The Mezz: Emily and Max

The premiere A-List event this past January was Emily and Max’s wedding at The Abbey OrlandoArtful Events was on hand to make sure their special production went off without a hitch with Liga Photography taking up the roll of “the paparazzi” for the celebration. From the dramatic flair to the cinema overhang, the couple’s love of films was the theme of the day.

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When it came to the floral arrangements, we went with white roses and with black accents for the bridesmaids’ bouquets and a large bouquet of white roses for the bride. It added simplicity, complementing the classical feel of their wedding.

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Once the star couple sealed their vows with a kiss, the production moved to the reception hosted at The Mezz Orlando. The lighting effects, courtesy of Get Lit Productions, bathed our centerpieces of white roses orchids in a dramatic light, the candlelight on the reception tables adding to the effect. Emily and Max danced the night away with their loved ones to the musical talents of A-List Entertainment with Arthur’s Catering delivering excellent service and food to the hungry patrons. The leading act of the reception was their 4 tiered steam-punk wedding cake, topped with an adorable geometric representation of the couple, created by the talented team at Bake Me A Cake Pastry Shop.

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Even though their premiere drew to a close, it was just the beginning to the cinematic production of the rest of their lives together. We congratulate you, Emily and Max, and wish that the happiness you felt grows and follows you throughout your lives together. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the backstage hands that made this event possible:

Pre-Ceremony Venue: Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

Ceremony Venue: The Abbey Orlando

Reception Venue: The Mezz Orlando

Planner: Artful Events

Photographer: Liga Photography

Caterer: Arthur’s Catering

Cake: Bake Me A Cake Pastry Shop

Lighting: Get Lit Productions

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music

Entertainment: A-List Entertainment

Invitations: The Paper Shop

Dress: Peter Langner

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Hair: JEM Hair Studio

Makeup: Create A Face Chicago

Casa Feliz: Jenn and Teddy

Casa Feliz recently hosted a wedding full of elegance and charm for Jenn and Teddy. The historic architecture gave plenty of inspiration to Elizabeth from Blush by Brandee Gaar to turn their special day into the ultimate romantic destination. Vine and Light Photography was there at every turn, capturing the beauty of the day for the couple.

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We used a soft palette for the floral arrangements to accent the classic feel of the ceremony. The bouquets for the bride and her bridesmaids were decorated with roses of white, blush and lavender, along with additional floral accents.

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Once they exchanged vows, the celebration continued on to the reception in a beautifully lit, clear-top tent from Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals.  The floral centerpieces reflected the bouquets, each table hosting vases full of soft whites and pinks. Jenn and Teddy, along with their guests, were kept full and happy in part to the catering services of Arthur’s Catering, with the beautiful cake and desserts provided by Two Sweets Bake Shop.

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Congratulations to you, Jenn and Teddy, for a beautiful wedding and the beginnings of a long and happy life together! This wedding wouldn’t have been possible without the help from our fellow venders:

Location: Casa Feliz

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar- Elizabeth Barrow

Venue and Linens: Arthur’s Catering

Photographer: Vine and Light Photography

Videographer: Young Visuals

Officiant: Judge Susan C. Bucklew

Ceremony Music, DJ & Lighting: A-List Entertainment

Cake & Dessert Bar: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Hair & Makeup: Hair Artistry by Yanna

Tent: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Transportation: Diane Bowser Transportation

Florist: Lee James Floral Design

“Sweet as Tea” Southern wedding inspiration

 

At the beginning of this year, we were honored to be a part of a lovely styled shoot to promote the grand opening of the Ocoee Lakeshore Center. The shoot was dubbed “Sweet as Tea, Meant to Be” and followed a theme of Southern glam. We showcased some stunning floral arrangements that we created for the theme, from bouquets to centerpieces, all designed to look as if they had been gathered from a Southern garden. We’re happy to share some of our favorite photos by Bumby Photography.

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Our model bride and bride’s maid carried bouquets full of buttery yellow, soft pink, creamy white and pastel green floral. We combined a mix of traditionally glamorous flowers, like roses and tulips, with more casual textures. The arrangement of the bouquets had a somewhat gathered look, but they looked dressed up by wrapping the stems with lacy fabric. Our model groom had a coordinating boutonniere of yellow tulip buds and billy buttons.

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In the ballroom, our reception decor was opulent. We were so happy to get our hands on Southern smilax, which we mixed with magnolia greenery to cascade down the white candelabras. At the base of the candelabras, we placed smaller arrangements that included hydrangea and garden roses.

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We decorated the buffet, full of delicious Southern bites with a modern edge by Arthur’s Catering, and the cake table, with a gorgeous lace and ruffled cake by Cut the Cake, with small casual bouquets in milk glass vases. Later in the day, we even set up a table outside to showcase the venue’s stunning views of the lake.

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We could not be more pleased with the outcome of this beautiful styled shoot, and we hope you love it too! 

Thank you to all of the participating wedding professionals:

Venue: Ocoee Lakeshore Center
Photography: Bumby Photography
Event Design and Coordination: Anna Christine Events
Floral: Lee James Floral Design
Lighting and Drape: Standing Ovation Entertainment
Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery
Catering: Arthur’s Catering 
Dessert buffet: Hello Sugar!
Cake: Cut the Cake
Linens: Over the Top
Video: Ocean Video Photography
Make Up and Hair: Live Art by Julie
Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Suit: Absolutely Fitting
Marketing: Event Industry Marketing by BeatCreative
Rentals: A Chair Affair

Casa Feliz: Karina and Taylor

This offbeat couple swirled their love of music, zombies, and vintage style into a casual, October ceremony on the grounds of Casa Feliz. The wonderful planners at Sweet Pea Brides coordinated the event which was captured by The Hons Photography. The bride was stunning as she walked down the aisle in a Lazaro dress while a string quartet played “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from the balcony above. For the bride, we designed an arrangement of deep, rich colors that were carried over into the simple, yet elegant bouquets carried by her bridesmaids. They went were the perfect accessory to the bridesmaid’s classic dresses from Lindy Bop, and showcasing the couple’s laid back style, the groom and his groomsmen wore Converse sneakers. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s aunt, who customized ending with “Until death or zombies do you part.”

 

 

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Surrounded by votive candles and small globes of greenery, hot air balloon centerpieces provided by Basic Grey sat on aged, wooden crates, adding to the vintage feel of the courtyard reception. Red linen napkins and silver chairs added a pop of color to the lace covered tables.

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To incorporate the bride’s love of zombies, she sought the help of UK artist, Phillip Haynes to create a one of a kind cake topper of the bride herself, the groom, and their kitties. The tiered wedding cake decorated by Publix Bakery combined their love of zombies and music by adding small pieces of broken records to the blood-splattered buttercream and an additional cake topper of Shaun of the Dead. The delicious cupcakes for the event were provided by Sweet! By Holly.

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The couple’s goal to keep the ceremony itself short and sweet and devote as much time as possible to spending time with their friends and family was a flawless success, and the DJ, Jay Liquid, kept them dancing through the night with all of their favorite songs. He even made suggestions to match their style.

We were thrilled to be a part of Karina and Taylor’s special day. Adding to that thrill: this wedding was featured on Offbeat Bride! Thank you to everyone involved who made it possible.

Photography: The Hons Photography

Venue: Casa Feliz

Catering: Arthur’s Catering

DJ: Jay Liquid

Planning: Sweet Pea Brides

Florist: Lee James Floral

Hot Air Balloon Centerpieces: Basic Grey

Cupcakes: Sweet! By Holly

Cake: Publix

Bride’s Dress: Lazaro

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lindy Bop

Necklace: EPJ Creations

 

Record cupcake stand tutorial: Bubby and Bean

 

 

 

The Look of Love|Real Wedding: Jessica and Blake

It was apparent at their outdoorsy affair that Jessica and Blake’s love for each other comes naturally.

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The whimsical nature setting was brightened by the turquoise and blue décor. The venue and colors united in our centerpieces, the wooden planters, succulents, and fruit complimenting the surrounding nature while staying true to the wedding’s colors. RW Events did a fabulous job coordinating the wedding!

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KMD Creations Photography put together this lovely video documenting Jessica and Blake’s special day from beginning to end. Watch the video below to see the touching ceremony, line dancing at the reception (even the caterers joined in!), and an appearance by the couple’s dachshund!

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We are so honored to have participated Jessica and Blake’s beautiful wedding along with so many other talented event professionals:

Photographer: KMD Creations Photography

Coordinator: RW Events

Floral: Lee James Floral Designs

Catering: Arthur’s Catering

DJ & Lighting: Soundwave Entertainment