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Added drape is an excellent way to create a grand decor element that makes a statement and draws the eye. One of the many great features of The Stave Room at American Spirit Works is their expansive garage door looking into the open air breezeway that serves as the perfect backdrop for the wedding ceremony. Even the greatest design features can use a little extra softness though which is why we worked with Unique Event Elements to transform the space into a dream altar! Using their mocha sheer drape, this talented Atlanta team covered all the mechanics of the working door in a beautiful and elegant fashion! The options are endless for what they can do with drapery but we happen to love how this look turned out the most!

Venue: The Stave Room at American Spirit Works
Drapery: Unique Event Elements
Floral Design: Bloomin’ Bouquets
Photography: Willett Photography



What kind of wedding do you have when you’ve worked within the wedding industry for thirteen years? When Atlanta wedding stationer Sarah of Foglio Press, said yes to the love of her life Ted, she knew exactly where she wanted to tie the knot – Summerour Studio. In fact, Ted even incorporated her dream venue into his proposal! Drawing from the bride’s Italian roots, Sarah and Ted said “I do” in an intimate and airy ceremony in the Tuscan courtyard before moving the party inside for a neutral glam reception featuring lush greenery and details to die for, complete with plenty of paper of the bride’s own creation!


These vendors were a dream to work with and really brought their A game to this wedding day! It takes a village and here was ours from that beautiful October day!

Venue: Summerour Studio
Photographer: Sowing Clover Photography
Event Planner: Lila Wilson Weddings
Caterer: Bold American
Florals: Bloomin’ Bouquets
Stationery: (The Bride!) Foglio Press
Furniture: Miss Milly’s
Rentals: Peachtree Tents & Events
Drape: Unique Event Elements
DJ: One Sound and Entertainment
Musicians: Mace Hibbard Trio
Calligraphy: MM Ink
Hand-Drawn Map: Calligraphy Atlanta
Transportation: Marietta Trolley
Cakes: For Goodness Cakes
Dessert: Amelie’s French Bakery
Men’s Attire: The Modern Gent
Hair: Jennifer C. Nieman
Linens: Nuage Designs
Photobooth: ShutterBooth Atlanta
Dress: JCrew; Alterations: RL Couture Bridal Design


We’re so excited to finally be able to share our Cocktails and Crushed Velvet Styled Shoot with Willett Photography at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works! We teamed up with some of Atlanta’s best wedding vendors to dress up this newly renovated venue with a design that’s a little bit edgy and a little bit glam!

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With the help of stunning draper from Unique Event Elements, we transformed the urban courtyard into a romantic wedding ceremony complete with a whimsical greenery arch from Juli Vaughn Designs welcoming guests into the ceremony space.

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Have you ever seen a better dressed couple? The Modern Gent styled our groom in a blue crushed velvet jacket and black pants while the bride wore two Anne Barge gowns that each had that ‘wow’ factor! Not to mention the beautiful hair and makeup from Scoobie West & Co! And that bouquet! Never has protea looked so good!

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Hi Note went above and beyond on all the stationery featured in the shoot, especially these laser cut wood invitations with crushed velvet cutouts and copper foil. This was seriously one of the most amazing pieces ever created!

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This table. Oh, this table. I want this in my house! This tablescape embodies everything mixed metals should. Starting with the in-house farm table and cross back chairs from The Stave Room, we paired gold starbust chargers from Event Rentals Unlimited with slate Kate Spade plates, copper flatware that was to die for, and rich blue textured glassware! Bre with Juli Vaughn Designs brought it all together with an out-of-this-world arrangement packed with texture and color. Everything was capped off with a flax metallic napkin from Nuage Designs wrapped with a Hi Note menu accented with a pheasant feather.

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Drawing inspiration from the oversize chalkboard behind The Stave Room’s built-in bar, For Goodness Cakes created a decadent chalkboard cake featuring metallic copper tiers for added elegance. Let’s not forget the insanely realistic cigar box groom’s cake!

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Collection Event Rentals provided gray velvet sofas and a hammered metal and wood coffee table to fit right in with this glam look. It’s easy to make any lounge look complete and welcoming by adding a few accessories you might have at home!

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See more of our Cocktails and Crushed Velvet shoot featured on 100 Layer Cake and then let us know how we can help you with your wedding at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works!

Planning & Design: Lila Wilson Weddings | Photography: The Willetts | Wedding Photography | Venue: The Stave Room at American Spirit Works | Floral Design: Bre for Juli Vaughn Designs | Hair & Makeup: Scoobie West & Company | Paper Goods & Styling: Hi Note | Cake: For Goodness Cakes | Linens: Nuage Linens | Drapery: Unique Event Elements | Lounge Seating: Collection Event Rentals | Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited | Plateware: Kate Spade | Dress: Anne Barge from Buckhead Bridals by Guffey’s | Jewelry: J. Crew | Menswear: The Modern Gent | Models: Ursula Weidmann Models | Caterer: Soiree Catering & Events

Last weekend we had the pleasure of helping Brittany and Nick say “I Do” and the day couldn’t have been more special! I’m so thankful I got to meet these families and be a part of their lives for this short period of time. Nothing makes me love my job more than witnessing the love between two people but receiving sweet words from the bride after the wedding like these is pretty great too!

“I cannot thank you enough for everything! You were the backbone to this wedding and it means the world to us!”

This crazy beautiful shot from Someplace Wild makes me so incredibly excited to see the rest of the images and share them with you!

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