made with love-- kelly + drew

On the heels of Valentine's day love is still wafting in the air, and we can't help but to feel a little giddy with all that romance floating around. Especially when we are featuring one of our favorite weddings from 2011. A cheerful color palette, a southern quirky charm, and a dream team of vendors came together for Kelly + Drew's wedding, and made us feel like we'd been struck by cupid's arrow.

Everything about Kelly + Drew's day was beautiful, creative and delicious, and we feel pleased as punch to have been a part of their dream day.  From the bright ribbon background of their ceremony, to the huge balloons floating throughout the gardens,  Kelly + Drew's wedding found the perfect balance between playful and romantic-- the best of both worlds!
Of course, this sweet-as-pecan-pie couple pulled together an amazing team of vendors who are always a pleasure to work beside. First, Amy Osaba + her team deserve a huge round of applause for the phenomenal florals and event decor. Of course, Ashley Baber, wedding planner extraordinaire, was there to make sure all of the details of the day were perfect. Cator Woolford Gardens provided the gorgeous backdrop for this one-of-a-kind wedding , and we can't forget about Scott Chester who captured every unforgettable moment. Our hearts are a flutter.

Months later, we just can't stop gushing about this wedding! If you are day dreaming about Kelly + Drew's wedding too, you can find even more photos on 100 layer cake, Amy Osaba's blog or W. Scott Chester's blog.


Spreading the love with free dinner + tickets

It's only a week before Valentine's Day, so we are spreading the love all over the place. We've got some really special and sweet events this coming week, and we want you to get in on all the love-ly evenings too! The first 15 people to become members of our blog will win tickets to one of these amazing events or dinner for two at our neighborhood cafe.
For the 3rd year in a row, Sun in my Belly is honored to host Have a Heart at our neighborhood cafe on Wednesday, February 8th from 6:30pm until 10:30pm. We consider ourselves some serious doggy-lovers, and we are so thrilled to be a part of Animal Action Rescue's signature fund-raising event. The funds raised on this evening help ensure that AAR can continue to rescue more helpless pets in the Atlanta area. Tickets are on sale for $45 bucks, and include a yappy hour with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a gourmet dinner, an open bar, live music and a silent auction. Please join us for a night of fun while celebrating an awesome cause. Our tails are already wagging.
Plus, this Saturday we'll be taking part in two exciting events. First, Valentine's in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden. We'll be featuring some of our delicious and decadent desserts, the perfect sweets for you and your sweetie, and gorgeous florals by the amazing Amy Osaba. From gooey valrhona chocolate cakes to coconut + lime petit fours with passion fruit creme, we've got the treat for you. Come experience a romantic evening in one of our favorite places in Atlanta! For more information about Valentine's in the Garden and to purchase tickets can be found on Atlanta Botanical Garden's website.
And who could forget about the Art Papers 13th Annual Art Auction at Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery!?! We're uber-excited to take place in this year's auction as a sponsor and will be dishing out some scrumptious grub, including southwestern bolognese served over cumin spiced couscous, finished with a cinnamon + cardamom crème fraiche. It's okay if you're drooling a little. You can find out all the details, bid on auction items, and buy tickets here.
Of course, we'll be serving up our meant to be Valentine's menu which you won't want to miss out on. The splendid 5 course meal is available for $50 per guest on Saturday the 11th, Sunday the 12th and Tuesday the 14th. Check out the full menu and more details below and make your reservations today, space is limited.  Come be in love in our charming, cozy and cute cafe. 
What are you waiting for? Follow our blog now for your chance to win a free Valentine's dinner for you and a guest, or 2 tickets to any of the events above! Consider it our way of telling you "I love you too."


Catch the Sun in my Belly Love Bug

If you're like us, it's no surprise that 2012 is already whizzing by. Now it's February, and less than 2 weeks until Valentine's Day. And if you're caught off guard and still looking for that perfect Valentine's day date idea, we've got just the ticket.

We're featuring an incredible, exclusive, pre-fixe menu on Saturday (February 11th), Sunday (February 12th), and Tuesday (February 14th) that you won't want to miss! This beautifully crafted menu is available for $50.00 a guest, and also includes a complimentary specialty cocktail. It's gonna make you weak in the knees.

malpeque oysters with passion fruit + ponzu vinaigrette
twice cooked pork belly with parsnip puree + fried rosemary
mache salad with pomegranate + persimmon + hazelnuts with a chianti vinaigrette
pan seared halibut with whole grain mustard + white wine sauce served with tender baby bok choy + crispy shitake mushrooms
viennese linzer torte + port reduction + cardamom creme fraiche

And get this-- the very talented Juli Vaughn is offering custom flower arrangements that will be sure to sweep your sweetie off their feet. Pre-order some wedding-worthy flower gorgeousness for a great deal, and have them ready and waiting for you at Sun in my Belly. Scoot on over to her blog for more details and to place your order.             
the best part of your valentine's day can be
exciting eats, delicious drinks + fabulous flowers
Call today to make your Valentine's reservations. 404.370.1088.

And if that isn't enough Sun in my Belly for you, we'll be participating as a sponsor in Valentines in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Saturday, February 11th. To find more information check out their website.
P.S. We want to give a HUGE shout out and THANKS to Amber at OLOL for our amazing photos + the creative genius Amy Osaba for her brilliant blooms + Ashley Meaders for our sweet little elephant graphics. So in love