Engaged // Wedding Planning Tips

Does this ring make me look engaged?!

They asked and you said “YASSSS!!!!” Now you’re wondering what to do, how to get started, and driving everyone around you insane. Well, catch your breath and read our top 3 tips in getting started with your wedding plans:

  1. First thing, first – don’t rush into planning. Take a moment to enjoy the engagement with family and friends. Get your bridal party together and start thinking about the guest list.
  2. Money matters – start talking about the budget. If the parents are contributing, make sure they are part of the conversation. Oftentimes, the initial budget might be unrealistic so make sure there is room for flexibility. Once you have your desired budget, start prioritizing spending – What are the most important things to the two of you and your family? What is your wedding must-have? Tip: The wedding venue/food and beverage will absorb 45-55% of the wedding budget. We’d suggest finding your wedding venue first. If the venue doesn’t offer catering, start meeting with caterers next.
  3. Research – prior to contacting venues or vendors do a little research to determine your style, the season, and wedding date. Having a wedding date is very important when it comes to contacting potential vendors and venues. Keep in mind: most wedding venues will only accept bookings within 18 months of your desired date.

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.

 


Styling // Lush Cosmetics

Read a little about their core values:

Handmade is our middle name.

Step into any of our shops, and nearly everything that you see has a handmade touch. The products on our shelves are all lovingly handmade by devoted compounders who slice, squeeze and mix up fresh batches every day of the week. If you’ve got a packaged product, you can see who compounded it and when by peeking at the face sticker on the back of the bottle or pot. Even these stickers have a handmade element: our graphic designers draw the cartoon versions of our compounders’ faces by hand.

Our commitment to handmade doesn’t stop there, because our shops are carefully handcrafted too. All the beautiful reclaimed wood furniture that gives our shops their signature look is constructed in our very own woodshop in Vancouver, Canada. And the slogans you see on our shop walls have all been handwritten by experts on our shop design team.

 

exotic wildflowers in mason jars

Keeping the design in-line with their signature brand, we brought in garden picked wildflowers to be assembled in mason jars to display on top of wooden farmhouse tables.

lush cosmetics corporate event styling and rentals by rw events The final look was a disorderly array of their products (in the coolest way possible)

lush cosmetics corporate event styling and rentals by rw events, bohemian styled daybed

They wanted to create relaxing spaces for their team as they learn/tested the new products. Each space was inspired around a signature Lush Cosmetics scent.

boho backdrop with hanging macrame, bohemian backdrop, peacock chair

 

boho backdrop with hanging macrame, bohemian backdrop

 

exotic wildflowers in mason jars with bohemian inspired backdrop


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


Dynasty Collection // Wedding Rentals

New Inventory Alert

First thing, first! Shout out to our girl – Marsha with Events by 7 for helping us name this collection. She shares in our corniness (and wit) when it comes to selecting the perfect names for rental inventory.

You’ve asked, we’ve listened! After having several couples visit our Orlando showroom in search of luxurious rentals in bold colors, we decided to expand our vintage rental inventory by adding a luxury line of sofas, settees, and chairs. During our search for the perfect pieces, we stumbled upon a company willing to design custom furniture – modern, tufted pieces with an eclectic vibe was the goal.

This collection is perfect for the discerning couple with an appreciation for craftsmanship and luxurious fabric. Our Dynasty Collection comes in 5 vibrant colors – navy, noir (black), emerald, blush, and sunflower. The luxurious velvet fabric was hand-selected by our team and will easily pair with most wedding color palettes.The blush and hunter are team favorites! Did you notice the Black settee pictured below? It comes in the same colors with chic tufted details and gold legs.

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Details about this amazing collection:

  • Navy – 3 sofas/6 settees
  • Hunter – 3 sofas/6 settees
  • Blush – 2 sofas/4 settees
  • Black – 2 sofas/4 settees
  • Sunflower – 2 sofas/4 settees
  • Sofas + settees are oversized and plush
  • We have a large assortment of textiles to compliment this collection to include: pillows, rugs, and throws
  • We’re accepting new orders NOW
  • Sofas rent for $295 each
  • Settees rent for $225 each
  • Available for delivery throughout Central Florida and surrounding areas
  • The first 20 orders (for the Dynasty collection, only) will receive a 15% discount ***blackout dates and exclusions apply***

Be on the lookout for some new groupings styling this gorgeous collection! Be sure to drop us a line for availability or questions; we’re happy to help! hello@rwstyle.com


Happy 4th of July!

Happy July 4th
From the Luxmore + RW Events Family!

The 4th of July is the perfect time to reminisce and enjoy summer nostalgia. It is all about spending time with family; enjoying homey traditions, and of course taking in those fabulous fireworks! So with this we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share a few of our favorite Luxmore team traditions, from our family to yours!


ELIZABETH :: This 4th of July will be a little different for us. Typically it is a pool party with friends, champagne cocktails, grilling and fireworks at night. This year we will probably be nesting for our upcoming arrival in September, and then fireworks in the evening at Central Winds Park.


RACHEL :: My husband and I have a joint celebration in New Smyrna every year for his mother’s birthday, and the 4th of July. It’s a family affair that includes lots of yummy food and games. When it gets dark, we all walk over to the beach to enjoy the fireworks!

LACIE :: I grew up beachside near Cocoa watching the fireworks over the water. However this year my husband and I will be hosting 4th of July for the first time as newlyweds in our new house. We plan on breaking in our new grill and patio furniture while enjoying the fireworks in Uptown Altamonte!