Thursday, April 24, 2014

We Love Paper Flowers!!

We've said it before, and its certain we will say it again, we love paper!! Even more, we love when fabulous things are created out of paper. When we stumbled upon this awesome book, our very own Amy Morelli scooped it up immediately. The pages are filled with 75 different flowers to be created, with plenty of how-to's and templates to assist in the paper flower making process. And, with three different skill levels for each project in the book, you can pick and choose the right designs for your crafting level.

We are still deciding on which ones we would like to create but here are some fantastic examples of the amazing flowers that can be incorporated into your next event!

Local Faves

Local floral design company, Raining Roses Productions, has totally inspired us with their Paper Flower Designs. From outstanding centerpieces to grand paper flower backdrops, their designs are truly breathtaking and make every event they are apart of a truly unique experience.

Having worked with them on several large events- we have to say they never disappoint. The team always looks forward to working with Raining Roses Productions to see what creative designs they will continue to come up with next. And, these paper flower they created below, are some of their best!!

Paper Flower Center Pieces - Photo by: Scott Watt Photography

Paper Flower Center Pieces - Photo by: Scott Watt Photography

Paper Flower Center Pieces - Photo by: Scott Watt Photography

White Paper Flower Runway Backdrop - Photo by: Damon Tucci Photography

Monday, February 24, 2014

Our unique Save the Dates were featured in Orlando Wedding Magazine!

When planning for your wedding its important to put some thought into your Save the Dates. Not only do they provide all of the pertinent information for your guests, but they set the tone for the entire event. Showing personality and creativity from the get go is a great way to get your guests excited for the big day!

In the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of  Orlando Wedding Magazine, unique and "Off the Beaten Path" Save the Dates were featured, and we were honored to have been included in the fabulous collection that they put together! 

The 2u Collection Save the Dates that were featured (in the top right), have a fun surprise element to them by displaying event info on die-cut, satin tied circles. This design ensured that the excitement of the event would keep on coming!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Color Inspiration - Navy Blue Nuptials

The color Navy Blue has come a long way from the mens sport coat. In fact, in the world of weddings it has been found in much more than menswear. The flowers, the decorations, and even the cake have been found to be sporting this traditional yet fun color.

This All-American color pairs really well with other colors and looks especially brilliant next to white. With its naturally sophisticated vibe, adding a fun pop of pink or teal results a fun yet refined color palette. Using Navy Blue in the form of stripes or polka dots can creates a perfectly preppy feel.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

The 2u Collection was featured in Grace Ormonde!!

We are so ecstatic to be featured in the October issue Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine!! The 2u Collection's design was included in a highlight of Classic, Modern, and Avante-Garde invitation designs.

Grace Ormonde Cover - October

The design chosen for the feature was for a December wedding that was filled with Holiday Cheer! With a beautiful Red and Grey Chevron Letterpress and festive touches, such as ornament escort cards and glittery red table numbers, the designs hinted at the Holiday Season while maintaining a classy and elegant look.

 Click Here for the full blog post on this event.

We are so honored to be recognized amongst such amazing nationwide talent! To see the full issue, it can be downloaded from the iTunes store via iPhone or iPad here

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Vote for Us!!

We are honored to have been nominated in the Wedding Invitation Category for 
the 2013 Best in Orlando for the Top Orlando A-list Awards. 

If you love The 2u Collection, click here to vote for us and please feel free to share the good news!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Inspiration Series - Greenery Productions 25 Years and Growing Together

We are always asked where we gather inspiration for our designs. Often times our subconscious collects creativity and information from the world around us. This is why surrounding ourselves with talented people is so important. One such group of people is the wonderful team from the Greenery Productions, led by the team of Linda Grier and Tommy Murphy. The company has provided a great deal of inspiration for those in the industry over the past 25 years, continuing to raise the bar each and every year!

Last week was the perfect opportunity to celebrate and team up with them once again for their "25 Years and Growing Together", farm to table event! The evening of appreciation was held at the newly opened Alfond Inn in Winter Park, FL and included many wedding vendors that have had long time relations with Greenery Productions. After cocktails in their spacious courtyard, the guests sat down to enjoy an Alfond Inn dinner at the beautiful farm inspired tablescape. The menu included a First Course of Spinach with Goat Cheese, Candied Walnuts, and a Sherry Vinaigrette. Followed by Braised Short Ribs, with Silky Potatoes, Root Vegetables and Beef Jus. And for dessert coffee, tea and the chef's finest pastries were enjoyed.

Tracy Marini of Eventfully YoursThe 2u Collection's Amy Morelli, Tommy Murphy of Greenery Productions, and Brittany Sobering of Tickled Pink Brides

In correlation with the farm to table concept, the tablescape was designed with distressed woodland boxes, lanterns made from old screen doors, candles, organic herbs, unique florals of Crespedia and Scabiosa Pods, and even tomato and kale plants. The elements created a classic and elegant farm backdrop for the evening.

Our own Amy Morelli of The 2u Collection joined forces with other local event vendors to help prepare for this exciting anniversary. Special thanks to Tommy Murphy of Greenery Productions, Jane McLean - Director of Social Catering at The Alfond Inn, Kathryn Matta - Catering Sales Manager of The Alfond Inn, Deanne Gabel - General Manager of The Alfond Inn, Sara Florio of AFR Event Furnishings, and Abby Liga of Liga Photography

The invitations set the tone for the intimate event. Shades of greens and lavender on Bamboo paper conveyed an organic, rustic feel with a hint of sophistication. 

Gold accented place cards around linen directed guests to their seats, where they were greeted with a Die Cut Bamboo menu and a gold farm animal accent. From pigs and cows, to goats and sheep, each member of the farm animal family was represented.

Menu, Place Card, and Fun Farm Animal Accent Pieces

Long time collaborators with Greenery Productions: The 2u Collection's Amy Morelli, Lisa Stoner of E-Events, Tracy Marini of Eventfully Yours, Susan Southerland of Just Events Group, Bonnie Garfield of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Orlando, and Abby Liga of Liga Photography.

Favors included everything needed for each guest to create a farm to table dinner themselves, including herbs and spices, olive oil, and even thank you notes!

As for everyone here at The 2u Collection we are eager to see more "Greenery Productions" that are bound to be created over the next 25 years. See below for a little flair from their past!