{Real Wedding} Donna and Richard's Valentine's Day Wedding

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Donna and Richard promised each other forever on a day meant for lovers. On February 14th, 2014, guests gathered for an outdoor ceremony at Harmony Golf Preserve. The glowing bride rode in on Misty Blue Acres Carriage Company‘s all-white carriage drawn by two horses. Her warm smile greeted guests on the way to meet her prince. The elegant backdrop of nature, as well as the decor, was caught effortlessly by Sunshine Photographics. We were honored to be a part of this beautiful wedding by creating the couple’s invitations and paper goods. 

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This wine box was lovingly made by Rich’s parents. As part of their wedding ceremony, the newlyweds placed a love note to each other in this time capsule to be encased for 5 years. However, if they have a trying time before 5 years, they can unlock the box and read the notes to each other over a glass of wine from the bottle housed within. How sweet and genuine!

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Another personal element was kept under wraps: the groom and his men broke all the rules by wearing superhero shirts under their button-downs.

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The happy couple made their way down a beautiful aisle of fiery-colored rose petals and blazed a path towards happiness in their new lives. The vibrant orange and pinks of Lee Forrest Design‘s floral work cut a striking contrast to the woodsy setting. Our soft pink ceremony programs featured a delicate floral-patterned border and crystal accent for a little tasteful “bling.”

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The fresh floral continued to their reception and romantic colors. The simple elegance of the decor was carried out through the classic centerpieces, traditional-but-modern (and delicious-looking) cake by Cut the Cake, and our cream and coral paper goods. We used an elegant script throughout the signage, including on the custom card box sign.

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The couple’s chair backs were adorned with our custom signs that read “His Beloved” and “Her Beloved:” a reminder of their love and excitement to everyone who passed their seats. We were pleased to provide a creative combination of escort cards and favor tags. The favor was a slice of a traditional Jamaican celebratory rum cake. (The kids got brownies instead!) Our escort cards, printed with each guest’s name and table name, were attached by a coral-colored ribbon and a delicate charm of intertwined hearts.

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With love as the foundation of this beautiful union, we would like to wish Donna and Richard the very best. Congratulations!

We would also like to thank all the talented event professionals who made this amazing wedding possible:

Venue and Coordination: Harmony Golf Preserve

Photographer: Sunshine Photographics

Cake: Cut the Cake

Videographer: CC Video Productions

Floral: Lee Forrest Design

Harpist: Christine McPhail

DJ: DJ Harry Productions

Carriage: Misty Blue Acres Carriage Company

Transportation: Hot Rays Limousines

Hair Styling: West Orange Hair Studio

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

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{Real Wedding…and News!} Misty & Nelio's Blush Pink + Gold Shabby Chic Vow Renewal

Last May, we were excited to be a part of Misty and Nelio Miotto’s vow renewal, which was featured in Orlando Wedding Magazine this month! If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, check it out online here. The feature highlights the romantic opulence of the event, showing that a vow renewal can be just as exciting and celebratory as the first wedding.

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The couple expressed their ten-year marriage with a butterfly theme, which as Orlando Wedding stated, “represented the couple’s love and personal growth.”

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Even the smallest member of the family got a chance to join the festivities, and celebrate the happy couple, by wearing our custom-made sign!

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For the impressive escort card display, we used clusters of butterflies in different sizes. Delicate hand-cut butterflies also dotted our reception paper goods.

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The muted pinks, ivory and gold along with pearls, lace, and an abundance of flowers transformed the Royal Crest Room into a fairy-tale setting.

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Mon Cheri Studios took so many breathtaking photos of our invitations and paper goods! The elegant invitations, above, were displayed with their brilliant gold invitation boxes. We included a vintage brass key as an added sentimental touch.

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Our sign invited guests to enjoy an assortment of teas during the very Victorian-inspired celebration.

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For the menu cards, we used a classic combination of ivory paper with gold trim and embellished with ivory lace, a blush pink satin ribbon and a sparkling jewel.

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Reception tables were named after romantic cities of the world. We layered textures and added hand-cut landmarks.

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After signing the guest book, our sign invited guests to take seed packets home to start their own butterfly garden. How sweet!

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Congratulations to Misty and Nelio! We were grateful to be a part of such heartfelt event.

There were so many elements at this gorgeous celebration, all provided by these event professionals:

Venue and catering: The Royal Crest Room

Photography: Mon Cheri Studios

Floral: Atmospheres Floral and Decor

Hair and Makeup: Beauté Spécialé

Videographer: Riant Films

DJ, Lighting, Effects, Photobooth: Our DJ Rocks

Chiavari Chairs and Chargers: A Chair Affair

Cake: Anna Cakes

Chocolate Fountain: Hello Sugar!

Harpist: Christine McPhail

Character Artist: Rafael Diez

Belly Dancer: Carrara Nour

Dress: Minerva’s Bridal

Tux: Tuxedos To You

Transportation: Apollo’s Chariots

Signs: Signs by Sindy

Officiant: Jim Davis Hicks

Confetti: Flutterfetti

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery