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Jun 2016

Publication by The Classic Wedding Magazine

Wow! This month has been a successful one for me! Just last week, my interview was published in Athens Magazine and now we have another great news! Liz Messick Design was chosen as a local favorite in The Classic Wedding Magazine! I am delighted to see and hear such great things about the job I do working with my brides! Visit the online edition of The Classic Wedding Magazine and turn to page 8 to see my review!

The Classic Wedding Magazine

Thank you so much to The Classic Wedding Magazine! It is an honor!

Happy planning everyone!

Jun 2016

Athens Magazine – Weddings Publication

We have some wonderful news today at Liz Messick Design Blog! I was selected to be interviewed by Athens Magazine Wedding Edition which you can view online! Here is a picture of the front cover and my interview page! Check out page 5 in the Athens Magazine!

Thank you to Athens Magazine for the interview!

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Jun 2016

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue


It’s an age-old tradition; something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. It’s not something to stress over too much, but most brides are a little superstitious and want to take part in the tradition. But how did it come to be? And what could you use to ensure good luck on your wedding day?

The saying comes from an Old English Rhyme: “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something New, A Sixpence in your Shoe.” Something old represents continuity, something new stands for an optimistic future, something borrowed is supposed to represent borrowed happiness, and finally, something blue exemplifies purity, love, and fidelity.

A lot of brides struggle with what to use to represent each of the four items. Here are some ideas:

Something old: a vintage accessory, such as a shawl or hairpiece, or if you’re having a wedding on a farm or in a barn, you could wear an old pair of cowboy boots

Something new: a new piece of jewelry, such as a necklace or earrings

Something borrowed: your mother’s veil from her wedding

Something blue: embroidering something into the lining of the wedding dress, a blue garter

Hopefully these ideas will ensure good luck on your big day!

May 2016

Ten Simple Do’s and Don’t’s for Your Wedding

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1. DO get the groom involved. Maybe letting him pick out the flower arrangements isn’t the best idea, but he could help with something like the DJ playlist!

2. DON’T leave hours between the ceremony and the reception.

3. DO be up front with all of your vendors about exactly what you do and don’t want at the wedding.

4. DON’T plan a difficult destination wedding.

5. DO try to stay within your allocated budget.

6. DON’T boss around your bridesmaids.

7. DO take dance lessons for your first dance at the reception.

8. DON’T go over five minutes while making a toast.

9. DO be grateful. Write a thank you note for every gift you receive and make sure you are appreciative of all your offers of help leading up to your wedding and on the day of.

10. DON’T stress out over the little things. It’s your wedding day, have fun! They probably won’t make a difference in the long run.

May 2016

Top 10 Wedding Day Send Offs

top 10 wedding day send offs

top 10 wedding day send offs

Every part of the wedding planning is important — from finding THE dress, to choosing your colors, to planning your grand departure.  If you want to make a lasting  impression on your guests as you leave your wedding reception, take a look at our fun, and often non traditional, top 10 wedding day send offs!

1. Sparklers- They’re perfect for lighting up the night and I think we’ll all agree, they really do make for great photographs!  *Planning Tip- Shell out for quality!   Better quality sparklers usually don’t shoot wayward sparks, burn cleaner and last longer.

2. Glow Sticks- Glow sticks fill your wedding night with colorful lights, the perfect accompaniment to couples who want to dance the night away.  Especially good for a night time exit,  when sparklers aren’t allowed.

3. Lanterns- Sky lanterns, originating from Chinese culture, were used to declare hopes for a prosperous future.   Have your guests follow tradition and send their lanterns into the sky with well wishes attached.

4. Bubbles- A bubble exit is a fun, playful and inexpensive way to depart.  *Planning Tip- Great for daytime pictures, try these directly after the ceremony when you’re leaving the chapel.

5. Pom Poms- Have your guests cheer your new life as a couple together with pom poms!   They make such cute photos, can easily match your wedding day colors, and afterwards,  make great favors for guests to take home.

6. Balloons- What says a celebration like a balloon? They’re also an easy way to match the colors of your wedding and can add a whimsical feel.

7. Streamers- Streamers add a unique and colorful feeling to your photos!

8. Ribbons- Like using streamers but with a much easier clean up!

9. Rose Petals- A send off classic, rose petals are timelessly romantic, and great for the environment! They’re the one of the best “green” options out there, being bio-degradable and easily sourced locally (where they’re often grown organically).  Believe it or not, roses are actually edible and won’t harm wildlife long after your departure.
(rice, pigeons, need I say more).

10. Confetti- Another colorful option, these make a dazzling photo display.  Check out these confetti favor cones, for a clever DIY idea to try!

Hope you enjoyed reading about our top 10 wedding day send offs!  If you’ve got ideas for #11 on our send off list, email us!  We’ll pick the best and publish it here, plus on our facebook and twitter accounts.

Apr 2016

Pantone Color of the Year Wedding Ideas

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Pantone announced the color of the year in early December of last year. To everyone’s surprise, they chose two colors this year — rose quartz and serenity! With the beautiful shade of light pink and light blue, many wedding ideas popped into mind. Wedding cakes, table decorations, invitations cards, and so many more! We created a Pinterest board of all the ideas but here are a few ideas that you may even choose for your wedding!

Table Decorations

Delicate touch of the colors and flowers


Very chic and elegant use of the colors


















Wedding Cakes

macaron cake—a different twist for a wedding cake!


Two Little Cats Bakery

Wedding Invitations

Invitation by Karli Noel Calligraphy


The perfect blend of rose quartz and serenity work so well together for a wedding. It adds a nice touch of delicate pinks and calming blues to create a dream-like wedding. Do you have any other ideas using these two colors? Leave your ideas and comments below!


Happy Planning Everyone!

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