Scandal Inspired Wedding Photo Shoot | Olivia and Jake are Married

Tonight is the fourth season premiere of Scandal and I couldn't be more excited to tune in.  Whether you're hooked on Olivia's incomparable fashion sense or one liners, I am waiting in anticipation to see "Where in the world is Olivia Pope?"  If you can't wait until tonight's season premiere and want to indulge in what I wish would happen...watch our Scandal Inspired Wedding photo shoot!  Now I'm definitely no Shonda Rhimes when it comes to crafting a suspenseful drama, but let me set the tone of the photo shoot with our back story!

Miles away from the scandalous drama at the big house on the hill, Olivia and Jake latch on to their new laid-back life on an island. Jake, devoid of stress, grows a beard; and Olivia lacking her cell phone, realizes that a quiet life crafting jewelry makes more sense than making jam, because well, that was just a fantasy.

After months of walking barefoot in the sand, Jake pops the question. They marry in a quaint art gallery near their new island home. The gallery is a space full of color and life, completely different from their grayscale world across the ocean. And it was just the two of them. Standing in the sun. Together.


Chelsea and Jason | Glendalough Manor, Tyrone, GA

Have you ever met a family and thought the sweetness must run rampant through their genealogy?  Well the Lewis family definitely has the "sweetness" gene!  Chelsea was such a great bride to work with.  Initially meeting with us before she had an idea of what she wanted her wedding day to look like, we were able to assist her in finding the vision for her day.  It was definitely a lovely one.  Chelsea chose a silvery blue hue for the bridesmaids floor length chiffon gowns and wanted to incorporate radiant orchid into their bouquets for just a pop of color.  She went with a classic design of white hydrangeas for her centerpieces enhanced with a gold pedestal vase.  It was definitely a sweet design, to match her personality.

Chelsea carried a romantic rounded bouquet of ivory spray roses, tulips, and garden roses accented with pearls.

The bridesmaid's bouquets consisted of hydrangeas, garden roses, tulips, scabiosa pods, seeded eucalyptus, and silvery dusty miller.

How adorable is this sweet kiss from the ring bearer.  He definitely was a show stealer!

Chelsea;s smile is just so radiant and matches her personality perfectly.

Jason walks away from the ceremony like a boss!

You can definitely tell he's happy!!!  I just adore the love between these two!

The bridal party were seated at an estate table accented with elevated arrangement of white hydrangeas atop gold pedestal vaaes.  The guests table centerpieces alternated between gold candelabras and floral centerpieces.

The couple chose a traditional four tiered cake with a rose cake topper.  

 Wedding Dream Team

Floral and Event Design | Ciao Bella Weddings
Venue | Glendalough Manor
Photography | Craig Obrist Photography
Cake | Cutie Pies & Cakery
Rolls Royce | Special Day Limos
DJ| One of Kind Music


Peonies in October

Who said you can't have peonies in October?  Certainly not us!!!  If you are in Atlanta (like we are), they have to be shipped in from across the world but that's just a minor detail!  For Gabby's English Garden Inspired wedding we created a loose bouquet of amazingly gorgeous blooms including garden roses, dahlias, South American roses, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus, Queen Anne's lace and yes, peonies!  That massive flower in her bouquet are Coral Charm peonies.  It had to be at least 6 inches in diameter and a true, rich coral tone. We can't wait to share more amazing images from Stephanie Hamlet Photography with you!



Wedding Crush Wednesday | Kristen and Michael - The City Club of Buckhead Atlanta

Kristen is the ultimate fashionista and Michael has the kindest spirit you can ever imagine.  When I met with Kristen and her mom for the first time, I knew this was an event that I wanted to be apart of!  They picked the most amazing linens from I Do Linens and Tabletoppers so I had a great canvas to start with.  With the backdrop of the City Club of Buckhead and planner extraordinaire Gail Johnson, this was a wedding for the stars!

Kristen wanted the guests to be "wowed" as they exited the elevator into the reception space.  We created this cascading arrangement of gold monstera leaves, long stemmed calla lilies, hydrangeas, roses, and the brides favorite tulips on the clubs foyer table.  When lit by candlelight, this was definitely a way to say welcome!!!

The City Club of Buckhead has such character and we stayed true to that by not covering their decorative pieces with linen.  T-eveniere Stationery Boutique designed the escort cards with the couple's motif.

The couple had a muted color palette of champagne, gold, ivory and blush which accented the architecture of  the City Club of Buckhead perfectly!

The newlyweds were seated at a table for two dressed in floor length blush sequin linen.  The tabletop was accented with gold pillar candles and petite arrangement of hydrangeas, roses, tulips and dusty miller in mercury glass.

The bride was "sitting pretty" in this embellished organza chair cover accented with a ruffled tulle skirt from I Do Linens!

And the groom's cover to match, without the tulle skirt of course!!

The bridesmaid's bouquets served double duty, accenting the submerged white dendrobium centerpieces.

The views of the city were amazing as the sun begin to set!

The after party commenced on the 19th floor with scenic view of the Atlanta skyline.

A vinyl decal of the couple's initials was added to the glass for a classic touch!

We are wishing Kristen and Michael an eternity of marital bliss!  We can't wait to share more of this amazing wedding with you!!!

Wedding Dream Team

Floral, Event Design, & Lighting | Ciao Bella Weddings
Detail Photographer | Sarah Jordan Photography
Event Planner | Gail Johnson Weddings
Chiavari Chairs | S & K Event Rentals
Vinyl Decal | Ten23 Designs
Dance Floor and China Rental | Peachtree Tents and Events


Bouquet Monday | White Hand Tied Bridal Bouquet

Nothing is more classic than a white or ivory bridal bouquet.  Dionne chose to carry an amazing hand tied bouquet full of varying blooms including, hydrangeas, garden roses, peonies, tulips, lisianthus and cymbidium orchids.  The tulips peeked open to show the beautiful yellow inside, to accent her yellow and malibu blue color palette. The bouquet was finished with an ivory satin ribbon and jeweled applique.


Donna + Chris | Sky High Love

Chris proposed to Donna after a romantic helicopter ride overlooking Atlanta.  It was only fitting that they chose the chicest venue in Atlanta to say "I Do".  Boasting picture perfect views of Atlanta with a helipad for the most amazing getaway, Ventanas, was more than an amazing wedding venue for this beautiful couple.

Donna was absolutely radiant in her drop waist gown with a sweetheart neckline.  She chose a monochromatic bouquet of ivory garden roses to accent her look.

  For this outdoor ceremony, the guest's programs designed by T.eveniere Stationary Boutique served double duty as fans!

The flower girl walked down a lush bed of rose petals in an ombre pattern right before Donna walked down the spiral staircase.

I just love the way Chris looks affectionately up at Donna as she walks to meet him!

The couple chose a color palette of black, white, and hot pink for their modern soiree.  The altar featured a cascading design of Phalenopsis orchids, roses, hydrangeas, carnations, and calla lilies.  The bridal party walked down a lush bed of rose petals in an ombre pattern from hot pink to white.

Each guest table was a named after a candy.  As a special DIY touch, each place setting held a favor box filled with candy the table was named after!

To add dimension to the overall design, the guest's tables featured three different centerpiece styles.

This modern lamp shade centerpiece had a base of lush hot pink flora of hydrangeas, roses, stock, and carnations.

The terrace was transformed into a chic outdoor lounge with a cigar lounge that the guests absolutely loved!

 See...they loved it!

 The guests partied the night away with scenic views of the Atlanta skyline.

The newlyweds exited via helicopter!

Wedding Dream Team

Floral and Event Design | Nikki Michel of Ciao Bella Weddings
Stationary Design | T.eveniere Stationary Boutique
DJ & Lighting | Premier Entertainment
Draping | Event Drapery
Chiavari Chairs | Sweet Seats
Cocktail Hour Entertainment | Gritz n Jelly Butter
Photography | Jack Parada Photography