it sounds like a fast talking chipmunk with a mouth full of peanut butter squealing!? That’s how I feel about our wedding. The events spanned over three days, kicking off with none other than the Peachtree Road Race. Together we bolted down the streets of Atlanta with some pals (including our wedding planner Alyssa Olson from Sashay Creative Events) and 60,000 other folks! We love to run, so this was the perfect start to our official life together! Over the next few days we soaked up family and friends – enjoying the spotty sunshine and letting the showers roll through the July skies! Can you believe it? Those wonderful little rain drops kept it to a cool 75 degrees! Amazing for an Atlanta summer! By the time Saturday rolled around my heart was so full it could have burst! I felt so dag-gone lucky! BEST WEDDING PL ANNING ADVICE Hire a killer planner and vendors you trust! After that trust them to do their jobs and you focus on the important part – marrying your best friend! WORDS OF WISDOM FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE Just hold on tight (sometimes the best moments are the ones you are not able to plan for!). Love fiercely. Put your family first, and never forget how lucky you are to have them. 144

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