EllyB Events

Interactive Stations: Seafood Display

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If you are a lover of all things Seafood like I am, I am sure you would appreciate seeing one of these displays at the next event you attend. In a seafood display (sometimes referred too as a seafood boat), you can usually find a wide assortment of fresh seafood choices such as: shrimp, oysters, clams, crab legs, whole lobsters, etc.




Inspiration Station – Mason Jars

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When it comes to your event get CREATIVE. Turn to ordinary household items and try to find a way to incorporate them by using your unique sense of style. This does not mean to get all DIY crazy, but look to the ordinary to get you extraordinary. Mason jars have always been on the scene for a few reasons:

  • They are available in bulk and can even be purchased in your neighborhood grocery store
  • They come in a variety of colors and shapes
  • They evoke that childhood memory
  • They can be reused over and over again
  • The design possibilities are ENDLESS

Here are some great pictures illustrating the possibilities:

Love the look of these mason jars being used as aisle makers.

If you are having an outdoor wedding, do not be afraid to hang them on near by branches to narrow in the event space and create an intimate setting.

Here are mason jars are used throughout the decor to illuminate the night.

Source: Intimate Weddings

Here the mason jars are being hung on sheperd hooks.

Source: Casa Sugar

And of course you can use them as the vase for your centerpieces.

Source: Lulu Belle Blog


Source: 100 Layer Cake

Source: The Bride’s Cafe

Source: The Inspired Room

Source: Elena Loves Pip

Source: Bridal Buds

Source: Photographik


Source: Re-Nest

Ask a Planner now in PRINT in Atlanta Occasions Magazine

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You may have noticed that our Ask the Planner section of the blog has taken a little hiatus. We were waiting to reveal that you can now find our Ask A Planner column in print in the Atlanta Occasions magazine that has just recently launched. We will also keep the Atlanta Occasions Blog updated with your questions.

We are so thrilled about this latest chapter in the ellyB Events journey. We enjoy getting your questions and answering them. If you do not have access to Atlanta Occasions magazine shoot me your address and I will mail you one. Of course we will place a copy of the column on the blog for you to enjoy as well.

So here is our first one. Please click to enlarge.

Send your questions to ask@atlantaoccasions.com

Giveway from Le Ink Coquette

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We get so excited to learn of fun giveaways. When Le Ink Coquette informed us of their giveaway not only opened to current brides but anyone! Owner Eve Cruz has taken her paper and ink to a unique dose of goodness. Here are some of her beauties which she affectionately calls her little coquettes:




Just click here, subscribe to the blog, leave a comment letting Eve know why you would like some Coquette in your life and enter a chance to win menu’s, table numbers, wine bottle labels or if your already married, Mr. and Mrs. Calling cards.

Bridal Bar Grand Opening Pt. 3

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TGIF! I am so excited today is Friday. Not only is it a gorgeous day but it is the start of a pretty amazing weekend. This will be the first time in three weeks that I will actually be at home in Atlanta. Here are the last images from David Murray Weddings from the Bridal Bar event. I stopped by Bridal Bar yesterday and we discussed all of the amazing events that are on schedule to come. This is just the beginning!



As I mentioned yesterday with the Smilebooth, photographers are now doing their own version of photo booths. David Murray Weddings do the Love Booth. Here are few pics from the love seat. Don’t forget to check out the slide show.


Disclaimer: If you see Mr. ellyB in the pics having a ball is because he was! He loves being in front of the camera.

Have a great weekend.

So what is a smilebooth? Bridal Bar Grand Opening Pt. 2

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The smile booth is the brain child of photographers Our Labor of Love. It is a great fun alternative twist to the traditional photo booths that have emerged at events over the past few years. What I really love about the photo booth is that it can have custom backgrounds and your guests will be the one taking the pictures. That’s right, no longer waiting for the countdown, shoot and click as many times as you like. There are no time limits to how long the fun can last. The best way to get the most out of the smile booth is to just have fun. Be yourself, make fun of your self and the others in there with you. Custom backdrops created by dolci odille, they can do amazing things with paper!

Please don’t ask what I was doing or saying in the pic above!

TIP: A great way to remember all the fun is to make an album of all the images.

Bridal Bar Grand Opening Pt. 1

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I just had to share these amazing images from Daivd Christensen photography who managed to capture a handful of the details that were present during the grand opening Soiree. Take a moment to absord all of the fab. More images to come…

Getting married August 1st, 2009 in NY/NJ?

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JUST ANNOUNCED! LET CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER DAVID TUTERA ENHANCE YOUR WEDDING ON WEtv!*

Making your dream wedding a reality can be almost impossible. If you or someone you know is getting married THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 1st, 2009, then there’s very little time left to make that dream come true. That’s why “My Fair Wedding,” the newest lifestyle show from the Women’s Entertainment Network, is offering a few lucky brides a chance to have celebrity wedding planner David Tutera ENHANCE and UPGRADE their weddings before it’s too late!

The application process is simple. Send an email ATTN: Producers to mfwcasting@gmail.com and in the subject line, please put your wedding date and city, state location. In the body of the email include a picture of the bride to be, and describe why you need David’s help! *Weddings should take place in the New Jersey/New York tri-state area the weekend of August 1, 2009!

Atlanta Occasions Magazine Launch Party!

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Heather Vreeland is throwing the perfect Launch Party bash at the The Foundry at Puritan Mill. Coem out and get a copy of the magazine while enjoying a full dance party put on by some of the top vendors here in Atlanta.

See you there!

Sneak Peek of Bridal Bar Grand Opening Soiree

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Whew I cannot believe I am up and about already! Yesterday was everything us Bridal Bar vendors hoped for and more. The food, decor and the PEOPLE were out of this world and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. I did not have a camera with me but as of 1am pictures were already on facebook. I cannot wait to see the professional pictures from the six-seven photographers and magazines covering the event.










Thanks Layne from Sweet-n-sinful and Neal Howard for the pics.

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