January 8, 2014

Trend Watch ~ Wedding Stationery

Posted in Planning Tips and Information, Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:30 am by JBEvents

As the New Year gets underway and many newly engaged couples begin the planning process for their SPECIAL DAY, one of the many decisions that they will have to make is how they will brand their wedding.  Your wedding or special event should have a consistent branding theme throughout.  Many couples opt for a particular color, or design, or even their monogram.  Whatever you select, keeping the branding all throughout your event will make all elements cohesive.  The branding will be your signature on your event and just one of the many details that will make your event special.  Trying to decide what your signature brand will be is just one of the many tasks that we can assist with.   

One of the elements where your branding can begin is with the type and style of stationery products that will be used to announcement the pending nuptials.  We are a representative of one of the nation’s largest stationery supply company’s, with an online store containing thousands of options ~ not only for weddings, but for any special occasion to include Mitzvahs, Showers, Birthdays, Holiday cards as well as items to be used for all types of celebrations.

We are able to offer creative design ideas on every aspect of your special event and to assist you all along the way.  Contact us to begin the planning process and let us show you how you can actually enjoy planning your wedding or any other special event while we handle the details and make sure it’s flawless.  

To give you a little inspiration, take a look at just a very small sampling of the products available through our online store.  To view the entire collection, please click here.

 

Acrylic Invitation that comes in a box.

Acrylic Invitation that comes with a box for mailing.

Acrylic invitation with envelope for mailing

Acrylic invitation with envelope for mailing

Black Moire Invitation

Black Moire Invitation

Bling wrapped invitation

Bling wrapped invitation

Art Deco inspired invitation.  Set is created with perforations for the Response Card.

Art Deco inspired invitation. Set is created with perforations for the Response Card.

Damask design on engraved invitation

Damask design on engraved invitation

Art Deco inspired invitation

Art Deco inspired invitation

Etched with a Flourish ~ Save the Date

Etched with a Flourish ~ Save the Date

Etched Wood Save the Date

Etched Wood Save the Date

Folded invitation in a heart shape mailed in a box

Folded invitation in a heart shape mailed in a box

Invitation wrapped with Lace

Invitation wrapped with Lace

Laser cut lace invitation in a vintage design

Laser cut lace invitation in a vintage design

Art Deco inspired Save the Date magnet

Art Deco inspired Save the Date magnet

If you are interested in any of these items or would like to view all of the products we have available, please visit www.JaniceBlackmonEvents.CarlsonCraft.com.

If you would like to receive information on how we can assist with the planning of your special event, please contact us.  

 

Janice Blackmon Events is an Event Planning firm specializing in assisting our clients with Innovative Concepts, Creative Design and Flawless Execution of their event!!!

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April 26, 2013

Setting the Tone

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As I tell all of my clients, setting the tone for your event starts not only with the venue selection, but more importantly with the invitation.  Etiquette states that the level of formality is portrayed by the invitation – not with words, but with the style of the invitation.  The invitation is supposed to inform your guests of what to expect.   It has always been against etiquette to include the phrase “Black Tie” or “Black Tie Optional”, however, the level of formality should be conveyed with the style of the invitation.  For instance, if you received an invitation which was presented in a custom box which upon opening you find a dupioni silk bag holding the invitation with a jeweled brooch, you would be led to assume that the event will be formal.

Custom Invitation with special box for delivery.  Formal wedding

Custom Invitation with special box for delivery. Formal wedding

Whereas if you received an invitation perhaps with images of a beach setting, you would assume the event would be more casual.

Beach Wedding ~ Destination.  Less Formal to Casual

Beach Wedding ~ Destination. Less Formal to Casual

Invitations can be custom-made and can be in any imaginable form.  Of course, the more custom an invitation is, the more costly the invitation will be.  However, there are many options of every style of invitation that can fit into your budget while still relaying the feel of the event.

To give a very brief visual tutorial on invitation styles and the message they portray, I’ve prepared the following gallery.

Intricate detail with laser cut lends to a formal wedding.

Intricate detail with laser cut lends to a formal wedding.

Traditional panel invitation. Usually will be engraved or similar process like thermography. Formal invitation.

Traditional panel invitation. Usually will be engraved or similar process like thermography. Formal invitation.

Unique Rustic invitation.  This invitation would be considered less formal perhaps semi-formal but could be casual.

Unique Rustic invitation. This invitation would be considered less formal perhaps the venue will be a barn or something similar which would require the lower end of the cocktail attire to even a “business professional” attire.

Rustic/Vintage design.  This particular invitation would lend itself to a more formal to semi-formal wedding.

Rustic/Vintage design. This particular invitation would lend itself to a  semi-formal wedding where cocktail attire would be appropriate.

This type of invitation would be appropriate for a destination wedding.

This type of invitation would be appropriate for a destination wedding. Typically, destination weddings tend to be less formal, however this invitation would signify semi-formal/cocktail attire .

The style of this invitation is modern/contemporary and would typically be a semi-formal wedding.

The style of this invitation is modern/contemporary and would typically be less formal where cocktail attire would be in order.

The bold letters and colors on this invitation would signify a slightly less formal event, but cocktail attire would be appropriate.

The bold letters and colors on this invitation would signify a slightly less formal event, but cocktail attire would be appropriate.

This is a casual invitation which would allow for lighter clothing options appropriate for a summer wedding, perhaps even out of doors.

This is a casual invitation which would allow for lighter clothing options appropriate for a summer wedding, perhaps even out-of-doors.

Check out the line of stationery products that we represent in our online store ~ Carlson Craft.  If you have any questions, please contact us.  We are also available to refer our clients to one of our Preferred Vendors for a custom creation that can truly set the tone for your event!

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!!!

October 13, 2010

Atlanta Wedding Photographer Weds

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One of Atlanta’s prominent wedding photographers, was the Star in FRONT of the camera on October 3rd for her own wedding. 

While it’s always an honor to be hired to be the consultant for any wedding, being hired to be the consultant for an industry professionals wedding is an even higher honor. 

The weather was beautiful on this fall day – Sunny with a light breeze.  The day began with the awesome team from The Moore Agency providing hair and make-up services for the wedding party.  Steve Moore and his team created their magic and made the girls all feel like they were playing dress-up. 

Once the ladies were finished with their hair and make-up, the bride’s attendants donned their wedding finery.  They wore chocolate-brown dresses that were a jersey fabric that was easy to move around in and looked so nice.  The bride, Shari, made each of her attendants a shrug to wear with the dress in a brown crushed-velvet fabric.  Shari also made the jewelry that her attendants wore for the wedding.  Each was created to portray the personality of the person wearing it.  The color of the jewelry and materials were similar, but each was slightly different.  Each piece was amazing, and the attendants were all so thrilled with their new baubles.

Shari arrived at the Venue, Villa Christina, where she was helped into her dress.  The dress was a strapless mermaid type style.  The bottom and train were made of soft petal layers that gave a dream-like look. 

 

The theme of the wedding décor was Moroccan.  Shari spent months collecting lanterns and other décor items that Edge Design incorporated into the décor.   The finished look was nothing less than stunning.  The colors were chocolate-brown with accents of teal.  Peacock feathers were used in several forms from being in the Bride’s bouquet to some of the centerpieces.  The bridesmaid’s bouquets were wrapped in this beautiful ribbon that also incorporated the color theme of the day but also had sequins for an extra special look.  Maxine and Gabrielle Mecca of Edge Design, spent hours transforming the look of the ballroom and making it feel like you were entering into Marrakech or Casablanca.

The one and only Rev. Rick of All-Faith Weddings performed the ceremony.  He is such a joy to work with and be around.  His presence elicits a feeling of calm and his smile can light up a room.  One of the personal touches that he puts on his ceremonies is that he gives the couple the script of their wedding – so that they have a lasting document of exactly what was said on their wedding day. 

Shari and Steven’s “babies”  – their dogs Sophie and Duncan, who are adorable King Charles Spaniels, were the Flower Girl and Ring Bearer.  Sophie wore a flower collar while Duncan wore a shirt collar and tie along with cuffs complete with cufflinks on his front paws.  They were led (or in Sophie’s case carried) down the aisle by one of the bridesmaids and groomsmen.  They were so cute and threatened to steal the show until Shari descended down the stairs to meet her mom and walk down the aisle. 

 

Villa Christina has a beautiful lawn and gazebo that is perfect for weddings.  There are also so many picturesque places around the venue that it can be a photographers dream.  With bridges and waterfalls and gardens – the choices are endless for backdrops!

Mark Brickman of The Baker’s Man, created the wedding cake based upon the design that Shari had envisioned.  It was truly one of a kind.  The top of the cake had a replica of a lantern made completely of sugar.  A battery-operated candle was placed inside the sugar lantern so that it glowed.  Mark has recently added a new flavor for his cakes, Key Lime, and that was one of the layers, while white chocolate and with Lemon curd and Mandarin orange filling as well as a chocolate marble cake with Oreo cookie mixed with Swiss vanilla buttercream completed the other layers. 

The cake was created based upon the original designs for the Invitations by Deco Marj.  Based on Shari’s thoughts and visions, Marjorie created a unique invitation as well as other paper products used for the wedding.  Her creativity and attention to detail are just a couple of her amazing attributes!

The crowd was kept up on their feet dancing the night away to the tunes that Ted Crowder of Atlanta Bands and Dj’s played.  During the cocktail hour prior to the dinner/reception, he played music that had a Moroccan feel to it so that guests could get into the mood.  But during the reception, popular party music filled the air.

Two good friends of Shari, Chris Williams from New Orleans, and Will Jacks from Mississippi were the photographers for the evening.  These guys were so much fun to work with.  Of course, since Shari is a photographer and is also the Atlanta coordinator for the Pictage Users Group, there definitely was not a shortage of photographers and cameras around at the event. 

Guests were treated to a delicious buffet that also contained a few Moroccan dishes.  Then when guests were finished eating, they were invited to enter the “lounge” area where they could recline on overstuffed pillows and a rug that was very reminiscent of entering into the tent of the Arabian nights.  Also in the lounge area was a photo booth complete with props that guests could don to create a fun image for the couple. 

Capturing all of the events of the day on video was Jonathan Nye of Evolution Video.  I always love working with Jonathan because he captures the day with a finished product that you can feel the emotions.  Another reason that I enjoy working with Jonathan, is because he is one of those videographers that are not obtrusive but rather just sneaks quietly in the background to capture all of the events of the day – so you never really know he is there – but his video proves that he was certainly right there in the middle of it all.

When the time came for the couple to depart, guests were invited downstairs to create a sparkler fanfare for Shari and Steven.  The couple made their way through the path of guests, stopping momentarily to kiss each other before getting into the vintage Rolls Royce provided by A Lovely View of Heaven, owned and operated by Dana Fuss.

 As they departed, the guests were still talking about what an enchanting evening it had been.  The dreams and visions of this bride were definitely fulfilled and we were so pleased to be a part of this very special day.

Congratulations and Happiness always to Shari and Steven!!!!!

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