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Friday, July 31, 2009

Atlanta Occasions Launch Party

Last night, I attended Atlanta Occasions launch party. A great group of not just wedding, but event professionals where there to celebrate the new luxe guide to planning wedding, corporate, and social events.

Heather Vreeland, Publisher & Editor-In-Chief, took a special moment to thank everyone for attending the party and showing her so much support in the process.

I loved the way the room was divided up with sheer at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. I haven't been back since I did a wedding there in September.

The extra long bar and of course the complimentary drinks were a big hit. I admit that I enjoyed my favorite......champagne of course.

The flowers and the illuminated tables were beautiful. As you can see by the empty glasses on table, a good time was had by all.

Monday, July 27, 2009

1st Blogiversary

Wow! I can not believe that it has been a year since I first began writing this blog. Time flies when you are having fun. I have shared new trends, wonderful signature drink recipes, new wedding magazines, some of my visits to local venues, the conferences and workshops that I attended, and shared all things wedding with you including new television shows and movies. Your Champagne Wishes Events, LLC even had an exciting contest for our readers. I hope that you have enjoyed it as much as I have, but don't worry, I have only just begun! So keep reading.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Atlanta Occasions Magazine

Atlanta Occasions is an online resource for weddings, corporate, and social events. Now they are having a launch party to celebrate their new magazine which hits news stands this summer. Your Champagne Wishes Events, LLC is delighted to be invited to the celebration on July 30TH. We can't wait to attend! I will be sure to tell you all about it.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Birthday ISES!

Last week I attended the Atlanta Chapter of ISES 20TH birthday celebration at Hotel Palomar. It was wonderful to see 19 of the 20 presidents in attendance. I have been a member long enough to see three of them in action.

We rolled out the delicious birthday cake and watched the first president and the current Atlanta chapter president blow out the candles to call an end to the awards, dinner, and dessert celebration downstairs. Then it was time to head up to the rooftop for the rest of the night.

I absolutely love the hotel's fire pits and cabanas!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Our Wedding Planning Contest Winners!

Your Champagne Wishes Events, LLC is pleased to announce the winners of our Summer Wedding Planning Contest! Drum roll please...........

Meet Zoe and Tino. We loved their story and you will too! Stay tuned to our blog over the next couple of months for more details about their journey to the alter.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Wedding Card Box

There are so many little details involved in planning your wedding day. But a very important detail to remember is your wedding card box. Here's why. A lot of your guest will buy you a wonderful wedding gift, but many will simply give you and your new husband a card with a monetary gift inside to help you start your new life.
So you have the choice of a traditional white satin covered box or a colorful tiered card box in your matching wedding colors. Toady's bride has the choice to kick it up a notch!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ways to Cut Wedding Costs (Tip # 1)

Let me start by saying that your wedding planner can give you wonderful tips on how to save money on your wedding. That being said, I will share with you a great way to save a ton of money on your wedding. Cut down on your guest list!
Between your list of people you want to invite, your fiance's list, and both sets of parent's lists, before you know it your guest list is huge. What you can do is separate the guests into two lists. List A can be the people you absolutely have to invite. List B can be the list of people you want to invite if you can.
A great way to look at your guest list is to consider what inviting each person includes. For every person that you invite it means an invitation, a program, a meal, a few drinks, a slice of cake, a rented chair for the ceremony, a rented chair for the reception, and a guest favor at the very least. If you cut your guest list by 8-10 people, you just saved yourself a rented table, 8-10 rental chairs, rented linen for that table, a centerpiece, food and beverage for 8-10 people, invitations, programs, and favors for them!
Cutting your guest list may also allow you to rent a smaller less expensive reception room and cut down on the staff needed to be hired. So even though your mom may want you to invite your second cousin, if you have not seen or heard from them in several years, think about the cost vs. the savings of inviting them. Happy planning!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Our Wedding Planning Contest Last Chance!

Only one week to the end of our fantastic Summer Wedding Planning Contest ends. So far, we have read some great stories, but it's not over yet. You still have time to enter. If you want our Champagne and Strawberries Package services free of charge enter to win! Click here for details.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


A Bellini is an extremely popular drink in Italy. It is a delicious blend of champagne and peach. Although you can make this drink with only two ingredients, you have options. You can use champagne such as Veuve Clicquot or a sparkling wine such as Prosecco. For the peach side of the drink, you can use Peach Schnapps or pureed peach. Whatever version you select is up to you, but for the best results use: 1 part peach and 3 parts champagne in a chilled champagne flute.

Photo courtesy of Raphael Derkson