August 17, 2010

Best Wishes for Happiness always to Cherie and Michael!!!

Posted in Weddings at 2:40 pm by JBEvents


Best Wishes and Congratulations

Cherie and Michael


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Cherie over the last  8 months and assisted her with selection of her venue as well as many of her vendors.  The team pulled together to create the special day that Cherie had been dreaming of. 

Cherie selected very unique stationery for her invitation products.  The invitation was white with an orchid color flower embossed on the upper right side.  Platinum ink was used.  The Reception and the Response card were white with an orchid panel that had an etched white embossed flower and again the platinum ink was used.  The invitations were elegant with a modern edge while still being classic.  The stationery products came from a line that I represent, Carlson Craft.


The girls started their day in Cherie’s suite receiving hair and make-up services provided by none other than The Moore Agency.  Once finished, they put on their beautiful eggplant colored dresses from David’s Bridal.  Each of the attendants was able to select the style of dress that best fit her and the styles they chose were different and stunning.  To complete their look, the girls wore  various styles of gold strappy sandals. 


Cherie’s dress from Bride Beautiful was gorgeous.  There was beading all over the bodice with a soft tulle bottom that had lace appliqués all over.  Some of the beading created a cascading effect and was the perfect dress for Cherie.  She truly was a Beautiful Bride.


Pre-ceremony photos began at The Grand Hyatt ~ Buckhead.  Since the weather was so hot, humid and drizzly, we focused the Bridal photos inside taking advantage of the view of the waterfall as a stunning backdrop and then also one of the staircases that has a chandelier hanging overhead. 

The awesome team of Adrienne and Eric Delaforce of Delaforce Photographers captured what I’m sure will be stunning images of the day.  They were so much fun to work with and were fantastic of staying on schedule while getting all of the desired photos.  It’s very important for a client to feel comfortable with their photographer so that they are at ease in front of the camera.  That is certainly the case with Eric and Adrienne as they have a way of making everyone feel at ease so that the photos will reflect the beauty of the day. I can’t wait to see their images and of course I will share them with you!



The Groom, his groomsmen and family departed the hotel in a black limo from Cooper-Atlanta Transportation.  They were whisked away and taken to the church where their pre-ceremony photos began.  The girls were able to take a short break before their limo arrived to take them to the church. 

 Lincoln 120"

Guests staying at the hotel, boarded shuttles, also provided by Cooper-Atlanta Transportation, to take them to and from the ceremony. 

 Mini Bus

The ceremony was held at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (formerly known as Sacred Heart Catholic Church).  This is one of the oldest churches in Atlanta and has some beautiful stained glass windows.  The couple chose to have a full mass for their wedding.  Since some of the wedding party was not catholic, this became a learning experience. Deacon Michael Balfour was so accommodating to explain the different components of the ceremony so that the wedding party felt more comfortable with all that would happen during the ceremony.


Once the ceremony was over, the guests boarded the shuttles back to the hotel where Cocktail Hour and the reception took place.

Josh Borden of Borden Design Group provided the florals for the event, which were just beautiful.  I loved the different flowers and colors that were used. It was refreshing to see the bright colors used in even the bouquets that created interest and looked wonderful with the bridesmaids eggplant dresses.  He also selected the linens, which were a boysenberry bichon from Tabletoppers.  The linen provided a base that made the colors of the flowers pop.  He created three different types of arrangements in varying sizes so that upon entering the room, your eyes would see a variety of designs – however, the same colors were used in each, which kept the look pulled together.  The largest arrangements were placed on a light pad that shown the light up through the glass vase with the submerged flowers and even seemed to make the arrangement on top somewhat glow. 


The wedding cake was provided by Celso’s Cakes.  The bride requested a cake in the design of her gown and to also bring her main color of purple in with the Monogram.  She provided a whimsical cake topper of a barefoot bride and groom that sat on the ledge of the top tier. 

Ted Crowder of Atlanta Bands and Dj’s kept the crowd on the dance floor throughout the evening.  The couple compiled a list of songs that they knew would get their crowd dancing and they were definitely correct about that. 

 As the evening came to a close, guests were treated to a chocolate chip cookie prepared as a favor for them and then they lined up to bid the couple farewell with a bubble fanfare.  The couple made their way through the throng of guests with bubbles everywhere to enter their awaiting “lift” to their honeymoon suite. 


I don’t think the bride or groom ever stopped smiling throughout the whole day and as they were ready to depart, they said that their day was everything they dreamed of because of our assistance.  Now hearing THAT – made my day!

Huge SHOUT OUT to my team for the event:  Jessica, Amanda and Liz.  Thanks for all of your hard work.

 It was a pleasure being a part of this awesome day and we wish Cherie and Michael a lifetime of happiness!!!

1 Comment »

  1. We were proud to host this event and wish Cherie and Michael a long and happy life together. Remember for all your event and venue needs at Grand Hyatt Atlanta, contact our Social Catering Manager, Jaclyn Showalter at 404-364-3956.

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