November 5, 2018

Meghan and Matt’s Spectacular Day!

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I am so thankful that I have been blessed with some of the greatest clients around.  In the list of great clients, Meghan and Matt are right at the top!

This adorable couple has a very busy life and they realized that they needed help with putting their wedding plans together and I was honored to be their Planner. Special thanks go to David Clarke of Chelsea Floral Designs for the referral!!

The bride’s style was classic, traditional and elegant.  Her color palette was Navy and Peach.  Her dress , from Winnie Couture, was a beautiful lace, fit and flare dress with cap sleeves, v-neck and sheer back.  Meghan looked stunning.  

The bridesmaids wore elegant navy dresses with a one-shoulder strap.  

The Groom and his groomsmen looked dapper in blue tuxedos with a slight difference of the groom’s being a deep navy while the guys were a brighter shade of blue. 

The ceremony was held at Redeemer Lutheran church while the reception was held at the Georgian Terrace Hotel.

Hair and Make-up for the ladies was provided by The Moore Agency.  They all looked so pretty.  

A very touching moment was when the Father of the Bride saw his daughter for the first time.  She presented him with a hand-embroidered handkerchief that I’m sure will be a keepsake forever!

Chelsea Floral Designs created the gorgeous floral arrangements.  The bouquets were swoon-worthy.  Megan’s bouquet had a special touch,  part of her mother’s wedding dress was wrapped around the stems. 

The amazing Laura Stone captured the day with her talented and artistic eye.  She has such an easy way with clients, that they feel at ease and comfortable, allowing her to capture the beauty and emotion of the day!  Her images will undoubtedly allow the couple, their family and friends to relive the the special day filled with love and joy for years to come. 

Guests enjoyed Cocktail Hour in Livingston’s Bar at the Georgian Terrace Hotel, with tasty hors d’oeuvres and refreshing beverages before entering the Grand Ballroom for the dinner and reception.

DJ Eric Anthony was on hand keeping the party going and the dance floor full!

Thank you Meghan and Matt for allowing me the honor and privilege of planning and producing your special day.  I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!!!!

Enjoy these images from Laura Stone!

I took a few photos during the day too……the ones of the cake were because of how the ceremonial cutting had a tiny issue.  If you look at the professional photos of the couple cutting the cake, you’ll see they are laughing and then look closely at the Groom holding the plate up and you will see the slice of cake was a bit of a mess.  I had to take a photo of the end result of the cutting.  I LOVE that they had a good time with the messy cutting – which just goes to show what a fun couple they were to work with!!!

Janice Blackmon Events is an award-winning event planner, specializing in assisting clients with their special event that is sure to be fabulous and flawless!!

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September 6, 2017

Cinderella marries her Prince Charming…AKA Jessica & Rocky get married!

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:41 pm by JBEvents

This truly is one of the most special weddings I have ever planned and produced, because it’s was for my oldest daughter!

I did some blogging throughout the planning process {“From Planner to MOB”} if you want to read about some of the process along the way, and I admit, I didn’t ever get to the post about her bridal shower, but maybe one of these days I’ll get that one up too.

But, let’s talk about the wedding!!!!

The original plan/desire was to have a small wedding on the beach in Sarasota, however, after considering all of the details and logistics Jessica & Rocky decided to get married here in Georgia at their church.  One of the things that meant so much to me was that they wanted a venue that held meaning to them and honestly, that makes so much sense.  I admired them for feeling this way and I think choosing their church was the perfect choice!

Once the venue and date were set, the next step was to solidify the theme.  They wanted an elegant but somewhere between vintage and shabby/chic vibe.  I immediately began scouring antique and thrift stores buying up all of the milk glass I could find, along with tons of different styles of votive holders and crystal candlesticks.  Jessica had some ideas of certain items she wanted such as an old suitcase for a card holder and another suitcase for the cake plateau.  I found a couple of old suitcases that we refurbished and we were really happy with how they turned out! {All of these items are now available for rent.  Contact us for information.}

Their colors were navy, deep coral and metallic gold.  The girls wore navy dresses and the guys wore navy tuxes with coral accents. They all looked so nice.  

The Ring Bearer was the cutest one ever!!!!!!!!! And the two Flower Girls were absolutely adorable!!!!

We knew with having Kristen Alexander as our photographer we were going to get fantastic, artistic and creative images – and she did not disappoint.  Her calm demeanor and laid-back vibe and doing whatever it takes to get jaw-dropping images is incomparable.  Her style to create lasting memories of classic photographs in a unique way is just one of the many reasons I refer my clients to her.

EventScapes Atlanta took a dark and warehousey feel of the church and made it look elegant.  The ceremony backdrop which then became the cake backdrop was gorgeous! I loved the centerpieces created in the milk glass vases.  The room looked beautiful.

Speaking of the cake, Oh-mmm-gee!!!  Mark Lotti created a design that was gorgeous and perfect.  Jessica and Rocky met with him and gave a few ideas and he came up with exactly what they wanted but weren’t able to put into words.  It’s no surprise that Mark is my go-to guy for my clients, because not only does he create amazing designs, but the cakes taste even better (and that’s saying A LOT).  

There were so many special details that were a part of the day such as Jessica’s uncle, my brother, walking her down the aisle and since her dad did not attend the wedding, she danced with her son (my precious Nanababy) instead of having  Father/Daughter dance.  It was adorable! The groom’s step-father officiated the wedding, which was so special.  It was also important to the couple to remember the family members who have passed away, so we had a memory table with photos of those special people.

Instead of a traditional guest book, the couple instead had guests sign a Bible and asked them to highlight their favorite verse or leave words of encouragement.  What a keepsake that is! 

Guests had a blast with the Photo Booth provided by ShutterBooth Atlanta.  They always do such a fabulous job.  Their equipment is top-notch and their Hosts are fun and interactive.

The vendors {friendors} that worked with us were amazing!!!!  They all outdid themselves and I (and my daughter and son-in-law) are eternally grateful.

I have to give a special SHOUT OUT to my team, Victoria and Donna!  Although I did all of the planning, schedules, vendor confirmation, etc., they took over to produce the wedding so that I could actually enjoy being the Mother of the Bride.  I have always said that I have the best and most hard-working associates of any planning firm around, and being able to experience their work and service first-hand, I am even more certain!

Wishing Jessica & Rocky a lifetime of happiness!!!!!!!!

The outstanding Vendors…

Venue ~ SouthCrest Church

Hair ~ Katie Hudson

Make-up ~ Kayleigh Pointek

Wedding Dress ~ Designer, Oleg Cassini

Bridesmaid Dresses ~ JJ’s House

Men’s Tuxes ~ CS Toggery

Photographer ~ Kristen Alexander {Pre, Ceremony & post-ceremony and details}

Photographer ~ Michelle Pratt {Reception and details}

Floral Designer – JWilbur Smith, EventScapes Atlanta

Caterer ~ Mary Donaldson

Cake ~ Mark Lotti, Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes

Photo Booth ~ ShutterBooth Atlanta

Calligraphy ~ Dede Adams

Reception Emcee & DJ ~ Trey Duffey

Invitations ~ Carlson Craft through Janice Blackmon Events

And now for the photos:

Also want to share a few of the images from the Photo Booth too: 

 

Janice Blackmon Events is a special events planning firm specializing in assisting our clients with innovative concepts ~ creative design ~ flawless execution of their event! 

Photos graciously provided by Kristen Alexander, Michelle Pratt and ShutterBooth Atlanta.

December 7, 2016

Meggie & Matt Get Married!

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:05 am by JBEvents

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. 

June 12, 2014

4 Seasons of Love for Jessie & Tyler!

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:30 am by JBEvents

Sign for hashtag Four Seasons Hotel ~ Atlanta Bright and Early on the wedding day, the team from Formal Faces arrived to make all of the ladies more beautiful than they usually are.  The bride wore her long tresses in a half-up, half-down style with gentle curls falling past her shoulders.   The Beautiful Bride Touching up the lips before the ceremony.   The girls were adorably dressed in matching, monogrammed robes  – a gift from the bride.  This made for some cute photos!  Before it was time to get Jessie in her dress, the girls and the mother of the Bride participated in a toast to the new Mrs. to be! The girls Empty glasses = missing Bubbly Popping the Bubbly!  Cheers! Cheers to the Bride! Once the toasting was complete, it was time to get Jessie into her dress.  The dress she selected came from Sweet Elegance Bridal salon.  The designer was Allure.  The gown was ivory and the style was a fluffy ballgown which was very princess like.  Her cathedral-length veil had delicate lace detail and swarovski crystals. The Dress Detail on dress The Dress in the Gallery Veil Back of Brides gown Bridal Portrait on Grand Staircase at the Four Seasons The bridesmaids wore strapless chiffon cornflower blue dresses.  The style was very flattering on each of them and were perfect for a warm, Spring day wedding. Bridal Party on Grand Stairs at the Four Seasons Bridesmaids and Bouquets We enjoyed working with Haley & Daryl of H&D Photography on this wedding and appreciate them providing many of the images in this post.  The Groom and Groomsmen looked handsome in their classic, traditional black tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse. Groom reading letter from Bride Groom's gift of cigars Groom getting ready Guys getting ready Groom portrait Groom's Bout from Chelsea Floral Design The guys at the church Guys chillin before the ceremony One of the highlights of the day, which was a surprise for the Groom, was the arrival of the GT Ramblin Reck.  Judging from the reaction of Tyler, I would have to say he was surprised and thrilled to have this special car providing transportation for he and his bride-to-be. Groom seeing his surprise of the GT Ramblin Wreck Groom with the GT Ramblin Wreck Groom with the GT Ramblin Wreck Guys with the GT Ramblin Wreck Ready for a Test Drive in the GT Ramblin Wreck Guys in the GT Ramblin Wreck Bride peeking when Groom see the GT Ramblin Wreck The couple departed the church in the Ramblin Reck which was very photo-worthy! Bride getting into the GT Ramblin Wreck Beautiful bride Cute couple Kissing couple in the GT Ramblin Wreck Couple in the Rumble seat of the GT Ramblin Wreck Jessie and Tyler in the Wreck Groom helping Bride out of the GT Ramblin Wreck Bride & Groom in Rumble Seat of GT Ramblin Wreck Couple in the Rumble Seat of Ramblin Wreck Happy Couple in the Ramblin Wreck Bride and Groom arriving in GT Ramblin Wreck Posing with the GT Ramblin Wreck The beautiful florals were provided by Chelsea  Floral Design.  The ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel looked spectacular.  Using white/cream and blue hydrangea in a variety of centerpieces along with votive candles in mercury glass vases created a very elegant setting.  The personal flowers were also beautiful! Brides Bouquet by Chelsea Floral Design Brides bouquet by Chelsea Floral Design Brides Bouquet by Chelsea Floral Design Table Decor by Chelsea Floral Design Tall centerpiece by Chelsea Floral Design Place setting Tall centerpiece Guest Table decor by Chelsea Floral Design Head Table It was a pleasure to work with one of our favorite videographers on this wedding, Joseph Leone of Leone Productions! The wedding party and guests were transported from the host hotel, The Four Seasons, by two of the GT Stinger’s.  This provided a fun and memorable experience for the guests whether they were GT fans or not. Wedding Party and Guests rode in style on the Tech Trolley Bridesmaids and Brides brother on the Trolley going to the church As a special treat during the ceremony, the guests were serenaded by Lisa Kelly, formerly of the Celtic Women.  She sang several selections during the wedding. Lisa Kelly, formerly of Celtic Women, provided special during the ceremony Lisa Kelly of Celtic Women As guests arrived back at The Four Seasons for Cocktail Hour, they were greeted not only with refreshing beverages and delicious hors d’oeuvre, but also with the piano stylings of Steve Jade on the Ivories. Cocktail Hour Pianist, Steve Jade Providing the entertainment for the dinner and dancing was Joel of Lethal Rhythms.  The guests had a great time strutting their stuff on the dance floor. Party on Dancing crowd Couple dancing One special activity incorporated into the reception that is steeped in tradition, especially in the South, is the Cake Pulls.  Dating back to the Victorian Era, the single ladies (in our case, the Bridesmaids) each pull a ribbon out that has been placed in the cake.  On the end of the ribbon is a charm.  Each charm has a special meaning, for instance, whoever pulls the charm of a ring is said to be the next to get married.  The bride and bridesmaids had so much fun partaking in this old tradition! Cake cutting Groom feeding Bride Bride feeding Groom Toasting Bride and Bridesmaids ready for the Cake Pull Showing their treasures Happy Bride The Cake Pull Charms Cake Pull with Bridesmaids The happy couple departed through bubbles to the awaiting elevator as their guests bid them their Best Wishes as they begin their new married life! Bubble Fanfare Kissing among the bubbles Couple walking through the bubbles Bubble Fanfare Making their escape We were thrilled to work with this family and to produce a flawless wedding for Jessie & Tyler.  We wish them a lifetime of Happiness!!! Enjoy more images from the wonderful day.   Invitation Suite Touching up the lips before the ceremony. Bride opening gift from Groom. Gift from the Groom Bride reading letter from Groom Bride Leaving hotel for the Ceremony Beautiful Bride in the Atlantic Limousine Limo Bride arriving at the church in an Atlantic Limo Bride and her dad before walking down the aisle Bride and Flower Girl right before the ceremony Ceremony Program Bride and her dad before the walk down the aisle The walk The guys awaiting the bride Flower Girl Ceremony Giving of the Bride The Kiss The newly married couple Mr and Mrs. Happy Couple The wedding party Fun wedding party photo Couple portrait Couple with Four Seasons behind them Couple on the Grand Staircase of the Four Seasons The big reveal of the reception set-up Wedding cake by Four Seasons Guest Book display Guest Book and photos Koozie in Use Koozies for Guests Bride's Shoes Bride and Groom at end of Reception 1st Dance First Dance Daddy and his little girl Father Daughter Dance Father Daughter dance Mother Son Dance Mother Son dance Bouquet Toss Garter Throw The new Mr & Mrs Escort Card display Late Night Snack ~ Sliders and Fries   Janice Blackmon Events~ is a full-service event planning firm, specializing in assisting our clients with the planning and production of their event making sure it is flawless.  

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