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S O M E THI N G N E W Fab 5 Gimme Some Sugar! 1 FOREVER IN BLOOM Make your wedding bouquet stand the test of time with a painting by Atlanta artist Pat Fiorello. Sweeten your reception with these take-home treats. – Karina Antenucci A CACAO AFFAIR Customize assor ted boxes of housemade, hand-dipped Swiss and French chocolates and truffl es for your event. From $5 per box, acacaoaffair.com CAJA POPCORN Forget dried fl owers collecting dust—there is a much chicer way to preserve your bridal bouquet. Creating both oil paintings and watercolors, Pat Fiorello (the artist behind Atlanta-based Fiorello Art & Design ), has developed a special expertise in painting bridal bouquets. Brides send Fiorello photos of the arrangement from a few different angles after the wedding for her to work from. “I love the exquisite fl owers that are used to celebrate, but they fade quickly,” says Fiorello. “There are some methods of preserving bouquets, like freeze-drying, but they never have the same vibrancy and softness of the originals.” The bouquet photos are typically recreated in oil paints on canvas, which start at $550 for a 12-by-12-inch painting and go up to $1,900 for a 20-by-20-inch, and even larger upon special request. Completion time is about two months. $550-$1,900, La Maison de la Bridal, Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road, 800.397.5477, lamaisondelabridal.com; patfi orello.com –Kelsey Bjelland FROM THIS DAY FORWARD Make your reception pop! Serve up small-batch popcorn in sweet-and-salty fl avors like sea-salt caramel, pimento cheese and s’mores as a take-home favor. From $1.50 per bag, cajapopcorn.com 3 2 4 SINFUL SWEETS What’s your saccharine pleasure? Mini doughnuts, funnel cakes, fried Oreos, stuffed churros? Sinful Sweets delivers whatever “county-fair” fare you please. From $500, sinfulsweetscatering.com THE SWEET TREND SOMETHING BLUE A classic pointed-toe pump, SJP’s satin Valentina in Liberty Blue ($545) is a shoe-in for your walk down the aisle. Well-Heeled “Branching out into bridal was a decision that our customers helped us make,” says Sex and the City star and newly minted shoe mogul Sarah Jessica Parker, explaining the expansion of her SJP collection to include bridal shoes. “We kept hearing that women were wearing our shoes on their wedding days, and soon enough, we were seeing tons of images on Instagram of brides walking down the aisle wearing SJPs. It became apparent to us that there was this great space in the market for the unconventional bridal shoe,” she continues. e whimsical collection of pretty pumps, bejeweled stilettos and satin sandals is available in a range of colors including Ti any blue, moonstone, mint, crisp white, raisin and nero. Each style features SJP’s signature grosgrain, some of which have a robin’s-egg blue color perfect for brides looking for something blue. “ ere’s something incredibly attering about a girl choosing to wear our shoes for her most special day, and we so hope we’re deserving of that honor,” says Parker. $350-$585, Nordstrom, Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, 404.442.3000, nordstrom.com – PW This sweets specialist aims to please with custom options ranging from mini pies to color-coordinated candy bars to match your decor. From $875, thesweettrend.com 64 M O D E R N L U X U R Y B R I D E S AT L A N TA 5 PIECE OF CAKE Customize your cakes with a monogram at The Pound Cake Company. THE POUND CAKE COMPANY Let them eat cake with handcrafted pound cakes made fresh to order in 80 fl avors. From $6 per cake, thepoundcakecompany.com

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