Dinner with the Weducator ~ Mandarin Oriental Atlanta Hotel

Hey yall! Last month I had the pleasure of attending an awesome event called Dinner With the Weducator, planned by one my one of my mentors, Tia Ervin. This intimate dinner party of Atlanta Wedding Planners was held at the lavish Mandarin Oriental Atlanta Hotel. We had a chance to tour this luxurious hotel and their ballrooms are perfect for a wedding wedding under 125 guests (you’ll see from the pictures below). We enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by the chef and the conversation was definitely inspiring! You can see from the pictures that I truly enjoyed myself…..I’m cheesing the whole time :-)


Janel Elise and Tia the Weducator

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Photos by: Bri McDaniel Photography

Your Atlanta Wedding Planner

~ Janel Elise



J.E.E. Party: Red & Black | Chevron & Elephants| Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Anniversary Brunch

Hey yall ! I wanted to share some pictures of my most recent event with you ! I’m a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated - Beta Eta Chapter to be exact ! In honor of our line’s 12th Year Anniversary and my Sorority’s 100th Anniversary we wanted to host a brunch !  We had a great time reconnecting over mimosas and everyone brought gifts for a White Elephant Gift Exchange. Check out the pictures and let me know what you think !


I anchored the table with a black and white chevron table runner which I absolutely adored ! I didn’t want to give it back ! LOL

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 The showstopper was the trunk-up Elephant that I placed in the middle of the table.

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Each guest had there own chevron place card


I used red rose centerpieces for a pop of color !

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Some of the gifts for the White Elephant Gift Exchange

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Some pictures of my Sorority Sisters arriving

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We took a quick group shot before everyone arrived

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I had a blast designing the tablescape for this dinner party. When I got the pictures back I noticed that this same concept could be used for a safari party ! Just a thought :-)

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Event Design: Janel Elise Events, LLC
Linen: Linen Hero
Location: Social Vinings
Photography: Images by Winston

Happy Planning !

~ Janel Elise