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AWP Bridal Show ~ 1.26.14

29 Jan

Thanks to all the brides who came out to visit us this past Sunday! We had such a great time meeting you all and are excited to be working with some of you already! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we and all of our fellow vendors did. We are proud to be part of the Athens Wedding Professionals network. Their website is a wonderful tool to start the wedding planning process as well as see past Athens weddings!

Here are just a few photos of our booth, showcasing a beautiful custom farmhouse table and gold chiavari chairs provided by our friends at Oconee Events and lovely purple and yellow spring florals in contrasting white bud vases by Gardenia Floral Design. Oh, and let’s not forget the linens. Lush, textured confetti overlays in champagne and honeydew covered our highboys and a neutral walnut bengaline runner topped the table, while wisteria lamour chair sashes brought it all together. Special thanks to Connie Duglin Linens for providing these gorgeous finishing touches. This table is just one example of what we can coordinate for you to make your wedding vision come together.

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Melissa & Eric – Style in the Spring

26 Jul

We just love the glitz and style of this May wedding!

Melissa & Eric celebrated their wedding ceremony & reception on Memorial Day on our Hoyt House Pavilion and it was a beautiful affair with a beautiful couple!

Enjoy more photos from R.A.G artistry here.

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Ceremony and Reception – The Hoyt House Pavilion at the Foundry Park Inn

Photography – R.A.G. Artistry

Floral – Gardenia Floral Design

Cake – Cecilia Villaveces

Don’t Miss this Beautiful Foundry Park Inn Wedding on Style Me Pretty!

16 May

Once again, a wedding at The Foundry Park Inn has been featured on Style Me Pretty!

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Emily & Justin’s wedding featured the Pantone color of the year – Emerald – and the couple did a beautiful job creating the perfect palate for their spring wedding.

Enjoy the entire post on Style Me Pretty!

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Ceremony – Galleria Two at The Foundry Park Inn

Reception – The Foundry Ballroom & Galleria One at The Foundry Park Inn

Catering, Accommodations – The Foundry Park Inn & Spa

Wedding Planning & Coordination – Carry Your Heart Events

Photography – Melissa Pepin Photography

Band – The Highballs

Florist – European Floral Design

Ceremony Music – Carrie Scruggs – Harpist

Photo Booth – Melissa Pepin Photography

Wedding Cake & Grooms Cake – Cecilias Cakes

Hadas & Grant – March 2013

1 May

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This beautiful wedding, hosted by a beautiful family was complete with glizt and sparkle.  We just LOVE the shimmery bridesmaids dresses, and Hadas’ dress is to die for!

Check out their photo slideshow here.

Ceremony – Galleria Two

Reception – The Melting Point

Photography – Once Like a Spark

Event Planning – Carefree Celebrations

Florist – Gardenia Floral Design

Wedding Cake – Cecilias Cakes

Band – GoBox

See the Foundry on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress – Bridesmaids Tonight!

25 Sep

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Don’t Miss It! The Foundry Park Inn is on  

Say Yes to the Dress – Bridesmaids tonight!

Tonight on TLC at 5:30, one of the Foundry Park Inn’s Spring Brides will conclude her fabulous (and dramatic) wedding journey with her bridesmaids!  Be sure not to miss this Melting Point wedding ceremony and reception!

The bride, Meghan, and her bridesmaids were featured as the season premier back in April.

Click Here to watch a Clip!

Rehearsal Dinners: A Twist on the Traditional

18 Sep

Rehearsal Dinners:
A Twist on the Traditional

When planning your rehearsal dinner, couples may want to consider switching it up. These days, many couples are using the rehearsal dinner as an opportunity to spend more time with wedding guests as they prepare for the BIG celebration to come.     

Consider some of these options as you begin to lay out your plans:

1. Have lots of out of town guests that you feel the need to invite? Host a smaller rehearsal “dinner” for only members of the wedding party and immediate family (rule: If you walk down the aisle, you have dinner).  Then follow the dinner with a open invite to all guests for a desert reception and “meet & greet” (The Melting Point private area is a perfect location – drinks & entertainment in one!).

This allows out of town guests more time to travel, or enjoy dinner the area of your wedding location.   It also allows more quality time for the bride and groom with their wedding party, immediate family but also more time for mixing and mingling with other guests later that evening (that you may miss in the whirlwind of the wedding).

2. Consider a Theme!  Does the groom love Italian, Mexican or Chinese food?  Consider a completely themed dinner buffet.  Jazz up your Caribbean themed meal with a steel drum band, or a low country boil with a Zydeco trio.  Pizza and beer? No problem!  The days of stuffy seated rehearsal dinners are over.

3. Switch up your time.  If you’re planning a Sunday wedding, it’s sometimes difficult to schedule your rehearsal (let alone your rehearsal dinner) on a busy Saturday night.  Think about a rehearsal brunch, or lunch.  The wedding party and wedding guests can then use Saturday night as an opportunity to relax or go out on the town.

Kerry & Taylor, An Athens Ga Wedding in April

30 Jul

Kerry and Taylor were such an amazing & fun couple to work with…and that carried into their wedding day.  You can see through their photos the love and creativity they & their families put into such a special day.

The couple choose The Melting Point for both their wedding ceremony and wedding reception venue.

Enjoy a sampling of their wonderful photos courtesy Melissa Pepin Photography.

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Wedding Ceremony Venue – The Melting Point, at The Foundry Park Inn & Spa, Athens Ga

Wedding Reception Venue – The Melting Point, at The Foundry Park Inn & Spa, Athens Ga

Catering – The Foundry Park Inn & Spa, Athens Ga

Photography & Photo Booth – Athens Photo Booths

Flowers, Specialty Lighting and Decor – Gardenia Floral Design

Wedding Cake and Grooms Cake – Sugar Kneads Cakery

DJ – Music Masters Dj