Clavette-Polvere Wedding

Keith Watson Events was all over the map this summer, traveling to different tropical settings throughout Florida for a number of our brides’ destination weddings. We were so excited to be a part of the beautiful wedding of Stacey & Robbie Polvere at The Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater, Florida. This breathtaking oceanside resort was a perfect venue for this June wedding. Stacey & Robbie were such a wonderful couple to work with. Take a look at some pictures on their big photo day shoot by Footstone Photography!

The ceremony location was absolutely stunning on the resort’s beachfront property. We lined the aisle with floral balls on shepherds hooks, and we also created a bamboo arbor draped in sheer fabrics in their wedding colors with two floral buttons that accented the top. Take a look at the beautiful bride – she was beaming the whole day!

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After the ceremony, guests proceeded inside where cocktail hour began. Stacey & Robbie’s seating chart, set up where cocktail hour was held, was so cute and unique that we just had to share it! Below are pictures of the display Keith Watson Events & Footstone Photography helped design. Guests found their names on the seating chart displayed in a large picture frame and matched the table number listed to the designated champagne flute charm number.  Guests were then able to take a flute with their assigned table number charm to their table and enjoy the champagne as dinner was being served.

Clavette Seating Chart Inspiration Board

Orange and fuchsia continued in the decor at the reception. Stacey & Robbie wanted a very romantic feel for the decor with vintage centerpieces, as well as incorporating tropical floral design to complement their beach wedding. Take a look!

Clavette Centerpiece Inspiration Board

During the reception, we designed a head table for Stacey, Robbie and their son & daughter which displayed a complementing vintage floral arrangement in mint julep cups lining the front of the table. We also added a pipe and drape vignette backdrop with uplighting in their wedding colors which helped to make them the focal point of the room.

Clavette Sweetheart Table Inspiration Board

The champagne flute/guest seating chart table was later transformed into the wedding favor table.  Check out the couple’s wedding favors for guests. Personalized M&M’s in their wedding colors! How cute?!

Clavette Favor Inspiration Board

Not only did we love designing the decor and floral for this couple, but we also had so much fun at the wedding! Keith Watson Events wishes Stacey & Robbie Polvere a long and happy life together!

Tell us what you think of this wedding decor?

Butterfield-Voss Wedding at Sweetwater Branch Inn

Keith Watson Events has had the amazing opportunity to work with so many incredible brides and vendors this past spring and summer! We enjoyed designing decor this wedding season for brides that really captured their vision and personality for their big day. This past May, we were honored to be a part of Ali Butterfield and Kyle Voss’ wedding in Gainesville, Florida at Sweetwater Branch Inn. We absolutely love working with great venues like Sweetwater and highly recommend it for brides who love the quaint feel of downtown Gainesville where they can have their ceremony and reception all in one beautiful location.

We designed the décor for Ali and Kyle with a modern approach using vibrant, tropical colors such as royal blue, turquoise, and orange. The floral design for her bouquets, alter arrangements, and cocktail and dining table centerpieces still kept that modern flair with a nod toward a tropical, beach feel.

One centerpiece design shown below was a large bubble bowl with an arrangement of calla lilies and bear grass wrapped inside submerged in water. The shape of the bowl with the floral and greenery wrapped inside definitely gives the arrangement a modern feel. We even had LIVE beta fish swimming around inside!!  No worries, all beta fish went home as favors to the children of the guests attending.

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The second centerpiece we designed for Ali and Kyle’s special day was a tall wrought iron vase filled with blue orbs and white and blue dendrobium orchids. It was a great addition to the lower arrangements, bringing some height to the room, and it complimented the tropical theme of the wedding. We also added drapery from the ceilings and lighting around the room illuminting the walls as well as the ceiling.

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Ali and Kyle wanted lots of personalized touches at their wedding. We designed a chalk board placed in the reception area that listed all of Ali and Kyle’s significant dates during their relationship. Also, their ceremony site was outside on the colonnade located in Sweetwater’s gardens. We created an orange pipe and drape backdrop and two large floral arrangements made with a variety of tropical flowers and greenery. We fell in love with this look!

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Of course we would be remiss without recommending our other favorite ceremony/reception combo venues in the Gainesville area.  They are in no particular order . . . Gainesville Golf and Country Club, Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club, Plantation Hall at Haile, Santa Fe River Ranch, Herlong Mansion, UF Hilton Hotel & Conference Center, Best Western Gateway Grand, FL Museum of Natural History, and Harn Museum of Art.

What do you think about these designs for your wedding? Are you a modern or more traditional bride when it comes to decor?

Decor & Floral Design by: Keith Watson Events

Venue & Caterer: Sweetwater Branch Inn

Photographer: Footstone Photography

Bouquet Charms

Keith Watson Events has recently seen an increase in brides incorporating their own personal mementos in their weddings. For many of our weddings this season, we have noticed a reoccurring trend with our brides personalizing their bouquets by requesting to have a charm, locket, or some other personal item placed in their bouquet.

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We think it is such a memorable way to recognize family members who aren’t present on this special day! Some brides put pictures of these loved ones in lockets to be placed in the bouquet. Others actually have something that belonged to this family member, such as a trinket or bracelet, worked into the bouquet. We think all of these personalized ideas are such unique ways to include someone who means so much to you.

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Other ideas for brides to consider include incorporating your “something blue” item by having a trinket or personal good-luck charm placed into your bouquet. So far, we have been able to work in whatever brides give us to be placed on the handle of their bouquet. Whatever you can think up works for us!

What do you think of this special way to recognize a loved one or just dress up the handle of your bouquet?