Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Club Nace Video

Check out the Club Nace Video where our floral and table decor is featured! We were very excited to work alongside many other fantastic vendors to make this party the success it was. Enjoy!

clubNACE from VHVIDEO.COM on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sneak Peek

Take a look at the slide show from a the wedding of Chris and Christina on November 13th at The Palmetto Club. The bride carried a beautiful bouquet of assorted orchids while the ceremony and reception decor consisted of flowers in shades of mangos, burnt oranges, merlot, and touches of chartreuse green.


Wedding Coordinator: Ashly Olivier, Olivier Events
Venue: The Palmetto Club
Photography: Phillip Lloyd Photography
Floral Decor: Botanica International Design Studio
Lighting: MMD Events
Caterer: Catering By Design
DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates - Doug Decker
Cake: Chocolate Pi

Thank you Chris and Christina for allowing us to be a part of such a beautiful day!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ladies Luncheon

Last week we had our first installment of our Industry Ladies Luncheon. We work with so many amazing ladies and we thought we would show our appreciation for them by hosting a luncheon in their honor. We haven't had a chance to get to everyone yet, so stay tuned! We transformed our studio using our own draping, lighting, accent furniture pieces and of course floral! Puff n' Stuff created a fantastic four course menu for this special occasion.

Our inspiration for the design was the ending of a year and the beginning of a new.

Here are some great detail shots taken by the amazing Ryan Joseph. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek from our November 5th wedding at the beautiful Reunion Resort!

Michele and Michale from VHVIDEO.COM, Inc. on Vimeo.

Venue: Reunion Resort
Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Photographer: Meg Baisden Photography
Videography: Maureen Taylor
Florist: Botanica International Design Studio
DJ: White Rose Entertainment

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pavillion XXV

Here are some pictures from Pavillion XXV at Tampa's Museum of Art this past weekend. The event was designed with each table in a monochromatic theme with all the centerpieces and glassware coordinating with the table color. We used mirror containers as they reflected the linens beautifully and helped create a cohesive look for the table.

Pavillion is an event that benefits the Tampa Museum of Art and we were thrilled to be a part of such a spectacular event, producing this event in partner with the event's Chairs.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peek from our wedding last weekend at the Powell Crosley Estate in Sarasota. The wedding had a romantic, yet organic look. The ceremony took place in front of a vintage gate adorned with foliage and floral in whites and ivories. For the table decor we used a moss and twig runner accented with candlesticks, urns, stone spheres, artichokes, mercury glass etched lanterns and flowers in shades of eggplant, ivories, and greens. Check out these couple shots and the video trailer from this beautiful wedding. We cannot wait to see the rest! Enjoy!

Ceremony/Reception Site: Powell Crosley Estate
Event Planner: Shannon Wilson, Table 6 Productions
Florist: Botanica International Design Studio
Rental Furniture: Unique Option
Linens: Wildflower and Linens By the Sea
Music: Alafaya Strings, Syncronicity, and Don Duceen
Catering: Michaels on East
Photographer: Matthew Mayes
Videography: VH Video
Chandelier Lighting: ConceptBait

Monday, October 18, 2010

Wedding Sneak Peek!

A HUGE thank you to our friend Jeff from K and K Photography for sending over these amazing images from Denise and Justin's October 2nd wedding at The Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater, FL.

It was a beautiful day and the Bride's vision was simple yet extremely elegant. Her one request, all roses. We were in love with her ivory, champagne and chocolate color scheme - her color scheme coupled with the simplicity of all roses created such a timeless and classic look that we couldn't help but fall in love with.

Below are a couple images from the day.

Denise & Justin from Voila Cinematic on Vimeo.

And of course such a gorgeous event could never be complete without all of the fabulous vendors involved!

Wedding Planner: The fabulous Sandy Rule Events
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Sandpearl Resort
Photographer: K and K Photography
Videographer: Voila Cinematic
Band: Southtown Fever
Paper Materials: Not From a Box
Dance Floor Covering and Fabric Wall behind the band: ConceptBAIT
Lighting: Baystage Lighting
Wedding Cake: It's Icing on the Cake
Chivari Chairs, Chargers, Linens, Florals: Us, of course! :)

Thank you to all of the amazing vendors involved! What a beautiful event!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cali Flora Convention

A couple weeks ago Ian had the pleasure of presenting a wedding design show on FTD's behalf for the Cali Flora Convention 2010. Here are a few shots from his presentation. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hiring Professionally Trained Wedding Vendors

The most important thing to consider when selecting your wedding day team of vendors is that your wedding vendors are professionally trained in the services that they are providing. Regardless of whether it's attending a University, conference or private classes having a professionally trained vendor means that they are passionate about their craft and committed to excellence. It isn't a hobby that they have just decided to pick up, it means they are focused on their service or product and are adamant about educating themselves in order to better their products or services for their clients. (YOU!)

Whether it's a wedding planner that has completed a certification course, a photographer who completed a degree in photography from a university, or a videographer that went to film school - having a professionally trained vendor or a vendor that focuses on continuing education will only greater benefit you and the services you receive. But as a disclaimer, just because a vendor isn't professionally trained, also does not mean that they will not provided a great service - but it's always just a great question to ask when interviewing them. :)

Regarding your florist or event floral designer - AIFD is one of many organizations established to maintain the highest standards in floral design. Accredited members of AIFD attend activities and educational events that keep designers on the cutting edge of floral and decor trends. If you are still considering a florist for your upcoming wedding, take a look at
www.aifd.org and find an accredited florist near you.

"Established in 1965, the American Institute of Floral Designers is, today, the floral industry's leading non-profit organization dedicated to establishing, maintaining and recognizing the highest standard of professional floral design. AIFD and its worldwide accredited members are in the forefront of the industry in presenting educational design programs and in designing flowers for such renowned events as the Tournament of Roses Parade, Academy Awards and Presidential Inaugurations. They are an extraordinary group of talented artists.

Accredited membership in AIFD is extremely selective and can be obtained only after a candidate has effectively demonstrated advanced professional ability of his or her floral artistry. Members proudly wear the "AIFD addendum on their name to demonstrate that their peers have found them to be "Accredited in Floral Design." They must continue to demonstrate their "cutting edge" art by meeting specified continuing education requirements. " - www.aifd.org

We are proud to say that Botanica is a member of the Society of American Florists, the American Institute of Floral Design, Professional Floral Communicators International, the National Diploma of the Society of Floristy, the American Academy of Floristy and The National Association of Catering Executives.

Images and article courtesy of www.aifd.org

Thursday, October 7, 2010

We've been featured!

We have been recently featured on the popular wedding blog Style Me Pretty! Check out some photos from a fabulous modern wedding we did at Nova 535 in St. Petersburg, FL.

to see more pictures from this wedding click HERE

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Check out this sneak peek from our October 2nd wedding! The ceremony and reception took place at the Ca d'Zan Mansion in Sarasota, FL. The floral decor consisted of roses, orchids, hypericum berries, and pin cushion protea in shades of tangerine, burnt orange, and terracotta. We can't wait to see the professional pictures from this one!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Color Palette Play

We are loving this color palette of copper, silver, and gold tones! Using flowers in creams, whites,ivories, and touches of champagne along with a sea of candlelight would help create a wonderfully elegant look for a Winter wedding.

Images courtesy of: www.marthastewartweddings.com

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Modern Wedding Etiquette Feature!

Check out Modern Wedding Etiquette for our very own Ian Prosser's post on modern wedding fashion. Where he writes, "Nowadays so many different factors come into play when discussing the "look" of your wedding. At Botanica, it’s not JUST about the flowers – we like to be involved or at least included in all visual aspects of a wedding. At the end of the day, as your team of vendors, it’s our job to work together to create a flawless event not only logistically, but visually as well." To read the rest of his post along with other great advice please visit www.modernweddingetiquette.com

Friday, September 10, 2010

Autumn Anticipation

Fall is right around the corner and we cannot wait to see some beautiful wedding hues announcing it's arrival. We love all the rich colors and intriguing textures fall brings to floral decor. Brides that marry later in the year get to take advantage color combination's that are not appropriate any other time. Some of our favorite seasonal flowers are dahlias, crabapple branches, zinnias, callicarpa berries, and liquid amber. Here are some pictures of fall colored bouquets to get you excited!

Images courtesy of www.marthastewartweddings.com

Monday, August 30, 2010

Wedding Sneak Peek!

Here is a peek from our July 17th wedding! The bridesmaids carried a colorful mixture of orchids, roses, dahlias, hydrangea, and sweet pea. For the reception decor, Ian suggested the addition of sugar cane into the centerpieces to incorporate an element that is special to the Bride's family as they are in the sugar cane industry. In addition, we used lilies, orchids, birds of paradise, and tropical foliage to help round out this beautifully unique design. Enjoy!

Ceremony: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Reception: The Don Vicente de Ybor
Wedding Planner: Georgia Watson with Weddings by Georgia
Photography: Kenzie Shores Photography
Videography: JJ Video Film
Florist: Botanica International Design Studio
Band: CK Entertainment
Hair and Makeup: Michele Renee

For more images from this wedding visit Kenzie Shores Photo Journal

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Must See Bridal Show!

Sunday August 29th from 1:00-5:00pm
Marriott Waterside, Tampa Florida

For more information please visit www.asbridalshow.com

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Martha Stewart Weddings Online Feature

Check out Botanica's feature in Martha Stewart Weddings Online!

The Bride and Groom share an interest of science and medicine which was the basis of their distinct design. They used scientific glassware, unique blooms, and unusual objects to achieve this interesting yet beautiful look. We are so happy to have been apart of Evan and Mark's special day!

Click HERE to see more fantastic images from this wedding.

The vendors we were so lucky to work alongside:

Photography: Missy McLamb of Missy McLamb Photographers
Wedding Coordinator: Samara Anderson of Voila Events and Design
Florist: Botanica International Design Studio
Seamstress: Mirta, 941-228-9115
Groom's Suit: Al's Attire
Hair: J. Con Salon
Makeup: Colours by Linny
Transportation: Escot Bus Lines
Lighting: Soundwave Productions
Groom's Wedding Band: Gleim the Jeweler
Rentals: Panache
Beverages & Bar Service: Catering By Lundy's
Ceremony Music: Arioso String Quartet
Videography: Sugar Leaf Photography

Images courtesy of www.marthastewartweddings.com

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wedding Sneak Peek!

Check out these shots from our June 19th Wedding at the Waldorf-Astoria Orlando. We used blush pink roses, peonies, and hydrangeas, lots of candlelight, and crystal accents to create this romantic environment. The wedding was a beautiful success executed by Lisa Konecny and Jessy Rivers of E-Events.

To see more fabulous images taken by Abby Liga of Liga Photography, Go to http://blog.ligaphotography.com/

The Waldorf Astoria
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, FL 32821


Abby Liga/ LIGA photography, LLC
230 South New York Ave
Suite 201
Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: 407.557.2047

Jeffrey Stoner
Mobile: 407-579-527


HYPC from T Skorman
Beverly Larode
Phone: 407-895-3000 x216

Ceremony Music:

Beautiful Music
Phone: 407.295.8527
Fax: 407.299.8086

Specialty Linen
BBJ Linen
2491 Principal Row
Orlando, FL 32837
Office: 407-857-6566
Fax: 407-857-2959

Specialty Chairs:
A Chair Affair/Ann Taylor
401 Newtech Court, Suite 101
Debary, Florida 32713
Phone: 386-479-4308


Tommy Hart/ Producer
American Audio Visual
9484 American Eagle Way
Orlando, FL 32837
Office: 407-888-8300
Fax: 407-888-0088
Cell: 407-466-3563

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Colorful Detail Idea

We came across this whimsical photo and loved the different strands of fabric and ribbons swagged above the happy couple. It is such a neat way to add visual impact to an otherwise bland space. Enjoy!

image courtesy of oncewed.com