{Real Wedding} Mackenzie and Beau's Sophisticated Outdoor Wedding

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Mackenzie & Beau Cypress Grove Estate Wedding Orlando, Florida from Paul Duhon on Vimeo.

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At our first meeting with Mackenzie we asked her to describe her wedding inspiration.  Although this is not an exact quote, the list went something like this: Alaska, Ireland, pubs, old wood, and whiskey barrels.  What a thrilling moment that was, because instantly I knew this project was going to be fun, creatively challenging, and totally different.  This couple has a long list of places traveled and experiences had – they were a blast to work with and were amazing creative collaborators.  Mackenzie and Beau had a gorgeous wedding day at Cypress Grove Estate House, photographed by The Canovas Photography with floral by Lee James Floral DesignsBlush by Brandee Gaar did a fabulous job bringing together all the details that made Mackenzie and Beau’s wedding personal, sophisticated, and an incredibly memorable good time.

The colors of the day included navy blue and red, creams and champagnes, powder blues, earthy greens, and wood-tone browns.  Taking the whiskey barrel inspiration to heart, we set the tone with printed wood save-the-dates.  Designed to mimic a whiskey label, we printed in blue, red, and gold on Cherry wood and accented the save-the-date with a thin navy satin ribbon. Their wedding invitations followed next with a slightly more refined look.  These arrived in a bronzed wood-embossed folder accented with a navy blue satin ribbon and scarlet red wax seal impressed with their custom monogram.  Inside the folder, we printed navy-on-navy to achieve a subtle but dramatic look.  This tone-on-tone look was mimicked on their envelope liners as well.

Mackenzie and Beau wanted to include personal touches in their wedding, and had many sentimental ideas. Instead of table numbers, the couple’s favorite travel destinations, such as Ireland, Alaska, and tropical hot spots, were used for the table assignments.  We created a unique motif for each table depicting the locale and also adding in memorable elements – iguanas on rocks or waterfalls loaded with frogs – and printed a conversation-starting story at the bottom of each.  To direct guests to their tables, we created a slatted wooden board and affixed lists of tables, each list adorned with leftover wax seals from the invitations.

Their custom monogram was used throughout the wedding; Blush by Brandee Gaar even arranged to have their custom monogram painted on the wooden corn hole boards that guests played for a little outdoor fun.

Even though the wedding had a sophisticated outdoor feel, the reception turned out to be quite the party! Thanks to Messina Productions, the night was punctuated by fantastic choreographed dancing, streamer cannons, and a grand finale of fireworks over the lake.

Congratulations, Mackenzie and Beau! We are so happy that we could be part of your day!

Did you love their custom wedding invitations and papers? Schedule your custom design consultation today by contacting us here.

The wedding professionals that created this wedding are:

Photography: The Canovas Photography
Event Coordination: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House
Catering: Big City Catering
Music/DJ/Fireworks Production: Messina Productions
Videography: Paul Duhon Videography
Florist: Lee James Floral Designs
Transportation: Southern Elegance Limousine
Chairs: Kirby Rental
Hair/Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry Design Team
Photo booth: Photomingle
Cupcakes: Sweet! by Good Golly Miss Molly
Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop
Custom Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery
Wedding Dress: Galia LahavBoca Raton Bridal

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{Real Wedding} Stephanie and Mark: A Moroccan Oasis Reception at Casa Feliz

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Stephanie and Mark’s wedding reception at Casa Feliz was a gorgeous affair with rustic charm meeting Middle Eastern influence.  When we first met Stephanie to start working on save-the-dates, she said she wanted simple but elegant, with textures, and possibly either lace or a Moroccan pattern.  She wanted to use colors that reflected the venue, Casa Feliz, so we went with a medium teal color to mimic the awnings of the historic home, and considered other colors like old, washed-out brick and clay colors.  After seeing all the custom samples, Stephanie opted for a save-the-date with a Moroccan-style lattice pattern, using a traditional layout and a custom wedding date logo.

Moving to the invitations, Stephanie and Mark chose to keep the wedding date logo and Moroccan pattern, but muted the blue color to a very faded and more green color.  This made their letterpress invitation much more formal.  We incorporated wide, scalloped white lace in their invitation ensemble.  The letterpress on this invitation was stunning, and gave so much texture to their wedding logo.

For day-of papers, we mixed the colors and styling of both the save-the-date and the invitations.  For the ceremony programs, we kept the muted colors of their invitation and designed a folding program with a heavy textured cover and white interior pages, tied with white grosgrain ribbon.  For menus, we mimicked the save-the-dates almost exactly, and went with the more vibrant teal to reflect the gorgeous colors at the reception.  For signage and the seating chart, we did the same, mixing papers, textures, and colors to provide a cohesive look from start to finish.

Blush by Brandee Gaar effortlessly brought Stephanie and Mark’s vision of a Moroccan oasis together with Andi Mans Photography expertly capturing every beautiful moment. The happy couple and their loved ones dined underneath a clear tent from Kirby Rentals on gorgeous rustic-style tables and chairs provided by A Chair Affair with beautiful pink and white floral centerpieces from Lee James Floral Designs. One of our favorite design elements of the evening was the stunning and delicious 3-tiered wedding cake with lace detailing and pale pink floral accents created by Party Flavors Custom Cakes.

We were so thrilled to create personalized custom stationery menus and table numbers for you, Stephanie and Mark!  It was so much fun working with you!

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The vendor team that brought this celebration together were:

 

Venue: Casa Feliz

Photography: Andi Mans Photography

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Dress: Calvet Couture Bridal

Makeup: Makeover Station

Florist: Lee James Floral Designs

Entertainment: Weddings Only DJ Entertainment

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Furniture: AFR Furniture Rental

Tent, Chairs & Linen: Kirby Rentals

Specialty Chairs, Tables, Flatware, & Chargers: A Chair Affair

Transportation: VIP Transportation Group

Menus & Table Numbers: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

{Real Wedding} Elizabeth and Chad: A Glamorous Black, White and Gold Affair

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Elizabeth and Chad are an amazing and glamorous couple who know how to have fun. Their wedding at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa was truly a five-star affair, and we were thrilled to create custom menus and table numbers for their celebration. For the custom menus, we layered an exquisite black and white striped design onto opulent gold card stock, alternating with black and white text for a unique look. Elizabeth wanted a very traditional, classic look for the table numbers, where we layered white on black.  The table numbers were displayed in beautiful, tall gold table number stands.  It was a beautiful touch to a perfect marriage of glamour and elegance.

An Affair to Remember flawlessly coordinated the happy couple’s special day while Kristen Weaver Photography captured every moment on film. The celebration exuded sophistication with beautiful gold Chiavari chairs from A Chair Affair, Inc., white and crystal floral arrangements designed by Fairbanks Florist and black and white linens and table runners from Over The Top Linen Inc. The crowning piece that tied the décor together was the stunning dance floor provided by That’s A Wrap!, where Elizabeth, Chad and their guests danced the night away with help from the talented DJs from Messina Productions, Inc.

Thank you Elizabeth and Chad for choosing Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio to design and create your custom day-of papers! It was so much fun working with you!

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The team of wedding professionals who worked together to make this day one Elizabeth and Chad will always remember are:

Venue: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography

Planner: An Affair to Remember

Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc.

Dress: Inbal Dror

Dress: The Collection Bridal

Makeup: Luma Bridal

Bridal Details: Erin Cole Couture Bridal

Florist: Fairbanks Florist

DJ: Messina Productions, Inc.

Videography: Ocean Video Photography

Custom Menus and Table Numbers: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

{News + Inspiration} Modern Citrus Styled Shoot on Wedding Lovely

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We are excited to announce that the “Modern Citrus” wedding inspiration photo shoot that we were a part of has been published! Wedding Lovely recently released this beautiful blog, with behind-the-scenes details provided by Bluegrass Chic. Read on for more beautiful photos by Clearly In Focus Photography from this very summery shoot.

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Orange wedding invitations created by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

We created a series of paper goods in crisp white and bright orange, accented with branches of oranges and their blossoms. The invitation, RSVP card, and guest information card were all nestled in a custom folder.

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The dessert table is so inviting! Its multiple, cheerful treats were surrounded by bright floral and fruit. Two Sweets Bake Shop provided the various cookies and adorable cupcakes and Party Flavors Custom Cakes created the amazingly detailed cake. The citrus-colored cloth linens for the dessert table and cocktail station were supplied by Cloth Connection.

Custom signature drink sign by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Custom wedding paper goods by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

For the drink station, created by Two Sweets Bake Shop, we designed a custom sign for the signature drinks: mimosas and rum runners! The Florida citrus-themed bar also included orange liqueur, limoncello, small batch Florida rum, and (of course) fresh-squeezed local orange juice.

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Custom table name cards by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

How gorgeous is this guest table? Oranges, lemons and limes were mixed into matching floral arrangements by Bluegrass Chic. Wildflower Linens supplied the bright white table cloth with floral cut-outs and custom leather chair back covers for A Chair Affair‘s white chiavari chairs. Our menu card was tied around the sunny yellow napkins, and our table card used a citrus-inspired name.

Custom wedding favor labels by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Jars of orange marmalade served double duty as favors and escort cards, thanks to the labels we created. Each label paired a guest’s name with their table name and was adorned with the orange blossom image.

Citrus inspired wedding with Dogwood Blossom Stationery

If you didn’t look already, make sure you read the blog on Wedding Lovely!

Thank you to all of the wedding and event professionals that we had the pleasure of working with on this shoot:

Venue: Garden Chateau

Styling: Save the Date Wedding & Event Design

Photography: Clearly In Focus Photography

Floral: Bluegrass Chic

Dessert Buffet and Drink Station: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Linens (Dessert Table, Cocktail Station): Cloth Connection

Linens (Guest Table): Wildflower Linens

Chiavari Chairs, Tables, Decorative Chargers: A Chair Affair

Makeup Artist: Brides Be Beautiful

Dresses: Modern Bridal Shop

Custom Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Real Wedding} Kerry and Steve's Skull and Roses Wedding

Kerry and Steve had a wedding that was perfectly them – skulls and roses in scarlet, black, and champagne. Not a second went by without full-hearted smiles and encores of laughter from guests and vendors alike. But don’t take our word for it, get in on all of the excitement with these amazing pictures capturing every moment!

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We firmly believe that your wedding should be about you: your love story, your personality, your style.  Kerry and Steve really exemplified this idea, and we had a blast helping bring the idea to life for such an amazing couple.  Every paper good, from their save-the-date and wedding invitations to their table numbers and signage, was designed with couple’s bold spirit in mind.

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Kerry and Steve’s wedding invitation used a bright red pocket folder printed with roses and their monogram.  Inside, their invitation wording was inset against a layer of calligraphic scrollwork, which made their slightly gothic invitation very elegant and striking.

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During the ceremony, the handsome ring bearer waltzed down the aisle with rings in one hand and our custom sign in the other. The black and red print popped against the pearlized champagne background. Of course, the clever little ring bearer knew the sign could double as a face mask. (Love that photo!)

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 The ballroom at Buena Vista Palace was grand and elegant. Sleek black table linens accompanied by splashes of red accented the strikingly crafted black and white details on the walls and ceiling. Guests were encouraged to find their seats with custom-wrapped sweets. Every chocolate bar was wrapped with a coordinating wrapper that contained their name and seating assignment.  We alternated red and black foil for a color pop.

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KerryandSteve_Skulls and Rosses_DBS_table number 2 The centerpieces commanded attention against the jet black table linens. Dimly lit candles and fiery red roses floated in vases of water as if suspended in time. Our table numbers tied in perfectly with the display.

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Working with Kerry and Steve was anything but dull. We had an incredible time working with the couple and are so happy to hear that they are now expecting a little bundle of joy to add to the excitement! Thank you to all of the vendors who helped create such an amazing wedding day.

Venue: Buena Vista Palace

Photography: Norman Yu Photography

DJ:  White Rose Entertainment

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery