Central Florida Bride‘s 5 Carat Diamond Award party was held last month.
What do you get when you fill a fantastic venue with Central Florida’s best wedding vendors? An incredibly good time!!! Kalie Drake & I were the lucky ones chosen to represent About Face Design Team at Central Florida Bride magazine’s Client Appreciation and 5 Carat Diamond Award party.
Of course, just as I got my hair perfectly curled and fluffed (you have to look really good at these parties), a huge storm rolled through and just sat, hovering over the entire Orlando area. Kari (ever the protective boss & sister) called from I-4 (where she spends a lot of time) and said “Don’t go! It’s too dangerous out here…”, but Kalie was already on her way. She showed up looking super-cute wearing a sassy hat – explaining that her naturally curly hair would spiral out of control in the humidity. Glad we hit Forever Xpressions photo booth the minute we got inside the rustic & fabulous setting of the Winter Park Farmer’s Market.
Here’s what we saw: coral & polka dots. These two looks, apparently, are “it” this season! If ladies weren’t wearing one, they were wearing the other. (So glad I switched out of a polka dot dress at the last minute. At one point, there would’ve been four of us sitting at the same table in polka dots. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…but I definitely rocked a coral pedicure). Even the magnificent tablescapes by the fabulously talented Lee Forrest Design LLC. were done in coral tones.
(Cake table display photos by Misty Miotto)
Here’s who we met: So many interesting & fun wedding experts including the stunningly fashionable ladies of Boldly Unique. Brides – if you haven’t seen their wares, you owe it to yourself to check them out. They specialize in handcrafted fascinators and jewelry for the hair.The husband and wife team of Get Lit Productions were super charming and can handle all special event lighting and equipment needs. Jeff and a couple of his DJ’s from White Rose Entertainment wowed us with their expertise on what all goes into making a wedding reception great – true pros, no doubt.
We had a ton of fun “voguing” for photographer Misty Miotto who taught us how to pose to look our best with every snap of the camera!
(Photos by Misty Miotto)
A great time was had by all!