{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

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{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} “Sweet as Tea” Southern Glam Styled Shoot

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Earlier in the year, we were thrilled to be a part of a Southern glam styled shoot to promote the grand opening of the new Ocoee Lakeshore Center. We worked alongside talented event professionals, including Bumby Photography and perfectionist planner, Anna Christine Events, showcasing Southern sophistication in the ‘Sweet as Tea, Meant to Be’ theme. The array of soft green, buttery yellow, vibrant peach, white and gold gave the shoot a welcoming atmosphere.

The romantic color palette flowed through our custom invitations and paper goods as we used a folding invitation with a custom, delicate vintage floral pattern on the interior, and a gold foiled monogram on the exterior.  Response enclosures were contained in a moss green satin ribbon-lined enclosure band with die cut monogram.

We carried the exquisite shape of the invitation over to the exclusively designed dinner menus that were nestled into a pocket of white satin on each gold charger from A Chair Affair. Adding a pale green border and a floral element, they matched the place cards that were attached to tea bags with complimenting ribbon. The table numbers were gold foil with a chic vine detail on white card stock.

For the drink and hors d’oeuvres menus, we layered the Southern selections on top of the floral card stock carried over from the inside of the invitations, giving a lovely framed effect to the display. The custom made Arnold Palmer take-home bar favors detailed the recipe for the Southern cocktail.

From the floral arrangements in white milk glass vases with a hand-picked feel, to the intricate detail of the five-tier wedding cake designed by Cut the Cake, to the whimsical flair of the ‘Meant to Be’ pennant-style banner, we loved the Southern elegance of this shoot!

Contact us today to schedule your custom design consultation for your wedding or special event.

Thank you to all of the amazing vendors who made this styled shoot a success.

Venue: Ocoee Lakeshore Center

Photography: Bumby Photography

Event Design and Coordination: Anna Christine Events

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Lighting and Drape: Standing Ovation Entertainment

Catering: Arthur’s Catering 

Dessert buffet: Hello Sugar!

Cake: Cut the Cake

Linens: Over the Top

Video: Ocean Video Photography

Make Up and Hair: Live Art by Julie

Dresses: Alfred Angelo

Suit: Absolutely Fitting

Chairs: A Chair Affair

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

{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} 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

{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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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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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

{Real Wedding} Lake Nona Country Club: Faye and Greg

Faye and Greg, a couple from Coventry, England, love to travel and chose Orlando, Florida, for their destination wedding. Lake Nona Golf & Country Club’s plantation-style elegance and Florida’s palm trees and sunsets provided a magical atmosphere for the couple’s big day. NuVisions Photography photographed the event, and the talented staff at Blush by Brandee Gaar coordinated the wedding.

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Covered in pastel table linens and glass vases crowned with roses and hydrangeas, the reception looked like a page from a fairy tale magazine. For dessert, the newly weds chose cupcakes with white, pink, and purple toppings, creating a colorful display.

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Because this was a destination wedding, Faye and Greg wanted a romantic, vintage “airmail” themed invitation, so we used blush pinks, caramel, and chocolate browns on speckled white paper, and created a collection of custom “airmail” stamps that each reflected their love story.  The hand-sewn booklet had a passport-style feel, loaded with travel information, accommodations, and wedding activities.  For added personalization, each invitation was individually custom-printed with the guests’ names.

The reception papers reflected the couple’s elegant theme and passion for travel. Printed on creamy, speckled white and layered onto oatmeal-colored paper, the paper goods used various landmarks from around New York, including Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., The Spice Market Restaurant, and Central Park. Every place was a destination for a vacation Faye and Greg took previously, during which Greg proposed to Faye. Obviously, she said yes! And we’re so glad she did!

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Thank you so much, Faye and Greg, for letting us be part of your day!

Faye and Greg’s wedding was a stunning affair and was brought to life by the talents of the following wonderful wedding professionals involved:

Venue: Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

Photographer: NuVisions Photography

Wedding Coordinator: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Invitations & Menus: Dogwood Blossom Stationery