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Jul 2017

Venue Highlight: Georgian Hall

 

Georgian Hall Athens Georgia

Venue Highlight: Georgian Hall Athens Georgia
Downtown Athens is the place to be to get a dose of all things fun and unique. It’s no wonder that so many couples wish to get married in the heart of the Classic City and lucky for them, there are a number of venues that will gladly fulfill their wish. Today, we want to highlight a historic venue that is especially worthy of recognition: Georgian Hall.

Georgian Hall Athens Georgia

Located right behind South Kitchen and Bar, the grand ballroom is the perfect place to celebrate your wedding. Built in the early 1900’s, Georgian Hall became a distinguished wedding venue and a “social focal point” for most of the 20th century. Fresh from recent restorative reconstruction, the special events venue is ready to once-again host spectacular weddings, just like it did in its glory days. The venue’s staff will provide bar and catering service to up to 250 people and can host both ceremonies and receptions.

With its original mosaic tile floor and large arched doors, Georgian Hall can be a perfect location to host a multitude of uniquely styled weddings. Keep it simple with with classic styling, since the architecture is amazing on its own. To get this look, use clusters of all white garden roses in mercury glass vases for centerpieces on taupe, blush or gray linens. Or get your glam on using a mix of luxe linens (we love La Tavola) and sequined table runners. Along with some amazing menu selections, The Georgian Hall provides all your tables, elegant chiavari chairs, and complimentary basic linens. A great value for the Athens area.

Additional venue details:

  • Comfortably seats 180 but can hold up to 250 guests
  • Catering and alcohol available
  • Tables and chairs available
  • Friendly and efficient staff
  • Indoor events only
  • Parking: No designated parking lots
  • “Flip” required with onsite ceremonies

For more venues in Athens Georgia, check out our Athens Wedding Guide

Jun 2016

Publication by Wedding Lovely

Surprise! We have yet another publication — this time by Wedding Lovely! I helped coordinate a wedding photo shoot with some talented people! This wedding photoshoot was a lot of fun! ZoomWorks Photography captured the yummy and colorful popsicles by Hip Pops as well as the table decorations designed by me! Allison Cape of Lady Dale Letters created custom menus on each of the place setting which added for a nice detail on each of the place settings. And we can’t forget about the beautiful model in the wedding dress picked out from I Do I Do Bridal Boutique and of course the bold and elegant make up by Jeni Smith! I think we all enjoyed creating this photoshoot and getting published was the cherry on top!

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Thank you to Wedding Lovely for featuring our wedding photoshoot on your blog!

Happy planning!

 

Jun 2016

Athens Magazine – Weddings Publication

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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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Apr 2016

Three Wedding Planning Questions You Have To Ask

three wedding planning questions

Planning a wedding can be pretty hectic at times.  There are so many things to make and do that the checklist can get incredibly long.  Between the madness of narrowing your guest list, managing your budget, addressing invitations, etc. it is likely that there are a few things that may have slipped your mind when putting the finishing touches on everything.  Here are three wedding planning questions you should definitely be asking yourself, no matter where you are in the planning process.

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NUMBER 1: “Where Do We Park Downtown?”

three wedding planning questions

Map art by Natalie Kilgore

Finding a parking space in downtown Athens can be difficult for just one person, so when it comes to finding parking for an entire wedding party, it can quickly become a nightmare. With downtown parking at rates of $0.75 an hour, it can become rather expensive for even half day access.  If your venue cannot provide enough parking to accommodate all of your guests, make sure plan for their parking.  There are a few options when it comes to finding extra space. Start by contacting local businesses with lots near your venue to see if they would be willing to let guests use their space.  This may come at a price though, so make sure you plan for that in your budget.  Another option is to rent spaces through a downtown parking group. See if your community allows parking rentals in decks or lots.  If not, see if the venue has a shuttle for further parking or if renting one is an option.  No matter what, make sure you provide maps to your guests with venues, parking, etc. so they do not get lost and miss being a part of your special day.

 

NUMBER 2: “Do You Have a Wedding Website?”

The answer to this question should be YES!  Having a website for guests to access makes the whole event more accessible to people instantly.  Your website will be extremely important for communicating with guests, especially if they are far away.  It will allow you to update any new plans and reach all of your guests in one posting.  RSVPs can be handled through the site as well, which makes the process of determining the numbers a lot easier than having a paper mess in your living room.  Making a registry part of your online platform will make it simple for guests to purchase all of the items that you need for your new life as a couple.  Also, it helps prevent receiving duplicate gifts (so no more getting two different sets of non-matching plates).  A maps and venue directions should be posted on your website as well.

 

NUMBER 3: “What Happens If It Rains?” 

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Image via Pixabay

Having a rain plan is extremely important for any wedding. You do not want to have your guests sitting in the rain, or damage your/wedding party/guests dress, shoes, etc. because of a poor rain plan.  It goes without saying that outdoor weddings MUST HAVE an alternative plan.  Do not wait until the last minute to try and find tents because that can become a disaster in itself. Make sure you contact local rental companies and find out when the last day to rent a tent would be based on your wedding date.  Make sure that a plan is in place so that nothing can ruin your special day, especially not the rain.

 

It is important to have all of these questions answered before your big day arrives.  Well informed guests are happy guests and that will contribute to a great wedding.   If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below and I will be glad to answer them!

 

Happy Planning Everyone!

 

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Apr 2016

Spring Wedding Inspiration: Peaches and Cream


Spring Wedding: Peaches and Cream, Wedding Style and Event Design, Athens, Georgia, Wedding Inspiration, Southern

These beautiful colors are perfect for a spring wedding! Check out this Pinterest board to see how to add these colors and rustic touches to any wedding.

Photo Credit: Sara + Logan Wedding Photography http://www.saralogan.co/

Nov 2015

Best of Wedding Classifieds- Sell Your Wedding Day Decor

Have some left-over decor from your wedding day (like 300 candle votives …)? If you’re thinking of selling them, forget Ebay, and try posting to Wedding Classifieds instead. These Wedding specific websites are pretty popular with Brides, giving you a better chance to sell your stuff.

best of wedding classifieds

best of Wedding Classifieds

1. Wedding Bee: Classifieds

2. Ruffled Blog: Recycle Your Wedding

3. Project Wedding: Wedding Deals

4.The Knot: Wedding Classifieds

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