December 16, 2015

GPPA Celebration

Posted in Other Events tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:00 am by JBEvents

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I have had the pleasure of planning and producing two weddings for the Scott family, so when Dr. Scott contacted me about assisting with a celebration for the medical practice he began almost 30 years ago I was beyond honored.

The Atlanta History Center was selected as the venue – which was quite fitting for this momentous occasion.  With the renovation just complete, we were one of the first parties held there.  The new Lobby of the Museum is so beautiful and provides a blank slate for whatever the decor vision may be.  The Exhibition Galleries served as the location for Cocktails as guests arrived and began to mingle.  The guest list included both current and previous employees of the practice as well as the charitable organizations that the practice is involved with.

A step and repeat backdrop complete with the company logo was displayed in the rotunda and guests had a great time posing for photos with the incomparable Kristen Alexander Photography.   

Affairs to Remember caterers provided the delectable cuisine for the evening.  Guests were treated to a dual-entree of beef tenderloin and Polenta and Red Pepper encrusted salmon.  Once dinner was complete, there was a short program that included a special presentation,  as well as acknowledgment of the charitable organizations represented and a video made especially for the event.  After the program, a dessert buffet was provided by Affairs to Remember which included an amazing Chocolate Basil Tart Pettit Four, Apple Cobbler Shot and various sweet bites including a chocolate hazelnut brownie.

Scott Mikell of Marquee Events served as emcee and DJ for the evening.  His team also produced a video for the event consisting of interviews from the employees with their remembrances of their time with the practice.  The video was indeed touching and also included several humorous messages as well.

Chelsea Floral Design Studio created the stunning floral arrangements.  We used a deep fall color palette which looked gorgeous in the Grand Overlook Ballroom.  As guests entered the ballroom, there was a table with a lush floral arrangement focal point and vintage-inspired champagne saucer flutes presented for the opening Welcome and Toast.

The evening was truly enjoyed by all who attended and provided for a time to reminisce, remember and reflect of all that the practice has accomplished during its existence.   My team and I were so honored to be a part of this special occasion!!

Janice Blackmon Events is an event planning firm specializing in assisting clients with innovative concepts, creative design and flawless production of their event.  

 

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July 6, 2015

Leslie & Andre’ say I DO in Grand Style!

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:00 am by JBEvents

Leslie and Andre’ selected one of Atlanta’s most beautiful venues, The Swan House and the Grand Overlook Ballroom of the Atlanta History Center.  While they may not be huge “Hunger Games” fans, the location certainly didn’t go unnoticed by their wedding guests.

Couple in front of Swan House by Kelsey Elizabeth

I fell in love with Leslie’s dress.  It was absolutely STUNNING!!!  She had a custom head piece made to compliment her attire.  When Andre saw her for the first time, he was filled with emotion.

The Dress full view The Dress close Bride in the dress

In lieu of a large wedding cake, the couple opted for a small cake from HH Desserts,  to be used for cutting, then a dessert display was provided for guests to enjoy.  Bold American Events provided the delicious food for the wedding as well as the tasty treats on the dessert display of a Red Velvet cake shooter, Oreo whoopie pies and Key Lime cake pops.  

Cake Table

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Event Performance provided the string ensemble for the ceremony, and DJ Jeff kept the crowd entertained throughout the evening.

Leslie and her siblings prepared a special dance for the guests and had her father join in.  This was definitely a crowd pleaser.

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This was such a sweet couple and we were honored to be a part of their special day.  We wish them a lifetime of Happiness!!

The Swan House Tulle on railings View of ceremony area Bride's Father First Look Bride and her dad Bride beginning her processional Bride beginning her processional Bride's Father waiting at bottom of stairs Bride and her Father The Wedding Party Couple hugging Couple in the Boxwood Garden Reception room view Head Table Guest Book Table Candle on Head Table Seating Chart Cocktail setting Vintage car and bride

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.  

November 5, 2012

Love was in the air for Emily & Elliot

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:16 pm by JBEvents

This past weekend was beautiful and created the perfect backdrop for the wedding of Emily and Elliot!!

What an adorable couple they are!  They both have infectious smiles and you can see and feel the love they have for each other!! 

Emily selected two GORGEOUS dresses for her wedding day.  One that was classic, elegant, timeless and dreamy and the other was fun and beautiful.  She also had two amazing pairs of shoes…. for the ceremony she wore a flat, gold sparkly Steve Madden pair and for the reception {the PARTY shoe} she wore fuchsia glittery heels from Kate Spade!  I was in love with them both!

Many times there are a variety of vendors involved with providing services for an event and when those vendors understand the concept of Team Work, it is totally amazing what can be accomplished.  Such was the case with this wedding! 

The venue, the Atlanta History Center, one of Atlanta’s most sought after venues for weddings and other special events, created the canvas for the event.  The dedication and flexibility of the Sales team were very much appreciated and the on-site staff were top-notch!

The creative genius (or head artist keeping with the painting theme) behind the event, JWilbur of  EventScapes Atlanta (a division of CCP Events) pulled together not only a stunning design theme, but also the perfect team of vendors to work together to achieve it.  It takes a special talent to listen to a client and then design the decor to carry out their vision.  Wilbur has an uncanny way of being able to do just that.  He is able to take the desires of the client and couple them with his ideas to present them in a way that not only makes sense but combines elements that you might not commonly think of as working together.

After determining the direction of the design and use of space, Wilbur brought together the perfect vendors to fulfill the vision.  From the always professional team of Peachtree Tents and Events who provided the tent and the hard goods to the talented and dedicated team from PPi who provided sound and lighting, to The Plant Peddler who brought in beautiful topiary trees for use in the ceremony and in the reception tent – the camaraderie and team spirit of each person working towards the common goal of creating the fabulous event was evident! 

Kristen Alexander, another creative genius, was the photographer of the wedding.  She has one of those “eyes” that sees things others do not – so her photos are always gorgeous and emote feeling!  I certainly appreciate Kristen sharing a sneak peek of the images from the wedding – which you can see below.  {I decided to forego posting my snapshots right now since I had these fabulous images to share instead}!

The Event Performance String Ensemble provided the ceremony music and they were wonderful. 

The crowd had a wonderful time feasting on the delicacies from Kaleidoscope Bistro and Pub who served as the caterer for the wedding.  The restaurant is one of the couples favorite places to eat – so they thought it would be great to share the food they so enjoy there with the guests attending their wedding.

EastCoast Entertainment provided the band for the evening, Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters.  They kept the crowd entertained and on the dance floor throughout the evening.

We were honored and thrilled to be a part of this truly amazing wedding. 

We wish Emily & Elliot a lifetime of Happiness!!!

And now for the sneak peek courtesy of Kristen Alexander, photographer extraordinaire!!!

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