Pictures, Paper & Cake
Monday, January 10, 2011 at 6:00AM
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Remember that I promised to show you hip, cool, new groovy features for the Athens, Georgia, Atelier Bridal Art + Style Show?

Well, I don’t break promises, so here you go!

Oh, Snap! Photography

Oh, Snap! Photography was founded in Athens, Georgia, by photographer Whitney Misch. As a graduate from the University of Georgia Photography Program she strives to bring a truly creative twist to every photo she takes.

Her style tends to be very documentary and creative. She would much rather stand back and go with what is happening than to create something unnatural.

 Diane Arbus once said it best: "I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don't like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself." 

Whitney loves coffee, sewing, dance parties, Athens, Skittles, old noisy cameras, Italy, rainy days, Catcher in the Rye, and she still gets really excited to shoot a wedding!   

"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - The Little Prince

You can also check out her blog

Brown Parcel Press

You so know Brown Parcel Press. Yes, yes you do. You’ve seen them on Design Sponge; you’ve also seen them over on The Brooklyn Bride as well as in The Knot Magazine both in the Spring and Summer of 2010.

It started with the conviction that success comes from hard work, a clear vision, and inky hands.  Megan Boling was lead ultimately by the belief that creating and sharing something beautiful and handmade is a worthwhile endeavor.

The small letterpress and design studio is located on a farm in Sparta, Georgia, having recently relocated from Brooklyn, NY, to focus on what’s important; drawing, printing and eating good food grown right. In her words:

I live here with my fiancée Brad, and more mules, mini-donkeys, goats, pigs, chickens and farm dogs than you can shake a stick at. Every day here is something different, a lot of highs and a lot of lows, a lot of work and a lot of fun. My work is a culmination of my experiences and observations, and I put a lot of love in what I do. If it’s not something I’m 100% proud of, it’s not worth putting out there. I feel immensely grateful I can spend my time at the helm of the press, ink smudges on my face and all.

3-D Save the Dates? Sweet.

Letter pressing is a process that is deeply satisfying. Although it can be tough to remember to cross all of the t’s and dot all of the i’s, the whir of the press and the feel of the paper make printing a whole lot of fun.

You can check out the Brown Parcel Press Etsy shop here as well as stop by their blog.

Bite-Sized

Created in September 2010 by two Romance Language instructors at The University of Georgia, Bite-Sized is a unique catering service specializing in mini individual desserts of a wide variety... "mini sweets and cupcake treats".

Katie and Elena met for sweets after administering their French and Spanish Language final exams and found themselves staring longingly into the fluorescent lit cake refrigerator trying to chose between a bounty of craftily made cakes … Mocha Chocolate, Kahlua Chocolate, Hummingbird, Carrot, Spanish Lemon, Red Velvet, Raspberry Cream, etc.  After much time, reasoning, and recommendations they finally decided to get two different ones (Kahlua and Hummingbird....both excellent choices) and split them because the decision making process was just too difficult.  While sitting at the bar relishing over confections and wine, Katie and Elena, both avid bakers, realized that no one should have to go through what they went through...choosing between cakes.  Face it, only being able to settle on one is palate insensitive, not to mention a little outdated!

 It's important to note that all their frostings are cream cheese based. Uh, yes please! Check out Bite-Sized!

 

Article originally appeared on The Thirty-Something Bride Wedding Blog (http://thirtysomethingbride.com/).
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