Be a Bride - Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta Wedding Planning Site http://www.beabride.net Be A Bride | The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta - The Best Wedding Show in the USA Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:43:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Halloween Bride Costumes http://www.beabride.net/2014/10/22/halloween-bride-costumes/ http://www.beabride.net/2014/10/22/halloween-bride-costumes/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:20:46 +0000 http://www.beabride.net/?p=4890 Halloween is upon us and we want to give our brides another excuse to wear a wedding dress! Whether you’re going for scary, sexy or silly, we’ve got bride costumes to get you in the Halloween spirit! Zombie Bride –

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Be A Bride Halloween

Halloween is upon us and we want to give our brides another excuse to wear a wedding dress! Whether you’re going for scary, sexy or silly, we’ve got bride costumes to get you in the Halloween spirit!

  • Zombie Bride – Shred a wedding dress (get one from a thrift shop, don’t destroy your Vera Wang!) and maybe even add some fake blood for effect. Stick to whites, blacks and greys for your makeup color palette and don’t be afraid to really cake it on to get that ghoulish glow.

Zombie Bride

  • Mail Order Bride - Embellish your wedding dress with FedEx packaging tape and envelopes. And be sure to fill out the mailing address to your fiancé!

Mail Order Bride

  • Vegas Bride - Show off your inner showgirl! Accessorize a short white wedding dress with the gaudiest costume jewelry and throw on a boa while you’re at it. If you’re feeling particularly flashy, wear a coordinating headpiece and garter!

Vegas Bride

  • Bride of Frankenstein - For this iconic look, it’s all about the wig. Add gauzy bandages to your bridal getup and dark, dramatic makeup.

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  • Princess bride - Mimic your costume after the classic character’s wedding attire and take this opportunity to quote the movie all night long.

Princess Bride

  • Bridal Barbie - Keep your overall look polished and sugary sweet. Be sure to over accessorize your poofy wedding gown with anything and everything pink – shoes, jewelry, lipstick, etc.

Bride Barbie

  • Bridezilla - Take this opportunity to show everyone what a real bridezilla looks like! Use green face paint or find a great mask to wear with your wedding dress.

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Which bridal Halloween costume would you wear? Do you have any others to add to our list?

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12 Looks We Love from Bridal Fashion Week http://www.beabride.net/2014/10/16/12-looks-love-bridal-fashion-week/ http://www.beabride.net/2014/10/16/12-looks-love-bridal-fashion-week/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:39:23 +0000 http://www.beabride.net/?p=80183 Though we’re always sad to see it end, Bridal Fashion Week never fails to leave us with plenty of trends and styles to keep us swooning (and Pinning!) until the next season. We picked our favorite looks from the runways to share

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Looks We Love

Though we’re always sad to see it end, Bridal Fashion Week never fails to leave us with plenty of trends and styles to keep us swooning (and Pinning!) until the next season. We picked our favorite looks from the runways to share with you. Enjoy:

 

Which looks were your favorites?

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Say I Do at the Margaret Mitchell House http://www.beabride.net/2014/10/15/say-margaret-mitchell-house/ http://www.beabride.net/2014/10/15/say-margaret-mitchell-house/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:19:08 +0000 http://www.beabride.net/?p=80177 Say I Do 2.0 from Keurig at the beautiful Margaret Mitchell House Win a wedding ceremony on 12/13/14! Enter your video for a chance to win here! Just think…Your wedding ceremony could be on the front porch of this picturesque

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Say I Do 2.0 from Keurig at the beautiful Margaret Mitchell House

Win a wedding ceremony on 12/13/14! Enter your video for a chance to win here!

Just think…Your wedding ceremony could be on the front porch of this picturesque Midtown historic site which includes manicured lawns surrounded by trees and urban landscape including five intimate parlor rooms and covered porches; plus Commercial Row, a historic retail building featuring large windows and an open loft feel.

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4 Say I Do Facts

  1. You’re on a private lawn among the trees in the middle of high rises of Midtown
  2. It’s where Margaret Mitchell penned her best-selling novel, Gone With The Wind, which became a film classic
  3. You can see the actual door of Tara that was used in the movie
  4. It was a roadblock location for the Amazing Race in July of 2011

Want more information on how to book your wedding at the Margaret Mitchell House?

Visit www.AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/rentals

Contact:  Khadijah Correa

Atlanta History Center  |  Margaret Mitchell House

404.814.4085

KCorrea@AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

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Wet Weather Wedding Tips http://www.beabride.net/2014/10/14/wedding-rain-plans/ http://www.beabride.net/2014/10/14/wedding-rain-plans/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:46:46 +0000 http://www.beabride.net/?p=79448 Even though it’s supposed to be good luck, a rainy wedding day is not what most brides hope for. In fact, many brides will go into full meltdown mode at the sight of a gloomy forecast leading up to their

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Even though it’s supposed to be good luck, a rainy wedding day is not what most brides hope for. In fact, many brides will go into full meltdown mode at the sight of a gloomy forecast leading up to their wedding day. Just because your picture-perfect day didn’t initially involve umbrellas and galoshes doesn’t mean that it can’t still be the wedding of your dreams.

We got together with Candice Gurr of Signature Weddings by Candice to help ease your mind if you’re planning your wedding and you’ve got rain on the brain. Whether it’s a little drizzle or a downright downpour, we’ve got tips to prepare you for wet wedding weather:

  • Think Twice – If you are considering an outdoor element to your wedding day, be sure you’ve thought everything through. Obviously, there is no way to control Mother Nature, so be very mindful about how you would handle inclement weather. If you are an easy-going, flexible, spontaneous person, then carry on. If you tend to get flustered easily or your first instinct is panic when things don’t go according to plan, then you may want to consider more dependable indoor venue options.
  • Back It Up – For an experienced wedding planner, this tip is not optional. Candice insists to “always have a backup plan!” Even if your backup plan is to continue with the original plan in the rain, at least it’s a plan that you have decided on. If you need something more tangible, tents are a bride’s best back up plan. If you are having an outdoor wedding, you should (at the very least) have a rental company on standby. Many companies will allow you to reserve rentals and make the final call close to your wedding date. Even if you have everything planned indoors, you could still benefit from small tents lining walkways or in front of entrances.
  • Trust the Pros – Chances are, this isn’t your planner’s/cake baker’s/photographer’s/caterer’s/makeup artist’s first rainy wedding day. Professional, experienced wedding vendors know what to do in these situations, so let them do their job. Candice says, “You hired them for their expertise, so listen to them and enjoy your day.” PS – Your photographer is secretly pumped about the weather because overcast skies make for the best photo lighting!
  • Buy the Basics – Be prepared with the necessities: towels, umbrellas (golf umbrellas in particular are nice and big), rain boots and makeup primer. Based on experience, Candice suggests white bed sheets “to wrap around the bride and maids when moving to transportation and different locations around the venue. They help to keep spots off the dresses.” If you’re not sure that you’ll even need these emergency supplies, get them anyway. Better safe than sorry! Just hold on to receipts – you can always return stuff that you don’t end up using afterward.
  • Dismiss Panic, Maintain Perspective – It may be easier said than done, but just relax. It’s your wedding day, people you love are there to celebrate with you and you’re making a commitment to the love of your life. Worrying or being upset definitely won’t make the rain go away. Don’t let rain put a damper on an all-around wonderful day!
  • Be Superstitious – If you’re having a hard time staying positive about the weather, Candice recommends focusing on comforting superstitions and beliefs: “Hindus believe wedding day rain to be good fortune as a wet knot is harder to untie than a dry one, symbolizing your marriage’s strength. Another interpretation is that you and your husband know how to work well together under pressure!”
  • Embrace It! – You know you have seen the photos of brides and grooms in the rain on Pinterest and you’ve coveted their romantic, spontaneous shots. This is your chance! Even if you wait until the very end of the night when you have all of your dry and demure photos out of the way, get out in the rain! Dance in it, sing in it, reenact the famous scene from The Notebook… Whatever you do, enjoy it with your new husband and get great photos that will make other brides envious of your rainy day luck!

Now that you are prepared, admit it… you are secretly hoping for a passing shower or two on your wedding day, even if it is just for the photos! Bring on the rain!

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Award Winners at the Bridal Extravaganza, August 2014 http://www.beabride.net/2014/10/08/award-winners-bridal-extravaganza-august-2014/ http://www.beabride.net/2014/10/08/award-winners-bridal-extravaganza-august-2014/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:04:08 +0000 http://www.beabride.net/?p=80131 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

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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 August 2014 bridal show:

Best Design Gallery: Paris on Ponce with Chuck Milne Productions, Chair Covers & Linens, Collection Event Rentals, Lyght House Cocktails and T.evenire Stationery Boutique

Paris on Ponce

Best Booth: Geri Sims’ Atlanta Wedding Decor

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Bride’s Choice: Keurig with Legendary Events and Collection Event Rentals

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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.

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Bride of the Month: Samantha http://www.beabride.net/2014/09/30/bride-month-samantha/ http://www.beabride.net/2014/09/30/bride-month-samantha/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:18:14 +0000 http://www.beabride.net/?p=80104 Meet Samantha – our Bride of the Month for October! She and her fiancé, Brandon, are getting married in December 2014 here in their home towns of Atlanta with the ceremony and reception at the Defoor Centre. How did he propose? We were on a

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Meet Samantha – our Bride of the Month for October! She and her fiancé, Brandon, are getting married in December 2014 here in their home towns of Atlanta with the ceremony and reception at the Defoor Centre.

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How did he propose?

We were on a couple’s trip with our closest friends when he proposed. As we walked along Myrtle Beach looking at the stars, he popped the question while holding my very own “North Star” in his hand. Of course, I said “Yes!” The story can be a bit longer than this, but I’ll keep it short for now! 

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 honestly having discussions and making decisions with my fiancé. To see him so lovingly engaged and interested in this process lets me know that he’s just as happy and excited to marry me as I am him. We’ve shared a lot of laughs in the process while trying to set the perfect tone for our big day that will really display our loving and humorous personalities. The most difficult part of the wedding planning process is something I think every bride has a hard time with: the guest list! We are paying out-of-pocket for our entire wedding, so it’s been very difficult (and sometimes hurtful) to keep our guest list down. If I could invite everyone I’ve ever had a friendship with, I would!

 

Congratulations, Samantha and Brandon!

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Say “I Do” to a New Brew http://www.beabride.net/2014/09/17/say-new-brew/ http://www.beabride.net/2014/09/17/say-new-brew/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:25:02 +0000 http://www.beabride.net/?p=79443 Keurig had a fabulous Lounge area at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on August 17th! Brides, grooms and wedding pros all loved the delicious drinks brewed by the Keurig team! Looking for the perfect addition to your wedding gift registry? A new Keurig coffee

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Keurig had a fabulous Lounge area at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on August 17th! Brides, grooms and wedding pros all loved the delicious drinks brewed by the Keurig team!

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Looking for the perfect addition to your wedding gift registry? A new Keurig coffee brewer may just be what you’re searching for. With so many varieties, you can brew your favorite cup and he can brew his.  Couples can register for their ideal brewing system based on their home décor, available counter space and personal preferences, plus new fun colors!  After all, a couple that brews together stays together!

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The Elite Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage in under one minute at the touch of a button. Now available in Black, Rhubarb, Patriot Blue and Coconut White, you and your partner can choose a stylish brewing system liven up your countertop and mornings! And with more than 250 different beverage options, Keurig offers so much more than regular and decaf.

Learn more about the Keurig Elite brewer here: http://www.keurig.com/brewers/elite-brewing-system

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Merci Beaucoup from the Bridal Bazaar at Paris on Ponce! http://www.beabride.net/2014/09/14/79480/ http://www.beabride.net/2014/09/14/79480/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:53:29 +0000 http://www.beabride.net/?p=79480 Merci beaucoup from the Bridal Bazaar at Paris on Ponce! It was quite an evening and just as fun, vintage, eclectic, unique, fanciful, offbeat and alternative as promised! From the eccentric entertainment and mouth-watering menu to the delectable desserts and custom cocktails,

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Merci beaucoup from the Bridal Bazaar at Paris on Ponce! It was quite an evening and just as fun, vintage, eclectic, unique, fanciful, offbeat and alternative as promised! From the eccentric entertainment and mouth-watering menu to the delectable desserts and custom cocktails, everyone enjoyed themselves at this wonderful – albeit wacky – wedding event!

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All photos by Cindy and Sharon, Same Sex Wedding Photographers

Guests were treated to tasty Keurig beverages and invited to browse through the many galleries of Paris on Ponce while meeting the wedding professionals exhibiting throughout the shop. There was plenty to see, including beautiful design tables by Chuck Milne Productions with Chair Covers & LinensLuminari Candles and We Rent Atlanta displayed around each corner. There was even more to do and taste as other vendors offered samples of their particular talents. Brides and industry pros enjoyed sipping cocktails from Lyght House Cocktails, taking photos with Robot Booth and trying the various flavors of cotton candy from Cotton Cravings as well as the donuts by Sinful Sweets Catering (which we are still craving days later…). Juice It Atlanta provided yummy smoothies and Confetti displayed their gorgeous stationery designs.

Inside the Le Maison Rouge, the Paris on Ponce event space, guests enjoyed inventive for d’oeuvres from Three Sisters Catering and more sweet treats from Bake, Rattle & Roll as well as Paris on Ponce regular, King of Pops. For the evening’s entertainment, everyone was wowed by Chad Sanborn “Modern Magic…Classic Style,” Thimblerig Circus and Burlesque by Pamela as Mixed Events kept the drinks flowing. The entire event was perfectly captured by Cindy and Sharon, Same Sex Wedding Photographers.

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All photos by Cindy and Sharon, Same Sex Wedding Photographers

We couldn’t have asked for a better team of professionals and beautiful brides to help make the evening so memorable.

Sponsors

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From Paris To Paris http://www.beabride.net/2014/09/07/paris-paris/ http://www.beabride.net/2014/09/07/paris-paris/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 03:04:15 +0000 http://www.beabride.net/?p=79441 What could possibly be better than getting engaged in Paris? How about getting engaged in Paris and then winning a honeymoon to Paris? Just weeks after saying “oui” to her fiancé’s proposal in front of the Eiffel Tower, bride Mimi attended

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What could possibly be better than getting engaged in Paris? How about getting engaged in Paris and then winning a honeymoon to Paris? Just weeks after saying “oui” to her fiancé’s proposal in front of the Eiffel Tower, bride Mimi attended the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta and won the big honeymoon giveaway from Paris on Ponce! Talk about “lucky in love!”

Meet Mimi and Tony, the couple from Atlanta who will bookend their engagement in the City of Love!

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The pair traveled to Paris for a week-long summer vacation. On June 29, Tony popped the question in one of the most picturesque locations in the world. “We were on a guided tour, but we had just finished lunch on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower and were down below taking pictures in front. In order to get a picture of the entire tower, you have to get down on your knees. I was posing for one last picture when he got down on one knee – like we all had been doing for the past 10 minutes or so – but this time, he brought out a little black box. I was so stunned that I couldn’t hear or move. He had to tell me to take the box, open the box, then he took it from me and opened it and said for the second time, ‘Mimi, will you marry me?’”

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Mimi and Tony on their trip to Paris

On the heels of their engagement less than two months later, Mimi attended the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta to plan her upcoming wedding. After a great day of cakes tastings, fashion shows and meeting dozens of Atlanta’s best wedding professionals, it was announced that Mimi had won the grand prize from Paris On Ponce – a honeymoon to Paris!

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Mimi at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta after she won the honeymoon to Paris from Paris On Ponce

This sweet duo will be married in October of this year at Flint Hill in Old Town Norcross. Soon after, they’ll be back in the City of Love where everything started just a few months earlier. As for what they have planned this time around, Mimi is looking forward to more site seeing and time together. “We were there for a week, but still didn’t get to see all of the sites. I can’t wait to go to a Moulin Rouge show!”

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Congratulations and félicitations! Wishing you both a wonderful wedding and happy honeymoon!

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Paris on Ponce Bridal Bazaar http://www.beabride.net/2014/08/27/paris-ponce-bridal-bazaar/ http://www.beabride.net/2014/08/27/paris-ponce-bridal-bazaar/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:22:32 +0000 http://www.beabride.net/?p=79425 Paris on Ponce is feeling romantic! Ooh-La-La! Join us for an exclusive, fun, vintage, eclectic, unique, fanciful, offbeat and alternative Bridal Bazaar as only they can do it! Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 6:00-9:00 Le Maison Rouge/Paris on Ponce 716 Ponce de

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Paris on Ponce is feeling romantic! Ooh-La-La! Join us for an exclusive, fun, vintage, eclectic, unique, fanciful, offbeat and alternative Bridal Bazaar as only they can do it!

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 6:00-9:00

Le Maison Rouge/Paris on Ponce
716 Ponce de Leon Place NE
Atlanta,
Georgia 30306
404-249-9965

Tickets- $15.00 in advance/ $20.00 Evening of Show.

Eventbrite - Paris on Ponce & Pop Marche' Bridal Bazaar

Entry is limited. Fun! Food! Drinks!

Thank you in advance to our sponsors:
Paris on Ponce
Bake Rattle & Roll
Chad Sanborn
Chair Covers & Linens
Chuck Milne Productions
Cindy and Sharon Same Sex Wedding Photographers
Cotton Cravings
Juice It Atlanta
Keurig
Lyght House Cocktails
Luminari Candles
Mixed Events
Thimblerig Circus
Three Sisters Catering
Sinful Sweets Catering

Check out their Facebook page for updates.

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