Julie Shreck of Simply You Weddings with floral designer Rick Interian of Avant-Gardens created Southernmost Romance at the Southernmost House in Key West, Florida.
Key West's the Southernmost House is as opulent as it once was more than a century ago. Steeped in a rich history, this jewel is the perfect place to host an elegant affair. An eclectic Cuban inspired event is a perfect way to marry the authentic jewel tones, gorgeous textures and ornate details of this historic mansion as well as the unique flair of Key West's history.
The Southernmost House is an architectural icon that embraces the colorful island of Key West. The exterior of the house reflects the colors of a morning sky, the ocean, and the breathtaking sunsets. The interior is about the rich Spanish culture that influenced the history of Key West.
The ceremony setting is the steps of the warm and welcoming Southernmost House that is rich in history. The colorful glow from the Cherry Blooms trees cast warmth to a surreal moment. The floral designs add beauty and romance to the scene. Clustered groupings of pink and purple hydrangea, red roses, black baccarat roses, pink spray roses, yves piaget garden roses, green trick dianthus, green cymbidium orchids, and local fruit from screw pine tree.
Décor items such as the table and chairs are from Avant-Gardens' home imports division made of reclaimed teak from old boats imported from Indonesia. The LED trees are available for rent creating a fantastic romantic atmosphere. Each tree contains over 1,200 individual Cherry Blooms.
The Ruby Blusher headpiece by Can Can Couture is a jewel-toned flower made of layers of organza, silk and taffeta petals. A vintage brooch and a cluster of Swarovski crystals in the center and finished with a dyed to match veil of Russian netting. The Crème Fascinator is a satin caplets covered with embroidered tulle and a matching rose. Framed with bustle of Russian veiling decorated with Swarovski jewels and topped with a spray of feathers.
The invitations and paper products by Invites by Danette are all paper items are acid-free archival paper. All products are handmade. The cigar box is an authentic Cuban Cohiba box, lined with a hand-sewn satin pillow.
The jewelry designed by Jill's Regalia have Swarovski crystal and blush pink fresh water pearls bracelet and matching earrings. Multi gem stone bracelet and matching earrings. Including the following semi precious and precious stones. (Emerald, topaz, citrine, amethyst, turquoise and Lapis.)
The bridal gown is elegant and fun! The bodice is blush in color with crystals and pearls. The layering of the skirt is whimsical and graceful. The cake resembles the skirt of the bridal gown. Designed with layers and layers of icing to give a whimsical feeling to the event. Topped off with yellow orchids.
As the evening comes to a close it's 'Cigar Time'. The bride and groom follow Key West tradition of cigar and wine. The perfect ending to an eclectic Cuban inspired event!
Photography: Blueye Images
Venue: The Southernmost House in Key West
Floral and Décor Designer: Avant Gardens
Jewelry: Jill's Regalia
Headpieces: Can Can Couture
Bridal Salon: J del Olmo Bridal Gallery and Couture
Invitations and Paper Products: Invites by Danette
Cake Designer: Key West Cakes
Tuxedos: Black Tie Miami and Timmy Tuxedo
Hair & Make-up: Lorri Bolander with Key West Makeup Lounge
Models: Jessica Cucidor and Tony Campo
Jessica Masi owner of JCG Events, LLC shows us how you can create your own Tuscan Vineyard through the art of design. The colors are timeless and ethereal. It brings warm, romance, and elegance to every event. Submerged with the richness of nature's colors and texture, your event is transformed into an unforgettable Tuscan Vineyard Experience.
Villa Woodbine is a historic private estate that serves as the perfect and beautiful setting for a wedding. The gown chosen adds to the look and feel of Tuscan. The gorgeous lace detailing on the top of the gown and the pleated skirt gives the style of the gown a vintage yet modern feel.
Adding to the entire look of this Tuscan Vineyard is the cake. Both the wedding gown with the lace and pleated detail on the tier and the invitations with similar scrollwork and monogram inspire the wedding cake.
Floral and design are very important in creating the magic of a Tuscan Vineyard. The bride's bouquet was vintage inspired and had a fresh hand picked look to it while incorporating varying purple hues. An eclectic mix of vintage vases were used with a hand made doily table runner to really make the arrangements stand out against the farm style wooden table. A beautiful mix of chandeliers hung over the table with a unique one with varying florals in each tube.
The art of calligraphy and paper products sends the message to guests on what to expect at this grand celebration. A beautiful bronze metallic letterpress invitation with purple vintage inspired envelope liner. Signage during a wedding is so important because it gives it that extra detail and ties the concept together. Incorporate signs in unexpected places as we did here in the courtyard letting guests know to make a wish for the couple.
The use of the escort card table is a place where you should be bold and creative. It's usually guest's first impression of the wedding experience so try to be different and set the tone for the night. Here we placed vintage doorknobs, which works for the favors as well and tied the escort card to each knob with some twine. This symbolized the couple opening the door to the next chapter in their lives.
When creating a style such as this Tuscan Vineyard have fun with various styles of seating during the wedding reception. Here we incorporated an original vintage sofa paired with some vintage seats and acrylic ghost chairs to soften the look.
And finally, the final touch to an unforgettable evening at a Tuscan Vineyard is the menu. This menu was selected to go with an Italian Tuscan theme. As the aperitivo pasta was rolled into individual vintage gold forks for a beautiful presentation. It's always a good idea to leave guests with a lasting impression of your wedding and there is no better way to do that than a sweet drink or a treat to end the night. .
Creative Design, Planning, Invitation and Paper Products: Jessica Masi of JCG Events;
Photography: Serendipity Studios;
Venue: Villa Woodbine;
Invitation and Paper Suite: JCG Events authorized dealer of Smock Letterpress;
Florals and Decor: Ines Naftali Floral and Design; Caterer: Bill Hansen Catering;
Wedding Cake: Filled and Frosted;
Rentals: Unearthed Vintage; Wedding Dress: Sasha's Bridal Boutique; Wedding Rings and Jewelry: Ring Finger Studio; Hair & Make-up: Blo Midtown; Ghost Chairs: Hitched Events; Rug: Linen Connection; Calligrapher: Marge Allmand; Weather Forecast: Forecasting Consultants; Videographer: Concept Lounge Creations; Models: Lindsey DuRant and Shawn Brooks
As a bride, your wedding is once-in-a-lifetime and you want it to be perfect. One of the most important details of a wedding dress is the neckline. It's the part of the dress that draws attention to your face and collar bone. Choosing a wrong neckline can ruin the entire look. When choosing the right style of neckline, you have to consider your body shape and should embrace your natural beauty.
Bateau (Boat Neck)
This wide-necked shape follows the natural curve of the collarbone almost to the tip of the shoulder. It naturally enhance the chest area. This neckline style is recommended for bony and flat chested brides so try to avoid it if you are already well endowed.
The gown to the right is by Romona Keveza. View more of Romona's gowns at: www.romonakeveza.com
The halter features straps that wrap around the neck or a high neck with deep armholes. This leaves the shoulders and arms bare creating a sensual look. This style is ideal for broad shoulders. Brides with narrow shoulders or large chest should avoid this style.
The bridesmaid dress to the left is by Amsale. View more of Amsale's gowns at: www.amsale.com
This necklines sits off below the shoulder with a scoop that frames the shoulder and the collarbone. This is very flattering for medium or full-chested brides and a safe selection for brides with prominent collarbone. It is not recommended for women with broad shoulders and fuller arms.
The gown to the right is by Lazaro. View more of Lazaro's gowns at: www.jlmcouture.com/lazaro
The neckline is nearly strapless with a presence of thin, delicate straps. The straps softens the strapless look and adds a flirtatious flair. It is ideal for brides with small to medium breasts, and should be avoided if you are well endowed or with broad shoulders.
The gown to the left is by Anne Barge. View more of Anne Barge's gowns at: www.annebarge.com
A square neckline has a straight horizontal bodice, meeting with the straps in a 90 degree angle. It works well with large chested and curvy brides. Its elegant look also works with most body figures. Its a great option if you want to wear a normal bra.
The bridesmaid dress to the right is by Amsale. View more of Amsale's gowns at: www.amsale.com
Strapless neckline features neither sleeves or straps. Its a popular choice for the brides because its classic and sophisticated.
The gown to the left is by Kenneth Pool. View more of Kennth Pool's gowns at: www.kennethpool.com
This neckline dips down at the front in a flattering V that is usually extended to the back of the dress. It elongates the neckline and de-emphasizes the breast. It is a recommended neckline for B and C cups, and should be avoided if you have bigger or smaller cups because the bodice will either seem a bit empty or too full.
The gown to the left is by Kenneth Pool. View more of Kennth Pool's gowns at: www.kennethpool.com
The dictionary defines silhouette as the outline of an object seen, or as if seen, against the light. This is the same concept behind bridal gown silhouettes. Bridal gown silhouette is the basic outline created by the overall shape of the gown.
The most commonly used bridal gown silhouettes are: A-Line, Ball Gown, Mermaid, Sheath and Trumpet
The A-Line resembles the outline of an uppercase "A" between the narrow bodice and outer edges of the wide, un-gathered skirt. The dress follows an unbroken line from the chest to the hem, fitted around the bodice, and flows out to the bottom. This forms a simple yet classic shape, making it suitable for any type of venue.
It is recommended for brides with petite figures because it can make the bride appear taller. It is also recommended for brides with a full figure because the shape does not emphasize the waist too much.
The gown to the right is by Amsale. View more of Amsale's gowns at: www.amsale.com
The Ball Gown is the most romantic, traditional and formal of all bridal gown silhouettes. It is characterized by a fitted bodice, and a waistline that leads to a full skirt.
It is recommended for medium height and tall brides. If you wish to hide your hips, it's a great choice as well. Petite brides should avoid this silhouette because the full skirt will look overwhelming for the figure.
The gown to the left is by Austin Scarlett. View more of Austin's gowns at: www.austinscarlett.com
The Mermaid silhouette contours the body from the chest to the knee, and then flares out to hem. It creates a sexy look that accentuate the curves of the body.
It is recommended for brides with curvy figures. This is the shape to avoid if you have a full figure. Movement is a bit restricted with this type of silhouette.
The gown to the right is by Reem Acra. View more of Reem's gowns at: www.reemacra.com
The Sheath is a very sexy dress with a body hugging profile following the contour of the body. The effect will differ on the weight and drape of the fabric.
It is recommended for tall, thin figures, and petite figures. It's not a great choice for full figured brides.
The gown to the left is by Claire Pettibone. View more of Claire's gowns at: www.clairepettibone.com
The Trumpet is a variation of the Mermaid. It has a straight-lined skirt that flares toward the hem.
It is recommended for brides with hourglass figures. It's not a good choice for brides with full figure.
The gown to the right is by Austin Scarlett. View more of Austin's gowns at: www.austinscarlett.com
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