Derby inspired shoot at Serenbe

This Kentucky Derby inspired photo shoot at Serenbe is just too good to be true! Kirsta at Blue Eyed Yonder schemed up this masterpiece, blending a romantic, soft, pastel palette with rich pops of deep emeralds. Classic Derby elements such as roses, mint juleps, and equestrian inspired details were featured throughout, shot by the lovely Ali Harper, and featured in Weddings Unveiled and on Snippet and Ink.Lindsay Coletta designs knocked our socks off with these lush florals, and the blush rose blanket made of over 1,000 buds. AMAZING. Ashley Buzzy McHugh's trophy inspired invitations and paper goods are just gorgeous, and have us wishing she could hand letter everything in our lives! Alright, if this list of vendors is making you feel like you've got a case of Deja Vu from the Southern Wedding's shoot, you aren't crazy. But you know the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," and man-oh-man, it's not broken.  We love how different these two shoots are, and how they showcase that no one involved in both beautiful shoots is a one-trick pony. 
For Derby inspired food, our executive chef, Alison Lueker, whipped up rosemary and garlic crusted lamb chops with golden beet grits and pan roasted okra for dinner. She also played off the palette and theme, featuring pickled shrimp in cucumber cups, cheese straws with a bourbon pecan crust, and benne seed biscuits with country ham + grain mustard as appetizers. Pretty plates and delicious dishes. 
Run For the Roses from Artworks Wedding Cinema on Vimeo.We're are continuously floored to get to work with such creative and inspiring folks.
Credits | Photography- Ali Harper | Event + Set Design + Furniture + Props- Blue Eyed Yonder | Floral Design- Lindsay Coletta Designs | Paper + Calligraphy - Ashley Buzzy McHugh | Food + Drink- Sun in my Belly | Fashion Styling- Molly K. Webb | Hair + Makeup- Claudia Mejerle | Bride's Gown- Fabulous Frocks | Bridesmaid Dress- Neiman Marcus | Silk Floral Headpiece- Fine and Fleurie | Venue- Serenbe | Trophy Cups- Chicken and the Egg | Videography- Artworks Wedding Cinema 


Fine Feathered Fete- Featured in Southern Weddings

Cream + berry hues, heirloom serving pieces and hand-painted eggs-- say no more and sign us up! We were over the moon when we were asked us to be a part of this incredible photo shoot at Serenbe, and we were practically drooling when we saw Ali Harper's gorgeous images on the pages of Southern Weddings, Volume VI. We can't get enough of this "Fine Feather Fete" feature, just look at these gems!
Inspired by the colors and patterns of chickens, and set at an idyllic farm house, this shoot is chock-full of whimsical details. Speckled patterns and feather details popped up throughout this styled shoot and rounded out the family farm feeling. Alison designed the food and drink menu to reflect a vibrant and colorful, yet homey feel. Beef roulade with a spinach + goat cheese filling, roasted potatoes with truffle oil, lemon roasted thin green beans, and Sun in my Belly's lavender biscuits tasted just as delicious as they looked. The Rooster Sunrise, a tequila gimlet with peach syrup, would be a splendid signature cocktail for any Georgia peach's wedding celebration.
We were pleased as punch to contribute to this amazing team of vendors, and are still in awe of the wonderful things our imaginations create together! The invitation suite from Ashley Buzzy McHugh!?! The vintage car in just the right palette from Blue Eyed Yonder?!? It's almost too good to be true! 
We can hardly stop gushing about how much the stars aligned for this photo shoot. Grab your copy of Southern Weddings V6, check out behind the scenes footage, and watch beautiful video by Anchor Heart Films.
Southern Weddings - Heirloom Chicken Styled Shoot from Anchor Heart Films on Vimeo.
Credits | Photography- Ali Harper | Prop Styling + Set Design- Blue Eyed Yonder | Floral Design- Lindsay Coletta Designs | Paper + Calligraphy - Ashley Buzzy McHugh | Food + Drink- Sun in my Belly | Cake- Anne Kathleen Cakes | Fashion Styling- Molly K. Webb | Hair + Makeup- Claudia Mejerle | Bride's Gown- The Sentimentalist | Venue- Serenbe | Men's Fashion- Billy Reid Atlanta | Videography- Anchor Heart Films 


High Meadows at Vinewood

Cozy up with your pumpkin spice latte, we've got a photo shoot for you today that has all of the warm and fuzzy fall fixin's. We absolutely adore Vinewood Plantation, and were thrilled to be included in this fall photo shoot at with Storybook Wedding Consultations and a team of phenomenal vendors. Perfect for a intimate wedding or rehearsal dinner, High Meadows at Vinewood served as the ideal backdrop for this chic, yet rustic, shoot. Stuffed with fall foliage, a neutral palate with pops of deep crimsons and golds, and lush textures, this photo shoot embodies all that we love about Autumn. You can check out more photos in Occasions Magazine too.

Credits | planning + design - Storybook Wedding Consulting | photography- Artstar Photography | catering + food styling- Sun in my Belly | floral design- Tulip | rentals- Peachtree Tents + Events   | furnishings- AFR Event Furnishings | desserts- Blooming Flour Bakery | venue- High Meadows at Vinewood | stationeryDecoMarj  


Ali + Jason

Thanksgiving may still be weeks away, but today we are feeling pretty darn thankful. One of the most gorgeous couples got hitched earlier this year, and we were lucky enough to be a part of their celebration at Variety Works in Madison, Georgia. We're thanking our lucky stars to work with this spectacular team of vendors for Ali + Jason's wedding too. The lovely Erica Loesing, Ali's cousin, ran the show and provided the perfect design details, Maria at Amy Osaba knocked it out of the park with the flowers and decor, and Mike Zarin kept the crowd dancing until the very end. 
 But man-oh-man, we are really thankful that Ali + Jason chose Heidi from Our Labor of Love as their wedding photographer. She is incredible and never fails to blow us away. Looking through her photos is the dreamiest experience, and even though we were present for Ali + Jason's wedding, it almost doesn't seem real. We could gush about Heidi's amazing shots and style all day, but her photos probably do it better justice.
Ali+ Jason's guests enjoyed some southern flair throughout the night, fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese as an hors d'oeuvre and stone ground grits with hook cheddar during dinner. Their menu also featured our miniature New England crabcakes topped with ancho chile aioli, pan seared sea scallops with a wasabi + ginger glaze, and the crowd pleaser, our zinfandel marinated filet with a gorgonzola sauce that makes you want to lick your plate clean. 
Congratulations Ali + Jason, and thanks for letting us be a part of this dream team wedding!