Bridal Fashion Week // NYC

If you think meeting with bridal designers, attending The Knot Gala {I got to meet THE Miss Hayley Paige!}, and casually chatting with your favorite designer sounds like a dream, YOU’RE RIGHT. I’m still on cloud 9 from this year’s NY Bridal Fashion Week and I cannot stop smiling. Not only is New York just so cool {especially to a Florida Native} but getting the chance to really sit down and just witness how bridal fashion works was everything.

We were lucky enough to tag along with Solutions Bridal for their designer meetings and literally I had no idea what to expect! Everyone we met with was just so sweet and so excited for mine and Dede’s first trip to fashion week, and then immediately everyone got right to business!

Here’s a little snippet of how it goes:

The designers showcase their upcoming collection and the salon looks at a ton of dresses. I was for sure overwhelmed but in a good way, of course! While this is happening, they’re going through the buying booklets, snapping photos, chatting about different colors, liners, veils, accessories and trying to pick the perfect pieces for the store. I pretty much took 400 photos, said “oooohhhhh look at that one” to every dress, and tried to keep up!

The first day we met with 5 designers, from the minute we landed we were in back to back meetings, it was incredible. I was exhausted by 3pm for sure, I don’t know how stores go to 3-4 days of this! But you can’t miss out on anything! I loved learning about new styles, what’s about to be trendy and the mechanics of dresses (and jumpsuits!). I see a lot of wedding dresses every week, but I never really looked at the differences between each one and how they fit. Let’s just say, I know now I’ll need to have 4 dress changes for my future wedding!

Here are a few of my favorites!

Basically, Bridal Fashion Week is everything I could have imagined and more, for real. I cannot thank Solutions Bridal and of course RW Events enough for the totally perfect trip 😊

Xoxo,
Sarah


Reception Tablescape // Southern Wedding

If you know our team, you’re well aware that we LOVE a well designed and thought out reception tablescape – from the linen, to the floral, and all the way to the china + flatware, the RW ladies are all about the aesthetics.

The reception is the perfect opportunity to bring the wedding vision to life, and to make a bold statement guests will never forget!

Rentals pictured :: Creamie, Willow, and Gold Louis chairs

The Luxmore Grande Estate ballroom was completely transformed for this elaborate reception set-up. All the details capture the theme, melding modern and classic elements all while keeping the traditional and southern character of the estate.

Rentals pictured :: Gold Flatware, China, Gold Rimmed Chargers, Gold Louis chairs

The gorgeous French blue, ivory, and gold palette was a major theme in designing the reception tablescape. The idea was to create a sleek aesthetic while still providing a soft and romantic ambiance. The patterned napkins contrast beautifully against the solid ivory table linen, while the tall centerpieces create height and add texture. The layered china also mimics the palette by pulling in multiple tones and styles.

Rentals pictured :: Creamie, Willow, Custom Backdrop, China, Gold Rimmed Chargers, Gold Flatware

The sweetheart table was another beautifully designed space from our southern wedding styled shoot. The design plays off the reception tablescape but also has its own original flare, helping it stand out from the rest. Mixing an exposed wooden table with linen is always a great way to break up the layout and add diversity to the overall look. Having the sweetheart table pop is perfect in making the bride and groom stand out from the crowd, and makes a stunning backdrop for photo opportunities!

Missed the first two posts from our southern wedding mini-series? Check them out here!

Xoxo,
Lacie


Ceremony Aesthetic // Southern Wedding

Last week we started a mini-series on a luxurious styled shoot we hosted with rentals + designs fit for a southern belle. In case you missed it, we started off with the first area your guests will see – the welcome station {perfect for featuring a fun welcome beverage or treat and gift + sign-in table}! This week is all about the ceremony space and making it your own.

|  CEREMONY AESTHETIC  |

This stunning space married the traditional southern wedding with a new age flare! We love the use of the magnolia leaves and other greenery in this unique arch created by Flowers by Lesley. The elegant Gold Louis chairs, from RW Events, had an old world charm that popped against all the greenery on the Luxmore Estate Patio.

Your wedding ceremony is arguably the most important part of the entire event, and the most intimate. Collaborate with your vendors and don’t be afraid to dream up something bold and unique smile emoticon While creating an area that reflects both the bride and groom is important, this space is also a precursor to your reception. The design here is a great way to give your guests a glimpse of what’s to come!

Xoxo,
Lacie


Cypress Grove // Blush + Copper

Introducing Kylie

Anytime we get to dress up Cypress Grove Estate House, we’re excited. Oh, but when we get to design with new tables and chairs **slow clapping*** YES!! Our Kylie farmhouse tables and sand Louis chairs were the perfect addition to this blush and copper color palette.

Styling tip: mix the metals and step away from traditional vessels

We brought in some vintage candlesticks to eclectically clash with the copper flatware. Flowers by Lesley use blush ceramic vessels from our styling inventory for the arrangements. And let us not overlook the tall tapers to add a little touch of drama!

 

Shout out to our pals at Dishie Rentals for the blush stoneware and copper flatware!

Photos by Ashley Jane Photography

Click here to check out images of the ceremony design.

 


Welcome Station // Southern Wedding

While we have seen Luxmore Grande Estate styled in so many ways, at its core it will always be an elegant southern estate. That is why we are so excited to share to share this stunning modern take on a southern wedding with you!! Over the coming weeks we’ll be breaking down a luxurious styled shoot we hosted and chatting about all the details that make this fit for a southern belle ❤️ We’re starting off with the first thing your guests will see – a welcome station!

|  WEDDING WELCOME STATION  |

Welcoming your guests in style!

We love the soft blues and neutrals used in this color palette for a wedding welcome station. The antique rentals echoed the traditional southern charm, while accents such as the gold geometric vases brought a modern edge. The clean floral also added a sleek finish while still feeling classic.

Featured Inventory :: Winter, Oates, & assorted vases + mirror

Putting together a unique and personalized wedding welcome station for guests is a great way to make them feel at home during your event! Your guests are your closest family and friends and they are excited to celebrate with you. So a thoughtful welcome station is the perfect way to greet them!

Photos: JP Pratt | Floral: Flowers by Lesley | Calligraphy: Andi Mejia

Have fun with creating your welcome area, and use meaningful details to tie it back into the rest of your décor & theme. Floral accents can play of your bouquets and centerpieces, while accessories can accent your color palette. Personalized touches such as a customized welcome sign can bring the entire space together.

Stay tuned for more details from the reception space, our grand entryway, and a sweet cake display!

Xoxo,
Lacie

 


RW Chronicles // Happy Hour

Everyone knows Luxmore Grande is home to some of the most beautiful weddings Orlando features every year! While we love seeing vendors at weddings and events, nothing beats spending a night off with good company and specialty cocktails! After all, Happy Hour is the best hour! =)

   
But why limit happy to just an hour? We put our cocktail mixing skills to the test to create some killer cocktails fitting to match the crowd we were entertaining. Combine the Bad and Boujee with with our favorite Sassy Photobooth and Sasha’s “Madd Vybez” (see what I did there ?) and we were in for a night of fun! They say Happy Hour is where all the best decisions are made. So we chose to showcase some of our new inventory along with the RW Lookbook (keep your eyes peeled for the 2019 copy coming soon)!

   
Ah Happy Hour…For many it’s something looked forward to all day, as it’s tied directly with that triumphant feeling you get when you realize that the work day is in fact over. While we are all useful at work, we are irreplaceable at Happy Hour =)

   
   
We hope to see you at our next one soon!

Special thanks to Flowers By Lesley, Madd Vybez, Sassy Photobooth and Ashley Jane Photography!

Xoxo,
Alecia