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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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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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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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