Friday, February 26, 2010

The NOT Wedding 2010...the inspiration boards

Above are the inspiration boards for The NOT Wedding 2010 coming up this Sunday evening! Can you believe the fabulous-ness? The first image shows the ideas for the Enchanted Garden environment...complete with candied apples and jewels; the designer will have you thinking you've stepped out of 2010 and into a storybook.

The second is the vision for Global Fusion where old world meets new, where cultures collide into a melody of color! The third image depicts the Southern Glam aesthetic. Surpassing pearls and lace with innovative and fashion-forward sophistication, this environment will be push antiquated traditions out and beckon in the true glamour of a Southern wedding.

The final image displays the inspirations behind Vintage Chic. Mixing antiques with modern flair for your wedding can bring the true story of YOUR love alive before your guests. The whole concept of weddings is changing dramatically, and brides are finding the freedom to be themselves in all aspects of their big day. That is what the NOT Wedding is all about. May the event be a springboard to expressing your individualism on your wedding day and beyond!

Click here to buy your tickets! xo

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Not Wedding 2010...featuring Perfect Petals

When it comes to your wedding day, you want it to be perfect.

Perfect Petals will take your wedding from concept to completion, working with your personal style, dreams and desires to push the lid of magnificent. Utilizing the unique and unexpected, texture and color, they create a complete environment that encompasses flora, décor, linen, and ethereal lighting. Let Perfect Petals realize your most surreal ideas!

An award-winning wedding florist, Perfect Petals provides bridal party bouquets, personal flowers, arrangements, floral designs, props, décor, party rentals, trees, plants, chair covers, linens, chuppahs, hupahs, huppas, mondops, chiavari chairs, ghost chairs, specialty lighting and more.

Join Perfect Petals at the NotWedding on February 28th and relax in their World Fusion Space!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Not Wedding 2010...featuring Chaos Couture

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind veil or hair accessory? {and may I just add not just ANY accessory...a fabulous, fantastic, feminine, and funky accessory?}

Look no further than Chaos Couture Bridal. Every item in the Etsy store’s line is lovingly handcrafted and completely unique. Many pieces feature vintage accents and cannot be duplicated.

If you don't see the perfect piece for your special day, it will be Chaos Couture Bridal’s honor to create something just for you!

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Not Wedding 2010...featuring Tasty Pastry

Tasty Pastry offers Atlanta's first dessert bar concept.

Every wedding will be sweeter with a dessert bar filled with their delicious goodies. Tasty Pastry provides the most amazing special occasion cakes, assorted cookies and mini pastries. Their signature is homemade recipes with no preservatives.

Family owned by 2 sisters and a daughter, their sweets are unique because of the Middle Eastern influence and European flair. Tasty Pastry is passionate about taste, design and customer service. One of the very few bakeries that makes cakes with fresh cream and recipes are so unique that NO other bakery can match their quality.

The dessert bars that Tasty Pastry provides can include fruit, assorted gelatos, custom-designed chocolates, chocolate fountains, standard and specialty cakes, cupcakes, cookies, candy, cappuccino, coffee, and loose tea. Anything a guest desire’s that is sweet can fit into the assortment. And their planners will work with you to design a dessert bar that will match the expression of your event and a presentation coordinated with your event’s theme.

With dessert bars the possibilities are endless and oh so sweet!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Snow Day in Georgia!

Because snow is not something that we see a lot of 'round this here parts', the ground frosted in white goodness is something to behold! I couldn't resist grabbing my camera for a few quick shots of one of my favorite old barn/house in Georgia. This particular house seems to hold mystery and intrigue behind its walls. I would venture to say that it even looks creepy and a bit menacing sometimes, but with a blanket of fluffy snow on it's roof and the Georgia mountains spreading into the just looks majestic today. Happy winter days to everyone! I hope you're staying warm and safe. xo

Friday, February 12, 2010

Lytle{foto}'s new alternative!

It's taken me a while to swallow the reality of Polaroid's demise, but, as they say in the Bible..."the truth will set you free". In any case, preparing for the NOT Wedding event coming at the end of the month has made me revisit the reality of my unique offering: the Polaroid add-in. It has been super popular with my clients and I have continued to go to leaps and bounds to obtain the film for my shoots. Now it seems I will explore an alternative to Polaroid-at least until they get the Impossible Project accomplished. :) I'm SUPER excited to 'unveil' the alternative at the NOT, and of course, ask for everyone's continued support of Save Polaroid! xo

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Not Wedding 2010...featuring The Savage Garden

Danny, The Savage Garden's master designer, has a degree in furniture design and originally trained as a studio woodworker before getting into the floral side of design. He was raised in the graceful rolling hills of Kentucky, where his mother, an artist and avid gardener, inspired seasonal art projects that often combined natural elements from the garden and surrounding countryside with remnants of fabric and paper from her studio. He loves creating beautiful events, but when someone connects emotionally with my designs, that's when Danny finds his work's true fulfillment.

At The Savage Garden they believe in living life to the fullest, so they don't cut corners. Genuine passion and creative flair combine to create floral designs that intertwine color, nature and style to achieve something truly beautiful, always original, and often outrageous.

Today, his floral and event designs evoke the rhythms of nature and their seasonal relevance. Lush blends of flowers, branches, fruits and vegetables as well as rich textiles, ribbons, and unique "found" items combine to achieve something both sensual and evocative.

Contact The Savage Garden to schedule a consultation.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Not Wedding 2010...featuring Heidi Elnora

The bridal salon for this year's NotWedding is by Heidi Elnora.

An Alabama native who has patterned her life after fashion; heidi was a Project Runway designer who is currently listed in Town & Country Weddings as one of "The Best Dresses" in the nation.

A businesswoman who owns 2 stores and is carried in 3 others, Heidi and her expert gown artisans create wedding gowns that make women feel beautiful on the most important day of their life. This is done by taking care of their every want and need, making sure that they are perfectly styled from head to toe.

Heidi Elnora is unique because EVERY single gown is custom designed for that particular bride. Gown artisans in Alabama and Georgia make each gown by hand. heidi always says, "No two brides are alike, so why should their gowns be?" Read more of Heidi's thoughts and get all the latest details on her blog.

Heidi loves her work and it shows in all the beads, bodices, ruffles and bows!

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Not Wedding 2010...featuring A Divine Event

Some food is so good it tastes, well, sinful. At A Divine Event, sinful fare is the specialty of every day and it has been for more than a decade.

Featuring breathtaking design, smooth organization and top-notch service, A Divine Event is an affair spurred equally by divine inspiration and a devilish desire to create food that is wickedly delicious.

The food is where this catering company truly stands out. They believe that if food isn’t treacherously tasty and mischievously mouthwatering…what’s the point? We agree!

With Sandra Moyer at the helm as the chef de cuisine, menus at A Divine Event are always crafted with a focus on fresh, seasonal foods (much of it local) and with dishes capable of shining in a catered environment.

A Divine Event can make your next wedding reception, special occasion or corporate meeting scandalously scrumptious. Now that’s an occasion we would NOT miss!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Not Wedding 2010...featuring Mirabel Press

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The same can be said for a beautiful wedding invitation, designed with care and hand-crafted with pride.

Owners of Mirabel Press, Kristen and Cody Lekberg, know that to be true. They dreamed of owning a letterpress print shop and creating invitations, stationary, cards and more that would beautifully represent people and special events. As artists, they were charmed by the detail and character produced by antique letterpress machines that made visibly deep impressions unparalleled by other forms of printing.

Now with four vintage presses, Mirabel creates unique graphic designs on plush 100% cotton paper. AND they individually hand print each piece the old-fashioned way!

From weddings to birth announcements to parties to business and personal correspondence, Mirabel’s work is a labor of love that carries a distinctive significance.

When you get a piece from Mirabel and share it with friends, family, or acquaintances, it represents the true essence of you and will effortlessly say all that you want it to.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Not Wedding 2010...

Lytle foto is PSYCHED to be a part of The NotWedding 2010. As the event's photographer, we'll have front row seats to this exclusive bridal event. Heidi Elnora, Atlanta-based bridal couture designer and past Project Runway contestant, is providing the fab dresses for our bride models!!! WOW! Produced by Atlanta Occasions, the event promises to bring out some of the best of Atlanta's crew. Check back to the blog for features on the vendors and their services. They are all amazing, talented, and innovative brains who are busting their butts to make this year's show the best yet!

So what is the NotWedding?

The NotWedding is a unique bridal event in which a handful of the city’s most talented vendors come together to stage a one-of-a-kind wedding. Complete with an unforgettable ceremony, an over the top first dance, a cake cutting, and reception, The NotWedding has become a killer alternative to a bridal show that promotes an atmosphere that inspires brides towards creative options rather than cookie-cutter weddings.

Scheduled for Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the Foundry at Puritan Mill, The NotWedding hand-selects vendors to perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and "wedding guests" (i.e. Brides-to-be) get to hear the music, taste the cakes, touch the dresses... while enjoying food, drinks, dancing and loads of free stuff.

Event Details:

Sunday, February 28, 2010
4pm to 8pm

The Foundry at Purtian Mill
916 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30318

Questions, Call 888-262-8881 or Email