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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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Make IT Stylish: 2017 Wedding Dress Trends

Spring is here, and we are seeing some great 2017 wedding fashion trends on the horizon!

BALLROOM ELEGANCE

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, so why not feel like a queen for the day? We are loving the full-on fairytale skirts and dainty details of these romantic ball gowns.

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Atlanta Wedding Dress Fashion Trends 2017 Ballgown

Atlanta Wedding Dress Fashion Trends 2017 Ballgown
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GLAMMED UP GLAMOUR

Glam just took it up a notch! We’re seeing more sparkle, more details and just more everything! If you want all eyes on you on the big day, shop for styles like these!

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Atlanta Wedding Dress Fashion Trends 2017 Glam
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VIBRANT HUES

Live life colorfully, even on your wedding day! Tying the knot in a fun shade is perfect for unique brides who dare to be different.

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Make IT Delicious: Dreamy Dessert Ideas

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!

CUPCAKES
Wedding Cupcake dessert table

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

Wedding donut display

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.

PIES
Wedding pie dessert table

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!

MINI SWEETS
Wedding mini dessert display

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!

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Make IT Fun: Bachelorette Party Ideas for 2017

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

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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

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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

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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.

CAMPING GETAWAY

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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

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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.

 

 

 

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5 Steps to Organizing your Wedding Brain {Plus 3 articles from other wedding pros}

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Happy Leap Day! Welcome to our Leap Blog!

Enjoy the great ideas, tips and inspirations as you Leap along through the blog leap.  You may just be starting the blog leap or may have come from Katie Snyder at Katie Snyder Photography.  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.

Five tips to organizing your Wedding Brain

Congratulations! You have found the man of your dreams and he asked you to be his wife! Now what? Where do you start? Bridal Show? Wedding Magazines? Pinterest? With so many planing options out there today it takesIt is hard to stay focus on the reason why your getting married with a never ending task list.

Step #1 Show me the Money!
Long are the days of tradition when the “Bride’s family paid for the wedding”. Talking about money is never easy, but it is crucial step in the wedding planning process. Sit down with both sets of parents and discuss the budget and your vision. This will help you narrow down your choices of venues Take care of this ASAP so that you can start planning for the wedding you can afford.

Step #2 Guest who’s coming to dinner?

Your guest list will be dictated by your budget and will assist you in choosing your venue and vendors.

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When creating your guest list think about who in your lives you would want present on your Wedding Day.  Create a must invite list first with your closet family and friends.  These are the people that mean the most to you.  Cut guest that you haven’t spoken with in over a year, eliminate co-workers, second cousins, etc.  Everyone will want to be invited but not everyone is a VIP on this day.

Step #3-So, When is the big day?
The number one question after you tell your engagement story is When’s the big day? Finding the perfect wedding date can be overwhelming. Here are a few key things to consider: season and time, budget, destination, schedules, venue and vendor availability. Then choose 2-3 dates in case your preferred dates are not available.

Step #4  What’s your wedding style?
Step away from Pinboard! With so many beautiful weddings on Pinterest how do you know your wedding style?HELBR309_

Are you Classic? City Chic? Vintage? or Rustic? Your wedding style should be determined by your personal styles; from the way you dress, decorate your home to your passions. Who you are couple should be visible in the details throughout your wedding day

Step #5  Choose your Dream Team
View More: http://brimcdanielphotography.pass.us/angelicapaulweddingChoosing the right vendor can be tricky, so where do you start? Referrals are the best research you can do.  Talk to your friends (especially if they’ve been married recently). Personal referrals are the best. Browse through local blogs, magazines & wedding directories for advice and inspiration. Once you have researched and narrowed down your choices make an appointment with at least two vendors per category to help you compare. It is very important that you not only like their portfolio you also like them on a personal level. You need to have a team that you trust with the most important day of your life!

Bonus-Book your Vendors in the following order:

Ceremony Location
Reception Venue
Wedding Planner
Photographer
Catering if not provided by the venue
Entertainment
Stationary/Invitations
Designer {Floral & Decor}
Rentals

I hope these steps will help ease your “Wedding Brain” and get you focused. Remember to take some time out from planning to stay connected to your fiance and remember the reason why your getting married.

The next stop is  Katie Snyder at Katie Snyder Photography  on Irene Tyndale Events’s Blog Leap! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!

Blog Leap Line-Up
1.  Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events
2. Katie Snyder at Katie Snyder Photography
3.  Corianne Elizabeth at  Corianne Elizabeth Makeup
4.LeiLani Golden at Elle Golden Photography

XOXO,

Irene

Chief Event Officer

 

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Journey to “I Do”- Will You?

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June 3rd Andrew & I were in Chattanooga riding bikes around the city, an activity I had been asking to do for quite a while. He wanted to take a trip to see his aunt and uncle close to the time we did the previous year, and I was just like “okay?”

We rode bikes, see the picture, I was so amused and excited I bought a selfie stick. Proceeded to eat lunch with Kevin and Debbie who suggested we go back to Point Park {A place we went on our first trip to Chattanooga and a special park to many members of Andrew’s family.} I quickly denied wanting to take the drive up there due to getting car sick very easily. After much contest on Andrews part, the boy who doesn’t like to argue, up we went.

willyou-jAfter a TWENTY minute walk through the park I was ready to go home, I was hot and had an ITE event to work that evening. Andrew insisted that we take a photo where we took a photo on our first trip, uh okay Andrew… He never likes taking pictures with me.

There we stood in the spot we previously had taken a picture, not even boyfriend and girlfriend at the time. We take the picture and I’m ready to walk away when BOOM Andrew starts to get down on one knee.

I personally remember saying “NO” to what was happening, but there it was. Andrew down on one knee, me crying at a moment I didn’t see coming. No one was around us, just Andrew’s aunt and uncle snapping photos. It was everything I wanted without realizing it.

Pinterest could have ruined June 3rd for me. I thought I wanted some long video proposal. It turns out I wanted just Andrew, telling me he loves me and will love and cherish me the rest of our lives.

Yes1-jLadies, guys are better at things than we give them credit for. Until next time, I leave you with a photo of our engagement.

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Follow Krystal White’s Journey to “I Do” weekly on our blog.  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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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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Pinterest Pick of the Week: Daytime Send-Offs

Sparkler exits are great fun for the big send off—not to mention they make for some killer photos—but they don’t have quite the same effect when they sun is still out.  That’s why I have taken to the Pinterest boards to find you some equally awesome ideas for your daytime wedding!

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Up first we have the “Ribbon Wand.”  These simple little decorates are a sweet and mess-free way to wish the bride and groom well on their way.  They add the perfect pop of color for pictures, bells can be attached for some jingle, and they can even double as personalized wedding favors!  We’ve attached an easy DIY tutorial to get you started.

 

 

 

 

Now this next one may not be the most practical, but it definitely plays to the kid in all of us…and once again, it makes for great pictures!  A balloon release; have the guests line up and let the balloons go as the couple passes by.  A rainbow of your wedding colors will linger in the sky as you drive away as husband and wife. You can even have the balloons filled with love quotes or secret notes of well wishes from your guests.

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Rustic Wedding Chic-DIY Birdseed Pack

 

Our last pick for today is for all of you practical, eco-friendly brides out there.  And considering it is spring and all of our little feathered friends are out and about, I think tossing birdseed is a smart choice.  Choose a blend with some variety (for the birds) and for color.  Best part about this is, nobody gets stuck sweeping up confetti!

 

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Don’t forget the Moms!

Moms hold a special place in all of our hearts.  Some are sweet, some are quiet, and some are crazy (in a good way of course)…every mom is unique. One thing, however, is consistent across the board—they all love their children with a kind of love that only a mother can.  They have sacrificed a lot for us over the years and they never expect anything in return.  That’s why giving our moms gifts can be so fulfilling!  I know that at least in my family, my mom is always the hardest to buy for.  It’s not because she is picky or expensive, but because she only wants what she “needs.”  And she is very rarely “needing” anything around the time of major holidays.  This predicament often gives way to some of the most creative—and thoughtful—gift giving of all!

With Mother’s Day this past weekend, we are talking about wedding day gifts for Mom.  Here are some things to remember when picking out that perfect something:

Personalize it
You know your mother better than any website, store clerk, or even blog writer(!).  So get her something that she would like or use.

  • For the practical moms…Is she a huge coffee drinker? I don’t know many who aren’t.  Or maybe she prefers something a bit stronger?  These days you can say just about anything you want with a coffee mug or wine glass.  Wrap that together with a basket of her favorite goodies and you have a thoughtful gift that she can use over and over again!

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  • For the moms who love their jewelry…Personalized jewelry can contain more than just a name or birthstone, it can have the potential to incite memories for years to come.  Do you two share a favorite quote or song lyric?  Have it engraved on a necklace or locket.  If she is one of those women who wear a bracelet with a charm for everything, add one to her collection with your wedding date and an “I love you” or “thank you”….

Which leads me to my next point…

Say thank you
Ultimately this gift is a small way to thank your mom.  More than likely she sat through dozens of dress fittings, helped you with your search to find the exact shade of lavender for your invitations, and is contributing a large sum of money to make sure your day is perfect. Perhaps the best way for you to do that would be a spa day for just the two of you; no wedding talk, just relaxing and catching up.

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Lastly, don’t forget your mother-to-be
It is very important to also recognize your mother-in-law on this day.  She raised the man of your dreams after all! (Side note: you can get that put on a necklace!)  Same rules apply as above. If you do not know her interests as well as you would like, be sure to consult with your groom; that way you can still give her a personalized gift that she will love.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you 
wonderful moms out there!

 

 

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One of my favorite wedding ideas…First Look

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Welcome to our April Blog Hop!
This month we are focusing on our favorite wedding ideas 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 Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events 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.

A Fathers First Look…

No words can express the emotions and reactions that moment the Groom sees his Bride for the first time on their wedding day.  The “First Look” is when the Bride & Groom see each other for the first time pre-ceremony.

The “First Look”is not only reserved for the Bride & Groom.  One of my favorite moments of the day is the moment a Father first sees his daughter in her wedding gown, it is a very memorable moment.

Though a wedding day is focused on the bride and groom, we love to set aside a few minutes before the couples first look or processional where we give Dad the Brides bouquet and send him into her room (Shh, don’t tell Dad, it makes for the best moment & photos).

Check out a few of our favorite “Father’s First Looks”.

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Thank you to all the photographers for capturing this sweet moments: Bri McDaniels and Christopher Brock.

The next stop is  N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka 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 Natalie Bradley Events
  2. Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events 
  3. N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka 
  4. Rachel Huntoon at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast
  5. Chantal Benoit at Chantal Benoit Photographer
  6. Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events
  7. Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
  8. Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings
  9. Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
  10. Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands
  11. Katherine Shorter at Creating Awesomenessity
  12. Katrina McCullum at Made of Honor Weddings
  13. Liz Coopersmith at Silver Charm Events
  14. Debra Meadows at Meadows Events

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