Central Florida Vendor Connections | RW Coffee Shoppe

Central Florida Vendor Connections | The RW Events team meeting with new faces in the Central Florida wedding industry

We love connecting!

I’m not sure about you, but we love making authentic connections. We’re always looking for ways to stay connected to this amazing Central Florida wedding community. A couple of years ago we started an intimate networking series that we were too busy to keep up with. However, COVID has given us some time to reflect on the little things we’d like to accomplish… staying connected with our vendor partners and creating new Central Florida vendor connections was at the top of the list. 

Central Florida vendor connections | Akili, our brand manager, popped some champagne to share with our new vendor pals.
Central Florida Vendor Connections | Our office manager. Amaris, chatting with vendors in the Central Florida wedding industry.

We’re happy to say we’ve reworked and reintroduced The RW Coffee Shoppe. The entire goal of the networker is to authentically connect! To connect without judgments, rekindle old friendships, chat about business ideas, and spill the tea on what we’ve been up to. All while having a good time over mimosas, coffee, tea, and treats!

Sidebar: we’ve been practicing, and the coffee is pretty darn good now. For those of you that attended the inaugural Coffee Shoppe – thanks for being our guinea pigs, lol!

Our Gwen bookshelf, featuring champagne flutes and water goblets, assorted beverages, and "thank you" gifts for our new vendor pals.
Assorted pastries and fruit served at the RW Coffee Shoppe.
Central Florida Vendor Connections | The RW Events team meeting with new faces in the Central Florida wedding industry

If you’re open to a laid-back networking environment + looking to build stronger Central Florida vendor connections, we’d love for you to join us! The events are intimate, so be sure to reserve your spot soon! Click here to RSVP

Shout out to our girl, Ashley Jane Photography, for the pics! 

RW Events | We Love Our Clients!

This time last month, the RW Events team was in final prep mode for our first client appreciation event! The event took place just before school started as a last summer hoorah, and to thank our clients for trusting us with their events. Confirming vendors, sending out reminders, and finalizing all the little details was a major fête and our team pulled everything together flawlessly!

Custom balloon arches adorned the gazebo and front of the Estate House for the RW Events client appreciation event.

Our pals, Evelyn and Kerline (of Joie de Vie Events), helped Amaris man the welcome desk while Alecia and Megan got in on the fun 😉

We have the best vendor pals! Thanks so everyone that volunteered and sponsored!

From photo booths to caricature artists and specialty performers, we had a little something for everyone! Past and current clients also enjoyed carnival games + rides, tasty treats, and amazing giveaways from Miscellaneous Market and some of our vendor pals.

Custom photo backdrops, a caricature artist, and Jenga were just a few of the activities clients got to enjoy.
The giveaways from our shop were ah-mazing! SO many goodies from vendor pals were sponsored, too!

The day ended with a friendly game of tug-of-war between clients and the RW Events team! Can you guess who won?

The Estate House at Cypress Grove was the perfect location for our event. The green space became home to games, food trucks, and more! The RW Events team went up against clients in a tug-of-war to end the event.

We can’t wait for our next event!

Xoxo,
Kim

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!

Playing pictionary with our vendor pals.
Playing pictionary with our vendor pals.

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!

DJ Justin Kornaker hosting trivia!

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

Luxmore Grande Estate | Lip Sync Battle

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 =)

WedAtelier // Educational Retreat

2018 has proven to be a busy year so far and we’re going full steam ahead this summer! Our owner + creative director, Tamuel, will be speaking at WedAtelier, an educational retreat for weddings professional, in August and we couldn’t be more excited for her!

If you don’t know, “WedAtelier is an intimate, boutique retreat experience for creatives and artisans in the wedding industry. We believe in the importance of taking time regularly to get away from the hustle and business of business and life to recharge and refuel your creativity. By combining our signature intimate environments and beautifully designed spaces with targeted learning for creatives in the wedding industry, we believe this experience fills a void in the education world. This event is about recharging and renewing your creative spirit, forming heart-level connections with other passionate entrepreneurs, and learning strategies to up-level your business.

Registration is only open through July 30th so be sure to secure your spot soon!

One & Only Bridal Fashion Show

This January Luxmore Grande had the pleasure to host a truly unique and trendy event in collaboration with Downtown Orlando’s One & Only Bridal Boutique. A team of amazing vendors including: Flowers by Lesley, Brides Be Beautiful, Gian Carlo Photography, and RW Events came together to create a night of pure fashion!


Members of the Central Florida Wedding Industry flooded to the estate to experience some of the newest bridal styles from One & Only Bridal, which recently opened its doors in the heart of Downtown near Lake Eola. Their motto, one we can all get behind – “Don’t Be Like the Rest of Them,” was the theme of the evening.

The owner of One & Only Bridal, Katherine, and her team sought to create an interactive experience to go hand-in-hand with the show. With RW Styling and Flowers by Lesley they were able to create various themed experiences in the estate, which each told a story based on the gowns showcased. It created a gallery effect that allowed individuals to view the scenes as a work of art and discuss the looks.

The models from the Modern Muse Modeling Agency were absolute show stoppers and Jasmine Doublette of Brides Be Beautiful went above and beyond to create a couture editorial look that captured the spirit of the event. The beauty, fashion, and of course edge were the perfect subjects for Gian Carlo’s moody and artistic photography style.

Photos: Gian Carlo Photography

Xoxo,
Lacie

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

RW Chronicles | Philanthropy

The RW gals love partnering with our vendor pals to help out the local community! Last month Cara + Shadow met up with Tuesday’s Together {a group of local industry professionals that meets each month for networking and community service} to help pack meals for Central Florida families. We’re so grateful to be part of such a wonderful group of creatives!

Feeding Children Everywhere

RW Chronicles | Meet Tamuel

Forensic accounting was oh, so, appealing throughout college. Upon graduation, not so much! In 2004, Tamuel left her corporate job and began the journey of designing and planning weddings. Her creative nature, forward-thinking, and determination branded her as a savvy entrepreneur. She is the President + Founder of RW Events, RW Style, Co-Owner of Luxmore Grande Estate, and Strategic Partner of Cypress Grove Estate House. The brands under Tamuel’s leadership have blossomed and become some of the most sought after when planning weddings (from intimate to luxurious) throughout Central Florida.

By day, she’s an entrepreneur, super boss, mentor and wedding designer. She has also perfected being a mommy to two astounding daughters, wife to her high school sweetheart, and a southern belle. In her spare time, Tamuel can be found traveling, cooking, antiquing, spoiling her fur baby, reading, and planning her next venture.

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In just a few short months, Mrs. Tamuel will be speaking at Behind the Veil: Wedding Planner Intensive, a workshop designed for wedding professionals, in gorgeous Charleston, SC! Sesssion #3 promises to be the most intense yet! A full day of hands-on learning (floral design/event production) followed by a full day of expert speakers. Jumpstart your event planning or design business by attending Behind the Veil!

RW Chronicles | One & Only Bridal Boutique

Our team prides itself on being in the know about up and coming vendors, including bridal salons – earlier this week the RW gals attended the One & Only Bridal Boutique grand opening in Downtown Orlando, and boy was it fun! We loved swooning over all the flowy, sparkly gowns and networking with current and new vendor pals!

One & Only Bridal BoutiqueSome of our favorites from their collection came from designers Alvina Valenta, Stella York, and Sophia Tolli.

One & Only Bridal Boutique

Photos: Gian Carlo

P.S. They’re hosting a trunk show from now through October 2nd for Stella York designs – be sure to schedule your appointment to see these gowns before they officially hit stores!

RW Chronicles | Planners in PJ’s

Cute PJ’s – ✔︎
Yummy Desserts & Treats – ✔︎
Pampering in a gorgeous Bridal Suite – ✔︎

“Coming off of a crazy busy engagement season and just prior to heading into wedding season, I wanted to pamper a group of planners that are near and dear to me. There was no doubt that Luxmore’s bridal suite was the perfect location with space for our vendor pals to set up hair & make up trials, bath bombs and spa items, revitalizing foot massages and of course, FLORAL CROWNS… because every girl deserves a crown! Treating these ladies to a relaxing night was super important and gave us all a great opportunity to catch up with some much needed girl time.”
– Courtney

Luxmore Grande | Planners in PJs

RW Chronicles | Picnic in the Park

Earlier this spring our team member, Cara {the sales manager at Cypress Grove}, hosted a luncheon for some of her vendor pals. It was a great way for vendors to take some time out from a busy wedding season to relax and enjoy the spring weather!

“Being an introverted extrovert, I knew I wanted to host something small but still fun. My office overlooks the gorgeous grand lawn at Cypress Grove Estate House, so a ‘Picnic in the Park’ was a perfect fit! Some of my vendor pals {new and old} came to spend the afternoon catching up, enjoying sandwiches and soda pop, playing games, and cooling off with some yummy Jeremiah’s Italian ice {this was a favorite among all the vendors}.

Picnic in the Park Networker

Soda Pop displayed in Porcelain White Tub

I kept things casual by using bench style seating and adding little pops of color with a gingham table runner + simple floral in milk glass vases. It turned out to be a fun and relaxed event!”

Lunch Display on Vintage Mini Farm Table

Picnic in the Park NetworkerSpecial thanks to A Chair Affair + Flowers by Lesley for sponsoring, and all the vendors that came out!

RW Chronicles | Game Night

Every now and then the RW team likes to get together for a little non-wedding related fun – last month that was hosting a game night in our “living room” {at Luxmore Grande Estate} with me as the game host. Boy oh boy was it a night I’ll never forget! Competitive spirit was in full affect! I wanted to invite vendors into a space that was comfy and allowed them to keep the business cards at home and let their hair down. It was all chit-chat and fun until the games began and then the teams were ready to throw down!

RW Events Team

RW Chronicles | Game NightWith team captains Rachel + Tamuel leading the black + gold squads, these vendors were ready to duke it out for the title of “ultimate game masters.” First up – wedding trivia!

A little friendly competition between our team captains ;-)
A little friendly competition between our team captains 😉

Gold proved to be a bit more knowledgeable about wedding traditions and national statistics, and then we moved on to “What’s in Your Purse, Wallet, and Pocket.” Let’s just say things got a little dangerous, lol {Don’t worry, Rachel is okay}! But again, the gold team pulled through for the win.

The night ended with a round of charades – the black team finally got their “act” together and came out with a win!

RW Chronicles | Charades

RWgamenight-182P.S. Our Seattle collection made an appearance at game night and was a big hit! Isn’t it adorable!?

Seattle Collection
Huge thanks to our friends at KT Crabb Photography for taking all these fun photos!

xoxo, Shadow

Happy Independence Day!

The ladies at RW Events are wishing you a very happy {and fun filled} 4th of July! We’re taking today off to celebrate with friends + family, eat lots of icecream, and enjoy all the fireworks! One of my favorite traditions for Independence day is roasting hotdogs and making smore’s over a bonfire – what are some of your favorite ways to celebrate July 4th?

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