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!
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
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
While you still might want a small wedding cake for cutting, more and more couples are featuring alternative desserts on their wedding day. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite unique wedding dessert ideas to satisfy any sweet tooth!
Ah, cupcakes…a cute miniature alternative to traditional cake! Cupcakes are easier for your guests to grab and go, plus it looks way more adorable as a dessert display table, wouldn’t you agree?
Donuts are definitely a wedding trend lately! The crazier the toppings, the better! Offer an assortment of traditional and fun flavors so guests can enjoy choosing which one they want to try.
Perfect for fall weddings, pies are a wonderful rustic dessert option. If you’re not a fan of whole pies, try mini pies or pie pops instead!
If you can’t decide because you love all desserts, then why not just have an assorted miniature dessert display?! You can offer sweet shooters, macarons, tartlets, cake pops and whatever else your heart desires!
What is your favorite wedding dessert? Share your thoughts in a comment below!
Among all of the checklists, to-dos and other wedding details, the wedding day timeline is probably one of the most important! While the timeline is more of a guideline of how the day will go, it’s extremely helpful to keep things on track for both your vendors and your guests. Here are a few things to keep in mind when creating a timeline for your wedding day.
It’s important to consider when and where you will be taking photos throughout the day. If you are willing to see each other before the ceremony, then you have more time during cocktail hour to mingle with your guests, which is what I recommend. It is becoming more popular to do a “first look” session, followed by wedding party and family photos prior to the wedding ceremony. Otherwise, if you prefer to not see each other before the ceremony, it is recommended to have an extended cocktail hour (1.5-2 hours) so you have enough time to take photos and still enjoy a portion of your social hour before the reception begins!
A receiving line can occur in a few different formats. You can dismiss guests by row (after the recessional), where you greet each guest before they exit the ceremony. Your parents can also dismiss guests by row, where the guests then greet you outside of the ceremony venue. Another more casual option is to greet guests during your cocktail hour, if you aren’t offsite taking photos. Regardless, plan for about 30 minutes per 100 guests for a receiving line when creating your wedding day timeline.
The timing of wedding food service ultimately depends on the style of service and how many guests you have. Common food service options include plated, buffet and family style. For plated and family style service, it takes about 30-40 minutes to serve each course. Buffets take roughly 30 minutes per 100 guests, and I recommend double-sided buffets to ensure a speedy experience!
Want more tips?
Having a wedding planner on your side makes timeline creation a breeze! Contact me for more information on my services and how I can create the wedding of your dreams.
Dreaming of the perfect Bachelorette Party, but still a little foggy on the details? But you know you don’t want the crazy trip to vegas or cruise to the Bahamas? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite options to consider that cater to just about any kind of bridal party.
A DAY OF PAMPERING
Treat yourself and your ladies to a spa day complete with facials, massages, mani/pedis and body wraps! Enjoy champagne and a light lunch between treatments for the ultimate relaxation experience. Take things up a notch by having a mobile spa come to you and hire out a caterer to provide a gourmet lunch and cocktails. Swoon!
OLD FASHIONED SLEEPOVER
Take your ladies down memory lane with a good old girls night! Watch romantic comedies, munch on all of your favorite snacks (and wine, of course) and have a pillow fight! Conclude the slumber party with an elaborate brunch the next morning with mimosas and lots of pastries.
FOODIE (& BOOZY) EVENTS
Everyone likes to eat, right? Indulge in a food-themed bachelorette party! Whether it’s a cooking class, a wine-paired dinner or a tasting event, you and your ladies will have so much fun trying delicious food and drinks.
Explore nature by going camping for a night or two! Perfect for the outdoorsy bride, you and your girls can roast s’mores over a bonfire, go hiking on nearby trails and unwind with environment. Sounds relaxing!
EXPLORE YOUR INNER ARTSY
Try getting crafty for your bachelorette party! Bring your ladies to an arts and crafts event like a painting class, a pottery class or even a floral design workshop.
It’s been a few months since Nisha & Jamie’s Spring wedding (March), and we can’t help ourselves from sharing their beautiful wedding day! It was a dream working with these two lovebirds. By hosting a more traditional American ceremony and an Indian reception, the couple was able to blend the two culturally diverse wedding day elements beautifully. We love multicultural weddings and find that they’re very memorable. The decor is outstanding, the celebration joyous and the family extremely welcoming!
The guest list is usually rather large, so finding the right venue can be a challenge. The Atlanta History Center fits the bill perfectly! The ballroom is gorgeous, and the grounds make for great photo ops!
Church: Wieuca Road Baptist Church
Reception: Atlanta History Center
Hair & Makeup for Bridesmaids: DryBar
Makeup for Bride: Noorface
Photography/Videography- Christopher Brock
Catering: Cafe Bombay
Decor: Events InStyle by Beenish
Cake: Perfect Wedding Cake
DJ: DJ Ameet
Photo Booth: Robot Photo Booth
Greta & Spencer’s wedding was hosted earlier this year in Macon, GA. This lovely couple married in a traditional ceremony at First Baptist Church in Macon, with a reception following at the Armory Ballroom.
After an adorable gift exchange in lieu of a first look, this lovely couple married in a traditional ceremony at First Baptist Church in Macon. They followed their heartfelt union with a reception at the Armory Ballroom.
Greta and Spencer were a joy to work with!
Ceremony: First Baptist Church
Reception: Armory Ballroom
Catering Company: Good To Go Catering
Transportation: NewTown Macon
Photographers: We do Photography
Hair & Makeup: Signature Salon
Band: Brother 2 Brother Band
Hanna + Brett’s hosted a timelessly beautiful and romantic wedding day at Primrose Cottage. Primrose is an Antebellum Mansion in Roswell, GA. It’s in the heart of the historic district and offers a gorgeous outdoor area (so green) and indoor ballroom with floor to ceiling windows (swoon).
The couple hosted an intimate indoor ceremony (because of the rain)- which turned our SO well. The ceremony arbor was covered in lush florals and they couple said I-DO with so much love in the room! Their reception immediately followed in the cottage’s main ballroom. They selected blush pink, gold, white and navy blue for their decor. It was so pretty against the light wood tones and bright light that Primrose offers -it has so much character!
It was a pleasure to help this couple create their dream day. We loved working with them and wish them ALL THE BEST!
Photographer- Tessa Rice Photography
Venue- Primrose Cottage
In this traditional Jewish ceremony, Rubymel and Cutler tied the knot at the Callanwolde Fine Art Center. During the beautiful outdoor ceremony, The chuppah soft pink fabric draping swayed gently in the breeze while these two said their vows. After signing the ketubah (marriage contract) and the breaking of a glass, this gorgeous couple became husband and wife!
Following the ceremony was an elegant reception,We loved the bright, yet soft pink and white colors, paired with the dramatic and rich colors of the Callanwolde.
We had a great time working for Rubymel and Cutler. They had such sweet demeanors and they are both super smart. They made great choices with their vendors and were thoughtful about their wedding day flow. They threw a great party and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
Isn’t Rubymel such a bombshell too? Her lace mermaid gown was a stunner – such a perfect fit for her!
We so enjoyed your laughter and love, and are honored to be part of the big day. Wishing you two all the best!
Here is a their wedding video by MSA Entertainment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MpshyeIgxA. Photos by Flight for Love Photography below!.
Floral: Rhapsody in Bloom
Ceremony Rentals: Vision Expressions
Linen: I Do Linens
DJ: DJ Louie
Video: MSA Entertainment
I’m a sucker for black and white weddings. Add a little pop of color and I’m sold! Angela and Rich had a low-key, but elegant and tasteful gathering. They wanted something intimate that involved friends and family as much as possible.
They were married at the Tavern at Piedmont Park- Angela’s princess ball gown was perfect for her- and Rich’s face when he saw her was priceless! They had a traditional ceremony with a unity candle ceremony.
Our bride carried a simple bouquet of white roses, wax flower and pretty green foliage tied in gold lace ribbon. Bridesmaids carried a single white rose, wrapped in the same gold lace ribbon. We created a simple centerpiece of white flowers and foliage, some of which were silks. We added granny smith apples for a pop of beautiful green on the black napkins.
The couple danced the night away to the beat of their favorite club DJ- who happened to be a family friend. Gigi’s Cupcakes provided the delicious cake- which was perfect for face smashing. Ha!
Thank you, Angela and Rich, for inviting us to be part of your sweet, intimate wedding day!
Photography: George Street Photography
Venue+ Catering: Tavern at Piedmont Park
Dessert: Gigi’s Cupcakes