One & Only Bridal Fashion Show

This January Luxmore Grande had the pleasure to host a truly unique and trendy event in collaboration with Downtown Orlando’s One & Only Bridal Boutique. A team of amazing vendors including: Flowers by Lesley, Brides Be Beautiful, Gian Carlo Photography, and RW Events came together to create a night of pure fashion!


Members of the Central Florida Wedding Industry flooded to the estate to experience some of the newest bridal styles from One & Only Bridal, which recently opened its doors in the heart of Downtown near Lake Eola. Their motto, one we can all get behind – “Don’t Be Like the Rest of Them,” was the theme of the evening.

The owner of One & Only Bridal, Katherine, and her team sought to create an interactive experience to go hand-in-hand with the show. With RW Styling and Flowers by Lesley they were able to create various themed experiences in the estate, which each told a story based on the gowns showcased. It created a gallery effect that allowed individuals to view the scenes as a work of art and discuss the looks.

The models from the Modern Muse Modeling Agency were absolute show stoppers and Jasmine Doublette of Brides Be Beautiful went above and beyond to create a couture editorial look that captured the spirit of the event. The beauty, fashion, and of course edge were the perfect subjects for Gian Carlo’s moody and artistic photography style.

Photos: Gian Carlo Photography

Xoxo,
Lacie

Portraits // Sweet Moments

Portraits are a big part of the story-telling process when it comes to weddings; they capture the essence of who a bride + groom are when they’re around each other. Do you swoon over those romantic images of a bride’s veil flowing in the wind while the couple is looking deep into each other’s eyes? Or do you picture yourselves laughing and playing with each other? Figuring out what style works best for you two ahead of time and making sure you’re on the same page with your photographer will help prep everyone involved prior to the big day!

We completely understand you wanting to get those ideal Pinterest photos, but the wonderful thing about Cypress Grove is that there are plenty of areas around the estate that could be perfect for you! Letting your photographer have the freedom to scope out lighting and find those intimate places will help give you more variety!

Not everyone was born to work the camera but finding a photographer who you’re comfortable with will definitely help! When you stop worrying about what your smile looks like or if your hands are funky, you can just focus on each other. Your photos will suddenly become more authentic ? Sharing inside jokes and giggling will help with those picture-perfect candid shots, or just remembering you’re marrying the love of your life will help the camera disappear!

Photo: Concept Photography

Xoxo,
Sarah

Real Wedding // Jamie + Ryan

During wedding planning, your family can either drive you insane or keep you sane, and for this couple, all they wanted was to celebrate their marriage with their families ? Jamie and Ryan are that couple who is just so happy to be together that everyone around them soaks up the love. On wedding day, leading up to their first look they would just be smiling constantly, and you could tell they were so excited to get things going! I had to peek in on their first look and I’m so happy I did; Ryan’s face was something so raw and sweet, and Jamie had the biggest smile on her face! Once they were able to hold hands and relax, the rest of the day unfolded perfectly. They are huge on family and with both sides filling up their wedding party, their families were certainly becoming one and growing! Their traditional Jewish ceremony was intimate and so heart felt.


A clean and classic style is what Jamie and Ryan had in mind from the very beginning of their planning journey. Tying in the southern charm of Cypress Grove with farm tables and French country chairs was the icing in the whoopie pie {you’ll get the pun a little later ;-)}! With a classically stunning couple, romantic market lights, and a touch of winter, our Bride and Groom were in awe over their vision coming to life! This happy go lucky couple couldn’t have made their families and friends smile any more if they tried! They even decided to surprise guests by feeding each other giant whoopie pies instead of cake 😉

Photos: Grind & Press Photography

Xoxo,
Sarah

Rentals vs. Styling

The RW Style rental collection offers a vast array of furnishings and accents that instantly elevate the experience of any gathering. So, what’s the difference between rentals and styling?

Rentals :: A rented item comes as is – delivered, placed, and retrieved by our warehouse team. You have complete creative control regarding how the item is used.
Styling :: Think of styling as interior design for your event. We handle all of the design details to create a space brimming with personality & pretty.

Let’s use a cake table as an example.

The lovely lady below is Emiline, an antique secretary desk we found in mint condition. She’s the perfect rental piece for a petite cake, especially if the client is interested in vintage furniture.

Here’s where styling comes into play…

Photos: Ashley McCormick Photography

We intentionally used stone pots and urns to echo the texture and architecture of the venue. Vintage candlesticks, lush floral arrangements, and a couple of leftover lemons resulted in this lively styled cake table!

Xoxo,
Dede

The Sand Collection

Ok guys, its been a while since we’ve shared new inventory (total slackers) but we’re baaaaack!!

We’re starting with this chic Victorian style set: The Sand Furniture Collection. Ok, seriously, what’s not to love about it: neutral color palette, wood trim, easy to style/design… not to mention the soft linen fabric that complements our Sand dining chairs. The beauty of this grouping is it’s distinct ability to blend well in a traditional manor for venues such as Bella Collina, Cypress Grove Estate House, Luxmore Grande Estate, or Waldorf Astoria (to name a few).


Or paired with chic marble and gold accents for our bohemian brides at The Acre and Bramble Tree Estate.

Let’s get those pesky little important details out of the way, The Sand Seating Collection includes:

10 Sofas
20 Chairs
Lots of rugs, pillows, and tables
Groupings start at $750

And… we’re currently accepting rental reservations ?

Xoxo,
The RW Events Team

Indoor Ceremony // Luxmore Grande

While Luxmore Grande Estate boasts some beautiful outdoor scenery it is so unique in that it is one of the few venues of its kind that can house larger events inside. The Grande Ballroom can host weddings of up to almost 200 while still feeling warm and homey. While the estate room can provide a stunning ceremony option for more intimate events, the library and double staircase offer unique backdrops.

So Much More than Four Walls
What could be more classic than a ballroom wedding? For a while it seemed indoor affairs were taking a back seat to the growing popularity of outdoor weddings. But indoor is making a come back as fashion forward brides are looking to create new trends and breathe new life into timeless backdrops.

The right space can create a sense of intimacy, elegance, and reflect personal style. Walls reflect the memories of the events they host, and what better way to celebrate with your closest friends and family than to do so in a venue that feels like home.

Photo: Ais Portraits

Find a Space & Make It Yours
Another considerable aspect of an indoor ceremony is often times you are given a great blank canvas. Sometimes with outdoor spaces it can be hard to personalize and separate it from events that have been done before. Indoor spaces offer unique opportunities for draping, hanging décor, and lighting that can be difficult without walls or a ceiling to play off of.

Particularly with Luxmore Grande, all of our unique spaces and interiors foster creativity from our couples and planners. Our chandeliers are the perfect centerpieces for ceiling drapes, while our archways look beautiful adorned with floral. The antique bar and mantles offers themselves as great conversation pieces, while the foyer is a statement as soon as your guests walk through the doors. However, even with all of this it allows our brides and grooms the ability to showcase their own tastes and visions.

Photo: KT Crabb Photography

Beautiful Rain or Shine
The last and arguably most practical reason to love an indoor space is no matter the weather your day can be stunning. Outdoor venues are gorgeous but only weather permitting. A tent is a great back up but not always the ideal look or feel the couple was initially going for.

With an indoor space you know exactly what you are getting. Especially with Florida whether it rains, or there is heat wave you know what to expect and your guests will be comfortable.

Photo: Nima Photography

Xoxo,
Lacie

Wedding Inspo :: Burgundy + Copper

Nicole and Michael held their outdoor wedding at Cypress Grove Estate House and they featured one of my most favorite colors in their wedding palette – burgundy! This rich hue made an appearance in their stationery suite, throughout the floral, and even in their specialty rentals from our inventory.

Pro tip :: incorporating your color palette or a particular design into your invites gives guests a taste of what to expect at your wedding.

The couple worked with our bestie, Lesley with Flowers by Lesley, to dream up a simple but oh, so romantic ceremony-scape complete with flowy white draping, some gorgeous gazebo arrangements, and a lovely lush garland to drape the back row of seating.

When it came to vintage rentals we had the perfect pieces to complement Nicole + Michael’s color palette – a mix of sofas, chairs, and side tables from our Chicago and Santa Rosa collections made up a plush social lounge and copper chargers added another pop of color + some great texture in the reception space.

Pro tip :: feature a mix of traditional rounds with rustic farm tables for a unique reception look.
Photos: Ais Portraits

Xoxo,
Kim

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Pssst… Combine with tables and chargers for up to 15% off and 20% when you add select farm tables!
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Rain or Shine

Being at an all outdoor venue, the Cypress Grove team is always prepared to help clients determine the best back-up options for their event. Every wedding is different, so we’ve got some tips to help you decide whether to tent or not to tent:

Guaranteed back-up plan :: tents are the ideal option for our clients when it comes to inclement weather. While we can accommodate receptions indoors the space is limited. A tent is the perfect solution because it allows us to accommodate larger events while keeping everything in the same space! If you’re getting married in a rainy {or cold} month, it’s wise to plan ahead and start researching your tent options early. Knowing your options will set you up for an exciting and stress-free time planning all the other details of your big day!

KV Photography

Providing shade :: Being in the Sunshine State has it’s perks – clear skies, temps in the 70’s and 80’s, and a light breeze. Clear skies are ideal for an outdoor venue like ours but it’s always nice to offer your guests the option of a covered space. Our clients, opted to reserve a smaller tent to host a comfy space with lounge furniture and cocktail tables, allowing guests the option of mingling in the shade.

Customized options :: tents have gotten a bad rep in the past for being an eyesore. That’s mainly due to lack of pre-planning and we want you to know there are SO many options out there if you start early! Tents are super versatile – we’ve seen white tops, clear tops, air conditioning, Sperry tents, the whole shebang! They can be as simple or extravagant as you want them to be =)

Jessica Perez Photography

Enhanced lighting + décor :: speaking of versatility, tents allow you add all sort of unique décor that otherwise wouldn’t be possible at an outdoor venue. Think hanging floral + greenery, romantic Edison bulbs over your head table, and more!

Just because :: Cypress Grove has a lot of event space to work with and we encourage couples to be creative with it. We’ve had couples do their ceremony in the amphitheater {typically used as a reception space} and then host dinner by the gazebo; and while we can only host tents on our grand lawn, the use for your tent is endless! Maybe you want it for an intimate dinner or so your guests have somewhere to rest after dancing the night away. Whatever is it, we always tell our couples to just “do you!” If you want to rent a tent just because, then we say go for it!

JP Pratt Photography

Xoxo,
Sarah

The Downtown Wedding Stroll

Have you heard? The luxe wedding event of the Winter Park Wedding Stroll is coming to Downtown Orlando on June 3rd! A unique way to tour some of the most prestigious wedding venues in Downtown Orlando while mingling with many of Central Florida’s most renowned and celebrated wedding professionals, this event is a must-attend event for discerning couples planning their wedding. And guess what – RW Events will be there showcasing our stunning rentals =)

Tickets are on sale now and you can use code “rwstyle” to receive free standard tickets (code is not valid for VIP tickets)!