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

OWPR Open House!

A preview event to the Winter Park Wedding Stroll!

 

Our warehouse got a special makeover for the Winter Park Wedding Stroll- Preview Event! Styled by Michele Butler Events, our warehouse transformed into a cool hang-out spot, perfect for showcasing our buzz-worthy products. With help from some of our friendors we boogied & ate some delicious food. We certainly know how to throw a party, it was a blast! Be sure to RSVP for the Winter Park Wedding Stroll happening on February 19th!

 

 

Here are some of Damon Tucci’s photos from the event!

 

 

 

 

Friendors:

Styling: Michele Butler Events

Photography: Damon Tucci

Florals: Lee Forrest Design

Catering: Arthur’s Catering

Bar(s): Shakers Bar Catering, John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering

Sweets & Treats: Sprinkles Custom Cakes

DJ: Soundwave Entertainment

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 

 

 

Trendy Vendy- Andi Mans

We sat down with our good friend and Cindy Crawford look-alike, Andi Mans for our Trendy Vendy this week! Her creativity astounds us and her passion for her community is awe-inspiring. Andi has her own business here in Orlando that is constantly pushing the limits. Being the Owner and the Creative Director to her own company keeps her quite busy, especially when that business offers event design, photography, florals, & local workshops. Is there anything she can’t do?! We certainly don’t think so!

When you work with Andi Mans- the company, you get Andi Mans- herself as she is very hands-on with all of her clients & projects. Her team is equally amazing and together with Andi they work incredibly hard to deliver the best services. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Andi on several styled shoots and weddings, as well as, other special events. We have nothing but kind words to say about Andi, her team, & her business.

 

Here are her answers to some of our most burning questions!

 

 

 

How did you get your start?

I actually was in the music/media industry before entering the wedding industry! I have a love for journalism, community and everything creative. I first got my “foot in the door” through my love for photography, after spending about 6 years shooting, I missed my hands being on artsy side and transformed my business into a one-stop creative business offering brides and all clients of all kinds, creative event services!

 

 

 

What services do you offer?

Event Design & Coordination, Styling, Floral, Photography and local creative Workshops!

 

 

 

How would you describe your décor/ design style?

I’m a huge lover of nature and the outdoors, there’s something to be said about having a beautiful backdrop outside with simple yet elegant accents that compliment your surroundings without going overboard! My heart is a mix of bohemian, organic and minimalist modern. But we can cater to any style, each event makes it so much fun, because each are so unique!

 

 

 

How do you keep up with the latest wedding trends?

Wedding trends come and go, but some return! I try to stay current but not let it dictate my branding nor a bride/client. Small elements are great to incorporate but I don’t think anything should have a “theme” per say,. A good balance is key!

 

 

 

What sets you apart from others?

I’d like to think that we all are unique and special, and I just extremely love what I do. I’m passionate in all of my services equally. My clients become my friends. I want them have a completely happy and stress free process. I believe my unique background provides a special experience.

 

 

 

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

Pick two things about your wedding that are most important to you. Keep bridal parties on the lower side if you can and remember that, although having an aesthetically pleasing wedding can be impressive and beautiful, what your wedding is about… is your love for one another. Don’t add extra formalities if you aren’t “crazy” about them and think outside the box. Do your own thing, there are no rules! Believe it or not, guests love new traditions. Hire a professional to help you sort all of your ideas out!! 🙂 haha!

 

 

 

Who is your style icon?

Martha Stewart. I appreciate her “jack of all trades” attitude. She has made a brand that has surpassed one thing, and everything she touches is beautiful and consistent in detail and lifestyle. She’s a business woman and has found success through multiple ventures, and I love that about her. I believe a true creative never stops at just one thing.

 

 

 

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

Sipping coffee, day dreaming of new projects and spending time with friends and family. I truly love my community, my church, and I’m currently writing a faith based book for women. I love to work out and trying new recipes in the kitchen!

 

 

Fun Facts about you:

I had a full length recorded album with Sony Records when I was 19! Yup, I sang!

I was a guest on the Steve Harvey show in Chicago!

I love love love Fashion, and have a growing obsession with shoes! AH!

I’m a Sci-Fi nerd!

I love going to watch musicals/orchestra shows! Super hopeless romantic obviously!

 

 

See Andi’s work in action!

 

 

 

Featured Products: Farm Tables, Mahogany Chiavari Chairs, French Country Chairs, Crystal decor, Gold-beaded Glass Charger, White Lounge Furniture

 

Vendors:

Venues: The Acre, Albin Polasek Museum, Florida Federation Garden Club, Lake Nona Country Club

Photography & Styling: Andi Mans

Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

 

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

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