5.07.2014

Bouquet Wednesday | Ivory Hand Tied Bouquet

There is something about the classic look of a monochromatic, neutral bouquet.  This ivory hand tied bouquet of hydrangeas, majolica spray roses, and O'hara garden roses accented Ebony's gown flawlessly.


5.05.2014

Atlanta Real Wedding Details at the Peachtree Club | Barrie + Rod

From the moment Barrie first called me regarding her wedding design, I knew this was going to be an amazing experience.  I was in immediate awe of her calming and ethereal nature.  She has the most gracious spirit and that made this entire design process that much more enjoyable.  When I met Rod, I knew that these two were meant for each other. He was such a cool, laid back, go with the flow kind of guy with an amazing attention to detail. Initially describing themselves as "water people", (Rod's a surfer and Barrie lived in California for some time), Barrie wanted to create a very fun and classy atmosphere with a modern, "beachy" feel.  Hence a design that brought the beach indoors, 28 stories high at the Peachtree Club, overlooking Atlanta's picturesque skyline.

Silver chiavari chairs were placed in a pseudo - circle pattern on the outdoor terrace, creating an intimate vow exchange with Barrie and Rod literally surrounded by all their family and friends. Draping accents were added to the exterior and overhead to soften the space.  

Just 15 minutes before this image was taken, there was a torrential amount of rain!  It stopped just in time for their ceremony!

Directly above where the couple stood, was a lush chandelier floral treatment of hydrangeas, roses, and orchids.

Isn't this an amazing shot of Hans, the DJ!

As guests entered the club, an elevated arrangement of sandblasted manzanita trees, Phalenopsis olrchids, garden roses, tulips, and calla lilies under a regal chandelier, greeted them.


Guests stopped to give their well wishes on a custom surfboard with the couple's initials!


After cocktail hour, the guests were escorted into the main dining room for an elegant beach inspired reception.  The guest tables were placed in a chevron style pattern, while the bridal party was seated at a traditional head table.  A color palette of aqua, seafoam, turquoise, and silver was the perfect combination to accent this amazing space! 




To add dimension to the overall design, the guest tables featured three different style centerpieces.  Including lush low arrangement of hydrangeas, garden roses, cymbidium orchids, and lilies arranged in a silver mercury pedestal vase, sandblasted manzanita branches accented with white Phalenopsis orchids, and illuminated silver lanterns accented with floral arrangement in turquoise mercury glass vessels.  The tabletops were accented with mercury glass candle holder and aqua floating candles!



Each place setting was accented with a lotus flower folded napkin with the couple initial in the middle of the flower!



The cake was absolutely unbelievable.  A three-tiered texture, ombre confection to die for with sugar jellyfish detail to boot!  The couple's cake topper was custom made by a talented vendor on Etsy.  A depiction of Rod holding Barrie while on a surfboard headed with their dog Teddy, couldn't have been any cuter!  





Because of the impending rain, all of the rest of the night's activities were pulled inside.  That was such a bummer, but we had to incorporate the couple's custom light bar somehow.  And that we did!



Barrie and Rod, thank you for allowing us to share this special day with you.  I wish you an eternity of love and fullness of joy!

xoxo, Nikki

Floral and Event Design | Ciao Bella Weddings
Drapery | Event Drapery
Detail Photography | Sarah Jordan Photography
Chiavari Chairs | Grand Stand Events



4.01.2014

Contemporary Garden Tablescape

What a better way to celebrate the first day of April with images from a garden themed tablescape we designed earlier this year. We were asked by the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta show designers to create two themed table designs incorporating decor items provided by WeddingStar.  WeddingStar is a wedding decor and supply company that offer a wide variety of items to fit any bride's style.  The sweetest part of this deal, were that a few lucky brides got to take home the decor items provided by WeddingStar for free!

The first theme was, Contemporary Garden, using a classic round birdcage, blown glass globes,  butterflies,  and crystal bubble accents.  We took these beginnings and created the tablescape below.  What do you think?







Floral Design - Ciao Bella Wedding
Photography - Inije Photography and Film
Furniture and China Rentals - The Collection
Table Runner and Napkins - Chair Covers and Linen
Decorative Accents - Wedding Star
Cupcakes - Gigi's Cupcakes

3.03.2014

Inspired Design | Nairobi Blue and Radiant Orchid

Did you happen to watch the Oscar's on last evening?  Even if you didn't, I am sure you saw this amazing dress all over social media last night.


Amazing right?!  What if you used this dress as inspiration for your own wedding color palette?  Inspiration can be drawn from just about anything. (Have you seen the commercial of the bride wanting her wedding cake to be in the shape of a chair?!)   We think Nairobi Blue would be stunning if paired with Pantone's color of the year, Radiant Orchid?  What do you think?



1.22.2014

Stephanie + Josh | A Lush Blush Garden Wedding

I knew from the first consultation with Stephanie and her mom, that this wedding was going to be amazing.  Talk about a bride with a vision....Stephanie knew EXACTLY what she wanted.  She even purchased the amazing crystal globes featured on the escort card table 3 years before she was even engaged!!!  The blush and ivory color palette was perfect for their garden ceremony and ballroom reception.  As soon as the guests entered into the ballroom, a grand estate table with lush flora and candles of varying heights was the perfect focal point.  That was only one aspect of the absolute gorgeousness that blanketed the entire wedding day!!









  








The cutest, smallest bridal party members to ever grace the earth!!!








  


The guests were entertained by dueling pianists.  The coolest thing ever!





Floral & Event Design//Ciao Bella Weddings 
Photography//Todd Baugh Photography and Something Pretty Photography
Venue//Glendalough Manor
Draping & Lighting//Ciao Bella Weddings
Cake//The Perfect Cake
DJ//One of a Kind Music Production