Category Archives: Event Planning

I love a good party!

We need the rain… I know that, but today is not one of those days that screams “get out there and take on the world” rather it is screaming “I want my PJ’s and pillow”! While I sit here, trying to get motivated, I thought I’d share a “little bit of sunshine on a rainy day” courtesy of Katie At Boukates. Pink peonies galore, how can you not love the navy & hot pink (and a little bling) theme of Kara & Kyle’s elopement party?




This summer I had the pleasure of STYLING  a wedding! A long time friend of mine, gave me creative freedom for her wedding and I tell you… it was so much fun picking out details on someone else’s dime! Since “vintage” seems to be the main theme in wedding styling these days, I wanted to step outside the box and go for bold and colorful. The unlikely color combo of orange, navy blue, white & chambray, was just the ticket!

This wedding planning/styling business is no joke either, because I ran around like a chicken with his head cut off, sweating like a pig that August afternoon (Ha, I covered two animal phrases in one sentence) . My hat goes off to all those awesome wedding vendors who slave every weekend to create such amazing events, that I simply get to walk in and photograph!

We will be sharing images from Valorie & Matt’s wedding soon, Sarah was on hand to capture all the wedding to do… while I somewhat attended the wedding (aka, worked my butt off).

~ Christine

We are excited to share with you the winner of our Creative Bride Contest, Heidi & Mark! This sweet southern couple are straight out of a Nicholas Sparks novel, deep rooted in family, they are planning a southern affair at her grandparents estate in North Ga. Here is an insert from Heidi’s entry letter:

I have decided to have my wedding at one of the most beautiful placess, my Grandparent’s land/home. I have always envisioned an outdoor rustic chic wedding. My grandparents have a lot of land with a new brick, plantation style home. There will be around 140 people with a small wedding party of 3 bridesmaids and 3 groomsmen. We have three nieces, all little blonde-haired cuties as flowergirls and our nephew as a ring bearer. I will have 6 of my close friends as honorary bridesmaids. The ceremony will be in the back with an outdoor chapel my fiance is building. The reception will be in a field in front of the house under a large white tent. Near the tent, there will be dancing and fun under string of large-bulb lights. We are having southern food, sweet tea and lemonade. As a late-night treat, there will be an apple dipping station with caramel, candy, etc to dip fall apples in.
The theme is going to be very vintage rustic chic. Mason jars, old windows handing from trees, vintage chandeliers, old wooden signs, etc. The hay will be freshly cut to create large round bales scattered across the fields. There is also a small pond nearby. I am having a range of colors, but an emphasis on plum and light green. I just want the wedding to have a relaxed, comfortable feeling. The ceremony will take place close to sunset, so we can dance away the night.

When we called to let Heidi know that she was the winner, she screamed in delight. What makes all of this even more exciting for her is the fact she didn’t learn about the contest until 4:30 on Friday! She quickly wrote us an email & included her story along with a million pictures that she had saved to her computer for inspiration! Talk about saving the best for last! Congrats again Heidi & Mark, we look forward to seeing all your plans come to fruition!

Disclaimer: Heidi’s inspiration board was created from a collection of images she saved from searching the internet, if you are the copyright holder of any of these images please let us know so we can get proper credit. Thank you.

Getting married this year and want to win FREE wedding photography? Want your wedding featured on Occasions Online?  Well, you might be in luck! Christine Gallagher Photography & Occasions Magazine have teamed up together for the ultimate give-a-way! Between now and February 4th – enter to win: Wedding Day Photography & a feature on Occasions Online!

Here’s the scoop!

We are looking for creative, outgoing, inspiring & fun brides! To enter, all you need to do is submit the following information via email to:

  • A storyboard or collection of images that show us your wedding inspiration.
  • A picture of  you & the lucky guy
  • A short note/essay about your wedding plans & ideas. Please include date, time, location, etc.

The prize and fine print:

  • Wedding must take place in 2011, in the Metro Atlanta Area
  • Entries must be received by 5:00 pm February 4th
  • Winner will be announced February 7th
  • Winner will receive up to 8 hours of wedding day photography, online posting of images and a DVD of images with a Christine Gallagher Photography team member. A $3000 value.
  • Winner will also have her wedding featured on the Occasions Online website.

This is the second year we have held this contest and we are super excited to start receiving entries, so don’t be shy! You can view the last winner, Kristi & Adam’s Eco Chic wedding here! Good Luck!