Kate and Campbell Blog

Wednesday
Dec092015

favorite things

It's holiday season!! My favorite time of year!!

We have been active on Instagram (barbschick and katieleeferg) but the ol' blog needs some dusting off.  Maybe we'll do a "here are our favorite pics from 2015 weddings" since we have so many to post?  But for now, because I love Ellen and Oprah's favorite things shows, I thought I'd share some of my favorite things!!
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1. Stemology: I was gifted an amazing skincare package from Stemology (thank you guys for sharing your awesome product with me!) My favorite product from them so far is the mask. The smell alone is to die for! It makes me think of pumpkin pie.  It leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh and so soft! The story behind the products is pretty fascinating too. http://stemologyskincare.com/about-us/our-story/
2. Veggie noodle maker: I am always trying to think of creative ways to sneak veggies into our diet. Insert this veggie noodle maker. My friend Candace gave this to me and I am obsessed. It's addicting. A few great recipes found here

3. Not your Father's Root Beer: Nothing like the taste of root beer to bring me back to my college days. My roomies and I were all addicted to diet soda of every variety, including Diet A&W and Diet Code Red. Anyone remember that stuff? It's kind of shocking I am still alive after drinking all of that.  PS- years ago I kicked my diet drink habit and have moved on to bigger and better things- coffee, spark and root beer beer. So delicious!! 

4. Swell bottle:  My mother in law is always ahead of the game. I would be willing to bet she has a a gift ready for Anna when she graduates from Georgia (you see what I did there).  She gave us these awesome water bottles before they were cool - ie- before they hit the Starbucks shelves. They keep drinks cold for 24 hours and drinks hot for 12. My friend Kris also informed me that the largest size holds an entire bottle of wine. I picked this one out for my birthday. Thanks mom and dad :)
5. Groovebook: I take a billion ridiculous pictures on my phone. I don't do anything with them though!! I just discovered Groovebook and really like it so far! You select up to 100 pictures from you phone and just pop them in using the app. For $2.99/month you get a cute little book with tear-away sheets of your photos. It's nothing fancy, but a cute easy way to store your pictures.
6. Lulu scarf: I received this as a birthday gift and I love it. The price at first seems a little steep for a scarf (thanks Kris, you know I never would have purchased this for myself :) ). But it's worth it and would make a great gift. I bring this everywhere I go.  It's awesome for plane trips - it doubles as a blanket and can even be used as a skirt if your kid projectile vomits on you and the man behind you.  Always be prepared.

7. MIL strikes again! She introduced me to these candles and they smell JUST like a Christmas tree. We had a little "incident" with our Christmas tree last year. This year we decided to stick with the fake tree just to be on the safe side. I miss that pine smell, so great candle to the rescue. 
Happy Hanukah and Merry Christmas everyone!! 
Tuesday
Nov242015

Emily and Brad- Famous! 

This Couple Borrowed Ideas from Past Family Weddings When Planning Their Atlanta Celebration

Some say grandmother knows best, and Emily Snowden's grandmother knew she should date Brad Allen. But the pair resisted the wise woman's sage advice for more than six years, only casually chatting at family-attended Vanderbilt University football games, before they both gave in and fell head-over-heels in love in 2011. Two years later, to celebrate their second anniversary, the couple headed to Savannah, Georgia, for a weekend getaway. On their last evening away, while walking to dinner, Brad sat Emily down on a bench and presented her with a gift: A picture frame with what would be her new married monogram engraved in it. And as the realization sank in, Brad dropped to one knee and proposed. "I was so surprised," Emily says. "It was just perfect."

After selecting the bride's family's church for their ceremony, Emily and Brad chose Atlanta, Georgia's, Bulkhead Ritz Carlton for their "unforgettable night of celebrating and dancing," as they describe it, on May 17, 2014. Photographed by Anna and Spencer Photography, the late spring affair was dedicated to a theme of magical twinkle lights, brought to life by wedding planners Kate and Campbell Creative Weddings and Events. "We wanted flowers and twinkling lights everywhere to transport our guests into an elegant garden feel," Emily says. Read on to see how they succeeded!

Emily borrowed more than just her grandmother's dating advice. When shopping for her wedding day style, the bride-to be selected a dress that was similar to the one grandmother had worn so many years before. Her Romona Keveza gown, which was made of silk and lace, featured long sleeves and a deep V-neckline. "It was a modernized take on her dress, to fit the current time," the bride says of the lookalike style. "It was classic and elegant, and I felt so comfortable in it."

Along with other heirloom jewels, including a fifth-generation pearl necklace and diamond earrings that had been passed down through Brad's family, Emily donned a sequin tiara that was worn by both her mother and grandmother on their respective wedding days. Her bouquet was as classic as her ensemble and was comprised of peonies, ranunculus, and lily of the valley.

Bridesmaids' dresses in a deep, teal blue popped against the couple's otherwise ivory, pink, and lavender color scheme. The scoop neckline proved to be the perfect cut for Emily's bridesmaids, who, as she says, wouldn't have been comfortable in strapless dresses all night long. "These felt very Jackie O. to me," says Emily.

Floral wreathes were displayed on the heavy wooden doors of the bride's hometown church, the Cathedral of St. Philip, while white blooms and dangling greenery decorated its pew candelabras and altar.

Emily's father walked her down the aisle as an organist played "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke. At the ornate altar, Emily and Brad exchanged traditional Episcopalian vows.

As they recessed down the aisle, an organist played "Toccata" by Charles-Marie Widor. "The recessional was my favorite part," Emily says. "It was so lively and fun to walk out to. Plus, my parents had used the same song during their wedding."

Emily and Brad stole a few precious moments together before joining guests inside the Ritz Carlton's ambient ballroom. They even got a sneak peek of the décor before the room was crowded with their closest 200 friends and family. "We got to wander through the ballroom and take a moment to admire everything. The cake, the flowers, the whole ambiance, while it was still quiet," Emily recalls. "It was just beautiful, untouched, sparkling, and ready for the guests to enter and the party to start. It was such a special moment to be still and take it all in."

She continues, "The ambiance of the reception, with all of the twinkling lights, the trees, and the natural chandelier made the evening feel like we were in another world. It had a magic garden feel to it that is difficult to describe."

Deep lavender linens topped tables decorated with a variety of centerpieces — tulips, peonies, garden roses, spray roses, snapdragon, vines and greenery were placed in alternating tall silver candelabras or low-sitting silver bowls. No matter the centerpiece, they were surround by glowing candles and bud vases filled with rose-hued blooms. "The floral displays were loose and natural, not overly structured, but not rustic either," Emily says. "Loose and natural in a more formal, elegant manner."

Two 10-foot-tall Manzanita trees towered between tables on either side of the room and were draped in tea lights, greenery, and flowers. "It was that magical-twinkle look that we were going for," says Emily. "These trees became an immediate backdrop for all of our guests taking pictures with their dates."

When it came to their wedding cake, the couple once again borrowed form Emily's grandmother. "I wanted a replica of my mother's and grandmother's wedding cakes, all white and covered with spun sugar flowers," Emily says. "Simple in the request, but the result was an intricate, textured cake absolutely covered in flowers. It was beautiful."

For the groom's cake, the bride requested a tribute to Brad's college football team and the site of so many of their initial meetings at Vanderbilt. "The pastry chef surrounded the cake with wheatgrass to resemble the football field," she says.

Once the couple took their first twirl to "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole, they didn't stop dancing, and neither did their guests! "We danced nearly the entire time, and were surrounded by our friends and family," says Emily. "Everyone, even those who never dance, were on that dance floor. To be surrounded by loved ones, and everyone having such a great time, we were simply overcome with all of the love and joy in that ballroom."

Emily and Brad were showered in rose petals as they left their reception for their honeymoon, a dream getaway in the British Virgin Islands. Looking back on their big day, Emily advises, "Every minute of the wedding day is so precious. Don't waste any of it."

Ceremony Venue: The Cathedral of St. Philip || Reception Venue, Catering, Cake & Accommodations: The Ritz Carlton || Wedding Planner: Kate and Campbell Creative Weddings and Events || Bride's Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza || Veil: Toni Federici || Shoes: Manolo Blahnik || Hair: Vis-a-Vis Salon || Makeup: Love Makeup Hair || Bridesmaids Dresses: LulaKate || Mother of the Bride Dress: Giorgio Armani || Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank || Wedding Bands: Classic Creations || Florist: Faith Flowers and Legendary Events || Invitations: Exquisite Stationery || Music: Mo Sol || Transportation: Atlantic Limousine || Videographer: Evolution Video || Photography: Anna and Spencer Photography

Monday
Nov162015

Andrea and Nacho- Famous! 

Excited to see Andrea and Nacho published in Borrowed and Blue


Why This Wedding Won an Oscar

The Nominees for Best Performance

  • Those crystal chandeliers!
  • The decorations. All of them. From the lavish flowers to the candles to the sleek draping at the reception. We need a moment.
  • That exquisite, white, textured cake. It's almost to pretty to cut.
  • The wreath-like arrangements made of greenery on the couple's chairs.
  • The honey favors. Sweet, just like this Georgia pair!

Main Players:

Photographers: Lacey Gabrielle Photography
Cinematographers: Rodinis Films
Bands & DJs: Lethal Rhythms Entertainment
Bridal Shops: Winnie Couture
Cakes & Desserts:Honeymoon Bakery
Ceremony Musicians: Allegro Strings
Florists: Unique Floral Expressions, Inc.
Hair & Makeup: Formal Faces
Planners & Designers: Kate and Campbell Weddings
Tents, Rentals & Decor: BBJ Linens
Chairs: Leaves to Let
Invitations & Calligraphy: Ashley Buzzy Lettering & Press
Wednesday
Oct282015

Katie and John- Famous! 

About This Wedding

I was simply blown away by this celebration. Katie & John's wedding was an utter dream of intricate little details. It was a never-ending party for your eyes. Kate and Campbell Weddings transformed the Barnsley Garden Resort into a whimsical oasis with floral arrangements in deep, rich reds and pops of pink and blue. It was absolute perfection, but the dreaminess didn't end with just the flowers. Every detail from the rhinestone encrusted vases to the fabulous gold table runners that added that extra touch of elegance down to the majestic white cake that added literal sweetness to this soirée made this summer day come to life. Get captivated with the allure and grandeur of it all by scrolling through the images that Scobey Photography took and find yourself wanting more, just like me!

A Atlanta wedding photo taken by Scobey Photography
Tuesday
Oct272015

Cassie and Jeff - Professional Pictures- Part II

Cassie and Jeff Part II- Thanks again Anna and Spencer!!

 

 

Novare Events American Spirit Works Wedding Venue 

ASW Atlanta Wedding 

Stave Room at the American Spirit Works Wedding

 

 

 

Wedding Photographers serving the Atlanta Area 

Wedding Reception at the American Spirit Works

Atlanta Photojournalistic Wedding Photographers

 

 

Stave Room Atlanta Wedding

 

Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Stave Room Wedding

Buckhead Wedding Photographers

 

Wedding First Dance at the American Spirit Works Stave Room

 

 

Mother Son Wedding Dance 

 Atlanta Documentary Wedding Photographers

 

Wedding at the American Spirit Works in Atlanta

Hora Dance at a Wedding in Atlanta

Buckhead Photojournalistic Wedding Photographers

 

 

Garter Toss in Atlanta

 

American Spirit Works Wedding

 

Buckhead Documentary Wedding Photographers

The first part of this wedding can be found here!

Ceremony Venue: Cathedral of Christ the King
Reception Venue: The Stave Room at the American Spirit Works
Planner: Kate and Campbell
Florist: Unique Floral Expressions
Caterer: Affairs to Remember
Cake: Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes
Linens: BBJ Linen & I Do linens
Lighting, Stage, & Draping: Atlanta Event Decor
Chairs: Event Rentals Unlimited
Invitations: Mia Maria Design
Escort & Menu Cards:  Connie James
Chalkboard Art: Kate Turner Studio
Band: Band X Live
Videography: Kavi Vu
Trolley: The Trolley Guy
Transportation: Atlantic Limousine