Trendy Vendy: Pavone Events

We feel so privileged to feature the Owner of Pavone Events and our dear friend, Andrea Pavone, as our Trendy Vendy this week! A boutique planning company specializing in personalized services and events, Andrea provides a wide range of services from planning and designing to budget review, management and vendor referrals. Andrea has been planning weddings and events in the Central Florida area for the last twelve years, working for Hilton Hotels and most recently the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Known for her expertise in the Indian Wedding market, she loves planning celebrations of all types and sizes. Since the start of her company in early Fall of 2015, she has worked closely with couples to create an occasion that’s exciting and combines both their style and personality.

Her website displays her logo, a peacock, which was chosen because of its significance to the Pavone name in Italian. She signs off on her ‘About’ page with the heartening quote, “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” This quote is so fitting, because her passion for what she does is inspiring, and it’s evident in the way she talks about her company, her services, and her clients.

Without further ado, get to know Andrea and her company, Pavone Events!


When did you decide you wanted to start up your own business?

I decided I wanted to start my own business over seven years ago. I was working in hotels, planning events and all of my friends kept telling me that I should go out on my own. After twelve years with Hilton Hotels, I finally took the jump into owning my own company and doing what I love. I have had a lot of help and support form my friendors, family and friends.

What is your favorite part about planning weddings?

I love getting to know my couples and being a part of making their vision come to life. Whether we meet at the tail end of the planning process or I’m with them every step of the way, my clients are giving me the opportunity to do what I love. The best compliment I can get is a referral from a client or great feedback that they were happy with their event and our services.

How crucial is day of/month of planning?

The last month is usually the most stressful for our couples. I usually try to have the timelines done at least two weeks prior to the wedding day so they can enjoy the last two weeks of being engaged. Since planning is what we do we are able to guide our clients and make sure all the bases are covered.

How do you keep up with the latest wedding trends?

I follow a lot of different people and boards on social media. Reading articles and networking with some of my favorite vendors are other ways I find inspiration and keep up with the latest trends.

What sets Pavone Events apart?

We are a boutique planning company and I am personally present at all of my weddings. We will not do more than four events a month and we do not do back to back weddings.

How would you describe your style as a wedding planner?

I personally love the more timeless neutral tones, such as champagne, ivory, blush, and metallic. I want to help my couples bring THEIR style to life on their wedding day. I love working with clients on creating a design that fits their personality. Whether it’s a country wedding or a garden affair, we want to be a part of their special day.

What advice do you like to give to newly engaged Brides?

First and foremost, HIRE A PLANNER! I did, and it was the best decision I made. Enjoy your engagement and the planning process. Always remember the reason you are getting married – you love each other and want to spend the rest of your lives together, nothing else matters at the end of the day.


Fun Facts about Andrea:

  • The largest wedding I planned was over 900 guests
  • In 30 days, I was able to plan a wedding of 500 guests
  • I have had a helicopter and an elephant in a wedding before. The bride arrived to the reception on the helicopter and the groom strolled in on the elephant!
  • Being the oldest of seven siblings, I have learned to adapt to situations that may arise.
  • Last year, I married my better half and hired a planner to do my wedding so I could show up and not have to worry about anything. Best thing I did.
  • My husband and I are rebuilding a home, and I have been involved in coordinating all of the details from design to conception. It has been a labor of love.

Keep up with Pavone Events on their website, blog, and social media!
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Trendy Vendy: In Bloom Florist

We are thrilled to feature In Bloom Florist as our Trendy Vendy this week! In Bloom Florist is a family owned and operated florist located in Central Florida. With stores in Orlando and Heathrow/Lake Mary, they deliver to most of Central Florida. As a team, In Bloom Florist continues to exceed the expectations of their customers. We feel so privileged to work with a company like In Bloom, who’s level of extraordinary customer service and expertise sets them apart from the rest.

We had the opportunity to interview Janessa, the Director of Marketing at In Bloom. In our interview, Janessa shared everything from the heartwarming story behind the company, how they keep up with the latest trends, and everything in between!

In Bloom is a family owned and operated business. How cool! Can you tell us a little bit about that and the history behind In Bloom?

Yes, we are very proud to be family owned! In Bloom Florist has been owned and operated by native Orlandoan, John Kobylinski, and his wife Sally for more than 25 years. Flowers and plants have always had roots in John’s heart. He studied horticulture in college and started working at a local flower shop when he was 22. Sally grew-up in a family that was prominent in the floral industry in upstate New York for 2 generations. John & Sally met when she went to pick up her sister’s bridal floral from him at his local shop here in Orlando during Valentine’s Day weekend… could that story be any sweeter?

What sets In Bloom apart?

John has an innate ability to resolve any issue and go above and beyond for every customer. In a tough industry full of trend chasing, it can be challenging to find your voice in this business. But with In Bloom, John has found a way to remain true to the authentic foundation the shop is built on, while still showcasing their tailored, turn-key capabilities from each department. We are repositioning ourselves as a “Haute with Heart” design shop. We have the talent and the passion without the fuss! They are a local, family-run business first, but also understand the importance of global ideas and an expansive reach. GOTTA LOVE THAT COMBO!

“Offering savvy customers the freshest flowers with exceptional service… one bloom at a time.”

How long has In Bloom been in business?

25+ years, however, John has worked in floral for almost 40 years. Along with Sally’s familial history, the Kobylinski’s are now 5 generations strong in the floral game! In addition to that, our collective experience behind the design bench adds up to more than 240 years of design know-how and innovation.

What do you love most about working in the wedding industry?

We are family-run and love witnessing the growth of any family and creating personal stories behind every detail selected for each individual we work with. Our strategy is creating a narrative within the floral experience. Love is always in the air at In Bloom Florist. From the beautifully understated event to the most elaborate of designs, our events department has been helping couples build their floral visions for more than 10 years.

“In the end, it’s all about our couple’s vision and their story behind the flowers!”

How does In Bloom keep up with the latest trends in floral designs?

On a daily basis, we are all just trying to keep up with John and Sally’s innovative mindset! Floral is everywhere; fashion, art, music, pop-culture… we are listening to all of those channels. We actively pursue community trend-setters within all of those avenues to ensure we are prepared to align with a developing trend in the most organic way possible. John has fine-tuned his business model to have access to a larger variety and better quality of product than ever before. We showcase our designers creations on our Instagram feed and partner with industry innovators to challenge us to create more complex and thoughtful floral experiences. In addition to our amazing designers, we are blessed to have a strong behind-the-scenes team. Both of our lead event coordinators are the sweetest and most fearless ladies in town. They love what they do and will find a way to get any request executed beautifully! They are completely tuned into forecasting bridal trends and are well versed in what is happening within the marketplace.

What’s new with In Bloom?

Most recently we partnered with Solutions Bridal & Cat Lemus for two very different bridal marketing campaigns. These were perfect opportunities for us to display our forecasting capabilities regarding color trends, texture techniques and floral selection.

The In Bloom team is made up of…

Our in-house marketing team is a collection of professionals from the floral, beauty, fashion, entertainment and restaurant industries. All of these perspectives help to drive the quirky nature that is In Bloom Florist. Above all, we are surrounded by a team of designers that are the toughest broads and gents in the game. With ultimate vision and support from our lead designer, Erin, we like to think that we are growing into the local shop to watch. But the truth is we’ve always been here, quietly growing and servicing our clientele while focusing on what we love the most, customer service.

Check out some of In Bloom’s amazing work, featured in real weddings and styled shoots:

Photo courtesy of Claire Pacelli Photography.
Photo courtesy of Jorge Suarez Photography.
Photo courtesy of Jorge Suarez Photography.
Photo courtesy of Kathy Thomas Photography.
Photo courtesy of Cat Lemus Photography.


Website: inbloomflorist.com

Blog: inbloomflorist.com/blog

Facebook: www.facebook.com/InBloomFlorist/

Instagram: @inbloomflorist

Twitter: @InBloomFlorist

Ashley & Jason • Winter Park Farmer’s Market

A Charming Winter Park Wedding


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Ashley and Jason tied the knot at the Harry P. Leu Gardens and had their reception at the Winter Park Farmer’s Market. We were honored to be apart of this sweet couples’ ‘Best Day Ever.’ Their color scheme had gold, navy, and different shades of pink. Our gold chiavari chairs, gold beaded charger plates, and gold napkins complemented our navy blue linens. Ashley and Jason sat at our farm sweetheart table while they enjoyed the merriment and delicious food, catered by Cocktails Catering. Shortly thereafter, the newlyweds cut their gorgeous wedding cake, which stood on a table adorned with our blush sequin linen.

After hours of dancing and celebrating had ensued, each guest left with a box of Krispy Kreme donuts, sealed with a stamp that read, “A Sweet Ending to a New Beginning.”

Vendors:
Venue: Harry P. Leu Gardens/Winter Park Farmer’s Market
Photographer: Rudy and Marta Photography
Planner/Coordinator: Anna Christine Events
Floral: Flowers by Lesley
DJ: Our DJ Rocks
Caterer: Cocktails Catering
Cake: Cakes by Rian
Wedding Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies

 

 

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An Ocean Inspired Shoot at the Harmony Golf Preserve


Just in time for Spring!


As if we weren’t thrilled enough for the dawn of Spring, this shoot has us at the edge of our seats! We were so fortunate to have been apart of this gorgeous shoot at the Harmony Golf Preserve. From the design to the floral, every detail signified elements of the ocean. A Rose Designs collaborated with Flower Girl Designs to put together the swoon-worthy tablescape, while our french country chairs, farm table and silver glitter glass charger plates looked beautiful with the radiant color schemes. An array of pinks, blues, sky and teal – we just love how these colors pop!

See for yourself! Whether you’re seeking a little muse for your Spring wedding, or a party you’re throwing by the seaside – this breezy, ocean-inspired shoot will surely inspire you!

Vendors
Venue: Harmony Golf Preserve
Photography: Jessica Connery Photography
Coordinator: Orlando Designer Weddings
Floral: Flower Girl Designs
Gown: Alred Angelo Bridal
Make Up: Bella Chic by Crystal





Trendy Vendy: Orange Blossom Bride

Photo courtesy of Amalie Orrange.

This week, we are so excited to feature the brilliant Amanda Schmidt, Owner/Editor of Orange Blossom Bride. Orange Blossom Bride, the ultimate wedding resource for Central Florida brides, has just broken ground. Featuring local vendors, blogs, inspiration and tips, as well as local events, this site will serve as a very beneficial tool for brides in the Central Florida area.

Amanda has had huge success in this industry prior to the startup of her website, as she is also the Owner of Timeless Charm, a rental company specializing in vintage and antiques. It was a pleasure getting to know Amanda, and what led her to bring this astonishing idea to life.

 

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am a wife and mother of 2 wonderful kiddos, antique and wedding junkie, and I am originally from New Orleans, LA so I guess it is in my blood to love a good celebration. 
2. What inspired you to start up Orange Blossom Bride?
I had been in the wedding industry for almost a year with my vintage rental company, Timeless Charm. I enjoyed following the national blogs but it seemed like they were always featuring weddings with landscapes that we just don’t have here in Central Florida. When I realized that there weren’t any wedding blogs just for the Central Florida bride, a light bulb went off! We also have so many great vendors in the area, I wanted to showcase their beautiful work for local brides to see.

3. When did you launch your website?
We officially launched the blog on January 20th, 2016. 
4. Where did your passion for weddings begin?
From growing up watching movies like Father of the Bride and Steel Magnolias (I mean who doesn’t love the colors blush and bashful) to spending hours with my cousin planning and rehearsing our future weddings, I have loved weddings since I was a little girl. As I grew up, I began to really appreciate the meaning behind a wedding. There is just something about seeing the love and happiness a couple shares on their wedding day. It’s truly beautiful! 
5. What should brides expect when visiting your website?
When brides visit Orange Blossom Bride, they will find local Central Florida venues, vendors, inspiration, and real weddings, along with great ideas and tips, for their big day. We also offer a list of local bridal shows and showcases. 
6. What sets your website apart from other resources available for brides (websites, magazines, wedding expos, etc.)?
What makes our blog unique is that we only accept and post photography from local Central Florida photographers and only in our areas, so brides will be able to get inspiration from locations that they could actually have their wedding and vendors that they can actually hire. 
7. Do you have any advice for newly engaged brides?

Enjoy this time! Wedding planning can get crazy and stressful but its so important to step back every once in a while and remember that this is a celebration of the love the two share. Everything will fall into place and your day will be beautiful!

 

Check it out!

Three Cheers for the Pantone Colors of the Year

It is so refreshing to finally see the Pantone Colors of the Year come to life. A blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity – were chosen, as each are gentle tones that convey compassion, composure, and bring feelings of respite and relaxation.

“Appealing in all finishes, matte, metallic and glossy, the engaging combo joins easily with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. Add in silver or hot brights for more splash and sparkle.” – Pantone

This wedding at Bella Collina, photographed by Vine and Light, portrays the charm of timeless beauty, and I think we owe it all to Swanky I Do’s, the wedding coordinator, as well as the Pantone Colors of the Year. Our vintage charger plates complemented the tablescape beautifully, and we’re so looking forward to seeing more of this color scheme throughout the year!




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Why Should You Visit Our Showroom?

Look & Lounge.

Planning an upcoming event but have no idea where to start? Know you need tables and chairs but had no clue there were so many options? Torn between color schemes and want to see things on display? Our showroom is waiting for you!

*Please keep in mind that our showroom is by appointment only– feel free to call our office today to make your appointment!

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Reason 1- See our products in person

Know exactly what you are getting when you see our products in person. The upkeep of our products is important to us and we want you to know you are getting the very best quality. We showcase the majority of our smaller products including chairs, charger plates, and decor so if you’re stuck between color options you have the freedom to mix and match different styles to figure out exactly what you want!

Reason 2- Time to talk with a rental specialist

You’ll have one on one time to sit and chat with one of our event consultants during your appointment to assure we know exactly what you want. Our consultants will walk you through the rental process and help you with deciding what products would be best for you!


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After visiting our showroom you’ll leave with peace of mind that your rentals will be only top quality and your event is in the hands of professionals. We pride ourselves in providing the best quality service and experience possible and are prepared to exceed your expectations!

Call our office at

407-739-5740

to make your appointment!

Adorably Chic 1st Birthday Party

Pepper turns 1!

We cannot get over how adorable little baby Pepper is! While she was not in the mood for birthday cake, her vintage outdoor party was amazing nonetheless! Even on a budget, Rebekkah of Runway Events turned mommy Brittani Hon’s vision into a gorgeous reality!

One look at the photos and you’ll wish this was your birthday party! The mix and match antique plates and glassware mixed with bright floral arrangements and our gold flatware came together perfectly and how mouthwatering is that dessert table? We won’t keep you any longer, take a look for yourself!

Vendors:

Planner/Designer: Rebekkah at Runway Events 
Candlesticks + Dishes: Vintage Chic Affairs
Cake + Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop 
Floral:
Wholesale Flowers Orlando
Flatware: Orlando Wedding party & Rentals
Photography: Marcoz + Miranda (edited by Brittani Hon)

 

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Trendy Vendy: Runway Events

rebekkah-rosado-runway-11This week, we are so excited to feature the owner of Runway Events, Rebekkah Rosado, who is just as sweet and bubbly as you would expect. Whether you explore her website, exchange a few e-mails or meet her in person, you will be completely drawn to her and in awe of her genuine personality and passion for what she does. This coffee connoisseur also appreciates good music and a delightful glass of red wine. Her company specializes in everything across the event planning spectrum – from month of/day of, partial and full wedding coordination, to concerts, rehearsals, fashion shows and destination weddings. They even take care of the floral, styling and the design of the event!

We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Rebekkah over the years. Rebekkah and her team are very well-known in the Orlando area as fun, but hard working professionals who go above and beyond for their clients, and you’re about to see why:


When did you decide you wanted to start up your own business?

“It was the scariest but the most rewarding decision I have ever made…”

My dad has always been an entrepreneur. He’s a dreamer and super creative – so growing up I saw the good, bad and ugly of the business world. I adored the fact that i could dream big and as long as I was motivated and hard working enough I could reach them! I worked for many different companies throughout my life and I was never completely happy. Although grateful for the opportunities, I had a higher standard of excellence that was restricted with the companies I was employed with. In 2012, I realized I wanted to own my own event planning company. I worked two other jobs while working on a business plan, brainstorming and taking on my first few clients. It was the scariest but the most rewarding decision I have ever made. I am so blessed to have an amazing and supporting husband on my side to keep my motivated to do what I love!

What is your favorite part about planning weddings?

Oh gosh, literally everything. I may be a little crazy but I love running around like a crazy person, meeting deadlines and rolling with the punches. I think the most rewarding moment is seeing the vision of the couple come to life and seeing their faces when they walk down the aisle. First look or not, it’s still a breathtaking moment.

How do you keep up with the latest wedding trends?

Blog! Plus, almost every other major metropolitan areas get trends before we do so I am always researching what the top industry professionals are doing and taking their lead on standards and design.

How would you describe your style as a wedding planner?

“I am not only their wedding planner but also a friend during the process.”

I am organized and detail oriented but I also believe in actually enjoying your wedding planning process! I am a big believer in setting expectations to avoid confusion and elevate stress. I love to have fun. I honestly think one of the hardest things about planning is the fact that family and friends can be overwhelming and stressful. I always leave my door open for my couples to reach out. I love fashion, music and the entertainment world and am always learning and growing and striving to be the best I can be!

How crucial is day of/month of planning, in your opinion?

Insanely important. I completely understand if budget doesn’t allow couples to hire someone for full or partial planning but seriously, I have no idea how anyone can put together a successful event without one point of contact. As a day of/month of coordinator, I touch base with all the vendors involved in the wedding. Because I plan a wedding almost every weekend, I know what to look out for, help avoid mistakes that have happened in the past and honestly streamline the process. This way, your photographer can get the best photos, DJ can focus on actually playing music and your catering can make sure the food is nice, fresh, and served on time.

What sets Runway Events apart?

Honestly, we’re fun. You will get a few serious moments from us, but for the most part we want you to enjoy your day with your style and have a few laughs along the way. Everything is better with a smile on your face! We keep up with trends and fashion and want to make your wedding timeless. We are honest and up front about what works and what doesn’t – just because we want your day to be absolutely amazing and you to look back saying it was one of the best days of your life.

What advice do you like to give to newly engaged Brides?

HIRE A PLANNER! HAHA, just kidding – but really. Remember what this day is truly about. You can get so preoccupied with family drama, finances, logistics and design but remember at the end of the day it’s about the moment you get to share with the love of your life. Lastly, BE YOU. I think the most successful weddings are a direct reflection of the bride and groom and you can see it everywhere you look. When you try too hard to be someone else – or someone different – it can show. When you look back at the photos or the videos, you won’t be as happy as if you kept it close to your heart.

I have to ask on behalf of all of the fellow coffee lovers out there, what is your favorite coffee shop in Orlando?

OH MAN! Vespr in Waterford Lakes is one of my favorites. I also love Downtown Credo in College Park. I love to support local businesses, as they are some cool people, too.


A peek inside Runway Events’ shoots:

A garden inspired shoot at The Acre Orlando // Photography: The Hons

Floral / Design/Styling: Runway Events

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A swoon-worthy French blue & lavender styled shoot at Peachtree House // Photography: Best Photography

Design/Styling: Runway Events
Floral:  Flowers by Lesley 
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