Bridal Show (Part Two)

Somewhere in the world today a man will ask a woman to marry him. Its not big news, just a statement of fact. We caught up with two women in attendance at the Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show who were proposed to within the last twelve months to get their perspective on the event.
Our first bride is originally from New York, but now considers herself a sweet Georgia Peach. This was her first bridal event and she and her attendants (all wearing matching red t-shirts) decided to make it into a Girls Day Out. She and her beau have opted for a destination wedding to the
Bride in Middle

Bahamas in June 2014. Their wedding will be an intimate occasion with only 50 family and friends. What a wonderful way to celebrate the upcoming nuptials with a day out with your closest friends!
Bride in Red
Our second bride is a native of South Carolina who is planning a March 2014 wedding. This was her fourth bridal event, and she and her friend were in search of ideas and inspiration. I asked this beautiful bride what has been her biggest challenges in planning her wedding. She answered, "finding everything I need in one place." Her process has been exciting but frustrating because she has done a lot of online shopping, but many sites are vague and response times are slow after she has made an inquiry. Despite the minor setbacks, this bride is still moving forward with creative determination and a vision to make her wedding day a dream come true.
A current trend among wedding vendors is collaboration/partnerships with other vendors. Our bride remarked earlier of finding a "One Stop Shop" for all her bridal needs: Catering, Décor, Invitation, Linens & Rentals, Planning. I got an opportunity to speak with a few of the vendors at the event who have caught on to this trend...
Bridget Baker of An Elegant Occasion partnered with five other vendors to create this lovely table setting, and gave brides an opportunity to taste a scrumptious sampling of popular menu items they offer.


Kathy Grate of Divine Occasions is a Event Planner/Coordinator extraordinaire! Kathy believes in quality vs quantity, booking only one wedding per weekend to ensure brides receive her undivided attention. Her expertise and eye for details along with her network of Photographers, Designers, DJ's, and Florists will guarantee your event will be everything you dreamed for, wished, or imagined.

In addition to finding ideas and inspiration for their wedding day, brides were given an opportunity to sign-up for another event supporting Breast Cancer. Rachel Cooper, a volunteer from Brides Against Breast Cancer  was there to give more information on the Charity Wedding Gown Sale, which allows brides to view and purchase new and gently worn designer and couture gowns at an affordable price. This two day event to be held October 12-13, 2013, will not only help brides find beautiful gowns, but advance the work of Brides Against Breast Cancer.

Join me next week for Part Three of our last and final look into the Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show. If you would like to sign-up for the next bridal show or find out more information on the vendors in today's blog, simply click on the company name to go to their website. 

With Love & Beauty,


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2014 Wedding Trends...DRESSES

The year is almost over and designers are ready for the 2014 wedding rush. Beautiful visions of satin, lace, cascading peplum, and leather...yes, you read it right...LEATHER, graced the runways. Of course, leather in the hands of Vera Wang (my all time favorite designer) can only be translated into elegant genius. Here is a preview of my top 20 favorites from the industry's top designers for 2014.



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Bridal Show (Part One)

Unforgettable, Romantic, Fantastic, are the words I would use to describe the Atlanta Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead. Hundreds of brides (and some grooms) were in attendance, seeking everything from gowns to wedding venues. 

Austin Bolen
Brides who arrived early had an opportunity to shop for and purchase gowns at a deeply discounted prices. To ease the nerves of the brides trying on gowns, cellist Austin Bolen serenaded the guests with his melodious sounds that wafted through the hallways. The most popular styles included many off white colored dresses with delicate beading, sweetheart necklines, and intricate lace details.

Upon arrival into the vendor section brides were greeted with four spectacular table settings, all of which featured unique designs from country casual to Hollywood Glamor. Chuck Milne from Chuck Milne Productions created an amazing creamy white setting with silver and black accents. The mixture of high back tufted white leather, clear and bench seating, topped off with the white cascading orchids and diamonds, was not only visually pleasing, but it evoked emotions of rapture, bliss, and excitement.



Chuck Miline Productions

Another splendid setting was done by Kaj of Stylish Moments by Kaj. The striking black table setting was elegant and sleek, perfect for brides who want a more contemporary aesthetic with romantic touches.



Our next stop was to Lyght House Cocktails, a mobile bartending service, where owner and mixologist Carmaleita W. Lyght and her assistant mixologist Antoinette wowed the guest with their signature Sweet Carrot Cake Martini & Pomatini. If you love Carrot Cake you won't be disappointed with the Sweet Carrot Cake Maritin, a perfect blend of carrots, cream and balanced sweet (and no after taste!). If you prefer something a little more tangy and fruity, the Pomatini is a sure winner. And if that's not enough to get you excited, they also offer non-alcoholic versions of their drinks. Of course, if you can't find a mix that fits the theme for your special day, these talented ladies can create a signature drink just for you!


All bridal events are not created equal! This was by far, one of the best shows I've attend this year. Perfect Wedding Guide did an amazing job with whetting our appetites too see more and meet the most amazing vendors in Metro Atlanta. Be sure to stay tuned in next week for Part 2 of my Bridal Show experience as my assistant Alexzundra and I bring you more pictures, interviews and first hand vendor experiences.       
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