Friday, October 31, 2008

Simple Beach Chic

This past weekend, October 25th we had the opportunity to work with a beautiful couple from New York, Betsy and John. They had a very elegant beachside wedding at Carlouel Yacht Club in Clearwater Beach.

The Bride found her wedding decor inspiration from a picture in a magazine which showcased a very different decor element that we aren't use to doing, but it turned out beautiful! The picture consisted of table decor and floral incorporating the use of bowls. She used a standard linen and found very natural and organic looking table runners (from Pottery Barn), that we then placed a collection of bowls down the runner with intermittent frosted hurricanes.

This is a perfect example of an understated elegant wedding that can showcase your personality without going over the top on your decor or your budget.

A fun detail to note - the Bride's father is an avid orchid grower so he brought in several favorite orchids of the Bride and we incorporated them into her bouquet.

Thanks so much to for sending us these beautiful pictures within a matter of days and of course to Shannon Wilson from Table Six Productions for always doing a fabulous job and making our lives easier! :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Botanica, US Weekly and The Wedding's $100,000 Celebrity Dream Wedding

Botanica had the privilege of being selected as the Celebrity Florist to create the floral for the US Weekly and The Wedding's $100,000 Celebrity Dream Wedding!

It was SUCH a pleasure working with Courtney Dempsey and Gary Courtney, they truly were an amazing couple and we all had such a blast. Courtney and Gary wanted a sophisticated miami beach chic look. Which we accomplished through the use of several different varieties and hot colors of orchids.

The wedding planning process was in several issues of US Weekly and the wedding was featured in the US Weekly issue available on stands Friday, October 17th.

Below is a link to the wedding online. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!