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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