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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July 12, 2016

Rachel & Felipe’s Gorgeous, Elegant Wedding

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The love was palatable all around for Rachel & Felipe’s wedding.  Their 1st Look was one of the sweetest exchanges I’ve ever witnessed.  They were so adorable seeing each other and the setting was magical. Tears of Happiness flowed from both of them and made the anticipation of the ceremony even higher.

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The Georgian Terrace Hotel was the venue for the wedding and as always the service was impeccable.  This historic venue offers a gorgeous backdrop for a wedding and the renovated, spacious guest rooms, allow guests to enjoy their stay right in the city with so many activities close-by. Rachel got ready in her Penthouse Suite and as you will see, she and her bridal party had some fun in one of the bathrooms in the Suite. 

Event Savvy designed the fabulous decor.  The color palette was lavender, pinks and creams.  The linens and decor for the reception were exquisite! All of the details of the decor were just perfect and it was such a pleasure working with Doris and her team!!

Luna Strings provided the Ceremony and Cocktail Hour music, while Ascension Band kept the crowd partying all night.

Angie Webb of Suburbanite Photography captured the stunning photos.  We send a special THANK YOU to her for sharing them with us!

We wish Rachel & Felipe a lifetime of Happiness!!!

Enjoy the the beautiful photos!

 

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, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Sarasota, Florida.

June 22, 2016

Celebrating the Nuptials of Kristin & Ryan

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There aren’t enough adjectives to describe Kristin & Ryan’s gorgeous wedding.  The classic and elegant style with a nod towards old Hollywood glam was expertly portrayed.  The color palette was Green, Gold, Navy and Ivory.  You could feel the love in the air and of course see the beauty.  Michelle Landreau captured some amazing images and since they say “A picture is worth a thousand words”, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!  Enjoy!!

 

We enjoyed working with the following vendors to make this wedding fabulous and flawless!

Ceremony Venue:  Northside United Methodist Church

Reception Venue:  The Georgian Terrace Hotel

Brides Dress:  Vera Wang

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Dessy

Groom and Groomsmen Attire:  Jos. A. Banks

Floral Design:  Chelsea Floral Design Studio

Photographer:  Michelle Landreau of Morning Light by Michelle Landreau

Reception Entertainment:  DJ Suspense

Photo Booth:  ShutterBooth

Cake:  Frosted Pumpkin

Hair and Make-up:  Formal Faces 

Transportation:  Atlantic Limousine and Transportation

Wishing Kristin & Ryan 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 execution of their event.  Offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Sarasota/Tampa Bay, Florida.

September 12, 2011

Can’t get enough of….

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:31 am by JBEvents

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!

 

 

 

 

 

July 20, 2011

Southern Summer Wedding of Pamela and Brian

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The day began slightly unusual for the middle of July in Atlanta – but the temps were in the low to mid 80’s ~ A welcome respite from the oppressive heat we had been dealing with.

Pamela and Brian selected the beautiful Georgian Terrace Hotel to host their nuptials. 

Beginning before sunrise, the ladies were having their hair and make-up services.  The personal stylist of the bride, Deborah, and her assistant created the hairstyles for all of the bridal party.  Pamela wore her blonde tresses up in a sculptured bun which worked perfectly with her finger tip veil.  Jennifer from Formal Faces provided the exquisite make-up application.  The girls were all picture perfect after receiving their services.

Pamela’s dress was from the Platinum collection by Priscilla of Boston.  The dress was gorgeous.  Heavily beaded on the bodice as well as detailed down the back.

 Pamela chose an awesome pair of shoes for her attire.  They were Kate Spade hot pink multi-colored sparkle glitter heels with a bow.  On the bottom of the shoes, Pamela had attached blue rhinestone stickers that said “I Do”.

The accessories that the bride selected to complete her wedding day ensemble were just perfect.  She wore a cuff bracelet, a tear-drop shaped pendant and dangle earrings. 

The bridesmaids wore Victorian lilac gowns.  They had a slight sweetheart neckline and were strapless.  The bodice was sort of pleated which gathered at the waist where a floral accoutrement made from the same fabric was attached.  The gathers then floated down the front of the dress.

The gentleman looked handsome in their Black Tuxedos with white pleated shirts and black bow ties from MW Tux

Brandy of Brandelyn Lee Photography and her assistant Chris were busy capturing the images of the couple throughout the day.  One thing is for sure, when you are at the Georgian Terrace Hotel, you have so many options of interesting backdrops and areas for photos.  The staircases, the balconies, the lobby are just a few of the popular photo spots.  Brandy took the wedding party in many of the popular areas and then took the Bride and Groom outside for some fun photos on Peachtree Street with The Fox Theatre in the background.  I am a sucker for traditions, and the bride’s sister had a family photo taken on a staircase for her wedding several years ago, and so they re-created a new version of the family photograph with Pamela in the starring role of the Bride.

The florals for the wedding were provided by Blueberry Spring.  Ivories, whites and lilacs were the predominant colors.

The ceremony was held in the Piedmont Ballroom.  Rich from Axtell Entertainment & Productions provided the violinist and harpist for the ceremony.  The family selected a variety of music for the prelude to include some old jazz standards as well as the theme from Beauty and the Beast.

Jeremiah O’Keefe-West presided over the ceremony and in his usual manner, had the couple feeling relaxed during the exchange of vows.

As guests left the ceremony, they were greeted by servers with various hors d’oeuvres and an option of champagne or Bellini’s.  The keyboardist from the band played the Baby Grand piano while guests mingled and enjoyed the passed hors d’oeuvres.

Once the time arrived for the guests to be seated for lunch, they were invited to make their way to the Escort Card table to pick up their table assignment and then enter into the beautiful Grand Ballroom.  As guests found their seats, they were able to enjoy the music of the band while waiting on the Bride and Groom to enter.

Upon making their entrance, the Bride and Groom danced their first dance as husband and wife to On A Night Like This by Dave Barnes.  Her father then danced with her to My Girl – so appropriate.  The groom and his mom then took the dance floor and danced to In My Life by the Beatles. 

Tamara of I Do Linens provided the luscious linens.  Since the bride wanted to incorporate pink into the palette, ½ of the tables had pink satin linens while the other tables had ivory linens.  To further create visual interest, the pink tables had ivory napkins and chair ties and the ivory linens had “wisteria” napkins and chair ties.  The Head Table had a custom ivory linen that was textured and was so elegant.  The Bride’s Cake Table was covered in custom couture linen that resembled a ballerina tutu.  The fitted top was edged with rhinestone beading.  It was absolutely stunning!!!

The Moxie Band provided the entertainment for the reception.  They have such a great sound and the way they interact with the audience keeps it lively for all.  The guests enjoyed dancing all afternoon.

The Bride and Groom’s cakes were provided by Jeff of Frosted Pumpkin.  The bride’s cake was a four-tier ivory with a scattered pearl design.  The Groom’s cake was a chocolate two-tiered cake with a Brave’s logo on the top and chocolate covered and drizzled strawberries around the layers.

To enhance the look of the place settings, the clients rented Clear glass chargers with gold beading as well as Windsor flatware from Event Rentals Unlimited.  They also rented gold Chiavari chairs from Event Rentals Unlimited. The ballroom truly looked elegant!!

For an extra-special touch, the clients rented a white dance floor – also from Event Rentals Unlimited

To add a real Atlanta flavor to the event, The Varsity provided their famous fried peach pies.  As guests left the event, they were treated to a pie and a cold carton of milk.  A very sweet ending to a wonderful day.

The couple made their departure through bubbles into a waiting 1947 Rolls Royce from Atlantic Limousine and Transportation. They were then whisked away to the Ritz-Carlton ~ Buckhead for their wedding night.  After a few hours to rest, they met up with many of their guests and partied until late in the evening.  As the special day came to a close, I’m sure everyone was reflecting on what a fabulous wedding celebration they had witnessed.

The JBEvents team was pleased to be involved with producing the wedding for this wonderful family and we wish a lifetime of happiness to Pamela and Brian.

 

 

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