August 5, 2010

And They Lived Happily Ever After… Britany and Sean!

Posted in Weddings at 10:49 pm by JBEvents



The Georgian Terrace Hotel (taken from website)


A hot, sultry day in Atlanta was the backdrop for the wedding of Britany and Sean.  This adorable couple selected the historic, renovated venue of The Georgian Terrace Hotel for their nuptials.  The Grand Ballroom with its sophisticated elegant southern décor was used for both the ceremony and the reception. 



The Dress


 The day began with the Bride and her wedding party receiving hair and make-up services from the amazing folks at The Moore Agency.  As usual, they did a wonderful job and truly enhanced the beauty of all they touched.   


Bride with her dad and brothers


The photographers for the day were the talented Hannah and Laura from Motion Picture Company based in Tennessee.  The bride had experience with this company back when she was living in Tennessee and working with a special events company there.  With all of the many architectural aspects of The Georgian Terrace, the photographers along with their videographer, Daniel, captured what I’m sure will be stunning images.  I hope to follow up in the near future showcasing some of the images from their artful eye of the day!     




The Hanky resting on the dress



The Bridesmaids in their beautiful gowns


The couple decided to see each other before the ceremony – so we helped to create a very special “First Look”.  We placed Sean at the bottom of a staircase and had Britany descend the stairs as he watched.  For the very few of us witnessing this, it was indeed special.  From there, the photographers took the couple to various places within the hotel to capture more photos of the two of them before having the wedding party and family’s join back in.    


The First Look


The ceremony décor was breathtaking.  A custom aisle runner was created for the day that had the message “And they lived happily ever after” with their monogram and wedding date all in a silver glittery print.  Down the aisle was a lush treatment of candles enclosed in varying heights of glass containers and rose petals.  The talented team at EventScapes, a division of CCP Events, provided the décor.   The silver chiavari chairs each had a silver organza chair tie, which created a very polished look.  The stage was covered in an ivory carpet, which gave a more formal feel than the normal black stage top.  Centering the stage were a pair of 7’ tall white fluted columns.  There were each draped to the floor with a light silver sheer fabric.  Sitting atop the columns were arrangements that contained roses, dedrobium orchids, hydrangea and gardenias.  There was a pair of smaller pedestals placed in front and just outside of the large columns.  The pedestals closest to the large columns contained a mirrored top and a glass container with a layer of rose petals and a pillar candle.  The other two pedestals were used for the Unity Candle and the Communion table.     






When the ceremony ended, guests retreated to the Piedmont Foyer where a pianist playing classical music, as well as Hors D’oeuvres and beverages for Cocktail Hour greeted them.     

During this time, the venue, florist and my staff were busy transitioning the room for the dinner and dancing to follow.  Various sizes of tables were used as well as these super cool white soft sets creating a lounge feel.  The linens were a combination of blush faille and silver crinkle taffeta.  There were several different centerpieces created.  Some were large silver candelabras with crystals dripping off of them, while others were smaller candelabras also with dripping crystals.  The highboy tables scattered about the room had a silver candlestick.  Each of the candelabras was topped with a rounded arrangement of flowers including hydrangea, blush Avalanche roses, and white dendrobium orchid sprays having a cascading effect.         








VIP Seating on Stage


  Instead of a traditional Guest Book, the couple used a vase, which was partially filled with mirror/glass confetti, and then guests were to fill out one of several versions of a Well Wish note card for the couple.  They had suggestive topics such as:  The thing I enjoyed most about this wedding was, My marriage advice for Britany and Sean, Your Favorite Memory of Britany or Sean, or My wish for Britany and Sean.  The cards were made of a silver scalloped mat with a white card for the message to be written and then one of several “wedding” décor 3D designs on the bottom corner and there was a metallic light silver ribbon tied at the top.  Guests seemed to have fun deciding what type of message to leave for the couple.        

Peachtree Tents and Events provided the solid white dance floor, which added to the overall look of the room with the whites, silvers and blush/pinks.   The dance floor certainly got a workout during the evening as Hans from Spectrum-Entertainment kept the party going.  Spectrum-Entertainment also provided the custom Gobo that was shown on the dance floor.  Spectrum-Entertainment also provided two 42″ screen monitors where a slideshow of some of the day’s photo shoot played throughout the reception.  


SugarPlum Visions provided the beautiful and tasty cake.  The four-tier, square cake featured silver ribbon surrounding each layer with a brooch centered on each later.  Between each layer, EventScapes, placed hydrangea and roses so that it appeared the layers of the cake were floating on the flowers.  The cake flavors included white chocolate almond and red velvet.  Judging from how quickly the cake disappeared, I would have to say it was a huge hit.      Another hit of the evening were the personalized Cigars (as well as personalized match packs).  We placed a silver tray with the cigars and matches on one end of the bar and on the other was a wooden humidor with additional cigars.  The guests had nice time lighting up out on the terrace overlooking Ponce de Leon.    

    Like a princess greeting her on-lookers, Britany appeared on the Balcony in the Ballroom to toss her bouquet to the throngs of single ladies in attendance.  Sean took a little more subtle approach for the Garter toss and just remained on the dance floor while surrounded by his closest single guy friends.     

 As guests were asked to get ready for the couple to depart, they exited the ballroom and were treated to personalized water bottles as favors and then led to the front entrance to bid farewell to the happy couple under a canopy of a sparkler fanfare.  As Britany and Sean made their way through the sparklers, they got aboard a carriage from Nottingham Shire and were treated to a ride around the area from the beautiful equine, Angel.  It was such a storybook departure!    



The couple decided to go out for a very special meal after all of the festivities were over, so the wonderful folks at Cooper-Atlanta, whisked the couple away for their first meal together as husband and wife.      

Limo from Cooper-Atlanta (photo from website)


The JBEvents Team worked extremely hard to guarantee that the day flowed smoothly and that the couple and their families enjoyed the event as the rest of their guests certainly did.  Thank you to my event team of Allison, Kellie and Caroline for your unending hard work!  



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