{Inspiration} Bright and Bold Styled Shoot in Pink and Orange

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Custom Invitation

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Custom Menu

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, aisle sign

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, escort cards

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Dress

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Alter before wedding

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, b&g at alter

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, confetti bar

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, bride and groom collage

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, cupcakes and flowers

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, gumballs and decor

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, macaroons

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, place setting

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, cake

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, fondant cake

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, indoor tables

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, bride and groom at reception

Rachel V Photography, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, B&G Close Near Tree

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

 

{Real Wedding} Amanda and Brett's Backyard "Farmer's Market" Wedding

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, couple

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, escort card display

Dogwood Blossom Stationery aisle sign

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery custom sign

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery ceremony sign

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, ceremony programs

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, ring bearer

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, flower girl

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, ceremony

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, ceremony with guests

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery escort cards

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, menu

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery table name cards

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, table name signs

Sarah Bray Photogrpahy, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery tablescape

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, favor tags

Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, backyard wedding

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, floral

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, desserts

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, market lights

Sarah Bray Photography, Anna Christine Events, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, couple kiss

Amanda and Brett’s rustic March wedding was beautifully charming! The bride and groom said “I Do” at Amanda’s parents’ Winter Park home, which was transformed into a dream garden.  Amanda had a fantastic vision of creating a “farmer’s market” in the backyard of her childhood home.  When the utterly amazing Christy Subler of Anna Christine Events started explaining their concept and the plan for their wedding day, I don’t think I could have been more excited!  Amanda wanted to spotlight natural goodness of all kinds, from earth-grown goodies to the little creatures that you find hanging around gardens, like birds, caterpillars, snails, and grasshoppers (we even had a conversation about earthworms!).  All of the paper goods that we created for their wedding were loaded with botanical-style fruits and vegetables.

Anna Christine Events designed Amanda’s outdoor wonderland to be “straight from the farmers’ market” using wooden baskets, mason jars and tin pails filled with a bright assortment of flowers. The incredible florals, including bird-cage garden centerpieces bursting with lush English garden roses, succulents, and colorful flowers, and moss-covered risers were created by Flowers by Lesley.  Lesley always blows us away!

We started at the very beginning with Amanda and Brett by designing their postcard-style save-the-dates with engagement photo (shot in a vegetable garden, no less!) by Sarah Bray Photography and featuring delicious-looking strawberries.  Their custom pocketfold wedding invitation followed many months later, and was printed on a speckled creamy paper paired with custom moss-green lattice and featuring a folder of dark brown woodgrain-embossed paper.  My favorite part of Amanda and Brett’s invitation?  It’s a tie between the row of lettuces on their information panel and the mushrooms on their response postcard!

At the wedding we created a directional sign leading guests from the valet drop to the ceremony, and an aisle sign (“Love grows here”).  Guests were then handed gorgeous wedding programs framed with luscious flowers, fruits, and veggies, and introducing some garden creatures–snails, crickets, and sparrows!  After the ceremony, guests were directed to their tables with our seed-packet escort cards: kraft brown envelopes printed on the front with the name and artwork of a fruit, vegetable, or flower that designated their table assignment, and containing real packets of seeds inside.  The artwork for this display was time-consuming and challenging, but the payoff was huge!

Mini bright blue baskets of fresh strawberries awaited guests at their seats with favor tags thanking them “berry much” for attending.  The showstopper of our paper goods, I believe, was brainchild of Anna Christine Events. They asked us to create menu placemats containing Amanda and Brett’s vegan and vegetarian buffet station descriptions.  Arthur’s Catering pulled out all the stops with four (yes, four)  vegan/vegetarian stations: Tex-Mex, Indian, Italian, and Asian.  (Hilarious aside: Amanda’s dad jokingly threatened to hire a hot dog cart to appease the meat-eaters in attendance!).  And in true backyard-wedding style, Amanda, her mom, and other family members created a crazy-huge dessert display filled with 18 types of cakes, truffles, cupcakes, and cookies, with a crowning centerpiece of a vegan wedding cake by Baby Cakes.  We happily created the dessert buffet tags for this amazing display, as well as a pennant banner inviting guests to visit the treats tent, and other vignette signage (Amanda’s dad had a Cigar Grotto – another spectacular personal touch).

We fell in love with absolutely every detail from Amanda and Brett’s wedding, and it was a great honor to be a part of this incredible day.  We greatly enjoyed getting to know this couple!  Here’s their list of truly amazing vendors:

Venue: Bride’s parents’ home, Winter Park, FL

Coordinator: Christy Subler with Anna Christine Events

Catering: Arthur’s

Wedding Cake and desserts: Baby Cakes, bride and bride’s mother

Flowers: Flowers by Lesley

Stationery, invitations, and paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Photographer: Sarah Bray Photography

Videographer: Key Moment Films

Tables, Chairs and Linens: A Chair Affair

Ceremony Music: Shannon Caine

DJ: Fred Robertson

Photobooth: Click! Photobooth and Specialty Photography

Bride’s Dress: Stella York, from Carolyn Allen Bridal 

Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Cohen, Istudio, College Park (hair),  Tabitha, M3Makeup