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Real Atlanta Event – ellyB and Friends Client Appreciation Event Recap

We hope that you had the most amazing Mother’s Day and if you are not a Mom, we hope you did something wonderful with all of the moms around you.

We wanted to share some exciting news. Our ellyB and Friends Client Appreciation Event was featured in the newest issue of Occasions Magazine which hit stands on May 1! It is an amazing issue so if you do not have a copy please make sure to grab it ASAP!

 Occasions Magazine - Summer 2011

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As guests entered the gallery they were greeted with fabulous paper decor by Lucky and Lovely with decals from ten23 designs that were used throughout the space.

The stationery set the tone for the event and contained the ellyB brand story.

   

The event is not complete without matching signature drinks!

If you know me you know I love a little bit of bling!

 

So I am a little backward in this post and decided to start with my desserts first. Hey I would eat my dessert first if I was given the option. So we decided to take a room in the gallery and turn it into our very own sweetshop. There was two full walls full of desserts that the guests were able to nibble on at their leisure.

       

Now on to the cocktail hour which I affectionately dubbed the pink room!

Proof of the Pudding and Endive did an amazing job with the food and presentation as they greeted our guests.

Now on to the blue room which was the main reception area.  Not only did the DJ get the crowd going with the sounds, but Belly Dancers came out to show everyone a few moves.

Other entertainment including the very fun Halo Booth as well as this cigar lounge hosted by Lashes and Mustashes. Let’s just say we had to go for the grooms a few times.

We cannot thank our AMAZING couples enough for coming out to celebrate with us. Our vendors did an amazing job with this event, and for that we are forever eternally grateful!

Our fabulous style production team:

Photography: Scobey Photography

Cinematography Three Ring Media

Event Planners: ellyB Events

Venue: Bradford Gallery

Catering: Proof of the Pudding

                  Endive Catering

Stationery: ellyB Events

Design and Decor: ellyB Events and Lucky and Lovely

Linens: Connie Duglin

Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited

Flower/Paper Decor: Lucky and Lovely

Lighting and Draping: Unique and Event Management

DJ: A&R Sounds

Photobooth:  HaloBooth

Bartenders:  Raising the Bar

String Trio: Celebrations String Quartet

Belly-Dancer:  Lucia Morgan

Desserts:  Dreamy Gelato

                    Candy Cake Company

                    Couture Cakes

Cigar Lounge: Lashes and MustASHES

Decals: ten23 Designs

Real Atlanta Event – ellyB and Friends Client Appreciation Event Video

So over the holidays, I stressed to my business partner, a.k.a my husband, about how important my clients are to me. Seriously each and everyone one of them are more like friends then actual clients. I love to sit down and laugh with them, hear all of their stories and share new ideas for restaurants and actually go out and try them!

How could I repay them for trusting me on the biggest day of their lives? How can I show them that they were just not another weekend to me?  How can I show my existing clients that it is all about their planning experience and I want them to walk away with new great memories. Best of all how do I show potential clients I know how to throw a mean _ _ _ party and I would be the perfect planner for them?

Then my hubby figured it out.  We will do just that. We will gather all of them in one room and force them to wine and dine with us. Better yet, we will do it Valentine’s Day weekend because we LOVE them, oh and we saved them from having to take their sweeties out for dinner.

I then reached out to some of my favorite vendors with this crazy idea and they all loved it! It was great because we shared so many mutual clients anyway. Just like that, the inaugural ellyB and Friends Client Appreciation Dinner was born.

So of course when I decided to do this I had no idea it was like planning my own wedding all over again.  Yes I do this for a living but I was so nervous. I wanted to make sure everyone had a good time, met new friends, and of course DANCED. I am glad to say, everyone did and they still talk about it till this day with everyone they know.

Ok enough about all of that. Let me give you a sneak peek of what went down.  This is just a teaser as we will have quite a few blog posts coming up in a few. Three Ring Media did this fabulous recap trailer.  It is only a minute long but you can get the complete essence of the party!

Take a look shall you?

 

EllyB Client Appreciation Dinner from Three Ring Media on Vimeo.

 

Atlanta Real Wedding at Biltmore Atlanta – China and Lester

We have been going through the archives to make sure we shared all of our events from last season.  Bare with us while we update you and continue to bring you all of our brides from this season as well.  China and Lester were married at the Biltmore Ballrooms here in Atlanta last September. The amazing Cathi Milanes captured these amazing images from the former Hotel Palomar all the way with the girls while they walked over to the ceremony.

We just loved how China used the color palette of magenta and aubergine to pull off her fabulous affair.

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Production Style Team:
Photographer: Milanes Photography
Venue: Biltmore Ballrooms
Wedding Planner: ellyB Events
Videography: Mirror Image Productions
Catering: Carole Parks
Lighting: Spectrum Entertainment
Cake: Elegant Cakes by Michelle
Ceremony Music: Harpist Monica Hargrave
String Trio – Celebrations String Quartet
DJ: Chuck Walls

Atlanta Real Wedding at The Peachtree Club – Leah and Todd…PUBLISHED!

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Last Friday the fabulous wedding of Leah and Todd was featured on the Weddings Unveiled Blog.  We just adore those ladies over at Weddings Unveiled magazine and always consider it an honor to grace their site.

My fabulous Leah and Todd were just amazing to work with and we had a great time with Hollie Lytle creating this fashionably chic city wedding.  The couple met before their nuptials to travel the streets of Atlanta to take pictures with their bridal party and get some great scenes around town.  You can see Leah dancer poses come into play while Todd made sure the camera’s took note of his infectious smile.

They then headed over to The Peachtree Club to get married with Atlanta as their backdrop.  I will forever heart Leah and Todd as we still go on dates well after their wedding day.

Check out more pics below:

Style Production Team:

Photography: Lytle Foto.

Wedding Planning: ellyB Events.

Hair and Makeup: Kamil Marzette.

Gown: Mikaella.

Shoes:Manolo Blahnik.

Personal Flowers: Beyond Details.

Venue: The Peachtree Club.

Cake: Sweet Stuff Cakes.

DJ: Beats and Bells.

Transportation: Georgia Tech Trolley.

Atlanta Real Wedding at The Piedmont Driving Club: Amanda and Jason

Amanda and Jason were married last December in a beautiful ceremony that took place at Northside Methodist church and followed by a dance party that lasted all night long over at The Piedmont Driving Club.  The Simply Irresistible Band was lead by Toni’s Braxton’s sister, Trina, and they were AHMAZING.

We will soon share the amazing images captured by David Murray Weddings, but until then check out their trailer done by the awesome Ryan Rodinis Films.

Atlanta Real Wedding at the Greystone: Carol and Keisha

Here is another one of our 2010 weddings.  Last spring we were excited to work with Keisha and Carol for many reasons but we loved d their love of detail and vibrant color palette.  We took a neutral venue and added bursts of color that was inspired by the peacock color scheme.  With the use of turquoise feathers, fuchsia orchids, and a dab of bling, their wedding day was all they they imagined. Their wedding was held and the beautiful Greystone nestled in Piedmont Park here in Atlanta.

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Style Team:

Wedding Planner: ellyB Events

Venue: Greystone

Photographer: Aragon Photography

Catering: Bold American

Floral: Bold American

Videography: Penny Pinchers

Entertainment: Spectrum Entertainment

Cake: Caryn Cakes

Transportation: Atlantic Limo

Atlanta Real Wedding at the Intercontinental Atlanta: Adrienne and Nicholas

Over the next few weeks we will be bringing you some of our most recent weddings.  We hope that they give you a bit of eye candy as well as inspiration.  We also hope that this gives you a further look into our brand and planning style.

Adrienne was an awesome bride that didn’t know much about weddings and only cared about marrying her true love.  They decided to have a brunch wedding at the Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta complete with crepe stations and other goodness.  Adrienne knew that she wanted her girls to wear peach dresses and I came up with the idea of infusing real peaches in the decor. With perfect accents of gold and ivory her wedding day vision came to life.

I will never forget holding Adrienne’s hand as she squeezed tightly right before heading down the aisle. It will be one of those special moments we cherish together.

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Style Team:

Wedding Planner: ellyB Events

Venue and Catering: Intercontinental Atlanta

Officiant: Father Jim Love Joy

Photographer: Kike Morales Photography

Hair: Dolce Hair Designs

Florist: Stylish Stems

Cake and grooms’ cake: Sweet and Sinful

DJ: One Sound and Entertainment

Harpist: Macon Harpist

Chocolate Favors: Dreamy Gelato

Unique Save the Date: Nadine and Eddy Movie Poster

It is so awesome that the creativity is following in the wedding world.  Although many couples still beautiful wedding save the date magnets or postcards, some are getting creative a bit and doing things that represent them as a couple or their personal style.  If you remember a few posts back, Kimberly and Joe did crossword puzzle save the dates, obviously someone is a crossword lover.

Nadine had shared with me that she was super excited about doing a movie theme for her save the dates and she decided to do a movie poster for her save the date.  We think that Nadine and Eddy make the perfect models! We will show you more pictures from their AMAZING engagement session but for now you can feast your eyes on the poster.

Could the coordinating personalized stamps get any cuter?

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Items designed by Plush Paper

Vote for us! 2010 Favorite Coordinated Wedding

Please head over to Style Unveiled and vote for us for your favorite coordinated wedding. We are so honored to be amongst other fabulous coordinators and love that Sabrina and Peter’s Atlanta wedding was recognized in all of its beauty!

Here is the LINK to vote. We are double crossing our fingers hoping we win!

ellyB Events featured on Style Unveiled – Real Weddings Sabrina and Peter

From the moment I met Sabrina and Peter we just connected. During the days of planning their wedding we had fun, every little detail was full of fun and we just had a good time doing it. We carried this feeling throughout their big day and made sure that not only did Sabrina and Peter have FUN but also all of their guests.

You cannot tell from these pictures but it was almost a hurricane 30 minutes before the ceremony. I took a whim and decided to wait at least 30 minutes to see if the sky would clear up, and boy did it! The sunshine was just an indication of how magical not only the day will be, but the lives that Sabrina and Peter will share.Atlanta Wedding at Barnsley Gardens

Atlanta Wedding at Barnsley Gardens

Sabrina and Peter I thank you for allowing us to be a special part of your day, I also thank you for becoming a life long friend!

Also I thank Style Unveiled for featuring my fabulous couple. Please head over to see additional pictures from their wedding day.

Style Team:

Photographer: Arc Studios Wedding Photography

CoordinatorellyB Events

Bride’s Dress:  Elaine’s Bridal

Invitation Designerin8Design

Ceremony MusicGeorgia String Ensemble

BandBand X

VenueBarnsley Gardens Resort

Cinematographer: indyProductions

CatererBarnsley Gardens Resort

Beauty: Melissa and Co Salon

FloristPerfect Petals

CakeEileen Carter Creations