June 29, 2012

Wedded Bliss for Carla and Michael

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:46 am by JBEvents

Carla and Michael selected one of my favorite venues for their wedding ~ The Georgian Terrace Hotel.  The day started with the ladies receiving hair from The Moore Agency and make-up services from Michelle with Miche Consulting.  The ladies all looked beautiful.

During the planning of the wedding, Carla found two wedding dresses that she fell in love with.  We had several discussions regarding whether she should only use one or both dresses, and after seeing them, I said that she must use them both.  We decided that one of the dresses would be the Ceremony and formal part of the reception dress and then the second dress would be the party dress.  Both of the dresses were stunning and I’m so glad she was able to wear both dresses that she had fallen in love with.

Shari Zellers was our wonderful photographer for the day.  Shari, like myself, loves the photogenic aspects of the Georgian Terrace, so she was able to take some amazing shots before we headed over to the church for the ceremony – which took place at North Avenue Presbyterian Church.

The bridesmaids wore lovely Alfred Angelo purple long gowns.  While the gentlemen were outfitted in classic and elegant black tuxes from MW Tux.

When it was time to head to the church, the wedding party were taken there in style by Atlantic Limousine in a black-stretch limo.

Videography services were provided by my staff videographer who captured the beauty and fun of the day.

The gorgeous florals were provided by Chelsea Floral.  They accurately captured her vision and superseded her expectations.  The ballroom was stunning with purple linens and centerpieces with white, purple and green florals.  The tall centerpieces had crystals dripping down which provided a beautiful sparkle.  I was able to sneak the couple into the ballroom before guests were invited in and Carla was awestruck with the beauty.

In addition to the photo guest book, the couple wanted their guests to also leave them Well Wish notes, so we provided the set-up for this with custom notecards that once completed were placed into a white birdcage.

During cocktail hour, guests obtained their Escort Card to determine their table assignment.  The beautiful calligraphy was provided by Maren, my staff calligrapher.  Her work is amazing!!

Keeping the crowd entertained was DJ Ted Crowder.  It is always nice working with him and the guests certainly enjoyed the entertainment he provided.

Adding to the fun of the evening was the Photo Booth provided by Shari.  Guests enjoyed posing for some entertaining photos that will be enjoyed forever!

 A late night snack of mini cheeseburgers, corndogs and french fries were provided to give the guests more energy after working off their dinner from dancing.

Guests came from near and far to attend this wedding, and the couple wanted them to experience one of Atlanta’s most popular treats from none other than The Varsity.  Apple and Peach friend pies were provided along with the ever popular Varsity hats.  They were a huge hit!

When the time came for the couple to bid their farewell and begin their life of wedded bliss, they exited through bubbles to their awaiting horse and carriage that then took them on a romantic ride through the streets of Atlanta.

It was such a pleasure working with Carla and Michael and we wish them a lifetime of happiness!!!


June 27, 2012

Wish Upon A Wedding ~ Atlanta Chapter

Posted in Other Events, Weddings tagged , , , , , , , at 9:44 am by JBEvents

The Atlanta Chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding of which I am the Chapter President, hosted a Vendor Meet and Greet last evening. 

As part of the Wish Upon A Wedding organization, our mission was to reach out to vendors and get them more familiar with Wish Upon A Wedding’s mission: Helping couples who are facing life-altering circumstances, such as a terminal illness or other severe event in their lives.

Wish Upon A Wedding is a fairly young organization to Atlanta, and we have been pushing hard to meet people in the medical community, get the wedding industry familiar with the organization, and recruit volunteers to make it all come together.

We had some incredibly generous vendors for the event: StudioWed offered us the event space, Grande Event Catering catered delicious appetizers, Toni Cole of Bottoms Up bartending tended bar for us, Edge Design did a fabulous job on centerpieces and decor,  Event Rentals Unlimited generously donated plates and glasses and Chair Covers and Linens provided a beautiful specialty linen for our Registration Table.  We are so appreciative of these vendors for partnering with us to host the gathering.

Those of us in the special events industry – weddings in particular, are passionate about providing our services and products to our clients to make sure that their special day is everything they have dreamed of.  For us to be able to do something to “give back” – our organization is an excellent forum for being able to do so.  Every couple deserves to have the wedding of their dreams, and for those who are going through the difficulty of a terminal illness or life-altering experience, the experience of a wonderful wedding in my opinion is even more important. 

Our vast list of Wish Granter Volunteers is made up of vendors who share this vision.  Being able to grant the wish of a well-deserving couple brings with it an overwhelming sense of joy for everyone involved with the planning and execution of the wedding.  If you are not currently on the list for volunteering, it’s not too late.  Please go to the website http://www.wishuponawedding.org and click on the How to Help tab where you will find a Wish Granter Application.  You will be glad that you did!!

Once again, I want to thank all of the vendors involved last night for their participation as well as all of the hard work from our Board in putting the event together.  Be on the lookout for more upcoming events.

Our photographer last evening, Matt Giddens, captured the following images. 

June 10, 2012

Molly & Danny got married…

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:45 pm by JBEvents

A beautiful Spring day was the backdrop for the wedding of Molly & Danny.

The “girls” started the day getting beautified by the excellent team from Formal Faces. Jennifer, Julie & Courtney worked their magic on the girls and created some really stunning and interesting hair styles. The girls were all so happy with their services and they all looked even more beautiful than they already were.

Molly and her bridesmaids purchased their dresses at New Natalies. Molly chose a gorgeous gown that had intricate detail with a sweetheart neck and low back. The bridesmaids wore a figure-flattering royal blue chiffon gown in two different styles.

The florals, provided by The Flower Post, were all white with green accents. The bridesmaid bouquets were wrapped with a green satin ribbon. The bouquets looked so pretty against the blue dresses.

Capturing the images of the day was Catherine Park of My Life Photography. Once Molly was dressed, we went out onto the streets of Midtown for some fun and beautiful city portraits. The wedding party felt like celebrities as the passersby honked and yelled out compliments and Congratulations.

The wedding party transported to the church in a fun and stylish way…on a Trolley.  The Atlanta Trolley and the Georgia Tech Trolley were used to transport the wedding party as well as guests.

The ceremony was held at Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with Father Henry Gracz presiding. 

After the ceremony then it was time for the party to begin.  Park Tavern ~ Piedmont Room was the setting.  As guests arrived, they were treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres and beverages which included a signature cocktail, The Blushing Bride.  It was a huge hit.

Molly selected a Royal Blue moire linen for her guest tables from Chair Covers and LinensThe Flower Post provided arrangements in beautiful silver vases filled with white flowers.  The contrast of the white against the royal blue was gorgeous.

With Piedmont Park and the lovely views provided, Catherine had some fun with the wedding party prior to their joining the Reception.  The wedding party was such a fun group.

Guests had such fun using the Photo Booth.  There were  props that some guests chose to use in their photos, while others just relied on their own creativity. 

Once the Wedding Party was introduced and had their shining moment, Molly and Danny were introduced in and had their first dance as a married couple. 

The Wedding and Groom’s Cakes were provided by the ever amazing Mark Lotti of Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes.  The wedding cake was just gorgeous with a matching pattern in Molly’s dress.  Giving a nod to the Groom’s New York roots, the Groom’s cake was a NY Mets design with little baseballs trimming the bottom.  Guests were coming back for seconds of the delicious cakes.

Keeping the crowd entertained throughout the evening was the incomparable Scott Mikell of Spectrum-Entertainment.  It is always such a pleasure working with Scott because I know that everyone is going to have a wonderful and fun time.

Delicious personalized chocolates were provided as favors for the guests. 

Since the couple was moving to New York right after the wedding, it was appropriate that the Last Dance Song of the night was New York, New York.  Although the wedding ended on a high note, there was a tad of sadness from the bridesmaids since they would be having to say goodbye to their dear friend.  But – I see many trips to The Big Apple in store for all of them. 

The couple departed along with their guests on the Trolley at the end of the evening.  And from what I heard, the party continued at the St. Regis.

We were so pleased to work with this couple and to create a flawless wedding for them.  And now, we wish Molly and Danny a lifetime of Happiness.


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