Know When to Hold Him

Who plans a wedding during an election year anyway? Oh, right. You. Keep it simple, sweetie. (Lord knows the rehearsal dinner seating chart won’t be.)

Clever Distractions Are Key
Nastro Bello Jewelry organza and pearl lariats are spot-on. They’re sweet, romantic, and could gussy up even the simplest sundress. (Or choke the mess out of obnoxious in-laws.)

act natural!

Be Seen, Then Heard
Local designer Morgan Boszilkov’s custom Natural Bridals gowns will leave them ga-ga (404-387-2885; morgan@naturalbridals.com). The chic yet modern silk and hemp styles are influenced by her travels through Europe and Asia.

Keep Things Light
Floral Couture bud master Toni McDaniel takes picky brides on wholesale flower market tours (2834 Franklin Street; 404-298-9339). Get a whiff of her tongue-in-cheek style (she’ll customize centerpieces to match your cocktails) during free demo nights.

flowers abound!

Establish Neutral Ground
Indigenous fauna-flavored invites by Matthew Berinato will set off any scene (Urban Cottage, 998 North Highland Avenue; 404-815-9993). Set an extra appreciative tone: Send thank-you notes with wax-effect stick-on seals (only $1 a pop!) from The Broadwell Cottage (765 Mid Broadwell Road; 770-777-0444).

Find Your Happy Place
Frizzled? Frazzled? Danica Winters at The Plum Organic Salon & Spa will put you in the right place with hair “therapy” sessions that address body, soul, and overgrown roots (659 Auburn Avenue at Studioplex, studio 125; 404-840-9915).

light up the room!

Shock and Aww Them
Melt their hearts (and shut their traps) with talk of your sweet, sweet registry. Local lampmaker Mark Harding’s two-of-a-kind Companion lamps will take their breath away (City Issue, 325 Elizabeth Street; 678-999-9075).

Need more inspiration? We’ve published Wedding Guides in every edition today, so check them all out.

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