Friday, September 28, 2012

The Art of the Room Flip

Hey everyone!

After years of experience in the wedding industry, we've become experts at a few things. One of them is the Room Flip! {For those of you who don't know, this is what happens when the ceremony and reception are in the same space but you need them to look entirely different} During the cocktail hour, as guests are enjoying drinks, hors d'ouerves, and conversation, we are working our tails off to completely transform the ceremony space into a new and even more fabulous reception design!

Sarah & Danny's May wedding at Pratt Place Barn required a Room Flip. Here is the beautiful before and after....
Ceremony. Photo by Shannon Walker.
Reception. Photo by Shannon Walker.
For Sarah & Danny, we were able to transform Pratt Place Barn from one gorgeous design into another in just 40 minutes with a team of just 8 ladies and one phenomenal lighting technician, Steve Wilhelm.

We accomplished another fabulous room flip in July for Ashley & Heath's wedding in the Great Hall at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Here is their gorgeous before and after...
Ceremony. Photo by Benfield Photography.
Reception. Photo by Benfield Photography.

For Ashley & Heath, we moved mountains to accomplish this transformation in just 30 minutes with a small army of people! It took approximately 30 people to turn this space over in this very short window of time.

And most recently, we flipped the Clinton Presidential Library's great hall for Chris & Erika just 2 weeks ago. I don't yet have professional images of this wedding, but here is the before an after taken by Finishing Touch...
Ceremony. Photo by Finishing Touch Event Design.
Reception. Photo by Finishing Touch Event Design.
For Erika & Chris's stunning transformation, we only needed 30 minutes! With a team of 4 Finishing Touch Coordinators and 15-20 Clinton Library staff members it was a smooth and speedy Room Flip.

We've got it down to a science! If you're considering using the same room for your ceremony & reception and have no idea how to make it work, call us today to schedule a free consultation! 479.414.4136

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sarah & Danny: The Details

Hey everyone!

Sarah & Danny's wedding was full of charming, custom details that I am crazy about! Here are just a few of my favorites...
custom Story Book inspired invitation by Sincerely Yours Paper, Inc.
beautiful bouquet by Jules Designs
Custom sign by Sincerely Yours Paper Inc to direct guests to the Barn.
Petal Pattern on Ceremony Aisle by Finishing Touch Event Design.
Amazing edible details on the Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding cake by Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe
Flowers by Jules Designs. Styling by Finishing Touch Event Design. Reserved Signs by Sincerely Yours Paper Inc.
Upstairs lounge: Furniture rented from Eventures Party Rentals. Flowers by Jules Design. Styling by Finishing Touch Event Design.
"Drink Me" straws via Etsy.
Textured Lighting on Barn designed by Finishing Touch executed by Event Production Group
Do you love it? I do!

Now tomorrow, come back for a little peek into how transformed this space for Sarah & Danny and how we can do the same for all of our clients!

Photos by Shannon Walker.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sarah & Danny: The Reception

Hey everyone!

I'm just going to jump right into Sarah & Danny's reception...
Cocktail hour in front of the barn. Musicians entertained. Guests were served delicious hors d'ouerves and tasty drinks!
Above: after the room flip!

Now come back tomorrow, because I'm sharing their wedding details! Easily some of my favorite of the year.

Cake by Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe. Flowers by Jules Designs. Linens by BBJ. Photos by Shannon Walker.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sarah & Danny: The Ceremony

Hey everyone!

I'm back today with Sarah & Danny's wedding ceremony at Pratt Place Barn. We had planned all along for an outdoor ceremony, and as rain threatened we decided to move it inside. Even with this last minute change, it was absolutely stunning!

Tomorrow, we'll share their fabulously fun Alice in Wonderland Inspired reception! Don't miss it.

Flowers by Jules Designs. Aisle Petal Design by Finishing Touch. Photos by Shannon Walker.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sarah & Danny: The First Look

Hey everyone!

Sarah & Danny's fabulous Spring wedding at Pratt Place Barn was a joy to design & create. I worked very closely with Sarah for 2 years {that's right, 2 years!} leading up to the wedding day. You'll see much more of the wedding this week, but for now we'll start at the beginning: the First Look. Enjoy the beautiful First Look images from A Moment Captured by Shannon Walker...

Come back tomorrow for their Southern Alice in Wonderland inspired ceremony!

Bouquet by Jules Designs. Photos by Shannon Walker.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Resale: Custom Bare Bulb Chandeliers

Hey guys!

One of our favorite past couples has an amazing wedding item to sell! For Marissa & Tyler's wedding, we had these fabulous bare bulb chandeliers custom made for their contemporary reception tent...
Small bare bulb chandelier. Photo by Benfield Photography.

They have 1 large and 6 small bare bulb chandeliers available. The large chandelier is made up of 29 bulbs, and the small ones are each made up of 15 bulbs. Marissa & Tyler would like to sell all of them together for $500.00. But if you just need one or 3, don't hesitate to reach out and make an offer!

These chandeliers would be amazing used in so many different ways for any event! I would love to see them all hung over a dance floor together to create a big statement!

Please email me with any interest:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sneak Peek: Erika & Chris

Hey everyone!

This past weekend we had the immense pleasure of working with Erika & Chris for their elegant, classic wedding at the Clinton Presidential Library. The Atlanta based couple enlisted Finishing Touch nearly a year ago to design their big day, and we worked very closely (via constant phone calls, texts, & emails, and just a few face to face meetings) to make it exactly what they wanted. The results are beautiful!

Hopefully we will have the professional photos to share with you soon, but for now, I have just a few detail shots for you taken by Finishing Touch's very own, Maggie...

Now, on to the reception...

Needless to say, it turned out beautifully! Sleek, sophisticated, and elegant. Now stay tuned, because I plan to share more from their professional photographer as soon as I have them! You don't want to miss it!