Monday, December 31, 2012

Cheers to 2012!

I can hardly believe it's already time to wrap up 2012. Wow, what a year! 2012 was my first full year for LBE and oh my, was it a good one! I launched my new branding and website, worked with lots of amazing couples in planning and coordinating their big days (there are so many weddings I haven't shared yet but will be posting very soon!), planned rehearsal dinners, baby showers, attended industry events and showcases, and I was honored to have several editorial features. Here is a peek at all the goodness of 2012.

Marissa and Matt, one special couple who is near and dear to me (along with their wonderful families), were my first wedding of the year, in March. Marissa has a heart of gold and this couple's love for one another is such a beautiful thing to see.

Their wedding was my first ever feature on Style Me Pretty (I was beyond ecstatic!)

Next up was Rachel and Jake, another wonderful couple with amazing families. This couple will always be special to me because they were my very first official booking at LBE. We met last year and hit it off immediately! I was lucky enough to work with Rachel's sister, Mary, on her wedding this year too; you'll see them in a minute.

{photo by 375 Photography}

April brought Christina and Dan's gorgeous farm wedding in Alpharetta. Christina is a professional graphic designer and artist, and I absolutely love that she designed and crafted everything herself for their special day.

Their wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty earlier this year. (another ecstatic moment for me!)

Then came Carrie and Devon's beautiful Piedmont Park wedding. These two are just the sweetest and their love for one another is infectious. I had a blast planning with them and was so excited to see everything come together so perfectly for their special day.

Stephanie and Trevor were next with an intimate June wedding. These two got married outdoors on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year but they were troopers and handled it with such grace. I love that!

A few months later came Melinda and Jim. This wedding was one of my favorites of the year. Melinda wanted an organic/botanical style wedding and that is exactly what we created. It was filled with a million hand-crafted details and lots and lots of love. We had so much fun planning too, mostly fueled by one of our mutual loves, Starbucks. :)

October was a whirlwind month and it started off in the North Georgia mountains for JoAnna and Jim's big day. Their wedding was held at a beautiful vineyard, which was the perfect backdrop for their fall-inspired rustic affair.

Next up was another one of my favorites, Stephanie and Nathan's wedding. Oh, how I loved this one. The couple, the color palette, the venue, the details, I could go on and on. We planned and designed for nearly a year and it was all so worth it. These two really know how to throw a party, fun doesn't begin to describe it! I can't wait to share more of this one.

{photos by Smitten Photography}

Katie and Bryan's wedding wrapped up October and this gorgeous couple had a stunning fall-inspired wedding with a twist. Katie wanted fall colors but she has a love for the tropics, so we incorporated a variety of unique flowers with amazing textures to tie it all together. Needless to say, it was beautiful!

{photos by Jaxon Photography}

My last wedding of the year came in November with Mary and Adam. Mary is the sister of another fabulous 2012 bride, Rachel (see above). This sweet, sweet couple had a beautiful rustic/vintage style wedding and I loved every minute of it. It was so special to end my year with a family that I began it with. Such a great way to end an amazing year!

{photos by 375 Photography}

It was so much fun to reflect back on all of these beautiful weddings that I had the immense joy of being a part of this year. Thank you to all of my wonderful couples (past and present) and their families! Also, thank you to the amazing vendors that I have worked with this year. I couldn't do it without you and I'm looking forward to many more collaborations in 2013!

Cheers to the new year! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Engagement Session: Mary + Adam

This sweet couple is getting married this Saturday and I cannot wait! Mary is the sister of one of my (fabulous) former brides and I have had so much fun working with their wonderful family again! It's going to be a beautiful celebration held at one of my favorite rustic venues, 550 Trackside in Lawrenceville, GA. So excited for Mary & Adam!! Here are some of their gorgeous engagement photos, courtesy of 375 Photography.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Signature Drink Series: John Daly

Happy November, lovelies! It's been a busy wedding season for LBE so I apologize for the lack of blog posts. Lots of updates coming soon though! In the meantime, here is another fabulous signature drink for you. This is from one of my September weddings and boy, was it a hit! It's the tried and true John Daly. We served it in mason jars complete with twine wrap and green striped straws.

John Daly

Arizona Tea Arnold Palmer Mix (half iced tea & half lemonade)
Mint leaf

Combine equal parts Arnold Palmer mix and vodka together with ice. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Photo Credit: Alea Moore Photography


Friday, September 14, 2012

Engagement Session: Melinda + Jim

Oh, how I love this couple! Melinda & Jim are just adorable and make such a great couple! They are getting married in two weeks at one of my favorite venues, Legacy Pointe at Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Buford, GA. I seriously cannot wait for their big day to get here! The wedding is going to be gorgeous and full of a million fabulous details! As a planner, the details make me oh so happy, and this wedding will not disappoint!  I am so excited to be working with Alea & Kim of Alea Moore Photography as well. They shot these beautiful engagement pictures of the couple over the summer (very hot summer that is!) and will be back to shoot all the details of the couple's big day. Thanks for sharing these engagement pictures, Alea & Kim!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Christina & Dan Featured on Style Me Pretty Georgia!

We are so excited to have Christina & Dan's Chukkar Farm wedding featured on Style Me Pretty Georgia today! You can read the full feature here. More to come on this beautiful wedding soon!

Special thanks to the amazingly talented Anjuli Paschall of Photographs by Anjuli for capturing the stunning images from this day!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Engagement Session: Stephanie + Nathan

Stephanie and Nathan are so in love and it's just so fun to watch them together! The love between them is easy to see in these gorgeous photos from their e-session in Midtown. I can't wait for their wedding this fall at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, it's going to be a stunner! Thank you Smitten Photos for these beautiful images!