Tropical Wedding Foliage | Incorporating it Into Your Decor

If you haven’t noticed, tropical decor has kind of become {one of} our things. 😉 We feature tropical wedding foliage in all of our living walls, and love incorporating it into our other styling services! It can be tricky if you don’t have the right vendor team, and we’ve got our florist partner sharing some of her tricks of the trade!

Flowers by Lesley is out go-to when it comes to all things floral!

What are the best tropical flowers and plants for weddings?

I love protea, not a secret there. It can either have a tropical look or a boho vibe. They’re a large flower and really you can just use one for a bridesmaids bouquet with an accent of small filler flowers and foliage, or make a dramatic bridal bouquet with several additional flowers. 

Orchids are a classic tropical flower. Cymbidiums are usually mixed with roses or hydrangeas in a classic, neat style, and the gorgeous phalaenopsis make some of the most beautiful cascade bouquets on their own. They are more expensive but so beautiful and just a few stems make a statement. 

What are some unique ways to incorporate these into the wedding design?

Tropical wedding foliage alone can make a gorgeous bouquet with various shades of green and variegated with colours such as pink and reds. They are so versatile and would make for a different look. And, of course, tropical foliage makes fabulous foliage walls!

Clear glass cylinders can also be lined with foliage, camouflaging stems and giving a crisp clean look. 

What’s the best time of year to use tropical foliage + flowers?

Tropical flowers are pretty much available all year round. It really depends where they come from as to the price, but we’re fortunate to have nurseries here in Central Florida.

Tropical wedding foliage used to adorn the gazebo at Cypress Grove Estate House

 

Featured: Sand Sofa, Bali Chairs, Sand Chairs, Bali Coffee Table, Georgie, Sand End Table

Sideboards | Welcome to the Family, Ralphy!

Our newest sideboard, Ralphy, paired with Ice.

Boy, did we have a busy summer! A production shoot, prepping for fall wedding season, and adding new inventory have kept us on our toes! Joining the family are new upholstered pieces, sideboards, and more!

Which brings us to… Ralphy! He’s one of our newest sideboards and we love the vibe he brings! The rattan webbing makes him great for our boho brides, and the drawer style + mini legs give him a fun, modern twist.

Our newest sideboard, Ralphy!

He looks fantastic with so many of our pieces, and our pal, Melanie Paige Events, recently paired him with our new Ice chairs. What do you think of this combo? We adore the neutral tones of the tables + textiles with the pops of blue!

Our newest sideboard, Ralphy, paired with Ice.

He’s the perfect size for lots of options – a social lounge, a cake display, or even a welcome station! Melanie opted to style him in a social lounge and used him as a photo opp for the cake 😉

Ralphy is a modern, boho sideboard.
Our newest Ice chairs are a lovely shade of slate blue and look great with our sideboards!

Wedding Tablescapes for Days

Not to brag, but we know how to design stunning wedding tablescapes. Styling is our jam, and as we prepped for fall wedding season, we decided to invite others to join us in a two-day style session! Wedding planners, photographers, florists, bakers, and calligraphers all brought their A-game and styled the day away with us! We showcased some of our favorite tables, chairs, and chargers, along with table settings from Treasury Rentals.

It was the perfect way to ease ourselves back into busy season and to see some new + familiar faces. We’re so grateful to all the vendors who joined us and we cannot resist sharing a few sneak peeks from the day with you!

Fern and Curl Designs styled blooms for two wedding tablescapes in front of the bay window. Her first design is perfect for fall and features resin floral favors by Rejoice and Blossom Art. On day two she partnered with Melanie Paige Events for a bright, organic look paired with our brand-new luxe chairs!

If anything, these two days showed us just how important flowers and greenery are for styling a beautiful tablescape! We’ve got to give a huge thank you to all of the vendors who joined us and we can’t wait to reveal more photos soon! We’ve been if we’ll do this again… The answer is yes, but give us a few months to recover, and buy new inventory 😉

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!

Something Blue | Bold Blue Hue

Are wedding traditions a thing of the past? Specifically, traditions such as something old, something new, something borrowed, something BLUE. Did you know this saying came from and old English rhyme?

I have absolutely no idea where I was going with this question, lol! It was a thought I had as I decided to showcase the gorgeous Aries sofa in the Dynasty Collection. This rich hue of blue makes it an easy sofa to pair various color palettes. Style tip: Whether you’re going for rich jewel tones or a softer palette with a dusty blue or soft pink. Aries pairs nicely with both. 

Aries comes with a matching settee that shares her rich velvety texture, modern gold legs, and exaggerated tufting.

And yes! If you’re going for jewel tones in the lounge… we totally think you should carry it to the dining tables as well. How stunning is this rich blue velvet linen from Over the Top? The bold arrangement from Flowers by Lesley tied merlot into the palette and we softened it a bit by adding elegant place-settings from Treasury Rentals. 

Need help playing with a bold color palette? Give us a ring! 

Photo Credit: Ashley Jane Photography 

Fall Wedding Inspiration

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about fall? Is it cozy sweaters + boots, your favorite soup, or maybe spending time with friends and family? Us too! But what comes to mind when you think fall wedding design? We always see the usual – deep reds and burgundy, dahlias, velvet, and so on. Don’t get us wrong – we LOVE these combos, but we also love putting a new twist on the “norm.” And with fall right around the corner, we’ve been dreaming up some fun new ideas!

Fall Wedding | The Palette: Blush, Light Blue, Eggplant, and Gold

One of our favorite ways to choose a palette – sourcing the perfect linen! Find the right one, and you can create an entire design around it! We were inspired by BBJ Linen’s Terra Fresco pattern with it’s traditional mix of bridal favorites, blush + light blue, paired with just a hint of eggplant + gold, one of our favorite fall color combos.

Fall Wedding Inspiration | White Wedding Cake with Blush and Eggplant Flowers, Textured Linen, Vintage Dessert Table, White and Blush Bouquet, Gold Chiavari Chairs, and Vintage Sofa.
Featured Inventory: Gold Chiavari Chairs, Annabelle, and Hannah

Our gold chiavari chairs, a pop of blush in the bridal bouquet, our Annabelle sofa, and just a hint of blush + eggplant in the cake all tie in the colors of the linen. Wooden + neutral elements, like our farm tables and non-traditional “floral”, add a rustic, cozy feel and help make the colors pop!

Fall Wedding Inspiration | Farm Tables and Pampas Grass

So what do you think? Would you go for this non-traditional color palette for your fall wedding?

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses | The Perfect Combo

Mismatched Slate Bridesmaid Dresses

Shopping for bridesmaid dresses? It’s certainly no easy task narrowing down all the options and making sure each lovely lady is comfortable and looks her best! Especially if you’ve got a squad 😉 The biggest things to keep in mind when shopping: all your maids have different bodies and love to show off in their unique styles. Naturally, choosing mismatched bridesmaid dresses is our go-to option!

We love seeing mismatched bridesmaid dresses that differ in style but are part of the same color family. Have fun with it and make it a girl’s day! Choose a shop (or two), give your ladies a color palette, and let them choose fun styles, patterns, and textures. Do a little try on to see how all the dresses look together and go from there! Another great options for these quarantined days is to shop online. Get your ladies together for a Facetime of Zoom call, grab your favorite drink and shop together virtually!

We’ve gotta say, our team has seen some gorgeous combos at our venues over the years – take a look! 

Our favorites combine varying necklines, patterns, textures, and shades whether that’s floral designs, lace, sequins, and even velvet!

Photos: The Heims

Whatever combination of bridesmaid dresses you choose, we’re sure your bridal party will look flawless!

Wedding Pro Experience

Yellow Inspired Social Lounge

We love working with and meeting vendors in the wedding industry. We had the opportunity to attend and sponsor some fun, colorful rentals for the Knot Wedding Pro Experience. The Wedding Pro experience is a seminar for wedding industry professionals and it was so fun to meet and mingle with a great group of people! The event took place at the gorgeous Four Seasons Resort and featured some of our fun rental pieces! We had so much fun learning and networking! 

Setting the Stage with Colorful Rentals

Yellow Inspired Social Lounge

We’re obsessed with the colorful rentals in this lounge set and we’re feeling the tropical vibes! The vignette’s framed with three Living Walls, incorporating a mix of tropical greenery for a unique spin on your typical hedge wall. The mustard color of our Krystal sofa and Sunflower chair complements the wildflower floral arrangements by Flowers by Lesley, making for a gorgeous backdrop for this incredible event! 

The ballroom set everyone up for success, giving attendees a writing space and comfy seating with our white and gold Louis chairs. This luxe look perfectly complements the stunning recessed chandeliers!

Lovely Lounging & Champagne Break

We love our Sand collection paired with our Esmerelda coffee table! The whole look is finished off with tropical floral arrangements and some brightly colored throw pillows. A fun champagne station was also created with our bookshelves, Elaine coffee table, and Kelly sideboard!

 

But what did we learn? Check out our favorite tips from some leaders within the wedding industry! 

Incorporate Pomodoro into your workflow. Pomodoro is a time-management strategy that breaks tasks down into 25-minutes intervals to help make them more manageable.

It’s all about networking! Connect with others by attending mixers – the shared experience will help foster organic connections and build your circle!

The Living Wall

Because we’re always looking for an excuse to create something new!

It typically stems from not being able to find what we need in the marketplace. And sometimes, it’s because we don’t like the options available in the market. For instance, our boredom with the traditional hedge walls prompted us to create something new + needed for our styling clients.

“Re” introducing The Living Wall!

What is the living wall and why was it created? Our owner, Tamuel Cowart, was absolutely sick of the traditional hedge walls. And we couldn’t help but share her sentiments. Traditional hedge walls were overused and didn’t compliment the events styled. In other words, our clients deserved something better. When we sketched out the Living Wall we weren’t sure of the response we’d received. So we tested it on colleagues first at Cypress Grove Estate House.

Quick list of why it’s a staff fav:

    1. Easy to assemble
    2. Fresh foliage allows us to easily fill the gaps
    3. 100% customizable
    4. Comes in various sizes
    5. Perfect for a bar, sweetheart table, or lounge backdrop

Photos courtesy of: Rudy + Marta Photography 

Alpacas, Anyone?

Yep, that’s an Alpaca hanging out at Cypress Grove Estate House with a floral garland. I mean, because why not?! This is one of the many reasons we absolutely love working with Kristen Weaver and her associates!

I really don’t know much about the overall theme or reason behind the shoot, we simply wanted to share this adorable photo of our new friends! There was a cool tablescape, too. Check out the full shoot here

Candid Chats | Floral

...with flowers by lesley!

It’s no secret we’re a sucker for wedding bouquets (flowers in general) and absolutely love working with Flowers by Lesley! Her work and attention detail is beyond impressive. We recently chatted with her about where her inspiration comes from when working with couples… “my inspiration comes from the selected venue, personality of the couple, and colors. I love pulling in non-traditional wedding floral to add some contrast”

 

She also shared some timeless wedding bouquets using some of her favorite floral recipes. Special thanks to Gian Carlo Photography for the photos! 

Southern Inspired

Cascading

Classic + Romantic

Organic Juliet

Romantic Ranunculus

Cascading Amaranthus

Wedding Cake Vignette with RW Style

White Wedding Cake Vignette with Fresh Floral and Gold Detailing. Displayed on RW Style's Wooden Table.

Your wedding cake vignette is arguably one of the biggest parts of your event; I mean it has its own photo moment! So why not make your cake unforgettable with some rentals and a touch of style!

There are so many ways to make your wedding cake the star of the show. It could be as simple as renting a unique table or as ornate as creating an entire dessert buffet on display. Adding floral and small décor details can make all the difference.  

Where you place your cake on the big day can also help in creating a dramatic statement. If you have a beautiful sweetheart table set-up why not incorporate your cake next to you? Does your venue have a cool and unique area but you don’t know how to utilize it? Your cake may be the perfect answer!

We would love to help with making your wedding cake a memorable moment! Check out the gallery below for some stunning (and delicious) cake vignette inspiration! <3 

White Wedding Cake Vignette Featuring Gold Accent Tables, Gold Shelves, and Lush Floral.
Custom Wedding Cake Vignettes featuring a variety of RW Style's Buffets and Dressers.
Custom Wedding Cake Vignettes featuring a variety of RW Style's Buffets and Dressers.
Be sure to check out our inventory for all the cake vignette options!

Which wedding cake vignette is your favorite?

Xoxo,

Wedding Cake | Interview with a Baker

Love is sweet, but more importantly, so is your wedding cake!

We chatted with Michelle Crawford, Owner, Chef and Cake Artist of Bakers Cottage Cakes to go over all things delicious and learn a little more about her creative insights!

How did Bakers Cottage come to be?

“How much time do we have? ? It had been suggested that I should go to “cooking school”. My aunt was a very colorful lady and a bit rough around the edges, so when she made this suggestion, I believe it went something like, “You’re always making that “Foofoo Sh*t” (Can I say that?) and everyone seems to like it. I mean, I don’t like it but everyone else seems too” and well, crass or not, it planted the seed.

After earning a degree in Pastry and Baking, I worked as a baker at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel under a Chef that held the, “#1 Pastry Chef in the World” title and WOW, this was such an amazing experience!!! I went on to work for a small catering company as the pastry chef and it was there where I was bitten by the “Cake Bug”. I had the opportunity to make a few cakes and play with sugar art for the first time and I fell in love with the art of making cakes!

This was when I decided that if I put in the long hours working for myself that I had been dedicating to my employer, maybe I could build my own dream. I started off in my outdated tiny kitchen, which grew into having a small studio in my finished garage. From there, I juggled working from a commissary kitchen, my studio and office space I would rent to meet with clients. BUT… recently, as in the past couple of months, we have just moved into our own location! Yes Ma’am, we are OFFICIALLY a Wedding Cake Boutique!!!”

Blue three tiered wedding cake with coral pink flowers and petals, detailed with gold flecks.
Photos: Amalie Orrange Photography at Luxmore Grande Estate

What made you fall in love with baking and cake decorating?

“Having the opportunity to create Edible works of Art! We eat with our eyes first, so it’s important to capture the attention of the guests who will eventually enjoy the cake. Sculpting Sugar Flowers is my all-time favorite thing to do!! I am obsessed with beautiful cakes and the detail that is in each complex cake design. “

Any trends you or your clients are loving?

“I love that our couples are being so imaginative lately! Even if they envision a more classic simplistic design, the hands-on approach with my client’s involvement with their designs excites me. If the design leans more towards an elegantly understated trend, then I get to play with the florals. The more elaborate a cake design the more playful I get to be, and I embrace any opportunity! I get to flex my artistic muscles.”

What’s your personal favorite cake flavor? Is there a crowd favorite amongst clients?

“This seriously depends on the time of year! Right now, I am all over our Vanilla Cake with Cinnamon Steusel, Apple Pie Filling and Swiss Meringue Buttercream!! Our Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Blueberry Cream Cheese Filling and Swiss Meringue Buttercream is pretty tasty too. (You’ll find Alecia always asking for a slice of this ?)

However, our Coconut Cake with Berry Delicious Filling and French Meringue Buttercream is out of this world!!! Recently I have had one of the pair state that they really hated coconut, much to their partners dismay, who on all occasions, LOVED coconut. It tickles me, because the reaction is so extreme. On each and every occasion, they try our Coconut Cake and each time the partner that hated Coconut, LOVED IT! This weekend we have five weddings, four of them are with Coconut Cake!

A Client Favorite is definitely our Orange Almond Cake with Lavender Honey Caramel Filling. This is one of our Signature Flavors that I invented when I auditioned for the position as a pastry chef.”

Creamy yellow marbled wedding cake with white and silver flecked sugar flowers. Atop a vintage white, roll-top desk.
Photos: Casie Marie Photography at Cypress Grove Estate House

How early do you recommend clients order their wedding cake?

“The earlier the better! We are usually one of the last vendors couples tend to book but we lose the opportunity to work with really wonderful people when they wait too long to reserve their order. One year may seem extreme, but it isn’t unheard of. Six months would be preferred for sure. “

The hanging cake chandelier, what gave you that idea? Would you say that is a signature of yours?

“Yes, It certainly has become a big thing for us! I came up with the idea when I walked into the Luxmore Grande Estate. A few months before visiting Luxmore, I had been doodling on a sketch pad one afternoon and sketched out a chandelier covered in flowers. I thought, wouldn’t this be a cool thing to do for a wedding. The very 1st time I walked into the Luxmore, my mouth dropped open seeing the amazing staircase. As I approached the passthrough, just under the landing, I told the person next to me, “someday I want to hang a cake right here”. They looked at me like “OK Crazy”. But HA! I got to do it! ?”

Elborate hanging white and gold wedding cake. Flanked by grand staircase featuring lush greenery.
Photo: Flora Bloom Photography at Luxmore Grande Estate

Want to see more of Michelle’s incredible wedding cake creations? Be sure to check out Bakers Cottage Cakes on Instagram + Facebook and let her know we sent you ?

Xoxo,

Fun & Fruity Signature Drinks

Fun & Fruity Signature Cocktails | Because no good story ever started with a salad.

Signature drinks are a fun wedding trend that everyone can get behind (who doesn’t love a thoughtfully crafted cocktail or mocktail!?), but oftentimes couples can get stuck in the rut of picking the same old thing.  

Old Fashions and Vodka-Tonics are all well and good but this is your wedding day! So don’t be afraid to pick a signature cocktail that will make a statement and get all your guests talking. 

Here are a few ideas on some new and trendy signature drinks plus some fun names to give them a wedding twist! 

The Drinks

Gin + Jam | Aka "Just Berried"

Recipe 

  • Ice 
  • 1 oz gin 
  • 1/2 oz elderflower liquor, such as St. Germain 
  • 1/2 tbsp blackberry or raspberry jam 
  • Squeeze of lemon 
  • 5–6 Fresh rosemary leaves 
  • 4 oz club soda 
  • Sprig rosemary for garnish 

In a shaker, add ice, gin, elderflower liquor, jam, lemon, and rosemary leaves. Shake vigorously to combine. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and top with club soda. Add a sprig of rosemary for garnish. Enjoy! 

Tropical Tequila Sunrise | AKA "Sun Kissed"

Recipe 

  • 2 oz Tequila 
  • 4 oz Mango-Orange juice 
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine syrup 
  • Orange slice 
  • Maraschino cherries 

To a large glass, add the ice cubes, mango-orange juice, and tequila. Add the grenadine, which will sink to the bottom, so do not stir. Garnish and serve immediately. 

Painkiller | AKA "Devotion Potion"

Recipe 

  • 3 oz White Rum 
  • 3 oz Pineapple Juice 
  • 2 oz Orange Juice 
  • 1 oz Cream of Coconut 
  • Nutmeg & Pineapple Leaves (Garnish) 

Add all of the liquid ingredients to your cocktail shaker with a scoop of ice and shake for a few seconds. Pour everything from the shaker into a large glass. Top the glass with crushed ice, then grate fresh nutmeg over the top. Garnish with tall pineapple leaves. 

Peach Lemonade Fizz | AKA "Happy Tears"

Recipe 

  • Lemonade 
  • Champagne 
  • Peach Vodka 
  • Fresh Peach Slices (garnish) 

Add vodka and lemonade to shaker with of ice and shake. Pour into a cocktail glass. Top with champagne, and garnish with fresh peach slices.  

Mocktail Version – Omit the vodka & champagne, replace with Elderflower Tonic Water and Peach Juice. Stir the Lemonade and Tonic Water over ice in a cocktail glass, garnish with peach slices.  

  • Lemonade 
  • Peach Juice 
  • Elderflower Tonic Water 
  • Fresh Peach Slices (garnish) 

I hope you loved all these delicious drink ideas! Add them to your big day and remember, all you need is love…and a good cocktail! 

Xoxo,
Lacie

Blush Wedding Design Inspiration | Rentals, Attire, + Details

Blush Wedding Inspiration at Cypress Grove Estate House. Bold floral gives a stunning pop of color again a white backdrop.

Blush wedding palettes are a tried and true trend that does not seem to be going anywhere. However, we do see this color design evolving with new style and ideas being introduced, allowing for blush décor to feel fresh! 

Some new takes on the blush wedding we love are; 

  • Modern décor and accents 
  • Shades of pink 
  • The mix of blush and black 
  • Blush and jewel tones 

The classic color also lends itself well to a variety of wedding vibes. Below are four popular décor styles. 

Blush decor, including a vintage dresser and upholstered chairs are subtle but give the perfect pop of color for a spring wedding.

Lounge furniture, tabletop décor, event seating, and linen are all very easy ways to incorporate blush into your design vision. 

Gold decor chairs with a blush pad, specialty chargers, and velvet linen all add a sense of romance and elegance.

Beyond décor, you can also incorporate blush into other areas of your event. For example:

  • Signature Drinks 
  • Custom stationery 
  • Pink dessert and cake display 
  • Bridal and groom attire (if you are feeling fashion-forward!) 
  • Get away car! Who wouldn’t love to exit in their perfect pink chariot! 
Who doesn't love a blush wedding gown!? It's subtle but oh, so feminine. Not a fan of colored gowns? Try pairing the traditional white or ivory gown with blush shoes, or have your groom wear a fashion-forward blush or mauve suit.
Blush cocktails, a wedding cake, and dessert shooters are a fun and unexpected way to incorporate color into your wedding day design.

Make sure to drop us a line if you need help planning your perfectly pink day! 

Xoxo,
Lacie

Modern Southern Garden // Featured Wedding

We had the pleasure of providing rentals for Victoria & Jonathan’s southern garden inspired wedding, featured on Every Last Detail (head over there to see all the details from this wedding)! The event was hosted at Haus 820, an industrial warehouse for special events – giving this wedding a fun, modern twist!

Featured Inventory :: Grey // Willow // Iceland // Wiley
Photos :: Chelsea Renay Photography

From the planner: 
The vast dessert display was set on a vintage ice cream cart and featured a 4 tier, hand-painted cake to match the invitation suite and printed goods. The southern garden wedding was inspired by Victoria’s mother’s Charleston upbringing complete with a flower bucket display. Reminiscent of a flower market, the metal bucket stand filled with florals served as the seating chart for the evening. Small escort cards were connected to each bucket with tiny white flower magnets. The room was filled with romance from the soft blue and pastel tones, twinkling candlelight, crape myrtle trees lining the space, tall greenery centerpieces and an abundance of fluffy blooms throughout. At each place setting an etched charger sat beneath a blue hemstitch napkin wrapped between white dinner plates and mismatched vintage salad plates that tied in beautifully with hints of soft pastels in the blooms.

Xoxo,
Kim

P.S. Want more southern wedding inspo? Check out this styled shoot we hosted at Luxmore Grande Estate!

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.

Featured Inventory | Iceland

Curating a collection

Yes, we’re pickers; we’re always sourcing and gathering new items for our vintage inventory. During downtime, we can be found at local antique fairs, boutique shops, and flea markets.

While working through a local market, I passed these vintage carts several times. They were filthy, tarnished, missing wheels and needed a lot of TLC. Then Dede spotted them and immediately saw potential. For instance, floral stands or dessert stands.

After a few weeks in the shop, she’s done and ready for events! Meet, Iceland.

Seems like Dede and Flowers by Lesley  had the perfect idea for this floral stand. Afterall, why would we let gorgeous blooms go to waste. Guests can easily enjoy them for days following the event!

Special thanks to AIS Portraits for the stunning photos.

Bohemian Inspired | The Acre Orlando

Bohemian Tablescape at The Acre Orlando

Our bohemian brides love The Acre Orlando, almost as much as we do for weddings + social events. After all, what’s not to love.

The space below is their Mirror Patio – it’s covered with ivy walls complete with outdoor fireplace. Our design team added a macrame chandelier above the feasting table. Our feasting table was dressed with Shibori inspired linen from Nuage Designs  and an array of eclectic centerpieces.

We’ve been obsessed with shades of blue for quite some time – naturally, we were excited when the chosen palette included textiles (full of texture) in warm shades of blue. The table arrangements featured gold cacti, terrariums, blue pottery filled vases protea and exotic wild flowers. We decided to keep the table design eclectic by blending wood table chargers with crystal coupes and sleek flatware.

***did you peep the hanging macrame in the “windows” – it was a perfect accent to their ivy wall. When designing, our stylist will help you enhance and bring out the natural elements of your chosen venue. You know, like hanging macrame in open spaces.

This bohemian inspired tablescape featured the following rentals: captain tables, macrame chandelier, french country chairs, and blue vases. Our friends at Treasury Rentals provided the wood chargers, flatware and glassware. Stationery was provided by Andi Mejia Designs.

Our girl, Lesley, with Flowers by Lesley whipped up the floral and it was captured by The Hendricks.

Merlot + Copper

Nicole and Michael held their outdoor wedding at Cypress Grove Estate House! Featuring  one of my most favorite colors – merlot! This rich hue made an appearance in their stationery suite and throughout the floral. It was 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.
Our floral bestie,  Lesley with Flowers by Lesley, dreamed up a simple but oh, so romantic ceremony-scape. It was complete with flowy white draping and gorgeous gazebo arrangements. Not to mention, the lovely lush garland to drape the back row of seating. And can we talk about how gorgeous these bridesmaids bouquets are? Above all, the hanging amaranthus is the perfect touch! The vintage rentals selected was a mix of rented sofas + chairs from our Chicago and Santa Rosa collections. They also rented farmhouse tables, crossback chairs, and  copper chargers to add a pop of color.  In addition to, 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

Sneak Peek | Spring Inspiration Styled Shoot

With spring right around the corner, we thought it was the perfect time to partner with a rock star vendor team for a styled shoot! Our friend, Aislinn of Ais Portraits, dreamed up a stunning design and we were so excited to help her bring it to life! The rose garden at Cypress Grove Estate House made for a lovely backdrop for our vintage rentals and paired perfectly with the floral that was incorporated <3 Stay tuned over the next few weeks to see more from this whimsical + colorful shoot! Colorful Spring Inspired ShootVendor Team :: Ais Portraits | Cypress Grove Estate House | A Chair Affair | Emily Grace Designs | Laura Reynolds Artistry | Flowers by Lesley | Cut the Cake | One & Only Bridal Boutique | Do Tell Calligraphy and Designs

Fall Inspiration | Pumpkins

Can’t have Autumn without pumpkins now can you!? How about a fall inspired wedding? If your wedding style involves a seasonal touch, these pumpkins infused into centerpieces, aisle decorations, and venue details can make a statement without being cheesy. A few of our favs – pumpkin guest sign in, escort cards/favors, and monogrammed pumpkins!

Fall Wedding | Pumpkin Details

Featured | Ethereal Styled Shoot

When you partner with some of the best in the biz {like KT Crabb} for an inspiration shoot you end up with simply magical images! Golden beams of light, ethereal details, and an intimate location made this one of our most romantic styled shoots yet!

Check out the full feature over on Style Me Pretty!

Rustic Garden Inspired Tablescape

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

Table of the Month | Transitioning into Fall

It’s time to continue on our ‘Table of the Month’ series. Hooray! September is sort of an odd month…it officially becomes Fall, but it’s still hot as can be here in Florida. Since it’s somewhat of a “transition” month, we wanted that to translate into our table designs. By incorporating a rich color, such as marsala, with a light blush hue, we were able to do just that! Flowers by Lesley made our almost-Fall dreams come true!

RW Events | Table of the Month | Marsala + Blush

For our very first look, we combined hues of marsala and blush with gold touches. We used a lovely Blush Lamour linen from Over The Top, along with the Bordeaux Lamour napkins from GBS Linens. At each place setting, we featured Gold Rim glass chargers with darling gold flatware from Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals. Also at each place setting are dinner plates from the Luxmore Grande Estate. We just love how the deep red napkins pop on top of the china and blush linen. Now for the best part… the flowers! Lesley started off by arranging the pretty blooms in a circle, with clear glass candle votives of varying heights in the center. *swoon!* To finish the look, we added Gold Chiavari chairs to tie in the gold touches.

RW Events | Table of the Month | Marsala + Champagne

For our second table design, we coupled marsala and champagne together. These hues complimented each other quite nicely, and we even incorporated a dash of blush. To start, we used our Gregory farm table, which is one of our favorite pieces. Down the middle of the table, you’ll see a Champagne Micro Matte Sequin runner from Over the Top. Also in the middle, you can see the floral that Lesley stretched out from our first design, to make more of a garland look. Our favorite part of the floral design has to be the Red Amaranthus – it’s the droopy pieces of floral that you see throughout the arrangement! At each place setting, there is a Copper charger from Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals, along with a Blush Lamour napkin from GBS Linens. We think the French Country Chairs complimented the design and farm table beautifully.

RW Events | Table of the Month | Marsala + Greenery

Last but not certainly not least, our third design showcases marsala paired with touches of greenery. We started off with our greenery walls, Fern, to make a statement in the background. In front of the walls, we placed one of our sweetheart tables, Monroe. Lesley converted the garland onto the sweetheart table, and made it drip off the front of the table a bit. We recently discovered this Ivory Organza runner from GBS Linens, and we think it’s stunning across farm tables. At each place setting, we used the Gold Rimmed glass charger again, along with some of our mismatched china, and Bordeaux Lamour napkins from GBS Linens. We think the Silver Industrial chairs add a different element to the design, and we can’t get enough of them! To complete the look, Lesley brought in the clear glass candle votives, and added a bit of floral and greenery to the chairs.

We hope you enjoyed our September tables! If you happened to miss last month’s design, take a peek here!

Featured Inventory | Boho Chic

Say hello to our newest collection! This boho chic social lounge is the perfect blend of relaxed bohemian + modern details, and we just can’t get enough of it!

Boho Chic CollectionWhat really gives this collection personality are the little details – like the tribal drum and the patterned pillows. To make the space a little more cozy we added two simple rugs and some fuzzy throw blankets {perfect for cuddling up with your sweetie}.
Our favorite detail – those ottomans! We love their fun texture + hint of sparkle, and they double as additional seating!

Table of the Month | The Neutrals

Table AugustWelcome to our very first ‘Table of the Month’ series! Our goal with this series, is to show how one focal centerpiece can be used on different tables and styles. This month, we’ve chosen to play with neutrals; think – ivory, champagne and taupe. We felt florally inspired to showcase a tall trumpet vase, topped with a mix of ivory/white flowers and an array of greenery. The always lovely, Lesley, of Flowers by Lesley, fulfilled our neutral dreams! Go grab your favorite cozy beverage, and keep scrolling to see what we’ve created.

For our first table, we designed a romantic table with a touch of metallic sheen. To cover the round banquet table, we used the Taupe Shalimar linen from Over the Top, along with Ivory Lamour napkins. At each place setting, we chose to feature Gold Rim glass chargers along with the Brushed Gold flatware set from A Chair Affair. The white dinner and bread + butter plates belong to the Luxmore Grande Estate… SWOON! In the center of this metallic table, you’ll see the gorgeous, tall floral centerpiece. Ms. Lesley also incorporated three smaller floral pieces in mercury glass vases, along with ornate gold candle pillars. Upon looking at the different tables, you can see that we chose to use mahogany chiavari chairs throughout; We love how versatile these chairs are amongst different styles.

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It’s no secret that this is our favorite design, *squeal*. This look just oozes elegance! Alright, enough gushing; let’s get down to business. We covered this captain’s table with Bentley Ivory linen from Over the Top. If you love the long table look, we highly recommend going with a captain’s table (8’48”) instead of a standard banquet table (8’x30”). Doing so makes the width of your table 18 inches wider – allowing space for chargers, flatware and beautiful centerpieces! At each place setting we displayed Silver Belmont chargers and Capri Stainless Steel flatware from A Chair Affair. Again, we featured china from the Luxmore Grande Estate, along with the Ivory Lamour napkins. Onto the good stuff – the floral! The tall centerpiece and smaller floral pieces were placed along the center of the table. Lesley also brought in small silver candle votives to dress up the look. Last but not least, the gorgeous chair drapes! Lesley had these in her arsenal, and we just LOVE how they instantly elevated the table. These would be beautiful for a head table, or even just the newlyweds themselves.

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For our final table, we chose to showcase our Wesley farm table. At each place setting, you’ll notice the Taupe glass chargers, a personal favorite of ours. We brought the Brushed Gold flatware back, to give the table a slight mixed metals look, along with the Ivory Lamour napkins. Again, in the center of the table, is that stunning floral arrangement. For this look, Lesley put the smaller floral blooms atop mercury glass pillars, and incorporated the small silver candle votives. We draped the chair sashes a bit differently, to give it a simpler and chic feel. Add a cluster of blooms and greenery to the sashes, and voila! All of our rustic elegant dreams come true!

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Photos: Ais Portraits

We sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed our first table series! If you’re interested in incorporating any of these elements into your big day, we’d be happy to create and dream with you! As always, you can contact us at 407.374.2534, or hello@rwevents.com.

Featured Inventory | Industrial Chic

Everything about this styled shoot makes me happy – the fresh floral + greenery, the vintage + industrial pieces, and that {gorgeous} couple… swoon! We partnered with Tiffani Jones Photography to dream up this industrial chic inspiration shoot, and it’s the perfect combination of feminine and distressed details!

Industrial Chic Social LoungeFeatured above: Onyx, Modesty, and Levi

This shelving unit is one of my favorite elements from the shoot – the little details are so unique and make for great conversation starters between guests.

Mr. + Mrs. Industrial SignFeatured above: Mr. + Mrs. Sign

You know us RW gals love garland, so it was only natural that we incorporate it into the sweetheart table design.

Featured above: Monroe, Edison, and Woodland {Custom Backdrop}

5 Trends from Bridal Fashion Week

Bridal Fashion Week may have wrapped up earlier this month, but we’re still drooling over the gorgeous gowns that made their way down the runway. Check out our fashion forward coordinator’s {Miss Shadow} five favorite trends from this years shows!

Capes – No veil necessary here. Capes were all the rage on the runway for Spring. Whether you opt for a long bridal cape or a short caplet, you will add a modern element that is sure to make a statement. Best part, just like a veil you can remove it to reveal hidden details of your gown.{Left to right: Romona Kevenza, Naeem Khan and Monique Lhuillier}

V-Necklines – Although a deep v-neckline can seem a bit risqué, it actually can flatter the upper body and elongate a petite or short torso. Designers have mixed them up with everything from delicate lace to illusion-covered cuts to embellished fabrics to offer a soft feminine style. Pro tip: Keep that Hollywood Fashion tape handy. {Left to right: Anne Barge, Rivini and Lela Rose}

Floral – Floral has never been so prominent as they were in almost every collection for next Spring. Designers incorporated florals in several ways from floral lace to 3-D to embellished appliqués and we could be more excited to see not only floral but color as well. {Left to right: Marchesa, Jenny Packham and Ines Di Santo}

Sheer Illusion – Think sultry and sweet and this season, designers played with sheer elements ranging from embellished, modesty cutout panels to full-on see-through embroidered tops and dresses. If you want something more daring than sheer is a fabulous choice as it is revealing but still elegant. {Left to right: Ines Di Santo, J Mendel and Berta}

Off the Shoulder – Move over Strapless, shoulder details are back! Modest-meets-sexy. Designers did some incredible updates to the classic trend, including embroidered illusion necklines, floral detailing, and sleeves with peekaboo slits. {Left to right: Reem Acra, Francesca Miranda and Christos}

xoxo,
Shadow

Styled Shoot | Rustic Romance

Oh, inspiration shoots, how we love thee. Partnering with amazing creative professionals and dreaming up styled shoots is such fun – and we love sharing all the inspiration with our clients! For this shoot, we headed to a secluded wooded area that was drapped in Spanish moss and had just the right amount of sunlight. It proved to be the perfect spot for a rustic + romantic inspiration shoot!

Romantic + Rustic Wedding Inspiration

If there’s one {okay, maybe two} things we’ll never get enough of at weddings, it’s stationery + florals. The hand calligraphed invitation suite by Paula Lee Calligraphy was so utterly romantic and, paired with the stunning flowers from Fleur & Lumiere, added a feminine touch to the rustic setting.

Let’s talk about this cake! It’s pure confectionery perfection, as are most of the treats that come out of Le Petit Sweet. One of our favorite design aspects of their cakes is the tall tiers they feature – it’s such a sleek and refined look!

Here’s my one true love, again {that stunning dress}! Check out the full feature on this Saint Isabel gown here.

Photos: Tamara Gruner Photography

Tidbits + Tips | Be Bold

When it comes to choosing colors + decor, don’t be afraid to go bold! Featuring fresh color palettes and patterns lends a unique look to the decor and can really showcase the bride + groom’s personalities. One of our couples, Christine and Sean, used a funky blend of steampunk details with vintage rentals to create a look that fit their style perfectly!

Social Lounge | RW Events

The couple chose to mix vintage and modern by using eye catching stripes, vibrant shades of red + purple, and lots of fun little details {like that vintage rotary phone}.

Social Lounge | RW Event

Bride + Groom Portrait | Victorian Steampunk | RW Events

Photos: Amalie Orrange Photography

Floral | Flowers by Lesley

This floral arrangement made it to my top pick for a few reasons. First off, bold colors like this just make me happy! I also love things that are slightly out of the box, so the incorporation of the cabbage and artichoke in this gorgeous arrangement made it an instant winner in my book. Lastly, I am in love the current trend of non-symmetrical floral arrangements that change drastically from one side to the other. This arrangement does so impeccably. -Katie

Floral Details | Deep red roses, ornamental artichoke, ranunculus, clematis (the purple hanging star flowers) leucadendron, hanging red amaranths, seeded eucalyptus, brassica, (ornamental cabbage) white roses and two varieties of peonies.

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Photos: Ashley McCormick Photography

Desserts | Donut Den

This won top spot for my favorite desserts because um, hello? It’s a donut cake. Ever since I was little, I never was too much of a cake fan. Throughout the years, my birthday candles were stuck into donuts, ice cream, and even a Wendy’s burger once. Because of this, I love seeing other people get creative and think outside of the box for their wedding cake! Also, donuts are just delicious. -Katie

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Photos: Cat Lemus Photography & Cinema

Bridal Fashion | Sarah Seven

I chose this dress as a favorite because on paper, it’s not something I would expect to like. I was unsure about the sleeves and thought it was kind of plain on the hanger. After this shoot though, this dress demanded that I change my mind. It proved itself as an elegant, feminine, romantic & bold gown that deserved to be appreciated. So kudos to you Sullivan, you’re my pick of the year! -Katie

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Photos: Tiffani Jones Photography

2015 Recap

Well, 2015 is almost at an end and to celebrate a year of amazing weddings we’re sharing our favorite trends and events from the last 12 months – so stay tuned over the next several weeks to see our top picks for bridal fashion, desserts, floral, and more! For those of you who are just as excited as we are to relive these wedding moments, here’s a little sneak peek of what’s to come =)

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Tidbits & Tips | Be Different

Working with clients that want something just a little bit different is always like a breath of fresh air – and that’s just what we got with ceremony coordination clients Erin + Alex! Their outdoor event took place at Cypress Grove Estate House, but they brought in their own custom chuppah and hosted their ceremony on the lawn instead of at the gazebo {the most used ceremony location at Cypress Grove}. And what a stunning ceremony it was! Check out the rustic inspired design, crafted by Flowers by Milk & Honey.

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Photos: Studio 829

Featured Vendor | Carly Ane’s Floral Studio

Oh, how we love fall! Cool breezes, apple cider, rich colors, and lots {and lots} of weddings =) You know what else we love? Creative vendors – just check out this stunning arrangement dreamed up by Carly Ane’s Floral Studio! They featured this {any many other} centerpiece at Cypress Grove’s recent tasting, and we can’t get over they incorporated fresh fruit into the arrangement. It added a fun texture and a gorgeous Merlot color to the piece!

Fall Centerpiece with Fresh Fruit

Photo: NIMA Photography

Happy Fall!

In the spirit of the season, we’re sharing one of our favorite fall inspired bouquets from Candice + Jeff’s intimate ceremony. The bride chose to incorporate simple flowers {roses, calla lilies, daisies, and a small handful of ranunculus} in some stunningly bold colors. What a statement it made against her flowy white gown!

Fall Inspired Bouquet

Photo: Ashley Jane Photography

Tidbits + Tips | Making it Personal

Weddings are just the most wonderful events, and our team loves when clients add special personal touches! Our sweet UK couple, Fay + Dan, are parents to two fluffy bunnies {and some sweet little kitties} and since they couldn’t make the trip across the pond, the bride had these adorable cake toppers made to incorporate their furry friends into the wedding! What are some personal touches you’re incorporating into your wedding? Head over to our Facebook page and let us know!

Custom Cake Topper

Photo: Snap Photography

Sneak Peek | Tea Party Styled Shoot

This week the RW gals got to play model for a tea party shoot styled by Miss Katie Mae! She chose pretty pastels for the color pallete, and adorned each of the featured vignettes with vintage china, lush florals {provided by Flowers by Lesley}, and even a few sweet treats. Stay tuned for more photos and make sure you check out the full shoot in our upcoming look book!

Tea Party Inspired Wedding

Photo: Amalie Orrange Photography

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2016 Bridal Gown Trends

Have you seen the gorgeous gown that walked down the runway during bridal fashion week? So many amazing trends were on display for 2016 and we’re sharing our top three favs:

Bataeu Neckline
We love these dresses for the bride that’s looking for something modest but still very form fitting & super flattering.
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2016

Oscar de la Renta

Blush
This subdued shade of blush would be stunning at a spring time garden party! Plus the lace adds the perfect vintage touch.
Kelly Faetanini Spring 2016 Blush Gown

Kelly Faetanini

Dipped V Neckline
The “dipped v” is a the perfect blend of a sweetheart meets plunging neckline – not too high but not too low, and just the right amount of drama!
Christos Spring 2016

Christos

Styled Shoot | Farm to Table Inspiration

I’ve been in the office swooning over these images from our styled shoot all day; aren’t they just stunning!? We incorporated lots of rich colors, textures, and little details into this dreamy farm-to-table styled shoot, and we can’t wait to share them all with you. In the meantime, enjoy this sneak peek!

Farm to Table Inspiration

Vendor Team
Styling: RW Events {duh ;-)}
Photography: Ashley McCormick Photography
Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House
Floral: Flowers by Lesley
Dress: Calvet Couture
Hair + Make-upL LUMA Bridal
Chairs: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals
Tableware: Kirby Rentals

Vintage Buffets

Today we’re talking about two of our darling pieces of inventory… our buffets, Victoria and Winter!

Traditionally, buffets {sometimes called sideboards} were found in dining rooms and were used for {you guessed it} serving a buffet of food! The earliest buffets appeared in the 18th century but gained a lot of popularity during the 19th century. Many feature intricate details which just makes them all the more pretty! It’s no wonder they’ve stayed around for son long!

Vintage White Buffet | Victoria

At RW Events, we’ve taken these lovely pieces of history and introduced them to the world of weddings and events! These buffets are being used outdoors, in ballrooms, under tents, in gardens and more! Anywhere the wedding goes, our buffets will gladly follow.

Vintage White Buffet | Winter

Want to make a statement as people are arriving? Use a buffet for your card box and guest sign in book! Need to add some charm to your cocktail hour? Display your escort cards on the top of a buffet! Want to keep it traditional? Use a buffet to display your hors d’Oeuvres, candy buffet, or cake!

We love seeing these beautiful pieces get reimagined for each and every wedding they attend. If you want to add some of this darling history to your wedding, reach out styling@rwevents.com today!

Paper Bridal Bouquet

We got to help Katherine + Irving plan an amazing carnival themed wedding, and I seriously cannot wait to share their photos! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of the bride’s colorful paper bouquet {that I am OBSESSED with}. Make sure you stop by the Etsy shop where she purchased it – they have so many beautiful designs!

Colorful Paper Flower Bouquet

Photo: Victoria Angela

French Provincial Sweetheart Table

This is William, our french provincial table, who made an appearance at Cypress Grove’s tasting this week! Isn’t he handsome!? Our friends at Flowers by Lesley created a gorgeous, lush floral arrangement, accented by a few smaller pieces in milk glass + gold vases. Our favorite detail from this look – the gold flatware, of course! Not only is William a great piece for a sweetheart table, but he also works for a sweets station!

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Photo: Amalie Orrange Photography

Lone Star Styled Shoot | The Stationery

Our hearts were all aflutter when we saw the custom stationery created just for our lone star styled shoot! We partnered with our vendor pal, Denise, at Dogwood Blossom Stationery who designed a rustic inspired invitation suite, mini seating charts, and dessert tags.

From Denise: “The invitations featured the couple’s names + wedding date surrounded by a wreath of antlers and richly colored florals. The designer of these fabulous invites {Denise at Dogwood Blossom Stationery} even created a personalized envelope liner with the same motif! Instead of doing one large seating chart, she created smaller, individual charts for each table. They were strung with jute twine and attached to a row of vintage chairs so guests could easily locate their name. The look of the invitations + seating charts was carried into the adorable tags used to label the yummy pies at the dessert station.”

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Photos: Ashley Jane Photography
Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Lone Star Styled Shoot | The Floral

We are still drooling over all the gorgeous florals dreamed up by Lee Forrest Design! Lee and his team incorporated so many vibrant colors and textures, and they knocked it out of the park with that ceremony arch!

From the florist: “We were inspired by the charming rustic vintage architecture of The Acre and also the casual southern Texas cowboy feel of the shoot. We filled antique liquor bottles, medicine bottles and Coke bottles with colorful wild country blossoms and suspended them with twine from a rustic dragonwood arch, just because we are kind of quirky that way. 🙂 We included bright yellow and orange tipped Circus roses, hot pink wild spray roses, bright blue delphinium, black-centered yellow Viking mums, sunflowers, golden aster, fuschia stock and purple lisianthus.”

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Photos: Ashley Jane Photography
Floral: Lee Forrest Design

Lone Star Styled Shoot | The Design

Happy 2015! We are starting off what is sure will be an {amazing} year with photos from our Lone Star Styled Shoot! Of all the styled shoots we’ve done, this one is by far my favorite.

From our stylist, Katie: “The mis-matched chairs were used for the ceremony as well as the GPS {Getting People Seated} Vignette. Within the vignette, we strung the seating chart cards between the chairs and accented them with floral. The Texas flag {one of our fav details} was created with leftover pieces of fabric, including some vintage lace that was sewn over the white fabric to add a vintage element, and bring a feminine touch to the bold colors of the flag. We incorporated this into the Love Birds Vignette by hanging it between two vintage doors. We also played around with napkin fold styles and ended up using Texas Rodeo belt buckles are napkin rings. These small touches helped to keep the theme cohesive throughout the entire set-up. The Social Lounge was made up of Blueberry, Ruby, our Mahogany Trunk, and custom pillows. An awesome vintage truck created the perfect backdrop for this seating area. The ‘All Wrapped Up’ Vignette was made up of our white cabinet with chicken wire {Katie}, red rolling shelf cart {Ryan}, and a vintage bathtub. The idea of this set up was to have guests drop off their gift and then pick up a little gift of their own. Katie and Ryan held gifts, while the Vintage Bathtub served as a cooler for the soda. The old fashion sodas were from Rocket Fizz in Winter Park. We opted for a selection that complemented the overall feel of the day with sodas like ‘Cowboy Cream Soda’. The fun labels, and interesting flavors allow guests to pick their favorite, and helps to create a memorable experience.”

Make sure you check out our feature of this shoot on Weddings Chicks!

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Holiday Inspiration

The fireplace at Cypress Grove Estate House is one of our favorite vignettes to style. The pristine wood floors throughout and subtle southern touches created the perfect backdrop for our holiday table décor. This year we teamed up with our friends at Windermere Flowers to design a woody, natural setting encompassing the Pantone color of the year – Marsala.

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When we asked Windermere Flowers to share the inspiration for the design… here’s what they shared:

“We created a rustic “marsala” inspired Holiday table using the rich, velvety green and “marsala” leaves of Magnolia, dried fruit and the ilex berries added a pop of rich red to the table and mantle. What holiday table is complete without some gold mercury candles and fragrant pine and cedar to trigger another of our wonderful senses. When setting your holiday table the key things to remember – mix textures and vary height to create that “designer” look and don’t underestimate to touch of metallic {gold on this table} to add a classy “sparkle” to any occasion- Happy Holidays!!”

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A stylish touch – stunning napkin rings with fresh pine and gold flatware {naturally this was our fav detail!}

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Photos: Gian Carlo Photography

2015 Color of the Year | Marsala

Time for our styling team to hit the ground running, because Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year has been announced! Drum roll please… it’s Marsala! We’ve got the perfect details if you’re looking to incorporate this gorgeous hue into your decor {check out our tufted settee + vintage china}.

“Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures, exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind, and soul. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness.”

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Photo: Claire Pacelli
Vintage Marsala China
Photo: Claire Pacelli
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Vintage Roll Top Desk

Who doesn’t love a roll top desk!? I remember having one of these growing up and always wondering what was inside {my parents kept it locked}. The excitement of opening it and discovering all sort of keepsakes {old letters, my great grandfather’s harmonica, etc.} was almost too much for my curious heart to bear! Every time I see our gorgeous vintage white roll top desk at a wedding my heart skips a beat – I just love seeing couples incorporate old love letters between their grandparents/parents, a pretty guest book {or our vintage typewriter ;-)}, and photos of the bride + groom!

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Handmade Guest Book

Mallory + Brad featured a unique item that I hadn’t seen at a wedding before – a beautiful handmade quilt for all of their guests to sign! It was a welcome change to the traditional guest book, and now this sweet couple can literally wrap themselves in all the love left by their friends + family =)

Handmade Quilt Guestbook

Photo: Ashley McCormick Photography

Antique Silver

If you’re a lover of all things vintage or antique {just like us}, then check out our growing collection of silver! We love incorporating these pieces into sweetheart table designs, dessert displays, and any other vignettes our clients can dream up =)

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Photos: Claire Pacelli

Sangria Inspired Shoot Part II

What wedding guest wouldn’t love a fruity sangria on a hot day! Our stylist set up this darling rustic sangria display at our photoshoot, and stocked it full of amazing details {reclaimed wood, wine glasses with gold bases, and a custom sign just to name a few}. For those of you who aren’t a fan of sangria, our stand also makes a great display for lemonade, popcorn {feature different flavors in apothecary jars}, desserts, and just about anything else you can think of!

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Photos: Amalie Orrange Photography

Want to rent these items for your event? Contact our team here 🙂

Burlap Wedding Decor

You know, I’m not normally a fan of burlap at weddings, but our clients Danielle + Carlos featured it in a very simple and elegant way {that I totally love!}. They incorporated this fabric {it’s actually jute but looks like burlap} into their ceremony decor with a simple chair bow, which was accented with magnolia leaves and baby’s breath, and then used it to add some texture to their guest tables in the napkins. It’s understated but still definitely noticeable 🙂

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Photos: Wings of Glory Photography

Sangria Inspired Shoot

I don’t think our stylist could have fit any more prettiness into this styled shoot! She was inspired by the vibrant colors of fruit used to mix up white sangria, and created a fun + flirty atmosphere by incorporating lush florals, lots of little details, and a few of our signature vintage furniture pieces 🙂

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Photos: Amalie Orrange Photography | Video: Seltzer Films

Make sure you stay tuned over the next few weeks to see more details from this shoot!

Memory Charms

Honoring those who’ve passed or can’t make it to the wedding is such a sweet gesture, and one that does not go unnoticed by guests! If grand displays aren’t your thing {like a memory table}, a simple photo charm will do just the trick. One of our brides adorned her bouquet with a black & white photo of a loved one, and it was a sweet sentiment that she can look back on for years to come.

Bridal Bouquet with Memory Charm

Photo: Ashley McCormick Photography

Mon Amour Styled Shoot

A few months ago we got to style a fabulous photo shoot, captured flawlessly by Amalie Orrange Photography, and boy was it pretty! Gorgeous blooms, sweet treats {including a crêpe cake}, and our vintage furniture made this French inspired shoot totally swoon-worthy!

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Photos: Amalie Orrange Photography
Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House
Vintage Furniture + Milk Glass: RW Style
Cinematography: Seltzer Films

P.S. The shoot was featured on Style Me Pretty, so make sure to check it out! 😉

Vintage Arm Chairs

What do you get when you mix + match antique arm chairs with tufted settees and sofas? Vintage awesomeness!!! Don’t get us wrong, we love a lush and colorful settee all on its own, but adding an arm chair, a vintage trunk, and some fun baubles {like a rotary phone or an antique radio} really pull a look together!

Antique Tufted Yellow Arm ChairsVintage Blush Arm ChairTufted Orange Arm Chairs and Vintage Blue Tufted SetteeVintage Tufted Yellow Sofa and Vintage Wooden Arm Chairs

Here’s a behind the scenes shot of our stylist, Katie, hard at work during our photo shoot with Claire Pacelli 🙂

Antique White Tufted Settee and Vintage Blue Arm Chair

Photos: Claire Pacelli Photography
Floral: Flowers by Lesley

Vintage Settees + Sofas

Vintage furniture + {amazing} vendor pals are two of our most favorite things, so we were pretty excited when Claire Pacelli came to the warehouse to photograph our inventory! Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be featuring shots of our antique and vintage inspired settees, sofas, arm chairs, and even some little details, so be sure to check back for lots of wedding inspiration! This week we’re showcasing a few of our most unique settess + sofas, perfect to use during cocktail hour or receptions for a fun seating area.

Vintage Burgundy Tufted SetteeVintage White Tufted SetteeVintage Blue Tufted SetteeVintage Tufted Settee & Sofa

Photos: Claire Pacelli Photography
Floral: Flowers by Lesley
P.S. Did you know you can tour our warehouse? We’d love for you to stop by, so click here to schedule a tour today!

Sweetheart Table | The Vignette

Sweetheart tables are one of our favorite vignettes to style. Outside of the cake, the sweetheart table is a favored wedding backdrop for the attending guests.

Soft and romantic with vintage rentals, custom fabric backdrop, chandelier, draping, and mismatched china. Cypress Grove Estate House is a perfect setting.

The exposed brick and wood doors at Winter Park Farmer’s Market pair perfectly with a farm table, rustic crates, and lush blooms.

Shabby Chic Decor

RW Events Styling Tour presents… Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve an antique look.

We recently styled a shabby chic escort card display using an old typewriter, antique secretary desk, and vintage door to complete the look. More of this breathtaking design can be seen in our 2015 lookbook. Join our mailing list today – and we’ll notify you when it’s ready!

RW Events, Orlando Wedding Stylist | Orlando Vintage Rentals

Photo Credit: Ashley McCormick Photography

Floral: Flowers by Lesley

Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Shabby Chic Escort Card Display

 

Charlesetta + Togo | Holy Trinity Church

Last week we blogged a sneak peek from Charlesetta + Togo’s wedding, so, as promised, here are more of the {fabulous} details from their wedding! We were so elated to assist them in planning their destination wedding. Our favorite detail from their wedding was the Garrett Popcorn favors and THIS gorgeous ceremony backdrop.

Cheers, to years of wedded bliss!

RW Events, Orlando Wedding Planner

P.S. You can see more of their elegant details on Munaluchi Bride. Check out their feature 🙂

Holy Trinity Church Purple & White WeddingPurple & White Wedding ReceptionPurple & White Wedding ReceptionPurple & White Wedding Cake

Vendor Love
Photography: Tab McCausland
Dance Floor: Letz Dance On It
Cake: It’s Tasty Too
DJ: DJ Carl
Chiavari Chairs: A Chair Affair
Linen: Over the Top
Floral: Fairbanks Florist
Caterer: Puff n Stuff
Lounge Furniture: Chic!

Floral Wreaths

Wreaths are such a pretty way to welcome guests to your wedding – whether it’s greenery {magnolia leaves are a great option} or something dramatic like this stunner made with white roses!

White Rose Ceremony Wreath

Photo: Nancy Cohn

Sneak Peek || RW Styling Tour

Vintage rentals, the picturesque Orlando venue, and a brilliant team of vendors are the essential components for our Lookbook Styling Tour. The RW Events’ team is kicking things off by showcasing our vintage dining chairs, mismatched china, rustic farm tables, and the talented floral artistry from our friends at Weddings by Carly Anes. Here is a little sneak peek from KMD Creations… We can’t wait to share more!

P.S. Stay tuned to see our team in action at Maitland Art Center, Bella Collina, The Acre, and Cypress Grove Estate House.

Orlando Wedding Styling

Floral | Weddings by Carly Ane’s

Photo | KMD Creations

Venue | Cypress Grove Estate House

 

Mint Julep Sweet Tea

One of my favorite things about summertime is the deliciously refreshing drinks! Lemonade, sweet tea, and fruit infused water are at the top of my list, so today I’m sharing the perfect drink to keep your guests cool and hydrated at a summer soiree!

Mint Julep Sweet Tea

Mint Julep Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups cold sweetened tea
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • Crushed ice
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprigs

Preparation

  • Combine fresh mint leaves, lemon, and sugar in a 2 quart pitcher.
  • Press mint leaves against sides of pitched with the back of a spoon to release flavors.
  • Stir in the tea + bourbon.
  • Serve over crushed ice and garnish with fresh mint sprigs

My Sweetheart

This is one of our favorite sweetheart table displays ever! Our team hand-crafted the lace backdrop and styled the vintage inspired furniture + small details. Make sure you check out more of our {amazing} pieces for some vintage wedding inspiration {click here}!

Vintage Inspired Sweetheart Table Decor

Photo: Wings of Glory Photography

Vintage Books

We’ve been getting so many requests from couples wanting to feature vintage books in their wedding decor, but aren’t quite sure how to do it. One of our favorite ways is on a mantle or used in centerpieces {you can even use names of your favorites as table numbers}.

Vintage Guest Sign In Display with Book DecorVintage Mantle Display with Books and Gold Shutters

Fall Wedding Inspiration

I know that summer officially started just a few days ago, but fall will be here before you know it! We’re getting a head start on our fall weddings, and thought we’d share some autumn inspiration with you. We love all the rich colors that come with the season {think deep reds, purples, and gold accents} and the hearty food we get to enjoy with the cooler weather.

Fall Wedding Centerpiece

Floral: Lee Forrest Design
Signature Wedding Drink ll Apple Cider White SangriaWooden Mantle DisplayVintage China & Glassware
Photos: Wings of Glory Photography

Unique Save-the-Dates

How great would it be to have a save-the-date hand delivered to your door with a bottle of bubbly!? This is the perfect idea for couples having a more intimate event {you don’t want to deliver 100+ of these, right?}, and that want something other than standard stationery for their save-the-dates.

Champagne Bottle Save the Dates

Photo: KT Merry Photography

Be My Bridesmaid?

I could seriously do DIY projects all day long, so these adorable “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” boxes are right up my alley! All you need are some decorative boxes {check your local Michael’s or Hobby Lobby}, a few pretty bobbles {maybe a pretty bracelet or necklace, swatches for your color palette, and anything else you want to include}, and a handwritten note, emphasis on the handwritten part =)

"Be My Bridesmaid?" Box

Photo: Via Pinterest

Pink + Purple Inspiration

Are these not some of the prettiest flowers you’ve ever seen!? This {gorgeous} arrangement incorporates tulips {one of my favorite flowers}, roses, calcinia, sweet pea {smells oh so wonderful}, and mulit-colored ranunculus.

Pink and White Vintage Inspired Floral Centerpiece

KT Merry Photography

Swizzle Sticks

Swizzle sticks are those pretty little stirrers you see in all sorts of mixed drinks – they were originally created to stir up a cocktail called a “Rum Swizzle,” and glass swizzle sticks were created in the late 1800’s to help get rid of bubbles in champagne. Nowadays, I see these in just about any drink you can imagine {alcoholic or not}. Don’t they add just the perfect touch of sparkle!?

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