Summer Wedding Planning Tips for 2018

Summer is great for pool parties, late-night movies, and beach vacations. It’s a great time of the year to unwind and enjoy the extended daylight. Stargazing and BBQing. What is isn’t always great for in the South is a wedding! Because let’s face it. It can get downright HOT, and if you don’t prepare and plan properly, you and your guests will be miserable! So, let’s get down to business!

Here are my top tips for making the most of your Summer wedding planning

Plan an INDOOR wedding!

Ha! Although an indoor wedding IS the best solution for avoiding the heat, we understand that sometimes your dream vision is a wide open space. We completely get that. The “look” of your wedding day is part of your complete vision! For those of you that prefer an outdoor affair, be sure to have a tent or large area with sunshade/coverage. For both the ceremony and reception, consider adding a handheld fan to each seat. This will help if there isn’t much of a breeze.

Don’t begin your outdoor wedding midday

Avoid nuptials between 10am-2pm when the sun is the hottest and brightest of the day. Nothing is more unappealing then being drenched in sweat and squinting in all of your photos!  One of the joys of Summer is the longer days. Take advantage of the setting sun later in the evening and consider starting festivities after 5:30 pm!

Have plenty of water available for you and your guests

Make sure it’s icy cold and easily accessible. Even better, have it special ordered to coordinate with the wedding theme.

Consider adding frozen drinks to your bar

Including non-alcoholic options. Everyone loves frozen libations an extra hot Summer day. Think margaritas and daiquiris. Frozen lemonade is great too! Another tasty and fun alternative is a popsicle bar. This allows people to enjoy a frozen treat alone or dunked in some champagne (yum!)!

Serve lighter summery food

Instead of heavy fare that sits heavy in your belly, consider lots of delicious passed appetizers, a variety of salads, loads of seasonal fruits and veggies paired with seafood! Kabobs are a super fun option too, as well as chilled soups.  We DO want you to feed your guests.

Choose your wedding attire for the weather

Although you may LOVE a ballgown, if you are opting for an outdoor ceremony or reception, you’ll be sweltering.  Although a full tux may look rather dapper, a drenched groom doesn’t. So, consider your dress and groom’s attire carefully. Summer is a great time of year for tea-length gowns, short cocktail style dresses and light, airy fabrics. Strapless, spaghetti strap, cap sleeve and low or open back dresses are great for summer as well. AND, you may want to wear your hair in an updo to keep your neck and shoulders cool.

Don’t forget sunscreen & bug protection

For yourself & guest! A great thing to include at the welcome table or in your bathroom baskets would be a little OFF! or Skin So Soft and some aerosol sunscreen!

Although some of these ideas may be pretty “common sense”, they’re easy to forget! Budget in an inclement weather fund and be prepared to spend it! Summer weddings are carefree and easy with the right preparation.

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Katie + Brendan’s Park Tavern, Piedmont Park wedding

Park Tavern is one of our favorite venues in Atlanta- we love the Piedmont Park landscape and all of our couples that have been married here love it!

Katie & Brendan’s wedding day was timeless, classic beauty. A clean & simple black and white color palette with pops of red & blush. The entire day was SO elegant- just like the couple! These two have so much poise and polish. which really reflected in the ambiance of the wedding.

This was one of our full-service design & planning events, which we ADORE doing! It really helps us deliver a consistent look/feel and experience, while also providing much needed stress relief to our couples!

Side note-  can we just take a moment to appreciate Katie’s shoes.  They are SO fabulous!

Love is sweet, and so are Katie and Brendan. It was a pleasure and we are so blessed to have taken part in the big day.

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Venue: Park Tavern

Photography: Once Like a Spark

Planning + Decor: Irene Tyndale Events

Entertainment: Euro Andy Entertainment

Dessert: Cafe Intermezzo Midtown

Hair and Makeup: Beauty to Behold, Jamila Harris

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Farrah + Jimmy’s Millennium Gate Museum Wedding

 

Farrah and Jimmy’s Millennium Gate Museum wedding was a glamorous affair with just a tiny boho vibe.  These two are incredible individuals and together, they’re a dynamic, passionate pair!

Farrah was absolutely giddy all day- we’d catch glimpses of her just dancing & twirling, smiling ear-to-ear. Her dress fit her like a glove (so sexy & feminine)!Her bridal party was a BLAST too! We love the mauve color of the gowns and her bridesman’s crisp navy suit.

The outdoor ceremony on the rooftop was so emotional! As Jimmy wiped tears from Farrah’s eyes during the ceremony, we melted! The weather was perfect, the view was amazing and it was perfectly intimate. How about that adorable ring bearer & flower girl too?!

The decor choices were fabulous- the florals knocked our socks off! Farrah’s burgundy, mauve, pink and greenery bouquet was a boho dream come true. We fawned, we’ll admit it! The same florals were carried through in the reception design, petite bud vases and small sprigs of flowers sat atop garland, beneath a clear tent.  We love clear tents because you can dine beneath the stars, without a worry of the weather!

We’re so happy for these two!

If you missed our other favorite images on Instagram, head on over to our profile and check those out too!

We LOVE that Farrah has a bride’s man. When a bride includes the *people* that are most important to her in the bridal party, she’s sure to be happier! Sometimes ‘tradition’ is meant to be broken.

Venue: Millennium Gate Museum

Wedding Planning: Shelby, Irene Tyndale Events

Tent & Rental items: Peachtree Tents and Events 

Photography:  A Williams Photography
Beauty: Glam Squad (hair), Meredith Kurbel (bride’s makeup)

Catering: Chef Kern 

Video: Watermark Weddings

Cake: Perfect Wedding Cake

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Zeke & Jasmin’s Callanwolde Fine Art Center Wedding

Zeke & Jasmin’s Callanwolde Fine Art Center Wedding was an absolute vision! The Candler Mansion at Callanwolde is absolutely gorgeous- a fantastic location in Atlanta for a wedding. It’s opulent, historic and has plenty of character. If it isn’t obvious, It happens to be one of our favorite Atlanta wedding venues!

Zeke & Jasmin’s day was ultra elegant & “grand”. The reception’s focal point was a tie between the ceiling drapery treatment and the over the top head table with the sky-high cake, intricate wedding cake in the background!

And for an extra fun, personal twist- a late night Waffle House truck!

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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Wedding
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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Wedding
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Wedding
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Wedding
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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Wedding
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Wedding
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Wedding

Photographer: Andre Brown Photography

Venue: Callanwolde Fine Art Center 

Bar: Carmaletia Lyght 

Catering: Chef Cary’s Cuisine

Entertainment: Exquisite Sound Entertainment

Florals: Rhapsody in Bloom

Rentals & Decor: Unique Event Elements + Heavenly Wheels, Inc

Transportation: Aspen Limo

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Bridal Wars Is Coming To Atlanta

Bridal Wars is coming to Atlanta!

There are events that give you the opportunity to get all dressed up.  Where you enjoy looking at beautiful gowns and sampling delicious cakes while a DJ plays all the best wedding songs. We happen to help run one, it’s called Bridal Ball 😉

Then there’s “Bridal Wars.” We’re SO thrilled to participate in this year’s this event! Bridal Wars is meant to get you and your friends out of the bridal expo environment and onto a playing field with other women competing to win prizes like a photobooth session or a bachelorette party.

The best part is Gather your tribe and fight for prizes, laugh together and have a blast as you meet vendors from right here at home.

Bridal Wars is a crazy fun afternoon where you and your tribe get to compete against other bride’s to-be and their tribes. Relay Races, Bubble Soccer, Tug of War, and Lip Sync, are only some of the ways for you to win prizes for your big day.

Bridal Wars will be in Atlanta on January 14th at 1:00 p.m. at  The Barn at Oak Manor

These are the three easy steps to get your tribe ready.

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STEP 1

Register yourself for Bridal Wars (each person registers individually), $25 per person through January 12th. Online registration will be closed on Jan 13th and on the 14th (the day of the event)- you CAN pay admission at the door $30 per person.

 

STEP 2

Tell your friends!  You’re gonna need at least one more person on your team!  Teams can be as large as you want!

STEP 3

 Get ready for Battle!  Looking for team attire ideas? Check out our Gear Page!  You can wear whatever you want! (We just suggest sneakers and workout attire).

How does it work?  Check in, grab a drink, get some food and mingle with the local wedding vendors.  Then, the battle begins! We give a welcome announcement and then set the clock for the battle! 2.5 to 3 hours to compete in all sorts of different challenges! When the buzzer goes off, that’s the end! We will collect score sheets from all of the challenges, announce winners, and hand out prizes!  Our event ends with one final challenge… Winner Takes All! One bouquet toss with all the Brides.. winner takes home a bunch of cool prizes!

We are looking forward to all the laughter and memories that will be made during this outrageously fun event. Hope to see you out there.

Register your team

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Reese’s Bat Mitzvah- Terminus 330

When it comes to Mitzvahs, FUN is the name of the game. And Reese’s Terminus 300 Bat Mitzavh party was an explosion of jewel tone neon color that we can’t get enough of!

One of the things we love most about Mitzvah planning is how different it is from weddings! If you’ve spent time poking around our site or on our social media, you likely already know that weddings are the biggest part of our business. And we love it. But we also love stepping “outside the box” to plan non-wedding events. It keeps us on our toes and our ideas fresh!

For the color palette, Reese chose teal, purple & black, with small splashes of fuschia.  It worked really well at the venue, which has an industrial vibe and great natural light.  The kids spent time in the main room of the venue, while parents could be nearby, but out of sight,  in the Cellar downstairs. It was an ideal setting for everyone!

The food was great- we especially loved the cookie + ice cream food tuck. It was a huge hit after the tasty buffet display was scarfed down.

Everyone partied into the evening with glowsticks and lots of photobooth shots. It was a blast and we’re so happy to have been able to assist Reese and her family with planning & executing this special occasion!

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Venue: Terminus 330 

DJ:  Es Peute productions

Photo Booth: The Photo Bus

Photographer: Tara Nixon Photography

Catering: Dogwood Catering

Cookie Truck: Not as Famous

 

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Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration

As the cool weather comes in with its shorter days, you may find yourself curled up around the fire with the one you love. Wrapped in warm blankets next to a fire pit, fingers intertwined and holding tightly to one another. Dreaming about your future together.

Let’s dream together about your wedding. A winter wedding could be the warm and breathtaking season you didn’t even know you had been looking for to capture a unique classic and cozy wedding day.

A winter wedding provides the setting for textures and hope. A feeling of comfortable elegance moves over us like a crisp breeze through the air of your wedding day.

Imagine your wedding gown full and around your shoulders a knit shawl providing a touch of comfort and ease. Possibly, a long-sleeved, high neckline dress with the deep swooped back that brings in a class that thankfully Audrey Heparin passed on to us.

Your guests can warm themselves with hot cocoa, coffee and grandmothers homemade pie while you and the lover of your soul dance under twinkle lights twirling around branches and garland arching over your heads.

Can you feel it?
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We love the deep shades a winter wedding has to offer, and the textures you can add from steam wear to garland twirled with twinkle lights.
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Homemade pies could provide a way for your families to join you in uniting your two families. 

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Simple touches of dark greenery can bring a grounding in nature and class.

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Who says you can’t have s’mores indoors?

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 Reclaiming the classic wedding arch will help you create a focal point that draws on the traditions of your ancestors in a unique way.

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 Offering a warm blanket to your guests may bring a cozy finishing touch to your evening.

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Rebecca + Lewis’ Elegant, Industrial Terminus 330 Wedding

Rebecca and Lewis’ Terminus 330 wedding in mid-town Atlanta was a BLAST! These two are firecrackers and were a joy to work with.

The decor included tons of greenery, candlelight, and gold.  It was understated romance and perfect for Terminus’ industrial chic venue.

Guest favors were a collection of sweet treats- which is always a popular option to cap off the night (you really can’t go wrong with a consumable favor).

The night concluded with a visit from the Clemson Mascot and Terminus’ signature confetti cannon (which was one of the couple’s favorite parts of the night)!


Photo: Once Like A Spark

Venue: Terminus 330

Flowers: Stylish Stems

Entertainment: DJ Neezy

Cake: Cakes by Anna

Catering: Glorious Events

Makeup artist: Katie Wall

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Tatiana + Chris’ Venetian Room Spring Wedding

Tatiana and Chris held a traditional Christian church wedding, following with a reception at one of our favorite Atlanta wedding venues, The Venetian Room.
The bride is a natural beauty and was pure princess perfection on the wedding day. She and Chris shared a sweet first touch before her proud papa walked her down the aisle.
After the couple’s emotional ceremony, it was time to let loose at the reception!  It was glamorous, elegant and FUN!   We love the vibe of Latin weddings- they’re so festive and celebratory!
Diana, the photographer, captured our prayer before the reception so beautifully. We love to pray with our couples on the wedding day and it was a blessing (no pun intended) to see this moment captured.
The maroon and gold combination was bold and dramatic- perfect for The Venetian Room.  The soft white florals tied everything together wonderfully,  adding a romantic touch.
There is no doubt that Tatiana & Chris’ big day was beautiful and that they’re crazy in love. We’re blessed and fortunate to have been able to assist them and wish them all the best in the future.

Planning, Design & Centerpieces: Us! Irene Tyndale Events

Personal Flowers (Boutiques, Bouts):  Rhapsody in Blooms

Photography: Diana Bello at Bello Estudio

Church: Cathedral Christ the King

Venue: Venetian Room

Catering: Palate Catering

DJ: Dj Move djmove.net

Cake: Sugar Benders

Transportation: Around Atlanta Limousines

 

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Atlanta Wedding Planner | Crash my Wedding, Terminus 330

We love a memorable wedding with a great story. And Jen & Ty’s wedding hosted at midtown Atlanta wedding venue, Terminus 330 was definitely that! It was dubbed the “Crash my wedding” event of the year!

So, a little back story for you. Atlanta Streets Alive is a biking, walking, healthy lifestyle initiate that was hosted on the Westside for the first time passing right in front of Terminus. The two businesses had the idea to host a wedding in the street in front of the venue to celebrate & bring exposure to the ASA cause. Our couple, Ty & Jen, loved the idea and we planned an amazing wedding with 40 of their family/Friends & over 1,000 strangers! Everyone was invited to watch the wedding, dance, have appetizers and enjoy the cash bar. It was amazing strangers all became guests and really enjoyed being a part of Jen & Ty’s wedding day.

The wedding was eclectic, festive, and forward thinking, and not one we’ll forget anytime soon. Truly an experience of a lifetime that we’re so honored to have been a part of.

Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding
Atlanta Wedding Planner. Terminus 330's Crash My Wedding

Photography: Southern Portraits & Video 

Florist: Lyna Floral Creative 

Venue, Design: Terminus 330 + 330 Design Studio 

Catering: Dogwood Catering 

Entertainment: D-Street Entertainment 

Officiant from Atlanta Christian Church 

Makeup and Hair: Jamila Tarisai, Beauty to Behold 

Dress: Brides Against Breast Cancer Atlanta Boutique

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