Sarah + Josh | New Year's Eve Nuptials

There's no party like a wonderfully executed New Year's Eve Wedding (Party)! Sarah and Josh said 'I Do' on December 31st, with their close friends and family, at The Georgian Hall in downtown Athens, Georgia. The entire planning process was a blast, and we were on the same page throughout! It's always a wonderful experience to be able to plan and execute our clients' dreams and visions for their special day. And honestly, we squealed with delight when we got the 'okay' to have confetti canons for the stroke of midnight. It did not disappoint!

All in all though, Sarah's love for a clean and classic style with a touch of contemporary made it a breeze for us. She let us know what she liked and didn't like, and working closely with all of the vendors to ensure it was perfect was such a joy! We worked with Oconee Printing for the custom designed monogram which can be seen on the invitation suite, matchbooks, koozies, and champagne glasses. We were sure to include a wide variety of white and green florals throughout the space, seeing as the design called for simple sophisticate, and we are thrilled to share some of our favorite images with you here! Everything from the specialty linens to the custom lighting and fun beats, provided by David at Sound Insight Productions, we created an atmosphere worthy of the occasion.

Don't miss out on their wedding day video at the bottom - it's one for the books, you guys! The team at Loree Videography nailed it, to say the least!

Photography | Kaitie Bryan Photography

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Planning + Design | Whitney, Whitewood Events

Ceremony Venue + After Party Venue | Georgian Hall + Arch Room

Catering + Venue Space | South Kitchen + Bar + The Georgian

Cake | Classic City Confections

Photography | Kaitie Bryant Photography

Videography |  Loree Videography

Stationery + Monogrammed Goods | Oconee Printing

Ceremony Music | Athens Wedding Music

Reception Entertainment + Specialty Lighting | Sound Insight Productions

Florals | Gardenia Floral Design

Photo Booth | Athens Photo Booths

Boxwood Wall Rental | Colonial House of Flowers

Live Event Art | Jamie Calkin, Artist

FRIDAY INTRODUCTION | WHITNEY

Erica here, you guys! For this week's Friday Intro, you guys are getting to know a little bit more about Whitney, the owner, planner, designer, and all-around girl boss, here at Whitewood. Today is an extra special day for her because it marks the Two Year Anniversary of when she started Whitewood-- how awesome is that?! Now, without any further adieu...  

1) What is your current Netflix obsession?

Since I don't ever have full control over my Netflix, you'll find that the suggested shows are along the lines of "Sofia the First" and "The Wiggles". Hulu in the fall, however, is my jam! I like to keep up with the girl boss, Olivia on Scandal, and Grey's Anatomy, and for some reason I'm addicted to Chicago PD? Anyway, I don't have much time for TV, but when I do I binge, and my husband doesn't even know what our sofa feels like at those times. Ha!

2) What's your go-to throwback jam?

I listen to two Pandora radio stations for the most part....Dixie Chicks Radio (Yes, you guys. They are still awesome.) and Hip Hop Radio. Hip Hop radio makes me feel old sometimes, but I don't ever feel bad when I know all the lyrics to DMX's Party Up (Up in Here). It's certainly not something people expect, but then I even it out with some Deanna Carter and Shania Twain....so I consider myself pretty well rounded....right?

3) Where is your favorite spot in Athens? Why is it your favorite?

Being from Athens and having seen many parts and watched it grow and change, this is a hard one! My husband and I like to frequent locally owned restaurants, so there is no way I can pick a favorite there. However, there are a few places that are special to me. On my husband and I's first date, we went to Cali N Tito's (the first one, who's with me?) for my first Cuban sandwich experience, followed by Frosty Joe's at Jittery Joe's, and then a walk around Lake Herrick at sunset. Many people are drawn to the beauty of North Campus or the quaint familiarity of Normaltown, but I say Athens is what you make it. There are so many special 'spots' to discover!

4) If you could meet anyone, living or passed, who would you meet?

I'll go ahead and say Britney Spears, just to hug her neck and tell her I stuck with her through the bald times. 

5) When you have free time (LOL), what do you like to do?

Ha! I strive on being busy, and I am really good at overloading myself. However, during the slow times, I like to sit and visit with my closest girl friends. There's nothing quite like your 'squad' that makes you feel re-energized, connected, less crazy, and all around loved. 

6) What is your favorite part of a wedding, and why?

When it comes to planning and executing weddings, I'd have to say that there are two favorites. One of the reasons I love this job is because I get to help and be a part of one of the most important days in a couple's lives. The point when the bride reaches the altar to exchange vows is a magical moment. That is what it's all about. On a personal level, I truly love getting to know my clients and, in many cases, maintaining that friendship even after all 'I Do's' are said and done. I love my clients!

For Whitney's full bio, check out our About page!