May 27, 2019

Ali and Conner’s Special Day!

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:35 am by JBEvents

One of the highest compliments and truly an honor that we can receive is to be referred by a previous client!  We absolutely love referrals and this couple was no exception!!!  Ali and Conner were referred from a previous client (Thank you Karyn & Shelby), and we are so happy to have them as a part of the JBEvents family! 

The couple selected Little River Farms as the venue for their wedding!  The venue, located in Milton, GA., sits on a beautiful piece of land beside a lake.  There are a couple of options for where to have your ceremony on the property.  Ali and Conner chose the vineyard.  A partially enclosed Pavilion offers a great place for the reception, while inside the house was perfect for Cocktail Hour as well as a respite for those that wanted to find a quiet place to sit and have a conversation.  

Capturing the beautiful images of the day was Kaylan Bradley of Happy Everything Co.  Thank you so much for not only capturing beautiful images, but also for sharing them!

The bride wore a stunning fit and flare gown designed by Essence of Australia.  Ali looked like a living doll!  

Before the ceremony, the couple shared letters they had written each other which is always such a sweet moment.  But Conner also gave Ali a framed hand-made sign that read “Together 2704 days, and I have loved you since day 1!” If I’m being honest, that brought a tear or two to my eyes!  What a sweet gesture – and when you see this couple together, you absolutely feel the love.  

One of my favorite parts of planning is the event design and decor component.  Ali and Conner wanted an elegant, rustic design theme, and JWilbur of EventScapes perfectly combined a rustic approach with a unique and elegant design. 

The ceremony took place in the vineyard.  The couple exchanged their vows standing in front of a stunning arbor graced with soft fabrics, clusters of flowers holding back the drapery and floral blooms hanging in individual small glass bottles.  The finished product was gorgeous! Rev. Rodney Hunt officiated the ceremony.  The couple wrote their vows and I dare say there wasn’t a dry eye. 

A unique part of the ceremony was the wine ceremony.  This is a type of unity ceremony that is a take on the traditional lighting of the unity candle.  In this type of ceremony, the couple each takes a vessel of wine (1 red, 1 white) and pours them into one glass.  Once the wines are poured together, they can’t be separated, which is the whole concept of a wedding ceremony uniting a couple.  They couple then each took a sip of the combined wine as a symbol of fully becoming one.  

A custom design was created for the Estate Table.  A 35+ foot structure was created along the Estate Table to allow EventScapes to create a suspended look with glass bubbles and candlelight.  They further enhanced the setting  with accents of flowers of the day and greenery.  Along the table itself was loose eucalyptus and votive candles along with a series of vases for the bridesmaids bouquets. 

The guest tables had a variety of styles of designs.  Some were lanterns enhanced with moss and rose petals, while others had an eclectic collection of vases each filled with flowers of the day.  All of the designs were surrounded by votive candles offering a flickering elegance.  

Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared by Talk of the Town caterers.  Topped off with a delectable wedding cake by Cake Envy.

DJ Lou, of Spectrum Entertainment kept the guests on the dance floor partying all night long!!

WedFlix was on hand to create a lasting video memory of the special day.  

As a late night snack, guests enjoyed a popcorn bar complete with all the fixings! 

We were thrilled to be a part of Ali and Conner’s amazing day!  We wish them a lifetime of happiness!!!!!

In case you still want more, check out their video trailer! 

Ali & Conner

Janice Blackmon Events is an award winning event planning company!  We specialize in creating unique and flawless events for all of our clients!

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April 5, 2013

Inspiration for a Sweet Sixteen!!!

Posted in Other Events, Planning Tips and Information tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:00 am by JBEvents

For something a little different, I decided to take you through an inspiration board process for a Sweet Sixteen party.  As with any event, you need a theme or a common thread that the event will be built around.  This is what creates the consistency or branding of the event.

For this Sweet Sixteen party, the first thing I did was select the invitation.  I chose a purple invitation with details of diamonds.  That then became the “theme”.  For all other decisions from decor, linens, favors, attire and even lighting, that theme was carried out so that guests will “get it” – in other words, they will feel how everything works together because the same theme is in every detail.  The way I always think about an event from conception to completion is a full circle – where the beginning “theme” carries a guest from invitation to the last dance of the night.  Thinking in this manner will keep the event from feeling disjointed. 

Instead of  giving you all of the details in words – I created a Pinterest Board with all of the selections.  Take a look — the descriptions of each image let’s you know the use or thought behind the item.  As with all events there are multiple options to be considered – so this Inspiration Board would be for the BIG PICTURE ~ The start of the process.  Once the Client has made some decision on their preferences, then the Inspiration Board gets pared down so that it will only indicate the ACTUAL event decisions.  While sometimes, having too many options or choices creates more confusion, there are times when you  need to examine many options to find just the right selection to suit the client.  That is the premise behind this project.   Follow this link to take a look into the planning of a beautiful Sweet Sixteen celebration.

http://pinterest.com/jbevents/sweet-sixteen-celebrations/

Creating a common and consistent theme is just one of the many services that we offer.  As a full-service Event Consultant, we provide guidance on all aspects of the event, allowing you {the Client} the ability to relax and enjoy the planning process as well as enjoying the actual event while we make it flawless.  

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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