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Romantic Old Decatur Courthouse Wedding

The very second Amy Arrington shared her captures of this gray and lilac lovefest, we knew it was destined for the pages of SMP. Coordinated by Eva Clark of Belle of The Ball Events, it’s the ultimate fusion of timeless romance and crisp, clean design with florals by Amy Osaba Events that’ll leave your jaw dropped. Start your Tuesday off right with a gallery worth of pin-ready perfection.

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Summer
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Elegant

From The Bride… We wanted our wedding day to be romantic and classic, something that would be feel timeless when we looked back and thought of everything it represented. It was hard trying to imagine all of the smaller details put together for one big event, but I knew I wanted to keep the details to kind of an understated elegance look where nothing was too much. This lead to the beautiful, but subtle colors of lilac and gray, and when it was all said and done, it was beyond perfect.

We brought a lot of our own stuff in to the venue, and I cannot thank my family enough for helping to make and put together so many of the details that made everything unique. My dad handmade all of the table numbers and our chalkboard, we had a family friend make our wedding cake, my mom helped make my photobooth, but it was all of that and more that made our day even more special. The venue also has these large bay windows in it that brings in the most magnificent light, so we didn’t have to do a lot of decorating, but the flowers from Amy Osaba paired with the candles and lighting of the room just made it all look so enchanting. It was the perfect amount of romance and party for our wedding.

Everyone had such a good time, and I can’t imagine our day being captured by any other photographer! Cory and I were just so overwhelmed by the love and support from everyone on our wedding day, and it really was everything we could have imagined.

Photography: Amy Arrington Photography | Videographer: Kyle Sklenar | Coordinator: Belle Of The Ball Events | Flowers: Mary Mcleod For Amy Osaba Events | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | Catering: Soiree Catering & Events | Makeup: Erica Bogart MakeUp Industry | Hair: Salon 11 Studios (Jessica Marquez) | DJ: AMP'D Atlanta | Bride's Dress: LaRaine's Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaid's Robes: Etsy | Ceremony + Reception: Old Courthouse On The Square | Groom + Groomsmen Apparel: Savvi Formal Wear | Invitations + Save The Dates: Wedding Paper Divas | Koozies: Etsy | Programs: Colbie & Co.

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Traditionally Elegant Botanical Garden Wedding

I agree with Harwell Photography, nothing speaks romance quite like a rose garden on a warm June day. Botanical-inspired, these Southern sweethearts wed amongst the flowers and kept every detail sweet. From the adorned antique door to the butterflies released in honor of the Bride’s mother, every detail Simply Charming Socials planned was sentimental. See the entire day right here!

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Spring
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Romantic

From Harwell Photography… Nothing speaks romance like a couple saying their vows in a rose garden on a warm June day. Natalie and Jake’s botanical-inspired Southern wedding was full of sweet details, lush blooms, and touching moments.

Wedding day begin as the girls sipped champagne in floral robes before dressing the bride Natalie in a stunning Leanne Marshall gown. The designer hand sketched a depiction of Natalie in her dress, such a sentimental keepsake for the bride.

The couple wed at The Atlanta Botanical Gardens in front of a antique door, original to their home, adorned with a lush wreath of greenery and garden roses. The wedding party, donned in blush and grey, surrounded Natalie and Jake as they said their I Dos. During the ceremony, they sweetly released monarch butterflies in honor of Natalie’s mother who passed away a few years ago. There were laughs and tears from all.

After ceremony, guests enjoyed signature cocktails among the manicured hedges of the English garden. They signed a vintage botanical book with best wishes.

The reception was styled with textured linens, pastel florals in vintage glass vessels, and handwritten signage. Each place setting was dressed the couple’s monogram tied to a sprig of rosemary with hand-dyed ribbon. Dinner stations served lite summer cuisine before guests enjoyed wedding cake and a Florida State themed groom’s cake.

Guests danced the night away before the bride and groom departed under a sea of bubbles and took off into the night in a vintage white Rolls Royce.

Photography: Harwell Photography | Videography: Hursh Films | Event Design: Simply Charming Socials | Event Planning: Simply Charming Socials | Floral Design: Birch Blooms | Wedding Dress: Leanne Marshall | Cake: Publix Bakery | Invitations: High Note | Catering: Sun In My Belly | Calligraphy: Ink & Honey | DJ: Lethal Rhythms | Transportation: Atlanta Vintage Rides | Bridal Boutique: The Sentimentalist | Groom's Cake: Eileen Carter Creations | Location: Atlanta Botanical Gardens | Robes: Pretty Plum Sugar

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The Art of Hand Lettering

Kathryn McCrary knows a lot of talented ladies; from the painters to the crafters of beautiful hand lettering (ahem Ashley Buzzy we’re talking about you). It might be an Atlanta thing or a creative people flock together thing. But, whatever the case, we love to catch a glimpse of these talents at work. Have a look at Ashley’s Lettering Workshop and stay tuned for a tutorial + awesome giveaway up next.

From Ashley… I started teaching workshops in the summer of 2014. It really came to me by request: a lot of my current clients were interested in what I did and curious to see if they could do it too. I knew I wasn’t the best calligrapher in the world, so I made sure that it was a class for beginners: basics that I knew I could teach. I held my first class at my studio with a few flower arrangements I made myself and a high priority on making sure everyone had a mimosa. My thought process was that calligraphy is harder and more frustrating than anyone expects, and I wanted the students to have fun, take in some beauty and enjoy themselves while they worked.

What I didn’t know is what teaching would spark inside of me. I realized that teaching calligraphy made everything in my own heart and mind click into place. I learned how to explain what I did, which made me realize different ways that I could be doing it better. It made me eager to seek more information so that I could give those students as much knowledge as possible. It cut through the fog of competition and comparison that so many artists struggle with. I wasn’t working against these people, I was coming alongside them. Their victories had something to do with me. I helped! I’ll never forget the first time that feeling washed over me – from that point onward I realized: I am a teacher.

Coming from a weddings and events background, I am also a hostess. I thought if I subjected my students to six hours of calligraphy drills, I wanted to treat them with surprises in their supply kits, amazing food at lunch, fresh cinnamon-covered doughnuts, the good coffee, and yes – more champagne. From that, traditions were born! My assistant and I have now hosted ten workshops to date, and we always eat, pop some bubbly, and get to know the people who learn with us. This experience has introduced me to some of the most beautifully creative people, it’s motivated me to travel to meet them and it’s improved and inspired my work like nothing else has. It motivated us to move into a beautiful new space in Atlanta where we could have people over for pour-over coffee and some good old shop-talk. I sincerely can’t wait to meet the people who take our classes this year – the adventure awaits!

Photography: Kathryn McCrary | Food: Homespun | Artist/Host: Ashley Buzzy | Dessert: Sugar and Slate | Dessert: Sugar and Slate | Drinks: Reuben Bidez | Florals: Martha McIntosh | Location: Foster

Behind the Scenes with Britt Bass Turner

A life filled with color, creativity and a super cute dog is a life well spent in my humble opinion and I think Britt Bass Turner  would agree. Through the images of Kathryn McCrary, we’re catching a glimpse of STUDIO STUDIO. It’s the cozy spot where Britt creates those wildly beautiful paintings of hers, holds fun Studio Sessions (click here for a glimpse) and carves out a little time to chat about life, work and wearing bras. Click here for more!

SMP: Some words you live by?
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” Theodore Roosevelt

SMP: Any guilty pleasures?
HBO’s Girls

SMP: What is your favorite item in your home?
This changes with each new acquisition, naturally, but right now it’s a giant 4×4′ weaving made by my childhood best friend and talented artist Liv Grant of Liv + Work

SMP: What’s your best tip for balancing work and personal life?
Work is a part of life, but not life. Work is a part of my identity but not my identity. These two truths drive my decision making, help me to create boundaries, and allow me to remove the emotion and separate work and personal life, this is crucial and so important to me!

SMP: What is the hardest lesson in business you’ve ever learned?
Learning how to say NO, I’m still practicing!!

SMP: What color do you think will stand the test of trend time?
All the colors! I have no trend time! Every color is the best!

SMP: If you could buy yourself a single gift of any cost, what would it be?
Unlimited massages! Yes please.

SMP: Three things every home should have?
A dog, a growing art collection, fresh flowers

SMP: Your secret to success?
No fear!

SMP: Best moment of your career so far:
Opening party of STUDIO STUDIO.

SMP: What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
Never wear a bra, and always where a robe while sipping champagne.

SMP: Your favorite instagrammers?
@moeblake, @carolinebrewer

SMP: What’s one thing you really want to do, but have never done?
Get a tattoo! Don’t tell my in-laws!

SMP: The best advice you’ve ever received?
Only you can be you, so do you.

SMP: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Painting in a white studio with lots of natural light, maybe a few more puppies, in a robe with a glass of champagne….

Photography: Kathryn McCrary | Artist / Owner: Britt Bass Turner | Studio: STUDIO STUDIO

Chic and Modern Atlanta Wedding

This modern Atlanta affair takes the black and white combo to new levels of chic. Kate And Campbell wrapped up every pretty detail of this black tie fete with creamy Unique Floral Expressions blooms and one stunning Gabriel’s Desserts cake, while Scobey Photography was behind the scenes snapping up every detail here.

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Winter
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ChurchMuseum

From Scobey Photography… Julie and Anthony’s stunning Atlanta Wedding was full of meaning, joy and bold details. There is something magical about Winter Weddings, and this one was especially magical. Kate and Campbell did a beautiful job incorporating modern black and white stripes with timeless florals and a stunning, iconic Atlanta location. All of these elements made for one amazing celebration!

Photography: Scobey Photography | Event Design: Kate And Campbell | Floral Design: Unique Floral Expressions | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Cake: Gabriel's Desserts | Ceremony: Christ The King | Reception: Atlanta History Center | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Caterer: Bold American Catering | Transportation: Atlantic Limo | Bridal Salon: Kelly's Closet | Bride's Hair: White Salon & Spa

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