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Inspired Bride 2013

This past year, we became a part of an elite group of vendors known as StudioWed. Talent from the wedding industry is hand-selected to be a part of this collaborative each year, and we share the professional space in Midtown Atlanta to meet individually or collectively to increase our presence in the wedding community. As part of your role in the studio, you are asked to be a part of events that happen quarterly, the largest of which is Inspired Bride (COMING AGAIN THIS FEBRUARY!!!) - you literally cannot miss this event if you are engaged to be married (or even just a friend of the bride or groom!). The swag is incredible, the inspiration is undeniable, and you get food and booze to boot!!! Here is a glimpse into our Sex and the City vignette Lemiga Events came up with as our start point for this bold, blingy design. We combined multiple layers of paper, glitter stock, hand-dyed silk ribbon and one-of-a-kind fabrics and materials for a really amazing, textured look. Even if you aren’t a hot pink and purple fan, you cannot deny that this is one swanky suite! Many thanks to all the wonderful vendors that helped make this inspiration come to life!

wedding planning and design: lemiga events ~ graphics and stationery: hi note  ~ floral design: fuji floral design ~ wedding cake: perfect wedding cake ~ catering: w atlanta midtown ~ linen and furniture: nuage designs ~ rentals: we rent atlanta  ~ drape: event drapery  ~ lighting and gobo: unique event elements ~ vendor table linen: connie duglin ~ photography: janet howard studio

Photos courtesy of Janet Howard Studio

New Year, New Faces

2013 was a really amazing year for hi note. Thanks to the support of all of our clients, vendors, friends and family, we more than doubled (YES, DOUBLED!) our sales from 2012.With more work, comes more hours and less sleep, so we have expanded our team, and we would like to introduce you to them…

Meet Carly Gaffney – production assistant!CGaffney_BW

An Atlanta native, Carly sometimes misses the Florida weather where she earned a degree in Communication from The University of Tampa. There, she planned events for her sorority, which eventually landed her an internship with a local public broadcasting television station working in special events. Soon after, she also started working with a professional wedding planner. Carly truly enjoys all aspects of the event planning industry and hopes to become a professional event planner herself. In her spare time you might find her indulging in a good book, watching action movies, or going on weekend  trips. Carly also enjoys crafting, scrapbooking, and DIY-ing which is why she loves working with hi note!


Meet Virginia Nelson –  graphic design assistant!VNelson_BW

Virginia is from Birmingham, AL and currently attends Auburn University where she is pursuing her dream to become a graphic designer. She grew up painting and picked up photography in high school, when her teacher told her she should look into studying graphic design. As she is in her 4th year of the program, she has become extremely passionate about design. She recently interned in Sydney, Australia, where she did a graphic design internship with the Australian Businesswomen’s Network for two months.  Virginia is thrilled to now be a part of the hi note team! In her spare time, Virginia loves riding and spending time with her horse, Rubadub.


Meet Pamela Weber – social media assistant!PWeber_BW

Pamela graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in advertising. She lives in Virginia Highland with her husband and corgi puppy named Dexter! There they love taking advantage of great restaurants and parks within walking distance from where they just finished renovating their first house. With a big passion for floral design she’s excited for her first garden this spring. Her interests include coffee, walks with the family, and the latest—canning and pickling!



PUBLISHED: Cotton Mills Shoot

To say we are thrilled to be published on 100 Layer Cake today is quite the understatement! We L-O-V-E this blog and all that it brings to inspire brides-t0-be and those that work with them. There was no hesitation on our part when we were asked by the beautiful (inside and out) ladies of It Takes Two Events to help them with a styled shoot where we could showcase our talent. These two have the most impeccable taste and even though they are relatively new to the wedding planning scene in the South, they are sure to be a household name in the event industry very soon. Now, that wasn’t the only reason we jumped to the call…there was also that little thing called a photographer, that truly defines whether a styled shoot will hold the high honor of being published or not, and you can pretty much bet your bottom dollar that it will happen if VUE Photography is on board. We often work with VUE, and we are never disappointed – Genya always captures our work beautifully! So we hope you enjoy today’s brag post. The concept of rustic elegance was brought to life by combining wood etched elements that were painted in a champagne gold color and layered with soft-white textured stock and specialty patterned papers. We kept the palette clean and neutral to serve as a anchor point for all the lovely linens, embellished china and rich floral combinations the team brought to the table (pun intended!), only to accent the menus with a shot of color with rich navy satin ribbon. Interested in seeing more hi note items from our shoot? You can find the featured project here.

Credits: Venue: The Engine Room at Monroe Cotton Mills / Planning: It Takes Two Events / Photography: VUE Photography / Florals: Everything and More Events! / Stationery: Hi Note / Rentals (Tables & Chandeliers): Goodwin Events / Lighting: Unique Event Elements / Linens: I Do Linens / Bride’s Attire:The Sentimentalist / Jewelry: Louise Loirette / Rentals (Table Settings & Glassware): Event Rentals Unlimited / Draping: Event Drapery, Inc. / Cakes: The Cake Hag / Videography: Intentuous /

January 2014 Moodboard


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With all this wintery weather lately, we’ve been dreaming of warmer days ahead. What better way to dream than with a moodboard featuring that casual outdoor summer feeling we all love.

The warm air, smell of grass, and summer breeze will be here before you know it! Use nature as a beautiful backdrop and embellish it with your own personal touches for an unforgettable outdoor rehearsal dinner.

Use hanging candles and wind chimes to decorate the trees and utilize garden blooms and greenery for your tablescape. Get ready to throw some drinks on ice, put your sundresses on and prepare to spend time with those you love under the warm setting sun before your big day.

For more outdoor dinner inspiration, take a peak at our Pinterest board for other natural, fun ideas! Our Utensil Rehearsal Dinner Invite will certainly set the mood for this beautiful outdoor occasion.


Whiskey Women of Atlanta

It isn’t every day that we have the pleasure to work with clients on such a unique project, so you can imagine our thrill to have the opportunity to collaborate with Georgia Crown Distributing Atlanta‘s very own Lauren Iovanella to create an ‘image’ and  dinner invitation for the Whiskey Women of Atlanta – an exclusive group of females recognized as elite in the food and beverage/hospitality. The purpose is as simple as this, network – drink whiskey – dine finely, and you have to be 1 of 30 lucky women to be a part of this. Fortunate to be a part of the creation of the brand and invite for their very first event, Lauren was kind enough to squeeze me on the invite list, and let me tell you, it was every bit VIP. Each event will have a bourbon/whiskey sponsor that hosts along with a local, Atlanta fine dining establishment, and this particular dinner featured a menu from Seven Lamps and bourbon pairings with each course from Bulleit. Now, I must confess, I am not usually a whiskey drinking gal, but I might be now….there’s no denying this was a brilliant idea on Lauren’s part. Best thing about it??? The dinners will occur quarterly. Yippee! The second dinner is tonight, hosted by Crown Royal and King & Duke. We hope all the ladies enjoy the evening (and the snazzy invites!) – sad to miss this one, but cannot wait to share the fabulousness we created for this soirée. Keep your eyes peeled! We’ll share the next exclusive invite soon. In the meantime, enjoy indulging in more images of the wood, leather and lace combo for the first WWofA here in our portfolio.


November/December 2013 Moodboard


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As the year comes to a close, what better way to bid adieu to 2013 than a moodboard filled with chic and classic elegance! Some may say that the year-end holiday season is no time to have a wedding, but we beg to differ. Everyone is in festive spirits, so why not say your “I do’s” in November or December?! Your palette doesn’t have to be red and gold! Keep the palette timeless with black and white…with a shot of blush. You’ll look back on your wedding photos in the years to come and will NOT be saying, “What was I thinking?!?!” because you kept  your palette clean, classic and crisp. We hope you enjoy our final board for the year. Per the usual, you can find our full moodboard on Pinterest. Interested in the hi note invitation suite pictured in our inspiration? You can find it here in our etsy shop. Happy Holidays!

Better late than NEVER - October 2013 Moodboard


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We hope everyone had a very Happy Halloween this past week/weekend – festivities were a brewin’ in our house as we rolled into Halloween weekend (we may even post some pics of what we did…well, maybe by Halloween of next year!) Needless to say, we’ve been BUSY and have neglected our blog recently, but better late than never, we have our October moodboard finally up for ya! Thanks to the help of our two new trusty side-kicks Carly and Virginia, we have put together some wedding inspiration sure to wow your guests. This past year has proven to be extremely inspired by the looks of Great Gatsby and Art Deco style, but this month, we decided to channel something a little bit different – Art Nouveau, which pre-dates the Deco period. Nouveau is limitless when it comes to taste and style because of it’s nature to combine rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation. Whether your wedding vision is vintage, classic, rustic or modern, this design is a chameleon style that can easily adapt to reflect an eclectic look for your special day! We hope you enjoy this month’s moodboard on Pinterest as well as our portfolio for the stationery suite that inspired our October look! And of course, as always, if you would like to purchase this suite for your big day, you can find it here on etsy! Hope everyone has a fabulous first week of November! (WHAT?! NOVEMBER, ALREADY!?)

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Moodboard of the Month: September

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We all dream of a destination wedding: on the sands of a Caribbean beach, on a ferry in Niagra Falls a la The Office, or on the rolling hills of a vineyard in Tuscany. For many of us, real-life constraints force us to hold our weddings in slightly more accessible locales, though that doesn’t mean you have to forfeit the essence of your dream destination. Atlanta couple Lindsey and Ryan brought their love of travel and Italy to life in their local wedding held at Summerour, a gorgeous, rustic inspired venue in the heart of Midtown. Featuring cool blues, natural greens, wood, and other neutrals, they created an atmosphere reminiscent of a cool fall day in Italy. As they say…if you can’t be in Rome, do as the Romans do anyway.

PUBLISHED: Brown Baby Shower


We are SO excited the latest Occasions Magazine has finally hit newsstands and just so happens to feature one of our favorite baby showers we have ever done! With a ready to ‘POP’ theme, we implemented graphic patterns and custom laser cut paper bursts, layered in glittery shades of blue and silver to celebrate the parents-to-be as friends and family showered them with love. A favorite item had to be the bottle openers hi note made as a favor for the soda pop bar – how cute (and functional) are those!? The entire team of vendors, orchestrated by TOAST events, definitely impressed by coordinating a well-suited aesthetic for the clean and modern backdrop of Olmsted. You can see more fabulous photos from Robin Nathan, the full list of incredible vendors and an extended feature on Occasions blog here, and be sure to stop by our portfolio to see all the fun graphics, stationery and favors we created for this special event!

Our Fabulous Vendors: Venue & Catering: Olmsted Restaurant | Event Planning & Design: TOAST Events | Photography: Robin Nathan Photography | DJ: Absolute Entertainment | Graphics, Stationery, Bottle Openers, Games: hi note | Dessert Station: JPark Events | Balloon Decor: Let’s Celebrate | Linens: I Do Linens | Favor Bags: TOAST Events


Moodboard of the Month: August

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There’s just something about a city wedding: maybe it’s the juxtaposition of elegance against a gritty urban backdrop, or the non-stop whir of people and cars as a bride and groom take a pause to say “I do.” Whatever it is, it’s working. And we’re loving it set in a palette of cool grays, greens, and metallics to bridge the gap from city streets to a glowing reception. We’ve paired the look with our Modern Skyline invitation suite, perfect for a bride who’s a city girl at heart. Keep calm and marry on, urbanites!