Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ian Prosser elected to sit on council for SAF!

Congratulations to our very own Ian Prosser for being elected by his floral peers to sit on the board of the retail council for the Society of American Florists.

You might ask yourself, what exactly does a member of the board of the retail council do? "SAF Councils represent the three main segments of membership: Retailers, Growers and Wholesalers. Council members, who are leaders in their respective fields, meet twice each year and keep SAF apprised of the latest developments in the floriculture industry. The Councils make recommendations on how SAF should respond to industry needs and give feedback on SAF’s strategic direction. Input from these important advisory groups is forwarded to the appropriate Committees for further expansion." -

THEN FROM THERE .... "SAF Committees help develop and implement all of the programs and services SAF offers to members and the floriculture industry. Organized into nine functional areas and representing all segments of the industry, these Committees provide vital insight, direction and leadership to SAF’s programs, products, and services. Committees help SAF monitor and evaluate industry trends, assist in the creation of new products and services, determine government relations strategies and create professional development and industry recognition programs." -

So as you can see, it's not JUST about putting flowers in a vase. :) The floral industry and the florists that are members of the various organizations, are committed to more than just designing arrangements and events. It's about being an active member in your event community and making a difference within our industry!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Botanica featured on The Knot's

When we found out our good friend Shannon Wilson from Table 6 Productions was pregnant we couldn't have been more excited for her and the Table 6 family!

When you have a baby of course a baby shower is definitely a MUST! But when you add a Mom who's a wedding planner with friends in the industry, only good things will happen!

We were thrilled to be a part of Shannon's baby shower and now only months later she has given birth to quite the cute little boy!!

Everyone was excited to be a part of the shower, not only was it a great success, but we recently learned it has been featured on The Knot's new party planning website,

Click HERE to see the article!

Kudos to the fine catering of Catering by Design and as always, the talent Phillip of Phillip Lloyd Photography!

Botanica featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine!!

We are thrilled to announce that one of our recent weddings has been chosen as a featured wedding in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine!!

As we blogged following this March wedding, Abner and Amanda were absolutely amazing to work with. We had such a great time!

We feel so honored to have had this wedding selected. Please share the excitement and check the article out online! CLICK HERE to view the article!!