June 26, 2013

Summertime is a great time for a Cook Ou

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Summertime is a great time for a Cook Out! These cute invitations are available in a variety of colors and customizable! http://www.JaniceBlackmonEvents.carlsoncraft.com http://ow.ly/i/2s2yF

Are you planning a 4th of July Party? He

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:06 am by JBEvents

Are you planning a 4th of July Party? Here’s a great invitation available through our stationery line ~ http://www.JaniceBlackmonEvents.carlsoncraft.com http://ow.ly/i/2s2u2

June 24, 2013

What a wonderful way to start the week ~

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:16 am by JBEvents

What a wonderful way to start the week ~ message from this past weekends MOB:
“Janice again I want to say that everything was great!!! so many people commented on how smooth the wedding ran. Thanks to You!!” #anotherflawlesswedding #JBEvents

June 22, 2013

Happy Wedding Day to Amanda & Matthew!!!

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:31 am by JBEvents

Happy Wedding Day to Amanda & Matthew!!! We are in for a beautiful day!! Excited to be working with some pretty awesome folks today ~ Foxgloves & Ivy Floral Design Studio ( Larry Hammack & Greg Brown), Amadeus String Ensemble, PPi Jason Shadix), Classic Cheesecakes & Cakes Mark Lotti), Spectrum Entertainment & Events, Lee Patterson, Mike Walsh Amp’d Atlanta {Photo booth} and Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort! Ready to produce another flawless wedding!!!!! #jbevents #flawlessevent

June 15, 2013

Happy Wedding Day to Kendra & Patrick! I

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:35 am by JBEvents

Happy Wedding Day to Kendra & Patrick! It’s going to be a fabulous wedding with awesome vendors!!! We are ready to produce another flawless event!

June 14, 2013

We are ready for tonight’s rehearsal fo

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:03 am by JBEvents

We are ready for tonight’s rehearsal for Kendra & Patrick’s wedding! It’s gonna be a hot one out there for this one!

The new trend for weddings is to set-up

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:15 am by JBEvents

The new trend for weddings is to set-up an online site where guests can share the photos they take with the Bride & Groom. I’ve got just the thing for you! Now available through my online Carlson Craft store and available as a FREE download on iTunes. Check it out!!

June 10, 2013

Destination Wedding Location ~ The Hammptons

Posted in Other Events, Planning Tips and Information, Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , at 9:15 am by JBEvents

Map of the Hamptons

Many times when our thoughts turn to Destination Weddings, we think of the tropical locations in the Caribbean – however, an equally beautiful and festive location is The Hamptons.  It’s no surprise that The Hamptons play host to many celebrities every summer and if you are a fan of the TV Show “Revenge”, then you get a glimpse into the social scene there.  One of my favorite shows, “Sex In The City”, also had episodes devoted to summertime in The Hamptons.  So, why not select The Hamptons for your destination for your wedding?!

Front of The Manor Home in West Hampton

There are many homes and cottages available to rent.  Some rent by the day while others by the week and even month.  For a wedding celebration, a week would be a wonderful amount of time to arrive, get settled in, and begin the pre-wedding celebrations.  Take your bridal party with you and have some great “girl” time.  Many of the houses have private pools, so lounging around the pool would be an excellent way to enjoy being together and relaxing.  The Hamptons boast many fine restaurants where your group can go for dinner if you don’t want to cook in the kitchen of the home.  Or maybe a night out at one of the many Nightclubs would be a fun activity.  Many of the homes come with grills and outdoor dining areas, so having a barbecue would be a great option for a Welcome Party or even the Rehearsal Dinner.  Of course, being on the water, perhaps a Low Country Boil would be appropriate.

Back yard facing house Back of the house over the water

Dining room view 4 set for elegant dinner Back Yard Dining on the back lawn Dining on the Deck

Many of the homes are waterfront properties, so imagine having your wedding overlooking the water.  With a large lawn, the possibilities are endless for dining under the stars.  To be prepared for inclimate weather, a tent could be installed.  The month of July is the hottest in The Hamptons with highs reaching close to 90’s during the day but cools off nicely at night to the upper 60’s to 70’s.  These could make for comfortable temperatures for a lovely outdoor celebration.  I envision twinkle lights strung to provide a magical feel to the area while candles and flowers float in the pool.  

Many of the homes available for rent have numerous bedrooms, so hosting a large group is very easy.  Usually, all of the “comforts of home” are provided for you, so there is no need to pack the essentials (linens, dishes, paper products, etc.) which makes it very easy to just arrive and begin enjoying the home and area.

2nd bedroom 3rd bedroom 4th bedroom 5th bedroom 6th bedroom Master Bath Master Bedroom view 2 with water view Master Bedroom


Whether you want to cook up a meal or just lounge around visiting and relaxing, this place can accommodate it all!

Dining Deck view 2 Dining on the Deck Dining room view 2 Dining room view 3 with white linens Dining Room with view of deck Living room view 2 Living room view 3 Living room Pool Area 2 Pool Area 3 Pool Area lounges Pool Area Porch from Master View from Living Room

One rental home that I located even has the option of motor cars and a yacht available for rental.  What an incredible “departure” for the bride and groom to depart the reception and get aboard a private yacht for their wedding night.  Imagine, cruising around in the harbor while enjoying the gentle waves that lull you to sleep on the first night of being husband and wife.  Wake up the next morning where a bountiful breakfast has been provided for you.  Or perhaps you would prefer to have one of the magnificent motor cars take you to a different location for your first night if you didn’t want to stay in the fabulous Master suite.  So many options!! 

Motor car 1 Motor car view 2 Vehicles avialable Yacht available for rent Yacht bathroom Yacht bedroom Yacht captains chair Yacht dining area Yacht kitchen Yacht living room Yacht view 2 Yacht

Large events are very common in The Hamptons, and there are vendors to provide the vision you may have!  While I’ve mentioned the location for a Destination wedding, it certainly could also be perfect for a family reunion or Couples summer trip where spending time together and hosting special events throughout your stay are on the agenda.  

If this sounds like something that would be perfect for your dream destination wedding,family reunion or any other special event, let us know and we will begin to make the arrangements for you!!


Photos of rental property found on www.flipkey.com ~ a network of rental properties available worldwide!

June 8, 2013

Celebrating the Love of Jennifer & Dean!!!

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:15 am by JBEvents

It was such a pleasure working with Jennifer and Dean to plan their wedding.  Every time I met with the couple, you could easily see the love they have for each other.

We selected The Georgian Terrace as the perfect venue for their Spring wedding.  Since this was going to be an intimate wedding, The Mitchell Ballroom was just the right size.

JWilbur of EventScapes created the beautiful personal florals.  Using a variety of flowers, in peaches, blues, greens and white as well as succulents, the bouquets were elegant and unique.  The attendants selected their own dresses in a neutral {Taupe} palette, and the bouquets just popped when they held them against that neutral backdrop.

Jennifer and Dean both have children from their previous marriages and it was important for them to incorporate the kids into the ceremony so that they realize how important they each are to the couple and that together they are creating a new family unit.  We decided a wonderful way of symbolically showing this new union was a family Sand Ceremony.  Jennifer purchased a set of vessels and had each of their names engraved on their respective vessel.  Each of the four children selected their own sand color while Jennifer and Dean selected colors that were meaningful to them.  At the appropriate point in the ceremony, each child poured their sand into the center vessel with the couple topping it off.  The finished product will serve as a visual reminder of each person’s part within the new family in such a beautiful display.

The couple wanted all of the family and friends to have a fun and enjoyable evening, and since many of their friends would be traveling to the wedding with their families, they decided to offer Child Care for all of the kids.  We utilized the services of Elegant Event Sitters.  Tish and her team did an amazing job.  They brought kid packs that contained age appropriate toys and games as well as an art project.  As a special surprise, a magician performed for the kids.  He did a variety of magic tricks for the kids, with one even being to have a HUGE bunny rabbit dressed as a dragon appear.  I’m not sure who was more excited about the rabbit, the kids or the adults in the room.  Then he had one of the kid’s participate in one of the “tricks”.  He gave the child a large balloon and had him begin to blow it up – but since it was so large, he needed help and so the magician produced an air pump.  Once the balloon was fully inflated, he asked the child if he would like to get inside the balloon.  With an overwhelming affirmative response the process began.  I have to tell you that watching this happen was unreal.  The kids were going crazy with excitement to see their friend inside of the balloon.  Judging from the noise level in the kid’s room, they had a fantastic time.

Upstairs with the adults, Scott Mikell, our DJ, kept the crowd on the dance floor all night long.  Everyone had such a wonderful time!

The bride’s father is quite handy with wood crafts, and so he built a small footrest as well as a slice of wood which were both used for guests to write messages on for the couple.  I know these wood pieces will have a special place in the couples home for many years to come.

Prior to moving to Atlanta, the bride use to work for a professional photography studio, so she had one of her former photographer co-workers come to shoot the wedding.  Leslie was very easy to work with and she had a bag of tricks of her own that she used to capture the attention of the kid’s {and adults} that resulted in some serious bouts of laughter during the photo sessions.  

Mark Lotti of Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes created the wedding cake and as always, it was a huge hit.  Guests went back for seconds and would have eaten more had there been any left.  

It was such a pleasure working with Jennifer & Dean and we wish them a lifetime of happiness!!

Please enjoy these snapshots that I took during the event.  

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June 7, 2013

Trying to catch up on my event blogs ~ w

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:01 am by JBEvents

Trying to catch up on my event blogs ~ which is a slow process, however, I’m sharing one of our recent Spring weddings with you today. This one was held at one of my favorite venues, The Georgian Terrace Hotel. Hope you enjoy it! http://wp.me/pPKUc-1Jh

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