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Glitz and Glam Table Inspiration

Bring the glamour of old Hollywood to your wedding with this glitz and glam table inspiration by TLC Rents. The design is perfect for a sweetheart table or cake table, but brides that love to dazzle need not refrain from lighting up the whole room.

The glitzy silver linen that covers the table draws the eye in, while the ritzy crystal table lamps keep you drawn to the details. The large hurricane candle holders make you forget about floral completely and set the tone for a moody candlelit evening.

What keeps this glitz and glam look modern? The black dinnerwear and acrylic backed chairs that are equal parts modern and sophistication. 

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TLC Rents, Event Rentals & Production is an event rental company specializing in weddings and events for all occasions.  The company’s goal is to provide high end decor and wedding rentals combined with attention to detail. Call TLC Rents, Event Rentals & Production to help inspire you!  404.873.0833 Visit for a free quote.

April Bride of the Month: Allison

Meet Allison, our April Bride of the Month! Allison and her fiance Andrew are tying the knot on June 16, 2018, at The Wimbish House. Their engagement session through Piedmont Park was captured by Abby Breaux Photography, and it’s giving us dreamy fall flashbacks. We caught up with Allison to learn more about her wedding plans, and of course, get her to share her sweet love story. 

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The only story we love more than an engagement: Tell us how you met! Our story started under the oaks at Elon University in North Carolina. We must have passed each other dozens of times on those meandering brick paths, but it wasn’t until the summer of 2012 that our lives finally intersected. Brought together by a mutual passion for science and innovation, we ended up on campus for the summer to pursue research projects. Sitting across from each other at the program’s opening luncheon, we had no idea what was in store for us. The next day the aspiring doctors met again at a local volunteer health clinic, but Andrew didn’t realize it. He went up to the tall, beautiful blonde he was working with and broke the ice with, “Do you go to Elon?” This moment will never be lived down. For Andrew, it was love at second sight. The rest of that summer was brimming with the excitement of new love. We played ultimate frisbee after work, carpooled to the clinic, and began falling hopelessly for each other. Our first date is hotly debated since holding doors and paying for nights out is apparently normal behavior for southern men, but by the end of that summer we were inseparable and knew we had something special.

After 1 unforgettable summer, 1 year together at Elon University, 5 years of long distance, approximately 1988 hours of goodnight phone calls, 64992 miles traveled, Andrew decided to finally make it official and propose

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How did he propose?  Andrew proposed on Bald Head Island, NC. Earlier that day, hehad been acting very strange, so I decided to sign him up for a 5k on the beach, thinking he was stressed about an upcoming medical school test. Not wanting to say “no” to anything, he agreed, and begrudgingly ran a 5k through sand in hot and humid weather. But to my dismay, Andrew seemed more stressed after running. After a 5k and spending a day on the beach together, enjoying the surf, and playing bocce ball, he invited me for an evening beach walk before dinner. I was absolutely stunned and speechless when he got down on one knee at my favorite spot on the island. After I said “Yes!”, I was even more surprised to see our families smiling from a nearby gazebo. We both believe it was a magical evening are were blessed to have both of our families witness and celebrate with us. 

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Tell us about the wedding planning! What does your vision for the big day look like? Our vision for our wedding is an event that is elegant, classic, and intimate. We want to create an atmosphere that is both sophisticated and warm. We are using traditional and vintage decorations that also have specific meaning to our relationship. For example, as we met at Elon University, under the oaks, our guest book is That Tree, a photography on Oak Trees. Other personal decorations include framed gold photographs of wedding photos from the past three generations of our families.

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What are some of the details you are most excited about? As Andrew was the Ballroom Dance Team Captain, he is most excited for the first dance and all of the dancing to come later in the evening. I am most excited about my Dad brewing all the beer for the wedding. As I got older, one of the best things was enjoying a beer with my Dad and talking. It means the world to me that my friends and family will also get to enjoy my Dad’s beer.

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What has been the best part of the wedding planning process?  One of the best parts of wedding planning has been the tasting sessions for both the cake and the reception food. We both describe ourselves as “foodies” and love trying new types of food and different restaurants in the Atlanta area. Atlanta restaurants and catering companies make picking a caterer very difficult, since each tasting was unique and excellent in its own way. We decided on using Endive for our cocktail hour and reception, and Lush Cakery for our wedding cake. We hope our guests come hungry!

Abby Breaux Photography

Tell us about your vendor search. What were you looking for and how did you find the perfect match? We started the photography search by first looking through different search engines and wedding websites. Andrew and I were both looking for a photographer that captured a couple’s personality and love for one another.  I met Abby Breaux and instantly connected. Andrew and I decided on Abby Breaux Photography, as we were impressed by Abby’s professionalism, talent, and her ability to capture love. Looking back on the wedding planning process and the engagement photos, we are very excited to have Abby Breaux capture our special day, as we know that we will have photographs that accurately portray our love, the wedding ceremony, and our friends and family as they celebrate our marriage. 

Abby Breaux Photography is a wedding and portrait photography business based in North Atlanta and serves couples wherever their love takes them. Abby’s goal as a wedding photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. She believes photography is more than just images. It’s a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. Contact her to tell your story and celebrate alongside you!

Cascading Hydrangeas and Champagne Elegance

A contrast to the colorful farm table design, this table design by TLC Rents and Perfect Petals Design Group sparkles with elegant cascading hydrangeas. The table design shows that floral can make a jaw-dropping impact without being loud and colorful.

The statement hydrangea centerpiece is the focal point of the table, but there is beauty in the details that balance it out. The soft champagne linen is complemented by a sheer, rose gold overlay, and champagne chargers keep the tablescape from feeling too heavy with opulent details.

With striking elements like cascading hydrangeas, it’s important to make sure that other décor elements provide balance. The smooth lines of the glassware and rounded chair backs keep a soft and delicate feel, like something straight out of a romantic fairytale.

This table design was a truly beautiful vignette in the gorgeous White Hall at Southern Exchange for Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta. Now, who else is ready for champagne spring weddings?

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TLC Rents, Event Rentals & Production is an event rental company specializing in weddings and events for all occasions.  The company’s goal is to provide high-end decor and wedding rentals combined with an attention to detail. Call TLC Rents, Event Rentals & Production to help inspire you!  404.873.0833 Visit for a free quote.

The Moonlite Difference in Photography

Let’s play a little wedding photography game: Select 10 random photographers in Atlanta and look through their online portfolios.
As you scroll through images, something amazing will start to happen. Some of the work will draw your eye and pull you into an entire wedding story, while you glaze over others. So, what makes some shots stand out from the pack? Is it composition, posing or the setting? According to Mike Moone Studio, those all have some effect, but there is one aspect that really changes a photograph for the better: Lighting. 
While “natural light” photography has been on the tip of a lot of tongues in the industry, it’s important to understand how a natural-light photographer approaches a setting that doesn’t have big windows or a sunny sky, and not to mention, those evening getaway shots after the sun has set!
Mike Moon Studio shared their approach with us to put brides at ease: “At Mike Moon Studio we believe that lighting is the most important aspect of wedding photography. We believe this so strongly that we developed our own proprietary lighting system we call Moonlite.”
Moonlite is a system that allows Mike Moone Studio to provide the look of studio lighting, but with the fluidity that a wedding day demands. Meaning, every picture has perfect lighting no matter what weather or situation your wedding day brings! Talk about putting brides’ hearts at ease.
The best part of this system? Because they are able to replicate the look across their entire photography team, it reduces costs for high-end photography, and cuts down time on getting your pics back so you can get amazing shots at a value, and quick. 
To learn more about this unique process and all that is unique about Mike Moon Studio, check them out here
All Photos Courtesy of Mike Moon Studio. 
Mike Moon Studio is full-service photography company specializing in Weddings and commercial work. Mike Moon Studio believes that high-quality, award-winning wedding photography and videography should be within everyone’s reach. The team of photographers is built around one core principle: Be the best value in the wedding industry. We accomplish this by providing consistently high-quality photography coupled with our award-winning customer service and all at a price that leaves the competition wondering, “How do they do it?” 

March Bride of the Month: Lindsay

Meet Lindsay, our March Bride of the Month! Lindsay and Chris are tying the knot on April 14 at Vinewood Plantation in Newnan, Georgia. 

Read on for a look at this charming engagement session in Grant Park with Bre Sessions Photography.

Tell us about your dating and engagement story.  Chris likes to say we met the old-fashioned way: at a bar. We had first crossed paths while we were working at Delta, but started dating after we met one night at Family Dog in Morningside.
He proposed while we were on a trip to Charleston. We were on the banks of the Ashley River while the sun was setting at Magnolia Plantation and it was truly beautiful. He asked me to marry him, and while I don’t remember a single thing he said, I will always remember that day in a beautiful blur of sunset, marsh, magnolias and happy tears. 

What is your vision for your wedding? We want our wedding to be a fun celebration with a warm touch of the South. We want it to be comfortable and relaxed, but upscale with guests dining, drinking and dancing the night away! 

Which wedding details are you most excited about and why? I am most excited about the collection of the people, memories and emotions that will make this day so special for Chris and me. Of course, I love my dress and will also be keeping my father’s wedding ring by my side – as more than anything I know he will be watching down on me and participating with us from above!

What has been the most difficult and most fun part of wedding planning?  The most fun part of wedding planning has definitely been all of the tastings! The more difficult parts of the planning process are wrapped up in the details – I wish I could spend more time than I have! 

How did you find your photographer? I was referred to Bre through another photographer and so glad I took the advice! I feel so fortunate to have found Bre. She is such an incredible photographer, with such an amazing eye for placement and light. She also has such a relaxed and sweet disposition, which just puts you immediately at ease. She is truly a gem.

Best wishes Lindsay and Chris!

A Classic Table Setting with Colorful Blooms

The classic combo of navy and chrome has been making a major comeback and no one knows this more than TLC RentsWith their farm table design with Perfect Petals Design Group, ClubCorp and Cailee B Events at Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta, TLC Rents perfectly blended yellow, blue, red, and silver to bring a little bit of spring into the cold winter season.

The farm table featured a fantastic mix of fresh flowers designed by Perfect Petals Design Group. The tablescape was created using TLC Rent’s silver-beaded chargers and dinnerware, a pop from cobalt blue glasses, and timeless navy linens. The mix of silver chiavari chairs and crossback chairs added a bit of variety for an eclectic finish to this table design.

The bold table colors serve as an amazing focal point, while the blue and silver tones provide a neutral balance. Doesn’t it all come together perfectly?

Color Palette: Silver, Navy Blue, Red, Yellow

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TLC Rents, Event Rentals & Production is an event rental company specializing in weddings and events for all occasions.  The company’s goal is to provide high end decor and wedding rentals combined with an attention to detail. Call TLC Rents, Event Rentals & Production to help inspire you: 404.873.0833. Visit WWW.TLCRENTS.COM for a free quote.

February Bride of the Month: Ashley

Meet Ashley, our February bride of the month! Ashley and her fiance Billy had a cozy and picture-perfect engagement session with Horn Photography and Design thanks to the early Georgia snow in December.
Read on to hear about this couple’s engagement story and their visions for the big day at Blue Mountain Vineyard this May.
How did you meet? Billy and I met at Georgia Gwinnett College through a mutual friend. Billy was playing college basketball and I was playing college softball when we crossed paths in the dorm parking lot one day. After about six months of running into each other around campus, we started going on dates.
How did he propose?  He proposed on a beautiful sunny morning in Destin while we were on his family beach trip over the 4th of July weekend. We were sitting on the balcony of our condo, watching the waves and talking about how excited we were for graduation. I reached for my phone and when I couldn’t find it, I got frustrated and said “I lose everything,” and Billy responded with m“Please don’t lose this,” and had the ring in his hand. He was so nervous that he forgot everything he was going to say!

What is your vision for your wedding?  Our wedding style is rustic chic. Although we are having a big wedding, we want the atmosphere to feel romantic and intimate so that our guests feel like one big family.

Which wedding details are you most excited about and why? I am most excited about our venue. The ceremony site has beautiful mountains and the background looks surreal. Billy is excited that our photographers will be bringing a TV for the reception so that they can display ceremony and engagement pictures.


What has been the most difficult and most fun part of wedding planning?

Finding the perfect venue took a while because nothing felt just right. Once we did find our dream venue, everything fell into place. Our venue owner recommended Horn Photography to us and we feel like they are going to be lifelong friends.

Best wishes, Ashley and Billy!

Horn Photography and Design: Michelle and Brandon Horn are a husband and wife wedding photography team located in Dahlonega, Georgia. They seamlessly merge creative styles of photography and film to create gorgeous visual imagery to document your love story.

Incorporating the Pantone Color of the Year in Your Wedding

Each year we anxiously await Pantone’s release of the color of the year. Pantone’s color select predicts color trends for fashion, interior design and of course, wedding planning. Whether you like the color or not, it always evokes emotion.

Pantone’s 2018 color of the year is, drumroll…..Ultra Violet! Very bold and very unexpected, we are more than excited to see this quirky, yet beautiful color throughout the year.

Pantone Vice President Laurie Pressman said about the color: “Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.”

Purple is traditionally seen as a rather majestic color that strikes the balance of calming peace and bold empowerment. Of what the color means for the year ahead, Pressman said, “I see this very much as an optimistic color, an empowering color. We want to find some peace and calm within ourselves…quiet our minds.” We’ll raise a glass to that in the midst of wedding planning!

So how does this color play out in weddings? Well, we’ve seen hints of the color at Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta in our wedding galleries. The most predictive was the ultraviolet signage by Raw Sound and Lighting. Couples glowed in front of the ultraviolet light for picture-perfect moments.

But we know violet is a bold color and could be intimidating for the color-averse, but you don’t have to use the color in every detail to stand out. Use the color in small designs, like this small table arrangement from Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ display at Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta.

If you love the color, include it in a large statement-making arrangement like this gorgeous floral design by Imperial Events at Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta in August.

Whether it’s the smallest details or large, over-the-top lighting and flowers, using the Pantone color of the year in your wedding can ensure your wedding is on-trend, daring and elegant.

What do you think of UltraViolet in weddings?


December Bride of the Month: Victoria

Meet Victoria, our December Bride of the Month. Victoria and Lew’s engagement session by Viridian Images was as fun and adorable as this couple.

Read on for a look behind the love story. 

Tell us about your love story. My fiance and I met when we were 16. My best friend told me I had to meet this guy because he was perfect for me. We eventually met up a few months later and he was perfect for me! We have been dating ever since.

On July 6, 2017, Lew and I went out for a nice date night in Flowery Branch, his hometown. When we got to the restaurant, our hostess directed us outside while our table was being prepared. We walked outside to grab a seat, I dusted off a chair to sit down, and when I turned around, Lew was down on one knee! I have no idea what he said because I was just ready to say YES! He had a photographer to capture the special moment and a video prepared from all of our friends and family for me to watch. In the video, each of our family members and friends congratulated us and detailed how our relationship had impacted their lives. After dinner, we went back to Lew’s parents home where our families greeted us and had an engagement party the next day. 

What does your wedding vision look like? We want the atmosphere of our wedding to be soft and romantic. We want our guests to feel comfortable and know just how much we appreciate them being there for us on our special day. With Christ as the center of our relationship, it was important to us have our ceremony in a church. After, we’ll go to The Chair Factory for a reception where our soft and romantic theme will continue.  

Which wedding details are you most excited about? There are so many details about our wedding that I am excited to see come to life. I am very excited about our venue, The Chair Factory. It’s a historic building, but a new venue with exposed brick and wood beams. I’m also excited about a memorial tribute to our family members who are no longer here with us. With heaven so far away, we will have a special memorial outside of our ceremony with pictures and flowers to make them a part of our day.

What has been the most challenging and the best part of wedding planning? The most challenging part of wedding planning has been all of the decisions! We want it to be a special day, and there are so many small details we’ve thought about. Ultimately, we have learned it’s about the marriage, not the wedding, so it makes the details more fun when you look at the big picture and remember you are getting to marry your best friend!

Congrats to this sweet couple!
Photos: Viridian Images
Viridian Images is a husband and wife photography team based in Atlanta. Georgia.  With an artistic background, their style has a strong documentary approach. They are always seeking those sincere moments when subjects are camera unaware but photographed from a distinctly artistic perspective.

Real Wedding: Midtown Museum

Tia and Shawn first shared their collegiate love story with us in our October Bride of the Month series. The couple was married on October 14, 2017 in midtown Atlanta at the Millennium Gate Museum.

We caught up with Tia to hear about the big day and with the photos as evidence, it was nothing short of amazing. Read more for a look behind this Midtown museum wedding captured by Made You Look Photo & Film.

Having finished planning your wedding, what piece of advice would you offer brides-to-be going through the process? If I could offer brides-to-be one piece of advice it would be to soak up every single bit of the wedding day with family and friends. The entire day goes by so fast!

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day? The vow exchange is by far my favorite memory of our wedding day because it was such a special moment for me and my groom to share together in front of our family and friends.

During your engagement you told us you were really excited about the decor. What were your favorite elements? One of my favorite decor elements of our wedding was a family crest we had designed and installed at the venue. You could see the personalized crest hanging from blocks away! It coordinated with our invitations and was an immediate symbol to guests that they had arrived at our wedding.

Of course the entire day was fun, but which part was the most fun to see come together after all the planning? Creating an amazing guest experience was the most important thing throughout the planning process. Seeing our guests in awe at the venue, florals, food, drinks and favors was fun to watch since we had put so much thought into it.

You had an amazing team of vendors! How did you choose them? When we started wedding planning I knew I wanted Made You Look Photo & Film to capture our day. Their team has an incredible reputation and is extremely nice and caring. From the engagement shoot to the wedding day, they created an amazing experience for us. Every moment and every angle was captured on film and still photos with a special attention to detail.

Best wishes Tia and Shawn!

Made You Look Photo & Film  The Made You Look Photography team consists of award-winning, professional wedding photographers and expert graphic artists/image editors. The team is committed to capturing exceptional high quality wedding images that uniquely captures those once-in-a-lifetime moments.