By: Tara Green
Tel: 770-973-0000


Who says business and pleasure don’t mix? Newlyweds Tara and Joel Green are partners at work and play. Their marriage sparked Gallery of Love, a new Atlanta-based company that offers unique marriage certificates, created from a series of original oils. The collection includes Impressionist, art deco, art nouveau, Victorian and pop art designs. Each 12” x 16” certificate is personalized with the couple’s wedding details. Deluxe frames complete the look.

When the Greens tied the knot, they were so disappointed by the ugly black and white marriage license from their state that they turned their frustration into a new business. Together, the two conceived the Gallery of Love.

Many brides and grooms order their designer certificate and display it at their wedding reception. For added fun couples can order a certificate double-matted and have their guests sign on the matting for an extra special keepsake. The beautiful document can then be hung in the home and enjoyed everyday.

“It is our hope that couples who have one of these certificates on their wall...will be as happy as we are and be renewed, rekindled and reminded of their wedding day each time they see their certificate,” Tara said.

For more details, visit or call 1-877-OUR-LOVE or 770-971-3030 in Georgia.


What’s the best way to take control of your pre-wedding stress? A Spa Day of course! The only thing better is a Spa Party that comes to you! BeautiControl Inc., a skyrocketing beauty company, offers leading edge skin care and spa treatments that come to your home for an evening of pampering and soothing fun with your friends.

Karen Mosteller, BeautiControl’s Senior Director and an Independent Consultant in Atlanta, offers Metro area brides everything from anti-aging products to facial and micro-derm solutions to fabulous color-coded cosmetics. One of Karen’s favorite bridal activities is to throw a Spa Party. Often the bride’s girlfriends and/or bridesmaids will surprise the bride by having a Pamper Party. “The girls just love it!” says Karen.

Another popular idea for an attendant’s gift is for the bride to treat her bridesmaids to a Spa Party the day before the wedding or the morning of the nuptials. Depending on the bride’s budget she can decide the dollar amount she would like to spend on each of her bridesmaids then she can let Karen know ahead of time so that she can present gift certificates to the girls at the end. A Spa Party is also a fun addition to any bridal luncheon or following the rehearsal dinner.

For more details contact Karen Mosteller by email at or check her web page at


Are you looking for a unique idea for your wedding reception? Try a yummy chocolate fountain! The Cappuccino Connection & Atlanta Chocolate Fountains is on the cutting edge of a sweet new trend. The company, in business four years, was one of the first to introduce the chocolate fountain sensation to Atlanta.

It’s easy to see why the concept has caught on; who can resist the delectable aroma of chocolate?
The dreamy fountains flow with only the highest quality imported Belgium chocolate including choices of dark, semi-sweet, milk or white chocolate. “Wedding guests just love it!” says Don Holtz of The Cappuccino Connection. From strawberries, pineapples, cantaloupe, bananas and biscotti to cream puffs, marshmallows and sugar cookies there are plenty of tasty dipping options.
With three sizes of chocolate fountains that serve from 50-300 people there is something for every wedding.

The chocolate fountains can also be paired with a Smoothie or Cappuccino Station. Servers in black tie, or fun Hawaiian shirts, offer delicious choices of strawberry, mango wild berry and pina colada smoothies. The cappuccino station serves guests with delicious lattes, and a variety of flavorings. Brides can view the full line of services at the Cappuccino Connection & Atlanta Chocolate Fountains showroom in Roswell.

For more details contact Don Holtz at 770-650-7272 or check his website at

Originally published in Atlanta Wedding Style Magazine Winter 2005