5 Steps to Selecting Your Wedding Date!

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Now that you have said yes, what will your next step be to getting your wedding planning on the way? Although you are dreaming about what you will wear down the aisle and considering your wedding colors, your next step and one of the most important steps is selecting your wedding date. There are a few things that you should consider when setting your date and we are happy to share them to help you get started.

The first thing you must consider is the month in which you would like to get married. The most popular months to marry are May, June, August, September, and October. If you are considering hosting your wedding during one of these months you may want to begin the process for booking your planner and locating your venue fairly quickly. If your estimated spending plan is more economical you may want to consider marrying during the non-peak wedding season.

The second thing you should consider is the weather. Will it be raining, humid or cool on your wedding day? Today’s weather can be so unpredictable, but keeping up with the weather forecast especially as it gets closer to your Big Day is a must. No matter what month you may decide to walk down the aisle, if you are hosting any of your wedding festivities outdoors creating a contingency plan is the safest and most stress-free way to plan your day.

Third, consider your guest availability during the month and date you select. If you are considering saying “I Do” during the holidays, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Passover, or Lent this may pose a problem for some of your guests. These holidays are prime holidays for most and can pose a conflict for those who have family traditions and obligations. Also, make sure to take into consideration those guest that may live far away or have children in school. It may be a little difficult for them to take a three-day wedding weekend to attend your wedding.

The fourth thing is most weddings are held on the weekend because that is the best time to accommodate most of your guest work schedule, but you can also consider hosting your wedding on a weekday. A wedding during the weekday can lower your spending cost if you are looking to stay on a more economical spending plan.

The final thing is no matter what month and day you select to host your wedding, giving your guest enough time to plan to attend is key. Whether you choose to host your wedding on a weekday or a weekend the ones that are very close to you and love you will be there to celebrate your new-found union.

Tea Time Anyone?

The Swan Coach House is located in Buckhead, on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center. It is not only a gorgeous venue, but it is also an art gallery with a restaurant for dining and a gift shop to purchase that unique southern charm gift.

This gorgeous venue has several different accommodations for you to host your guest for your wedding, reception, or rehearsal dinner. If you are looking to host a small and intimate wedding, the Bellenita Room is perfect for you. It accommodates up to 60 guests for a seated dinner. The garden area has the perfect ambiance for your guest to enjoy witnessing you saying your vows.

The Swan Coach House also has an intimate setting if you would like to host your bridal shower or bridal luncheon. They offer the Swan Room or Sally’s Porch, which accommodates 24 guests seated. There is also the Katydid Room that can accommodate 50 guests seated. This room also provides an outdoor terrace that you can use for additional space to entertain your guests.

The Swan Coach House is definitely one of our favorite venues especially for our clients who are looking to host a bijou and intimate affair for their guests.

Baker: For Goodness Cake
Photo Credit: Made You Look Photography

Photo Credit: Made You Photography

Venue: Swan Coach House

Florals: CM Productions

Wedding Gown: Anne Barge

Bridal Accessories: Bridal Heirloom by Jackie

Baker: For Goodness Cake Atlanta

Model: Anita Sharma

Hair Stylist: Diondria Scott

Makeup Artist: Makeup by Themarie

The Bridal Masterclass Experience!

The Bridal Masterclass Experience has teamed up with ILEA Atlanta to offer 10 scholarships for Atlanta, Dec. 2-3, 2019, at Factory Atlanta. This unique 2-day education experience event has everything you need to get your business to the next level. Whether you are just starting out or trying to grow your business the right way, everyone will come away changed. Day 1 is full of wedding industry titans talking about the best tried and true ways to grow your business smarter. Day 2 is a hands-on styled shoot workshop that you help put together and get professional photos of your work. Day 2 evening is when you get to interact with engaged couples who are coming to see the styled shoots in person and enjoy all the ‘gram-able moments. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve already got.

We hope to see you at this amazing event!

 Website: https://thebridalmasterclassexperience.com/

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bridal-masterclass-experience-atlanta-tickets-78004548705

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebridalmasterclass/

Instagram: @the_bridal_masterclass

And Then There Was Light!

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Featuring today on Imperial Events Wedding Report Wednesday is Kim Braud the owner of Fleurty Wick.  During our interview, we had the opportunity to find out a little bit of information behind the brand as well as how Fleurty Wick service brides and grooms.

Meet The Owner

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Mrs. Kim Braud

Kim Braud is a marketing professional by trade, and she also loves to sell.

Share a little fun fact with us about you! 

Being able to sell something that I create bring me the ultimate joy.  I’ve always been a “girly girl” so it’s like sharing a little bit of myself with every client.

Describe your company and the products you offer. 

Fleurty Wick Candle is a boutique candle manufacturing company offering private label and branded candles, home fragrances, pet aromatherapy and bath and body products.

Who are your clients? 

I have different clients for different products, so my client base varies.  I have a really good men’s following because I offer men’s candles. Most men would not even consider burning a candle, but I’ve made believers out of them.  I also have pet lovers and of course, my ladies.

Being able to also serve brides-to-be, what would you say is your favorite part of assisting them with personalizing their Big Day?

I just love to create! I enjoy helping brides with personalizing their candles for their guests just as much as I enjoy making pillars for the event planners to use during the ceremony or reception.  Knowing that I played a small part is someone’s big day is very gratifying.

I enjoy sitting down with a client and creating centerpieces for their wedding guest as well as bridesmaid gifts. A lot of brides don’t consider candles as a gift, but they are perfect.  The labels can say whatever they desire and the scent can be custom blended to something just for them. The container can be whatever they want as well, including hand blown glass. The sky is the limit! It’s a beautiful and inexpensive gift that guests or the bridal party can use and remember forever.

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What new trends are you seeing that you really love for brides and what trends are you seeing that you would love for brides to just leave in the past? What is your favorite color combination for brides?

I think today’s bride thinks outside the box. Of course, there are traditional brides, but I am noticing more brides are using their creativity to show more of who they are and what they represent as a couple. I’m loving the creativity in wedding photos and onsite shoots. I’ve seen some phenomenal engagement and wedding pics that are outside of the normal “studio” shots. I love that!

As far as something I would leave in the past, I would say the rigidness of the wedding attire. Just be you. If you want to wear studded sneakers, do it.  If you want to wear purple, do it. Don’t be afraid to be you. I love purple, so any variation of purple is good for me!

What tips can you share with brides-to-be during their wedding planning process as well as leading up to their Big Day?

Just enjoy the moment.  I can remember my wedding day, I felt pulled in so many directions and it was very overwhelming. Take the time to enjoy the day. It’s YOUR day. Take a few moments to savor the excitement of it all.

What is the biggest lesson you have learned during your career as an entrepreneur and wedding professional, and what advice would you give brides who are seeking your products or services for their Big Day or other events pertaining to their wedding day?  

The biggest lesson I have learned is to be assured that the bride and groom are both in agreement before proceeding and to be sure that you have a signed contract in hand.  With so many decision to make, changed minds can be costly.  The advice that I share with my brides-to-be is it is best to get to know the couple before creating a product for them.  As a business owner, it’s important to me that the product reflects them and not me.  I want them to be happy with what they receive from me, so taking a little extra time to learn about the couple is important to me.

What is the one thing you can leave brides-to-be with?

Again, just be ok with being YOU. Don’t buy into what everyone else says YOUR wedding should be. It’s your special day and it should reflect who you are, not what everyone else has done.

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We enjoyed getting to know Kim and the products that she offers from just serving clients in their home to her men’s line (The Man Cave) and her bridal line of candles.  You can meet Kim and see some of her amazing products at this year’s Bride’s, Bubbles, & Bliss – “An Epic Soiree In The City”.  You can also keep up with her latest creations on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

2016 Best Business of Atlanta

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Imperial Events Receives 2016 Best Businesses of Atlanta Award Atlanta, June 20, 2016 — Imperial Events has been selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of Atlanta Award in the Wedding & Event Planning category by the Best Businesses of Atlanta Award Program. Each year, the Best Businesses of Atlanta Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Atlanta area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category.

The 2016 Best Businesses of Atlanta Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Atlanta Award Program and data provided by third parties. About the Best Businesses of Atlanta Award Program The Best Businesses of Atlanta Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Atlanta area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Best Businesses of Atlanta Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Source: Best Businesses of Atlanta Award Program

What is Your Signature Blend?

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While planning an event of any magnitude can be a daunting, yet exciting task. Of course you want it to be a success; and what better way to achieve that than to hire the best and most highly qualified vendors in town.

Asking a bartender to pour the drinks at your wedding reception for a few hours is nothing new. How about hiring a mobile bar catering service that will not only bring in a full service staff and all the necessary equipment to cater your beverage needs, but also create custom libations that are sure to bring cheer to you and all of your guest the whole night long. Well you can find that service with Lyght House Cocktails!  We had the pleasure of speaking with the Carmaleita Lyght the owner of Lyght House Cocktails to find out what is our signature blend.

Share with us a little about your company and services?

It is our top priority to go above and beyond the expectations of our clients and their guests. That experience begins with a one-on-one consultation to learn the minute details of their special day and the type of service they expect from a chosen vendor. We offer our clients private consultations at Imperial Events office suite,  located at 400 Galleria Parkway SE Suite 1500 Atlanta, GA 30339. Leading up to the wedding date, we are in constant contact with our clients to ensure all bar questions are answered and they are never left wondering what to do next. Lyght House Cocktails can provide a complete package of equipment to service your bar needs. Additionally, we will advise on the best liquor, beer and wine selections for your event. Furthermore, we create relationships with our clients that last beyond the wedding date, in an effort to provide continuous service for all of life’s milestone moments.

What would you consider to be a great cocktail for the groom and groomsmen?

The Flash – This fresh, handmade concoction is for the gin lover in you. Even if gin isn’t your go to drink, give this a try…it just might change your life! Bonus, it’s packed with vital nutrients.

Below you will find the awesome recipe Carmaleita shared with us from Marie Clarie.

http://www.marieclaire.com/food-cocktails/g523/drinks-cocktails-recipes-christmas/?slide=21

What would you consider to be a great cocktail for brides and their bridal party?

The Blue Thai Mojito – Wow, this rum runner is full of surprises, a sweet and savory make a serious statement. It may require a little work!

Below is an amazing recipe Carmaleita shared from The Nest.

http://www.thenest.com/Recipes/45885/detailview.aspx?id=45885&type=7

Do you create your very own specialty blends? 

Yes, we do create our very own signature recipes.

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Are you able to purchase your signature blends if you are not hosting a wedding or event?

Yes, Lyght House Cocktails proudly carries their own selection of signature recipes that can be purchased at any time. Many of which can be enjoyed either with or without alcohol. These signatures sips are one of a kind in that they are all created from personal preferences of former clients, taste testing focus groups, family, friends and Lyght House staff. We don’t follow the trend, we create it!

Do you have any current promotions on any of your signature blends?

Yes, at this time we are running a promotion until July 31, 2015.

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We enjoyed our chat with Carmaleita as well as finding our signature blend, as well as tasting several of their yummy signature blends. It was definitely a pleasure and we found our signature blend…Cotton Candy! Be sure to check out Lyght House Cocktails recent updates on promotions, new signature blends and other great recipes on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

An Imperial Style Shoot – Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta Buckhead.

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Imperial Events had the opportunity to work with several of Atlanta’s amazing wedding professional during our style shoot this spring. We had our eye set on a hidden gem located in the prestigious Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta as our location for the shoot. This hidden gem is the Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta Buckhead, which is a full-service boutique style hotel with a classic southern charm. They offer 230 guest rooms, a lovely ballroom which accommodates up to 200 guest seated and complimentary shuttle service within 3 mile radius that is surrounded by some of Atlanta hottest attractions.  The linen for our style shot was provided by no other than the fabulous I Do Linens. We selected their gray linen with yellow napkins to accent the mercury and silver decor’ and yellow floral arrangements created by 2000 A.D. Inc.  We could never finish our design without having our tablescape sweeten by Sweet Seats of Atlanta, who provided their clear chiavari chairs and silver chair cushions to seal the deal. The fabulous wedding gown worn by our model was provided by Ivory Bridal and Formal Wear located in Atlanta. The Kitty Chen Couture Roslyn gown is available in ivory or white. This princess style ball gown has a beautiful beaded bodice and mesmerizing tulle on the skirt. When brides try on this dress all they want to do is twirl!  Also a Big Thank You goes to TheaMarie owner of Makeup by TheaMarie for providing our model with flawless makeup and Denise Gober owner of D&G Hair Artistry for making our model hair fabulous. To all the wedding professionals that help to make this shot successful, thank you very much.  Last but never least all photo credit goes to Made You Look Photography, thank you for all of your hard work and making all of our images flawless.

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