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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fabulous Wedding Photo Shoot: Southern Peaches and the City

We move along for today's second post for the Annual Backstage Bridal Pro Academy Scholarship Contest. Wedding Pros from across the United States submitted entries for a chance to win a full scholarship to Backstage Bridal Pro Academy this September at the number one resort in the nation, Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, California where they will join other wedding professionals in elevating their wedding planning business at THE best educational experience around. (no passport required).

Let's head south to the state of peaches and pecans. That's right... this shoot comes straight from Atlanta. Victoria Brown of Crème de la Chic Events in Atlanta, Georgia, was inspired sweet tea, peach cobbler and simplicity. What a lovely way to celebrate a small intimate rooftop wedding. Be sure to leave your comments if you are in love with Victoria's entry. Your votes can help her get to Backstage Bridal Pro Academy!
Inspiration Board Credits:

Victoria has a lovely story on how she came to translate Fabulous and Graceful in her design: "We stress staying true to who you are to all of our Brides & Grooms. Your family members and guests who truly know you should walk into this wonderful event and see - YOU. Anna and John came to us expressing their love for the South, more specifically, Atlanta, GA. When I first met Anna, she was wearing cutest outfit; it was modern but paired with cowboy boots. I could instantly tell she was a fashionista! John was a true Southern guy with a great accent; he seemed uncomplicated and easygoing. Together, they honesty could be summed up as the perfect ‘Southern Ken and Barbie.’ In the initial meeting, they told us about their love for sweet tea, peach cobbler, and simplicity. From the moment they said peach, I knew we had a theme!

We created this gorgeous color palette and storyboard with the help of Anna’s pinterest, and it really just took off from there. Though there had to be editing along the way, through partnership with the bride and groom, we came up with a gorgeous tablescape that truly represents who they are."
"The couple loved the idea of tying together peaches, Atlanta’s hometown fruit, and the city’s sky line, to create the setting for their wedding event. Staying true to who Anna and John are, we wanted the design to be FABULOUS + GRACIOUS, yet simple and clean."
"One thing we knew we could NOT forget in this monumental event was one of John’s requests … peach cobbler! Thinking outside of the box is what we do best, so we came up with a peach cobbler signature drink. At first it sounded a bit strange, but it turned out quite delicious! Here is the recipe:

Peach Cobbler + Sweet Tea
1 Bottle of FTS Pink Lemonade
1 1/2 cup of Tonic Water
2 cups of Peach Firefly Tea Vodka
2 peaches (slice the peaches to add as garnish)
Mix all the liquid ingredients up and drop the peaches in with a few cups of ice. 

Enjoy!"
"We took the peaches theme literally, then, we sprayed every peach with a heavy coat of glitter to add sparkle to their early evening ambiance. The ivory satin table linens and champagne chair covers were clean and simple, but picked up the city lights making our peaches and gold accents really pop! The peach lemonade bottles (which also doubled as our signature drink) were doused in Krylon Metallic Spray Paint (Bright Gold). We used the same paint to dust a few old books as risers for our floral arrangements. The unique range of flowers in the centerpieces included: ivory and peach roses, ivory hydrangeas, dusty miller, white larkspur, peach Peruvian lilies, and (the bride and grooms favorite) pincushion proteas."
"Anna and John were thrilled to see that Créme de le Chic Events listened and picked up on things that were important to them."

The following vendors contributed to Victoria's photo shoot:

Photographer -  Brian Wagoner Photography  |  Location  -  Rooftop of  Private Atlanta Residential Loft  | Napkins -  Tabletoppers, Inc.  | Florals -  Halls Atlanta Wholesale 

Total shoot cost= $184.55


Are you loving Victoria's interpretation of Fabulous and Graceful with a bit of sparkle? If so, please be sure to leave a comment on Backstage Bridal HERE! Your comments may help her get to Backstage Bridal Pro Academy!  

Until Next Time, Stay Fabulous!
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