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A Practical Wedding

Author Meg Keene in Atlanta

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

– Posted by Leah

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A few weeks ago Meg, author of A Practical Wedding (the most awesome and absolutely essential wedding planning book EVER!) contacted Mark and asked if we could arrange the Atlanta leg of her national book tour. Mark, being… well, Mark… said “Sure!” and reached out to the super fabulous geniuses behind the Indie Craft Experience and upcoming Wedding Day Hooray – Shannon and Christy – and they got Young Blood Gallery in on the action and together we all nailed down the necessary details like when/where/what to eat/drink. We told Meg we had everything covered and she agreed to grace our Southern city with her special San Fran charm.

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

The day before the book talk, BabyRoX and I met Meg and Maddie at the Amtrak station. I totally want to take Amtrak somewhere now. Meg and Maddie have some hilarious and exciting stories from their travels. Plus train travel is just my kinda travel. We need more of a rail-riding culture here in the States! Seriously. Anyhow, we managed to get everyone and the luggage in the car and we headed off to breakfast, with Meg soothing a somewhat disgruntled BabyRoX in the backseat. This is when I learned that Meg is a Baby Whisperer. Woohoo! After breakfast there was working and napping and baby-holding (Meg) and kitty-cuddling (Maddie) back at our place. OneTwo, ThreeFour, and BabyRoX are all big fans of these two ladies now.

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

Fast-forward to Thursday evening, and it’s book talk time at Young Blood Gallery. Mark, Debra, Raven and three interns were all there taking photos. If you think that’s too many photographers… well, you might be right.. but that is beside the point! This was BabyRoX’s public speaking debut, so you can never have too many photographers for such a momentous occasion. Oh, and Meg talked, too… I mean, she DID kinda write the book and all.

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

Actually, Meg was hilarious and delightful and all-around awesome. She talked about the genesis of the book (and the ensuing book tour) and then we had a great discussion on female entrepreneurship – something that Meg and I… and many of the guests in attendance… have in common. Passing BabyRoX back and forth as we talked, it really hit home for me that THIS is one of the main reasons I am so glad to be self-employed. I get to spend as much time with my child as I want. I get to structure my life and my career in a way that actually works for my family. And I’m infinitely thankful for the opportunity to do so. In addition, I get to do work that inspires me, that excites me, that fulfills me. Which makes me a healthier, happier person, and, therefore, a better mom.

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

All in all, it was a fantastic evening. The talk was standing room only. We saw several of our amazing clients – wedding grads and future grads alike (hey y’all!). We ate delicious cupcakes and drank fancy Italian soda. Meg’s books sold out (I didn’t even get a chance to purchase one!). BabyRoX and his rainbow leg warmers received much admiration. Several lucky guests won portrait sessions with +Raven and tickets to the Wedding Day Hooray. Meg and Maddie found cute jewelry at the Young Blood boutique. AND they didn’t miss their train to New Orleans the next morning. Success!

A Practical Wedding | Atlanta | Book Tour | LeahAndMark.com

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Meg and Maddie – thank you so much for visiting us! We had a super awesome terrific time and we think you are both the bee’s knees. Y’all come back now, y’hear? BabyRoX and the kitties miss you!

 

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A Practical Wedding in Atlanta | Book Tour!

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A Practical Wedding | Book Tour | Atlanta | LeahAndMark.com | You. Are. Awesome.

Our friend Meg – is the genius behind APracticalWedding.com – and she wrote a book. And now she’s doing a book tour. And she wanted to make a stop in Atlanta so We (LeahAndMark.com!) and our friends at the Wedding Day Hooray (The ONLY Wedding Bridal Show worth attending) and Young Blood Gallery (no Barnes & Noble for this book club!)… teamed up to make it Awesome. AWESOME.

You should attend. We’re all attending. Q&A will be moderated by Leah and Meg will talk about some of THESE TOPICS.

When: Thursday February 2nd, 2012 7pm-9pm
Where: Young Blood Gallery 636 N Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30306

You should come and hangout! That would be Awesome. 

RSVP For the Event by GOING HERE.

  

  

 

 

 

 

Diana & Joey’s Wedding Preview by +Raven

– Posted by Raven

Diana & Joey were going to get married next June.  Then, they realized that a big planned-out spring wedding just wasn’t them.  So they moved their wedding up by SIX MONTHS.  Then, when they found out I was available on Dec 9th, they picked their wedding date based on me.  HOW CRAZY IS THAT?

That – among so many other reasons – is why I absolutely adore Diana & Joey.

This post is going to have way more than usual.  I just couldn’t narrow down.  I love these two and their love.








Their wedding was my last for the year, and what a note to end on.  Nick and I drove to Bowie, MD to stay with family in preparation for the Annapolis wedding.  Neither of these places was anywhere we’d ever been close to, so we were psyched.  Annapolis is, in a nutshell, so cute.  Downtown is just a huge wheel with off-shooting streets lined with shops and restaurants for the spokes and the capitol in the middle as the hub.













They got married at the Marriott on the waterfront, walked in their wedding finery to the historic courthouse, took us on a mini-tour of downtown Annapolis, began their reception at Harry Browne’s {home of THE BEST cheeseburger and fries we have EVER had}, and ended it in an afterparty at Pusser’s pub back at the Marriott.





















Everyone was so warm, inviting, silly, sought to include us in every way possible, time and time again made sure we ate and drank, and just generally made us truly feel like one of the family.  It was amazing.

I would totally hang out with them next time we’re in the area.











Photographer | +Raven of LeahAndMark.com
Venue | Harry Brownes
Floral Design | Gateway Florists
Make up | Amie Decker Beauty
Hair Styling | Alexander Day Spa