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Throwback Thursday! When asked what her ideal client is, Beth Leon Guerrero noted what she looks for, and discusses the ...
11/11/2021

Throwback Thursday! When asked what her ideal client is, Beth Leon Guerrero noted what she looks for, and discusses the importance of being on the same page with clients. She started planning weddings in her neighborhood at 10 years old, worked in high school at a florist, and grew into her career and passion from there. Make sure to check out the March 16th Southern Wedding Professionals podcast to listen!

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05/14/2021
Jake Ashley w/ Felix and Fingers!

Meet Jake Ashley of Felix and Fingers! Check out the video below to hear about how his dueling pianos company is becoming a unique and popular choice for wedding entertainment!

15 years ago, F&F started as a two-man outfit in the suburbs of Chicago. They shifted the focus of their dueling pianos act from clubs and bars to high-end private events, weddings, and corporate. They saw an opportunity in the market to provide the energetic interactive experience of dueling pianos with an emphasis on organization, details, and logistics, with the ability to customize the experience for the client. This resulted in us being the top reviewed Dueling Pianos company for weddings for 8 straight years and counting. Now, we have expanded to 10 different cities, have hundreds of performers, and provide services nationwide.

Some high points on the wonderful Jake Ashley!

Started playing piano at age 5 at the insistence of my classical pianist grandmother.
Did theater & musicals throughout high school and college.
Moved to Chicago and pursued improv and stand-up comedy.
Worked a sequence of odd jobs as I pursued my craft- barista, segway tour guide, trivia host, private lessons, Lyft driver, etc.
Auditioned while in Chicago for Dueling Pianos.
Got a 4-month contract to play aboard Holland America Line cruise ships.
3 shows a night, 6 nights a week in every conceivable genre honed my skills.
When back on land I connected with F&F to learn how to be a sales rep/performer in the private events world.
Once I proved myself, I was relocated to Nashville, TN to be in charge of our expanding business in Tennessee & Kentucky
I married my wife in December 2019 and we moved to Nashville in January 2020
In spite of the pandemic, we have made countless connections within the Nashville events scene, and have a promising calendar of bookings for 2021 and 2022.

05/11/2021
Sarah Rickman w/ Wingate Place & Anderson Events!

It's not often you get to meet a Venue Manager AND a stand-alone lead wedding planner that does both AT THE SAME TIME.

But, this is why we love Sarah Rickman. Check out the video below to learn about this rockstar in the wedding industry!

About Wingate Place:

Wingate Place (formerly known as Wingate Plantation) is an outdoor event venue located on Johns Island. We are located just minutes from the lovely Kiawah and Seabrook Islands and a short drive to the Charleston peninsula. Our venue is family-owned and operated, and sits on 180 acres of stunning ponds and gorgeous ancient oak trees. Located on the property is a small farmhouse built in the 1930s. Currently, this house now serves as our meeting space for brides and planners, but more importantly the bridal dressing suite. The house provides a place for our brides and their maids to spend their morning getting their hair and makeup done before the ceremony! In addition, we also have groom's quarters located on the side of our back pavilion. A place for them to hang out, dress, and patiently wait until they are needed for pictures or ceremony time

About Anderson Events:

Samantha Anderson Events is a full-service wedding and event planning studio based in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Our events are characterized by timeless design, seamlessly orchestrated flow, and exquisite attention to detail. Our mission, besides executing a flawless event, is to ensure that your wedding planning experience is just as celebratory as the big day itself.

05/08/2021
Courtney Guthrie w/ Peachy Keen Lady Events

Meet Courtney Guthrie of Peachy Keen Lady Events. She shares how she started off working at her family's wedding venue business and then was inspired to branch off on her own to start Peachy Keen Lady. Check out the video below!

I'm Courtney Guthrie, the Peachy Keen Lady, and I have been doing weddings for 15 years. Planning weddings and events in Georgia is a way of life for me. Everything I know about planning events, I learned from my mother, Lisa West. She was the owner and founder of a wedding venue in Buford GA called, Simple Gatherings at Four Oaks Manor. I started Simple Gatherings at Four Oaks Manor with my mother, sister and brother, and worked with my family at Four Oaks for 6 years in total. My last year at Simple Gatherings I started Peachy Keen, as a way to branch out on my own and to have the ability to plan and design weddings outside of Four Oaks. Flash forward 9 years later and I couldn't be happier with all that I have achieved and continue to achieve. I love what I do and it is always a new experience every time. I specialize in turning clients' dreams into reality. I'm a hands-on wedding planner and I can customize creative options to accommodate your budget and make your day truly shine with a unique flair. My goal is to provide my clients with fun, stress-free, and customized wedding planning. I love creating new visions with clients, watching ideas grow and eventually come to life. I love a challenge and I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and bring any idea to life. Every couple is different and I make sure your wedding reflects your personal style. My passion for weddings will ensure that you have the perfect day to start a lifetime of memories. I'm looking forward to working with you and making memorable moments for you and your guests on your most special day

05/05/2021
Beth LeonGuerrero w/ Charleston Wedding Studio

Beth LeonGuerrero started off with a home-based event and wedding business that was fueled by the referrals of happy clients. Their quick success led to the creation and then expansion of Charleston Wedding Studio. Watch below to hear the ins and outs of her business and how they navigated the pandemic in a heavily impacted industry.

The Story behind Charleston Wedding Studio
Simply put, Our Story is Your Story. The love between our clients is the force that drives us to go above & beyond. We pride ourselves on creating a unique wedding experience for you and your fiance. Our professional team of planners, support staff, decor specialists, and a master floral designer will be by your side to execute a gorgeous memorable wedding. Our mission is to honor the trust you have placed in us with your wedding vision and bring it to life better than imagined. We thrive on the energy of happy grateful clients.

03/30/2021
Anita Amin w/ Amina Events

About Anita!

I have been planning events my entire adult life. I grew up in Atlanta, and first started organizing events and dances for my high school in Conyers, GA. My hobby expanded into planning get-togethers for my parents, and eventually I became the unofficial party and trip planner for all of my family members and friends.

After graduating from Georgia State University with a degree in Finance and Management, I worked at the Georgia State Capitol for State Representative Sharon Cooper for a year. And while I realized that politics wasn't for me, I became an expert in managing and executing campaign events, and so I moved on to join a small firm that managed membership associations as the Director of Meetings & Events. There I spent the next decade organizing events around the southeast for groups of all sizes and in all varieties of venue, before branching off on my own to found Amina Events in 2018.

When I'm not working, I love traveling, playing tennis, watching the Atlanta Falcons, and exploring my O4W neighborhood.

03/09/2021
Autumn Hartman w/ Harts and Petals

About Harts and Petals!

We are an Atlanta, GA, based group of Designers (Florals, Events and otherwise). We are each obsessed with beautiful design, music, dogs, family, wine, IPAs, high fives and excitement from our craft! (Whew! That was a mouthful) We love making our clients as happy as they can handle. Your day, whether it is your gorgeous wedding or a simple celebration of life, is our main focus!

We consider ourselves a boutique design company since we personally handle each and every event, which means we can only book a limited number of events each year. We want to make sure your day is given our absolute most attention. So, please get in contact with us below. Can't wait to meet you!

02/23/2021
Bonnie Reavis w/ The Brickyard

WELCOME TO THE BRICKYARD
Historic and hip at the same time, The Brickyard is the ideal spot for parties, weddings, receptions, corporate functions or any other formal or informal gathering.

Boasting an expansive open floor space in downtown Marietta, The Brickyard was originally constructed in 1920 and features barreled wooden ceilings and original brickwork. In the heart of Historic Marietta, yet convenient to Metro Atlanta, The Brickyard offers an exciting location for your most memorable events.

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02/22/2021

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02/22/2021
Lauren Blaska w/ the Piedmont Room @ Park Tavern

Lauren has been at Park Tavern since graduating from UGA (many years ago!). She started as a Sales Associate and moved into the Director of Sales role three year later. After planning thousands of weddings and events, Lauren has a meticulous eye for detail and understanding of logistics. During even the busiest and most chaotic moments of an event day, Lauren prides herself on providing a sense of calmness.

Favorite Part of the Wedding Day: I love the First Look and the First Look between the Bride and her father. These are two moments that aren’t seen by the whole crowd and you get to see the genuine excitement and surprise in the groom’s and dad’s eyes when they see their gorgeous girl!

Other Favorites: Her two babies Thomas and Blair, Workouts at Pure Barre, Ice Cream, Park Tavern’s Good Afternoon cocktail.

Built in 1928, the Piedmont Room was first the home of the clubhouse for the golf course that resided within Piedmont Park. Now, it hosts some of Atlanta’s most memorable occasions. The original Stone Mountain granite walls and ivy-covered windows remain in the foyer while the main room features a modern feel with soaring windows, dark bamboo hardwoods and 15+’ ceilings.

Rental of the venue includes ivory table linens, gold chavari chairs with ivory cushions, votive candles, up-lighting, and complimentary self-parking for event guests. The Piedmont Room is ideal for parties of 50-200+ guests.

Looking for an incredible podcast that allows you to get to know the wedding professionals behind the brand?? Well look ...
02/16/2021

Looking for an incredible podcast that allows you to get to know the wedding professionals behind the brand?? Well look no further... head on over to @southernweddingprofessionals and today, hear all about @equinoxentertainment .. A FABULOUS entertainment company whose goal is to curate the perfect show just for YOU!

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Today get to know life-long best friends who have been performing and producing music for over 25 years! Equinox Enterta...
02/16/2021

Today get to know life-long best friends who have been performing and producing music for over 25 years! Equinox Entertainment has a philosophy like none other and is sure to meet all of your entertainment needs! Be sure to take a listen!!

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Juilen Simon w/ the Westside Warehouse!
02/09/2021
Juilen Simon w/ the Westside Warehouse!

Juilen Simon w/ the Westside Warehouse!

The Westside Warehouse is located in the heart of Atlanta’s west-midtown creative district – one of the most up-and-coming locations in the city. Our converted warehouse boasts soaring cathedral ceilings, exposed iron beams and epoxy concrete floors. The industrial aesthetic is softened by handc...

Megan Harris w/ Marmaros Productions
02/02/2021
Megan Harris w/ Marmaros Productions

Megan Harris w/ Marmaros Productions

Megan is our CEO. She graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2016 with a BA in Dance and got married to the love of her life six months later! She lives in Lilburn with her husband and two dogs. While working at a popular North Georgia Wedding Venue for two years along with helping all our Marm...

02/01/2021
Lauren Blaska w/ the Peidmont Room at Park Tavern!

Lauren has been at Park Tavern since graduating from UGA (many years ago!). She started as a Sales Associate and moved into the Director of Sales role three year later. After planning thousands of weddings and events, Lauren has a meticulous eye for detail and understanding of logistics. During even the busiest and most chaotic moments of an event day, Lauren prides herself on providing a sense of calmness.

Favorite Part of the Wedding Day: I love the First Look and the First Look between the Bride and her father. These are two moments that aren’t seen by the whole crowd and you get to see the genuine excitement and surprise in the groom’s and dad’s eyes when they see their gorgeous girl!

Other Favorites: Her two babies Thomas and Blair, Workouts at Pure Barre, Ice Cream, Park Tavern’s Good Afternoon cocktail.

Built in 1928, the Piedmont Room was first the home of the clubhouse for the golf course that resided within Piedmont Park. Now, it hosts some of Atlanta’s most memorable occasions. The original Stone Mountain granite walls and ivy-covered windows remain in the foyer while the main room features a modern feel with soaring windows, dark bamboo hardwoods and 15+’ ceilings.

Rental of the venue includes ivory table linens, gold chavari chairs with ivory cushions, votive candles, up-lighting, and complimentary self-parking for event guests. The Piedmont Room is ideal for parties of 50-200+ guests.

Lauren Blaska w/ the Piedmont Room at Park Tavern!
01/28/2021
Lauren Blaska w/ the Piedmont Room at Park Tavern!

Lauren Blaska w/ the Piedmont Room at Park Tavern!

Lauren has been at Park Tavern since graduating from UGA (many years ago!). She started as a Sales Associate and moved into the Director of Sales role three year later. After planning thousands of weddings and events, Lauren has a meticulous eye for detail and understanding of logistics. During even...

Lauren Blaska w/ the Piedmont Room at Park Tavern!
01/27/2021
Lauren Blaska w/ the Piedmont Room at Park Tavern!

Lauren Blaska w/ the Piedmont Room at Park Tavern!

Lauren has been at Park Tavern since graduating from UGA (many years ago!). She started as a Sales Associate and moved into the Director of Sales role three year later. After planning thousands of weddings and events, Lauren has a meticulous eye for detail and understanding of logistics. During even...

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