Eagle's Landing Country Club Wedding | Laura and Godwin | Atlanta Wedding

I had so much fun working with Laura and Godwin.  This was the 2nd marriage for both of them, so I knew from the beginning how special this day would be for them.  It was a truly a family style wedding, with Laura and Godwin's children serving as bridesmaids and groomsmen.  We celebrated their union with a beautiful sunset ceremony on the golf course.  Laura arrived in true fairytale style, in a horse and carriage, and was serenaded down the aisle by a harpist. We ended the night with dinner and dancing.  Check out some of the images below.

 

  

A special thanks to the vendor team below who helped make this wedding a success!

Venue: Eagle's Landing Country Club

Photography: Garnett O' Connor Photography  

Florals : Peachtree Petals

Stationery: Papered Wonders

Bride's Attire : Monique Lhuillier

Groom's Attire : Miguel Wilson

Make-Up: Samantha Reese 

Harpist: Lisa Handman

Love Not Lost Fundraiser | Atlanta Non-Profit Event | 433 Bishop

I had the pleasure to help coordinate a wonderful fundraising event for the Love Not Lost Organization at 433 Bishop in Midtown Atlanta .  The founder, Ashley, is a former wedding photographer who I met in the wedding industry, and I was happy to come aboard for such a worthy cause.  The organization's purpose is to provide photo sessions to individuals facing terminal illnesses.  Their families are then blessed with amazing images to remember them by when they are gone.  The event was very successful, and a great time was had by everyone.  The money raised will be used to help grow the organization so that they can serve many more deserving families across the U.S.  

 

Planning a fundraising or non-profit event? We can assist with venue selection, vendor coordination, guestlist coordination, budget management, event day management and much more.  

We would love to hear from you.  Contact us here to get started: http://www.ravenj.com/contact/

Munaluchi Bride Serenade | Twelve Atlantic Station | Andre Brown Photography

I had the pleasure of planning the Atlanta Serenade for Munaluchi Bride Magazine .   The Serenade is a highly curated date night experience for three lucky engaged couples.  The couples enjoyed  a 5 course meal, dj, dancing, gift bags, eye catching decor, and more.   I put together a fabulous vendor team to help bring the event together and the outcome was AMAZING.  See for yourself below.  

 

Check out the full feature here on Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

Be sure to visit the websites of the fabulous vendor team below:

Planning and Design- Raven J. Events
Venue and Catering - Twelve Atlantic Station
Photography- Andre Brown Photography
Cinematography- Eric Blanks Media
Stationery- Papered Wonders
DJ, Uplighting and Social Media Booth- Perfect Entertainment
Make-up- Mel Smith Makeup
Florals - The Perfect Creation
Chairs- Sweet Seats
Cookie Truck- Not As Famous

 

Elegant Blush and Gold Wedding Inspiration | Twelve Atlantic Station | Atlanta Wedding Venue

Get ready for an overload of gorgeousness!  It was such an honor to collaborate with a talented group of wedding professionals to produce this beautiful editorial shoot, that is featured in   magazine .  The shoot, captured by Andre of Andre Brown Photography  starts with the bride and bridesmaids getting ready for the big day and transitions into the ballrooms at the Twelve Atlantic Station.  Our goal was to showcase the details that go into getting ready including hair and makeup, and the time the bride spends with her bridal party before the wedding begins.  We designed the tablescape with a garden influence but glamorous at the same time.  I hope you enjoy!

 

 

Vendor Team:

Photography - Andre Brown Photography

Planning/Design - Raven J. Events           

Venue - Twelve Atlantic Station                            

Florals - Snazzy Events                                      

Chairs and Linens - B Seated                           

Stationery - Ink and Elegance                   

Cake and Favors - Sweet Details                 

Bridal Stylist - Icon Stylist             

Bridal Attire - New Natalie's Bridals                

Hair Stylist - Nadirah Alexander             

Makeup Artist - Kristi Jones

Historic Dekalb Courthouse Wedding | Toya and Darrell | Atlanta Wedding

Toya and Darrell were hands down one of my most fun couples to work with.  They both have an amazing sense of humor and compliment each other so well.  Together, we planned a beautiful spring wedding at the Historic Dekalb Courthouse.  The venue offers a blank palette and we decided on wedding colors of navy and yellow for a pop of color. Many friends and family traveled from Tennessee and Alabama to see the lovebirds wed.  Michelle of Michelle Davina Photography did a great job capturing the wedding day.  Take a peek below. 

 

Vendor Team:

Planning and Design - Raven J. Events

Florals - Peachtree Petals

Linens - The Head Table

DJ, Photobooth and Uplighting - Exquisite Sounds and Entertainment

Catering - Low Country Catering

Desserts - Nothing Bundt Cake

Make-up - Samantha Reese 

Venue - Historic Dekalb Courthouse

 

Atlanta Engagement Photos | Michelle Davina Photography | Atlanta Wedding Photographer

My clients Toya and Darrell had a fun, laid back engagement session with Michelle Davina Photography.  They are both educators, so it was only right to have their session at a local school house.  Enjoy some of the images below!

 

Tope + Tunrayo's Biltmore Ballrooms Wedding

Tope + Tunrayo's Biltmore Ballrooms Wedding

I am super excited to share the pictures from Tope and Tunrayo's Biltmore Ballroom Wedding.  This was one of the most romantic couples I have had the pleasure to be around.  Their love for each other and their families was very evident throughout the weekend.  Some of my favorite parts of the wedding included the rich shades of purple and blue used throughout the wedding, the harpist who so elegantly serenaded the bride down the aisle, and the 6 layer wedding cake. 

5 Ways To Be A Great Wedding Guest

5 Ways To Be A Great Wedding Guest

Since we are in the "thick" of wedding season, and most of you probably have at a least 1 wedding to attend in the near future, I thought it would be helpful to share some wedding tips for the guests.  These are just a few items that will help keep you in good graces with the bride and groom!

Day in the life: Atlanta Wedding Makeup Artist Samantha Reese

Day in the life:  Atlanta Wedding Makeup Artist Samantha Reese

I'm having a blast with the new "Day in the Life" series and I hope you guys are enjoying it too. Today I'm featuring a very talented make-up artist. I cannot stress how important it is for the bride, bridesmaids and mothers to have their make-up professionally done for the wedding day. It makes a world of a difference in the wedding pictures!

Day in the Life: Atlanta Wedding Photographer Goodness Studios Weddings

Day in the Life:  Atlanta Wedding Photographer Goodness Studios Weddings

Hi guys!  I'm back today with another installment of "Day in the Life", featuring my photographer friend Nicole of Goodness Studios Weddings.  Check out our interview below and learn what it's like to work with a professional wedding photographer.

Day in the Life: Atlanta Wedding Videographer Eric Blanks Media

Day in the Life: Atlanta Wedding Videographer Eric Blanks Media

Happy Wedding Wednesday!  I'm excited to bring a new series to the blog titled "Day in the Life".  In this spotlight I will feature Q&A from select Atlanta wedding professionals.   For brides and grooms this should provide excellent insight into what to expect when hiring wedding professionals.

Brides, Bubbly and Wedding Chat

Brides, Bubbly and Wedding Chat

Happy New Year everyone!  I'm starting this year off with a bang, by hosting my very own bridal event on January 31, 2015.  Along with some of Atlanta's best wedding vendors, we will educate the brides in our areas of expertise and answer questions to help make the wedding planing process as smooth as possible.  Brides and their guests can register at

bridesbubblychat.eventbrite.com

Real Raven J. Event: "40 in the City" Birthday Celebration

Real Raven J. Event: "40 in the City" Birthday Celebration

Hi everyone!  I'm very excited to share detail pictures from a recent 40th birthday party that I planned and coordinated for a client.  She was an absolute joy to work, the perfect client to be exact.  When she contacted me she explained that she wanted a simple but elegant affair and that is exactly what I produced.  Take a look below.