A hush falls over the pews and all heads turn to see the bride step into the light as she glides down the aisle. The groom's face breaks into a huge grin, and guests can't help but smile themselves. For an instant, everyone in the room forgets that this couple is already married, and that no one in the room knows who they are. But, everyone agrees that the ceremony is beautiful. This is The NotWedding, a mock wedding in which on-trend wedding vendors display their talents to entice those planning their big day. Brides- and grooms-to-be are treated to an entire faux wedding, complete with ceremony, dinner, and dance reception. They spend dinner jotting down the names of the bakers who created the delectable wedding cake, the chefs who sizzled up the artfully plated meals, and the rental centers that provided the elegant table settings. Guests can also glean ideas for modern and hip decorations and wedding-planning advice, including tactful ways to tell their fianc?e's father to retire his ruffled periwinkle tuxedo.
It can take an artist years to apply the right brushstrokes to a canvas, but at Corks and Canvas, it only takes one night. During each three-hour painting session, a professional artist walks classes through every step of duplicating a piece of acrylic art. Made up of participants aged 16 and older, the group classes convene at a public venue such as a restaurant. Students can buy food and drinks to snack on throughout the night or smear onto their canvas if they’re tired of painting. For scheduled sessions and private events for adults or kids, Corks and Canvas supplies canvases, paint, brushes, easels, and aprons.
Long before Augusta gained international fame as the annual host of The Masters golf tournament, the charming southern town was known for being the second oldest city in Georgia, established in 1736. The Partridge Inn lies in the Summerville Historic District, perched atop a hill and lined with towering trees, antebellum homes, and hedges sculpted to Scarlett O'Hara's likeness. A stroll through the neighborhood goes past mansions constructed in several architectural styles, from Italianate to Tudor to Dutch colonial revival. Less than 3 miles from the hotel, the Savannah River wends through the downtown area, drawing the border between South Carolina and Georgia. On Augusta’s side, a pedestrian-friendly Riverwalk borders the waterway, with a playground, marina, and an outdoor amphitheater. Overlooking the Savannah River, the Morris Museum of Art pays tribute to southern art with nearly 5,000 paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Exhibits range from antebellum portraiture to impressionism to contemporary paintings.
The hydrotherapists at Essential Cleansing Center Augusta promote whole-body wellness by removing harmful toxins and other material. During hydrotherapy sessions, the therapists introduce warm, filtered water into the large intestine, loosening and removing substances that can lead to a host of maladies, such as candida, constipation, and indigestion. The team also draws toxins out through the feet during detox footbaths, in which clients soak their toes in a tub of warm, ionized water.
Having made predictions on the air for NBC, Fox, and radio station Y102.3, licensed psychic Stephanie Moreno brings her readings to the community to help clients overcome obstacles in their lives. She is a third generation clairvoyant and spiritual healer, and uses her skills to perform tarot-card readings, cleanse auras, balance chakras, and assist couples and individuals in personal development and mend broken relationships.
Organizing is Marin Rose's passion, and she brings that enthusiasm to every project. Because she understands that clients have their own style, her organization services are always collaborative, never aggressive. On her visits, she'll dole out tips for tidying specific areas and entire spaces, including closets, drawers and cabinets, and exteriors.