Favorite Friday | Our Team

You may not guess it from these photos of our team, but weddings are hard work! So when we get the chance to take a quick break and be a little silly, we take it! Not to worry, though – we don’t always run around like this 😉

RW Events Team
One of our couples had a killer photo booth, and they let our coordinators {Shadow + Rachel} play with some props before the wedding.

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Sneak Peek | Caitlin + Alex

? Meet the new Mr. and Mrs. Morehead! ?

This wedding was truly a family affair. The love these two receive from their families was overwhelmingly beautiful to see. The more we got to know each other the more I learned that they appreciated not only each other’s quirks but their strengths. Caitlin and Alex couldn’t be more perfect for each other. Planning + styling this wedding was such a joy and reminded me why I love what I do.

Photos: Amalie Orrange Photography
Photos: Amalie Orrange Photography

xoxo,
Shadow


5 Trends from Bridal Fashion Week

Bridal Fashion Week may have wrapped up earlier this month, but we’re still drooling over the gorgeous gowns that made their way down the runway. Check out our fashion forward coordinator’s {Miss Shadow} five favorite trends from this years shows!

Capes – No veil necessary here. Capes were all the rage on the runway for Spring. Whether you opt for a long bridal cape or a short caplet, you will add a modern element that is sure to make a statement. Best part, just like a veil you can remove it to reveal hidden details of your gown.{Left to right: Romona Kevenza, Naeem Khan and Monique Lhuillier}

V-Necklines – Although a deep v-neckline can seem a bit risqué, it actually can flatter the upper body and elongate a petite or short torso. Designers have mixed them up with everything from delicate lace to illusion-covered cuts to embellished fabrics to offer a soft feminine style. Pro tip: Keep that Hollywood Fashion tape handy. {Left to right: Anne Barge, Rivini and Lela Rose}

Floral – Floral has never been so prominent as they were in almost every collection for next Spring. Designers incorporated florals in several ways from floral lace to 3-D to embellished appliqués and we could be more excited to see not only floral but color as well. {Left to right: Marchesa, Jenny Packham and Ines Di Santo}

Sheer Illusion – Think sultry and sweet and this season, designers played with sheer elements ranging from embellished, modesty cutout panels to full-on see-through embroidered tops and dresses. If you want something more daring than sheer is a fabulous choice as it is revealing but still elegant. {Left to right: Ines Di Santo, J Mendel and Berta}

Off the Shoulder – Move over Strapless, shoulder details are back! Modest-meets-sexy. Designers did some incredible updates to the classic trend, including embroidered illusion necklines, floral detailing, and sleeves with peekaboo slits. {Left to right: Reem Acra, Francesca Miranda and Christos}

xoxo,
Shadow



Favorite Friday | Badgley Mischka

We’re so excited for our friends at Calvet Couture Bridal – not only have they relocated to a larger {and even more glamorous} shop in Winter Park, but they’ve also started carrying a luxurious line of bridal shoes from designer Badgley Mischka. Now, I’m not one to don heels on a regular basis, but for these shoes I’d gladly make an exception!


Cascade (above left} | $225
Cadence {above right} | $245

My fav from their bridal line – Cadence. This strappy heel is so feminine and features a stunning embellishment on the back.

Amanda {above left} | $225
Abella {above right} | $165


Styled Shoot | Rustic Romance

Oh, inspiration shoots, how we love thee. Partnering with amazing creative professionals and dreaming up styled shoots is such fun – and we love sharing all the inspiration with our clients! For this shoot, we headed to a secluded wooded area that was drapped in Spanish moss and had just the right amount of sunlight. It proved to be the perfect spot for a rustic + romantic inspiration shoot!

Romantic + Rustic Wedding Inspiration

If there’s one {okay, maybe two} things we’ll never get enough of at weddings, it’s stationery + florals. The hand calligraphed invitation suite by Paula Lee Calligraphy was so utterly romantic and, paired with the stunning flowers from Fleur & Lumiere, added a feminine touch to the rustic setting.

Let’s talk about this cake! It’s pure confectionery perfection, as are most of the treats that come out of Le Petit Sweet. One of our favorite design aspects of their cakes is the tall tiers they feature – it’s such a sleek and refined look!

Here’s my one true love, again {that stunning dress}! Check out the full feature on this Saint Isabel gown here.

Photos: Tamara Gruner Photography