Custom Invitations & Dream Wedding Spotlight

Damon Tucci Photography

Custom Wedding Invitations

There has been a shift toward custom wedding invitations—unique and oftentimes handmade creations. Some current trends include typographic treatments with designs centered around a unique use of words, use of textiles like Tahitian silk and tulle, classic black-and-white color schemes, letterpress, glamorous embellishments and  “logos” that can be used as a detail throughout the wedding. The wedding invitation will be the first impression of what guests can expect, so why not go all out to create an announcement that reflects your special day.

Damon Tucci Photography

Jessica Belvedere, graphic designer and owner of 5 Thirteen Designs, has recently launched Wed Scents, a DIY fragrance kit that allows couples to customize fragrances for their wedding based on their theme and personality. Scents currently include Citrus Blossom, Radiant Glamour, Captivating Waters and Forever Fresh. Kits are $24.95 and include 1 oz. of your chosen fragrance as a mist spray applicator, 20 note cards and application ideas. For more information, visit



Dream Wedding Giveaway

Orlando Wedding magazine and a host of wedding industry vendors are giving away a Dream Wedding to one local couple. Enter NOW for your chance to win! Simply register online at and follow the link to Mission Inn Resort & Club’s website to upload your wedding video entry. In your video tell us why you would like to win the Dream Wedding of a lifetime. All submissions are due by 10/30/12 (refer to complete contest rules at

Your Dream Wedding will include products and services from: 

  • Mission Inn Resort & Club
  • Kelly Canova Photography
  • Everything Cake
  • Celebration Expert
  • In Bloom Florist 
  • Tagas Events
  • Key Moment Film
  • A Flair for Affairs
  • The Paperdolls Ink
  • Sensational Ceremonies
  • The Flipbook People

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Dream Wedding Spotlight: Maria Shafer, Celebration Expert

Maria Shafer is the master entertainer behind Celebration Expert, creating distinctive wedding entertainment. For more than 10 years, Celebration Expert has gained a reputation in Central Florida for memorable performances. Shafer and her team work with each bride and groom to customize and set the tone for each wedding with music and entertainment. This planning process results in an event that reflects your style and taste. 
What brides are saying about Shafer: “…she kept the party going and helped make our special day the most memorable time of our lives.”  — Doug & Jennifer
For more information, visit

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