June 30, 2016

Happy 4th of July!!!

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We are less than a week away from one of my favorite Holiday’s, the 4th of July!  The 4th has always held a special place in my heart and remembering back to my teenage and young adult years, I LOVED spending the 4th at Island Park in Sarasota.  There would be a festival taking place all day and then fireworks would be shot off over the bay at dark.  Being with friends celebrating the Holiday made the day all the more special.  When my daughters were young, we would usually spend the 4th with my brother in Orlando.  We would always have a cookout with a group of friends, hang out in the pool and even be able to see Disney’s fireworks from there.  It always seemed magical.  Although I’m not in Sarasota or Orlando this year, I do plan on celebrating locally with friends and family and look forward to watching fireworks to bring the special day to a close. 

If you are getting ready for your 4th celebration, I would like to offer some ideas on decor, food, beverages, crafts and games.  Please visit my Pinterest board for what I hope will be inspiration for your celebration!

Wishing you a Fabulous, Safe and Happy 4th!!!!

 

Janice Blackmon Events is an award winning special events firm with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Sarasota, Florida offering our clients innovative concepts, creative design and flawless execution of their event!

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June 27, 2016

Jennifer & Brooks Sarasota/Manatee County Wedding!

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One very important attribute when planning a wedding is flexibility.  Jennifer certainly had to exercise her flexibility while planning her wedding.

The original venue selected contacted her a few months before the wedding to inform Jennifer that they would no longer be hosting weddings, so she had to select a new venue.  Once the new venue was selected, it was then time to revise the decor theme.  She wanted the theme to be vintage, so she set out visiting antique stores and thrift shops in search of all kinds of lace doily’s.   These looked so pretty on top of the purple table cloths.  She also found purple mason jars which were filled with Baby’s Breath creating a soft and elegant look.  Candles were scattered about to create a romantic glow. We adorned the Sweet Heart table with a large lace overlay and glass cylinder vases trimmed with a vintage styled lace cuff to hold the brides bouquet as well as more candles.

Another thing that Jennifer had to be flexible about was the site for the ceremony.  As I tell all of my clients who plan for an outdoor ceremony (or reception), you have to be flexible and understand that should weather be inclimate, Plan B will have to be put in motion.  That is exactly what happened in this case.  A huge storm developed {typical in Florida} just as guests were arriving and so we had to very quickly move all of the chairs and some of the decor inside the screened lanai.  If you look at the ceremony photos closely, you can see if was raining heavily complete with thunder and lightening all throughout the ceremony.  After the ceremony was over, we didn’t let the rain stop us from getting some adorable photos.  I especially love the ones with the umbrella.

 

It was such an honor planning and producing Jennifer and Brooks wedding.  We wish them a lifetime of Happiness!!!!

Enjoy the photos below!!

 

Venue:  Manatee River Garden Club

DJ:  Rick Pegram

Caterer:  Sonny’s BBQ

Photographer:  Samantha Christie

Janice Blackmon Events is an award winning special event planning firm with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Sarasota, Florida.  We assist our clients with innovative concepts, creative design and flawless execution of their event. 

June 24, 2016

Happy and excited for tonight’s Rehears

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Happy and excited for tonight’s Rehearsal DInner. Such an honor to work with this family on another wedding! #RehearsalDinner #flawless

June 22, 2016

Celebrating the Nuptials of Kristin & Ryan

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There aren’t enough adjectives to describe Kristin & Ryan’s gorgeous wedding.  The classic and elegant style with a nod towards old Hollywood glam was expertly portrayed.  The color palette was Green, Gold, Navy and Ivory.  You could feel the love in the air and of course see the beauty.  Michelle Landreau captured some amazing images and since they say “A picture is worth a thousand words”, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!  Enjoy!!

 

We enjoyed working with the following vendors to make this wedding fabulous and flawless!

Ceremony Venue:  Northside United Methodist Church

Reception Venue:  The Georgian Terrace Hotel

Brides Dress:  Vera Wang

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Dessy

Groom and Groomsmen Attire:  Jos. A. Banks

Floral Design:  Chelsea Floral Design Studio

Photographer:  Michelle Landreau of Morning Light by Michelle Landreau

Reception Entertainment:  DJ Suspense

Photo Booth:  ShutterBooth

Cake:  Frosted Pumpkin

Hair and Make-up:  Formal Faces 

Transportation:  Atlantic Limousine and Transportation

Wishing Kristin & Ryan a lifetime of Happiness!!!!

 

Janice Blackmon Events is an award winning event planning firm specializing in assisting our clients with innovative concepts, creative design and flawless execution of their event.  Offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Sarasota/Tampa Bay, Florida.

June 13, 2016

Swooning over the images from one of our

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Swooning over the images from one of our recent #weddings. Photos by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau. #flawless http://ow.ly/i/kgYsi

June 10, 2016

If you are dreaming of a beach wedding,

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If you are dreaming of a beach wedding, contact us for some amazing options. We would love to work with you to create your flawless beach wedding! #janiceblackmonevents #sarasota #florida #beachweddings #destinationwedding #flawlesswedding http://ow.ly/i/kbUUa http://ow.ly/i/kbV8L

June 7, 2016

It’s going to be a long but productive

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It’s going to be a long but productive day with venue/vendor meetings, tasting and a Final Planning Meeting. #needmorecaffeine #planningmakesflawless

June 3, 2016

I love the mixing of flowers with #succu

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I love the mixing of flowers with #succulents in #bouquets and #boutonnieres. Creates a stunning visual and textural interest. #janiceblackmonevents #scobeyphotography #evieperez #kaseycurrie #weddingflowers #peonies #bridalbouquet #groomsboutonniere http://ow.ly/i/jZgNy http://ow.ly/i/jZgU8

June 1, 2016

Superheros were present when Ali & Chris Tied the Knot

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This wedding was filled with so many personal touches and LOVE!  One of the things I always tell and encourage my clients is to bring their personalities into the wedding, therefore branding and creating a truly unique celebration!  Ali & Chris did just that.  

I loved the Escort Cards display!  Ali procured photos of all of her guests which were used to inform guests of their table assignment.  She made adorable signage  that said “Find your Face to Find Your Place”.  Very unique and creative.

The groom and his party wore superhero shirts that they had fun exposing during the photos.  Even his cake topper had a superhero cape.   Super cute!!!

Ali & Chris wore custom converse sneakers monogrammed with Mr. J and Mrs. J.

Guests received personalized ceramic coasters as their favors to remember the wonderful wedding!

We wish Ali & Chris a lifetime of Happiness!!!!

Venue:  Summer Grove Golf Club

Photographer:  A&A Photography

DJ:  Andrew Clough Productions

Cupcakes:  Smallcakes Bakery

Minister:  Cameron Bowman

Janice Blackmon Events is a special events planning firm specializing in assisting our clients with innovative ideas, creative design and flawless execution of their event. 

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