Brides, Bubbles & Bliss! – A Historic Bridal Affair

Lovebirds planning their upcoming nuptials were invited to join Imperial Events and a host of other local Atlanta vendors to enjoy an evening of brides, bubbles and bliss at the historic Dekalb Courthouse. Captured by Made You Look Atlanta, we were honored to help ‘sweeten’ the evening with our gold chiavari chairs. Additional vendors included Ambience Decor, DJ Spontaneous, Lyghthouse Cocktails, BelFiore Bridal, the 5th Wick, Event Rentals Unlimited, Perfect Wedding Cake, the Donutologist, Mel Smith MUA and Linen Hero. Enjoy these images from the evening! 

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Cinderella & Ellie Celebrate Her 1st Birthday!

Ellie turned 1 year old in high style at her fairytale Cinderella themed party! Held at the B Loft in Atlanta, the team from Encore Events 90210 flew in from Cali to design and coordinate the grand affair. Fuji Floral provided the florals, Luxury Lighting set up the drapes and lighting, and we complimented the kids’ tables with our petite-sized ghost chairs. All of the fantasy was beautifully captured by Made You Look Atlanta. Enjoy!
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Vow Renewal at the Grand Bohemian

When this Birmingham-based husband and wife duo decided to renew their vows, they did so in grand style at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook, Alabama this summer. Surrounded by a flurry of friends, family and fabulous decor, we were honored to help ‘sweeten’ the celebration with our clear chiavari chairs and clear Pasha chairs. Coordinated by Valia Rose Events and captured by Arden Photography, the Pickens have truly been an inspiration for couples and singles alike!

1 Corinthians 13:4 states, ‘Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.’ We wish them many more years of marital bliss!!

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Girly Scientific Spa Party Featured on Kara’s Party Ideas

Caution! Explosive fun inside! Check out this super scientific yet girly spa party designed by Sharp Soirees that we helped ‘sweeten’ with our ghost chairs at Ross Bridge in Birmingham! More pictures and full vendor list on Kara’s Party Ideas! ~ http://karaspartyideas.com/2016/03/girly-scientific-spa-birthday-party.html

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Love Gives Way in a Radical Love Photoshoot!!

A few weeks ago, Sweet Seats had the pleasure of sponsoring a few ghost chairs for a photo shoot styled by Stephanie Anderson of Carolyn A Events in collaboration with Love Gives Way, an organization designed to connect wedding pros and non profits in the fight against sex trafficking. Here’s a sweet peek, as well as a list of all of the vendors involved!

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Claire Diana Photography

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Ambient Plus Studio

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Linen Hero

Corianne Elizabeth

Peche Petite

The Sweet Trend

The Confetti Bar

Jenn and Jules Designs

Jankun Creative

The Sentimentalist

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A ‘Spooktacular’ Kids’ Tablescape for $20.29!

It’s Trick or Treat Tuesday and I’m screeeeeeching with delight over a tablescape I designed today in 30 minutes with $20.29 worth of items from my local Dollar Tree. Check out the ghoulish details and our kids’ ghost chairs that accent the design! See my live scope on Periscope from today’s broadcast! Happy Halloween!

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Krishna Travels The World In a 1st Birthday Celebration!

The world is your oyster and Krishna’s 1st birthday celebration at the Atlanta Botanical Garden last weekend was filled with a kinds of travel – themed goodness! Designed by IDEA Event + Style, our kids ghost chairs and clear chiavari chairs were honored to help ‘sweeten’ the day!

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Vision to Vows – An Afternoon of Inspiration & Information

Earlier this season, Tasha Jackson, Creative Wedding Planner Extraordinaire, hosted her signature event, ‘Vision to Vows’, at the Neiman Marcus Cafe in Atlanta. This unique opportunity gave brides-to-be first hand insight on wedding prep tips directly from event professionals in a luxe, yet comfortable environment. Our ghost chairs and clear chiavari chairs helped ‘sweeten’ the day. Images by Made You Look ATL. Here’s a ‘sweet peek’!

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5 ‘S’ecrets to Selecting Top Notch Wedding & Event Vendors

 
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In the midst of celebrating all that summer has to offer, many of you will be spending time prepping for your next big event.  Maybe it’s your own wedding, your best friend’s baby shower, or even a housewarming celebration. Regardless of the occasion, I wanted to share with you, a few ‘s’ecrets that I know will help you select top notch wedding and event vendors regardless of where you’re located, your budget or your vision:
See samples of vendors’ work. There are millions of photos online that are easy to access and sometimes there’s no way to determine who contributed to the beauty in the picture. Plus your idea of how you want your drape or bouquets or tablescapes to look could be different than the vendor’s vision. Seeing images of their work will give you a sense of their style and the quality of it as well.

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Seersucker4Say what’s on your mind. If you have questions about a vendor’s proposal, contract, payment options, timeframes or anything else that you’re not clear about, it’s important to voice it. You want to be informed throughout the decision-making process so that when your big day comes around, you can relax and enjoy it, knowing you made solid decisions along the way.

Seersucker7Stay calm and hire an event planner or wedding coordinator to assist with your planning and ‘day of’ needs, especially if you’re inviting lots of guests, if you have a lot of vendors involved, or if it’s a multi-day or multi-location celebration. It’s one of the best investments you can make. These qualified professionals can provide a wealth of guidance to help you navigate through the process of selecting AND managing vendors for your wedding or event. Many planners/coordinators have developed a trusted relationship with various vendors so they are familiar with what they can offer based upon your vision and budget. They will also serve as your contact person on your big day so that you can sit back and enjoy yourself.

Seersucker8Secure vendors for your special day with a signed contract and deposit as soon as you’ve decided that you want to hire them. Vendors’ event calendars can fill up quickly, particularly during the peak months of wedding and event season and around holiday weekends. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to have one of your favored vendors be a part of your special day, so if you like them, let ’em know and find out what you need to do to get established on their calendar!

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**Bonus Secret ~ Sweeten your next meeting by hosting it at the Sweet Seats Planning Lounge located in southwest Atlanta. This is a complimentary service offered by appointment only, and it is a cozy and intimate location to host vendor meetings, small planning groups, or to spend time setting up mock tablescapes.  We’d love to have you, so contact me for more info!
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These images are just a ‘sweet’ peek into a styled shoot we were honored to be a part of with Divine Occasions & Michelle White Photography, along with many other talented vendors. Check out the entire gallery on Style Me Pretty ~ http://www.stylemepretty.com/georgia-weddings/2013/07/18/seersucker-styled-inspiration-shoot-from-michelle-white-photography-divine-occasions/
Wishing you ‘sweet’ success,
Cheryl  

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