Athens GA | Natalie Bradley Artist | Handmade Arts and Crafts
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    Natalie Bradley

    SHORT VERSION:

    Hi, I’m Natalie Bradley! For 14 years I was a wedding and event planner, and successful business owner.

    In 2015, I decided to move in a new direction and become a more developed artist and crafter (you can see my etsy shop here). After more than a decade in the event business and having a busy family life, I am no longer taking on new weddings and events and I am focusing on creating art and making crafts.  From time to time, I also love sharing ideas, tips and DIY tutorials for parties, home, and all things arts and crafts.

    LONG VERSION:

    Hi, I’m Natalie Bradley! For 14 years I was a wedding and event planner, and successful business owner.

     

    In 2015, I decided to move in a new direction and become a more developed artist and crafter (you can see my etsy shop here). After more than a decade in the event business and having a busy family life, I am no longer taking on new weddings and events and I am focusing on creating art and making crafts.  From time to time, I also love sharing ideas, tips and DIY tutorials for parties, home, and all things arts and crafts.

    What brought me to this point?

    In 2003, I started Soirée! Ltd. (dba Natalie Bradley Events) after graduating from the University of Georgia in 2001 and returning to Athens with her husband to the town they fell in love with while in school. For 12 years I have planned, managed and designed hundreds of weddings and events full time in Athens. In the fall of 2015, I made the decision to stop taking on new weddings and events and focus on another passion – creating beautiful arts and crafts.

    I have been a columnist for the Athens-Banner Herald and OnlineAthens.com, and penned the entertaining column for Southern Distinction magazine from 2003-2007. Soirée by Natalie Bradley Events has been published in The Red Envelope Blog, DIY Lifestyle Magazine, The Handmade Home, The Frosted Petticoat, Oconee Magazine, Inside Weddings, TLCWeddings.com, CNN.com, Vows Magazine, Hybrid Mom, WedTheMagazine.com, Elite Bridal Network, Black Star Rising Blog, WedLock Magazine, American Express for Entrepreneurs, AthensWeddingProfessionals.com, OnlineAthens.com, Modern Bride Atlanta, Style Me Pretty, Long Island Bride and Groom, The Knot Georgia, Lake Oconee Living, Weddings with Style, Brides.com and Southern Distinction.

    In addition, (before I became a mom) I was the lifestyle expert for Georgia Living TV and Holiday Home. I have also been a special guest on BB Webb’s Living Life with Style TV show, as well as Elizabeth Dalton’s and Barbara Dooley’s radio shows! In 2007 and 2008, I planned and designed the Girls’ and Guys’ Night Out fund-raiser for Hope Haven and again planned and designed Threads of Hope for them in 2012. In 2013, I planned and designed the Tour and Tastes of Kitchens Fundraiser for the Georgia Children’s Chorus. For years, I’ve enjoyed volunteering regularly throughout the community, at my daughter’s school and in my church. I’ve planned and designed hundreds of weddings and events at this point, and have had a wonderful journey in the process!

    I currently live in Athens, Georgia, with my husband Edward and our daughter Reese.

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