To Tent or Not to Tent

Important factors to consider for your Florida wedding

 

Getting a tent for your wedding might seem like a clear decision or it may have never crossed your mind. Either way, at OWPR, we have some strong opinions about the importance of tents. We have 10 years of expertise in dealing with outdoor weddings. These experiences have led us to see the good, the bad and the ugly. With that being said, we are altogether pro-tent.

And so, here are four compelling reasons why you should consider a tent for your wedding day:

We live in Florida.

  • Outdoor weddings are stunning and provide a distinct atmosphere compared to an indoor wedding. With that being said, Florida is known for its warm… well let’s be honest, hot weather. A tent can provide barrier from the direct sunlight. This elegant shelter keeps it cool, without tragically changing everything you’ve imagined for your wedding day. Consider adding on cooling units and fans to provide relief for those dog days of summer.

YEAH, it’s Florida.

  • We all know the weather is unpredictable here in the Sunshine state. We’ve seen it a million times: a perfect day turns quickly into monsoon season without warning. If you’re superstitious, rain on your wedding day is great! But, if not everyone feels like singing in the rain.. Keeping a tent on the rental back-burner may just save you and your guests from a fortuitous downpour.

They create a happy medium.

  • If you’ve been on Pinterest recently, you’ve seen the hot trends: dangling greenery/florals, hanging lights/chandeliers, and  swooped drapery. They’re usually limited to use in an indoor space. With a tent, these mostly indoor decor items become possible outdoors! Tents create the perfect happy medium between an indoor and an outdoor space.

They’re a perfect backdrop!

  • We may be biased, but we think tents are a stunning addition to a wedding. If you’re excited for all the wedding photos then you should know that tents are extremely photogenic. Take a look in our product photo gallery to see how people, furniture and decor all come alive under the big-top.

Yes, there are a million pinterest-y (yup, that’s an adjective around here) decor items to turn your tent into a dream. Here are some handy-dandy items we believe make a tent a TEN outta ten.

  • Chandeliers and market lights add some necessary luminosity to the night.
  • Portable cooling units and Outdoor space heaters keep your tent at a comfortable temperature.
  • Restroom trailers that are equipped with all of the comforts of home.  Private residences and some outdoor venues don’t always have the necessary facilities to conduct a lot of business.
  • Tent flooring can give your Jimmy Choo’s some stability that even Miranda Priestly would approve of.

 

 

Featured Vendors: Rebecca Read Photography, Bramble Tree Estate, Rudy & Marta Photography, Photo Guy Oh My, Cocktails Catering, Blue Ribbon Weddings, Anna Christine EventsFlower No. 5, Get Lit Productions, Arthur’s Catering, Blast Productions, Party Flavor Custom Cakes, Tara Libby Photography, At Last Weddings, Dazzling Deco, Photobooth Rocks, Casa Feliz, Peddles Florist, Classern String Quartet, Sprinkles Custom Cakes, M.U.A.H. Makeup and Hair, Treasury Rentals

Featured Products: Clear Tents, Sailcloth Tents, Elegant Tent Liners, Market Lighting, Crystal Chandeliers, French Country Chairs

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

 

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

Luxe Wedding Experience at Bella Collina!

An evening of wedding bliss!

 

We had so much fun at the Luxe Wedding Experience, hosted at Bella Collina! With stunning views, and amazing vendors it’s not hard to understand why. Couples enjoyed an evening of “wedding bliss” as they talked with local vendors about inspiration for their upcoming nuptials. See for yourself with photos by Concept Photography, and an incredible video by Castaldo Studio!

 

 

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 ????

 

 

 

 

 

Follow:

Facebook // Instagram // Pinterest

 

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