June 2, 2014

Botanical Bliss for Katie & Brandon

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:48 am by JBEvents

One of our beautiful Spring weddings took place at the Atlanta Botanical Garden!  The adorable couple, Katie and Brandon, were such a sweet couple to work with and their wedding day was just spectacular!!

Fish in the Garden ~ Shari

Starting the day off in her family home, Katie, her Mom, Grandmother and sister had their hair and make-up done by the talented team at Authentic Beauty.  Once complete, we loaded them up in the shuttle provided by Atlantic Limousine and headed to the Renaissance Hotel to pick up the bridesmaids.  From there it was time to head to the Atlanta Botanical Garden!

Brides face by Shari

Bride leaving for Venue

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Katie selected her beautiful wedding gown at Bridal’s by Lori and had alterations done by the amazing Rodica Lazarian!  The bridesmaids dresses were lapis colored from David’s Bridal.  They all looked lovely.  

IMG_2259 MOB fixing brides bow by Shari Katie by glass blocks by Shari Dress detail by Shari Brides dress by Shari

IMG_2262 Brides feet in shoes by Shari Bride and Dad waiting impatiently ~ Shari Bridal Party by Shari

Unfortunately, the weather was not in our favor for the day, but even so, Shari Zellers, used her creativity to find beautiful areas to take the pre-ceremony photos while keeping everyone as dry as possible.  She did a fantastic job!  When the Groom and his groomsmen arrived, we kept them tucked away until the bride was safely hidden and then Shari had a great time photographing the guys.

IMG_2272 IMG_2268 Groomsmen by Shari Groomsmen by Imaginery statue ~ Shari Groom in B.W ~ Shari Groom by Shari Groom at brickwall by Shari Girls having fun ~ Shari Bride walking by Shari Bride on bench by Shari Bride in Garden by Shari Bride and her veil by Shari Bride and Groom by Chilhuly ~ Shari Bride and Groom by round opening ~ Shari Sisters by Shari Nighttime fish shot ~ Shari Nightime Chilhuliy shot ~ Shari

The ceremony was performed by a close friend of the couple which made for a very intimate and truly custom ceremony.  The Groom, who is a journalist wrote the ceremony and then the couple wrote their own vows.  

Wedding Processional ~ shari

IMG_2292 Rings ~ Shari Couple under the arch ~ Shari Brides vows ~ Shari Brandon at alter ~ Shari Brandon waiting for Katie to get down the aisle ~ Shari

The stunning decor was provided by EventScapes.  The vision was to enhance the feel of the Botanical Garden without overpowering it which was done by keeping the design in a natural state with elements like birch, driftwood, and moss.  The arbor designed for the ceremony was one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen.  It was created with twisted willow branches with floral touches and greenery.  Lush pomander balls with deep purple flowers decorated the aisle.  The reception decor was fabulous.  The Head Table had a long and lush design mixed with candles of varying heights.  The linens of moss-green and eggplant further enhanced the look of the room.  The draping behind the band made for an elegant presentation while providing a lovely focal point.  

IMG_2312 IMG_2311 IMG_2310 IMG_2279 IMG_2278 IMG_2276 IMG_2275 IMG_2266 Grooms bout by EventScapes ~ Shari Ceremony POmander by EventScapes ~ Shari Ceremony Mershon Hall ~ Shari Ceremony Arch by EventScapes ~ Shari Bouquet by EventScapes ~ shari IMG_2304 IMG_2297 Letzler Wedding039 Letzler Wedding032 Letzler Wedding034 Letzler Wedding020 Letzler Wedding026 Letzler Wedding019 Letzler Wedding015 Letzler Wedding003 Letzler Wedding001 Letzler Wedding002 Centerpiece detail ~ Shari Candlelabra detail by EventScapes ~ Shari Candle Centerpiece by EventScapes ~ Shari Birch wrap on candle Event

The Amati Chamber Ensemble provided the ceremony and Cocktail Hour music.  This group never disappoints.  They make the entire process from hiring/Contracting until playing the last note of their performance so easy for the client.  Sarah Paul is so accommodating in working with each client to make certain that the musical selections are just what they want for their special day.  These musicians are top-notch in every area and we love working with them.

Another one of our favorite vendors to work with, PPi, provided the sound system for the ceremony making sure that all guests were able to hear the couple saying their vows. 

A Divine Event provided the delicious southern-inspired meal which guests truly enjoyed.  

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Getting the reception started included the Bride’s Father welcoming all of the guests and then the Grandfather of the Groom offering the Blessing.  The couple had their first dance followed by the always special, Father/Daughter dance!

FOB's welcome ~ Shari GFOG Blessing ~ Shari First Dance ~ Shari First Dance pickup ~ Shari Father Daughter Dance ~ Shari Bride and Groom dancing ~ Shari

The beautiful and delicious wedding cake was provided by Mark Lotti of Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes.  The cake was cheesecake and guests were seen going back for seconds and thirds.  

IMG_2314 IMG_2309 Letzler Wedding031 Cake by ClassicCheesecakes and Cakes ~ shari

Shari Zellers provided her Photo Booth which is always a hit with guests.  

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We were so excited to have the Rupert’s Orchestra providing the entertainment for the evening.  As always they know how to get guests out on the dance floor and partying all night long.

View of the party ~ Shari Ruperts Band ~ Shari Dancing ~ Shari Bride and Groom dancing ~ Shari Bouquet Toss ~ Shari

Some friends of the couple have a band, so as a special treat to the guests and in honor of the new Mr. & Mrs., they performed several songs!

Accordian ~ Shari Friends of the groom ~ Shari IMG_2356 IMG_2357
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The clients treated their guests to transportation from the three host hotels to the venue and back to the hotels since many of the guests were from out-of-town.  Atlantic Limo provided our transportation all weekend long and was such a huge help in making sure that everyone was where they needed to be in a timely and professional manner.

We were so happy to assist this wonderful family with the wedding plans and we wish Katie and Brandon a Lifetime of Happiness!!

Kissing under the bubbles ~ Shari

Bubble Fanfare ~ Shari

 

Here’s a few more images from Katie & Brandon’s special day! 

IMG_2290 IMG_2282 IMG_2252 MOH Toast ~ Shari Heirloom Ring by Shari Happy Parents on the Bride ~ Shari Grooms speech ~ Shari Fun group shot ~ Shari Fraternity Serenade ~ Shari Brides speech ~ Shari Bride and Groom with brides family ~ Shari

 

Janice Blackmon Events~ is a full-service event planning firm, specializing in assisting our clients with the planning and production of their event making sure it is flawless.  

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March 18, 2012

A Look Back at the Wedding of Sarah & Jordan

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:50 pm by JBEvents

Many times when I post a blog, I don’t have the “professional” images but rather snapshots my staff and I take.  Since I know that the professional photos tell an even better story, I wanted to share some of the amazing images from Sarah & Jordan’s wedding at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.  I hope you enjoy these beautiful images from Shari Zellers

We were so pleased to refer all of the vendors that worked together to create this beautiful wedding:

Hair & Make-up:  Formal Faces

Cake:  Caryn’s Cakes

Caterer:  Bold American

Floral designer:  Creative Events by Sunflowers

Photographer:  Shari Zellers Photography

Ceremony & Reception Music:  Atlanta Bands & DJ’s

A huge THANK YOU to Shari for sharing these images!!

June 24, 2011

Everything is coming up Roses!!!

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:03 pm by JBEvents

 

Nothing like a hot day in Atlanta in June for an outdoor wedding, but thanks to the Atlanta Botanical Garden providing a refreshing citrus water station and the bride providing ceremony program’s in the shape of a hand fan – the guests were able to handle the heat.

Sarah and Jordan selected a color palette of Navy and Yellow with touches of white, purple and peach. 

Sarah’s gorgeous gown was a creation by Claire Pettibone and was purchased from Kelly’s Closet.  The dress was stunning and was a sheath of lace that had a vintage feel with accents of crystal brooches in the front center, shoulders and back.  The gown was ivory with touches of gold in some of the lace floral appliqués.  The gown had an illusion back with keyhole openings. 

Jennifer and Heidi from Formal Faces provided a beautiful hairstyle that was perfect for the hot summer day.  Sarah’s hair was pulled back at the nape and was fashioned in an intricate bun. 

The bridesmaids were able to select a style of dress that complimented their personal style and the outcome was wonderful.  The dresses were from Ann Taylor and were in navy.  The girls also choose their own shoes. 

The gentlemen wore gray tuxedos from MW Tux.  They were such a nice compliment to the girls’ attire, and the men all looked handsome.

Rich and Dawn Larsen of Creative Events by Sunflowers provided the gorgeous floral.  The ceremony aisle was lined with free-standing urns holding arrangements that would later be used on the guest tables.  The altar area was created using various stands and containers of petals.  The reception offered various designs.  The tall centerpieces were just stunning and consisted of a clear glass vase with single blossoms strung to hand within the vase and a lush arrangement on top.  The low centerpieces were equally lovely and contained the same beautiful flowers in the color palette of the day.

Shari Zellers of Shari Zellers Photography and her staff created what I know will be amazing photos.  Being the dedicated and true professional that she is, Shari made multiple visits to the Atlanta Botanical Garden to scout out just the perfect spots for photos.  She experimented with one particular shot that was taken later in the evening with delayed exposure and just judging from the image she showed me just after taking it this is going to be one awesome portrait. 

Nick Crowder of Atlanta Band’s and DJ’s provided the ceremony as well as the reception music.  The bride selected Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings as the music for the ceremony and I must say – it was a very nice change from what we typically hear!!

Guests were invited into the Parterre Gardens for Cocktail Hour where they were met by servers from Bold American Catering offering delicious varieties of hors d’oeuvres.  When Bold American Catering is involved, you can rest assured that the service AND the food will be impeccable!!  I love the Parterre Garden since at the center is the magnificent Chihuly sculpture positioned on the fountain. 

While enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the guests were invited to sign a fabric square which will be made into a quilt for the couple to have forever.  The mother of the bride not only prepared the squares of fabric for the guests to sign, but to further enhance the look of the table, she provided “quilt” fabric to cover the table.

The couple had their first dance to Pearl Jam’s live version of “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You”. 

Guests were treated to an option of a chicken or salmon entrée with appropriate delicious side dishes as accompaniments. 

The bride’s and groom’s cakes were provided by Caryn’s Cakes.  The bride selected a 3 tiered round cake covered in ivory with graphics of abstract style flowers in Navy as accents.  While the groom’s cake was a tribute to his alma mater, Georgia Tech, and was a football field design with accents of the Tech tower, the Ramblin Wreck and Buzz. 

The guests were perhaps on a sugar overload by the end of the reception because there was a candy bar in a Hansel and Gretel theme.  A variety of candy was presented in various containers placed on a green linen that we had fashioned a stair-step path up to the witch’s house.  White bags were provided so that guests could create a goodie bag to go! (Although many of them enjoyed the treats right then and there!)

The couple departed amidst bubbles as they made their way to their vehicle and drove away starting their new life together.

As usual, my team was on top of everything little detail to make sure that we produced another flawless event.

We wish a lifetime of Happiness to Sarah and Jordan!  Thank you for allowing us to be a special part of your day.

 

 

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