May 24, 2017

Once Upon a Time…The Fairytale of Jenny & Ben

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It was such a magical wedding weekend for Jenny & Ben!  Short back story – they are avid Disney fans and became engaged at Disney World in front of the castle.  Ben works as a writer in the film industry in L.A. and they are both very much into “geeky” things.  The hashtag for the wedding was a nod to one of their favorite trilogy’s, “The Lord of the Rings” as well as a play on the groom’s last name – #FellowshipoftheStrings!

On the morning of the wedding, the ladies had a Disney themed Bridal Brunch.  Musicians welcomed the guests with strains of Disney songs.  Guests were given Mouse Ears as they entered with a special pair of a sparkly Bride ears for the Guest of Honor.  The decor around the room and on the tables was adorable Disney themed items including letters for the Bride’s new last name. 

While the ladies were brunching, the guys were lunching.  The guys had their gathering at Paddy’s Pub right onsite.  Good food and laughter (and a beverage or two) was abundant as all the special men in Ben’s life surrounded him on his wedding day.

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When the ladies finished their brunch, they retreated to a private room to begin their hair and make-up appointments, provided by Brushworx On Location Hair and Make-up.  These ladies had so much fun and were so relaxed, which is exactly our goal. Of course, they all looked beautiful!  

There was one very special addition to the wedding gown.  Sewn into the dress, right where it would rest upon her heart, was a small, heart-shaped portion from the Bride’s favorite baby blankie.  I love details like this!!

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Brenda of Brenda Upton Photography was onsite capturing all of the memories of the day.  Brenda had a vision in mind and wanted to make sure not to miss the opportunity of some amazing sunset photos.  She took the couple out through the vineyard, across a field and up a hill to an old tree that provided a view of the sun setting with mountains in the background.  During the trek with the couple her mantra was “follow the light”.  The result was a series of photos that are some of my favorites ever!!! {See photos in collage at bottom}.  Special thanks to Brenda for providing the beautiful images for this post.

The couple shared a First Look in the ceremony area and watching the look on their faces as they saw each other for the first time was magical.

Edge Design Group created the stunning decor.  The Chuppah was dreamy, with soft flowing fabrics and magnificent floral arrangements.  They had a Wine Box unity ceremony.  Personal letters from the bride and groom were placed inside a wooden box with a bottle of their favorite wine.  During the ceremony, they sealed the box and they won’t open it until their 1st Anniversary.

For Guest Registration, there were two antique typewriters available so guests could type a message to the couple.  There was also a custom wood puzzle made which guests would select a piece to sign a note and then place the piece on the display to put the puzzle together.

In keeping with the winery location, the mother hand-made a set of wine charms for each guest.  The charms had beads in the color of the wedding as well as a crab and a peach giving nod to the hometown states the couple’s families are from, Maryland and Georgia.

The ballroom was gorgeous!  Edge Design Group created a romantic and elegant setting.  The tables were draped with lovely champagne satin linens while the sweetheart table had an exquisite beaded overlay on top of the champagne.  The couple’s table was then adorned with a lush floral piece and a variety of candles providing a glowing sparkle. Throughout the rest of the room, there were combination of tall arrangements as well as low arrangements with varying heights of candles creating a romantic glow in the room. Softening the look of the wall behind the band were soft, flowing blush drapery creating a beautiful backdrop.

The cake table had a navy sequin linen that added to the presentation of the dramatic cake – created by a family friend for the couple.

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Guests were entertained all evening by the sounds of U.S. Beat with their always amazing performance.

This wedding  was fun from beginning to end and when it was time for the party to end, guests were begging for more.

The couple departed through a ribbon fanfare to begin their new life together.

We wish Jenny & Ben a lifetime of Happiness of their own fairy tale.

The amazing vendor team contributing to this wedding:

Venue ~ Chateau Elan

Bride’s Dress ~ New Natalie’s

Bridesmaids Dresses ~ New Natalie’s

Groom and Groomsmen Attire ~ Jos. A Banks

Hair and Make-up ~ Brushworx On Location Hair and Make-up

Photography ~ Brenda Upton Photography

Videography ~ Matt G Video

Floral Design ~ Edge Design Group

Ceremony Musicians ~ Pianist and Flutist from U.S. Beat

Reception Entertainment ~ U.S. Beat

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

 

October 21, 2013

Amanda & Lorenz Wedding among the Grapes!!

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Amanda and Lorenz selected Chateau Elan as the location for their wedding.  It was the perfect place for all of their guests who traveled from all over to come together and enjoy the weekend festivities!  

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Amanda and her bridal party began their day receiving hair and make-up services from The Moore Agency.  Everyone looked so beautiful!  

The wedding dress which was purchased at Wedding Angels was spectacular with beading, asymmetrical bands, and ruching.  The bridesmaids dresses were Emerald green and purchased at David’s Bridal.

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The guys looked handsome in their classic black tuxes with the pop of color in their ties to match the bridesmaids dresses.  The gentlemen’s formal attire came from Savvi.

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The floral decor was provided by Your Event Solution.  Using the deep pink, purple and green tones for the color palette created an elegant look for the decor.

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The ceremony which was in the Atrium of Chateau Elan was set in the round with the Chuppah in the center.   This allowed all guests to view the couple saying their vows. The beautiful music for the ceremony was provided by Harpist, Lisa Handman.  

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We enjoyed working with Laura Tarquino of Vosamo Photography who captured all of the beauty of the day.  Joseph Leone of Weddings by Joseph provided the videography of the wedding ~ it’s always a pleasure to work with him.

After a delicious dinner, guests were treated to the delicious wedding cake from The Baking Grounds.  And just in case they didn’t have enough sugar from the cake, a Candy Buffet was provided containing some of the couples favorite selections.  

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As a special treat {and surprize} to the couple and their guests, the Bride’s sister sang a song dedicated to her sister and new brother-in-law. 

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The crowd was on the dance floor from the time they entered the Ballroom until the last dance song of the evening thanks to the amazing sounds of the Rupert’s Orchestra. It was a good thing that Flip Flops were provided for the  guests since they danced all night long!

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We were so pleased to work with this couple and their families for this special occasion.  We wish Amanda and Lorenz a lifetime of Happiness!!!!

See more beautiful images from the wedding below!!

Ceremony Programs

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