When the Citrus Club called us and asked us to create a “Fall Themed” Luncheon that was different, we jumped at the chance to create something that would WOW all of our industry friends. Perfect Wedding Guide hosts the luncheons each month at different locations and we were honored that the Citrus Club asked us to be the planner for the event. These luncheons are held as way for industry professionals to network with others in the field. It is also an amazing way for vendors to showcase what they have to offer.
The first step was to decide the theme and color palette for the luncheon. The venue was specific in not wanting the usual blush and gold colors and wanted to tie in the season. We wanted to create a diverse roomscape, that still showcased an overall theme, but most importantly fit in with the look and feel of the venue. With it being an October event, it was decided to use a dark/moody fall theme; to really bring out the dark and rich colors of fall. With berry reds, plum, and accents of brass. Since the chef was creating a fall menu it was only fitting to tie in some pumpkins here and there, so using the white pumpkins was a classy and contrast to the dark colors we were showcasing on the tablescape.
We then worked with the venue and some of their preferred partners as well as bringing in some of our friendors which made up our dream team. Our first call was to Julie of Lowe & Behold. After brainstorming some ideas, our team sat down with Julie to finalize the design and the details of the events. The thing we love about working with Lowe & Behold is they take my crazy ideas and bring them to life. After sitting down and talking colors and how we were going to tie everything in, we had to present our out of the box vision to the Catering Team at Citrus Club. That day, we met Kristen and Amy for lunch and they shared with us the Chef’s Menu which couldn’t have been a better fit for our Berry Colored luncheon vision. From the Fresh Greens garnished with berries and pomegranates to the pumpkin spiced bread pudding. It was the perfect match.
After leaving our meeting with the venue we went to share the vision and finalize all the paper and stationery details at Paper Goat Post. After sitting with Cedar we knew that the guests were just going to be wowed. The black base with floral and gold lettering was stunning. Finalizing the rentals was easy as we work with Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals pretty regularly and already had in mind which pieces we wanted to bring in. The Vineyard Mismatched Chairs were a new product and we wanted to use them for the luncheon and we paired them with mixing the classic black and gold chiavari chairs. We also used the hedge walls as our cake backdrop, kings and farm tables, king tables and some draping to create that suspense. Matching the Linens was perfect, we had three different tablescapes all adorned with rich berry tones and gorgeous crinkle taffeta linens from our friends at Connie Duglin Linens.
Now that we had the look of the event we needed to tie in the small details. No event is complete without cake and we couldn’t just have one we needed two. Sprinkles did our very dark eggplant colored cake with gold trim and we had fresh floral accents. The other cake was less traditional and done by Florida Candy Buffets and made of all salted caramel french macarons. Macaron towers are a newer trend that are quickly becoming popular. Both cakes were placed in front of a hedge wall adorned with fresh florals.
We knew we wanted a favor for each guest and I had my heart set on candy apples. After several calls I was able to get Crazy Zacks Apples to get on board. Zack, the owner, is very meticulous about his apples he even makes his caramel homemade. I know first hand the apple was soo good!
On the evening before the event, many of the vendor were able to bring their products in and set up. Thus making set up on the day of easier. October 11th was the day the event was held. We kept the details for the event hush hush. That way the attendees would all get to be surprised by the room. And surprised they were. There was a Wow factor when you stepped into the room.
As you steeped in the room, you could see the whole space. There were 15 tables total, 7 rectangle and 8 round tables. Each had their table numbers written on small white pumpkins. The centerpieces were a mixture of tall and short vases. The tall vases were free flowing with piecesdraping down the side. As for the short centerpieces, they were more tight and compact. Garlands adorned several of the rectangle tables. There was something special about each table. Several of the tables had brass charger plates with peacock feather indentations (just a touch of #planningwiththepeacocks).
The whole event was captured by Victoria Angel of Victoria Angela Photography. They have sent us the photos and they are stunning. Not that we expected any less from this amazing duo. We have worked with Victoria and Jacob before and look forward to working with them again in the near future.
This event was something different for our team to work on. Our color palettes are typically more soft. To be able to work with this darker palette was fun, and we already have plans on how to work with it more often. It was not just the color palette that made this event fun to plan. The vendors for this event made it so easy to plan the event, we were happy to work with them again. We couldn’t forget one of the most important details which is the photos, Victoria Angela Photography captured the day perfectly. After all this is how you remember the day. If you wish to use any of our vendors or to host an event at the Citrus Club, their website links are listed below.
Planner- Pavone Events
Venue- The Citrus Club
Photographer- Victoria Angela Photography
Florist- Lowe & Behold LLC
Rentals- Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Music- Jeff Scott Jazz Group
Dessert- Florida Candy Buffet
Cake- Sprinkle’s Custom Cakes
Apples- Crazy Zack’s Apples
Stationery- Paper Goat Post