Floridian Relaunch Party / venue: luckyoldsunranch.com / photos: vitalicphoto.com

Event Recap: The Floridian Relaunch Party

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Venue: Lucky Old Sun Ranch
Host: Sara Kauss
Photography: Vitalic Photo
Cinematography: Steadfast Weddings
Entertainment: Chillula
Furniture Rental: AFR Events
Event Rentals: Atlas Party Rental
Photo Booth: Sideshow Booth
Catering: A Matter of Taste Palm Beach
Desserts: Earth & Sugar
Hair & Makeup: Shirley Baptista
Wine: The Blind Monk
Beer: Due South Brewing Co.
Spirits: Papa’s Pilar Rum and Angel’s Envy Bourbon

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We are still beaming from our kick-off last week and are overjoyed with the feedback we're getting on the new site look. Mostly, we're just ecstatic that so many came out to support and celebrate with us! It was a beautiful evening. Our inspiration for the big celebration was Fall in Love with Florida. Expanding on our minimal temperature changes, Laura and I thought, "What does Fall in Florida mean to us?" Our answers: boots, seasonal flavors, lounging outdoors, string lights and live music.

Floridian Relaunch Party / venue: luckyoldsunranch.com / photos: vitalicphoto.com Floridian Relaunch Party / venue: luckyoldsunranch.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com Floridian Relaunch Party / venue: luckyoldsunranch.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com

We envisioned a soirée inspired by just that and collaborated with some of the best in the industry to make it happen! First was location scouting which actually happened quite organically. Sara was looking for a way to promote her new property for special events and there's nothing like inviting 100+ wedding professionals to do just that! The Lucky Old Sun Ranch is nestled right on a lake, surrounded by palm trees and boasts the prettiest sunsets around. There a few structures to choose from and we selected the barn for lounging and the storehouse for live music and dancing.

Floridian Relaunch Party / furniture: rentfurniture.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com Floridian Relaunch Party / furniture: rentfurniture.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com Floridian Relaunch Party / venue: luckyoldsunranch.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com Floridian Relaunch Party / furniture: afrevents.com / rentals: atlaspartyrental.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com

Knowing we wanted our guests to have a cozy place to mingle, we reached out to AFR Events since they have such a wide variety of lounge furniture. Eynat and Jennifer guided us to choosing the comfy and outdoor friendly "Broadway" collection along with some funky benches and industrial bar stools. We're so pro-lounge area around here!

Floridian Relaunch Party / flowers: anthologyco.com / rentals: atlaspartyrental.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com flowers: anthologyfloristry.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com flowers: anthologyfloristry.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com

After nailing down a concept focused around stripes, metals and our new branding colors, we knew we needed a bit of life to perk up the space. That's where Veronica of Anthology Co. comes in. She brought local citrus and native plants along with the most gorgeously hued flamingo pink flowers we'd ever seen. Her creations were stunningly organic in shape and a bit wild; exactly what we wanted and oh-so Floridian.

Floridian Relaunch Party, photos by vitalicphoto.com Floridian Relaunch Party, photos by vitalicphoto.com handmade 'Floridian' bitters favors, photos by vitalicphoto.com

Being the cocktail culture lovers that we are, we thought, "Why not make a signature drink for this party?" Taking that one step further, we wanted to create something that was original. So, we crafted the perfect refreshment complete with citrus bitters, homemade of course! Laura's kitchen became a lab of complex aromas and then a bottling factory but the results are totally worth it. And we simply adore seeing you all enjoy the fruits of our labor!

Floridian Relaunch Party, photos by vitalicphoto.com craft beer: duesouthbrewing.com / wine: theblindmonk.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com Floridian Relaunch Party, photos by vitalicphoto.com creative Floridian cocktails featuring papaspilar.com and angelsenvy.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com Floridian signature cocktail, photo by vitalicphoto.com

We're all about promoting local so we reached out to a few businesses (since Laura and I tend to make friends at whichever establishment we post up at) and our requests were well received! The Blind Monk was our go-to for vino and bubbly while Due South Brewing Co. poured their signature Caramel Cream Ale. And the spirits? The Floridian was shaken with Papa's Pilar Blonde Rum and our event's namesake, Fall in Love, was served up using Angel's Envy Bourbon. The essential party needs were supplied by our long-time Fave, Atlas Party Rental. We love their selection of modern glassware and linens, plus everything you could possibly need for party hosting.

Floridian Relaunch Party, photo by vitalicphoto.com Floridian Relaunch Party / bites: amatteroftastepalmbeach.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com Floridian Relaunch Party / bites: amatteroftastepalmbeach.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com

Moving right along to our next foodie favorite, the menu! Robin of A Matter of Taste Palm Beach and her incredible team passed around an array of Floridian Fall inspired bites. Her featured item was the signature Savory Cheesecake with gorgonzola and fig along with other seasonal and local flavors in mini form. Delicious! And now I'm hungry.

sweets: earthandsugar.com/ photo: vitalicphoto.com sweets: earthandsugar.com/ photo: vitalicphoto.com Floridian Relaunch Party / photo: vitalicphoto.com

You know it wouldn't be a celebration without a little something sweet! From macarons to citrus panna cotta, apple spice donuts to seasonally flavored cupcakes, Janderyn of Earth & Sugar blew us all away with her treats. She sources the highest quality ingredients with a focus on natural and organic recipes and the end results are something even the guys were drooling over!

Floridian Relaunch Party / band: chillula.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com Floridian Relaunch Party / band: chillula.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com

Speaking of guys, we cannot say enough about the Chillula band! I literally jumped when I heard them start up Biv DeVoe's "Poison" and it was so cool to see our guests groovin' to their sounds. We all know how difficult it can be to find awesome entertainment, sans the cheese, so we're thrilled to be able to confidently promote these talented musicians.

Floridian Relaunch Party / hair & makeup: Shirley Baptista / photo: vitalicphoto.com

Oh, hey! That's us. And why do we look so happy? That's all thanks to Shirley Baptista Hair and Makeup Artistry. She pampered us and made us feel like a million bucks just before our guests arrived. Brides, listen to us. Get your hair and makeup professionally done for all the big events including your wedding. It's so worth it and incredibly relaxing!

Floridian Relaunch Party 'reverse escort card table' / photo: vitalicphoto.com Floridian Relaunch Party / photobooth: sideshowbooth.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com Floridian Relaunch Party / photobooth: sideshowbooth.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com Floridian Relaunch Party / photobooth: sideshowbooth.com / photo: vitalicphoto.com

What's a proper wedding industry event without and escort card table and guestbook? Our version of a reverse escort card displayed allowed for all the pros to leave their cards without that awkward handing off between colleagues. You're welcome. Then the ever popular Sideshow Booth hung a chalkboard backdrop (how cool is that!) so everyone could sign it before their photo was snapped. It was like a giant wall of love!

Floridian Relaunch Party / photos by vitalicphoto.com

Finally, we wouldn't have all of these beautiful memories to share with you all if it weren't for Chrissy from Vitalic Photo and Keith from Steadfast Weddings. That team is a dream to work with and we're so grateful for all of the bright, clean images that we get to look at over and over. Plus, we have a super fab time-elapsed video of all the fun from our happy day! Love that.

You guys, if it isn't obvious enough, we're so excited for this new site and for all the good we hope it will bring to our fresh and modern Sunshine State. We can't wait to see what you all are working on and the incredible events our lovely couples are hosting. Keep up the stellar work and we'll keep sharing the goods! xo

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  1. says

    Thank you for such a fun and amazing evening! You guys were awesome and we enjoyed meeting so many great people and enjoying awesome food and music. The best to you! :)
    JP & Jolie

  2. says

    Awww thanks guys for all the love and support! We heart you all and can’t wait for all our upcoming features and collaborations. It’s going to be amazing! xo

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