Favorite Friday | Bridal Bouquets

Did you know that bridal bouquets were once mainly created from herbs and spices? It’s said these were used to keep evil spirits away as the bride + groom entered into a new season of life together. We’re definitely glad that bouquets have evolved over the years {although some herbs still look simply stunning in bouquets} because our team loves all things floral! And when it comes to picking out the perfect blooms, there are a few a few styles that we adore for just about every wedding!

Cascade {pictured above left} – if you’re looking to bring the drama, then this bouquet style is for you! These feature a “waterfall” shape, with flowers or greenery cascading from underneath.

Hand Tied {pictured above right} – my favorite of the bouquet styles, these feature a loose bundle of flowers bound together with ribbon. I love the organic and relaxed vibe these bouquets have – they remind me of fresh flowers picked right from the garden. Hand tied bouquets also look lovely with small berries and herbs incorporated 🙂

Arm Sheaf {pictured above left} – also known as presentation style, this bouquet incorporates long stemmed flowers that are cradled in the arm. These are a great option for very modern or chic affairs.

Round {pictured above right} – the quintessential bridal bouquet! Always elegant and somewhat traditional, the round bouquet works with just about every flower type you can imagine. Stems for this style of bouquet are evenly cut and tightly bound, usually with ribbon or lace.

Vintage Styled Shoot | Highland Manor

Highland Manor is a private home turned special event venue, and one that we love for couples wanting a classic vintage feel for their wedding. The venue boasts stunning grounds with one of the most amazing oak trees I’ve ever seen – it’s draped in Spanish moss and is just oh, so romantic! The manor and it’s grounds made the perfect backdrop for a vintage inspired photo shoot we styled a few months back.

Bridal Portrait | Highland Manor

Vintage Garden Inspired Wedding StationeryThese colorful calligraphed invitations {from The Invitation Lounge} remind me of the good ol’ days of beautiful hand written letters, a perfect element to incorporate into a vintage inspired soirĂ©e.
Pictured above {left}: Amsale Gown from Calvet Couture, Headpiece by Boldly Unique

Another fun detail – a vintage brooch adorning the bouquet {ask your grandmother if she’d lend one as your “something borrowed”}.

Vintage Inspired Outdoor Intimate WeddingPicture above: Cole {whitewashed table}, Alexi {vintage dining chairs}

Everything about this intimate setup makes my heart flutter – the sunshine peeking in through the trees, the lush florals + greenery {from Lee Forrest Design}, and the vintage china + colored glassware! And don’t get me started on the floral + accent pieces for the dining chairs… they add even more romance to this already darling display!

Vintage China + Glassware | RW Events
This gorgeous cake {dreamed up by The Sugar Suite} featured colorful sugar flowers and looked picture perfect on top of our vintage dresser, Joanna

Photos: Tabitha Photography

Favorite Friday | Fabiola Capo Bridal Millinery

We met the lovely Fabiola of Fabiola Capo Bridal Millinery several months back, and we’ve since had the pleasure of incorporating some of her pieces in styled shoots! She’s a local artisan {based in Orlando} who hand crafts each stunning headpiece, fascinator, hat, veil, and accessory in her atelier.

One of my favorite pieces from her collection – the Norvège Crown, pictured above {left}.

Whether it’s adding a touch of sparkle or a unique style, we love her designs for brides that want that little something extra for their bridal look!