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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, TLCWeddings.com, CNN.com, Vows Magazine, Hybrid Mom, WedTheMagazine.com, Elite Bridal Network, Black Star Rising Blog, WedLock Magazine, American Express for Entrepreneurs, OnlineAthens.com, Athens Magazine, Modern Bride Atlanta, Style Me Pretty, Long Island Bride and Groom, The Knot Georgia, Lake Oconee Living, Weddings with Style, Brides.com and Southern Distinction.

Photos by Twin Hearts Photography and Wingate Downs Photography.



9th Annual Bridal Show & Tasting Vendor Spotlight: Carefree Celebrations

20 Feb

Leading up to our 9th Annual Bridal Show & Tasting, we would like to shine a light on our wonderful vendors. Today we present a little of what Carefree Celebrations has to offer. We hope you will plan to join us on February 24th to see how 20+ vendors can make sure your wedding is the best day of your life!

photo by Zoomworks

“Let me get the headaches! Let me solve any problems that pop up!

I do what is called ‘day of’ coordinating. However, I spend hours ahead of time – emails, phone calls, personal visits. Not only with you, but also with all your vendors.

My over 25 years as a caterer/manager made me very detail oriented and with weddings, there is no ‘small’ detail!

I keep my price very competitive because I really love what I do and get a lot of satisfaction from my always-thrilled brides, grooms, & their families (check out Happy People on my website).”

No matter when you book me, my services include:

* Going over all vendor contracts (making any suggestions for things I see might not be right) and suggesting 2 -3 vendors in each area if needed,

* Contacting vendors before the day and going over the details just to make sure we are on the same page about times, expectations, etc., Meeting with vendors as needed

* Tying together all the details for each vendor so they interact seamlessly and creating a personalized master detail & timeline sheet for you and all vendors, distributing those sheets BEFORE your wedding day,

*Calling those guests who don’t RSVP – if you supply me the phone numbers!

* Rehearsal, pre-ceremony, ceremony, reception & post reception coordination – I’m at the site when the first vendor arrives and I stay until it is over (10 – 12 hours) – assisting vendors as needed, insuring contractual items are met, and taking care of you!

*Extensive emergency kit travels with me!

* Coordinating all the timing and activity of the reception – being there to make sure the cake knife is at the cake for cake cutting, Bride & Dad are ready for their dance, caterer is providing per contract, music is playing as requested, etc.,

* Hand delivering your vendor checks day of as needed,

* Collecting all the personals items such as gifts, extra favors and programs, articles of changing clothes, and anything needing attention without family having to worry about it,

* Minimum of one (1) meeting now and one (1) closer to wedding with unlimited emails and phone calls – expect a lot of those! I will meet with vendors as needed.

I am whom you ask etiquette questions of, rely on to listen to you, and vent to when needed! If I don’t know the answer, I do the legwork to find the answer. It is the Bride and Groom’s wedding, not mine, so I’m very careful to learn their wishes and dreams and help make them come true. * Additional services available

Donna Pahl

706.202.1907 dpahl548@msn.com