Boho-Tropical Decor at Venue 1902

Remember those tips we gave about incorporating tropical foliage into your decor? Well, our rental couple, Victoria + Rob, put those tips into action! Their wedding venue offered the perfect clean slate for their boho-tropical decor, and they incorporated lots {and lots} of fun foliage.

This boho-tropical wedding used our Soleil room divider as a ceremony backdrop.
Foliage: Johnson Plant Rental

All of the foliage adds so much texture, and we love how they used it to frame their rental pieces. From the ceremony backdrop to cocktail hour, and even their place settings, no corner of the venue was left untouched! Speaking of ceremony backdrops, doesn’t Soleil make a great option? We love using her for social lounges and sweetheart tables. But she works great for the ceremony, dessert displays, and even a welcome table!

Inventory: Sunflower | Ranchero | Hunter | Olivia

The pièce de résistance of Victoria + Rob’s rentals is their social lounge! The emerald + gold color palette really popped in the space, and Sunflower made for a stunning accent sofa.

Planner: Everlasting Events & Design
Foliage/Floral: Sanford Flower Shop
The Dorie lounge set looked stunning in the venue's alley and went perfectly with the boho-tropical theme.
Photos: Cait Rose Photography

One of our favorite spots at Venue 1902 is this alley. It’s the perfect spot for a lounge, allowing guests to step away from the action to mingle and chat 😊 The foliage helped to fill the space, and we just love how the emerald leaves make the velvet Dorie set pop! Everything they selected really brought their boho-tropical theme to life!

Bridal Party | The Wedding Crew

The bridal party celebrating with the bride

Your wedding day may be all about you and your new spouse, but some of your best memories will be thanks to your bridal party! Selecting the right group of friends and family to stand by your side  guarantees a few important details.

You’ll enjoy getting ready as much as the wedding!

Having a beautiful bridal suite to get ready in is a nice perk. Having a group of supportive friends to keep the nerves at bay, make you laugh, and help you get ready for the most important day of your life is priceless! Your crew will make the morning of your wedding fly by with great conversation, giggles, and mimosas!

Bridal Party Celebrating the Bride and Groom

Your bridal party pictures will be full of personality!

When you surround yourself with folks you love, the energy and authenticity is easily captured in photos. Genuine smiles and laughs, silly poses, inside jokes, looks love and admiration; all of this will be seen in your group pictures. When you look back at your photos 20 years from now, the fashion may be out of date, but the emotions captured will be timeless.

Your reception will be a blast!

Your wedding crew will shine all day, but they’ll really get the party going at the reception. If your best man and maid of honor are making speeches, they’ll have the opportunity to start the entertainment for the evening sharing heartfelt words and hilarious stories. You can also task your bridal party with keeping the dance floor full. If they’re having a good time, the rest of your guests will too!

The bridal party celebrating with the bride

The right group brings the fun and removes the stress from your wedding day. No matter how big or small your bridal party is, pick the people in your life that matter most and who will dedicate their day to keeping a smile on your face!

Bridal Suite at Luxmore Grande Estate

Photo Credit: DW Digital 

Welcome to the Luxmore Bridal Suite

Getting ready for your walk down the aisle is a moment that each bride will cherish. Sharing laughs (and maybe mimosas) with your closet girlfriends as you’re primped and polished. Luxmore Grande Estate offers each bride-to-be a luxury space to get ready and our bridal suite does not disappoint!

Have a large bridal party? No problem! We have the largest bridal suite in Orlando so there is plenty of space for everyone to spread out. You and your bridesmaids will enjoy getting ready in our gorgeous suite! Complete with a segmented closet, each bridesmaid has their own dedicated space to stash her stuff. So, there will be no worries of a stray overnight bag in any portraits! Speaking of portraits, there are tons of features worth noting, as our suite has a gorgeous seated lounge, bay windows and a fireplace all tucked within our suite making for some fabulous photo opportunities!

Can we talk about this patio?!

The balcony is one of our favorite features, and you can enjoy a pre-hair and makeup brunch with your girls while overlooking the Estate Patio and Jessup Garden. You’ll have the unique chance to overlook your wedding day set up from afar! The two private bathrooms and a gorgeous jacuzzi tub complete with opulent swan fixtures, make getting ready for your walk down the aisle feel like a trip to the spa. All in all, Luxmore Grande Estate offers a truly luxe experience from the moment you walk up the Grande staircase to prepare to the moment you walk down the aisle! 

Interview with a Wedding Planner | Wedding Planning Tips

Finding the right wedding planner is a big undertaking. From experience level, packages, and even meshing with their personality, there are lots of things to consider when searching for your planner. We’re so thankful to work with some of the best in Central Florida, and they’re here to answer some important questions!

Melanie Thompson, Melanie Paige Events & Design

Why should clients hire a planner?

Hiring a wedding planner for your day is so essential. Not only do we take away all the stress of planning, but also the day-of stress. Instead of having family and friends do all the work, let a planner take care of that for you! We also help you review contracts, create floor plans, help with design, making sure all the little details are taken care of, and so much more!

There's so much that goes into planning one day, and a wedding can have at least 10 vendors involved (if not more)! A planner can coordinate with the vendors so you don't have to. This way all you really need to do is show up, get married to your special someone, and have fun 😊

What are your top planning tips for couples?

Your guest count determines your budget. A budget analysis can be super helpful to help determine your budget and keep you on track. Read your contracts thoroughly and make sure anything discussed in person is in writing a well. Wedding day insurance can be a great option to protect you financially. – Shadow, The Chaos Coordinator

My first tip is that your budget and guest count go hand-in-hand. Make sure you have the talk of who is contributing to the wedding so you set your budget, as well as what the guest count will be so you can start the venue search. Having these two things taken care of first will help so much when making all the big decisions. My next tip is to make sure you book vendors as soon as you fall in love with them. Don’t wait! Due to postponements from COVID, vendors are booking up way faster than normal. Make sure you get that dream vendor of yours before it’s too late! – Melanie, Melanie Paige Events & Design

 

What should clients look for in a planner?

You have to actually like your wedding planner so it's important that you get to know the company and their team. Something else we always tell clients to consider is how often can you contact or meet with them. Make sure their package meets your needs at the stage you're at in the planning process. Ask them if they've worked at your venue before and what makes them stand out from their competition.

Caitlin Jones, Plan It Event Design & Management

What trends are you seeing for weddings?

More couples are opting for sustainability and it seems to be gaining more popularity each year. A second trend is providing experiences such as whiskey tastings, interactive late-night bites, a caricature artist, etc. Lastly, we are seeing an increase in weekday weddings. There are so many benefits to this trend and we are here for it!
                                                                                                                                                                          – Shadow, The Chaos Coordinator

Shadow Anderson, The Chaos Coordinator

How can clients make their wedding unique and stand out from the rest?

Focus on your personal style and what makes you feel at home. Pinterest can be overwhelming so don't get caught up on recreating someone else's wedding, but use it to inspire you. Create a wedding day that your guests will recognize as your own and reminds them of how you make them feel.

As a vendor, what are some of the biggest hurdles you’ve encountered on wedding day?

O boy, if I had to pick one thing being in Florida... weather. Rest assured that your wedding planner is keeping an eye on it!

Things running late is another. In some cases, but not all, things run late for multiple reasons: hair & make-up, photos, guest arrival delays, etc. The list goes on but it's up to us to keep the day running smoothly. The great thing about planners is we've dealt with these situations time after time and know how to get things back on track.

Jennifer Lopez, Bella Sposa Events

The Perfect Napkin Fold for Your Wedding

Horizontal Charger Wrap Napkin Fold with Place Card

An often overlooked detail when it comes to weddings is the napkin fold. The right one can give your tablescape that little something extra. There are lots of options and we’re sharing a few of our favorites! 

Menu Card Napkin Fold

The menu card napkin fold is the quintessential fold. It works for just about any meal style and there are so many variations! Have a taller menu card? Opt for an elongated fold to fit the card properly. We also love the “layered” style. It still accommodates a menu card (or thank you card, fresh herb sprig, etc.) and adds a touch more dimension to the tablescape.

Menu Card Napkin Fold
Menu Card Napkin Fold
Menu Card Napkin Fold

Images: Laura K Moore Photography, Molliner Photography, Jordan Weiland Photography

The Knot

We’re seeing more and more couples opt for “The Knot” napkin fold. Maybe it’s the name (tying the knot 😉) or maybe it’s the fun style it adds!

Knot Napkin Fold

Image: The Lemons Photography

Custom Tie

Another favorite is the custom tie or napkin ring option. This is great if you want to add an extra pop of color, a hint of sparkle, or mixed metal to the design. Pro tip: have your napkins delivered a few days early so your bridal party or coordination team can tie them ahead of time. Believe us, your caterer will thank you for all the time saved!

Ribbon Tie Napkin Fold
Napkin Ring Napkin Fold

Images: JP Pratt Photography, 28 North Photography

Horizontal Charger Wrap Napkin Fold

If you’ve opted to feature chargers as part of your tablescape, a fantastic option for your napkin fold is the horizontal charger wrap. It’ll help keep napkins securely in place (be mindful of wind if you’re having an outdoor wedding) and can be folded to accommodate a place card or menu card.

Horizontal Charger Wrap Napkin Fold
Horizontal Charger Wrap Napkin Fold
Horizontal Charger Wrap Napkin Fold with Place Card

Images: Emma Anne Photography, The Heims Photography, Shauna + Jordon Photography

Drape Fold

Last but not least is the drape fold. We don’t see this featured quite as often, but it looks lovely in photos and can be used to highlight a favor, flatware, and more!

Drape Napkin Fold
Drape Napkin Fold

Images: Vine & Light Photography, Molliner Photography

Decided on your favorite fold? Now it’s time to choose your napkin! Check out all the fabric options from one of our favorite vendors, Over the Top Linen!

Bohemian Inspired Decor

Tropical Decor | Our newest inventory pairs perfectly with tropical inspired decor.

It’s always a great day when we have new rental + styling goodies to play with. And that makes today even better because we have LOTS of new pieces! Meet the newest members of the inventory family! These pieces work perfectly if you’re incorporating tropical decor into your event.

Tropical Decor | Our newest inventory pairs perfectly with tropical inspired decor.

Melody, one of our newest sofas, is a stunning shade of blush and features a plush velvety texture. We love pairing her with some rattan pieces to give her more of a casual vibe. But, she works great with modern pieces too! And the natural foliage at Luxmore Grande Estate provides the perfect, tropical-inspired backdrop for this lounge setup 😍 Imagine being a guest at this wedding and having such a stylish space to relax in!

Images: Jessica Jones Photography

Sebastian is one of our most unique bar carts and makes for a fun accent piece to this relaxed social lounge. Paired with the Nala coffee table, a set of end tables, and some fun textiles, this lounge is the perfect place for your guests to relax and mingle! Want to add a touch more tropical decor? Incorporate some Philodendron Monstera or Areca Palm for a fun pop of color! Our selection of textiles, available to all of our styling clients, finishes off the look and makes this lounge picture perfect!