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by Audrey on 07.10.16

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by Audrey
07.10.16

Outdoor Wedding Treehouse Elopement - Alyssa Rose Photography - smitten-mag.com_0378

Outdoor weddings and elopements are magical events that bring together love and nature.  And some of the dreamiest places, like this treehouse in Buckhead (an Atlanta, Georgia suburb), are easily accessible.  Twinkle lights are usually the only thing you need when adding ambiance to an outside venue.  Let the natural beauty be the star, especially in the fall when the leaves turn.

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by Audrey
06.30.16

Pastel Watercolor Themed Bridal Shower - Skybox Event Productions - smitten-mag.com_0258

We love this soft hued watercolor inspired bridal shower.  Here’s how designer, Ashley Ham of Skybox Event Productions came up with the inspiration:

I wanted to capture the essence of spring and summer for this shoot by using a soft and feminine pastel color palette. The muted tones also played nicely with my watercolor theme; a representation of my love for art and painting. The shoot was focused around some of my favorite things to do during this season – indulging in a decadent dessert, sipping a refreshing cocktail, and most of all, enjoying it with some of my favorite girlfriends. To create a whimsical table setting befitting a bridal shower, a garden tea party, or a special birthday, I focused on flowers, desserts, cocktails, and table décor that tied in well with my theme. I also added a few personal touches for this shoot, which included hand dying the table runner and painting the ribbons used on the wine bottles.

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Italian Palmoa Cocktail
Ingredients
  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 1.5 ounces Campari
  • 1/2 ounce pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 6 ounces chilled Italian orange soda
  • Pinch of salt
Directions
  1. Pour tequila, Campari, simple syrup and all the fruit juices into a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Add in the orange soda and strain over a glass with ice.
  3. Add the pinch of salt and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

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Campagna di Padova
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce Bourbon
  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • 3-5 Raspberries and Mint leaves
  • 1 ounce Lemon Juice
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
Instructions
  1. Pour Bourbon, Aperol, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup in a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Cover and shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain mix into a couple of glass
  4. Garnish with raspberries and mint on the top

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Lemon Drop Martini
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces Vodka of choice
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec
  • 2 ounces Coconut Water
  • 2 ounces Lemon Juice
Instructions
  1. Pour Vodka, Triple Sec, Coconut Water, and Lemon Juice in a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Cover and shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain mix into a couple of glass
  4. Garnish with lemon

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Photographer: Adrienne Gunde Photography | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Skybox Event Productions | Venue + Cocktails: The VENUE by Three Petals | Event + Floral Design: Three Petals | Linens: Luxe Linens | Invitations & Stationery: The Paper Lab | Desserts: Beverly's Bakery | Hair + Makeup: e2beauty | Models: Jessica Kim, Jordana Hazel + Megan Welker

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by Audrey
06.01.16

Dramatic Wedding Inspiration with a Black Wedding Dress - Jillian Gorman Photography - smitten-mag.com_0089

Elegant and dramatic, this inspiration is traditional with an uber modern flair.  Black and white with lots of greenery is a classic choice for any wedding, but this captivating photo shoot will show you how to make it your own.  Designer, Morgan Miller from Spreading Lovely talks about what inspired them:
We used foliage and branches to help convey our offbeat and slightly untraditional bride, set in a completely white space to let the details shine through.  Many brides find themselves struggling between tradition, and paving their own path – so we wanted to create something moody with hints of darkness, but still related able with its effortless, elegant ease.  Elizabeth Dye had the most beautiful dresses for the occasion –  the white Zephyr gown with the cut out in the front is edgy with a traditional silhouette, and the Furiosa gown is a gorgeous deep black two piece for those more daring brides. 
Freckled Floral absolutely killed it with her oversized, moody bouquets and large greenery installation to set the tone for the images. I loved the idea of doing a table on the ground with lots of dark and cozy pillows, and think its great more brides are turning to non-traditional ways to seat their guests.  
Brown Fox Calligraphy delivered the most gorgeous water color pieces with her signature effortless calligraphy style with hints of copper to tie together our copper pieces throughout. 
Skyla Arts delivered gorgeous eye makeup with some drama and an oxblood lip for our bride and a more muted, but powerful lip for our secondary look. 

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Photographer: Jillian Gorman | Venue: The Loft Photo Studio | Event Planning + Design: Spreading Lovely | Floral Design: Freckled Floral | Calligraphy: Brown Fox Calligraphy | Cake Baker: Fox & Fawn Bakehouse | Makeup Artist: Skyla Arts | Hairstylist: Laura Tomassi | Bride’s Dress: Elizabeth Dye | Vintage Rentals: Seventh Heaven Vintage | Table Top Rentals: Chairs + Cups

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Volume 15: the Fresh Issue

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