May 17, 2017

Alli & Brett get Handcuffed at their Wedding

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:10 am by JBEvents

As an Event Planner, you are responsible for making sure that everything goes perfectly for your clients, regardless of circumstances that are beyond your control.  This wedding was one of those events where keeping calm was KEY to making sure that the clients were unaware of all that was going behind the scenes and to make sure that the wedding went off as planned!

Let me give you a little background of the wedding day!  The wedding was held on Saturday of Gay Pride Weekend in Atlanta at the main host hotel for the viewing of the parade.  Ahead of the day, we were given a map of the slated road closures.  I made sure to provide the map as well as road closure timing to all vendors involved.  Unfortunately, the map provided was not accurate and additional roads were closed at times ahead of the previously provided scheduled times.  This of course resulted in difficulty for vendors (and even my team) to get to the Hotel timely.  Not to mention, the loading dock is located on a street that is closed for the parade! Situations from one vendor being threatened to be arrested, to two others receiving traffic citations were just a part of the day.  Of course, guests had difficulty getting to the venue as well.

What is important to note is that even with all of the issues of the day, every vendor pulled together to do whatever was necessary to create the perfect wedding for the couple.

The bride had a wonderful time getting out in the parade crowd.  Many of the parade-goers stopped her for a photo-op.  We also ran into a motorcycle officer that allowed the bride to pose with his bike.

The groom, is an Atlanta Police Officer with a great sense of humor so we were able to play around with the whole “law enforcement officer” theme,  The groom’s cake was Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.  The favors were chocolate hand-cuffs. At the end of the ceremony, the couple were hand-cuffed together as a fun surprise for all in attendance. The cake topper was a Police Officer holding his bride.  The table names were of police themed television shows and movies.  The bride is very crafty and created the signs herself.

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I absolutely loved being able to incorporate the things most special to this couple to create a truly unique wedding.  That’s what it is all about!!!

One of the special attributes to pay honor to the men and women in the military and law enforcement whom have lost their lives was a “Table set for One”.  We positioned the table behind the dance floor so that it would be a prominent display throughout the evening. Another special tribute was a poem the Bride read for her Groom.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

The floral decor, created by Jim White,  was stunning!  Elegant and romantic ~ pinks, blush, white and creams.  One of the focal points of the decor was the Estate Table with two tall arrangements and a floral garden centering the length of the table with lots of candles.

We had a really great group of vendors that went above and beyond extenuating circumstances to ensure a wonderful wedding for this adoring couple.  Unfortunately, professional images were not made available, so I’m sharing my snapshots.

Special thanks to the vendor-team:

Venue ~ Georgian Terrace Hotel

Wedding Gown ~ Alfred Angelo

Bridesmaid Dresses ~ David’s Bridal

Groom and Groomsmen Attire ~ Men’s Warehouse

Hair/Make-up ~ The BRIDE 🙂

Floral/Event Designer ~ Jim White Designs

Officiant ~ Rev. David Gilleland

Ceremony Musicians ~ Amati Chamber Ensemble

Wedding Cake ~ Frosted Pumpkin Gourmet

Groom’s Cake ~ Krispy Kreme

Reception Entertainment ~ Complete Music, DJ Matt

Photo Booth ~ Family Ties

We wish Alli & Brett a lifetime of happiness!!!!!!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 21, 2013

Amanda & Lorenz Wedding among the Grapes!!

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:45 am by JBEvents

Amanda and Lorenz selected Chateau Elan as the location for their wedding.  It was the perfect place for all of their guests who traveled from all over to come together and enjoy the weekend festivities!  

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Amanda and her bridal party began their day receiving hair and make-up services from The Moore Agency.  Everyone looked so beautiful!  

The wedding dress which was purchased at Wedding Angels was spectacular with beading, asymmetrical bands, and ruching.  The bridesmaids dresses were Emerald green and purchased at David’s Bridal.

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The guys looked handsome in their classic black tuxes with the pop of color in their ties to match the bridesmaids dresses.  The gentlemen’s formal attire came from Savvi.

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The floral decor was provided by Your Event Solution.  Using the deep pink, purple and green tones for the color palette created an elegant look for the decor.

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The ceremony which was in the Atrium of Chateau Elan was set in the round with the Chuppah in the center.   This allowed all guests to view the couple saying their vows. The beautiful music for the ceremony was provided by Harpist, Lisa Handman.  

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We enjoyed working with Laura Tarquino of Vosamo Photography who captured all of the beauty of the day.  Joseph Leone of Weddings by Joseph provided the videography of the wedding ~ it’s always a pleasure to work with him.

After a delicious dinner, guests were treated to the delicious wedding cake from The Baking Grounds.  And just in case they didn’t have enough sugar from the cake, a Candy Buffet was provided containing some of the couples favorite selections.  

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As a special treat {and surprize} to the couple and their guests, the Bride’s sister sang a song dedicated to her sister and new brother-in-law. 

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The crowd was on the dance floor from the time they entered the Ballroom until the last dance song of the evening thanks to the amazing sounds of the Rupert’s Orchestra. It was a good thing that Flip Flops were provided for the  guests since they danced all night long!

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We were so pleased to work with this couple and their families for this special occasion.  We wish Amanda and Lorenz a lifetime of Happiness!!!!

See more beautiful images from the wedding below!!

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