Summer Girlfriends: Taking Time for Self Care at Serenbe

Summer Girlfriends: Taking Time for Self Care at Serenbe

In our nonstop world, taking the time to slow down and simply breathe does wonders for the soul! Serenbe is home to Zoetic, a yoga studio that provides experiences that connect mind, body, spirit and nature. During our Summer Girlfriends Staycation, we had the privilege of taking a class with Zoetic’s owner Jeny Mathis at her incredible home studio.  Jeny gave us instruction on basic yoga moves, breathing techniques, and walked us through a labyrinth. It was amazing to have nature as a backdrop and be able to hear the birds and feel the breeze while we took care of…read more

Summer Girlfriends: A Staycation at Serenbe

Summer Girlfriends: A Staycation at Serenbe

With our busy lifestyles, especially as women taking care of everyone around us, it’s so important to take time to recharge. A “staycation” is the perfect way to take a few days to get refreshed and avoid the stress that comes with leaving home for a long period of time. I recently had the chance to plan a getaway with a few friends and explore the beautiful community of Serenbe. Located only 40 minutes outside of Atlanta in an area known as Chattahoochee Hill Country, the master planned oasis aims to focus on the elements of a well-lived life: arts/inspiration,…read more

Modern City Chic: Real Atlanta Wedding Inspiration

Modern City Chic: Real Atlanta Wedding Inspiration

As true urbanites, Angela and Nick love living in the city, and all that comes with it. When it came time to propose, a romantic dinner at Marcel provided the perfect setting to make a special memory.  Nick surprised Angela with 20 of their dearest friends on the patio waiting with champagne. He gave a beautiful speech, dropped to one knee and proposed. As they decided where to get married, they thought of one of their favorite hangout spots – Bar Margot at the Four Seasons Hotel. A rooftop ceremony allowed them to show off the city they love and…read more

Shades of Blue Summer Reception Design Inspiration

Shades of Blue Summer Reception Design Inspiration

Blue skies and white clouds inspired our Summer Wedding Design. Both luxe and romantic, I wanted to design a table that incorporated soft textures and dramatic floral. I decided to play with my new favorite linen texture – velvet! If you are looking for a new fabric to incorporate into your event that is fun but still glamorous – definitely give it a try! This soft blue selection from I Do Linens added the perfect amount of luxe texture and softness to the reception table design.   The beautiful blue linen was a soft backdrop to gray chargers and crisp…read more

Summer Bridal Portraits at Little River Farms

Summer Bridal Portraits at Little River Farms

Are you a modern bride dreaming of a less traditional gown for your wedding day? We are loving this romantic yet stylish, Hummingbird Blue Hailey Paige “Bijou” gown from The White Magnolia. The lingerie bodice has a V-neckline with lattice and rose cut lace. Delicate straps create gorgeous lines down the otherwise open back. The playful cascading tulle skirt on this gown is just perfect for twirling in the summer sun!  We accessorized with Haute Bride rhinestone bracelet and blue earrings to compliment the horeshair trim. A velvet sash and beautiful veil added the perfect touches to complete our bridal…read more

Modern Black and White Wedding Ceremony Inspiration

Modern Black and White Wedding Ceremony Inspiration

Have you envisioned where you will exchange your wedding vows? In addition to the location, it’s also important to keep in mind the backdrop that will serve as the central focal point of all your ceremony photos. Creating a unique frame that captures your style and personality is a great way to personalize your wedding ceremony.  For this summer wedding design, we worked with Host and Toast to create a unique circular backdrop. Bold black modern lines accented with romantic greenery and white floral, stand out against the white background. It’s simple yet has so much visual impact! Playing with…read more

2017 Summer Style Guide

2017 Summer Style Guide

So many times we get caught up in planning for the big things that we forget to enjoy the “in between” moments. Summer is the perfect season to savor time with friends and loved ones. To take long weekends and lazy road trips. Whether you are planning a wedding, or dreaming of your next vacation, I hope this Summer Style Guide will inspire you to find ways to refresh and renew. Remember to find joy right where you are, no matter what season you find yourself in. Download the Summer Style Guide Here  

Pink and Gold Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta Wedding – Jerome and Tito

Pink and Gold Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta Wedding – Jerome and Tito

After a surprise proposal overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Capri Italy, Jerome and Tito decided to have a grand wedding with an old world feel and Italian Influences at the Biltmore Ballrooms in Atlanta. Two very sharp grooms and a beautiful wedding design made for a magical day! The stationery suite featured a custom laurel leaf monogram and die cut pattern that we used throughout the design. The stunning invitation by Papered Wonders included a gold silk pocket with gold foil printed on mirrored acrylic. The ceremony was held in the Imperial Ballroom, and guests were greeted  with a custom sign…read more

Summer Lemonade Birthday Party

Summer Lemonade Birthday Party

When life hands you lemons…You can make a pretty sweet ‘Summer Lemonade’ inspired birthday party that is sure to be a big hit this summer. I loved planning a birthday party for my sweet client’s 8th birthday that captured a classic neighbourhood favorite to welcome summer. Summer just screams fun with all the pretty bright colors.The design centered around a bright lemon yellow, orange and vibrant hot pink color scheme. The kids arrived to a refreshing lemonade stand that was cool and refreshing to get the party started. A party favorite was the adopted a “pet” table that was so…read more

The Perfect Cheese Board

The Perfect Cheese Board

One cannot go wrong with a decadent cheese board being the star of the show when entertaining family and friends. Today we are pleased to have Kenan Hill share how to make a stellar cheese board to impress your guests for any gathering. From Kenan: “All of my entertaining-focused cooking classes begin with a cheese board tutorial because (almost) everyone loves a good spread of cheese.  To be honest, I’m perfectly happy with a variety of carbs for transferring cheese from plate to mouth: a fresh baguette, crackers, crostini.  But as with a lot of things, I sometimes get carried with making…read more

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