Over the summer, we were so very honored and excited to finally produce an event that only held us spellbound creatively, but also emotionally. Ashaki and Embry became more than just great clients over the course of our planning, but great friends (I miss them so! Thank heavens for Facebook!). The two were married at the beautiful historic Crane Cottage at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel for an outdoor wedding and reception. In addition to the great details that kept us sketching, bustling and literally enthralled, we had the opportunity to work with some of the best vendors like the phenomenal Agnes Lopez and Gay Whatley, as well as the outstanding band from Atlanta, Excite and local favorite, Tommy Tucker of Dance Jammers who provided the tunes for the after party (which was a tribute to the great, late Michael Jackson and some how had a remix of Hava Nagila. I will never question the depth of Tommy’s music library, every again. Ever.) Our team was also fortunate to work with the ever so talented Christina Grimsley of In Motion Video Productions.
Christina provided us with the video that now is on the gallery of the FABULUXE website, but I wanted to take a moment and share it here so that you can see her work. I cried during the wedding and I cried again when I viewed her awesome production of the video. It was like being there all over again—I know if I felt like that, Christina’s clients must feel the same way, and that is an awesome way to feel. I can’t say enough fabulous things about her so if you are in need of a great videographer, look her up!
If you are a bride that lives in Los Angeles, San Diego or Atlanta, you have one of the best resources available to you– The Bridal Bar! The Bridal Bar is a stylish boutique that offers resources for your wedding. Here, you can get up-close-and-personal with your favorite upscale photographers, view video and DVD of past events, taste the sumptuous cakes of the most dazzling and artistic bakers or listen the tunes of a popular band. From wedding planners to invitation designers, everything is at your fingertips. The Bridal Bar provides everything for you in a gorgeous, laid back atmosphere, while researching getting to know your potential wedding vendors intimately. Due to the extensive and detailed checks done by the Bridal Bar staff, you are sure to be in touch with the best vendors in your area who offer luxury and professional service.
Additionally, the Bridal Bar is the host of several industry wide events—such as cocktail parties, wedding gown trunk shows and tastings. Be sure to visit the Bridal Bar in your area for upcoming events or appointments!
Jaimi and Rebecca of the Atlanta Bridal Bar by David Murray
Rebecca and Harmony Walton, owner and creator of the Bridal Bar by David Murray
Check out Atlanta’s Opening Gala Soiree, too! Do believe that with the Bridal Bar, you are in good hands.
I had the honor of attending the Southern Weddings magazine launch party in Atlanta at the Dogwood Restaurant. Lara and her talented team with the help of some other great pros put together an awesome party. The party was a hit! I am so glad that I made the trip and got to see so many good friends. If you’ve been a fan of the Southern Weddings blog, this is a definite treat.
Latrice Cushenberry of Bridal Opulence :: Eliana Baucicault of By Your Side Events :: Katasha Butler of K.Sherrie & Co. :: Melanie Carter of Lucky Paperie (I love her, her baby…who isn’t so much a baby now LOL and her phenomenal work!)
Lara Casey being a wonderful hostess!
Lara and Katasha
Our gang with David Batson a wonderful designer, who kept calling me “Beyonce Girl” all night. He is hilarious. Can’t wait to work with him.
Scarlett and Katasha
Me and David!
Ally of Unforgettable Soirées with Katasha
Me and Lara
Latrice and I..and, Latrice: you may say I made you look short, but your hair had extraordinary swag…
Me and Scarlett! I just love her! (I might have to make this my wallpaper on the iPhone LOL!)
I loved these shots from Scarlett too:
We had an awesome time! The next day, Scarlett introduced me to Mellow Marshmallow where she, Ginger, Melanie (along with the adorable Miss Zoë), Eliana and Katasha. I cannot wait to meet up with some of these ladies again when I, along with Liene of Blue Orchid Designs and Saundra of Planning…Forever speak at Eventology 2009.
Wish you were there? Here are some other posts about the awesome party!