Gorgeousness in chocolate & blue in Atlanta

Today I was graciously granted permission to share the really gorgeous wedding of Knottie Kayceez who married last month at 103 West in Atlanta, Georgia.
I thought this wedding was beautiful and loved the attention to detail–especially in the ceremony.
The couple married beneath a chuppah and had ‘circular seating’ where guests were seated surrounding the chuppah–very intimate.
Enjoy! All photos courtesy of AKM Photo.
Decor, floral and wedding coordination done by Natalie Delemar. If you’re in the Atlanta area you can contact Natalie at nadelemar@yahoo.com.
Her ceremony:


Her awesome cake and blingy topper:

A few other personal touches:
Petal Cones:

Trees:

Seating Chart:

Bride’s bouquet:

Candy bar:

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March 5, 2008. details, inspiration, real photos. Leave a comment.

More "Drowning" Orchids…

Orchid Trial #2
*Sigh* OK. I promise this is THEE last submerged orchid trial I am going to do. Even I am getting sick of this. But I created this with my dying dendros fiance got me for Valentines day and thought I’d share because I think its pretty for those looking for a super cheap centerpiece. This took like 5 minutes to throw together.
I apologize for the kitchen appliances and liquor in the background in advance!


What it Took:
5 glass cubes from DollarTree- $5
1 glass cylinder from Michaels-$3
3 stems of dendrobium orchids-$6 (approximately)
Large floating candle: $2
1 pack of small floating candles from DollarTree-$1
Water
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Grand Total=$17.00

February 18, 2008. centerpiece, real photos. 3 comments.

Flower Arranging Trial III: Stargazin’

Flower Trial I:Orchids
Flower Trial II: Mums

I hate stargazer lilies. Really.
I know they smell good–kind of bubblegum-ish–but I just think they are so common and boring. Thursday my fiance took me to lunch and bought me none other than a big ole bouquet of stargazer lilies from the flower stand near my job. Coincidently I had seen the lilies and a few very bright stems of gerberas when I’d got off the train that same day and was thinking to myself, “Hmmmm, how I’d like to have a few stems of those!” But I got my lilies and was happy because of the thought.

So–love em or not–of COURSE I had to try to arrange them in a cool way. Here is what I came up with.

November 3, 2007. centerpiece, decorations, real photos. Leave a comment.

Flower Arranging Trial III: Stargazin’

Flower Trial I:Orchids
Flower Trial II: Mums

I hate stargazer lilies. Really.
I know they smell good–kind of bubblegum-ish–but I just think they are so common and boring. Thursday my fiance took me to lunch and bought me none other than a big ole bouquet of stargazer lilies from the flower stand near my job. Coincidently I had seen the lilies and a few very bright stems of gerberas when I’d got off the train that same day and was thinking to myself, “Hmmmm, how I’d like to have a few stems of those!” But I got my lilies and was happy because of the thought.

So–love em or not–of COURSE I had to try to arrange them in a cool way. Here is what I came up with.

November 3, 2007. centerpiece, decorations, real photos. Leave a comment.

Flower Arranging Trial III: Stargazin’

Flower Trial I:Orchids
Flower Trial II: Mums

I hate stargazer lilies. Really.
I know they smell good–kind of bubblegum-ish–but I just think they are so common and boring. Thursday my fiance took me to lunch and bought me none other than a big ole bouquet of stargazer lilies from the flower stand near my job. Coincidently I had seen the lilies and a few very bright stems of gerberas when I’d got off the train that same day and was thinking to myself, “Hmmmm, how I’d like to have a few stems of those!” But I got my lilies and was happy because of the thought.

So–love em or not–of COURSE I had to try to arrange them in a cool way. Here is what I came up with.

November 3, 2007. centerpiece, decorations, real photos. Leave a comment.

Our E-Photos


We got them back in the mail less than a week after taking them in Cleveland. Ken Blaze did our photos, and did a great job. He’s awesome to work with and really says that a couple should “be themselves” in portraits. So that’s what we did!

October 20, 2007. real photos. 1 comment.

Inspiration Volume 2

Inspiration Volume 1
I’m totally loving everything about how this wedding looks!
I got these photos from Heather and Andrae’s wedding in Charlotte, NC from The Knot.
I really like the colors used in this wedding, especially how vibrant accent colors were used to make everything ‘pop’ and come together!
The BMs dresses are a very dark brown, but I imagine them as black and I love it!
I even really dig the red as an accent, although we’ll likely use orange or fuschia for our ‘pop’ color.
Enjoy!

I ove the color scheme, especially the monochromatic red Gerbera Daisy bouquets that add color. Then you have the turquoise element seen in the Groom’s attire, decor and FG’s dresses. (And, at least one of the BMs…maybe MOH… has on turquoise strappy sandals! How cool!)

Pretty bouquet.

I love her birdcage veil!



I love the lanterns…and the urban, lofty space for the ceremony. It reminds me of my venue.


I love the simplicity of the flowers!

I love the white and black paisley gift wrap!

September 27, 2007. real photos. Leave a comment.

Mumma-Mia!

OK–so I mentioned last week that I tried my ever-evolving floral arranging skills with the ever-popular chrysanthemum.
I used two kinds, the traditional mum and the spider-mum, bought from the same florist stand at 18th and H Street by the train in DC.
As I do not plan to use mums in the wedding, I guess the only reason this is relevant is because it was another shot at the actual art of flower arranging.
As you can see, I used a mostly monochromatic color scheme and arranged the flowers in different sized containers. I also added some slices of fresh limes as decoration to one of the vases–a cute trend I’ll discuss later.
Oh–I should also be sure to say that these flowers were more than two weeks old when photos were taken.
Enjoy!



September 25, 2007. decorations, real photos. 2 comments.

Engagement Party

The party Saturday went off without a hitch and was really fun! Fiance was very happy with it and had a great time in the good company of lots of his college frat brothers and friends. And I was simply ecstatic to get to hang out with some of my girlfriends from high school who I haven’t seen forever. Only one member of the BP, Miss Carmel, was at the party (because all the rest are out of town), but she really stepped up and helped me out by being a fabulous hostess. It was fiance’s first time meeting Carmel and he even commented on her awesome personality and ability to make everyone comfortable.
But then again, what do you expect?
She’s my friend!
Also, I was more than thrilled that some of the ladies at the party commented on my “floral arranging” skills!
In addition to the orchids–yes, they are still alive and lovely–I arranged some mums that turned out very pretty.

September 16, 2007. real photos. 1 comment.