July 7, 2014

Steampunk meets Elegance for Denise & Morgan!

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

This wedding was SO MUCH FUN to plan and produce!  It was definitely a blending of styles in order to accommodate the desires of the couple with that of the parents.  Denise and Morgan are huge fans of Sci-Fi and Steampunk.  Since the parents would have many friends in attendance that probably wouldn’t know or understand the symbolism, the request was that we would incorporate touches of the themes paying homage to the couples desires without going overboard. So, the planning began!  With The Retreat at Perimeter Summit selected as the venue, next came the work on the design concept.  

Prior to bringing JWilbur of EventScapes on board, I did extensive research on Steampunk wedding elements.  JWilbur and I brainstormed some ideas and he developed an amazing proposal that would incorporate very small touches that the couple would notice without drawing too much attention, such as small gears woven into the bride’s bouquet and the groom’s boutonniere.  The Chuppah was a unique design which used 4 of the family’s Tallitot as well as a gear “chandelier”.  

Bride's Bouquet by EventScapes Groom's Boutonniere by EventScapes Chuppah by EventScapes Brides bouquet detail by EventScapes Brides bouquet with gears created by EventScapes Under the Chuppah created by EventScapes Chuppah designed by EventScapes Ceremony by Janice Blackmon Events

Mark Lotti, Classic Cheesecake and Cakes definitely put on his creative genius hat when he designed the Wedding and Groom’s cakes.  The wedding cake utilized the gear design that was also used on the invitation.  The Groom’s cake, which was the highlight, was a Tardis {from the Dr. Who movies}. The couple LOVED how the cakes turned out.  As was appropriate, the theme from Dr. Who was played as the couple cut the cakes.

Steampunk inspired cake by Classic cheesecakes and Cakes Steampunk Wedding Cake by Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes Front view of Tardis cake by Classic C heesecakes and Cakes Tardis cake by Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes Cake by Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes Wedding Cake by Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes Couple seeing the Tardis Cake by Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes Tardis Cake by Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes

Atlanta Beat band kept the crowd entertained and on the dance floor all night long.  They were amazing as always and everyone had such a great time.

Especially entertaining was the couples First Dance.  With the help of dance instructors, Allyssa and Robbie, they had choreographed a dance to the song Season’s of Love from the Broadway Musical, Rent.  It was fantastic!!!!!! Allyssa and Robbie were guests and you could tell from their expressions how proud they were of Denise & Morgan!

First Dance Couples First Dance First Dance First Dance The Dip during the 1st Dance First Dance 2-gether Dance Instructors watching their students 1st Dance

We certainly enjoyed working with Laura Tarquino of Vosamo who was capturing all of the special moments of the day, along with our staff videographer.

Everything about this wedding was amazing!!  We wish Denise & Morgan a lifetime of Happiness!!!!!

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.  

Please enjoy more images from this special wedding!

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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.  

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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!

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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.  

September 12, 2011

Can’t get enough of….

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:31 am by JBEvents

Usually in all of my posts, I mention that the images included are my non-professional snap shots and that when professional images are available they will be posted.  Well – in keeping with my word, I hope that you will enjoy watching this slideshow from the weddings of Becky & David and Pamela & Brian.

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Details of the events:

Becky & David:

Venue:  King Plow Arts Center

Caterer:  Bold American Events

Hair/Make-up:  Authentic Beauty

Dress:  Bride Beautiful

Photography:  Robin Gaucher Photography

Ceremony Musician:  Catherine Rogers ~ Harpist

Floral designer:  Tulip

Cake:  Caryn’s Cakes

Linens:  I Do Linens

Chiavari Chairs & Square Hi-boys:  Peachtree Tents and Events

Reception Entertainment:  Band X

Transportation:  Cooper-Atlanta Transportation

 

Pamela & Brian:

Venue:  The Georgian Terrace Hotel

Make-up:  Formal Faces

Dress:  Priscilla of Boston

Bridesmaids Dresses:  Priscilla of Boston

Photographer:  Brandelyn Lee Photography

Ceremony Musicians:  Axtell Productions (Harp & Violin)

Florist:  Blueberry Spring

Groom’s attire:  MW Tux

Officiant:  Jeremiah O’Keefe-West

Cake:  Frosted Pumpkin

Linens:  I Do Linens

Chiavari Chairs, Aisle Runner, White Dance Floor, Flatware:  Event Rentals Unlimited

Reception Entertainment:  Axtell Productions ~ Moxie Band

Transportation:  Atlantic Limousine and Transportation

Favors:  The Varsity

I hope you enjoy re-visiting these beautiful weddings and that perhaps they may inspire you to begin planning YOUR Special event.  While weddings are our specialty, we also create, design and produce many other types of events to include Mitzvahs, Corporate events, private parties, Prom’s/Homecomings and other types of special occasions. We know what it takes to make every event, stress free and flawless!

 

 

 

 

 

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