September 4, 2018

Elise & Michael’s BIG DAY!

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

Sometimes, the star’s align and two people make the decision that was long in coming, to get married.  When Elise & Michael made that decision, one of the first things they did was hire me.  We spent quite a bit of time selecting a venue, but after much deliberation and site-visits, they decided on Chateau Elan!

Once the venue was selected, we moved on to selecting the other vendors to be a part of their BIG DAY!  {See full list below!}

I’ve said it a million times, every wedding (or special occasion), should be unique to the couple (person, business, etc.).  There are many ways to accomplish this, but it all starts out with being true to who you are, what means the most to you and allowing the professionals to do our job to bring that vision to life! For this couple, it was the blending of their love for geeky things with an elegant touch. 

It’s no secret that Chateau Elan is one of my favorite venues, because no matter where on the property you have your wedding, it will be wonderful.  With Elise & Michael, we wanted something a little different.  The ceremony took place in the Atrium, which is gorgeous in its own right, but when you add in draping, and a ceremony arch with lush flowers and an aisle treatment with soft touches of color – you have a dream-like setting.

The location for the reception was the Winery Pavilion.  Now, with this selection, there were a few things that the couple didn’t like about the venue, biggest being the 80′ long mural on the back wall. So, the decision was made to drape it.  Calling on the always fabulous creative of JWilbur of EventScapes, he did just that and created a completely different look and feel of the pavilion.  Also, instead of the ceiling fan lights – which aren’t elegant, or in line with the desired look,  Wilbur and his team hung beautiful crystal chandeliers.

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One of the ways that the couple brought their own, unique style to the reception was with the Groom’s cake which was a replica of the Dungeons and Dragons Handbook.  Mark Lotti, Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes, did a fantastic job creating the cake.  He also made the beautiful and delicious wedding cake! Mark never disappoints and the degree of his attention to detail is remarkable!!!!

The Moore Agency was on hand to make all of the ladies even more beautiful than they already were.  While hair and make-up services were being provided, the ladies enjoyed some delicious bites and tasty beverages in their suite.

Meanwhile, the guys had a fun and filling lunch at Paddy’s Restaurant and Bar onsite at the resort!!

Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Dinner and Reception music was provided by the all-talented, Jeni Michelson!  For the ceremony and cocktail hour, Jeni treated the guests to beautiful renditions on the keyboard – adding in her tantalizing vocals for the cocktail hour.  During the reception, she switched over to DJ and kept the crowd dancing throughout the evening!

Everyone had a blast in the photo booth! ShutterBooth provided a fun, interactive experience where guests were able to create a lasting memory of the wedding for the happy couple as well a having a memento of the special day to take away!

Michelle Landreau captured the gorgeous images throughout the day.  Her easy style makes for a comfortable atmosphere for the couple, which in turn creates images that capture the emotion and beauty of the day!  Thank you Michelle for sharing these images with us!

Jonathan Nye, of Cre8tive Cinema, was onsite creating a film of all of the details and special moments of the day.  He is always such a pleasure to work with, and his talent is top-notch! I’ve included his teaser film down below the photos!  

As promised, here is the link to the teaser film by Jonathan of Cre8tive Cinema.

https://vimeo.com/212484194

It was such a pleasure working with this sweet couple and the wonderful vendors we recommended for their flawless wedding!

We wish Elise & Michael a lifetime of happiness!!!!!!

Vendors

Hair & Make-up ~ The Moore Agency

Venue ~ Chateau Elan, Atrium / Winery Pavilion

Officiant ~ Fr. Hency Gracz

Photographer ~ Morning Light by Michelle Landreau

Videographer ~ Cre8tive Cinema – Jonathan Nye

Floral/Event Designer ~ EventScapes, JWilbur Smith

Music ~ Jeni Michelson

Cakes {Wedding and Groom} ~ Classic Cheesecake and Cakes, Mark Lotti

Photo Booth ~ ShutterBooth Atlanta

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September 10, 2015

Wedded Bliss for Sharmeen & John!!

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:19 pm by JBEvents

What a sweet couple this was!  I had so much fun working with them to create their very special wedding day at Chateau Elan.

Capturing the images and memories of the day was Angie Londono.  I appreciate her sharing the images of the day for us all to enjoy!

Pamela from Design House Weddings created the lovely florals for the day.  The bouquets were just perfect and the ceremony stage was magical.  The ballroom had twinkling lights and a chandelier hung over the dance floor adding to the beauty of the decor. The sweetheart table was accented with soft draping behind the couple, a beautiful ribbon rose linen on the table and candles on the floor in front of the table creating a very romantic ambiance.

Ceremony music was provided by Antonio Allen on sax.  He was amazing and so very talented!  Everyone was mesmerized with his performance.  Even other hotel guests stopped to listen to him as the sound carried through the Atrium. He provided just the atmosphere the couple desired for this special occasion.

Rhodes Bakery provided the the wedding and groom’s cakes.  Since John is a HUGE Knicks fan, Sharmeen surprised him with his favorite team logo on the Groom’s cake.  He was indeed surprised and super excited. 

The groom’s father performed a special song for the couple during the reception which was such a special touch. 

DJ Louie & DJ Felipe kept the crowd entertained throughout the evening.  Guests had so much fun out on the dance floor.

As guests departed, they were treated to a wonderful favor bag with a poem attached and then filled with spiced cider, chocolates and a bookmark commemorating the special occasion. 

Take a look at the images below to see how beautiful this wedding was and join me in wishing Sharmeen and John a lifetime of happiness!!!

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

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