{Inspiration} Halloween-inspired, Dark Glam Wedding Shoot

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, invitation

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, menu

Bumby Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Orlando weddings, menu on table


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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

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

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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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{News + Inspiration} Modern Citrus Styled Shoot on Wedding Lovely

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We are excited to announce that the “Modern Citrus” wedding inspiration photo shoot that we were a part of has been published! Wedding Lovely recently released this beautiful blog, with behind-the-scenes details provided by Bluegrass Chic. Read on for more beautiful photos by Clearly In Focus Photography from this very summery shoot.

Orange wedding invitation by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Orange wedding invitations created by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

We created a series of paper goods in crisp white and bright orange, accented with branches of oranges and their blossoms. The invitation, RSVP card, and guest information card were all nestled in a custom folder.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery at Garden Chateau

Clearly In Focus Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery citrus themed paper goods

The dessert table is so inviting! Its multiple, cheerful treats were surrounded by bright floral and fruit. Two Sweets Bake Shop provided the various cookies and adorable cupcakes and Party Flavors Custom Cakes created the amazingly detailed cake. The citrus-colored cloth linens for the dessert table and cocktail station were supplied by Cloth Connection.

Custom signature drink sign by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Custom wedding paper goods by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

For the drink station, created by Two Sweets Bake Shop, we designed a custom sign for the signature drinks: mimosas and rum runners! The Florida citrus-themed bar also included orange liqueur, limoncello, small batch Florida rum, and (of course) fresh-squeezed local orange juice.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery citrus themed photo shoot

Custom wedding menus by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Custom table name cards by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

How gorgeous is this guest table? Oranges, lemons and limes were mixed into matching floral arrangements by Bluegrass Chic. Wildflower Linens supplied the bright white table cloth with floral cut-outs and custom leather chair back covers for A Chair Affair‘s white chiavari chairs. Our menu card was tied around the sunny yellow napkins, and our table card used a citrus-inspired name.

Custom wedding favor labels by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Jars of orange marmalade served double duty as favors and escort cards, thanks to the labels we created. Each label paired a guest’s name with their table name and was adorned with the orange blossom image.

Citrus inspired wedding with Dogwood Blossom Stationery

If you didn’t look already, make sure you read the blog on Wedding Lovely!

Thank you to all of the wedding and event professionals that we had the pleasure of working with on this shoot:

Venue: Garden Chateau

Styling: Save the Date Wedding & Event Design

Photography: Clearly In Focus Photography

Floral: Bluegrass Chic

Dessert Buffet and Drink Station: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Linens (Dessert Table, Cocktail Station): Cloth Connection

Linens (Guest Table): Wildflower Linens

Chiavari Chairs, Tables, Decorative Chargers: A Chair Affair

Makeup Artist: Brides Be Beautiful

Dresses: Modern Bridal Shop

Custom Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Real Wedding} Lauren and Jermaine’s Sparkling, Royal Blue Wedding

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We had the great pleasure of designing custom paper goods for Lauren and Jermaine’s wedding day! The Orlando-area wedding, held at The Royal Crest Room in September, featured a striking color combination of shimmery silver and bright royal blue. By using our coordinated programs, menus, and signage, this wedding had beautiful cohesion and harmony, like a great marriage!

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Welcome to their beautiful reception! Framed, alphabetized seating charts led guests to their appropriate tables. We created the royal blue interlaced design (seen on the program, seating charts, and menus) to coordinate with the abstract design on their linens by Wildflower Linens.

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At each guest’s place, our truly unique menu cards were placed atop sparkling chargers by A Chair Affair. The guest’s name was printed on the personalized menu card to double as a place card. On the top right corner, we included a meal indicator icon to inform the servers of each guest’s dinner selections. A fun twist was on the reverse side of the menu: a wedding mad lib for the bride and groom to take as a keepsake.

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Forever Xpressions, Royal Crest Room, Dogwood Blossom, Royal7

The beautiful candy buffet, filled with white and blue confections by Two Sweets Bake Shop, sparkled with glass and crystal décor and flowers from Lee Forrest Design. Our candy buffet signage kept guests informed of the different delicious treats they could try. The mixed font styles went along with the playful yet sophisticated mood of the candy buffet and coordinated with the other reception papers.

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Speaking of treats, their cake had five flavors! We provided understated signs to identify the flavor choices for this Party Flavors cake.

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Congratulations and best wishes to the bride and groom! Thank you for letting Dogwood Blossom Stationery contribute to your lovely wedding.

Lauren and Jermaine’s vendors include:

Venue: The Royal Crest Room

Photography: Forever Xpressions

Planner: Save the Date Weddings & Events

Flowers: Lee Forrest Design

Chairs, chargers and crystal trees: A Chair Affair

Linens: Wildflower Linens

Cake: Party Flavors

Candy Buffet: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery