Jared’s Luau Charity Event

Aloha!

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We had the absolute honor & pleasure of being a part of a very special event- Jared’s Luau. While some of us at OWPR unfortunately didn’t get to meet Jared, his sister Rebekkah is a dear friend of ours. Jared’s Luau was founded as a tribute to Jared, as well as a chance to pay it forward- all proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction were donated to the Serra family and The Ronald McDonald House.

“Jared loved Iron Man, and was a laid-back kid. I figured the best way to honor his memory was to celebrate his life and throw a party!” – Rebekkah

Check out photos from the event below, and slow your scroll at the end to view a video by Brandon Kari Productions!

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Trendy Vendy- Dishie Rentals

For this week’s Trendy Vendy, we have the pleasure of featuring Sheena of Dishie Rentals! An NYC native who found her “heart & home in the south,” Sheena joined Dishie in 2012 but truth be told Dishie Rentals is more than a business, it’s a passion! A passion for authentic celebrations, community, and creativity. Her mission is to “encourage celebrations of life through gathering at tables beautifully curated with pieces reflective of the unique heart and character of each party host.”

Since 2012, Dishie has worked with several local vendors and has been published in numerous publications! It’s not hard to see why! Her personal story is reflected in the pieces she offers to clients, so you know you’re getting a little piece of “heart & home” in your tablescape. Read more about Sheena & Dishie Rentals, below! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got your start!

Hoarding beautiful tableware is in my blood! I always remember staring at (and wanting to play with) my mom’s pretty china. I built my own collection of vintage thrifted china as an adult, but our newlywed home was too small to fit all of our gifted wedding tableware, so I donated my collection to appease my new hubby. When a friend from college shared she was looking for a new owner for her company, Dishie Rentals, a dream bloomed in my heart. We met and it was the perfect fit! And I got my collection back ten-fold!

My husband and I are passionate about building an intimate community through consistently sharing meals with others, and I believe every good celebration starts at the table! Dishie is my outward expression of my deep gratitude for every day we are given. It’s my joy to create beautiful tablescapes to help others authentically celebrate all of life’s special moments.

 


What services do you offer?


Dishie Rentals has a large collection of curated boho, southern, and vintage tableware available to rent for any wedding or special event. Our collection includes large quantities of vintage glassware in every color, mismatched vintage china, tea cups & settings, chargers, and modern and vintage flatware collections.

We provide delivery and washing, and also offer complimentary tablescape design and set-up services for all of our rentals. This fall we are launching Dishie Shoppe, a curated collection of Dishie faves that you can purchase and have in your very own home! My clients always ask if my inventory can go home with them so creating the Shoppe seemed like a good fit. We’re excited!


What can we find at Dishie Rentals?

Tableware Heaven! We have a capacity to serve up to 500 people with our collection of mismatched vintage china & glassware – whether you are a boho bride or Southern belle we have something for your heart’s desire!


What inspired the pieces you selected for Dishie Rentals?

Heritage & Heart. My husband once made me a special dinner and set the table using my favorite tableware, decorated it with my favorite flowers, lit my favorite candle, and served me my favorite food. Everything was perfect, the table was so pretty, and I just felt so special – I want every one of our dinner guests to feel like that. I want them to feel like out of the hundreds of people these vintage plates have served, they are the most special one.


How do you keep up with the latest wedding trends?

Dishie is all about mixing and matching, and I love adding modern, trendy pieces like flatware or chargers to our vintage collection. Our luxe rose gold flatware has beautiful modern lines and looks gorgeous next to our china.


What sets you apart from others?

My team at Dishie believes that every celebration is really just a display of gratitude towards your attendees for the special place they hold in your life. We love engaging with brides and party hosts of all budgets to uniquely help them create tables reflective of their heart and character.


What advice would you give couples during the wedding design/planning process?

I love the quote, “The heart of hospitality is when people leave your home feeling better about themselves, not better about you.”

Remember that your wedding is really the first dinner party that you and your husband get to host together! Look at your budget and decide what the most important pieces will be to help you celebrate with your guests and thank them for sharing with you in such a special moment of your lives, and then spend your money and time on that.


What’s your favorite Dishie product?

Oh my stars, don’t ask me to choose! I LOVE our vintage champagne coupe collection. I just feel like a girl at one of Jay Gatsby’s parties when I drink out of one! I am also obsessed with our luxe flatware collection. It’s so sleek and the flatware is such a nice, heavy weight.


When you’re not helping clients, what can we find you doing?

Honestly, most likely tracking Hot Wheels tire marks into my sofa alongside my toddler, or dragging said toddler and my hubby throughout Disney! #boymom #disneyfanatic


Fun Facts About You:

I have a degree in Classical Humanities (Ancient Art, Culture & Philosophy) and Nonprofit Management. On the DL, I’m working to create a give back component to my business at Dishie and couldn’t be more excited about it.

 

I live in Winter Garden and am pretty obsessed. I just love my little town and I think everyone else should too!

 

I am also obsessed with our springer-cocker spaniel mix name Lady (yes, like the movie). She mostly chases bubbles and butterflies, sleeps in the sun, and snuggles with our family – she is my spirit animal.

 

I saw a quote on social media recently that said “Every pizza can be a personal pizza if you just believe in yourself” and I think I’m going to make it my new mantra for life.

 

 

 

 

Connect with Dishie Rentals!

Facebook // Instagram // Website

 

Featured photographers & products: Josh & Rachel Best Photography, KMD Creations, Kristen Weaver Photography, Andi Mans, Jessica Bellinger Photography, InStyle Imagery // farm table, gold rimmed glass charger plates, gold glitter charger plates, silver beaded charger plates, french country chairs, gold flatware

Unique Wedding Ideas!


Photo: Wings of Glory & Atmospheres Floral | Featured: White Pipe & Drape

 

Times are a-changin’ and we couldn’t be happier! We’re falling in love with unexpected as more and more couples are getting creative and including non-traditional elements into their wedding days. Here are few unique elements we’ve seen floating around the inter-webs that we’re obsessed with!

Say Yes to the Statement Dress!

Accessories: Bouquets, Jewelry, & More!

Fun Foods & Crafty Cocktails

Ceremony Back-drops

Details, Details, Details!


Fall 2017 Color Inspiration!

We see your true colors…

Cover photo & above photo- Floral/Design/Photo: Andi Mans 

 

It’s wedding season! But first, coffee.

 

We are so excited for the upcoming Fall season, and to kick things off we’re serving up some color inspiration as Pantone just released their Fall 2017 trending tones. To say we’re inspired is an understatement! In Florida, we have one season/ one temperature {HOT} so we have to give some *snaps* to Pantone for getting us in the Autumn spirit. So, does this mean we can start decorating for Halloween now? (Asking for a friend).

 

 

Pantone’s top colors of Fall 2017!

 

 

 

 

Which Fall trends are you excited for?

  

 

Photo creds- 1. Dandy Details, Ais Portraits, Quantum Leap Winery, Flowers by Lesley, Cami Monet Calligraphy | 2. / 3. Andi Mans, The Branch Orlando, The Acre, Farm & Haus, FL Federation of Garden Clubs
Featured Products: Silver industrial chairs, gold flatware, gold-rimmed glass charger plates, silver scalloped glass charger plates, farm table, ivory pipe & drape

A Tale As Old As Time

Be Our Guest!

 

Okay be honest with us, how many photos is too many photos? We were so inspired by this “Tale As Old As Time” styled-shoot we couldn’t help but share a ton of images. We have a feeling though, that you won’t mind! “There’s no wonder that her name means beauty” with photos like these. We can’t get over how the rich colors play well with the industrial background. Our hearts are all a flutter. Major kudos go out to the entire vendor team for making this happen. It’s true what they say- it takes a village {in a poor, provincial town} 😉

 

 


 

 

La fin. (cue Celine Dion..)

 

 

 

 

The Villagers:

{Narrator} coordination/ design / floral: Jeane Cognac Designs

{Magic mirror} photographer: 28 North Photography

{Dancing} china: Dishie Rentals

{Bleu} linens: Over the Top

{Enchanted furniture} rentals: Bonjour, c’est nous!

{Spell-bound castle} venue: 1010 West

The {not so gray stuff} cake: Bake Me A Cake

{Madame wardrobe} gown: Something New Bridal Boutique

Tress patrol: Shannen D. [Trend Studios]

Belle: Brianna Bennett

Prince Adam: Matthew Bengston

 

 

Featured products:

Gold candelabras, Gold chiavari chairs, Gold-rimmed glass charger plates, Crystal votives, Vintage mirrored cake table, 8ft banquet table

 

Trendy Vendy- Basic Invite

 

Ding, ding! It’s time for another round of Trendy Vendy! We had the opportunity to chat with Katie of Basic Invite and we talked about all things stationery and how Basic Invite got their start. Let’s be real, we’re suckers for pretty stationery! At Basic Invite, there’s tons of gorgeous options available for any ‘stationery loving heart.’ Continue reading for a behind the curtain look at the company’s founding and how they see the world through the lens of script and paper!

 

 

 

How did you get your start?

Basic Invite started after the owner was shopping for wedding invitations and realized there just weren’t that many options and the options that were available, were as is. Wishing he had more choices and customization options for his invitations he decided to give that to others, going on to start Basic Invite.

 

What services do you offer?

We carry invitations and announcements for every major life moment. From baby shower invitations and birth announcements to wedding invitations and personal stationery products. We carry 100’s of wedding invitation designs and offer almost endless customization options.

We offer 180+ color choices, 100 different fonts, 40 envelope colors, 5 paper types, 4 card cuts, and the option to customize each element of every design. Our unique instant preview technology allows customers to view their changes immediately making the design process that much easier. Our customer service team is there to help make edits and suggestions and we offer custom samples.

 

What stationery/ paper items should every couple get for their wedding?

We always suggest our couples get a full wedding suite with enclosure cards and a pocket envelope. Our wedding suites consist of a wedding invitations up to 5 enclosure cards, and a pocket envelope to house everything perfectly. Wedding invitations are a must, but enclosure card recommendations are made on a case by case basis. Usually a couple will include an rsvp, direction card, accommodation card, reception card, and a registry card.

This all depends upon the size of the wedding, the set up of the ceremony and reception, if a couple is including a registry, etc. Every couple’s needs are different. If a full wedding suite seems like a bit much always go with the basics: wedding invitation, rsvp, and a single enclosure card that includes all pertinent information not already included on the invitation.

Save the dates are always a good call as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do you keep up with the latest paper/ stationery trends?

We really pay attention to what is going on in the world around us and we keep an eye on which designs our customers seem to be choosing the most. If there is a style trending in another facet of design such has home decor trends it usually carries over to our purposes and we work hard to get those trends added to our collection.

We think it’s just as important to always have timeless design options as it is to have trending innovative options.

 

What sets you apart from other stationery companies?

The amount of customization options we offer like our 180 custom colors, our unique instant preview technology, and our custom samples. All of these options in addition to the flexibility of being an online company really gives us an edge.

 

What advice would you give couples during the design process of their stationery?

We offer a service called review instructions where a designer will proof your card, make changes, offer wording suggestions and color adjustments that couples may not be aware of. This is something we suggest each of our couples takes advantage of so that you get the best invitation you can imagine.

We also offer resources on our website like wedding etiquette and wording examples for every situation imaginable. So, when in doubt check those out! Customers can find links to these pages under our resources at the bottom of our web page.

And when it comes down to it, be yourself! Let your individual style shine through. There are so many designs and colors that the options for a truly custom invitation are endless. Have fun with it!

 

What’s your favorite product/ design available at Basic Invite?

We have so much that it’s hard to choose! We just released our Clear Collection which are invitations made from clear vinyl stock printed with bright white ink that are so gorgeous! Our foil collection is a classic choice too. We have foil designs available in gold, silver, and rose gold!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get in touch with Basic Invite!

Basic Invite // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

Essentials for a Rustic Wedding!


Photo: Rudy and Marta | Featured products: gold flatware, gold-rimmed glass charger plates, farm table, french country chairs

Who doesn’t love a rustic wedding? Although they’re a dime a dozen these days, we love that they embody romance and coziness- therefore, we can’t get enough! But, what elements help to create the rustic goodness we all know and love? We’ve compiled a list of essentials, as well as, some “pin-teresting” finds that you could incorporate. But first, coffee…..Just kidding! First, let’s begin with what’s #trending!

 

2017 Rustic Wedding Trends

  • Greenery (lots of it!)
  • Lace
  • Interactive food stations (i.e Doughnut Walls- yum!)
  • Warm metallics and Blush accents
  • Natural textures
  • Cozy setting
  • Vintage furniture (Runway Collection!)

 

Rustic Essentials

Vineyard Mismatched Chairs

Mismatched chairs are HUGE right now, as they make things a bit more informal while adding some charm!

Mahogany Charger Plates

As we said above, wood elements are on trend for 2017. Mahogany is rich and color, and the details of our mahogany charger plates will give your tablescape an added touch of character!

Farm Tables

Add a unique twist to your rustic wedding, with our farm tables! Just kidding 😉
Let’s face they’re essential! Consider incorporating various sized farm tables.

French Country Chairs & Farm Benches

Rustic charm doesn’t stop with the farm table. Our french country chairs and farm benches complement any rustic design!

Faux Wood Charger Plates

A lighter wood element could be just the ticket for your event!

Whiskey Barrels

Our whiskey barrels are more than a garnish for your rustic decor. They are pretty and fuctional! Consider using them as a cake table, bar, guest book table- you name it.

Market Lighting

Ah market lighting….We love the ambiance it creates! Since rustic weddings are all about coziness, we can’t help but put coziness and market lighting hand-in-hand!

Attire

For the Bride:
The trend for rustic attire is more of a casual fit or something with lace detailing. Accessories can dress it up or down to go along with the theme. Speaking of accessories, a rustic themed wedding wouldn’t be rustic without the bride wearing a pair of stylish cowgirl boots!

For the Groom:
Go for a nice fitted suit and dress shirt. To add to the look making it fun and unique try suspenders and cowboy boots! Just like the bride a nice pair of cowboy boots can really complete the look!

Pinterest Finds

Hay Stacks

Wood Signs and Back-drops

Lace Table Runners

Reasons Why You Need A Professional Photographer at Your Next Corporate Event!


All Collage Photos: In Style Imagery

These days- Corporate events are testing boundaries, breaking the mold, and are becoming more than just your average “employee Christmas party.” Companies host Corporate bashes to show appreciation to their employees, to showcase new products, and to launch their brand on to the interwebs. So here’s the sitch; we’ve seen companies hire vendors to plan & create a magical event, but they didn’t hire a professional photographer… Say what?! Don’t let your hard work go un-photographed. We spoke to In Style Imagery and Steven Miller Photography about why you should have your next corporate event professionally photographed!

In Style Imagery

You worked hard, capture it all!

From the carefully chosen venue and decor to the entertainment and staging, professional photos will showcase all of the planning and feel of your event. We know you have spent time and a balanced budget planning to perfection; professional images will show it all off!


 

Your special guests and attendees are important! 

You will want images of the CEO, President, VIP’s, and guest speakers interacting and engaged with your attendees. Is there a special guest or key notes peaker? A professional photographer who specializes in events will be aware of the key guests. Your photographers will be sure to capture all the moments exchanged, speeches, or awards given.


 

Boost company culture through images!

Your attendees will be excited to see the images captured featuring them while they mingle with colleagues, receive an award, or get special one to one time with your company executives and VIP’s. They will feel the importance of their
contributions and know they are valued members of the group.


 

Foster vendor relationships!

If your event has a strong vendor presence, images of the participants will be highly appreciated. The vendors who are contributing as sponsors will love getting professional images of their displays and company representatives interacting with the guests.


 

Create excitement after the event and create marketing for next year!

After your event the lasting memories are in your photographs. Sharing the photos are a great time for everyone who was there to relive the event. Next year, pull those professional photos back out to remind everyone of the experience and get them excited to attend again!


 

 

Extra mile:

One of our annual clients orders a surprise for their award winners. A professional image printed and matted arrives after the event as an extra thank you. Their staff loves the photograph, and they have something tangible to proudly display at their desk.

Steven Miller Photography

The right photographer will present your company in the best light…pun intended!

When capturing the event, it is important to not only document the event, but also be able to have a solid set of pictures to promote next years event! Conference attendees are often visual learners and they rely on the pictures from your event to make their final decision!


 

Hiring a professional photographer also allows the event organizers to be at ease and focus on their task at hand!

A professional event photographer will likely have photographed plenty of events before and know what settings to use, how to stay unobtrusive, and capture flattering pictures of people in a wide variety of lighting conditions that events have!


 

A professional photographer is able to provide a set of images that the attendees can look back at and enjoy!

Professional photographers are able to put their subjects at ease during corporate events! Many times we have had to capture CEOs, celebrities, and attendees who are shy and we had a split second to make sure they are conformable in front of the camera! This in turn captures a better picture and a more enjoyable experience at your event!

 

A little bit about In Style Imagery-

Olivia Ginn is a photographer and owner of In Style Imagery based in Orlando. As the President of the Professional Photographers Society of Central Florida, a member of the PPA, she leads her team in photographing corporate events, headshots, and commercial portrait sessions. Olivia and her team provide full photography coverage in the Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine markets.


Follow: Website // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter

A little bit about Steven Miller Photography-

They have been photographing weddings and events for almost five years, and are proud to have various cities and landscapes around the country in their portfolio!  Steven Miller Photography specializes in both local and international weddings, engagement sessions, corporate and sporting events, professional head shots, family sessions, and modeling.  They take pride in extremely down-to-earth customer service throughout the entire client relationship.


Follow: Website // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter

Saying yes to the trend!

Because the dress isn’t the only thing you say yes to!


Photo cred: Concept Photography, Solutions Bridal, Bella Collina

Each time a new season rolls around, fifty new trends follow close behind it. You know how it is- everyone is wearing this, everyone is doing that (etc.) and with Pinterest & other social platforms flooding our heads with inspiration, it’s hard to determine whether to follow the status-quo or break the mold!

Before you get overwhelmed trying to decide, we wanted to talk a little bit about how to know if a trend is right for you! Yes, not following a trend is an option. Gasp! We want to give you a few things to consider before hopping on a certain trend’s train. But first, what are the top summer trends?

According to The Knot, the top trends range from bolder color choices, mismatched bridesmaid’s dresses, and statement jewelry to opting for bundt cakes & ditching the traditional wedding cake- and these are but a few of the trends out there! Don’t get us wrong, we love trends; it’s exciting to see how the event industry changes! However, while trends are new and exciting and may fit your style now, think fifty years down the road at what your wedding album/ event photos will showcase. For example, puffy sleeves and teased hair seemed like a good idea at one point. Trends are great but are not a necessity to create an unforgettable event! You do you, and the results will speak for themselves.

 

Here are three questions we feel anyone planning an event should ask themselves, when it comes to trends.

 

 

Does this trend fit your style?

What drew you to it?
Why do YOU like it?
Does it fit the vision you have of your event?

Does this trend fit within your budget?

It’s easily forgotten in all of the hype!

Does this trend fit with the rest of your event?

If you’re having a corporate event, would it be appropriate?
Will it be an enjoyable experience for me and my guests? I.e. Live streaming.

 


Photo cred: Andi Mans, Laura Reynolds, Something New Bridal1010 west

Featured: hedge wall

Enjoying the Sunset at The Grove Resort & Spa!

A Slice of Paradise…

Pavone Events styled this bright and beautiful styled-shoot at the Grove Resort and Spa, and it was a perfect start to the Summer! Love bloomed against exotic florals and white sandy beaches. See for yourself!

Vendors:

Coordinator/ Designer(s): Pavone Events, Carousel Atelier, Soiree Co.
Photographer: Nima Photography
Venue: Grove Resort & Spa
Floral & Greenery: Lowe and Behold, Greenery Productions
Yummy treats: Couture Cakes by Lia, Florida Candy Buffets
Linen: Connie Duglin
Paper Goods: Themes Come True/ Impressions
Rentals: Hey, that’s us! ♥ and A Chair Affair