Pottery, Pretty Pictures and BACON!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 6:00AM
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I’ve got some more awesome vendors to feature for the Atelier Bridal Art + Style show being held in Athens, Georgia, on January 16, 2011! And even if you’re not going to the show, check these guys out anyway. They are super cool.

Zoom Works Photography

Having been behind the lens for so many years, ZoomWorks photographers tend to approach weddings as mini movies composed of a string of 'pearl' moments..... from styling to emotion to editorial composition.  It is their pleasure to spend a day with clients, reaching for those unique little moments that will bring the day to life again in a breath.....they are often the clients most favorite 'guest'! 

True art doesn't just happen. It takes years of experience and a dedication to the craft. Marisu Wehrenberg and Shannah Cahoe Mongomery founded ZoomWorks 10 years ago and brought their diverse and extensive backgrounds in fashion, design, fine art and moviemaking to create a place where life as art is celebrated daily.

At ZoomWorks they are artists who have chosen photography as their medium. No matter what the subject is, they approach it creatively. This creative style feeds a passion and results in images that go beyond the expected to truly become works of art.

While favorite subjects vary, all of their photographers are passionate about the human spirit. They find photography a uniquely suited art form for capturing the triumphs and joys of life and preserving a moment forever. Whether it’s the sparkle in a groom’s eye, a child’s toothless grin or the wisdom in a grandmother’s face, they see the inherent beauty in them all.  Photography can also transform the everyday into the magnificent. They use their cameras as a tool to present your best possible self–from fashion to family portraits–with their signature flair.

The folks at ZoomWorks consider it a great privilege to share special moments of your life with you and take great pride in their philosophy of becoming your photographers for life.

Visit the Zoom Works website and their blog! They are Charter members of Athens Wedding Professionals, Members of  Professional Photographers of America, Voted Best of Weddings from The Knot  2009, 2008, 2007 and are currently featured in Brides Atlanta magazine and Southern Soiree Magazine.

High class, y’all! 

R.Wood Studio

In an old produce warehouse in Athens, Georgia, Rebecca Wood and her 12 artists are busy creating beauty. Rebecca Wood and her crew of artists transform local Georgia red clay into the simply shaped ceramic dinnerware in luscious colors that R.Wood Studio is famous for.


R.Wood Studio pottery is one of the very few studio potteries in America, where each piece is made by hand. Most ceramics are made by pouring liquid clay into a mold over and over again. Their ceramics are not made in a mold, but are molded by the artists' imagination. Each piece is fashioned by an artist's hands, and likewise painted with an artist's eye.

Their line of color-saturated dinnerware is inspired by the southern seasons. Each piece is made-to-order, by the hands of at least 3 artists and is food and oven-safe. Pieces are available in a rich range of colors and functional shapes for any home. Check out their pieces for Everyday, Serving, & Specialty.

What’s great about R. Wood is that you can REGISTER right on their website for the pieces you’d like. They also have a very cool INSPIRATION section – check out the bed sheet to wedding dress pictures! 


Bacon? They make neckwear -- neckties, bowties, necklaces and scarves -- for men, women, boys and girls. Versatility is their friend, and they make wearable art for those who like Everyday Dressing Up.  Their custom wedding ties make the perfect groom and groomsmen gifts! The guys deserve something pretty, too.

WHO THEY ARE: Jenni and Cinelle met at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in 2006. Both found their way to fashion school through their common love for wearable art.
BACON began as a gift project for Cinelle’s boyfriend. After an unfortunate and unsuccessful hunt for the perfect tie that embodied Stephen’s preppy yet trendy style, Jenni and Cinelle decided that there is no better gift than a handmade present! Half a year later, the girls took an adventurous plunge to the dirty South (Athens, GA) and decided to merge their New York style-cum-sass with their new-found pleasure for things classically Southern, and started an accessory line.

WHAT THEY MAKE: What sets BACON neckwear apart from other ties is exactly what sets each tie-wearer from the rest -- to each tie its own attitude, personality and function. Our products are always handmade, never compromising the uniqueness and bespoke quality of each one.

BACON also has special edition ties that are specifically designed with eco-consciousness in mind. They recycle fabrics from used and vintage clothing to stay en vogue while helping restore things back to Eden.

Everything from bicyclists, the American Gangster, Scottish clan tartans and nocturnal creatures to quality fabrics, romance, their own stories and histories, frat boys, friends and celebrities.

BACON has been featured in DailyCandy, The Handmade Gift Guide, Little Red Book.

 Remember that the show is on Sunday, January 16, 2011!

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