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  • Paintings, Paintings Everywhere



  • So I’ve been silent … for a long time here and for a VERY good reason. I’ve been covered up in painting orders for custom homes, wedding bouquets, pet portraits, venue paintings, and even wedding ceremony paintings. And to be … Continue reading


  • Watercolored Bookmarks


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  • Last week I wanted to give a few special people a small token of my appreciation and my eyes fell on two of my favorite stamps that I like to use to watercolor… and as I was reading a fabulous … Continue reading


  • Lawn Yahtzee!


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  • Well, the trend for lawn games continues in a very big way for weddings and events alike, not to mention in my own back yard! And we just added giant Yahtzee to our list of games you can buy too. … Continue reading


  • Stephanie and Nick – Hip Fall Brewery Wedding



  • Even though spring and summer weddings are fresh on our mind, right around the corner is the cooler weather, changing leaves, and gorgeous fall weddings, rich with color and texture.  Check out our sophisticated, chic and urban wedding at Sweetwater … Continue reading


  • Simple and Elegant Ways to Add Details to Your Wedding (or Event)



  • Welcome to our May Blog Hop! Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop. You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands on Natalie’s … Continue reading


  • Weekday Wedding at Orchardview {Jessica and Chris}



  •   This wedding was photographed by friend and colleague Chantal Benoit, a photographer based in Ottawa, Canada. The story of this featured wedding below was told by Chantal…. Jessica and Chris met through mutual friends.  Chris also worked with Jessica’s mom. … Continue reading


  • Kelsey and Drew’s Engine Room Wedding


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  • Last December we worked on a beautiful wedding at The Engine Room in Monroe, Georgia. It’s been so busy with wedding season, I’m just now getting around to sharing these fabulous photos with you! Please enjoy a few highlights from … Continue reading


  • Lawn Games – One of my Favorite Wedding Trends


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  • Welcome to our April Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on our favorite wedding ideas to help you in the process of planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along … Continue reading


  • 7 Sweet Wedding Day Photos



  • Today we want to share some fabulous photos to get you excited and inspired for your own wedding day. Enjoy these seven sweet wedding moments to inspire you on your big day. 1. A First Look Sneak Up:  Found on Bridal … Continue reading


  • The Sunniest Cupcake Ever


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  • One of my absolute favorite flowers is the sunflower and so this sunflower cupcake seriously stopped me in my tracks! These are just so cute for a birthday, shower, wedding or any event really.  Don’t you love this fabulous Pinterest … Continue reading


  • 15 Yummy Signature Drinks!



  • We have found several Yummy Signature Drinks that are beautiful and delicious!  This idea is perfect for adding a personal touch to your wedding or event!  These drinks will leave you nothing less than feeling inspired and a watering mouth!   … Continue reading


  • DIY :: Paper Doily Cupcake Wrapper



  • The Pinterest find for this week is using paper doilies to create a DIY cupcake wrapper! You’re so going to love this!! Yet again, we have found another way to incorporate the fabulous paper doily into your wedding!   We … Continue reading


  • Cake Topper for a Summer Wedding


  • Just like fashion, wedding ideas and design cycle back around every few years. And this Pinterest Find of the Week is a gorgeous wedding cake topped with different types of yummy fruit! Absolutely perfect for a spring or summer wedding cake.

  • Just like fashion, wedding ideas and design cycle back around every few years. And this Pinterest Find of the Week is a gorgeous wedding cake topped with different types of yummy fruit! Absolutely perfect for a spring or summer wedding cake. The … Continue reading


  • Something Borrowed, Something Blue


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  • Welcome to our March Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on all things Spring to help you in the process of planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through … Continue reading


  • The Mason Jar Trend Continues….


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  • Well, the mason jar trend isn’t going anywhere yet so we have found several ways to inspire you to use mason jars at your wedding or upcoming event.  From flowers to drinks, we are sure you will love the ideas … Continue reading


  • A Very Personal Thank You!


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  • The Pinterest find for this week is thanking your guests by adding a picture to your thank you cards!  By adding a cute photo of you and your partner from your wedding day, your guests will be delighted by this … Continue reading


  • 4 Wedding Unity Ceremonies that Don’t Involve a Candle


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  • Like our recent post about alternatives of the traditional guestbook, we have created alternatives of the unity candle!  We understand that you want something that suits you and your fiancé and these ideas are great alternatives. 1. A Unity Keepsake Found on … Continue reading


  • Fabulous Groom Gift … and a little something blue too?


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  • The Pinterest find for this week is a stunning, classic watch for your future husband!  We think this watch would be a great surprise for the groom from his sweet bride-to-be!  Not only do we love the watch, but we also love … Continue reading


  • Melissa + Andrei’s Gorgeous Barn Wedding


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  • We had the pleasure of working with Melissa + Andrei and their families last November … and their wedding was absolutely gorgeous. Breathtaking venue, wonderful vendors, fabulous color choices, and just simply elegant choices one after another. I’m sure you’ll be … Continue reading


  • The Appetizer of the Summer



  • The first food that pops into my head when I think about summer in the south is….. watermelon!  Watermelon is definitely the fruit of the summer in Georgia.  We think these watermelon appetizers shown below are perfect for any party, wedding, or event … Continue reading


  • A Southern Touch: Magnolia Leaves



  • If you have an old magnolia tree in your yard, then we have found a few ideas for you!  By using the magnolia leaves off your tree, you will be able to create a simple and easy touch to your wedding, … Continue reading


  • The Sweetest Gift for a Flower Girl



  • Among all the presents you will be receiving and giving, we think this heart-felt handkerchief is adorable if you have a flower girl in your wedding party.  Your flower girl may not understand the meaning of this present right away, … Continue reading


  • Pinterest Find of the Week :: Wedding Weekend Itinerary



  • The Pinterest find of this week is a detailed schedule for your wedding party! We love organization, and what better way to stay organized on your wedding weekend with this beautiful itinerary!  Let your friends, family and bridal party know … Continue reading


  • A Fabulous (Eco-friendly) Fall Wedding


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  • I love it when I work with some couples and they become more than clients. We become friends along the way as I learn what really makes them, well… them. And we navigate potentially stressful waters together in the wedding … Continue reading


  • How ’bout Some Southern Wedding Favors Y’all


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  • Wedding favors can be a lot of fun for your guests and can also be a great way to express your own style and tastes! If it’s in your budget, guests will appreciate the time you took to create a personal favor for … Continue reading


  • Milk and Cookies? Yes, Please!


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  • The Pinterest find of the week is having cookies and milk for children at your party!  We love this idea because it is not limited to just one event.  Cookies and Milk can be served to kids at Weddings, New … Continue reading


  • 3 Fabulous Spring Bridal Bouquets



  • If you are having trouble finding the perfect Spring bouquet, no worries at all!  We have found our 3 fabulous bridal bouquets for any Spring wedding!  From pale to bright colors, we promise you will love these gorgeous bouquets below! … Continue reading


  • The Perfect Bridesmaid {or Hostess} Gift You Can Make!


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  • The Pinterest find of the week is a DIY monogrammed bag! We have the perfect bag for your bridesmaids to use long after your wedding is over.  (This is also a fabulous gift you can create to thank a hostess … Continue reading


  • A Candy Table for All Ages!



  • A fun trend that is still quite popular for weddings and events alike are candy tables and buffets!  This idea is simple and SWEET!  Your candy table will be a definite hit no matter the age of your guests! And we just love … Continue reading


  • Pinterest Find of the Week :: Old Trends Made New Again


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  • Your moms may remember better this trend people like Martha Stewart made popular over a decade ago, but we’re seeing this trend made new once again. It just has that perfect spring (or summer!) feel to it! This idea is … Continue reading


  • Fun Alternatives to the Traditional Guestbook



  • If you are leaning away from the traditional guestbook, then we have found a few ideas for you! At times, a guestbook is typically put in a box and never looked at again after the wedding.  We want you to … Continue reading


  • Pinterest Find of the Week :: Doily Charger and Name Card



  • The Pinterest find of this week is using a calligraphed doily as a name card and charger (of sorts) for your wedding from Martha Stewart Weddings! Don’t you just love how simple and elegant this idea is?! It’s perfect for a wedding, shower or brunch …. … Continue reading


  • 3 Ways to Get You Organized Planning Your Wedding (Plus 39 more articles from other wedding pros)



  • Welcome to our very first Blog Hop for 2015! This month we want to help you start the year off by getting organized as you’re planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas to help you reduce … Continue reading


  • Classic Ways to Use Baby’s Breath in Your Wedding



  • Because baby’s breath is still a huge trend, we wanted to share several ways to incorporate it into your wedding day in a classic way that will still look timeless after the trend has faded. 1. This baby’s breath wreath would look perfect … Continue reading


  • Pinterest Find of the Week


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  • Are you unsure about what you want thrown as you leave your wedding or reception?  We have found the perfect idea for you!  Instead of having bubbles, bird seed, or those beautiful-but-sometimes-dangerous sparklers (you know some people should not ever be near … Continue reading


  • 6 Spring Wedding Reception Centerpieces We Love!


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  • One of the biggest part of planning your wedding is deciding on the floral arrangements.  From cost effective to extravagant, we have found six centerpieces you will absolutely love (we do)!  These colors are so bright and fun, and the … Continue reading


  • 2015 Couples’ Choice Award


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  • Woohoo!! It’s that time again and we were voted once again….. WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Thank you to our … Continue reading


  • Hannah + Garrett’s Country Farm Wedding


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  • I just loved working with Hannah + Garrett and their families to help create a fabulous fall wedding weekend in Monroe, Georgia. Tyler from Once Like a Spark captured their day perfectly and I personally just can’t get enough. The emotion in these … Continue reading


  • Happy New Year!



  • Happy New Year to you and yours! We have taken “off” quite a bit of time from December 20th until yesterday, except that we did have 3 appointments with out-of-state couples and one Christmas wedding in that time frame, but … Continue reading


  • Downtown Athens Wedding


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  • This sweet couple tied the knot at The UGA Chapel and Little Kings in downtown Athens, Georgia, this fall and our team had the pleasure of working with them. Thank you Caroline Fontenot for capturing these incredible photos of the … Continue reading