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10th Annual Bridal Open House & Menu Tasting Vendor Spotlight: Natalie Bradley Events

23 Feb

Leading up to our 10th Annual Bridal Show & Tasting, we would like to shine a light on our wonderful vendors. Today we present a little of what full-service event planning and design company, Natalie Bradley Events has to offer. We hope you will plan to join us on March 2nd to see how Natalie and 20+ vendors can make sure your wedding is the best day of your life!

Natalie Bradley Events  is a full-service event planning and design company located in Athens, Georgia. Since 2003, Natalie Bradley Events has been creating extraordinary custom events in the Athens area, as well as destination weddings throughtout the Southeast.

You may also find wonderful DIY tutorials, how-tos and wedding details for your wedding on Natalie’s blog! At the Foundry Park Inn Bridal Event, Natalie Bradley Events will have exclusive packages just for our brides as a thank you for attending the event.

Natalie Bradley Events has been featured in The Red Envelope Blog, The Handmade Home, Brooklyn Limestone Blog, The Party Wagon Blog, The Frosted Petticoat, Oconee Magazine, Inside Weddings,,, Vows Magazine, Hybrid Mom,, Elite Bridal Network, Black Star Rising Blog, WedLock Magazine, American Express for Entrepreneurs,, Athens Magazine, Modern Bride Atlanta, Style Me Pretty, Long Island Bride and Groom, The Knot Georgia, Lake Oconee Living, Weddings with Style, and Southern Distinction.

Photos by Twin Hearts Photography and Wingate Downs Photography.



10th Annual Bridal Show & Menu Tasting Vendor Spotlight: Republic Salon

19 Feb

Leading up to our 10th Annual Bridal Show & Menu Tasting, we would like to take a moment to recognize the wonderful vendors we work with. Today we present a little of what our exclusive salon referral Republic Salon has to offer. We hope  you will  plan to join us on March 2nd to see how 20+ vendors can make sure your wedding is the best day of your life!

“Republic Salon’s award-winning staff, with extensive fashion photography experience, is expertly trained and closely attentive to your needs. Our stylists and management have years of experience counseling clients and crafting extraordinary hair designs. The focus is on your needs. After all, you are a member of the republic.

In addition to our in salon services, we also offer on site bridal hair.  Whether you’re looking for that perfect chignon or a relaxed half updo, come see why we are the best choice for Athens’s most discriminating brides and have been voted the best salon by both the Athens Banner-Herald and Flagpole Magazine since 2008.”

Contact Republic Salon for your Bridal Party today!

Phone: 706-208-5222


Located at 312 E. Broad St. in Athens

Save the Date! 10th Annual Bridal Open House & Menu Tasting

15 Jan


Join us for our most anticipated bridal event of the year! This afternoon open house will be held on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014. Our spaces will be decorated to the max and over 20 of northeast Georgia’s premium wedding vendors will be on hand to plan your big day including Photographers, Florists, Formal Wear, Wedding Planners, Pastry Chefs, Entertainment and more!

Most importantly, sample the cuisine of our award winning culinary team while perusing the latest bridal fashions & decor for the entire wedding party.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show.

For more information and to reserve your tickets click here.

Kellie & Matt ~ 11.16.13

9 Jan

What a great family to work with on both the bride and groom’s side! This sweet couple tied the knot this past Fall with their ceremony in Galleria Two and a Station Style Reception in the Melting Point. What made this ceremony extra special was that it was officiated via the bride’s uncle who was stationed oversees, thanks to Skype! That was definitely a first for us, but probably not a last. We welcome your ideas in making your wedding personal to what’s important to YOU! Take a look through their beautiful photos.

Ceremony: Galleria Two

Reception: The Melting Point

Catering, Accommodations: The Foundry Park Inn & Spa

Photography: Melissa Pepin Photography

Florist: Sandy French

Lights & Lanterns Decor: Gardenia Floral Design

Congrats to the Newly Engaged!

30 Dec

We are officially in the midst of engagement season, and with that comes a flurry of newly engaged couples to the Foundry Park Inn & Spa to check on dates and availability. Picking a date and a venue is one of the first most important things to decide on once you’re a bride-to-be.

Our Summer and Fall dates are filling up quickly, with new inquiries coming in daily. Be sure to visit our website to request more information on rates and availability for your potential wedding date! If you’re on a budget, consider holding your wedding on a Friday or a Sunday (or even a weekday!)

You’ll also want to think about a rough estimate of how many guests will be attending as well as the style of reception you’re planning, as we have several different event spaces that may work for your special day.

Whether it’s a casual and fun dance party at the Melting Point…

melting point wedding

…or a traditional and formal reception in our Foundry Ballroom, our venue boasts several unique spaces to fit your personalities.

Athens Ga Wedding at The Foundry Park Inn & Spa - Sara Wise Photography

Happy Wedding Planning!

The NotWedding on OnceWed!

28 Nov

The NotWedding Athens has been featured on OnceWed! Enjoy reading the entire post on Athens’ first NotWedding here!

Also, be sure to check out OnceWed’s “Everything Athens” page for a full list of vendors from this fabulous event at the Foundry!


Jennifer and Stephen~ Featured on Borrowed & Blue

21 Nov

Jennifer and Stephen’s classic Athens wedding has been featured on Borrowed & Blue! Be sure to check out the full post to see all of the pictures from their magical, summer wedding!

A special thanks to ZoomWorks Photography for capturing every moment of Jennifer and Stephen’s special day!

kiss backflowergirl brideandgroom bridesmaids bridetable dance groomsmen holdingdress

Ceremony: UGA Chapel

Reception: The Melting Point

Catering, Accommodations: The Foundry Park Inn & Spa

Photography: ZoomWorks Photography

Florist: Gardenia Floral Designs

Cakes: The Buttercup Bakery

Band: The Dirk Howell Band