August 26, 2013

Pretty in Pink ~ Liana’s Bat Mitzvah

Posted in Other Events tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:00 am by JBEvents

When I first met with Siomara, the mom of the Honoree, I knew she was someone who I wanted to work with.  Our initial consultation which consisted of the normal fact-finding questions to see where in the planning process we were and what vision we were working towards let me know that this was going to be a Mitzvah that would benefit from my services and referrals, which would result in an amazing celebration ~ and THAT it was!!!

With the date and venue set, May 18th at The Georgia Aquarium, we began meeting with vendors that would be able to provide exceptional service!  First stop, JWilbur of EventScapes.  We met with him and gave the “theme” of PINK!  All shades and varieties!  Other than the color, Siomara wasn’t specific on what the design should look like, but rather let Wilbur use his creativity to design the perfect setting for the celebration.  With the venue being the   Aquarium,we knew that special consideration had to be given to the viewing windows in the Oceans Ballroom.  This was accomplished by having lounge seating areas where guests could sit, relax, chat with their friends while watching the Whale Sharks or Beluga’s. 

In two areas on the “kid” side of the room, there were cozy seating areas with a canopy covering that had ribbons suspended holding flowers and sparkling crystals.  The sofas had fun pillows including some bright pink pillows and a shag carpet.  Several High-boy tables were scattered about as well as cocktail round lit tables with personalized decor using the branded logo for the event.  

The adult tables were covered in beautiful linens and were adorned with sleek white shaped vases filled with an asymmetrical arrangement of flowers.  They were truly stunning.  The “look” was elegant, sleek and contemporary.  

Knowing that this event needed a custom invitation suite, I referred Robyn Feinberg, RSVP.  Her creativity, advice and attention to detail resulted in a beautiful branded suite of invitations, labels, Guest Welcome Letters and other accessory products used for the decor, the favors and the Candy Buffet. .  

The talented Kristen Alexander was on hand to photograph the event and her images are included here for you to drool over!!! She was busy all night capturing all of the beauty as well as the fun EVERYONE was having!

Vibe Entertainment provided the entertainment for the evening.  The dancers kept the kids engaged with games and dancing.  One of the cool features with their set-up was a shadow box where guests could stand behind the screen and dance and from the front you would just see silhouettes.

Mark Lotti of Classic Cheesecake and Cakes provided the gorgeous cake which was the focal point for the Candle Lighting ceremony.  The cake was intricately designed to include replicas of her logo as well as small Stars of David. 

Opher Moses of Point of View Video, was brought on board to capture both the official ceremony as well as the party on video.  He is always a pleasure to work with and he does a superb job of creating a video that will give years of enjoyment for the family.  

Wolfgang Puck Caterers did their amazing job of providing delicious food and exceptional service.  After dinner, guests were treated to an array of delectable desserts in addition to the cake.  

And as if there wasn’t enough sweets already provided, we provided a Candy Bar Buffet with some of Liana’s favorite candies which were presented in a beautiful display.  Adults and kids alike enjoyed this buffet.  

As guests departed, they picked up yet another favor, a custom Tank Top to commemorate the occasion.  

This Mitzvah celebration was such a pleasure to plan and produce and combining the services of many of my preferred vendors ensured this was not only a wonderful day for the Honoree their family and guests but also for the vendors involved.  We are so thrilled to have been involved to produce this flawless event!!

We were honored to have this event featured in the acclaimed Occasions Magazine.  To read that article click here.

Now sit back and enjoy these images ~ most are compliments of Kristen Alexander, however, there are several included that I took as well.  

 

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December 31, 2012

Love Among the Fishes for Ashley & Daniel

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:29 am by JBEvents

What a beautiful venue and setting for the wedding of the adorable couple, Ashley & Daniel!! 

The day began with the ladies having hair and make-up services while enjoying a tasty brunch at the W Hotel ~ Downtown.  Once the ladies were all beautified, they loaded up and headed over to the Georgia Aquarium where they got dressed.  The bride wore a gorgeous gown by Augusta Jones, while the bridesmaids wore floor-length black gowns that were very elegant.   

The photographer, Robin Nathan, had fun taking photos of both sides of the wedding party using the many different backgrounds found at the Aquarium. 

Separate sessions for signing of the Ketubah were held since the couple didn’t want to see each other until the ceremony. 

Your Event Solution provided the décor for the wedding.  The personal flowers were gorgeous and since the bride didn’t want to use floral décor in the reception – the use of the flowers in the ceremony really made them stand out.  The focal point of the ceremony was a stunning Chuppah of branches and twinkle lights.  It looked magical!!!

Allegro Strings provided the music for the ceremony and the Cocktail Hour.  As always, they were wonderful.

The reception décor consisted of various crystal décor pieces ~ crystal trees, branches extending out of crystal filled vases and crystal chandeliers.  The bride wanted unique centerpieces without florals, and these crystal pieces provided  just the perfect look.

The ambient lighting was provided through Active Productions.  They did a wonderful job in matching the color scheme desired by the bride and the look in the room was beautiful.

The meal consisted of several courses including a pre-selected choice of entrée of filet  or salmon.  In true Wolfgang Puck style, the food is prepared fresh and plated up to be served immediately.  The servers actually stand in a line ready to whisk the plates away as the Chefs precisely place each food selection on the plate.  The final course was a warm chocolate cake which was the dessert course and that was before the Wedding Cake was served.  This was definitely a “sweet” wedding!  Later in the evening, guests were offered their choice of several varieties of cake flavors from the Wedding Cake provided by Mark Brickman of The Baker’s Man.  The couple had bobble-heads made in their likeness which adorned the Cake Table and were a huge hit. 

The Atlanta Showstoppers, led by Glenn Carvin, kept the crowd on their feet all night long!!  Their energy was infectious and the guests had such a great time dancing to their music.

As guests were leaving, they were treated to a Candy Bar buffet that we provided.  Favorite candy varieties of the couple and their parents were offered.  There were Malted Milk Balls, Sour Patch Kids, Jordan Almonds, Skittles, M&M’s, Hershey Kisses, and Gummie Bears.  As one of our additional services, we provide the vessels, scoops and custom candy labels.  Clients can select the varieties of candy desired, and we will order the appropriate quantities.  Guests always love having a Candy buffet and they will leave your wedding with sweet reminders and memories!!!

The couple departed to a waiting limo provided by Atlantic Limousine and still had huge smiles on their face because of the amazing celebration of their new life together!!!!

We were so happy to work with this family in planning this fabulous wedding and were pleased to produce another flawless event!!

We wish a lifetime of Happiness to Ashley and Daniel!!!

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September 14, 2012

Mitzvah & Weddings recap

Posted in Other Events, Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:22 pm by JBEvents

What a Busy few weeks we have had!!!  In the past 3 weeks we have produced 5 amazing events!!  I can’t wait to catch you all up on the details of each but just to give you a sneak peek – here are just a few of the highlights!!

 

Mazel Tov ~ Harris & Sara

A ROCK themed B’nai Mitzvah held at The Tabernacle!!!  What an amazing event this was! Incredible venue, excellent vendors and a family that was so wonderful to work with!! Wilbur of EventScapes created some of the most unique and fabulous decor pieces for this event that I’ve ever seen.  Special features of this Mitzvah included a Karaoke Band surprise performance AND custom created Milk Shake station provided by FLIP Gourmet Burger Boutique.

 

 

Amira & Ibe ~ Wedded Bliss

This was truly a gorgeous wedding for a gorgeous couple!  Held at the Ritz-Carlton ~ Downtown with some of the top vendors in the area providing their services!  The décor was jaw-droppingly beautiful ~ thanks to Wilbur of EventScapes!  The always amazing Scott Mikell of Spectrum-Entertainment provided the reception entertainment and kept the crowd on the dance floor with a mix of American tunes as well as Arabic tunes for the couple’s homage.  The cakes from Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes…WOW…truly artistic creations with exquisite detail not to mention fabulous taste!

 

Ashley & Daniel ~ Married with the Fishes

You can’t help but love a wedding at the Georgia Aquarium!  Ashley & Daniel had a beautiful wedding with the help of Your Event Solutions, who created a one-of-a-kind Chuppah where the vows took place.  Allegro Strings provided the ceremony and Cocktail Hour music while the Atlanta ShowStoppers Band provided the high-energy entertainment keeping the dance floor filled all night long! We provided a Candy Buffet that was a HUGE hit!

 

Sara & Evan ~ Midtown Atlanta Wedding in Piedmont Park

Peachtree Christian Church was the setting for the vows while The Garden Tent at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park was the reception venue.  The bride had a dream of being a Cinderella bride and she did not disappoint.  We had the pleasure of working with some of our favorite vendors on this wedding as well such as Foxgloves & Ivy, Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes, Chair Covers & Linens and Shimmer the Band. 

 

Intimate Family Gathering ~ Garden Tent

Sometimes, it does happen that things don’t go as planned.  Unfortunately for one of our clients, we had a cancellation of the wedding 48 hours before the big day.  I have to tell you that this was an emotional situation for everyone involved and while this is never the desired outcome, the reason I mention it is because as the Event Consultant, we handle “un-doing” of the plans for the affected families.  Since a cancellation is not planned or anticipated, the clients usually don’t know where to turn and what to do – especially since they are also dealing with all of the emotions involved.  Having the Consultant handle the details of the cancellation and providing the information to all vendors as well as following back up with the clients on any financial issues – at least helps get them through the difficult time.  Although the wedding didn’t take place, we did turn this into a small intimate family dinner and the clients were very pleased with the services provided. 

 

As soon as time allows — a more detailed post for each of these amazing events will be posted.  Until then – I hope you enjoy these snapshots!!

Check back soon!!!

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