Posts made in June, 2011

KG Designs Wows the Crowd at Aldridge Gardens

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 in FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG, MUST CLICK FOR BLOG LANDING PAGE, WEDDINGS BLOG

KG Designs Wows the Crowd at Aldridge Gardens

When the incredible Meghan Cease of M Elizabeth Weddings & Events booked KG Designs for Bre and Matthew’s spring wedding at Aldridge Gardens, Andy Hopper and the rest of our team were absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to make Bre’s wedding dreams come true.  Bre was the perfect bride in that she was laid back, so much fun, and knew exactly what she wanted for her outdoor affair.  Green and white were to be the colors and Andy incorporated the scheme in everything from exquisite centerpieces, playful paper lanterns, and a simple yet gorgeous bridal bouquet of calla lilies. Orchid and calla lily arrangements were plentiful throughout the most-amazing outdoor venue – Though with a very clean minimalist presentation. It wouldn’t be an Andy Hopper event if romantic candle lit displays weren’t incorporated into his spectacular design. Tiered glass allowed for gorgeous presentation of both Andy’s florals and cupcake varieties of red velvet, chocolate & vanilla from Magic Muffins Bakery. Japanese lanterns, an Andy Hopper signature, hung from the rafters of the incredible Aldridge pavilion. Much appreciation to M Elizabeth Weddings and Events for allowing KG Designs to be a part of Bre & Matthew’s special day. And thanks to Nicole Muro and Amy Carson of MuroCarson Photography.  These photos are absolutely stunning and we look forward to having an opportunity to work with you amazing women real...

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Katie & Phillip + Rosewood Hall + Neillie Butler = Kathy G Perfection

Posted on Jun 14, 2011 in WEDDINGS BLOG

Katie & Phillip + Rosewood Hall + Neillie Butler = Kathy G Perfection

When brides elect to have their wedding reception at Rosewood Hall at SoHo Square, we get excited as it’s truly one of the most impressive venues in all of Birmingham!  And when Neillie Butler of the newly-minted firm Mariee Ami is the wedding planner, it’s a given that everything will be exceptional.  Putting a Neillie Butler wedding in Rosewood Hall promised to be an event for the ages and that’s just what we had on Saturday, June 11th, as Katie and Phillip Mash shared their special day with more than 200 friends and family! White LED lights behind white lighting sheers, baby blue linens, and white & green florals made the already incredible Hall look SPECTACULAR as the team at KG Designs definitely brought their A+ game for the occasion. A server-attended mashed potato station with both Yukon Gold and Sweet Potatoes offered along with toppings of Crème Fraîche, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Apple-Smoked Bacon, Sautéed Mushrooms, Chives, Herbed Butter, & Brown Sugar was a hit with everyone young and old. Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Pit Ham & Peach Chutney, Mini BLTs, Pimento Cheese Triangles with Herb-Encrusted edges, Mac & Cheese bites, and a fresh Fruit Display were also offered. Two cakes that were as delicious as they were gorgeous were provided by Magic Muffins. It was a fabulous evening on all points.  Thanks to Kathy G event coordinator Mary Jones on another awesome job. Also, a big thank you to Rosewood Hall and its amazing staff as everything was first class. And finally, much appreciation to wedding planner Neillie Butler. You dotted all the i’s, crossed all the t’s, and made sure every aspect of the affair was perfect in choreographing yet another spectacular reception.  Your attention to detail never ceases to amaze us. Congratulations to Katie and Phillip.  We were so honored to be a part of your big day and wish you the best moving forward.  May you live happily ever...

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Behind the Scenes VIDEO from Kathy G’s Alabama Weddings Photo Shoot

Posted on Jun 5, 2011 in FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG, WEDDINGS BLOG

Within this post is yet another AMAZING video from Lance Holloway of Holloway Productions. We loved working with both Lance and Birmingham wedding & fashion photographer Arden Ward for our 2010 Alabama Weddings photo shoot – One of our favorite AND most complimented shoots we’ve ever done!!!   Kathy G @ Birmingham Museum of Art from Holloway Productions on Vimeo....

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Leah & Tyler, Memorial Day Weekend Wedding

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 in WEDDINGS BLOG

Leah & Tyler, Memorial Day Weekend Wedding

Memorial Day weekend was particularly busy at Kathy G headquarters as brides from all over Alabama had weddings lined up on both Saturday AND Sunday! One wedding of particular note was that of Leah and Tyler at the GORGEOUS Sonnet House in Leeds, Alabama. We always LOVE events at the Sonnet House as weddings at the romantic 18-acre property and the incredible staff on hand never disappoints.  There’s just something about the almost 100 year-old building with its wrap around porches and tin roof that gives every wedding an almost fairy tale feeling. More than 230 guests were on hand for this special occasion and Leah was an absolutely gorgeous bride in her Heidi Elnora Gown. Bright pink, yellow, and orange roses, tulips, and hydrangea with a touch of white for balance made for gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces. A Carving Station with Garlic Studded Oven Roasted Top Round of Beef highlighted the menu. White Cheddar Biscuits with Honey Pit Ham & Peach Chutney, Shrimp Cakes with Creole Aioli, Twice Baked New Potatoes Stuffed with Cheese, Chives, & Sour Cream, Mini BLT’s with Apple Smoked Bacon were also enjoyed by guests. Though the real stars of the Kathy G show were the incredible desserts. A server-attended Bananas Foster table was the sweet of choice at the Groom’s Table. And then there was the 6-foot long sweets table with a Grand Display of Assorted Mini Treats displayed on tiered glass shelving.  Key Lime ‘Pie’ Shooters, Chocolate Mousse in Chocolate Cups, Cheesecake Squares, and Red Velvet Cake Pops were enjoyed by all. It was a splendid affair and we were so thrilled to be a part of such a special couple’s big day! Thanks to Kathy G event coordinator Natalie Pilato-Andrews, all the wonderful people at The Sonnet House, and of course, Leah and Tyler!...

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Alabama Weddings: Kathy G. & Company Behind the Scenes VIDEO

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 in FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG, Gardens Cafe BLOG, WEDDINGS BLOG

Alabama Weddings: Kathy G. & Company Behind the Scenes VIDEO

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a look at the amazing behind-the-scenes wedding video produced by Lance Holloway of Holloway Productions. Lance documented our COVER PHOTO shoot for Alabama Weddings and the result is nothing short of spectacular. Kathy and the catering and floral design teams are seen in action as they create wedding magic in the Garden! The menu and food was prepped by Jason, Alan, and the rest of our exceptional culinary team from The Gardens Cafe at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Andy Hopper and the KG Designs team came up with the complete design concept for the shoot, making the outdoor garden wedding both glamorous and chic! Some of our favorite wedding vendors participated in the shoot for Alabama Weddings magazine: Arden Photography, The White Room provided the magnificent gown, Barb’s Cakes designed an incredible spun sugar creation, Holloway Productions, and Bromberg’s provided the gorgeous china place settings and serving pieces plus jewelry for the bride. As you probably know, this shoot was featured on the cover of the 10th Anniversary edition of Alabama Weddings magazine. We’re still SO PROUD!!!   Botanical Gardens Behind the Scenes-Vimeo HD Encode from Holloway Productions on...

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