Event Highlight: The 1st New Orleans NotWedding

  • August 27, 2014

A big thanks to our friends at Ruffled who inspired us to coin this event “not your mama’s garden party.” The brilliant inspiration colors coupled with the vibrant fanfare of New Orleans culture made Brigette and Jeff’s sweet love shine even brighter. It is with great excitement that we share the event highlight from the 1st New Orleans NotWedding – enjoy!

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Save the Date | Wedding Weekend Farewell Brunch Styled Shoot | Sappy Love Story | Rehearsal Dinner | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

New Orleans vendors were inspired by the summer garden: lush, overgrown and tropical. They embraced the wild nature and abundance of summer – and brought it into their work. Less organization and design inspired by growth creates a life of it’s own.

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Photo credits (from left to right, top to bottom):
Popsicles, Anna Williams | Flowers, Anna Williams | Bridal Party, Pat Furey from this wedding |  Drinks, Aster & Olive | Dresses, Erin Fetherston | Gown, Monique Lhuillier | Stop & Smell the Roses, Rifle Paper Co | Cake, Justin Demutiis

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Venue + Catering: The Chicory | Rentals: Perrier Party Rentals, Inc. | Rehearsal Dinner: The Gallery at The Chicory | Photography + Save the Date Shoot: Sarah Becker Photography | Photography + Styled Shoot: GK Photography | Photography + Rehearsal Dinner: Greer G Photography | Videography: Clawson Media | Day-Of Coordination: Sapphire Events | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 2, 5, 8, 11): Sapphire Events | Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers + Tables 1, 4, 7, 10): Kim Starr Wise Floral Events | Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 3, 6, 9, 12): Vaughn Social Charm | Invitations + Programs: P.S. Creative | Menus + Menu Cards: Impression Paperie | Wedding Dress, Accessories + Bridesmaid Attire: Wedding Belles | Handkerchiefs: Backyard Printing/Secondline Handkerchiefs | Groomsmen Attire: Perlis, Inc. | Hair + Makeup: Kiss and Makeup Beauty Services | Ceremony Musician: Kristen Monnik | Entertainment: Troy Marks and No Idea | Photo Booth: Mobile Memories Photo Booth | Wedding Cake: Shake Sugary | Dessert Bar: Divas Sweets and Parties, LLC. | Desserts: Sweet Lou’s New Orleans Sno-Balls | Candlelight + Specialty Decor: Luminous Events Candlelight & Specialty Decor | Wedding Signs: Smallchalk | Bridal Counseling: Bridal Counseling | Live Wedding Painter: Color Me Nola | Second Line Band: Red Hot Brass Band | Hotel: Embassy Suites New Orleans | Wedding Website Builder: Squarespace | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | National Linen Vendor: LinenTablecloth | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | Media Partners: flower Magazine, The Knot, New Orleans Weddings Magazine

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If you have not been able to join us for a NotWedding event yet, we invite you to scope out the rest of our 2014 schedule and get in on the fun yourself. If you are a wedding vendor and wish to be involved in this fabulous adventure, apply now to join the NotWedding family.

The 1st Greenville NotWedding: Save the Date

  • August 27, 2014

Introducing Jordan + Matt

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This is such the perfect nod to the bittersweet summer’s end. The luscious landscape, the buttery light and the darling couple who is oh-so-smitten with each other. Kimberly Michelle Gibson Photography shares her gift with us as we introduce Jordan and Matt.

We will be celebrating Jordan and Matt as they renew their vows and tie the NOT at the very first Greenville NotWedding on September 9th at Certus Loft. We invite you to join us for the party – tickets are available for purchase online here.

“The inspiration for this shoot was Matt and Jordan, our amazing couple. They are carefree, warm and love the outdoors. And, The Civil Wars album (which I had on repeat all last year).”

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Photography: Kimberly Michelle Gibson Photography | Location: Chattooga Belle Farm | Models: Jordan + Matt

Event Highlight: The 2nd Charleston NotWedding

  • August 21, 2014

Charleston, you are beautiful. Even in the extreme summer heat at an outdoor venue, you are incredibly beautiful. These images are dreamy and just exude that Lowcountry charm that we all love so much – the 2nd Charleston NotWedding at the Boone Hall Plantation was unforgettable. It is with great joy that we share the lovely work of these crazy talented vendors!

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Save the Date | Bridal Luncheon Styled Shoot | Sappy Love Story | Rehearsal Dinner | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

Our talented Charleston vendors were challenged to incorporate wild, overgrown elements into their design to bring in the great outdoors. It didn’t hurt that they had one heck of a picturesque venue to work with…job well done.

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Photos (clockwise):
Southwest Desert Lover | Amy Osaba | Megan Robinson | Sweet & Saucy | Ingalls Photography | Elizabeth Messina | Yours is the Earth | AE Martin

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Venue: Boone Hall Plantation | Rehearsal Dinner: Butcher & Bee of Charleston, LLC. | Catering: Coastal Crust | Photography + Styled Shoot: Clay Austin Photography | Photography + Save the Date: Nicole Caudle Photography | Photography + Rehearsal Dinner: The Click Chick Photography, LLC. | Videography: James McCoy Films | Day-of Coordination: Twelve80 Events |  Event Design (Head Table + Tables 2, 4, 6, 8): Scarlet Plan & Design |  Event Design (Ceremony Design + Tables 1, 3, 5, 7): Tailor & Table Stationer (Invitations): Jankun Creative Studio, A Labor of Love Stationer (Programs): Jam + Toast | Wedding Dress: Maude Couture | Bridesmaid Attire: Rent the Runway | Hair: Hairdreams by Dyana | Makeup: Dannon K. Collard, LLC. | Jewelry: Sweet Charleston Designs | Spa, Lash + Beauty Bar: Charleston Lash & Beauty Bar | Groomsmen Accessories: Steeple Bay Designs | Cookie Bar: Byrd Cookie Company | Alcohol: Firefly Distillery | Paper Accents: Liddabits Design Shop | Stamped Napkins: Charleston Charms | Sketches: A Sketch to Remember | Misting Fans: All-Mist Outdoor Cooling | Wooden Signs: Back40Life | Event Rentals: Event DRS | Pews: P.E.W.S. Purely Elegant Wedding Statements | Mobile Event Trailer: Roll With It Enterprises | Entertainment (Band + DJ): OtherBrother Entertainment | String Quartet: Charleston Virtuosi | Photobooth: Coast Photo Booth | Mosquito Control: Palmetto Mosquito Control | Transportation: Coastal Pedals and Paddles | Travel: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | Wedding Website Builder: Squarespace | National Sparkling Wine Vendor: Ferrari | National Linen Vendor: LinenTablecloth | Media Partners: flower Magazine, The Knot, Weddings Unveiled MagazineInspire Weddings and Marriage Magazine, Southern Bride and Groom MagazineA Lowcountry WeddingA Coastal Bride

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If you have not been able to join us for a NotWedding event yet, we invite you to scope out the rest of our 2014 schedule and get in on the fun yourself. If you are a wedding vendor and wish to be involved in this fabulous adventure, apply now to join the NotWedding family.

Savanna + Matt’s Sappy Love Story: The 3rd Athens NotCouple

  • August 20, 2014

Savanna and Matt met at Georgia College and State University. They were married February 22, 2013 in Decatur, Georgia at the Old Courthouse on the Square. They love record stores, really good restaurants, humor, family, friends and Athens, GA. They are real, their love is incredible and they are just pretty awesome. 

We are thrilled that Savanna and Matt will be tying the NOT at the 3rd Athens NotWedding at The Classic Center tomorrow! We hope you enjoy their Sappy Love Story from Savanna’s perspective. 

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The most unique part of our engagement story was that Matt proposed in a candlelit whitewashed house that my parents were building. It was the perfect, intimate engagement for me. To me it said “We are simple, we are close, and we will always be a home in progress.”

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The best memory of our wedding day was that my dad married us. He wrote each of us a love letter and read it during the ceremony. We, along with all of our family and friends wept and treasured every moment as a gift. We value marriage. Having a dad profess his love to his children in front of a room filled with people was beautiful and honoring. Everyone in the room was able to witness why we wanted to be together forever.

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The best gift we have ever given each other was probably our adventure of moving to Athens, GA. When we were engaged, we were both unhappy with our jobs where we were and we felt like our community lacked culture. We decided we would let each other quit our jobs (two months before our wedding) and move to Athens, GA. I grew up on a farm outside of Athens and we took many day trips to Athens over our years together. It was the perfect, eclectic, home-grown, transparent place for us – we love it.

The best date we ever had was probably our first wedding anniversary. We stayed in a renovated airstream in East Nashville for five days. We rummaged through every record store, antique store, restaurant, and coffee shop that Nashville had. It also snowed while we were there and yet we stayed cozy in our airstream and bath house.

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The most awesome thing about our marriage is that we have a lot of fun and we are really honest with each other. We have never taken ourselves really seriously. Don’t get us wrong, we have had our share of arguments, but we are not afraid to apologize or forgive each other. Loving each other is easy, I think we both will admit that we think each other are two of the coolest people we have ever met. There are moments, as in any marriage, that we question and doubt each other, yet we still choose each other over anything else, thats what love is to us: a choice.

Our advice to an engaged couple: register for everything you want. Never again will people give you this much free stuff – just saying.

Photo Credit:
Kayla Johnson Photography

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We invite you to join us as Savanna and Matt will be tying the NOT at the 3rd Athens NotWedding tomorrow at The Classic Center. There are still a few tickets available so grab yours here now!