To put it frankly, 2015 has been quite a year for us. We grew Invision Events from serving the Auburn and Birmingham, Alabama markets to include Atlanta, Georgia and other destination wedding markets. We planned over 70 weddings with the sweetest brides and their families, gained so many new friendors, and Julie used her creative design genius to give our brand and website a fresh new look.
We kicked off the year in February with our Atlanta team planning a metallic, copper and peach city-chic shoot at Summerour Studio with The Bridal Theory. The same month, we planned another soft, romantic styled shoot at the Atlanta History Center with Amanda Berube Photography, which was featured on Style Me Pretty and Weddings Unveiled. Our Birmingham team’s beautiful Sawtooth Plantation shoot was featured on Weddings Unveiled in March, and in the Thanksgiving issue of Birmingham Magazine. We continued into spring wedding season with a full calendar, and another Atlanta styled shoot, this time at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. This fun, whimsical and lavender Atlanta styled shoot was featured on Weddings Unveiled in August. Julie ended our year of wedding inspiration shoots with Eric Kelley in Lonesome Valley, North Carolina with a breathtaking organic inspired fall shoot in the mountains, which was featured on Once Wed.
We wouldn’t be able to create these stunning inspirational shoots for our brides to be, nor would we be able to organize flawless wedding days without the tremendous help of our vendors. We are incredibly grateful for the knowledge, client relations expertise, and friendship of these talented wedding creatives. Morgan and I simply couldn’t do what we do in Atlanta without, to name just a few: Vintage English Teacup, Peachtree Tents & Events and Collection Event Rentals, Faith Flowers, Eileen Carter Creations, Lush Cakery, and Linen and Leaf.
Our brides are the ladies that get us up every morning and get us excited for the day. Their personalities, styles, and creativity get our hearts beating faster, and they are simply the entire reason we do what we do. Each wedding we had this year was memorable in its own unique way, but a few specifically stood out to us.
Morgan’s pre-wedding planning relationship with Leila was one of a coworker that turned into a close friendship, so planning Leila and Nick’s Highlands, North Carolina November wedding at the Old Edwards Inn was really special.
Mallie and Mark’s big day stands out to Courtney as one of the most memorable. A family based referral from a vendor friend of Courtney’s made it an extra special planning experience from the get-go. Mallory Melichar, with Mallory Katherine Images sent Mallie Courtney’s way and Mark is her brother. It was a true joy planning with Mallie and her mom, who have become friends and more like family to Courtney, than anything else. Not to mention the wedding weekend itself was nothing short of perfection. Lastly, the relationship that Mark and Mallie share is one that inspires us all!
Liz has a special place in her heart for Emily and Matt’s October wedding at Swann Lake Stables. The large farm house tables spanning the length of the main hallway/corridor took main stage as the focal point of the reception. Guests enjoyed not only dinner and dancing, but an adorable ice cream cart as well, which was parked at the edge of the dance floor with gourmet ice cream sandwiches from Big Spoon. These sweet details brides include on their big day stand out as memorable to everyone from your wedding planner to your guests. Images from Clark Brewer.
Julie puts her most memorable 2015 wedding in her own words: “I have the unique ability to be involved with more weddings and more brides because of the wonderful directors and planners we have on our staff. The wedding that stood out to me was one of our October weddings – Morgan and Drew. They worked one-on-one with Courtney as their planner, but I was able to watch the whole process and see the wedding day itself unfold. What an amazing night that was classic southern at its finest. Event Rentals Unlimited and AG Lighting helped us create an incredible setting at Willow Point Country Club with clean lines and hints of rustic elements, keeping the space open, formal and inviting. It was a stunning night and one of our favorites, Tiffany Hughes Photography, caught it all.”
Marija and Will’s August destination wedding at Big Canoe stands out to me. Marija was sent to me from our dear friend and floral design star Natalia at Tailor & Table. Marija was organized, funny, and smart about her wedding planning, but more than that, she was a total sweetheart. Our calls during the weeks leading up to the wedding brightened my day! Her graciousness, big smile, pink peonies and her sweet dog are details I won’t soon forget!
Conclusively, we are so grateful for each person we had the pleasure to meet and work with this year. We appreciate every experience and “before walking down the aisle” moment we shared with our brides. Finally, we are incredibly grateful and humbled to have grown into such a supportive and hardcore team this year. Here’s to a beautiful 2015, and cheers to an amazing 2016!