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Hand Candies

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My favorite vendor at this years Shecky’s Girls Night Out was Nailorie LLC. Lorie Riley introduced little treats called Hand Candies. Their booth had one of the longest lines of the night. Everyone was so intrigued to find out how did the candy taste and why was it called hand candy! That is because it is a treat for your hands. These delights were made with sea salt and other goodies and comes in a variety of smell good fragances.

Here is how it works:

  • Chip off a piece of the hand candy that can be carried around in your purse
  • Rub the sea salt on your dry hands
  • Then rinse!

That’s it. Just that simple. You will not need hand moisturizer after this.

They also come in a variety of fragance choices:
Afternoon Tea
Bergamot Bliss
Blackberry Vanilla
Clean White Sheets
Coriander Rose
Grapefruit Cocktail
Hippie Love
Hula Girl
Key Lime Pie
Lemon Chiffon
Melon Sorbet
Miss Amber
Ocean Breeze
Peach Cobbler
Pumpkin Crunch
Sugar Baby Sparkle
Sweet Pea Lilac
Tropical Smoothie
Zen Moment

They also serves as great gifts for anyone! My mother could not believe the condition of her hands after the treatmeant.

All pictures were taken by me! I am becoming quite the photographer’s apprentice.

Heidi Elnora comes to Atlanta

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You may remember Heidi Elnora from Project Runway. Heidi is very talented designer hailing from Alabama and has graciously extended to the heart of Atlanta. Heidi specializes in customizing gowns that are unique to the individual. Stop in and pick out the perfect silhouette with the perfect amount of bling, beading or lace to compliment a gown that will be as unique as your event.

Last night I had the privilege to attend the grand opening of the gallery. Hosted by the Atlantan Brides in the middle of midtown, this swank and modern lounge atmosphere will leave you forgetting why you are there.

Since my poor camera is still on the mend. Feast on these images from Peachtree Photography.

I have never seen an all pearl bodice before. It is all hand sewed by Heidi and her team.

The live models were a hit. I must admit a few people jumped when they saw them move.
I would love to have this drawing of my gown design. Of course to hang in my office.

Love the chandeliers that are hung throughout the space.

Here are the two gallery locations:

Atlanta Gallery
One Peachtree Pointe
1545 Peachtree Street Suite #112
Atlanta, Georgia 30309


Birmingham Gallery
4128 Crosshaven Lane
Birmingham, Alabama 35243

tel: 205.977.7202

We TV Casting Calls

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Do you spend your Sunday’s going bridal with We TV? If you are a bride to be and answered yes, you may possibly be in for a treat. We TV is currently casting for several bridal shows including all time favorites like My Fair Wedding and Rich Bride Poor Bride. Good luck, well be watching!


PSA: Get Married Announces a New National Wedding Magazine

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From the press release:

ATLANTA, May 27, 2009 – Get Married, the only multi-channeled wedding planning resource with platforms online and on television every weekday, announces today a third platform – a new, glossy national wedding magazine – making it the most comprehensive and integrated wedding resource. Get Married magazine is scheduled to publish its first issue October 2009. Tagged as a “new shopping & trend guide for the savvy bride,” Get Married magazine extends the brand loyalty of Get Married’s Lifetime Television show viewers and GetMarried.com users who crave unique and integrated content. This third platform brings a tactile and fresh experience to a new generation of brides who aspire to discover new inspirations on TV, online and in print.

“Get Married magazine rounds out our truly integrated approach to wedding planning, and will continue to capture the excitement of brides who watch, surf and read their way through designing every moment of their wedding celebration,” said Stacie Francombe, founder and president of Get Married and GetMarried.com. “Get Married magazine will reinterpret the rules and translate the latest wedding trends, while offering a new perspective in an uplifting, edgy voice for creatively-innovative and inspirationally-driven brides.”

Former skirt! magazine editor Stephanie Davis, who has written for GQ, Self, Brides and Gourmet, is the executive editor of Get Married magazine, spearheading the editorial, creative and integration with its show on Lifetime Television and with Get Married.com. She is working closely with Jill Meister, the editor-in-chief of GetMarried.com and former CBS Early Show producer. Editorial deadline is August 16, 2009, and ideas should be submitted to Stephanie.Davis@GetMarried.com.

In addition to offering a platform for the most sought-after wedding experts to share tips and ideas, Get Married magazine offers brides choices and guidance, and the first several issues will be distributed to approximately 300,000 brides. With smarter editorializing, Get Married magazine fills a void in the marketplace, combining planning with shopping, which is often a simultaneous process for brides. According to Magazine Publishers of America’s 2008 Survey, magazine readership is growing. In fact, 85 percent of Americans read magazines, and readership grew during the last five years, with audience growth more than all other media except the internet. Likewise, the average number of issues read by 25-34 year olds has increased 11.5 percent since 2004, an important factor for Get Married’s target demographic.

While brides get a glossy and bound new bridal magazine semi-annually to explore every facet of their wedding planning, advertisers who are looking to maximize dollars and increase reach among a highly-engaged audience of brides can garner exposure across Get Married’s three media platforms – TV, online and print. With 96 pages in the first few issues including a chic assortment of trends and inspirations, limited advertising opportunities are initially available in the 8″ x 10.5″ publication. Advertising deadline is September 1, 2009. For more information about advertising, contact MagSales@GetMarried.com or call 877.848.0331.

Get Married magazine will grow its audience in this tough economy with the first few issues being free for brides, retailers, wedding and industry professionals, and bridal show and event producers through direct mail, signing up for a single copy, or in bulk on GetMarried.com, or at select local retailers and events.

For more information on how to receive a single free copy or in bulk, please contact Magazine@GetMarried.com.

About Get Married
Get Married, a national, integrated multi-media wedding planning destination, is the only resource that reaches couples through a highly synergized, tri-media platform: a TV show on Lifetime Television, a highly-trafficked website (www.GetMarried.com) and a glossy print publication. Whether you watch, read or surf, Get Married makes wedding planning a piece of cake. Get Married connects brides with local and national wedding professionals and industry experts through entertainment and news.

Hosted by Colin Cowie, premier lifestyle expert and celebrity event designer, Get Married is the most-watched wedding entertainment program on television. The second season of Get Married’s daily half-hour television series airs at 7:30 am ET/PT on Lifetime Television, the leader in women’s television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. Video segments from the show are available online 24/7 at www.GetMarried.com, along with articles, picture galleries, blogs and an interactive shop. For more information, please visit www.GetMarried.com, and to participate in online dialogues, visit www.BloggerBrides.com.

Here is a sneak peek at the cover:

New Headshots Courtesy of Ben Vigil!

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I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend. Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes, I celebrated being one year younger! The ellyB Events team had a great wedding weekend in NY. I cannot wait to share the pictures from the event!

I also wanted to share with you the new headshots I had done for several campaigns we are working on. I had the opportunity to work with Ben Vigil from Ben Vigil Photography. We took a stroll in Piedmont park on a rainy day but you cannot tell in these awesome images. Not only is Ben one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the Atlanta area, but he is just a wonderful person in general. Let me know what you think.

Cool Website Alert: "DIR-ECT-IONS"

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Gone are the days when guests forget the direction card in the invitation and frantically call you asking for an address {not that you should have your cell phone with you anyway on your big day!}. Dial Directions is a system that allows you to call from your cell phone and select an event you’re trying to get to. It then sends you step by step map quest directions via text message to your phone.

I’m loving this practical idea and the number is so easy to remember: (1) DIR-ECT-IONS.


Surprise Bridal Tea Shower at the Four Seasons

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Last month I had the honor of hosting a Bridal Tea at the Four Seasons here in Atlanta. The guest of honor for the day was Celeste, publisher of the Atlantan Brides magazine, as well as bride to be! Celeste will be getting married this July on a beautiful beach in Florida. Since she works almost 24/7 on other wedding related things, I decided to get all of her clients together and do something nice for her for a change. Believe it or not I was able to keep all of the details a secret despite her constant questions!

Here is Celeste and Kyle being surprised. The event turned out even better since Kyle was in town from France.
Everyone actually got to talk about things other than work!
The Four Seasons did a great job with these mini sandwhiches
These delicious cupcakes were provided by
The pink hat box with green polka dot cake was made by Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes and it was DELISH! No one even believed it was real at first.
Reading all the great wishes left for the bride to be.
The happy couple

Photos courtesy of Phillip Shone

Interactive Stations – Pretzel Bar

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There are so many things you can do with the apothecary jars being sold every where. If you are sure your crowd would not be interested in a candy bar or even a popcorn bar, why not do an assortment of pretzels? There are so many options for you to decorate your pretzels. This would be a fun project for you and your bridal party or alone with your fiance. You could add yogurt, sprinkles, chocolate or your favorite candy such as gummies to the mix. Here are some fun ideas of the different types of pretzels you could use;

Source: Mrs. Sweetas

Source: Ljcfyi

Source: Brandy’s Delights

Source: Left Over Queen

Source: Amazon

Source: Get Married

I just love this candy and pretzel infused bar found on The Lavendar Lily blog.

Inspiration Station- Military Weddings

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With Memorial Day just around the corner, inspiration came to me today in the form of a military wedding. I’m all for incorporating a couple’s lifestyle and personality into their wedding. Here’s some ideas:
I’m thinking save the dates on dog tags. source: Dog Tags R Us

Who doesn’t love a man in uniform? source: Marine Corps Times

How’s a sword for a cake cutter? source: photo.net

Check out this cake topper. source: magic mud

Favors anyone? source: Wristband Reminder

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