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Ivory Elegance Events was inspired by The Empyrean, or the place in the highest heaven during the creation of this Lush Opulent Elegance editorial. In literature, it is known as the dwelling place of blessed, celestial beings so divine that they are made of pure light. The Biltmore Hotel set the scene , with its Mediterranean architecture and classic Italian, Moorish, and Spanish influences. Delicate details, floral motifs and ethereal, organic elements shine in the work of florist Lynette Rose Co., and baker Earth and Sugar. It’s all captured here in these fine art film images by Erin Traum.

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Photography and Creative Direction: Erin Traum // Planning: Ivory Elegance Events // Floral Design and Paper Goods: Lynette Rose Co. // Venue: Biltmore Hotel // Gowns and Accessories: The Find Bridal // Videography: Uptown and More // Hair and Makeup: Nika Dernis // Cake: Earth and Sugar // Tabletop: Pialisa and Mimosas and Moonshine // Silk Ribbon and Table Runner: Hey It’s Oh So Pretty // Models: Tiona White and Erin Fitzgerald


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Jordan and David chose to celebrate their nuptials with a destination event in their college town where the couple first met- Athens, Georgia. The bride explains “it was really special being back where it all started and surrounded by the people who have been part of our relationship since the beginning.” It also made for fun planning trips with planner Keely Thorne Events who helped to create the part-preppy-part-romantic southern wedding in a palette of greens at The Foundry. Florals design was by Amy Osaba Design , custom stationery by Papellerie of Houston and cake by Classic City Confections. Check out all the delightful details in these images by Dana Cubbage Weddings.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

We decided to do a “destination wedding” and chose to get married in our college town where we first met – Athens, Georgia. It was really special being back where it all started and surrounded by the people who have been part of our relationship since the beginning. It also made for the best planning trips!

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

Finding the gown was almost too easy. I saw a picture of the dress on Joan Pillow’s store Instagram and after looking into it, saw there was going to be a trunk show with designer appearance at the Houston store the following day. I called the morning of and was able to get an appointment within the hour. My mom and I met at the dress shop, and as I was headed into the dressing room, the wonderful designer, Sareh Nouri, walked up and introduced herself. She then graciously offered to help us customize the design on the back of the dress and a custom train length. It was the best experience.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We worked with a local Houston printing company –  Papellerie – who did the most impressive job of making our invitations and signage really personal and unique to our whole wedding. It was a ton of fun being part of the process and getting to design the aspect that ultimately shaped the look and feel of our big day.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Surprisingly something we both feared the most – our first dance. We had no practice or lessons and were both certain we’d be all nerves, but when the time came, we sang and dance and enjoyed every minute of that moment listening to the song we chose together. It was really, really special.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met my early into my freshman year/his sophomore year while out one night. He was with a friend who wanted to talk to a girl I was with. We ended up all taking a picture together that later some mutual friends tagged us in. Those same mutual friends ended up being the reason we connected around 3 years later in his hometown of LaGrange, Georgia. We moved to my hometown of Houston together in 2012, after graduation, and started our new jobs on the same day. On a random Wednesday night in October 2017, heading to what I thought was his work happy hour/dinner at Hotel ZaZa, David surprised me with a suite overlooking the first place we went on a date in Houston – Hermann Park. The room was full of pictures of all of our years together and the night was full of champagne and Facetimes with our loved ones.

Jordan + David | The Holle Teaser Film from Glacier Point Weddings on Vimeo.

Wedding Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings // Planning + Coordination: Keely Thorne Events // Floral Design: Amy Osaba Design // Stationery: Papellerie of Houston // Venue: The Foundry // Cake: Classic City Confections // Wedding Dress: Sareh Nouri From Joan Pillow Bridal Salon // Hair + Makeup: The Moore Agency // Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bride’s Jewelry: Personal // Bridesmaids Dresses: Various Designers // Band: Big Swing And The Ballroom Blasters // Men’s Attire: Generation Tux // Catering: The Foundry // Rentals: Barron’s Rental // Videography: Glacier Point Weddings // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box


We’re kicking off this holiday week with a festive editorial at Pursell Farms from Davy Whitener and Mariee Ami . The colors and details were inspired by a painting of a pheasant—the richness of the teal blue paired with burgundy, rust and different shades of brown creating the perfect fall palette. The juxtaposition of the rustic details paired with the refined elements made for the perfect combination of sophistication and southern charm. Florals are by Alchemy Event Studio and floral adorned cake by Barb’s Cake with paper by Mariee Ami.

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Photography: Davy Whitener // Floral and Event Design: Alchemy Event Studio // Planning, Paper and Hotel Gift Design: Mariee Ami // Venue: Pursell Farms // Dress: Ivory White Boutique // Hair and Make-up: Kerri Bunn // Cake: Barb’s Cake // Linens: La TavolaNuage Designs // Glassware, Flatware, Chargers: Peachtree Tents & Events // Napkins: Party Tables Linens // Lounge Furniture, Highboy, Bar & Guest Chairs: Collection Event Furnishings // Velvet Gourds: Hot Skwash

The delicate color palette of soft french blues, creams, and blush sets the light, elegant tone of this European-inspired inspiration shoot from event planner and designer A Lovely Day. The historic venue Grosse Point War Memorial, stuns as a backdrop with Italian Renaissance style, the lakeside views, marble rooms, and century-old architecture. Sophistication abound in the details including romantic paper by Ciarra Clare, stunning florals by Violet Rose Floral and gorgeous cakes by Sweet Heather AnneBreanne Rochelle Photography was behind the lens capturing all the beautiful inspiration in these light-filled photographs.

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Event Planning and Design: A Lovely Day // Photography: Breanne Rochelle Photography // Floral Design: Violet Rose Floral // Invitations and Paper Goods: Ciarra Clare // Venue: Grosse Point War Memorial // Wedding Dress and Veil: The White Dress // Hair and Makeup: Ashley Macpherson // Desserts: Canelle // Cake: Sweet Heather Anne // Shoes: Bella Belle // Vow Books: The Art of Etiquette // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Groom’s Apparel: The Black Tux // Linens: Nuage Design // Chair Rentals: Event Source


MAJOR fall vibes in Tori and Adam’s gorgeous wedding day Barnsley Resort. The couple tied the knot on a chilly November day while guests snuggled under luxe throws at a ceremony in the round, under a clear top tent beside historic manor house ruins of the north Georgia venue. Designed by Molly McKinley Designs, the stunning details shine in a fall palette featuring peacock, slate, olive, and silver and include florals by Andy Beach & Co. and invitations and day-of paper by Foglio Press. Rain added even more style to an already-gorgeous day and it’s all captured here by our friend Davy Whitener.

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From the planner: Tori and Adam’s wedding weekend began with a color palette as fun and vibrant as this couple themselves, featuring peacock, slate, olive, and silver. The wedding suite by Foglio Press hinted many of the design textures and colors to come: an embossed herringbone border, duck blue envelopes, a peacock velvet ribbon, silver wreathed wax seal, textured grey liners, and a sketch of the historic Barnsley ruins.

When guests arrived on site at Barnsley, each was given a gift box with classic local food items from many cities significant to Tori and Adam. Tori’s bouquet featured calla lilies, which were in her mom’s bridal bouquet, in addition to peonies, dahlia, eucalyptus, white stock, and brunia berries.

Tori and Adam tied the knot on a chilly November day. Guests snuggled under luxe throws at a ceremony in the round, under a clear top tent beside historic Barnsley Resort manor house ruins. The natural square arbor of flowering branches surrounded the couple as they said their vows. Flower girls held floral hoops, a creative take on flower girl baskets, in addition to sparkling sneakers and custom jean jackets painted with their names.

Cocktail hour was held on the terrace and rotunda of the Georgian Hall. Tori and Adam wanted guests to get to know each other and understand how cherished they were to be present at their wedding weekend, so each person found their seat with an escort card featuring their photo, and signed a guest book that included an information page dedicated to each guest. The family Bible, old photo albums and framed wedding portraits, decorated cocktail hour tables.

After cocktail hour, the band initiated a parade to gather guests and lead them from cocktail hour into the reception space. As guests entered Savannah Hall, a large brick fireplace and towering greenery trees made a dramatic statement in the ballroom. Cane back chairs and oval farm tables brought an intimate dinner party feel, while lush greenery runners and grey velvet linens made the atmosphere luxe and warm. Custom wood bars and stage surround of herringbone pattern mirrored the herringbone brick pattern of Barnsley fireplace.

Sweet tooths, Tori and Adam, cut the pale blue wedding cake, in addition to several flavors of wedding pie, and a groom’s cake featuring Boston sports teams.

Later in the evening, Tori donned a painted denim jacket matching those gifted to the flower girls, scripted with her newly married name. The newlyweds ran through friends, waving LED lighted balloons, before hopping on a golf cart for their grand exit.

Photography: Davy Whitener // Planning + Design: Molly McKinley Designs // Florals + Rentals: Andy Beach & Co. // Invitations + Day of Stationery: Foglio Press  // Venue + Catering: Barnsley Resort // Videography: Oak & Willow // Hair + Makeup: Jennifer C. Nieman // Band: Perfect 10 // Wedding Cake: Lush Cakery // Pies + Groom’s Cake: Honeymoon Bakery // Wedding Painter: Maggie Smith Kuhn // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box