{Real Wedding} Sarah and Steven: Sparkling Navy Winter Romance

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Sarah and Steven topped all the past and future Valentine’s Days they would spend together this year. Why? Because this year, they tied the knot at the luxurious Grand Bohemian Hotel, of course! To complement their white and navy winter wedding theme, we created custom navy and rose gold pocket wedding invitations.  Their spectacular rose gold invitation folders were foil-stamped in navy foil on both the front cover and the pocket to create a truly sensational invitation.  For their walk down the aisle, we created a gorgeous aisle sign, complete with navy details and over 20 hand-placed Swarovski crystals to make it sparkle and shine. At the reception, we created coordinating day-of paper goods, including a navy seating chart, displayed in a mirrored frame by An Affair to Remember, and round custom pearlized blue menus, printed in white ink and personalized with each guest’s name and entree selection, then adorned with crystals. In a twist to their typical dessert table, Two Sweets Bake Shop delivered a selection of desserts to each table at the reception, accompanied by a small dessert menu to help guest navigate the individualized display.

An Affair to Remember transformed this incredible wedding into a white winter paradise while Tab McCausland Photography captured all the details. Gorgeous white floral arrangements and crystal trees from Atmospheres Floral & Décor decorated the ceremony and ballroom, with the center of the reception featuring a customized dance floor provided by That’s a Wrap!. The final touch to the newlywed’s winter retreat was the gorgeous 3-tiered wedding cake with pearl detailing and white and silver buttercream tiers designed by Party Flavors Custom Cakes.

We loved every moment we spent working with you, Sarah and Steven! We hope you adored your custom wedding papers as much as we had a blast creating them for you.  Thank you for choosing to work with Dogwood Blossom Stationery!

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The vendor team that created this incredible winter wonderland wedding include:

Venue: Grand Bohemian Hotel

Photography: Tab McCausland Photography

Planner and Designer: An Affair to Remember

Hair/Makeup: LeJeune Hair & Makeup Artistry

Floral: Atmospheres Floral & Décor

Entertainment: Soundwave Entertainment

Custom Dance Floor: That’s a Wrap!

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

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{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} Dana and Justin's Blush and Gold Wedding at Grand Bohemian

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Dana and Justin’s Grand Bohemian Hotel wedding, planned by Weddings in the City, was classically glamorous and ultra-romantic.  The bride’s gown and chapel veil were absolute show stoppers! We gathered inspiration from Dana’s grace and the couple’s chic style when we created their invitation, escort cards, and table cards, and signage. Their nuptials, captured beautifully by Scott Craig Photography, seem absolutely timeless.

We created a folding invitation for Dana and Justin with a champagne exterior foiled in shiny gold and accented with light peach Swarovski crystals. The interior of the folder was blush pink printed with a light pink custom micro-floral pattern. Their invitation was die-cut and their enclosures were contained within a custom-printed enclosure band with die-cut monogram. Their escort cards were printed onto blush pink and accented with a single crystal to create a colorful, but still soft, display. 

Dana chose table names based on Italian cities – the country of her heritage – which we then printed in an elegant script and die-cut into shape. We also created a number of signs for the couple to help carry their wedding branding throughout their event – we foiled their “Mr. and Mrs.” sweetheart table sign, created signature drink signs for the bar, and a guest book sign for their very special framed photograph guest book. 

A huge thanks to the talented vendors who were a part of this special day:

Planner: Weddings in the City
Reception Venue: Grand Bohemian
Photographer: Scott Craig Photography
Videographer: Perfect Sky Productions
Florist: Fairbanks Florist
Transportation: Apollos Chariots
Hair & MUA: Le Jeune Artistry
Rentals: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals
Cake: Party Flavors
DJ: Al Dee Productions
Invitations & Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Real Wedding} Barb & Steve's Vintage Dessert Table by Two Sweets Bake Shop

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You’ve heard of the “first look” when a couple sees each other for the first time before their ceremony.  Well, here’s a “first look” of a couple seeing their dessert buffet, created by the amazing Two Sweets Bake Shop, for the first time prior to their reception.  Barb and Steve were married at the jaw-dropping Grand Bohemian Hotel, and I do believe their faces in the photos say it all!  This is why we love working with Two Sweets–to create custom signage and buffet tags for their incredible dessert displays–because the reaction is priceless.

It was a moment that Barb can now relive forever thanks to Castaldo Studios, who did an amazing job capturing every sweet moment from this wedding reception! All of the details really made this buffet into a show-stopper: from the sumptuous floral designs by Bluegrass Chic, to the wine barrels and wooden tables from A Chair Affair, to the gorgeous petite cake by The Sugar Suite. Everything was expertly planned and pulled together beautifully by Swanky I Do’s, who helped the bride design the buffet with more that 22 sweet treats!

We designed the buffet tags and signage to reflect the antique style of Barb and Steve’s invitation.  We thought artwork that mimicked vintage perfume bottle labels would be a perfect fit for such an elegant vintage display.  We printed these pieces on creamy paper in a sepia tone, and then layered them onto bronze tent cards.

Congrats to Barb and Steve and best wishes for a wonderful life together!  And thank you to Two Sweets Bake Shop for having us create these custom pieces for such a lovely couple!

Barb & Steve’s Wedding Vendors:

Dessert Buffet:  Two Sweets Bake Shop

Planner:  Stephanie – Swanky I Do’s

Venue:  The Grand Bohemian Hotel – Orlando

Photographer:  Castaldo Studios (castaldostudio.com)

Cake:  The Sugar Suite

Dessert Buffet Florals:  Bluegrass Chic

Rentals:  A Chair Affair

Linens:  Over the Top

Reception Florals:  Atmospheres Floral and Decor

DJ:  Soundwave Entertainment

Stationery:  Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio