May 24, 2017

Once Upon a Time…The Fairytale of Jenny & Ben

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It was such a magical wedding weekend for Jenny & Ben!  Short back story – they are avid Disney fans and became engaged at Disney World in front of the castle.  Ben works as a writer in the film industry in L.A. and they are both very much into “geeky” things.  The hashtag for the wedding was a nod to one of their favorite trilogy’s, “The Lord of the Rings” as well as a play on the groom’s last name – #FellowshipoftheStrings!

On the morning of the wedding, the ladies had a Disney themed Bridal Brunch.  Musicians welcomed the guests with strains of Disney songs.  Guests were given Mouse Ears as they entered with a special pair of a sparkly Bride ears for the Guest of Honor.  The decor around the room and on the tables was adorable Disney themed items including letters for the Bride’s new last name. 

While the ladies were brunching, the guys were lunching.  The guys had their gathering at Paddy’s Pub right onsite.  Good food and laughter (and a beverage or two) was abundant as all the special men in Ben’s life surrounded him on his wedding day.

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When the ladies finished their brunch, they retreated to a private room to begin their hair and make-up appointments, provided by Brushworx On Location Hair and Make-up.  These ladies had so much fun and were so relaxed, which is exactly our goal. Of course, they all looked beautiful!  

There was one very special addition to the wedding gown.  Sewn into the dress, right where it would rest upon her heart, was a small, heart-shaped portion from the Bride’s favorite baby blankie.  I love details like this!!

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Brenda of Brenda Upton Photography was onsite capturing all of the memories of the day.  Brenda had a vision in mind and wanted to make sure not to miss the opportunity of some amazing sunset photos.  She took the couple out through the vineyard, across a field and up a hill to an old tree that provided a view of the sun setting with mountains in the background.  During the trek with the couple her mantra was “follow the light”.  The result was a series of photos that are some of my favorites ever!!! {See photos in collage at bottom}.  Special thanks to Brenda for providing the beautiful images for this post.

The couple shared a First Look in the ceremony area and watching the look on their faces as they saw each other for the first time was magical.

Edge Design Group created the stunning decor.  The Chuppah was dreamy, with soft flowing fabrics and magnificent floral arrangements.  They had a Wine Box unity ceremony.  Personal letters from the bride and groom were placed inside a wooden box with a bottle of their favorite wine.  During the ceremony, they sealed the box and they won’t open it until their 1st Anniversary.

For Guest Registration, there were two antique typewriters available so guests could type a message to the couple.  There was also a custom wood puzzle made which guests would select a piece to sign a note and then place the piece on the display to put the puzzle together.

In keeping with the winery location, the mother hand-made a set of wine charms for each guest.  The charms had beads in the color of the wedding as well as a crab and a peach giving nod to the hometown states the couple’s families are from, Maryland and Georgia.

The ballroom was gorgeous!  Edge Design Group created a romantic and elegant setting.  The tables were draped with lovely champagne satin linens while the sweetheart table had an exquisite beaded overlay on top of the champagne.  The couple’s table was then adorned with a lush floral piece and a variety of candles providing a glowing sparkle. Throughout the rest of the room, there were combination of tall arrangements as well as low arrangements with varying heights of candles creating a romantic glow in the room. Softening the look of the wall behind the band were soft, flowing blush drapery creating a beautiful backdrop.

The cake table had a navy sequin linen that added to the presentation of the dramatic cake – created by a family friend for the couple.

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Guests were entertained all evening by the sounds of U.S. Beat with their always amazing performance.

This wedding  was fun from beginning to end and when it was time for the party to end, guests were begging for more.

The couple departed through a ribbon fanfare to begin their new life together.

We wish Jenny & Ben a lifetime of Happiness of their own fairy tale.

The amazing vendor team contributing to this wedding:

Venue ~ Chateau Elan

Bride’s Dress ~ New Natalie’s

Bridesmaids Dresses ~ New Natalie’s

Groom and Groomsmen Attire ~ Jos. A Banks

Hair and Make-up ~ Brushworx On Location Hair and Make-up

Photography ~ Brenda Upton Photography

Videography ~ Matt G Video

Floral Design ~ Edge Design Group

Ceremony Musicians ~ Pianist and Flutist from U.S. Beat

Reception Entertainment ~ U.S. Beat

Janice Blackmon Events is an award-winning special event firm specializing in assisting our clients with innovative concepts, creative design and flawless production of their event. 

 

October 13, 2011

Behind the Scenes as Whitney and Brett tie the knot!!!

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:41 am by JBEvents

I wanted this blog post to be a little different from the others so I hope you enjoy it.

 Based upon where a client chooses to have their event, many times it is necessary to have what we in the industry call a “room flip” or “room transition”.  This is where the same space is used for more than one part of the event; however, the look of the space is transformed for each different segment.  That was the case with the wedding of Whitney and Brett. The changing of the room involves many people and has to happen usually in an hour or less.  For this wedding, it included removing the ceremony chairs, rolling in tables, placing the correct number of chairs at each table, having the DJ arrive and set up all of their equipment, setting of all tables with linens, décor, place settings, etc., filling of the water glasses, placing favors, table numbers and menus among other tasks.

The venue, which happens to be one of my favorites, King Plow Arts Center, was their chosen location for their ceremony and reception.  With the assistance of the vendors, this wedding was a beautiful combination of team work as well as the mixing of DIY and professional touches.  The result was stunning.

We had a photography team documenting some of the details of the day as well as showing what goes on behind the scenes during a “room flip”.  A huge thank you goes out to Rebekah and Melissa of R. Wigley Photo for shooting the images for us! They caught the JBEvents team in action as we produced this flawless event as well as capturing the room-flip.  Although the photos are not presented in a time-lapse manner, you can see how things happened to get the room ready. 

The wonderful vendors that worked together to create the awesome wedding were:

Brides Dress:  Bride Beautiful

Bridesmaids Dresses:  Bridals by Lori

Mens formal attire:  MW Tux

Venue:  King Plow Arts Center

Caterer:  Bold American

Floral designer:  Tulip

Ceremony Musician:  Keith Gehle – Classical guitar

Officiant:  Chaplain Jeremiah O’Keefe-West

Photographer:  Brenda Upton

Reception Entertainment:  D Street Entertainment

Linens:  Chair Covers and Linens

Cake:  Caryn’s Cakes

Cookies:  Friend of the family

Transportation:  Cooper-Atlanta

The bride provided many of the décor items for her vision.  To keep with her rustic, chic theme, Whitney provided lanterns which were incorporated into the centerpiece designs.  A ton of candles were used and especially in that venue it provides such a stunning glowing effect. 

Her father crafted several items which were used in the décor as well as creating custom wine bottle stoppers for all of the guests.  They were a huge hit!

This group – and I have to say led by the Father of the Bride, were into having fun.  Not only did the Father’s toast have everyone laughing hysterically when he provided Brett with the dowry of a blow-up sheep and a rubber chicken – but then later in the evening, the Father and the groomsmen donned ZZ Top like beards and hats and did a little song and dance for the crowd.   

The couple made their escape amid sparklers into their waiting car where they drove off into the night as they begin their life as a happily married couple!

We thank Whitney and Brett for allowing us to be a part of their wedding day and wish them a lifetime of Happiness!

 

 

 

 

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