Harbor Club Open House

Summer may be just around the corner, but today we've got a first-rate fall inspired shoot that will have you craving pumpkin spice lattes in no time! Coordinated by the wonderful women of Simply Charming Socials, Harbor Club's Open House was a great way for future brides and grooms to see this venue oozing with pretty potential. Decked out with glorious garland, lush centerpieces, and details that make us weak in the knees, Harbor Club's carriage house was simply charming! Shot by the always amazing Ashley, of Scobey Photography, this styled shoot is a great inspiration for all celebrations in life. See for yourself.
When it comes to venues, Harbor Club on Lake Oconee reminds us of the story of Goldilocks;  it's not too big, not too small, not too rustic, not too stuffy...it's just right! A polished, southern style wedding would be ideal in this space, and at just over an hour from Atlanta, this venue is accessible, but feels so secluded. Really, it is just darling; we already can't wait to go back! 
If the killer venue wasn't enough, sprinkle in some of the most spectacular vendors we know, and you have yourself a recipe for a dynamic display. Striking centerpieces by Sherrie at Gertie Mae's adorned the tables, while the stunning a-symmetrical alter piece of greenery by Amy Osaba was a real show stopper. Drop-dead gorgeousness. 

Staying true to the autumnal theme, Chef Alison Lueker created a lite-bite menu featuring a duo of soups; wild mushroom soup sips with white truffle oil and pumpernickel garnish and butternut squash soup shots with mini gouda grilled cheese. A beautiful display of artisan cheeses, fruits, and nuts kept the menu casual, perfect for mingling open house guests, or a cocktail hour crowd. 
What an incredible afternoon at Lake Oconee, with some of our favorite "friendors" in the industry. Truly a treat! 
Credits | Creative Direction + Styling: Simply Charming Socials | Photography: Scobey Photography | Venue: Harbor Club on Lake Oconee | Floral Design: Gertie Mae's Floral Studio + Amy Osaba floral.event.design | Catering + Dessert: Sun in my Belly | Rentals: Goodwin Events  | Lounge Furniture: Blue Eyed Yonder | Linens: Nuage Designs | DJ: Lethal Rhythms | Place Cards: Charlotte Lane


Erica + Kevin

The possibilities are endless when it comes to picking a venue in Atlanta, and each location has it's own vibe and appeal. But there is no doubt that the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center is one of the most unique and one of our favorite venues in the heart of downtown. Erica + Kevin certainly saw all of the charm and whimsy, and hosted their ceremony and reception in the outdoor spaces of ACAC, mixing soft, romantic elements with the urban space. 
Along with their venue choice, Erica + Kevin selected some great vendors too! Krystle, at Lux Events & Decor, was at the helm, leading the show spectacularly. Maggie at Estoria Social provided the centerpieces and personal flowers, and oh man, do we love Erica's stunning bouquet and headpiece!?!  Plus, Courtney Ward's photos are ah-may-zing! Be sure to check out more of Courtney's images from Erica + Kevin's  wedding on her blog later.
Erica + Kevin opted for a heavy hors d'oeuvre menu, mixing passed items and buffet items throughout the evening. Some of the favorites were our meatball sliders with fresh mozzarella on pumpernickel, tomato basil soup sips with grilled cheese garnish, coca-cola glazed ham with mini biscuits and grainy mustard, and a shrimp + grit display with sun-dried tomatoes + honey glazed bacon bits + andouille sausage + green onions and fresh parmesan. Various cakes, made by Erica's grandmother, made for the sweetest treat at the end of dinner.Guests danced to Amp'd Atlanta's DJ Ben all evening, and sent the happy couple off with sparklers and smilesLove, happiness, and a big thank you to Erica + Kevin, and everyone else who came together for this wonderful wedding.