Showered with Love

We like a good party, but we LOVE when we can help bring a client’s vision to life! Amy hosted her bridal shower at the Conservatory at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park Florida. The setting is gorgeous open space with tons of natural light, complete with domed ceilings. The bride to be wore a stunning Zac Posen 3/4 length dress paired with gold Dolce & Gabbana Mary Janes and wanted a vintage theme to match. Looking for décor in a soft pastel palette with lots of blues and gold. Take a look at some of her (and our) favorite design elements and get a bit of insight into her process with RW Style! 

Three specific elements come to mind that were curated by RW and took my breath away:  

My welcome sign: I knew I wanted one, and I knew I wanted some gold element/ and a fresh flower element. My designer told me not to worry about it, she would make it perfect….and WOW what a way to welcome my guests! It was acrylic, giving it a modern flare but still classic with cursive gold font and beautiful flowers. I was thrilled to see it come to life.  

My dessert station: Thanks to RW I was able to secure Michelle from Bakers Cottage Cakes to do our absolutely INSANE spread of cakes, pies, eclairs, macaroons, cannoli’s, chocolate covered strawberries and MORE…RW works with Michelle frequently and together they selected the perfect pieces of furniture, pie stands and floral elements to make the dessert station a stand out piece of our Bridal Brunch! I really only went to a super fun cake tasting and supplied RW with several inspo pics from pinterest and they did the rest!! I love mermaids and the ocean, so the team was even able to throw in an decor element of “trading her tail for a veil” with a vintage flair. Everyone was smitten. 

The balloon arch: I have wanted a floral and balloon arch forever, but I get nervous that most balloon arches look like a 5-year old’s birthday or an entrance to the petting zoo at the county fair LOL. The RW team took my inspo pics and concerns about making the balloons look organic like the are falling to the floor with many balloon varieties of shape, size and color, plus the incorporation of fresh florals…and they truly created something that deserves to be in a magazine. There is nothing on the internet that comes close to what they made for me…trust me I’ve looked lol. The idea of putting it on a backdrop to provide structural support AND a way to display my “Miss to Mrs.” sign and special Bride Chair with gift station was genius. And again, the small details down to the rug placement and side tables was absolutely impeccable. I cannot say enough. The backdrop provided the perfect place for bridal portraits too; photos I will cherish for life. 

“My mother and I had found RW at a bridal expo, where the representative was fun and informative with a great sample of their furniture and decor; after which we went to an open house at the warehouse and saw everything RW had to offer. I was so impressed!!  I felt like I could have been blind folded and spun around and STILL have chosen an amazing set of furniture for the shower. But even better, the team at RW events was well put together and followed up with me not only about furniture selections, but a way to make all my design dreams come true...a personal bridal shower designer and coordinator that would handle all the details for me while using all of the ideas that I had collected over months of scouring pinterest and every bridal magazine known to man!! The furniture choices were easy to make...but having someone artistically design seating areas with rugs, small decor items like a vintage GOLD telephone??? Having someone there to set up the room while I giggled with my girls in our suite???PRICELESS. The RW team was also open to using special vintage items from my grandmothers, including cut glass vases and a gold mermaid to carry beautiful cream, blue and peach flower display.  I am usually a major control freak (haha!), super type A with attention to small details and specific ideas about how exactly I want things...but the more I worked with RW, the more I realized that I could trust them to pull this off and in many cases I could let them do their work without meddling too much! Overall, I would encourage every bride to take this time and make it everything you ever dreamed of...being engaged to the man you chose to partner with for life is a HUGE and WONDERFUL decision and you deserve to celebrate it in every way. This is your chance!!! Don't miss it! While the bridal shower is traditionally something hosted by the maids, and is often a surprise, I would encourage brides to think outside the box!”

Whether you’re looking for a collaborative experience or you want us to take the reins RW Style will never disappoint. With a carefully curated collection, fresh ideas and attention to detail we can transform any space to exceed your expectations. Just ask Amy 😉 

Special thanks to Sara Kauss Photography for the photos! 

Vendor Appreciation | Kristen Kring

Listen, people often scream that they are all for community over competition… but they do very little to prove it. Not our girl, Kristen. She runs the most sought after boho friendly venue in Central Florida and has always been an ally. 

The Acre is a hip property tucked in between Orlando’s swankiest neighborhood. It’s a collection of cool buildings, firepits, greenery covered walls, and the coolest team ever.

Kristen encourages all sorts of fun setups and we’ve even provided them with custom tables! She’s definitely our vote when it comes to “community over competition” – referring her is a no-brainer for brides looking for a bohemian-inspired venue .

Check out the bohemian goodness we've pulled off together!

Vendor Appreciation | Solutions Bridal

Award: Best “Dressed”

When it comes to bridal fashion, Erica always comes to mind as best “dressed”! Owner of Solutions Bridal, this boss lady’s {meticulous} attention to detail helps her snag the most stunning dresses, and we love using them for our editorial shoots! She’s always happy to jump in and make sure our models look fierce!

Have you had a chance to visit their bridal salon? They carry most of the top designers. Reem Acra, Netta Ben Shabu, Lela Rose, and Rivini just to name a few. Schedule an appointment today, let them know we sent you 😉 

Yas, diva!

Color Pop: Sunflower + Merlot

Are you tired of seeing the same wedding color palettes and itching to do something different? Have you thought about using bold and vibrant colors, but don’t know how to piece them together? We’ve got just the combo for you! Whether you are going with a vintage or modern vibe, these two colors make a statement! Sunflower and Merlot are the perfect color combination to create a bold statement.  

If you’re going for a Modern look, check out our Hans sofa and chairs would pair nicely with a mix of merlot blooms to compliment it.

Pictured above is the  Sunflower  and Garnet  make the perfect duo when paired with a neutral sofa like  Garrett . Or If you’re not sure about going THAT bold, try incorporating these statement colors with pillows on a neutral sofa set. If you’re going for a vintage vibe, pieces like the Sunflower sofa and Berry Jr. chairs are the perfect complement to each other. Tie the look together with neutral blooms and greenery to pull it all together. 

Basically, what we’re saying, is don’t be afraid to go bold and make a statement! If you’re unsure how to pull it all together, we’ve got you covered. Our design team would love to chat with you!


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Vendor Appreciation | Melanie Paige Events

We love our planners. We love their creativity, and the level of customer service. Most importantly, we love their obsession with our inventory. Have you met our girl, Melanie, with Melanie Paige Events? 

Whether it’s a styled shoot, wedding, or special event, we can always count on Melanie, owner of Melanie Paige Events, to incorporate our inventory into her designs; she’s definitely the rental enthusiast in our vendor circle! She’s also the queen of details and always makes event days a breeze for us {thank you!}!

A snippet of her work!

What’s the word for a person that “speed-talks”. Yeah, she won that award too 😉 


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Vendor Appreciation | Flowers by Lesley

Where do we start with Mrs. Lesley? She’s the absolute sweetest, always ready to jump in on styled shoots + events, and spunky when she wants to be ? Oh, and did we mention she loves cats? So much so, she’s become Peanut Butter’s favorite person {aka – Peanut Butter’s Jelly}! For those of you who don’t know, Peanut Butter is a kitty that’s adopted us and become Cypress Grove’s unofficial mascot. She’s the most spoiled on our team – Lesley always brings her treats!

Lesley’s floral skills are pretty amazing too and we love dreaming up creative designs with her! A few of our favs:

Let's not forget the many faces she makes during set-up - from happy, focused, to smitten 😉

Thank you for being so easy to work with and one of the best design partners we could ever ask for! 

Be sure to visit her on social media for more stunning inspo!

Bar Styling

Let’s be honest, the bar is a key element of the wedding—for you and your guests! Gone are the days of sticking the bar in the corner, hoping it doesn’t sneak up in any photos. Your bar should make a statement and be an extension of the two of you! Whether you’re planning to serve signature drinks, craft beers, or artfully mixed cocktails, we’ve got you covered when it comes to the decor 🙂

What’s your wedding style?

It’s totally fine if you’re not sure! We can definitely assist you with coming up with the right catch phrase – southern chic? Boho? Retro? Whatever it is, we’ve got the little details to create an artful experience tying everything together. Let’s shake things up!

Artful Mixology | Bar Styling by RW Style
Pictured: Sideboard | Hinge

Once you’ve determined the style, think about some fun cocktails or mocktails to feature! Maybe you’re looking to throw it back a bit to a more retro vibe. The Classic Martini and Old Fashioned are a great way to use common bar inclusions with a dressed-up twist. Now all you need is the right bar front, glassware, and details!

Photos: Gian Carlo Photography

Don’t know where to begin? Looking for some inspiration? Browse through some of our styled vignettes. Most importantly, let us know how we can help!