Archive for the ‘News & Press’ Category

Published: Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

January 30, 2012

“Under the professional eye of a stationer, a unique work of art can be created that is a direct reflection of the bride and groom’s personality.” 

Not From a Box is honored to be included in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style New England latest invitations editorial, featuring a gorgeous array of invitation designs and styles. GO chose one of our favorite custom designs in this issue;  a unique sleeve-style invitation with a romantic shaped monogrammed seal and chandelier accent. Oh and Swarovski crystals, lots of them. Chandeliers have to sparkle, don’t they?


BRIDAL SHOW at the iconic Don CeSar Beach Resort

January 10, 2011

Join us at the legendary “Pink Palace” on January 16, 2011 from 11am – 3pm for an extraordinary Bridal Show featuring 50 of the Don CeSar’s preferred vendors from the Tampa Bay area, including Not From a Box!

Enjoy live music, complimentary self parking, gourmet hors d’oeuvres & pink champagne.

For additional information, including pre-registration, please click here.

Published: Weddings Unveiled, Winter 2011

January 5, 2011

We are thrilled to be included in the current issue of Weddings Unveiled Magazine, as a part of Erin and David’s December, 2009 wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. I must admit, I had little doubt this wedding would be published: It was absolutely gorgeous in every way, and captured beautifully by photograper Garrett Nudd. This wedding is also featured in our own Real Weddings gallery, with additional photos and details here.

Not From a Box featured in Weddings Unveiled magazine

July 13, 2009

We previously blogged this beautiful wedding, however the buzz continues. We’re so excited that this wedding was also chosen to appear in Weddings Unveiled magazine. To view the full write-up, click here

Amy Willoughby featured in The St. Petersburg Times, 06.08.09

June 8, 2009

We’re so excited to be featured in today’s newspaper! Click on the image below to view the article:


Published in Southern Weddings Real Wedding: Lindsay & Brantley

April 3, 2009

We are so excited to be featured in Southern Weddings!

The amazing vendors that made this wedding possible include:
Photography: Limelight Photography
Wedding Planner: Table Six Productions
Florals, Decor, Lighting, Draping: conceptBAIT
Venue: Carlouel Yacht Club
Cake: Chocolate Pi
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Dressing Room
Tent: U.S. Tent Rental
Beach footwear: Switchflops by Lindsay Phillips

More pictures of Lindsay and Brantley’s wedding, including a photo of their invitations and custom monogram, can be found on our Real Weddings: Lindsay & Brantley page, also on Limelight Photography’s blog at

Designer Wedding Gowns – Trunk Show

March 23, 2009

We are huge fans of Judy and The Dressing Room and are happy to pass along this exciting news….

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. –, Judy Ferrara, is very excited to introduce the entire collection of Simone Carvalli Wedding Gowns, on March 27th and 28th . A company representative will be here to answer all your wedding and style questions. This exquisite dress collection can be seen in Brides, InStyle Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings and The Knot magazines.

The Simone Carvalli Collection is known nationally for elegance, quality and fit. These gowns feature sophistication, romance, and glamour with a contemporary flair. Many with exquisite hand beaded work, accents of crystals, pearls and stones.

The new collection will be previewed all day Friday and Saturday, starting at 11 AM till 7 PM both days, appointments preferred.

The Dressing Room is focused on edited styles, exceptional service and personal attention, all in a beautiful setting. Located on Central Avenue, in St. Petersburg, Ferrara has designed her boutique so that bridal parties will experience shopping on a whole new level.

“The Dressing Room fills the void in finding the perfect, made-to-order dress,” Ferrara says. “I opened my boutique because I know women want a fashion-forward, yet classic look that can easily be worn by all brides, bridesmaids, moms and flower girls.

“In addition to great fashion, Ferrara wanted to bring a unique boutique experience to bridal parties. The comfortable, exclusive atmosphere helps brides leave their wedding planning stress behind to enjoy shopping with friends.

“Have you ever tried private shopping?” Ferrara asks. “You’ll wish everyone could offer this type of setting for shopping.”

Ferrara provides individual attention by appointment only – offering a private, intimate shopping experience. In order to streamline the decision-making process, Ferrara recommends that a bride bring no more than two or three people to her appointment.

Bridal fashion trends have moved away from each member looking identical and The Dressing Room based its philosophy on this. The customization options available at The Dressing Room are endless and allow brides to be considerate of her bridesmaids and ensure a beautiful coordinated look.

The Dressing Room has something for every woman’s age, body type and special event. Styles include dresses that are sexy and strapless, some with classic polish, others featuring fabrics that are modern satin, flirty chiffon, deep V necklines, elegant subdued fabrics, rich jewel tones, gorgeous pastels and smart neutrals. Size charts are provided for each designer and all of the dresses are made in standard sizes from 0 – 32.

The Dressing Room is located in St. Petersburg at 2430 Central Avenue. The phone number is (727) 323 – ROOM (7666). For additional information, visit

2009 Bride’s Choice Award Winner!

February 10, 2009

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Not From a Box, Inc. has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™!

In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US. That means Not From a Box, Inc. is rated as one of the very best wedding invitation companies in the Tampa Bay area.

Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews.

“We are excited to launch this annual award program to honor high-performing vendors based solely on the experiences of our WeddingWire community,” according to Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s recipients have set the bar high, exhibiting excellent service and expertise in the wedding industry.”

Not From a Box, Inc. would like to thank our past clients for speaking on our behalf and helping us win the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award!

We encourage each client to check us out on Wedding Wire and rate us based on their personal experience!

Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s Wedding to Carole Rome

December 13, 2008

Not From a Box was deeply honored and excited to design the invitations and stationery for Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s Wedding to Carole Rome. Their wedding took place on Friday, December 12.

It’s been an exciting few months here at our studios. We’ve been worked closely with the couple and others involved with the wedding; creating their invitations, ceremony programs, escort cards and menu cards.

We were also thrilled to work with the couples’ florist, Botanica International Design Studio, who created stunning arrangements and bouquets, and the fantastic staff at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, the reception location. Their Grand Ballroom is one of the most elegant, beautiful special event venues in the Tampa Bay area.

Here are a few links to media articles regarding the event.

Crist’s Wedding Invitations Not From A Box

Invitations Fit For A Governor

Tampa Bay’s 10

The Governor’s Wedding