We kicked off this month with an exciting, over-the-top party for a large hotel management group. Guests were invited to the historic Georgia Freight Depot for an evening of jazz n’ juleps, honey suckles n’ highballs, and bluegrass n’ BBQ. Juxtaposing classic Southern charm with modern urban beats, this event was a celebration of Atlanta.

A jazz quintet, costumed southern greeters, and pimento flavored popcorn welcomed guests to this modern Southern affair. The venue’s porch and outdoor space, accented with vintage Southern styling, provided the first stop for guests. Party goers dined on three styles of BBQ and used clothespin ballots to vote on their favorite. The band Love Canon played popular 80’s hits with a bluegrass twist as guests enjoyed hand-rolled cigars in a comfortable outdoor smoking lounge. Rocking chairs, romantic sheer drapery, and mason jar candle-lined railings completed the space. Check out PWP Studio‘s incredible photos below!

Welcome Jazz Quartet | WM EventsPopcorn Greeters | WM Events Guest Entrance | WM Events William Fogler Event Planner DesignerCostumed Southern Greeters | WM Events Southern Styling Props | WM Events  

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Bluegrass Band | WM EventsLove Cannon | WM EventsRocking Chairs | WM EventsFront Porch | WM EventsPorch Lounging | WM EventsMason Jar Hanging Candles | WM EventsMason Jar Railing | WM EventsMarket Light Porch | WM Events

A customized living moss wall in the venue’s front lobby transformed the space into a Southern garden party. Costumed train conductors welcomed guests aboard for this extravagant affair. Elaborate drapery, comfortable traditional-style lounge groupings, and an over-the-top cherry blossom floral arrangement created a sleek blues lounge. Iconic blues singer Francine Reed gave an intimate performance. A clear top tent on the patio added another layer to this romantic southern garden party.

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Grand Bar | WM Events Blue Room | WM EventsBlue Room Lounge | WM EventsCherry Blossom Floral Statement | WM Events Blues in the Blue Room | WM Events Blue Room Lounge | WM Events    

Windowsill Lounge | WM Events Blue Room Guests | WM EventsFrancine Reed | WM Events 

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The venue’s Freight Room really captured the event’s theme and highlighted the juxtaposition of old and new South. As guests entered the main room, they were greeted with an 18-foot cherry laurel tree complete with swinging trapeze artists. As guests moved through the room, the romantic Southern styling transitioned into a chic modern vibe. Large hoops surrounding chandeliers, wire spheres, and hanging crystals created a dynamic ceiling treatment. Sleek white and chrome furniture, glowing bars and food stations, and 8′ tall DJ risers completed this hip Southern look. Guests were really amazed as a 25 person flash mob erupted in the party, dancing to Quad City DJ’s “C’mon ‘N Ride It.”  Immediately after the dance, guests got a second surprise as desserts descended from the ceiling on two 20′ trusses. A DJ scratch-off and high energy performance from Party Nation kept guests dancing well into the evening.

Tree Gobo | WM EventsCustom Tree | WM EventsSwinging Trapeze | WM EventsLaurel Tree | WM EventsTree Swinger | WM EventsTables and Lounge | WM EventsCeiling Treatment | WM EventsMirrored Highboy Lounge | WM EventsGlow Bar Food Station | WM EventsStage Backdrop | WM EventsRoaming Juggler | WM EventsPallet Wood Photobooth | WM EventsHoop Ceiling Treatment | WM Events

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Flash Dance Mob | WM EventsFlash Dance Mob | WM EventsFlash Dance Mob | WM EventsDescending Dessert Truss | WM EventsDescending Dessert Station | WM Events

PWP Studio photographers specialize in corporate event photography, decor, details, incentive travel, conventions, and on-location photography in Atlanta, GeorgiaParty Nation | WM EventsStage | WM EventsTrain Projection | WM EventsOld South, New SOuth Party | WM EventsDancing Party | WM Events

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We’d like to thank all of our wonderful and hardworking vendors that helped make this event possible! Affairs to Remember, Peachtree Tents and Events, Collection Event Rentals, Active Productions, Lee J Howard Entertainment, and Event Drapery gave us their very best for this extraordinary event.

-William Fogler
WM Events


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