Featured Inventory | Industrial Chic

Everything about this styled shoot makes me happy – the fresh floral + greenery, the vintage + industrial pieces, and that {gorgeous} couple… swoon! We partnered with Tiffani Jones Photography to dream up this industrial chic inspiration shoot, and it’s the perfect combination of feminine and distressed details!

Industrial Chic Social LoungeFeatured above: Onyx, Modesty, and Levi

This shelving unit is one of my favorite elements from the shoot – the little details are so unique and make for great conversation starters between guests.

Mr. + Mrs. Industrial SignFeatured above: Mr. + Mrs. Sign

You know us RW gals love garland, so it was only natural that we incorporate it into the sweetheart table design.

Featured above: Monroe, Edison, and Woodland {Custom Backdrop}

Hayley Paige Trunk Show

Our friends at Calvet Couture Bridal are hosting a Hayley Paige trunk show in just two weeks {squeel}! Since most bridal salons only carry a small selections of gowns from each designer, attending a trunk show is a great way to see more gown from their recent collections or some of the designer’s favorites. Plus, trunk shows sometimes involve discounts that aren’t otherwise available!

Hayley Paige Bridal Gown
Be sure to contact the lovely ladies at Calvet so they can reserve your spot!

Vendor Spotlight | Gian Carlo Photography

Gian, of Gian Carlo Photography, is one of our {many} rock star vendor pals – we love his unique perspective on wedding photography and his laid back personality. He’s a great fit for any couple looking for not-so-traditional wedding photos!

Groom + Groomsmen
He’s got an amazing “in the moment” style of shooting, which really helps to tell the story of your wedding day, and no matter what venue he’s at, he always manages to find amazing spaces for portaits and group shots.

Bride + Groom PortraitBe sure to stop by his site to check out more from his portfolio of {amazing} work!

Real Wedding | Jasmine + Johnathan

We love digging through the archives and reminiscing over past weddings! One of our fav soirées took place at Cypress Grove Estate House three summers ago – Jasmine + Johnathan hosted an outdoor celebration complete with yummy food, gorgeous bold florals, and a tent to boot {perfect for keeping out those afternoon Florida showers}.

Groomsmen Portrait

Southern Tented ReceptionTheir reception was the perfect mix of rustic elegance – the farm tables brought a touch of country charm while the crystal candelabras, lace runners, and mercury glass votives added just the right amount of elegance + sparkle.

Let’s take a second to talk about this cake! Bundles of colorful handmade sugar flowers graced four tiers of this sweet treat, making it {almost} too pretty to eat.

Southern Fried ChickenJasmine + Johnathan both love southern food, so fried chicken served with collard greens and shrimp + grits were a natural choice.

Bride + Groom PortraitPhotos: ArtPhotoSoul

Tidbits + Tips | Summer Bridal Beauty

With summer officially in full swing {it is the first day of summer after all}, we’re sharing a few of our top tips for being picture ready when it’s warmer and muggier than usual outside.

  • Choose lighter fabrics – this goes for the ladies and the gents! Look for dresses and suits in fabrics like silk-organza chiffon, tulle, and cotton. Pro tip – avoid satin gowns in the summer months. It’s a thicker fabric so it doesn’t breathe well or hide sweat stains {and we certainly don’t want that!}.

Summer Bridal Gown Karin’s gown was semi-casual, but it was a great match with her fun + bubbly personality and relaxed wedding decor. It also featured a light, flowy fabric, perfect for humid Florida summers.

    • Check your shoes – if you’re getting married outside, choose thicker heels, wedges, or flats so you don’t sink into the grass {summer rain can make the ground especially soft}.
    • Go for a simple up-do – curls and fancy up-dos aren’t don’t fare well in summer heat and humidity, so try a simple chignon or side ponytail. Opt for a hair comb vs. fresh flowers since blooms will wilt faster in the heat.

Bridal Up-Do

  • Pack extra beauty supplies – double up on the powder and blotting sheets! Do a couple of quick make-up checks throughout the day to make sure you’re always picture ready.
  • Bug spray – this one’s more for comfort and not so much for beauty, and may or may not be necessary depending on your venue. Some outdoor locations spray for bugs on a regular basis, but it’s always a good idea to have bug repellent on hand for the evening.

Photos: Kristen Weaver Photography

Favorite Friday | BHLDN

Us ladies at RW Events love weddings with charming and unusually beautiful details. If you’ve ever perused pinterest for wedding inspiration, you may have come across BHLDN. This company is owned by Anthropologie (swoon), and specifically focuses on weddings. The shops feature wedding gowns + accessories, bridesmaid dresses, honeymoon attire, and various décor. While there is no physical storefront in Florida, BHLDN does have 9 locations throughout the country. But not to fear!.. They do have one-on-one styling services online, and by phone, to ensure that your event reflects your personality flawlessly.

We’ve gone through the shop, and picked out a few of our favorites to feature. Bear in mind it was extremely difficult to narrow down!

Rosalind {above left}, Tisha Corset + Almira Skirt {above center}, Aurora {above right}

Bea Top + Louise Tulle Skirt {above left}, Alana {above center}, Ersalina {above right}

Ethereal Floral Halo {above left}, Gold Teak Wood Table Numbers {above center}, Blushed Mercury Votives {above right}

Real Wedding | Liz + Leo

Bride Portrait + Hayley Paige Bridal GownIn case you couldn’t tell, our bride loves sparkles. Every piece of her bridal ensemble included pretty gems + glistening beads, and it was only natural to include more sparkles in the wedding decor {from the crystal chandelier hung in the ceremony gazebo to the table numbers + candle holders at the reception!

Lakeside Ceremony | Cypress Grove Estate House

We loved the gold accent pieces the couple incorporated into their sweetheart table design – it added the perfect touch of opulence!

Bride + Groom Portrait | Cypress Grove Estate HousePhotos: Amalie Orrange Photography

Favorite Friday | Sweet Spot

How amazing is this custom backdrop we created for the Premium Lounge at the Orlando Wedding Expo {we can’t help but toot our own horn, lol!}!? Our team incorporated a few small shelving units that are perfect for displaying all sorts of items, including yummy treats for a sweet spot display!

Custom Backdrop | RW StyleWe partnered with Farida {of Florida Candy Buffets}, who stocked our display with French macarons, glitter cake pops, donuts {um, yes please!!!}, chocolate truffles {we’ll take these, too!}, jelly beans, and strawberry marshmallows, all perfect sweets for a wedding.

Florida Candy Buffets

Florida Candy Buffets

Florida Candy BuffetsPhotos: Steven Miller Photography

Tidbits + Details | Inspiration

We just love being able to inspire clients with our designs =) Our bride, Bia, fell so in love with the Sangria station we featured in this styled shoot, that she decided she needed one of her own!

Sangria BarShe also selected several pieces to feature in a fun social lounge – the perfect place for her guests to mingle and sip on their sangria. Nestor + Baldwin were accented with petite floral arrangements, candles, and a vintage phone, while the sofas featured oversized pillows in bold patterns.

Social LoungeFeatured Inventory: Onyx, Haleigh, Goldie, and Londyn

Featured Inventory: Nestor {above left} and Baldwin {above right}

Photos: Wings of Glory Photography

Real Wedding | Kristin + James

Remember Cinnamon? Well, his mommy + daddy tied the knot in a beautiful wedding full of pretty purple + white details. He was just as excited {or maybe more excited with all the new faces to play with} as we were for this sweet couple to finally say “I Do!”

Bridal Portrait | Purple Wedding DetailsBlossoms Orlando created stunning bouquets in shades of purple, lilac, and lavender, which paired perfectly with the amethyst bridesmaid dresses.

Groomsmen Portrait

This groom, lol! James was such a fun-loving guy from the get-go, and put a smile on everyone’s face throughout the day.

Custom Wedding Coverse ShoesThe couple exchanged gifts before the ceremony, one of them being these awesome “bridal” Converse {the groom changed into his new shoes for the reception}! Even sweet little Cinnamon got a present =)

I love items that do double duty – like the table numbers that doubled as “thank you’s.” Pro tip: This is a great way to be cost effective since the couple only had to print one thank-you per table instead of one per guest.

Dessert DisplayOh, the sweets table! Instead of doing one large wedding cake, Kristin + James opted for a small cake and lots of yummy treats for their guests {cupcakes featuring oreos, peanut butter cups, fresh strawberries, and Andes mints}.

Photos: Bumby Photography