The Spring Color Palette!

Blush- The New Neutral!

 

Photo: Amalie Orrange Photography  Floral: Velvet & Twine  Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar  Dress: Calvet Couture Bridal

From florals to bridesmaid’s dresses, blush is in bloom this Spring! Pantone recently released their Spring 2017 colors to watch and we fell in love with Greenery & Pale Dogwood, a light-pink shade.

We’re dedicating this blog post to “the new neutral,” and how you can incorporate it into your next event. Add it to your décor, place-setting, or lighting options- you could even experiment with blush-colored cocktails. The options are endless!

 

 

Check out some inspirational photos!

 

 

Photo: Amalie Orrange Photography  Floral: Velvet & Twine  Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar  Dress: Calvet Couture Bridal

 

Photo: Amalie Orrange Photography  Floral: Velvet & Twine  Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar  Dress: Calvet Couture Bridal

 

Photo: Live Happy Studio  Floral: Weddings by Carly Ane’s

 

Photo: Live Happy Studio  Floral: Wedding by Carly Ane’s  Featured product: Gold-beaded glass charger plate 

 

Photo: Tabitha McCausland   Floral: Wedding by Carly Ane’s  Featured product: Gold-rimmed glass charger plate

 

Photo: Amalie Orrange Photography  Featured products: Gold-beaded glass charger plate, Blush sequin linen

 

Photo: Rudy & Marta  Featured products: Sweetheart farm table, Blush sequin linen, Gold chiavari chairs

 

 

 

Photo: Rudy & Marta  Featured product: Blush sequin linen

 

Photo: Victoria Angela Photography  Dress: Solutions Bridal

 

Photo: Victoria Angela Photography  Featured products: Blush sequin linen, High-back loveseat, Pipe and drape

 

Photo: Shaina Deciryan  Featured products: Clear tent, Farm tables 

 

 

 

Trendy Vendy- Dandy Details Events & Design

This week’s Trendy Vendy is none other than the team over at Dandy Details Events & Design! Rachael & Taylor are besties and boss babes with 10 years of wedding industry experience between them. Dandy Details strives to make every wedding one-of-a-kind with their off-the-charts creativity & professional experience! When you work with Dandy Details, you’re going to get the best possible service & experience. Whether you select one of their planning packages, or something more custom, the Dandy Details team will “work to ensure that all of your details fall seamlessly into place, so that you can relax on your big day.” –Rachael & Taylor

We’ve had the pleasure of working with them on several styled-shoots (some are published on Borrowed n’ Blue) and events, alike. We’re always amazed at what they come up with! Check out their answers to our questions below, and get a look at their work in action!

 

 

 

 

How did you get your start?

Our company first originated in Tampa where Rachael planned a stunning backyard wedding on the bay. The couple wanted to incorporate classic British traditions along with some of their favorite local elements such as, their favorite downtown food truck! The backyard was decked out with market lighting, a dance floor, lounge areas, and a super cool antique bar! Rachael immediately knew she wanted to plan weddings for her career, and that she loved working with couples who have a unique vision for their wedding day.

Rachael continued to grow the company in the Orlando area and Taylor joined her in 2016! Together, they help couples tell their story by designing and planning unique and memorable weddings filled with personal details that truly represent them as a couple.

 

 

What services do you offer?

Everything from day-of/month-of coordination to full planning and design.

 

 

How would you describe your décor/ design style?

Trendy and unique, but always with a touch of class! We love helping our clients take their vision to the next level, and coming up with creative concepts that incorporate their personal details into the wedding.

 

 

How do you keep up with the latest wedding trends?

Wedding publications, social media, and (surprisingly) interior design magazines! So many trends stem from home décor elements, and we love it.

 

 

What sets you apart from others?

The friendships we develop with our clients and their families throughout the planning process, and the desire to create a fun and memorable wedding planning experience for all of our couples. We love helping couples tell their story, and it’s wonderful to see all of their guests enjoying those special moments with them!

 

 

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

Don’t be afraid to incorporate your personal style into your wedding. After all, the day is about you and your fiancé- you should make it yours! A professional planner and designer can help you bring all of your ideas together and incorporate them into the wedding in a beautiful and tasteful way.

 

 

Who is your style icon?

Jackie Kennedy. She was sophisticated, stylish, and always hosting parties at the White House!

 

 

 

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

Rachael is usually enjoying a good cup of coffee, working out, or spending time with family and friends. Taylor can often be found working on new home project or relaxing by the pool!

 

 

Fun Facts about you:

  1. Rachael has a background in theater and stage management, and it really shines through on wedding days when things need to be kept on track!
  2. Taylor used to teach preschool before she found her calling in events. The kids were so cute and you never knew what they were going to say or do next!
  3. We get REALLY excited about wedding details. We spend way too much time texting each other photos of different table designs and dreaming up new concepts ????

 

 

 

 

 

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Vendors:

Venues: Castle Hotel, Lakehouse, Quantum Leap Winery, DoubleTree Hilton Seaworld

Planning & Styling: Dandy Details Events & Design

Photographers: Jamie Reinhart Photography. Ais Portraits, Steven Miller Photography

Florals: Flowers by Lesley, Flower Girl Designs, In Bloom

Rentals: Dishie Rentals, Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

 

Featured Products: Silver scalloped charger plates, Silver industrial chairs, Elios benches, Natural wood chiavari chairs, Sheer white pipe & drape, Black chiavari chairs, Gray linen, Silver rimmed glass charger plates, Church pews

Stephanie & Andrew • Bramble Tree Estate

An outdoor celebration of Winter romance!

 

Stephanie & Andrew’s wedding left us stunned, amazed, and teary-eyed! It was everything a winter wedding should be- warm, cozy, and full of love. They chose hues of red, & green to create their dream wedding at the gorgeous Bramble Tree Estate in Sorrento, FL. This venue comes proudly equipped with a wide-open outdoor space, perfect for a tent! Stephanie & Andrew were drawn to our Sailcloth tent to host their reception, and equipped it with our market lighting while Florida served up a beautiful sunset! The photos from their wedding speak for themselves as they’re the work of Rudy & Marta Photography! They perfectly captured everything, down to the smallest detail. The mastermind behind the beautiful styling & event design was our good friend, Blue Ribbon Wedding & Event Design

 

Here are a few photos from their big day!

 

 

 

 

Featured products: Sailcloth tent, Market Lighting, Elios benches, Farm tables, Sweetheart farm table, Outdoor Dance floor, Mahogany chiavari chairs, Gold-rimmed glass charger plates

 

Vendors:
Venue: Bramble Tree Estate
Photography: Rudy & Marta
Planning & Styling: Blue Ribbon Wedding & Event Design
Florals: Lisa Simonitis Florals
Catering: Cocktails Catering
Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
Makeup & Hair: Moriah Brandon’s Salon
DJ & Entertainment: Roeshink Entertainment
Tent & Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Trendy Vendy- Weddings by Carly Ane’s Floral Studio

Our Trendy Vendy for this week is none other than our good friends over at Carly Ane’s Floral Studio! They’re a family owned business committed to serving every customer with the highest quality florals & gifts with the best price possible. Their staff is incredibly talented with creativity off the charts as evidenced in the many weddings, & style-shoots they’ve worked on! When you work with Carly Ane’s you know you’re going to get quality customer service, and quality products.

Whether you need flowers delivered around the world or just around the corner, we’re here to help. Our experienced professional floral consultants are always happy to help you select the perfect floral expression. Simply let us know your list of special occasions you wish to be reminded of and we won’t let you forget them.

 

 

 

 

How did you get your start?

“Dave’s father started the business in 1982- naming the shop for his daughter, Carly Ane. Helping at the studio ever since he was in high school was only natural for Dave to learn and grow with the company. This year he’s taken on Weddings by Carly Ane’s as his own adding Jaimz as Design Consultant and Marketing.

She started in the event industry planning and organizing cast parties and celebrations while working in the area’s theme parks. After some time working in the coordinating and cakes part of weddings she landed in floral and design- and loves every minute of it!”

 

 

What services do you offer?

“We offer full wedding floral design and some décor rental such as arches, shepherd hooks, vases, candles. Etc. Within out 5,000 sq.. ft warehouse our clients are sure to find what will best meet their design needs.”

 

 

What inspires your floral designs?

“The clients! A couple’s personality and sense of style should come through in their floral and décor. We want them to express themselves the best way possible for their big day. We like to listen to what our brides and grooms want the overall look and feel of their wedding day to be, not what someone tells them they must have.”

 

 

How do you keep up with the latest wedding trends?

“Keep an eye on the internet! Fashion and seasonal colors play a lot into floral palettes. Also, pay attention to the past- popular trends have a way of coming back around full circle.”

 

 

What sets you apart from others?

“We care- a lot- about our clients and the success of their events. Anyone can sell you flowers and make arrangements but it’s the connection and interaction with a vendor who has your best interest at heart that makes the difference. We don’t have one-time customers. We have families who planned their weddings with us in the 80’s and now the children of those couples are coming in to plan their own celebrations. Birthdays, new babies, anniversaries, weddings- they stay with us through all of life’s occasions… and we’re here for their calls!”

 

 

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

“Take your time and get a full vision together of what you want. Do you research and don’t fall in love with something if it’s not realistic within your budget. Trust your professionals and ask their advice on what options you have to make the most out of your day. And when it comes down to it- have fun!! Stressing about every little detail is the surest way for you to look back and wish you had just let go.”

 

 

Fun Facts about you:

  1. Both Dave and Jaimz are big fans of the Dallas Cowboys!
  1. Dave enjoys Formula One racing, golf, and Jelly Bellys.
  1. Jaimz has blue hair (currently), loads of tattoos, performs improv and burlesque in the area, and- yes- is a girl!
  1. Our warehouse space is large enough to hold parties and events- and we did just that recently with our first open house!

 

 

 

See their work in action!

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: Live Happy Studio, Victoria Angela Photography, Kaitlin Rose, Tab McCausland, Misty Miotto

Krystina & Joseph • Bella Collina

Jewel tones, Vintage touches, & Beautiful scenery- Oh my!

 

 

Let’s hear it for the happy couple! Krystina and Joseph tied the knot at Bella Collina on a perfect December day with a wedding fit to match. Runway Events & Flowers by Lesley styled Bella Collina with jewel-toned décor and vintage pieces from the Runway Collection. Concept Photography hit it out of the park with the STUNNING photos from the big day. We had the honor of providing the rentals for not only their ceremony, but their reception as well! As the sun went down, things heated up as our market lighting shed light on everyone’s silly, but awesome, dance moves. The couple managed to steal some time for themselves to share a private dance. The couple’s send-off was magical as every guest lit a sparkler in cheer. We are so grateful to have been a part of Krystina and Joseph’s happily ever after!

 

Here’s a look at their big day!

 

 

 

 

Featured products: French country chairs, Gold-rimmed glass charger plates, Market lighting, & Sweetheart farm table 

 

Vendors:
Venue: Bella Collina
Photography: Concept Photography
Styling & Vintage pieces: Runway Events
Flowers: Flowers by Lesley
Signage: Chalk Shop Events
Linens: Over the Top
DJ: A-List DJ Entertainment
Hair & Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry Design Team

 

Events in the City

Urban meeting spaces for your next event!

 

Photo: Talke Photography

Here in Orlando, we’re pretty lucky to have so many amazing venues and meeting spaces at our finger tips. Orlando’s venue scene heats up with those that are located in the heart of “The City Beautiful”, downtown Orlando. Downtown O-town is the historic core & business ‘hub’ of Orlando, putting you in the center of it all. When the lights go down, the party gets kicked up a notch! The skyline shines bright via its tall buildings and vibrant atmosphere, perfect for socializing. We’ve compiled a list of venues located downtown that will spark inspiration for your next corporate event & beyond!

 

 

 

Ballroom at Church Street

Photo: Victoria Angela Photography

 

 

 

Orchid Garden at Church Street Station

Photo: Victoria Angela Photography

 

 

Citrus Club

Photo: Sophia’s Art Photography

 

 

 

 

Snap! Orlando

Photo: Tina Craig

 

 

 

 

Courtyard at Lake Lucerne

Photo: Historic Florida Inns

 

 

 

 

The Balcony

Photo: Steven Miller Photography

 

 

 

Grand Bohemian hotel, Orlando

Photo: Kathy Thomas Photography

 

 

 

Dr. Phillip’s Performing Art Center

Photo: Broadway Orlando

 

 

 

Orange County Regional History Center

Photo: Kristen Weaver Photography

 

 

 

 

Double tree by Hilton, Downtown

Photo: Expedia

 

 

 

Quantum Leap Winery

Photo: LH Photography

 

 

 

Crowne Plaza Downtown

Photo: Crowne Plaza 

 

 

Stephanie & Ben • Lake Mary Events Center

A Glam Wedding for Stephanie & Ben!

 

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We had the pleasure of providing the rentals for Stephanie and Ben’s wedding at the Lake Mary Events Center! Stephanie is an industry favorite of ours and is the owner/ co-founder of the planning company Saving the Day Events. Her wedding not only incorporated her love of glam, but also some of her friendors in the wedding industry. Together, the vendor line-up hit it out of park and created the wedding of Stephanie + Ben’s dreams!

Pictures are worth a thousand words as they say, and the photos courtesy of Harmony Lynn Photography are telling us that this wedding was AMAZING and so much more! Stephanie & Ben are the cutest, their love is sweet & genuine and it shines through even the smallest details. After always working hard for her clients on their special days, Stephanie got to sit back and enjoy her special day with Ben and let her friends save the day.

 

Take a look!

 

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Featured Products:

Gold Chiavari Chairs, Ivory & Black Cushions, Gold-Beaded Glass Chargers, High-back Loveseat, White Pipe & Drape, Acrylic Sweetheart Table

 

Vendor Line-up:

Venue: Lake Mary Events Center

Planning & Coordination: Sincerely Yours Weddings & Events

Catering: Arthur’s Catering

Floral Design: Bella Fleur Design Studio

Photography: Harmony Lynn Photography

Videography: TLC Film Productions

Cake: Creative Cakes by Dawn

DJ & Photobooth: DJ Shane Entertainment

Harpist: Christine McPhail

Violinist: Jennie Rudberg

Paper Goods: Minted and After A While Crocodile (Calligraphy by Swirls & Sunshine)

Hair: Styling by Ashley Rae

Makeup: In2YourBeauty Makeup Artistry

Dress: LA Bridal

Wooden Decorations: Z Create Designs

Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Winter Romance at Quantum Leap Winery!

Hello December! Hello Winter!

 

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From mugs of hot chocolate to chestnuts roasting on an open fire, there are so many things that we love about winter! But rich, romantic color palettes make our hearts beat the fastest! Our friends at Dandy Details Events styled this shoot with hues of burgundy and green putting a new spin on traditional winter themes & the Quantum Leap Winery served as the perfect backdrop for this romantic vignette. What a vision! Our silver industrial chairs and our mahogany chiavari chairs were a beautiful complement and this photoshoot left us feeling inspired and excited for the winter season ahead!

 

Take a look!

 

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Vendors:

Location: Quantum Leap Winery

Photography: Ais Portraits

Planning/ Styling: Dandy Details Events

Florals: Flowers by Lesley

Paper Goods: Cami Monet Watercolor & Calligraphy 

Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

 

Featured Products: Silver Industrial Chairs & Mahogany Chiavari Chairs

Trendy Vendy: Overeasy Events

blog12We are thrilled to feature Overeasy Events as our Trendy Vendy! We’ve had the honor of working with Overeasy Events on numerous weddings & events, and we have nothing but rave reviews for this talented team! For this post we spoke with the owner, Lora DeLorenzo, as well as Amy Pontius, Overeasy’s creative director. Together they are a dynamic duo that strive to make a client’s vision come to life! From the planning to the design, Overeasy has it covered!

Lora’s impressive professional background extends to the culinary world and she even opened up her own restaurant on Orlando’s Lake Eola! Lora utilizes her culinary and professional knowledge to give clients a unique and easy-going experience! Amy, with her background in Art History, gets inspired from the styles of the past and incorporates them into more modern looks, creating the perfect design for any event!

 

Get to know Lora and her company, Overeasy Events!

 

 

Where does the name “Overeasy Events” come from? How did the company get its start?

Lora: “The name was created when a close friend was planning an event in NYC. We were chatting on the phone and she said “I just wish this event was OVER because it’s not EASY working on all these details and the PLANNING is so tedious!” I knew then I wanted to create a name and logo that symbolized stress free, fun events! Our logo is fun and colorful with champagne to represent that we are devoted to planning events that will be remembered long after it’s over, & what’s a celebration without champagne?!”

 

What services do you offer?

Amy: “We offer event planning and coordination services, as well as design and styling for any type of event! Our services are customizable to suit our client’s individual needs. We also specialize in creating unique, one-of-a-kind experiences at locally and nationally renowned culinary destinations.”

 

How did you get your start in the Wedding industry?

Lora: “Being in the hospitality industry for over 15 years, in addition to corporate and milestone events that I have planned and designed, it’s the emotional connection that drew me into the planning weddings. It’s so rewarding to present the bride with inspirational ideas and helping her decide on choosing the perfect linen or centerpiece style.”

 

Amy, how does your background in Art History translate into your designs? How does it help you design for clients?

“Styles of the past influence the present, and when you’re studying art history you learn about the culture, the time period, the artist, basically everything that goes into making this piece of art. My knowledge of art history has been a great asset in teaching myself how to take elements from the past and apply them to modern design.”

 

How would you describe your design style?

Amy: “I don’t think I have one certain style, but my favorite looks are combinations of different or contrasting styles like: glamorous and bohemian or rustic and traditional. It keeps things interesting.”

 

How do you keep up with the latest trends?

Lora: “The top bridal sites continue to amaze me with ever changing ways- everyday there is a new trend! Over 1 million people are employed in the wedding industry alone which shows how we need to stay relevant in today’s market. We search for inspiration online and utilize wedding apps to stay inspired on-the-go. It is wedding season after all! But of course, I still really enjoy sitting down with a great bridal magazine on a Sunday afternoon with my English Bulldog cuddled by my side.”

 

What sets Overeasy Events apart?

Lora: “Our mission is to transform the ordinary into extraordinary- to provide a stress-free, fun, event planning experience while creating an event that meets the needs of our client’s. We want to exceed client expectations and make those who didn’t attend, wish they had! The comforting sense of ‘ease’ is provided every step of the way. Our well-nurtured partner and vendor relationships, and our dynamic and capable team produce unique, inspired, and unforgettable events that help us stand out!”

 

What advice would you give brides during the design process?

Amy: “Stay true to your styles and taste and don’t compare your wedding to others. Pinterest has changed the game when it comes to finding ideas but it’s easy to get overwhelmed with how many ideas are out there. You might have an idea you love, then see something else and feel compelled to change your whole vision. Go with your instincts! Pick elements and styles that best match you and your partner because that’s what it’s all about!”

 

Fun facts about Amy and Lora!

Lora:
•Went to culinary school at Johnson and Wales. Recently completed the second level wine certificate through the International Sommelier Guild
•Son was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals
•Daughter is on the Wake Forest Dance Team
•Has a passion for Philanthropy- worked with Rock and Wrap it up! which helps kids in low income families through food collected from sports & music events

Amy:
•Has had chronic hiccups for the past 10 years that just recently ended (thank goodness!!!)
•Grandmother was from Austria, so she was raised with many Austrian/ Bavarian traditions, most notably, holiday traditions.
•She can make a pretty good schnitzel
•The Edelweiss is one of her favorite flowers

 


 

Take a look at Overeasy Event’s work in action!

 

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Vendors:
Design & Styling: Overeasy Events
Venue(s): East End Market, Quantum Leap Winery, Orlando Museum of Art
Floral(s): Lee Forrest Designs
Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

A Spooky Photoshoot at Quantum Leap Winery!

 

The Bride of Frankenstein makes an appearance at the Quantum Leap Winery!

 

 

It’s that time of the year where there’s a chill in the air (except in Florida) and there’s Pumpkin-flavored everything- sure signs that fall is in full swing and that Halloween is right around the corner!

And hey! We have an early treat for you!

Each year, Michele Butler Events designs a photoshoot centered around Halloween and this time the theme was “The Bride of Frankenstein!” Que the lightning and scary music! The Quantum Leap Winery created the perfect back-drop for this shoot, giving the spine-tingling feeling of being in Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory. From the eerie décor, to the sinister-looking models, this shoot will fill you to the brim with fright!

Watch out for creepy crawlies as you sit in our clear chiavari chairs and sample wines in this spooky setting! Elmwood Forest Productions created a horror-noire style video with excerpts from the famous novel, capturing the ominous Frankenstein castle. Try not to get spooked!

 

Featured Products: Clear Chiavari Chairs, Silver Cushions

 

Vendors:

Kristy’s Artistry Design Team
Over The Top Rental Linens
Anna Cakes
Lee Forrest Design LLC
Calvet Couture Bridal
Jaimz Dillman
Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Modern Bridal Shop Orlando, Florida
Damon Tucci Photography
Michele Butler Events
Elmwood Forest Productions
& Models Ryan Breyer and Ashley Mercy

 

 

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From the Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals team, we want to wish you all a Safe and Happy Halloween!