Southern Pastels in the heart of Florida

This is Southern sophistication at it’s finest! Set amongst southern moss filled grandfather oaks in the heart of Florida, this pastel-hued inspirational shoot promised to take our breath away, and it certainly did! With winter melting away and dashes of spring starting to come to life, this stunning shoot makes for a beautiful transition. The combination of pale pastels, a bit of shimmer, and a modern touch from our Black Metallic Forest runners created an unforgettable fairytale-like atmosphere that is perfectly suited for the Starlit Supper. Laura, of Ashton Events, says:

“The Starlit Supper is an inspiration shoot-turned-dinner party, in which a team of the most talented Tampa Bay and Central Florida wedding professionals collaborate to create a wedding (or rehearsal dinner) inspiration shoot, and then host all involved plus a few more wedding pro friends too! It’s an evening filled with great conversation, celebration of the end of another year, fabulous food, and nurturing friendships- everything that a good dinner party should entail!”

Hosted by an incredible team of wedding professionals at the private estate, Rocking H Ranch, get lost in the unforgettable film images from Hunter Ryan Photo and the lovely florals and design by Ashton Events below.

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The beautiful details of the Starlit Supper have us head over heels! From the stunning florals and design by Ashton Events, the delicately crafted stationery by Eleven Note, to the divine cake by Hands on Sweets and the perfect tables & settings from A Chair Affair, all of the elements came together to create a breathtaking scene at Rocking H Ranch…

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From Ashton Events:

This year’s inspiration was rooted in the venue: Rocking H Ranch. We’ve loved working there in the past and for Starlit Supper we focused on bringing in elements of romance, sophistication, and history to one of our favorite charming Southern venues.

The color palette all started with a picture of a pitcher. The soft, pastel colors were offset with touches of rich greens. The very bottom of the pitcher has a thin black line. That brought in a hint of refinement to the outdoor space. We echoed the black accents in the marbled runners from Nuage Designs and the print materials. We loved that the pastels allowed the colors to be feminine without being overtly feminine.

We will soon share more about our inspiration + design process over on our blog, but we loved the idea of mixing textures, contrasting soft palettes and as always for our designs: interaction. We love for guests to feel involved + inspired by every aspect of the event, and truthfully the details of the evening executed just that.

This post originally appeared on Every Last Detail

VENDOR CREDITS:

Photographer: Hunter Ryan Photo || Planning, Design, & Florals: Ashton Events || Catering: Good Food Catering || Reception Venue: Rocking H Ranch || Invitations & Stationery: Eleven Note || Chairs & Lounge Furniture: Wish Vintage Rentals || Napkins: Kate Ryan Linens || Tables & Placesettings: A Chair Affair || Videography: Rad Red Creative || Cake Baker: Hands On Sweets || Table Runners: Nuage || Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe Hair & Makeup || Bride’s Attire & Accessories: Malindy Elene Bridal || Photo Booth: The Fancy Booth || Band: Brian Sutherland Band || Illustrations:Olivia Gray || Wholesale Flowers: FiftyFlowers.com || Candles: 100Candles.com || Groom’s Attire: Generation Tux || Dried Flowers: Larkspurhill || Ice Cream Sandwiches: A Cow Named Moo || Film Lab: Photovision Prints

Weddings in NYC: A Conversation with Jes Gordon

This week all eyes are on New York City for Fashion Week, so we decided it couldn’t be a better time to sit down and chat with the ultimate NYC girl, Jes Gordon of properFUN. Drawing inspiration from the city and all its moving parts, Jes shared with us insightful details of her design and planning process, favorite places to visit, and even told us how she got started!

Check out the full interview and make sure not to miss all the stunning details of her magical events below!

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Love Felt in the Five Senses

There are certain times of the year, we can’t help but fall head over heels in love with love. Valentine’s Day is a great reminder to include a little more romance in our events and in our personal lives. It can be challenging to to redefine romance when we’ve been taught it’s all about red roses and pink hearts. This year, Rebecca Rose Creative found a way to do it! She blew our minds with one of her unique styled shoots, filled with love and affection, and no pink hearts in sight.

What really got us about this shoot is how it touches each of our five senses. Absolutely breathtaking soft hues are accentuated by soft candlelight and a stunning custom watercolor pattern by Simply Jessica Marie – used on both the cake and as the liner to invitation envelopes. A sight for sore eyes!

Our Silver Velvet Linen adds so much to the element of touch – so smooth and warming, velvet is a texture that is impossible not to feel. The fresh floral aroma blossoming from the arrangements draws you in before you even sit down. And of course, the simply beautiful and delectable cake could not have been more ready to be cut and enjoyed.

We’ll go ahead and leave the last sense, hearing, to your imagination – a romantic partner’s voice leading you into this dream dinner design, perhaps?

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Notes from Rebecca Rose Creative on the shoot:

This editorial shoot was styled and shot at The Lively Workshop for Photographers in October, 2015. The workshop was co-hosted by Rebecca Rose Creative and Perry Vaile Photography and held on location at the beautiful historic Graylyn Estate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

As part of the educational experience for our photographer attendees, we prepared several editorial shoots so that they could gain insight into the creative process of preparation, styling and photography instruction and have an opportunity to shoot the design content and model themselves. This particular shoot was planned in conjunction with Michelle Butler, the editor of Trendy Bride Magazine. As a speaker at the workshop, Michelle gave our attendees invaluable insight into the editorial process and then we were able to jointly share our inspiration for this shoot with the attendees as well so that they could be privy to the entire creative process from start to finish.

Our biggest challenges were seasonal considerations and the weather! This workshop took place in the fall, when the leaves were turning color. One of Michelle’s requests was for this shoot to include content that could transcend the season and be inspiring to couples planning and designing spring or summer weddings as well. We worked carefully to include soft colors in the palette (which is why we included blush!) and strategically select locations with Perry where we could ensure that fall foliage wouldn’t be within the view of her lens.

Michelle also requested the inclusion of a floral pattern, so we worked with Simply Jessica Marie! Jessica developed a beautiful watercolor pattern that we used on the cake and the liners of invitation envelopes. The week of the workshop, we learned of a terribly rainy weather forecast. Not ideal conditions for an editorial photo shoot! But we decided to embrace the challenge and demonstrate the beauty of a rainy wedding day by using the wet windows and surfaces to our aesthetic advantage. This was a great learning experience for all of the photographers who often have to tackle the elements on wedding days with very little warning. Nobody can control the weather!

Perry’s final film images came back just as we’d hoped and show a beautifully moody, rich and lively aesthetic that is perfect for any wedding day…rain or shine.

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Photography: Perry Vaile Photography {@perryvaile}

Styling, Creative Direction, Floral Design & Paper Goods: Rebecca Rose Creative {@rrosecreative}

Linen: Nuage Designs {@nuagedesignsinc}

Watercolor Floral Pattern: Simply Jessica Marie {@simplyjessicamarie}

Hair & Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne {@lindseyreganthorne}

Venue: The Graylyn Estate

Models: Directions USA {@directionsUSA}

Gown: Hayley Paige {@misshayleypaige}

Earrings and Shoes: BHLDN {@bhldn}

Ring: Trumpet & Horn {@trumpetandhorn}

Ring Box: The Mrs. Box {@the_mrs_box}

Cake: Cakes by Chloe

Rentals: Party Reflections {@partyreflections}

China: Anthropologie {@anthropologie}

Flatware: West Elm {@westelm}

Film Processing: PhotoVision {@photovisionprints}

Hello Texas! A Conversation with Sandra & the I Do Soiree

With the recent launch of Nüage Designs Houston and our collaboration with Todd Events for this year’s I Do! Soiree, presented by Weddings in Houston Magazine, we couldn’t think of a better time to sit down with Sandra Contreras, our Head of Sales, in our newest location: Houston, Texas!

A lover of mixed metals and neutral tones, Sandra talked to us about her big move from Miami, FL to Houston, TX, her must-have linens of the moment, and the key to throwing the ultimate Texas event.  We also could not be more excited to be a party the I Do Soiree, coming up this week!  Read more on Sandra and the I Do Soiree below…

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THE I DO! WEDDING SOIREE® – Presented by Weddings in Houston

The I Do! Wedding Soiree® is Houston’s only true luxury bridal event, and has been for more than two decades. Hosted by Houston’s most prestigious wedding venues, I Do! Soiree brings together Houston’s finest wedding experts and most enthusiastic brides, grooms, and couples, for a spectacular wedding experience designed to inspire, excite and satisfy all your wedding needs.

We are so excited to be a part of the I Do! Soiree this year, so if you’re in Houston, make sure to come see us next Thursday (Feb 4th) at The Corinthian for the ultimate wedding and bridal show in the big state. Check out some stunning details of last year’s event below!

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The Corinthian Venue Photography by: Adam Nyholt Photography

Houston Skyline Photography by: Mabry Campbell

I Do! Soiree Photography via Weddings in Houston Magazine