Soirees Southern Events

Photos Courtesy of Nancy Jo McDaniel & Laura Stone
Photos Courtest of Lasting Impressions Photography
Photos Courtesy of Nancy Jo McDaniel
We are delighted to be featured in the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Soirees Southern Events. The articles include our new event venue, Sutton Mill, in Clarkesville, Georgia and the gorgeous wedding of Brandon & Adrienne Worley at the Mill. We blogged about the Farm inspired Nuptials of Ashley & Garland Smith in the spring and the wedding made a perfect feature for the magazine. Visit to view the entire Fall/Winter issue of this magazine!

Legendary Community Service

Last week, our team spent a few of our mornings volunteering for the Senior Citizen Services. What a rewarding non-profit organization (click here to visit the website)!! We spent the first morning delivering Meal on Wheels to disabled senior citizens in the city. Our floral team made a special arrangement for each one of the seniors that we delivered along with the meals. The seniors enjoyed the flowers to their fullest and we enjoyed putting a smile on their faces. The second morning was spent packing the meals for the Meals On Wheels Program. We packed hundreds of meals and wish to express our gratitude to the dedicated staff at the center. Check out our pictures below to see our team in action.

Find out how to volunteer for Senior Citizen Services by clicking here!

***Photos Courtesy of the fabulous Nancy Jo McDaniel!!

200 Peachtree Photo Shoot-Behind the Scenes

Here’s another sneak peek of A Legendary Event at work and a few additional photographs from the shoot featured in the Summer/Fall 2010 issue of Atlanta Occasions Magazine. As one of the preferred caterers for this new gorgeous venue, 200 Peachtree, we’re excited about this beautifully restored historical landmark that can be used as a perfect spot for a wedding reception or a party for hundreds. Check out the article and these stunning behind the scenes photos that were taken by Nancy Jo McDaniel, great eye candy!!

JDRF Stories of Hope

On Saturday, May 8th at the Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) held their annual gala. The gala is infamous for raising record breaking amounts of money for JDRF and this year was no exception as they raised over $1 million dollars! Our Creative Director, Steve Welsh, took center stage as the event designer. This year, he wanted to go for more of a contemporary feeling but maintain a tradition, timeless design.
A plethora of silver, acrylic, wire and glass spheres were at the center of the design. The large tent that was placed in the courtyard at the Intercontinental was centered with a dramatic element of dripping spheres hanging over a sixteen foot table. Orchids were then carefully placed around the dramatic centerpiece.
The guest tables were draped in gorgeous “Fairmont Taffeta” from Party Tables. The centerpiece was a classic cluster of white Hydrangea with white Phalaenopsis Orchids placed sporadically in the arrangement.

The bar consisted of 16 of our lit bar tops with a long, skinny table in the center of the bar that held another magnificent arrangement of Phalaenopsis Orchids and silver, acrylic, wire and glass spheres. Of course, we added the proper ambient lighting with floating and votive candles.
The event was a fun and exciting evening. We were honored to have been chosen to do the event décor and serve as a sponsor for JDRF. This years gala brings JDRF one step closer to finding a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. Many thanks to the supporters and other sponsors!!

***Photos courtesy of Nancy Jo McDaniel

A Tony Evening

The New Loews Hotel set the perfect stage for this last weekend’s gala, A Tony Evening. All of the raised proceeds benefited the Alliance Theatre. Our talented event designer, Sophia Lin made it a stylish and upscale atmosphere that blended the setting of the hotel with an artistic rendition of A Tony Evening logo. The logo, which captured the essence of classic style and elegance with filigree patterns, portrayed a contemporary edge with its paint-like splatter design and unconventional color scheme. Sophia also utilized a mixture of soft and bold purple tones combined with dark blue, turquoise and gold, and jewel tones that dramatically came to life with the neutral hotel palette.
The step and repeat was anything but traditional! Sophia found her inspiration for the step and repeat on on the red carpet at the this year Grammy’s.
The centerpieces for the tables were a perfect marriage of traditional beauty mixed with modern style. Each centerpiece was constructed with a composition of stacked clear and turquoise colored glass for a glistening effect with the room lighting. These centerpieces contained a mixture of golden and orange toned florals mixed with deep purple blooms. Conventional florals such as hydrangea, roses and tulips were mixed with orchids, mums and other bold florals for a full yet simple look. A sleek crystal base table lamp was added to the composition and topped with an ivory tapered shade. Square votives were also used in the centerpiece, which again created a sense of modern style.
The theatrical filled evening, which starred Broadway Star Elaine Stritch, was a huge hit!! Our team did a fantastic job at this memorable event!!
****Photos courtesy of our fabulous Nancy Jo McDaniel!!!

2010: The Year of the Tiger

The Chinese New Year is a celebration based upon the first day of the New moon. Just another excuse to throw an extravagant celebration!! We helped celebrate by doing the décor for the St. Regis Chinese New Year event on the 7th floor terrace. Of course, the temperatures weren’t exactly favorable, but a clear tent helped keep the guest comfortable. The tent (ironically) had a clear top so guest could actually view the “new moon” if they choose to!!
As guest entered the tent, the first element that caught their eye was the large black laquered pagoda in the rear of the tent and the lanterns that hung from the ceiling. These two dramatic elements definitely set the tone for the evening. Large reservoirs that held water with floating candles and beautiful quince blooms sat in the middle of two seating areas. The curved bar fronts were faced with two gorgeous orchid graphics and lit from behind. Four Buffets were set around the perimeter of the tent to provide authentic Chinese cuisine for the celebration.
The evening was a huge success and, once again, our talented event designer, Amy Saltzman, wowed us with her innovative and breathtaking design!! Click here to see more photos that were taken at the St. Regis by the fantastic Nancy Jo McDaniel.

A Legendary Summer…

On January 24, 2010, we were part of a bridal show at the Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. The Bridal show was titled “A Bride for all Seasons” and we choose to represent the summertime (so appropriate for us Atlanta natives)!!

We have all heard that the “HOT” color this season is a bright, canary yellow. One of our talented Event Designers, Amy Saltzman, created a beautiful canary toned summer wedding that she called “A Legendary Summer.” Amy took this to a new level using fresh lemons, a plethora of yellow Forsythia branches, beautiful Sunflowers and soft yellow Oncidium Orchids.

The mixture of all these yellow elements along with green moss, White Dendrobium Orchids, Hydrangea and gorgeous burch trees was the perfect combination to make you feel like you were in a summer bliss!!! For more photos taken by the lovely Nancy Jo McDaniel, enjoy this gorgeous slide show

We would also like to thank Heather from Atlanta Occassions for mentioning A Legendary Event in her blog post “Inspired by this: yellow, yellow, yellow!” She commented that we acheived our summer creation with “flying YELLOW colors”. Thanks for the compliments Heather!!