Mary + Mike: Peachtree Christian Church & The W Hotel Midtown

Mary and Mike tied the knot at one of my all time favorite church venues in Atlanta, Peachtree Christian Church. They later celebrated with friends and family at The W Hotel in Midtown with a modern and elegant theme that reflected the couple perfectly. They were such a joy to work with and really let us use our creativity in designing and planning the small details. Don’t miss the adorable elevator photos as they were sent off!

 

 

Photographer: Jette Fagela

Wedding Planner/ Designer: We Tie The Knots

Flowers: Chelsea Floral Design

 

Blakely + Wright: Atlanta Country Club Wedding

Blakely and Wright tied the knot at Second Ponce De Leon church on July 13th and celebrated at the Atlanta Country Club afterward. Yes, I know I am very very late on posting this but I figured better late than never :) Blakely and Wright were such a fun couple to work with and I loved her vision for this summer wedding. A special thanks to all of our wonderful vendors that help the entire day go so smoothly.

 

Photographer: J. Rawlings Photography

Church: Second Ponce De Leon

Reception: Atlanta Country Club

Florist: Boukates

Cake: Lush Cakery

Wedding Planner: We Tie The Knots

Great Gatsby Inspiration

Trending: Great Gatsby Inspired Weddings

With The Great Gatsby hitting theatres, many brides have decided to use 20’s glitz, glamour and opulence as their wedding inspiration! This means lots of black, gold and, sparkle! From Invitations to décor, check out these Great Gatsby inspired ideas that make for a very romantic feel!

Esquire & Roey Yohai Photography

Rochelle Wilhelms Photography

Photo by Misty

Studio Impressions Photography

 

Robert & Kathleen Photographers

Rachel Simpson, Carmen, £165

My Beloved Photography

Photo by Misty

Photo by Misty

 

Photo by Misty

Photo by Lauren Scotti

Photo by Jordan Weiland

Photo by Jordan Weiland

Heidi Ryder Photography

 

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Misty Miotto Photography

My Beloved Photography

Lauren Scotti

Robert & Kathleen Photographers

Gavrielle Graham Photography

Rochelle Wilhelms Photography

Heidi Ryder Photography

Studio Impressions Photography

Jordan Weiland

Esquire & Roey Yohai Photography

How To: DIY Bridal Shower Invitations

 

Wedding Dress Bridal Shower Invitations!

By: Katie Shelton

Supplies:

Microsoft Word

Printer

Scissors

White Cardstock

Glitter Craft Paper

White Tulle

White 3/8 in. Satin ribbon (9.5 mm)

Glue Stick

Hot Glue Gun

Begin with two columns in a Microsoft Word document and type up exactly what you would like your invitation to say making it identical on both sides. You want to be sure you have your text as closely to the bottom of the page as you can so that you have room at the top of the invitation.

This is what it should look like printed onto the white cardstock:

Next you want to flip the card over and draw a figure that looks similar to a dress making sure your text is centered on the opposite side. It may be easier to find an image online and print it out to use as a template.

Now you want to cut out your figures and save the scrap cardstock as a template for the rest of your invitations.

Using that same template, trace only the top of the figure onto the back of some glittered craft paper and cut it out.

Then using your glue stick, adhere the glitter pieces to the top of your invitation.

Next you want to attach the tulle. Do this by placing one drop of hot glue on the bottom center of the glitter paper and adhering at the center of the tulle.

After it is attached, place a strip of the hot glue across the entire bottom of the glitter paper bunching the tulle on top of it.

Next cut off the excess tulle at the bottom of your card. Then tie a basic shoelace bow with your satin ribbon.

Using your hot glue gun, adhere the bow on top of your gathered tulle and you have your finished project!

Styled Shoot: Modern+ Vintage Inspiration

Our main goal with this styled shoot was to inspire brides to think outside of the box. We chose a bit more of a rustic outdoor venue but jazzed up the tables with sequins and colorful patterned linens. We wanted to show brides you don’t have to do farm tables and vintage décor for an outdoor reception. We are predicting that patterns will be a big trend in 2014. An outdoor venue is perfect for this because it’s like working with a blank canvas. You don’t have carpet or wallpaper to compete with. We also want to teach bride’s it’s ok to mix and match patterns, colors, textures and a bit of modern + vintage.

Styled by: We Tie The Knots + Boukates

VENDORS:

Venue: Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club – Douglasville, GA

Photographer: Tessa Marie Weddings

Wedding Planner + Designer: We Tie The Knots

Florist: Boukates

Linens: La Tavola

Cake: Sweet Peeps Bakery

Chiavari Chairs: Sweet Seats

China: Bloomingdale’s Kate Spade, Bernardaud,

Furniture: Settee Event Décor Rental

Wedding Gown: Wedding Angels, by Casablanca

Hair/Makeup: Brielle Brenner

How To Change Your Last Name

Now that you tied the knot, it’s time to make it even more official! Changing your name can be stressful if you aren’t aware of all the necessary steps. Also double check you have all of the required documents for each office you’re visiting. We suggest taking one full day to knock out everything at once!

  1. Make sure you have a certified copy of your marriage license to take to each of these places below. Just call your clerk’s office in which your license was filed.
  2. Practice your new signature! You will feel like you are signing your life away after all the papers you are required to sign by doing all of the steps below…. Not to mention the signature on your new driver’s license is stamped on the front for the next decade! So you might as well start practicing that new last name.
  3. Apply for a new Social Security Card. I highly suggest locating your local social security office to take all of the required documents in person. It’s too risky to mail these documents and you risk them getting lost in the mail. Click here to view the required documents, download the name change application and to locate your local social security office.
  4. Get your new driver’s license. Make a trip to your local DMV and make sure to bring a certified copy of your marriage certificate and your old driver’s license. Just so you know, you will be taking a new photo! Make sure to find your state’s DMV website to review required documents and their hours of operation.
  5. Go to your Bank and update your name. You will want to make sure your credit and debit cards match your new driver’s license. Again, make sure to bring your marriage certificate and new license (the paper temporary is fine). You also may want to consider at this time if you and your new husband will be having a joint bank account. Go ahead and order some new checks too with your updated name and address.

Now you have completed all of the urgent and necessary name changing steps! A few other places to consider updating your information and will be much easier:

Passport: Click here for more info

Tag and Title

Car and Health Insurance

Doctor’s offices

Post office

Your house utilities

Voter Registration: You can do this at the DMV when you are getting a new license

Your attorney to update all legal documents

The Farm at Old Edwards Inn: Callie + Davis 12/29/12

I know all of my previous and current brides have been anxious to see wedding photos and hear all about it, so what better than a detailed blog post! And here it goes….

I am not that girl that had her wedding planned since a little girl, believe it or not! I think that’s the best way to go about it though because you don’t have your heart set on a specific month or season of the year, or a specific theme in mind. Between my wedding schedule and Davis’ schedule we were very limited to having the wedding in December. Most brides would say this is not the ideal month for their wedding, but in the end you have to remember you’re just finally getting to marry the man of your dreams!! So, December 29th it was… As soon as we picked the date, I immediately was thinking a dreamy “Winter Wonderland” wedding! Having worked at the majority of the wedding venues in Atlanta, I wanted to do something a little different, a destination wedding but not too far for everyone. That’s when I decided the Farm at Old Edwards Inn would be perfect. The glassed in Pavillion made for a beautiful outdoor view but still keeping everyone warm. This extraordinary venue is located in the beautiful mountains of Highlands, NC. which added to the theme that much more.

I must say the most enjoyable part of the entire planning process was designing the reception, but that’s my favorite part of helping every bride! The venue was rustic but very elegant and classy. With it being during the Holidays, I wanted to keep it a little more formal and romantic. One of my favorite aspects to the tablescapes would have to be the sequin table linens for our estate table… a huge thank you to La Tavola for helping make this dream come true! Another one of my favorite elements was adding snow around every centerpiece on each table, it just completed the theme so perfectly! Our florist, Boukates, went over and beyond everything I had ever dreamed of… she executed my ideas so perfectly and even added a few surprises. One of the most rewarding moments of this entire process was when my event coordinators brought myself, Davis and my sister into the reception before any of the guest came in. I literally just kept spinning circles, tearing up and looking at how perfectly everything came together. All of that hard work, phone calls with my sister and mom, inspiration, diagrams, directions, ideas and dreams all came to life immediately! I can literally say our entire wedding was a dream come true, all thanks to my incredible vendors that I put all of my trust into.

The one thing that stressed me out was the weather forecast, because that was the one thing completely out of my control. Back in February when we got engaged I was nervous about having a wedding in the mountains during the winter season… thinking what if we get icy roads and nobody can make it up the mountain. That was when I decided it was time to trust God that He would allow for ideal weather on our wedding day. We really didn’t have many other options for a date! So I just had to keep reminding myself of this… especially when I woke up the morning of our wedding and it was pouring down rain for hours, and then to sleet and back to cold rain. About 20 minutes before I put my dress on, literally not a cloud in the sky or a single rain drop. So we all rushed outside for our photos to begin. About 10 minutes into photos, still not a cloud in the sky, it starts snowing!!!! It was such a dream! I had always thought in the back of my head, I wish it would snow, but only for a little bit and not stick so guest can still drive up the mountain… but wait I want it sunny too. Well it happened! I will say though, it was absolutely freezing at moments and towards the end of photos I couldn’t feel my fingers. Thank goodness for the UGG boots that I wore the majority of the time! The weather then cleared up for the rest of the day but just in time for our sparkler exit, it started snowing again! Such a perfect dream come true as we drove all the way back to our hotel in the snow.

So with all of that said, the most magical day of my life happened on December 29th 2012, and I will never forget marrying the man of my dreams. This wasn’t all about the perfect décor and crazy weather… it was the fact Davis and I waited so patiently for four and a half years for this day. I hope every bride will keep this in the back of their mind, as the planning can get stressful at times. You only get to have one wedding day with this man, enjoy every moment of it and take it all in because it flies by way too fast. It was just a bonus how perfectly smooth my entire day went!

This day could not have been as perfect as it was with out my amazing Matron of Honor (my sister/ wedding planner), parents and brother that immediately jumped in helping as soon as they all could. Not to mention I had 3 bridesmaids that are wedding planners, that helps a ton! A special thanks to our photographer, Mike Larson, for flying from California to share this special day with us and capture these incredible photos!

A special thanks to our incredible vendors:

Wedding Planner/Designer: We Tie The Knots

Venue and Catering: The Farm at Old Edwards Inn (Highlands, NC)

Private Estate & Vineyard Wedding Photographer: Mike Larson

Florist: Boukates

DJ: Hans Daniels

Cake: Sweet Peeps

Damask Linens: BBJ

Sequin Linens: La Tavola

Hair: Sarah Nolan

Makeup: Andrea Nay

The Fox Theatre: Jamie & Jeremy tie the knot!

First of all I want to apologize for how delayed this blog post is, I’m finally catching up on things as we ring in the new year. But I knew I wanted to put some good time into this wedding’s post.

Jamie and Jeremy tied the knot on September 29, 2012 at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta! I must say, this wedding ranks in my TOP FIVE for 2012 for so many different reasons!  Getting to know both Jeremy and Jamie over the past year was such a blessing, they were such an incredible couple to work with. I also will say that Jamie’s entire family was such a joy to work with as well. Jamie was another one of our very detail-oriented brides that had put thought into every detail. The joy of all this was getting to see her let loose the day of her wedding and enjoy every second of this special day. I hope she truly inspires the rest of my brides… I’ve never seen a happier bride just glowing the entire night. The best part of this was it let me know we’ve done our job by letting her trust us to handle all of those details she had planned out over the past year! One other reason why this goes into my top five is because of all the wonderful vendors and you can see their credits listed below. A special shout out goes to Kelle and Rob for the incredible photos and Rupert’s Orchestra for the extremely entertaining evening.

The décor carried the theme perfectly through the entire event. From the candlelight, lanterns, deep red accent colors and romantic flowers complimented The Fox Theatre’s theme wonderfully.

A special thanks goes out to all of her vendors!

Wedding Planners: Callie Brackett of We Tie The Knots

Venue: The Fox Theatre

Photographer: Kelle and Rob Photography

Florist: Tulip

Catering: Bold American

Cake: Frosted Pumpkin

Band: Rupert’s Orchestra

Hair: Sarah Nolan (Image Salon)

Makeup: Formal Faces

 

Chastain Horse Park: Lindsey + Seth 8/25/12

Lindsey and Seth tied the knot at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, with their beautiful reception at Chastain Horse Park filled with so much southern-elegance. Lindsey is very detail oriented and you will enjoy seeing this throughout the photos here! I have been so blessed to have another amazing couple to work with and wish them the best of luck. A special thanks goes out to Three Pennies for the stunning photos!

 

Vendors:

Ceremony venue: Peachtree Presbyterian Church

Reception venue: Chastain Horse Park

Wedding coordinators: We Tie The Knots

Photography: Three Pennies

Florist: Tulip

Catering: Bold American

Vintage rentals: Four Inch Fold

Band: Platinum Band

Jennifer + JP – Callanwolde Fine Arts

Jennifer and JP tied the knot on 5/27/12 with their stunning ceremony that took place at Rock Springs Presbyterian Church and their reception at Callanwolde in Atlanta. The floral decor was one of my favorite aspects of this wedding, with a huge thanks to Darryl Wiseman. What another fabulous couple to work with, along with their families. We enjoyed every moment of it!

VENDORS:

Wedding Coordinators: We Tie The Knots

Church: Rock Springs Presbyterian Church

Reception: Callanwolde Fine Arts

Photography: Jason Hales Photography

Florist: Darryl Wiseman

Catering: Affiars to Remember

Band: Momentum Party Band

Vote for We Tie The Knots: Best Wedding Planner!

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We Tie The Knots is nominated for 2012 Best Wedding Planner in both Atlanta and Denver! If you have enjoyed your experience with us or just love the work you see that we have done, we would love your vote.

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FEATURED In The East Coast Bride

One of our most recent weddings at The Swan House was just featured in The East Coast Bride! Jessica and Brad were such a fun couple and I really enjoyed getting to know them throughout our planning meetings. This amazing event couldn’t have happened without all of our fabulous vendors listed below, a special thanks to all of them! Check out photos by MyLife Photography and the feature here!

Vendors:

Wedding Planners: We Tie The Knots

Photographer: MyLife Photography

Venue: The Atlanta History Center – Swan House

Caterer: Soiree

Florist: On Occasion of Atlanta

Cake: Lush Cakery

String Trio: Luna Strings

Our Favorite 6 Etsy Shops!

Etsy is one of our favorite outlets to finding custom details for our brides!  Be sure to look through each of these below because some of them are offering an exclusive discount for our brides! We wanted to take a moment to feature some of our favorites and show our support to these individual start-up shops!

CALLIGRAPHY:
Shop name: The Butler’s Pantry Calligraphy
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BPinvites

Danica, the shop owner, offers some of the most beautiful and unique calligraphy we’ve ever seen. She offers a variety of different font styles and even has a custom calligraphy stamp that you can order for various items. She also does calligraphy for place cards, table numbers, custom invitations, etc.


CUSTOM BRIDAL HANGERS
Shop name: Burlap Babe
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BurlapBabe
15% OFF PROMO CODE: WETIETHEKNOTS

A custom hanger with your soon-to-be last name on it is a wonderful way to add a special detail to your photos. Every wedding photographer will get a shot of your wedding gown hanging, and I promise a beautiful hanger makes all the difference. A lot of the time this is a detail that brides forget about until it’s too late.

 

CUSTOM BANNERS, SIGNS AND PROPS
Shop name: Liddabits
http://www.etsy.com/shop/liddabits

Liddabits has an endless selection of different customized banners, props, signage and much more to add some unique details to your wedding and even your photos.

 

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: HAIR PIECES, GARTERS AND MORE!
Shop name: LoBoheme
http://www.etsy.com/shop/LoBoheme
10% OFF PROMO CODE: WTTKBRIDE

Lo Boheme creates the most whimsical accessories for Brides. Their collection of headpieces will give you that pop of style to complete your wedding day look. They also create vintage and modern Garters, Shoe Clips, Belts and so much more.

 

CUSTOM NECKTIES
Shop Name: Tux and Tulle
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tuxandtulle

Tux and Tulle is the only custom necktie shop that will set your bridal party fashion apart from any other wedding. If style is important to you, ditch the rental ties and have them create a custom look just for your wedding!

 

CREATE YOUR OWN WEDDING LOGO STAMP
Shop Name: Lilimandrill
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilimandrill

Lilimandrill is a great place to create your own personal stamp to use for all of those fun details at your wedding. Weather you do a portrait, monogram or something else that communicates who you are as a couple, a Custom Stamp will add that special touch your guests will remember!