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Backyard Boho Blooms

On the last warm evening of summer, Stephen & Avery tied the knot in Avery’s grandmother’s beautiful backyard. From the twinkling string lights, to potted mums lining the persian rug aisles, there were so many elements that make their special day unique. Candace Maddox the couple’s amazing planner helped make the couple’s Backyard Blossom dreams a reality.

Check out these amazing images captured by Ashley White Photography:

Rustic Elegance on the Farm: Silver City Farms, Cumming GA

Southern weddings are comprised of three major things: Sun, Southern Hospitality and lots of  Sweet Tea. This family-owned event facility in the Northern Georgia suburb of Cumming, Ga is home to Silver City Farm, a hidden gem located at the intersection of Rustic & Elegance. Boasting about 20 acres of serene tranquility,  Silver City Farm has hosted hundreds of weddings, galas and parties over the past few years and we were honored to help decorate one of them for a beautiful couple.

Alex and Drew said their "I Do's" in May of 2018 in Cabo, Mexico on an intimate beach with close family and friends. They wanted to continue the celebration back at home in Cumming, Ga with their extended family members, college buddies and friends with true Southern Flair and we were glad to help do just that. 

With only 7 days notice and with the help of their amazing Catering Sales Manager Maria from Talk of the Town Catering, our team was able to recreate Alex's Pinterest Vision Board mixing vintage lace with blush florals all tied together at Silver City Farm. Check out the beautiful images below:

 

April Showers bring Spring Flowers

Spring is finally here after a very cold winter. From snowstorms to windy & rainy weekends at one point it seemed like it would never arrive. Thankfully this wedding season has arrived with a burst of sunshine & warmth that Atlanta brides will definitely make use of. We took this opportunity to show our potential clients how they may incorporate color into their special day.

Many people do not know that Peach Blossoms start of very similar looking to cherry blossoms or many other blossoming trees. With Georgia being the Peach State we thought it would be the perfect setting for the Southern Blossoms Shoot.

Check out some of the favs below from Poetry & Paper Photography:

 

Atlanta Rooftop Elopement: Lauren & Jarvis

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Cheers to the Marsh's!

We love being a part of our client's special moments. Whether they are hosting a wedding for 300 or an intimate ceremony for 2 we can decorate any space making it look special & classy. This couple wanted to have an elopement they could remember...little did our bride Lauren know that her fiancé Jarvis wanted to do more than a simple ceremony in Piedmont Park. When their photographer Vania contacted us for decor we knew we had to make this extra special for them. Jarvis reserved a popular wedding venue Ventanas, a rooftop venue adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park with views of the Atlanta Skyline.

Check out these images of the two and the moment Lauren realized her parents & siblings came in from South Carolina to be there to celebrate the couple's happy union.

Thank you for allowing us to decorate your elopement! 

Are you a Moody Bride?

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Molly & Tommy

Not all brides are into the bright & airy photography style. They want to capture another feeling on their wedding day. The perfect sunset, the warmth they feel about their partner cannot be captured with an overexposed snapchat filter. They want a photographer that can give them something different. 

Photographer Alex Wisted reached out to us in regards to an inspiration shoot she was putting together for a moody couple. Something that was intriguing with a touch of vintage. We were able to source a Protea flower making a dark floral crown & greenery bouquet, perfect for our moody bridal clients. 

Together with her planner The Charming Details was able to source this stunning Wicker Chair for the couple shots. 

Whether your wedding is at the rooftop of Ventana's or in the pasture of Foxhall Resort, a moody wedding vibe can be achieved with an amazing photographer like Alex Wisted. She's been featured on Wandering Photographers several times because she captures the Golden Hour making her clients fall in love with it too. Check out more pics from her shoot here.

Milk Bath Maternity Shoot Florals

When preparing for your new bundle of joy it's always a great idea to capture the moment with a photo shoot.  Milk Bath Maternity sessions are super fun and allow new mommy to be to connect with her little one in a whole new way. Photographer Debbie Koehler and Special Event Factory have put together an amazing package to pamper expecting moms for memories that will last a lifetime.

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We were able to assemble an intimate package for pregnant mothers in the metro atlanta area. 

The packages include:

Hair Styling

Lace Gown

Makeup

Photographer 

10-15 digital images 

Florals + Decor

***Also can be used for a newborn photo session***

Contact us today to setup your milk bath session.

Get Married in Alpharetta

When searching for the perfect wedding venue the first thing we recommend is to check out the city in which your venue is housed. Is it easily accessible to the highway? How is traffic on a Friday afternoon? Are there ample hotels to facilitate your guests from the airport to your wedding venue? There are so many factors to consider when choosing the city where you say I Do, so take a few moments and see why the city of Alpharetta may be the perfect choice for your special day.

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The other A-Town

 

1. Options: If you like horses Chukkar Farms has a beautiful open air field for your ceremony or Mansell House, is a historic home with a wrap around porch for your cocktail hour. If neither of those fancy your interest don't worry there are so many more. If you or your fiancé are golf fanatics there's several country clubs that would give you the lush green hills in the backdrop for your ceremony. Atlanta National Golf Club has beautiful columns in the front which give it its southern charm.  If you are seeking something very intimate and budget friendly why not get married at Alpharetta City Hall? Unlike any courthouse wedding venue there's an quaint Arboretum with fountains, italian goddess statues & tons of green grass for pictures. 

2.Free Parking: 99.99% of the venues in Alpharetta not only have complimentary parking, but they have tons of parking spots. From Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta which has tons of open parking for its overnight guests & event attendees to The Metropolitan Club which can host up to 800 guests for a cocktail reception. Just think about the number of parking spaces they must have. 

3. Where to Eat: There's always something going on in the City of Alpharetta boasting hundreds of restaurants that you guests will enjoy that also host weddings in their facilities. Ray's at Killer Creek hosts weddings of up to 60 guests in the Creek or Wine- Jordan Room. Atlantic Seafood boasts its gently lit private dining rooms of up to 40 guests to enjoy fish seafood flown in daily.

4. Entertainment: The newly opened Dave and Busters is a great spot for fun rehearsal dinners where your guests can let their hair down and unwind while getting to know each other. Need a place for the groomsmen to practice their swing? Take a trip to Top Golf with food|drink|play packages for any budget. 

5. Southern Elegance: If you want your guests to feel the true essence of a southern wedding take them to Little River Farms at the intersection where country meets charm. Simply stunning is what many guests of The Devore House say once they walk up the steps of the former one-room schoolhouse with rich historic ties to the city of Alpharetta. 

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Say Yes to Alpharetta

We at Special Event Factory seek to help you decorate & plan a wedding at any venue you chose and if you haven't selected your venue as yet, chose Alpharetta. Our friends at the Alpharetta Convention & Visitor's Bureau would love to connect you with local vendors such as our company that can assist you with your special day!

 

What exactly do I need for my event?

Venue, check. Caterer, check. Dj, check. Photographer, check. That's all we need right? Well thee are a few elements that we can assist you with to make your event look magical. Here are some areas that we can help add to your vision of a beautiful celebration:

  • Speciality Linen: Always start here. What does this feel like? What shade of purple will it be? We can send you custom swatches so you see & feel the fabric for yourself.
  • Napkins: First thing your guest will touch once they sit down. Do you have a fold in mind?
  • Centerpieces: Floral or Non-Floral? That is the question. It's totally up to your style & budget. Fortunately we can help with both.
  • Draping: Do I want to hide this brick wall? Can the guests see my uplighting? We can help with this as well.
  • Flatware: Yes we can get you that gold set you saw on Pinterest.
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