Tony Conway, CEO and Founder of A Legendary Event was selected to plan and design the wedding of Nene and Gregg Leakes for I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding which premiers this fall on Bravo and was held at the InterContinental Buckhead on June 22, 2013. www.alegendaryevent.com
Estate, www.estateatlanta.com – our exciting “Legendary” location welcomes your visit by appointment only. Discover us in the heart of Buckhead as we help make your next special occasion “Legendary”! The dazzling ballroom will host your social or corporate event in style! You’ll also love the salons at Estate with gorgeous interiors by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and art curated by Bill Lowe Gallery. For receptions in the ballroom for up to 350 to seated dinners, luncheons and events (up to 180), you’ll fall in love with Estate! Whether you are having a wedding, social or corporate event, Estate awaits you. Check us out! By appointment only please. (Photo by Nancy Jo McDaniel)
To beat the heat, A Legendary Event suggests serving a refreshing cocktail at your summer soiree! As one of Atlanta’s award-winning caterers, our “Legendary” mixologists have been concocting fabulous drinks for your special summer days and soirees. Tony’s Old Fashioned Favorite: In true, classy Conway fashion, Tony releases his recipe for an Old Southern favorite. 1 Splash Soda Water 1 Sugar Cube 2 dashes aromatic bitters 1 ½ oz Whiskey (Canadian Club) 1 Orange Slice 1 Cherry 1 Lemon Peel Twist Muddle soda water, sugar, and bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Add whiskey and ice. Garnish with an orange slice, cherries, and a lemon twist.
Take a “Legendary” look behind the scenes at The Estate. Our exciting interior can be viewed in this special sneak peek thanks to the stunning furnishings from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. www.mgbwconnections.com Check out their summer sensational savings and beautiful interior design services. We are so proud of MGBW and honored to feature these interior design pros.
At A Legendary Event, Atlanta’s award winning catering, floral, and décor, we love to serve a New South favorite: Sangria. Whether you prefer white or red, Sangria is the perfect way to enjoy seasonal fruit. Keep a pitcher in the fridge and let the fruit marinate in the luxury of your choice of red or white wine. Instead of tossing the tops of your strawberries, macerate them in a light red, such as a fruity French Gamay. Try Spanish Tempranillo if you prefer more tannin in your reds. For white Sangria, use a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, alleged to be “tropical fruit salad in a glass,” or sample a New World Riesling, which has fruitier notes than its German counterparts. Remember to include those fresh Georgia peaches, still in season, that you bought from your local farmer’s market. A tip from Tony: Add grapes to Sangria, as a reminder where the beverage originated. Slice them before adding to the marinating fruit to help release the juices and incorporate the wine. Savor the “Legendary” sunshine!
At A Legendary Event, our award-wining floral team is busy designing magnificent centerpieces. For color and pizzazz, we love including lemons and limes for a less predictable touch. With summer starting to sizzle, now is the time to let some sun into your celebration and brighten your home with brilliant hues of yellow and orange. Legendary Floral Director Jeanna Graham enjoys adding citrus to A Legendary Event’s table- scapes. Guests asked ‘How did you think of that?’ That’s the “Wow” factor we aim for at Legendary which is colorful, creative, and unexpected.” One of the biggest trends in floral arrangements this year is also unconventional centerpieces and using fruit to catch guests by surprise. These arrangements add vibrant colors that dazzle the eyes and citrus fruits provide a fresh aroma that brings the sunshine inside. To jazz up tables and place settings, slice freshly picked lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, or bergamots. Combine different fruits for a fresh and clean arrangement. Try sliding lemon slices into a clear vase, and then fill it with flowers and ice water for a “Legendary” look. Simple and sophisticated, this is a solar flare that will keep your company coming back for more.