Paper Me Wonderful

Purely Wondrous Inspiration

Published :: Modern Luxury The Atlantan Brides Magazine

Happy Friday! We're excited to have finally put our hands on this gorgeous issue of The Atlantan Brides 5th Anniversary Issue. Image

Our stationery and graphic design was featured in this fabulous shoot at The Biltmore Ballrooms in Atlanta, Georgia designed by F&G Weddings.

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We also designed custom stationery for one of F&G Wedding's beautiful brides, Alana. The peacock blue and wicked green are the perfect pair to fabulous!

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StudioWed partnered with The Atlantan Brides to present "An Evening of Bridal Luxury" and "The Inspired Bride", which is our signature event.

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We designed custom stationery for F&G Weddings for their fabulous I Love New York themed tablescape.

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Lemiga Events designed a Paris themed tablescape. It was simply gorgeous!

Look forward to more purely wondrous inspiration to come!

Collaborate, Design, Inspire then Educate

"Having a great idea and not selling it well is like sitting on a pig and hoping for a ham sandwich!" Very well said Sam Harrison. This weekend, the Atlanta Wedding Creative is hosting our first education event, A Planners Workshop. This is not your regular sitting in the room sipping water listening to people talk type of workshop. Michelle Gainey of Lemiga Events and Brian Green of F&G Weddings have spent quality time putting together an intensive itinerary filled with interactive sessions including some of Atlanta's top Wedding Industry Professionals. I am most excited about the tablescape photo shoot each attendee gets to do with amazing photographers Janet Howard of Janet Howard Studio and Jeremy Harwell of Harwell Photography. What a fabulous start or enhancement to one's portfolio! Speaking of tablescapes, check out this behind the scenes video by Inije Photo from AWC's first photo shoot with Ross Oscar Knight. It's not too late to register at http://awcworkshop.eventbrite.com/.  

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Special thanks to I Do Linens, MM Ink, Edge Design Group, Jackson Durham and Unique Event Management.

AWC Planners Workshop Speaker Spotlight: Michelle Gainey {Lemiga Events}

Tom Peters of Fast Company said, "A brand is a promise of the value received." Michelle Gainey, Lead Designer of Lemiga Events, has built her brand believing that statement. I had the privilege of meeting Michelle just before she opened StudioWed and remember thinking, this young lady is really going to change the Atlanta wedding industry. Michelle has successfully built her own brand and had a hand in taking the StudioWed brand to another level. For those of you unfamiliar with StudioWed, it is an exclusive collection of Atlanta's wedding vendors representing the finest wedding professionals that service the Atlanta area. This is a hip and revolutionary concept in local and destination weddings in Atlanta: a stylish and sophisticated planning studio where the area's best vendors come to you. Meet with a photographer over coffee in the morning and enjoy a glass of wine as you chat with a florist in the afternoon. Best of all, there's no cost to you to use StudioWed's services, so you can feel free to spend an entire day -- or as many as you need -- planning your big day. Michelle has built a great balance between the two businesses and an awesome staff to help her maintain them. As Lead Designer and Planner of Lemiga Events, Michelle is a girly girl. She loves shoes, dresses, makeup and everything about being a woman! Michelle loves a challenge. She's always looking to do things differently than how they’ve always been done. Lemiga Events is a premier event design boutique specializing in stylish and glamorous affairs for a discerning clientele. They are passionate about creating unique and exceptional moments that will be remembered for a lifetime. Their love for design and intricate details is what defines our signature event style. Enchanting venues, sumptuous fabrics, stunning florals and captivating stationery are some of the elements that make our events spectacular. I love working with Michelle. She is the epitome of a wedding planner. Her glamorous style and attention to detail ensures that each and every client feels appreciated, her service is valued, and the wedding is amazing! What I love most is that Michelle, like me, is a mom! She is married and has two adorable daughters. I know that she is setting an example of how to be successful in every aspect of life. Kudos Mrs. Gainey!

Michelle has a passion for educating and inspiring fellow associates in the wedding and event industry. You can hear her share her knowledge in an intimate setting and speak with her personally at the Atlanta Planner's Workshop at StudioWed happening February 18-19, 2012. For more information and to register, please visithttp://awcworkshop.eventbrite.com//.

Announcing...The Atlanta Wedding Creative

The Atlanta Wedding Creative is a collaboration that seeks to educate, design, and inspire the wedding industry through seminars, interactive workshops and luxury bridal events. TAWC brings together three of Atlanta's widely sought after wedding professionals including Wedding and Event Designers, Michelle Gainey of Lemiga Events and Brian A.M. Green of F&G Weddings, along with Lisa R. Zachery, Customer Stationer and Branding Artist of Papered Wonders, Inc.

We are ecstatic about this collaboration and look forward to sharing more purely wondrous inspiration with you through this venture.

More details coming soon at www.theatlantaweddingcreative.com.

Pancakes and Paper

What better way to share the process of paper than over pancakes? We thought it was a fabulous idea so we held our first "Pancakes and Paper", a gathering for planners to learn about the PWI custom process. Some of our favorite Atlanta planners gathered on a beautiful morning at StudioWed Atlanta and shared an awesome start to the morning prepared by Black Tie Catering. Pancakes, just like our custom stationery, were made to order and included chocolate chip pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, and pancakes topped with apples and peaches. We enjoyed taking this opportunity to make our process better to understand for the planners that we love serving! Brian Green of F&G Weddings and Michelle Gainey of Lemiga Events also shared their insight on the wedding planning scene here in Atlanta.

Ahh, pancakes and paper...what a winning combination!
Special thanks to Morgan of HA! Photography for shooting the event for us!

Cupcakes and Cocktails!

With all the beautiful sunshine we've had this week in Atlanta, what a great way to enjoy your weekend with cupcakes and cocktails! “How Sweet It Is” Bridal Soiree is tomorrow at Lenox Cupcakes located in Phipps Plaza. Brides-to-be can come out and meet StudioWed, an exclusive collection of Atlanta's wedding vendors representing the finest wedding professionals that service the Atlanta area. We have transformed the window display into a wedding wonderland! Participating vendors include: Lenox Cupcakes, Aesthetics Floral and Event Artistry, Lemiga Events, I Do Linens, Stella and Dot, Chaos Couture Bridal, Janet Howard Studios, Chaviano Couture and Papered Wonders, Inc.

Take a break from the planning as we chat, drink and have a few treats! Hope to see you there!

StudioWed wins Best Gallery at Bridal Extravaganza Atlanta!

We are overwhelmed with excitement and humbled by the honor to share with you that we recently were awarded "Best Gallery" Award at the Bridal Extravangza of Atlanta. Our tablescape theme was inspired by the recent box office movie hit, "Black Swan" and our design team really raised the bar in the Atlanta wedding and event design industry. We had the privilege of working with Michelle Gainey of Lemiga Events, Danny Wilson of The Savage Garden, Tamara Gollob of I Do Linens and Sharon Alexander of Sweet Sensations. The red, black and white decor was creatively enhanced by each vendor with their own special touch.

We also participated in the "Love" themed tablescape that was inspired by a vision Toni McDaniel of Floral Couture Atlanta brought to us. Lemiga Events, I Do Linens and Sweet Sensations and I came together to design this lovely pink and purple modern, chic eventscape. This year bold, brazen color pallets are back so this was the perfect display for 2011 brides.

 

Kudos StudioWed Atlanta for another job well done!

StudioWed at Reynold's Plantation - Something Old, Something New

We are so excited to be a part of Something Old, Something New happening this weekend at the fabulous Ritz Carlton property, Reynold's Plantation. It is sure to be a grand success with the awesome Michelle Gainey of Lemiga Events, co-planning the event. The event will feature live entertainment by my favorite band, Groove Centric, a luxury gifting suite, fashion shows, a design gallery, and a round table discussion with StudioWed style experts.

This is the perfect getaway for the weekend for brides. It's not too late to register. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Bride's Tea ~ The International Bridal Affair

Recently, we participated in the International Bridal Affair upon invitation from Bride's Tea with some of our fellow StudioWed vendors. We had the pleasure of working on an amazing design team including The Wedding Box, The Savage Garden and I Do Linens. We were certainly in awe of the creativity that went from a brainstorming conference call session to life at the show. Here are a few photos from the show provided to us by Eli Silva Photography. Thank you!

Be Inspired ~ The Inspired Bride Interactive Bridal Event

StudioWed is a collection of the industry's finest wedding vendors. This is a revolutionary concept in planning your big day:  a stylish and sophisticated studio where the region's best vendors come to you. Best of all, there's no cost to use StudioWed as you create the most remarkable wedding imaginable. We are excited to be a part of this event inspiring you to choose your custom wedding stationery to enhance your special day. Register today at http://studiowedinspired.eventbrite.com/.

Join Us for the International Bridal Affair 2010

We're excited to be a part of the International Bridal Affair, which will be held on Sunday, July 11, 2010, from 1pm to 6pm at the Westin Atlanta North at Perimeter (located at 7 Concourse Parkway Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30328).  It’s a Free Admission Event. StudioWed will be designing several tablescapes and Papered Wonders, Inc. will provide stationery for one of them. Brides can bring their friends and families and they can register online at www.internationalbridalaffair.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Meet us in Midtown!

2010 has been a stellar year for our wedding stationery business. This wedding season has been awesome as we've had the opportunity to develop some great relationship with wedding and event planners and designers all over Atlanta. Our custom stationery designs have been recognized by planners nationwide and the requests are still coming in for affordable custom stationery. The Atlanta wedding industry is like no other big city in the country, as we love partnering with each other to help make couples' dreams come true. As industry professionals, we lunch together, network together, and even plan and design events together. Papered Wonders, Inc. is a team-minded company. We love to support others in their business endeavors, even other stationers and graphic designers. Our thought is this: there is certainly enough business to go around for everyone. Realizing every client is not ours, it is important to get to know others in the industry so that our referrals remain confident in the vendors we recommend. We truly believe God has favored us.
As we enter into the second half of the year, we are excited to announce Papered Wonders, Inc. is now a part of StudioWed Atlanta. Under the leadership of Michelle Gainey of Lemiga Events, this is a hip and revolutionary concept in local and destination weddings in Atlanta: a stylish and sophisticated planning studio where the area's best vendors come to you. Meet with a photographer over coffee in the morning, pick your stationery over lunch and enjoy a glass of wine as you chat with a florist later in the afternoon. Best of all, there's no cost to you to use StudioWed's services, so you can feel free to spend an entire day -- or as many as you need -- planning your big day.
We are honored to be a part of such an exclusive group of vendors and look forward to providing the same excellent service as you've come to expect at Papered Wonders, Inc. For more information about StudioWed, visit www.studiowed.net/atlanta.