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Shabby Apple Dress Winner!!!!!

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We are so excited to announce the winner for our last giveaway of 2011…the winner is….Anita B. YAYAY!  Anita we are so happy for you and cannot wait to see you in the dress.  Be sure to share pics so we can share with our readers.  I will contact you shortly with additional details. Congrats again!

Shabby Apple and ellyB Events Dress Giveaway!

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We are still celebrating the holidays today on the blog.  So much so we have some amazing news for you!!!! We have teamed up with Shabby Apple to bring you an amazing women’s dress. We think this perfect LBD (little black dress, it’s really gray, but gray is the new black!), will just be perfect for you to wear to your next event.

The Shabby Apple has something for every women or event. Think rehearsal dinner, engagement party outfit, honeymoon, date night, you name it!  Event something for maternity and the kids.  There were so many wonderful styles to choose from, here are a few of my faves:

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Now here is the dress that I picked for one lucky winner to win. Moon River is a super cute charcoal gray ruffled dress that will be perfect for any event.

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YAY! You heard that right.  One lucky reader will get this dress all to herself.  The rules are super simple and easy! Check them out:

1. Like Shabby Apple on Facebook! Comment that ellyB Events sent ya!

2. Like ellyB Events on Facebook! Leave us a comment letting us know you did so!

3. Come back here on the blog and comment to tell us where you plan to where this cute little number.

That’s IT!

If you like any of the other items I posted or found something even cuter to add to your 2012 wardrobe. All of our readers will get 10% off. Just mention "ellyb10off" during check out on the Shabby Apple website.

Get to liking and commenting.  The giveaway will end on Thursday December 30, 2011 at 12am. Winner will be announced on Friday December 31, 2012.

Good luck everyone!

Atlanta Engagement Session: Crystal and Ken by Milanes Photogrpahy

Posted in ellyB Couples Engagement Pictures, ellyB Published

 

I cannot believe it is Friday already. We only have eight more days until we enter the new year. Although time is flying, we could not be any more grateful to make dreams and events come true. We are ready!!

We are bringing to you all of the fabulous couples getting hitched next year so you will be very familiar with them once their wedding day rolls around.  Crystal is our Diva. Everything about her is show stopping and modelesque (pretty sure I just made that word up!). Can’t you just tell by the pictures?

They started out taking pictures around and by Centennial park then ended the perfect day on the rooftop of the Glen Hotel. The transition is color is just amazing!

 

Check out their love story on Essence.

Foundry at Puritan Mill Atlanta Wedding: Melissa and Thea

Posted in ellyB Published, ellyb Real Weddings

I never considered it work when working with Melissa and Thea.  Melissa may be one of the sweetest souls I know, that could not even get upset at anyone if she tried. Thea just completes her in every way as they embark on journey after journey together.  Since her mother has affectionately adopted me into the family, be prepared to see this couple a lot more on the blog in the upcoming months!

Melissa began her day getting ready at one of the most gorgeous spa’s in all of Atlanta, Spa Sentio. While the girls took their time to get ready, they sipped on champagne and transformed into fabulous divas. The ceremony took place at the beautiful Christ the King Cathedral then the guests headed to the Foundry at Puritan Mill for a night full of dancing.  If you ever want to see what 400 people on the dance floor looks like, peep below!

We made sure that no detail was missed as we carried the color scheme from the clothes that Melissa wore in her save the date picture, to the mini pom poms we threw at the grand exit. It was great to see how the tangerine and plum worked so well together (we were ahead of the curve with the Pantone 2012 colors!).

 

 

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Congrats to Melissa and Thea for being published in The Knot Magazine. Melissa and Thea we are forever grateful for being able to be apart of your big day! xoxo

Style Production Team:

Getting Ready Location: Spa Sentio and Dragonfly Salon

Wedding Planner: ellyB Events

Officiant:  Fr. Neil Dhabliwala

Photographer: Altmix Photography

Videographer: Rodinis Films

Floral/Design:  ellyB Events

Linens:  ellyB Events

Lighting :  ellyB Events

Stationery: ellyB Events

Hair and Makeup: Spa Sentio

Venue:  The Foundry a Puritan Mill

Caterer:  Bold American

Cupcakes:  Gigi Cupcakes

DJ:  One and Sound Entertainment

Rentals:  Event Rentals Unlimited

Photobooth: Halo Booth

Ceremony Musicians  Organist: Dr. Tim Wissler

Transportation:  Atlantic Limousine & Transportation

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ellyB Atlanta Photoshoot with Mike Colon Photography

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A few months ago we received an email from Katherine from Mike Colon Photography, wanting to collaborate on a shoot that they had coming up here in Atlanta. Ummmmm, let me think about this, a shoot with celebrity photography Mike Colon? Ummm not sure let me think about this (we did all of this while we were jumping up and down and attempting to do a cart wheel). ABSOLUTELY was all I could type. If I must say so myself, this shoot was definitely swoon worthy!

It gave us the opportunity to show off our rustic/vintage style while proving you can still be fabulous and glam!  Check out the shoot below and the rest of the images on Style Me Pretty.

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Style Production Team:

Head Photographer: Mike Colón

Participating Photographers: Rosanna Marie , Rustic White Photography, Magdiel Sanchez + Henry Rivera Photography 

Creative Direction: Eliana of Elly B Events 

Location: Waters Mill 

Paper Goods: Jen of Miss Pickles Press

Rentals: Mao of Four Inch Fold Rentals

Floral Design: Jackson Durham Florals

Desserts: Shamsi Bakery

Linens: Connie Duglin Linens 

Gown 1: Winnie Couture

Gown 2 + 3: Zara

Couple: Karlin and Matt

Interactive Stations – Apple Cider Bar

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What a great compliment to any event that happens around the holidays.  Why not give your guests the option of creating their own version of the perfect apple cider. Create a fun table complete with a festive backdrop as guests mingle and try apple cider with different toppings and mixtures.

Check out Cake Events for the recipes and printable.

 

 

 

Ventanas Atlanta Wedding: Asha and Bryson

Posted in ellyB Published, ellyb Real Weddings

 

This is one of those posts that I do not even know where to begin. Should I start off by telling you how awesome Asha and Bryson are or should I just replay their wedding day picture by picture???? Ok I just decided to do a little bit of both.

I tell Asha daily that she will be our first female President. I know she thinks I am joking but I mean it. Everyone knows her, and not one person has anything bad to say about her. She just has this presence about her that commands a room but is totally approachable at the same time. Oh let’s not forget her better half. He might as well run for Vice President right beside her because they are truly that much of a power couple!

Asha and her girls, began their day at in the penthouse suite of the Glenn Hotel in downtown Atlanta.  Asha and Bryson decided to do a first look on the roof top of the Glenn Hotel. It was just perfect, just the two of them!

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Bryson had two dinner jackets. One for the first look and another for the rest of the ceremony and reception. Men take note, you can do a dress change too!

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It was our first time working with Nadia D. Photography, and needless to say she is my new bestie. Her photos are like a work of art!

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They were blessed to have an amazing bridal party that made the day all about the couple and not about themselves!

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We must give thanks to our fabulous style production team!

 

Getting Ready Location: Glenn Hotel

                                        Embassy Suites

Wedding Planner: ellyB Events

Photographer: Nadia D. Photo

Ceremony: Druid Hills United Methodist Church

Venue: Ventanas

Caterer: Affairs to Remember

Officiant: Rev. Scott Copeland

Cinematographer: Rodinis Films

Hair: Tina Brewer

Makeup: Love Over Logic

Floral:   On Occasions of Atlanta

Linens: Connie Duglin Linens

Cake: Couture Cakes

Band:  Jukebox Music Group

Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited 

Photobooth: ShutterBooth

Transportation: Signature1 Transportation

                          J & L LIMOUSINE SERVICE

Stationery: Paper Parfait

ellyB Events – December Press Round Up

Posted in ellyB Published, ellyb Real Weddings

So we are going to let you in on a little secret. One of our goals this year was to see our fabulous couples and events on the pages of the Knot Magazine. First we were blessed to see Jessica and Sam in the Knot National issue that came out earlier this month, and now we have not one but two couples in The Knot Georgia edition. As an added bonus we even gave some savvy scoops on how to make your day that much better!  Congrats to Asha and Bryson as well as Melissa and Thea!

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In the December issue of Jezebel magazine, we were honored to share tips on how to make your home holiday entertaining the talk of the town!

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We just love Essence!  Thank you for featuring our fabulous couples; Shaundra and David, Nadine and Eddy, and the engagement session of Katryna and Johnnie.

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We are just loving Knot News. It is a great site that is basically a newspaper for wedding blogs. Thanks for featuring a few weddings of ours. Check it out.

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NYC Engagement Session: Ashley Rose and Bryan

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There are various reasons why we connect with our clients. I am super excited to share one of the first things (of many), that we connected with Ashley Rose and Bryan, was their love for NYC. Bryan actually proposed to Ashley Rose in NYC, and the fabulous jet-setting couple went back to NY to take their engagement session with an amazing fall color palette of the leaves in their background.

Traveling to local destination hotspots such as central park and grand central station, their shoot is just as adorable as they are.

 

  

 

Thanks to Craig Paulson Photography for taking such great pictures and for taking care of my couple!

Atlanta Engagement Session: Katryna and Johnnie by Aragon Photography

Posted in ellyB Couples Engagement Pictures

I don’t think I have ever seen such a hot couple just strolling around Piedmont Park. With such scenic surroundings, there is no surprise as why Piedmont Park serves as the backdrop for many engagement sessions that take place here in Atlanta.  The couple decided to have a fun yet laid back shoot to truly demonstrate their personality. I think they did just that! Aragon Photography blew this shoot out of the water!  Katryna and Johnnie are getting married next October and we could not be any happier for them.

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to check out their feature over on Essence.com

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