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 

 

 

Frankie’s 30th Birthday Party!

With a little help from his friends, Frankie turned 30!

 

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Frankie’s birthday at LakeHouse was the perfect celebration! Surrounded by friends and family, Frankie turned 30 and hosted a party that was the talk of the town. Rebekkah from Runway Events who is also Frankie’s lovely wife, provided the eclectic rentals + bar, which we paired with our more modern pieces! This combination was simply sensational and was a huge hit with the party guests! Everyone celebrated Frankie’s milestone into the early morning with no signs of stopping. Below are some photos from the event that’ll make you wish you were there!

 

Featured Products: Hedge Walls, Silver Industrial Barstools, Silver Spandex Cocktail Tables, Black Lounge Furniture & Amber Uplighting

 

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Vendors:

Venue: LakeHouse
Bartending: Cocktails Catering
Eclectic Rentals / Bar: The Runway Collection
Photography: Marcoz + Miranda

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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