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

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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} 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!

If you would like to see more of our work, take a look at our Facebook page and Instagram. There are new pretties posted on both every day!

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

{Inspiration} Winter Wonderland Styled Shoot

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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} Bright and Bold Styled Shoot in Pink and Orange

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Recently featured on Wedding Chicks, this truly unique shoot depicts what it would be like to be wedded in a garden wonderland. Forget small splashes of color, this shoot embraces bright, vivacious hues of popping pinks and outrageous oranges to make a dazzling kaleidoscope on the greenscape of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. Perfectly planned by Mobella Events, this shoot was captured by the talented Rachel V Photography.

An absolute paradise for any sweet tooth, Two Sweets Bake Shop created a stunning dessert buffet complete with brownie-stuffed tulips, naked cakes, chocolate-drizzled baked pears, pina coladas, and adorably unique gumball necklaces.  Everything Cake created not one, but TWO amazing and perfect cakes – one bright, bold and whimsical, and one colorful but quietly muted.  Pair the out-of-this-world treats with the extraordinary floral by Lee Forrest Design and rentals and decor by A Chair Affair, and the look is absolutely stunning.

We created a layered invitation featuring bright orange, pink, and green botanical-style florals, colorful butterflies, and bees.  To help tone the bright colors, we included a shimmering pearlized gold layer and a custom-printed contemporary-patterned backing in light blue.  The suite included a custom envelope liner printed with the same blue pattern, and the response envelope was detailed with buzzing bees.  Place-setting menus reflected the style of the invitation.  We added an emerald green hummingbird, kept the pearlized gold as the backing layer, and affixed mini butterflies in a selection of bright colors to the top corner of each menu, which added a unique dimensional touch.

For a huge dose of color, we created an escort card display using die-cut “fluttering butterflies” in fuchsia, tangerine, chartreuse, lilac purple, and sky blue, printed with guests’ names and table assignments.  We created a sweet “Meant to Bee” strung banner that can double as an aisle sign at the ceremony and a decor item on the dessert buffet or cake table.

One of our favorite details of this shoot was the confetti bar!  We created simple die-cut signs for this super fun display of colorful puff balls, paper shreds, and sequin confetti.  Seriously, is there anything more festive and fun than a confetti toss?

Make sure you watch all of the details in this beautiful video by Sugar Pop Filmshttp://vimeo.com/96244353

We can help you create a festive atmosphere for your next event from start to finish, from custom save-the-dates to personalized thank you cards. Contact us here for your design consultation. 

As always, thank you to all of the event professionals involved. The following vendors made this shoot a dream come true:

Venue: Florida Federation of Garden Clubs

Photography: Rachel V Photography

Coordinator: Mobella Events

Cinematography: Sugar Pop Films

Flowers: Lee Forrest Design

Naked Cakes & Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Cake: Everything Cake

Hair & Makeup: Brides Be Beautiful by Jasmine Doublette

Dress Shop: Calvet Couture Bridal Boutique

Groom’s Attire: Absolutely Fitting

Prop/Furniture Rentals: A Chair Affair

Jewelry: Monarch Jewelry 

Linens: GBS Linens

Pipe & Drape: Quest Drape

Silverware & Glassware: John Michael Weddings & Special Events

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery