January 14, 2012

Sunset Wedding in Sarasota for Bianca & Trent

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:32 pm by JBEvents

What a gorgeous day we had for an outdoor wedding in Sarasota.  The temps were in the 70’s and it was December 30th!!

Bianca began her day getting her hair styled for her wedding.  Once she was coiffed, she made her way to the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel where she met up with her bridesmaids and slipped into her gorgeous dress. 

Capturing the images of the day was Jessica Kurant of JVK Photography.  During my research and search for a photographer, I met Jessica.  She is a graduate of Ringling School College of Art and Design.   After communicating with her, it was easy to see that she would do a fantastic job of photographing this wedding!! And she certainly did not disappoint. 

Bianca and Trent decided to have a “First Look” photo and chose to meet at the “Unconditional Surrender” statue located at the Marina Jack bayfront.  Trent arrived and my associate met up with him so that she and the photographer could place a blindfold over his eyes.  Minutes later, Bianca arrived and walked up to Trent and removed the blindfold.  After seeing his beautiful bride for the first time, they posed for several photos, with one being to mimic the statue.

After spending a few minutes with the bride and groom, the groom left and headed to the venue, while the bride, her bridal party and family stayed at the Marina for more photos.

The venue for the wedding was the Sarasota Outboard Club.  This is one of those places that you treat as a blank slate and let your visions and creativity take over.  The groom’s mother spearheaded getting a small army of folks to assist in hanging twinkle lights, moving furniture, hanging chinese lanterns among many other details.  But all of this hard-work paid off with a look that was magical. 

The  ceremony took place on the lawn alongside the bay with contemporary musical selections provided by the DJ, Jacob of Music on the Move DJ’s as the sun was setting. 

At the conclusion of the ceremony, guests were treated to beverages and hors d’oeuvres while the wedding party took advantage of the stunning waterfront views for more photos.

Nellie’s Deli Catering provided the delicious food for the evening as well as the table decor. I have to compliment this catering company as being so easy to work with.  The staff was pleasant, knowledgeable and flexible – which made for a very pleasant planning experience.

Instead of using typical floral centerpieces, we opted for a tablescape of floating candles in a variety of  glass cylinders in varying sizes.  Beautiful sea glass was placed in the bottom of the cylinders and placed on the navy linens gave the appearance of being under the sea.  It also gave a nod to the Groom’s current station in the U.S. Navy.

After the cake cutting and toasts, guests were invited back outside where the party took place.  The bride and groom had their first dance to Tony Bennett’s “The Way You Look Tonight”.  The bride then had a heartwarming dance with her dad to “I Loved You First” by Heartland and then taking the dance floor was the Groom and his mother.  We had all been looking forward to this dance and with a last-minute change of songs – which was a surprise to the groom’s mom, they took to the floor with the Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Dance Contest song, “You Can Never Tell” by Chuck Berry from the film Pulp Fiction. This truly was a huge hit and definitely got the party started!!!

This wedding was definitely a celebration and the guests had a great time partying the night away. 

The couple departed into their awaiting limo provided by SRQ Services through a throng of guests blowing bubbles to wish them well.  As they left, guests were overheard commenting that this was the best wedding they had attended.  Those are always words that we like to hear.

As we leave you with a few more images from the day, we want to wish Bianca & Trent a lifetime of Happiness!!!


January 9, 2012

Behind the Scenes at Winnie Couture

Posted in Planning Tips and Information, Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , at 11:08 am by JBEvents

We are in the middle of “engagement” season right now and with all of those newly engaged ladies out there – we thought we would treat you to a behind the scenes look of a photo shoot with Winnie Couture!!!  Atlanta is lucky to have one of the flagship stores right in Buckhead!  If you have dreamed of having a custom couture gown but didn’t think that your budget would be able to endure that “splurge” – you are in luck!  With prices that will easily fit in most budgets, and options that will amaze you, Winnie Couture may just be the place where you will find your Dream Gown for YOUR Special Day!  Take a look at this video for just a few sneak peeks at the gowns available! 


Behind the Scenes at Winnie Couture


Now that you are all excited – I have a couple of special deals just for you!

First special deal:

The second special deal is ONLY for clients of Janice Blackmon Events.  To receive this offer, you must be a client of ours and you will receive a wonderful discount off of any of the gorgeous gowns available at Winnie Couture.


What are you waiting for?  Contact us today and combine the best Event Planner with an amazing discount on a dress from Winnie Couture for YOUR SPECIAL DAY!!


January 2, 2012

I am excited and honored to be the new 2

Posted in Planning Tips and Information, Weddings tagged , , , , , , at 12:12 pm by JBEvents

I am excited and honored to be the new 2012 President of the Atlanta Chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding!! #wishuponawedding http://ow.ly/8fJFy http://ow.ly/8fJJi

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