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

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

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

Winter Romance at Quantum Leap Winery!

Hello December! Hello Winter!

 

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From mugs of hot chocolate to chestnuts roasting on an open fire, there are so many things that we love about winter! But rich, romantic color palettes make our hearts beat the fastest! Our friends at Dandy Details Events styled this shoot with hues of burgundy and green putting a new spin on traditional winter themes & the Quantum Leap Winery served as the perfect backdrop for this romantic vignette. What a vision! Our silver industrial chairs and our mahogany chiavari chairs were a beautiful complement and this photoshoot left us feeling inspired and excited for the winter season ahead!

 

Take a look!

 

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Vendors:

Location: Quantum Leap Winery

Photography: Ais Portraits

Planning/ Styling: Dandy Details Events

Florals: Flowers by Lesley

Paper Goods: Cami Monet Watercolor & Calligraphy 

Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

 

Featured Products: Silver Industrial Chairs & Mahogany Chiavari Chairs

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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