Friday, January 29, 2010

Tricia Huddas & Co. in The Knot Georgia

Joyous Friday, everyone! I'm in Washington, DC and it's FREEZING - so if you're not snug in the South, keep warm.

Garden on the Square's Julie Driscoll was kind enough to send me images of a wedding that I worked on that was featured in The Knot Georgia along with a gaggle of other beautiful Savannah weddings. I'm not surprised that Freddie and Brian were chosen - they were a beautiful couple!

This wasn't our only feature, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Jekyll Island Wedding Inspiration Collaboration - Recognize Anyone?

Always a planner, sometimes a bridesmaid! Check out Blue Door Photography's blog for beautiful work from Liz Demos, the Blue Door Team, Garden on the Square, and Mitchell Hall...and, of course, Tricia and I playing bridesmaid!

Oyster eating, bud-drinking bridesmaids!

Friday, January 22, 2010

No rules...Rules.

This wedding, featured on the Southern Weddings blog, shot by wedding photographer Meg Perotti, is definitely the coolest wedding I've seen ever. Lately I've been watching too much Say Yes to the Dress and maybe getting a little bit of wedding overload (yeah, yeah, yeah...sue me) - and I just keep thinking, "you all look the same! Why do you want to look the same?!" And even when there's effort made to give bridesmaids choices and mix things up, it always involves coordination and compromise and the effort is visible (not a complaint).

But this bride clearly gave her bridesmaids no rules, and they all look great individually and as a group. Maybe you don't agree, but I find it refreshing. And the bouquets! Go to the photographer's blog post for a good look at all of them. The bride just picked flowers she liked, made bouquets and let the bridesmaids pick their fave! Amazing.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wedding Q&A Thursday: Reception Seating Charts

Q: Since I am having assigned seating at my wedding and already using place cards at the tables, won't escort cards be a little bit redundant?

A: Well, yes, I guess so! There is a lot of redundancy in formal wedding etiquette that is based in practicality, but seems less so over time. The escort card vs. place card redundancy, however, serves a very clear purpose - one card tells guests at which table they will sit, the other designates the exact seat at said table. That said, you can mix it up a little bit on the escort end of the seating direction by using a seating chart in lieu of escort cards.

The seating chart can be as simple as a list of guests' names, in alphabetical order, with corresponding table numbers beside each guest's name - sort of like a guest "index," displayed in large format where escort cards would normally be set out (entrance to the ballroom, display at cocktail hour, etc.). The list can be accompanied by a diagram of the reception, so that guests can easily find the location of their assigned table, or any variation of those two general features.

Here is a beautiful seating chart from Laura Hooper Calligraphy.

I also adore this chalkboard seating chart featured on Style Me Pretty. It not only looks neat, but also allows for last-minute changes! Who doesn't appreciate a little bit of flexibility?!...looks like those devastatingly-hip man-guests sure do...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Classic Wedding Flowers - Something's A-Foot

In line with the recent trend of the vessel being just as, if not more, important than the flowers at your wedding, my eye has been pleasantly drawn, more and more, to wedding flower arrangements in footed and pedestal bowls.

There's something about the pedestal bowl that makes an arrangement instantly look classic and soft. The foot gives the arrangement some height and room for blooms and greenery to gracefully hang over the edge. I think this is the perfect look for weddings in Savannah which are often in historical venues that beg for a more antique-chic tablescape.

Photo Credits: Martha Stewart Weddings

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Savannah Wedding Professionals

We are happy to announce that we've joined the Savannah Wedding Professionals, a network of prominent Savannah wedding vendors. Though we've worked with most of the vendors before joining the network, it will be exciting to see what new collaborations come out of the relationship that will benefit our brides and the Savannah wedding community in general!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year's Resolutions and Your Wedding!

Happy New Year! What's new for you in 2010? It is clear from our chirping email inboxes that "Step up my wedding planning!" has made it onto the list of resolutions for MANY a future bride. Are you one of them? If so, Kudos - there is nothing more stressful about planning a wedding than thinking about it constantly but not doing anything! Once you pick up the phone and send a few e-mails you will be surprised to see how quickly and smoothly the ball begins rolling.

Where to begin really depends on what's most important to you! Is it crucial that your wedding is on a specific date - like the anniversary of your first date which happens to be on a Saturday this year? Or do you have your heart set on a specific venue - such as the very popular chapel at your alma mater? You MAY even be a real, what I call "vendor groupie," who just can't imagine getting married if your favorite photographer is already booked! As you dig into planning your wedding, take a second to think about what's important to you and let that be your guide!
Is there some unique detail, venue or circumstance that is directing your wedding planning?