Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’

Today marks the start of the 2011 Collegiate football season. As many grooms choose to have a groom’s cake that represents their school spirit,  we gathered up some of our favorite college renditions. Grab a fork and a foam finger – it’s gonna be a great year!

South Carolina Gamecocks

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Ole Miss Rebels (Black Bears)

Tennessee Volunteers

Georgia Bulldogs

LSU Tigers

Alabama Crimson Tide

Florida Gators

Clemson Tigers

Auburn Tigers

Mississippi State Bulldogs

Kentucky Wildcats

Texas Longhorns

This was a lot of fun. If we don’t have your team on here shoot us an email with a picture of a cake and we’ll be happy to add it to the post.  God Bless the bakers of these ‘masterpieces’ and God Bless Football.

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What: Reynolds Plantation

Who: Couples who want to get married at a luxury hotel and resort in a beautiful natural setting.

When: The  beautiful fall foliage surrounding the lake would make a stunning ceremony background.

Where: Located on thousands of acres in Greensboro, GA which is just off of I-20 in between August, GA and Atlanta, GA.

Why: This is a natures lovers paradise and a true retreat for visiting guests.  During the Spring and Summer guests can enjoy lake activities and year round there are 99 holes of championship golf and the Ritz-Carlton boasts a full-service salon and spa. Guests can stay in the award winning hotel or rent a lakefront cottage. For more information contact Reynolds Plantation.

Celebrity Alert: Carrie Underwood married husband Mike Fisher just this past June at Reynolds Plantation!

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We were so excited to be invited to the VIP cocktail party and Grand Opening Celebration of the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel with the star host David Tutera, premier celebrity event planner and host of WE-TV’s My Fair Wedding!

The chapel was originally built by prized artisans to reflect the look of a turn-of the century Baptist chapel for the Miley Cyrus movie, The Last Song. It was slated for demolition after filming wrapped but at the last minute was saved and repurposed as a unique, beautiful wedding venue.

The VIP party brought together some of the most talented vendors in the Georgia and Coastal Carolinas to showcase themed wedding vignettes including a Lowcountry theme, Coastal, Classic and Picnic Posh.  We took lots of pictures (which we apologize are not fabulous quality but are of fabulous things) to share with you and hope that you are just as inspired as we were!

This is the beautiful ceiling in the chapel.

This is the Lowcountry vignette that was styled by Ashley Rhodes Events and florals by Emily Wynn Wildes Floral Design.

Fandango Events constructed and provided the beautiful draped fabric.  The hand strung oyster shell chandelier was graciously provided by Lowcountry Originals.

Sallie’s Greatest created this amazing ‘jar inspired’ vignette.  Literally every item you could think of was served in a jar.  There was layered salad in a jar, dessert in a jar, jars of honey, etc. We fell in love this cozy vignette and its creator Sallie Dent Porth was just the sweetest. She makes tons of different homemade jams and jellies from fresh home grown ingredients.  Her motto per the back of he business card is “Love thy farmer.”

This stunning vignette was created by Sebril Smith Events and was created for the ‘Picnic Posh’ theme.  This picture does not do that amazing chandelier creation justice.

Leoci’s Trattoria created this rustic vignette reminiscient of an small Italian village cafe.

And these little treats were created by Gigi’s Cupcakes.  They had the most divine raspberry cream cupcakes.  They were so delicious we had two (don’t judge they were tiny)!

One vendor we adored but did not get a good picture of their work was Urban Poppy.  She creates some really original floral designs and incorporates found objects and repurposes them in very creative ways.

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The title of this posts says it all. Today we are inspired by Spanish moss and oak trees. Two Southern landscape staples that stretch from Texas all the way to the coasts of the Carolinas.

The wood grain band on these oak motif invitations adds texture and enhances the ‘carved initials’ image. These tags also bear the oak tree motif and an antiqued look.

This oak draped mantle is so simply elegant. Spanish moss can be tucked into all areas of your decor including around centerpieces or food displays like this candy bar. Or you could place your cake, desserts or other food on these trunk pedestals and tuck moss around the bases. If your budget permits you must serve Silver Oak wine (it is divine).

This is a beautiful example of Spanish moss tucked around centerpieces. The Spanish draped arbor creates a beautiful ceremony setting. The light fixture hanging from the tree in this cozy seating area is so chic.

It would be easy as pie to make these string light filled mason jars.

Speaking of string lights, how gorgeous is this light lined tree at night? You could also opt to hang lanterns instead or as well!

Important to Know: Do not touch or take live Spanish moss off of trees. Even though it is gray – it is still living and is host to many little critters (chiggers/red bugs) that will make you wish you never touched the stuff. You can purchase Spanish moss for decorating at most craft stores very inexpensively. This Spanish moss will be very dry so make sure you use it carefully around anything that is flammable.

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Peaches are grown all over the South and so many of us have memories of eating the yummy summer treat. What could be more natural than a wedding inspired by this simple beautiful fruit?

We would fill mason jars with locally in season flowers for a rustic and romantic look. For a signature drink we would serve Peach Collins to our guests as they entered the reception. We love this “You’re a Peach” poster from Etsy and think that it would make a great guest book and could be framed and displayed in the couples home.  These airy Laila mint chiffon rosette ruffles dresses would keep bridesmaids cool and looking chic. In lieu of a traditional wedding cake you could serve your guests these beautiful peach crostata with vanilla bean ice cream – Yum! Now we are hungry and must immediately find a roadside stand that sells this summer staple!

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