Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bride's Choice Awards 2011

We are excited to announce Botanica International Design Studio has been chosen to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011. This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate quality and service excellence in the wedding industry.

Image Courtesy of: WeddingWire

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Honeymoon Search

If you are searching for honeymoon options check out Jetsetter. There are always some great deals on luxury vacations on their site. From Iceland to Bali there are destination deals for everyone.

Here is one of their amazing active deals: Moon Dance Cliffs in Jamacia from $165 a night!

Happy Honeymooning!

Image Courtesy of: Jetsetter

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sweet Thanks

We thought we'd share very nice Thank You we received today from another satisfied client. Enjoy!

Ian and Zoe,

I just wanted to thank you both for the really beautiful flowers at Griffin and Tom's wedding this past weekend at the Crosley Estate. Everyone was blown away by the arrangements and loved the chandelier in the tent. I have been to many weddings, including the wedding of my other daughter, and I have to admit that the ceremony flowers were the prettiest I had ever seen.

Griffin had a very definite vision of what she wanted it to look like and you knew how to make it happen even when I had a hard time visualizing it!
I do think people enjoyed the fact that it didn't all look like traditional wedding flowers. I just wanted you to know that we appreciate all the work that went into making a beautiful event for a special day

Sharon Miller

Image Courtesy of: Powel Crosley Estate

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chair Trend

We have been seeing more expression in chair choice since the unique chair trend began last year. It is so fun to see people use chairs as their pops of color or a mixture of different chairs to show off their eclectic side. Sometimes it's hard to stray away from the typical chivari as they are easy to access and mostly an affordable choice. If you have to go the classic chivari route, consider using a bright color to bring out some playfulness in the overall design.

Image Courtesy of: Style Me Pretty

Monday, January 17, 2011

Ceremony Decor

When thinking about ceremony decor it is easy to fall in love with rose petal aisles, pew markers, and opulent structures. All of these are beautiful options but if you are working with a budget, perhaps consider using floral and decor options that can be re-purposed within your reception, such as large arrangements, garlands, or candles.

Here is a gorgeous rose petal aisle that looks amazing for ceremony but after the vows are said and its party time, you can't enjoy it anymore.

This lily garland is lovely and unique. The best part is that it can be moved into your party post ceremony!

Images Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Orlando Wedding Feature

We have been featured in the most recent edition of Orlando Wedding Magazine! The elegant wedding of former WKMG-Channel 6 news anchor, Jacqueline London and former NFL tight end, Tony McGee took place at Knowles Chapel, Winter Park and The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes. The floral decor consisted of beautiful assortment of white flowers, such as blooming branches, dendrobium orchids, and french tulips. We were so happy to take part in their special day!

Our hats go off to the fabulous vendors that made it all happen!

Wedding Planner:
Lisa Konecny, E-Events Wedding and Event Design
Venue: Knowles Chapel and The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes
Photogapher: Garrett Nudd Photography
Videographer: Jeffrey Stoner
Music: Coco Brown & The Phat Cat Players and DJ Carl

Images Courtesy of: Garrett Nudd Photography

Monday, January 10, 2011

Calendar for a Cause

Check out this exciting event we get to be a part of that supports the Children's Cancer Center of Tampa.

Click Below to find out more!
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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Grace Ormonde Feature!

We have been featured in the latest Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine!

Click HERE to check out our feature on page 7.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Botanica Featured

We have been recently featured in the Winter 2011 edition of Real Weddings in Weddings Unveiled. Check out Erin and David's gorgeous Winter Wonderland wedding held on New Years Eve.

To see more please visit Completely Unveiled by Weddings Unveiled.


Monday, January 3, 2011

Botanica Team Spotlight

Happy New Year! We thought we would step into 2011 spotlighting some of our fantastic team so you can get to know us a little better. Today we will start with Zoe Gallina, Botanica's Event Account and Marketing Coordinator. Below are a few Questions we asked Zoe.

1. How long have you worked for Botanica and how did you get your start?

4 and ½ years – I was raised in this industry, so it was a natural transition/progression after I graduated college.

2. What is your favorite part about working for Botanica or the event industry itself?
I love the creativity that it allows – but most favorite, the fact that you have the honor of being involved in one of the most important and exciting day of someone’s life. Being involved in that day, from the very beginning of their planning stages through seeing the final end result of seeing how beautiful the bride looks, how perfectly everything has come together and how amazing the reception and ceremony sites look are my absolute favorite parts and of course, a happy Bride and Groom. Seeing that you have taken their vision, brought it to life and in most cases, exceeded their expectations is the most fulfilling feeling.

3. What is your favorite flower?
I have SOOO many favorites, but of all, peonies.

4. What is your favorite thing to do when NOT working?
Hanging out with my husband, family and friends.

5. What are you looking forward to most in 2011? So very many things, but work-related – seeing the Brides we’ve been working with for the past year’s wedding come together and meeting new ones.

We are so glad Zoe enjoys Botanica as much as she is loved by all of us. She is such an unsung hero and essential part of our company. Stay tuned for more spotlights to come.