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Tips on finding and booking a band for your wedding

Tips on finding and booking a band for your wedding

By Meredith McLucas Research references – Other wedding vendors are a great place to find band referrals…ESPECIALLY photographers, videographers and coordinators. These vendors are actually at the reception the whole time and know which bands run a professional outfit, get the guests on the floor and make their jobs easier. Online reviews from past brides […]

How to choose your makeup artist

How to choose your makeup artist

By Jana Vlaciky You’ve been asked “THE” question and said YES!! So now it’s your turn to ask the questions, during the process of organizing your wedding your going to be asking lots of people lots of questions. Though Brides often forget to ask important questions to people like their hairdresser & makeup artist. When […]

Put it in writing

Put it in writing

The art of the invitation is in its message By Kristen Morales Often, a successful event is in the details. But before any guests set foot in the venue or sample a specialty cocktail, they get an invitation. And it’s this piece of paper that sets the tone for the entire event, says Athens invitation […]

Taste

Planning alcohol for your event

Planning alcohol for your event

By Rebecca Shaw & J’s Bottle Shop Make sure you keep numbers in mind when considering your beverage options. How many people are attending your shower, reception or event? Rule of thumb: Each person will drink 2-3 glasses of wine. 1 bottle of wine has about 5-6 glasses. You can always offer a selection of […]

Happy pairings

Happy pairings

Danielsville winery, 40 minutes outside of Athens, offers an international atmosphere with a distinct Georgia flavor By Andre Gallant Victor and Mary Boutier have a theory as to why people love getting hitched at vineyards and wineries: It sounds better than saying you’re getting married in a barn. Farm weddings are a hip locale for […]

Q&A with a catering expert

Q&A with a catering expert

Question: What about signature cocktails or punches. Are they a thing of the past? A signature cocktail is a great way to welcome your guests to the celebration portion of your wedding. Our most popular signature cocktail is called “Let Them Drink Cake!” which tastes just like wedding cake. For an added touch we even […]

People

Money-saving tips from local couples

Money-saving tips from local couples

James & Ashley Gordy Wedding date: 9/2/12 Venue: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Day Chapel (ceremony) & Terrace Room (reception) Photo credit: Meagan O. Photography Money-saving tips: “Consider having a morning wedding. Our ceremony was at 10am with the reception beginning at 11am. We had Mama’s Boy Restaurant cater a delivious brunch with mimosas! Rather […]

Meet the Athens Wedding Professionals

ACCOMMODATIONS Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau tourinfo@VisitAthensGA.com VisitAthensGA.com   Hotel Indigo-Athens 706.546.0430 events@indigoathens.com IndigoAthens.com   CATERING, CAKES & COCKTAILS A Divine Event 706.543.1111 chris@adivineevent.com ADivineEvent.com   Deborah’s Specialty Cakes 706.424.4470 autumnsoleil57@yahoo.com deborahsspecialtycakes.com Epting Events 706.353.1913 info@eptingevents.com eptingevents.com Hallie Jane’s Catering 706.342.2837 info@halliejanes.com halliejanes.com J’s Bottle Shop 706-353-8881 jays@omkarworld.com jsbottleshop.com Trumps Catering 706.546.1320 andree@trumpscatering.com trumpscatering.com CONSULTANTS […]

Love Stories

Love Stories

Meet recently married couples from around the Athens area Annie & Jeff July 20, 2014 Madison County Fair Grounds Photo Credit: Melissa Pepin Photography             *** Haley & Todd May 18, 2013 Founders Garden, UGA Photo Credit: Melissa Pepin Photography       *** Laura & Brent December 14, 2013 […]

Life

Why take a first look?

Why take a first look?

A “first look” is when a couple chooses to see each other dressed in their wedding-day finery before the ceremony. Choosing to do a first look can be quite special, and by doing so, you allow yourself some quality one-on-one time with your sweetie on your wedding day. Many of my reasons why photographers like […]

Simple ways to save on your wedding

According to a 2012 report in Brides magazine, the average American couple spends just under $27,000 on their wedding, while their northern neighbors in Canada spend slightly more than $23,000 on average for their big day. Clearly couples, regardless of which side of the border they call home, can expect to invest a substantial amount […]

The four seasons of style: Spring

The four seasons of style: Spring

Compiled by Natalie Bradley, Michele Turner and others in Athens Wedding Professionals Just because you have a favorite color doesn’t mean it easily translates to a formal event. Instead, look to the season of your wedding for a color palette. Maybe it’s pastels for spring or bolder, cool colors for winter, but setting a color […]

Style

Wedding traditions

Wedding traditions

By Allie Jackson allie.jackson@onlineathens.com Traditions sometimes begin with one intention and transform over the years into something entirely different. Wedding traditions aren’t excluded from the phenomenon of change. Whether it’s the traditional concept of including “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” or the long-standing custom of incorporating wedding bands into the ceremony, traditions […]

Old style, new use

Old style, new use

By Allie Jackson When Lynn Edwards of Watkinsville had two daughters to marry within about a year of one another, instead of allowing the planning to overwhelm or bombard her, she turned her experience into a business venture. Edwards says when her daughters, Lauren Hammond and Kristen Eason, used Pinterest to plan their weddings they […]

A UGA-themed proposal and wedding

A UGA-themed proposal and wedding

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Health

Fighting cancer with food

Fighting cancer with food

Few, if any, families can say they have never had an experience with cancer. Cancer is a potentially deadly disease with no cure. While cancer can be treated effectively, there is no way for men and women to eliminate their risk of developing cancer. Though cancer may strike even the healthiest of persons, there are […]

Obama says ‘The Butler’ movie made him tear up

Obama says ‘The Butler’ movie made him tear up

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he got teary while watching “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” a movie about a black White House servant who worked for several presidents. Obama says he reflected on the effects of discrimination on a generation of people. He says that generation displayed dignity and tenacity and, quote, “put up with […]

Honeychild brings the beach to Athens

Honeychild brings the beach to Athens

Where does a talented singer and songwriter turn when she’s had enough of garage, punk, and indie folk after 15 years? She goes on vacation. Well, maybe not literally, bags packed and all. For SJ Ursrey, a former member of hip bands like Dark Meat and killer rockers like Creepy and haunting Nanny Island, there […]

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Behind the scenes of the cover shoot

Behind the scenes of the cover shoot

| February 19, 2014

Meet Jenny and Aaron Carter. Jenny and Aaron Carter had big plans for their wedding — lots of guests, a big party, the whole package. But with age comes perspective, and the couple, who got married in their 30s, realized perhaps their pot of money could be better spent if they did things a bit […]

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How to make your wedding more eco-friendly

How to make your wedding more eco-friendly

| February 19, 2014

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Do-it-yourself wedding

Do-it-yourself wedding

| February 19, 2014

Those thinking about tying the knot in the months to come may be discouraged by how expensive weddings can be. But with a little ingenuity and a hands-on approach, couples can have a wedding that is inexpensive and memorable at the same time. According to CostofWedding.com, on average, U.S. couples spend $26,542 for their weddings. […]

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