Real J.E.E. Wedding: Ursula + Shomari’s Lake Lanier Wedding

Hey yall! I’m so freaking excited to share these photos with you!  Lake Lanier was the perfect backdrop for their Southern Sensibility Meets Windy City Charm Wedding!  And I absolutely adored the Unique Wedding Details that reflected this couple in every way.

  • Guests signed His & Hers Rocking Chairs instead of the traditional guest book (since their first date was at a Cracker Barrel)
  • Garrett’s Popcorn and Gino’s East Deep Dish Pizza was flown in from Chicago to serve as a Midnight Snack
  • Their 5-tier wedding cake was created to look like Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Plaza
  • Each guest released a glow-in the dark balloon at the end of the night in memorial of loved one’s that have passed

And I could go on and on but check out the pictures below to see what I mean..


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Vendor Team

Planning: Janel Elise Events
Photography: EnMuse Photography
Venue: Lake Lanier Island Resort
Floral: Savage Gardens
Cake: Cakes by LaMeeka
Music: DJ Tron
Videographer: Imagine Video

Your Atlanta Wedding Planner

~Janel Elise



Wedding Dress Crush ~ Designer Veluz Reyes

I’m always on the lookout for unique wedding dresses that no one else will have so when I found this designer I had a WOW moment. Veluz Reyes is a designer from the Philippines that designs absolutely beautiful custom wedding gowns. It’s all about the lace, beading, details and drama … just stunning !

To see more of Veluz Reyes’ designs check out her Facebook Page or visit her website .

Happy Planning !

~ Janel Elise


Atlanta Rehearsal Dinner Location ~ Brio Tuscan Grille Perimeter


I recently planned a Networking Event at Brio Tuscan Grille in the Atlanta Perimeter Area and said to myself  “Self… this would be an awesome location for a wedding rehearsal dinner“. Here’s why:

Private Room Options

They’ve got some great private room options including the one that you see below (The Sovana Room).  This room fits 20 to 30 people comfortably.

Plus it opens up into your own private outdoor area where your guests can play Bocce Ball. You can’t see it in the pictures but there’s also an outdoor fireplace that they light up in the colder months.

The Food is Mmm Mmm Good

At my event we served Heavy Hors D’oeuvres and the food was awesome (especially the calamari and the stuffed mushrooms). They’ve also got some great menu packages to help you control the costs.

Can you just see your guests enjoying an awesome Italian Dinner and then moving the party outside for Bocce Ball and drinks  by the fireplace ? I can ! And that’s why I recommend Brio Tuscan Grille Perimeter as a great location for a rehearsal dinner.

Here’s Brio’s Website

Happy Planning !

~ Janel Elise

Navy Blue & Fuchsia Anniversary Party


A friend asked me to come up with some ideas for her parent’s 30th Wedding Anniversary Party. Her parents were indifferent on the theme and color story of the party but she wanted something that both of her parents would like … so I suggested Fuchsia and Navy Blue and her parents loved it !

Fuchsia and Navy Blue is definitely a good blend of masculine and feminine and depending on how you stage it, this color combo would also work for a baby shower for twins or even children’s party.

Her parent’s Anniversary Party will take place over Labor Day Weekend so I’ll let you know how it turns out.

Need ideas for your next event ? Call me and I’ll create an inspiration board just for you !

Happy Planning !

~ Janel Elise

Modern & Unique Invitation Websites


Hey yall. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite invitation websites. These invitations are Fun, Modern, Bright, and definitely Non-Traditional … the {JEE Style} Don’t get me wrong, my first recommendation for my clients is to work with an invitation designer to create custom and personalized invitations. BUT, if you don’t have the budget for a designer these invitations are a great option.  Check them out and let me know what you think ?    |   |


Happy Planning !

~ Janel Elise