Tidbits + Tips | Tablescapes

A well designed table is a must-have for any wedding reception, big or small, so our stylist + planner, Shadow, is sharing her top tips for planning your tablescape!

Keep your venue in mind – In choosing your venue, you’ve made a step toward determining your wedding style. So, it’s important to create a vision that’s cohesive to better tell your wedding day story. Instead of trying to alter it, enhance it with a stunning tablescape that represents not only the style of the venue but your design aesthetic.

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TIP: Collect images that show your venue in different angles and lighting. Think about the big picture rather just one small aspect to bring your design to life.

Select your place settings – Most often we immediately think about the centerpieces, and although those are incredibly important we can’t forget to complete the look with place settings. Adding flatware, china, chargers, paper goods and small details will create a cohesive design.

TIP: Chargers can add color, texture and a chic element to any table.

Choosing your chairs – A chair isn’t just a chair… they finish off the table and can really tie together your design details. Lots of venues include standard folding chairs, but there are so many other options available! Chairs comes in Good different finishes, colors, and styles. They should complement not only the tablescape but the overall space.

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TIP: Don’t be afraid to step out of box and play dress up with your chairs using floral or chic chair jackets.


Throwback Thursday | Katie + Travis

I know what you’re thinking – throwback Thursdays are for facebook and instagram, but this is actually a throwback with some tidbits + tips thrown in =) With rainy season upon us in Central Florida, we’re bringing back Katie + Travis’ wedding at Cypress Grove. Yes, their lakeside ceremony may have been rained out, but all was not lost!

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K+T-310The couple planned ahead and worked with their venue manager to come up with a back-up plan, a must-have when booking an outdoor venue. That, and having a kick-butt vendor team, allowed Katie + Travis to still have the picture perfect wedding they had always planned.

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Photos: Nima Photography>


Real Wedding | Marla + Roland

We just can’t get enough of the elegant weddings taking place at Luxmore Grande Estate! They’re all just so full of love + laughter, just like Marla + Roland’s spring nuptials.

Luxmore Bridal SuiteThe bridal suite has officially been dubbed the “VIP Lounge” – not only does it boast a luxurious seating area, but also a fabulous changing area! Each lovely lady gets her own space to hang her dress and store personal items {purse, dancing shoes, etc.}.

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The Jessup Garden + patio are enchanting areas with lots of greenery, perfect for ceremonies and cocktail hours.

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Luxmore | Grande BallroomThe couple chose to keep a clean, neutral color palette, which allowed the pretty pastel colors in the centerpieces and cake to pop!

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Photos: KMD Creations


Real Wedding | Jane + Richard

After 12 years together, Jane and Richard wanted a destination wedding with a gorgeous backdrop and they found it at Cypress Grove Estate House. Their intimate spring wedding was a family affair with their closest relatives and 2 children. We worked closely together to pick the right vendors that would assist in creating the wedding they always envisioned for themselves.

C022Jane thought of every detail for her attire. She embraced subtle embellishments from her gown to her peek-a-boo heels.

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The ceremony was an emotional one as there was not a dry eye in the house. The kids expressed sweet words of gratitude and of course a laugh or two.

C101Coordinating weddings such as this one, remind us of how grand love truly is.

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xoxo, Shadow


RW Chronicles | The Premium Lounge

This past Sunday was a blast for our team – we participated in the Orlando Wedding Expo and got to meet SO many amazing couples planning their big day! Plus, we got to partner with some of the best vendors in Central Florida to sponsor the Premium Lounge

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One of our go-to florists, Flowers by Lesley, helped us dream up this stunning tablescape – complete with romantic candlelight, chargers, and gold flatware. We also incorporated a handful of small glass boxes {filled with moss + succulents} to add a modern touch.

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13221181_663972077090744_1769276315644438249_oIf you can’t tell, the RW gals are slightly obsessed {okay, super obsessed} with floral crowns, so Miss Lesley helped us setup a fun floral crown station!

13254749_663971690424116_666668620442934791_oThis social lounge! Our stylists mixed and matched a selection of new pieces from our inventory {including upholstered seating, side tables, and coffee tables} to create an elegant seating area for show attendees.

13217557_663971643757454_744105021123197284_oWhat’s a bridal show without some treats!? Big City Catering hosted a bacon bar featuring Applewood Smoked Bacon, BBQ Dry Rub Bacon, and Bacon with a Sweet Rum Glaze. Talk about delicious!

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Photos: Gian Carlo Photography


Favorite Friday | The Mrs. Box

Let’s be honest… ring boxes tend to be dull, basic, and quite boring. Often times they get tossed to the way-side and become a forgotten token. Why can’t ring boxes be darling little treasures to store your dazzler?! Ahem, introducing The Mrs. Box! The maven behind Grey Likes Weddings has curated these colorful boxes to house every girls’ prized possession – her engagement ring. Each small box is made of French velvet, and every gorgeous color is limited. New boxes come out seasonally, or when colors sell out. Boxes can also be monogrammed!

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Trust us, your photographer will love to capture a pretty, little box along with the rest of your wedding-day details! Who wouldn’t love to see a bright-colored box sitting on their vanity everyday?!