{Real Wedding} Melissa and John's Blush Pink Destination Wedding

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We are so excited to feature this wedding! Melissa and John married in the Dominican Republic in 2012, and their day was pure magic.  So much so, that it was featured in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons magazine. We are so grateful to Sara Kauss Photography for sending us these beautiful photos! The Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana provided a lovely seaside venue for the couple’s all-white ceremony and blush pink and silver contemporary, but romantic, reception.

Melissa and John were referred to us by John’s brother, David, and new sister-in-law, Kelly, whose wedding invitations and papers we had created the previous year.  Both brothers and their beautiful brides had breathtaking destination weddings, and both couples were incredibly pleasant to work with.

We created Melissa and John’s paper goods to match their modern romantic wedding style. We used white stock with a shimmering overlay of glittery silver organza fabric for the invitations and paper goods. Soft pink was the couple’s accent color, so we printed the decorative touches in this lovely shade. Graphic floral artwork in light pink decorated the invitation and seating charts, and a motif of elegant pink brackets was used throughout the paper pieces. For an added special touch, we accented the invitations with delicate crystals and enclosed them in pink pearlized envelopes.

Some of our favorite pieces from this wedding are the seating charts and the chair back signs. Melissa and John had a large amount of guests, so we printed their table assignments onto five framed seating charts, each designed uniquely to coordinate as a group display.  Keeping consistent with the overall look of the paper goods, we included the linear floral pattern and curvy brackets. The curved, frame-style chair back signs gave the sweetest message to the couple’s guests! For the bride’s chair, the sign read “I fell in love with the boy next door,” and the groom’s said the same about “the girl next door.” Just darling!

We were honored that John reviewed us on WeddingWire. Here’s a little bit of what he had to say about working with us:

“One of the things that I thought was worth every single penny we spent, was Dogwood Blossom Stationery. I went to Denise with my ideas and she was able to take what I was imagining and make it a reality. As soon as I told her what I wanted, everything else was taken care of quickly, professionally and beautifully. I couldn’t have asked for a better service and I can’t thank Dogwood Blossom Stationery for making my day that much more special with your attention to detail. I recommend Denise to everybody and anyone who wants a great, beautiful end product without the headache. Thanks for everything!”

Thank you, Melissa and John, for choosing to work with Dogwood Blossom Stationery to create your custom save-the-dates, invitations, and wedding papers!

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Thank you to the following vendors for their contributions to this beautiful wedding:

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana

Photographer: Sara Kauss Photography

Flowers:  Caribbean Celebrations

Hair:  Natalie Adams of Salon INXS

Makeup:  Diana Mater

Music:  A/V Entertainment

Dress:  Melissa Sweet

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

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{Inspiration} Great Gatsby Styled Shoot at Church Street Ballroom

Brides with Chauffeur, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

The roaring twenties was a time of wealth, reform and an ongoing party. This Great Gatsby theme put together by Misty Miotto‘s team encompasses all there is to love about this age, with a modern swing to keep it relevant. Follow the marvelous photographer on a journey to the past.

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One groom, so many brides! Dogwood Blossom Stationery

The 20s introduced a “new woman” and ladies everywhere were breaking traditions in everything–especially in fashion. Here, the model brides are no exception with bobbed hair styles, bejeweled hair pieces, lavish jewelry and dresses from The Collection Bridal which did an incredible job capturing the essence of the era.

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The bride’s look is a delicate balance between something new and something borrowed. Her hairpiece, gloves, jewelry and veil are all borrowed from the twenties while her dress has a modern bodice with simple details–making it the perfect canvas for her more expressive pieces. The attention to detail makes this look work without being costume-like.

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The name “Golden Era” is extremely prominent in the color selection for the decor. The golden, ruffled table covers from Over the Top use texture to add variation and the feathered centerpieces add the free flowing breeze of the period. The Church Street Ballroom is the ideal place to hold such an event because architecturally it enhances the theme with its symmetrical design, high ceilings and large columns. All of these factors give guests a chance to Charleston the night away in style.

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Custom wedding menus by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Dogwood Blossom Stationery custom wedding invitation and invitation box

Our escort cards, table numbers, menus, and invitations are no exception to the glitz and glamour of the signature tune. Staying golden, the creamy background with simple line design stands out when put against the gilded surfaces. We used an Art Deco-inspired font that looks like they were created almost a century ago. The invitations were nestled in gold mesh pouches embellished with sequins and glass beads and placed in gold invitation boxes lined with white faux fur. Talk about decadence!

Dogwood Blossom Stationery custom chair back signs

Custom wedding chair back signs by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Our Mr. and Mrs. chair back signs were used to hold the place of the new couple. Simple, elegant and most importantly–easy to tell who are the guests of honor!

Custom wedding paper goods by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

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This cake by Party Flavors focuses on the elegance of the era by adorning the layers with a simple collection of pearl necklaces cascading from a flower.

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Wedding reception menus by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

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From the ceremony to the reception and to the moment the last guest exits, this Great Gatsby-themed wedding will be sure to leave an everlasting impression.

The collective effort of all the vendors involved made this extravaganza come together beautifully. Watch the video that Key Moment Films put together to see some awesome behind-the-scenes shots:

http://vimeo.com/40839193

Are you a Great Gatsby bride? See more photos and read reviews on these sites:

http://www.bellethemagazine.com/2012/09/great-gatsby-wedding-inspiration-all.html

http://bridechic.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-jazz-age-bride.html

http://www.bridalguide.com/blogs/bridal-buzz/gatsby-wedding-inspiration

http://www.savvydeetsbridal.com/2013/03/styled-shoot-great-gatsby-inspiration.html

Thank you to all of the event professionals involved for all of their hard work!

Venue:  The Ballroom at Church Street

Photographer:  Misty Miotto

Videographer:  Key Moment Films

Floral: Weddings By Carly Ane’s

Rentals:  A Chair Affair

Cake:  Party Flavors

Dresses:  The Collection Bridal

Makeup Artist:  Beaute Speciale

Linens:  Over the Top

Lighting:  Simply Lighting

Transportation:  VIP Transportation Group of Orlando

Chocolate Fountain:  Hello Sugar!

Tux:  Tuxedos to You

Aisle Runner:  Artistic Aisle Runners

Stylist:  Loftis Production Services

Harpist: Christine McPhail

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

 

{Inspiration} Fresh-Squeezed: A Rustic Lemonade Stand Wedding

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Imagine a simpler time, spending a sunny afternoon sharing crisp cool lemonade. Childhood pastimes, like a lemonade stand, can be great inspiration for a memorable wedding.

The charm of this vintage-tinged daydream was captured by the Wings of Glory photo team and brought to life by the coordination of Vows Wedding & Event Planning. We had a wonderful time squeezing gallons of romance and joy into the invitations and paper goods that we created for this lemonade stand-inspired photoshoot.

These amazing photos capture the couple’s warm love and the effortless setting of the shoot.

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The talented team at Bring out the Beauty in You enhanced the bride’s natural beauty to go along with this youthful theme. Her sun-kissed look was perfect with the glowing afternoon light!

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Our paper goods were designed in yellow, blush pink, and gray, with a combination of stripes and lattice. The invitations used a layer of yellow striped seersucker fabric, were wrapped with cotton twine strung with an adorable yellow button, and encased in a custom-sewn burlap envelope. The hang tag-shaped menu cards reflected the decor’s rustic farm style, and had an added detail of jute twine.

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The escort cards were displayed on a distressed yellow dresser with a backdrop of burlap streamers, adding to the rustic flavor. A yellow polka-dot border encircled each antique-style typeset number, and we backed the round cut-outs with burlap.

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We absolutely loved how effortless our table numbers looked amongst the white flowers, which the Flower Lady casually placed in mason jars. Sprigs of lavender and sliced lemon accents were just slivers of the amazing details.

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The lemon fresh inspiration was carried through with some delicious sweet treats. The dessert buffet included pink lemonade-colored popcorn, pink and yellow rock candy, soft pastel French macarons, and a breathtaking cake creation by Wendy Woo Cakes.

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Dogwood Blossom Stationery custom wedding chair signs

The furniture and design details by RW Events created an authentic atmosphere of a stylishly vintage farm.  The head table was set with mismatched chairs. We love the way our playful custom chair signs turned out: “He’s mine” and “She’s mine,” in case guests had any doubt! Our drink tags, below, continued the burlap motif seen on the rest of the paper goods. What a cute way to send your guests a loving message!

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In addition to these stunning photos, Lucid Productions recorded every candid kiss. Check out the full video, we think it captures the romance of the afternoon: http://vimeo.com/43376314 

Working with great designers, like our colleagues seen here, brings the best dreams and visions to life. We were honored to team up with some of central Florida’s finest wedding professionals and that Style Me Pretty wrote about our creative collaboration.

Thank you to everyone involved:

Photography: Wings of Glory

Videography: Lucid Productions

Planner and Organizer: Vows Wedding & Event Planning

Floral: The Flower Lady

Furniture and china rentals: RW Events

Pastry: Wendy Woo Cakes

Makeup artist:  Bring out the Beauty in You

Custom invitations and paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery