March Blog Hop: Top 3 Spring Wedding Tips

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Welcome to our March Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on all things Spring to help you in the process of planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Chantal Benoit Photographer on Natalie’s Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.


Top 3 Spring Wedding Tips

IMAGE CREDITS {Photographer:  Ruth Eileen // Floral Design: Tamara Menges Designs // via SMP}
IMAGE CREDITS {Photographer: Ruth Eileen // Floral Design: Tamara Menges Designs // via SMP}

Have you always dreamed of getting married in the spring?  Sunshiny days, green grass, and sweet smelling flowers…it doesn’t get much better than that right?  Well actually, it can!  Remember those flowers we were just talking about?  Lucky enough, choosing flowers that are in season for your wedding can actually save you quite a bit of money.  Some choices we recommend for a special day in March, April or May are: tulips, daisies, peonies, lilacs, anemones, daffodils, wax flowers, ranunculus, orchids, and (let’s not forget) forget-me-nots!  Look for these flowers in softer, feminine colors with a little pop to really bring the spring to life.

 

 

Skyline Tent Company and the Sperry Tents Virginia
Skyline Tent Company and the Sperry Tents Virginia

We may be going a little out of order here, but I’ll bet that most of you have heard the phrase “April showers bring May flowers.”  Nobody wants to pencil in rain on their wedding to-do list, but since we already have the flowers taken care of, it is something we cannot just overlook.  If you have or plan on selecting an outdoor venue for your ceremony or reception, be sure to talk to your contact about a back-up plan in the event of rain.  You may even need to reserve a tent just in case.  Who knows, darling little monogrammed parasails just might double as lifesaver and kickin’ wedding favor!  One last thing before we move on from the weather.  Don’t forget to take into account that some lovely spring evenings can get a bit chilly.  Blankets or outdoor space heaters (provided by the venue) may be the way to go.

 

Photo Credit: Kelly Anne Photography Catering: Center Cut Catering
Photo Credit: Kelly Anne Photography
Catering: Center Cut Catering

Finally and most deliciously, seasonal catering. Caterers are chefs and chefs love to be creative, so when planning the menu for your wedding ask your caterer about taking a seasonal spin on it.  There are so many fresh fruits and veggies making their way out of the gardens during this time of year, so why not include them in your dishes?  Brighten things up with lighter appetizers and entrees that highlight all that spring has to offer.  Like a citrus glazed salmon, or a garden salad with a strawberry vinaigrette for instance.

Happy Planning!
Shelby, ITE Event Manager

 

The next stop is Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs on Natalie’s Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!

 

  1. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  2. Ashley Rae at Ashley Rae Events
  3. Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events
  4. Kristi Richardson at Bloomed To Last
  5. Chantal Benoit at Chantal Benoit Photographer
  6. Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events 
  7. Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
  8. Katrina McCullum at Made of Honor Weddings
  9. Kelly King at Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing
  10. Rachel Huntoon at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast
  11. N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka
  12. Teresa Rhodes at Nearly Nesters 
  13. Laurie Kuerlemann at Platinum Party Events Entertainment, Inc
  14. Katherine Shorter at Creating Awesomenessity
  15. Liz Coopersmith at Silver Charm Events
  16. Kimberly Parks at  KP Photography
  17. Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands
  18. Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
  19. Nikki Michel at Ciao Bella Weddings
  20. Daphne Simpson at Elite Design
  21. Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings

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Wedding Wednesday: What is a Wedding Stylist?

Are you Classic, Modern or Vintage?  Ball Gown, Mermaid, A-Line, what silhouette should I choose? There are a million questions to answer before you figure out your “Bridal Style”

In December we interviewed Abbria McWhite The Wedding Stylist after she styled our Cobb-Cherokee Life Magazine-Brides addition styled shoot.  Watch & learn how a Wedding Stylist can assist you, your Groom & the Bridal Party look the best on your Big Day!

 

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Marry Me Monday: Meet The Wedding Stylist

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Abbria McWhite is a personal stylist in the Atlanta and North Carolina Triad area.  Currently a fashion blogger for Blackbride.com but has been the Fashion Editor for Huami magazine, contributing fashion writer for Session Magazine, lead stylist for Dress for Success Winston-Salem as well as playing many other fashion roles in the community.   Her main desire is to guide clients to their own sense of style by leading them through As a style expert, her creativity allows her eye for fashion to fit every genre of life. Her signature flare for taking nothing and making it into something fabulous while being on a budget is what makes her a stand out amongst the crowd.  Although enjoying all things style her true passion for “love” is what helped confirm her expertise in bridal styling. Seeing a bride truly love what she is wearing and exude confidence on her big day is nothing short of a miracle!!!


Perfect Vacation:My absolute dream vaca is to go to Santorini, Greece and just lay out and take in life. The blue water and white buildings are just amazing and breath taking to me. I MUST go soon and very soon! The only way to make this vacation even more amazing is if I could one day get married there … I am working on that lol ! 🙂

Favorite Holiday:My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. There is no better feeling then being surrounded by loved ones who are full as a tick and ready for seconds. Thanksgiving comes with all of the family and none of the bill from Christmas. HA!

Can’t live without: God-He is hope and love the two most precious things we have!

Hidden Talent: Finding amazing deals. My family has always said that I have an eye for a sale sign. It is spooky at times random people walk up and hand me coupons and everyone text me when they see sales its like a bargain colt lol !

Typical day-off: My no work day generally includes lunch, shopping and awesome company. Or NCIS Los-Angeles marathons and snacks galore either way that is my idea of a little piece of heaven.

For more information and to schedule a consultation visit The Wedding Stylist website.

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Marry Me Monday: Meet our Lead Floral Designer

Robin Smith | Lead Floral Designer
Robin Smith | Lead Floral Designer

Robin was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and her love of events stretches back to a childhood filled with accompanying her grandmother to society parties, weddings, and formal dinners.  A passion for performance and theater developed in her early years and she settled in Los Angeles in 2004 to pursue theatrical training.  In Los Angeles, Robin began working in event and wedding floral design collaborating with some of the top names in the event design world for nearly a decade. A move back to the East Coast has provided Robin with the opportunity to design events in the south that are distinctive, innovative, and personal.  She prides herself on crafting one-of-a-kind occasions that are both client focused and timeless.


Get to know Robin 

Favorite holiday: New Years, I love the idea of a ceremonial “reset” button. It means you’re never stuck with a situation you don’t want to be in. It might be tough (or seem impossible sometimes) but you always have the opportunity to do something differently.

Can’t live without: Being creative. I’ll sacrifice a lot of things to make sure I can do something creative every single day. Hidden talent: I trained for voice classically for over 10 years. That may make it not so hidden though. I’m also unexpectedly excellent at Cards Against Humanity. I could eat this daily: In a world where there was no heartburn, cholesterol, or weight gain, I would Korean barbecue every single day.

Typical day-off: It’s not as glamorous as one might think: I get up, make tea (in a vintage orange tea pot), and sit down to write emails and create proposals. My cats will try to thwart work by sitting on the keyboard and my brain will try to thwart it by wanting to be outside. I buckle down and get it done though! An event week is very different: I wake up early early to either retrieve product from the airport (that’s been flown in from New Zealand, South America, Israel, Holland, or California) or get to a local wholesaler to get the best product. That product is then all processed (cut, thorns stripped, leaves removed, etc) and then over a period of several days is coaxed into the perfect bloom and subsequently arranged for an event.

Event Day: Is hectic: loading vehicles, corralling staff, fighting traffic, unloading everything into elevators that don’t want to work or stairs that seem to go on forever. Once everything is in place, we wait a few hours until the event is done, and then we break it all down, pack it all up, and start all over again the next time. It’s completely worth it though: nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing a beautiful bride thrilled with her beautiful room.

Perfect vacation: a mix of relaxation, exotic locale, and adventure seeking. I’d like to go to Bali and stay in one of those huts over the Pacific for a few days and then go on to somewhere like Cambodia to see Angor Wat and trek through the jungles.

 

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Behind the Bowtie Thursday: Modern Gent

With wedding planning season in full swing and Brides “Saying Yes to the Dress”, theres little talk about what the groom will wear.  We encourage grooms to explore their options in style, color and fabrics for their wedding day tux.  At The Modern Gent their experts at crafting wardrobes to fit personal tastes, flatter proportions and support life’s greatest moments.  Get to know The Modern Gent:

The-Modern-Gent logoHow did Modern Gent begin? I started The Modern Gent in 2012 after 4 years in men’s luxury formal. I kept seeing pictures of beautifully styled and elegant weddings with the men in poor fitting clothing that ruined the entire aesthetic. There were very few retailers knowledgeable about both fashionable menswear and the etiquette of the wedding industry and it was important to me to merge those two worlds.

 What is the mission of your company?
Our main mission is to educate our clients about the importance of giving as much attention to the men’s attire as the ladies. The men can tend to be overlooked during the whole wedding process but having them look and feel great, confident, and comfortable is important. They deserve the attention and results of fine garments and service at a great value.

What is the best part of designing these suits for a wedding?
Creating a custom piece specifically for such a momentous occasion is an incredible honor to me. There is a lot of love and craftsmanship in each design so my favorite part is the moment I open the box from my factory and see the finished product. It’s a moment of anticipation and pride and never gets old for me.

When I have clients who have never had a custom suit, or even rarely wear suiting at all, its really fun to see the moment they first look in the mirror with the whole look put together. They’re always shocked at how comfortable and confident they feel in a piece tailored to fit their particular figure. Then the moment of realization that they’re marrying their fiancé in that suit hits. It’s a really cool process to be a part of.

What is the process like when a wedding party decides to hire you to create their

Photo Credit: Ross Oscar Knight Photography
Photo Credit: Ross Oscar Knight Photography

suits? 
Whether it’s product through the rental program, pieces off the rack, or creating custom suits or tuxedos we start with a consultation where we determine styling for the whole mens side of the wedding party. I advise based off formality, time of year, and budget to create the perfect, unique look.

Typically grooms will buy their attire which ensures a more specified fit and unique styling. We carry several suit and tuxedo options in store readily available. When it comes to the custom process, first is a design consultation where fabrics, linings, and trims are selected. 45 measurements are taken and the styling of pockets, lapels, and everything down to thread color are specified. Fabrics then ship to my New York factory and the pattern is cut and suit assembled by master tailors in a process that takes 6-8 weeks. Your name and wedding date gets sewn inside and your world-class quality garment ships back home.

In the case of the rental program, we assign a project manager to each wedding to reach out to groomsmen directly and manage logistics. For Atlanta-area weddings we offer onsite fittings and related services for convenience.

How many different options do clients have when designing a suit?
When it comes to the custom program and all the different fabric options and styling details, the options are pretty much infinite. Linings, lapels, button styles, pockets, and finish details are all able to be customized. I carry several thousand fabrics from Scabal, Zegna, and Escorial.

How far in advance should someone contact you?
6-8 months out is ideal because all product options are on the table, and there’s time to source something unusual if it’s not already in our offerings. But, we can execute weddings within a few short weeks as well.

What are some of your favorite suits that you created for clients and why?
Kerr- One of my all-time favorite pieces and a big point of pride. The first midnight blue tuxedo I ever made and inspired by the tux Daniel Craig wore to the 2009 Oscar’s before the trend for midnight blue started up last year.

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Angelo- dinner jackets are a big trend we’re seeing right now and Angelo wanted something very unique but that would also work for a traditional Swan House wedding. We used pattern and texture to get this cool, modern twist on the classic ivory jacket.

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Photo Credit: Ross Oscar Knight Photography

 For more information and to schedule a consultation visit their The Modern-Gent or contact Kate Donachy at 404.909.3750 or kate@themodern-gent.com.   

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Wedding Specialists: Cakes by Carissa

Have your cake & eat it too!
How to prepare for your cake design appointment… 

Do you have a sweet tooth?  Choosing your wedding cake will be the “sweetest” task on your wedding planning list. There’s nothing better than sampling slice after slice of cake, fillings & frosting.  However, there are many a things to consider, including the design, the flavor(s), portion size and, of course your budget.  

We are thrilled to welcome Wedding Specialist, North Georgia base cake designer Carissa Hobbs of Cakes by Carissa, who is sharing “Tips on what to bring to your wedding cake consultation”.  

1.  The Details 
Wedding date, time & venue.
Where will your cake be set-up on the venue (inside, outside, etc.)

Photo Credit: KellyAnne Photography  Venue: The Corner District
Photo Credit: KellyAnne Photography
Venue: The Corner District

2.  The Design
Your cake Inspiration, which can be anything from color swatches, to a design on your invitation to pictures of cakes that you like.

Photo Credit: KellyAnne Photography  Venue: Rosabelle Manor
Photo Credit: KellyAnne Photography
Venue: Rosabelle Manor

3.  The Logistics
Budget & number of guest you are expecting, this will help in selecting the size of your cake and determining the number of servings needed.  

Such great tips! All of these will help in designing the perfect wedding cake for your special day. 

I’ve had the pleasure of sampling some of Carissa’s cakes and will confirm that they not only look fabulous they taste incredible too.   

Thanks to Carissa for sharing her  tips, you can see more from Cakes by Carissa on their website.

Let’s talk cake! 
Carissa and I would love to hear your sweet thoughts and questions.

What kind of wedding cake are you having at your wedding? Flavors, designs, royal icing or buttercream? Have a question don’t be afraid to ask! 

Cakes by Carissa  specializes in custom cakes for your special occasion. Whether it be your wedding a birthday or celebration. We have a variety of different cake flavors along with our signature buttercream you are sure to love. We look forward to the opportunity to meet and hear about the unique details of your special day!
Cakes by Carissa
specializes in custom cakes for your special occasion. Whether it be your wedding a birthday or celebration. We have a variety of different cake flavors along with our signature buttercream you are sure to love. We look forward to the opportunity to meet and hear about the unique details of your special day!All of these will help in designing the perfect wedding cake for your special day.

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Wedding Specialists: Fonix Entertainment

21 Questions to ask a DJ before hiring them for your wedding
By Olivia & Travis Gilbert of Fonix Entertainment


Everyone loves a good party, and an excellent DJ can provide a lot more than just tunes. However, many people don’t even know where to begin their DJ quest. Here are some tips to scoring the perfect professional to entertain your guests, convey your personal style and keep the party going all night long!

First things first, leave price out—we, promise we’ll come back to it! Many people overlook a DJ as a valued counterpart to the event and opt for a DJ based on the amount of equipment of service. Think of the best events that you have been to and ask where they found their entertainment. Friends, family, photographers, caterers and your event’s location will have some great referrals. Then check your favorite search engine and local publications for a few more options. Use these resources to start your DJ research. Now that you have some contenders, make contact and ask questions—the response and attitude will help narrow down your list. Most importantly, make sure you talk with the DJ available to avoid a bait and switch tactic. Remember, leave the price out till you narrow your search down because you never know what kind of deals and specials are available, unless you ask. And always ask are there any additional fees after signing the contract. You want to make sure your comparing apples to apples.

Below will help you find the perfect DJ are some ideal questions, in order:

• Are you available for <insert date event>?

Experience
• How long have you been a performer/How many events have you performed?
• Do you know who to mix/blend songs? (sadly many DJs now rely on auto mix vs real skill)
• What makes you different than other local DJ’s?
• Describe a typical event and how you perform.
• Do you have any reviews online? And where?
• Have you performed an event at (your venue)?

Business
• Are you insured? (make sure it meets your venue’s vendor insurance requirements) 
• Will the same person I talk to before the event be my DJ? 
• How long has the DJ been with your DJ company? (high turnover rates are a sign of bad agent or poor business ethics) 
• Do you charge by the hour or do you have package plans?
• Do you provide any tools to assist me in planning my event?

Music Library
• Can we choose our own songs?
• Do we have to choose music only from you library?
• Do you take requests?

Equipment
• Do you use industry standard professional equipment? (Be weary of the DJ and check pictures of their events; there are DJ’s that use consumer grade blue tooth speakers with short range)
• Do you have back-up equipment?
• How does your equipment set up?
• Do you provide wireless mic’s?
• Do you provide any dance lighting?
• How early must you arrive to set-up?

These are just a few questions be sure to advise any special requirements and/or cultural dances. From here you have a better idea of what to expect from a local DJ. Look at your proposals and weigh out your options. Visit their websites and look for client feedback, photo galleries and videos from events. There are many things to consider before you make your final decision. Your DJ should provide a planning form—this will give you a general timeline, a format of how the event will be run. You are paying for much more than a warm body behind turntables! Do not believe that just anyone can speak in front of people and convey the message with confidence and enthusiasm while also making the message effective. If you’re searching for a DJ for your Wedding, always, always meet the DJ or speak with the DJ via a conference call before you sign any contracts. Never go by a company’s reputation. This is 50% of the process of finding the right DJ because at the end of the day the best DJ for your event will be able to communicate on your level. Listen to the voice of your DJ. Do you like it?

Make your informed decision. Get a contract. Do not be shy—these DJ’s cannot make your event the talk of the town if you don’t talk to them. Be clear about exactly what you want. 

The Fonix Entertainment team which consists of 7 qualified djs, which includes over 5,000+ Events including mainly Weddings under their belt. Fonix Entertainment is a quality driven provider of Highly Trained Professional DJ's and State of the Art Lighting. The team of Entertainment Specialists will match a DJ to your taste & style while minimizing the cost of hiring an over-qualified DJ. Keep in mind; Fonix DJ’s are professional mix DJ’s with years of emcee experience ensuring your night is mixed right for your type of Event! All Fonix DJs are either full-time career driven entertainers or are involved with music for a living.
The Fonix Entertainment team which consists of 7 qualified djs, which includes over
5,000+ Events including mainly Weddings under their belt. Fonix Entertainment is
a quality driven provider of Highly Trained Professional DJ’s and State of the Art
Lighting. The team of Entertainment Specialists will match a DJ to your taste & style
while minimizing the cost of hiring an over-qualified DJ. Keep in mind; Fonix DJ’s are
professional mix DJ’s with years of emcee experience ensuring your night is mixed right
for your type of Event! All Fonix DJs are either full-time career driven entertainers or are
involved with music for a living.

For more information and to schedule a consultation with Fonix Entertainment click HERE & fill out an online inquiry form.    

Photo Credit: In The Moment Wedding Photography

 

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New Year…New Services…

Although 2015 is here and we are so excited about everything we have coming up this year, I do not want to forget about all the blessings that 2014 brought us!  We at Irene Tyndale Events want to take the time to thank everyone who was a part of such a great year, and also to recap a little of all that happened.

Irene Tyndale Events Team & Partnerships

In August of 2014, Shelby Conner was added to the team as an assistant and has since then been promoted to Day-of Coordinator and Social Media Content Manager.  With a degree in Business Management and a minor in English, Shelby has experience in social media and a lot of passion for weddings and events.  Just before the year was coming to a close, Avia Shelton joined the Irene Tyndale Team as an intern.  In addition to the growth of our event planning team, 2014 also brought many new exciting partnerships.  Robin Smith is now our Lead Floral Designer.  She holds quite the impressive resume from her time spent collaborating with some of the top names in the event design world in places like Los Angeles and New York.  We were also excited to bring on Abbria McWhite as our Wedding Stylist.  From fashion blogger to magazine editor, Abbria is a style expert who can guide any bride in any walk of life to her dream day.

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Be a Guest at your own event!

Looking Ahead to 2015

  • Invitations!  We could not be more pleased to offer you Simply Personal Invitations as one of our services.  Simply Personal is where custom art marries creative design.  From Save the Date’s to cocktail napkins, Simply Personal will provide you with a custom product that you will absolutely fall in love with.  Head over to our Design Matrix to start creating today!
  • February 18th, 5:30pm, Say “I Do” in Cobb at the Hilton Atlanta-Marietta Conference Center.  If you have not yet heard about this wonderful event, look no further!  Say “I Do” is the event for brides, grooms and their families looking for new bridal trends, inspiration and planning information in an intimate setting.  The show will include live entertainment, a fantastic bridal fashion display, inspirational tablescapes and wonderful prizes.  The first 100 Brides that attend will receive a fabulous mywedding.com “swag bag” with great gifts and prizes from the sponsors and vendors.  RSVP at sayidoincobb.com today!
  • March 29th, 1:00pm, Behind the Veil & Bowtie at the Westside Cultural Arts Center-Behind the Veil will offer Brides-to-Be an exclusive opportunity to define their bridal style with the help of Atlanta’s finest bridal and beauty professionals. While Brides & their bridesmaids are being pampered Behind the Bowtie will be be offering Grooms-to-be advice on tuxedos, honeymoon planning and much more.  For more information and to purchase tickets visit behindtheveilatl.com.

Keep Calm & Read Our Blogs

  • AtlantaGrooms.comAlmost every young girl reads about princesses and dreams of a wedding day where her fairytale will finally come true.  And when that day comes, boy is she determined to make it happen—down to the last perfect detail!  In the realm of weddings there is so much focus on the Belle of the ball (which there has every right to be), but what happened to the Beast?  He is the one after all, in most stories anyway, who swoops in and saves the day!  This blog is dedicated to you, the Groom—the other half of the story that doesn’t always get told.  We at Irene Tyndale Events are here to prep you on everything from the “Will you?” to the “I do,” and all that lies between and happily ever after.   Launching on Monday, February 2, 2015
  • The Wedding SpecialistA few months ago I had an idea, I wanted to create a blog that provided inspiration, ideas and advice for engaged couples from a variety of experts.  Over the years we have worked with some amazingly talented wedding professionals and in December I invited a handful to guest blog on The Wedding Specialist Blog.  Every Tuesday starting on February 3rd we will feature a guest blogger who will share their professional advice and creative ideas to engaged couples planning their Georgia Wedding.  Each expert will post for the blog on a monthly basis, covering everything from beauty and fashion trends, floral and styling inspiration, planning and etiquette advice to photography tips.

Coming soon: IT Events YouTube Channel!  Get ready to have unlimited access to all the expertise that Irene Tyndale Events has to offer.

Thank you in advance for choosing Irene Tyndale Events to dot your i’s & cross your t’s.

XOXO,

Irene

Chief Event Officer

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Location, Location, Location… Part 1

Where do I start?

He got down on one knee and asked you to be his wife. You said “Yes” and the planning begins! Finding the perfect venue in Atlanta or Georgia for that matter can be overwhelming. Booking your ceremony & reception location is exciting and one of the most important steps in planning your wedding. It can also be the most stressful with so many styles & locations to choose from . Here are a five steps to take before you begin touring venues.

  1. Set a budget: Since your venue (ceremony/reception) will be the largest budgetary item on the list it is crucial that you sit down with your parents and discuss the budget. This will help you narrow down your choices.
  2. Create a guest list: Your guest list will be dictated by your budget and will assist you in choosing a venue that will fit the logics of your plans.
  3. Wedding style: Knowing your wedding style will help you plan and design the wedding details from start to finish. Are you classic, vintage, modern or rustic?
  4. Venue style/feel: Atlanta and the surrounding areas have a wide array of wedding venues, from picturesque outdoor options to historic homes to modern museums.
  5. Consider hiring a planner: Hiring a Wedding Planner, needn’t be a luxury-it can actually help you to save both time and money. Your planner will know the logistics of the venue, what catering companies they work with and offer up advice on what location will best fit your vision.

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Wedding Pros Spotlight

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, I say wedding photos are priceless.  I recently sat down with amazing talented photographer Bri McDaniel.  We have worked with Bri on a couple of weddings and have a few more for 2014.  We are thrilled she took some time out to share a little about herself.  Read on for a little Q&A and see some of her beautiful work.

Tell me a little bit about you-I’m a self- proclaimed hopeless romantic. I love everything that has to do with love, and I have a huge passion for photography.  I take the time to get to know the couples that I work with and find out their story. I find that by doing this, it makes everyone more comfortable and relaxed on their wedding day. This in turn, results in wonderful, natural photographs of the bride and groom, who feel free to express their emotions and are not inhibited around the camera or me. It also allows me to find out more about a couple’s individual style and personality so that their images will reflect who they are.

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How would you describe your signature style? My style focuses on real storytelling, and I like to think of myself as a romantic storyteller. I will document your day as it naturally unfolds with as little interference as possible, capturing every little moment and fully telling your story. My images are full of emotion and have a dramatic and dreamy feel to them. I aim to create art, and I’m really into making my couples and their love stories look epic. I love to really get to know the couples I work with so they can feel comfortable around me and be themselves. In turn I can create images that reflect their personalities, and who they are as a couple in love.

What is your favorite thing about weddings? My favorite thing about weddings is that everyone is always happy. Happiness in contagious and I always leave with my heart glowing.

What is one thing you like to tell your couples? I like to mention to my couples about “unplugged weddings”. This is when the guest don’t bring cameras or don’t use their phones during the ceremony. This is great for both the couple and guest because it allows everyone to really be in the moment. This is great for me as the wedding photographer, also because it eliminates distractions and allows me to capture the couples special day.

Do you have any suggestions for couples in search of a wedding photographer? My biggest advice for couples looking for a wedding photographer is to be sure that you feel 100% comfortable with the photographer you choose. It’s important that you vibe well with your photographer because that is the one person you will spend most of the wedding day with. You want to make sure you can be yourself and have fun around the person you choose. This will guarantee the most natural photos possible for your special day and photos that truly display who you are as a couple in love.

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If you weren’t in the wedding industry, what would you like to do? If I wasn’t in the wedding industry, I would still pursue my passion for photography. I like to keep tabs on the fashion industry. I think it would be really fun to be a high fashion photographer in New York.

Tell us something we don’t know about you? I’m obsessed with Coldplay. Like obsessed. Over the years its calmed down a bit, but I’m pretty sure its about to ramp up again because they have a new album dropping this year. I’ve seen them live 4 times. Love love love them.

To book Bri McDaniel Photography visit  http://www.brimcdanielphotography.com today.

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