May 13, 2020

Happy Wednesday!

Posted in Mitzvahs, Other Events, Planning Tips and Information, Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:24 pm by JBEvents

Hello everyone!

I hope you all are staying safe and healthy as we continue to navigate through this COVID-19 pandemic. This situation has affected us all in one way or another. For weddings and special events, things have drastically changed. My clients with Spring weddings have had to postpone resulting in so many emotions, and my Fall clients are concerned that they will have to make adjustments as well. My heart goes out to everyone that had events planned this year. I do believe we will get back to “normal” or perhaps a new normal, but that we will be back to having amazing and flawless events!

During this time, I have made some changes that I’m so excited about! One is that I am still assisting clients planning events. Virtual meetings have taken the place of in-person, but the service level is still the same – exceptional! The fact is, even though events aren’t taking place now, it’s the perfect time to be planning for the future. Dates in 2021 are filling up quickly due to not only rescheduled weddings and events, but for those clients already planning a 2021 event. If you are ready to plan event, let us help!

The next change that I have made is to open an Orlando, FL division. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this. It’s something that I have wanted to do for quite some time, but now the timing was perfect. With this addition, our services are available in Atlanta, GA, Sarasota/Tampa Bay Area, FL and Orlando.

Please join me in welcoming my Orlando Sales Consultant/Event Planner, Dacoda Karvaski! Dacoda has a B.S. in Hospitality Management. She has used her education working for prestigious employers such as the exclusive Citrus Club, a ClubCorp property, as well as the happiest place on earth, The Walt Disney Company. She has further experience with catering companies. I am thrilled to have her on my Team and can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Dacoda Karvaski
Sales Consultant / Event Planner
Orlando Division

There are other changes underway as well! Stay tuned for the unveiling very soon!!!

Remember, we are here to assist you in planning your event, even during social distancing!! Let us know if you would like to set-up a virtual consultation and let’s get the party started!

Janice Blackmon Events is an award-winning event planning company specializing in assisting our clients with innovative concepts, creative design and flawless execution!

September 24, 2018

A Special Simcha for a Special Family

Posted in color palette, Mitzvahs, Other Events tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:52 am by JBEvents

It was truly an honor and a privilege to plan and produce the second Mitzvah celebration for this amazing family!  There are just some times that you really click with a client and throughout the process you develop a friendship.  That was the case with this sweet family.  Three years ago I worked with this family on their daughters Bat Mitzvah and now the youngest of the family, Daniel is celebrating his Bar Mitzvah!

We selected the InterContinental Hotel as the venue, which was perfect because many of the family members live not only out of state, but out of the country.  The Hotel would be home away from home while the family came to celebrate this special time.

Let me just talk about family for a moment.  The love that this family has for each other, and actively shows, makes my heart smile.  The siblings are each others biggest supporters and the connection between them is something that you can feel whenever you are around them.  The entire family – immediate and extended – share a love that just makes you feel happy to see it expressed!

The photos below, compliments of the always fabulous, Kristen Alexander, will tell the story for me, but I want to provide just a few details.  

Instead of a full-on theme for the celebration, a color palette was selected.  The honoree’s favorite Soccer team is Barcelona, so their team colors of burgundy, blue and yellow were the basis of the decor. 

For the Kiddush luncheon, we went with a palette of black and white striped linens, paired with yellow and white flowers.  It was a very crisp and clean look.

For the evening party, we paired a contemporary design concept with organic touches for a truly unique and elevated look.  Bringing the concepts and design together was the creative genius of JWilbur of EventScapes.  

One of my favorite parts of a Mitzvah is the candle lighting ceremony.  Hearing the honoree honor their family and friends is touching and inspiring. 

For this party, if you had a sweet-tooth, then you would have been in heaven.  After a delicious dinner, guests were invited out to the garden terrace for mini cupcakes, fresh made hot doughnuts with a variety of toppings and an ice cream bar.  

And if those sweets weren’t enough, then how about a candy buffet featuring Daniel’s favorite treats.

Guests received a commemorative T-shirt as a lasting reminder of the special occasion. 

Now that all of the kid’s in the family have celebrated their Mitzvah’s, we look forward to continued celebrations like weddings, with this wonderful family in the future. 

 

A HUGE Thank you to each vendor that we were honored to recommend and partner with for this fabulous celebration!!!

Synagogue ~ Congregation Shearith Israel

Kiddush Luncheon ~ Gourmet Catering by Alex

Venue ~ InterContinental Hotel Buckhead

Floral Event Designer ~ EventScapes Atlanta

Photographer ~ Kristen Alexander

Videographer ~ Cre8tive Cinema

DJ ~ Marquee Events

Cupcakes ~ Georgetown Cupcakes

Photobooth ~ ShutterBooth

It was indeed an honor and a pleasure to produce this fabulous and flawless celebration for an incredible family!!! 

Janice Blackmon Events is an award-winning event planning firm, specializing in assisting our clients with a stress-free planning process and a fabulous and flawless event!

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