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Bride of the Week: LaTonia

Meet LaTonia – our Bride of the Week! She and her fiancé, Robert, are getting married in March 2015 at the 850 Building in Forest Park, GA.

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How did he propose?
He had the ring hidden behind the pillow in his bedroom and brought me in to tell me how much I meant to him and how much he loved me. He pulled the box from behind the pillow (which I had been sitting on, but didn’t know there was a ring hidden under) and got down on one knee to ask, “Would you marry me?” It was very private, personal and special.

What has been the most fun and the most difficult part of the wedding planning process?
The most fun part of the wedding planning process is the fact that we chose not to have a wedding planner, but to plan the wedding ourselves. That way we get to create what we want, how we want. Most grooms just do “men things” (i.e. shop for tux, bachelor party, etc.) but my fiancé is “hands in.” He has even helped to pick out the flower girl dresses, which are so cute! The most difficult part of the wedding process would also have to be planning it ourselves. Trying to tackle everything on our lists by March can be a challenge, especially with transitioning into a new job, moving and other obligations. But it will all come together and we are going to make it happen for a beautiful wedding day!

Congratulations, LaTonia and Robert!

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Snowy Bridal Shoot by Colors Of Life Photography

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During the last Atlanta Snowpocalypse in 2014, the talented team at Colors Of Life Photography saw the perfect opportunity for a fantastic (albeit freezing) photoshoot. Colors of Life invited a former client, bride AlexaRay, to take part in this snowy shoot in her Vera Wang wedding gown. Thank goodness she was up for the chilly challenge because the photos are #flawless!

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Bridal Style from the Oscars Red Carpet

The actors from the year’s best films hit the red carpet looking like royalty for the 87th Academy Awards. While many are discussing the best and worst dressed, we’re focusing on bride-style inspiration straight from the stars! Several celebs looked downright bridal, sporting whites, blushes and other soft neutrals. Even trends hot off of the Bridal Fashion Week runways were on display, including all-over embellishment, off-the-shoulder sleeves and barely-there color. A few of our favorite bride-inspired looks came from:

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Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein

Anna Faris

Anna Faris in Zuhair Murad

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Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

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Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab

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2015 Wedding Trends at the Bridal Extravaganza

Atlanta’s top wedding professionals always bring their A-game to the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta. They pull out all the stops to show brides their talent, creativity and keen eye for hot trends. Check out some of the big 2015 wedding trends on display at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta in January!

Rich Color Palettes
Marsala, Pantone’s color of the year, helped to set the tone for a trend we’ll be seeing in a lot of weddings: use of deep colors. The demand for pastels and bright pops of color are subsiding as brides gravitate toward rich hues for a more sophisticated feel.

Gowns with Conservative Necklines
Though strapless remains a staple in gown designs, we’re seeing many more modest necklines on the runways and walking down aisles. The higher cut often draws the eye automatically upward to the real star of the show: the bride. Sweet details and added embellishment keep the look elegant and demure instead of stuffy.

Metallic Gold Accents
A touch of shine can add a glam factor to many wedding elements. From cakes and cutlery to invitations and decor, brides are seeking subtle ways to incorporate luxe luster into their design schemes.

Dessert Bars
While traditional wedding cakes will never go out of style, fun dessert bars are adding a sweet touch to receptions. Brides and grooms love showing their personalities by offering their favorites confections, and guests love having options to choose from. Plus, a display of decadent desserts always provide more lovely photos!

See photos of more trends on display at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta: Check out the official photos from the show!

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Award Winners at the Bridal Extravaganza, January 2015

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 2015 bridal show:

Best Design Gallery: Créme de le Chic Events with Keurig, Invitation Creations, Unique Event Elements and Collection Event Rentals

Best Design

Best Booth: Gigi’s Cupcakes at the Forum with L7 Events

Best Booth

Bride’s Choice: Montgomery Foods Catering

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Congratulations to our award winners and all of our Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta vendors for a fabulous show!

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Show Sponsor Shoutout!

The truth is, the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta would not be the amazing, beautiful and exciting show it is without the help of our superb show sponsors. They work tirelessly yet enthusiastically to make the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta the best bridal show you will attend. From awe-inspiring decor and products and to behind-the-scenes details, these pros bring their A-game not only to our event, but every event they are a part of!

We are truly honored to work with this all-star lineup:

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See the work and talent of our show sponsors at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 25, 2015!

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Vendor Spotlight: Ragga Wedding

Ragga Wedding creates custom, quality, handcrafted wedding accessories and decorations. We are a company that embodies a culture purposed in loving others and living life to the fullest. We provide creative apparel and handcrafted accessories that inspire others to express their inner passions, while supporting artisans worldwide.

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Every Ragga Wedding order supports women in Haiti. By partnering with these artisans, we are able to give them a sustainable income while creating your beautifully handcrafted accessories. Have a wedding that gives back! Read more ›

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Vendor Spotlight: Encore Romance Travel

Encore Romance Travel specializes in weddings and honeymoons to exotic beaches to include the South Pacific, Asia, Australia, Indian and African Coast. We create lifetime memories for couples in love. We have a passion for travel and we manifest that in our work. We are in the business of fulfilling couples dreams and providing them with unforgettable experiences. EncoreRomanceTravel

Whether it’s an elopement (how fun!), an exotic honeymoon, an anniversary trip, a romantic getaway, or simply because you need to get away we can create an amazing experience. Let us worry about it so you won’t have to! Read more ›

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Vendor Spotlight: Chota Falls

Chota Falls is a quaint private estate conveniently nestled in the mountains of northeast Georgia. Complete with waterfalls, mountain streams and a sun-kissed vineyard chapel, Chota Falls is the perfect backdrop for your wedding and a lifetime of memories.ChotaFalls1

Cast your worries to the winds and focus every thought on the most blissful, jubilant, love-filled celebration you can imagine. See it in your mind’s eye. Feel every moment and then call on the staff at Chota Falls. We’re ready to cater to your every whim and make your wedding dreams a reality. From all inclusive weekends to quaint three-hour celebrations, Chota Falls is a unique North Georgia wedding venue with customizable amenities you can shape to fit your personality, your style and your dreams.

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Vendor Spotlight: Pink Barre

As Atlantans brainstorm a new workout routine for 2015, women in Sandy Springs and Buckhead now have easy access to the acclaimed full body workout that has taken the women’s world of group fitness by storm. The Pink Barre studios in both City Walk and Tuxedo Center opened in June, and the response was immediate thanks to Barre’s buzz for producing toned, balanced, sculpted and leaner bodies. The Pink Barre City Walk has the distinction of being Sandy Spring’s first stand-alone barre boutique to offer the popular ballet-inspired barre classes following the company’s first location in February 2014 at Emory Point serving Decatur, Druid Hills and Virginia Highlands.
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Inspired by the classic barre from the world of ballet, barre fitness incorporates pilates, ballet, body work, yoga, training and strengthening with a bevy of props for a total body workout. Barre works every muscle group to fatigue and then follows each section with a targeted stretching segment to produce strong, balanced and lean bodies. The fitness concept has a loyal and diverse fan base of celebrities, athletes, dancers and both older and young enthusiasts, and the presence of Barre boutiques has grown in Atlanta as word spreads about the energizing fitness routine that produces toned, balanced muscles without breaking a sweat.

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