Wednesday, January 30, 2013

{Real Wedding} Melissa & Antonio

I can finally share one of the weddings I helped plan!! This may look familiar to you since Alexis Sweet Photography was gracious enough to let me use Melissa and Antonio's photo for my military blog design, if you haven't been over there click here: A Military Story. This post will be up there on Feb. 8th too!

This fall wedding was so pretty and their navy, orange, and white color scheme looked perfect with Antonio's dress blues. This was one of my last weddings to help plan in Savannah, GA and their rustic details were really fun to make. I arranged all the flowers for the wedding, cut all the burlap table runners, and cut out all the letters for the table names and hot glued them to the foam pumpkins. Plus Nicole, who now owns Simply Savannah Events made the lace table overlays and the escort cards. We helped Melissa and Antonio with their wedding planning and day of coordination, which was a lot of work since they were relocated to Savannah during their planning process, and like many weddings their were some "hic-ups". Including their outside wedding was almost moved inside since hurricane Sandy was coming up the coast. Thankfully the weather was ok!! One of the unique parts of their wedding was the traditional Mexican tradition of the lasso ceremony which you can see images below when Antonio's family placed it around him and Melissa. Other fun details were the pine cones I incorporated into Melissa's bridal bouquet, and the funny group shots seen below, such a silly group! Thank you Alexis and Shannon for sharing these photos!
Wedding Ceremony: Whitefield Square // Wedding Venue: Richmond Hill City Center // Wedding Photography: Alexis Sweet Photography and Shannon Christopher // Wedding Planners & Decor Designers: Layla Mayville of All the Little Details + Nicole Rene of Simply Savannah Events // Floral Design: Layla Mayville of All the Little Details // Wedding Programs & Escort Cards: Nicole Rene of Simply Savannah Events // Reverend: Rev. Joe Wadas // Hair&Make-up: JoliA Brides // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals // Chair Covers & Sashes: Exquisite Event Rentals // DJ: HD Mobile Audio // Bakery: Lulu's Chocolate Bar // Transportation: Ogelthorpe Tours

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

{Organic Wednesday} Lake Champlain Chocolates

I haven't done an Organic Wednesday blog post in a long time and since it's Valentine's Day coming up I've had chocolate on the brain. I'll be reminding my hubby that I LOVE this place and now that we are very close maybe I'll get some. Last time we visit up north to his family we drove over to Burlington, VT and listened to the history of the company, saw the factory, tried some samples and then bought A LOT of chocolate. I would say that this company is up their with my all time favorite companies for chocolate and I'm very serious about my chocolate!!!

Lake Champlain Chocolates has crafted specialty chocolates in Burlington, Vermont, for over 25 years. We start with high quality Belgian chocolate. The finest all-natural ingredients are added, including local Vermont cream, sweet butter, maple syrup, honey, fruits, nuts, and other natural flavors. Crafted in small batches to ensure exceptional freshness, our chocolates come in gift assortments, gift baskets, and as handcrafted novelties. Unlike some other chocolate companies, Lake Champlain Chocolates does not add preservatives, extenders, or additives. Our products are also Kosher certified. Our chocolates are available online, nationwide at specialty food and gift stores, including Whole Foods Market, Fresh Market, upscale hotels and inns, and at our three company-owned stores in Vermont. 
Five Star Bars
Organic Chocolate Truffles 15pc

Perfect for wedding favors, party favors, shower favors, and table favors.
Organic Chocolate Squares 200pc
White Favor Box (Allow 1-2 Weeks)

Lake Champlain Chocolates
Factory Store & Café
750 Pine Street, 
Burlington, Vermont


Monday, January 21, 2013

Adirondack Inspired Weddings

I'm back with more Adirondack Inspired Weddings eye candy! This is my 3rd post so if you missed the other two click here and here. The weather up here is mighty chilly so I am keeping warm by spending time on pinterest/google and finding more winter wonderland wedding inspiration. Although I am starting to embrace the cold and enjoying the beautiful scenery. For my birthday we drove to Lake Placid, NY which is one hour south of where we live. It was a gorgeous drive and we ate at The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery. I love Lake Placid & available to help with your weddings there!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

{Featured} Glitter and Gold ~ Weddings Unveiled Magazine

I'm still pinching myself about being featured in a magazine! 
Thank you to Weddings Unveiled for featuring us
Izzy Hudgins Photography 
Event Designers and Styling, Floral Design & Paper Goods by Layla Mayville now of All the Little Details and Nicole Rene Schwalge of Simply Savannah Events
Hair & Makeup by Beyond Beautiful By Heather 
Cakes, cake pops, cupcakes by Delectable Designs 
Other desserts from Thrive, Fresh Market, World Market  
Film by Vitor Lindo of Institute of Cinematic Arts assistant to Robert Charles Wedding Films Venue 
Location & amazing reclaimed wood tables & mantle Southern Pine Company of Georgia 
Wedding Dress from BleuBelle Bridal 
Jewelry from Gaucho 

Layla's contributions: Arranged all flowers Terrariums & succulents, Mint seed escort cards and glitterized clips, Dessert table paint chip tent cards, Paint chip thanks flags, Gold glitter hearts on cupcakes, Gold glitter sprayed recycled glass jars, and created We Found Love foam board letters

Nicole's contributions: Designed and printed the invitation suite, Fabric hanging garland, Mint glitter 

sprayed recycled glass jars, arranged the amazing dessert table!!

Also featured on Green Wedding Shoes blog and you can read more about that here

behind the scenes part 1: here

behind the scenes part 2: here