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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

ellyB Couples + Weddings: Congrats to Beth and Geoffrey

There is just something about seeing a couple in love. Everything in their being is put out on display in front of their family and loved ones.  They invite others to share in the beginning of their lifetime together.  As a planner we are touched. It’s like watching the beginning of a new life together. We weep at the words of promises to grow old. We are honored to have been


Beth and Geoff is a couple that I think I will be connected forever too. Just by their love and commitment to each other is intoxicating. I am so excited for them that they there wedding day was featured in the New York Time this weekend. Read more about my wonderful couple here!

Loews Hotel Atlanta

On April 1, 2010 we will be welcoming the infamous Loews Hotel to the Atlanta area.  Known for its swanky modern look and feel, the hotel will be sure to give your guests a new view of the city.  With amazing views and plush decor, it will sure to be a hit in the wedding world with their ballrooms and great out of town guest accommodations.

Wish Upon a Wedding – Atlanta

Yesterday I learned that I have been selected to be the president of the Atlanta chapter for the Wish Upon a Wedding foundation.  I am beyond honored and thrilled.  I knew that I wanted to become a part of a non-profit but made sure to research for a cause I believe in while doing what I love – plan weddings.

Not only is this foundation for a good cause, but the board members are some of the best in the industry.  We plan to launch the Atlanta chapter in January of 2011 but do not be surprised if it happens sooner!

Below is the press release with additional information on the foundation. 

If you are in the Atlanta area and are interested in learning more.  Please feel free to contact me.  It is time for us to change the world!


Introducing Wish Upon a Wedding 
Press Release

America’s Only Wedding Wish Granting Organization!
San Francisco, CA

December 21, 2009

Wish Upon a Wedding is a brand new nonprofit organization, dedicated to granting weddings and civil union ceremonies at destinations across the United States to couples facing life-threatening illnesses.  The organization will begin accepting applications for Wedding Wishes in mid January, 2010.

Founded by wedding planner, Liz Guthrie of San Jose Wedding Consultants, with the hope that no couple should ever be denied the chance to marry the one they love, Wish Upon a Wedding is the only organization of its kind in existence today.

By calling on a regional database of wedding vendors known as "Wish Granters", the organization will be able to grant five types of weddings (from simple to more elaborate), some in as quickly as 48 hours.  How quickly the services are granted, and how detailed the weddings are, depends upon the Wish Recipient’s health condition.

"Many couples cannot afford to get married, due to overwhelming medical bills, particularly those who have been battling life threatening conditions, sometimes for many years, " says Guthrie."Often a person is too sick to even leave their hospital bed, or they may be in hospice care," explains Guthrie, "If their last wishes include marrying their partner who stood by them through their most difficult times, we want to help make that dream come true. What better way to celebrate love than with their closest friends and family, in one of life’s most significant ceremonies?" 

Four chapters will be ready to grant wishes in early 2010, in the following locations: San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Orlando. 

Industry leaders who have joined the cause so far, by leading chapters across the country, include renowned wedding planners Sasha Souza (Founding President), Samantha Goldberg, Elisa Delgardio, and Kevin Covey, and author Sharon Naylor.

Official website launches January 15, 2010. For more information visit the Fan Page or follow Wish Upon a Wedding on Twitter.

For questions email info@wishuponawedding.org

ellyB Real Weddings – Melissa and Patrick

Back in September we had the privilege of planning the wedding of Melissa and Patrick. The couple were both located in Washington, D.C. but choose to have their nuptials in the hometown of Melissa here in Atlanta. Melissa wanted the ceremony to take place in the newly redesigned amphitheater at Callanwolde Fine Arts center, but after a week of the flooding here in Atlanta, the rain could not stay away.

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The ring bearer and flower girl were just absolutely adorable and actually stole the show from Melissa and Patrick.

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Lighted lanterns hung from the reception ballroom.

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One of the bridesmaids actually flew in from Japan with a thousand cranes that we incorporated into the decor.

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The reason why the couple choose Callanwolde is not only the venue beautiful but Melissa actually went there for dance lessons. I loved how they incorporated something meaningful into their big day.

Thank you to all the vendors that helped make this day spectacular:

Venue – Callanwolde

Florals – Carla  from On Occasions of Atlanta

Cake – Sweet n Sinful

Rentals – Classic Party Rentals

DJ – Travis from Avalanche Entertainment

Catering – Endive

Photography – Ron White