Best of 2019: Orlando Wedding Vendors

Last year was the first time we celebrated our Orange Blossom Bride wedding pros with sharing their “Best of” for 2018. We loved showcasing a little behind the scenes of some of the area wedding pros to our readers so much that we decided to do it again! For the whole month of December, we are sharing our Orange Blossom Bride wedding vendors’  “Best of 2019” on are Instagram and why it made the top of their list. In this post, we are compiling all of these posts in case you missed it!

Beauty Brigade

“This photo sums up my FIRST official year in business (although I’ve been working in the industry for the past 8 years). This year has treated me so well, and I have had the best time learning and growing! I am so thankful to have met so many industry professionals, who have shared important knowledge, and have been so supportive of my business and welcomed me into the industry! This photo was taken at the Big Fake Wedding event in Sanford, at Venue 1902, and is also featured on Wedding Chicks blog. It was one of my greatest highlights of the year thus far, and I was honored to have worked alongside so many amazing professionals this day! I cannot wait to continue this path, and see what year 2 brings to Beauty Brigade!”

Mandi of Beauty Brigade
Orlando Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist

FairyTail Pet Care

We started a program this year to help couples showcase their love & make a paw-sitive impact – by including adoptable dogs & kittens in their wedding day! We’re slowly working our way across Florida/the U.S. to create this partnership with as many shelters as possible, so that we can make this dream a reality for couples who want to have adoptable animals in their wedding. From adoptable puppies instead of bouquets in the ceremony, to gifting your guests with kitten snuggles at cocktail hour! We can’t wait to see this program grow, all while raising awareness for animal adoption & helping socialize shelter animals.

Ilana and Kelly of FairyTail Pet Care
Wedding PetCare Service in Central Florida and Nationwide

Photo: Caroline & Evan Photography

Your Favorite Day

“This joyful, sun-kissed photo of Rachel and Gio’s wedding represents the Best Of 2019 for a few reasons!  First of all, they were a really cool couple and we had a great time working collaboratively together. I also made connections with some STELLAR vendors that day.  These connections led me to other opportunities throughout the year…including Orange Blossom Bride! It also strengthened my working relationship with one of my favorite venues in Central Florida.”

Beth of Your Favorite Day
Orlando Wedding Planner

Photo: Jamie Reinhart Photography | Venue: Mission Inn Resort

Events By The Flower Studio

“Can’t think of anything but my education.

January 2019 – attended a masterclass class in Vancouver with Hitomi Gillian, the “queen” of the flowers world.

July 2019 – Attended the AIFD – American Institute of Floral Designer National Symposium in Las Vegas and took a hands-on class with one of the best floral artists in the entire world – Gregor Lersch from Germany.

September 2019 – competed at the Sylvia Cup, a floral designer competition.

October 2019 – Flora and More in Miami, Florida where I was honored to be one of the presenters, where I was talking about everyday / retail shop arrangements with a little twist.

It has been a blessed year – and I am looking forward to 2020. Lots of opportunities coming my way and yes, I am embracing every single one. So don’t be surprised if my 2020 best of will again be my path to education.”

Andie of Events by The Flower Studio
Orlando Wedding Florist

Bakers Cottage Cakes

“We are known for our gravity defying cakes, but when one of our fellow friendors, Kim of Pearl White Events, entrusted us to create her wedding cake, it was a special honor.”

Michelle of Bakers Cottage Cakes
Orlando Wedding Cake Baker

Photo: Flora Bloom Photography

Jazz It Up Artistry

“Our best of 2020 was the opening of our very own studio location. Blood sweat and tears went into the building of our hair makeup and lash studio. All while being in the late stages of my pregnancy we got it done.”

Jasmine of Jazz It Up Artistry
Orlando Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist

Ashley Jane Photography

“We had a really incredible year full of weddings and it was so hard to pick one favorite, but this image quickly became at the top of our list.  It sums up why we love what we do so much look at all the happiness in this image. Perfect light and a couple over the moon for each other we really couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect.”

Ashley of Ashley Jane Photography
Orlando Wedding Photographer

Marin Makeup

“This year has been such a year of growth for me and to be honest when this photo came to mind to share, it made me uncomfortable. But when I thought about what it took to create this I knew it was the one! As a makeup artist one of my main skills is problem solving and thinking outside the box. As soon as I get comfortable I ask myself, “Wait a minute! Time for some growth to happen!” Beauty lies outside our comfort zone and I’m happy to go on that journey! This beautiful image is like a fine art piece that belongs in a museum. I was incredibly honored to be apart of the team that created this image.”

Ashley of Marin Makeup
Orlando Wedding Hair and Makeup

Photo: Yuliya Panchenko Photography | Model: Ashley BeLoat | Hair: Juliana Colon

Couture Cakes

“When it comes to thinking about our “Best of 2019, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one, as each cake is truly a custom creation, unique to each couple. However, with that being said, how many times does the opportunity present itself, in order to re-create the royal wedding cake!?! When asked by our couple to put our own spin on Prince Harry & Meaghan Markle’s wedding cake, we jumped at the chance. While the original is certainly a regal confection, we chose to enhance it with handmade sugar flowers, in order to give it that extra bit of craftsmanship that our couple was looking for…it was certainly fit for a king & queen!”

Lia of Couture Cakes
Orlando Wedding Cake Baker

Lia used the above image as inspiration for her couple’s cakes, which is pictured on the left!

Fern and Curl Designs

“The lovely owner of the restaurant Crush XI and also The Fat Snook, Mona, asked me to come up with a backdrop for both establishments on Valentine’s Day. Mona and I had that instant spark start up once we were bouncing ideas off of each other and ultimately she just trusted me. For a figure like herself, someone very well respected in our Space Coast community, to just instantly trust me; made me feel like my work was appreciated. As a creative, you thrive off of creating and knowing your artwork is appreciated. I don’t look at flowers as just – flowers. They are my utensils to create artwork. Every piece I make is unique and this install has always stood out in my head. Someone trusted me, let me work my mojo, and magic was created. My lovely friends Nick and Lauren Photography came and captured this image on Valentine’s Day, all the while I had an arrangement set aside for Lauren from Nick. Sporting my signature headband, you know it’s business time.”

Afton of Fern and Curl Designs
Central Florida Wedding Florist

A Chair Affair

“2019 was the year of inspiration. We found inspiration in our venues, in our clients and in our fellow event professionals. The rustic and industrial backdrop of Haus820 was the perfect canvas for the marigold and blue photoshoot. Our Blue Brighton Sofa and golden Queen Ann Chairs were paired with our glorious Gold Fox Coffee Table and Daniel End Table. “

Ann of A Chair Affair
Central Florida Wedding Rentals

Venue: Haus 820 | Photo: Renee Nicole Photography | Florals: Marigold Flower Co. |  Design & Planning: Amber Veatch Designs | Rentals: A Chair Affair and Treasury Rentals | Stationery: A&P Design Co. | Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio | Dress: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection Tampa  

Rachel Doyle Photography

Wedding photographers love having a long, gorgeous veil to work with, and Rachel from Rachel Doyle Photography is no exception! Here is her favorite image from 2019!

Rachel of Rachel Doyle Photography
Orlando Wedding Photographer

P.S. I Love You Productions

“P.S. I Love You Productions launched our new Entertainment Referral service this year, connecting our clients with the best talent and entertainment options in the area!  We have provided Beer Burros, Living Topiaries, Sketch Artists and more to our clients and fellow vendors’ events throughout 2019, and we look forward to another big year in 2020!  Contact us to find out more!”

Bonny of P.S. I Love You Productions
Orlando Wedding Planner

Pearl White Events

“When the wedding planner “thought” she planned all the details. Kim, CEO of Pearl White Events, had the surprise of her life at her wedding. She thought she had planned every detail down to the minute but little did she know the groom, Thomas, and her wedding coordinators were conspiring all along to present the most epic dance routine, ever.”

Pearl White Events Team
Orlando Wedding Planners