{Real Wedding} Chris and Josh's Modern Wedding at Aloft Downtown Orlando

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Chris and Josh’s incredible wedding at Aloft Orlando Downtown was full of colorful celebration. Captured through the lens of Lauren Watai Photography, their special day included plenty of fun colors, happy family and friends, and lots and lots of dancing! We were so excited to create the invitations and paper goods for this sweet couple, who had traveled to upstate New York a couple weeks prior to their Orlando wedding celebration for their marriage license.

When I first met Chris and Josh, they told me they chose Aloft for its mid-century modern, “Mad Men” style, and they wanted their wedding style to reflect the style of the venue.  So I asked Chris and Josh to walk me through Aloft and show me some of the decor that thrilled them most.  In that meeting, we decided to use electric blue, magenta, and chartreuse, with an addition of a dark blue to balance the brights.  They loved the patterns and textures used throughout the venue as well – yellowed woods, charcoal wools, and colorful abstract shapes.  To reflect these elements, we kept the paper goods clean but modern, and incorporated contrasting textures into the layers of the invitation.

We printed their invitation on matte white and layered it onto wood veneer that had been custom-stained for them.  The backing was created with charcoal wool fabric to create thickness and texture.  Their invitation was created in a large A9 size to make the most of their textures, and it created a breathtaking and unique presentation.

For their day-of papers, we used their custom monogram from their invitation for a cohesive look. We created food and drink signs for the buffet and the bar, and favor tags on wooden sticks. Chris and Josh chose succulent plants in mini galvanized pots as their favors, and Greenery Productions styled their showstopping favor table.

The rest of the decor was equally bright and graphic. We loved the chevron-patterned cake dotted with succulents, by Party Flavors Custom Cakes, which coordinated perfectly with the chevron linens on the favor table. Greenery Productions‘ floral work included the grooms’ boldly colored boutonnieres and gorgeous ceremony flowers in vivid purple, blue, and green.

We were so honored to be a part of this beautiful and touching wedding! Thank you to these awesome vendors for helping to make Chris and Josh’s wedding dreams come true:

Venue: Aloft Orlando Downtown
Photographer: Lauren Watai Photography
Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
Floral: Greenery Productions
DJ and Photobooth: Elite Entertainment
Officiant: A Page in Time
Invitations and paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Event} Industry Networker at Cypress Grove Estate House

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 We couldn’t help but reminisce when we stumbled upon some photographs from the Cypress Grove Networker event in August of 2013, and we’re so excited to share them with you! The event was designed and produced by Tamuel Cowart and her hardworking team of planners at RW Events. The networking event was styled with southern hospitality in mind; Big City Catering incorporated delicious comfort food that helped every guest get in the mood to mingle! Cypress Grove, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Brandy & Baeu Photography, Inviation Design

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We had the pleasure of designing invitations, escort cards, table menus, and sponsor signs with southern comfort in mind. We used burlap, plum jewel tones, light yellow chevron, and floral illustrations in our stationery for this event. The menus looked superb in this dining area, which was overflowing with sunflowers and greenery. Florists for this event included Windermere Flowers, Greenery Production, and Raining Roses. Brandy & Beau Photography captured beautiful images.

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Kirby Rentals provided wonderful linens, and other rental items were provided by Weddings by 2+Hue, Swag Decor, and Chic Event Rentals. Guests had plenty of delectable dessert options thanks to The Sugar Suite, Sweet Maralyn’s Chocolates, Orlando Bakery ‘n Cakes, and Cut the CakeBeautiful Music & Paint it Black Quartet played wonderful music for guests to enjoy throughout the event.

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Don’t forget to check out this awesome video by Imprint Cinema!

Cypress Grove Networker! from Imprint Cinema on Vimeo.

A special thanks goes to these talented vendors:

Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House

Photography: Brandy & Beau

Videographer: Imprint Cinema

Planner: RW Events

Floral: Windermere Flowers/Greenery Productions/Raining Roses

Catering: Big City Catering

Rentals: Weddings by 2+Hue/Swag Decor/Chic Event Rentals

Linens: Kirby Rentals

Cake & Desserts: The Sugar Suite/Sweet Maralyn’s Chocolates/Orlando Bakery ‘n Cakes/ Cut the Cake

Musicians: Beautiful Music & Paint it Black Quartet

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery