May 27, 2019

Ali and Conner’s Special Day!

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One of the highest compliments and truly an honor that we can receive is to be referred by a previous client!  We absolutely love referrals and this couple was no exception!!!  Ali and Conner were referred from a previous client (Thank you Karyn & Shelby), and we are so happy to have them as a part of the JBEvents family! 

The couple selected Little River Farms as the venue for their wedding!  The venue, located in Milton, GA., sits on a beautiful piece of land beside a lake.  There are a couple of options for where to have your ceremony on the property.  Ali and Conner chose the vineyard.  A partially enclosed Pavilion offers a great place for the reception, while inside the house was perfect for Cocktail Hour as well as a respite for those that wanted to find a quiet place to sit and have a conversation.  

Capturing the beautiful images of the day was Kaylan Bradley of Happy Everything Co.  Thank you so much for not only capturing beautiful images, but also for sharing them!

The bride wore a stunning fit and flare gown designed by Essence of Australia.  Ali looked like a living doll!  

Before the ceremony, the couple shared letters they had written each other which is always such a sweet moment.  But Conner also gave Ali a framed hand-made sign that read “Together 2704 days, and I have loved you since day 1!” If I’m being honest, that brought a tear or two to my eyes!  What a sweet gesture – and when you see this couple together, you absolutely feel the love.  

One of my favorite parts of planning is the event design and decor component.  Ali and Conner wanted an elegant, rustic design theme, and JWilbur of EventScapes perfectly combined a rustic approach with a unique and elegant design. 

The ceremony took place in the vineyard.  The couple exchanged their vows standing in front of a stunning arbor graced with soft fabrics, clusters of flowers holding back the drapery and floral blooms hanging in individual small glass bottles.  The finished product was gorgeous! Rev. Rodney Hunt officiated the ceremony.  The couple wrote their vows and I dare say there wasn’t a dry eye. 

A unique part of the ceremony was the wine ceremony.  This is a type of unity ceremony that is a take on the traditional lighting of the unity candle.  In this type of ceremony, the couple each takes a vessel of wine (1 red, 1 white) and pours them into one glass.  Once the wines are poured together, they can’t be separated, which is the whole concept of a wedding ceremony uniting a couple.  They couple then each took a sip of the combined wine as a symbol of fully becoming one.  

A custom design was created for the Estate Table.  A 35+ foot structure was created along the Estate Table to allow EventScapes to create a suspended look with glass bubbles and candlelight.  They further enhanced the setting  with accents of flowers of the day and greenery.  Along the table itself was loose eucalyptus and votive candles along with a series of vases for the bridesmaids bouquets. 

The guest tables had a variety of styles of designs.  Some were lanterns enhanced with moss and rose petals, while others had an eclectic collection of vases each filled with flowers of the day.  All of the designs were surrounded by votive candles offering a flickering elegance.  

Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared by Talk of the Town caterers.  Topped off with a delectable wedding cake by Cake Envy.

DJ Lou, of Spectrum Entertainment kept the guests on the dance floor partying all night long!!

WedFlix was on hand to create a lasting video memory of the special day.  

As a late night snack, guests enjoyed a popcorn bar complete with all the fixings! 

We were thrilled to be a part of Ali and Conner’s amazing day!  We wish them a lifetime of happiness!!!!!

In case you still want more, check out their video trailer! 

Ali & Conner

Janice Blackmon Events is an award winning event planning company!  We specialize in creating unique and flawless events for all of our clients!

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February 28, 2014

And the Winner is…Throwing an Oscar Viewing Party

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 10:00 am by JBEvents

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It is no secret that we LOVE any excuse for a Party and with the upcoming Oscars this weekend what better theme/reason than to host an Oscars Viewing Party!  

Set the tone with your invitations.  Be very creative by using a movie reel as the case for the invitation or use something more along the lines of a Movie Ticket.

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There are a ton of decor items that you can purchase to use if you truly want to set the scene!  Your local party supply store can provide many Oscar themed decor pieces, or if you are crafty then you could make the decor yourself. 

Let’s start out with a grand and regal Red Carpet entry for your guests. If you want to make it even more special, write the name of each guest on a Star and affix it to the Red Carpet.

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What’s an award viewing party or any Hollywood event without Paparazzi?  Why not have your own?  From having real photographers taking photos as guests arrive, to using a decor prop of paparazzi and strobe flash lighting – create an entrance that will get your guests in the Star-Mode!

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Once your guests enter your “Dolby Theatre” greet them with a special access lanyard {and a glass of champagne}!

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Use more props as decor in the areas where you will be serving food and watching the show.  One of the fun items that you can incorporate is film…did you know that you can purchase used film as decor or just a prop?  Pair the film with movie reels and you have a great scene-setter!  Place a few trophies around as well to add to the party theme. 

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Whether you decide to serve a full-meal or just snacks, the options are endless.  If you are feeling so inspired, create a menu that pays homage to the Best Picture honorees, or do your best at replicating Wolfgang Puck’s menu for the Governor’s Ball.  Of course his food is always amazing, but I just have to say that his Smoked Salmon Oscar shaped hors d’oeuvres are adorable!!  Check out images of his menu by visiting here!

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If you are opting for snacks instead of a full meal, then some of my favorite ideas are a popcorn bar, or a candy buffet.  Go all out and wow your guests with all sorts of popcorn flavors and toppings or a variety of types of candy for a candy buffet.  You can even have a theme for the candy – from a certain color, to retro varieties to typical candy treats you would find at a movie theater.   Your guests will devour the fun snacks!

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Want to have a little friendly competition among your guests?  Pass out Oscar Ballots as guests arrive and then see who matches the most correct winners!  The winner gets their very own Oscar trophy to take home!  

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We hope that some of these ideas will help you with your party plans.  However you decide to celebrate the Academy Awards, we hope your celebration is worthy of an Oscar for BEST VIEWING PARTY!! 

Janice Blackmon Events is an Event Planning firm specializing in assisting our clients the ability to enjoy the planning process while we handle the details to ensure a flawless celebration.

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