January 29, 2014

2014 Bridal Fashion Trends

Posted in Planning Tips and Information, Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:20 am by JBEvents

“The funny thing is that although we place so much energy and importance on our wedding day, it isn’t the biggest day of our life. The biggest day of your life is every day thereafter. Because it’s not the pledge to love someone that matters, but the act of fulfilling that pledge that is most important. In other words, it’s only just begun.”
― Laura WolfDiary of a Mad Bride

 Contributed by Guest Blogger, Aprill Gordon, Janice Blackmon Events Associate

Choosing a wedding dress is one of the most anticipated and exciting parts of planning your wedding. Every bride wants to look beautiful and showcase their unique style by choosing the perfect gown for their special day! Whether you will be searching for a dress that is romantic, elegant, daring or traditional, here are ten Bridal Trends of 2014 that are sure to inspire you as you search for your dream gown!

 

  • 1.       Stylish Straps and Sleeves: This season boasts many choices for the bride seeking an alternative to the standard strapless gown. Dainty cap sleeves, sheer lace, and delicate straps beautifully accent these romantic gowns.

 

  • David Tutera for Mon Cheri Available at Treasures Formals and Bridals, Atlanta

    David Tutera for Mon Cheri
    Available at Treasures Formals and Bridals, Atlanta

    Rosa Clara Belinda Dress Available at Nordstrom

    Rosa Clara Belinda Dress
    Available at Nordstrom

    Casablanca Bridal Available at Wedding Angels

    Casablanca Bridal
    Available at Wedding Angels

    Christos

    Christos

    Jasmine Bridal Couture Available at Treasures Formal and Bridal

    Jasmine Bridal Couture
    Available at Treasures Formal and Bridal

    Sophia Tolli, Design Y21380 Available at Treasures Formal and Bridal

    Sophia Tolli, Design Y21380
    Available at Treasures Formal and Bridal

2.       Metallic Fabrics and embellishments: Shimmering fabrics and Sparkly beading will really make a bride shine!

Allure Bridals, Style 2714 Available at Treasures Formal and Bridal

Allure Bridals, Style 2714
Available at Treasures Formal and Bridal

Allure Bridals, Style C283 Available at Treasures Formal and Bridal

Allure Bridals, Style C283
Available at Treasures Formal and Bridal

Ines Di Santo

Ines Di Santo

Kenneth Pool

Kenneth Pool

Reem Acra

Reem Acra

Badgley Mischka Available at LaRaine's Boutique

Badgley Mischka
Available at LaRaine’s Boutique

 

3.       Luxe Layering:  Versatile coverlets and capes are perfect for brides that are seeking extra coverage from cooler temperatures, a more modest look, or simply added drama. With so many styles available, brides will find it easy to choose one that compliments their gown and personal style beautifully.

Alfred Angelo

Alfred Angelo

Effie Topper Available from BHLDN

Effie Topper
Available from BHLDN

Enzoani, Edlington Jacket Availability at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Enzoani, Edlington Jacket
Availability at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Kenneth Pool

Kenneth Pool

Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan

Enzoani Ines Cape Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Enzoani Ines Cape
Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Nicolette Wrap Available from BHLDN

Nicolette Wrap
Available from BHLDN

Val Stefani Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Val Stefani
Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

4.       Dramatic Back Details: Exquisitely adorned portrait back gowns and cowls are highly sought-after this season. With designs ranging from classy & elegant to bold & daring, these dresses will definitely impress your guests from all angles.

Essence of Australia Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Essence of Australia
Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Francesca Miranda

Francesca Miranda

Rosa Clara 2

Rosa Clara 2

Rosa Clara

Rosa Clara

Casablanca Bridal Available at Wedding Angels

Casablanca Bridal
Available at Wedding Angels

Cymbeline Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Cymbeline
Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Essense of Australia Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Essense of Australia
Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Jasmine Bridal Couture Available at Treasures Formal and Bridal

Jasmine Bridal Couture
Available at Treasures Formal and Bridal

 5.       Illusion necklines: Modesty and sex appeal are blended together flawlessly with these gowns! With so many variations available, brides can choose to be subtle with unembellished mesh, refined with lace, or over the top with beading and crystals!

Allure Bridals Style C280 Available at Treasures Formal and Bridal

Allure Bridals Style C280
Available at Treasures Formal and Bridal

Jim Hjelm Available at Wedding Angels

Jim Hjelm
Available at Wedding Angels

Casablanca Bridal Available at Wedding Angels

Casablanca Bridal
Available at Wedding Angels

Cymbeline Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Cymbeline
Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Eugenia Couture Available at Wedding Angels

Eugenia Couture
Available at Wedding Angels

Jasmine Bridal Available at Treasures Formals and Bridal

Jasmine Bridal
Available at Treasures Formals and Bridal

Sophia Tolli No. Y11419 Available at Treasures Formals and Bridal

Sophia Tolli No. Y11419
Available at Treasures Formals and Bridal

 6.        Memorable Skirts: This season’s popular peplum skirts can be sleek and sophisticated or breathtakingly voluminous.

Eugenia Couture Available at Wedding Angels

Eugenia Couture
Available at Wedding Angels

Ines di Santo

Ines di Santo

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

Allure Bridals, Style C282 Available at Treasures Formals and Bridal

Allure Bridals, Style C282
Available at Treasures Formals and Bridal

Cymbeline Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Cymbeline
Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Essense of Australia Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Essense of Australia
Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

 7.       Think Pink: Pale pinks and blushes are not only growing in popularity as a choice color for bridesmaids, but also for the bride! With hues that will flatter every skin tone, a pink wedding gown is perfect for a fun loving bride who is looking to make a unique statement on her special day.

David Tutera for Mon Cheri, Style No. 213247 Available at Treasures Formals and Bridal

David Tutera for Mon Cheri, Style No. 213247
Available at Treasures Formals and Bridal

Jim Hjelm Available at Wedding Angels

Jim Hjelm
Available at Wedding Angels

Martina Liana Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Martina Liana
Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Oscar de la renta

Oscar de la renta

Vera Want

Vera Wang

 8.       Gatsby Glam: These dresses are great options for a bride seeking a stunning vintage look.  Inspired by the roaring twenties, these gorgeous column gowns and sheath dresses feature the silhouettes, ornate beading and accessories from a bygone era.   

Badgley Mischka Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Badgley Mischka
Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham

Lusan Mandongus Available at Wedding Angels

Lusan Mandongus
Available at Wedding Angels

Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan

Sue Wong

Sue Wong

Birnbaum & Bullock Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Birnbaum & Bullock
Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Eugenia Couture Available at  Wedding Angels

Eugenia Couture
Available at Wedding Angels

Eugenia Couture Available at Wedding Angels

Eugenia Couture
Available at Wedding Angels

9.       Tea Length Dresses: These 50’s inspired dresses are a perfect choice for playful and flirty brides.

David Tutera for Mon Cheri, Style No. 114294 Available at Treasures Formals and Bridal

David Tutera for Mon Cheri, Style No. 114294
Available at Treasures Formals and Bridal

Jim Hjelm Available at Wedding Angels

Jim Hjelm
Available at Wedding Angels

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

Cymbeline Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Cymbeline
Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Hayley Page, Hepburn Dress Available at Nordstrom

Hayley Page, Hepburn Dress
Available at Nordstrom

Robert Bullock Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

Robert Bullock
Available at LaRaines Bridal Boutique

10.   Tons of Texture: Appliques, rosettes and detailed embroidery create beautiful visual interest.

Allure Bridals, Style C241 Available at Treasures Formals and Bridal

Allure Bridals, Style C241
Available at Treasures Formals and Bridal

Christian Siriano, Style #01-14010 Available at Nordstrom

Christian Siriano, Style #01-14010
Available at Nordstrom

Lazaro

Lazaro

Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan

Amsale

Amsale

 

Here are a few tips to help ensure that your quest to find that perfect gown is an enjoyable experience:

–          Be sure to book your appointments early! Some designers can take weeks or even months to create your gown.

–          Choose your entourage wisely! Too many opinions can sometimes be overwhelming or confusing.

–          Consider your venue, theme, and the time of year when choosing the ideal bridal style.

–          Be open-minded! A style that you may not have originally considered might end up being “the one”.

–          Don’t feel rushed or pressured!  You will want to feel your absolute best on your special day, so take as much time as you need to make you final choice.

 

Janice Blackmon Events is an Event Planning firm specializing in assisting our clients to enjoy the planning process while we handle the details to ensure a flawless celebration.

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January 26, 2014

Woo Hoo – the day is finally here —- B

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:30 am by JBEvents

Woo Hoo – the day is finally here —- Be A Bride Bridal Extravaganza! Looking forward to seeing all of the happy, smiling Brides-to-be! Lots of great give-aways PLUS our “Love Letters From Paris” designer table….you can’t miss us – look for the Eiffel Tower! #janiceblackmonevents #BEA #bridalextravaganza #eventscapes #peachtreetents #chaircoversandlinens #tevanire

January 25, 2014

Super excited for our “Love Letters fro

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:00 am by JBEvents

Super excited for our “Love Letters from Paris” designer table that will be unveiled at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta show on Sunday! More tweaking on the table today before the final touches are installed Sunday morning! Come see our table and meet vendors between 12 – 5 Sunday. Don’t wait to get tickets at the door – the show is almost SOLD OUT! Go to http://www.beabride.net to purchase your tickets……hurry before it’s too late! #BEA #bridalextravaganza #janiceblackmonevents #eventscapes #peachtreetents #chaircoversandlinens #tevanire

January 24, 2014

Load-in and set-up begins today for our

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:31 am by JBEvents

Load-in and set-up begins today for our designer table for the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta. Come see us at the show on Sunday from 12 – 5 at the AmericasMart and see how we interpret Love Letters from Paris! {with JWilbur/EventScapes, Peachtree Tents and Events, The Collection, Chair Covers and Linens and T.evenire}

January 10, 2014

Interesting read ~ http://ow.ly/st8lN ~

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:36 pm by JBEvents

Interesting read ~ http://ow.ly/st8lN ~
This is certainly not “News” to those of us who are professional Wedding and Event Planners, but always interesting to find our chosen occupation as one of the most stressful jobs. For those of you that don’t understand what makes our job stressful – consider this, we are planning, coordinating and overseeing one of the most important days in the life of our client – whether it’s a wedding, a Mitzvah, or any other celebration – we are dealing with the emotions of the client as well as the overall flow of the event which includes overseeing every vendor involved to make sure that all contractual obligations are met in a timely and accurate manner, while keeping our clients best interest in mind at all times. When you realize the magnitude of what our chosen occupation entails, which includes the heightened emotions of our clients and our desire to make everything perfect for them, then you can hopefully see why we deal with a high level of stress.

January 8, 2014

Trend Watch ~ Wedding Stationery

Posted in Planning Tips and Information, Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:30 am by JBEvents

As the New Year gets underway and many newly engaged couples begin the planning process for their SPECIAL DAY, one of the many decisions that they will have to make is how they will brand their wedding.  Your wedding or special event should have a consistent branding theme throughout.  Many couples opt for a particular color, or design, or even their monogram.  Whatever you select, keeping the branding all throughout your event will make all elements cohesive.  The branding will be your signature on your event and just one of the many details that will make your event special.  Trying to decide what your signature brand will be is just one of the many tasks that we can assist with.   

One of the elements where your branding can begin is with the type and style of stationery products that will be used to announcement the pending nuptials.  We are a representative of one of the nation’s largest stationery supply company’s, with an online store containing thousands of options ~ not only for weddings, but for any special occasion to include Mitzvahs, Showers, Birthdays, Holiday cards as well as items to be used for all types of celebrations.

We are able to offer creative design ideas on every aspect of your special event and to assist you all along the way.  Contact us to begin the planning process and let us show you how you can actually enjoy planning your wedding or any other special event while we handle the details and make sure it’s flawless.  

To give you a little inspiration, take a look at just a very small sampling of the products available through our online store.  To view the entire collection, please click here.

 

Acrylic Invitation that comes in a box.

Acrylic Invitation that comes with a box for mailing.

Acrylic invitation with envelope for mailing

Acrylic invitation with envelope for mailing

Black Moire Invitation

Black Moire Invitation

Bling wrapped invitation

Bling wrapped invitation

Art Deco inspired invitation.  Set is created with perforations for the Response Card.

Art Deco inspired invitation. Set is created with perforations for the Response Card.

Damask design on engraved invitation

Damask design on engraved invitation

Art Deco inspired invitation

Art Deco inspired invitation

Etched with a Flourish ~ Save the Date

Etched with a Flourish ~ Save the Date

Etched Wood Save the Date

Etched Wood Save the Date

Folded invitation in a heart shape mailed in a box

Folded invitation in a heart shape mailed in a box

Invitation wrapped with Lace

Invitation wrapped with Lace

Laser cut lace invitation in a vintage design

Laser cut lace invitation in a vintage design

Art Deco inspired Save the Date magnet

Art Deco inspired Save the Date magnet

If you are interested in any of these items or would like to view all of the products we have available, please visit www.JaniceBlackmonEvents.CarlsonCraft.com.

If you would like to receive information on how we can assist with the planning of your special event, please contact us.  

 

Janice Blackmon Events is an Event Planning firm specializing in assisting our clients with Innovative Concepts, Creative Design and Flawless Execution of their event!!!

January 6, 2014

Hoping to warm you up on this blustery w

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:00 pm by JBEvents

Hoping to warm you up on this blustery winter day with a sneek peek at one of our recent weddings. Full blog post to follow soon! {Photo credit to Shari Zellers} http://ow.ly/i/4dbKp http://ow.ly/i/4dbOD

Pantone’s color of the year is Radiant

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:45 am by JBEvents

Pantone’s color of the year is Radiant Orchid. This is a beautiful color and it pairs well with so many options. It’s also a color that works well regardless of the season. If you are looking for Bridesmaid dresses in this color, check out the large collection from Dessy (link included). http://ow.ly/i/4cziA http://ow.ly/sh7ah

January 1, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! Hope that the New Y

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:03 am by JBEvents

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! Hope that the New Year will bring you happiness, peace, and blessings!
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