{Inspiration} Halloween-inspired, Dark Glam Wedding Shoot

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Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, menu

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Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, escort card table

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, escort cards

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, escort card table sign

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, table sign

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Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, dessert signs

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Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, bouquet

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Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, couple portrait

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

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{Inspiration} Outdoor Winter Wedding Photo Shoot

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Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wekiwa State Park, winter invitation suite

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Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wekiwa State Park, escort card display

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wekiwa State Park, escort card

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Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wekiwa State Park, groom

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wekiwa State Park, bride

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wekiwa State Park, bride and groom

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} Royal Blue and Yellow, 1940s Retro Wedding Shoot

Enjoy a little flashback to our feature last May on Style Me Pretty! Retro Americana was brought back to life in this styled shoot by Wings of Glory, and every little detail is absolutely adorable! Everything about the fashion and decor, coordinated by Vows Wedding and Events, will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into 1940s America.

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Dogwood Blossom Stationery - couple picnic

The props from this shoot were incredible! Coca-cola bottles, mason jars and Volkswagens are only a few of vintage décor used throughout the retro inspired shoot. We loved the use of this World War II era airplane as a backdrop.

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This sweetheart neckline strapless dress from Carolyn Allen’s Bridals & Tuxedos was paired with long white gloves and a birdcage veil for an overall classic look. The delphinium bouquet is wrapped in white and blue gingham ribbon, which inspired our designs.

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Inside the Danville Bed & Breakfast awaited a dessert table with treats from past centuries. Lollipops, soda pop, bubble gum and marshmallows were some of the sugary staples – topped off with a four tiered white chocolate fountain from RW Chocolate Fountain Rentals.

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We created a panel-style invitation using old-school paragraph-form wording (just like they did before printed invites became accessible to everyday folk).  The invitation used a heavy bright white stock with gingham fabric layers and bright yellow printed accents.  It opened to reveal a custom wedding map and wedding weekend information, including where to stay, area activities, and additional wedding-related events.  The mailing envelope was lined with a navy gingham fabric envelope liner.

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We continued the use of navy gingham fabric throughout the ceremony and reception papers.  The double-sided fan-style wedding program used the checkered fabric as the mid-layer, with a sunshine yellow grosgrain ribbon tied to the wooden handle. The menus were printed on bright white and layered onto midnight blue and white, with a blue gingham knotted sash, perfect for a picnic-style wedding.

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Dogwood Blossom Stationery gingham wedding menu

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Want to see more from this retro shoot? Go behind-the-scenes with a video by Key Moment Filmshttp://vimeo.com/47143601

Thank you to all of the amazing event professionals who contributed to this shoot:

Venue:  Danville Bed & Breakfast

Photographer:  Wings of Glory

Videographer:  Key Moment Films

Planner: Vows Weddings & Events

Chocolate Fountain:  RW Chocolate Fountain Rentals

Cake:  Wendy Woo Cakes

Dress:  Carolyn Allen’s Bridals & Tuxedos

Make Up Artist:  Marigold Scott

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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Bumby Photography, Harmony Gardens, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Pink Bouquet

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 Display

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.

Bumby Photography, Harmony Gardens, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Cake Display

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!

Bumby Photography, Harmony Gardens, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Table Setting

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