We are proud to announce that Fancy Pants Events and Design (A division of PeacePix, LLC) is now the official on-site wedding and events coordinators for Five Star Lodge and Stables in Morganton, Georgia! The Lodge is one of the most stunning and luxurious wedding venues in Blue Ridge and North Georgia. This gorgeous and spacious cabin sits on 45 acres of lush forest and can sleep up to 24 guests. It’s more than a stellar wedding venue that your guests will adore — it’s also the ideal home for you and your wedding party! Fall in love with its spectacular views of the mountain and high-end amenities, like hot tubs, a large porch, fire pits, and large living areas. The Pavilion, where ceremonies and receptions are celebrated, has a full caterer’s kitchen, grill area, themed “covered wagon” for serving food, and guest restrooms. An indoor area with restroom, table and chairs, giant mirror, lounging furniture, a wine cooler, and more is offered and the bridal party often uses this space to prepare for the day ahead. Also provided are ceremony chairs, and much more. All wedding packages include our stellar services as your “day-of” and “on-site” coordinator. (Rehearsal add-on for the evening prior to your wedding can be arranged with us directly. Call Kim at 770-419-4027 for more information) For information on our tours, or details about this amazing venue, contact us! If you’re interested in receiving a quote for your wedding weekend, reach out to the property rental managers at Morning Breeze Cabin Rentals at 1-888-875-5669. The mountains are calling and there is no where more beautiful than this venue, sitting on the top of a mountain and overlooking the mountain range and valleys.
Having an unprepared wedding party just isn’t an option for you. That’s why we have compiled a list of must-haves for a survival kit. Give the kits to your party members the day of your wedding!
• Lint roller
• Stain remover
• Single-use mini toothbrushes
• Small sewing kit
• Lip balm
• Cell phone charger
• Energy bars
• Taxi numbers
This list should cover all the bases of what could happen on your big day. Jazz up all this stuff in a cute bag or box. Your wedding party will love it!
Belle knows that it’s what’s inside that counts – but it doesn’t hurt when the outside is a thing of beauty, too!
This Magical Spell wedding invitation symbolizes those sentiments perfectly and it’s theme is super fun! For centerpieces, use gold candlesticks with roses – add a clock for a special touch. A photo booth with Beauty and the Beast related cut outs would be so much fun and really get guests interacting. Have a scrapbook near by for extra pictures- what a great keepsake! Have the dance floor lined with lights and red carpet for drama. Don’t forget the cake – decorate it with roses for
a final touch. Everyone will love being your guest for such an enchanting time on your magical day!
There can never be too much sweetness at a wedding! For a unique touch, add a candy bar to your wedding reception.
We suggest having ¼ to ½ lbs. of candy per guest. Have a theme or color scheme picked out to make your candy bar look organized and clean. Also, be mindful of certain candies melting and food allergies. Try to keep your candy bar in a cool place away from the sun and clearly label each type of candy.
Having a candy bar attendant is a great idea to make sure it remains clean and stocked the duration of your wedding. If you don’t have someone to help out, have the candy bar out as guests are leaving.
Lastly, your guests will need something to put their treats in. We recommend the Brush of Love Treat Bags or Rustic Wreath Cotton Treat Bags We love the trendy gold foil and how it turns an ordinary paper bag into something chic.
A southern belle like yourself deserves the wedding of your dreams. Keep things classic with a plantation wedding! Of course, you will need the perfect invitation. Use our Sumptuous Rose Invitation – it is the epitome of elegance.
Have the ceremony and the reception outside the plantation, allowing you to show off the beauty of the grounds and the architecture of the house. Linen tables with crisp white cloths. For centerpieces use luscious greenery with your choice of flowers. We think using primarily white flowers with an accent color to make things pop will really impress. Maybe even add in some cotton peeking through the greenery.
Try having a naked cake instead of the traditional wedding cake. This popular trend looks so elegant and chic. Cover the cake in beautiful flowers and fruits for pops of color (and taste).
Release paper lanterns at the end of your wedding. Not only does this make for a picture perfect moment but it is also considered good luck! If lanterns aren’t your thing, you could do a sparkler send off instead. It’s equally as pretty and fun!
Have you checked out Monica’s blog yet? Monica is a partner of Fancy Pants Events and Design and has started a blog entitled “Love, Fancy Pants”! If you haven’t seen it yet, you are missing out! Check it out here: www.lovefancypants.com
Glitter isn’t just for art class anymore, nowadays brides just like you are finding nifty ways to incorporate glitter into their wedding for the perfect touch of glamour – and we absolutely love it! Here are a few of our favorite glitter ideas that we wanted to pass on.
1. Reception tables- go straight for the blinged-out look and use a glitter table cloth. This is an easy and inexpensive way to jazz up each table. Not looking for so much glitter? Use glitter table numbers, vases or favor boxes. It’s subtle and just the right amount of glamour!
2. The cake or cupcakes – throw some edible glitter dust on that gorgeous wedding cake (or cupcakes) and it becomes a twinkling masterpiece! This idea isn’t over used, so it will be a nice, unique touch to your wedding.
3. Bridesmaids- it is super on trend right now to have bridesmaids dress in elegant glitter dresses that make them shine! If you aren’t into having your bridesmaids shine THAT much, try giving them glitter hairpieces. Or if you want to keep all the sparkle on yourself, use a veil that has a little shimmer. And if the veil isn’t your style, use a hairpiece instead!
4. Invitations – the best for last, of course one of the simplest ways to incorporate glitter would be with yourinvitations. Use glitter accents within a design, backer or envelope liner to get guests excited for your special day.
Those are just a few of our favorites, but who are we kidding? Glitter goes with everything –bouquets, shoes, wine bottles and corks, place cards, glasses, aisle runners, flowers, boutonnieres… and we could go on and on if you let us!
Amazing reviews have won our sister company, “PeacePix Photo Booths” the coveted Weddingwire Couples’ Choice Award for 2016! This award is only given to the top 5% of retailers advertising with Weddingwire. We are thrilled to recieve this award and thank everyone that reviewed us favorable and made this possible. Fancy Pants and PeacePix are owned by Kimberly Peace Hill, Douglas A Hill, and Monica Peace Farber. https://www.weddingwire.com/biz/peacepix-photo-booth-rentals-marietta/ccaa4b4f672086d5.html
While families around the country are preparing for a day spent with family and friends, feasting on a lovingly prepared meal and enjoying the countless football games that will surely follow, thousands of law enforcement officers will be working to protect our communities.
For officers working on Thanksgiving, the fact that family and domestic partner violence typically increases 22% on this day is no surprise. There are increased calls as family members who normally manage to avoid each other get into more than just heated arguments not to mention custody disputes between divorced or estranged parents. Add alcohol and passionate football rivalries to the mix, and officers have their hands full. Later in the evening, the crush of “Black Friday” shopping begins with many retailers opening their doors to large crowds vying for limited “door buster” specials and the potential for disorder increases dramatically.
The emotional toll of working Thanksgiving can be substantial for an officer and his or her family. Many officers feel like they are disappointing children, spouses, other family members, as well as themselves. Additionally, because the holidays are a time for reflection, officers, like anyone else, are susceptible to feelings of melancholy.
Anyone that has an emergency has access to help because of these men and women who give selflessly of themselves for less pay than most fast food managers. While serving as a police officer does come with its personal rewards, the dangers and lack of respect or appreciation shown by so many as of late, are extreme. These officers have families; they are our sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers. They are heroes and they have earned our gratitude.
In 2015, a group of businesses and individuals came together to show their gratitude to our local law enforcement personnel. With the help of many wonderful people, we were able to provide a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to about 130 police officers in Cobb County. This effort became known as “Blue Thanksgiving” and was a huge success. Officers in Marietta, Kennesaw, and Cobb County Pct. 1 were provided hot meals on Thanksgiving Day. In addition, the Riverdale police department was provided trays of Danish, sandwiches, chips and desserts, delivered by our son, an officer in that department, who worked a 12-hour shift that day.
This year, we are once again planning to provide Thanksgiving dinner to these fine men and women, and we hope that you will join our effort. If you would like to help, either physically with food preparation and/or delivery or financially with a donation, please contact us. Your contribution will be recognized in a poster-card delivered along with the meals, but, more importantly, this will be one of the most satisfying things you will do this holiday season. The police officers will appreciate not only the hot meal, but knowing that their service and their sacrifice is recognized and appreciated.
To find out more, or to volunteer to help, call us at 770-419-4027. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via facebook atwww.facebook.com/bluethanksgiving. Donations can be sent to PO Box 5238 Marietta, GA 30061. You can also call, and we will come pick up! Please make checks payable to “Blue Thanksgiving”.
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Kimberly and Douglas A Hill
Having a Wedding Planner on your big day is never a bad idea! You would probably never consider cutting your own hair, so why risk the biggest day of your life, with anyone other than a professional? Allow yourself the time to enjoy your day and not worry about all the details. If you need more reasons to hire a professional to handle your wedding, here are just a few!
- A Wedding Planner might just save you money in costly mistakes.
- Knows who is in the industry.
- Can negotiate with vendors on your behalf.
- Allows you to have a “life” outside of planning your wedding.
- Becomes the “go-to” person at the wedding, so you don’t have to answer every question.
- Makes sure your bridal party sticks to the schedule.
- Makes sure all your guests are taken care of.
- Takes on logistics, so you can focus on having fun.
- Assures everything is packed up at the end of the night.
- Finds solutions and ideas when others can’t help.
- Can bring your vision to life!