Sending a Save the Date is a way to announce your big day to loved ones and ask them to reserve the day for celebrating with you! Although the norm has been to send a card, engagement photo, or magnet – we’re seeing new, sweet motifs incorporated like balloons, desserts, clever photos and almost anything you can think of to adorn with your beloved details. We love what we’re seeing and collected a few of our favorites to share with you:
Top Left: Take a picture holding hands to form a “M”, you can either hire a photographer to do the work or use a design program such as Photoshop or InDesign.
Top Right: Purchase numbers from a local craft store and paint them, for the text you can either hire a photographer to do the work or use a design program such as Photoshop or InDesign.
Bottom Right: Craft each of the words for your Save the Date and nail them to a tree, then have some one take your picture.
Far Left: Print or design how you want to show your save the date. Find a photobooth or have some one take individual pictures and have them assembled and put together; this can be done at a local print or stationary shop.
Top Center: Buy these clever match boxes here
Top Right: For an underwater photo shoot, hire a photographer to take the photos, and take the photos to a local print or stationary shop to print it.
Bottom Center: Design these clever characters here
Bottom Right: You can hire a photographer to do the work for you, or you can purchase a design program such as Photoshop to edit the photo yourself!
Top Left: Cut cardboard or wood for your design and paint it to your liking.
Top Right: Take a photo in front of a back drop and use a design program such as Photoshop or InDesign to edit and insert text onto your photo.
Bottom Left: Buy this cute calendar here
Bottom Right: Buy this ribbon reminder here
Real Weddings | Connie + CJ | The Orlando Science Center
Today we are featuring Connie and CJ’s gorgeous wedding held at The Orlando Science Center. With Spectacular food, a beautiful venue, and all of their friends and family to share their special day – Connie and CJ had all of the elements needed to make for a perfect night.
From their beautiful ceremony at Lake Formosa to their lively reception in the Orlando Science Center, the entire affair was a fun and romantic reflection of their love together. We especially love the unique ways that the couple incorporated CJ’s Filipino culture into their grand celebration. Following the ceremony, the night’s entertainment started out on an exciting note with authentic Philippine dances; the performers had the entire Dino Digs room in applause! As the night progressed, guests enjoyed making the rounds to each of the Chef Bars, and live entertainment had every one on the dance floor. When the cake cutting was announced, everyone gathered around to admire the exquisite cake featuring traditional Kanji symbols and a barong pattern. To compliment the cake, delicious desserts were butler-passed and the coffee bar was opened to toast the night. Congratulations to Connie and CJ, and thank you for letting us join in your celebration!
Chef Paul’s Signature Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Shooter
Butternut Squash Bisque Shooter
Oysters on the Half Shell
Artisanal Cheese Presentation hand-picked seasonal cheese assortments from small independent farms complimented by dried fruits, nuts, house made jams, honeycomb, breads, & crackers
Sweet Cranberries, figs, slivered almonds, fresh mint, fresh parsley, & apple fig vinaigrette
Savory Olives, feta cheese, radishes, tomatoes, fresh oregano, & champagne vinaigrette
Pepper Berry Crusted Lamb Chops
Pepper Berry Crusted Lamb Chops with cracked pepper, bleu cheese & scallion polenta cake with a crimson reduction sauce & topped with micro shiso
Maple Bourbon Glazed Short Ribs
Maple Bourbon Glazed Short Ribs atop a sunchoke & parsnip puree and topped with a thyme au jus & braised leeks
Pan-Seared Mahi Mahi
Pan-Seared Mahi Mahi with cauliflower puree & lemon jam and accompanied by tuxedo orzo
Butler-Passed Mini Plates
Wild Mushroom Confit Crepe atop truffle lentils & served with grain mustard vinaigrette
Candied Ginger Dark Chocolate Truffle with a Kahlua pipette
Spiked Apple Bon Bon with a Hazelnut Croquant served with a Frangelica pipette
Fresh Biscotti almond biscotti, pistachio biscotti & chocolate biscotti