Shabby Chic Decor

RW Events Styling Tour presents… Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve an antique look.

We recently styled a shabby chic escort card display using an old typewriter, antique secretary desk, and vintage door to complete the look. More of this breathtaking design can be seen in our 2015 lookbook. Join our mailing list today – and we’ll notify you when it’s ready!

RW Events, Orlando Wedding Stylist | Orlando Vintage Rentals

Photo Credit: Ashley McCormick Photography

Floral: Flowers by Lesley

Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Shabby Chic Escort Card Display

 

Eclectic Couture

“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.” Barbara de Angelis

I’m not sure this applies to Alexis… the look on her face warmed our hearts. 🙂 Our pals at Solutions Bridal did a fantastic job styling Alexis. Eclectic Couture is the look she was aiming for, BRAVO, well done!  More of their fantastic Rosen’s Shingle Creek wedding is coming soon!

Photo Credit: Caroline Johnson Photography

RW Events, Orlando Wedding Planner | Orlando Vintage Rentals

Couture wedding gown

 

Couture Wedding Gown

 

Charlesetta + Togo | Holy Trinity Church

Last week we blogged a sneak peek from Charlesetta + Togo’s wedding, so, as promised, here are more of the {fabulous} details from their wedding! We were so elated to assist them in planning their destination wedding. Our favorite detail from their wedding was the Garrett Popcorn favors and THIS gorgeous ceremony backdrop.

Cheers, to years of wedded bliss!

RW Events, Orlando Wedding Planner

P.S. You can see more of their elegant details on Munaluchi Bride. Check out their feature 🙂

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Vendor Love
Photography: Tab McCausland
Dance Floor: Letz Dance On It
Cake: It’s Tasty Too
DJ: DJ Carl
Chiavari Chairs: A Chair Affair
Linen: Over the Top
Floral: Fairbanks Florist
Caterer: Puff n Stuff
Lounge Furniture: Chic!

Vivien + Williams | Destination Wedding

We LOVE destination weddings! Vivien + William, flew all the way from the UK just to tie the knot at the Cypress Grove Estate House! Their intimate wedding was a pleasure to coordinate. Today our team is wishing them a very happy one year anniversary 🙂

Cheers, to many more!

Bride + Groom Portrait at Cypress Grove Estate House

Photo: Snap Photography
RW Events, Orlando Wedding Planner | Destination Wedding Planner

Instagram – rwevents

We’re on Instagram! Are you? Mosey on over and follow the gals of RW Events for some fun, behind the scene footage of the staff in action. We’re constantly updating images of our vintage rentals, farm tables, mismatched china, projects in progress, and new inventory finds.

And… if you follow us now, you’ll be the first to hear about our exciting new contest.

 RW Events Instagram Contest

Floral Wreaths

Wreaths are such a pretty way to welcome guests to your wedding – whether it’s greenery {magnolia leaves are a great option} or something dramatic like this stunner made with white roses!

White Rose Ceremony Wreath

Photo: Nancy Cohn

P is for Pie Bakery

Do you know how hard it was to oversee set-up and NOT eat all of these delicious goodies from P is for Pie. Our gorgeous bride, Courtney, steered clear of the traditional wedding cake and opted for these yummy desserts for their wedding guests.

Are you crazy for pies as well? If so, mosey on over to website and check out the yumminess on the menu. One of our favorites: cheesecake cutie pies and oatmeal whoopie pies!! Their Central Florida bakery is located at 2806 Corrine Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803.

Call Tara today to set up your tasting! Photo credit: Wings of Glory Photography

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Sneak Peek || RW Styling Tour

Vintage rentals, the picturesque Orlando venue, and a brilliant team of vendors are the essential components for our Lookbook Styling Tour. The RW Events’ team is kicking things off by showcasing our vintage dining chairs, mismatched china, rustic farm tables, and the talented floral artistry from our friends at Weddings by Carly Anes. Here is a little sneak peek from KMD Creations… We can’t wait to share more!

P.S. Stay tuned to see our team in action at Maitland Art Center, Bella Collina, The Acre, and Cypress Grove Estate House.

Orlando Wedding Styling

Floral | Weddings by Carly Ane’s

Photo | KMD Creations

Venue | Cypress Grove Estate House

 

Honoring Your Loved Ones

Saying “thank you” goes a long way when it comes to wedding planning, heck it goes a long way even when you’re not planning a wedding! So if there are guests that you’d like to honor during your special day, but you aren’t able to have them in the wedding party, consider some of these options to show them how much you care:

  • Ask them to do a reading, give a speech, or perform a song – if they’re pretty outgoing, ask them to be part of your event in a public way.
  • Write a handwritten note – this a super sweet gesture for anyone who’s more reserved. Leave a note or letter at their reception seat, and make sure to include specific reasons as to why you’re thanking them.
  • Feature a memory or photo table – this is by far my favorite way to honor special people in your life! Purchase some pretty frames {or you can rent them from us ;-)} and display on a large table.
  • Leave a special gift for them – a thoughtful gift {especially something handmade} can do a long way when it comes to saying “Thank You.”
  • Thank them in your wedding speech – make sure to give a shout-out to those that helped you plan the wedding.

Memory Table Photo Display

Photo: Ashley McCormick Photography

Mint Julep Sweet Tea

One of my favorite things about summertime is the deliciously refreshing drinks! Lemonade, sweet tea, and fruit infused water are at the top of my list, so today I’m sharing the perfect drink to keep your guests cool and hydrated at a summer soiree!

Mint Julep Sweet Tea

Mint Julep Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups cold sweetened tea
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • Crushed ice
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprigs

Preparation

  • Combine fresh mint leaves, lemon, and sugar in a 2 quart pitcher.
  • Press mint leaves against sides of pitched with the back of a spoon to release flavors.
  • Stir in the tea + bourbon.
  • Serve over crushed ice and garnish with fresh mint sprigs

Timeline for the Groom

Timelines are such an important part of wedding planning! They keep everyone organized and on task, and help to keep stress to a minimum {which is always a plus with weddings}. Most wedding timelines are pretty general, but here are a few things to throw in especially for the groom:

9-12 Months Out

  • Host an engagement party {this is typically the responsibility of the groom’s parents}.
  • Choose your best man and groomsmen.
  • Start planning the honeymoon {this is normally the groonm’s job, but ask your fiance if there’s anywhere in particular she’d like to go ;-)}

3-5 Months Out

  • Choose outfit for the guys and purchase your own wedding attire.
  • Start the search for the weddings rings {this is super important, so don’t forget to add it to your timeline}.
  • Plan the rehearsal dinner.

2-3 Months Out

  • Purchase gifts for your groomsmen.
  • Make sure each of your guys has their wedding day attire, and that it fits properly. If anyone needs alterations, get a fitting scheduled.

3-4 Weeks Out

  • Write or practice your vows.
  • Apply for your marriage license.
  • Attend your bachelor party.
  • Prepare a speech for the rehearsal dinner and wedding.

Less than 1 Week Out

  • Get a hair cut {nothing too drastic, just a nice trim}.
  • Confirm any transportation that has been booked {limos, buses, etc.}.
  • If you’re staying at a hotel prior to the wedding, pack your bag early to make sure nothing gets left behind.

Regardless of where you are in the planning process, remember that the wedding is for both you! Your bride will want your input and advice, so don’t be shy in giving it =)

Custom Cutting Boards || AHeirloom

How adorable are these cutting boards?! While searching for wedding gift ideas I encountered this site named AHeirloom.

I am smitten with the idea that this is something that can be passed down to your children and kept as an heirloom hence the company name.  So whether you are looking for a one of kind wedding gift or just something special for your new home together definitely check these guys out. AHeirloom AHeirloom AHeirloom

Bow Ties and Suspenders

We love finding great resources to share with you. One of our recent clients had a difficult time finding the perfect bow tie and we stumbled upon High Cotton Ties.

They have an amazing service that allows you to select ties to try on at home for free. It’s a great option when trying to match the perfect palette. You’d simply choose 5 ties to try on, and they’ll ship them – Read more about this awesome service here:

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