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Whitney Downs, Owner of Whitewood Events


Whitney is a native Athenian and is perfectly content  in traveling for destination weddings and quick weekends on the coast, as long as all roads lead back home. She is the owner and Lead Planner + Designer for Whitewood Events, wife, and mother to two girls (Kennedy and Eloise). Naturally, she pretty much always has coffee in hand, loves to work from her porch rather than her office in Five Points, and she feels most full when her home is filled with friends and family. 

When she isn't working, which is a rare sighting, she's not catching up on laundry but rather enjoying the many local shops and eats that Athens offers. She advocates for Shop Local initiatives and just began volunteering for ESP. If she could, she would make it so that there would be 25 hours in a day and 8 days in a week!

Taylor Doehrman, Owner of Taylor Dawn


Taylor is a new (returning, Go Dawgs!) resident of Athens. Living with her husband and walking down her street to the local coffee shop is her happiest place. She is the Owner + Lead Designer of Taylor Dawn, where she loves serving her brides on their most important day.

When she's not working with brides, Taylor spends most of her days at the local high school supporting her football-coaching hubby (Go Titans!), this small town has her heart! Taylor loves getting to know new people, and you can find her on her porch or at Jittery Joes with a coffee in hand until happy hour when that quickly switches to a margarita. 

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