(Closed) Where are the Atlanta Brides?

posted 9 years ago in Atlanta
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I’m here!

I’m procrastinating!

So far we have the venue (my parents’ plantation home), church (but no officiant), photographer (Matt Miller- super awesome, works with Our Labor of Love http://www.thefivemilegrace.com/photoblog/ ), smilebooth (!!!), event planner/caterer, and ceremony musicians booked.

We’re meeting with a dj (Mike Zarin) on Friday, and I think we’re going to hire him. If we don’t, I’m going to need some major suggestions for djs!

There’s so much I have left to do! I’m not sure what the next thing on my radar should be. We’re getting married in June, so stuff is getting booked quickly. Cake? Florist? Dress?

 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hey GGSB!  Just tackling a few things on the home front right now!  Son went back to school last week, he is in boy scouts (just signed up last night for Webelos) and I’ve been dealing with my grandparents right now and they’re both very very ill. 

Will be doing the great ATL bee meet up in September btw!

Once I get a few more things out of the way (son’s birthday party next week and then we’re going out of town for Labor Day) that will be the next focus!

Hopefully we can get to wedding planning in the near future!  I’m stubborn and won’t do a thing until we’re formally engaged.  He knows this. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I have the Church, Priests, Venue (Carlyle House), Dress, BM dresses, DJ (Black Tie Events).  We set up the food/cake tasting this week to take place in October and I will hopefully have the STDs out by the end of the month.  The Carlyle House does food and both cakes so that is already done too-just have to pick out the flavors and look.

We’ve picked out the look we’d like to go with for the Groomsmen, just a matter of fighting mall traffic! 

Still working on Florist and Photographer and Invitations.  Any suggestions?? The ceremony is in Dunwoody and the reception is in Norcross (though I think we will be taking care of all the centerpieces)

Oh I feel like I’m forgetting so much!! And it’s overwhelming with the 6 month mark approaching-not to mention the start of football season!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hi Atlanta brides!  I’m planning from Arizona, so my mom is helping SO MUCH.  We’ve got a venue (Smith Gilbert Gardens) and photographer (Studio B) picked out – haven’t signed the contracts yet, just from sheet procrastination.  But I’ve got a dress, and know where I want to order my flowers (they’ll be ordered wholesale, and arranged by my cousin), and we’ve got a preacher! 

Our guest list is a source of distress, like everyone.  I want to invite everyone I know and love, but that list gets pretty big, pretty fast, and my fiance (and I) want to have a smaller, more intimate wedding.  I’m sure we’ll get there. 

Oh yeah, I ordered STD’s from Vistaprint for… FREE!  They’ve got a promotion right now where postcards are free, so I designed a cute little thing in an hour, uploaded it, and they should be delivered wtihin the month.  Sweet price, and it’s nice to have something off of the stationary list.  I didn’t realize how much freaking paper is associated with weddings, you know?  πŸ™‚ 

Anyhow, I’m blabbing on now.  What I really want recommendations for is an Atlanta hairstylist/makeup artist.  I’m not good with makeup, so I’d really like someone to help me with it for my wedding.  Anyone know someone who’s nice, into natural makeup, possibly does hair too, and would come to my house? 

Thanks ladies!  It’s good to see some Atlanta activity!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

For Atlanta photographer, anybody from OLoL is amazing.

http://www.ourlaboroflove.com

 

Also, where are good places in Atlanta to make appointments for dress shopping? I know that we’ll do Priscilla of Boston, because I’m in love with Vineyard. But some other places as well, maybe with Amsale or Vera?

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a friend who is an amazing florist!  When she works and does freelance her prices are amazing for her talent.  She usually works with a large wedding planning group and of course when she does that her prices shoot up.

There’s a priscilla of Boston salon in buckhead btw!  Also there’s a designer resale shop there too! (adressforless) .  The Demetrios salon is also in buckhead and I’ll try to find out some more! 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Thanks, bellenga!

I forgot about the Demetrios salon! My mom wants us to go to impressions bridal salon ( http://www.impressionsbridalsalon.com/index.html ) She’s apparently had eleventy billion people tell her to go there. Heard anything good/bad about it? I can drool over the Reem Acra and Lhuillier.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do the designer resell, because I don’t think I’ll be able to buy a dress off the rack. πŸ™ I’m 6’3″, which is perhaps a little taller than average. :p

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Time is flying! It’s nearly here!!!! And I’m in a panic….

My invitations are being designed and of course my designer was great until about three weeks ago, when she suddenly became very flaky. I’m supposed to have a sample in my mailbox today and barring any changes, she swears she will have them to me by Monday, which gives me a few weeks to get them out. I’m so excited to see them!!

We have the venue (Dallas Theatre), the DJ, the officiant, the bouts, I have my first dress fitting this saturday, I just bought my shoes, I have my wedding day jewelry, my BM bouquest picked out…. almost all of the music finished. I need to finalize the centerpieces and buy more candy for the buffet, print out my water bottle labels… I’m almost finished DIY’ing (I think). My maids need dresses… oh yeah, I have to find a new maid.. my sister bailed on me. I had my bach. party last saturday…. Oh god, listing all of this just made me feel panicky! We don’t even have our rings picked out yet!!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Sorry for the double post I’m on my phone since Comcast is down (what a surprise)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

*Sticks head in tentatively* Can I be considered an ATL bride??

Everyone on the TN board is from Nashville or Knoxville and I’ve only driven through Knoxville once and went to Nashville when I was really young. But I go to ATL all the time. Just this last weekend I was there for a Braves game and Maggiano’s in Buckhead. And I’m going next weekend to Bridals by Lori.

Can I pweeease? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Aw heck of course you can be a hotlanta bride!  Lemme guess.  You’re near chattanooga right?

I love that city!  Used to be a member of the aquarium there and we had a prolonged labor day getaway there last year!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@ happy2gether: we are using Edge Design as our florist. They are amazing and have packages for girls on a budget (http://www.daddysgotabudget.com) or you can look at their regular packages at http://www.edgedesignatlanta.com

 

I’m not exactly an Atlanta Bride because we are getting married 2.5 hours outside of ATL. We have almost everything booked except for our officiant, which is really stressing me out!

I went to Bride Beautiful in ATL the other day to look for a dress and they are great! I didn’t end up buying my dress there but I would definitely recommend them πŸ™‚ I’m glad we have some ATL bees on here to share ideas with!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

hehe yes Bellenga, good ol’ Chattanooga. πŸ™‚
I love our aquarium but I have to say Georgia Aquarium is better…but thats because otters are pretty much my favorite animals besides giraffes. And GA has two species of otters πŸ™‚ while TN only has one, and only two otters of that kind…and they’re always sleeping. lol!
Plus GA has 2 kinds of whales…that trumps pretty much everything if you can fit 2 kinds of whales in your aquarium lol!!

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