This week as a part of our Friday Introduction series, we are hearing from Spice! Spice Jones, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, joined the Calluna Events team in 2006 for the opportunity to combine a background in film producing with her love for creating beautiful celebrations. Spending 14 years collaborating with the country’s top art directors and wardrobe designers gave Spice the “everything is possible!” excitement that Calluna Events brings to each and every event. Through the little details, her passion is finding fresh and exciting ways to match time honored traditions with today’s modern styles. Along with her experience, Spice brings the confident professionalism and fun personality that have become the trademarks of Calluna Events.
A little more about Spice…
What do you do to relax after a wedding is over?
If I’m lucky enough to bring home a piece of wedding cake, I’ll put on my pjs while my husband pours a glass of whatever-happens-to-be-in-the-fridge and then we curl up on the couch to savor the confection and catchup on the day.
What is something you have seen at a wedding that you absolutely loved?
A few years ago I watched a groom’s father give his son the same toast his father gave him on his own wedding day. And when he finish the toast the groom’s mother gifted the newlyweds the toasting glasses they received for their wedding 30 years prior. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
I absolutely love Gardenias. They remind me of old Hollywood and their fragrance take me back to my Southern home. Nothing is more charming than a groom with fragrant Gardenia on his lapel.
Favorite dress designer?
There are so many amazing new designers these days but, Vera Wang remains my all-time favorite. I still get chills when I have a bride walking down the aisle in one of her dresses.
Favorite wedding movie?
High Society? My Best Friend’s Wedding? Wedding Crashers? Mamma Mia? It’s impossible to narrow the list to a single favorite. But, considering I’ve watched The Proposal more times than all the rest combined I guess it should be the winner…for now.
What is some advice you would give couples planning their own wedding?
I think the most beneficial thing a couple can do before starting the planning process is to engage a Wedding Planner for a few hours of logistical advice. Discuss your guest count, share your vision, and be candid about your budget so the Planner can help you avoid any of the financial or emotional surprises hidden behind the excitement of planning the big day. I promise those few hours will be invaluable.
Photography | Ashley Sawtelle