Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Orleans Style in Coconut Grove!

The staff at Jennifer J Events had a blast working with Julie and Gabe. They had a church ceremony at Coral Gables Congregational Church and were married by Milan, my absolute favorite pastor, his ceremonies are so sincere and full of laughter.

After the ceremony the guests were treated to a reception at Christabelle's Quarter in Coconut Grove. This place is over the top. It is 3 floors of fabulous and ornate design and perfect for a unique wedding reception or event. The party took place on the third floor which boasts an amazing outdoor roof top space as well as a beautiful room with wood floors, high ceilings, and a fabulous bar. Guests dined on New Orleans inspired passed hors d'oeuvres and a sit down meal.

The flowers were just amazing courtesy of Guillermo at National Flowers. This guy is just too darn good, I cant wait to work with him again. Photography was done by Alain at Alain Martinez Photography who is always fabulous to work with.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

50's Fun = Fabulous!

As many of you know, White Light Event Design (a combination of Jennifer J Events & Tamara's new company) just completed filming the television show Platinum Weddings for the wedding weekend of Lauren and Kris who were married on 6/7/08 in Aventura, FL. I know many of you are anxious to see the wedding photos for that weekend and I do not have those yet, however I am giving you some teasers from their fabulous fifties diner/I Love Lucy theme rehearsal dinner that took place at the Antique Car Museum in Fort Lauderdale. We were thrilled to see many of the 120 guests dressed up in their best 50's duds for the occassion. We decked out the museum with a classic soda fountain featuring malts, shakes, and floats which was adorned with nostalgic candy including candy cigarettes, buttons, and whirly pops. The tables we dressed in polka dot linens in black and white with bold teal napkins. The amazing floral design was done by our own Bruce Goldstein who used over 2,000 red carnations to make floral spheres that sat on top of tin cans and vintage Campbell's Tomato Soup cans. The guests snacked on passed diner favorites such as grilled cheese, chicken fingers, and mini philly cheesesteak sandwhiches before dining on tv dinners in custom trays with the couples logo that includes truffled meatloaf or turkey with foie gras which added an upscale flair to the entree courses. For dessert the guests dined on apple pie ala mode and a delicious red velvet grooms cake that was shaped like a golf bag celebrating the groom's career as a pro golfer and his sponsorship by Nike. During the night the guests enjoyed a photobooth, Lucy and Ricky impersonators, and old time songs played on an old fashion juke box. It was truly a majical event. We will keep everyone posted on when our episode of Platinum Weddings will air on the WE network and will also post wedding pictures very soon. A special thanks to Desitination: Luv, which is a combination of Timco Photographers and Chris Plus Lynn Photography for the wonderful pictures and CA Catering for the amazing food and service which was top notch.

Jordana and Misha's Douglas Entrance Wedding

The staff at Jennifer J Events had been working on the wedding for this chic and fashion forward couple for nearly a year, so we were so excited to finally see the vision come to life at the Douglas Entrance in Coral Gables, FL on March 29, 2008. The decor was simple and appeared effortless, however look closely and you will see the incredible detail that went into everything. Misha is a chef, actually he works for the wedding's caterer Le Basque, so the tables were appropriately named after spices. The food was to die for, a 4 course sit down dinner with a trifle dessert that looked like a piece of art and tasted just as good. There were many special events within this special event such as a bag piper leading the guests from cocktail hour to reception and an amazing Salsa Dancing Performance where the bride shared a choreographed dance in the second number. Perhaps one of the coolest things i've seen at a wedding lately. Jordana even changed into a shorter version of her couture gown for she performance. Here are some of the pictures taken by the amazing Timothy Beckford from Timco Photography. Flowers on this wedding were a combined effort of myself and Bruce Goldstein.

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I love everything about weddings, especially how different each one is. I love to create innovative and personal designs for my clients to make their weddings unique and fun with lots of "wow factor". As a previous bride myself I know first hand how stressful wedding planning can be and take pride in managing every detail of my clients special day so they can enjoy every minute.