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As Seen on Style Me Pretty: Ritz-Carlton Downtown Atlanta Wedding

Classic, elegant and stunning really don’t even do this wedding justice. At the Ritz ballroom in Atlanta, this bride and groom sparkled. Her bridal bouquet with thistle accents brought out the blue accents incorporated throughout. 

 

As seen on Style Me Pretty…

If you looked up “timeless wedding” in the (imaginary) International Dictionary of Wedding Terms, this wedding by Harwell Photography would most certainly appear. My heart just does leaps when I see such a timeless fête! Perfectly classic with the most elegant touches, it’s impossible to not fall in love with each and every fairy tale-like image. With the likes of Le Bonne FleurTable 6 Productions and Bella Figura all giving their talents to make this day a dream come true, it’s no surprise the gallery is FULL of timeless perfection!

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the bride… I wanted my wedding to be the fairy tale from my dreams when I was a little girl. I wanted the colors of my wedding to remind people of the holidays — rich jewel tones that create warmth. I tried to find a location that had these colors in the decor already. My colors were dark teal, champagne and silver and were inspired by the deep teal velvet fabrics the Ritz Carlton, Atlanta has. My dress was blush and I wanted to mirror that in as many places without it making it a standout color. The table clothes are a soft pale blush color and it really brought warmth to the cool bright colors of teal in the chargers. Candlelight was everywhere to make a soft glow.

There were some very special touches that made the day for me. My mother passed away three years before my wedding, and I wanted her in every moment. I had her locket with her wedding photos on my bouquet, I had a memory table with not only her but my other passed-away relatives, and we played her favorite music during the ceremony and reception. Ave Maria was the most important detail of the day and was to play during the ceremony. Our ceremony music messed up and kept playing while we were waiting at the altar, but Ave Maria still played loud and clear. It was my centering moment while I was looking at my soon-to-be husband. It was like she was telling me she was right there with me.

My invitation stationary was from Bella Figura and I thought it set the tone for the day. It was simple, unique, and classy. We DIY’d the rest of our paper goods (table numbers, menu, program) by replicating the design, buying card stock, and printing at home. As we did them, I really tried to pay attention to the fonts we used and I think it made them stand out. They looked great! Another favorite detail were my favors — because both the ceremony and reception were at the Ritz, I thought it would be nice to give a breakfast box for the guests as they left late at night.  There were seasonal flavors of donuts and scones, along with jam and cream cheese. Highland Bakery supplied both the cake and the breakfast box favor.

 

Photography: Harwell Photography / Flowers: Le Bonne Fleur / Event Design + Planning: Mary Whalen of Table 6 Productions / Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta / Invitations: Bella Figura / Shoes: Steve Madden / Dress: Lea Ann Belter / Cake + Breakfast Boxes: Highland Bakery

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Pink & Navy Wedding

Le Bonne Fleur created a bridal bouquet for Emily using white peonies, garden roses and ranunculus. The groom donned a white phalaenopsis boutonnière. Other floral elements include dramatic branch centerpieces, low peony arrangements, and manzantia branch creations, as well as a wedding cake decorated with hot pink orchids. To view the full posting click HERE.


Vendors who made it all happen…

Photography: Rustic White Photography | Planning: BASH | Florals: Le Bonne Fleur | Venue: The Wimbish House | Catering: A Divine Event | Cake: Metrotainment Bakery | Hair & Makeup: Posh Hair & Makeup | Dress: Rivini | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

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Fleurty Fridays: Artichoke

History of the Artichoke:

The artichoke is a perennial in the thistle group of the sunflower family and is believed to be a native of the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. In full growth, the plant spreads to cover an area about six feet in diameter and reaches a height of three to four feet. The “vegetable” that we eat is actually the plant’s flower bud. If allowed to flower, the blossoms measure up to seven inches in diameter and are a beautiful violet-blue color.

According to an Aegean legend and praised in song by the poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus, the first artichoke was a lovely young artichoke flower girl who lived on the island of Zinari. The god, Zeus was visiting his brother Poseidon one day when, as he emerged from the sea, he spied a beautiful young mortal woman. She did not seem frightened by the presence of a god, and Zeus seized the opportunity to seduce her. He was so pleased with the girl, who’s name was Cynara, that he decided to make her a goddess, so that she could be nearer to his home on Olympia. Cynara agreed to the promotion, and Zeus anticipated the trysts to come, whenever his wife Hera was away. However, Cynara soon missed her mother and grew homesick. She snuck back to the world of mortals for a brief visit. After she returned, Zeus discovered this un-goddess-like behavior. Enraged, he hurled her back to earth and transformed her into the plant we know as the artichoke. – WhatsCookingAmerica.net

Artichoke, yes, I said artichoke! I know this may sound a little different, but that’s exactly what I like about the artichoke. At Le Bonne Fleur we, like to put surprises in our bouquets sometimes. We love the classics, but a little pop of something interesting, just like an artichoke, can be the perfect accent.

My inner foodie loves to use produce like artichokes, cabbages, as well as fresh herbs to highlight an arrangement or wedding bouquet. It makes it fun, fresh and little playful.

Contact Le Bonne Fleur to discuss how we can incorporate artichokes in to you next event or bridal bouquet. Purple artichokes and green artichokes are best in spring and fall and can be found domestic from California.

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