December 7, 2016

Meggie & Matt Get Married!

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A lovely day in a picturesque location was the perfect setting for Meggie & Matt to exchange vows in front of their family and friends. 

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The vision for the ceremony was to feel like you were in the woods.   Varying sizes of tree trunks were brought in to create an altar which was then accented with Lanterns and flowers.  Gracing the aisle were wood slices adorned with vases of white flowers with just a touch of soft pink flowers. With the surrounding trees and grassy knolls, the setting was magical.

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A close friend of the couple designed and created other original items for the wedding.  One of the featured designs was a large, free-standing wooden sign crafted with an aluminum center held the table assignments for the reception.  The name of the couple was burned into the bottom for a lasting memory of their special day.  

There were also wooden signs created for the Bar and the Menu for the evening.

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The reception decor inside the ballroom was a classic and elegant look with a mixture of low and high centerpieces creating visual interest and beauty.  A long Estate Table provided seating for the couple and their wedding party and was a focal point of the room. 

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Guests were highly entertained by a special toast from the Bride’s father — he welcomed Matt into the family providing a variety of props including a steer harness and branding iron.  The story that he gave during the toast had everyone in hysterics.

We wish Meggie & Matt a lifetime of happiness!!

We were pleased to be a part of this couple’s wedding and enjoyed working with the other vendors involved to create another flawless event!

Venue ~ Chateau Elan

Bride’s Dress ~ Bride’s by Demetrios

Bridesmaids Dresses ~ Vera Wang

Groom’s Tux ~ Jos. A Banks

Groomsmen Attire ~ Jos. A. Banks

Photographer ~ Evie Perez for Scobey Photography

Floral Designer ~ Kasey Currie

DJ ~ SE Entertainment

Cake ~ Publix

 

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

July 11, 2012

Kristin + Bobby = True Love Forever

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What a beautiful day for an amazing couple in a fabulous venue for a wedding!  Hopefully you will forgive me for all of the adjectives once you read and see what I’m talking about!

Kristin and Bobby selected Greensboro 1st United Methodist Church to exchange vows and the Lake Club at Reynolds Plantation for the reception. 

The church was beautiful and very spacious.  There is a very large Narthex area which has the feel of a mountain lodge – complete with a huge stone fireplace.  The staff (church hostess and sound technician) were so accommodating and helpful.  The brides room was  large and had an area perfect for hair/make-up services ~ which is so rare!

The girls arrived at the church to receive their hair and make-up services provided by Julie and Heidi of Formal Faces.  Everyone looked gorgeous. 

The bridesmaids dresses were STUNNING!  They were purchased at Wedding Angels and were tangerine with a floral rosette detail around the hemlines. 

Kristin’s dress was incredible.  The beading detail was just beautiful.  The sash that she added was the perfect touch!  She looked gorgeous!!!!

Capturing the images of the day was Adam Linke and Mickie of The Decisive Moment.  We loved working with them!!!  What a treat you are in for…as the images included in this post are from Adam!! {thank you so much for providing the gorgeous images}!!

It was also fun working with Jonathan Nye of Evolution Video again.  He is a great and extremely talented guy.  I’m happy to say he is one of my preferred vendors!!  I know that Kristin and Bobby will be thrilled with the video Jonathan is creating for them.

The Groom’s grandfather presided over the ceremony – making for a truly touching vow exchange.

The Lake Club at Reynolds Plantation is a Private Member’s-Only Club.  The venue sits right on Lake Oconee.  The main level of the venue overlooks the pools which are amazing.  One pool – which is more family friendly has these amazing tubular slides and the other pool is an infinity pool directly overlooking Lake Oconee ~ very serene.  I kept thinking how fun it would be to have a full Wedding Party Trash the attire session by coming down the tube slides…but I digress.

The entry foyer of the Club is in the shape of an octagon – which provides visual interest.  A round residential table in the center of the room held photos of the couple and a lovely towering centerpiece.   Early in the wedding planning process, Kristin purchased favor containers in the shape of shopping bags which were monogrammed with their names and wedding date.  When trying to determine how to provide guests their table assignments, I suggested she use the boxes and place the guests names and table assignments on them, so they become a personalized favor.  The boxes then served two purposes  – Escort Card and Favor.  They were filled with spiced pecans.  The boxes were topped with adorable ribbons in the citrus color theme of the wedding! This was a great way of making double use of an item!

Guests had a BLAST taking turns in the Photo booth provided by Majestic Photo Booth.  The guests were able to have photos to take away with them while another copy of the photos were placed in a scrapbook for the couple.  Guests wrote messages in the scrapbook which I’m sure will be entertaining to look back over in the years ahead.

The couple also had a booked filled with their engagement photos that guests wrote sweet messages in.  The photo books are such a wonderful way to share the engagement photos the couples have taken while also serving as a very special keepsake with the messages from those attending the celebration. 

One other method of guests providing well wishes, encouragement, and words of guidance were note cards which were in envelopes that had been decorated to include a specific Anniversary year when the couple should open the note.  What a wonderful way of providing a remembrance of those who celebrated your wedding day by reading their messages years later.  I have to wonder if Kristin and Bobby will actually wait the length of time indicated on each envelope or if they will “cheat” and open them all at once. I think if it were me – cheating would be involved!  🙂

Rhythm Nation from East Coast Entertainment, provided the high-energy entertainment for the evening.  Guests were having a great time dancing to the tunes!  It is always a pleasure to work with this group.  They are very talented as well as being easy to work with.

Le Petit Jardin  provided florals for the wedding.  Kristin wanted a somewhat rustic chic look to the decor.  Debbie used a variety of flowers in the decor, but Sunflowers were prevalent. Lanterns and hurricane vases were utilized throughout the decor. Glass spheres were attached to the chandeliers which hung down over the dance floor area.  They sparkled as the lights danced off them providing a magical look.

The wedding and groom’s cakes were provided by Cake Design by Debra.  The groom works for a brick company and so his Groom’s cake gave homage to his favorite sports teams as well as his occupation. The wedding cake mimicked  the bride’s dress with lace details covering the the top and sides with an accent bow.

A late night snack of Banana Pudding was offered to the guests in keeping with a southern touch. Judging from how quickly they disappeared, I would say they were delicious!

When it was time for the party to end, guests donned flower leis and had finger streamers to fling as the couple made their way to the waiting Horse and Carriage.  This was a fitting fanfare since the couple spent their honeymoon in Hawaii!

It was such a pleasure working with this couple and we wish them a lifetime of Happiness!!!

To see a slideshow of the wedding – please click the link below ~ compliments of The Decisive Moment!

http://www.thedecisivemoment.com/slideshows/2012/siegel-hornsby/

Now, the professional images ~ with just a few of my snapshots thrown in!

July 12, 2011

Fairy Tales Do Come True….for Kellie and James

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:36 pm by JBEvents

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful five-year old little girl who asked her mom to pray with her for a man.  Always wanting what was best for her precious little girl, she went in her room and together they prayed that God would send the RIGHT man into her life.

Now while she may have started at a young age to look for her Prince Charming, she trusted in her faith instead of rushing to make a decision that wouldn’t have been the right one.

Many years later, she would meet James, and from early on in the relationship, she just had a feeling that he was THE ONE!

On a trip to South Beach, James popped the question and Kellie said YES!!!

Shortly thereafter we began planning her wedding.  Now, all of my clients are very special to me, but Kellie has a special place in my heart, because she is one of my associates. 

She chose as her wedding theme, Rustic Chic.  The venue, Summerour, was just perfect to carry out that theme. Not only the surroundings but the fact that Summerour provides Farm Tables which was exactly what Kellie had wanted to create that warm family atmosphere.  To keep the design of the room  interesting, we mixed round guest tables with the Farm Tables and the overall look was perfect. 

This was one of those weddings where DIY meets superb Vendors to incorporate the elements to create her vision.  And what a beautiful vision it was.

One thing you notice immediately upon meeting Kellie besides her beauty is that she is extremely personable and down-to-earth.  She is non-assuming and has a way of just melting your heart while wanting to go out of your way to make her day special. All of the vendors that worked with Kellie wanted to do everything possible to not only provide exceptional service and products, but offered ideas and suggestions so that we were able to maintain her budget.

Once the venue was set, we began work on selecting the Caterer.  With so many excellent options in Atlanta, this was one hard decision, but she decided upon A Divine Event.  She chose a delicious menu beginning with passed Hors D’oeuvres such as Buffalo Chicken Springrolls served in a Shot Glass in Maytag Sauce with a Carrot and Celery and Jalapeno Pimento Cheese atop a cucumber.  Because she wanted guests to feel comfortable and relaxed, she opted for a buffet that consisted of a Baby Bleu Salad, Grilled Asparagus, Melted Cherry tomatoes, Gemelli pasta with wild mushrooms and garlic in truffle oil, Parmesan crusted chicken with artichokes, wild mushrooms in a lemon cream sauce and Bourbon Peppercorn Marinated Flank Steak with Horseradish Dijon and Herbed Mayo.  Guests were indeed delighted with the menu selections.

Steve Moore of The Moore Agency provided the hairstyles for Kellie and her attendants and Scobbie West provided the make-up.  Everyone looked just beautiful.

Kellie selected her Mori Lee designed dress from New Natalies which is where her bridesmaids also selected their dresses.  Kellie’s dress was silk with beading detail at the waist and had a chapel length train.  Kellie’s grandmother made her birdcage veil – which looked stunning on her.  The bridesmaids selected their own style of dress in a silvery blue color.

The men were handsome in their Black tuxes from Savvi.

Paperlily Photography were the photographers for the event.  One of the owners, Brooke Drellos, was actually an attendant in the wedding, so she did put down the camera and assume the role of Bridesmaid after many of the “detail” shots were taken – leaving the rest of the coverage to her partner, Christy and assistant, Shannon.  Of course, the photos you will see below were taken by us.  I hope to post some of the professional photos soon as some of my images don’t properly show the decor and space.

Wade Bailey Designs provided the floral décor, which was stunning.  Kellie loves Red Gerbera Daisy’s, so that was the main focus but to add more texture and interest, succulents and Dusty Miller was used in the bouquets.  Wade worked wonders with Kellie’s vision of the Rustic Chic look.  Kellie purchased some Birch “vases” and at a gathering of her attendants for her DIY projects, they carved a heart with K + J in them.  Adorable!   Among other décor items, Kellie purchased 4 large lanterns which contained 3 varying heights of pillar candles and provided a very interesting look for those tables.  Other tables had various types of centerpieces with the focus on the Red Gerbera daisy’s but with other natural elements mixed in.  The Head Table had a variety of different wine glasses with votive candles as well as large glass cylinder vases with branches along with other floral arrangements with the birch vases. 

The ceremony area, which took place at the base of a Grand Staircase, was flanked by 2 tall arrangements and an amazing handcrafted chandelier.  Kellie had the vision of having a chandelier hanging above she and James as they took their vows, and Wade created this chandelier that was unique, rustic and just perfect. 

Kellie and James wrote their own vows which were truly from the heart.  Instead of just repeating vows, they spoke of what each meant to the other and how finding each other was meant to be.  This was such a personal and touching part and I dare say there weren’t many dry eyes in the crowd.

The Escort Card table and the Guest Book Table had moss runners down the center with an antique white birdcage for guests to place cards in along with more various wine glasses and glass containers with candles.  The Escort Cards were held by wine corks.

Event Rentals Unlimited provided sheer ivory drapery which separated the ceremony area from the reception area.  The drapery created a nice soft divider during the ceremony and then was tied back to create openings to the dinner area.

During Cocktail Hour out on the stone terrace, guests mingled with hors d’oeuvres and beverages while taking turns playing Corn Hole and Bocce Ball. Kellie’s uncle provided his craftsmanship by supplying a wooden post which he attached old-timey directional signs to indicate the Cocktail Hour location as well as for the Corn Hole and Bocce Ball areas.  He also installed lights over the dance floor – again to fulfill Kellie’s vision.

The couple created a specialty drink for the evening which they called An Atlanta-rita.  It was a huge hit. 

Instead of having a traditional wedding cake, Kellie decided to have some of her favorite cupcakes from Lenox Cupcakes.  She selected Peanut Butter Chocolate, Red Velvet and Lemon Drop as the flavors.  YUM! The cake table held photos of the couples parents and grandparents and was such a nice tribute.

The C. Scott Moody band provided the entertainment for the evening.  Guests certainly enjoyed the very specific play-list of the couple and kept the dance floor filled all night.

The Atlanta Trolley provided transportation for the Wedding Party and the guests.  What a fun and unique way that had to travel from their hotel to the venue and back.  At the end of the evening, Kellie and James departed through a sparkler sendoff and then hopped on the Trolley to ride with their guests back to the hotel.  From what I’ve heard, the party kept on going until the wee hours of the night.

Keeping with the wine theme that was prevalent in many of the touches, Kellie and James spent their honeymoon in Napa Valley touring wineries and also taking time to relax with some spa treatments.

The JBEvents team was so pleased to create this fantastic event for our very own Kellie and we wish her and James a lifetime of happiness as they begin their new life together!!!!

 

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