Yesterday this Urban Chic styled shoot was featured on The Knot!  But there is SO much more to show you from the shoot, which featured some of Atlanta’s most amazing wedding vendors.

Some of what I love the most about this Urban Chic look how they brought together elements that usually contrast in such a cohesive way. Gold + Silver? Circles + squares? Red + purple? It’s a great lesson in breaking the rules, all while somehow maintaining a very elegant and simple look.

Let me start with the color elements in the table. Look at how beautifully silver and gold can go together. And that splash of red is perfect.

Styled shoot at Ventanas Atlanta

And while I’m at it, I have to mention how good design also takes into account the setting. In this case, these bold + simple lines are a perfect play against the Atlanta cityscape view from Ventanas.

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And I also love the play of the squares against circles and other linear graphic elements. This is a great way to prove that a great designer can bring together  contrasting elements in a way that makes you see they BELONG together. (Just like a lot of couples!)

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Can I talk for a minute about this stationery set by Hi Note? I’m full on in love with the textures and colors. And the bold ribbon gave it a 3D effect. Just perfection.

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And that brings me to the drinks. A great mixologist like Lyght House Cocktails has this incredible way of creating a signature drink that fits the color and theme of an event. I mean, come on, a 50 Shades of Grey themed drink? Hello, Sexy.

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And this hibiscus flower drink turns an elegant drink into an EXPERIENCE.
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Okay, you might want to sit down because I’m gonna introduce you to some mixology zen here: the bacon-infused cocktail. BACON. The idea of a liquid hors d’oeuvre with bacon is genius. I happen to know several people that are gonna want to have a party just to do this.
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And the florals, from Bold American Events. So gorgeous. And I love the idea of a series of low florals on an estate table to make for easy conversation.
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The bouquet was spectacular. A great florist knows that it’s not JUST about the color and shape, but the textures. This was a great example of mixing textures to create a bouquet with layers of detail that keeps you looking at it, like a movie you need to see more than once.
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They also created a gorgeous cocktail area with comfy chairs, and an array of desert + drink pairings. And I LOVE the mirrored bar.
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Vendor Credits

Mixology: Lyght House Cocktails
http://www.lyghthousecocktails.com/

Editorial Styling and Planning: Marisa Negri

Photography: Janet Howard Studio
http://janethowardstudio.com/

Venue: Ventana’s
http://ventanasatlanta.com/

Desserts: Sift!

Floral Design: Kristine Finke of Bold American Events
http://boldamericandesign.com/

Rentals: CRUSH Event Rentals
http://www.crush-event-rentals.com/

Linens & Pillows: Nuage Designs
http://www.nuagedesigns.com/

Stationery: hi note
http://yourhinote.com/

Bridal Gown: Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta
http://fabulousfrocksofatlanta.com/

Mens Attire: The Modern Gent
http://themodern-gent.com/

Hair & Makeup: Sarah Elisabeth Makeup Artistry
http://www.muartistsarah.com/

Models: Christina Garrison and Brian Scott for Click Models of Atlanta
http://www.clickmodel.com/