Wenjie + Futhum | Soft Contemporary Wedding at Fernbank Museum

A real Georgia wedding, featured in Southern Weddings, Wenjie and Futhum stated their vows in front of their families who came from far and wide to witness their love for one another. Taking place at The Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, Georgia, both Wenjie's Chinese heritage and Futhum's Eritrean could be seen in the details. While they opted for a more modern Westernized ceremony and reception, featuring culturally valuable colors and design choices, their love for each other and from their families crossed all barriers. Being a part of the entire planning process and design was absolutely a joy for us, and we wish them a very happy One Year Anniversary month! We love you two, and we wish you many many more years of adventure, laughter, growth, and love.

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5 welcome bag must-haves

Weddings are all about two people and their families coming together, and it also a chance to see those who maybe you haven't had a chance to visit with in a while. It's always important to make those who have come to celebrate feel welcome and appreciated, through the guest experience for the wedding day but also the entire wedding weekend. Using welcome packages allows the couple to do this in a way that is personal and especially curated for them and their out of town guests. To make it easier, here are a few tips to consider when compiling ideas for your little guest treats!


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1 | Something Sweet

It's a sweet occasion, and almost everyone loves to have a sweet treat. Indulge your guests in a small local sweet treat of your choice. We love Condor Chocolates for our Athens 'shop local' lovers, and they have multiple little gift options!

2 | Something Salty

It's hard for me to choose my favorite salty snack (um, all of them), but we love Home.Made's handmade snacks. You guys, they even have some amazing cheese straws! My husband and I have sharing issues we are still working out when it comes to this little nuggets of goodness.

3 | Something Hydrating

Whether you include a couple of personalized bottles of water, your favorite local brew, or a sweet flavored lemonade, your guests will appreciate having a little something to sip on while in their room or to take home for later.  We personally love all of Belvoir Fruit Farm's unique options for that special occasion.

4 | Something Personal

 

Because your wedding day is such a personal and customized day or weekend, we want any opportunity for your couple personality to come out. Whether you hint at your favorite place to visit, nod to your proposal story, or simply both decide you love Koozies that much, make it 'YOU'!

5 | Say Thanks

Even now, nothing beats a personal 'thank you' card. Include a sweet note thanking your guests for coming to celebrate with you, while also including any details they may need to know such as transportation or other events that weekend they are invited to attend. If you want to encourage them to visit your favorite brunch spot or take stroll around a scenic park close by, let them know!

Like what you see above? Check out more of their work. 

Something Sweet | Condor Chocolates

Something Salty | Home.made From Scratch 

Something Hydrating | Belvoir Fruit Farms

Something Personal | Natty Michelle Paperie

Say Thanks | Natty Michelle Paperie

Modern Farm Romance | Elegant Neutral Indoor Wedding Inspiration

Today we get to share a very fun project, featured in Wedding Sparrow this morning!

Bringing to life a vision for a creative project is the most fun, you guys! Curating all of the details, to suit this Photography Workshop, hosted by Noi Tran, was every bit what you think of when you see or hear 'collaboration', and we enjoyed it to the fullest. Thank you Angelina, for trusting me with completing your vision. We can't wait to see and share your finished product, but until then, here are some of our first picks from Noi Tran. Cheers to Friday!

For our Friday finale of the week, we're loving today's elegant and timeless indoor wedding inspiration, courtesy of photographer Noi Tran. Every element, designed by Whitney Downs, feels a bit Old World with a hint of European in style with the dusty neutrals and natural elements. One of the design specifics that we really loved has to be the chic black candelabras as they added the perfect amount of height to the tablescape to complement the stunning arrangement by European Floral Design....

Modern Farm Romance

 

Elegant Neutral Indoor Wedding Iinspiration | Featured in Wedding Sparrow

 

Below are some behind the scenes shots. What a fun day, full of talented creatives (and a little champagne too)

Source: Modern Farm Romance | Elegant Neutral ...

Emily + Kevin | Charming Southern Garden Wedding

Announcing today that this sweetest couple's wedding is being featured on Southern Weddings! The engagement and planning process was around 16 months, and we loved every single moment of it. We loved that Emily and her mother were as excited about all of the details as we were, and to see it all come together is a dream.

This wedding is the epitome of a Southern Garden Wedding, and the beautiful Taylor Grady House is the backdrop. Enjoy!

-Whitney

Emily + Kevin

Real Georgia Wedding | A Charming Southern Garden Affair

Published on Southern Weddings

Planning + Design | Whitney, Whitewood Events

Photography | Anna Shackleford

Videography | Daniel Shackleford

Venue | The Taylor Grady House 

Florist | Christy Griner Hulsey 

Cake | Classic City Confections 

Catering | LRG provisions 

Tent Rentals | Barron's Rental 

Chair and Table Rentals | Oconee Event Rentals

Linens | La Tavola Fine Linen

Watercolor Escort Cards | Britt Vasina

Custom Cocktails Sign | Cami Monet Watercolor Artist

Band | Sonic Groove

Invitation + Programs | Oconee Printing 

Bride's Gown | “Dandelion” by Amy Kuschel 

Hair Stylist | Stephanie Hollis 

Make-up Artist | Eli Jana 

Bride's Shoes | Badgley Mischka 

Bridesmaids Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids 

Groom's and Groomsmen's Attire | The Black Tux