A little while back I had the great pleasure of teaming up with some of my favorite Atlanta vendors for a styled shoot and tasting celebration to debut Foxhall’s newest venue, Lakeside Terrace. Stylist, Ginny Branch, created a sea of neutrals using crisp green and natural elements such as oyster shells and wooden slabs. Erica Loesing of Yes Ma’am Paper + Goods handcrafted a stunning invitation suite including hand lettering and custom paper cuts. She also hand lettered tags for the food display and escort cards. The Savage Garden wowed everyone with a dramatic driftwood installation above the head table and created an unbelievable lakeside altarpiece. For the lounge area, Blue Eyed Yonder incorporated some of our favorite neutral upholstered pieces accented with natural wood tables and accessories.
The shoot and tasting could not have been more beautifully documented. Buffy Dekmar (Buffy Dekmar Photography) and husband, Chris Dekmar (Dekmar Films) were on hand to capture all these beautiful details. You couldn’t ask for a more down-to-earth, talented duo. They’re both so easy going and unbelievably talented.
From Buffy: “This shoot, designed by Ginny Branch and executed by Sun in My Belly, features a light, natural palette. Lush greenery with succulents and green apples provides an unexpected crisp freshness to the florals (by Savage Garden). The venue is a peacful sporting resort just outside of Atlanta, and one of my favorite details was the ethereal “Kensington” bridal gown by Carol Hannah Whitfield (via The Sentimentalist)–so pretty and soft!”
Photography: Buffy Dekmar Photography // Creative Direction: Ginny Branch // Coordinator: Simply Charming Socials // Venue: Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club // Catering: Sun in my Belly // Florals: The Savage Garden // Paper Goods: Yes Ma’am by Erica Loesing // Furniture: Blue Eyed Yonder // Dress:Carol Hannah Whitfield via The Sentimentalist // Suit: Billy Reid // Cake: Anne Kathleen Cakes // Cinematography: Dekmar Films // Rentals: Finest Event Rentals // Linens: Party Tables // Salt Spoons:Honeycomb Studio // Hair/Makeup: Lux Studio // Models: Kathryn McCrary, Jackson Ratcliffe
I’m very much a digital girl, but I gotta admit, there’s just something special about flipping through a beautiful glossy magazine. I’ve obsessed over Utterly Engaged’s online wedding magazine for quite sometime. They have such a beautiful aesthetic and I’m constantly inspired. When they announced Utterly Engaged was going to print, I was beyond ecstatic!
I’m so excited to be one of the first to debut their lovely cover and have a special part in this first print issue. I’ll be sharing more about the new issue including an article that Blue Eyed Yonder had the honor of being a part of with the talented Annette Thurmon of Chaviano Couture.
A huge congrats to the Utterly Engaged team on a job well done! If you’re a fan of a good ol’ fashioned magazine like me, click here to grab a copy.
With an incredible James Hogan jeweled top paired with a blush vintage skirt, Mia could not have been more amazing as a modern day ballerina-inspired bride. I just love the idea of brides putting their own spin on the traditional wedding gown. Wouldn’t you just dance the night away in this dream of a dress?
See more from this shoot in this issue of Savannah Weddings.
Photography: Izzy Hudgins Photography // Styling: French Knot Studios // Vintage Furniture: Blue Eyed Yonder // Floral Design: Urban Poppy // Hair: Beyond Beautiful by Heather // Make-up: Jessica Duthu // Bride’s Top: James Hogan // Location: Dollhouse Productions
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and we couldn’t be happier to be a sponsor of this year’s Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tour. Come out this weekend to walk amongst some of Atlanta’s famous “eternal residents”, hear their stories and see a few special pieces from Blue Eyed Yonder’s collection. These tours are very special since it’s the only time the gates stay open after dark. The cemetery is so peaceful at night and holds so many wonderful stories and also a fantastic view of the city.
Happy weekend y’all!
Just a few more days until I’m off to the mountains of Tennessee for CAMP’s Pick With A Pro Retreat. We have campers coming from as far as California! I can’t wait to meet each one and shop together through miles and miles of treasures. It’s about this time that I start to really get excited. I imagine all of the vendors pricing their pieces, packing up their stuff, getting ready for the big sale. I can’t help but to wonder what we’ll find – each day’s a new adventure!
This year will be especially fun with the awesome ladies I have joining me. Some of them are professional pickers themselves. It’s going to be so great to swap stories and share pickin’ secrets. We have a big CAMP dinner planned the first night where we’ll relax at the lakehouse and get to know each other. Then we’ll have a little “class” time where we share tips, secrets and lessons learned. The talented Ginny Branch will also be on board to share a little about prop styling. Then bright and early Friday and Saturday morning we’ll hit the trail in search of some really awesome finds. It’s pretty much the ultimate girls weekend!
Above are a few Instagram peeks of the fun that’s happening behind-the-scenes for this retreat. I’ve been busy putting together lots of special touches and hand-crafted goodness for this year’s campers. They’ll even get some special items reserved only for our overnight retreats.
So if you’re sitting there kicking yourself for not signing up – there’s good news – we have 2 spots available! Just hop on over to the CAMP website to sign up and be sure to follow along on our adventure at #pickwithapro.