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ATHENS WEDDING IN SEPTEMBER

September, 2008 in Athens

"We got married in Athens because that is where i grew up. September is a perfect month for a wedding, and we had great weather. Just be sure to check the Dawg's football schedule - we got married on a weekend where UGA had an away game. We loved using Wedding Mapper. Most of our out-of-town guests really used this resource, and I made maps using the Wedding Mapper program for the guests' gift bags. Very easy and convenient."

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Ceremony: St. Joseph Catholic Church
Reception: Empire Room

Coordinator:

Natalie Bradley Events

Athens, GA, United States

"I had a difficult time finding many options for wedding planners located in the Athens area. Luckily I did find Natalie Bradely who was fabulous. I hired her for "day of" coordination because I had a firm idea of the design for my wedding and I had already begun to work directly with vendors. First let me say that Natalie was terrific. She provided exactly the service I was looking for and then some! She is very professional and has an excellent staff. I had a few last minute design issues, and she completely took care of them for me. The day went smoothly and the reception room looked exactly as I had envisioned. Although I only utilized Natalie for "day of" I feel very confident saying that she would also be terrific starting at day 1 of your planning. If you are not comfortable negotiating contracts, you really need to hire a coordinator/planner early. I would highly recommend Natalie Bradley for the job."

DJ:

JAMMIN' DJs of Georgia - DJ - 3131 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305, USA

Jammin' DJs

3131 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
(404) 597-0774

"I worked with Dave Henderson for our wedding reception and he was terrific. You can go to their interactive website and really plan your event. They have thousands of songs you can choose from, along with a list of the top 200 songs. Dave was terrific, and he was very respectful of what we wanted. He got involved just enough to get everyone going. He was fantastic, very professional, and I would highly recommend him."

Florist:

European Floral Design

2045 W Broad St
Athens, GA, United States

"I shopped around Athens for florists and decided to work with Maggie Williams at European Floral Design. When I walked into her shop, I knew she would be perfect. She was able to bring my floral vision to life. On the day of, the flowers were fresh, beautiful and exactly what I had in mind. Maggie has wonderful style, and if you don't know exactly what you want, she can give you guidance. I also must say that my bouquet and the table arrangements stayed fresh for days after the wedding. Everything was just beautiful and my guests went on and on about the flowers."

Photographer:

Steve Barnhart Photography

Alpharetta, GA, USA

"Steve was just fantastic. We used him for both our engagement photos and for our wedding. I really love his style; he has a great website that gives you a feel for what he can do. He was very professional, arrived on time and, for a tall guy, was very unobtrusive. We couldn't be happier with our photos."

Wedding Day Beauty Vendor:

Formal Faces - Wedding Day Beauty Vendor - Atlanta/Athens and other areas, Georgia, 30303, USA

Formal Faces

Atlanta/Athens and other areas, Georgia 30303, USA
770-682-7627

"Athens has many great salons who can assist you on your day of beauty preparations. I wanted someone who would come to me, so I contracted with Formal Faces to do my hair and make-up. I met with Shannon for a practice session about three weeks before the wedding. On the day of, she was right on time. My hair and make-up looked terrific all day! She also did my flower girl's hair (which stayed up even through all the dancing and twirling she did at the reception) and my mother's make-up. Everything was perfect!"

Ceremony:

St. Joseph Catholic Church - Ceremony - 134 Prince Ave, Clarke County, GA, 30601, US

St. Joseph Catholic Church

134 Prince Avenue
Athens, Georgia

"We were married at St. Joseph because my husband is Catholic. This was not his parrish but everyone associated with the church was incredibly helpful. They were also very patient with me as I had many questions about the ceremony. Father David McGuinness was our officiant, and he gave a very moving and heartfelt homily."

Reception:

Classic Center - Empire Room - Reception - 130 Foundry Street, Athens, Georgia, United States

Empire Room

130 Foundry Street
Athens, Georgia

"This location was fabulous! We were in the old Foundry warehouse located behind the Classic Center. The pre-function area is great, with brick walls and wood floors. We used the in-house caterer - Center Stage Catering. The food was delicious and the staff was very professional."

Hotel:

Hilton Garden Inn - Hotel - 390 E Washington St, Athens, GA, 30601, US

Hilton Garden Inn

390 E. Washington St.
Athens, Georgia 30601
706-353-6800

"A great place to stay - great location and super convenient if your reception is in the Classic Center!"

Hotel:

Holiday Inn Downtown - Hotel - 197 E Broad St, Athens-Clarke County (Balance), GA, 30601, US

Holiday Inn

197 E. Broad St.
Athens, GA 30601
706-549-4433

Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express - Hotel - 513 W Broad St, Athens, GA, United States

Holiday Inn Express

513 W. Broad St.
Athens, GA 30601
706-546-8122

Restaurant:

DePalma's Italian Cafe

401 E Broad St
Athens-Clarke County (Balance), GA 30601, US

"Great space, decent Italian food, spotty service. 706-354-6966."

Restaurant:

 East West Bistro - Restaurant - 351 E Broad St, Athens, GA, 30601, US

East West Bistro

351 E Broad St
Athens-Clarke County (Balance), GA 30601, US

"This place has terrific food, and would be a great place to try Friday night. Menu is a fusion of Asian and Mediteranean styles. They have a cute little bar area and a small patio. 706-546-9378."

Restaurant:

Five & Ten

1653 S Lumpkin St
Athens, GA 30606, US

"Not located in downtown Athens, but has delicious food. Worth the short drive. Located in the Five Points area. 706-546-7300."

Restaurant:

Last Resort Grill - Restaurant - 184 W Clayton St, Athens, GA, United States

Last Resort Grill

174 W Clayton St
Athens-Clarke County (Balance), GA 30601, US

"The Last Resort used to be a music club in the 1970's, where you might have heard Jimmy Buffett or local groups like the Swimming Pool Q's. Like all Athens restaurants this one is casual. Menu is uptown Southern-style food, with several excellent vegetarian options. Main restaurant is open and can get loud, but they have a great patio. 706-549-0810."

Restaurant:

The Basil Press

104 E Washington St
Athens-Clarke County (Balance), GA 30601, US

"This is cute little restaurant that is housed in the old Banner Herald building, the local paper for Athens. Menu features Mediterranean and New World flavors. This is a great place to go for lunch or brunch, and they serve an excellent Bananas Foster. 706-337-8926."

Entertainment:

The Georgia Theatre

215 N Lumpkin St
Athens-Clarke County (Balance), GA 30601, US

"The Georgia Theatre is a small music venue featuring all forms of music entertainment. Check their website to see who might be playing Friday night, 9/19."

Attraction:

Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton St
Athens-Clarke County (Balance), GA 30602, US

"This is the new Georgia Museum of Art. Check the website for current gallery exhibits."

Attraction:

The Classic Center

"This is the new multi-use facility in Athens. On Friday night, 9/19, comedian Craig Ferguson is appearing. If you are interested, check the website for ticket availability! Also, if you are staying in the Hilton Garden Inn you can walk through the Classic Center to get to our reception site."

Attraction:

The UGA Arch and North Campus

"Part of the original UGA campus and location of the famous UGA Arch. Beautiful area to take a stroll."

Bar:

Aromas Wine Bar

1235 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30605-1445, US

"Not much to look at from the outside, but this is a terrific little wine bar. Great cheese plates and deserts too. Located in the Five Points area."

Bar:

The Globe

199 N Lumpkin St
Athens-Clarke County (Balance), GA 30601, US

"This is a great pub-style bar in Athens. They have a fair few microbrews and inports (bottle and tap), and 30 single malts."

Bar:

Wild Wing Cafe

312 E Washington St
Athens-Clarke County (Balance), GA 30601, US

"Not quite as cheesy as other locations. Usually has live music and is in a nice, large space."

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