{Real Wedding…and News} Celebrations Magazine Weddings on the Water

Rhodes Studios Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Mission Inn Resort, Wedding on the Water giveaway, gold wedding invitation

Rhodes Studios Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Mission Inn Resort, Wedding on the Water giveaway, gold and pink wedding invitation

Rhodes Studios Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Mission Inn Resort, Wedding on the Water giveaway, gold and pink wedding invitation

Rhodes Studios Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Mission Inn Resort, Orlando weddings, gold glitter invitation, custom monogram

Rhodes Studios Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Mission Inn Resort, Wedding on the Water giveaway, pink ceremony ideas

Rhodes Studios Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Mission Inn Resort, pink wedding cake, gold wedding linen

Rhodes Studios Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Mission Inn Resort, Wedding on the Water giveaway, pink wedding ideas, gold wedding ideas

Rhodes Studios Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Mission Inn Resort, pink wedding ideas, Orlando weddings

The most recent issue of Celebrations Magazine featured the custom invitations we created for the “Weddings on the Water” giveaway wedding at the beautiful new Marina del Rey at Mission Inn Resort! Make sure you read the online magazine here to see all the photos.  This winning couple was so lucky to be able to work with some of Central Florida’s best wedding professionals to create an absolutely beautiful day.

The colors the couple chose were light pink and gold, with plenty of sparkle. After meeting with the bride for a design consultation, we created their custom invitation in a folding style with a custom-printed blush outer and gold inner. The invitation was printed on warm white, and we included a sparkling gold glitter monogram plate and cream grosgrain ribbon on the pocket, in which the enclosures were contained.  The custom monogram we created was also used by Soundwave Entertainment to produce a custom GOBO for their dance floor.

The overall look for the day was elegant and beautiful with lots of sparkle. Love the look? Request a design consultation with us to start planning your dream invitations and paper goods.

These are the amazing event professionals who provided their services to create this incredible wedding:

Venue: Mission Inn Resort

Photography and Video: Rhodes Studios

Coordinator: Busy Bride Wedding Design

Floral: Weddings by Carly Ane’s Floral Studio

Photo booth: Photo Booth Rocks

Cake: Cut the Cake

Wedding Accessories: Modern Bridal Shop

Linens: A Touch of Class

DJ, Uplighting and Monogram: Soundwave Entertainment

Hair and Makeup: Spa Marbella

Invitations: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Real Wedding} Dallin and Gideon's Blue and Teal Wedding

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, rings

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, happy couple

Thompson Photography Group, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando Science Center, Orlando weddings, ceremony paper goods

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, custom invitation

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, wedding ceremony program

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, wedding menu

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, portrait guest book

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, escort card sign

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, custom escort cards

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, dessert buffet sign

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, cake table signs

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, dessert buffet tags

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, table number

Thompson Photography Group, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando Science Center, groom socks

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, bridal party

Thompson Photography Group, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando Science Center, Orlando weddings, blue wedding ideas

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, wedding dance

Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, science wedding
Thompson Photography Group, Orlando Science Center, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, blue wedding, large custom wedding sign

Dallin and Gideon had a beautiful, fun, and ultra-personal wedding at the Orlando Science Center.  They are a creative, fun-loving, and inspired couple who wanted to incorporate their personalities and common interests into their wedding, so we were super excited to get to work on their designs!  One of their favorite leisure activities is board games and gaming, so a lot of inspiration initially came from their favorite games; then for day-of papers we were able to incorporate a lot of other fun stuff from their life together, like their adorable pups, Loki and Samson.  Dallin and Gideon’s wedding was really quite amazing–a thoroughly unique venue that mixed a somewhat industrial concrete patio for the ceremony with thrilling and fun dinosaur relics at the reception, a choreographed swing dance for the couple’s first dance, sock and shoe changes between ceremony and reception, and tons of personal touches throughout.

Our invitations and paper goods featured a color palette of blues, teals, and pale green with a honeycomb pattern based loosely on a favorite game.  On the reverse, we used a hearthstone from the game World of Warcraft.  In the game, you choose a home location, and the hearthstone can be used to return you to that location…how spectacularly fitting for a wedding invitation! The invitation is printed on a sleek transparent sleeve that slides over a textured white pocket folder that contains the response enclosure and important wedding information.  The inside of the folder was custom-printed with their colorful pattern and we used a round nameplate with their monogram on the printed enclosure band that held their response enclosure.

We carried the honeycomb pattern and the clean and contemporary text style onto the menus and escort cards, and the couple’s monogram and styled names were used on several other key paper goods like the ceremony programs, a “guest book poster” for guests to sign, and a larger-than-life sign that was held in the mouth of T-Rex.

Lee Forrest Design did an amazing job creating florals for the ceremony and reception that fit Gideon and Dallin’s style perfectly.  They created a perfect setting for the escort card table in particular, by placing glass dishes filled with stones interspersed with masculine florals into which the escort cards were displayed.

For the first time ever, we coordinated with Party Flavors Custom Cakes to design a custom cake topper!  Their super-unique cake was designed with hexagonal tiers with a fondant pattern that coordinated with the honeycomb pattern of the paper goods.  We also created several signage pieces ranging from table numbers, cards and gifts signage, and dessert buffet tags for the spectacular dessert buffet by Two Sweets Bake Shop.

Gideon and Dallin put so much attention into the details of their wedding, and we were thrilled to be part of their wedding!  We love working with couples who want super-unique paper goods that fully express their personalities and style.  For us, this will be a wedding and a couple to remember for a long, long time.  Thank you, Gideon and Dallin, for choosing to work with Dogwood Blossom Stationery!

“We hired Denise with Dogwood Blossom Stationery very early in the wedding planning process. It was the best decision we made. Denise came up with a modern and contemporary vision for our save-the-dates and invitations that ended up helping us style the wedding overall. As we are not very creative people ourselves, I cannot imagine what our wedding would have been like had we not brought Denise on board early on. We used Denise with everything on paper: invitations, save-the-dates, thank-you cards, custom menus, various signs around the reception and ceremony, a guest sign-in poster, cake topper, programs. Everything was extremely well done, fully 100% customized, and truly made our wedding unique. Honestly, hiring a custom designer for paper goods is naturally going to be more expensive than buying things online. But what a world of difference it made—not just in the paper goods themselves, but in really tying everything together and making our wedding look like it was a professionally-designed event. In every category of vendor, we hired who we were told was the best in town. But out of all of them, Dogwood Blossom was truly the one we could not have done without.” [Gideon and Dallin, review from WeddingWire]

Check out this awesome video by Key Moment Films, which captures their touching, traditional ceremony through to their fantastic first dance.

If you would like to see more of our work, make sure to like our Facebook page to see features of past projects. There’s something new every day!

These were the amazing vendors that shaped this wedding:

Venue: Orlando Science Center

Photography: Thompson Group Photography

Videographer: Key Moment Films

Cake:  Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Florist:  Lee Forrest Design

Dessert Buffet:  Two Sweets Bake Shop

Catering:  Arthur’s Catering and Events

Invitations and paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Inspiration} Chic Holiday Styled Shoot in Black, Gold, and Cranberry

Paper goods, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Holiday Shoot, The Acre, Vine and Light Photography

Menu, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Holiday Shoot, The Acre, Vine and Light Photography

Cocktail Sign, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Holiday Shoot, The Acre, Vine and Light Photography

Escort Cards, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Holiday Shoot, The Acre, Vine and Light Photography

Table, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Holiday Shoot, The Acre, Vine and Light Photography

Table Scene, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Holiday Shoot, The Acre, Vine and Light Photography

Wedding Cake, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Holiday Shoot, The Acre, Vine and Light Photography

Bride and Groom, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Holiday Shoot, The Acre, Vine and Light Photography (2)

Husky, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Holiday Shoot, The Acre, Vine and Light Photography

With the temperature dipping and leaves turning, we were thrilled work alongside Bluegrass ChicSwanky I Do’s and Vine & Light Photography in this holiday styled shoot at The Acre, a rustic outdoor venue hidden away in Orlando’s College Park neighborhood. The wild landscape offered the perfect backdrop for the vintage setting. Shades of red and white floral arrangements with natural greenery, winter berries, and gold accents beautifully complimented the black and white table linens. We used this rich color palette throughout, combining it with soft, natural tones to create our custom invitations and paper goods.

We created a layered invitation with a paper + ribbon extra-wide custom-printed bellyband.  To reflect the linens, we printed the bellyband with black and white striped and added a burgundy ribbon with a neat knot.  The enclosures were also contained within this bellyband to keep the ensemble organized.  We chose a gold envelope and lined it with a custom black and white striped envelope liner.

We carried the same styling and variants of the motif through to the day-of papers, including escort cards adorned with notched deep red ribbons, menus that were displayed in faux antlers, and specialty signage for the bar.

From the sophistication of the red glassware and gold place settings, to the stunning, three-tiered cake with brushed gold antlers, to the furry Husky whose collar was adorned with winter foliage, we loved every aspect of this holiday styled shoot.

We’d love to work with you to create custom invitations and paper goods for your day, contact us to schedule your design consultation.

Thank you to the talented event professionals who made this styled holiday shoot a success.

Planner: Swanky I Do’s

Venue: The Acre Orlando

Floral: Bluegrass Chic

Linens: Over the Top Linen

Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Rentals: A Chair Affair Rentals

Vintage furniture: Wish Vintage

Rentals: Dishie Rentals

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Photography: Vine & Light Photography

Invitations and paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

{Inspiration} “Sweet as Tea” Southern Glam Styled Shoot

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Invitation

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Paper Goods

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Menu

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Place Setting Menu

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Meant to Be Banner

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Place Cards and Florals

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Place Card Close Up

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Arnold Palmer Signage

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Place Cards and Iced Tea Spoons

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Shrimp and Grits

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, PBJ Station

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, PBJ station with florals

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Table Numbers

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Table Numbers with Centerpiece

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Dessert Buffet

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Table Settings

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Wedding Cake

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Drink Station

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Bumby Photography, Ocoee Lakeshore Center, Bride and Groom

Earlier in the year, we were thrilled to be a part of a Southern glam styled shoot to promote the grand opening of the new Ocoee Lakeshore Center. We worked alongside talented event professionals, including Bumby Photography and perfectionist planner, Anna Christine Events, showcasing Southern sophistication in the ‘Sweet as Tea, Meant to Be’ theme. The array of soft green, buttery yellow, vibrant peach, white and gold gave the shoot a welcoming atmosphere.

The romantic color palette flowed through our custom invitations and paper goods as we used a folding invitation with a custom, delicate vintage floral pattern on the interior, and a gold foiled monogram on the exterior.  Response enclosures were contained in a moss green satin ribbon-lined enclosure band with die cut monogram.

We carried the exquisite shape of the invitation over to the exclusively designed dinner menus that were nestled into a pocket of white satin on each gold charger from A Chair Affair. Adding a pale green border and a floral element, they matched the place cards that were attached to tea bags with complimenting ribbon. The table numbers were gold foil with a chic vine detail on white card stock.

For the drink and hors d’oeuvres menus, we layered the Southern selections on top of the floral card stock carried over from the inside of the invitations, giving a lovely framed effect to the display. The custom made Arnold Palmer take-home bar favors detailed the recipe for the Southern cocktail.

From the floral arrangements in white milk glass vases with a hand-picked feel, to the intricate detail of the five-tier wedding cake designed by Cut the Cake, to the whimsical flair of the ‘Meant to Be’ pennant-style banner, we loved the Southern elegance of this shoot!

Contact us today to schedule your custom design consultation for your wedding or special event.

Thank you to all of the amazing vendors who made this styled shoot a success.

Venue: Ocoee Lakeshore Center

Photography: Bumby Photography

Event Design and Coordination: Anna Christine Events

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Lighting and Drape: Standing Ovation Entertainment

Catering: Arthur’s Catering 

Dessert buffet: Hello Sugar!

Cake: Cut the Cake

Linens: Over the Top

Video: Ocean Video Photography

Make Up and Hair: Live Art by Julie

Dresses: Alfred Angelo

Suit: Absolutely Fitting

Chairs: A Chair Affair

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

{Real Event} Southern Soiree in Navy and Coral at Up the Creek Farms

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, fan programs

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, fan front

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, sign

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, Southern table sign

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, table sign

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, charm sign

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, cocktail sign

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, cupcake sign

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, dessert sign

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, pie signs

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, pie sign

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, room
Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, Denise

That’s me (Denise) on the right!

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, guests

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, cake

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, food and chalkboard

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, photo booth

Last month, we were a part of the Perfect Wedding Guide Orlando networking event at the new Up The Creek Farms. The entire evening had a warm, welcoming atmosphere, thanks to the coordination and styling pros of L.I.F.E. Events. The venue has a rustic atmosphere that was amplified by the vintage Southern decor. Colors for the evening were hues of coral and navy blue with touches of sunshine yellow, which was seen in the vintage furniture brought by Crystal and Crates Vintage Rentals, the floral arrangements from Buds Etc Floral Studio, and the cake by Best Little Cake House, and our paper goods. We’re happy to share some beautiful photos by Bumby Photography.

We created fun, whimsical pieces for this event. Our custom fans did triple duty! Guests could cool themselves, use the fans as props in the photo booth, and also read the credits for the participating vendors. On one side, we printed old-Southern sayings like “Bless Your Heart!” and “I Do Declare!” while the other side was printed with the list of event sponsors. The curved frame die-cut shape gave the fans a pretty and classic look. Floral artwork in shades of coral decorated the corners of the fans and was also featured on the rest of our paper goods.

The custom table cards were another cheeky element that we made especially for this evening. Mounted on navy blue tent cards, we created signs with stereotypical Southern “tips” such as “Be a one-person welcome wagon” and “Have a signature cocktail.” The cards were backed with various patterns of coral plaid behind a layer of sunny yellow card stock.

P is for Pie Bake Shop provided a dessert buffet stocked with traditional Southern treats. We created round signs on picks for many of the desserts, including pecan pie, s’mores, and berry and lemon cream “cutie pies.” Each of the signs featured a single flower to follow the artwork motif. For the specialty “hummingbird cupcakes,” we made a sign on a navy tent card in a similar style to our other table cards.

We love designing invitations and paper goods that are unique and created specifically for a particular event. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook to see examples of our work.

Thank you to all of the amazing wedding professionals that teamed up to make this Southern-styled evening a success:

Wedding Venue: Up The Creek Farms

Host: Perfect Wedding Guide Orlando

Wedding Planner: L.I.F.E. Events

Photographer: Bumby Photography

Brevard County Cinematography: TLC Film Productions

Caterer: Downtown Catering, LLC

Paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

Uplighting: Get Lit Productions

Florist: Buds Etc Floral Studio

Wedding Cake: Best Little Cake House

Musicians: The Holcomb Brothers Band

Farm Tables: A Chair Affair

Linens: Over The Top Linens

Brevard Wedding Rentals: Rent Your Events

Dessert Bar: P is for Pie Bake Shop

Draping: KL Weddings & Events

DJ & Entertainment: Blue Skies Entertainment

Vintage Rentals & Decor: Crystal and Crates Vintage Rentals

Chalk Design: After A While Crocodile

{Inspiration} Winter Wonderland Styled Shoot

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, invitation

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, invitation close up

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, menu

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, place setting with menu

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, menu and place card

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, table setting

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, chair back

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, chair back with floral

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, napkin tag

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, hot chocolate tag

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, hot chocolate bar tags

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, hot chocolate bar

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, drinking hot chocolate

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, gold glitter cake

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, bride and bouquet

Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, ceremony
Andi Mans Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, snow and blankets

With the holiday season approaching, the timing was perfect for our “Winter Wonderland” styled shoot with Andi Mans Photography and planner extraordinaire Blush by Brandee Gaar. A variety of deep and vibrant shades of red mixed with plenty of white and gold made this shoot look modern and romantic, with plenty of references to traditional holiday elements. Classic holiday elegance was combined with warm wood tones and a variety of textures to give the shoot an inviting feel. We used these rich colors and textures and mixed in warm, casual notes when creating our invitations and paper goods.

Our invitation was enclosed in a folder that was wrapped with a red satin ribbon. Inside, the invitation and response card were die-cut to create a pretty frame edge, and a band of red satin ribbon also held the response card. While the exterior of the folder was white, the interior featured a deep red with a subtle damask watermark with rosy-colored florals used throughout.  The floral motif and carried over to our deep red custom menus, which were also done in the die-cut frame shape.

We used our new printed wood technique to create customized tags for the napkin ties, chair back escort cards, and to label the ingredients for Two Sweets Bake Shop‘s hot chocolate buffet. Each set of wooden cards was cut in a different shape: rounded squares, scalloped edges, and even the frame shape that we used for the invitations and menus.

Every element of this shoot was carefully thought out. We loved the whimsical and decadent hot chocolate buffet with accompanying mirror board by Chalk Shop, the amazing variety of flowers and greenery by Cheryl’s Distinctive Creations, and the warm plaid blankets wrapped around the dazzlingly elegant bride and bridesmaids. All together, this great mix of styles should provide the perfect inspiration to get you in the holiday spirit!

We loved showcasing some of our unique techniques in this styled shoot! You can get a similar look for your wedding or special event–just contact us for your design consultation.

Thank you to all of the talented event professionals that we had the pleasure of working with on this shoot!

Photography: Andi Mans

Coordinator: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Venue: Four Seasons Orlando

Bridal Boutique: Solutions Bridal

Sweet Station/Hot Chocolate: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Hair/Makeup: LeJeune Artistry

Floral: Cheryl’s Distinctive Creations

Furniture Rental: CHIC Event Furniture Rental

Chair Rental: A Chair Affair

Mirror Board: Chalk Shop

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Lighting

Chandelier: Signature Chandeliers

Invitations and paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Inspiration} Equestrian Southern Wedding Brunch

Allan Jay Images, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, sign

Allan Jay Images, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, reception paper goods

Allan Jay Images, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, table

Allan Jay Images, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, flowers and sign
Allan Jay Images, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, favor tag

Allan Jay Images, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, bell

Allan Jay Images, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, dessert table

Allan Jay Images, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, dessert tags

What a great collaboration! Bluegrass Chic designed a reception table for a Southern tea and Two Sweets Bake Shop designed an accompanying bourbon bar-inspired dessert buffet.  So many elements enhanced the Southern equestrian style, including vintage china, lace details, an abundance of flowers, and (of course) a horse motif!  Thanks to Allan Jay Images for capturing the look so beautifully!

Our paper goods featured horseshoe and wildflower artwork to bring the South into our work. We used earth tones to keep the look classic, such as deep green, sage, burgundy and goldenrod. The menus were layered onto pale metallic gold stock and accented by an emblem with the couple’s monogram surrounded by a golden yellow horseshoe with burgundy flowers. We also made a sign to welcome guests to the celebration, which used the same artwork as the menu but included the written theme of the day: “Tea for Two, and Two for Tea.”

On the table, we carried the traditional Southern design elements to several accent pieces. Guests knew that they were in the correct seat by our unique place cards: teabag tags printed with their names! Also at each place setting was a favor of jarred lemon curd, for which we made circular tags with the wildflower artwork. For a fun touch, each guest also had access to a bell with our tag that read, “Ring for Kisses!” Both the favor tags and the bell tags were tied with a silky sage green ribbon to coordinate with the color palette.

The dessert buffet by Two Sweets Bake Shop featured our sign announcing that the buffet would open after brunch. This time, we chose to accent the sign with the couple’s full monogram flanked by wildflowers instead of using the horseshoe and single letter monogram. Be assured–the dessert table had plenty of horses! We created signage for each sweet treat that had sophisticated horse artwork at the top. Plus, the table was styled with horse statues and riding paraphernalia intermingled with the candy and cupcakes.

If you love the diversity of our work, make sure that you like our Facebook to follow all our projects.

We loved creating this look with some of our favorite wedding professionals! Thank you all:

Photography: Allan Jay Images

Dessert buffet: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Floral: Bluegrass Chic

Paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

 

{Inspiration} Halloween-inspired, Dark Glam Wedding Shoot

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, invitation

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, menu

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, menu on table


Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, escort card table

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, escort cards

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, escort card table sign

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, table sign

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, dessert tag

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, dessert signs

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, dessert buffet

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, banquet

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, bouquet

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, centerpiece

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, cake

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, couple with table

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, bridal portrait

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, couple portrait

Imagine a wedding on Halloween…what do you envision? Instead of the commercially prevalent orange pumpkins and witches riding on brooms, a more glamorous route was taken for this styled shoot. We were so excited to work with some of our favorite event professionals, including Lee Forrest Design, Two Sweets Bake Shop, Everything Cake, and Bumby Photography, at an amazing location–the stunningly dramatic Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando.  Imagined by Two Sweets Bake Shop and designed in partnership with Mobella Events, this team of wedding pros produced a romantic look full of candles and decadence with touches of whimsy here and there.

Rich purples and vivid red were used as accent colors to the inky black and gleaming gold that took center stage for the color scheme. Both the invitations and the menus used gold foil on black stock. The invitation was layered on top of gold metallic and black stock with a thick black satin ribbon tied in a bow on one side. Gold foil was used to create an ornate frame-like border around the playful text: telling guests that “the wicked pleasure of your company is requested” and reiterating the slightly morbid sentiment “’til death do us part.” Branch-like artwork capped the top and bottom of the invitation, and a tiny bat was placed at the bottom for a classic Halloween touch.

The same artwork from the invitation was used on the black menus. The round shape of the menus was created by die-cut to fit perfectly on the vintage china from A Chair Affair. We assumed that the cake from Everything Cake was a “death by chocolate” cake! Speaking of decadence, Two Sweets Bake Shop outdid themselves with the amazing dessert buffet. We created tent cards for the various sweets (also gold foil on black) that warned guests: “antidote as yet unavailable.” Bats and skulls and cross bones added a decorative accent that brought back the Halloween theme.

We channeled classic Halloween decor when creating the escort card table. Using our new printed wood technique, we created “tombstones” for the escort cards along with a sign for guests to “find your resting place.” Each card read “here lies,” then the guest’s name, the their “plot” number (the table number). The cards were placed amongst moss for full graveyard effect. The guests knew they were at the correct table when they found the coordinating printed wood table numbers listing their plot number.

We loved that this shoot was so detailed! From the tiny spider on our escort card table sign, to the rosary cross in the bride’s bouquet, to the Day of the Dead figurines on the dessert buffet, everything was so well thought out. We could definitely see this styled shoot translating into a real-life wedding full of beautifully personal touches.

If this dark glam look is totally “you,” contact us for a consultation. We can help you create the perfect paper goods for your wedding or special event.

So thrilled to have been part of this team!  A huge thank you and congratulations to all of the vendors involved in this shoot:

Venue: The Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

Planner: Mobella Events

Photography:  Bumby Photography

Dessert Buffet: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Cake: Everything Cake

Floral and Decor:  Lee Forrest Design

Wedding & Reception Gowns:  Modern Bridal Shop

Video:  Seltzer Films

Draping:  Quest Drape

Hair & Makeup:  Marigold Scott

Jewelry: Monarch Jewelry & Art

Lighting: Elegant Entertainment DJ & Video Services

Tuxedo:  Absolutely Fitting

Guest Table Linens:  GBS Linens

Dessert Buffet Linen:  Wildflower Linens

Tables, Chairs, China Rentals:  A Chair Affair

Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

Models:  Nathaniel Lyra, Jackie Nixon

{Real event} ABC Meeting in Warm, Wine Colors

Errol Colon Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, round menu

Errol Colon Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, round menu

Errol Colon Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, frame menu

Errol Colon Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, menus on red chargers

Errol Colon Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, escort cards

Errol Colon Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, place cards

Errol Colon Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, guest table

Errol Colon Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, sponsor card

Errol Colon Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, floral

Errol Colon Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, cake

Errol Colon Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, showcase table

Back in February, we sponsored the monthly meeting for the Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida by providing all of the paper goods. Held at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Winery in Winter Park, the evening had a rich, sophisticated look that was inspired by the colors of wine. Weddings in the City did a fantastic job coordinating all of the details for the team of local event professionals who contributed products and services to the meeting.

Errol Colon photographed all of our paper products so beautifully! We created two different die-cut menus, escort cards, place cards, table numbers, and the sponsor card. All of our paper goods used cream-colored stock and featured a floral motif of garden roses in a warm-toned palette of deep reds, plum, pink and orange. The text was printed in shimmering gold, including a foiled finish on the round menus, to coordinate with the mixed metal finishes of the rest of the event decor.

For the showcase table, we made a round menu that fit perfectly on the gold filigree chargers by A Chair Affair. The dinner tables featured our menus that were die-cut in a curving frame shape. Both menus used the colorful floral artwork (along the side for the round menu, and along the bottom of the curvy menu) and a modern calligraphy-style font. The curvy frame shape was continued with the simple table number cards, and a similar shape was used for the floral-filled place cards. Both the escort cards and the sponsor card were mounted on shimmery, deep red tent cards. The color and finish of the red stock matched perfectly with the wine-colored showcase linens provided by GBS Linens.

The rest of the decor for the event used a variety of finishes and textures for a layered, collected look. We love the mix of silver and gold pieces along with gleaming glass and natural bamboo on the table top. Atmospheres Floral & Decor created gorgeous topiary-like centerpieces for the showcase tables, and smaller floral arrangements with fiddle ferns and deep red roses for the dinner tables. The cake by Party Flavors Custom Cakes appeared to be covered with small Spanish tiles, and had a pop of contrasting color with the turquoise lace borders and cascade of deep blue sugar flowers.

We were honored to provide paper goods for this meeting, and other ABC meetings as well. Check out our Facebook page to see other examples of the work we can produce!

Thank you to all of the participating event professionals for creating a fabulous event!

Venue: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Winery

Photographer: Errol Colon 

Coordinator: Weddings in the City 

Floral: Atmospheres Floral & Decor

DJ: White Rose Entertainment

Linens: GBS Linens

Decorative chargers: A Chair Affair

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Real Wedding} Isabelle and David's Whimsical, Tropical wedding

Island Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, sunset

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, stationery suite

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, invitation

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, accomodation cards

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, response card

Island Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, programs

Island Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, escort cards

Island Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, table name

Island Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, table number

Island Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, guest book

Island Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, agenda
Island Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, ceremony

Island Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, married

Isabelle and David are a laid-back, surf style couple.  While David actually is a surfer, Isabelle prefers to lounge on the beach as a spectator.  In any case, their wedding was totally reflective of their relaxed, fun, and friendly disposition.  We loved working with this couple to create custom invitations and paper goods that reflected their lifestyle and their personas.

Isabelle and David were married on the beach at The Sandbar Restaurant on the beautiful Anna Maria Island. They incorporated many island-tropical elements into their wedding day decor, including a coordinating, custom-designed suite of paper goods made by yours truly! Dara Caudill of Island Photography did such a great job of photographing all of our paper pieces used at the wedding–we love these images!  (Photos of invitation were taken by us.)

Their invitation was colorful and whimsical, layered onto textured sand-colored stock and backed with navy stock. The artwork depicted a bride and groom at sunset, surrounded by palm trees, surfboards, and curling ocean waves. The important information was written below, entering the depths of the ocean. Tropical fish and seaweed decorated both sides of the invitation. Isabelle insisted that we add a mola-mola fish to the invitation… we never did hear the whole story behind that choice! The ocean-themed artwork was consistent throughout the couple’s paper goods, from the programs to the escort cards to the table signs.

The response cards and the accommodation cards that were included with the invitation were some of the most fun and unique pieces that we created for Isabelle and David. Guests received a custom-drawn map of the island to help them find their way to the wedding festivities. The response card featured personalized questions like “Are you more afraid of sharks or alligators?” and “Do you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain?” These touches were sure to put a smile on the guest’s face and set the tone for their relaxed beach wedding.

The escort cards were displayed on fisherman’s netting (such a cute idea!) with clothespins. We designed navy blue tent cards for the table numbers and signs identifying the new couple and inviting guests to sign the guest book. For a special touch on the bride and groom’s chairs, we created scallop-edged chair back signs that said “guapisima” and “guapisimo”–“gorgeous” and “handsome” in Spanish. We even created a custom wedding letterhead on which Isabelle printed pertinent wedding info for the bridal party.

Isabelle and David’s wedding really shows how consistent paper goods can make your special day look polished and personal. Contact us if you would like YOUR event to have a cohesive look from start to finish.

Photography: Island Photography

Venue: The Sandbar Restaurant

Invitations and paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery