Pretty Swell Parties

Pretty Swell Parties

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Atlanta-based Pretty Swell Parties specializes in planning and coordinating custom weddings and events. We love to collaborate with our clients to create a truly personal experience, while taking care of all the behind-the-scenes work to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. Contact us today at [email protected] to get started!

Seriously some of my favorite photos from this beautiful day with @tin_can_photography & @julivaughn @ Georgian Terrace Weddings

Just a little glamour for you this morning 💖 photo by: @tin_can_photography

Some moody inspiration for y'all today 🖤🖤🖤 loved putting these photos together with my friends @tin_can_photography and @flowersbyyona

Don't you love a groom in uniform? Happy Veteran's Day! Photo credit : The Decisive Moment

Today's crisp weather reminds me of this perfect Fall wedding day for a Haley & Joe. How amazing is that bouquet by @bre_garvin ? Photo credit: @sarah___ingram

Looking back at some favorite weddings, and starting with a family that is very dear to me! Enjoy these gorgeous photos by @paperlilyphotography of a totally classic Georgian Terrace wedding💕💗 @ The Georgian Terrace Hotel

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A little hello to let you know that Pretty Swell Parties is back in action and we can't wait to hear from you!

photo credit: Sita Kelly Photography

photo credit: Sarah Ingram

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If you have worked with Pretty Swell Parties in any capacity, it is likely you had the opportunity to work with the very fabulous Gina Rubano Livingston. And it is also very likely that she worked her magic to make your wedding fabulous too!

Now, she has her own super cool project that you should absolutely know about. It is called Medium Arts ATL. She has some amazing events coming up that will help you understand contemporary art and learn how to connect with, and support local artists. Check it out! Go Gina! If you’ve ever felt intimidated by contemporary art, this workshop is for you. Join us for a 90-minute, participatory workshop that uses the power of careful looking and an easy-to-understand method to help demystify contemporary art. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

You may have noticed that we’ve been a bit quiet lately...

We miss you Atlanta! And look forward to reconnecting with clients and industry friends when we return! Hello! Big apologies if you have reached out to us and haven’t heard back! I promise we are not ignoring you. The Pretty Swell Parties team has a had a lot of changes over the last year or so, and we are on a bit of hiatus from taking on new events and weddings for now. My family is currently

Happy wedding weekend to Kathryn & Dustin! We are thrilled to be a part of it! Photo credit: Kate Belle Photography

Always so very appreciative when couples take the time to write reviews! Thank you so much, Liz and Jonathan! Your wedding was a dream.

"Melissa is professional, friendly, well connected and gets the job done! She was a pleasure to work from start to finish and we highly recommend her!"

All reviews can be found on Wedding Wire here:

Photo credit: Documented Photography

We are thrilled to be celebrating Liz and Jonathan this week and can't wait for their wedding this weekend at Summerour Studio! Photo credit: Documented Photography

Time to celebrate! We've just won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards for the 4th year in a row!
Thank you to our wonderful clients for contributing to this win by submitting reviews!
Photo by: Anna and Spencer Photography

With the imminent snow here in Atlanta, we can't help but think of our last snowy wedding weekend for Amber and Warren almost a year ago! Happy almost anniversary! Photo by: LibbyPhoto

We are always so appreciative when clients take the time to leave a review! Thank you, Polly!
"Melissa was amazing! She helped us every step of the way. There are so many decisions when planning a wedding. Melissa provided us with a schedule, planned all appointments and guided us when making decisions. She was responsive and took care of things as they arose. She was professional and organized. We couldn't have chosen a better wedding planner to make our daughter's wedding a perfect day!"
For more reviews: Photo credit: Sarah Ingram

Happy new year!
Photo credits top to bottom, left to right: Sowing Clover Photography, Sarah Ingram, Anna Howard Studios, Paperlily Photography Anna and Spencer Photography and (again) Paperlily Photography

Gearing up for our last wedding of the year, and its going to be a stunner! We are so thrilled for Jocelyn & Randall! 📸:Paperlily Photography

Devora and Nick's October Wedding at the Trolley Barn

Today on our blog, we are sharing photos from Devora and Nick's beautiful October wedding at The Trolley Barn with colorful flowers from Wrennwood Event Design and a chuppah designed and built by the groom. Enjoy! It was a perfect October day at the Trolley Barn in Inman Park for this sweet couple. Keep scrolling for some really special details including a chuppah designed and built by the architect groom and a stunning hanging floral chandelier! Vendors: Wedding Coordination: Pretty Swell Parties Photogra...

Thank you so much to Devora for this sweet review! We'll be sharing photos of their stunning wedding later today!

"When the reality of the amount of time and effort it would take to fully plan my wedding set in, I knew that I would need some help. A friend recommended Melissa, and after our first coffee meeting I knew that I would be able to trust her with this big event. Looking back, it was the best decision I could have made. She was there from that moment on through as many of decisions as we needed through the final send-off the night of the wedding. Everything went off without a hitch, and each phase of the wedding preparation and day transitioned right into the next seamlessly. I couldn't speak more highly of her, she's amazing!"

More reviews here:
(📸: Sowing Clover Photography)

Photo by Tin Can Photography at The Georgian Terrace Hotel with florals by Breanna Nicole Garvin-Cline & Juli Vaughn Designs and feather place cards by Foglio Press (coordination by our Gina Rubano Livingston) More photos here:

Photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau florals by Flowers by Yona, bridal gown by Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta, menswear by #moderngent

photo by Michelle Landreau florals Flowers by Yona hair and makeup @Jennifer C Neiman

What a wonderful weekend it was for these two! Congrats to Haley and Joe! (photo by Sarah Ingram)

To quote my pal Katie (Boukates), Its Friday, have a cocktail and a whale of a time this weekend! Photo by J.Ashley Photography from our Preppy Summer photo shoot at The Optimist . More photos here:

It's Friday, have a cocktail and a whale of a time this weekend!

Sending you into the weekend with a little secret about what makes for a great wedding. Want to know what it is? Just ask Cameron and Jeremy whose real wedding is featured on our blog here: Happy Friday Everyone! Photo credit: Tin Can Photography

Today on our blog, we are sharing some bright and preppy summer wedding ideas from our latest feature in The Celebration Society Weddings Magazine!

More here:

With thanks to: Boukates, J.Ashley Photography, Andrea Carter, Adore Bridal Boutique, Jack & Gretel, Lush Cakery, Kate Aspen, The Optimist

Photos by J.Ashley Photography, florals by Boukates, dress by Adore Bridal Boutique

Photo credit: J.Ashley Photography

Happy wedding week to Sarah & Myles! This weekend promises to be nothing short of magical! Photo by Paperlily Photography

A very happy wedding week to Ilana and Phillip! We are looking forward to your beautiful garden wedding on Saturday! Photo credit: Jason Hales Photography

What better way to say happy 1st anniversary to Stephanie and Robby, than with a beautiful print feature in Southern Bride Magazine! Hop over to our blog to see more: Matt Yung Photography, Bloomin' Bouquets: Unique Floral and Event Designs, Frosted Pumpkin Gourmet, Georgian Terrace Weddings, Blush Paperie, I Do Linens, Neapolitan Beauty

Happy wedding week to Erinn & Mitch! We are gearing up for a chic downtown celebration this weekend!

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Thank you so much to Amber for this review! We really value feedback from our clients and so appreciate the kind words! There was no way a little snow was going to get in the way of making Amber and Warren's wedding day great!

"I knew from the moment I got engaged that I would need a wedding planner. I am not a Type A personality so I asked one of my friends that owns her own floral business if there was anyone she'd recommend. Melissa at Pretty Swell Parties was the person she thought would be perfect and she was right!

From my first meeting with Melissa, I felt put at ease which is what every bride wants, and I was so happy to have her help putting everything together. Even though Melissa was my day of planner, she was absolutely fantastic during the months leading up to the wedding, not just the day of. She did SO much more than day of coordination. She made wonderful recommendations, she gave me advice, we walked through the venue about a month beforehand to make sure we had everything planned out, and answered any question I had throughout my wedding journey. By the time we got to the big day, I wasn't stressed. I got to actually enjoy the day because Melissa and her assistant had it all handled and had coordinated with every vendor. Even with unexpected snow flurries, Melissa remained calm and our wedding day was truly perfect.

When I say it was the best day of my life, I mean it and we never would have gotten there without Melissa. Everything went smoothly, we ran on schedule, and my groom and I had the best time! I don't know what we would have done without Melissa and her team. I highly recommend Pretty Swell Parties for any event. It was the best decision I made in regards to my wedding!" Pretty Swell Parties is a full service wedding planning company based in Atlanta, GA. Click here to learn more:

Happy wedding week to Amber & Warren! This weekend is going to be awesome and we are so happy to be a part of it!

Proud to announce we have won the Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Awards for 2016! We are so thankful for all of the wonderful reviews from our clients over the past year that helped us win this honor! Photo by: Morning Light by Michelle Landreau

A big thank you to Allyson for this sweet review! So thankful to have been a part of this amazing day! Photo credit: Haley Sheffield

"I cannot thank Melissa enough for her help during my wedding planning and wedding. I called her my wedding "xanax" because she not only calmed every fear, but followed through with every need, want, wish and hope. I was an anxious bride, but because of her, I was able to enjoy the planning process of my wedding. She comes armed with a notebook and a smile, and she makes everything so seamless that you would never know if there was a hiccup. Melissa was a pro at dealing with multiple high-strung personalities and making sure every voice remained true to what I wanted. She was able to anticipate needs I hadn't even considered and squash each unnecessary worry.

Her assistant Nicole was equally as sweet and eager to help. They impressed me not only with their quick follow up but follow through. One example of them going above and beyond was during the wedding when my back went out. They kept the whole wedding moving along, moving things like father daughter dances as needed, and going to CVS and applying Icy Hot patches under my dress. I will always remember them being so dedicated to my enjoyment of the day (even under crazy circumstances) and making sure it was the best day of my life!

Please consider Pretty Swell Parties for all of your wedding planning needs. You will have more than a "pretty swell" time! I did!"

Today we are sharing photos of Risa & Jared's wedding which are full of details that mix big city chic with southern charm: Photo by: Paperlily Photography

Feeling ever so thankful for all of the lovely celebrations we've been a part of this year. Sharing an especially lovely wedding with you today on our blog! Thanks to Ali and Andrew! (highlight video by Wages Films)

Happy wedding week to Leenie & Gaby! This weekend is going to be so much FUN!

Happy wedding week to Emily & Russell! We are excited for an amazing celebration this weekend at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta!

Do you want to know why we love our jobs? Because we love hearing that our clients smiled so much at their wedding that their faces hurt the next day:) Thank you to Andreea & Andrew for this lovely review!

"We had a long engagement and for almost a year and a half Melissa guided, advised, and helped us navigate the wedding planning process. She was always prepared, calm, and full of knowledge. She provided us with amazing vendor recommendations and helped us narrow down and make decisions. She always made herself available for any questions we might have and in the weeks leading up to the wedding she was amazing at calming an anxious bride and groom.

Whenever we encountered any bumps in the road, Melissa assured us that no matter what our wedding day would be perfect and go off without a hitch. And boy did she deliver. On the day of the wedding Melissa and her equally amazing assistant Nicole took care of absolutely everything. From arriving with hot biscuits from the bridal parties (a very big hit!) in the morning to making sure that everything was on schedule to ensuring that everything was packed and returned to us in impeccable condition. We had no worries on our wedding day because we knew Melissa was in charge.

If there were any issues behind the scenes, we never knew it because Melissa always had a smile on her face and she guided everyone through the day flawlessly.

My husband and I had so much fun on our wedding day. We laughed, we celebrated with our families, and we danced the night away with no worries. And our ability to do so was in large part thanks to Melissa."

Photo credit: Tin Can Photography

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Hooray! Its Andreea & Andrew's wedding week! We are so excited for this part Scottish, part Romanian, fully amazing wedding! photo by Tin Can Photography

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