March 22, 2017

Historic City Nuptials for Lindsay & Aaron

Posted in Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:15 am by JBEvents

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When you pair America’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida, with a sweet and beautiful couple, you get a spectacular wedding!!!

The historic city always held a special place in Lindsay’s heart, so when this Sarasota, Florida native was planning her wedding, St. Augustine was the logical choice.

The venue chosen was The White Room Loft and Rooftop located on the Matanzas River. With sweeping views of the River , The Bridge of Lions and old town St. Augustine, the setting was truly magical.

Lindsay and her Mom created so many beautiful touches for the wedding.  From a lovely Seating Assignment display to vintage photo albums containing photos of the couple.  To go along with the “vintage” camera era, Polaroid cameras were provided for guests to snap photos of themselves to place in a memory book for the couple.  Guests had so much fun!

The ceremony took place on the Roof top.  As guests arrived, they were greeted with Prosecco Pops while they mingled.  Then when it was time for the vows, they took their seat and watched as the couple exchanged vows with the gorgeous water view.  An interesting part of the ceremony was what they used as the Unity Ceremony.  Instead of a candle or sand, they used colored glass pieces that will later be blown into a lasting trinket for the couple to display in their home.

The guests were treated to an amazing array of food from delicious displays for Cocktail Hour with specialty beverages to a 5 course meal to a huge dessert display including a ROot Beer Float station, Hot Chocolate Station, Cookie display and a Strawberry Shortcake station.  Guests definitely left with full bellies.

As a post-wedding treat, the guests were suppose to go play mini-golf, however, a few weeks before the wedding, Hurricane Matthew hit and unfortunately destroyed the mini-golf course, so instead, guests were treated to a Trolley Ride through historic St. Augustine.  It was an excellent end to the evening.  

We wish Lindsay & Aaron a lifetime of happiness.  We were indeed honored to have a part in your special day!!!

It was a pleasure working with the fantastic vendors on this wedding:

Venue: The White Room

Photographer:  Life and Love Studios (Thank YOU so much for the beautiful images)

Hair:  Angela Byrd

Make-Up:  Jamie Benedict

DJ:  Footloose Entertainment

Cake:  Sweet Weddings

Floral Designer:  Jade Violet Wedding & Florals

Horse & Carriage:  Country Carriages

Trolley:  Old Town Trolley of St. Augustine

 

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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December 30, 2014

The next in the series….

Posted in Planning Tips and Information tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:00 am by JBEvents

 You’re Engaged ~ Now What…

Selecting Vendors

So, now you have your date set, created your budget and maybe have even selected your ceremony and reception venues.  You are on your way. So what do you need to concentrate on next?  We would be delighted to assist you with every detail of the planning, but to give you an idea of other vendors to select, read on!

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I tell my clients that a good rule of thumb is that you should concentrate on the vendors that can only handle one wedding per day or at a given or specific time.  This will include the; Officiant, photographer, ceremony musicians, reception entertainment and videographer.  Many other vendors can handle more than one wedding per day, however, depending upon the specialty of the vendor and their support staff, they may only be able to handle a few weddings per day. As a client of Janice Blackmon Events, you will receive date-specific Check Lists that will keep you on track with all of the details for your wedding ~ whether you choose to do the legwork yourself, or have us handle it for you!  These Check Lists are all-encompassing and take into account how much time there is to plan your wedding — not like the generic check lists you can find in a magazine or online.  

The other vendors you may be in need of are; Hair and Make up artists, caterer, florist/event designer, pastry chef, rental company (ceremony items, chairs, tables, linens, lighting, A/V, photobooth) and transportation. Because of our long-standing reputation in the industry, we have relationships with some of the areas finest vendors that will work together in creating the vision YOU desire!!

Although it is possible to retain certain vendors later in the process, retaining your vendors early on will help to ensure that you get the best choice of vendors available who will work with you to achieve the wedding you desire. 

Atlanta certainly has no shortage of wedding vendors, however, there are many inexperienced people out there that claim to do what true professional vendors do without being able to actually provide the quality of service/product that you deserve. {Not all vendors are created equal!}  I strive to assist my clients in selecting the best vendors available that will work within their budget.  Many of the vendors with whom I have relationships will offer my clients added value to their proposal.  This could mean a discount or an upgrade, etc.  However, even if you are not getting married in the Atlanta area, we are able to assist with retaining vendors in any area as we provide extensive research to determine the best fit for your situation. 

To get the most for your wedding, it is in your best interest to hire us as your consultant early in the process — even if you want to do the majority of the planning and leg-work yourself, because having that relationship will provide you with the information that can save you quite a bit in the long run.  

Now, get out there and get those vendors!! Of course, we should be your first stop!  Stop by our Contact Us page to request information on our packages and services.

Happy Planning!!!!!

 

Janice Blackmon Events is a full-service consulting firm specializing in assisting our clients with innovative concepts, creative design and flawless production of their event!!!

 

Photo Credit (ring on the flower):  Nadia D Photography

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