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Atlanta Park Tavern Wedding: Jessica and Sam

We are so excited to finally feature the images from Jessica and Sam’s big day.  Last year we planned a day that was perfect for just the two of them. We kept the decor simple, yet fashionable and all of the details flowed in just the amount of design that we wanted too.  We did the pops of orange and pinks but keeping the base color of champagne neutral in order to not have too much pink when the guests walked into the room! I think we did it!

Jessica and Sam were such a joy to work with! Each meeting we got a chance to know each other and we made sure that their personalities were represented throughout their wedding day. They were a picture perfect couple and I was honored to be their planner for their big day.




You have to check out their feature on Style Me Pretty!


Wedding Photography: Our Labor of Love by Heidi / Wedding Venue: Park Tavern in Atlanta, Georgia / Event Design + Planning: ellyB Events / Floral Design: Jackson Durham / Wedding Invitations: Paper Daisies Stationery / Wedding Cake: Couture Cakes, Inc. / Officiant: John Turlington / DJ: Lethal Rhythms Entertainment / Photo Booth: Smilebooth / Ceremony Musicians: The Atlanta Camarada String Ensemble / Transportation: Georgia Trolley Services / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals via Bride Beautiful/ Brides’ Blue Heels: Michael by Michael Shannon via Off Broadway Shoes / Hair + Makeup: Scoobie West / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bari Jay via Bridals by Lori

Atlanta Ventanas Wedding: Lisa and Eric

From the moment I met with Lisa we just clicked!  In almost the year leading up to her wedding, all we did was laugh and design a wedding that was true to her and Eric’s personality. All the little touches and memories were just perfect for the big day.  It was so amazing to see two fabulous families unite and become one.  After all that is what the big day is all about!  Check out their wedding below filled with peacock details. It was so great to incorporate the little touches without being too over the top!

peacock bouquet

wedding fans

peacock boutinerre

 fortune cookie wedding favor

ring bearer box


peacock chair ties

tutu flowergirl



Check out Lisa and Eric’s Wedding on Wedding Nouveau!




Style Production Team:

Photography by Kyle Hale Photography

Event Planner/ Designer Eliana of ellyB Events

Floral by Stylish Stems

Makeup by Scoobie West

Music by Complete Music

Cake by Eileen Carter Creations

Catering by Bold American

Invitations & Stationery by American Wedding-The Knot

Reception & Ceremony at Ventanas

Dress & Veil from Bride Beautiful

Shoes by Paris Hilton

Bridal Party Fascinators, Boutonnieres by NYJoleJewellery via Etsy

Boutique ribbon & fascinator by BridalShoppe of Etsy

Jewelry by AzureTreasures of Etsy

Groom’s Suit by JoS. A. Banks

Tie by Tiebar.com; shoes by Ecco;

Bridesmaids dresses by J.Crew

How to look like a magazine bride by Scoobie West

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Scoobie West, a celebrity hair and makeup artist here in the Atlanta market (available for travel).

Scoobie wrote a fabulous article for brides explaining how anyone can acheive that magazine fresh look on their wedding day:

How To Look Like A Magazine Bride

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

Want to look like you’ve just stepped out of a bridal magazine on your wedding day? Not a problem. It isn’t as difficult as you think. In fact, all it takes is a little insider know-how and discipline. One of those—discipline or know-how—is my job and the other is yours. Can you guess which? Well, marinate on that while I move on with the article.

What do you think is the key to having great look?

If you said “makeup,” you’re wrong. A great look starts with great skin is healthy skin; that begins with a healthy diet and lots o’ water! I also recommend that you get a facial from once or twice leading up to the wedding. BUT, do refrain from getting a facial less than a week prior to the wedding to keep your skin from looking irritated on your big day. In addition to the facial, try to maintain a regular skin care regimen, making sure that your products include an exfoliating cleanser and a moisturizer with at least SPF 15. Are you surprised that healthy skin is the key and not makeup? Don’t be. Even though makeup isn’t the “key” to a great look, it is part of achieving a great look.

Once your skin is on its way to being in tip-top shape, it’s time to focus on makeup. I suggest making multiple visits to the makeup counter. Have a makeup artist test out different colors until you’ve got the perfect color combination. If you’re not too skilled with makeup application, be sure to ask the makeup artist to show you, step-by-step, what to do so that you can replicate the look on your own. If makeup application is a major challenge for you, you might even consider paying for a makeover but having the makeup artist watch while you apply the makeup.

By now, you know what to do to get the magazine bride look. So, I bet you’d like to know how to keep it throughout the day. I’ve got two words for you: Multiple layers. Start with a silicone-based primer and follow that up with foundation, concealer, set with translucent powder, and then your blush, eye shadow, eye liner, etc. When you’re applying color, DO be heavy handed. The heavier than usual makeup application serves two purposes: (1) It insures that your makeup will last through your wedding day. (2) It keeps you from looking washed out in your pictures.

You can do all of that, right? Of course, you can!

So, back to the “guess” I asked you to make at the beginning of this article. I’m sure by now that you realize that I was handling the know-how portion of the two things you need to have the magazine bride look. That means that it’s your responsibility to have the discipline. Translation: You’ll need to maintain your skin care regimen, memorize all of these tips, and then actually use them on your wedding day. Are you up to the challenge?

Scoobie West, a beauty industry veteran with nearly 15 years, is the owner of Atlanta-based H.S. West Hair and Makeup. Through his company, West provides custom makeup and hair styling for clients hosting or participating in a wide range of special events—weddings, proms, TV show appearances, fashion shows and more! For additional information, visit www.ScoobieWest.com.