Grant Leslie + Sam Mitchell {11 seven 09}

Grant and Sam are vintage. They live in D.C., met in the senate and they both carry such an elegance about them that I often felt like I was intruding. By that, I mean that Grant creates her own atmosphere and it permeates Old Hollywood. Style and Sophistication are understatements when you stand near Grant. She can’t help but be absolutely BEAUTIFUL.

We started at The Ritz Carlton, Buckead with 8 of her closest friends, some from D.C. and a few from Atlanta. The room was full of laughter, makeup, hairspray and love.

Edge Design Group created an incredible atmosphere at the Atlanta History Center Ballroom. Maxine and Gabrielle are a top-notch mother daughter team and every time I work with them, I’m blown away with the amount of effort they put into their creations.

Table seating was assigned in true Georgia style with adorable little peaches snuggled into wheat grass and moss.

During the toasts there were about 4 or 5 kids that seemed to be very attentive to what was being said. The toasts were very heartfelt and funny but then I realized they all had their eyes fixed on the cupcakes. Like cats watching a bird, they hardly moved. Except to fix a button or pull on a mother’s dress. I love that little section of time when the children know that cake is soon. It’s hilarious.

The Maxx rocked the night away and Grant and her ladies joined in to sing “I feel like a woman”

Grant and Sam have really, really wonderful friends. It was important to the to get some fun images of people who attended so we set up a photobooth in the corner of the ballroom and told guests to bring their personalities and some attitude and I’ll just say this. It was a blast!

Thanks for letting me be a part of your lives, Grant and Sam. {{{Here’s your slideshow!}}}}}}


  1. I so wish I could have been there! What a fabulous event!
    I spy Mr Daschle too!

    Posted November 25, 2009 at 5:01 pm | Permalink
  2. Grant & Sam said . . .

    Shawna, I don’t think I can even describe how much we love these pictures! You’ve absolutely captured all of the happiness and love that was there! You are so extremely talented and so very fun to work with! Saying thank you doesn’t quite seem to cover it but – thank you!

    Posted November 25, 2009 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

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