{Inspiration} Equestrian Southern Wedding Brunch

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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.

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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

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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 Wedding} Isabelle and David's Whimsical, Tropical wedding

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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

{Inspiration} Romantic Floral-filled Garden Wedding Styled Shoot

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Last year, we were a part of this gorgeous garden-inspired styled shoot that looks like it was straight out of a fairy tale! The Garden Chateau‘s classic interior and atmospheric grounds set the stage for the planning team at Anna Christine Events to design a romantic wedding scene. Bright pinks, shimmering gold, and warm wood tones set a color palette that was dreamy and timeless. Wings of Glory Photography did a fantastic job capturing all of the details. Looks like others agreed: we were beyond thrilled that Beautiful Bride Magazine not only published the shoot, but featured it on their cover!

We used floral artwork on our invitations and paper goods to emphasize the garden theme of the shoot. Blooms in various shades of pink and red with bright greenery burst from the corners of our designs. The invitations were mounted on petal pink stock and backed by a sophisticated gold stripe with coordinating envelopes lined with the striped paper. A calligraphy-like script in metallic gold was used to write the couple’s names. We used this romantic script throughout our paper goods with other important text printed in a classic serif font.

Our double-sided keepsake menu cards featured the couple’s names, the venue, and the date on one side. The gold stripe pattern created a “picket fence” design that bordered the bottom of the card. On the reverse, the courses of the meal were written in metallic gold. Of course, pink flowers graced both sides of the cards.

We created other fantastic paper goods for the shoot, including escort cards, table number signs, chair back signs for the head table, and a “This Way to the Wedding” sign. To keep a consistent look, we continued the font styles, metallic gold, and floral designs throughout the stationery suite. Our escort cards had a little extra detail that made them that much more special: the inside of the tent cards featured the gold stripe pattern seen on the invitations.

Anna Christine Events created two different ceremonies and two different receptions: one indoor and one outdoor of each! We especially liked the outdoor reception, with its long farm tables from A Chair Affair, glowing candelabras, and market string lights. Of course, a garden-themed wedding wouldn’t be complete without an abundance of flowers! Flowers By Lesley did an absolutely amazing job creating a luscious environment, decorating everything from the banisters of the grand staircase, to a sweet tree swing, to the wedding arch. The candelabras were clustered with blossoms and the cake by Iva’s Cake Place looked divine with Lesley’s floral touches. The bride carried a beautiful beautiful bouquet of pink garden roses and cascading greenery, which was also seen gracing her blonde ringlets.

Contact us if you loved the look of this styled shoot. We can’t wait to hear your ideas and make wedding invitations and paper goods that are uniquely YOU!

We are so proud to have participated in this shoot! Thank you to each and every wedding professional involved for their contributions to such a lovely outcome:

Venue: The Garden Chateau

Planner and Event Designer: Anna Christine Events
Cupcakes and Cake Pops: RW Chocolate Fountains
Catering and Indoor Reception Linens: Bjoely Event Services
Chairs, Chargers, Pews and Farm Tables: A Chair Affair
Glassware and Accent Pieces: RW Events
Outdoor Reception Linens: BBJ Linen
Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Menswear: Absolutely Fitting
Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{News + Inspiration} Blush Pink and Gold Shoot featured on Ruffled

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Blush pink and gold are hugely popular for weddings right now, so we were excited to show how this color palette could be used to create a romantic and glamorous wedding. This styled shoot was conceived and photographed by Kati Rosado Photography with design and styling by Emily Grace Design, and the results couldn’t have been more stunning. The combination of the gleaming metallic finishes, feminine pink colors, and the rustic setting of Up the Creek Farms gave a very personal (and enviable!) overall design.

We designed our invitations and paper goods on pale pink stock with gold foil printing. The invitations were a square folder design with the couple’s initials on the cover surrounded by a laurel wreath in gold foil. Instead of a standard plus sign between the M and R, we added a sweet heart shape. Inside, the folder was lined with a mod, circular pattern in gold foil. All of the important information was printed onto blush pink paper with a gold glitter border, and the response card was held by a pink fabric ribbon embellished with a monogrammed, die-cut circle.

Pink ribbon accents were carried over to the menus and escort cards. The die-cut menus were done in a curving frame shape with a sweet ribbon at the top. The escort cards were presented in combination with the macaron favors by Two Sweets Bake Shop. Guest names were printed in an elegant script with their table numbers in a modern sans serif font (all in gold foil). Notched blush pink ribbons ran horizontally behind the cards. A sign on the favor tray/escort card table repeated the glittery gold border seen on the invitation. Rounding out our paper goods were delicate place cards, charmingly placed in artichoke holders at each place setting.

The rest of the decor for the shoot also combined classic romance with modern chic appeal. The bouquet and floral work by Julie Miner Events looked lush, especially when placed on the vintage-inspired table from Crystal and Crates. Gold was everywhere, from the classy chiavari chairs from A Chair Affair to the amazingly designed cake by Creative Cakes & Candies.

We were so pleased with how this styled shoot came out! It was so eye-catching that Ruffled featured it on their site! Check out the blog post here.

Thank you to all of the wedding professionals involved for a beautiful result!

Photographer and Shoot Concept: Kati Rosado Photography

Event Design and Styling: Emily Grace Design

Venue: Up the Creek Farms

Florist: Julie Miner Events

Rentals: Crystal and Crates

Chiavari Chairs: A Chair Affair

Wedding Cake: Creative Cakes & Candies

Macarons: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Wedding Dress: “Sydney” by Watters via L.A. Bridal

Shoes: J. Crew

Headpiece: Lysa Creation

Earrings: Petite Delights

Sequin Jacket: Calvin Klein

Hair: Jessica Schultz

Makeup: Patrick Starrr

Groom’s Attire: H&M

Models: Cassidy Roney of Willhelmina Models and Ethan Brewington

Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery and Invitation Studio

{Real Wedding} Elaine & Jeff's "Journey of Love"

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Elaine and Jeff married on Valentine’s Day at Mission Inn Resort, and the day could not have been more romantic! The theme of Elaine and Jeff’s wedding was “A Journey of Love,” an idea that came from the couple’s love of travel and their adventures together. We love the way that this theme was carried through each aspect of this special day, from the decor to the food and drink.  Rhodes Studios took so many beautiful photos that we had trouble choosing which ones to feature here!

Elaine and Jeff had the most personal wedding of any we’ve ever seen!  Every single element of their paper goods – from the invitation to table numbers to signage – carried a personal and meaningful story from their “journey of love.”  They met as coworkers, and as their relationship grew, their time was dotted with trips throughout the US, most notably to Vegas, Hawaii, and finally Alaska, where Jeff proposed to Elaine atop a glacier.

We loved that Carly Ane’s Floral Studio created centerpieces that coordinated with each table’s theme: tropical floral for Hawaii, soaring vases of blue-tinted water topped with white hydrangea for Alaska, and vases of floating candles full of blingy crystals for Las Vegas. Each centerpiece even featured fun figurines like hula girls, miniature bears and moose, and poker chips and dice. To top everything off, Party Flavors Custom Cakes made five (yes, FIVE!) unique cakes for Elaine and Jeff: a volcano, a gambler’s fantasy cake, a traditional wedding cake with pretty purple details, a representation of an Alaskan cruise (including a glacier on top), and a Notre Dame cake for the groom!

Jeff and Elaine had previously designed their own luggage tag save-the-date before we met with them.  So to continue in their style of travel-themed papers, they asked us to design a passport-style invitation–somewhat realistic in appearance, but using their purple and champagne color scheme (with tiny pops of red).  On the photo page of their passport, we used a photo from one of their cruises.  On the arrivals/departures pages, we created custom stamps of locations they had visited on their trips–volcanoes, glaciers, parks, casinos, and historical places–and then included “handwritten” memories and notes next to each stamp.  The stamp pages of their passport invitation were ultra-personal; it was as if they had invited their guests on the trips along with them and were reliving the fun.

We carried the watermark-style patterns from the passport into their day-of papers, wedding programs, and signage.  Our absolute favorite piece was a two-part “Here comes the Bride” sign that was tied onto the back of a custom princess carriage created to roll Elaine’s niece (the flower girl) down the aisle.  On their way to the reception, guests picked up their escort cards, attached to a key with a purple satin ribbon, and could match their assigned table by name AND corresponding photo of the couple at that location (“Kona,” “MGM Grand,” and “Fairbanks” were just a few).  These photos matched those on table cards.  To show that they wanted their guests to have a great time, Elaine and Jeff supplied flip-flops and silly dance floor props in baskets with our “Dance like no one’s watching” sign.  And rather than a typical guestbook, they had a custom garden bench made for all guests to sign, which they have now placed in their backyard.

This wedding truly had so many ultra-personal details, it would take a book to share them all.  For certain, Elaine and Jeff’s guests had a fabulous time and will remember this wedding forever!

Elaine gave us a great, 5-star review on WeddingWire! Here are a few of her impressions from working with us:

“Denise was superb!! Our wedding guests are still raving about her creativity and attention to detail from our passport invitations to our menus and signage throughout our venue. Denise was extremely responsive as we worked with her to create these unique items for our wedding. She was the utmost professional and it was obvious to us how passionate she is about her work. Because of Denise’s vision, we were able to pull together all the travel themes in our wedding (Hawaii, Las Vegas, Alaska) seamlessly. Thank you Denise for making our wedding day so special.”

Elaine and Jeff, thank you so much for choosing to work with Dogwood Blossom Stationery to create you custom invitations and paper goods!  It was a blast to work with you and an honor to help you share your “journey of love!”

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Thank you, as always, to the talented wedding professionals who helped this fairy tale come true:

Venue: Mission Inn Resort
Photog: Rhodes Studios
Planner: Busy Bride Wedding Design
Cakes: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
Florals: Carly Ane’s Floral Studio
DJ/Lighting/Cloud: Our DJ Rocks
Photobooth: Photobooth Rocks
Dresses: L.A. Bridal Boutique
Calligraphy on sweetheart table key: Embrace Calligraphy
Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Inspiration} Outdoor Winter Wedding Photo Shoot

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It may be the end of summer here in Florida, but we’re thinking about cooler temperatures. We were honored to be a part of this wintery photo shoot in 2012 with Bumby Photography (then known as Kristina Grimm Photography). This styled shoot was even featured on Style Me Pretty! Make sure you read the feature here.

The look of this shoot reflected the rustic touches of the location, Wekiwa State Park Boys Youth Ranch, with blue tones, silver, and warm white. We created our invitations and paper goods using icy blue and kraft-colored stock with snowflake borders and a pinecone motif.

The invitations were printed on matte white, layered onto cool blue shantung satin, and backed with a textured white stock for a luxe, layered look.  A rustic brown pinecone was featured prominently at the top of the invitation and on the response envelope. A sky blue embroidery pattern was used as a border, and also lined the invitation envelopes. Both the invitation and response card were enclosed in kraft brown envelopes. We added a bow in blue twisted paper eco-twine wrapped around the envelope for a finishing touch.

Pinecones and snowflakes continued through the rest of the paper goods that we made. Our napkin-cuff menus were printed on matte white and layered onto kraft and designed to wrap around the napkins for a pretty presentation. We also created a “wedding this way” sign to direct guests to the ceremony, which was tacked to a pine tree and accented by some of the beautiful floral by Fairbanks Florist. To complete our stationery suite, we made simple white escort cards with each guest’s name printed in a lowercase handwriting script, then layered the cards onto sturdy, textured white tent cards.

The winter wonderland really showed through in the rest of the decor as well. The all-white wedding cake by Everything Cake featured white nonpareils and sparkling white sanding sugar to represent the snow that Floridians can only dream of. Hand-painted appliqués in icy blue and silvery gray completed the stunning four-tier cake. We also especially loved the bouquet! Creamy roses and softly-colored flowers were mixed with silver-toned dusty miller and smoky succulents, all wrapped in burlap and tied with brown string.

If you are planning a winter wedding, and were inspired by this look, contact us for your design consultation.

Thank you to all of the wedding professionals involved for making this a beautiful photo shoot:

Photography: Bumby Photography

Photo Shoot Venue: Wekiwa State Park Boys Youth Ranch in Apopka, Florida

Floral Design: Fairbanks Florist

Wedding Cake: Everything Cake

Furniture: Custom by Bumby Photography

Hair + Makeup: Marigold Scott

Cinematography: Imprint Cinema

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery  

 

{Inspiration} Venetian Carnevale Styled Shoot in Pinks, Purples, and Reds

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Radiant Orchid Invitation by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Reception Menu by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

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Radiant Orchid and Gold Custom Wedding Paper Goods, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

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Our invitations were printed on a Warm White inset that was layered onto Pearlized Gold, then onto an Italian baroque flourished backing printed in shiny gold foil on Radiant Orchid.  A gold satin ribbon, knotted on the side, adorned the invitation. The round place-setting menus were also printed in gold foil on Radiant Orchid, and used a lattice pattern with fleur de lis.  The round menus fit perfectly onto the gold-rimmed plates and the vibrant purple hue popped against the white china. The escort cards mimicked the lattice pattern of the menus, with each guest’s name and table number printed in purple.

It was a pleasure being a part of this glamorous styled shoot, and as always a pleasure working with all the talented vendors involved.

Planner: Diana Marie Events

Photographer: Claire Pacelli

Venue:  Quantum Leap Winery

Florist: Kelly Shannon Floral

Hair/Makeup: Brides Be Beautiful

Gowns: The Collection

Cake & Mini-Cakes: Bliss Pastry

Candy Bar: Florida Candy Buffets

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Inspiration} Whimsical Blue and Pink English Garden Wedding

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We were so excited to collaborate with some of Orlando’s best during our “Whimsical Garden Wedding” photoshoot. The shoot, coordinated by Mobella Events, was featured in September on Bridal MusingsBumby Photography captured every romantic detail.

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The shoot was inspired by an English garden tea party. With hues of pink ranging from blush to fuchsia and soft blue touches, Harmony Gardens was brought to life. Our stationery for the day included custom “This way to ‘I Do'” ceremony signs, which looked lovely in vintage-inspired frames. The intimate ceremony space was decorated with precious pink floral arrangements with trailing greenery from Fairbanks Florist and white church pews from A Chair Affair.

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The invitation featured a lace-inspired frame border in light gray and a layer of striped paper with light blue diagonal lines. Pink roses, which also decorated the escort cards and table numbers, encircled the calligraphy-style script.

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Bumby Photography, Harmony Gardens, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Escort Card Design

Our escort cards decorated a charming white gate which lead guests to a dessert table equipped with French macaroons, cakes, and tea. Everything Cake did a fabulous job pulling this look together.

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Bumby Photography, Harmony Gardens, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Fairbanks Florist

Over the Top provided gorgeous lace linens to top the reception tables. We created menus with gold handles to mimic scrolls. The vintage china, gold details, and delicate centerpieces made this garden party fit for English royalty!

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Bumby Photography, Harmony Gardens, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Menu and Vintage China

Our bride looked stunning in her lace gown from L.A. Bridal. With subtle makeup and artfully tousled hair by Marigold Scott, she was picture-perfect.

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Want to see more? Check out this video by Key Moment Films.

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Thank you to all of these talented event professionals for making this shoot a dream come true!

Venue:  Harmony Gardens

Photography:  Bumby Photography

Videography:  Key Moment Films

Planner: Mobella Events

Floral:  Fairbanks Florist

Rentals: A Chair Affair

Antique Rentals: Antiquish

Cake:  Everything Cake

Dress:  L.A. Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Marigold Scott

Linens:  Over the Top

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{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