Archive for August, 2010

Bridal Extravaganze of Atlanta

Lethal Rhythms attended this season’s Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta last weekend at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia! And I have to say, extravagant seems like such an understatement to describe this marvelous event!

Thousands of couples, their parents, soon-to-be inlaws, matrons/maids of honor, and friends attended the show and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. One of my favorite sections of the prim Plaza, and I understand I may be a bit bias here, was the gorgeously gigantic and delightfully draped StudioWed booth which featured a lot of their vendors, including Lethal Rhythms, A Tasty Pastry, I Do Linens, the Savage Garden Florists, and many other excellent exhibitors!

Here are just a few photos from inside the all-encompassing booth!

Wedding cake alone not satisfying your sweet tooth? Why not surprise your palate (and guests) with a dessert bar by A Tasty Pastry? They offer a variety of sweets, pastries, cookies and cakes. Be sure to contact Marjan Yavari today to have a decadent dessert bar designed to compliment your wedding reception!

If you’re looking for floral designs with flair, look no further! Danny Wilson of the Savage Garden can bring your beautiful, unique ideas to life with his one-of-a-kind floral arrangements.

         

White table linens got you yawning? No worries there… Tamara of I Do Linens will leave you with your mouth open and I don’t mean from lack of originality. Her jaw-dropping, custom couture table designs will have your guests feeling like they are dining with the royal family!

These descriptions and photos are just a small part of what we were a part of on Sunday. Be sure to check our website calendar often for upcoming events! If you want details on those upcoming parties, feel free to shoot me an e-mail (kristy.daube@lethalrhythms.com) or visit our blog!

Posted by Kristy L. Daube of Lethal Rhythms

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Fall for Fashion

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”   ~ Coco Chanel

Courtesy of anntaylor.com

Need to update your workday wardrobe? Want to go from colorless and drab to chic and sophisticated? Well, we have the perfect event for you!

On Friday, August 27th, Amy Barbieri, Feature Stylist at Jezebel Magazine and Kristin Rawson, Style Director at Ann Taylor want to welcome you to Lenox Square’s Ann Taylor concept store. What’s a concept store, you ask? Well, it’s a shop tailored towards a lifestyle theme.

So if you’re looking for a store that specializes in simply stylish fashion for your 9-5, a friend’s wedding, or a cocktail party this fall, join Lethal Rhythms (this event’s entertainers, of course!) as we preview Ann Taylor’s favorite Fall styles.

Posted by Kristy L. Daube of Lethal Rhythms

Tell-All Thursdays: Bridesmaid Dresses Your ’Maids Will Actually Want To Wear!

Borrowed from: offbeatbride.com/2008/11/bridesmaids-in-boots

Ok, so you’re getting married… You’ve got your dress and it’s the gown of your dreams! Congrats! Now, it’s time to think about your bridesmaids and which dresses they will don.

Choosing dresses for your maids is never easy. For one, all of your girls have their own distinct fashion styles and personalities, so not everyone will agree with the same gown choice. More importantly, not all body types are the same. What may look great on one girl may not be as flattering on the next. So what do you do?

Easy – that’s what today’s Tell-All Tip is for! I’m sure you’ve already chosen a color scheme so choosing a dress color should be somewhat simple. After you’ve done that, look for designers that offer two-piece dresses so that you can mix and match styles. One suggestion I’ll make is to be sure the length of the gowns is consistent. Think of what your pictures will look like without proportioned lengths. Check out these distinguished designers who offer stylish two-piece gowns!

 Here are just two beautiful styles by Watters and Watters!

 

Check out Alfred Angelo. They have several tops and skirts in 55 colors.

 

Not a fan of two piece styles? That’s OK. David’s Bridal has a huge selection of dresses in various colors, styles, and fabrics starting at just $100 per dress!

Here are just a few styles: 

  

Just be sure that if you are going with completely different styles for each lady, like the ones above, to have your bridesmaids choose designs from the same designer.  Although many stylists share the same color choices, dyes and fabrics vary from company to company. To keep the colors consistent, order from the same designer, at the same time, and from the same store. Believe it or not, if all of the dresses are not cut from the same cloth pieces, there is a chance that there may be some slight variances in color.

Whatever gown (or gowns, if different) you choose, I am sure your bridesmaids will not only look radiant, but will also appreciate the selection.  And if you’re still not sure what to do, talk it over with them and see what they would prefer.  As you can see from just the few choices above, your dress options are nearly endless.  So go wild with color, have fun playing dress up, and dare to be different!

Posted by Kristy L. Daube of Lethal Rhythms

Movie, Martinis, Manolos!

Venue – www.foxtheatre.org

Dessert/Host – www.atastypastry.com

Music/Entertainment/Host – www.lethalrhythms.com

Catering – www.livingstonatlanta.com

Event Planning & Design – www.lemiga.com

Linen – www.idolinens.com

Floral – www.myaesthetic.com

Cabana Drapery – www.eventdrapery.com

Ann Roth Shoes – www.annroth.com

Henna by KIS3 – www.kis3eventplanning.com

Art by Tickled Ink Designs – www.tickledinkdesigns.com

Massage by Favour – www.favoursspaservices.com

Photographer – www.katrinawheeler.com

Thursday’s event at the Fox was beyond fun; it was fabulous! For a few minutes, I felt like I was in the movie.  The women around me were gorgeous, dressed ever-so-stylishly from head-to-toe and enjoying the most marvelous martini, appropriately titled, the Fashionista! Not to mention, the Islamic and Egyptian-style architecture of the historic Fox building was super fitting for this Middle Eastern themed film.  

After a few fun contests, a little fruity cocktail or two, and some phenomenal cuisine (prepared by the Georgian Terrace’s own Livingston Restaurant), we made our way into the grand theatre! There were nearly 750 of us in the there that night and despite, what many critics have claimed was a weak movie, the crowd seemed to disagree. Throughout the night, we were all oohing and ahhing (did you see Carrie’s amazing closet?!), laughing (“It’s a sand-wedge” -Samantha in response to Charlotte’s tight pants), and clapping (how could you not clap for the girls karaoke rendition of “I am Woman”?)!

Next, the event was moved into the Egyptian Ballroom where we enjoyed incredible pastries by A Tasty Pastry, one of the events’ sponsors, while listening to two super rockin’ DJs, Joel Rabe (CEO of Lethal Rhythms, also an event sponsor) and Mike Beaver, spin some of today’s hottest hits while mixing few older ones in there. Remember, they are professional mix DJs so if you’re ever at one of their events and want to hear something special, put in the request and you’ll get a one-of-a-kind mix!

If all of this wasn’t excellent enough, there was a shoe contest at the after-party (yes, I saw some Monolos strutting past me… super hot!) and there was even a diamond contest by Farsi Jewelers! I know I didn’t win that one, did you? And yes, there was more. There were 4 cabanas set up around the ballroom; each one representing a Sex and the City gal!

Can you guess which star this cabana corresponds to? You got it! This aromatic massage station, run by Massage by Favour, was totally inspired by the sensual Samantha Jones! Favour Spa Services can bring the royal treatment to any party… and they didn’t disappoint at this event! 

 

     

Cabana number two was prim and artistic, just like Charlotte York Goldenblatt. This booth was filled with amazing, custom-created stationary and invitations by Tickled Ink. I am sure Charlotte would approve of these simply gorgeous designs! 

 

 

Miranda Hobbes was the muse for KIS3’s Cabana. In the movie, Miranda had studied the Arabian culture. Nirjary Desai brought part of the culture to this Atlanta party by applying her one-of-a-kind a henna designs on the events’ guests! 

 

 

Finally, the Bradshaw bungalow. Can you guess what it was filled with? Yep – that’d be shoes by Ann Roth! Did you know she has a new wedding collection and can even design a custom pair of pumps just for you?

 

Well, I hope you were at the event last Thursday. If you weren’t, I hope you can live vicariously through this recap and these flawless photos by talented photog Katrina Wheeler.

We hope to see you at our next sponsored event! Be sure to keep your calendar open and subscribe to our blog to always be the first to know what we’re a part of. You don’t want to miss another unforgettable affair! 

Posted by Kristy L. Daube of Lethal Rhythms

Tell-All Thursdays: What Brides Are Saying After the Vows

I haven’t lost my mind yet. I know today is Wednesday, but I had to add this Thursday Tell-All tidbit to our site today.  It’s never too early to get a new perspective.  

Check out what the majority of brides are saying after the wedding, especially regarding entertainment! 

72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.

Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.

During wedding planning, Brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer – reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities.

Within one week after their reception, 78% of Brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!

When asked 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.

65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding, said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a disc jockey.

Sources include: Simmons, 2001; USA Today, 2002; National Bridal Service, 2001; The Knot, 2002; Brides Magazine, 2001

Be proactive and think about what is most important to you now so you don’t regret missing out on anything after the big day!

Posted by Kristy L. Daube of Lethal Rhythms

Good Day Atlanta talks Fox in the City!

 

Ladies, if you  haven’t already realized this – Fox in the City – is huge!  It’s going to be the event that you and your friends (and the rest of the city!) talk about for years to come!  The food, the film, the furnishings, the FUN – all of it – you do not want to miss!

Check out this Good Day Atlanta segment promoting the fabulous fare by Livingston Restaurant (located inside the Georgian Terrace) at this grand event: 

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/good_day_xtra/road_warrior/Road-Warrior%3A-Fox-in-the-City-20100809-gda-sd

Are you joining us for the event?  Leave your comments and tell us how excited you are!

Fox and the City Party!

It is not only Cinderella, but the glam goddesses of Sex and that City, who prove that a pair of shoes can change your life! Not to mention, an irreplaceable flock of girlfriends!

I think it’s safe to say that we all have a little Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha or Miranda in each of us. Maybe you even have a little bit of each of them – perhaps you’re a slightly promiscuous, somewhat traditional and career-minded fashionista! But it doesn’t matter what your style because you are invited to join Lethal Rhythms at the Fox Theatre as it, and the Coca Cola Summer Film Series present Sex and the City 2 on Thursday, August 12th!

Join us, a presenting sponsor along with A Tasty Pastry, with some of your most marvelous girlfriends to celebrate being fabulous all evening long! Not only do you get to watch this fun, fashion-forward film with your favorite gal pals, but along with your ticket purchase you also get a martini and chances to over $15,000 in prizes! You can win a diamond, a trip to NYC, a Persian rug, a personal trainer boot camp, cosmetic gift basket, Botox(R) cosmetic treatment, and more! What more could a woman want, you ask?  Well, there’s more, trust me!

There’s a pre-party at 5:30PM with live entertainment by none other than the rockin’ Lethal Rhythms. Hors d’Oeurves will also be provided by the Georgian Terrace and swag bags for the first 200 guests will be given out! After the 7:30 show, be sure to stick around for the after-party with desserts by A Tasty Pastry and more music by your favorite entertainers – us – of course!

Think this sounds fantastic? Wait – it gets better…  the Egyption room will be transformed into a Moroccan paradise, there will be themed cabanas placed around the ballroom representing the different style of the Sex and the City stars, and if you purchase tickets prior to August 12th will be entered into a drawing for you and to three friends for a pre-movie makeover at Paragon Hair Salon!

And no Sex and the City party would be complete without a best shoe contest. So throw on your Manolo’s and strut yourself to this can’t-miss-event!

Don’t wait until it’s too late!  Get your $30 passes here: http://www.foxtheatre.org/ccff2010/sexandthecity2_party.aspx)!

Posted by Kristy L. Daube of Lethal Rhythms