Bridal Fashion Week // NYC

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

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

Here’s a little snippet of how it goes:

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

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

Here are a few of my favorites!

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

Xoxo,
Sarah

RW Chronicles // Happy Hour

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

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

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

   
   
We hope to see you at our next one soon!

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

Xoxo,
Alecia

RW Chronicles // Vendor Game Night

The competition is on for Central Florida vendors!

Our team loves getting our friendors {“vendor friends” if you’re not familiar with event industry lingo smile emoticon} together to kick back and let loose whenever we can!  What better way to start off everyone’s busy fall season than with an eventful evening of games and cocktails at Luxmore Grande!

While we all consider ourselves creatives, being artistic is not quite the same thing…our attempts at Pictionary proved just that! We had no idea just how competitive this game would be, but my goodness did we have fun!

Special shout out to our MC for the evening, Justin, with Orlando DJ Group, who took off a night of hosting trivia around town to put our pop-culture knowledge to the test!

Perhaps the most memorable moments came from our ever so talented lip-sync battle performers, Luxmore’s Got Talent Edition!

Getting together with friends new and old is something we strive to do. It’s an opportunity to see each other outside of a wedding or event and allows us to get to know vendors on a more personal level =)

Xoxo,
Alecia

The Downtown Wedding Stroll

Have you heard? The luxe wedding event of the Winter Park Wedding Stroll is coming to Downtown Orlando on June 3rd! A unique way to tour some of the most prestigious wedding venues in Downtown Orlando while mingling with many of Central Florida’s most renowned and celebrated wedding professionals, this event is a must-attend event for discerning couples planning their wedding. And guess what – RW Events will be there showcasing our stunning rentals =)

Tickets are on sale now and you can use code “rwstyle” to receive free standard tickets (code is not valid for VIP tickets)!

RW Chronicles :: Orlando Cares

With all the storms and fires happening across the county our team was thrilled when the opportunity arose for us to give back to some of those affected! Our team was able to pack meal kits that will be sent to hurricane victims with the Orlando Cares Hope for Puerto Rico disaster relief project. This event is taking place all month long so there’s still time to help out!

RW Chronicles | Orange Blossom Bride Party

This month we got to party with the ladies at Orange Blossom Bride as they celebrated the company’s one year anniversary! Orange Blossom Bride is owned by Amanda Schmidt – her philosophy behind the creation of the publication –

Orange Blossom Bride was created with the Central Florida bride in mind. Yes, there are many wedding websites with beautiful ideas and locations for your big day. The only problem: where are you going to find a breathtaking mountainous backdrop or a gorgeous wheat field that stretches for miles?

That’s not to say that Central Florida doesn’t have its own charms and uniqueness! In fact, many couples from around the world choose to come to Central Florida to exchange their vows. This website is dedicated to all the beauty that you can find in the gorgeous Sunshine State. Orange Blossom Bride is where you will find local venues, vendors, inspiration, and real weddings, along with great ideas and tips.

To join in the celebratory festivities, we created two custom lounges incorporating some of our fav pieces {like Leonard and Pistachio}!

A closer look at the details behind the design.

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Photos: Gian Carlo Photography

RW Chronicles | Florida Wedding Expo

Can you believe it – only four more days until our first bridal show of the year! The creative juices have been flowing in the RW Events office and we can’t wait to show off new pieces. Join us THIS Sunday, January 22nd at the Orange County Convention Center – we can’t wait to chat with you about your wedding! If you missed us last year here’s a peek at the display we did for the Premium Lounge ❤ Grab your tickets here before they’re sold out!

RW Chronicles | Spreading Holiday Cheer

Don’t you just love the holiday season!? Yummy food, singing carols, and sharing joyful moments with friends, family, and the community! This month we were honored to partner with the Orlando Union Rescue Mission to pamper 30 lovely ladies with treats, mini massages + manis, and a delicious meal.

About Orlando Union Rescue Mission :: The Orlando Union Rescue Mission is a Non-Profit, Faith based organization whose mission is to serve the homeless of Central Florida by supplying basic needs (including hot meals, safe shelter, and clean clothing) and rehabilitative services (including education, job training, Christian mentoring and case management) to help homeless men, women and families achieve self-sufficiency. The foundation of their work is Biblically based to bring people to know the Lord Jesus as their Savior.

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Photos: Gian Carlo

Thank you to all the vendors who donated + volunteered their services to make this event extra special!

RW Chronicles | Champagne + Couture

Last week the team got all dolled up for the Calvet Couture Fashion Show – they have some of the most AH-MAZING bridal dresses in town { aka: Hayley Paige designs, need I say more 😉 }. We had a blast clinking glasses with vendor pals and drooling over the stunning gowns!

Photo: Gian Carlo
Photo: Gian Carlo