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Friday, December 9, 2011

2012 Color of the Year

Every year we anxiously wait to see what color Pantone, the authority on color, will announce as the color of the year. Last year it was Honeysuckle for 2011.

Yesterday, Pantone announced that Tangerine Tango is the "it" color for 2012. I'm sure we will see this color in plenty of upcoming weddings.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I Do Over Premiere

Back in July, I was delighted to be invited to Diann Valentine's I Do Over Premiere and Sneak Peek at The Biltmore Ballrooms in Atlanta. I Do Over finally premiers Sunday on We TV. So I wanted to show you pictures from the great party.
This is the breathtaking pink wall that lined the hallway before we entered the ballroom. Notice the flowers in the shadow boxes.

This is a great long shot of the beautiful room set up.

This is the stage and televisions where we were able to hear from the lady of the hour, Diann Valentine and be the first ones to see the premiere episode of the show.

Last but not least, this is Diann posing in her gorgeous gown in front of the We Tv wall.

I can't wait until Sunday night!

Photos by shawna herring photo
Courtesy of Atlanta Occasions

Friday, November 4, 2011

Congratulations Nicole & William (Part 2)

There's nothing more romantic than a room full of candles. Here are the floating candle and rose petal centerpieces that we did for the guest's tables.

Everyone spent most of the night on the dance floor. Including the bride who had the time of her life.

The three tiered wedding cake looked almost too pretty to eat.

Then it came time for the bouquet toss.

The wedding guests hated for the party to end, but we sent the newlyweds off with a bang!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Congratulations Nicole & William (Part 1)

This summer we assisted Nicole and William with their romantic July wedding celebration.

They were married on the pier facing the Chattahoochee River at Roswell River Landing in front of family and friends.

The lovely bride wore a gorgeous gown and the groom looked very handsome in his tuxedo against a peaceful background.

Stay tuned for pictures of their reception.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wish Lanterns

I am all about making wishes come true. So I just love wish lanterns. They are a unique touch to add to your wedding reception celebration. Your guests will love wishing you two a great new life together. This is a wonderful send off at the end of the night.
Don't worry. These paper lanterns are biodegradable and easy to use. So...make a wish and light up the sky!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Soiree at Paisley Umbrella Friday

Come celebrate Olive style this Friday! If you haven't already done so, RSVP for the 10 year anniversary celebration at Paisley Umbrella from 6-10. It is sure to be a great night of fun, food, and cocktails. We are delighted that our flowers will be part of the celebration.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Soiree at Paisley Umbrella!

Don't you just love parties? Olive is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by having a party at Paisley Umbrella next Friday October 14Th! The party will be a traveling circus inspired soiree under a tent.
It's your chance to meet the vendors of Paisley Umbrella and have an opportunity to see floral designs by Your Champagne Wishes Events. We are excited to be a part of this event and help Olive celebrate.
Don't forget to RSVP. See you there!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Congratulations Nicole & Rashaad!

On a steaming hot summer afternoon in July, Nicole and Rashaad exchanged their wedding vows and became husband and wife.

The lovely bride was escorted down the aisle of the outside ceremony at Atlanta Botanical Garden by both of her proud parents.

I had a wonderful time being the coordinator and floral designer for the husband and wife doctor and lawyer.

I used orchids,roses, and lilies to make the bride's casual yet elegant wishes come true!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Details....details.....napkin folds

There are lots of details to think about when planning your wedding. Here is one that you may not even think about, but it does add to the style of the design of your table setting. Your napkins. So here are just a few possibilities if you want your napkins folded fancy.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Meet Alycia & Ralph

Meet Alycia and Ralph. In a couple of weeks, my team and I will be assisting them have the wedding of their dreams.

I have had a wonderful time working with our couple with all of the details of their day. I am excited to be doing double duty once again by being their coordinator and floral designer.

Stay tuned for pictures soon.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Brooch bouquet

I've written about crystal bouquets and feather bouquets as alternatives to traditional flower bouquets. Another option is a brooch bouquet. Brides are loving this current trend because some of them don't like flowers or they have floral allergies. Another great reason to do brooch bouquets is to show off family heirlooms.


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Congratulations Renee & Robert!

Back in April, our team assisted Renee and Robert on their big day. The loving couple got married at the Westin in Buckhead.

The bride fused her Persian culture throughout the day's activities. One of the highlights was the belly dancer who also did a dance with a sword that was on fire!

After a fun night of dancing, the couple's three hundred guest enjoyed some of their 5 tiered wedding cake. The cake as well as the rest of the wedding nice and colorful.

Congratulations Renee and Robert. Here's to love, laughter, and happily ever after!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Splash of Color "Wish List"

I love having discussions with brides about how to incorporate color into their wedding. Most brides grow up dreaming of their wedding all of their life. One of the first choices you might make are what colors you wants to include. Once you decide on your colors, some brides don't know how to use those colors throughout the day. So here are a few ideas for you.

I found this great inspiration board. As you can see, if bringing in color is on your wish list, there are endless ways to do it. You can bring in color on your bridesmaid dresses, bouquets, invitations, shoes, men's ties, your cake, chair sashes, lighting, drapery, and my favorite, signature drinks. But you don't have to stop there. Have fun with it. Happy planning!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sneak Peek: Nicole & William

A few weeks ago, I got to share in the wedding celebration of Nicole and William Tyler. The ceremony and reception took place at Roswell River Landing. Here is a sneak peek of the fantastic day that the newlyweds had. Stay tuned for more photos!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Brides Against Breast Cancer Gown Sale

Brides if you are looking for a wedding gown and want to help a great cause at the same time, then come to Brides Against Breast Cancer Gown Sale at Atlanta Marriott Northwest this weekend. See you there!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sneak Peek: Nicole & Rashaad

In July, I had the pleasure of being the wedding planner and floral designer for Dr. and Mrs. Rashaad Jones. The wedding took place at The Atlanta Botanical Garden. Here is a sneak peek of their big day.

Stay tuned for more pictures!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wedding Day Planner Launch Party

Last night, I went to the Wedding Day Planner Launch Party at Sweet Water Brewing Company. I suspected that a lot of Atlanta's wedding professionals and engaged couples would be there. So, I was wondering how all of the invited guests were going to fit inside of the brewing company. I was excited to see a big white tent outside when I arrived which meant the party would be inside and outside.

Wedding Day Planner is a resource for engaged couples to assist them in finding vendors as well as giving them tips and checklists to help them stay organized.

All of the food and the desserts were delicious. I had a great time networking with the best in the Atlanta wedding industry as well. I even went on a tour of the brewery to find out how Sweet Water makes their beer.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Meet Nicole & Rashaad

I want to introduce you to Nicole and Rashaad! I have the pleasure of being their wedding planner and floral designer for their wedding this weekend.

You can tell how adorable they are and how much they love each other from their engagement photos taken by Ellery Harris of A Touch of Class Photography.

I can't wait until their beautiful garden wedding this weekend. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Premiere & Sneak Peek of I Do Over

July is an exciting month for Diann Valentine and WE tv. On Sunday July 24, I Do Over premieres. However, I am fortunate enough to live in Atlanta, Georgia and be a part of our wonderful wedding and event community. I have been invited to the premiere and sneak peek of I Do Over at The Biltmore tomorrow night.
Even the pictures on the invitation are gorgeous. I can't wait to see what Diann has in store for us at the premiere and on the show!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Meet Nicole & William!

Nicole and William will be jumping the broom this month. I have had a wonderful time assisting Nicole plan her intimate summer wedding.

Our lovely couple did their engagement shoot at Roswell Mill and it sets the tone for their outdoor wedding. I can't wait to share their wedding celebration with you!