Cathy & David from The Not Wedding

So, here we are with some more images of our couple, Cathy & David, from The Not Wedding. That's not their real names, I can't remember what they were but that's not important. The important thing is they looked great and really represented bloom well.

The fabulous pink dress was provided by Heidi Elnora (who actually wore it for her own wedding - one of four she had that day!). The floofy, feathery hairpiece was provided by Chaos Couture.

Here's Cathy & David in our actual space, where artist extraordinaire, Lindsay Mahaffey O'Dell painted these seriously cool "Love Sweet Love" banners. Lindsay also creates wonderful and whimsical jewelry, hairpieces, and exquisite wedding decor.

Wow! Check out the huge bird cage we rented from Paris on Ponce to use as a giant centerpiece for the head table. We filled it with hanging paper birds and millions of taper candles in vintage candleholders. The heat streams from the candle flames made the birds "fly" around in the cage. It was cool.

We also borrowed a sort-of vintage motorcycle because everything should have an edge, no?

Now, here's where it gets interesting. The bridal 'bouquet' was a single flower made from hundreds of wired hypericum berries with a pearl accent center. These precious flowers accented all the floral decor throughout the space. Nothing says vintage more than handmade, right?
All photos courtesy of Hollie at Lytlephoto.


Following Up on Stuff...

It has been a crazy busy year thus far, but I finally have the chance to follow up on all the great things that have happened!

Back in February (yes! I'm going back to February!) we participated in "the Not Wedding" which was held at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. The Not Wedding is what I like to think of as the coolest bridal show in town. Brides-to-be and their guests were treated to a 'mock' wedding ceremony and reception. Four real couples performed a rockin' choreographed entrance with the 'brides' wearing the latest gowns from Heidi Elnora (of Project Runway fame). A hip-hop dj 'married' the couples and then invited guests to experience four fabulously inpired and enchanting wedding receptions. There was food, drink, music, a photobooth and even "favors" (awesome swag bags). The entire event was hosted by Atlanta Occasions Magazine.

bloom was the designer/host of the 'vintage chic' environment along with Talk of the Town Catering, Mirabel Press, and Tasty Pastry. Within each lusciously lighted and draped 20' x 20' space, guests were able to see the handiwork of many talented wedding vendors - caterers, stationers, cake bakers and floral and event designers. The entire event was photographed by Lytlephoto.

Before the event got underway, Holly photographed the couples at various spots near The Foundry. Here are some of my favorites.

My "couple" is the one with the 'bride' in the short gown. And yes, it was pink! More photos of our couple, let's call them Cathy & David, in the next post. Close-ups and stuff like that...



One of my most favorite things in the world is receiving an email from one of my past brides with the link to their wedding photos. I love looking through the images and picking out favorites to use for my blog and my website galleries.
I even think I am becoming a tiny bit of a photography nut - I really enjoy taking detail shots of flowers and plants and using those as well in my blog posts.
So, I'm excited about a little photography workshop/seminar being hosted by Laura Stone of ArtStar Photography this week. She's sharing her fabulous talent with a few of us wedding industry folks so that we may understand how to better photograph our own work.
If you haven't heard of Laura - please check her out. She's one of the best in the business - in my opinion - and I've worked with plenty of wedding photographers. There are those that can make a pretty run-of-the-mill wedding look fantastic and there are those that miss all the details, leaving a fantastic wedding look run-of-the-mill.
Bottom line, one the most important elements of a wedding is the photography. Besides your man - that's what tangibly remains from the big day. Make sure you choose a great photographer.
I'll keep you posted on what I learn.
(Above photo taken with iPhone 3G).