With David Tutera @ YWE Atlanta

YWE Atlanta, Meeting David Tutera

I was recently given the opportunity to design an exhibition booth for the Glenn Hotel, Ventanas, and Legacy Catering & Events for the David Tutera Your Wedding Experience bridal show. Honestly, with the turn around being so quick and my staunch desire to give my very best, I almost didn’t take it. Well lucky for me and you…I did. Here’s proof that yes, I can do it (whatever it is), even with limited time. #callme

We were working with a mixed metal color palette.

Mixed Metallics Collage

It started off really warm with lots of gold and bronze with touches of silver, but it ended up working the other way around, which ended up being perfect for the show. All of our rentals were provided by Atlanta Lifestyles Furnishing including luxurious tufted chairs, the fab sofa, faceted tables, champagne colored ottomans, and plush area rug. The chairs were the shining stars of the booth though with lots of guests stopping by just for photos.

Booth Set Up

After setup, but before our food and signage arrived.



Flowers for YWE Atlanta

Atlanta Lifestyle Furnishing

Atlanta Lifestyle Furnishing




Symone Lakes of Suite14A

I couldn’t miss out on the action. I even had to display my ring like a newly married woman.


We saw David far more than I had actually anticipated. He was there during set up. He walked through the exhibition area and even stopped to comment about our chairs. He was also stopping to take pictures with the vendors and the guests. Which included me and one of my 2016 brides, who also happens to be the sales manager at Glenn Hotel. #shefancy


This was definitely a different experience than any other bridal show I’ve been to. Brides, planners, and David Tutera fans in Houston and Philly are certainly in for a treat when YWE comes to their city.


What's Your Party Style

What’s Your Party Personality?

Thanks to Shawntel at the SOA Brand for this post.

She went on a Pinterest frenzy a while back and I picked up a few gems, including a pin prompting me to “Find  Your Party Personality?” Ever the curious one, well actually I just want to see if it’s accurate (have you guys noticed a quiz trend with me?), I clicked it to take the quiz.

Drumroll please…………… It turns out I’m a Family Style Feaster!

*big gasp* But, how do these people KNOW ME!? There are only three questions! How could it be so accurate?!?!!? So accurate, that I actually considered serving family style at the wedding. It’s like a wonderful mix between a seated dinner and a buffet. I find that it’s a far more intimate kind of dining and I suppose that’s why I favor it so much, especially for larger groups.

Once your party style has been discovered, the site will also pull some suitable themes and menu items for you to try. How convenient! Mine had things like lasagna night, a rustic wine tasting, and a pot luck. Now, I can’t say I’m all too excited about potlucks, but maybe I just don’t have the right friends, or know the right people. Ina Garten makes it looks so easy. Then again, Ina does all the cooking and her friends bring things like flowers and wine. I may give it a go once I get over my potluck anxiety.

Find out your party style on marthastewart.com and host your own little shindig.