March 22, 2017

Historic City Nuptials for Lindsay & Aaron

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:15 am by JBEvents


When you pair America’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida, with a sweet and beautiful couple, you get a spectacular wedding!!!

The historic city always held a special place in Lindsay’s heart, so when this Sarasota, Florida native was planning her wedding, St. Augustine was the logical choice.

The venue chosen was The White Room Loft and Rooftop located on the Matanzas River. With sweeping views of the River , The Bridge of Lions and old town St. Augustine, the setting was truly magical.

Lindsay and her Mom created so many beautiful touches for the wedding.  From a lovely Seating Assignment display to vintage photo albums containing photos of the couple.  To go along with the “vintage” camera era, Polaroid cameras were provided for guests to snap photos of themselves to place in a memory book for the couple.  Guests had so much fun!

The ceremony took place on the Roof top.  As guests arrived, they were greeted with Prosecco Pops while they mingled.  Then when it was time for the vows, they took their seat and watched as the couple exchanged vows with the gorgeous water view.  An interesting part of the ceremony was what they used as the Unity Ceremony.  Instead of a candle or sand, they used colored glass pieces that will later be blown into a lasting trinket for the couple to display in their home.

The guests were treated to an amazing array of food from delicious displays for Cocktail Hour with specialty beverages to a 5 course meal to a huge dessert display including a ROot Beer Float station, Hot Chocolate Station, Cookie display and a Strawberry Shortcake station.  Guests definitely left with full bellies.

As a post-wedding treat, the guests were suppose to go play mini-golf, however, a few weeks before the wedding, Hurricane Matthew hit and unfortunately destroyed the mini-golf course, so instead, guests were treated to a Trolley Ride through historic St. Augustine.  It was an excellent end to the evening.  

We wish Lindsay & Aaron a lifetime of happiness.  We were indeed honored to have a part in your special day!!!

It was a pleasure working with the fantastic vendors on this wedding:

Venue: The White Room

Photographer:  Life and Love Studios (Thank YOU so much for the beautiful images)

Hair:  Angela Byrd

Make-Up:  Jamie Benedict

DJ:  Footloose Entertainment

Cake:  Sweet Weddings

Floral Designer:  Jade Violet Wedding & Florals

Horse & Carriage:  Country Carriages

Trolley:  Old Town Trolley of St. Augustine


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

May 3, 2013

Bridesmaid Dresses

Posted in Planning Tips and Information, Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:00 am by JBEvents


Selecting the bridesmaid dresses is very often a daunting task and it is easy to see why ~ you have to consider the body shape of your attendants, the color that will look best on them, the style that will be flattering on everyone, as well as the color and style that best suits your overall wedding taste.  In addition to all of those considerations, there is also the cost of the dress.  Most of my clients are very conscientious of the price point for their attendants, but even so, many attendants still have qualms about spending the required amount.

The good news is that so many major retailers are now carrying a line of bridesmaid dresses.  Some of our favorite stores even have options, like J. Crew, Ann Taylor, and Banana Republic.  But now, another large retailer has entered the market, Target, and I have to say, the options are wonderful and the prices are excellent.  I have seen virtually the same style dresses on several of my clients bridal parties but I would venture to say the price tag on those dresses were considerably higher.  

The options include not only a variety of styles but popular color options as well.  It might be worth checking them out, especially since the price point will be most appreciated by your attendants allowing them to afford a better shower and wedding gift for you!  

Take a look and see what you think!!

Crossover V-neck Sateen Dress from Target

Crossover V-neck Sateen Dress from Target

One Shoulder Dress with Rosettes on Shoulder from Target

One Shoulder Dress with Rosettes on Shoulder from Target

One Shoulder Shantung Dress from Target

One Shoulder Shantung Dress from Target

Pleated Bodice Shantung Strapless long dress from Target

Pleated Bodice Shantung Strapless long dress from Target

Ring-neck Sateen Dress from Target

Ring-neck Sateen Dress from Target

Crossover Ruffled neck dress from Target

Crossover Ruffled neck dress from Target

Ruffled neck dress in Shantung from Target

Ruffled neck dress in Shantung from Target

Scoop neck taffeta dress ~ Target

Scoop neck Taffeta dress from Target

Strapless Chiffon Long Dress ~ Target

Strapless crossover bodice Chiffon Long Dress from Target

Strapless Taffeta Dress ~ Target

Strapless Taffeta Dress with side peplum from Target

Janice Blackmon Events ~ A full-service event planning firm offering a variety of packages so clients can determine the level of assistance they need!  Our philosophy is that with our assistance, your event will be flawless!!!

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