Floral Recipes | Summer Blooms

Whether it’s bold blooms, unique elements {like herbs or veggies}, or an eye-catching design, we’re always excited to see the creations florists dream up for our clients. One of our latest favs – this bridal arrangement from Bluegrass Chic. It was the perfect combination of southern staples and summertime florals!

Summer Bridal BouquetPhoto: Wings of Glory

Floral Recipe | Chocolate Sunflower, Antique Green Hydrangea, Purple Cabbage, Peach StockChocolate Sunflower | Antique Green Hydrangea | Purple Cabbage | Peach Stock

Floral Recipe | Thistle, Verbinum Snowball, Peach Spray RosesThistle | Verbinum Snowball | Peach Spray Roses


Favorite Friday | Wedding Traditions

I was so excited when I found out our summer couple, Amber + Matthew, were using two of my favorite traditions in their wedding! Neither require too much pre-planning, so they’re super easy to incorporate into the day:

Bury the bourbon – a tradition typically seen at southern weddings, burying a bottle of bourbon is supposed to ward off rain on the wedding day. There are two caveats, though – you must bury the bottle upside down and it must be buried at the ceremony site. I’m not one for bourbon, but if it’s going to keep away rain, I’ll do it 😉

Bury the Bourbon

Penny in the bride’s shoe – this actually comes from the Victorian “something old, something new” rhyme {I’ll bet you didn’t know there were actually five items included in this}. It started out as a sixpence and changed to a penny overtime, and the idea was that the coin was a symbol of wealth and good fortune for the couple. Some brides would save the penny for her future daughter to be used on her wedding day.

Penny in the Bride's Shoe

Photos: Wings of Glory


Real Wedding | Amber + Matthew

My oh my, Amber + Matthew were just the sweetest southern couple! Their summer soiree was the epitome of southern charm and included monograms galore, bow ties, tasty treats {a bacon bar and pie pops}, and lots of tradition.

Hats off to the ladies at Bluegrass Chic – they created this colorful bouquet with some unique options, including {would you believe it?} cabbage! Be sure to stay tuned for the full “recipe” for this fun bouquet =)

Bridal Bouquet

Bridal Party Gifts | Monogrammed Cups

Bridal party gifts :: each lady and gent received a monogrammed tote along with some extra goodies {a floral robe + monogrammed tumbler for her, a custom whiskey glass + bow tie for him}

Groomsmen Getting Ready

Rustic Gift Table

Rustic Lakeside CeremonyThe event space :: the decor Amber + Matthew selected had us swooning hard, from the lush ceremony floral + backdrop to the farm tables and mismatched dining chairs at the reception!

View More: http://wingsofgloryphoto.pass.us/final-29 Fit for a southern belle :: three simple white cakes from The Sugar Suite were adorned with fresh flowers {don’t forget that monogram cake topper!} and displayed atop one of Cypress Grove’s farm tables for guests to enjoy.

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Photos: Wings of Glory


Favorite Friday | Birthdays + Sangria

While this hurricane has got the RW ladies hunkered down for the day, that’s no reason for us to miss a celebration! Our planner and event stylist, Shadow, celebrates her birthday today and is sharing a yummy fall-inspired drink recipe to brighten this gloomy day. Enjoy!

Fall Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 parts Peach Brandy
  • 12 parts White Wine
  • 1 splash Soda Water
  • 2 Oranges, sliced
  • 2 Apples, sliced
  • 1 Lime, sliced
  • 1 Lemon, sliced
  • 2 Ginger, sliced
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 3 whole Cloves
  • 1 tbsp Honey

 

Instructions

  • Add 1 Apple, 1 Orange, and other ingredients to a pitcher and let sit until ready to serve.
  • Strain the mixture into a pitcher and add the second Apple and Orange.
  • Top with Soda Water.

RW Chronicles | Meet Tamuel

Forensic accounting was oh, so, appealing throughout college. Upon graduation, not so much! In 2004, Tamuel left her corporate job and began the journey of designing and planning weddings. Her creative nature, forward-thinking, and determination branded her as a savvy entrepreneur. She is the President + Founder of RW Events, RW Style, Co-Owner of Luxmore Grande Estate, and Strategic Partner of Cypress Grove Estate House. The brands under Tamuel’s leadership have blossomed and become some of the most sought after when planning weddings (from intimate to luxurious) throughout Central Florida.

By day, she’s an entrepreneur, super boss, mentor and wedding designer. She has also perfected being a mommy to two astounding daughters, wife to her high school sweetheart, and a southern belle. In her spare time, Tamuel can be found traveling, cooking, antiquing, spoiling her fur baby, reading, and planning her next venture.

tamuel-cowart_behind-the-veil-workshop

In just a few short months, Mrs. Tamuel will be speaking at Behind the Veil: Wedding Planner Intensive, a workshop designed for wedding professionals, in gorgeous Charleston, SC! Sesssion #3 promises to be the most intense yet! A full day of hands-on learning (floral design/event production) followed by a full day of expert speakers. Jumpstart your event planning or design business by attending Behind the Veil!