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Fun Event at The Optimist in Atlanta | Legendary EventsWhen it comes to event management in Atlanta, there are a lot of factors that could cause your celebration to go terribly wrong. From traffic troubles to unpredictable weather patterns, it seems as though this Southern city can easily plot against your party and turn your lovely affair into an ultimate disaster. Continue reading

THROW A PARTY

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When Atlanta Magazine wanted an expert to give advice on how to ‘Throw a party’ in their April issue, who better to ask than Mr Legendary himself Tony Conway

Alongside Annette Joseph entertaining editor for Atlanta Magazine’s ‘Home‘ Tony has put together a treasure trove of tips useful for every season, and any budding event planner

Pick up your copy today for a ton of fantastic Atlanta Foodie information and a whole lot more

Always Legendary

DSC_9368 copy2 (3)   We are very proud to announce that our Founder & CEO Tony Conway recently had the honor of being inducted into the 2015 Catersource Event Solutions – HALL OF FAME! Tony joins an exclusive list of past inductees, that have all shown a “strong dedication toward enhancing and supporting the events industry throughout many years of practice”

The People’s Choice!

Winter Wonderland Wedding We’re excited to announce we are the proud winners of the FIRST 2014 NATIONAL EVENT STYLE –  ‘PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD‘ for BEST SOCIAL EVENT – It was a joy to create the ‘Winter Wonderland Wedding’ for the Bride and Groom at The St.Regis Atlanta, and congratulations to our talented design and floral team. THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us. Image: Peacock Photo & Video

A Refreshed Brand

 

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We are celebrating 17 successful years of creating excitement and exceeding expectations in the full-service events industry, by debuting a new logo design, website, and a slight name change.

Tony Conway, Founder and CEO, says: “We have had some incredible achievements this year. Our business model continues to improve and allow us to function at the most ground-breaking and detail oriented level that our clients have come to expect, but to continue being the best at what we do, we need to advance and evolve. In my 30 years in this business I have never stopped learning, and the refreshed brand signifies our accomplishments and reflects this progression”

The new logo is designed to represent the continuation of this formidable legacy, whilst recognizing the companies’ flair for originality and innovation. The flourish symbol denotes a balance between the precision of ancient artistry, bountifulness, and the idea of continual re-invention.

You may have already noticed greater social media sharing capabilities and improved usability on the website. In other words we have made it even easier to efficiently explore our floral, catering and design/decor services. Enjoy!

Awards Season

D & M-Details034B Image: Peacock Photo & Video It’s an incredible honor to be a part of one of the most special days in someones life. The chance to turn dreams into reality and exceed expectations is why we love what we do, and to be recognized and rewarded for those efforts is an incredible bonus. This month, Biz Bash, the event planning news, ideas and resources company has selected our WINTER WONDERLAND WEDDING (pictured above) as a finalist for both the BEST SOCIAL EVENT and a PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD in the 2014 Biz Bash Event Style Awards. PCA_2014_FinalistBadge To win the PEOPLE’s CHOICE AWARD we need as many VOTES from the public as possible. It’s easy to do. If you would like us to win, just click HERE scroll to event no.8 and cast your vote for Winter Wonderland Wedding. Individuals are eligible to vote once every 24 hours and voting closes on Oct 12th.      

The Perfect Cocktail Party in 5 Easy Steps

Social Design Header 3 - 1210-167, St. Regis Client Party (127) 1. Provide a well-stocked bar with drinks that reflect your chosen theme 2. Make your party truly memorable by providing a special signature drink 3. Dress up the bar. Depending on the theme of your event, think about using colored tablecloths, or small accent lights to create a luxurious feel04_Fitzgerald_WPDetails-008 4. Don’t forget the appropriate drink ware – These should also reflect the theme, modern and minimal, or vintage and gold-rimmed, your choices are endless 5. Remember the other necessities; cocktail shakers & napkins, a chrome ice bucket , umbrellas, swizzle sticks and bowls of munchies for your guests

Celebrate Honey Month

10476465_10103346388502460_116045249535502049_oTo celebrate Honey Month (yes there really is such a thing) here are 3 quick suggestions for how to incorporate a honey theme into your party or even wedding, without subjecting your guests to a swarm of angry bees. 1R3A7055
  1. Bees can visually represent the theme rather than relying on numerous actual honey items. A few well-placed faux bee focal points add a fun and playful element to the decor.
  2. Honey in mini jars make wonderful favors. Substitute for honey flavored sweets and treats if you prefer.
  3. What about using honey as color inspiration for your next event!
Images: Kate Belle & Nancy Jo McDaniel  

A Golden Rule of Event Planning

Set realistic expectations from the start.  Every host would love A-list entertainment, many Brides, a fantasy wedding, but that does not mean the event budget is consistent with the vision. Understanding how to prioritize what will accomplish your “wow factor” is important from the moment you meet with the company you hire. Experienced event specialists at A Legendary Event understand how to help you reach your goal and manage expectations.

Photography: (Cake) Ross Oscar Knight.