Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to attend the Atlanta Trunk Show for the Valentine Cuff presented by none other than celebrity wedding planner, Diann Valentine herself. The event was planned by Atlanta wedding planner, Robyne of Carrie Belle Events and hosted by Ivory Bridal & Formal located in the Grant Park area of Atlanta.
The Valentine Cuff is a unique alternative to carrying a traditional bridal bouquet. This floral concept was creative by Diann to replace the bouquet as it often blocks the view of the bride’s dress. The cuff gives the bride a hands free option that is worn on the bride’s wrist with cascading flowers and crystal beading along with impeccable details. The Valentine cuff has been worn by Basketball Wives star, Jennifer Williams as well as radio personality, Shirley Strawberry. The cuffs come in four different styles and retails starting around $300.
The trunk show gave an opportunity to chat one on one with Diann as she dropped many nuggets about wedding planning and trends. She recently styled and planned an event that had no flowers instead each table had custom chandeliers…are no flowers going to become a trend? The planner also went on to say how she’s all in favor of non traditional colors for wedding dresses. Wearing a white dress is a British tradition that we, as Americans have adopted however, we all know that most women don’t always look their best in white. The celebrity wedding planner states, “This is the best party that you have ever had in your entire life. So why don’t you want to look your best and if you want to look your best let’s choose a color that makes you glow.”
Not only was the intimate event a chance to chat with Diann but it also gave the opportunity to mingle with Atlanta’s creative wedding professionals as well. Take a look and who else was attendance along with some other pictures of the event!
Lovely greenery and drapes executed by Chelsea Floral Designs.
Tasty treats done right by It’s Chef Rj (that honey balsamic chicken was on point!)
Sweet Treats provided by Sugar Rush Dessert Catering & Events
Deejay Nutty on the 1s & 2s
No party is complete with a little cocktail! Carmaleita, from Lyght House Cocktails always mixes up something right and the Spring Breeze was no exception!
Also in attendance was Montoya from Made You Look Photography (who was actually the real photographer of the event and was busy snapping pics the whole night.)
If you’re in the Atlanta area and would like to purchase The Valentine Cuff please be sure to stop in at Ivory Bridal & Formal.
Many thanks to the Diann Valentine team as well as Ivory Bridal & Formal for inviting me to this event!
*All photos courtesy of my handy dandy I-phone 6!
Would you opt for a Valentine Cuff instead of a traditional bouquet?