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Vintage Chic Southern Wedding Inspiration

Inspired by Southern simplicity, Runway Events created a romantic photo shoot for The Hons to capture, filled with lovely lace details and vintage chic touches that can’t help but take you back to those days of yesteryear we hear so fondly of. See every inch of pretty in this gallery and don’t miss the film by Lasting Blueprint for a sneak peek of all the beauty that went down during the shoot itself.

From The HonsThis ‘Reverie in Lace’ 1940’s styled photo shoot showcased a refined Southern simplicity and we couldn’t be more excited to share it. A collaboration of vendors wanted to prove that simplicity can go a long way.

A Chair Affair rentals pushed down barriers to bring us a beautiful warm wood table and benches that we feel bring guests together and create a more intimate space. The rich wood helps break the minimal decorations on the walls and let’s the honest beauty of the venue shine through. Runway Events styled the shoot with beautiful peach roses, ivory cabbage roses, lush greenery and delicate babies breath. As a floral runner, the combination is a airy contrast to the warm wood table and blends beautifully with the antique floral China.

These refined choices offer a natural, austere ambiance without over doing it. Brides are always looking for gowns that can perfectly combine their ‘ever since I was a little girl’ dreams and the desires of the woman they have become. Modern Bridal accomplished all of that in this 1940’s inspired trumpet gown.

This backless Pronovia gown has intricate lace, delicate ruffled chiffon and gentle beading to add a touch of elegance. Paired with a fingertip scalloped veil to match the bead work, it completes this lush, romantic bride. Sometimes a dramatic makeup does just the trick, but the arcadian venue at The Acre called for a charming touch.

Shantell Tavarez, makeup, and Amanda Stone, hair, gave this homespun bride just enough Southern charm! A simple low bun with a side wisp of bangs adds femininity and won’t stress the bride out during the getting ready process. As you can see the warm blush to highlight a dramatic cheekbone and adds just enough drama to set the bride apart from the guests. Company Forty Two provided us with ethereal invitations that portrayed the rustic wood and delicacy of the South, without being too ostentatious.

Surely a wonderful prelude to the intimate nuptial guests are about to witness. To end the day, Soffelle Confections, added handcrafted sweetness in the form a of an nontraditional cake that reflected the bridal gown. Covered in ivory and cream fondant, the lace applications and string of pearls are perfect for this shoot.

We aimed to capture the elegance of the bride and the details. We used the natural light to hold on to the softness and warmth of Southern Charm that only a wedding day could hold.

Photography: The Hons | Event Design: Runway Events | Floral Design: Runway Events | Wedding Dress: Elie Saab For Pronovias | Wedding Dress: Modern Bridal Shop | Cake: Sofelle Confections | Invitations: Company Forty Two | Make Up: Shantell Tavarez | Hair Stylist: Amanda Stone | Wedding Venue: The Acre | Rentals: A Chair Affair

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Black and Gold Winter Wedding in Orlando

As the owner of a letterpress business, this bride is a girl after my own stationery-loving heart. She put her creative touch on every bit of this winter wedding, transporting guests away to a gold sequined wonderland, all captured by Stoffer Photography and White In Revery. So let’s grab a cup of coffee, a blanket, and dive into some glam winter inspiration right this way.


From The Bride… The day I got married turned out to be one of the coldest days in Florida. As someone who prefers scarves, boots, hats and coats, the temperature drop turned out to be a sweet surprise. From the beginning, Andrew and I had wanted to get married outside and we’d found the perfect place and now we had great weather, if a little chilly.

Bella Collina is a picturesque, Tuscany inspired club house situated in the hilliest part of Central Florida. The buildings are made of these beautiful golden hued cobblestones which proved to be a lovely backdrop for our ceremony and reception. Since the weather dropped, we ended up getting a large, clear tent which actually enabled us to get a giant chandelier to hang on top of our dance floor. Not to mention kept the heat in.

By the time guests arrived, it was in the mid-forties. At the last minute we added hot apple cider to be served along with an assortment of cheese, breads and crackers. I’m told it was a life saver.

For the wedding, I wanted a classy, gold sequined affair. The groomsmen wore black suits and ties (Andrew wore a gold tie with his black suit) while my maids wore different dresses in varying shades of gold. I encouraged gold sequins. Everywhere. The cake table had a gold sequined table cloth, my bouquet was wrapped in it and several of my maids were donning it.

I’m the owner of a design + letterpress studio based in Winter Park, Florida. I had so much fun designing our wedding invitations and made sure to include lots of gold foil ;)

My husband is from Portland and he is a coffee enthusiast. We dated long distance and every week I received a batch of his favorite coffee from Cannon Beach. I designed coffee bags with our wedding date, monogram (just the letter D) and Andrew letterpress printed them right in our studio.

A word about how Andrew and I met… About a year ago, a sweet girl named Katie moved to Florida from Seattle for a boy. Just a month after she left everything back home and trekked across the United States they realized it wasn’t meant to be. It was at that point she needed to make a decision; should she move back or attempt a life here in Florida? She decided to stay and promptly looked for a roommate.

I was that roommate. We were introduced randomly at a bar and I decided that she’d make a great roommate; sweet, ordinary, and heartbroken. We spent that first month becoming friends, watching lots of Pride and Prejudice and eating dark chocolate. It was then she told me about her cousin Andrew, who lived in Portland. I was a little concerned at the distance, but Katie gave my email address to Andrew and it wasn’t long before he and I wrote novel length emails back and forth…the emails turned into phone calls and the phone calls turned into FaceTime dates. We talked every day for two months before he came to visit me on July 2nd. We met at the Orlando International Airport. We got engaged that September and were married in January. If you knew me better, you’d know I’m a raving sentimentalist and a romantic. I couldn’t have asked or expected a better love story.

Photography: Stoffer Photography | Videography: White In Revery | Event Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar | Floral Design: Lee Forrest Design | Wedding Dress: Solutions Bridal | Cake: The Sugar Suite | Invitations: 9th Letter Press | Band: The Headliners Band | Ceremony + Reception: Bella Collina | Decor: Dishie Rentals | Table Rentals: A Chair Affair

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