October 28, 2016

Megan & Zach’s Midtown wedding!

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It was such a pleasure to work along side Megan & Zach to plan their wedding.  Making it even more special was that it was my second time working with the groom’s family.  What an honor that is!

Their wedding was just beautiful and every detail was exquisite and perfect!  Bold American Events knocked it out of the park with the designs that truly exceeded the couples expectations.  The look was elegant and lush, with an English Garden feel.  The arch created for the ceremony later doubled as the backdrop for the cake.  

The couple exuded love with every look, touch and laugh throughout the day.  You couldn’t help but smile every time you saw them.  

One of the most touching moments was the bride opening the gift from the groom.  Her mother passed away when she was younger, and knowing how important she was to Megan, Zach took some old letters and cards with her handwriting and had a gorgeous necklace made with Megan’s initial in her mothers handwriting.  Needless to say, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.  That gift just goes to show what a special guy, Zach is. 

The photos (courtesy of Scobey Photography) tell the story better than words, so take a look! 

You might also enjoy watching this video courtesy of JB Videography!

 

We enjoyed partnering with:

Wedding Angels (Wedding Gown and Bridesmaids Dresses)

Guffey’s (Groom’s Attire)

Jos. A. Banks (Groomsmen Attire)

The Moore Agency (Hair and Make-up)

Summerour Studio (Venue)

Bold American Events (Catering and Design)

Scobey Photography (Photography)

Jeremiah O’Keefe-West (Officiant)

Amati Chamber Ensemble (Ceremony Musicians)

Nice Entertainment (DJ Hans)

JB Videography (Video)

Atlantic Limousine

Dede Adams Calligraphy (Wedding Invitations, Seating Chart)

Nothing Bundt Cakes (Favors)

 

We wish Megan & Zach a lifetime of Happiness!!!  Thank you for letting us be a part of your Special Day!!

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

 

 

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November 28, 2011

Mazel Tov Shelby!!!

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Shelby loves New York City, so it seemed only fitting for her Bat Mitzvah to have a New York City Theme for her Extravaganza!

The first order of business was to select a venue that would enhance a New York City feel and immediately The W Hotel ~ Midtown came to mind.  We secured Altitude {the ballroom on the 27th floor} as the venue.  Since the room offers views of the city on both sides of the ballroom, that would lend to the feel of the Big Apple. 

Working with the extremely talented, JWilbur of EventScapes, a division of CCP Events, the decor was devised in meeting with Shelby’s New York City theme.  Wilbur offered wonderful suggestions for bringing the city design into the room.  There were two large gobo’s that shown on the back walls depicting famous landmarks such as The Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline.  Each table on the adult side of the room was covered in the hotel’s standard black spandex linen and topped with a luxurious silver overlay.  The centerpiece consisted of a square base filled with flowers out of which came a street sign indicating famous cross-streets in NYC.  Shelby determined some of her favorite locations in the city and those became the table names for the adults.

On the “kids” side of the room, the look was more of a club feel, with lounge seating, a few cocktail rounds with seats and a few highboy tables.  These were treated with the hotels black spandex linens and topped with hot pink overlays.  Cube vases filled with hot pink roses enhanced the look of these tables.  To fully show the NYC theme, Wilbur created a large sign that had the name of the event:  “Shelby’s New York City Extravaganza” complete with the New York city skyline and more of the famous landmarks.  The sign was outlined in lights and enhanced with swags of fabric to create a stunning focal point.

As with most Mitzvah’s, the party began with the kid’s having some time partying without the adults present.  They were feasting on yummy hors d’oeuvres such as fried cheese, mini pizzas, and pigs in a blanket.  Meanwhile, the adults were not being left out.  They were having an adult-only cocktail party on the 2nd floor of the hotel in the area called Away.  It’s a semi-private area that worked perfectly for the purpose of a cocktail hour. 

At the appointed time, the adults were whisked away and delivered to the celebration which was already in full swing.  As the guests exited the scenic glass elevator, they found their table assignment cards on a lighted round table which was centered with a tall decor piece that held a rotating Yellow Taxi Cab adorned with Shelby’s name.  The table assignment cards were replica’s of New York City Metro (subway) cards.  Robyn Feinberg of RSVP provided the stationery products for the event and as always did a superb job!

The family entered the event in grand fashion.  Once Shelby was announced and the whole family was front and center, a long-time family friend offered the Motzi.

Dinner for the adults consisted of a dual entrée of a beef filet and salmon or for those wishing for a more vegetarian option, salmon and pasta. The kids feasted on chicken fingers, mac & cheese, salad, and other tasty goodies.

To add a fun twist to the desserts, both the adults and kids were offered a dessert display that would provide options to tempt every tastebud.  And what would a New York City themed event be without Black and White cookies?

To keep the fun going throughout the night, the incredible team from Vibe provided the entertainment.  These guys definitely know how to throw a fun party — not just for the kids but for the adults as well. 

Jenni Girtman was the photographer of record for the event capturing all of the fun times.  She also provided a Photo Booth station where guests could select various New York City backgrounds for their GreenScreen photos.  Kids and adults had such fun trying out all of the props AND the different backgrounds.

Can you ever have enough sugar at an event? We didn’t think so, so we provided a Candy Bar.  Shelby selected her favorite types of candy which included, Malted Milk Balls, M&M’s, Skittles, Mike&Ike’s, and Sour Patch Kids.  We provided the complete set-up including the custom labels for the containers in keeping with the color and theme of the event. 

As the time came for the guests to depart, they were treated with adorable and functional favors of PJ bottoms which also were emblazoned with the logo of the event. There were a HUGE hit!!! (I think the adults were sad that they didn’t get a pair).

Judging by the smiles from everyone as they left, this was another fabulous and FLAWLESS event and we were so pleased to be a part of it!!!

To see more photos (taken by JBEvents) from the event, please enjoy the slideshow below!

 

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Janice Blackmon Events is an event planning company offering many levels of service to assist clients in the best possible way for their event.  Don’t leave your celebration in the hands of someone less capable, contact Janice Blackmon Events today and enjoy the feel of planning a flawless and stressfree event!

March 5, 2011

Our Secret Wonderland

Posted in Other Events, Planning Tips and Information tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:11 pm by JBEvents

 

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As an Event Planner, sometimes it is hard to WOW us.  However, this was not the case for some of the cities elite planners who were invited to attend the Atlanta Weddings Magazine and W Hotels of Atlanta Wonderous Day full of indulgent Surprises!

Our day begin at the W Hotel ~ Buckhead where small hints eluded to what lay before us.  On the information screens throughout the hotel, there were images from Alice in Wonderland ~ both the original and the new version with Johnny Depp.

We gathered in the prefunction area where we were encouraged to “Drink” a concoction that would perhaps set the mood for what would come next.  The drink was served in a shot glass and was an espresso shot.  Very tasty.

When the time came for us to finally enter the room and see some of the Wonderous Surprises, we walked through the Rabbit Hole guided by the image of Alice in Wonderland.

The room was AMAZING!  The tables were placed in a “T” and were loaded with various vases and tea pots and all kinds of beautiful flowers.  The senses were in over-drive for sure.  At the far end of the room, there was a huge structure of trees that had leaves (magnolia) hanging as well as votive candles.  The size of the trees was nothing short of Magical.  In each of the various mis-matched chairs, there were Hats each with its own personality.  We were encouraged to find a hat we liked and have a seat at that spot.  There were so many fun hat options that I was literally walking around the whole room trying to decide which one I wanted.  I settled on one that wasn’t as FABULOUS and frilly as others but was very tasteful and actually coordinated with my outfit for the day. It was a cream-colored hat with a chocolate-brown satin ribbon and bow with a cluster of hydrangea attached.  Other hats featured feathers, tulle and boas and usually a floral accent as well.  What a Wonderful idea for a Ladies Tea, Bridal Shower or even a Bat Mitzvah.

Once seated, you continued to notice all of the intricate details.  All of the decor was provided by Your Event Solutions.  They began the room set-up the night before and literally worked all night to have this Wonderland come to life. The tree that they created truly looked real because of a product that is available at Your Event Solutions which in essence is a graphic design of the image desired that is then incorporated into the decor.  So for the tree, the graphic design was of tree bark and so as it was wrapped around the structure, it looked like a real tree. 

Because we were all so amazed at the decor, it took a while before we were all ready to take a seat.  But once we did, our taste senses were in for the next treat.

Our first course was a creamy tomato soup with sweet basil foam.  The soup was served in an oversized white bowl that was off-centered for lack of a better description.  The soup was DELICIOUS.  Following came the salad which was tuna tartare “nicoise” frisee salad with black olive vinaigrette.  The main course, that might I say took us all by surprise, was prosciutto white rabbit loin served with sweet and sour cabbage and spicy pea puree.  Another common feature among event planners, is that many of us  are foodies.  While we all seemingly were hesitant on tasting the entrée, we all (or at least most of us) did try it and were surprised that the flavor wasn’t bad.  This certainly isn’t meant to be a negative comment, but the common feeling among those present was that it was hard to get past the thought of eating our “host” if you will.  ~smile~

As we were finishing our meal, we all kept wondering what could be coming up next in our day of  indulgent surprises.  We quickly found out that we were being whisked away to an undisclosed location.  We loaded a shuttle provided by Atlantic Limousine and took off on a secret journey.

Within a few short minutes, we arrived at our next destination, W Hotel ~ Midtown.  As we departed our shuttle, we were greeted by the friendly staff and offered bottled water.  We then were taken to the awe inspiring Altitude Ballroom located on the 27th floor of the hotel with a view of the city from the floor to ceiling windows that surround the room.  This ballroom is magical by itself – because of the view.  However, there are other special details that make the Ballroom special – such as soft-seating lounge furniture that is included, as well as the whole floor being just for the private event.  The hotel also offers other private event space on another level of the hotel for those events that may not fit into Altitude.

After we all had viewed the ballroom, we were then escorted down to one of the suites.  WOW was it spectacular.  The decor was contemporary as one would expect in a W property – but with the continued Alice in Wonderland Theme, we were greeted by the Queen of Hearts who was actually a dessert table.  There were a variety of cupcakes in addition to other small bites of delectable treats placed on the “roving” table. 

On the dining table, we were treated to even more delicious array of nibbles.  The chef prepared a variety of hors d’oeuvres that we each found to be tasty.  In keeping also with the theme, the signature cocktail of a Pim’s Cup was served.

As we were able to mingle and enjoy the delicacies, one of the massage therapists from Bliss Spa offered a chair massage.  This was such as hit that several of us wanted to keep getting back in line for another one. 

One of the nice surprises of the day was the swag-bag that we found waiting for us on the shuttle.  It contained the latest edition of Atlanta Weddings Magazine as well as luxurious samples from Bliss Spa and even gift certificates for Spice Market and Whiskey Blue

This truly was a Wonderous Day full of indulgent Surprises and I was so pleased to have been included in the select group of planners invited. Thank you so much to the W Hotel Buckhead and Midtown, Atlanta Weddings Magazine, Bliss Spa, Your Event Solutions and Atlantic Limousine for making this such a magical and wonderful day!

For those of you looking for a full-filled theme for your next event, Alice in Wonderland is one that can offer many different options so that incorporating in into a wedding, a Sweet 16 Party, a Bat Mitzvah, a Ladies Tea or even a Bridal shower or Bridesmaids Luncheon would all work extremely well. 

 We would be happy to assist you in planning your next event and have the experience and qualifications to make every event Flawless!

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