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Friday, April 4, 2014

P(h)ew! What a competition!

Second place, and we couldn't be happier! Our fun pew decorating competition at the Atlanta History Center this past Sunday proved to be an exhilarating challenge  - so much creativity and innovative decor in one place!

Check out Atlanta Wedding Loft's recap below:

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VINTAGE CHURCH PEWS | ALL DRESSED UP

Pew Decorating Contest | Atlanta History Center
Imagine the garden wedding of your dreams with white folding chairs.  Lovely, of course.  But now envision walking down the aisle and seeing your guests seated in beautifully dressed vintage church pews….  Character, grace and southern charm to spare!  We can’t think of anything prettier.
Engaged couples were enveloped in this vision Sunday at the Atlanta History Center as Modern Luxury Brides and P.E.W.S.  staged a Pew Decorating Contest beside the beautiful Swan House.   With an elegant touch, each of our participating Loft vendors placed their own personal statement on White Washed,  Golden Oak , Colonial and other styles of vintage church pews.
While this was a fun and engaging event, it was still at heart a competition.  So first and foremost, we couldn’t be more proud to announce that Bloomin’ Bouquets took home the prize for second place!  Their winning work is featured above.  Congratulations, JoAnn and Sarah!
Modern Luxury Brides | P.E.W.S.
We are also thrilled that so many of our vendor members had a great time participating in this event and meeting all the wonderful brides that came our way.
Dondrea Owens, owner of Jenkins-Rose Modern Paper, displayed her beautifully hand-crafted wedding stationery with a mixture of pieces in both calligraphy and letter press, along with paper blossom bouquets.
Be sure to stop by the Wedding Loft next week for a look at Dondrea’s work up close and personal in the form of a fanciful front window installation!


Modern Luxury Brides | P.E.W.S.Al Dellinger and Tim Thomas of 2000 A.D./Al Dellinger Florals, created a masterful pew featuring Phaleonopsis and Japhet Orchids, White Hydrangea, Polo Roses, Miniature Callas, Hellebore, fresh green Apples and Pears and woodland Mosses, cascading from generous glass basins set on iron stands. Donna Karan pillows courtesy of Bloomingdale’s.

Modern Luxury Brides | P.E.W.S.
Vintage English Teacup was in full British mode with lovely teacups  and other assorted vintage china pieces.  Vanessa Gilbreath, owner and lead designer, also presented hand-embroidered antique table linens along the bench to create a delicate look against the strength of the dark pew.


Modern Luxury Brides | P.E.W.S.The ever lovely Saj Mack of Brides by SAJ took a creative approach to the event by furnishing her pew with two stunning brides in hair and makeup that only Saj could produce.   This bouquet was part of the 2000 A.D. floral pew, and the headpiece was hand made by Colleen Moore of White Orchid Bridal.
J. Ashley Fine Art Wedding Photography and Julie Anne, Wedding Photographer were also on hand to capture the moments.
The pieces offered by P.E.W.S. have been lovingly acquired from places like Mobile, Alabama, Hilton, New York, Kansas City, Missouri and Cairo, Georgia, and give second life to the beauty of pews once used and loved for generations.

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