August 28, 2017

Kathryn & Nick’s Australia meets The South wedding

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This was one of those weddings where every detail just made me giddy!  The bride and her family were some of the sweetest people I’ve had the pleasure of working with and then when I met the groom and his family I realized what a perfect union this would be!

The theme was classic, elegant vintage and romantic and I think that was shown in every detail. It was also a combination of a groom from Australia and a bride from the South with a strong family presence from New Orleans. 

 The bride’s dress – can I just say WOW!  The dress was designed by Anna Campbell and was purchased at Kelly’s Closet

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A very special touch for the ceremony was that the bride’s uncle (from New Orleans) performed the sacrament of marriage at Cathedral of Christ the King.

The reception was held at The Georgian Terrace Hotel.  This venue is known as Atlanta’s Modern Classic, and that was the perfect setting for this couples wedding.

Capturing all of the beautiful moments of the day was Anna Howard.  Sending a very special thanks to her for providing the images in this post!!

David of Chelsea Floral Design Studio provided the beautiful floral’s.  The Estate Table was just gorgeous!

Cashmere Band kept the crowd hopping on the dance floor.  The Father/Daughter and the Mother/Son dances were so perfect.  The brides father is a huge Jimmy Buffet fan, so they danced to “Little Miss Magic”, while the Groom and his mom gave a nod to their Australian roots and danced to “Down Under” by Men at Work.  

A very festive celebration for the couple’s departure included a Second Line Dance.  Guests were each given a monogrammed white napkin to wave in the air and the couple had lovely parasols.  After leading a parade around and through the ballroom, the guests then exited to line the stairs for the couple to walk through.  There was so much excitement in the air that the guests wanted the party to continue – and that is how we want every wedding to end, as I say leaving ’em wanting more!

We wish Kathryn and Nick a lifetime of happiness!!!!

Vendor Team

Ceremony ~ Cathedral of Christ the King

Reception ~ The Georgian Terrace Hotel

Hair/Make-up ~ A Glamour Affair

Bride’s Dress ~ Anna Campbell from Kelly’s Closet

Bridesmaids Dresses ~ Azazie

Men’s Tuxedo’s ~ Men’s Warehouse

Floral Design ~ Chelsea Floral Design Studio

Photographer ~ Anna Howard Studio 

Entertainment ~ Cashmere Band

Transportation ~ Atlantic Limousine and Transportation

 

May 17, 2017

Alli & Brett get Handcuffed at their Wedding

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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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 3, 2011

Just like the Rain…Happiness and Beauty was Everywhere!

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The forecast was not in our favor, but the excitement, happiness and beauty put a warm smile on everyone’s face.

 

Hair and make-up for the bride, her mom and her maid of honor began at the host hotel, The Renaissance, formerly Hotel Palomar.  Aly and Hollie from Authentic Beauty created the “pin-up doll” look for both bride and Maid of Honor. 

 

It began raining prior to us departing the hotel, but we were able to get everyone loaded into their vehicles without too much wetness and get the bridal party and her family over to King Plow Arts Center

 

Once there, Becky slipped on her dress and the photos with Robin Gaucher Photography began.  Despite the rain, Robin and her assistant, Jennifer, were able to get some fabulous shots in and around King Plow. 

 

Photos continued with David, his Best Man and his family – while they too were dodging raindrops.  I always have umbrellas with me – which tend to provide some fun backdrops/props for photos when the weather doesn’t completely cooperate.

 

The Main Gallery was the setting for the ceremony.  Heather with Tulip created a beautiful look using the bride’s choice of colors, black, white and yellow.  Heather utilized white columns with large black vases filled with Forsythia branches at the alter area and the beginning of the aisle.  She then lined the aisle with various height cylinders and floating candles, which just glowed like the couple themselves.  The alter area also had 2 more of the columns with the vases and both were surrounded with more candles.  The ceremony area truly looked magical.

 

Catherine Rogers, provided the serene music of the harp as guests arrived and during the ceremony.  She is always such a joy to work with and her musicianship, flexibility, talent as well as assistance with clients to determine the exact music for their wedding that reflects their style is incomparable.  

 

After the ceremony, guests were invited into the Front and Middle Gallery’s where they were greeted with hors d’oeuvres and beverages.  A total of 12 highboy tables alternating with round and square designs

were placed around the space.  Peachtree Tents and Events provided the square highboys as all as all of the chiavari chairs and stools.  The square highboys had lovely black twisted linen while the round highboy tables had white twisted linen.  Tamara Gollob of I Do Linens provided the linens.  Her selections of linen’s, which include custom linens designed for any occasion, are nothing less than amazing! The square highboys had white chiavari bar stools placed around them for the guests wanting to have a seat. 

 

While the guests were indulging in the tasty treats during Cocktail Hour, the vendors and staff were busy with transitioning the Main Gallery for the dinner and dancing portion of the reception.  In keeping with the color theme, each table had a black underlay and then half of the tables had a black and white patterned overlay that created such visual interest.  Black chiavari chairs were placed around the tables.  The bride and groom were seated at a Sweetheart Table that had yet another black and white linen that most definitely set that table apart. 

 

Various styles of centerpieces were placed on the tables utilizing monochromatic combinations of yellow tulips, callas, daffodils, and mums, white orchids among other white blooms, green bells of Ireland and purple irises.  Surrounded by votive candles, each table had so much interest and was just beautiful.

 

The couple chose a trio of stations that offered a delicious array of some of Bold American’s signature dishes.  There was South City Kitchen Fried Chicken Station that had various side dishes to include biscuits and corn muffins. Another popular station among the guests was the chef attended Macaroni and Cheese bar.  You could add your choice of a variety of toppings.  Rounding out the trio was a tenderloin carving station.  Judging from guests that kept coming back to get more of the delectable goodies, the choices of the couple were perfect. 

 

Caryn Nash of Caryn’s Cakes provided the most adorable mini-cupcakes along with an 8’ cake that the couple used for their ceremonial cake cutting.  Among the flavors were Red Velvet, Chocolate and vanilla.  Tulip designed the cake table to include various levels of cupcake displays as well as a milk-white cake stand, which held the couple’s cake.  The display was just beautiful.

 

Keeping the crowd on their feet throughout the reception was Band X.  Performing selections from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and even contemporary hits of today.  Their energy was contagious and the guests were literally on the dance floor all night. 

 

Cooper-Atlanta Transportation provided shuttle service for the guests as well as the Bride and Groom as they departed amidst their friends and family on the mini-bus back to the hotel.  I’m pretty sure the party didn’t stop once they reached their destination – which is a testament to just how much fun everyone had.

 

The JBEvents Team – consisting of Jessica, Sheena, Erin and myself, were so pleased to have been a part of this celebration of love.  We wish Becky and David a lifetime of happiness!!!!

 

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