Atlanta’s skyline is a coveted backdrop for any venue. At the January 2017 Bridal Extravaganza Show it provided a source of inspiration for the Designs by TTOC display with City Club of Buckhead and Imperial Events.

Keep reading for a look behind the millennium chic design with Antionette Smith Jones of Designs by TTOC.

What was your inspiration for this design?  We met at the City of Club of Buckhead and immediately were inspired by the windows and city view. Our display at the show was in front of a window so it was a perfect tie-in. We wanted to incorporate the windows and create a clean, millennium, upbeat look.

What color schemes, textures and themes were included?  We included soft traditional elements with white and pastel blooms, but had a pop of fuchsia in the napkins that brought in a youthful element. We also used clear acrylic chairs to become a part of the decor, rather than take away from it. The acrylic aids the clean look and doesn’t engage too much chair, like a wood chair might, it’s just enough.

What’s your design process like? I always start with the space. You want to work with the venue and not against it. We had one thing in mind for this display then saw the windows and were inspired to adjust the design – sometimes you have to do that, even with brides. I start with sketching the space and then thinking through the different pieces I want to design to complement it.


What is your favorite thing about weddings? My aha moment of why we do what we do is always when a bride walks into the room. I love seeing a bride’s face light up because you have created something that beautiful and exceeded her expectation.


Display Contributors:

Floral Design: Designs By TTOC

Planning: Imperial Events

Venue: City Club of Buckhead

Photography: Janet Howard Studio