by: Lauren

Briana and Peter were set on creating a beautiful California wedding that mixed personal details with cultural traditions. They started their morning with a tea ceremony, and ended their evening celebration with a spectacular Lion Dance performance, while having a traditional American wedding ceremony sandwiched in between.

Our favorite thing that really stands out in this couple’s wedding was the vibrant colors. From the bright red of Briana’s tea ceremony dress, to the pop of fuchsia orchid arrangements designed by Violette’s Flowers and the bold hues found on the Lion Dance costumes, color abounded in this modern, elegant wedding day. Photography by Belinda Philleo captured the vibrancy of the colors and celebration beautifully, and we can’t wait for you to see!

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We love that this couple found ways to honor their heritage in beautiful ways without compromising their own personal tastes, and it the modern vibrant style was such a fun look for their wedding day.

Are there any pieces in your wedding celebration that you’re trying to find a perfect balance for?

 

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Venue: Friendly Hills Country Club // Planner + DJ: Chris Alturas // Photographer: Belinda Philleo // Flowers: Violette’s Flowers // Cake: Simply Irresistible Cakes // Hair + Makeup: Luong Lasting // Getting Ready + Tea Ceremony Location: Embassy Suites Brea // Video: MP Wedding Films

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by: Lauren

“Gorgeous Greens” was the inspiration for these modern ethereal wedding ideas created by The Vintage Chick. With a wild and free vibe, the gorgeous “bride” relaxed in a beautiful styled teepee on the roof of the Fremont Foundry, danced on a chic green dance floor, and enjoyed a seat at an elegantly set table under gold floating floral hoops. We absolutely love the two distinct styles that were created, modern bohemian and a minimal romantic elegance, and the threads that linked the two looks together.

The garden floral style created by Floral Noir focused on lush greens with neutral pops of white and peach to add a simple elegance. We love how greenery was tucked into so many details throughout the design, adorning the top of the teepee, and even tied into the bundles of gold flatware on the tablesettings. Every detail was intentionally thought out to achieve the look of gorgeous greenery, and we are loving it! We hope you enjoy the beautiful imagery and romantic bridal style that Picture Marvelous Phorography captured in such a perfect way!

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Don’t you absolutely love these bridal styles? The gowns from MeaMarie Bridal Atelier were stunning, and we love that the two styles really shined in both of these looks. 

Which gown do you feel is a better fit for your bridal style?

 

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photography: Picture Marvelous Phorography // Venue: Fremont Foundry // Event Design: The Vintage Chick // Florals: Floral Noir // Wedding Dress Boutique: MeaMarie Bridal Atelier // Bridal Stylist: Rachelle’s Bridal Blog // Cake: Gathered Confections // Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist: Kayla Kollection



by: Lauren

We are so excited to start officially kicking off the holiday season with a fun series of inspiration styles created by a team of Florida V List Members! Over the coming days, we will be celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas Tabletops with beautiful holiday styles inspired by the song, The 12 Days of Christmas.

What we love the most about this series is how they took a relatively silly song- that if you’re anything like us, quickly gets stuck in your head on repeat during this time (sorry, and you’re welcome?!?), and created 12 elegant styles that are sure to impress at any wedding or dinner party. We hope you enjoy counting down through the 12 days with us!

Today we’re starting at the top with 12 Drummers Drumming!

Make sure you catch the words from the designers, Laura Helm of Ashton Events and Emily Waters of Treasury Rentals, as they explain the links for the daily themes and design choices. Enjoy the beauty and cheer captured by Jenna Nicole Photography at one of our favorite venues, Haus 820, in Lakeland, Florida.

Without further ado, we present to you the 12 Days of Christmas Tabletops!

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From Laura of Ashton Events:

“We loved how the shape and style of the vintage brass container reminded us of the snare drum carried by our drumming drummers. Bringing in touches of masculine tones like black, matte gold, and deep reds mirrored our image of the toy drummers. We especially loved how the gold leather dot overlay from Nuage Designs, Inc.  hinted at the top of thousands of miniature drums.”

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From Emily of Treasury Rentals:

“We loved collaborating with Laura on the design of this project! We wanted to find ways to balance out the design’s subtle nods to our themes, but maintaining a beautiful and elegant style. We chose to incorporate hints of black to give the look a more masculine and modern feel, and I love how the gold leather and black plates and flatware grounded the design. We also love the feel the black taper candles brought to the design as they sat in our brass candlesticks. We chose a grey modern goblet and champagne coupe to add to the sleek modern vibe, as we toast to a holiday season full of cheer.”

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We are so excited to share the rest of the beautiful Christmas styles that this team came up with to showcase how quality design and intentional details can completely transform your tabletop style, no matter what you choose as your inspiration. Stay tuned tomorrow for the next design!

 

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photography: Jenna Nicole Photography // Florals + Design: Ashton Events // Tabletop Rentals + Design: Treasury Rentals // Linens: Nuage Designs, Inc. // Venue: Haus 820



by: Lauren

Marissa and Will’s brunch wedding was full of bright colors, eclectic details, and summery fun. From 300 feet of tissue paper garland draping the intimate space and the balloon ceremony-turned-sweetheart-table backdrop, to menswear-inspired napkins and the hand-painted cake toppers made by the bride and groom, we love how every detail came together to create a cool outdoor summer wedding.

Jayne Weddings & Events created some serious magic in not only the guidance and structure they offered this couple, but also in the creative design they pulled together. They pulled together a killer team that pulled off a beautiful rooftop celebration that created an experience that was surely memorable for every guest.

Beyond their colorful style captured so beautifully by Christian Wilson Photography, this couple filled their wedding day with a sweet surprise that you’ll have to see for yourself.

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Tell us a little a bit about your wedding (your vision, color, style, and location choices).

We knew we wanted to go for a super non-traditional wedding and we knew we wanted to plan for a daytime/brunch wedding. We envisioned a wedding that was a SURPRISE for our guests. Something intimate and non-traditional. We wanted to celebrate our union in marriage in the summertime, outdoors on a rooftop with our closest friends and family at a location that was meaningful to us!

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What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?

We knew we couldn’t do this without a creative and fun wedding planner who could see our vision come to life, and hiring Katie and her team at Jayne Weddings was very important to us!!! We cared very much about the romantic and fun elements that bring together both our style and personalities. Wedding details and decor and awesome photographs (especially of the surprise reveal) were what we decided were important elements for our day!

We absolutely loved every detail we splurged on… from the balloon wall as the backdrop behind the sweetheart table to our fabulous donut wall, and the lovely hand-scripted, marble place cards and paper goods, every little detail was so important to us!!

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What were your favorite parts of the day? (memories and stories)

The wedding reveal & ceremony!! It was E V E R Y T H I N G and more!! Only our immediate family knew what we were planning, but the surprise wedding reveal was what made our wedding so meaningful & special. Looking back at the pictures of how surprised and emotional our guests were when they opened the card that revealed our surprise is so heartwarming to see!!

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Please describe any DIY, handmade, or personal details.

All the materials for the personal details of our wedding were purchased with Jayne Weddings and/or handmade by Jayne Weddings or our vendors. Katie and her team helped create and put together ALL the crafts—from the streamers, to the donut wall to the Polaroid photo booth! Will and I hand-painted our cake toppers.

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Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?

Planning a surprise wedding gave us the freedom to make decisions that were special and unique to us and that represented both our likes and personalities. We did not have anyone’s advice or suggestions sway our own, and it made our wedding details that much MORE special!!

My advice to couples would be to plan all the details of your wedding around what makes you, the wedding couple, happy!! Do not spend any time stressing about what you “should” include to make your guests happy or to include elements just for tradition’s sake… unless these things truly mean something to you, and makes you feel joyful and completes your vision…do it!! <3

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What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?

OMG!! We could NOT have done this without Katie Jayne Sprenkle and her wonderful team at Jayne Weddings!! We are SOOO thankful for her enthusiasm, heart, and creativity!! She is so great at what she does, and since our wedding was a surprise and couldn’t talk to anyone for advice, she really came through and found us some wonderful vendors and created lovely pieces for our special day!! She really helped us pull off an absolutely AMAZING SURPRISE WEDDING!!!!

What an incredible way to celebrate! We love everything about this joyful wedding day, but the reactions of guests as they learned about the surprise was absolutely priceless.

We are terrible at keeping exciting news like this to ourselves, and so admire people that can hold back on these types of fun secrets. Would you ever consider throwing a surprise wedding?

 

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photography: Christian Wilson Photography // Ceremony Venue: Homestead on the Roof // Event Design + Planning: Jayne Weddings & Events // Floral: The Foxglove Studio //
Stationery + Calligraphy: EJD Design // Wedding Cake: West Town Bakery // Rentals: Tablescapes Event Rentals // Linens: BBJ Linen // Hair + Makeup: Debra Petrielli // Wedding Dress + Headpiece: Anna Campbell // Groom’s Attire: Alton Lane // Bride’s Shoes: BHLDN // Bridesmaid Dresses: Eva’s Bridal of Chicago // Veil: Mignonette Bridal // Balloon Installation: Luft Balloons