Blush and Black Modern Luxe Wedding Design

Blush and Black Modern Luxe Wedding Design

We love working with unique venue spaces to create an unexpected event design. For our winter styled shoot we were inspired by the Atlanta Daylight Studio located in the creative Westside District of Atlanta.  Originally a 1920s Shell Oil facility, Atlanta Daylight Studio is a beautifully restored warehouse with metal riveted walls, beams and high ceilings. With multiple rows of windows, it is completely daylight controlled with the click of a switch. The unique character of the space created a raw and industrial backdrop to our luxe design. I Do Linens provided an exquisite black sequin lace cake table linen…read more

Modern-Luxe Winter Stationery

Modern-Luxe Winter Stationery

Ready to find the perfect winter wedding stationery for your nuptials?  The winter season offers many wonderful opportunities to incorporate texture into your wedding stationery. Look no further than this luxe pairing of modern black envelopes and gold printed monogram on oh so chic acrylic, detailing what will inspire any luxury affair. A modern invitation suite from Papered Wonders sets the tone with a stand out monogram printed in gold on clear acrylic paired with a dark shade of iridescent black envelope. Escort cards were hung from silk ribbon on a candle wall for a dramatic display. There’s just something…read more

Lemiga Sweet Endings – Best Desserts in Alpharetta

Lemiga Sweet Endings – Best Desserts in Alpharetta

Today’s Lemiga Sweet Endings feature takes us north of Atlanta to the heart of Alpharetta. Avalon has quickly  become my new favorite spot to hang out when I don’t want to venture into the city.  The sustainably designed, 86-acre development infuses resort-level hospitality throughout a walkable, seamlessly connected community of shopping, dining, entertainment, living and working. And of course amazing desserts!! My first stop was at CRÚ wine bar. They offer 30 wines by the glass and 300 splendid bottles from all over the world and at every price point. Their goal is to demystify the world of wine by…read more

Winter Wedding Accessories

Winter Wedding Accessories

How about adding a glamorous sparkly flair to your bridal look? Pay homage to the cold winter backdrop by channeling your inner ice-queen and embellish your bridal look with all things that sparkle and shine. The magic is in the details. And we love details! Try adding signature statement pieces to your ensemble that are elegant, chic and exquisite, all at the same time. The ultimate in accessories for a glamorous chic bride – a decadent and dreamy pair of sparkly stilettos from Jimmy Choo Bridal Collection – and La Gartier custom hand-made garters – are accessories that are sure…read more

Bridal Portrait Inspiration for the Modern Bride

Bridal Portrait Inspiration for the Modern Bride

I have a confession. I cringe to look at my bridal portraits. When I got married 17 years ago, they were normally done inside a photography studio with a static backdrop and very stiff posing. Oh how times have changed!  No longer stuffy and overly staged, portraits with the right photographer can be beautifully styled to create artful displays of the bride and her gown. There are many advantages to doing a session prior to the wedding day. You are able have photos taken in a different environment other than your wedding venue. You can do a trial run on…read more

Born A Boss – Rick Ross 40th Birthday Celebration

Born A Boss – Rick Ross 40th Birthday Celebration

When Rick Ross turns 40, the party must fit the occasion. Last year, we worked with the Vanity Group to design an unforgettable #BornABoss celebration at Ross’ 109 room mansion in Atlanta. As guests entered the rotunda, they were greeted with a massive 40′ dramatic floral display, Belaire presentation on a bed of flowers, and a flood of candlelight on the grand staircase. Off the rotunda sits the gold ballroom. We enhanced the already beautiful space with drape, plush furniture, and stunning floral. The step and repeat was created using boxwood and custom gold monogram letters. We wanted to have a food…read more

Recipe for the most amazing winter berry sangria

Recipe for the most amazing winter berry sangria

Tis the season for parties and festive libations! I love a flavorful sangria, and today we have one of Atlanta’s top mixologists, Keyatta Holder-Mincey sharing her recipe for the most amazing winter berry sangria! Sangria is essentially a wine punch, and it does taste better the longer it sits. So if you can make it the day before, that would be perfect!  For this sangria you want to use a fruit forward wine, and blends actually work great. Your guest count will determine how many bottles of wine to use. After your wine, you want to add your spirit. If you choose…read more

How to style the perfect floral arrangement

How to style the perfect floral arrangement

We love having a grand centerpiece for our family gatherings at the dining table. Today we have the fabulous Amanda Jewel sharing her tips for creating a festive organic arrangement, sure to create a stunning focal point on your own table. Step 1: Prep your station with a small hand towel, cutters and a bucket of your favorite florals. Tip: I have found standing while designing is really helpful as you can move around easier. Step 2:  We have already processed your florals for you so they are ready to go! Our floral recipe consists of blush pink garden roses,…read more

How to make the perfect bow

How to make the perfect bow

I dare you to sit in a room with That’s a Wrap!  owner Mia Canada and not smile. Her energy is contagious and she has made gift wrapping an art form. Mia uses bold designs, festive papers and the highest quality embellishments to create one of kind presentations that help personalize your gift and add that special touch to every occasion. Today we are sharing Mia’s tips on how to make the perfect bow for your gifts! You will need: Polysatin Ribbon Stapler Scissors Using polysatin (acetate) ribbon (found at Michaels or other craft stores) cut approximately 60 inches of…read more

Lemiga Sweet Endings – the best desserts in Atlanta on the Westside

Lemiga Sweet Endings – the best desserts in Atlanta on the Westside

West Midtown is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Atlanta. I moved my planning studio here in 2009 and have watched it grow over the years to include some of the best restaurants and of course desserts! Today I’m sharing some of my favorite spots located at Westside Provisions District.  Star Provisions combines a market and restaurant to offer gourmet food and gifts. You can pick up high quality products to make your own culinary masterpiece or stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The bakery carries a variety of freshly baked breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and pastries. Everything is baked…read more

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