{Inspiration} Whimsical Blue and Pink English Garden Wedding

Bumby Photography, Harmony Gardens, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Floral Paper Goods

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.

Bumby Photography, Harmony Gardens, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Ceremony Paper Goods

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.

Bumby Photography, Harmony Gardens, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Ceremony

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.

Bumby Photography, Harmony Gardens, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Invitation

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.

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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.

Bumby Photography, Harmony Gardens, A Chair Affair, Horse Wedding

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

{Inspiration} Great Gatsby Styled Shoot at Church Street Ballroom

Brides with Chauffeur, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

The roaring twenties was a time of wealth, reform and an ongoing party. This Great Gatsby theme put together by Misty Miotto‘s team encompasses all there is to love about this age, with a modern swing to keep it relevant. Follow the marvelous photographer on a journey to the past.

Bride with bouquet, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

One groom, so many brides! Dogwood Blossom Stationery

The 20s introduced a “new woman” and ladies everywhere were breaking traditions in everything–especially in fashion. Here, the model brides are no exception with bobbed hair styles, bejeweled hair pieces, lavish jewelry and dresses from The Collection Bridal which did an incredible job capturing the essence of the era.

Church Street Ballroom, Gatsby-themed wedding, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

The bride’s look is a delicate balance between something new and something borrowed. Her hairpiece, gloves, jewelry and veil are all borrowed from the twenties while her dress has a modern bodice with simple details–making it the perfect canvas for her more expressive pieces. The attention to detail makes this look work without being costume-like.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery Gatsby-themed wedding

Ballroom at Church Street, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

The name “Golden Era” is extremely prominent in the color selection for the decor. The golden, ruffled table covers from Over the Top use texture to add variation and the feathered centerpieces add the free flowing breeze of the period. The Church Street Ballroom is the ideal place to hold such an event because architecturally it enhances the theme with its symmetrical design, high ceilings and large columns. All of these factors give guests a chance to Charleston the night away in style.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery custom escort cards

Custom wedding menus by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Dogwood Blossom Stationery custom wedding invitation and invitation box

Our escort cards, table numbers, menus, and invitations are no exception to the glitz and glamour of the signature tune. Staying golden, the creamy background with simple line design stands out when put against the gilded surfaces. We used an Art Deco-inspired font that looks like they were created almost a century ago. The invitations were nestled in gold mesh pouches embellished with sequins and glass beads and placed in gold invitation boxes lined with white faux fur. Talk about decadence!

Dogwood Blossom Stationery custom chair back signs

Custom wedding chair back signs by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Our Mr. and Mrs. chair back signs were used to hold the place of the new couple. Simple, elegant and most importantly–easy to tell who are the guests of honor!

Custom wedding paper goods by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Misty Miotto Photography

This cake by Party Flavors focuses on the elegance of the era by adorning the layers with a simple collection of pearl necklaces cascading from a flower.

Ceremony at Church Street Ballroom, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Wedding reception menus by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Great Gatsby wedding, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

From the ceremony to the reception and to the moment the last guest exits, this Great Gatsby-themed wedding will be sure to leave an everlasting impression.

The collective effort of all the vendors involved made this extravaganza come together beautifully. Watch the video that Key Moment Films put together to see some awesome behind-the-scenes shots:

http://vimeo.com/40839193

Are you a Great Gatsby bride? See more photos and read reviews on these sites:

http://www.bellethemagazine.com/2012/09/great-gatsby-wedding-inspiration-all.html

http://bridechic.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-jazz-age-bride.html

http://www.bridalguide.com/blogs/bridal-buzz/gatsby-wedding-inspiration

http://www.savvydeetsbridal.com/2013/03/styled-shoot-great-gatsby-inspiration.html

Thank you to all of the event professionals involved for all of their hard work!

Venue:  The Ballroom at Church Street

Photographer:  Misty Miotto

Videographer:  Key Moment Films

Floral: Weddings By Carly Ane’s

Rentals:  A Chair Affair

Cake:  Party Flavors

Dresses:  The Collection Bridal

Makeup Artist:  Beaute Speciale

Linens:  Over the Top

Lighting:  Simply Lighting

Transportation:  VIP Transportation Group of Orlando

Chocolate Fountain:  Hello Sugar!

Tux:  Tuxedos to You

Aisle Runner:  Artistic Aisle Runners

Stylist:  Loftis Production Services

Harpist: Christine McPhail

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

 

{Inspiration} Happy New Year – Radiant Orchid Wedding

We brought the 2014 New Year in style with this Radiant Orchid Wedding Inspiration photo shoot! Held at The Castle Hotel, it’s majestic yet modern style makes for the perfect location for any special occasion and especially this one! Photographed by In Style Imagery; videographed by Sugar Pop Films; and coordinated by Michele Butler Events, this shoot was produced flawlessly. Take a look:

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Weddings By Carly Ane’s provided the stunning orchids and florals, “Radiant Orchid” (2014 Pantone color of the year) being the color the shoot was designed around. The vibrant purple orchids were mixed with various white accent flowers and crystal vases that shined under Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals‘ uplighting, creating a beautiful image. The glittering, sequined table linens added to the celebratory feel and were provided by Over the Top Linens.  Golden chiavari chairs, picture frames, and silver glitter chargers, provided by A Chair Affair, added some extra sparkle.

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The color palette for our custom wedding invitations and paper goods included Radiant Orchid purple, gold, silver, and plum purple, all with glitter and metallic accents.  The folding invitation featured a pearlized gold folder with a glittery purple belly band tied with orchid satin ribbon.  Inside, the invitation was printed in radiant orchid in full bleed with white lettering.  A monogram enclosure band held enclosures in place.

Custom place-setting menus were designed to coordinate with the invitation ensemble, with an addition of a gold glitter backing.  Placed at each place-setting, they added even more color to the table, in addition to functioning as an information piece for guests.

Escort cards were also printed in orchid purple in full bleed, with glitter gold backing.  Favorite pieces included the “Mr. and Mrs.” round chairback banner, printed in plum on metallic gold and strung with a teal ribbon, adorable mini champagne bottle labels, double-sided gold glitter and monogrammed drink stirrers, and specialty signage pieces.

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This New Year’s celebration would have been impossible without all the wonderful vendors involved! We were thrilled to be a part of this STUNNING production! Happy New Year and Cheers to an amazing 2014!

Photographer: In Style Imagery

Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Michele Butler Events

Reception Venue: The Castle Hotel

Flowers & Decor: Weddings By Carly Ane’s

Invitations & Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Cinematographer: Sugar Pop Films

Cake Designer: Anna Cakes

Chargers, Chairs, Cake table, and Card Box: A Chair Affair

Linens: Over the Top

Lighting: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

Hair and Makeup: Bella Con Stile

Bridal Salon: Calvet Couture Bridal Boutique

Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham, Esme

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