A decadent floral explosion inspired by Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb fragrance was envisioned and expertly executed by Shalyce Tyson of Sensational Soirees in a stunning styled photoshoot. The one of a kind scent served as a muse in a concept that called for explosive elements and a beautiful color palette of ivory, gold and shades of soft and deep pink. How can you not fall in love with the elements used in this shoot? They include a lush, floral runner cascading to the floor, laser cut rose chargers, a hand painted backdrop for the 4 tier wedding cake accented with fresh flowers, a stunning, custom floral inspired invitation suite and so much more. As if the perfume was not inspiration enough, the design team was able to partner with Viktor and Rolf’s brand new bridal line, Mariage (this is how they spelled it in their form), to incorporate a gown named after the very scent that inspired the entire shoot. The jaw dropping Flowerbomb Gown was a head-turner. A unique addition to a shoot that will have you dreaming of lovely scents, lush flowers and one luxe wedding.
The details in this unicorn-themed birthday party will have any grown woman wanting to travel back in time to relive her childhood in this whimsical backward!
It all began in middle school when a mutual friend’s attempt at playing cupid would become an epic fail for bride Sheavan Butler and groom Reynold Smith Jr. The two would call it quits after only six days of dating in the 7th grade. “There seems to be a discrepancy about who broke up with who, said Sheavan.” ‘However we’ve been best friends ever since.” More than 15 years later the two would take their friendship to the next level and rekindle old flames. The only difference this time was that these flames would last for a lifetime. Engaged three years later the two would begin a journey of embracing the essence of true “black love.” The two wed in the Spring at the most picture-perfect venue conveniently located near the harbor. The floor to ceiling window could not have made the ceremony ballroom more fitting as guests overlooked the spectacular inner harbor view. The couple was careful not to take away from the amazing scenery, choosing to keep the ceremony décor simple and clean using the color palette choice of ivory, mauve, dark purple, silver and rose gold. “I have an insane obsession with rose gold, so we incorporated a lot of metallic elements into the reception decor as well, said Sheavan.” “I’m known for my unique personal style, so it was really important to me my personalities reflect in our wedding style as well.” The wedding was truly one that will be reflected in Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s minds forever.
Marjani Beauty brought their The Perfect Match Tour – a Foundation Matching Event to Atlanta in August.Their motto – bringing color to beauty helped to set the stage for this event. Atlanta was the third stop of the tour and the event took place at Sugarcoat Nail and Beauty Bar. Details such as a simple and timeless design, lots of product samples, and of course the guest speakers helped make this event a success. The Perfect Match Tour featured Marjani Beauty Company’s, Kimberly Smith, “The Melanin Matcher”, Heather Campbell of the @imageconcierge and special guest, Africa Miranda. This foundation matching event featured brands included AJ Crimson, Marena Beaute, Danessa Myricks, Omowela Cosmetics and Hue Noir. Guests at this intimate beauty affair were assisted in finding “the one” perfect shade for their skin. Marjani Beauty Company is the pioneering beauty and cosmetics e-commerce destination created for ALL women of color featuring products from around the world. Marjani Beauty Company was founded by Kimberly Smith, an Ivy League trained attorney and beauty enthusiast.
Why go to the Caribbean islands when you can bring the islands to you? One mom did just that in honor of her daughter’s first birthday!
Everyone has heard the adage, “it takes a village to raise a child,” but no one could envision an African village quite like actress and singer-songwriter Naturi Naughton’s “it takes a village” themed baby shower. With Caribbean roots flowing through her veins, a typical jungle theme with cartoon characters just wouldn’t do for the mother to be. “I wanted something different. I wanted something that was more realistic, unlike the usual animation jungle characters,” Naturi said.
Beyond the love they have for each other, this romantic engagement shoot captured this couple’s love for basketball and higher education.
Paula and Tricien met by chance when he asked for her business card at her salon booth after passing by her workspace several times. That chance encounter brought them together, and later down the aisle. When asked about her wedding, one unique experience Paula recalls is the stress free experience. She said, “My wedding was unique because It was obstacle free. Most wedding stories I’ve heard start off with how stressed the bride was and all that went wrong. But I didn’t have a hitch and my only concern that day was walking down the aisle.” Working with Eliana from ellyB Events, the wedding style was classic and beautiful with a hint of royal inspiration. Choosing The Temple House for their venue was the perfect backdrop for both the ceremony and reception. Accents like lush purple mood lighting, highlights of gold and pink, and a 7 layer white and gold masterpiece cake engraved with the couple’s initials and created by Lux Cakery helped to create the timeless and elegant style. Paula’s gown by Pantora Bridal featured gorgeous beading and an off the shoulder style. The reception decor included trees of fresh flowers by Akeem Clayton Designs, as well as a rose background for the ceiling and walls – to add a romantic touch. Honeymooning in Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica in a bungalow over the water was the perfect piece of paradise for this lovely couple to celebrate their newly spoken vows. Paula has some simple advice for brides who want a stress free experience — hire ellyB.
While most children go looking for an Easter egg hunt, Myla Ellis’ family brought all the fun to her!
This event designer took us to Africa with this Safari-inspired wedding shoot and we love everything about it!
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