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In the last month we have been privileged to meet some very talented vendors. Our most recent visit was with the wonderful and talented team at Atmospheres Floral and Décor.  Since the 1980’s this team of professionals have been taking the Central Florida area by storm. Master Designer, Debra Shea Robertson, along with sister Cindy were raised in this industry since her parents too were florist and passed the torch on to them. Having made their mark in the industry this team has created countless designs and dreams come true through their work. They continue to pursue the latest trends in the industry and making it not just their own but also a creation their clients ultimately desire.

Atmospheres Floral and Décor’ specialize in wedding floral design and this year they are excited for some trends that continue to rise.  The ladies have shared that brides can’t get enough of greenery. Very popular are herbs such as mint, rosemary, magnolia leaf, and maidenhair ferns amongst many others.  Brides are asking that these simple accents be placed together to created items that can be used such as table runners, outline a picture frame, chair swag, or even adorn light fixtures to bring a cohesive feel through out their celebration.

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Complimenting this look is what florists are calling an “organic” bride. This is a bride that wants the ambiance as if she just picked her bouquet from a wild garden. These are flowers like English roses, peonies, hydrangeas, dahlias and ranunculus. With these blooms you see our florist incorporating that greenery previously mentioned into her bouquet tying all those elements together. The great thing about this trend is that it is versatile no matter if you are having a traditional wedding or something more along a relaxed celebration, the organic floral design can match it all.

Being that Atmospheres Floral and Decor have been around since the 80’s they are connected in their community and have a true love for Central Florida. Giving back is a thing this team enjoys doing and what better way to brighten someone’s day than with a gorgeous and heart felt bouquet. After many of their weddings these ladies send their strike team to gather the left over flowers their clients do not want. It is then that the arrangements are taken back to their shop and in the days to follow are sent out to local nursing homes and hospitals. What better way to save them and have someone gifted to enjoy them for all they are?

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Website: http://www.atmospheresfloral.com/

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The Art of a Wedding |Live Wedding Painting & Commissions

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I am so excited to share this post with all of you because I absolutely love art…and of course, weddings! Art is such a beautiful expression of one’s creativity and each work tells a unique story. I am thrilled to share some incredible artful options to document your beautiful wedding day!

The artists featured below are either based out of Charlotte, NC or local to the southeast (with a love for travel!). Each artist is so very talented and offers a wide range of services, from live wedding painting to custom commissions. Check out their websites for additional information on how you can incorporate their masterpieces into your special day.

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Evelyn Henson | Charlotte, NC

Evelyn is such a sweet, talented, and vibrant artist! Her work is fun, creative, and colorful and she is led by the motto “painting is a celebration of life!”  Evelyn loves creating pieces specifically for her customers. Check out her amazing commissions including wedding bouquets and illustrated wedding maps! {http://www.evelynhenson.com}

Lulie Wallace| Charleston, SC

Lulie is exceptionally talented and her work brings sunshine in to every space. She strives for her paintings to reflect who she is as a person and she is attracted to “joyful, thoughtful people.” Check out this commission that she painted of a beautiful bride’s bouquet! There is not much better than a Lulie Wallace original…but a Lulie reflecting your own personalized wedding memory? Priceless. {http://www.luliewallace.com} 

Ben Keys: Wed on Canvas| Charleston, SC

Talk about unique wedding entertainment! Ben Keys paints on scene at your wedding to create a work of art that you will never forget. He captures the once in a lifetime moments that you will treasure forever. Ben sets up his easel and paints a scene of your choice—the ceremony, reception, and first dance to name a few. Ben is amazingly talented and his work speaks for itself! {http://wedoncanvas.com} 

Preston Springer | Charlotte, NC

Preston is extremely gifted in his abilities to create truly unforgettable pieces for you to cherish for years to come. He loves to paint commissions including (but not limited to) wedding bouquets and special venues. His wife, Deedie, of Springvine Design is a brilliantly talented floral designer so together they are quite the artistic team! (…more on this couple to come, so stay tuned!) {http://www.prestonspringer.com}

Tesh Parekh| Raleigh, NC

Tesh creates one-of-a-kind paintings as a live event artist and “painting life as it happens is his passion.” He paints with oils as well as watercolors to create a piece that is both stunning and uniquely “you.” His gift of capturing unforgettable memories in such a beautiful work is one of the best possible gifts that you could give yourself or others!{www.liveweddingpaintings.com}

CHEERS!

Sarah Beth | Charlotte, NC

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Photographs: Lulie Wallace {Minette Hand Photography} | Evelyn Henson | Ben Keys | Preston Springer & Springvine Design | Tesh Parekh

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