Read More About Our Fall 2018 Lookbook

We’re hooked on a *fall* feeling

We love new things! That’s why Fall is such a fun time of year!

  •      New colors *our favorite color is 100% Quetzal Green*

That’s why we decided to do something new: creating a special lookbook just for you! This lookbook was inspired by blending our products, new and old, and the wonderful *feelz* you get when you think of fall. If you’re curious about how this lookbook came to be- read along! Maybe you can’t contain your excitement, then… click here!

We developed our lookbook for a couple of reasons. One: we wanted to showcase our products, duh! Two: we wanted that showcasing to be up to date with the ever-changing trends and of course… the season! Three: we wanted to give attention to the little guy: intimate gatherings!

Our inspiration for this look came from family gatherings around the dinner table. What’s fall without loved ones and lots of food!? Speaking of family, we also took some inspo from our favorite “Fixer Upper” couple! We fell in love with a teal {Quetzal green if we’re getting Pantone official} Hearth & Hand table runner- which we used as the base for our design!

 

We put our whole heart into this new lookbook and we’re very proud of the result! Hopefully, you love it as much as we do. Special thanks to the Art & History Museums – Maitland and Bluegrass Chic for collaborating with us!

 


Products: Galvanized Metal Charger Plates, Rattan Wicker Charger Plates, Gold Flatware, 8 ft Farm Table, Farm Bench, Vintage Brown Mismatched Chairs, Vintage Mismatched China Plates, Ivory Napkins

Vendors: Art & History Museums – Maitland, Bluegrass Chic

How to Conquer a Bridal Show in 7 Easy Steps

From { Bridal Show } Newbie to Fian-slaying

Bridal Shows are an amazing way to get the wedding planning wheels ‘a-rollin’. You’ll have the chance to meet people from every facet of the industry- all under one roof!

Before you put on that cute “fiance” tee and head out the door… take a look at these 7 tips. By the end, you’re sure to be a bridal show expert!


1. Set Your Date

Trust us when we say, every. single. vendor. will ask you this! 

Why… you ask? Because this basically sets the stage for everything else. The date implies colors and tones, weather and so much more.  It’ll be much easier on you – we pinky promise!

2. Know Your Venue

This helps to narrow down what services you’ll {actually} be needing!

Each venue will be different in what they offer you. Some venues have in-house catering, bars, DJ services, seating, decor, etc. Why meet a thousand caterers if you end up booking a venue with in-house catering after all? See where we’re coming from!?

3. Prepare Prepare Prepare

This relates directly back to number 2! Knowledge is key.

Do your due diligence and research a little beforehand. We suggest stalking some vendors on social media and giving their website a little scroll-through.

4. Join Email Lists

These lists are filled with so much good stuff.

Education, yes. Inspiration, duh. Promotions!? ~Insert money eyes emoji here~ But really, we promise these aren’t as pesky as you think. You could just save some money or be the first to know about that *exclusive* product.

5. Get to the Good Stuff

This is a great time to ask questions and get to the nitty-gritty of what services are offered!

Jot down a couple questions in a notebook prior to the show. Bring a handy-dandy pen and don’t forget to write down their answers!

6. Make “Contact Info” Labels

A little extra, but 100% worth it.

This will allow you to give out your digits in the blink of an eye! Don’t forget to specify your preferred contact method (text, call, email, etc.)  if you have one!

7. Bring Your Inspo Along with You!

We know you’ve been pinning away- let us see those pictures!

It’s always easier to start with an image or mood board. Something is always better than nothing. Whether it’s a magazine rip-out or just a theme you’re going for, we want to hear it!


Featured Products: Silver Industrial Chairs, Animated LED Bar, Galvanized Metal Charger Plates, Hedge Walls, Infinity Arch, White-Washed Farm Tables, Vineyard Mismatched Chairs, LED Dance Floor, Olivia Settee, Farm Bench, 1/2 Round Table, Infinity Chairs, Ghost Chairs, Bubbly Bar, 8FT Acrylic Table, Farm Table, LED Uplights, Ivory Pipe and Drape, Black King Louis Chairs

Featured Vendors: Busy Bee Events & Design, Lacey Irving Lifestyle Photography, Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

How To “Put Your Stamp” On Acrylic Chairs

A Perfect Touch of Personalization

 

We are head over heels for all things lucite! From ghost chairs to an acrylic sweetheart table, there are so many gorgeous options to choose from. One reason we are so obsessed: because they add a unique dimension to any space! The clear characteristics are modern and have the WOW-factor you want. Yet, that same clear element frames everything else in the space.

These chairs are also the perfect blank slate for a little personalization. With a little help from an amazing calligrapher… you can totally customize a White King Louis or Ghost Chair! Whether it’s your name, your guests’ names, or something cute like “hubby and “wifey”- you can totally add that personal touch to your seating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Vendors: The Hons, Dogwood Blossom Stationary, Blush by Brandee Gaar, Swag Decor, Lee James Floral Designs, Omni Orlando at Championsgate, Over The Top Rental Linens

Featured Products: White King Louis Chairs

9 Perfect Wedding-Related Products You Can Find On Amazon

For the love of all things Amazon.

We’re saving you from the Amazon black hole because we knoooow you don’t neeeeed all those items in your cart. We kept it short and sweet with 9 perfect products you can use at your wedding!

 

1. These delicate Heart Shaped Coasters are sweet, and a sweet deal. Doodle your guests’ names on them for a place card they can take home!

Rave Review: “I am amazed at the fast delivery of this product. The product is of high quality with a great price. I will be ordering more from this vendor.”

 

2. These Rose Gold Paper Straws, available in 12 additional colors, make every drink a photogenic masterpiece.

Rave Review: “The gold straws were just a beautiful as they were functional! They added the right touch to my daughters Sweet 16 Mocktail Hour!!”

 

3. This Fujifilm Instax Mini Polaroid Camera makes for a fun alternative to a traditional guest book.

Rave Review: “This is such a cute camera… It only takes about a minute to develop & they’re the size of credit cards. Really cute & it’s fun to write on the bottom with captions!”

 

4. Keep kids distracted with these fun Wedding Activities that come with scavenger hunts and coloring books!

Rave Review: “Everything we needed for the little ones at our wedding.”

 

5.  This Doggie Bow Tie allows your pup to to take part in your big day, but watch out… they just might steal the show!

Rave Review: “So impressed with this collar!!! I’ve tried little bows and cute collars for my dogs before, and the cuter they are, the flimsier they are, typically…but that is NOT the case here! The bow stays in place and even stays shaped because it has some structure to it.”

 

6. These Kimono Robes make for the perfect hair and makeup photos with you and you bridesmaids.   

Rave Review: “Perfect for my bridesmaids! They were thin and silky (which in Florida is necessary) and great lengths! I had bridesmaids that ranged from 5’2 to 6’0 and each of the sizes I purchased for all 8 bridesmaids were perfect. All of the gemstones were present on each so overall I was very pleased and my gals loved them!”

 

7.  These Hangover Kit Burlap Bags are perfect if your wedding is going to be a big ‘ol party. Add some Aspirin or Pepto Bismol and your guests will thank you later!

Rave Review: “Great bags, durable, and easy to design with HTV.”

 

8. This Letter Board allows you to create the perfect custom signage that can be used almost anywhere.  

Rave Review: “Love this product! The board is made very well, nice and sturdy. Letters are good quality and fit tightly into the board. Much nicer than some store bought letter boards sold elsewhere. It’s perfect for any party event or even just as decoration around the house!

 

9. These Confetti Balloons are the perfect addition to a fun and trendy wedding!

Rave Review: These balloons are thick and really nice quality- the confetti really sticks! The solid color balloons are gorgeous too! They have a little shimmer to them.

 

*The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

 

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