Real Weddings: Great Gatsby in Fourth Ward

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We just received the pictures from our 09.21.13 wedding at Historic Fourth Ward Park (Atlanta) of Jess + Charles and we are so excited. Here’s why, what you can’t see in these pictures is the enormous amount of rain that came down that day. I’m not taking about a sprinkle here and a drizzle there, it literally rain “Cats and Dogs” the entire day.  The ceremony and reception were both held outside in the park, where everything got soaked. Hair was wet, clothes soaked down to the core but my staff remained professional and well poised.  I have to give a HUGE Thank You to my “Dream Team” that did an amazing job on this wedding. The bride and groom were extremely pleased. Awesome job Lauren, Kay and Stephanie…I couldn’t ask for a better TEAM!!!Venue: Historic Fourth Ward Park
Day of Coordinator: Z. Curlett Events
Live Sax: Mike Jones
Photo: Amanda Greene Photography
Floral & Décor: Elite Design
DJ: Spontaneous Entertainment
Programs: Cherish Paperie

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Gabrail + Melissa: “A Celebration of Love”

Married: 04.26.13
Venue: Old Courthouse on the Square
City: Decatur, GA
Theme: “All Things Atlanta”
Coordinator: Z. Curlett Events http://www.zcurlettevents.com
Video Credit: White Dress Media

Decades of Love: Lorenzo & Robyn Thomas – April 2, 2014

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Lorenzo & Robyn Thomas (Established 1994) TWO Decades of Marriage

 

Let me introduce to you Mr. & Mrs. Thomas.  They are on their second DECADE of Love and was very eager to share their story, Here goes!

Married: June 12, 1994

State of Residence: Alabama

Q: If you could choose something that represents or symbolizes your relationship, what would that be? I would say a “Phoenix”.  A Phoenix symbolizes renewal, heavenly life, the exceptional man and certain aspects of Christian Life.  Which I can say represents us. 

Q: What is your definition of LOVE as it relates to your marriage? Love is being able to love someone through the good, the bad and the ugly.  It is not giving up on him or her and loving without giving it a second thought

Q: What makes your LOVE last after all of these years? Our LOVE has lasted the test of time because we still look at each other the same way we did when we first met in 1993.  We still sneak away for secret kisses and are constantly giving each other romantic glances and winks from across the room

Q: If you were asked to counsel a newly married or recently engaged couple, what (3) things would you express to them (in making LOVE last? (1) Your marriage should ALWAYS include God, each other and no one else (2) Learn to enjoy the simple things in life, it will help especially during the tougher times (3) Always find things to laugh about.  Laughter is good for the soul.  You don’t have to always be so serious about everything.

Q: Do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statement “After a period of time in every marriage, the “New Love” feeling fades? (Please explain your answer) I agree, just like anything new after a while you begin to loose interest…But this is when you have to try new things to keep it SPICY and regenerate that flame!

Decades of LOVE in Marriage: Nationwide Campaign

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As a professional wedding planner I am surrounded by love on a daily basis.  I myself have been married for 21 years to the most amazing husband, father, best friend and confidant.  Young couples sometimes ask me what my secret is to staying married.  This campaign was designed by a fellow wedding planner by the name of Ms. Athena DeVonne of Coalese Creations (Dallas, TX) as a way to put MARRIAGE on the fore front of society. 

When you turn on the television, one of the first things that you encounter is reality shows discussing: who is divorcing who, who has a girlfriend or boyfriend on the side and who is separating.  No more do we want this to be the “IN” thing to talk about.  We want to discuss what it takes to experience longevity in your marriage.  We want to see what others did to stay married for a decade or longer.

Myself along with dozens of other wedding planners have joined together on this campaign.  For the next (30) days we will each post/highlight a different story of a couple who has been married at least a DECADE.  If you yourself or you know someone who has shared a decade of love in marriage I would love to share your story in the goal of touching the lives and hearts of newly engaged and newly wed couples.  As well as to anyone just needing to hear … love is strong and exists! 

Here is what you have to do:

1. Email us in the subject line include “Decades of Love

2. Once received we will email you the questionnaire to fill out and return to us along with a picture of your sweetie

3. We will then give you confirmation of what day your story will be on our BLOG as well as Facebook Business Page. As an added incentive to participate Z. Curlett Events is giving the couple that receives the most LIKES a $50.00 Visa Gift Card

I challenge you all to make a difference in the marriage of all of newly married and recently engaged couples…Let’s show them that marriage does in fact WORK!!!!!