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

Lakehouse Open House!

A lakeside venue full of cool vibes!

 

February has definitely been a busy month for us and we started it off right with the Lakehouse Open House! We got to chat with fellow vendors and provide rentals for not only a styled-shoot, but for a ceremony & reception set-up as well. Guests got to see the many possibilities of this venue’s space and the view didn’t hurt either! We’ve had the pleasure of visiting this venue in the past for Frankie’s Dirty Thirty so we were excited to come back for this special event. From business meetings to weddings & social events, Lakehouse has it all! Check out some of the photos from the open house, below!

 

 

 

Featured products: Elios benches, Silver industrial chairs, Sheer pipe & drape, Black chiavari chairs & cushions, Silver-rimmed glass charger plates, & Grey linen 

 

Vendors:

Venue: Lakehouse
Photography: Ais Portraits
Styling & Coordination: Dandy Details
Florals: Flower Girl Designs & In Bloom
Desserts & Catering: Canvas Restaurant
Dress: Calvet Couture
Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Cami Monet Watercolor & Calligraphy

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

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

 

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

Fall Bridal Inspiration | The Runway Collection

A Gorgeous Outdoor Photoshoot!

 

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Our good friend Rebekkah, from Runway Events, collaborated with Chelsea Renay Photography to create this visually STUNNING photoshoot. We fell in love with the deep hues, rich wood décor, and the gorgeous model at the center of it all. Rebekkah styled the shoot and combined her vintage pieces with our rustic pieces creating the most perfect and awe-inspiring design! This is a great example of how you can mix-and-match in order to capture your unique and personal style! With a back-drop of lush greenery and show-stopping décor, this photoshoot has us feeling inspired and ready for what the rest of the Fall season has to offer!

So, pull up a vintage-inspired chair at our farm table and sneak a peek at this beautiful outdoor photoshoot!


 

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Featured Products: Farm Table & Gold Flatware

 

Vendors:
Styling & Design: Runway Events
Photography: Chelsea Renay
Rentals: Runway Events | The Runway Collection & 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

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!   

 

 

An Ocean Inspired Shoot at the Harmony Golf Preserve


Just in time for Spring!


As if we weren’t thrilled enough for the dawn of Spring, this shoot has us at the edge of our seats! We were so fortunate to have been apart of this gorgeous shoot at the Harmony Golf Preserve. From the design to the floral, every detail signified elements of the ocean. A Rose Designs collaborated with Flower Girl Designs to put together the swoon-worthy tablescape, while our french country chairs, farm table and silver glitter glass charger plates looked beautiful with the radiant color schemes. An array of pinks, blues, sky and teal – we just love how these colors pop!

See for yourself! Whether you’re seeking a little muse for your Spring wedding, or a party you’re throwing by the seaside – this breezy, ocean-inspired shoot will surely inspire you!

Vendors
Venue: Harmony Golf Preserve
Photography: Jessica Connery Photography
Coordinator: Orlando Designer Weddings
Floral: Flower Girl Designs
Gown: Alred Angelo Bridal
Make Up: Bella Chic by Crystal