Fur babies

Here at RW Events we don’t discriminate, never have and never will. Especially against fur babies. In fact, some have even heard our owner say that she prefers dogs over people everyday of the week. 😉

So it’s an easy question to answer when our couples ask if our venues are pet friendly—Heck Yes! Who doesn’t love a furry ring bearer or {dis}obedient flower girl. Be sure to let us know if you want to include your best friend in your event, we’ll be sure to keep some extra treats in our office. 😊

Photo Credit: Ashley Jane Photography 

Showered with Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Amy

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

Special thanks to Sara Kauss Photography for the photos! 

Loungin’ at The Acre

This dapper couple has a keen eye for style and loves a jewel toned palette as much as we do! 

They tied the knot at The Acre Orlando. Curating a bold and colorful lounge in this white space was only fitting. That jewel toned obsession runs deep with our clients, too! Check out this lounge we styled for an Acre bride. She wanted a conversation set in rich hues of black, blue, and green. Naturally, we used touches of gold as an accent while livening the space up with fresh greenery.

Featured inventory, not including the textiles + assortment of styling goodies! 

Upholstered seating: Onyx, Jewel, Sapphire, + Olivia 

Accent Tables + Furnishings: Heston, Harlow, + Lana

Shout out to Dani Nichol Photography for capturing all the fun and moments!  

Real Talk // Kristina + James

This sweet couple met about three and a half years ago; Kristina was looking for a roommate and James turned out to be the perfect match in more ways than one ?

Photos: Vine & Light Photography

How did you meet?

“We met in New York in January of 2016. I was looking for a roommate to rent the second bedroom of my apartment in Chelsea. I posted an ad for a roommate on Craigslist and James answered the ad. He was moving from London to New York and needed a place to stay. We met up and I gave him a tour of the apartment. He loved the place and we got along instantly. Less than a year later, we were together and not too long after that, we were engaged! If you ask him how we met, he would simply say Craigslist, which has definitely gotten us some strange looks along the way!”

Images captured in the Estate Room, the Library, and the Parlor

What made you choose Luxmore as your venue?

“We loved the venue the moment we stepped inside. It sold itself. Our ideal venue was an outdoor wedding and the space outside was perfect. With Florida weather being as unpredictable as it is we needed to feel good about getting married in the backup space the venue had. The room the Luxmore presented to us was just as beautiful as the outdoor space which made us feel it was the perfect place for us.”

Rentals :: Gold Rimmed Chargers | Mahogany Chiavari Chairs
Cake ::

What was your design inspiration?

“We both had the same idea for the wedding decor which made things much easier. White and ivory with touches of silver and gold. Simple, elegant, classic! It turned out to be everything we envisioned. “

What was your favorite part of the event?

“When my new husband sang to me! And also the cake! He would say the open bar lol.”

Image captured in the Library

What factors did you consider when choosing your vendor team?

“Reviews, reviews, reviews! It was important for us to hear what other couples had to say. It really influenced our decisions when we chose our team. I would also say communication. Since we had to plan the wedding remotely, it was extremely important to us that our vendors were able to help us via phone and face time. “

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Real Talk // Lindsey + Matt

Lindsey + Matt were the couple that knew exactly what they wanted – a venue that offered waterfront views, lots of trees, and one they could truly make their own. They found all that and more at Cypress Grove Estate House, and boy are we glad they found us! Their simple decor complemented the space so well and truly brought out it’s natural beauty!

Were there any unique elements you incorporated?
We tried to tie in as many elements of both us and our family and friends as we could. Some of which were physical items – on Lindsey’s bouquet, jewelry was added from both of her deceased grandmothers as well as pins from her bridesmaids. Matt wore his deceased grandfathers watch. We also carefully chose our music throughout the day and night to play songs that brought back many of our favorite memories between us and our guests.”

What was your favorite part of the event?
“It’s a tie between our first look and the ceremony! Each have a million different reasons. Our first look was a super sweet ‘wow’ moment that brought everything together. This was where we both thought ‘Omg. This day is here. We’re getting married!’ During our ceremony, it was so special for us to see all of our favorite people seated in one place, wholeheartedly supporting us as we made our commitment of marriage to each other. It was also special being able to share our personal vows that we had each written to one another.”

What made you choose your venue?
“We had a ‘vision’ for our wedding venue look and feel from the start! We felt like we walked right into the picture we had in our minds when we came to visit Cypress Grove Estate. We both wanted our ceremony to be on the water and surrounded by trees with a quaint, secluded feeling. We were so excited to find exactly what we were looking for, and more, in the city where we met and where it all began for us. Cypress Grove is truly stunning!”

What was your design inspiration?
“A lot of our design inspiration came from our venue. We didn’t want to take away from the natural beauty of the cypress trees, etc. so we kept things simple! We added pops of our personal styles and favorite colors to make our wedding uniquely ours.”

Featured Inventory: Bubba // French Country Chairs

Any planning tips you’d like to share with other couples?
“Our biggest tip would be to have fun! We definitely got caught up here and there with the stress of balancing work/life/wedding planning from across the country (we currently live in Las Vegas). When we learned to give ourselves grace, it became such an enjoyable experience. Some of our favorite planning moments were brainstorming together along with our cake and food tastings. Also, trust your vendors and let them do their thing! We were lucky to have an amazing team of vendors who put as at ease and blew our expectations out of the water.”

Jewel Tones // Spring Inspiration

One of the things our couples love most about Cypress Grove is the Old Florida feel which is so hard to find anymore, especially in Orlando! Once surrounded by orange groves, we wanted to play into that old Florida citrus plantation feel and use the Estate’s surroundings to complement that aesthetic.

With the sunlight reflecting off gorgeous Lake Jessamine, golden rays project stunning shades of pinks and oranges which we wanted to capture in the showcased floral. The house itself stands beautifully in a crisp white with emerald green shutters to accent so the same palette was used for our linens and candy buffet. We wanted to show our couples the very landscapes they fell in love with could be implemented into their wedding day details.

We focused on rentals that our couples love to see – a unique dessert display, wood elements, and rustic chairs to complement. Our emerald buffet was the perfect accent piece to Florida Candy Buffet’s colorful display. Our Wesley farm tables and matching French Country Chairs added the southern elegance our couples love and paired wonderfully with our linen covered Captain’s tables! Incorporating two table styles adds such a fun design element 😉

Xoxo,
Alecia

Real Talk // Morgan + Julius

Morgan + Julius hosted their simple but oh-so elegant fall wedding with us last October – we fell head-over-heels in love with their reception draping, and their doughnut station still has us drooling ?

How did you meet?
Julius and I met in the Respiratory program at school. We were in our second semester and were in the same study group. I secretly looked him up on Facebook before we officially met so I was already kinda interested lol. We figured out we only lived about ten minutes away from eachother so we studied more and more and ended up falling for each other.

What made you choose Luxmore as your venue?
I knew I didn’t want a boring hall at a hotel or something generic and old looking where you would need tons of decor to cover it up. We live in Chicago and since we were getting married in Florida I was doing a lot of online researching. I stumbled across Luxmore and I KNEW it’s where I wanted to get married before I even saw it in person. Actually, Luxmore was the only venue I looked at in person. I’m a simple person who knows what I want and I didn’t want to see tons and tons of venues. I just knew it was perfect for me.

What was your design inspiration?
My design inspiration definitely was a mix of vintage, simple, romantic, elegant, and kind of a whimsical feeling. I was so lucky to have vendors that understood my vision, especially because I was unable to be there in person a lot. I just wanted a design that was stunning but not overdone and gotty looking. I did a lot of research on Pinterest and also wedding blogs. My florist was amazing and put together the floral arrangements exactly how I wanted.

Did you face any challenges during the planning process?
I felt overwhelmed a lot and a little out of control due to not being in the same state. I overcame this by being extremely organized and had a wedding binder with all my vendors, to-do lists, payment dates, etc. I tried to stay on top of everything and also not be so controlling and to just go with the flow.

Photos: KT Crabb Photography

Any planning tips you’d like to share with other couples?
Just have fun with it and don’t let yourself be overwhelmed with everything at once. Try and focus on one thing at a time and know you will get it all done, no matter how tedious it is. Have fun with it and don’t be so controlling over every single detail. If you have a good team of vendors and a good venue I promise everything will turn out beautiful. I would also recommend having a day of coordinator, that takes a lot of pressure off of you and it is definitely worth the money. I’d say spend the most money on that and your flowers. You honestly do get what you pay for.

Xoxo,
Kim

Real Wedding // Melissa + Jen

We’ll admit it – blogging our events is something we need to get better with. Why not start with a few of our favorite events over the past couple of years! First up, Melissa + Jen’s hip wedding reception.

These ladies were some of the coolest we’ve worked with in a long time. Between their taste in fashion, floral, music and food – I felt a personal invite to the wedding would have been acceptable since we were long lost friends 🙂

Random: Can you believe this image below was taken at Cypress Grove Estate House? We love when photographers capture the property’s uniqueness. I’m sure you’re wondering where this is located –  it’s to the left of the gazebo, along the path, past the trees… (sounds like fairy tale directions, huh ;))

Getting Ready/The First Look

Back to their wedding  – Let’s start by breaking all the traditions! Not only did they see each other prior to the ceremony, they got ready together at Grand Bohemian Hotel. Watching Melissa and Jen, through the lens of Gian Carlo Photography, help each other with hair, makeup, polish and everything in between was so heart warming and exciting. The love these ladies have for each other is a pure joy to witness.

The Wedding Party

It was inevitable that their wedding party would be just as cool as them – these ladies and gents exude a cool and confident demeanor. Their personalities were reflective, not only in the dresses and ties they wore, but the floral bouquets and boutonnieres too. Oh, and did you notice the bride’s bouquets and how uniquely different they are.

Floral provided by Flowers by Lesley

Decor + Floral

Ain’t no party like a Cypress Grove party, cause a Cypress Grove party don’t stop (until 10pm, that is – silly noise ordinance). Not only was the music a priority, the decor was at the top of the list too. They layout included a couple of vintage social lounges (complete with cigars), family style seating, and so many little details.

Vintage rentals + decor provided by RW Style

This wedding was planned and designed by RW Events and we approve this content!

Xoxo,

RW Gals

Jamie + Ryan

During wedding planning, your family can either drive you insane or keep you sane, and for this couple, all they wanted was to celebrate their marriage with their families ? Jamie and Ryan are that couple who is just so happy to be together that everyone around them soaks up the love.

On wedding day, leading up to their first look they would just be smiling constantly, and you could tell they were so excited to get things going! I had to peek in on their first look and I’m so happy I did; Ryan’s face was something so raw and sweet, and Jamie had the biggest smile on her face!

Once they were able to hold hands and relax, the rest of the day unfolded perfectly. They are huge on family and with both sides filling up their wedding party, their families were certainly becoming one and growing! Their traditional Jewish ceremony was intimate and so heart felt.


A clean and classic style is what Jamie and Ryan had in mind from the very beginning of their planning journey. Tying in the southern charm of Cypress Grove with farm tables and French country chairs was the icing in the whoopie pie {you’ll get the pun a little later ;-)}! With a classically stunning couple, romantic market lights, and a touch of winter, our Bride and Groom were in awe over their vision coming to life! This happy go lucky couple couldn’t have made their families and friends smile any more if they tried! They even decided to surprise guests by feeding each other giant whoopie pies instead of cake 😉

Photos: Grind & Press Photography

Xoxo,
Sarah

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