June 21, 2017

Ways to Honor the Memory of a Loved One in a Wedding

Posted in Planning Tips and Information, Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:45 am by JBEvents

Many times, my clients will have a deceased parent, grandparent, sibling or someone else important to them and they want to incorporate a way to honor their memory into their wedding.  There are many ways to do this and I’ll share a few ways that we have used to incorporate honoring the memory of those loved ones. 

Displaying photos is always a touching tribute.

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Another way to incorporate photos, is to use them as a charm to attach to a bouquet or boutonniere.

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A candle burning in memory is also a beautiful gesture.

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For one of my clients whose mother had passed away, she wanted her to be close to where the couple would exchange vows, so we placed a sign and flowers beside the altar area.

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One of the most special ways of honoring the memory of a bride’s mom, was a custom necklace the groom had made of the bride’s moms actual handwriting.

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For this bride, placing her dad’s favorite flower in her bouquet was the special way of honoring him.

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Attaching a hanky or a piece of cloth to the bride’s bouquet or dress is a touching way to have the loved one close to you.

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Similarly, attaching a piece of jewelry to either a bouquet or the wedding dress is a way of keeping the loved one close to your heart.

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Many couples choose to place a message in memory in their Ceremony Programs, which is a very sweet tribute.

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Placing a flower on an empty chair at the wedding is another way to remember a loved one.

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And one of the most powerful way’s to honor those who have passed was this Table Set for One.  This particular wedding was for a police officer who was previously in the military.  The table represented his friends who have lost their life serving their country or protecting citizens.

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However you choose to honor the memory of your loved one is perfect.  For ideas on a unique way for you to incorporate a memory tribute, contact us today.

Photo credits:  Kristen Alexander Photography, 3 Rivers Photography, A&A Photography,  Paul Perdue Photography, Brenda Upton,  Scobey Photography,

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

 

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November 5, 2012

Love was in the air for Emily & Elliot

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:16 pm by JBEvents

This past weekend was beautiful and created the perfect backdrop for the wedding of Emily and Elliot!!

What an adorable couple they are!  They both have infectious smiles and you can see and feel the love they have for each other!! 

Emily selected two GORGEOUS dresses for her wedding day.  One that was classic, elegant, timeless and dreamy and the other was fun and beautiful.  She also had two amazing pairs of shoes…. for the ceremony she wore a flat, gold sparkly Steve Madden pair and for the reception {the PARTY shoe} she wore fuchsia glittery heels from Kate Spade!  I was in love with them both!

Many times there are a variety of vendors involved with providing services for an event and when those vendors understand the concept of Team Work, it is totally amazing what can be accomplished.  Such was the case with this wedding! 

The venue, the Atlanta History Center, one of Atlanta’s most sought after venues for weddings and other special events, created the canvas for the event.  The dedication and flexibility of the Sales team were very much appreciated and the on-site staff were top-notch!

The creative genius (or head artist keeping with the painting theme) behind the event, JWilbur of  EventScapes Atlanta (a division of CCP Events) pulled together not only a stunning design theme, but also the perfect team of vendors to work together to achieve it.  It takes a special talent to listen to a client and then design the decor to carry out their vision.  Wilbur has an uncanny way of being able to do just that.  He is able to take the desires of the client and couple them with his ideas to present them in a way that not only makes sense but combines elements that you might not commonly think of as working together.

After determining the direction of the design and use of space, Wilbur brought together the perfect vendors to fulfill the vision.  From the always professional team of Peachtree Tents and Events who provided the tent and the hard goods to the talented and dedicated team from PPi who provided sound and lighting, to The Plant Peddler who brought in beautiful topiary trees for use in the ceremony and in the reception tent – the camaraderie and team spirit of each person working towards the common goal of creating the fabulous event was evident! 

Kristen Alexander, another creative genius, was the photographer of the wedding.  She has one of those “eyes” that sees things others do not – so her photos are always gorgeous and emote feeling!  I certainly appreciate Kristen sharing a sneak peek of the images from the wedding – which you can see below.  {I decided to forego posting my snapshots right now since I had these fabulous images to share instead}!

The Event Performance String Ensemble provided the ceremony music and they were wonderful. 

The crowd had a wonderful time feasting on the delicacies from Kaleidoscope Bistro and Pub who served as the caterer for the wedding.  The restaurant is one of the couples favorite places to eat – so they thought it would be great to share the food they so enjoy there with the guests attending their wedding.

EastCoast Entertainment provided the band for the evening, Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters.  They kept the crowd entertained and on the dance floor throughout the evening.

We were honored and thrilled to be a part of this truly amazing wedding. 

We wish Emily & Elliot a lifetime of Happiness!!!

And now for the sneak peek courtesy of Kristen Alexander, photographer extraordinaire!!!

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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