{Real Wedding} Stephanie and Mark: A Moroccan Oasis Reception at Casa Feliz

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Stephanie and Mark’s wedding reception at Casa Feliz was a gorgeous affair with rustic charm meeting Middle Eastern influence.  When we first met Stephanie to start working on save-the-dates, she said she wanted simple but elegant, with textures, and possibly either lace or a Moroccan pattern.  She wanted to use colors that reflected the venue, Casa Feliz, so we went with a medium teal color to mimic the awnings of the historic home, and considered other colors like old, washed-out brick and clay colors.  After seeing all the custom samples, Stephanie opted for a save-the-date with a Moroccan-style lattice pattern, using a traditional layout and a custom wedding date logo.

Moving to the invitations, Stephanie and Mark chose to keep the wedding date logo and Moroccan pattern, but muted the blue color to a very faded and more green color.  This made their letterpress invitation much more formal.  We incorporated wide, scalloped white lace in their invitation ensemble.  The letterpress on this invitation was stunning, and gave so much texture to their wedding logo.

For day-of papers, we mixed the colors and styling of both the save-the-date and the invitations.  For the ceremony programs, we kept the muted colors of their invitation and designed a folding program with a heavy textured cover and white interior pages, tied with white grosgrain ribbon.  For menus, we mimicked the save-the-dates almost exactly, and went with the more vibrant teal to reflect the gorgeous colors at the reception.  For signage and the seating chart, we did the same, mixing papers, textures, and colors to provide a cohesive look from start to finish.

Blush by Brandee Gaar effortlessly brought Stephanie and Mark’s vision of a Moroccan oasis together with Andi Mans Photography expertly capturing every beautiful moment. The happy couple and their loved ones dined underneath a clear tent from Kirby Rentals on gorgeous rustic-style tables and chairs provided by A Chair Affair with beautiful pink and white floral centerpieces from Lee James Floral Designs. One of our favorite design elements of the evening was the stunning and delicious 3-tiered wedding cake with lace detailing and pale pink floral accents created by Party Flavors Custom Cakes.

We were so thrilled to create personalized custom stationery menus and table numbers for you, Stephanie and Mark!  It was so much fun working with you!

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The vendor team that brought this celebration together were:

 

Venue: Casa Feliz

Photography: Andi Mans Photography

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Dress: Calvet Couture Bridal

Makeup: Makeover Station

Florist: Lee James Floral Designs

Entertainment: Weddings Only DJ Entertainment

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Furniture: AFR Furniture Rental

Tent, Chairs & Linen: Kirby Rentals

Specialty Chairs, Tables, Flatware, & Chargers: A Chair Affair

Transportation: VIP Transportation Group

Menus & Table Numbers: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

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{Real Wedding} Katie and Austin: An Eclectic Wedding at Isola Farms

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What a pleasure and an honor it was to work with Katie and Austin to create their custom wedding invitations!  Katie is a colleague – a phenomenal wedding stylist with an amazing sense of style and full of creativity.  And apparently, so are many other members of her family!  When I met with Katie for our design consultation, one of the first things she asked me was whether I’d be able to use a painting created by her sister for the invitation.  Sure!  What could possibly be more personal than that?!  We were thrilled to work with her sister’s artwork, and add a few subtle touches of our own to create an unbelievably personal and meaningful invitation for this incredible couple.

Katie and Austin showcased their eclectic style during their outdoor wedding at Isola Farms.  We printed their invitations and table numbers on wood, which complemented the “Junk Gypsy” style that Katie had imagined.

RW Events, LLC (where Katie works as a stylist) did a fantastic job planning Katie and Austin’s celebration with Amalie Orrange Photography behind the camera to capture their day. The Sugar Suite crafted a stunning 5-tiered wedding cake draped with pink, yellow and orange flowers to flow with the impeccable floral arrangements provided by Flowers by Lesley. With dancing and photo booth sessions during the reception, there was no shortage of fun, props, or excitement for Katie, Austin and their loved ones.

We absolutely loved creating your custom stationery, Katie and Austin! Thank you for choosing us and allowing your creativity to inspire us!

Whether it is a special event or wedding, we love creating custom stationery and paper goods that will be a part of amazing memories that will last a lifetime. Contact us today to schedule a custom design consultation for your celebration.

The awesome vendor team that brought this celebration together for Katie and Austin were:

Venue: Isola Farms

Photography: Amalie Orrange Photography

Planner: RW Events, LLC

Dress: Calvet Couture Bridal

Hair and Makeup: Jasmine Doublette Hair and Makeup

Florist: Flowers by Lesley

Entertainment: Soundwave Entertainment

Catering: Big City Catering

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Invitations and Table Numbers: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

{Inspiration} Chic Holiday Styled Shoot in Black, Gold, and Cranberry

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With the temperature dipping and leaves turning, we were thrilled work alongside Bluegrass ChicSwanky I Do’s and Vine & Light Photography in this holiday styled shoot at The Acre, a rustic outdoor venue hidden away in Orlando’s College Park neighborhood. The wild landscape offered the perfect backdrop for the vintage setting. Shades of red and white floral arrangements with natural greenery, winter berries, and gold accents beautifully complimented the black and white table linens. We used this rich color palette throughout, combining it with soft, natural tones to create our custom invitations and paper goods.

We created a layered invitation with a paper + ribbon extra-wide custom-printed bellyband.  To reflect the linens, we printed the bellyband with black and white striped and added a burgundy ribbon with a neat knot.  The enclosures were also contained within this bellyband to keep the ensemble organized.  We chose a gold envelope and lined it with a custom black and white striped envelope liner.

We carried the same styling and variants of the motif through to the day-of papers, including escort cards adorned with notched deep red ribbons, menus that were displayed in faux antlers, and specialty signage for the bar.

From the sophistication of the red glassware and gold place settings, to the stunning, three-tiered cake with brushed gold antlers, to the furry Husky whose collar was adorned with winter foliage, we loved every aspect of this holiday styled shoot.

We’d love to work with you to create custom invitations and paper goods for your day, contact us to schedule your design consultation.

Thank you to the talented event professionals who made this styled holiday shoot a success.

Planner: Swanky I Do’s

Venue: The Acre Orlando

Floral: Bluegrass Chic

Linens: Over the Top Linen

Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Rentals: A Chair Affair Rentals

Vintage furniture: Wish Vintage

Rentals: Dishie Rentals

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Photography: Vine & Light Photography

Invitations and paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

{Inspiration} Outdoor Winter Wedding Photo Shoot

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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} Rustic, Honey-Themed Styled Shoot

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Picture a golden, summer day with busy honey bees buzzing under sun-dappled, shady trees. Our custom-designed invitations and wedding papers were featured in this gorgeous photo shoot by Amalie Orrange on Wedding Chicks.

For this styled shoot, we designed and created the honey bee invitations, place-setting menus, escort cards, favor tags, and biscuit bar cards. We used a honeycomb pattern as a geometric theme throughout the escort cards, invitation suite, and menu holders.

A graceful script on the escort cards was printed in bright turquoise to match the baby’s breath-filled, vintage bottles that hang from the trees. The same font on the invitations and menus is honey gold. We used bumblebee artwork to adorn the escort cards, menus, and the lining of the invitation envelopes exclusively for this project. Our invitation suite was printed on cream and kraft stock with a honeycomb border with a custom envelope liner that repeats the honeycomb pattern.

Instead of a dessert bar, this shoot featured a biscuit bar with a variety of honeys in vintage jars and decanters, and heart-shaped, freshly-baked biscuits. The favors — mason jars filled with honey — were stored in an authentic pie safe, and featured our round, kraft brown tags, tied on with twine.  Quoting Victor Hugo, the inscription on the favor tags reads: “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”

The shabby chic furniture gathered by RW Events resonated with the rustic, vintage theme. The models were dressed in 1930s style to recreate the more relaxed atmosphere of a bygone era. The amber bands around the cake, and the gem-like quality of the honey and real honeycomb on the biscuit bar lent a richness to the rustic surroundings.

We are so pleased to have been included in this inspirational shoot, and hope that it gives you ideas for your own wedding!

We can create YOUR custom wedding invitations and papers. Each project is custom-designed and produced to be unique and special to you. Contact us here to schedule your custom design consultation.

Thank you to all of the fabulous event professionals that were a part of this styled shoot:

Photography: Amalie Orrange

Prop/Furniture Rentals: RW Events

Hair & Makeup: Cristina Severino

Cake & Biscuits: The Sugar Suite

Flowers: Weddings by Carly Ane’s

Dress Designer: Forever 21

Shoe Designer: Urban Outfitters

Invitations & Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Real Wedding} Mackenzie and Billy's Shabby Chic Wedding at Bella Collina


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When we first met with Mackenzie, Billy, their adorable brand-new puppy Buddy (who is now probably bigger than me!), and Mackenzie’s mom, we knew this was going to be a super fun wedding!  Mackenzie loved whimsical scripts and chalkboard-style layouts, with shabby chic florals, heart-and-arrow motifs, and soft mint, peach, blush, and coral.  We started by creating and mailing their photo save-the-date, using their gorgeous engagement photo by super-talented Best Photography, and then followed several months later with their wedding invitations.

Their wedding invitation used a custom presentation of a landscape-orientation folder in slate gray, with the invitation mounted on the front.  We used layers of mint and custom pinstripes to add whimsy and depth, and created a custom heart-and-arrow monogram as part of their wedding branding that we used across their day-of papers, signage and even on the dessert buffet tags.  Once the invitation folder was opened, a wide lace enclosure band affixed with a custom monogram plate contained their response enclosure, and an information panel was permanently attached to the inside of the folder.  Since Mackenzie and Billy had two wedding ceremonies in which different guests were invited to each, we actually created and mailed two versions of the invitation – each containing unique wording for the ceremony, reception, and travel information.

The place-setting menus and other day-of papers were designed to reflect the style and motifs we used on Mackenzie and Billy’s wedding invitations.  We enjoyed working with the RW Events styling team to create escort cards that could be strung along their vintage painted shutters.  We love collaborating with amazing other wedding pros to achieve results as stunning as this escort card display!

Mackenzie and Billy’s Bella Collina wedding was super adorable and executed flawlessly by Blush by Brandee GaarRW Events incorporated some amazing vintage vignettes – one of our favorites being the lemonade stand.  Lee James Floral Designs did a stunning job with the ceremony and reception florals – we especially love Mackenzie’s beautiful bouquet!  Two Sweets Bake Shop created an incredible and extensive dessert buffet (including amazing and unparalled Krispy Kreme Bread Puddings).

Make sure to watch the highlights on this amazing same-day edit by White in Reveryhttp://vimeo.com/98996341

We really enjoyed working with Mackenzie, Billy, and their families, and are so happy to have been part of their beautiful day.  Thank you Mackenzie and Billy, and best wishes for an incredible life together!

Mackenzie and Billy’s wedding fairytale was brought to life thanks to these talented professionals:

Photography: Best Photography

Videography: White in Revery

Coordination: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Venue: Bella Collina

Florist: Lee James Floral Designs

DJ: Soundwave Entertainment

Cake: Party Flavors

Styling and Vintage Rentals: RW Events

Photo Booth: Party Booths

Dance Floor: Letz Dance on it

Market Lights: Get Lit Orlando

Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music

Dessert Table: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Patio Furniture: Chic Event Furniture

Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

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

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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