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Diverse Menu Ideas

If you have a big wedding coming up, congratulations! The reception is such a wonderful place to celebrate and gather all the people you love.  Once you have you decided your color detail, it will be time to choose what refreshments you will serve at your reception. Guest remembers 2 things, how you made them feel and what you served.  Food and beverage presentation is what they will talk about. 

Some of the most popular menu choices for the spring are as follows:

Finger Food

Brides love using lighter foods in the spring season. The lightness of pastel color palettes seem to work well with finger foods.  Small sandwiches, cookies, punch and kabobs are all popular options at this time of year.  This idea works reasonably.

Ethnic Foods

It seems that the spring is the best time for wedding catering to take an adventurous turn. If you and your groom’s culture influences your choices then you can celebrate by borrowing some of its iconic dishes.  Chinese, Mexican, Italian and other such foods can create a great secondary theme to your wedding in the form of delicious foods.

Vegetarian Menu

As this is the season when the gardens are bursting with color, it is also the perfect time to have a menu centered around these colorful surroundings.  Not only can your menu be delicious and healthy, it can also be quite cost-effective.


Spring Wedding Ideas

Spring is the perfect season to get married. Everything is new and fresh, so why not start a brand-new chapter of your life in the spring as well? If you are looking at different wedding venues in Atlanta trying to find the perfect place for your wedding, Pristine Chapel Lakeside caters to many different preferences when it comes to your special day. Here is what you should look for when choosing the perfect wedding venue:

Customizable

Your wedding is without question one of the most important days of your life, so it is important to find a wedding venue that can work with you to make your wedding day memorable for you and all of your guests.

At Pristine Chapel Lakeside, we have a chapel as well as a beautiful garden. So whether you want a traditional or more relaxed atmosphere, we have it all. If you choose to have a garden ceremony, the chapel is also included in the rental in case of inclement weather.

Experienced

Planning a wedding is stressful, and worrying about every detail isn’t something you should have to concern yourself with. If you choose a venue that has experienced staff and wedding planners, you can rest assured that everything you want to happen will happen seamlessly during your ceremony and celebration.

Our wedding planners will work with you and manage every detail on the day of the event so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day.

All-inclusive

If everything involved in your wedding day comes from a different place, something is bound to fall through the cracks. Our venue offers in house services such as flowers, catering, music, cakes and more so you won’t have to worry about any detail getting forgotten.

We offer all of these all-inclusive services as well as an invitation specialist and a preferred photographer. We have thought of every detail!

Unique

You have probably been to many weddings, as have many of your guests. But what will make your wedding stand out above the rest? It should be a day as unique as you and your fiancée’ while also reflecting your personality. If you love candy, provide your guests with a candy station where they can fill up their own party favor. If you want something elegant that is sure to impress your guests, plan for a dazzling iced sculpture.

When you choose the right venue, “wow” factors are easy. Just mention the idea to your wedding planner, she will make it real.


Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Cake

A wedding cake is often the centerpiece of the wedding. It’s the focus of countless photos and the crucial element of the traditional cake-cutting ceremony. Couples remember their wedding cakes for years to come, and many brides and grooms even save the top tier to eat on their first anniversary. Though there are countless options when choosing a wedding cake, picking one is simple if you follow these steps.

Style

Are you planning a classic, formal wedding or a more casual, carefree event? Whether you want a structured feel or something more natural, there are specialty cakes that can meet your needs and match your wedding. For a timeless feel, we recommend a simple design, like a three-tiered white cake with fondant and roses. For a less traditional wedding, you could try adding fun colors, using a unique decal, or experimenting with fun cake toppers. If you’re not sure which cake style would best match your wedding, you can also meet with a cake decorator or wedding coordinator to discuss ideas and find inspiration.

Setting

Though most cakes can handle cold, not every cake can withstand the heat and humidity of an outdoor wedding. If you’re planning an outdoor wedding or reception, you’ll need to plan your cake accordingly. Frosting that is loaded with butter may taste delicious, but it can wilt or melt in the sun if you don’t take necessary precautions. To avoid droopy frosting, ask your cake decorator to use a frosting with extra powdered sugar or to substitute butter for shortening. If you don’t like those options, you can also substitute your frosted flowers and ribbons with real ones.

Flavor

You determine the worth of a wedding cake not only by its design but also by its flavor. We don’t believe in cakes that taste like cardboard, and finding your perfect cake also means finding the perfect flavor. If you plan to serve cake to all of your guests, we recommend a classic flavor that everyone can enjoy, like vanilla or chocolate with a simple buttercream or cream cheese frosting. If you and your spouse-to-be are the only ones who will taste the cake, then we recommend sampling a wider variety of flavor combinations to find the one that suits you best.

No matter the size, style, or location of your wedding, you can find a specialty cake that will meet your needs. If the choices seem overwhelming, don’t worry. Simply follow these 3 guidelines, and your cake and marriage will both be off to a sweet start.


Tips on Creating an Amazing Fall Wedding Ceremony

Fall is a beautiful time of year to have a wedding. While any wedding requires a lot of planning and preparation, devising the perfect wedding ceremony for a beautiful Atlanta autumn day is simple with these 4 tips.

Wedding Venues

Choosing a wedding ceremony venue in Atlanta can be simple when you narrow down your priorities and take a peek at the options available. First, decide whether you want an indoor or outdoor ceremony. Then you need to decide approximately how many guests you want to invite to decide on the size of the location. We recommend you put together a rough guest list to see how many people you want to invite to get a realistic idea of the necessary size of the venue.

Wedding Photography

Deciding on a wedding photographer is a huge aspect of planning your wedding. You need to ensure that the photographer you hire is reputable and has a photography style that you like. While prices vary, it is important to take into consideration references and reviews of the photographer because the last thing you want is to have your wedding photos ruined.

Your choice in wedding venue also impacts your wedding photos. One venue might require additional time built into the day so that you can travel to another location for photos, while another might have the right setting to take all the pictures you desire without leaving. This should be taken into account when planning the timeline of your special day.

Flowers

Your wedding bouquet and other decorative flowers can transform a church or other space in amazing ways. Large floral arrangements can be costly, so choosing venues that include the flowers can be helpful when you are on a budget. A budget-friendly tip: having a small floral arrangement on the doors to the ceremony (if the ceremony is held indoors) can give the illusion that there are more flowers and decorations because they are one of the first things that your guests will see.

The Reception

After the completion of your wedding ceremony, you will be ready to celebrate with all of your friends and family. A large area to relax, eat, and celebrate together is a must! If you chose a reception venue that is separate from your wedding ceremony venue, you need to provide directions to all of your guests and ensure that there is time built into the transition for you to have your photographs taken. If you choose a venue where the ceremony and reception can take place at the same location, you can simply invite your friends and family to stay and celebrate with you.

With a little planning, we are sure that your fall wedding will be amazing.


4 Things You Need for Your Wedding Photo Checklist

Making the right decisions about your wedding can be stressful. To help you make the right decisions we have included a few tips for your consideration.

Photo Style

In order for you to get great pictures, the photographer that you choose will need a creative eye and lots of wedding photography experience. Without those key elements photographers cannot capture great memories on film.

Casual

If you like a more casual approach to your photo detail- you may choose a photo journalistic style of photography for your wedding event. Posing is relaxed and the attention to detail is significant.

Traditional

You may prefer a more traditional portrait style- where people are positioned “posed” individually or in groups with a more structured photo composition design.

Whatever you prefer, it takes getting a feel for the photographer and their ability and willingness to work with you. You will need to establish a comfort zone with the photographer.

It would be a good idea to start by understanding what and why they charge for their services. A photographer will have invested over 30 hours of their time from planning to shooting and in editing production. You get what you pay for, be afraid if the price you are paying is too cheap.

MIA

Don’t leave someone that is important to you out of your photos. The pictures of family and friends tell a story about what is important in your life. Plan to give your photographer a VIP checklist, it will insure that no one’s missing in action and help them to gauge the amount of time needed for post ceremony family photos.

Lighting

Wedding photography can be exceptional with the addition of great lighting and a beautiful background. Lighting brings out your features and smooth out your skin tone for a healthy glowing portrait. You should always pay attention to the venue lighting for your inside photographs.

Details Plan Ahead

If there are any items of sentimental value that you would like to remember about your wedding, you should advise your photographer in advance to prepare him or her. Sometimes it’s the architecture you want to see and sometimes it’s just the intimate details that you want to remember.


A Planning Checklist for the Perfect Fall Wedding

Are you planning your fall wedding? Look no further, for our wedding planner in Atlanta has some ideas for planning the wedding of your dreams.

Professional Wedding Planners vs Family Planner

Your number one BFF is your wedding planner. A great wedding planner will educate and help prioritize your want list.

Although their experience can be very influential, they can help address your concerns with what is of the utmost importance to you and create solutions for a perfect event. Their skills require organization and advance attention to detail; with an ability to follow through, consistently.

Family can have good intentions and can be helpful. They have lots of ideas and opinions to explore. On the day of your event, they are too busy with the job and unable to enjoy being a guest.

No one is more helpful than an experienced wedding planner, who is fully committed to the task.

Your Vision

The first step in the process of planning a wedding is to dream big, you will want everything to be perfect. Study all of the concepts that you love. The more knowledge you have; the easier it will be to turn those dreams into reality. You can make lists, create vision boards, and check out Pinterest for decorations themes and ideas you would like to consider.

The Importance of a Timeline

When you are planning, you need a road map. When you know where you are going, it’s easier to make the plan to get there. If you have six months to get there and you have 20 stops along the way, you will benefit by doing them in a certain order. First booked the venue to confirm the date then the catering needs.

A timeline will be created for the day of the event. Arrival time? Photo time? Dressing time? Guest seating time? Ceremony start time? This information will be plugged into the timeline to ensure that nothing is left undone.

Last minute decisions can stress you out. Do not allow fly by decisions on the day of your wedding. Stick with you game plan. Venue, caterers, DJ, minister, hairdressers, and coordinators should already know the plan in advance. They should be linked together and know how this event will flow, no surprises.

The Basics

The categories of concern are based on the individual preference. You can arrange your details as you wish. There are thousands of questions that you will need answers for in the planning process. You will need a place to gather wedding invitations for your family and friends to join your special day. A minister for the promises pictures for posterity and comfortable accommodations for your family and friends. Food and beverage, music, and flowers for ambiance and a disc jockey for entertainment. It takes a lot of professional helpers to “Make it Happen.”


Seasonal Ideas for a Fall Wedding

Typically, brides select a spring or summer wedding date but there are so many good reasons to choose an autumn date. A wide range of color changes and cooler weather makes it a pleasure to be outside. With the changing landscape, there are more photo opportunities as the seasons change. Here are a few tips to encourage an autumn date for your wedding.

Make My Anniversary in the Autumn

Autumnal colors of brown and red-- makes it look like a harvest festival. Dark blue’s plums and sage-- makes you recognize the beauty of the end of the summer season. Golden hues and copper colored leaves-- are accents to enjoy as you move into the changes of a new life together.

Traditional Fall Flavors

The flavor of your wedding is Fall, the colors are rich and the flavor of your food can match the seasons of the best comfort foods: pie, caramel apples, hot cocoa, chocolates, apples, pumpkin, sage and thyme.

Candle Light

Candlelight and flowers add ambiance and romance to a wedding ceremony. When candles are scattered throughout the venue, it creates a mood that is warm and comforting adding excitement and making the day seem somehow even more special. These are the feelings that your guests will take home with quoting the words of Maya Angelou: “You may not remember a person’s name; you may not remember what they do but you will always remember how they made you feel.”

Back to Nature

The rich colors and cool air around the lake at Pristine Chapel is a season to enjoy in Georgia. It inspires woodsy decorations at a time when gathering of friends and family just comes naturally. The perfect place for a beautiful fall event.

If you are looking to plan a fall wedding, look no further than one of the best wedding venues in Atlanta, Pristine Chapel. With the ability to help plan your wedding around a beautiful chapel or lakeside ceremony, Pristine Chapel is the perfect place to start your new beginning. 


Compliment Your Fall Wedding with the Perfect Cake

Fall is the perfect time to hold a wedding. There’s nothing more romantic than the changing leaves, cool air, and beautiful colors. When it comes to planning your fall wedding, it’s important to compliment your design with the perfect cake. To help you find the right look for you, here are a few ideas for wedding cake designs in Atlanta.


• Naked cakes. Naked cakes are one of hottest trends on the wedding scene right now. Instead of frosting the outside of these cakes, they are left bare. Instead, you stack layers of cake with frosting and berries in between. You top it off with fruit or flowers for a towering cake that is beautiful and perfect for a fall wedding.


• Wooden pedestal. If you already have a design in mind, there are other ways to incorporate the fall theme into planning your cake. Rustic yet classic, using a flat wooden pedestal or a tree round is the perfect way to add a bit of fall into your cake without going overboard.


• It’s all about the branches. Nothing says “fall” like branches and leaves. You can incorporate these accents into your cake in a few different ways. Consider adding branch designs into the fondant decoration of your cake. You can even craft one of the layers of your cake to look like a tree trunk. Then, have your cake designer “carve” a heart into the bark of your cake with your initials inside.


• Stick with simple. Not every cake needs to be intricately designed. In fact, some of the most beautiful cakes are simple, yet classy. If simple is your style, stick with a neutral buttercream or fondant cake. Creams and whites are perfect. Then, simply top the cake with a few fall leaves. If you don’t want a topper, you could even put the leaves around the base or on the cake table itself. A spray of delicate branches is another great way to top off your fall cake without going over the top.

• Go for the gold. For a metallic accent that is perfect for your fall wedding, add some gold to your cake. Brushing cream fondant with edible gold paint or adding gold leaf to a wedding cake is elegant and sophisticated. Plus, it looks beautiful against a fall backdrop. No matter what your wedding colors might be, gold is the perfect accent.


Choosing the details and décor for your fall wedding should be a memorable process. From finding the best wedding venue to perfecting your wedding cake, make sure that your ceremony is the perfect reflection of your personality and style.