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Guest Blogger Post: Nicole Conner Photography shares new Wedding Trend

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m part of a group called The Rising Tide Society. A photographer that I admire recently posted a blog that I loved. So, I asked her if she would be a guest on MY blog, sharing the same post here.  Please meet Nicole Conner, of Nicole Conner Photography. Here is her take on a new wedding trend- the Toss Table!

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I’m starting to see a new trend that I call the  “Toss Table” emerge and this is one that I would LOVE to see stick around for quite some time. It makes the walk down the aisle as newlyweds such fun! Not only does it look fantastic for photos, but really enhances the celebratory moment for you as newlyweds!

So, wondering just what to put on a toss table? Here are my top three recommendations:

Flower Petals!  This is an oldie, but goodie. Although Rose petals are the more traditional option, I adore peonies. They smell divine. But there are so many pretty petals available now- be it freesia, hydrangea, daisies. Ask your florist for a list of in-season blooms that could be appropriate. Think about your color choice- be it white or a bold color, choose something that works with your color scheme and will either blend with your attire or be a complete contrast.

Leaves!  Yep. Leaves. But don’t think icky brown leaves that have been hanging out in the dirt. Think lush foliage. Olive leaves are fantastic. And during the fall, yellow maple leaves are swoon worthy.

Confetti!  Be it paper confetti in a variety of colors or super sparkly glitter style, this is ALWAYS such fun.  Nothing makes you feel shiny and new like confetti. It is nostalgic while being trendy. That is a hard combination to find and you really can’t beat it.

Once you’ve decided on what your guests will toss, be sure to set-up a table near your programs. If you don’t have programs, that’s quite alright! Just set-up a table near the entrance to the ceremony and leave instructions for your guests {idea- insert an awesome custom sign here }. Make sure they have a vessel of sorts to hold said toss item. Little paper or wax bags work great.

After your ceremony, wait for your guests to rain down flower, foliage or paper love! Simple, fun, and just plain awesome.”

I’m starting to see a new trend that I call the  “Toss Table” emerge and this is one that I would LOVE to see stick around for quite some time. It makes the walk down the aisle as newlyweds such fun! Not only does it look fantastic for photos, but really enhances the celebratory moment for you as newlyweds!

So, wondering just what to put on a toss table? Here are my top three recommendations:

Flower Petals!  This is an oldie, but goodie. Although Rose petals are the more traditional option, I adore peonies. They smell divine. But there are so many pretty petals available now- be it freesia, hydrangea, daisies. Ask your florist for a list of in-season blooms that could be appropriate. Think about your color choice- be it white or a bold color, choose something that works with your color scheme and will either blend with your attire or be a complete contrast.

Leaves!  Yep. Leaves. But don’t think icky brown leaves that have been hanging out in the dirt. Think lush foliage. Olive leaves are fantastic. And during the fall, yellow maple leaves are swoon worthy.

Confetti!  Be it paper confetti in a variety of colors or super sparkly glitter style, this is ALWAYS such fun.  Nothing makes you feel shiny and new like confetti. It is nostalgic while being trendy. That is a hard combination to find and you really can’t beat it.”

Connect with Nicole here: Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

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Calling all Atlanta GROOMS!

Atlanta Groom seeing his bride for the first time, walking down the aisle

You’re getting married! Congrats! Now that the nerve-racking proposal planning is complete and she’s said yes…did you think the planning would continue, or that your role would be done until your walk down the aisle? We’d love to hear how you plan to participate on the big day. We’ve created a short survey here. We service COUPLES. There would be no bride, without her groom. We know how important this day is for both of you, and we’re here to help each of you with the planning. Although traditionally bride’s do the majority of the planning, we LOVE seeing the new trend of couple planning because it is YOUR day. This is about joining two people in marriage, and marriage requires two individuals!

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Wedding Wednesday-Journey to “I Do”

Welcome to Wedding Wednesday, my name is Krystal!

Lane1I’m currently engaged to the wonderful Andrew Lane, and together we are planning a wedding on a tight budget. Don’t cringe too quickly; we’re going to have an amazing wedding. There are many reasons brides and grooms are frightened by the concept of a tight budget.

Over the next 7-ish months I invite you to follow Andrew and I’s journey to becoming husband and wife. Each week we will address different points of the wedding, what speed bumps we hit and what                                                                       we enjoy the most in this special time.

Lane2I was born in sunny Los Angeles, transplanted to Augusta, and currently live in the beautiful surrounding area of Atlanta. I recently graduated with my Bachelors in Public relations from Kennesaw State University. On top of trying to plan my wedding, I am a twenty three year old trying to figure out what I’m doing with my life. {I’m juggling a lot right now, but having Andrew makes it all so much better!} I work part time at a little consignment boutique in Smyrna, and assist Irene with a wide spread set of things.

Lane3Andrew was born in Rome, Georgia went to school in Alabama, and is currently a music teacher in Douglassville, Georgia. Every day Mr. Lane puts on a smile and teaches children kindergarten through fifth grade to love music, yes it’s very cute to watch. He enjoys doing things most guys do, he plays the bass at our church, is on two fantasy football teams, and likes to watch pretty much any sport.

More important than anything we enjoy doing as couple, we enjoy spending time together. Honestly, we both don’t make a lot of money right now, we date cheap. Before getting engaged Andrew and I spent numerous dates eating Costco hotdogs and walking the store imagining what we would own if we were married. Insert stores such as Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and Ikea and well you’ve just learned every store we love.

Being in love is hard, being engaged is harder. This season in our life we say is just awkward. I’m no longer just the girlfriend, but I’m also not his wife (which I am so excited to be). Living in limbo is weird, but it has taught me a lot about myself already, and we’ve only been engaged for three months.

I cannot promise this blog will be perfect on how to plan a wedding, but I do promise we’ll be honest with you. We’ve already knocked out our venue; we actually did that 6 days after getting engaged. But we still have a lot to do and a lot to decide/compromise on as a couple.

Next week I would like to talk to you about our engagement, what it’s like for girls to have expectations about rings and some grand engagement. The proposal is such a small step in the story you and your love one will tell, why get caught up in the hopes of having what you’ve seen on Facebook videos? Your story is unique, as your engagement should be.


Every couple has a budget that should be respected.  We work with couples with a variety of budgets.  If you need assistance figuring your budget out schedule a complimentary consultation with an ITE Member today!

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Grooms: You Popped the Question, Now What?

blog-hop Welcome to our May Blog Hop! 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 Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs 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.

Simple Groom’s Checklist

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So you’re getting married.  Does the whole process seem a bit overwhelming to you?  Or are you not quite sure how you can help?  There are no classes at the local school on what grooms are supposed to do during the planning and on their wedding day.  Maybe you have offered your assistance but have no idea where to start.  This simple checklist was designed to guide you all the way from “Will you?”to the Ï Do”!

Click HERE to download your Groom’s Checklist.

The next stop is Laurie Kuerlemann at Platinum Party Events Entertainment, Inc  on Natalie’s Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!

Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Natalie Bradley at at Natalie Bradley Events
  2. Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings
  3. N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka 
  4. Loraine McCall at Mojica Photography
  5. Kristi Richardson at Bloomed To Last Events
  6. Kelly King at Affordable Wedding Invites
  7. Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
  8. Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events 
  9. Laurie Kuerlemann at Platinum Party Events Entertainment, Inc
  10. Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
  11. Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands

 

 

 

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Behind the Bowtie Thursday: Jazz Up That Suit!

You have read about bridal fashion before, but what about the grooms? They want to be stylish too! Too many people think that it’s just a tux or a suit the same as every other. Personality and style can be portrayed through a bride’s dress, why can’t a suit do the same?

Here are a few ideas to help jazz up a suit to show some personality:

  •  Sporty shoes. Converse, Nikes, who says you have to wear black leather shoes?!
  • Stylish cuff links. Places like Nordstrom Rack have a huge selection of cuff links to fit even the funkiest of styles.

  • A sweet tie! Bowtie or necktie, both can come in not-your-average patterns so you can emphasize your style without sticking out like a sore thumb.

  • Silly socks. Dress socks are no fun! Secretly show off your love for fish or comic book characters with printed socks.

  • Sexy shades. Sunglasses automatically “up” the cool factor of whatever you are wearing!

  • Suspenders. Ditch the jacket and show off those “too-cool for school” suspenders!

  • Undershirts.  Guys are all kids at heart right?? Why not be your very own Clark Kent on your special day with a superhero t-shirt tucked away under your suit!

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Ciro Photography

 

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Let’s Dance: Thinking Out Loud

Who knew that this English lad would be making his way into hundreds of weddings across the United States? We’re referring to the red-headed pop sensation Ed Sheeran, and today we want to highlight the beautiful lyrics to his latest hit “Thinking Out Loud” that has been a popular song choice for our Spring couple’s first and last dances. It is evident that all of his words are very cleverly crafted and that his voice is the very thing dreams are made of, but the real reason he has earned this spotlight is because of the way he perfectly depicts an ageless, lifelong love.

‘Cause honey your soul could never grow old, it’s evergreen
And, baby, your smile’s forever in my mind and memory…
And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Well, me – I fall in love with you every single day…

Whether you are 70 or 23, we hope you will find some loving inspiration from the lyrics of this song. Take a break from all of the stress of planning or life and reminisce on the mysterious way you may have fallen in love with your spouse-to-be. You may even find yourself lost in the moment, twirling around the living room while listening to this song! Or maybe if solitary dancing isn’t your style, you might just consider adding it to your reception playlist.

Have a great week, from the Irene Tyndale Events Team!

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Behind the Bowtie Thursday: Who is Menguin?

MENQUIN LOGOWe are so excited to bring to you a new way to rent your wedding day tuxedo.  While enrolled in the Kelly School of Business the three founders shared their frustration on the tuxedo rental process-setting appointment, driving to shop, limited styles, etc.  There had to be a better way-thus a different type of tuxedo company was born.

Menguin has transformed the tuxedo rental process into a 10 minute process vs. the old way which takes about 4 hours and many phone calls to your Groomsmen.  Simply choose your style, register your Groomsmen (they help you keep track of your boys & send out reminders before for you), enter your measurements and Menguin will ship your custom sized suit 5 days before the wedding.  100% guarantee, if something doesn’t fit they will overnight you the replacement at new extra charge.  After the wedding slip the tuxedo back into the box and ship it back, they provide a pre-paid shipping label.

So before you run out to the corner tuxedo shop, take a peep into “Who is Menguin”, then visit their website to register your Groomsmen at http://www.menguin.com.

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From Intern to Event Manager | by Shelby Conner

It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Shelby Conner to Event Manager.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Shelby Conner to Event Manager.

The question had haunted me for months now.  I had my diploma and the summer had come and gone, so it was time to face it: What was I going to do with my life?  I began to answer this question in the only way I knew how…by asking more questions.  What did I enjoy doing? What was I passionate about? And what was I good at?  After I had formulated my responses to these questions I took the next step and started the dreaded internet job search.  So broad and so vague, it could take you in so many different directions.

Fortunately for me, my search took me in the right direction.  I had narrowed it down to “Event Planning” in Georgia (really specific, I know).  My family had just relocated so I was up for anything.  Although my living situation had not quite been arranged yet I was willing to make it work.  Amidst my search results was a posting for an internship with a Wedding and Event Planner in the greater Atlanta area.  The add promised opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the wedding and event industry, to be involved in the operations of bridal shows, and even to grow within the company!  This sounded pretty ideal to me, so I sent in my application and waited.  Before long I was corresponding via e-mail with Irene herself, and soon after we set up a time for a phone interview.  I prepared several pages of interview questions and answers.  Being a business major, I knew it was important to sell myself right from the start.  But the conversation with Irene was so easy and natural that I put down the papers and was able to truly talk as myself.  And as they say, the rest is history!

I jumped right in, shadowing Irene in everything from overseeing the bridal suite to serving the cake (which is not typical I assure you, but that is a story for another time).  Now here I am eight months later writing blog posts and overseeing a handful of weddings on my own.  I already have one bridal show under my belt and the business is still growing.  It is amazing where hard work and dedication can take you.  I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for me here at Irene Tyndale Events.


We are accepting interns for the Summer & Fall 2015 season.  Please send in your resume & cover letter to events@irenetyndale.com.

 

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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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