March 18, 2012

A Look Back at the Wedding of Sarah & Jordan

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Many times when I post a blog, I don’t have the “professional” images but rather snapshots my staff and I take.  Since I know that the professional photos tell an even better story, I wanted to share some of the amazing images from Sarah & Jordan’s wedding at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.  I hope you enjoy these beautiful images from Shari Zellers

We were so pleased to refer all of the vendors that worked together to create this beautiful wedding:

Hair & Make-up:  Formal Faces

Cake:  Caryn’s Cakes

Caterer:  Bold American

Floral designer:  Creative Events by Sunflowers

Photographer:  Shari Zellers Photography

Ceremony & Reception Music:  Atlanta Bands & DJ’s

A huge THANK YOU to Shari for sharing these images!!

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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!

 

 

 

 

September 12, 2011

Can’t get enough of….

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

June 24, 2011

Everything is coming up Roses!!!

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Nothing like a hot day in Atlanta in June for an outdoor wedding, but thanks to the Atlanta Botanical Garden providing a refreshing citrus water station and the bride providing ceremony program’s in the shape of a hand fan – the guests were able to handle the heat.

Sarah and Jordan selected a color palette of Navy and Yellow with touches of white, purple and peach. 

Sarah’s gorgeous gown was a creation by Claire Pettibone and was purchased from Kelly’s Closet.  The dress was stunning and was a sheath of lace that had a vintage feel with accents of crystal brooches in the front center, shoulders and back.  The gown was ivory with touches of gold in some of the lace floral appliqués.  The gown had an illusion back with keyhole openings. 

Jennifer and Heidi from Formal Faces provided a beautiful hairstyle that was perfect for the hot summer day.  Sarah’s hair was pulled back at the nape and was fashioned in an intricate bun. 

The bridesmaids were able to select a style of dress that complimented their personal style and the outcome was wonderful.  The dresses were from Ann Taylor and were in navy.  The girls also choose their own shoes. 

The gentlemen wore gray tuxedos from MW Tux.  They were such a nice compliment to the girls’ attire, and the men all looked handsome.

Rich and Dawn Larsen of Creative Events by Sunflowers provided the gorgeous floral.  The ceremony aisle was lined with free-standing urns holding arrangements that would later be used on the guest tables.  The altar area was created using various stands and containers of petals.  The reception offered various designs.  The tall centerpieces were just stunning and consisted of a clear glass vase with single blossoms strung to hand within the vase and a lush arrangement on top.  The low centerpieces were equally lovely and contained the same beautiful flowers in the color palette of the day.

Shari Zellers of Shari Zellers Photography and her staff created what I know will be amazing photos.  Being the dedicated and true professional that she is, Shari made multiple visits to the Atlanta Botanical Garden to scout out just the perfect spots for photos.  She experimented with one particular shot that was taken later in the evening with delayed exposure and just judging from the image she showed me just after taking it this is going to be one awesome portrait. 

Nick Crowder of Atlanta Band’s and DJ’s provided the ceremony as well as the reception music.  The bride selected Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings as the music for the ceremony and I must say – it was a very nice change from what we typically hear!!

Guests were invited into the Parterre Gardens for Cocktail Hour where they were met by servers from Bold American Catering offering delicious varieties of hors d’oeuvres.  When Bold American Catering is involved, you can rest assured that the service AND the food will be impeccable!!  I love the Parterre Garden since at the center is the magnificent Chihuly sculpture positioned on the fountain. 

While enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the guests were invited to sign a fabric square which will be made into a quilt for the couple to have forever.  The mother of the bride not only prepared the squares of fabric for the guests to sign, but to further enhance the look of the table, she provided “quilt” fabric to cover the table.

The couple had their first dance to Pearl Jam’s live version of “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You”. 

Guests were treated to an option of a chicken or salmon entrée with appropriate delicious side dishes as accompaniments. 

The bride’s and groom’s cakes were provided by Caryn’s Cakes.  The bride selected a 3 tiered round cake covered in ivory with graphics of abstract style flowers in Navy as accents.  While the groom’s cake was a tribute to his alma mater, Georgia Tech, and was a football field design with accents of the Tech tower, the Ramblin Wreck and Buzz. 

The guests were perhaps on a sugar overload by the end of the reception because there was a candy bar in a Hansel and Gretel theme.  A variety of candy was presented in various containers placed on a green linen that we had fashioned a stair-step path up to the witch’s house.  White bags were provided so that guests could create a goodie bag to go! (Although many of them enjoyed the treats right then and there!)

The couple departed amidst bubbles as they made their way to their vehicle and drove away starting their new life together.

As usual, my team was on top of everything little detail to make sure that we produced another flawless event.

We wish a lifetime of Happiness to Sarah and Jordan!  Thank you for allowing us to be a special part of your day.

 

 

April 3, 2011

Just like the Rain…Happiness and Beauty was Everywhere!

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The forecast was not in our favor, but the excitement, happiness and beauty put a warm smile on everyone’s face.

 

Hair and make-up for the bride, her mom and her maid of honor began at the host hotel, The Renaissance, formerly Hotel Palomar.  Aly and Hollie from Authentic Beauty created the “pin-up doll” look for both bride and Maid of Honor. 

 

It began raining prior to us departing the hotel, but we were able to get everyone loaded into their vehicles without too much wetness and get the bridal party and her family over to King Plow Arts Center

 

Once there, Becky slipped on her dress and the photos with Robin Gaucher Photography began.  Despite the rain, Robin and her assistant, Jennifer, were able to get some fabulous shots in and around King Plow. 

 

Photos continued with David, his Best Man and his family – while they too were dodging raindrops.  I always have umbrellas with me – which tend to provide some fun backdrops/props for photos when the weather doesn’t completely cooperate.

 

The Main Gallery was the setting for the ceremony.  Heather with Tulip created a beautiful look using the bride’s choice of colors, black, white and yellow.  Heather utilized white columns with large black vases filled with Forsythia branches at the alter area and the beginning of the aisle.  She then lined the aisle with various height cylinders and floating candles, which just glowed like the couple themselves.  The alter area also had 2 more of the columns with the vases and both were surrounded with more candles.  The ceremony area truly looked magical.

 

Catherine Rogers, provided the serene music of the harp as guests arrived and during the ceremony.  She is always such a joy to work with and her musicianship, flexibility, talent as well as assistance with clients to determine the exact music for their wedding that reflects their style is incomparable.  

 

After the ceremony, guests were invited into the Front and Middle Gallery’s where they were greeted with hors d’oeuvres and beverages.  A total of 12 highboy tables alternating with round and square designs

were placed around the space.  Peachtree Tents and Events provided the square highboys as all as all of the chiavari chairs and stools.  The square highboys had lovely black twisted linen while the round highboy tables had white twisted linen.  Tamara Gollob of I Do Linens provided the linens.  Her selections of linen’s, which include custom linens designed for any occasion, are nothing less than amazing! The square highboys had white chiavari bar stools placed around them for the guests wanting to have a seat. 

 

While the guests were indulging in the tasty treats during Cocktail Hour, the vendors and staff were busy with transitioning the Main Gallery for the dinner and dancing portion of the reception.  In keeping with the color theme, each table had a black underlay and then half of the tables had a black and white patterned overlay that created such visual interest.  Black chiavari chairs were placed around the tables.  The bride and groom were seated at a Sweetheart Table that had yet another black and white linen that most definitely set that table apart. 

 

Various styles of centerpieces were placed on the tables utilizing monochromatic combinations of yellow tulips, callas, daffodils, and mums, white orchids among other white blooms, green bells of Ireland and purple irises.  Surrounded by votive candles, each table had so much interest and was just beautiful.

 

The couple chose a trio of stations that offered a delicious array of some of Bold American’s signature dishes.  There was South City Kitchen Fried Chicken Station that had various side dishes to include biscuits and corn muffins. Another popular station among the guests was the chef attended Macaroni and Cheese bar.  You could add your choice of a variety of toppings.  Rounding out the trio was a tenderloin carving station.  Judging from guests that kept coming back to get more of the delectable goodies, the choices of the couple were perfect. 

 

Caryn Nash of Caryn’s Cakes provided the most adorable mini-cupcakes along with an 8’ cake that the couple used for their ceremonial cake cutting.  Among the flavors were Red Velvet, Chocolate and vanilla.  Tulip designed the cake table to include various levels of cupcake displays as well as a milk-white cake stand, which held the couple’s cake.  The display was just beautiful.

 

Keeping the crowd on their feet throughout the reception was Band X.  Performing selections from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and even contemporary hits of today.  Their energy was contagious and the guests were literally on the dance floor all night. 

 

Cooper-Atlanta Transportation provided shuttle service for the guests as well as the Bride and Groom as they departed amidst their friends and family on the mini-bus back to the hotel.  I’m pretty sure the party didn’t stop once they reached their destination – which is a testament to just how much fun everyone had.

 

The JBEvents Team – consisting of Jessica, Sheena, Erin and myself, were so pleased to have been a part of this celebration of love.  We wish Becky and David a lifetime of happiness!!!!

 

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