March 2, 2014 was the perfect day for brides to take a stroll around historic Castleberry Hill. Castleberry Hill was the perfect backdrop to the first annual Castleberry Hill Bridal Stroll where brides experienced an amazing tour of the eclectic one of a kind businesses that surrounds this historic area. This was my first experience at Castleberry Hill, and by the end of the bridal stroll, it was definitely an area that would beckon me to return.
We arrived a few minutes early to scope out the area which turned into a casual walk around the neighborhood. Castleberry Hill is the perfect mix of old and new, from the brick structures to the upscale store fronts, it was the perfect location and the perfect day for brides to be inspired and experience the unique artistry of Atlanta's finest wedding vendors and mix and mingle with Castleberry Hill's business owners.
|The first group of brides enjoying champagne, courtesy of the Wine Shoe|
We were with the first group of brides that started the stroll at the Wine Shoe, where Nora gave a little lesson on wine and how brides can incorporate the Wine Shoe into their weekend of wedding events.
Our next stop was down the street to Nadia's Studio and Gallery, where owner Nadia Javan and her assistant's gave us a spectacular tour of the creative space. Nadia specializes in bridal hairstyles and her team of professionals can take any bride's anxiety and stress and melt them away with full body treatments using all organic products.
Around the corner form the gallery was out next stop, No Mas! Cantina. Manager Felicia MacNeil gave us a small taste of what the restuarant has to offer to brides and grooms to help them establish their new home, or anyone wanting an eclectic mix of authentic Mexican furnishing.
No Mas! Hacienda offers a bridal registry, and the upstairs event space can accommodate 84-150 people for a rehearsal dinner or reception.
The tour of wedding vendors began at the Wiley. The space was filled with vendors specializing in creating the perfect day for the perfect bride - from the perfect dress to the perfect last bite - each vendor offered a different perspective on all the elements that it takes to have a fabulous wedding!
All wedding dresses provided by Ivory Bridal
Ivory Bridal & Formal owner, Mesita
Beautiful table settings provided by the collective vision of Deco Marj (Majorie Pruitt) and M & H Decorating & Design(Rande S. Miller).
Hor' dourves by Babs Catering
Heavenly Chocolate Pate created by the lovely Chef Paula Sims Ballard (pictured at right), owner of For Wineauxs Only!
Howie & I
The talented & lovely Renee of Magnifique Soiree By Renee
Hot Pink Haute-ness created by Event Passion
Owners Erica and Dionne
A Pinch Bakery...DELICIOUS!
The Turtle Cake Pop was divine!
Melissa of A Delicate Petal
Huria Boutique owner Kasondra McConnell
Our last and final stop on the Bridal Stroll was to IWI Fresh Garden Day Spa. IWI Fresh is the perfect spa for brides who desire all-natural, fresh ingredients straight from the garden. Owner Yolanda Owens can mix and create your own recipe for nails, skin and body.
|Skincare Chef Yolanda Owens|
If you missed the first event, no worries! Event hosts Keshawn Hughes, Nora Wiley and Chef Paula Sims Ballard of Event Passion, The Wine Shoe and For Wineaux Only respectively, will keep you posted on the next Castleberry Hill Bridal Stroll. Simply like their Facebook page for updates and events.