Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

I hope you all had a wonderful day. We enjoyed our first Christmas with our daughter, Raleigh. It was so much fun to watch her...and her grandparents!

This year, my holiday event was so lovely. We had beautiful pepermint and poinsettia centerpieces, similar in idea to the one below. The feature of the evening was a hot chocolate bar...a fantastic winter addition to any winter party. Offer an array of liqours and stirrers to spice things up!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Wreaths

I love wreaths. I always have one on my front door. They change with the season, but are always bright and inviting. Here are some of the gorgous and unique ones I've found.

From the HGTV blog:

Magnolia Leaves from Pottery Barn
The Fabulous, previously featured, Alphabet wreaths from Ballard Designs
Succulent Wreath from Viva Terra
Birch Wreath from Wisteria

I love this lovely holiday wall decor idea from Pottery Barn:

From Country Living

A colorful array from The Company Store

Directionss for replicating this one can be found on the DIY Network

Saturday, December 22, 2007

A "Home For The Holidays" Event

It can be easy sometimes to get carried away with a 'theme'. At Christmas...I see way too many events that take the christmas theme too far. The above picture is too me, an incredibly beautiful example of a "Home For The Holidays" theme christmas event! I love the rich homey feel of the chocolate color in the chivari chairs which pops with the bright red. Soft lighting and the garland hung from the ceiling makes this event feel like a warm and inviting Christmas at home!

There's something really beautiful about this "Christmas Present" Cake Idea. I love the idea of having tree banches and glass ball ornaments decorating the tree as well. It becomes a lovely little centerpeice to the room. I would have used more greenery on the table and a rich red linen.


Photos courtesy of The Knot.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Shannon & Andy

I had the honor of both planning and officiating the wedding of Shannon and Andy. It was an incredibly intimate and chic wedding held at Chocolate Pink Cafe. They were so much fun to work with and it was an honor to be a part of their day.

Shannon's dress was absoultely stunning on her...the bow on the back was incredible!

Guests were sent home with a sweet little treat from the cafe!

The beautiful flowers were courtesy of On Occassions of Atlanta.

You can see more images on Sky & Carla's blog here.