#TBT – Southern Soireé
Perfect Wedding Guide’s Southern Soireé at UTCF
This week we will take a change of pace from past weddings to our first non wedding event! Orlando’s Perfect Wedding Guide chose our site for their October industry networking event. It was the perfect opportunity to dress up the venue with sophisticated southern charm! Becky from L.I.F.E. Events spearheaded the design and helped to bring local vendors together with a Charleston, southern feel. Guests were invited to kick back and mingle in their boots under the oaks. Crystal & Crates (sister company to UTCF) had church pews on display under our cathedral of oaks, we love the mantel as a backdrop for a wedding ceremony!
Inside the Boathouse C&C took the photo booth back in time, set with vintage furniture, a rotary phone (you know, the one with the holes instead of buttons!), parasols, Sunday hats and lots of lace! Guests were able to travel to a sweet southern time where phrases like “Bless your heart” and “Heavens to Betsy” were part of the every day language! We could just picture Scarlett walking by saying “Great balls of fire. Don’t bother me anymore, and don’t call me sugar.” in that southern drawl that could melt the paint off the walls!
The farm tables brought the southern charm from under the oaks to inside our Boathouse. Dogwood Blossom Stationery let guests in on how to bring a little southern charm to their lives with southern charm tips on the tables set with simple, yet elegant flowers by Buds Etc Floral Studio. Downtown Catering and P is for Pie Bake Shop kept the southern sophistication feeling going to the tastebuds with a whipped potato bar and a dessert bar. It doesn’t get more southern than pecan pie and hummingbird cupcakes!
For a spin on the traditional cocktail hour, guests were treated to a post meal cocktail on the deck serenaded by The Holcomb Brothers Band. On a guitar and cello the brothers made the sounds of the south come alive! We could have pulled up a rockin’ chair and a big ol’ glass of sweet tea and stayed all night!
Check out TLC Productions amazing video from the night – A Southern Soireé at UTCF
Brevard County Cinematography: TLC Film Productions
Brevard Wedding Rentals: Rent Your Events
Caterer: Downtown Catering, LLC
Chalk Design: After A While Crocodile
Dessert Bar: P is for Pie Bake Shop
DJ & Entertainment: Blue Skies Entertainment
Draping: KL Weddings & Events
Farm Tables: A Chair Affair
Florist: Buds Etc Floral Studio
Linens: Over The Top Linens
Musicians: The Holcomb Brothers Band
Photographer: Bumby Photography
Stationery & Invitation Studio: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio
Uplighting: Get Lit Productions
Vintage Rentals & Decor: Crystal & Crates Vintage Rentals
Wedding Cake: Best Little Cake House
Wedding Planner: L.I.F.E. Events
Wedding Venue: Up The Creek Farms
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