wedding

Citrus Theme Florida Wedding

What else says Florida wedding better then oranges and a citrus palette? This styled shoot at a new venue around the Julington Creek area had both! La Venture Grove was the perfect venue for this shoot, there’s actual orange groves on the property!

I live right down the road from Let Destiny Design and Beauty Within Bridal! That being said, I offered to pick Destiny up for this shoot so we could ride together. When I walked into her Amelia Island floral shop I knew this was going to be such a great styled shoot. Her shop was literally blooming with orange florals! Destiny had also gotten a load of kumquat branches from a neighbor’s yard! So fun!

After arriving at La Venture Grove, Destiny and I went to work on setting the reception table. The table we used was one that was on the property and had a great story behind it! It had been hand built by a family member of the venue owners. I set the table with gold and white dinner and salad plates that I topped with a fun dessert plate. I was thrilled to break out my mint goblets for the table settings. The table was finished off with florals and oranges!

West and Lee Vintage Rentals brought the sweetheart table. It was dressed with florals and some Mr. and Mrs. Rae Dunn champagne coupes. I always do a little something special for the sweetheart table.

Sweets by Staci made the most perfect orange cake! Loved the technique she used for it. The cake looked amazing on the mint green table brought by West and Lee. Note, if you’re worried your guests might use their cake plates and cake forks for something other then the cake, then stack both on your cake table!

Sarah brought her amazing Unbridled Bar! I’m in love with this adorable bar! Destiny did an amazing job adorning the bar with flowers! A great bar and lounge area was set up and if I was invited to a wedding with this set up I know where I’d spend all my time.

if you’re looking for inspiration for a Florida style wedding then look no further! This shoot will give you all he inspo…..

Vendors:

📷: Susan Dixon Photography

🌺🌷💐: Let Destiny Design

Planning: Weddings and Design by Becca

Bar: The Unbridled Bar

Furniture: West and Lee

Bridal Gown: Beauty Within Bridal

Table Settings and Design: Dish It Out

Invitations: Things Very Special

Cake: Sweets by Staci

Hair: J Marvin Hair

Make Up: Makeup by Addie

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Wedding at Forest Pond Lodge

Blue and white china has been a popular color choice of china this weddIng season. It’s such a classic look and I can certainly understand why it’s requested often.

For this November wedding at Forest Pond Lodge in Southeast Georgia, the bride chose blue and white china in different shades of blues. She was unsure at first about goblet color, but when I showed her how great blues and ambers look together she quickly made her decision.

The bride used lamps without shades to light up the venue. The light from the lamps flickered off the goblets in the most dazzling way! I’ve never seen my goblets look so beautiful! It was such a unique method of lighting, and I just loved it!

Enjoy looking at the photos from this gorgeous wedding! I’m so thankful to Tamara Gibson Photography for sharing these with me. It’s always super exciting to see my rentals in action!

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Western Boho Fall Styled Shoot

It’s fall and although the weather isn’t really reflective of the season, the fall wedding season is still in full gear! My calendar is filling up with weddings and I’m excited about all of them! It’s going to be a busy wedding season. Before things get to crazy busy, I was able to fit in a couple styled shoots.

I am always up for a styled shoot when Boho is part of the theme! When Haley from LH Photography of Amelia Island asked me if I wanted to participate in a fall western boho shoot at the incredible barn venue; Cottonwood Ranch in Northeast Florida I was all over it! My creative wheels were turning when I started to think about the table decor I wanted to use. I had a pretty good idea right away what plates I wanted to use. My Mikasa autumn plates were just begging to go to the shoot! I played around with different goblets and decided on some amber ones. A quick trip into Hobby Lobby one afternoon lead me to some resin animal skulls and I knew I just had to use them! I had made a few dream catchers several months ago, and last minute decided to bring them. I’m so glad that I did! They looked great tied to the backs of the sweet heart table chairs.

Carla from Event Decor and More in Jacksonville, Florida contacted me about setting up a lounge area for the shoot and I decided on doing a teacart bar as part of our lounge. I was stoked about the Buffalo Trace Distillery on the rock glasses I had for the cart. How perfect were they for the western vibe? Our lounge area looked great and I’m thinking every wedding needs one!

The pictures from this shoot turned out amazing! If you’re needing some fall or boho wedding inspiration then check out these pictures. Great things happen when great wedding vendors get together!

Vendors:

Table/Sofa/Decor: Event Decor and More

Table Settings/ China/ Glasswars/Barcart: Dish It Out China Rentals

Bridal Gown: Jalona Marie Bridal

Hair: Ashley Beasley

Makeup: Kiara Shanelle

Calligraphy: By Cuddles

Cake: Sweet as Cyn

Tux: Stitch and Tie

Flowers: Floral Designs by Kari

Venue: Barn at Cottonwood Ranch

Photographer: LH Photography

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Vintage Teacart Love

I fell in love with my vintage teacart as soon as I laid my eyes on it!  I was out doing my usual rounds of thrift shopping in Amelia Island when I spotted it.  I didn't ponder long on whether to buy it or not.  Envisioning all the uses for it made it an easy to decision to mark it sold and load it in my truck.

A teacart can be easily transformed into an awesome cigar bar/scotch bar.  Set out vintage decanters, mismatched vintage barware, cigars, pipes, and some good Bourbon and Scotch and voila' instant bar for the men!  Put out a few comfy chairs around the cart and the men will never leave it's side!  Brides magazine did an online article about Brodals (man version of a bridal/baby shower) one idea they had was to set build a bar and my teacart turned bar was the featured picture!  

Having coffee at your wedding or party?  Use a teacart as a coffee cart.  Set out lovely coffee cups and vintage coffee pots to create a beautiful coffee station.  The coffee station can be dressed up with fresh flowers.

Need a cake serving station?  A vintage teacart would be perfect!  It's just large enough to hold a cake and lots of beautiful vintage cake plates.  Pinterest is full of ideas on how to dress up your teacart cake station.

Teacarts can be used for many other things.  They would be great for dessert stations, candy buffets, present stations, and for displaying photos of the bride and groom.  The ideas are endless and Pinterest is full of them.  

Think a teacart is something you need for your wedding or party?  Contact me about renting mine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Table for Two...

Washing Oaks State Park and Gardens in Palm Coast, Florida made for the most incredible location for a styled shoot!  The theme for the shoot was a romantic table for two.  The huge trees, arbor, and a water feature set the backdrop for the sweetheart table set up.

Several wedding vendors from around the Jacksonville and Amelia Island area all came together to create this shoot.  Events and More Decor by Carla brought the oh so romantic table and settee.  Fern and Curl Florists provided the most perfect centerpiece for the table.  Yours truly, Dish It Out brought out my blue and white vintage china, light blue goblets, silver chargers, and silver flatware.  The blues and silver looked incredible together!  I’m loving how blue and silver look on a dark wood table.  

If you’re looking for some outdoor wedding and sweetheart table inspiration then take a look through the photos from this shoot.  

Vendors:

Photographer: LH Photography

Florist: Fern and Curl Designs

Table and Settee:  Event Decor and More by Carla

Table Settings: Dish It Out 

 

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Boho Beach Wedding

Bride Audrey, had the most incredible boho inspired wedding at Jacksonville Beach, Florida!  Dish It Out was thrilled to be a part of the table decor for this wedding!  This boho wedding really showed how vintage can be used in a unique way!

Audrey gave me a call after she had given up her search of goblets for her wedding.  She had quickly realized it would be much easier to rent the goblets.  Renting would allow her to use her time for other aspects of wedding planning and give her more time to relax as a beautiful bride to be!

When Audrey told me her wedding would be boho inspired I knew just what goblets I wanted to use.  I was excited to have my flaming orange goblets make their first wedding appearance.  These babies stood out in the best kind of way in the wedding pictures!

 

If you’re looking for a unique way to incorporate vintage and mismatched at your wedding, then get inspired by this boho beach wedding!

Vendors:

Fiber and Threads

La Cartita

Luxe Party Rentals

Farm Haus Co.

Love Flora Fauna Photographer 

Dish It Out

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Vintage Romance for the Modern Bride

Coastal Occasions in Jacksonville Beach, Florida was the perfect venue for this styled shoot.  It is an outdoor venue with overhead pergola, lights, and a blank enough setting to really be able to style your wedding according to your theme.  The theme for this styled shoot was; Vintage Romance for the Modern Day Bride.  We wanted to show brides that vintage can be used in a more modern way, while still keeping the dreamy romantic feel of it.

The florals were a beautiful white with lots of greenery added to the sweetheatable and the mantle.  Pops of color were used for the Invitations, cake, rug, and the awesome green velvet sofa. Blush and softer pastel colors were used for the table decor to add to the romantic feel of the shoot.

If you’re unsure how to pull of the vintage theme, take a look at the pictures from this shoot for lots of great inspiration.

Vendors:

Photographer: Angelita Esparar Photography 

Invitations: Kouture Kreations 

Makeup: Makeup by Adie

Hair: Liz DeVane

Furniture/Rug: Velvet Crush & Co.

Florals: Parker & Co. Florals

Gown: Rachel Ann Bridal

Cake: Pine & Creme

Table Decor: Dish It Out 

Venue: Coastal Occasions

 

Planning: All Vendors

 

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Equestrian Styled Shoot

So many great details in this Equestrian Theme Styled Shoot!  From the horse shoes on the plates, to the trophies used for vases and champagne buckets, and the real horses!  This shoot had it all!  Lots of planning and many great wedding vendors from the Jacksonville, Amelia Island, and Gainesville area made this shoot amazing.

The central color palette was yellow with hints of green, pink, and gold.  Yellow florals were used for the centerpieces, bouquet, and for the groom’s boutineere.  The cake was adorned with hand painted yellow flowers and topped with a gold equestrian style belt.  The table was set with mismatched china and goblets of pinks, yellows, and green.  

A mint julep bar cart was set up using a vintage tea cart.  Vintage barware, decanters, and vintage smoking pipes were added to the cart and it looked great! Tea carts are great to use as a bar cart. 

The bride and groom rocked the pipe props!  I had been wanting to use them for awhile and this shoot was the perfect opportunity!  

I am thrilled to have been a part of this shoot!

Vendors and Creative Team:

Planning and Photography: Daisy Cottle/ Photos by Daisy

Planning/Co-Host: Julie Herman Events

Florist: The Plant Shoppe

Invitations: Bloom Photography 

Broach Boquet: Honoring Forever

Catering: The Chew Box

Vintage China Rentals: Dish It Out

Horses: Party Ponies

Equestrian Decor: Montiegel Ranch

Other Decor/Chairs:  MME Events

Hair: The Pretty Pioneer

MakeUp: Carly Sims Makeup

Wedding Dress: A Bridal Boutique in Gainesville 

Ring Boxes: The Mrs. Box

Jewelry: Klaus Jewelry 

Venue: Turkey Creek Country Club

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Sweet as a Georgia Peach

I loved everything about this Sweet as a Georgia Peach styled shoot!  The venue; Tybee Island Wedding Chapel was absolutely beautiful and set the stage for a truly southern styled wedding shoot.

 

Anytime I can incorporate my teacups into a table setting, I am over the moon!  I brought several of my floral teacups for this shoot.  The place settings I chose had hints of peach and I used pale peach napkins.  The peaches in the champagne coupes were my favorite detail of the table decor.

To see more of this styled shoot you can check out southerncelebrations.com  Lots of inspiration for your southern wedding!

Creative Team:

Photographer; Pamela Williams Photography 

Planner; Sarah Elizabeth Photography 

Moderator; David Huntington

Venue; Tybee Island Wedding Chapel

Florist; Bloomwoods Florist

Stationary: Boxed Invitations

Table Decor; Dish It Out

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Springing Up Weddings

We spring forward tonight!  Yay!  I love daylight savings time and I’m hopeful Florida will soon be on daylight savings time permanently.  As we move forward ahead one hour we also move forward to spring and that means spring wedding season.  Dish It Out is ready to dish out some spring wedding table settings!

When I think of spring I think of blossoms, blooms, and all the beautiful colors.  The pinks, greens, yellows, and lilacs.  You can incorporate all of these lovely colors into your table settings.  Mismatched floral plates with spring colors would set a beautiful spring wedding table.  Pair the plates with goblets that compliment the colors.  Or bring in the colors of spring with just some goblets and use more subtle plates.  Milk glass goblets would also be lovely and unique for a spring wedding.  I like silver or gold flatware and chargers for spring and even a mix of metals is great!  There’s no rule that you have to use one or the other.  Have fun with your table settings!  That’s what mismatched is all about.  

Take a look at some of the spring table settings I’ve set up and decide which you like the best.  I’m pretty partial to them all!  Bring on spring!

Dishing It Out....

Dish It Out Vintage Rentals

Serving Northeast Florida and Southeast Geaorgia

 

 

 

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Amelia Island Wedding Expo

It was a great day for a Wedding Expo!  Many brides with their fiancée’s, family, and friends passed through the Amelia Island Wedding Expo held at the Amelia Island Golf Course Clubhouse.   The Expo was planned by local wedding planner Lisa Presnell of Lisa Presnell Productions.

Dish It Out was there with vintage place settings of different themes.  I chose a Something Blue, Our Adventure Begins, The Golden Years, Springing Up Weddings, and a Pantone Purple place setting to display at the Expo.  I loved having brides get an up close and personal look at my vintage rental collection.  Seeing pictures on Facebook and Instagram is great, but a true appreciation of the beauty of vintage china comes from seeing it up close!  

Andy Robinson of Black Box Photography was there with his trusty camera.  He took some terrific pictures of the day!  

If you’d like to see my collection up close just give me a call or shoot me an email.  I’m happy to arrange a time for people to come by!

Dishing It Out....

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Donut Wall Dream

Donuts are trending at weddings, bridal showers, and at other events.  Why wouldn't these little round wonders be trending?  Donuts are pretty darn tasty and loved by both kids and adults.  Donuts are awesome just on their own, but imagine a wall covered in them...  That is out of this world amazing!  Whether it's a sprinkled, powdered, or a glazed donut if you hang it on a wall surrounded by other donuts your guests are going to go crazy!

I've been wanting to add a donut wall to my rental inventory for awhile now.  I love everything about them!  I've perused Pinterest for weeks getting ideas and thinking of ways to make my wall a little more unique and different from others I've seen.

I found my perfect donut wall at a little junk store I frequent often.  It was the perfect size and I liked that it could easily be used vertically and horizontally.  Now that I had the wall I just needed something for the donuts to hang on.  I bounced around a few ideas and tested one I really liked.  I was a bit discouraged that the donut would not fit on the knobs I hoped to use, but I wasn't about to just give up!  Where there's a donut there's a way and I had two dozen of them ready to be on a wall!

The garbage can was full and as usual I was the one to empty it and walk the trash into the garage.  Every time I walk into the garage I stop to admire my plates which usually leads to trying out new place settings etc...  This day was no different!  I was moving plates around and noticed a bag of wine corks that I'd been collecting for not yet known projects.  That is when it hit me! The hole of a donut fits perfectly on a wine cork.  I loved the idea of using wine corks to hang the donuts on.  It would give the wall lots of character.

My dear husband, bless him was so wonderful at executing my plans.  He measured everything out and drew up the plans.  He had the perfect idea on how to screw the wine corks onto the board in a way that the cork can easily be removed and replaced.  So great!  It did not take him long to get 48 corks on the wall ready for their donuts.

I am going to be swooning for awhile over this incredible donut wall.  It's what donut dreams are made of....

Dishing It Out....

Mara

Using Vintage Snack Sets

I have quite the rental collection of vintage snack sets.  I fell in love with them instantly after purchasing my first several sets. I buy them often when I am thrifting/antiquing in Jacksonville or Fernandina.  They are so versatile in their styles and in their uses.

The primary use for the snack set is tea and either a sandwich or cookies.  This use is great for a ladies tea party, brunch, bridal shower, or a little girls tea party.  The snack sets tend to be less breakable then some of the more delicate teacups making them an excellent choice for a little girl tea party.

These beauties have lots of other great uses!  You can fill the cup with a dip of most any kind and serve cookies, berries, or veggies on the side.  I did a cannoli dip for Father's Day with pizelles, biscotti, and almond cookies.  I broke out my snack sets and used them for serving.  I am certain your guests will be just as delighted as mine were with their mismatched sets.

Another use is soup and sandwich.  The cup will not hold a large amount of soup, but it's the perfect size for a dipping soup!  Grilled cheese (fancy it up by mixing up your cheeses) with a side of tomato soup for dipping would be great!

Sushi will forever be on trend at any party.  Be unique and serve the sushi on a snack set.  Have your guests use the cup for the soy sauce and plate up the sushi.  I have used mine for sushi several times.  Such fun!

Because it is so darn good and since I did mention it in the blog I am including my recipe for cannoli dip.  I am not into measuring much, so adjust according to your taste.

Ingredients:

8 oz. cream cheese

2 cups ricotta cheese

1 cup confectioner sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 Tbsp. vanilla

1 cup mini chocolate chips

1 Tbsp. fresh orange juice

lemon and lime zest to taste

Beat all ingredients together (other then the chocolate chips).  Once everything is mixed fold in the chocolate chips.

**Photos taken by me**

Dishing It Out....

Mara