Introducing River Run

We teamed up with the truly talented ladies of Once Wed, along with one of our favorite photographers, Buffy Dekmar, for this gorgeous wedding shoot at a brand new venue just north of Atlanta. Only a hop, skip and a jump away in Sandy Springs, River Run is one of the best finds we have ever imagined, we were immediately in love. Tucked away on the banks of the Chattahoochee, River Run is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city. Serene and dreamy, this venue is ideal for couples looking for a more secluded ceremony and celebration.

Joy Thigpen exhibited her vast talents during this shoot, serving as the creative director, stylist, hair and makeup artist and floral designer. And our ingenious Alison Lueker-Ritter created menu items that complimented all the artistic elements Joy dreamed up. From the deep purple of beet, topped with smoked trout and creme fraiche, to the arugula salad with rich red pancetta crisps and bright butternut squash, this palate was just perfect, and allowed us to showcase the remarkable beauty of fresh food. And of course, Buffy Dekmar, one of our skilled Studio1658 vendors, caught every ounce of boho-chic beauty that was created by Joy, Alison, and Mara, an amazing calligrapher and brilliant mind behind Neither Snow, to give future brides inspiration for their River Run wedding.
Once again, we are humbled to discover the amazing things that a handful of talented people can create together, and thankful to have the opportunity to join in any effort with these lovely ladies. To see more from this photo shoot, visit Once Wed and be sure to book your appointment to see River Run today!


Maddie + Pete

Maddie + Pete's wedding is just the sweetest celebration that we could have imagined. Set in Highlands, NC, at the Vance family's vineyard, this wedding is so simple and full of love, that it just feels like home! Maddie + Pete chose I Do Events to serve as their wedding coordinator, and as always,  the incredible Elizabeth Fletcher made sure every detail of Maddie + Pete's day was perfect. This was our first time working with Barefoot Flower Girl, and we loved the mixture of earthy and rustic textures and delicate florals on the gorgeous farm tables for the reception. And Sposabella's photos captured the idyllic day so beautifully.
Laid back and casual, but also thoughtful and loving, Maddie + Pete's wedding represented their family values and closeness. The Vance family could not have been more genuine and lovely to work with, and we feel lucky to  have been a part of their celebration. We are excited for the Vance family as they grow their vineyard and event space, and cannot wait 'til our next wedding at The Vineyard at 37 High Holly
Good old comfort foods and southern goodies made up Maddie + Pete's menu. Their buffet menu featured a mixed field green salad with local tomatoes and fried Vidalia onions, buttermilk southern fried free-range chicken, SIMB's homegrown vegetables with sea salt and Alison's famous mac n' cheese. Later in the evening, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and chilled milk were passed around the reception, one of our favorite desserts! Maddie was even sweet enough to later say: As a bride, the day of your wedding is such a blur, the one thing my husband and I seem to always talk about was the food! Their attention to detail and creative eye really made our reception what it was. From the beautifully displayed dinner buffets, the amazing tastes of the food, and of course the warm cookies and milk we shared right before we left our reception- it was all perfect. All these amazing memories were brought to life by our wonderful friends at Sun in my Belly.
We are so glad the Vance family found us, and it seems the feeling is mutual. Read this sweet letter that Maddie's mom, Deedee wrote about SIMB after Maddie + Pete's wedding. 
Such a treat. 


Vendor Feature- Blue Eyed Yonder

We first met Krista at Blue Eyed Yonder through mutual friends in the industry a few years ago, and man, what a perfect match! First off, this lady and her tag-teammate, hubby Chris, are just the sweetest people: so lovely to work with, bounce ideas off of, and call our friends! But secondly, as the owners of Blue Eyed Yonder, a vintage rental company located in Atlanta, Krista and Chris have an amazing eye for finding one-of-a-kind pieces that can add charm and history to any event.
Every shoot Krista has asked us to be a part of has been a grand slam. Remember the Derby shoot at Serenbe, or the chicken inspired photoshoot that was featured in Southern Weddings? Seriously, everything BEY touches turns to gold, so it was a no-brainer to ask Krista and Chris to join Studio1658. Since they've become Studio1658 members, Blue Eyed Yonder has already perfected two of our window displays, and we couldn't be more proud to have them turning the studio's storefront into an artful vintage photo collage, or a Shiny & Brite holiday display. We are just smitten.

This duo is constantly on the look out for interesting pieces, and have an inventory that makes us drool. From vintage couches, desks and whimsical accessories, to the perfect getaway car (yes, that's right they have an amazing collection of vintage vehicles that will blow you away!) BEY's collection is more than impressive. And Krista also offers styling services to pull all of your event elements together, and creative a cohesive, vintage vibe for photo shoots, weddings and all celebrations in life. Learn more about how Blue Eyed Yonder can creatively contribute to making your dreams a reality, and peruse their inventory, here.