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Romantic Details & Elegant Inspiration We’re here to take the stress out of planning. That’s why we’ve loaded this issue with breathtaking inspiration, tips from industry professionals and advice from recent brides. You’re sure to find everything you need for a stress-free celebration right on these pages. Start with a solid foundation by setting your budget— it will make all the difference when you’re picking vendors and choosing your style. Determine what’s most important to you and what you just can’t live without.

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Beautiful inspiration starts with our Style Profiles on page 34. Curated by the region’s top vendors, these designs include some of the year’s hottest trends. From an elegant southern-style look, to a romantic beachside celebration, there’s plenty to be inspired by. Pick a style that suits your personality, then work on filling your vendor team with pros that will perfectly carry out your vision. A heavenly bridal gown portfolio follows on page 44. You’ll love these dreamy dresses and all the swoonworthy details they have to offer! We know you’re excited to find the one, but be sure to have a general idea of where and when you want to have your wedding before you start shopping. You wouldn’t want to struggle with a huge ball gown on a beach in the middle of summer!

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Unique to The Celebration Society, our Venue Guide (page 57) showcases beautiful event spaces across Georgia and Florida in a way that makes it easy for you to compare side-by-side. Luxurious ballrooms, breathtaking beach resorts, cozy country clubs and rustic farms fill these pages. You’re sure to find something that fits your unique style and needs. Get inspired by real couples! Our Real Weddings start on page 103 and feature recently-wed couples’ beautiful celebrations. There’s something for every taste, from an elegant ballroom setting, to a romantic outdoor celebration. Looking for even more inspiration? Head over to thecelebrationsociety.com for endless advice, trends style inspiration and more.

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Everything you need to know about working with the most reputable wedding vendors, such as approximate pricing, expert advice and questions to ask. Our Vendor Guide features wedding industry specialists in more detail.

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WITH YOUR BUDGET & STYLE Setting the budget for your big day will act as a guideline for every other wedding decision, from vendors and venue to the guest list. It will keep you in check (it’s easy to get carried away in the details!) and ensure that you know exactly where you’ll be financially at the end of the whole process. Prioritize your spending on what matters most to you, whether you have a dream dress in mind or your heart is set on a luxury venue.

Then, select your style. 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 to add just the personal touch you’re looking for. Your personal, unique wedding style is in the details and while there are millions of choices, always be sure to choose what suits you. Period.

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

Many brides are surprised that most vendors insist on knowing their budget before providing a detailed proposal. Truth is, this saves you both time and prevents miscommunication, sticker shock and getting attached to an idea you just can’t afford. Why Share Your Budget? Because you’re a busy bride with limited spare time, you’ll want this process to be as efficient as possible. Also, the vendors you’re interviewing respect your time and aim to make the proposal process as simple and straightforward as possible. With knowledge of your budget, each vendor will be able to provide a proposal in the price range you have specified.

Your style, taste, and personal preferences are equally as important as your budget. But, if you start out with a proposal that’s above your budget, trimming it down will be the only solution. That will mean parting with some elements you may love, and it also will delay arriving at your “budget happy place” while your salesperson revises your proposal. To avoid this dilemma, simply share your budget with vendors in your first conversation.

The Dangers of a Proposal that’s Above Your Budget A proposal with no budget guideline has several dangers. The first one is sticker shock. Many brides are truly shocked by the cost of wedding elements. Being surprised by your proposal price is not only unpleasant, but it may cause you to eliminate a wedding vendor from consideration who is truly capable of supplying a fantastic alternative for half the price—they just had no idea how much you wanted to spend!

Finding a Fit There’s a possibility that your vision and budget aren’t a match for a particular vendor, and that’s okay! If they aren’t able to offer the service or product you’re looking for within the amount you’re willing to pay, don’t be shy about telling them your budget is firm and you’ll have to look elsewhere.

Beyond the sticker shock, there’s another danger: attachment! You’re likely to become attached to all of the beautiful options conjured up in that initial proposal—and they’re way out of your price range. This will only create disappointment down the road as you find it impossible to be satisfied with more budget friendly alternatives.

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If you consult several reputable vendors and continue to hear your vision can’t be accomplished within the amount you want to pay, it’s probably an indication your budget isn’t reasonable. Consider shifting money from another category within your overall budget, or open your mind to more budget friendly options that still allow you to have a great event. Great vendors will do their best to offer an alternative to suit your budget, whether it’s a fabulous short rib small plate station instead of filet mignon, or ranunculus for your bouquet instead of peonies.

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


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BUDGET BREAKDOWN When you start planning your wedding, one of the very first things you’ll need to create is a budget. The most helpful approach for you, your partner, and your respective families will be to openly discuss how much everyone will be able to contribute. Today, it is not uncommon for the bride and groom to foot the entire bill, or for the families to share the expenses. When discussing your expenses with your loved ones, be sure to remain courteous and realistic. RECEPTIONS..........40-45% Reception venue, food, beverages & rentals PHOTO & VIDEO...................... 10-20% Photo & video

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Before you go all Pinterest crazy and the little green monster inside of you starts to take over, we want to give you a bit of guidance to make sure that during your wedding planning process, you stay true to you. We know on a regular basis we 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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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.

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.

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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 from 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.


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. When it comes to modern day weddings, branding on a personal level takes company logos and color combinations and transforms them into monograms, slogans and themes.

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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?

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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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

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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 THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM

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

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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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HELPFUL HINTS Why does the season matter? When blooms are in season, they’ll look their very best. Buds will be larger, color will be richer and fragrance will be at its truest. If you’re really on a budget, go for something unique that’s not all over Pinterest! Flowers that are trending might be more expensive due to high demand.

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

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

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THIS STYLED SHOOT WAS ALL ABOUT BRIGHT COLORS AND CITRUS ACCENTS. THE EXISTING CITRUS TREE IN THE BACKYARD OF THE VENUE SERVED AS INSPIRATION TO CREATE A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT TO SHOWCASE THE PROPERTIES’ POTENTIAL TO FUTURE BRIDES.

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The Planner & Stylist Says... When designing this shoot, we focused on bold, vibrant colors and added citrus elements to play off the bright beach-like vibe. The mixture of oranges, lemons, grapefruit, limes and pomegranates added an extra element of pizazz to the tablescape and made it feel so refreshing in the heat of summer.

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PLANNING + DESIGN: TARA SKINNER WEDDINGS & EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHY: DANA CUBBAGE WEDDINGS FLORIST: AUGUST FLORAL DESIGN CITRUS TREES: HERB CREEK LANDSCAPE SUPPLY VENUE: TYBEE ISLAND WEDDING CHAPEL & OCEANFRONT COTTAGE RENTALS QUARTERS AT THE COMMISSARY #1, #2, + #3

INVITATIONS + MENUS: ASHLEY CURRY CALLIGRAPHY HAIR + MAKEUP: EMMA COLLINS DESSERTS: LE MACARON FRENCH PASTRIES SAVANNAH + PIES FROM WHOLE FOODS BRIDAL GOWN: MIKAELLA BRIDAL FROM BLEUBELLE BRIDAL RENTALS: SAVANNAH VINTAGE & EVENT RENTALS LINENS + GLASSWARE: EVENTWORKS RENTALS

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Whimsical ELEGANCE

Terri, a planner and florist, and Sarah, a wedding photographer, celebrated their 10 years in the wedding industry together with a fun, bright, modern, and confetti-filled styled shoot.


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BOTTOM LEFT: TERRI CREATED FRESH FLORAL EARRINGS FOR THE BRIDE MADE OF BABY’S BREATH, WHICH IS HAVING ITS LONG-AWAITED COMEBACK. BOTTOM RIGHT: INSTEAD OF AN INTRICATE CAKE “TOPPER” TERRI CREATED A SWEET LITTLE FROG-PIN ARRANGEMENT INSIDE AN ACRYLIC BOX WHICH BECAME THE CAKE STAND.

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The Planners Say... We were so excited to celebrate color, whimsy, and the modern bride with this fun and brightly-styled shoot at the brand new North Georgia venue, Meadows at Mossy Creek. The design began with a vision of confetti, cotton candy pink, and an industrial barn door dripping in an ombre of florals in every color imaginable. The venue features a clean and modern white room with lots of windows, and we knew this was the perfect canvas for our colorful dream shoot.

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VENUE: MEADOWS AT MOSSY CREEK PHOTOGRAPHY: SARAH EUBANKS PHOTOGRAPHY CATERING: TALK OF THE TOWN FLORIST: EVERYTHING AND MORE EVENTS ALCOHOL: TAP IT (TRUCK) DRESS: WEDDING ANGELS, HAYLEY PAIGE CAKE: CAKE ENVY LINENS: I DO LINENS

LOUNGE/RENTALS: MILIEU DECOR STATIONARY: HI NOTE PLACE SETTINGS: PRISSY PLATE LIVE WEDDING PAINTER: ART BY DIANNE MCALEXANDER PHOTO BOOTH: LITTLE GYPSY CAMPER DJ: SOUND INSIGHT PRODUCTIONS HAIR AND MAKEUP: BRUSHWORX VIDEOGRAPHY: ONE WEDDINGS FILMS

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Set the mood and atmosphere of your wedding by making thoughtful color and texture choices.

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INVITATIONS PAPER TREE STUDIO papertreestudio.net

FLOWERS Pastel Fall Wedding Bouquet COLOR THEORY COLLECTIVE colortheorydesign.co

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with pattern play. Doing something unexpected — is always a good idea in my book!

FL ATWARE Blush Flatware Set TREASURY RENTALS treasuryrentals.com

TABLEWARE Slate Stoneware TREASURY RENTALS treasuryrentals.com

COLOR PALETTE Lemon Cocktail Inspired Color Palette umamigirl.com/the-aficionado-cocktail/

JEWELRY Oval Cut Aquamarine Engagement Ring VINTAGE COLLECTION

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Making your dreams come true

1375 Sunset Dr., Coral Gables, FL 33143 305.665.6567 | contact@thecocoplum.com | thecocoplum.com

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BLACK & WHITE

RING BOX The Beaux Classic Double Enamel Monogram THE MRS BOX themrsbox.com

From black and gold flatware to chic black heels, this elegant, modern take on a classic color scheme has it all!

FL ATWARE The Harper in Black & Gold TABLEMADE CO. tablemade-co.myshopify.com

GROOM’S ATTIRE Men’s UltraFlex Classic-Fit Twill Dinner Jacket LAUREN BY RALPH LAUREN macys.com

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LUXE Atlanta

There is something to be said for a design that stands the test of time. LINEN

Neutral colors with a touch of black can give your event a modern yet classic touch while the delicate design of the linen we selected helps to soften this look.

BRIDAL GOWN “Domino” Gown HAYLEY PAIGE jlmcouture.com

BRIDAL SHOES “Jasmine” BELLA BELLE bellabelleshoes.com

INVITATION Letterpress Wedding Invitation WILDFIELD PAPER CO. minted.com

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Imagine reciting your vows on a quiet stretch of beach under the Florida sunshine as the gentle waves of the Atlantic Ocean act as your backdrop. At Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort, we offer couples the unique opportunity to recite their vows on a one of kind ocean front ceremony lawn. Proceed to your reception in our magnificent ocean front 5,200-square-foot Anastasia Ballroom. A unique location for the St. Augustine area.

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grand

S OU THERN C H A R M

Antique pink and white roses are enriched with bountiful greenery and a touch of stunning pink succulents; accompanied with candlelight and soft touches of gold for a southern romantic theme.

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The Planner & Stylist Says... Grand Southern Charm is the theme we incorporated for our styled shoot held at the historic mansion, The Wimbish House in Atlanta. We wanted to create the ultimate romantic estate table inspired by a color palette of soft blush pinks and embellished with shimmering

Vendor Team PLANNER/DESIGNER: KAMAREE ODOM VENUE: THE WIMBISH HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER: SOCIAL SHOTS PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL: AWS FLORAL DESIGN CAKES: ACUNA CUSTOM CAKES FINE CHINA: VINTAGE ENGLISH TEA CUP MAKEUP: LAURA CROSS MAKEUP ARTISTRY HAIR: SM HAIR COUTURE LINENS: I DO LINENS CUSTOM NAME PLATE: NOLRAM BAKENG BRIDAL GOWN: GO 2 BELLA BRIDAL ATELIER (DIAMANTINY) BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: GO 2 BELLA BRIDAL ATELIER TUXEDO/GROOM ACCESSORIES: SAVVI FORMALWEAR VIDEO: BR MEDIA SOLUTIONS MODELS: JASMINE DOUGLAS, RYAN PUGH, THAYNARA COSTA

touches of gold, greenery and florals. KAMAREE ODOM Planner/Photographer

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garden ELEGANCE

A versatile color palette of dusty blues and greenery is on trend no matter what the season; with a beautiful garden venue, only subtle details are needed to bring together a cohesive theme for a gorgeous day.

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The Planner & Stylist Says... I wanted small hints of today’s trendy dusty blue color throughout the shoot, illustrating that you don’t have to go all out to make a big impact. I did not want the theme to take away from the elegance and beauty of the couple.

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old world CHARM

Lush, delicate, greenery garlands, hanging macramĂŠ holders, and terracotta pots helped to create a vision of Tuscany, along with fresh florals, custom dĂŠcor and yards of elegantly draped fabric.

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The Planner & Stylist Says... The Tuscan Rose Vineyards photo shoot was created by an amazing team to show brides that a European inspired wedding could take place right here in north Florida. From the ceremony under the Old World pergola to an Italian Garden themed reception in the Vineyard Hall, there are several unique areas that can

Vendor Team

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be designed to create the destination wedding of their dreams.

BOBBIE WALKER Owner/Designer, Tuscan Rose Vineyards

FLORIST: KUHN’S FLOWERS HAIR AND MAKE UP: LAMARCA BEAUTY RENTALS AND DRAPING: EVENT DECOR AND MORE BY CARLA LINENS AND TABLEWARE: ALL ABOUT EVENTS CAKE: CALLIE MARIE BAKES BRIDAL GOWN: ONE FINE DAY BRIDAL BRIDESMAIDS GOWNS/FLOWER GIRL DRESS: FRENCH NOVELTY ACOUSTIC MUSICIAN: KYLE FREEMAN GROOMSMEN TUX: MEN’S WAREHOUSE MODELS: CHANDLER HUTSON, EMILY JOHNSON, BAILEY LIN WALKER, REESE VALENTINE, ALLYSON WESTFALL AND DAISY MAE MACK HORSE HANDLER: STONE ROLLER AND OWNED BY A J. CARTER STATIONERY: JULIE HUTSON

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SCHOOLHOUSE

Delicate floral arrangements in soft blues and pinks with touches of greenery took center stage, popping up on the invitation suites, table numbers and place cards.

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The Planner & Stylist Says... My goal was to bring a romantic and refreshing vibe to the 1902 historicschoolhouse-turned-wedding-venue. I kept the florals soft and simple with a dusty blue and soft pink table linens. I worked with the florist to create dimension by alternating tall flute vases with fish bowl vases. The white walls of the

Vendor Team VENUE: VENUE 1902 COORDINATOR: LT EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHER: AMY SAAVEDRA PHOTOGRAPHY

venue were really the perfect backdrop to highlight the spring colors.

SHARLENE ARCIA LT Events

FLORIST: FERN AND CURL DESIGNS FLOWER WALL: LIL EPIC DESIGN CAKES AND SWEETS: BAKE A WISH CAKES & SWEETS LINENS: ANY EVENT LINEN & CHAIR RENTAL RENTALS: SIGNATURE PARTY RENTALS CALLIGRAPHY + SIGNAGE: TWO PEAS DESIGNS BRIDE & BRIDESMAID DRESS: CAROLYN ALLEN’S BRIDALS TUXEDOS: LEONARDO 5TH AVENUE HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST: GABRIELLA ANTHONEY’S DESIGN ARTISTRY

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beach VIBES

This wedding at the beach took its style cues from the white sand shoreline, pairing with tones of soft peach and gorgeous full florals.

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The Planner & Stylist Says... Ashley and Cody wanted a relaxed beach wedding, with a really light and airy feel. Pairing the soft peach tones with the white sand of Siesta Key Beach was the perfect way to achieve their dream wedding!

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Vendor Team

Jennifer Matteo Event Planning

VENUE: SUNSET BEACH RESORT PLANNER: JENNIFER MATTEO EVENT PLANNING CATERING: POLPO PIZZA COMPANY BAND AND EMCEE: DELEON ENTERTAINMENT, INC. FLORAL DESIGN: IVY AND VINE FLORAL DESIGN RENTALS: US TENT RENTAL PHOTOGRAPHER: ARIANNA J. PHOTOGRAPHY RENTALS: SO STAGED EVENT DESIGN + RENTALS FOOD TRUCK: K-NAM STYLE FOOD TRUCK CATERING AND DESSERT: B’S COOL TREATS ICE CREAM TRUCK CEREMONY AND COCKTAIL HOUR MUSIC: JOE BRACCIO OFFICIANT: CRAIG LAWRENCE BARTENDER: SPUNKY SPIRITS

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DreamyDesigns OUR EXPERT TEAM HAS COMPILED A FEW OF OUR FAVES FOR 2020, ALL AVAILABLE AT AREA BRIDAL STORES.

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LOCATION: The Monte Bello Estate

MAKE-UP: Impressions by Laura

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography by Lauryn

JEWELRY: Caffray Jewellers

HAIR: Studio 10 Naperville

MODELS: Kara Mueller, Mia Metcalf and Michelle Hicks

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venue guide A Vetted Resource of the Most Reputable Special Event Locations Across Georgia and Florida.

Our Venue Guide is all about finding the right location for your wedding. After all, it all starts with your venue. There are appropriate facilities for weddings 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 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, know what to look for in a venue before you book.

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WEDDING VENUE REVIEW So, exactly what type of occasion do you envision for your upcoming wedding? Knowing this will ease your venue search because the setting affects the overall style tremendously. Not to mention the budget! In the Southeast, the options for brides are limitless. From country clubs to hotels, city clubs, resorts, barns, private mansions and everything in between... you’ve got options.

QUESTIONS TO ASK A POTENTIAL VENUE . . . HOW MANY HOURS DOES MY RENTAL FEE INCLUDE? ARE THERE OVERTIME CHARGES?

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THE SPACE HOLD (NOT JUST OFFICIAL CAPACIT Y) ACCORDING TO MY ROOM SET UP?

Some venues charge by the hour for use of their facility. Knowing exactly how many hours are included, and allotting plenty of time for set up and tear down is important.

Your room set up will greatly affect the amount of guests you can have at your wedding. Official capacities are for the fire marshal. You'll want to focus on how many guests you can fit into the room with a seated dinner, estate table, dance floor or buffet set up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOW MUCH ARE TAXES AND GRATUIT Y? ARE THEY INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE PRICES? Taxes and gratuity can vary greatly. Some venues include both in their package prices while others add it on. Be sure to consider this when you are planning your budget, as it can be well over 30% of your reception budget.

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

VENUE OPTIONS INCLUDED Coordinator Cake Table Head Table Gift Table Sound System Stage Air Conditioning Clean up Corkage Valet Parking

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Agnes Scott College

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

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

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

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42,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

6 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

400 VENUE ST YLE

Outdoor, Indoor, Historic Setting CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering, Customized Menus Available RENTAL INCLUDES

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

Complimentary Self Parking

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The Candler Hotel

PERFECTLY SITUATED ON FAMOUS PEACHTREE STREET WITHIN THE HISTORIC STRUCTURE KNOWN AS THE CANDLER BUILDING, THE CANDLER HOTEL ATLANTA, CURIO COLLECTION BY HILTON IS THE NEWEST, BOUTIQUESTYLE HOTEL TO GRACE DOWNTOWN ATLANTA HERALDING THE NEXT ERA OF GRANDEUR.

ABOUT THE VENUE The Candler Hotel Atlanta Curio Collection by Hilton offers a beautiful event space and multiple facilities to make your special occasion as stress-free as possible. For wedding ceremonies and receptions, The Heritage Ballroom is the perfect event space that can hold up to 130 guests. The Ballroom maintains vintage features from its historical past but also blends in luxurious decor. The hotel’s 265 guest rooms are thoughtfully designed to be artistic, modern, and comfortable. Couples and guests can get the best of both worlds, enjoying contemporary amenities set within a historic building. At The Candler Hotel, we provide a historic, southern setting that has been completely transformed into a brand new opulent hotel. We offer the sophistication and personalized service that you expect from a Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel, yet a unique style and individualized personality that you want for the backdrop of your special day. Your wedding will be handled expertly and innovatively by our dedicated sales and catering team, with an array of dining options and stylish venues to make your party unforgettable.

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SPECIAL FEATURES:

Built by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Griggs Candler in 1906, the Candler Building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Classic style and art deco glamour infuse our hotel, located minutes from downtown Atlanta sights like the Georgia Aquarium, State Farm Arena, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Walter Cotson Senior Catering Sales Manager

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AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

6,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

3 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

130 VENUE ST YLE

Historic Landmark Hotel, Ballroom CATERING CHOICES

Classic and French cuisine by two-time James Beard Awardwinning Chef Hugh Acheson RENTAL INCLUDES

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

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

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

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

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

659 PEACHTREE STREET ATLANTA , GA 30308

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3 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

225 VENUE ST YLE

Classic, Historic, Timeless CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering, Customized Packages RENTAL INCLUDES

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

Valet or Self Parking

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Vecoma at The Yellow River

SEE YOURSELF AT VECOMA! SET UPON 70 MAGNIFICENTLY WOODED ACRES NEAR STONE MOUNTAIN IN GWINNETT COUNTY, VECOMA IS THE PERFECT WATERFRONT WEDDING VENUE FOR ATLANTA WEDDINGS AND ALL CELEBRATIONS. WE ARE A FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS THAT HAS BEEN HOSTING PHENOMENAL EVENTS FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

ABOUT THE VENUE

• Waterfront • Romantic • Secluded • 70 acres of forest • Intimate • Elegant • Outdoor and Indoor Space • Convenient location in Metro Atlanta • Experienced - over 24 years experience

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The foundation and chimney of this family relic still remain next to the new reception hall. The large deck on the back of the hall overlooks the expansive forest, lawn, and river. Many couples have exchanged vows here because of its rich history and natural beauty. Caroline Tucker

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1 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

320 Reception Style 250 for Seated Dinner (Combined inside and on deck) 150 for Seated Dinner (Inside only) VENUE ST YLE

Historic, Rustic Elegance, Waterfront CATERING CHOICES

Customized Food & Bar Menus. Served Buffet Style. RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs & Dinnerware, Table Decorations, Bridal Room PARKING OPTIONS

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Atlanta Marriott Northeast/ Emory Area

PLAN YOUR DREAM WEDDING WITH THE EXPERT WEDDING PLANNERS AT THE ATLANTA MARRIOTT NORTHEAST/ EMORY AREA. LOCATED 10 MINUTES FROM EVERYTHING ATLANTA HAS TO OFFER, THIS REDESIGNED HOTEL IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO START CREATING YOUR LIFETIME OF MEMORIES.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

22,000+ # OF EVENT SPACES

16 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

600 VENUE ST YLE

Ballroom CATERING CHOICES

Customized Food & Bar Menus RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linens, Centerpieces, Bridal Suite PARKING OPTIONS

Onsite Self Parking

ABOUT THE VENUE Atlanta Marriott Northeast/Emory Area is a premier hotel and wedding venue located in Atlanta, Georgia that provides a sleek setting where you can celebrate with your loved ones. With easy access to nearby Atlanta attractions, this one-of-a-kind venue is perfect for an amazing wedding centered in the city. The Century Center has a total of 22,877 square feet of space and 16 event rooms that can accommodate all wedding styles. Our biggest space is the Century Ballroom, which seats up to 600 guests for an exceptional wedding celebration. Along with newly renovated facilities, the Atlanta Marriott Century Center also has certified wedding planners that will organize all the details of your day. With a full range of experience, they will help determine the overall vision of your wedding and help you execute it perfectly. Let our culinary staff create a custom tailored menu that suits your event and style, letting you choose from our already delectable selections. SPECIAL FEATURES:

YOUR CONTACT

Jordan Doan

The Poolside Terrace is another wonderful space that exudes romance and allows for guests to enjoy a cocktail in style under the sky.

Wedding Expert

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2000 CENTURY BLVD ATLANTA , GA 30345

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Berkeley Hills Country Club

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

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6,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

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

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

5 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

300 VENUE ST YLE

Elegant, Formal, Personalized CATERING CHOICES

Full service catering RENTAL INCLUDES

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

Ample free parking and valet available

YOUR CONTACT

Angela Howard Catering Director 2300 POND ROAD DULUTH, GA 30096

( 770) 4 4 8 - 8 353 ahoward@berkeleyhill scc .org

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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 ADDED VALUE CONVENIENCES INCLUDING FIVE STAR CATERING.

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37,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

6 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

500 VENUE ST YLE

Versatile, Warm hospitality, and a wonderful experience CATERING CHOICES

Onsite catering RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables and Chairs PARKING OPTIONS

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. Along with its exquisite architecture and beautiful landscape, the conference center includes a 7,672 square foot ballroom that can be divided into five separate rooms, in addition to a business center, bride and groom dressing rooms, two pre-function areas and a 150 seat auditorium. The Conference Center also features a breathtaking rear terrace that overlooks Douglasville’s charming historic district. The unique blend of elegance and advanced technology equipped rooms makes the new Douglasville Conference Center the perfect choice for weddings. SPECIAL FEATURES:

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

Jennifer Johnson Director of Conference Center Operation s

(678) 715- 6 0 94

dcc sales@dougla svillega.gov

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6700 CHURCH STREET DOUGLASVILLE, GA 30134

DOUGLASVILLECONFERENCECENTER.COM

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Fox Theatre ATLANTA THE HISTORY. THE ELEGANCE. THE EXCITEMENT. LET US HELP YOU CREATE SWOON WORTHY MOMENTS AND A NIGHT TO REMEMBER WITH CUSTOM DESIGNED EVENTS IN BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE SETTINGS.

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22,000+ ABOUT THE VENUE Weddings made magical. Experience the wedding you’re dreaming of come to life at the Fox! The Fox Theatre is a historic wedding venue located in Atlanta, Georgia. Conveniently situated on the iconic corner of Peachtree and Ponce Streets in the Midtown Mile, this unique venue features Moroccan and Arabian design elements, as well as a rooftop terrace with a stunning view of Midtown Atlanta. Lavishly decorated and rich in history, The Fox Theatre will leave a lasting impression on you and your wedding guests. Private spaces for events of all sizes and occasions are available, including the Auditorium, Egyptian Ballroom, Grand Salon & Terrace, Marquee Club, and the iconic Fox stage. Each room is customizable to fit any need whether you are planning a wedding ceremony, reception, engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners, or any other event to remember.

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16 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

1,200 VENUE ST YLE

Historic, Ballroom, Theatre CATERING CHOICES

Preferred Caterers & Beverage Service RENTAL INCLUDES

Bridal Suite, Tables, Chairs, Risers, Lighting/Sound PARKING OPTIONS

Convenient Public Parking

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Our grand Arcade entrance, crowned with the theatre’s iconic marquee, is the perfect place to welcome your guests for a fabulous first impression at your event.

YOUR CONTACT

Nancy Lutz Director of Private Events 660 PEACHTREE STREET NE

(4 0 4) 8 81-2 0 6 2

ATLANTA , GA 30308

nanc y.fox@affairs.com

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Grand Hyatt Atlanta

EXPERIENCE LUXURY IN THE HEART OF BUCKHEAD. ENJOY THE SIGHT AND SOUND OF OUR JAPANESE ZEN GARDEN AND 30 -FOOT WATERFALL. REST IN THE LARGEST GUEST ROOMS IN BUCKHEAD ALL WITHIN BLOCKS OF THE FINEST DINING AND SHOPPING. LET US HELP YOU CELEBRATE!

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42,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

RENTAL INCLUDES

ABOUT THE VENUE Even before you settle into your room, the sight and sound of our Japanese Zen Garden and 30-foot waterfall will soothe you. Our celebrated neighborhood is within blocks of Atlanta’s finest eateries and shops, and our complimentary car service to nearby destinations brings them even closer. Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead offers more than 42,000 square feet in 14 indoor and outdoor meeting venues. Our culinary team is proud to use locally sourced, sustainable ingredients to create delicious Southern fare for your event. We partner with area farms and purveyors for the freshest, local ingredients, all prepared in our made-from-scratch kitchen. We’re ready to assist you with making some beautiful memories!

Tables, chairs, basic linens, stage, dance floor

Japanese Zen Garden, Waterfall, and Terraces

14 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

650 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor and Outdoor (garden and waterfall) CATERING CHOICES

In house and some limited outside catering

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PARKING OPTIONS

Self and Valet Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Tia Young Social Events Sales Manager

(4 0 4) 36 4-3956 t ia.young @hyat t.com

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3300 PEACHTREE RD NE ATLANTA , GA 30305

HYATT.COM/EN-US/HOTEL/GEORGIA/ GRAND-HYATT-ATLANTA-IN-BUCKHEAD/ATLGH

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ATLANTA

Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter ROOTED IN THE 1960S ERA OF GLAMOROUS TRAVEL, LE MÉRIDIEN REMAINS A GATHERING PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO SAVOUR THE GOOD LIFE AND DELIGHT IN THE DISCOVERY OF DESTINATIONS WORLDWIDE. SURROUNDED BY LUSH GREENERY AND MATURE DOGWOOD TREES, OUR HOTEL IS AN ELEVATED ESCAPE LOCATED NEXT TO PERIMETER MALL, SURROUNDING RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESSES OF THE BUSTLING ATLANTA PERIMETER AREA.

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10,379 ABOUT THE VENUE Surrounded by long-standing dogwoods and lush greenery, Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter offers a scenic retreat in Dunwoody, GA. Part of Perimeter Center, an Atlanta suburb, our boutique hotel is steps from local attractions like Spruill Gallery and Perimeter Mall, or travel anywhere in a 2-mile radius on our shuttle. To access Downtown Atlanta, take a 30-minute drive or board the MARTA system at Dunwoody Station. Fuel your Atlanta adventures with innovative, eclectic cuisine at Portico Global Cuisine, followed by a workout in our state-of-art fitness center. Or make relaxation a priority in our poolside cabanas. If you’re in town for a special event, host your group on our outdoor terrace or inside the hotel’s 12 meeting spaces. Our luxurious rooms and suites offer ideal launch pads into Atlanta, featuring plush beds, flat-screen TVs, room service and a petfriendly policy. Find the best of both worlds at Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter, your pastoral oasis near the big city.

# OF EVENT SPACES

12 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

500 VENUE ST YLE

Elegant, Upscale, Modern, Unique, Contemporary CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linen, Staging, Dance Floor PARKING OPTIONS

Self-Parking or Valet

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Seasonal Pool with Cabanas, Portico Global Cuisine Restaurant, Library Nook, Coffee Bar and Unlock Art Program YOUR CONTACT

Roddrick Beckett 111 PERIMETER CENTER WEST ATLANTA , GA 30346

MARRIOTT.COM/HOTELS/TRAVEL/ ATLLM-LE-MERIDIEN-ATLANTA-PERIMETER/

Senior Catering Manager

( 770) 28 0 - 0 6 6 9 roddrick.beckett@lemeridienperimeter.com

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W AtlantaMidtown WITH AN EFFORTLESS BLEND OF ROMANCE AND PLAYFUL CHARM, W ATLANTA – MIDTOWN IS THE CITY’S STANDOUT CHOICE FOR STUNNING WEDDINGS AND RECEPTIONS. LOCATED IN THE HEART OF ATLANTA’S MOST EFFERVESCENT NEIGHBORHOOD, EXPLORE OUR VERSATILE, COMPLETELY RENOVATED BALLROOM VENUES, AND TRUST OUR ATTENTIVE WEDDING SPECIALIST TO EXECUTE YOUR EVENT BEYOND YOUR WILDEST IMAGINATION. ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY, OUR TRAINED HOSPITALITY EXPERTS ARE ON HAND TO MAKE YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION AN EXPERIENCE YOU AND YOUR GUESTS WILL NEVER FORGET.

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40,000+ # OF EVENT SPACES

26 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

1,200 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Pool Deck, 27th Floor Ballroom, Skyline Views CATERING CHOICES

Kosher and Indian Available RENTAL INCLUDES

Linenless Banquet Table, Chairs, Dance Floor PARKING OPTIONS

Discounted Valet Parking Rate, Self Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Rhonda Ramos

ABOUT THE VENUE At W Atlanta – Midtown, our 14th Street address places you in the heart of Atlanta’s most dynamic neighborhood. Over 22 miles of urban redevelopment are at your fingertips, picturesque Piedmont Park in your backyard, and worldclass shopping, dining and nightlife everywhere you turn. Ignite your stay in one of our 466 unique, spacious rooms and suites with unmatched floor-to-ceiling views of the Atlanta skyline. Our dramatic open-air Living Room amplifies the energy that W Hotels are known for, with sounds from impromptu performances featuring what’s new/next in the Atlanta music scene. Savor New South favorites with a unique twist at TRACE, our hotel restaurant. Indulge in The Spa and FIT, our 24/7 hotel gym. For those seeking outdoors, grab a bike and hit the Beltline, walk to Georgia Tech, or explore the Georgia Aquarium. And when the sun sets, free your inner night owl at some of Midtown Atlanta’s hottest clubs. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Newly renovated guest rooms and lobby (Jan. 2019) and all event space (Dec. 2017). Variety of intimate venue options for weddings and parties of all sizes, 27th floor ballroom with skyline views of the city, Customizable menus, Dedicated wedding specialist and Convenient Midtown location.

Sr. Catering Sales Executive

(4 0 4) 733- 6 94 4

188 14TH STREET

Rhonda. Persaud@whotel sworldwide.com

ATLANTA , GA 30361

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NORTHEAST

Meadows at Mossy Creek

LOCATED IN NORTH GEORGIA, MEADOWS AT MOSSY CREEK IS NOT ONLY BREATHTAKINGLY GORGEOUS, BUT IT HAS THE VERSATILITY TO ACCOMMODATE ANY WEDDING! FROM MOUNTAIN VIEWS, TO A STUNNING INTERIOR SPACE WITH A MODERN, CLEAN, AND VERY CLASSIC LOOK, YOU CAN OBTAIN ANY VISION FOR YOUR DREAM WEDDING!

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5,000

Ryan Davis Photography

ABOUT THE VENUE Modern meets mountains. Meadows at Mossy Creek is an industrial farmhouse meets modern wedding venue, the perfect blend of rustic and new-fashioned southern flair. Nestled on over 100 sprawling acres, sweeping views set a stunning backdrop for your perfect day. Offering multiple ceremony and reception options, we truly have the ability to bring your vision to life. Our concrete floors, string lighting, and exposed beams offer a dreamy feel with an industrial touch and we also feature a moveable fern wall along with stunning floral hanging box displays. Both the bride and groom are taken care of with special places for each to get ready and relax before they walk down the aisle. Our team strives to create the day you’ve always dreamed of by wowing you and your guests with a gorgeous setting and a truly memorable experience.

# OF EVENT SPACES

1 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

275+ VENUE ST YLE

Haley Terrell Photography

Industrial Farmhouse, Modern Wedding Venue CATERING CHOICES

Preferred and Outside Caterers Welcome. RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Bridal Cottage & Groom’s Room

SPECIAL FEATURES:

PARKING OPTIONS

The massive amounts of windows streaming in natural light with the tall ceilings and white walls is a photographer’s dream, which is code for perfect conditions to obtain stunning wedding day photos.

Onsite Self Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Karson & Calah Coker Owners 3216 HW Y 75 SOUTH

(8 8 8) 6 6 2-7335

karson@meadowsmossycreek .com

CLEVELAND, GA 30528

MEADOWSMOSSYCREEK.COM

Craig Obrist Photography

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NORTHEAST

The Willows Farm

THE WILLOWS FARM IS A PREMIER WEDDING AND SPECIAL EVENT VENUE LOCATED IN THE NORTH GEORGIA FOOTHILLS! THIS PRIVATE 300 ACRE FARM IS UNPARALLELED IN ITS UNIQUE BALANCE OF SOUTHERN CHARM AND PASTORAL LANDSCAPES AND IS THE PERFECT SETTING FOR ALL YOUR WEDDING NEEDS!

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15,000 8 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

200 VENUE ST YLE

Southern, Elegant, Rustic, Barn, Pavilion CATERING CHOICES

Preferred Caterers RENTAL INCLUDES

All - Inclusive Wedding Package PARKING OPTIONS

Self Parking

ABOUT THE VENUE The Willows Farm is a premier wedding and special event venue located in the North Georgia Foothills! This private 300 acre farm is unparalleled in its unique balance of southern charm and pastoral landscapes. The Willows Farm has the capacity to hold events of all sizes from an intimate wedding to up to 200+ guests! As an added bonus, the venue is fully equipped with back up generators for the Willows House, Barn and Pavilion! Our all-inclusive wedding packages offer everything you need to create your perfect wedding! We have handpicked only the best vendors to help you put together a team of wedding professionals that will bring your vision to light. With our package you also have the option to use outside vendors to create a package that best fits your needs. At The Willows Farm we know that your wedding day will be one of your most cherished memories! Let us help you create your dream wedding one detail at a time! SPECIAL FEATURES:

YOUR CONTACT

Amy

Picturesque gazebo, multiple greenhouses, lake, and trolley

Sales Manager

(4 0 4) 4 56 -2 212 info@thewillowsfarm .com

75 SWAN CENTER DRIVE MARBLE HILL , GA 30148

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Main and Second Small Photo: Lytle Foto, First and Third Small Photo: Carrie Reagan Photography

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Tybee Island Wedding Chapel and Grand Ballroom REMINISCENT OF A 1908 SEASIDE CHAPEL, GEORGIA’S PREMIER WEDDING CEREMONY EVENT SPACE WAS DESIGNED TO HAVE ALL THE MODERN AMENITIES NEEDED FOR THE DREAM WEDDING CEREMONY. THE ON SITE GRAND BALLROOM ALLOWS YOU TO PLAN YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION ON THE SAME GROUNDS WHERE YOU WILL BE HOSTING YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY. SAVANNAH, GEORGIA’S REPUTATION AS ONE OF THE MOST ROMANTIC CITIES IN THE WORLD ALSO MAKES IT ONE OF THE TOP CITIES IN THE NATION FOR WEDDINGS.

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7,000 ABOUT THE VENUE Located just 18 miles from Historic downtown Savannah, this facility was built to be a gorgeous wedding chapel for any scale wedding from an elopement to an event of 200 guests or more. Your family and friends will love being able to experience the unique Tybee Island, Georgia Atlantic beach community. The entire estate grounds encompass a little over an acre of land on Tybee Island, Georgia’s tidal creek. Our luxurious bridal suite, groom’s quarters, breathtaking chapel, cocktail lounge, expansive ballroom, outdoor space with veranda, and more offer you the opportunity to have your dream Savannah wedding reception that your guests will be talking about for years to come. Operated by our own Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, LLC, we offer convenient lodging options in one of our luxury homes, beachfront properties, or a variety of other beautiful vacation rentals, taking the stress out of planning your destination wedding. 

# OF EVENT SPACES

1 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

200 VENUE ST YLE

Historic, Ballroom, Beach, Waterfront CATERING CHOICES

Caterer of choice. RENTAL INCLUDES

Bridal Suite, Groom’s Quarters, State-of-the-art audio visual system, Tables and Chiavari chairs PARKING OPTIONS

Ample parking onsite

SPECIAL FEATURES:

One of a kind, 5 ft wide chandeliers and custom hardwood floors delight guests throughout, and the balcony, more than 1,000 sq ft, is the perfect welcome as guests arrive.

YOUR CONTACT

T WC Team 1114 U.S. HW Y 80

(912) 78 6 -9 0 9 9

T YBEE ISLAND, GA 31328

TYBEEWEDDINGCHAPEL.COM 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

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The Newnan Centre

6,060 # OF EVENT SPACES

6 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

350 VENUE ST YLE

Beautifully appointed, Elegant, Classic CATERING CHOICES

Approved Caterers List RENTAL INCLUDES

1515 LOWER FAYETTEVILLE ROAD

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

NEWNAN, GA 30265

NEWNANCENTRE.COM

YOUR CONTACT

Peyton Shelnutt Sales and Events Manager

(678) 673-54 8 6

pey ton@newnancentre.com

New Outdoor Gazebo Now Booking! Beautifully appointed and nestled against a backdrop of trees, The Newnan Centre can accommodate a wedding ceremony and reception for a maximum of 150 guests, or just a reception for up to 350 guests. A full service kitchen is available to your caterer, selected from the Centre’s approved caterers list. Alcoholic beverages available through Newnan Centre bar services. Our professional staff will assist you with every detail to ensure your event is flawless.

Mother of the bride Be the We think these are moments you should be present for. Delegate the details. HELP IS HERE

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FLORIDA VENUES GULF COAST FLORIDA CENTRAL FLORIDA SOUTH FLORIDA

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM

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KNOWN AS FLORIDA’S PINK PALACE®, THE DON CESAR FACING THE WHITE SANDS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO, WAS BUILT IN 1928 FROM ONE MAN’S PASSION FOR ROMANCE AND COMMITMENT TO HOSPITALITY. BORN IN THE GREAT GATSBY ERA AS A PLAYGROUND FOR THE RICH AND FAMOUS, THE ICONIC “PINK PALACE” HAS BEEN REVITALIZED AND REFRESHED WITHIN, ENSURING A FUTURE AS RICH AND STORIED AS ITS HISTORY.

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22,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

10 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

250 VENUE ST YLE

Historic, Ballroom, Beachfront, Indoor, Outdoor CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering Only RENTAL INCLUDES

Chairs, Tables, House Linen, China, Glassware

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

PARKING OPTIONS

Self Parking, Valet Optional

YOUR CONTACT

SPECIAL FEATURES:

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

Beth Clark Wedding Sales

( 727) 363-50 4 2 bclark@doncesar.com

3400 GULF BOULEVARD ST. PETE BEACH, FL 33706

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

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GULF COAST

Floridian Ballrooms

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

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10,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

ABOUT THE VENUE Floridian Ballrooms is a family owned and operated venue, with four ballrooms offering exclusive settings and upscale services for every occasion. We are committed to making the best out of each celebration. We offer a very elegant ballroom in Pembroke Pines (west Fort Lauderdale). Floridian Ballrooms Event Centre is a memorable setting for any occasion. Our special touches and refined accommodations will be tailored to you and your every desire.

4 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

550 VENUE ST YLE

Ballroom, Indoor CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Catering RENTAL INCLUDES

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Outdoor Grand Staircase, Indoor Private Wedding Chapel, Dinner Firework Presentation, Firework Extravaganza, Crazy Hour Entertainment, Quinceañera Theme Stages, Photo Booth Services, All types of stations, Chocolate Fountain Services, Candy and Dessert Tables, and much more.

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

Onsite Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Janneli Gonzalez Ochoa Wedding/ Event Coordinator 17850 NW 2ND STREET

(954) 4 36 -5524

PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33029

info@f loridianballroom s.com

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CENTRAL

Up the Creek Farms

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

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6,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

1 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

175 VENUE ST YLE

Southern, Rustic & Romantic CATERING CHOICES

Inclusive or Approved Catering List RENTAL INCLUDES

Exclusive use, Catering, Cake, DJ, Floral, Wedding Planning PARKING OPTIONS

Private Self-Parking with Attendant

ABOUT THE VENUE Up the Creek Farms is an elegant and secluded wedding venue just outside of Melbourne, Florida situated on a beautiful creek. Framed by sweeping oaks and verdant lawns, the eight-acre property boasts multiple event environments providing clients and guests with a venue that is completely customizable. The historic Decklan Farmhouse, available for wedding party final preparations, provides an exceptional backdrop for photos and detail shots. Accommodations are provided as an option for those looking for an exclusive weekend experience. The Boathouse, a 6,000 square foot reception space, features multiple sets of French doors, polished concrete floors, natural exposed wood rafters with romantic crystal chandeliers that provide a versatile, elegant backdrop. The Boathouse includes all modern conveniences—air conditioning, a custom mahogany bar, grand sliding barn doors, beautifully appointed bathrooms and on-site prep kitchen.

YOUR CONTACT

Jessica Watson Owner

( 321) 4 9 9- 4 232

info@upthecreekfarm s.com

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15 minute drive to Central Florida Beaches, 1 hour to Orlando and attractions. All-inclusive packages include full wedding planning, catering, cake, entertainment, custom in-house floral design, décor, and specialty invitations. 3590 VALK ARIA ROAD MALABAR, FL 32950

UPTHECREEKFARMS.COM

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

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

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Onsite Kosher and Indian Catering Options RENTAL INCLUDES

White Linens, Banquet Tables and Chairs, Dance Floor PARKING OPTIONS

Discounted Valet Parking Rate

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

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hiring vendors TO EXECUTE YOUR STYLE

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

That’s where we come in. The Celebration Society is connected to the most reputable wedding vendors across the Southeast. We have a personal relationship with almost all of the vendors represented in this book. Seek their expertise and soak it up.

You’ll be a better hostess because of it.

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WEDDING PLANNER HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Plan on hiring a full-service planner at least 12 months from your wedding day. You should choose your wedding planner first to reserve your date on their calendar and have their guidance during the entire wedding planning process. From the beginning to the end, your wedding planner will be your experienced counsel for every vendor interview, contract, and scheduling question.

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . How do you charge? Per hour, lump sum, percentage of total budget? Are there specific vendors you like 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 you or direct to vendors? Do you handle vendor services, contract and payment processing? Do you handle guest list coordination and RSVPs? What is your specialty? How many meetings will we have together? In person, via phone?

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PRICE RANGE Many full-service wedding planners will charge a percentage of your total wedding cost. Day-of coordinators will likely charge $2,000-$4,500 depending on the scope of work.


VENUE AND CATERING HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Venue and catering should be booked about 12 months from your wedding day. Book early to reserve your preferred wedding date as event venues will likely be booked for weddings up to a year in advance. Your budgeting will rely on whether or not catering is included in the pricing on your contract, so do your research. The style of your wedding venue will affect the overall style of your wedding. Whether you choose a glamorous ballroom or countryside barn—everything from your wedding dress, flowers to music selection will be affected.

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . Do you specialize in specific food types? Is a tasting included in your services? Will you provide waitstaff? Is that extra? If so, what is the ratio of staff to guest? What will your staff wear? How do you work with my wedding planner and venue? Do you provide hot meals for our vendors? If so, what is the menu and cost per person? Do you handle china, silverware and glassware rental? What do you charge for cake cutting and serving? Is tax and gratuity included? How do you handle clean up and trash removal?

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PRICE RANGE Catering costs are dependent on the menu, venue and set up, but for a starting point can run between $35$110+ per person not including any alcohol, linen or decor upgrades.

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WEDDING DRESS HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Plan on purchasing your wedding dress about 11 months from your wedding day. Once you decide on where you will get married and where the reception will be, it’s time to go dress shopping! Knowing your wedding location is just as important as knowing your dress size when it comes to shopping for a gown, so be sure to have a solid idea of your venue. Most bridal stores will need to place the order for your dress from the dress designer at least 10 months in advance, while custom creations could take even longer. Pick your bridal party and groomsmen attire now too.

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . Are appointments required to try on bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses? How far in advance should I schedule an appointment, and how long do appointments last? How many guests can attend the appointment with me? Who should I bring? Should I bring special undergarments, shoes or accessories? What sample sizes do you carry? What designers do you feature? What price range can I expect? Do I have to pay in full before the gown is ordered? How long will it take for my gown to arrive? Are alterations included?

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PRICE RANGE Wedding dresses are going to range enormously depending on designer, intricacy of details (like lace or beading), and how much of the gown is custom. An average dress, however, is going to hover anywhere from $2,000-$6,000+.


PHOTOGRAPHER HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Plan to book a photographer 11 months from your wedding date. Since photography businesses are most often run by a single person or small teams of creative professionals that work one wedding per day, it's important to book early. Be sure to take your venue into account when determining your preferred photography style. Digital photography thrives both indoors and out, and has a timeless look while light and airy film photography should be reserved for those celebrating their day outside, since it needs as much natural light as possible.

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . What is your primary style of photography? Traditional or documentary? 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? Will the photographer I book be the one to shoot my wedding? How long after the wedding will the photos be ready? What happens if the photographer is ill on the day of the wedding? What are your backup procedures? What is included in your pricing? Albums, hours of coverage, engagement session, etc.?

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PRICE RANGE Professional wedding photographers will likely charge $2,000-$6,000 depending on experience level, demand, medium, and packages.

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MUSICIANS/ENTERTAINMENT HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Think about your reception music and book as soon as you have your venue reserved. Whether you are leaning toward a live band or rockin’ DJ with light show, music sets the tone for your evening. Your band leader or DJ will play an important role at your wedding, so we strongly recommend meeting with them in person. As the master of ceremony, they will be in command of the flow of your evening, from introducing the wedding party to announcing your departure and getting your guests outside to say goodbye. They can also read the energy on the dance floor to keep it busy and fun for everyone. Also consider your music for the ceremony: do you want piano music, a string quartet, a vocalist? You may need to reach out to several musicians in order to bring your vision to life.

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . 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 do you feel about a request list? How many breaks will you need? What is your experience being the master of ceremonies?

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PRICE RANGE A professional DJ will likely charge between $1,200 to $2,000+ depending on their expertise and availability. Live bands typically start at $2,500 depending on size and demand. Ceremony musicians will likely charge an hourly rate.


VIDEOGRAPHY HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Plan on hiring a videographer about 10 months from your wedding date. More often than not, a videography business is run by a single person or a duo of creative professionals that work one wedding per day. Much of why you’ll hire them is based on loving their editing style, ability to capture details most important to you (like a first dance, or the ceremony itself) and loving their pricing even more, so once you find your match, make it official by signing the contract. With a film, you'll be able to relive your day with your future family and remember even the smallest details you and your vendor team worked so hard to create.

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . What is your cinematography style?

What is your process?

Have you worked with our photographer?

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

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

What are your backup procedures?

How long after the wedding will the video be ready?

How much does it cost?

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

PRICE RANGE Professional wedding videographers will likely charge between $2,000$5,000+ depending on experience level, demand and packages

FLORAL DESIGN HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Choose your floral designer about eight months in advance. This gives you a good amount of time to get on the schedule for the best wedding florist in your area and brainstorm with them on your vision. With the help of your planner, you and your floral designer can select a color palette, make note of blooms you love (or hate!) and outline a proper budget for the arrangements you'll need. Knowing what styles you like before going into a consultation means more time talking helpful specifics.

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . What is your style? What is your process? Have you worked at this venue before? How do items get returned after the wedding? Will you pick up? Do you offer rental items.. vases, trellis,

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decor... or must they be supplied via a rental company? Can my guests take centerpieces home? Do you charge for mockup centerpieces before my wedding or is that included? Dahlias are my favorite kind of flower. Will they be in season for my wedding?

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

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WEDDING CAKE HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Plan to hire a baker six to eight months in advance. While a cake baker can serve multiple weddings in a weekend, chances are they can’t serve an endless amount. So we say get on the schedule in advance by signing the wedding cake contract. Again, it’s likely you’ll have your tasting a bit later in the process, but reserving your spot in their weekend schedule ahead of time will make sure you get the cake baker you like the best. Before your tasting, be sure to research what types of frostings and finishes do best in your style venue.

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . Are you licensed by the state health department?

What are the options for cake flavors and fillings?

How does delivery work?

Fondant or Buttercream?

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

What is your average cost per slice?

Do you do sugar flowers and custom sculptured pieces from sugar?

How much does it cost?

Will you design a custom cake or do you have preset styles to choose from? Is the cake stand provided by you?

PRICE RANGE Your wedding cake will likely cost approximately $4 - $8+ per slice depending on the complexity of the design, baker’s skill level and availability.

INVITATIONS & PAPERGOODS HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Look into booking your stationer six to eight months in advance of your wedding date. If you would like to send out save the dates, you’ll want to choose your stationery designer eight months in advance. For invitations only, you should start to look at options six months out. Traditional etiquette states invitations should be mailed out at least eight weeks prior to the wedding day. Custom stationery processes will likely take around two to three months, since multiple consultations, proofing and printing time needs to be taken into account.

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . Do you design custom work or sell from invitation lines?

Will you supply a proof before the invitation is officially printed?

Do you help with branding or custom monograms?

What happens if there is an error?

Is there a specific style you specialize in? Do you offer calligraphy or addressing services?

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How long after I place the order will the invitations come in? Can I purchase additional personalized items like Save-the Date, welcome bags, favor tags, etc.?

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


HAIR & MAKE UP HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Plan on hiring your hair and makeup artist team about six to eight months from your wedding date. Chances are you are as thick as thieves with your hair dresser and have your cut and color pre-booked every time you leave the salon, and for good reason! But does your stylist do bridal updos? Many don’t. That's where on-site teams come in. Your beauty vendors will likely only be able to serve one full bridal party per Saturday. So book them sooner rather than later.

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . Do you offer hair extensions?

How far in advance should I book my appointment? I’d like to book with my bridesmaids. Will you be able to accommodate all of us? How much time should I allow for hair and makeup on my wedding day?

Do you offer onsite services? How far will you travel? Can you accommodate sensitive skin? Do you offer a touch-up kit or touch-up services?

How much should I expect to spend? Do you offer consultations and trials?

How much does it cost?

PRICE RANGE On-site bridal hair will usually cost around $200 while full makeup application will average around $125. Bridesmaids and moms average around $85 for hair styling and $75 for makeup application. Trials and consultation for both typically run about $75.

JEWELRY HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Shop for wedding bands at least three months before the wedding. Did you shop for the engagement ring together? Then you may have an idea of what bands will complement it. Do you want your bands to match? What about engraving: you may want to add your initials, wedding date, or meaningful phrase. Also take into consideration how often you will wear your wedding band (every day or not too often), your activity level (should you consider a durable design?) and how the ring actually feels on your finger as you parade around the store.

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . What are the payment terms? Deposit and then final payment at pick-up? How long does engraving take?

What if I damage my ring and it needs repairs? Can my ring be easily resized? How do I care for my ring?

What if my ring doesn’t fit?

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PRICE RANGE Simple bands can start at about $1,000 and it’s up to your budget for the rest!

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RENTALS HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Looking for colored champagne flutes or uniquely shaped place settings, patterned linens or chair covers? Rental stores have chairs, tables, linens, china, crystal, silverware and more in various shapes, sizes and styles. You’ll also find beautiful serving accessories – from champagne fountains to elegant silver chafing dishes. Check with your caterer to find out what they provide and if they have different styles to choose from. A fully equipped rental store will also have a wide selection of ceremony accessories, or you can create a luxurious cocktail hour with hip lounge furniture and a martini bar.

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . What is the damage/deposit policy?

Will you deliver and collect my rental items?

Will you set up my items?

Is there a cost difference if I pick up and return the items myself? What deposits are required? Do you have a minimum rental amount?

How much does it cost?

PRICE RANGE You can rent by the piece, for example, a vintage china dinner plate or champagne flute will run about $2 each. For chair rental, think $6-$8 each.

TRANSPORTATION HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Book your transportation at least four to six months in advance. Your arrival and your departure are two key moments in your wedding. Like so many other selections you are making, your mode of transportation can reflect your taste and personalities. Chicago has so many options, from horse-drawn carriage rides to Italian gondolas along the river, to vintage cars and stretch limos. And you may want to consider a trolley or bus for your guests, especially if they are staying at a hotel after your reception.

QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS . . . Are you priced by the hour? What is the minimum and how many stops does that include? Do you offer shuttle service?

Will beverages or snacks be provided? What are the back-up options if the vehicle breaks down the day of the wedding?

Does your price include taxes and gratuity? Are there other fees? What attire will the driver be wearing?

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PRICE RANGE Pricing will vary, depending if you are looking for a cozy ride for two or a party bus. Expect an hourly rate and minimum to start. For example, a party bus for up to five hours will be in the $1,500 to $1,800 range.


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vendor guide Who will you hire?

Planning a wedding should never be a one-person show. Hiring a cohesive team of talented vendors is the first step in hosting a beautiful, thoughtful and stress-free event. Here you’ll meet industry experts who are ready to help you host your dream wedding, so you can focus on being the bride.


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Victoria Miller Owner KNOWN FOR... Managing events of any scale by offering a range of services that fit nearly everyone’s needs and budget. From our comprehensive coordination package to full-service planning, we ensure our clients feel supported throughout the entire process!

OUR SPECIALT Y... We attribute our success to the personal relationships we establish with our clients! Our Full Planning package allows us to work with each couple from start to finish which is the best way to truly get to know each couple.

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L U X E AT L A N TA EXCEPTIONALLY EXECUTED EVENTS

Victoria Miller, owner and lead planner of LUXE Atlanta, takes pride in creating meaningful events infused with personalized details that reflect each couple’s style and story. “With the multi-faceted approach we take to planning and event design, we act as your liaison, logistical expert, consultant for all things wedding-related, and of course, your ally! Our goal is to provide the professional guidance and assistance needed so that you can be fully present in this beautiful, yet short-lived season of your life.” THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM

Victoria Miller has been in the event industry for nearly five years. After graduating with a degree in management she began her career by working for an event venue in her hometown just north of Atlanta. She founded LUXE Atlanta when she set out to put her knowledge of the industry, innate love of planning and keen organizational skills to work for couples all over Georgia. Her work has been featured in Southern Bride Magazine, The Celebration Society and numerous other renowned publications. LUXE Atlanta’s award-winning planning services have been praised by couples throughout the southeast.

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Kam Odom Owner KNOWN FOR... We are known for providing high quality dynamic imagery for Weddings, Special Events, Maternity and more!

OUR SPECIALT Y... We specialize in providing high quality photography services for Weddings, Special Events, Maternity and more!

ABOUT THE OWNER... 5 fun facts about Kam 1. Always full of energy and I love to laugh, but when working, I am EXTREMELY dedicated and focused! Unless... you play 90s music at your wedding, it will be hard for me to focus as I will be dancing like an idiot in the corner while taking your photos! 2. Total sap when watching sentimental movies, TV shows and client’s wedding slideshows. 3. Love to be creative and if I could do another job it would be interior design. 4. Rocking out at concerts and spending time with family and friends whenever possible. 5.Adores LOVE and I am so honored every time I have the opportunity to capture another Love Story in someone’s life.

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SOCIAL SHOTS PHOTOGRAPHY “CAPTURE THE MOMENT”

We take pride in documenting all of the special moments that you experience during your engagement and wedding day. Our goal is to provide high end quality photography services to capture your love story, which is a once in a lifetime experience! We strive to create a relationship with our clients based on trust and quality service. In order to maintain a close relationship with our clients throughout the wedding planning process, we only accept a limited amount of weddings per year. We would love to hear all about the plans for your big day! THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM


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just married IDEAS FROM REAL WEDDINGS

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

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Kelsey & Dan BELLA COLLINA MONTVERDE, FL After a whirlwind proposal in Bali, Kelsey and Dan were determined to find an equally enchanting location to get married. They shared their love with 150 of their favorite people at Bella Collina with a ceremony on the grand lawn, a cocktail hour by the reflection pool and a reception in the ballroom. Bella Collina had the Tuscan vibe the bride always dreamed of. Kelsey wore a form-fitting Martina Liana gown with an open back, and intricate lace and sequin details. Her bridesmaids wore gold, pink, nude and champagne, and the groomsmen wore dark navy Indochino suits with pink bowties. Oliver, the couple’s dog, served as the ring bearer amongst understated flowers in combinations of soft white peonies, ranunculus and hydrangeas. Post-cocktails and appetizers, guests were treated to entrées consisting of horseradish-crusted filet mignon, French-cut chicken with risotto, almond-crusted snapper or a three-cheese ravioli. Kelsey and Dan not only presented their guests with a dessert table of turtle cheesecake, crème brulee and chocolate mousse, but also a rustic two-tiered vanilla cake with vanilla bean-flavored buttercream filling for traditionalists. A variety of pizza graced tables later in the evening. Bay Kings Band lit up the night! Because Dan is a drummer, a live band that could perform danceable contemporary music was essential. (Yes, the groom got a chance to play during the anniversary dance, which was special because the couple knew Kelsey’s grandparents would be the last ones on the floor.) Alas, the two masters of ceremonies were engaging, and the saxophone and horns added an extra punch of production value. 104


DAY-OF COORDINATION: Blush by Brandee Gaar VENUE/CATERING/CAKE: Bella Collina PHOTOGRAPHY: Kristen Weaver Photography VIDEOGRAPHY: Petit Four Films FLORAL: Lee James Floral Designs STATIONERY: Minted ENTERTAINMENT: Christine MacPhail and Bay Kings Band PHOTOBOOTH: Our DJ Rocks BRIDAL GOWN: Martina Liana from One & Only Bridal FORMALWEAR: Indochino HAIR/MAKEUP: About Face Design Team

“Our florist, Lee James, was very helpful with recommending ways to repurpose flowers throughout the day, which we really appreciated. Some vendors offered discounts for paying up front, so we tried to take advantage of that when possible. We ended up having a close family friend make our signs, which saved us a bunch and turned out so cute!”

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Catharine & James THE GASPARILLA INN & CLUB BOCA GRANDE, FL As a couple from Atlanta looking for a getaway, Catharine and James opted for a gorgeous Boca Grande beach wedding overlooking the Gulf of Mexico during sunset. The couple got their first look at each other on the illustrious Banyan Street, among its majestic trees, along with their puppy ring bearer. The bride wore a wedding gown with classic lines and details of intricate lace, while her bridesmaids wore sapphire. The tropical beachside theme lent itself to exotic, vibrantly colored orange and pink flowers and greenery, which were complemented by pink handblock table linens custom-made by the bride, bamboo chairs, tiki torches, hurricane candles and string lights. The poolside reception for 100 commenced with cocktails at the Gasparilla Inn and Club, which made for an ideal setting under the stars. Guests dined on entrees of filet mignon or snapper before grooving to I Love This Band from EastCoast Entertainment. The band brought the energy from the get-go, with everyone on the dance floor all night long. The groom surprised the bride with a brilliant fireworks show to cap off the magical evening. Soon thereafter, Catharine and James were jet-setting off to southern Italy for a romantic honeymoon.

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PLANNING: NK Productions Wedding Planning VENUE/CATERING/CAKE: The Gasparilla Inn & Club PHOTOGRAPHY: Binaryflips Photography FLORAL: Botanica International Design & Décor Studio STATIONERY: Karli Strohschein Art & Illustration ENTERTAINMENT: EastCoast Entertainment BRIDAL GOWN: Rime Arodaky BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Halston Heritage FORMALWEAR: Brooks Brothers HAIR/MAKEUP: James Griffith Salon LIGHTING: Lightworks Stage Productions RENTALS: So Staged Event Rentals and A Chair Affair LINENS: India Amory

“We couldn’t live without Botanica International Design & Décor Studio, our florist! The flowers were exotic and absolutely incredible. From the beach ceremony to the dinner table centerpieces, the bouquets and lush green décor throughout, they helped create an atmosphere that was so unique and sophisticated, exceeding our expectations.”

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Eileen & Nicholas MONTALUCE WINERY & RESTAURANT DAHLONEGA, GA Eileen and Nicholas envisioned a take-your-breath-away setting for their wedding, but also wanted guests to feel at home, so they chose Montaluce Winery & Restaurant for its southern elegance and romantic, yet unpretentious charm. Sheer white fabric draped from a tree branch formed the impromptu-looking alter under which the bride’s cousin officiated, while the bouquets and other floral adornments integrated Vendela and Juliet roses with anemones, white ranunculus, pink dahlias and silver-dollar eucalyptus. Eileen dressed in a chic long-sleeve, illusions lace Martina Liana gown, whereas her bridesmaids chose blush pink dresses in varied styles that could accommodate their height (many being former volleyball teammates, meaning very tall). Because Eileen and Nicholas have been through three cross-country moves in eight years, the reception was all about reuniting loved ones and throwing one colossal party. Upon arrival, guests were greeted by a prosecco bar where they could add St. Germain and various fruits. After the ceremony, they were treated to tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and a full bar, including the bride and groom’s signature cocktails — a Moscow Mule, and gin and St. Germain — along with a custom-engraved shotski for the brave. Organically formed runners of silver-dollar eucalyptus and Italian ruscus accentuated tables topped with silver mercury-glass votive candles. Guests enjoyed an elaborate dinner of Scottish salmon and ribeye, followed with a simple yellow cake with buttercream frosting, then Chick-fil-A heart-shaped chicken biscuits, which provided revelers a perfect Georgian late-night snack. 112


VENUE/CATERING: Montaluce Winery & Restaurant PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEOGRAPHY: Marc & Anna Photo and Film FLORAL: Stylish Stems CAKE: Publix Bakery ENTERTAINMENT: Nice Entertainment BRIDAL GOWN: Martina Liana from Gown Collective BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Brideside GROOM’S FORMALWEAR: Suitsupply GROOMSMEN’S FORMALWEAR: The Black Tux HAIR/MAKEUP: Bombshell Creations

“The most memorable moment by far was when my father and I missed the aisle! It was a long walk, and we actually ended up turning too soon and walking along the outside of all of our guests. He and I were both so nervous I didn’t even notice until I was standing at the alter and Nick whispered, ‘You missed the aisle.’ All of our guests had a chuckle, and after the ceremony was finished and it was time to walk back up the aisle, I shouted, ‘Oh, so this is the right way!’ We still poke fun at my dad from time to time.”

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German & Steven THE LILLY-MURRAY HOME STONE MOUNTAIN, GA After 12-1/2 years, German and Steven decided it was time to make their union official, with a desire to tell their tale to 120 of their closest friends and relatives with an intimate storybook ceremony (suddenly reinspired after seeing the wedding scene in “Crazy Rich Asians”) held at their home. The event was held in a majestic white tent brimming with elegant greenery. The grooms wore sophisticated matching tuxedos with white jackets and black pants, whereas the wedding party stayed classic in black tuxes, paired with white shirts and mint green ties, and assorted, coordinating mint green dresses with silver heels or pumps. Guests were served egg rolls and mini lump crab balls for appetizers. The main course was citrus grilled salmon or chicken piccata with rice pilaf, seasoned mixed veggies, mashed potatoes, a garden salad and choice of dinner rolls, all accompanied by a simple white wedding cake, highlighted with silver detail. German and Steven thoughtfully selected songs to be played during the ceremony and reception, embellished by DJ Jerome’s fun, energetic and romantic taste, which combined to create a magical evening. The happy couple followed up their big day by kicking up their feet for six days at a postcard resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

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PLANNING: Events by Jes PHOTOGRAPHY: Cindy and Sharon | Same-Sex Wedding Photographers FLORAL: Designs by TTOC STATIONERY: Events by Jes CATERING: Step by Step Catering CAKE: Publix Bakery ENTERTAINMENT: Atomic DJs BARTENDER: Bartender on Board FORMALWEAR: Savvi Formalwear DÉCOR: CM Productions and Events by Jes RENTALS: A-1 Rentals

“While all of our vendors were non-expendable, our wedding planner, Jessica Smith-Presley, owner of Events by Jes, was truly the most involved member of our wedding team. [It was a dream] working with her to coordinate our wedding with our families, who were gathering for the first time to take part in our wedding. We were surrounded and supported by our loved ones.”

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Jamie & Mark WESTSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER ATLANTA Jamie and Mark designed their modern, midcentury-inspired wedding with hints of holiday cheer around the date of their annual Christmas cocktail party. The Westside Cultural Arts Center exuded a cool vibe with bold jewel colors inside, and gold geometric and starburst accents throughout. Following suit, the blushing bride paired her romantic Truvelle Cambie wedding gown with funky blue Badgley Mischka shoes. The floral arrangements alternated between locally sourced turquoise, burnt orange and gold vintage vases filled with wild blooms; gold geometric terrariums filled with orchids; and bottles and modern bud vases filled with color and seasonal greenery. Turquoise napkins accented peacock blue faille table linens, while the custom-built escort wall, holding handprinted stationery in mini envelopes, was adorned in moss.

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The Emerald Empire Band started off with a bass and keys duo for the ceremony and cocktail hour (which was presented in the trendy art gallery), while the jazz trio had guests on their feet all night long with classic holiday, modern, hip-hop and jazz tunes. Guests dined on custom versions of the couples’ favorite dishes, such as Jamie’s tomato bisque shooter and Mark’s French toast and breakfast for dinner, along with a traditional holiday spread. The bar played host to the Bing, a specialty cocktail from a family recipe, ready to serve from frozen slushy machines. The cake incorporated a geometric pattern and consisted of chocolate cake with Oreo filling and cinnamon spice cake with white chocolate cream cheese filling. Guests were treated to gold geometric ornament favors, along with their choice of peppermint bark or peanut brittle, homemade by the couple’s mothers. This wedding was everything a holiday party should be and then some!


PLANNING: Three Little Birds Weddings VENUE: Westside Cultural Arts Center PHOTOGRAPHY: Diamond Eyes Photography FLORAL/DECOR: Rhapsody in Blooms STATIONERY: Paper Culture and Minted CATERING: Proof of the Pudding CAKE: For Goodness Cakes ENTERTAINMENT: Emerald Empire Band BRIDAL GOWN: Truvelle from The Sentimentalist BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Alfred Sung from Anya Bridal GROOM’S SUIT: Billy Reid and Bonobos FORMALWEAR: The Black Tux HAIR/MAKEUP: Scoobie West & Company RENTALS: Collection Event Furnishings and Peachtree Tents & Events

“During the ceremony, the officiant read private messages that we had written to each other. Unbeknownst to us, both messages ended with: You are my favorite person.”

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Jordan & Michael MEADOWS AT MOSSY CREEK CLEVELAND, GA Jordan and Michael’s fall boho-chic wedding was stylish and classy. Family and friends arrived to an outdoor open bar to sip cocktails overlooking mountains at the idyllic Meadows at Mossy Creek. A friend officiated the ceremony, adding personal marriage advice from family members. Then guests were escorted to a modern champagne bar with a champagne wall made by the bride’s father, and invited to play a round of corn hole or putt-putt, or pose for a picture with a cardboard cutout of Rufio, the couple’s beloved dog. Burgundy dahlias, pink king protea, garden roses, blue thistle, eucalyptus and amaranth mixed with Italian and Israeli ruscus wrapped around the gold arbor and nestled in the bride’s bouquet, while wild arrangements of burgundy amaranth and greenery dressed reception tables. Jordan stunned in a Rue de Seine dress with arm bands and the wedding party wowed in each their own style. The indoor reception was airy with big beautiful windows and chandeliers. Tam’s Tupelo Restaurant catered Cajun and American fare, and Zell’s Cottage Bakery presented a four-tier cake with a different flavor for each tier. DJ OneNate ruled the night with a music mix catering to all. Most memorable of all, though, is when Jordan’s dad surprised his daughter with a compilation of meaningful songs during the father/daughter dance, including a surprise rap song (which he actually rapped) in the middle. To conclude the perfect evening, guest were treated to a firework show on the lawn and a silent disco finale. 124


DAY-OF COORDINATION: One Weddings Events VENUE: Meadows at Mossy Creek PHOTOGRAPHY: Haley Terrell Photography VIDEOGRAPHY: LifeView Motion Pictures FLORAL: The Fresh Bloom STATIONERY: Minted CATERING: Tam’s Tupelo Restaurant CAKE: Zell’s Cottage Bakery ENTERTAINMENT: DJ OneNate and Sound Off Experience TRANSPORTATION: Atlantic Limousine & Transportation Worldwide BRIDAL GOWN: Rue de Seine from Kelly’s Closet BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: ShowMeYourMumu FORMALWEAR: JoS. A. Bank HAIR/MAKEUP: The Ritual Salon and GlamByRuthie PLACE SETTINGS: The Prissy Plate Company

“We finished the night (the last hour) by surprising our guests with a silent disco hosted by Sound Off Experience that really nailed it! It was so much fun and got people who don’t usually dance to dance. We 100% recommend doing a silent disco at your wedding. It was the icing on the cake for us and our crew!”

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Kelly & Oliver CASA MARINA KEY WEST KEY WEST, FL

A stark contrast to the festive Havana Nights Welcome Party the night before, Kelly and Oliver curated a sophisticated blacktie destination wedding during a weekend rounded out with Patroney’s Pool Party in honor of the bride, Patroney Moroney, a nickname bestowed due to her maiden name and love of tequila, and a golf tournament dubbed the Oli Open in honor of the groom. The couple planned an ultra-romantic seaside wedding with oceanfront I dos in the sand, a candle-lit dinner and ultrachic dance lounge complete with a confetti drop at Casa Marina Key West. Everything — from the flowers to the linens, lounge furniture and signage — reflected a neutral palette of white, cream, blush and gray, mixed with candles, gold metallics and wooden accents, so while the wedding was uber-modern, there was a warm undercurrent of romanticism as well. Garden roses were the main floral statement among an elegant collection of blooms. The bride wore a classic mermaid-style gown by Hayley Paige and her 10 bridesmaids wore varied ivory BHLDN dresses. Guests were greeted with butler-passed champagne and sunshine. Place cards were set atop mini Patrón bottles for each guest. Dinner was a choice of filet, or mahi and saffron risotto, concluding with a coconut-flavored wedding cake with keylime vanilla frosting. Guests were then ushered into the dance lounge, which was transformed with pieces of décor from the day (including a monogrammed boxwood wall), as well as sleek furniture and a fusion band. Following a wardrobe change by the bride, guests were given midnight mini Cuban sandwiches and bottles of water as they boarded the trolley to head to the afterparty. 128


PLANNING: Just Save the Date VENUE/CATERING: Casa Marina Key West PHOTOGRAPHY: J Photography by Jessi Caparella VIDEOGRAPHY: Wild Light Films FLORAL: Antigua Floral + Styling STATIONERY/SIGNAGE: Do Tell Stationery and Designs CAKE: Key West Cakes ENTERTAINMENT: Semi Tropical Music and Rock With U Entertainment BRIDAL GOWN: Hayley Paige from Hayden Olivia Bridal FORMALWEAR: Suitsupply HAIR/MAKEUP: Raymie Cicirelli and Bella Luxe Hair & Makeup RENTALS: Elements & Accents and BBJ Linen

“Splurge on anything that will elevate the fun, the things your guests will remember: food, alcohol and music. The confetti drop was a total surprise for everyone and elevated an already extremely fun night even higher!”

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Bianca & Korry THE FAIRMONT ATLANTA Bianca, a professional dancer, opera singer and teacher, and Korry, a designer, have always supported each other’s creative passions, and their wedding made it abundantly clear there’s no lack of artistry between the two. This whimsical wedding was guided by the words: “Love is not luck; it is fate. Love Is magic. Love is trust.” The Fairmont served as a perfect open canvas to present thematic décor of dice, playing cards, top hats and upside-down umbrellas, along with the couple’s spirit animals — a unicorn and hippo — in black, ivory, rose gold and wine. Inspired by feminine silhouettes, the ivory wedding dress accentuated Bianca’s figure with soft fabrics, detailed lace and lush tulle. Her bouquet was a mix of anemone, deep red and violet roses, and white peonies. The bridesmaids wore black dresses from several designers, selecting from crepe or chiffon, while the men donned classic black tuxes. The flower girl lined the aisle with a winter mix of snow and glitter.

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Each table was named for something considered lucky or unlucky (dice, horseshoe, rabbit foot, etc.) on a backdrop of black velvet napkins and rose gold utensils. endive Publik house crafted a menu of the couple’s favorite foods — from Thai chicken wonton tacos, California rolls, tempura shrimp and sweet potato blini to a seafood paella station to Korean barbecue buns and tacos to Latic chicken and beef tenderloin — then a fun ice cream sundae bar to top it all off. The evening was full of fine entertainment, including ballet dancers performing en pointe, a magician, an aerialist on an 8-foot ring, a five-string quartet, a full band playing the bride and groom’s favorite songs, a cocktail DJ playing progressive alternative music and a reception DJ concluding with classic Atlanta trap music.


PLANNING/DESIGN: Korry Griffin-Richards and Set by Skye VENUE: The Fairmont PHOTOGRAPHY: Anna Shackleford Photography VIDEOGRAPHY: Shackleford Films, Kevin Cruz and MJ Whitaker AUDIOVISUAL: Active Production and Design FLORAL: E. Vincent Floral Design STATIONERY: Standard Press CATERING: endive Publik house CAKE: O’ How Sweet! ENTERTAINMENT: Orchestra Noir, DJ Bando Calrissian, DJ Tay, Matthew Head Productions Band, Michael Nero and Liquid Sky Entertainment BRIDAL GOWN: Tara Keely from bridals by lori BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: bridals by lori FORMALWEAR: Suitsupply HAIR/MAKEUP: The Damn Salon and Dena Robinson ART: Adrian Meadows

“We couldn’t have lived without our officiant, Hayley Lundquist. The time she took with us to make sure everything would be perfect was unbelievable. The words she wrote for the ceremony were so authentic and heartfelt. Beyond her, we can’t help but thank our amazing photographer and videographer, the Shacklefords, for capturing everything with such care and detail.”

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Lauren & Grymes ARMATURE WORKS TAMPA, FL Lauren and Grymes wed at the iconic Sacred Heart Catholic Church in November followed by a courtyard cocktail hour and reception at Armature Works. Designed by Monique Lhuillier, Lauren’s wedding gown was timeless and regal, made of French Chantilly lace, an open back and high neck, paired with a Maria Elena belt and headpiece. Her bridal bouquet was lavishly unique and asymmetrical. Her bridal party wore blush evening gowns designed by Sorella Vita. The bride and groom are both third- and fourth-generation Tampanian, so having their wedding in the heart of Tampa was crucial. With a guest list totaling more than 300, Armature Works, which dates back to 1910, was an ideal blank slate. The bride and groom’s vendors cozied up the 10,000-square-foot industrial space by adding dimension with hanging floral chandeliers, lounge areas decorated in deep emeralds, warm burgundies and pops of gold, and an abundance of flowers in moody burgundy- and wine-colored tones. The bride, her mother and the team at Tailored Twig worked to create a cozy and romantic winter vibe — managing to transition from a traditional ceremony into an uber-trendy reception. Guests raved that their duet meal was a beautiful dish, while the detailed multi-layered cake provided different delicious flavors to sample, and the midnight snack consisted of casual sliders and fries. Mr. Potato Head, a sevenpiece band, catered their setlist to a wide crowd, so everyone took a turn on the dance floor to close the perfect day. 136


PLANNING: Tracie Domino Events VENUE: Armature Works PHOTOGRAPHY: Jacqui Cole Photography VIDEOGRAPHY: Voila Cinematic FLORAL/DÉCOR: Tailored Twig STATIONERY: Tampa Calligraphy CATERING: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering CAKE: Elise’s Pieces Designer Cakes ENTERTAINMENT: Bella Musica and EastCoast Entertainment TRANSPORTATION: Ambassador Limousine BRIDAL GOWN: Monique Lhuillier from The Collection Bridal BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Sorella Vita from CC’s Bridal Boutique FORMALWEAR: Bespoke & Co. HAIR/MAKEUP: Gina Escarpanter and Carlos Olivera Make-Up Artist RENTALS: U.S. Tent Rental, AFR Furniture Rental and Estela’s Plant Rental

“When cocktail hour came to an end and everyone was ready to head into the reception, the floorto-ceiling windows slowly lifted, the band was rocking and all the details of our creative planning were finally on display. It was a spectacular sight and our guests were in awe.”

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Lisa & Errol THE VINOY RENAISSANCE RESORT & GOLF CLUB ST. PETERSBURG, FL Lisa and Errol were married near a water fountain graced by white orchids and petals in the courtyard of The Vinoy Renaissance Resort, with the bride in a vintage-inspired lace trumpet-style Martina Liana gown with illusion sleeves and an off-the-shoulder neckline. Her bridesmaids wore different navy chiffon gowns to match the groom’s navy tux with black accents. His groomsmen wore charcoal grey suits. White orchids and hydrangeas were interspersed throughout the wedding and banquet, some in gold vases, but the bride’s bouquet was all peonies (her favorite). The couple wanted the wedding — from the invitations with a black-and-white photo of the Vinoy from the ‘20s to the champagne towers flanking the cake to all of the décor — to stay as true to the venue’s historical roots as possible. The glamorous Gatsby-esque affair incorporated lounge seating throughout for a swanky nightclub feel right down to the clawfoot bathtub full of beverages with customized labels to pay tribute to Prohibition. A custom art deco monogram embellished invitations, signage, napkins, custom cocktails, the ice sculpture, dance floor and more, while staff from The Grand Bevy served up craft cocktails. The couple provided a carving station with beef tenderloin and seared ahi tuna, a build-your-own-pasta station, and a raw seafood bar displayed in an ice sculpture. The wedding cake was half banana chocolate chip with chocolate ganache filling and half white with strawberry marmalade filling and Italian buttercream frosting. ATL Groove Factory put on a nonstop four-hour-long live performance of everything from Motown to contemporary hits, much to everyone’s delight. 140


COORDINATION: Parties A’ La Carte VENUE/CATERING: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club PHOTOGRAPHY: Pam Bell Photography and Photography by Avery FLORAL/DECOR: MMD Events STATIONERY: A&P Design Company CAKE: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club and The Artistic Whisk ENTERTAINMENT: Laurie Vodnoy-Wright, Marc Mannino and ATL Groove Factory PHOTOBOOTH: Be Glam Photo Booth BRIDAL GOWN: Malindy Elene Bridal Boutique BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Bella Bridesmaids Tampa FORMALWEAR: The Black Tux HAIR/MAKEUP: Andrea Salyani and Hendrickje Ewen ICE SCULPTURE: Ice Pro Ice Sculptures BARTENDERS: The Grand Bevy Corporation

“MMD Events was responsible for all of our wedding décor, including the flowers. Amanda Allen is an absolute rock star. She completely understood our vision and worked tirelessly to make it a reality. Parties A’ La Carte’s Jessica Ralph and her team acted as our month-of wedding coordinators. They jumped right in to make sure the day ran smoothly.”

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FLORIDIAN BALLROOMS 17850 NW 2nd Street, Pembroke Pines (954) 436-5524 • floridianballrooms.com

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