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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

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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.


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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Romantic Lakeside Anniversary Session

It isn’t the flowers (or even the chocolate) that make today day special, it’s the love. The type of love that is  – without a doubt – worth celebrating. The type of love that radiates warmth and fills your heart with happiness. And it’s that type of love that brought this duo lakeside, bringing along blankets, a darling pup, and Gracie Blue Photography to capture every heartwarming image here!

From Gracie Blue PhotographyThis winter I had the pleasure of taking portraits of Carole and Chris for their one year anniversary. We met by a lake on a cold Sunday morning and these two wonderful people preceded to take my breath away.

On Valentine’s Day, I couldn’t help but think of Carole and Chris; the way they kept each other warm and were considerate of one another. They loved being together, holding each other, and just taking the time to appreciate what life looks like for them right now. This is what I want to celebrate about love.

Love is a team effort. She doesn’t fall because he’s there to guide her through the rocks. He’s confident because she fills him with acceptance and reassurance. At the end of the day, flowers and chocolates don’t hold a candle to the rush you feel when that special someone holds you close and confesses that your love is a gift 365 days a year.

Photography: Gracie Blue Photography

Romantic Summer Wedding at The Georgian Terrace

After staring at grey skies for what seems like eternity here in the northeast, this wedding is a breath of fresh air. Bright and cheerful, with some of the prettiest pink florals by Bloomin Bouquets that I’ve ever seen, this summer celebration is giving me the hope I need on these dreary days. Our Labor Of Love worked their magic once again and their photos won’t be leaving my desktop anytime soon.


From The Bride… Bryan and I met while working on Capitol Hill in DC in 2010 and were engaged on the rooftop of the Kennedy Center before seeing The Book of Mormon (I remember nothing). As southerners, we could not resist an opportunity to host our guests in either my beautiful hometown of Live Oak, Florida or my college town of Dahlonega, Georgia. When neither or these options worked out due to lack of accommodations for our guests, we panicked and immediately hired a wedding planner to help us with the process. Melissa helped us narrow down nearly every venue in the state of Georgia before we settled on the Georgian Terrace and we couldn’t have been happier. I was finishing graduate school and Bryan was in the throes of law school during our planning process, so Melissa became like a member of our family that we frequently spoke to over the phone. And thank goodness because everything was beyond what we had dreamed.

Early on in the planning process, we agreed that one of the most important parts of our wedding would be including our large families. Bryan included his brothers, my brother, and his best friends as groomsmen, and my sister, sister-in-law, and friends were in my bridal party. My Dad and Step-Dad walked me down the aisle, and my cousin, Trey, who is two months younger than I, read a Bible verse during the ceremony. We also insisted that all of our younger cousins be in attendance, and they were all the life of the party.

At the recommendation of the Georgian Terrace, we skipped the cocktail hour for a private dinner together, and it was one of the best decisions we made. We had private time to celebrate, and we went in to the reception ready to mingle with each table instead of sitting for dinner.

I would say that our introductions to double dutch and Jump Around really set the tone for the night, but the speeches at the reception really made the night. My Dad gave a beautiful prayer and my brother followed with the most moving and heartfelt welcome I’ve ever heard. My sister read a quote from my grandmother who couldn’t attend, and Bryan’s brothers and co-best men delivered a tag-team toast that had us rolling on the ground.

When we look back on the reception, we of course remember those special times, but also how beautiful everything was. Melissa, our wedding planner, spent endless hours hand-making our beautiful table numbers, letters for the cake table, and the cigar table signs. One of the most beautiful elements of the reception was the handmade magnolia garland down the center of the estate table as the focal point of the room. Sarah, our florist, alternated centerpiece designs for the other tables, using mirrors to reflect the light of the gold and silver votives. Our guests loved having cigars out on the terrace, and the reception hall never felt overcrowded to us.

Our photos from the wedding are a great representation of how the day played out – our getting ready processes in our suites were fun and laughter-filled, the ceremony and reception were really emotional and lighthearted, and we had the time of our lives. Amber and Lucas were great to work with and faded into the background of the reception to capture real moments instead of hours of posing. Some of my favorite images are of us getting ready for the day. Amber did a really great job of capturing happy moments behind the scenes.

Looking back on the day, it was one of the most beautiful days of our lives, made even better by our vendors and friends and family who went above and beyond to make it special.

Photography: Amber At Our Labor Of Love | Wedding Planner: Melissa Bloomfield Of Pretty Swell Parties | Floral Design: Bloomin Bouquets | Cake: Frosted Pumpkin Gourmet | Ceremony Venue: Second Ponce De Leon Baptist Church | Reception Venue: Georgian Terrace | Bridesmaids' Dresses: JCrew | Catering: Georgian Terrace | Hair And Makeup: Jennifer C Nieman | DJ: Josh Whitlock | Ties: Charles Tyrwhitt | Suits: Joseph Bank | Reception Escort Cards: Jenkins Rose Modern Paper

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Organic Black Tie Bridal Inspiration

Dreamy doesn’t even begin to describe these images from Austin Gros. Inspired by timeless affairs, Jessica Sloane styled a fairytale vision filled with elegant Chaviano Couture gowns and organic blooms by Amy Osaba. It’s style perfection and seamless storytelling all the way. See it all here!

At Home

From Austin Gros…“Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.” ­ Mary Baker Eddy

A classic bride knows her wedding dress will represent her past, her present and her future. Her dress fuels her imagination when she envisions an elegant, timeless and intimate affair.

She values her heritage and tradition. Carrying her grandmother’s silver to share with her cherished friends and family who joined her on the special day. The patinated silver and pale mint blue balance the old with the new. The flowers cascade over the table, just as the fabric of her dress moves in the breeze. She shares her innocence and joy during this sacred time.

Photography: Austin Gros | Flowers: Amy Osaba | Venue: Private Residence | Dresses: Chaviano Couture | Hair And Beauty: Amanda Gros | Rentals: Blue Eyed Yonder | Styling And Design: Jessica Sloane ­

Sophisticated Atlanta Wedding at the Georgian Terrace Hotel

Where do I even begin with this sweet Georgia fête? Perhaps we should start with the Bride’s gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown or the stunning florals from Design House or beautiful ballroom at Georgian Terrace Hotel. Wherever you start, the images from Paige Jones will have you happy beyond belief, and it’s all waiting for you here.


From The Bride…May 17, 2014 was the best day of my life. I, the Georgia peach, was marrying the man of my dreams, the NY apple. I felt no venue was more fitting than the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel. I wanted my big day to be Southern and sophisticated and simply dripping in romance. The ceremony and reception were covered in several shades of white and gold with candles and flowers scattered throughout. It was beyond my wildest dreams. But while my vision of a wedding full of romance came to fruition, there was no lack of celebration! Dancing the night away with my new husband, family, and close friends in my perfect wedding gown will forever be in my memory.

Photography: Paige Jones | Videographer: Evad Productions | Floral Design: Design House | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Frosted Pumpkin Gourmet | Hair And Makeup: Formal Faces | DJ: Lethal Rhythms | Ceremony & Reception: Georgian Terrace Hotel

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