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Bold, Modern and Opulent

Katie and Jonathan’s wedding was recently published in The Knot. This ultra-modern wedding at the Atlanta Botanic Gardens emphasized dramatic, bold lines accented with pops of opulent yellow color.   Thanks to Laura Stone and Artstar for the fabulous photos!

Katie’s bouquet was created with White Dahlias, White Stock, and lavish White Cattleya Orchids, and was accented with clusters of the couple’s signature flower,  Yellow Craspedia (Billy Balls).

Bridal bouquets were created with yellow calla lilies while Jonathan’s boutonniere featured Yellow Craspedia (Billy Ball) and Black Sansevieria (mother in law’s tongue plant).

The ceremony and reception both featured bright Yellow Oncidium Orchids in black glass vases along with Yellow Roses, hydrangea, succulents and accent lemons.

A Dash of the Mediterranean

Biljana and Phil’s wedding at Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park was inspired by the bride’s Macedonian heritage and visions of the Mediterranean coast.  Thanks to Laura Stone and Artstar for the beautiful photos!

Bridal attendants carried bouquets of Coral and Cream Roses along with Coral Hypericum berries, while the  Bride’s bouquet was created with the couple’s signature flower, the Coral Calla Lilly, along with Coral Roses, Pink Piano Garden Roses, Paula Fay Peonies and Coral Hypericum berries. 

Phil’s boutonniere echoes the bride’s bouquet with their signature Coral Calla Lily and Hypericum berries. 

Sparkling white sand beaches, white marble, and brilliant turquoise waters and skies are evoked by the white Capiz shell garlands and aqua and blue-tinted décor, while coral and deep pink pops of color echo the bride’s passionate culture. 






Early Spring Blossoms at Graystone

Lan and Dan’s early spring wedding at Graystone in Piedmont Park (published last year in The Knot) showcased the color red, which signifies prosperity, love and joy in traditional Asian weddings, and featured gorgeous blooming cherry branches throughout the ceremony and reception.  Thanks to Laura Stone and Artstar for the lovely photos!

Lan’s bridal bouquet was created entirely from red flowers with a resulting emphasis on texture created by mixing red roses, Red Anemone, Red Rununculus, and the couple’s signature flower, Red Mokara Orchids.  Dan’s boutonniere also starred the couple’s signature flower, the Red Mokara Orchid, accented by Red Spray Roses and gold and burgundy velvet millinery leaves.


The bridal attendants’ bouquets  featured Snowy Jewel Roses, White Spray Roses, White Hellebores, and accents of preserved tallow berries. 

Both the altarpiece (a beautifully designed Penzai tree) and the feature arrangement within the reception hall showcased blooming white cherry blossoms, white roses and hydrangea, along with cascades of deep-red hanging Amaranthus blossoms.

Table arrangements continued the red and white motif with white roses and Red Mokara Orchids.


Fun at Foxhall

We partnered with Sun in My Belly Catering, stylist Ginny Branch, and photographers Heidi Geldhauser and Buffy Dekmar (from Our Labor of Love Photography) for a photo shoot at Foxhall Resort and Shooting Club, featured in the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of Modern Luxury Brides Atlanta.  

Stylist Ginny Branche wished to “evoke the feelings of early spring, when greenery is just beginning to emerge, and the light is still soft and cool” with a color palette of linen, sage, rosemary, porcelain, oak and ink. 

Centerpieces featured Super Green Roses, Scabiosa pods, Green Button Mums, Fruited Fig branches and Aqua Reindeer moss.















The bridal bouquet was created with Super Green Roses, Scabiosa pods, Leucadendron and succulents, de-petaled sunflower pods, and Penny Cress.  The groom’s boutonniere echoed the bouquet with small succulents and Penny Cress.

Both the hanging centerpiece and the decorative arch feature Italian Ruscus foliage, while vintage-style, lightly-tinted green bottles complete the pastoral look. 


A Unique Take on Fall

A recent show at the Four Seasons Hotel featured four designers, each one designing a new seasonal look.  I picked autumn. Thanks to Picture This for the great photos. 

Inspired by the softer colors of waning summer pastels, I moved away from the traditional autumnal color palette, instead combining lavenders, greys and the ghostly whites of frosty fall mornings.

Silver mercury glass, silver candlesticks and cake stands, clear glass jars and antique white décor highlighted arrangements created with white and lavender roses, hydrangea, Calla Lilies, pale green Agonis and small white pumpkins.