Meet Jen – our Bride of the Month for March! She and her fiancé, Ron, live in Atlanta and will be getting married in July 2014 in Historic Duluth.
How did he propose?The day he proposed I had just come back from a long week of classes at school, and was sitting on the couch watching Law & Order: SVU eating pretzels (Romantic, huh?). He sat down with me and nonchalantly asked me what the most important parts of my “engagement wish list” included; to which I replied that he needed to 1) ask my father, 2) use my full name, and 3) get down on one knee. (I previously had several requirements that included a secret photographer and all that jazz, none of which seeming practical or important at that moment!) He gave me a kiss, and then reached into his pocket, got down on one knee, and proceeded to ask me to marry him right there on my couch (in my sweatpants…)! Of course, I immediately started crying (sobbing) and after saying yes, we called our families. We ended our Friday night out to dinner with friends and a concert in Little Five Points. I found out later that day that he had picked up my ring that very morning, and after talking with his mom, he realized the most important thing to us both was that we get to spend a lifetime together.
What has been the most fun and the most difficult part of the wedding planning process?The most difficult part of the wedding process has been the dreaded guest list. While we both have many people in our lives we love and appreciate, we don’t have the budget or the space to accommodate them. I have always enjoyed the idea of a “small wedding,” but at 150…the list keeps growing! The most fun part of the wedding planning process has definitely been the bridesmaid dress fitting. Almost all of my bridesmaids were present, and we had a wonderful lunch with my mom and future mother-in-law afterwards. I’ve come to realize that planning a wedding is not about a specific date; it is about the time that you share with the people you love that lead up to the day that you share your love with everyone.
While you’ll most definitely see the hottest trends in wedding fashions on the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta runway, you’ll also see high-end designs from Atlanta’s best florists and decorators. At the bridal show on January 26, Botany Bay Florist created this gorgeous fashion show stage and presentation with drapery from Unique Event Elements:
The fashion shows at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta showcase the hottest fashions in bridal gowns and bridesmaid attire! Our couture fashion shows always feature the latest styles from Bridal Fashion Week in New York and the glossy pages of wedding magazines. In January’s show, we saw everything on our runway from colors and halters to lace and dramatic backs. Here are some of our favorites:
Barely There Color:
Bridesmaids | Dark Hues:
Bridesmaids | Lace and Neutrals:
What were your favorite looks on the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta runway?
Pantone’s Color of the Year often influences wedding designs and style palates. It shows up in bridesmaid dresses, bouquets, linens and the tiniest of details. The Color of the Year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid and it was everywhere at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 26! Our vendors are always on top of the latest trends and they were certainly prepared to show brides how they could incorporate the hot hue into their wedding day!
At the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 26, a few of our favorite vendors collaborated to design gorgeous tablescapes around themes and products from Weddingstar! Burlap Chic, Contemporary Garden, Love Letters to Paris and Contemporary Vintage were the chosen themes, and each group of vendors brought them to life with their own style and flair:
Special thanks to the members of our wonderful design teams:
Weddingstar’s extensive selection of bridal products feature many exclusive designs, inspired and manufactured by their talented staff. Hand finishing by skilled and experienced crafts people result in quality, unique wedding accessories. Innovative and fashionable products are combined with perennial favorites. From traditional to contemporary, today’s Brides constantly search for accessories that reflect their personal style. Visit their website here!
Love is always in the air at Be A Bride! To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’re giving away a dozen delicious cupcakes from Bridal Extravaganza exhibitor and award winner, Gigi’s Cupcakes at the Forum!
To enter, all you have to do is like and sharethis photo on Facebook. We’ll pick one winner to receive this very sweet treat from Gigi’s Cupcakes at the Forum on Valentine’s Day! Winner will be announced on Facebook at 2pm this Friday, February 14. Remember, you have to share the photo — whether or not you share the cupcakes is up to you!
Winning certificate is valid at the Gigi’s at the Forum location only. Gigi’s Cupcakes at the Forum is located at 4880 Peachtree Corners Circle, Suite 1103, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 ~ 678.798.GIGI
Atlanta’s best wedding vendors pull out all the stops at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta to show brides their talent and creativity. We asked our brides to pick their favorites from all of the decoration inspiration and creative designs. Here are the award winners from the January 2014 bridal show:
Congratulations to our award winners and all of our Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta vendors for a fabulous show! For more photos from all of our exhibitors, check out our photo galleries and Pinterest boards.
The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 26, 2014 was an amazing show! We had a record number of brides, stunning designs from talented vendors, phenomenal fashion shows and more giveaways than ever before! We are so excited to share with you the official photos and video from the show!
The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlantais just hours away, and like Wedding Girl, we haven’t gotten much sleep between all of the preparation and excitement!
But can you blame us? This is like no other bridal show you’ve ever seen. There is so much to see, do and win! From Atlanta’s top wedding pros showing off their best work to giveaways that will blow your mind, you won’t want to miss a thing!
We’ll see you tomorrow, January 26 at 12pm in the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart!
The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta loves social media and so do our brides! During the show on January 26, 2014, we’ll be on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sharing photos and highlights from the South’s Most Beautiful Bridal Show! You can follow along with us using the hashtag #BeABride!
Join the posting-party and you could win a $100 gift certificate to Spa Sydell! That’s right, post your pictures at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the #BeABride hashtag and you could be pampered by one of our Bridal Extravaganza vendors on us!
We’ll choose and announce one winner after the show on Monday, January 27!
Gigi’s Cupcakes at The Forum in Norcross, Georgia offers over 200 mouth-watering varieties of freshly-baked cupcakes. We make custom decorated wedding cakes & cupcakes, birthday cakes & cupcakes, and cupcake towers for special events.
Each delectable cupcake on today’s menu was lovingly baked and decorated this morning by one of our local Gigi’s bakers. To ensure that we’ve prepared something that fits your fancy, our menu changes every day. So visit us today and find your new favorite! Read more ›
Step inside Hotel Capitol Park, and experience the classic comfort and service you’ve come to expect from our time-honored brand. With ballrooms featuring vaulted ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and a charming décor, this hotel offers the perfect backdrop for Atlanta wedding receptions and special events. Host an elaborate gala in one of our ornate ballrooms, or a more intimate celebration in one of our smaller venues. Whatever the occasion, our downtown Atlanta wedding site offers a range of styles to suit your needs.
It is our pleasure to offer you the finest in catering and banquet services to make your wedding a once in a lifetime experience.We promise to enhance your special day with award-winning service, beautiful presentations and the professional skills of our master chef. Experienced, event specialists have thought out every detail, assuring your wedding will satisfy your requirements and exceed your expectations. We’ll be happy to customize our menus, service and decor to match your image of the perfect event. Most importantly, we will do whatever it takes to deliver the memorable dining experience that is so critical to you and your guests. Read more ›
Janice Blackmon Events is a full-service event planning firm based in Atlanta, Georgia with services available worldwide. With our experience, clients are able to relax and enjoy their event because we handle all of the details making your event flawless! We offer a variety of packages which allow you to determine the level of assistance you need. In addition, to help you select the appropriate level of service, we offer a Complimentary Consultation.
While there are many event consulting firms ~ the quality of services offered greatly vary which can result in your event not being everything that you want it to be. Our many years of experience allow us to consistently provide the highest level of attention to detail and service, ensuring that every client has a flawless event! Read more ›
It’s vintage yet modern. Fashionable yet timeless. Universal yet very, very personal. Jewel Kade is somehow everything to everyone, and perhaps that’s because jewelry that comes from the heart…speaks to the heart.
As a premiere national jewelry brand, Jewel Kade’s Production Artists proudly handcraft all JK Signature Charms in Alpine, Utah – just minutes from where it all started, in designer Janet Kinkade’s basement. JK is committed to excellence, to giving back, and to making a difference. Perhaps that’s what brings Stylists and customers together, sharing in Janet’s vision of endless, beautiful possibilities for all. Read more ›
L7 Events is a full service event and wedding company. If you have a vision, we have a design. Stunning creations inspired by creating a lifetime of memories, detailed organization and impeccable service… why not choose the best!
Our event designers know the importance of having a reliable team to create your most memorable event. We offer trendy to traditional in décor, and can accommodate any event from weddings to parties to corporate functions. Our products and services are as vast as your imagination can take you! Read more ›