Category Archives: Bride

3 Unique Wedding Reception Ideas for Buckhead Brides

Unique Wedding Reception Ideas for Buckhead Brides | The EstateWhen planning your once-in-a-lifetime wedding, you’ll likely spend some time organizing an equally memorable reception. If you’ve been to a wedding this year already, you may have experienced the popular Great Gatsby themes, purple mood lighting or other familiar scenarios of weddings past. A blushing bride (and her handsome groom) deserve to have their own special theme, and rightfully so.

Read on for three unique wedding reception ideas for Buckhead brides that will make your special day one of the best your guests have attended.
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Winter Wonderland Wedding Themes | The Estate

4 Perfect Winter Wonderland Wedding Themes

As a premium private event space in Atlanta, The Estate is a popular wedding venue in Georgia. As a recipient of the BizBash award for our ‘Winter Wonderland Wedding’, we aspire to make every occasion spectacular.  With several spacious, well-appointed rooms, extensive well-maintained grounds and a seasoned staff, you and your guests are assured of an unforgettable and luxurious experience. Let us help you get started on your winter wedding plans with the suggestions below. Continue reading

Trendy Autumn Engagement Photo Session Basics

Congratulations on your engagement! Now that you’re ready for your engagement photo shoot, allow us to give you a few practical suggestions to help make your time in front of the camera with your beloved a fun and delightful one. In our many years of being a wedding venue in Atlanta, we’ve amassed quite a trove of information about weddings. When it comes to your engagement photo session, the practical guide below should get you started on the right foot. Continue reading

What to Look for When Choosing a Catering Service for Your Event

If you have ever been in charge of planning a special event, you know the tremendous amount of work involved to make your event a successful one. You also know that the catering company you choose is pivotal to the success of your event and the enjoyment of your guests. As one of the most exclusive private event spaces in Atlanta today, we’d like to share with you a few pointers to keep in mind as you choose a catering service.

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Creative Wedding Favors with Southern Charm

If you’re looking for wedding favors with a decidedly unique bent but still oozing with southern character, read on to get a few ideas.

A Jar Full of Goodies

Mason jars are part of southern life. Fill them up with sweet or savory treats with a southern flavor and let your guests pick the treat they wish to take home with them. Make sure you put your wedding date somewhere on the jar so they will always remember the good time they had at your wedding. Continue reading

Summer Cocktails that Double as Decor

As if to make up for the hot humid air that the season ushers in, Mother Nature infuses the world with color and light during the summer months. Getting married at this time of the year means you can take full advantage of the multi-colored blooms that abound and have a wedding bursting with the colors of this wonderful season.

But summer flowers are not your only source of vibrant colors for your special day. Below are interesting and scrumptious cocktails that are sure to brighten up any corner of your wedding reception venue. Continue reading

Creating a Vintage Aesthetic at Your Southern Wedding Venue

To celebrate romance and a return to tradition, some modern couples choose to infuse a vintage flavor to their nuptials. If you’re exploring this avenue as well, below are a few ideas to get you off to a good start.


Nothing quite captures and recreates the aura of a bygone age like holding your wedding ceremony on a southern plantation. The Estate is an authentic antebellum mansion rebuilt brick by brick in its present location. Although outfitted with modern amenities, it retains its old-world charm and genuine southern appeal. It is a much sought-after wedding venue in Atlanta and the perfect setting for a vintage-inspired wedding. Continue reading

Outdoor Wedding Trends for Summer

The onset of longer days and the beginning of beach weather heralds the start of another popular summer occurrence – weddings. Traditionally, almost one third of American nuptials take place during the summer months of June, July and August, with June alone accounting for almost 11 percent.

There are so many possibilities when you decide to hold an outdoor summer wedding at your estate rental. Take advantage of a glorious summer day or use the night sky to light your way; you can even include traditional summer time treats for your guests in honor of the season. Continue reading

Southern Cocktails for Summer Weddings

What’s a wedding reception without specialty drinks to get everybody in the right mood to celebrate? While there are certain cocktails that may not lend themselves to prompt service for every guest, there are many that act as delicious compliments to the cocktail hour setting. Additionally, a Southern summer wedding opens itself to a myriad of cocktail choices, some of which are outlined below. Continue reading

Summer Wedding Trends for the Modern Southern Bride

Weddings are steeped in tradition. There’s something comforting and reassuring about embarking on the adventure of your life anchored by the strength of familiar and deeply significant family and community customs.

This does not mean, however, that as a modern bride you cannot add contemporary touches to your traditional Southern wedding. Below are a few examples; just channel your inner southern belle and have fun!

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