October 6, 2014

If You Love Wine and Party’s …

Posted in Other Events, Planning Tips and Information, Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:30 am by JBEvents

One of the benefits of being an Event Planner is getting to check out various venues  – some of which end up being a place where I get excited for the possibilities that my mind conjures up.  Recently, I had the pleasure to visit one such place in the Castleberry Hills area of Atlanta {or should I say two such places}!

The Wine Shoe is a boutique, wine-tasting store based upon the travels of owners Nora and Shannon Wiley.  They travel the world and hand-pick varieties of wine usually from small, craft wineries – many of which are family owned and date back generations.  When you enter the beautiful shop, you feel as though you just entered into a private wine cellar perhaps in Italy.  The furnishings are eclectic, antique and recycled and not only beautiful but very welcoming.  The sommelier is extremely knowledgeable and works to create perfectly paired tastings.  The shop can host a tasting for up to 40 guests – but why stop at just a tasting?  The shop can be rented out to host private parties and would be an excellent choice for Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal showers, Birthday or Anniversary celebrations, Holiday gatherings , Bachelor or Bachelorette parties or any excuse to have a get-together.  They regularly host wine classes for those wishing to increase their knowledge of wines, especially to learn how to always pick just the perfect bottle for yourself or a gift. 

In addition to the wine shop, Nora and Shannon also own a special events facility, The Wiley Art Gallery.  Just around the corner from The Wine Shoe, you enter a renovated 1920’s warehouse turned loft that holds such character for an intimate wedding or other celebration.  Complete with a small warming kitchen, dumb-waiter shaft and hardwood floors, this venue is for the client that wants something different.  The options are endless, and as I walked around and admired the surroundings, my mind was spinning with ideas and dreams for producing an event there.  

Enjoy my snapshots below and go visit The Wine Shoe to pick up some knowledge of a new wine for your repertoire!  When you are ready to begin planning your celebration there or anywhere, contact us to let the Planning begin for your Flawless event!! 

The Wine Shoe

The Wine Shoe The Wine Shoe wine wall The Wine Shoe Antique chandelier at The Wine Shoe Wine Bottle chandelier at The Wine Shoe Seating on the Terrace at The Wine Shoe

The Wiley Art Gallery

The Wiley The Wiley view The Wiley looking towards entrance Event space in The Wiley Dumbwaiter shaft at The Wiley Cake by Gigi's Cupcakes in dumbwaiter at The Wiley Hardwood Floor in The Wiley Decor piece in The Wiley

February 17, 2012

Mazel Tov ~ Julia

Posted in Other Events tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 11:43 am by JBEvents


Temple Sinai was the setting for Julia’s Bat Mitzvah!  She celebrated this momentous occasion surrounded by her closest friends and family. We loved watching Julia interact with her guests, as she had a way of making each one feel so special!!

Balloons over Atlanta provided the décor for the event using Julia’s color palette of Hot Pink, Black and Silver.  There was a name arch on one side of the room in large silver Mylar letters.  The centerpieces were of various designs providing interest throughout the event.

As a twist to the traditional candle lighting ceremony, Julia decided to light all of the candles herself by honoring different segments of people who are special in her life.  She gave a “Shout Out” to each group while lighting the candle.  This was such a wonderful way of celebrating all of those that mean so much to you instead of only selecting a few people to assist in this tradition.

Speaking of her candle lighting, her mom ordered this custom candle holder that was Julia’s name on a base with the candles behind.  The name was spelled out in pink glittery letters.  After the candle lighting ceremony, we repurposed the candle holder so that it was visible all evening.

Vibe Entertainment provided their normal high-energy team to keep the party going all night.  Both kids and adults alike kept the dance floor filled. 

Vibe also provided their Green Screen which is always a hit.  Guests were able to select a background and wear props.  In addition to the normal Green Screen, there was a self-photo station where guests were able to pose and see themselves in a monitor and then take their own photo. These activities were popular with the kids and the adults.

Joseph Aczel was on hand to capture images of the celebration which will serve as wonderful memories for years to come.  It was a pleasure working with Joseph and we thank him for providing most of the images you see here!!!

To satisfy the guests’ sweet tooth, there was an Ice Cream Sundae bar and delicious cupcakes from Gigi’s Cupcakes.  Judging from the frosting covered faces; I would say they were a huge hit.

As guests departed, they were treated to a T-shirt which will remind all of those that were in attendance of the wonderful celebration with Julia.

We were so pleased to be a part of this important time in Julia’s life and hope that she will remember her Bat Mitzvah fondly in the years to come.

The JBEvents Team


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