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Romantic Garden Wedding

To know me is to know one thing: I adore garden weddings.  Especially when that garden wedding is bathed in pink and gold hues, is planned to perfection by Circle Of Love Weddings and features gorgeous paper goods from Paper Dasies.  That, my friends, is the trifecta of wedding goodness and when you add in the always amazing Scobey Photography to capture every minute, well… awesome.  See it all here.


From the Bride… Thinking back to our wedding day, makes me smile ear to ear. After a fourteen month engagement, Robert and I got married on October 5, 2013 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Midtown, Atlanta. Robert and I grew up, met, and fell in love in Atlanta. We knew that we wanted to have our wedding in our home town, so our good friends and family would be close by our sides. Fall in Atlanta is absolutely beautiful, and after visiting the Atlanta Botanical Gardens we instantly feel in love with the big outdoor spaces, intimate gardens, and one of kind topiaries.

Our wedding would not have been a tenth of what it was without our outstanding wedding planner, Daria MacGregor, from Circle of Love Weddings. Daria held our hands without being too overbearing, and helped us pick the vendors that most reflected our wedding vision of an elegant intimate night surrounded by our family and close friends. Every bride needs a Daria. Our ceremony was in the Rose Garden, and Robert and I walked down the aisle to music by After Five String Quartet. My favorite part of the ceremony was the white archway covered with ivory garden roses, blush garden roses, blush spray roses, and blush pee gee hydrangea, which was created by Danny Wilson of The Savage Garden.

Walking into the reception, one would have never guessed that we left the rose garden because there were gorgeous flower arrangements everywhere. Thank you thank you Danny! It was beautiful! Escort cards with hanging bells, created by Lisa Hladish of Paper Daisies, lead guests to their assigned seat. We had a sit down dinner, with delicious food catered by Dennis Dean, and a scrumptious wedding cake for dessert, baked by For Goodness Cakes. We could not have asked for a better band that the Atlanta Show Stoppers. Having a groom that is passionate about music made the song selection process one of my most memorable parts of the wedding planning process, and our incredible band played everything we asked for. The Atlanta Showstoppers got our guests on their feet and dancing from the moment they started to play. They even got Robert and myself on stage a few times.

Every detail of our wedding was perfect, and we are able to relive the day through our dazzling photographs taken by Ashley and Graham of Scobey Photography, as well as our marvelous and fun wedding video taken by Chris Bartelski of The Reason I Love. Our wedding day and honeymoon to Italy was without a doubt the best two weeks of our lives, and Robert and I could not be more thankful for all the gracious support from our lovely family and friends.

Photography: Scobey Photography | Event Planning: Circle Of Love Weddings | Floral Design: The Savage Garden | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Cake: For Goodness Cakes | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Dennis Dean | Hair And Makeup: The Moore Agency | Band: Atlanta Showstoppers | Bridal Salon: Bridals By Lori | Paper Goods: Paper Dasies | Venue: Atlanta Botanical Gardens

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Vintage Indoor Affair in Atlanta

With a sea of al fresco garden affairs flooding our inbox, it’s such a treat to come across a wedding held in the great indoors. This Atlanta gem is not only making a mark in the indoor arena but a true beauty with suspended florals by The Savage Garden, vintage design by Kate And Campbell Weddings and enough pretty images by Scobey Photography to last your perusing well into the afternoon.


From the Bride… Every little girl dreams about their prince charming, their gorgeous wedding, their happily ever after… On October 20, my dream came true.

I woke that morning feeling so calm, at peace, and filled with overwhelming emotions of gratitude. I ordered some hot tea, wrote in my journal, did some soothing yoga, and prayed for a beautiful day.

Not only was I marrying a man that makes me whole, supports me, and loves me… but I was also marrying into a beautiful family. Since day 1, Chester’s family welcomed me with open arms and blessed our relationship immensely. This is truly the best gift God could ever give me. I was blessed with my amazing family and now I have another beautiful family to share holidays with, laugh with, build more memories with.

This whole year of wedding planning was filled with so many emotions…but mostly it was filled with joy and excitement! Because Chester was gone most of the year with the Airforce, my mom was there for every step of the way. We had the time of our lives looking through wedding magazines, pinning ideas on pinterest, trying on wedding gowns, and meeting with different vendors. When it came to choosing our vendors, I not only looked at their portfolio, I also asked myself, “Can I see myself being their friend?” We were blessed with the most wonderful vendors…and had the best time planning my fairy-tale wedding. They brought my vision to life..,.no, they went BEYOND of what I could have ever imagined!!!

The wedding planning was the easy part of the year… the part I had the most difficult time with was imagining myself in the center of attention, saying my vows with confidence and strength. The last thing I ever wanted was to have my voice stand in the way of expressing my love to my future husband. I prayed to God every night to give me strength, to give me full confidence in myself, to stand in front of all of our friends and family and say the vows that I wrote to the love of my life. The two months leading up to the big day, I was anxious, nervous, and filled with anxiety…not because I was doubtful about who I was marrying, but only because of my voice condition.

Finally, our wedding day was here…the moment of truth. Was my Dysphonia going to get in the way of being confident, calm, and happy? God blessed us with a gorgeous Fall sunny day. The whole day was filled with magic, serenity, and pure Love. When it came to walk down the aisle with my dad, I was surprisingly at peace…I was ready to marry Chester. That walk down the aisle was a moment I will never forget. I made sure to walk slowly…I looked around to see my family and friends smiling at me…soaking this moment…I looked up to my dad’s eyes and saw how proud he was of his little girl….then my eyes met Chester’s and saw his eyes light up, tears starting to roll down both my face and his face. My dad kissed my cheek and gave me to Chester. God gave me the strength I needed to say my vows to my love. I just wanted to press pause and really take in all the emotions that I was feeling.

Our wedding was simply… magical.

A day we will always cherish.

A day we will one day tell our kids all about.

“Love is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together.”

Photography: Scobey Photography | Cinematography: Ryan Rodinis | Event Planning: Kate And Campbell Weddings | Floral Design: The Savage Garden | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge From Fabulous Frocks Of Alexandria | Cake: Anne Kathleen Cakes | Catering: Endive | Hair And Makeup: Claudia Mejerle | DJ: DJ Fonix | Accomodations: St. Regis Atlanta | Venue: Summerour Studio

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Cozy Home Tour

Though I’m typically drawn to bright, white, verging-on-modern spaces, I can’t help but feel a kinship to Signora E Mare‘s cozy abode. The layers upon layers of found objects, paired perfectly with more traditional sensibilities are reeling me in. The vibe? Cozy and warm, like a big ol’ hug or a plate full of  cookies. Captured by Laura Catherine, there’s more lovely to be found right here.

From Signora E MareDorothy said, “There’s no place like home”. And, she was right. A home is what you make of it – it can be a sweet shoebox in manhattan or a sprawling mansion in the hills of California. For me and my husband, home is a post-war condo nestled in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia.

My favorite things about our little abode are those which many might find an annoyance. For instance, the plaster walls which tend to give the most avid handyman a run for his money, only seem to enhance the originality of this place. Or, perhaps it’s the oak floors that seemingly serve to disturb those who cross their threshold with a load groan, but only enhance my fondness for their durability and character.

Each nook and cranny of this place is filled with meaning and purpose. From the chandelier that once hung at our wedding reception and now lives prominently above a 1940s dining room table we picked up from a local thrift shop to the old photographs that litter our living room of grandparents and days gone by. The living room is a mixture of soft linens, silk and leather to give a subtle Farmhouse style. The drapes were a wonderful find from a thrift shop we frequent and the toile pattern in the burnt gold really lends itself to our style.

Our dog, Yellah, is often found lounging in his favorite spots in the home…a bit like a rug.

One of my husband’s favorite pieces is the giant antique wine jug from France that sits on our Restoration Hardware table we found for a steal. It’s teardrop shape really draws the eye in. One of my favorite areas is the gallery wall. Lined with a mixture of paintings and images of our lives together. It really brings in a sense of warmth to the room.

My studio is in our home as well and emulates a burrow with it’s warm chocolate gray color. The color is offset with rustic wire baskets and a farmhouse style desk that I reclaimed with a bit of paint and stain from our Aunt’s lake house.

Our bedroom is my retreat- my hideaway from the rest of the world. Outfitted in a soft platte of pale blues and linens. My husband is a great collector of rugs- a trait he inherited from his grandmother- the one that lays in our room is a lovely one that really serves to bring out the pastels in the room.

A great place for memories to be made.

Photographer: Laura Catherine | HOME: Signora E Mare