Lauren and Glenn

Lauren and Glenn’s Wedding
October 17, 2009
One of my favorite places to coordinate weddings is in the Bride’s back yard. What better way to make your guests feel at home and comfortable than to literally invite them into your home? That’s what Lauren and her parents did. They invited 200 of their closest friends to celebrate Lauren and Glenn’s
BIG DAY at their home. And celebrate they did!

Besides the Bride and Groom, the star of the show was Lola. Lola has been Lauren’s dog almost all of Lauren’s life. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cuter ring bearer!
I totally love how the entire theme of the wedding was Fall Inspired. Pimento, Orange, Brown, Green… It’s so great when the Bride embraces the season. Lauren embraced the season even to the point of her favors: popcorn balls, caramel apples and candied apples!

All of the tables were themed in the chocolate brown and pimento color scheme. These are real gourds and real pumpkins (hollowed out to make candle holders). The centerpieces were mason jars.

How beautiful is this cake??? Bonus: it tasted divine!! (Thank you Ramona with Unforgettable Wedding Cakes!)

This wedding would not have been so great without amazing vendors. Here’s who made it happen:

Terri Holifield — European Gardens Florals
Lynne McCannon and Loyce McKnight– Moments in Time Catering

Holiday Party Planning Workshop for Find A Way Home Non Profit

This past Friday, Paul Brummer and I donated our time to the Find A Way Home charity for their Holiday fundraiser. We taught forty women how to entertain using items they already had in their homes (hint: walk around your home upside down. What can you use differently if you just turned it upside down?) , how to make the biggest entertaining impact with minimal cost (Hint: Invitations are the first impression – make it irresistable.), and what to do with all of the white table linens that have accumulated over the years (Hint: donate them and get a couple of sage green linens.)



This is the color of sage green Paul recommends. Believe it or not, purple goes perfectly with this color and it brings out the color of the flowers better than the traditional white linen.

Ok, ready for some inspiration?

Here you go!

This is Paul Brummer’s tablescape. How gorgeous is this? Hint: the centerpiece floral is a wreath!


Use the ornaments as the place cards (just attach the names on a ribbon and attach the ribbon to the hook of the ornament. Makes a great place card).

This tablescape is compliments of Anik Keuller. She’s placed orchids in rose vases and covered the pot the orchid lives in with ribbon. How easy is that??

This centerpiece is compliments of Flowers From Us. A great representation of traditional and elegant florals and presentation.


This tablescape is compliments of Brette Start. This is a great example of recycling. Beneath the moss is two wheels and and axle! How cleaver!

This is a centerpiece design from Summerfields Florals. I love that it’s made out of an upside down large martini glass!!

This event wouldn’t have been as great without the help of our community friends such as Toni with HoneyBaked Ham. They provided a delicious spread!


And Mocha My Day provided the barista service. They have an impressive menu of cappuccinos, lattes, and they also make a mean Hot Chocolate!

And finally, this event would not have been possible without the help and donation of space from The Rental Place. Liz and John Hurst have been anchors in the event world in Atlanta for 20 years. Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful tent and supplies.
Thank you Mocha My Day, HoneyBaked Ham, and The Rental Place!