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Kimberly and Ralph’s wedding was everything you could imagine. We could go on and on about all the beautiful details of the wedding…from the gorgeous florals, lighting, draping and stunning cake… all of it combined was breathtaking! Plunge Flicks shared the highlight video with us and we know you will enjoy it as much as we did!

Venue: Fairfield Baptist, Caterer: Caterrific!, Florist: Jim White Designs, Photographer: Jaxon Photography, Bridal Cake: Cakes by La’Meeka, Chiavari Chair/Ghost Chair Rental: Sweet Seats, Draping/Lighting: Geri Sims, Hair Stylist: Sho Salon, Reception music (DJ): Premier Entertainment Atlanta, Reception Stationery: Rebecca Diane, Horse & Carriage: Nothhingham Shire & Carriage, Event Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited, Harpist: Monica Hargrave, Makeup: Lewina Makeup, Band: PR Experience, Hair Stylist: NY Bridal Hairstyles, Linens: Cover Up Linens, Baby Sitting: Elegant Event Sitters, Valet Service: 180 Parking, Videography: Plunge Flicks

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Ok, so he’s popped the question, you’ve set a date, now let’s talk about another fun part of the wedding planning process – engagement photos! Engagement photos are great for allowing you and your soon to be husband the opportunity to feel comfortable in front of the camera before the big wedding day! This is especially helpful for those of us that are a little camera shy. It’s also a great opportunity to get comfortable with your photographer, which enables the photographer to capture more natural interactions between you and your love.Cassidy-Collage-2


When planning a location for your engagement session, make sure it’s in a place that captures your personalities. Here are a couple of questions to help you along with some suggestions:

RC14E3523Atlanta has a wide variety of options for engagement sessions. Some of the most common places for engagement pictures in Atlanta are the local parks; including Stone Mountain, Piedmont Park and Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Atlanta also has urban settings with cool graffiti features like the Krog Street Tunnel.Jennifer-Allen-18


These fun and memorable images can also be used for your wedding such as save the date postcards, guest sign in books, gifts to parents, or even table signs instead of numbers. Last but not least, you can place the portraits in your new home you are starting together as husband and wife.Engagement-CollageIMG_2325-crop-e1417794449964Jennifer-Allen-81AbenaAlexE_100-ZF-9137-15237-1-005sm


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While many of us are enjoying the festivities of the holiday season, some lucky individuals are receiving a little something extra to make their season bright … aka an engagement ring! Although, not commonly known, Thanksgiving is the #1 holiday for engagements followed by Christmas, New Years and Valentines Day. This is what we wedding pros like to call Engagement Season and it’s such a wonderful time of the year! While we know it can be nerve racking for the guys out there, we thought we’d pass along a few pointers to help the gentlemen make that proposal extra special.

· Get the right ring – Now that you’ve made up your mind to ask your special lady for her hand in marriage, make sure you get the perfect ring that is right for her. If in doubt, ask for help from her best friend, mother or another important females in her life. OR if you’re creative enough (it’s ok if you are not) you can design one on your own. She will love that you put a lot of thought into it! After you’ve decided on the style of the perfect ring, be sure to go to a reputable jeweler.engagement-ring-trends-2013


· Ask Her Parents — We understand that some people aren’t what we would describe as traditional but if your girlfriend is, we recommend asking her father for her hand in marriage. Even if she isn’t, there is just something incredibly sweet about this tradition. If her father is deceased ask her mother or another father figure. She will definitely be impressed with your efforts.

· Personalize the Proposal – We’ve seen many great proposals on the Internet, but you will need to determine what is right for your lady. Would she prefer it to be at home with a quiet dinner, just the two of you or more public with a little extra wow factor? Do you want to surprise her? Why not host a secret proposal party with both families and closest friends? Or does she have a favorite pet? You could tie the ring around the neck of her furry loved one and coax it to over at just the right moment. Whatever you do, personalizing the proposal will get you brownie points for years to come.Pet-Proposal


· Capture this moment – Do hire a professional photographer or videographer to capture this special moment! Don’t leave this special moment up to just her memory. She will love that she can go back and look at this special moment over and over again.

· And Lastly DO get down on one knee. Yes, we said it! There is just something about this gesture that makes the proposal complete.Hawaii-Beach-Proposal-3-1


Still not sure what to do and you need a little extra help planning that perfect proposal, let us help you! Park Avenue can help you create the perfect moment, just give us a call.

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Although Winter weddings aren’t traditionally as popular as the other seasons, we are here to tell you just why you should consider them! One of the key elements to a charming and inviting winter wedding is FOOD! If you are a foodie or simply enjoy the ideas of comfort food, we have some great suggestions for you!Screen shot 2014-11-18 at 12.08.21 PM


Nothing says cozy quite like a warm drink or meal on a cold day and to kick off your winter wedding, might we suggest a great passed hors d’oeuvres idea that puts a spin on the classic comfort food; tomato soup served in a shooter glass accompanied by bite size grilled cheese sandwich.Screen shot 2014-11-18 at 12.14.34 PM


You can also simply put your favorite soup into mini coffee mugs. These make great presentation pieces but are also warm to the tummy.Sipping-Hot-ChocolateSignature drink during cocktail - hot cider nog


We love adding signature drinks to any wedding and a warm wintry cocktail would be perfect for your guest. These can be served before or after the wedding ceremony. Great options include; eggnog, ciders, spiked coffee, teas, etc. These are just a few wintry cocktails we love.IMG_5289


For the meal, skip the salad and add a heartier option like warm risotto for your first course. If you are offering a buffet, why not add a gourmet mac-n-cheese station or a sweet potato bar. There are so many great comfort foods options to choose from so ask your chef for his/her ideas.Screen shot 2014-11-18 at 1.17.42 PM


No meal is complete without something sweet! You can add warm cobblers and pies or bring out the kid in everyone with a fabulous s’mores station. Add a warm drink to your dessert bar, such as a hot cocoa station with bottles of marshmallow vodka for the adults in


Winter weddings can be equally as fun and delicious as their counterpart seasons, so embrace this glorious season and all it has to offer!

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087We were super excited to work with Abby and Matt for their April wedding. They chose their venue, Ventanas, because it was the perfect location to entertain their family who traveled in from New York. The beautiful Atlanta skylines and the clean and open space encouraged the use of modern touches such as ghost chairs supplied by Sweet Seats with the couple’s monogram and a wedding arch made of acrylic to let the skyline peak thru provided by Perfect Petals Design Group.Abby and Matt 1549 copyAbby and Matt 2262


By choosing Ventanas as their venue, it allowed Abby to embrace her playful side and love for the Audrey Hepburn era. Abby kept the class and sophication of Audrey’s day with her wedding gown and the lace dresses for her bridaly party. Her bouquet was unforgettable with gorgeous antique brooches that Abby’s mother and aunt provided along with perfumers in the women’s bathroom.347 copy226


Abby and Matt kept what was near and dear to their hearts in perspective so they chose to forgo wedding favors and donate to their favorite charity. . . Atlanta Pet Rescue. It was a beautiful celebration and we are so pleased that Southern Weddings Blog thought so too! Check out more details on their blog!

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