Gem of a Bridesmaid | Styled Shoot

The wedding weekend often begins with a luncheon dedicated to celebrating your leading ladies - your bridesmaids! As the true "gems" of the wedding planning process, bridesmaids are there every step of the way to help decide between periwinkle and lavender, to say yes to the dress and to throw the best bachelorette bash around. I was so thrilled to partner with Marilisa of Chancey Charm for our "Gem of a Bridesmaid" inspiration shoot featuring bold colors, gemstone-inspired details and a stunning Atlanta skyline backdrop (hello, helipad!) showcasing a bridal luncheon thrown by the most stylish and trend-setting of brides.

Ventana’s was the perfect spot for this girly celebration with window-lined walls and a rooftop overlooking iconic downtown Atlanta views. Every detail from Green Tie Studio's modern & girly invitation design, to the gorgeous gold calligraphy by Leen Machine Calligraphy & Design, all the way to the amazing wardrobe styling by LIFEStyled was perfectly aligned with the "gem of a bridesmaid" inspiration! Bloomin’ Bouquets helped set the scene with lush florals set upon a wild orchid and citron table featuring rentals from Classic Party Rentals, a custom “You’re a gem” chair sign from Host & Toast, framed place cards and favor boxes from Kate Aspen, and the stunner agate coasters from Manor!

After the bridesmaids luncheon celebration featuring food from Legacy Catering and Events & truffles from Classic City Confections, our lovely ladies headed on top of the roof to the helipad and rocked amazing attire from LIFEStyled, makeup artistry from Becca Whittinghill and timeless hairstyles from Some Claudia Girl. The bride wore Kirribilla‘s flirty Harper Dress and Bliss Tulle graciously provided the Radiant Orchid tulle skirt.

A huge thank you to Grey Likes Weddings for featuring this stunning shoot and to each of the talented vendors who made it possible without a flaw! Here are some of my favorite images from the day!

Photography: LAUREN CARNES PHOTOGRAPHY | Planning: Marilisa Schachinger of CHANCEY CHARM WEDDINGS | Florals: BLOOMIN’ BOUQUETS: Unique Floral and Event Design | Venue: VENTANAS | Catering: LEGACY CATERING AND EVENTS | Truffles: CLASSIC CITY CONFECTIONS | Rentals: CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS | Custom “You’re a Gem” sign & gem drink stirrers (listed as cake toppers): HOST & TOAST | Makeup: BECCA WHITTINGHILL MAKEUP ARTISTRY | Hair: CLAUDIA VERDUZCO | Invitations: GREEN TIE STUDIO | Calligraphy: LEEN MACHINE CALLIGRAPHY & DESIGN | Gold Frames & Boxes: KATE ASPEN | Agate Coasters: MANOR | Wardrobe Styling: LIFESTYLED | Tulle Skirt: BLISS TULLE | Bride’s Dress: KIRRIBILLA | Models: Bonnie, Savannah & Emily of CLICK MODELS