A TRUE Inspiration Board

With the sudden news of Michael Jackson's passing, I decided to pay homage by creating a concept board inspired from one of his songs. I am not sure if I am creative enough to incorporate a red leather jacket and glittered glove into any wedding concept! This is untraditional to say the least, but M.J.'s creativity was never contained to a box. I think the following embodies his spirit...I present "Black and White"


The Breakfast Bar...The Desert Bar Alternative

With all the craze with desert bars {which I think are a wonderful guest interactive favor}, I started to ponder on another over-indulgence that your guests might find wonderful. A desert bar {done}. A speciality drink bar {check}. So what else could you do? Well, I am glad you asked. What about a breakfast bar? Wait for it. The trend nowadays is to do a Post Wedding Brunch for close friends and family members, but why not include all your guests in on all the post wedding action from the comfort of their own home. This would be an especially great idea, for those wedding receptions which have no concept of time and guests are partying to the wee hours of the morning {I love that kind!}.

So what is a breakfast bar? Well think of it as candy bar meets hotel continental breakfast, with a modern twist. A lavish display of bagels, muffins, mini quiches, fruit cups, instant coffees & teas, assorted fruit juices, flavored smears and jelly's, and cute to-go gable boxes for a nice morning after treat {it will help with the reception hangover!}

How feasible is this breakfast fete? Well some venues, especially event facilities that cater to corporate companies, usually have a breakfast menu designed for morning meetings. These menus can vary from $6 pp to $15+ pp, depending on the lavishness of the spread. Speak to your catering manager to see if this is an option for you. For the DIY-selfer...check out these feasible additions to make your breakfast bar a delicious reality. {scroll to end to check out my cute tag line, for the favor box bands!}

The Fruit Display from Edible Arrangements

Bagels from Einstein's Bagels
{don't forget the flavored smears, yummy!}

Muffin Basket from Mrs. Fields

Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Silver Spoon Sweets

{and yes, these can be eaten for breakfast!}

Assorted Fruit Juices from peared

Pink Grapefruit Soda from Stirrings

The cute breakfast- to- go packaging

Cutest Invitation Bands to be used as Favor Box Bands from Here

The tag line for the favor box bands...

Enjoy the morning after...we will!

Kris & John 05.27.2013

I would love to help one of my brides incorporate this idea into their wedding!


Atlanta Brides - A Venue Worth Considering

One of the most important facets of your wedding is location. The location sets the tone for every decor element, whether it's a prestigious ballroom or a garden tent, your decor will be centered around the pre-existing architectural elements of the chosen event space. With that being said, I came across an event space that is definitely noteworthy...Loft at Castleberry Hill.

LOFT at Castleberry Hill is a 4400 square foot contemporary event loft located in the Historic Castleberry Hill Arts District, minutes from downtown Atlanta. LOFT offers sleek custom bars, chic lounge settings, built in stage and dance floor, and in-house catering. Our vision is to offer a unique experience, through tailored events, delicious cuisine, and exceptional customer service. LOFT provides endless possibilities for hosting events and we invite you to let our team of event specialists create the ultimate experience for you!

The best part is the pricing. For events taking place this summer, enjoy 50% off your space rental. {more money to spend on up-lightning!} They also offer an all-inclusive package for the stress-free planning bride for $55 per person (min. of 100 guests)

For more information about this event space, please visit their site.


Where to Spend It

Since you saved all that money creating your Luxe Look For Less. Why not spring for this ultra chic event design to compliment your look.

Design by nancy liu chin designs


Luxe Bridal Look for Less - {Under $800}

Yes ladies, that's right you do not have to break the bank to look like a million bucks on your wedding day. Check out this luxe look for under $800.00.

Impressions Bridal Style 2990 purchased here for $478

Silver Crystal T-Strap Sandal purchased here for $78.00

Birdcage veil and fascinator purchased here for $80

Vintage Crystal Bracelet purchased here for $49

Couture Flower Drop Chandelier Earrings purchased here for $35


So Random - Funky Online Store

I came across fredflare{dot}com today, an online store that carries a pretty unique line of really fun and funky things. From polka dot dresses to boo boo kisses bandages, its definitely a fun place to do some virtual shopping. A preview of the fun things on this site.

ruffled Kerri mini dress - $45

Versailles chandelier earrings - $16

Flowers in a can - $11

crystal Flowerette ring - $24

strapless Polka Dot dress - $65

candy stripe Marlo heel - $20

black Lace tape - $10

As if you haven't spent enough money on your wedding, I am adding more lovelies to the list. But planning a wedding can be stressful at times...treat yourself. Just don't tell your fiance' that I said that!


Outfitting the Wedding Star

Of course I was not going to devote a post to the supporting actress without devoting one to the star...the bride. I was surfing the net, when I landed on the shore of J.Crew{dot}com. While on the island I found this lovely number. So simple yet chic, so sophisticated, and just gorgeous. So without further anticipation, I present to you the dress.

{For the Guests}


Outfitting the Other Wedding Stars

Every movie superstar has great supporting actresses and in your wedding movie...these would be your girls of course! The ones that you have oh so selectively asked to be apart of your day. They've read the screen play of your life and passed the rigorous auditions. So they HAVE to compliment your look so why not outfit them in this great number.

{The Star}

As it has been known for a few years now, bridesmaids (and even wedding dresses!), can be found at other retail outlets, other than your traditional bridal boutique. This dress can be purchased at White House Black Market.
And don't forget the accessories!

{For the Feet}

And I had to add this in...