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Behind the Design: Imperial Events

One of our favorite things about Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta is getting to see vendors’ designs come to life with wedding-ready displays. Displays always incorporate the latest trends, and are a way for brides to sit down at a perfectly designed table and envision being at their wedding reception.

Read more for a look behind this design with bold rich hues by Sandy Bell, owner of Imperial Events.

What was your inspiration for this design?  My inspiration for the design I chose to showcase at this fall Bridal Extravaganza bridal show was the change in seasons. I find that some brides are torn between the time of year they should have their wedding and because of those brides I wanted to share a design that could be presented in the spring or summer as well as the fall or winter.  

What color schemes, textures, and themes were included? To ensure that a bride will be able to see that she could use this design any time of the year, I incorporated colors of fuchsia and purple to the color scheme for my design table. While keeping a clean look but creating a modern edge to the design, I selected a gray stain linen accented with gray linen napkins embroidered in black, along with acrylic Chiavari chairs and acrylic place cards. The acrylic place cards made for that extra special detail touch that every bride plans for on their Big Day! 

What’s your design process like? When beginning my design process, I consider the venue or location as well as the time of the day of the event. With this design, I was not familiar with where my design table would be which made designing the tablescape more exciting. When I am on unfamiliar grounds, I always go for more of neutral or diverse color scheme to make sure the design makes a statement and still relay the message of a modern clean design look and feel.   
What keeps you inspired? What keeps me inspired as a planner is meeting new people and creating new relationships on a daily and weekly basis. Not to mention I love the creativity my career offers me, not too many people can start their work day off by saying what new will happen today and be really excited about the new things rather it be clients, wedding professionals or learning something new. 
What is your favorite thing about weddings? My favorite things about weddings are seeing the enthusiasm and excitement when my clients enter the ballroom and see everything that they have spent days, hours, as well as their hard, earn money on come together and exceed their exception. Not to mention at the end of the night when the client leaves and they say thank you for a planning a great wedding, but when their guest is leaving and say thank you for a great time;  It lets me know that I have done my job! 
Photos by Made You Look Photo
Design by Imperial Events

Behind the Design: Perfect Petals Design Group

The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta always features gorgeous wedding designs and this August  was one of the most spectacular as Perfect Petals Design Group inspired brides with a beautiful
“walk through” Southern garden.


The romantic gallery included greenery, soft pink, and statement white furniture. Read more about the inspiration behind the design from Christine Crowley of Perfect Petals Design Group
What was your inspiration for this design? The garden archway was inspired by the feel of early Summer breezes through a Southern garden. 
What colors, textures, and themes were included in the design? Our gallery featured the year’s most popular requests. The color palette was made up of soft blush, baby pinks, vanilla, and champagne. The feel of summer was brought to life with wispy foliage and accents of amaranthus and white cherry blossoms in our archway. 
Brides couldn’t stay away from the garden-style estate table, tell us more about that design. The wooden estate table had coordinating wooden chairs with an acrylic cut out for a twist on the romantic style. To balance modern with classic, we had garden-style floating centerpieces with roses, ranunculus, gardenia foliage, peonies, phalaenopsis orchids, and lisianthus. 
What keeps you inspired? Brides are always my source of inspiration for a design.
Photos by Janet Howard Studio and Made You Look Photo
Floral Design by Perfect Petals Design Group
Bridal gown by Ivory Bridal
Venue: The Georgian Terrace Hotel
Linens: Chair Covers & Linens
Planner: Cailee B Events
Rentals: Collection Event Furnishings
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best of Bridal Extravaganza

Over 100 of Atlanta’s wedding professionals pulled out all the stops to inspire Atlanta’s engaged couples at Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on August 13, 2017. 

Galleries featured fresh color palettes, creative cake designs, latest floral trends and amazing installations to inspire couples in the wedding planning process. Brides and vendors voted, and here are the best of the best from the show!


Brides Choice Award went to Utopian Events. Positioned directly under one of the beautiful chandeliers at Southern Exchange, the gallery drew from the glam with metallic decor and a pop of yellow flowers. 

Best Booth went to Amp’d Entertainment. Brides loved their lounge-like booth and they kept the energy and mood up all afternoon long. 

Best Gallery Design was awarded to Chuck Milne and Club Corp. The beautiful gallery featured vintage-style place settings, fresh-cut hot pink blooms, cascading greenery with pops of orange, and cakes designed by Perfect Wedding Cake. 

Spirit Award went to Gigi’s Cupcakes at the Forum. These ladies’ energy matched the incredible beauty of their cakes! Brides were flocking to see the amazing cake designs – and taste the treats, too. 

Stay tuned for a closer look Behind the Design of these and other amazing booths and galleries from Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta. 

Photos of Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta courtesy of Janet Howard Studio and Made You Look Photo



Win Your Honeymoon at Bridal Extravaganza!

Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta is known for its fabulous giveaways including two honeymoons to fabulous resorts in Mexico from All Travel Company and About Going Places.

Honeymoon Giveaway #1

Secrets Silversands All Inclusive Resort in Mexico from All Travel Company! 


Framed by warm crystal waters on the Riviera Maya coastline, this AAA Four Diamond Resort combines style, sexiness and sophistication – offering adults infinite possibilities and Unlimited-Luxury®


Catch some rays on Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun All Inclusive’s private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing in the full-service spa. Top off your day at one of the resort’s 8 restaurants!

With 441 stylish and  modern Secrets guest suites each featuring a suspended king-size bed (or two double beds), in-suite whirlpool for two, private terrace or balcony, complimentary mini-bar and much more!


To win this 3 night all-inclusive honeymoon, visit All Travel Company‘s booth at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 29, 2017.

Honeymoon Giveaway #2 

El Dorado Royale Spa Resort, by Karisma from About Going Places

Ready to start your 3-nights Gourmet Inclusive honeymoon at  El Dorado Royale Spa Resort?


Imagine this adults-only paradise where everything is designed to help you slow down, relax, and savor every moment of your honeymoon as you start you new life together!

El Dorado Royale Resort’s Gourmet Inclusive experience includes gourmet cuisine, premium drinks, personalized service and various activities. You’ll find world-class restaurants, renowned chefs, personal concierges and bars that pour from the top shelf. The resort even harvests vegetables from their own 76,000 square-foot hydroponic greenhouse.


To win this 3-night honeymoon visit About Going Places and The Luxury Travel Pavilion at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 29, 2017.

*Only one person per couple may enter. Couples are only eligible to win the honeymoon. Must be physically present during the drawing to win.

Don’t miss your chance to win one of two romantic honeymoon and tons of other fabulous prizes at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 12 – 5pm. Purchase your tickets today for Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta!

What Will You See at Bridal Extravaganza?

Atlanta’s top vendors always bring their A-game to the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta. They pull out all the stops to show potential brides their talent and creativity. Here are some highlights from the February Show. This will give you a sneak peek of what to expect at our August 18th, 2013 bridal show!

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Win a Honeymoon in St. Kitts at the VIP Event!

There are so many fabulous reasons to be a VIP at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta, but we’re thrilled to give you one more! Our friends at Break Time Travel are giving away a honeymoon exclusively at the VIP event with David Tutera!

As a VIP at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta, you’ll have the chance to win a 4 day/3 night stay at St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino courtesy of Break Time Travel. The trip will be awarded during the VIP Event from 10am-noon.

So you’ll have the opportunity to be a VIP during your wedding planning, on your wedding day and on your honeymoon! Don’t miss your chance – buy your tickets for the VIP Event with David Tutera!

The St. Kitts giveaway is courtesy of Break Time Travel, the St. Kitts Tourism Authority and St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino. Must be present to win and restrictions will apply.

Be a VIP with David Tutera!

You’ll be the VIP on your wedding day, so shouldn’t you be a VIP during your wedding planning? Absolutely!

Get the royal treatment at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta’s VIP Event with leading wedding and entertaining expert, David Tutera! Beat the crowd and be treated like a celebrity – with our celebrity guest! As a VIP, you will:

  • Have early access to the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta two hours before general admission guests
  • Sip on complimentary champagne as you view the gorgeous designs and taste delectable bites from Atlanta’s top wedding professionals
  • Personally meet and take photos with David Tutera, celebrity wedding planner and star of WEtv’s My Fair Wedding, during his book signing event
  • Attend an exclusive presentation by David Tutera on the latest trends and ideas for your wedding and ask him your questions during a live Q&A session
  • Have a chance to win a giveaway to St Kitts Marriott Resort from Break Time Travel

Tickets are limited for this special event. Don’t wait until your wedding day to be a VIP – start at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta featuring David Tutera!

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Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta: Vintage Pavilion

Old is new this year at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta! The Vintage Pavilion will make its debut at our show for the bride with an affinity for Southern charm and rustic elegance.

Image courtesy of Michelle Gardella Photography via Emmaline Bride

Can’t get enough mason jars, estate tables and hydrangeas? Make your way to the Vintage Pavilion where you’ll see your favorite trends straight from the most inspiring Pinterest boards. Meet the expert on all things handmade, Emma Arendoski of Emmaline Bride. Let her inspire you, answer your questions and even sign a copy of her book for you!

Image courtesy of Michelle Gardella Photography via Emmaline Bride

Your vintage visions of baby’s breath bouquets and simplistic centerpieces will come alive as you take in designs from Flowers By Holland and Faith Flowers. You’ll be able to picture the layout and décor of your Southern-styled soiree with the help of Peachtree Tents & Events. After tasting the picture-perfect sweets from Mary Mac’s Tea Room, test run a crowd-pleasing photobooth, courtesy of WOW Photobooth.

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Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta: Bridal Beauty Bar

The Bridal Beauty Bar is the answer to all of your wedding beauty concerns. No need to make appointments and drive all around town to try out the latest makeup, hairstyles and skincare products. Get pampered by the pros all in one place!

American Laser Centers – These skincare professionals get the results you desire from state-of-the-art technology and aesthetic services

Dawn Sims, Nerium International & Licensed Esthetician – Achieve flawless skin for your big day with the help of Dawn Sims and NeriumAD

Spa Sydell – Select from services to impact both mind and body including body massage, skin treatments, manicure/pedicure, airbrush tanning and more

The Look Agency – The bridal glam squad at this boutique agency offers a one-of-a-kind beauty experience with hair, makeup and nail services

The Moore Agency – Bring the makeup dream team to you with a high-end salon experience that combines traditional looks with modern flair

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Stay Tuned for Details on the Bridal Extravaganza

We’re sure you know about all of the amazing reasons to attend the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on February 2, but just in case you’ve missed our posts:

• Meet WEtv’s “My Fair Wedding” host & guest celebrity, David Tutera
• Book signings, photos & special presentations by David Tutera
• Exclusive VIP Signature Event with David Tutera
• Meet Emmaline Bride blog creator, Emma Arendoski
• More than 130 of Atlanta’s top wedding professionals
• Galleries displaying the latest trends and ideas for your wedding
• Couture fashion shows
• Samples of appetizers, cakes and bite-sized tastings
• Visit with our honeymoon & destination wedding specialists
• Chance to win romantic honeymoons, your dream dress, a perfect wedding cake and thousands of doorprizes

If you still need some convincing or you’re just dying for more details, keep a close eye on our blog. Throughout this week leading up to the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta, we’ll give you the scoop on just what you’ll be seeing this Saturday. We’ll be featuring the exhibits and vendors you won’t want to miss!

Stay ahead of the game and buy your tickets today! Stay tuned to the blog for the insider info on the biggest bridal show around.

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