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Tea Party – Helen’s Birthday Celebration Party in Atlanta

Last year there were so many milestones and celebrations we had the pleasure of sharing with our clients. One of the most memorable was Helen’s 12.12.12 birthday bash. Helen the sweet soul that she is, decided to pick 11 of her girlfriends to celebrate with her her on her birthday and shower them with a day full of activities and gifts. The day was affectionately called “Only Twelve” and took place at the Twelve Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

Guests checked in to their hotel at 12pm and were greeted with an amazing welcome bag (more to come on this in many other posts), then hurried to change for their tea party set for twelve. They picked the perfect hat and dined on delicious bites while they got ready for a day full of surprises.

We worked with Andy Beach and Co. to secure mixmatched vintage china and carefully carried out the brand that was created for this event. The monogram was an intricate medallion design displaying twelve women in Helen’s favorite colors.


This party was also featured on Occasions Magazine website.

Party Professionals

Event Planning & Design: ellyB Events
Photographer: Milanes Photography
Floral and Decor: Andy Beach and Co.
Paper Goods: Paper Parfait
Venue: Twelve Hotel

Atlanta Decatur Courthouse Wedding – Crystal and John

We have so much fun with clients that allows us to be creative and try things that we have never done before and believes in us to make the most amazing day possible!  We had no idea when we promised Crystal the that the X table design would work at the Old Decatur Courthouse. Like seriously, no clue! But by gosh did we make it work and the results were stunning if I might say so myself.  The table design was set for 92 people, and guests were so amazed to see the room set up like this after the room flip from the ceremony.

Crystal and John were such an amazing couple to work with and their love just radiated with their closest friends and family. The couple is expecting their first baby in August and we could not wish them enough luck and love!





Purple Bouquet


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Style Production Team:

Wedding Planning and Design: ellyB Events

Venue: Old Decatur Courthouse

Photographer: Milanes Photography

Videographer: White Dress Media

Catering: Bold American

Florist: Stylish Stems

DJ: DJ Six Five


Atlanta Engagement Session – Shanta and Troy

Shanta my diva girl!  My fellow Brooklyn bride totally brought it for this casual but loving engagement session photo shoot.  Posing in the Georgian Terrace Hotel, Shanta and Troy was just so relaxed behind Cathi Milanes lens! It was so great to see them so in love and just enjoying the private moment between them two. They are in the middle of a busy lobby and you see how much they do not even notice!

Shanta and Troy were married a few weekends ago so be sure to check out their pics, in fact I will give you a teaser at the end of this post!







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And the love continues…


Atlanta Biltmore Wedding – Soritza and Robert

My sweet Soritza and Robert! Talk about a pleasure to work with!!! These two are so much in love that it overflowed each time we talked about their big day! 

The couple was married last May and had one of the prettiest days of the year! Robert even went as far as to win a contest for his wife to have their favorite artist, Will Downing serenade her at the ending of the ceremony. This shock literally brought Soritza to her knees in shock and joy.


With a color palette of apple green and eggplant, it was a perfect blend for a spring time affair. The colors worked especially well in The Biltmore Ballrooms where the ceremony and reception was held. Soritza and Robert are both dentists and nurses respectively, so it was such a thoughtful favor them to give our personalized toothbrushes and flosses (for after the candy bar) as well as aspirin with water bottles (to cure their hangovers)! Talk about unique and personalization!


Style Production Team:

Venue: Biltmore Ballrooms

Officiant: Michael Ruth

Photographer: Milanes Photography

Cinematographer: Three Ring Media

Wedding Planner and Designer: ellyB Events

Caterer: Endive

Stationery: ellyB Events

Hair: Kristi Tyson

Makeup: Anthony Jackson

Cake: Couture Cakes


Piano: Diana Pand


ellyB Welcomes you!

I seriously cannot believe it is November. Like seriously? Where did the year go? I mean it has been such an awesome year but give us some time to enjoy it!

This year when I attended engage12, I knew one thing I wanted to take away from the experience besides awesome friends, was a way to set ellyB apart from others in the industry.  It became easy to see the best way to do this was through our brand.  Everything a client gets from us should expose how excited we are to have us there to execute such a wonderful experience.

We seek to do this not only through printed materials, but from the settings we conduct our meetings to the little gifts they receive when they least expect it.  I can share this one as we have so much more in the pipeline (can someone say holiday gifts?).

We have been working with branding expert Sirmantha from Paper Parfait, not only has she been a dream to work with, she can make sense out of my ramblings and make it wonderful masterpieces!

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Thank you to Milanes Photography for the awesome pictures.

City Glam Wedding Inspiration – Oh Brides Magazine


We were delighted when the visionary behind Oh Brides Magazine contacted us to do a shoot for their debut issue!  We got together as a team and Doriann, our Senior Party Planner got the goods and details for the perfect wedding theme with a city backdrop.  It was important for us to show that you can still have glamour and have it work well with an urban backdrop such as the city. We decided to go with the color palette of ivory, gold and cobalt blue as we felt the colors are so contrasting they are striking!! 

So many people always think that you still need to do modern and clean lines when doing cityscapes, but that is the furthest from the truth!  Check out the feature below and let us know what you think!


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BBJ Linens

I must admit these chair decal place cards are my FAVORITE!!!!! Perfect for a wedding or small dinner. Get them from Ten23Designs.

 Cobalt Blue Wedding

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Gold Wedding Invitations

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Style Production Team:

Design and Production: Doriann of ellyB Events

Photographer: Milanes Photography

Florals: Stylish Stems

Venue: Millennium Gate Atlanta

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Linens and Chargers: BBJ Linens

Chair Decal: Ten23 Designs

Ghost Chairs: Sweet Seats

Paper Goods: Paper Parfait

Atlanta Engagement Session: Crystal and John!

Today is Crystal and John’s wedding day! YAY!!! There are so many things that are unique to their wedding, that you will just have to tune in to Twitter and Facebook for the updates!  Today we will be working with the uber fabulous Milanes Photography and she is about to bring it with the detail shots so hold on to your seats! For now you can enjoy their engagement pics!



Have a happy Saturday!

Atlanta Engagement Session: Malije and Onyeka by Milanes Photography

We started working with Malije and Onyeka from the very early stages of their wedding plans. The couple lives out of state so it has been fun to have our weekly conference calls to plan their big day!  Malije and Onyeka, never let the stress of being so far away get the best of them!  We picked their perfect venue, amazing photographer (Milanes Photography), a fabulous planner and a plan for their great decor and they knew everything will be alright.  I am so excited to see their vision that we have worked so hard on for over a year come to life! Of course I am always excited to see two families unite with tons of tradition!

Be sure to check out their story of how Onyeka asked her family’s permission to marry his lady on Munaluchi Bridal’s website.!




Check out the rest of their images from their awesome engagement shoot and their story on Munaluchi Bridal Magazine website!

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