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Published: Atlanta Occasions Inspiration Shoot Spread

Some of the top wedding and event vendors in Atlanta got together to and put together several tablescapes to be used in the current issue of Atlanta Occasions magazine.

We knew that we wanted to overall feel to be mod, seventies inspired but with tons of color popping out in all of the details.  We ended up with three wonderfully designed tables. Each with their own personality and feel against the Atlanta backdrop.

Inspiration Station: Sherbet Chic

There was a dedicated team of professionals to make the shoot happen.

Location: Ventanas Atlanta

Coordination: ellyB Events

Photography: Ben Vigil

Florals & Decor: Amy Osaba

Linens: I Do Linens

Cake/cupcakes: Sugarplum Visions

Tableware: Owen Lawrence / Bloomingdales

Hair & Makeup: Scoobie West, H.S. West Hair & Makeup

Invitations: Sandi Spells Designs

Wedding Dress(es): Priscilla of Boston

Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited

Venue lighting: Active Production & Design

Photo assistant: John Ellis

Look at the view we had to work with. Simply breathtaking.

Stay tuned as I bring you additional press from this great magazine.

What is #AOnightout?


I am sure you have seen your fellow Atlantans tweet with the hashtag #AOnightout and wondered what it meant. Well Atlanta Occasions and Ventanas will give one lucky person a night out. This will include dinner for two at the hot restaurant 30 tables along with a night in the Sweet Suite at the Glenn Hotel.  To enter to win all you need to do is mention @atloccasions, @ventanasatlanta, and #AOnightout and you are entered to win!

If you are on twitter, what are you waiting on to tweet? If you are not on Twitter what are you waiting on? Make sure to follow me on Twitter for updates and live coverage from the event.

Atlanta Occasions Magazine Cover Release & Venue Showcase Party

We are so excited about this upcoming Atlanta Occasions Party!

Join us on January 6, 2010 from 5:30-8:30 at Ventanas Atlanta for a #aonight. We have so many things in store for brides such as amazing swag bags, giveaways throughout the night and socializing with top wedding professionals in Atlanta.  If you are planning a wedding, shower, or just a casual dinner you need to be there!

Atlanta Occasions Magazine

Atlanta Occasions Magazine & AtlantaOccasions.com are your LUXE guide to planning weddings, corporate, and social events south of the Mason Dixon Line.  Atlanta Occasions bridges the gap between service seeker and service provider served up with an extra side of sweet southern hospitality, in the 28 counties of Metro Atlanta area. Getting right down to the nitty gritty, Atlanta Occasions Magazine makes it easy to find the information Atlantans want in the geographic area relevant to them.

It’s true.  Many of the elements it takes to put on an extraordinary wedding are also the most important details to consider when planning a memorable corporate event, charity gala,mitzvah, or business meeting.  Because of that, we’ve created an all inclusive unparalleled guide to Venues and Vendors for special events in Metro Atlanta, and targeted our distribution to the very Atlantans that need this information the most.  People like…..Corporate Event Planners, Administrative Assistants, Moms, Managers, Business Owners, Government Officials and Brides will now have the no nonsense information they need that has been exclusively designed just for them.

Ventanas Cover Release Invite 2 (1)

Reserve your space now before it is sold out (although registration is FREE!)       http://atlantaoccasions.eventbrite.com

See you there.

P.S. Tweet with the hash tag #aonight to enter our giveaway.  The more you tweet the more chances to enter.

Second Edition of Atlanta Occasions coming soon…

We are so excited for the next edition of Atlanta Occasions magazine. Not only is our featured Ask A Planner column even better than the last one, but there is even a special bonus in there as well. This issue is filled of luxe tablescapes, the hottest venues in Atlanta for any occasion whether it is a wedding, bat or bar mitzvah, sweet 16, reunion, really anything that requires at least 2 people in attendance, this magazine is for you.

Stay tuned as we give you the details for an upcoming event.

The NOT Wedding 2010

We are so excited to announce that we will be participating in The NOT Wedding 2010 as the event planner. Atlanta Occasions will is now the executive producer of the NOT wedding. The NOT Wedding will take place at the Foundry at Puritan Mill for their third addition. This event will guarantee to be larger and better than the previous ones. Not only will we be in a larger space, but some of the teams lined up, plan to bring inspiration tablescapes like never seen before.

If you are new to the NOT Wedding, here is a little bit of background information:

Recent magazines and websites in the wedding industry have done a fabulous job keeping up with trends and offering inspiring new ideas to brides, but there’s still something to be said about experience. Sometimes you just need to see, smell, touch, hear, taste… and that’s where we saw a void.

As members of the wedding industry ourselves, we definitely had opinions on which vendors were the best of the best, and we were looking for a way to share that with other brides in a totally new way. We dreamed of just planning the perfect wedding featuring our favorite vendors, thus allowing brides to see everything live, in action. So in the end, that’s just what we did- we planned a wedding. A big fake one. And we called it The NotWedding.

Complete with a cocktail hour, ceremony and reception, The NotWedding has become a killer alternative to a bridal show. Our hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and our “wedding guests” get to hear the music, taste the cakes, touch the dresses… while enjoying food, drinks, dancing and loads of free stuff.

This year I would like to do things a bit different this time around. Stay tuned as I bring “behind the scene” footage and coverage of what it takes to pull off this event. We will cover inside information to show you what’s in store for the NOT Wedding 2010.

Atlanta Occasions Smile Booth

So sad this is our last post covering the Atlanta Occasions Launch party. I am sure there will be many more rad parties to come soon!

So everyone knows how much I love getting into the smile booth. In fact if you look at all the pics I may be in half of them! LOL. I really let my hair down and had fun. I played with the back drop that Ashley from dolci odille designed. My gosh was it fun.

There are rules to the Smile Booth, well ones that I made up anyway;

– Have Fun!
– Make the wackiest face
– drag as many people in as possible
– click away, every pic will be a good pic
– the smile booth is always more fun with a backdrop, I had dreads in one pic and an eighties bandana in another
– Make a photo ablum/flip book from the nights events

Someone said on facebook this is blackmail for wedding pros. Everyone just had a good ole time. Check out the wacky pics from Our Labor of Love Smile Booth below:

Me and Heidi Elnora. She was too funny to be in the booth with. We strutted like we were on the next edition of Project Runway!

In the picture on the right you can see the Bridal Bar gals getting down with Amy Osaba and some of Atlanta’s top wedding planners!

Amy with Heidi from Our Labor of Love.

Heather Vreeland showing everyone how to have fun in the smile booth.

Didn’t I say we were having fun?

I just love this effect. It makes me laugh each and everytime I see it.

Pics from the Atlanta Occasions Launch Party

It is really always a pleasure working with individuals that have a passion for what they do. Every single vendor involved did an amazing job bringing together a launch party that Heather Vreeland would be proud of. Not only did the best event professionals in Atlanta come out and support, they danced the night away too! Here are some of the amazing images from Ben Vigil who has affectionately been dubbed my personal photographer since he makes me look amazing in pics!

Joel Rabe from Lethal Rhythms on the ones and twos. Can we take a moment to absorb the fab blue uplighting and swirl designs courtesy of Doc from Full Circle Lighting?

Ok let me tell you, EVERYONE got down and did the cupid shuffle.

A very glossy magazine only deserves a very glossy coffee table.

These illuminated tables set the tone! Oh and can we swoon over the sheer fabulousness of the drapes?

Heather Vreeland the diva in charge! Can I just say how much I loved her blue dress?

M Cupcakes did an amazing job with not only the cupcakes but the display.

Heather on the blue carpet!

Getting down having some fun.

Please head over to Ben’s blog to see some more amazing images from the slide show.

Thank you Heather for allowing me to be apart of such an amazing event and premiere issue.

Ask a Planner now in PRINT in Atlanta Occasions Magazine

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