Sweet Summer Soirees

Summer is my favorite season, and a fabulous time to kick back and enjoy the great outdoors! These last few weekends, we’ve been honored to help ‘sweeten’ some sweet celebrations, so enjoy these sneak peeks, and a few quick tips to make your next outdoor soiree a big hit!

~ Atlanta heat and humidity can be brutal, so consider hosting an evening event that begins at dusk and continues through the night.  The temperatures will be a little more bearable, and as the sun sets, incorporate lighting in your decor to truly transform the event space!

~ In addition to the heat, pop up showers can make for a muddy mess at any outdoor fete.  Consider hosting your event where there’s a covered veranda or tent the area to protect your guests against the sun as well as any unexpected precipitation. It’s always good to have an inclement weather plan – just in case.

~ Ensure that adequate water and other liquids are available so that guests can stay hydrated during the event.  Depending on the temperature, you may even think about bringing in portable fans and/or air conditioning units to make sure guests are truly comfortable.

~ Anchor centerpieces and other lightweight items that may have the tendency to tip over in case of strong wind.  This will not only keep your decor in place, but also keeps items from tipping over and hitting any of your guests.

~ Request that the event area is sprayed for bugs 1-2 weeks before the gathering, and add tiki citronella candles to ward off mosquitos and other insects while adding to the ambience of the gathering.

~ Allow nature to be your decor guide.  Depending on what is surrounding the event area, whether it’s a body of water or beautiful blooms, allow those elements to lead the way to your event theme, colors and centerpieces.  Pair candles or personal touches with natural backdrops for a classic and effortless look!

~Follow our PInterest board of Sweet Summer Soirees for ‘oooh-worthy’ ideas that we’ll be sharing from all kinds of great finds we’re stumbling upon! http://pinterest.com/sweetseatsatl/sweet-summer-soirees/

Image Wedding Ceremony at SmokeRise Country Club in Stone Mountain

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We Tie the Knots & Tessa Marie Photography at Foxhall Resort in Douglasville

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The Funky Art Shack Studio at Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills Country

For more information about Sweet Seats visit http://www.SweetSeatsAtl.com or give us a ring at 770.876.1079

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