Make Your Wedding Unique

Most weddings have a similar structure – the ceremony followed by cocktail hour and ending with a reception. Incorporating elements that make the event unique to you and your fiance is what’s going to make the the day special and memorable! Maybe it’s your design style, your taste in cuisine, or what you enjoy doing together that will set your wedding apart from the rest. That brings me to our Cypress Grove couple, Tala + Michael. The two are amazing performers and they treated guests to a unique acro yoga routine during the reception. Did I mention these two are ah-mazing!?

Photos: JP Pratt

How did you meet?
“We were only acquaintances when we were asked to pair together as acrobatic partners for an upcoming show at The Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. We agreed and began practicing together every day. We fell in love quickly and the rest is history! We did our first performance about one month after being paired together to a sold out audience of about 200 people. (And nailed it! Lol).”

Why was it important to you to include a performance at your wedding?
“Acro was a huge part of our love story. It’s how we met, how we fell in love and something that continues to keep us connected. We wanted to express and share all of those emotions through our favorite art form. Plus, we like being hams for the camera! :-P”

What challenges did you face during the planning process?
“I really can’t say I faced too many challenges. Alicia was amazing in recommending vendors and walking me through a lot of the process. Of course I stressed over details and wanting everything to be perfect. The biggest problem is probably that there are TOO many options and ideas out there and having to narrow them down!”

What aspect of the wedding were you and your fiance most looking forward to?
“Michael will tell you that he was most looking forward to the moment he first saw me coming down the aisle. For me, gosh, the entire day was pure magic. I was really looking forward to the reception. I wanted the wedding to be a celebration where we laughed and danced with all of the important people in our lives and got to shout out love out to the world. And the reception and the entire day felt just like that. It was absolutely perfect.”

Video: KEJ Productions

Side note: grab a box of tissues before you watch their wedding film 😉

Xoxo,
Kim


Navy and White Wedding // Feature

Seeing our couples featured in magazines and wedding blogs will never get old. It’s so fun seeing their excitement about sharing their wedding planning journey with other couples! Our Cypress Grove bride + groom, Liesl & Richie, were featured on Orange Blossom Bride last week and we’re thrilled to share their classic navy and white wedding with you! A little snippet from their post:

“Liesl was a hostess. Richie was a busboy. They met working together during college, and their restaurant romance blossomed when they hit it off at a party. For their fifth dating anniversary, Richie took Liesl to Savannah, GA and filled the trip with surprises – not the least of which was a ring! Liesl wanted to marry at an old estate house or mansion, and Richie wanted to tie the knot by a lake. With it’s southern charm and waterfront view, Cypress Grove Estate House was the perfect venue for them!”

See the full feature here!

Xoxo,
Kim


Bubba // Feasting Table

The Statement Piece

Your statement piece is seen as a direct reflection of your personality and is often associated with your signature style. It’s a mood without using words.

The Bubba farmhouse table is one of those rental items our couples often use as a statement piece for their wedding reception. They’ll typically design the table in a dramatic manner to showcase their individual personality and set the tone for the event. This couple rented two tables to flank the dance floor for their wedding party and close friends. When entering the wedding reception, your eyes couldn’t help but notice the head table and cake table  – they were the overall ‘centerpiece’ of the reception space.

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Lee James Floral did an amazing job with the centerpiece and decor for the head tables. The garland was dripping with exotic floral, vintage candlesticks and arrangements throughout. Did you peep the merlot and black candles!

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Special thanks to Jordan Weiland Photography for sharing the images and Alison with Blush by Brandee Gaar for planning this event.

Xoxo,

Tamuel

 


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


Real Wedding // Brittany + Tom

Their gorgeous Cypress Grove Estate House Wedding

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We absolutely loved working with Brittany and Tom! The couple continuously surprised each other with thoughtful gestures throughout the day. Our gorgeous bride had to giggle her way through all the tears of happiness! Having met Brittany when she first stumbled upon Cypress Grove, she was on top of planning from day one! She already knew every little detail that would go into making her dream day a reality.

Working as her venue event manager, I had the pleasure of watching those little details come to life throughout the planning process. With our clients, we help design and craft layouts, assist with linens, finalize their menu and rentals and help create those personalized moments Brittany and Tom were so passionate about! Seeing all those carefully planned decisions come to life on wedding day is the best feeling! And watching our couple’s faces is something we never grow tired of.

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From the moment their spaces are unveiled to the first bite of their custom crafted menu, we love being a part of their special day! Their wedding was beautiful however, it didn’t compare to Brittany’s smile. The day was everything we had planned for it to be and through the many joyful tears and countless smiles. Brittany and Tom’s wedding day was a reminder of just how special your wedding can be here!

 

The brides love for merlot and eggplant was incorporated in her RW Style lounge!

 


Real Wedding // 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