May 17, 2017

Alli & Brett get Handcuffed at their Wedding

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:10 am by JBEvents

As an Event Planner, you are responsible for making sure that everything goes perfectly for your clients, regardless of circumstances that are beyond your control.  This wedding was one of those events where keeping calm was KEY to making sure that the clients were unaware of all that was going behind the scenes and to make sure that the wedding went off as planned!

Let me give you a little background of the wedding day!  The wedding was held on Saturday of Gay Pride Weekend in Atlanta at the main host hotel for the viewing of the parade.  Ahead of the day, we were given a map of the slated road closures.  I made sure to provide the map as well as road closure timing to all vendors involved.  Unfortunately, the map provided was not accurate and additional roads were closed at times ahead of the previously provided scheduled times.  This of course resulted in difficulty for vendors (and even my team) to get to the Hotel timely.  Not to mention, the loading dock is located on a street that is closed for the parade! Situations from one vendor being threatened to be arrested, to two others receiving traffic citations were just a part of the day.  Of course, guests had difficulty getting to the venue as well.

What is important to note is that even with all of the issues of the day, every vendor pulled together to do whatever was necessary to create the perfect wedding for the couple.

The bride had a wonderful time getting out in the parade crowd.  Many of the parade-goers stopped her for a photo-op.  We also ran into a motorcycle officer that allowed the bride to pose with his bike.

The groom, is an Atlanta Police Officer with a great sense of humor so we were able to play around with the whole “law enforcement officer” theme,  The groom’s cake was Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.  The favors were chocolate hand-cuffs. At the end of the ceremony, the couple were hand-cuffed together as a fun surprise for all in attendance. The cake topper was a Police Officer holding his bride.  The table names were of police themed television shows and movies.  The bride is very crafty and created the signs herself.

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I absolutely loved being able to incorporate the things most special to this couple to create a truly unique wedding.  That’s what it is all about!!!

One of the special attributes to pay honor to the men and women in the military and law enforcement whom have lost their lives was a “Table set for One”.  We positioned the table behind the dance floor so that it would be a prominent display throughout the evening. Another special tribute was a poem the Bride read for her Groom.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

The floral decor, created by Jim White,  was stunning!  Elegant and romantic ~ pinks, blush, white and creams.  One of the focal points of the decor was the Estate Table with two tall arrangements and a floral garden centering the length of the table with lots of candles.

We had a really great group of vendors that went above and beyond extenuating circumstances to ensure a wonderful wedding for this adoring couple.  Unfortunately, professional images were not made available, so I’m sharing my snapshots.

Special thanks to the vendor-team:

Venue ~ Georgian Terrace Hotel

Wedding Gown ~ Alfred Angelo

Bridesmaid Dresses ~ David’s Bridal

Groom and Groomsmen Attire ~ Men’s Warehouse

Hair/Make-up ~ The BRIDE 🙂

Floral/Event Designer ~ Jim White Designs

Officiant ~ Rev. David Gilleland

Ceremony Musicians ~ Amati Chamber Ensemble

Wedding Cake ~ Frosted Pumpkin Gourmet

Groom’s Cake ~ Krispy Kreme

Reception Entertainment ~ Complete Music, DJ Matt

Photo Booth ~ Family Ties

We wish Alli & Brett 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 production of their event.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 18, 2016

Rho & Davon’s Beautiful Wedding

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:58 am by JBEvents

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We had so much fun working with this couple to plan their beautiful wedding!!  

We selected Hyatt Regency Atlanta at Villa Christina for the venue.  The decor of the Hotel creates such a lovely backdrop.  

Rho and her bridal party selected their gowns from Alfred Angelo.  The bridal party wore a Jade hue, while the Maid of Honor wore Teal.  Rho’s shoes were AMAZING teal, Badgley Mischka peep-toe pumps.  

Davon and his guys looked handsome in their tuxedos from Savvi.

One of the Bride’s bridesmaids provided the hair styling for the day and the girls assisted each other with their make-up.  

The couple created a very unique Ceremony Program.  Guests were entertained by reading facts about the couple and their relationship as well as seeing how many States were represented by those attending. 

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Chelsea Floral Design Studio successfully created the bride’s vision with the personal flowers and reception decor.  The designs were classic and elegant with a slightly contemporary twist.  

Hilarye from Fotographa captured the amazing images of the day and you can enjoy them below. 

Also on hand was Joseph Leone, of Leone Productions creating the wedding video so that the couple can relive the day over and over.

The linens, provided by CoverUps, created the perfect look in the Ballroom to carry out the Teal and Black theme. 

One of the more contemporary touches was the wedding cake created by the Pastry Chef at the venue.  With a base of simple white, Teal and Black ribbons were placed artistically on the cake to give a geometric visual presentation. 

Marquee Events provided the music for the ceremony and the reception and as always were excellent.

The couple was surrounded by love from their closest friends and family and the joy could be felt by everyone.

The team of vendors were exceptional and we were honored to have partnered with each one to create another flawless wedding!

We wish Rho & Davon a lifetime of happiness!!!!!

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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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