Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sneak Peek: Bryan Rafanelli Event @ Urban Coast

Check out these photos from a recent event we sponsored at Urban Coast. Bryan Rafanelli, owner of Rafanelli Events, was speaking to wedding professionals at this private event and shared an up-close look inside his admired wedding creations. Botanica provided the bright floral decor that complemented all the other beautiful pieces the fabulous local vendors supplied. Thank you to Michael Schuhmann for sharing the photos!

Monday, June 27, 2011

We've Been Featured!

We had the pleasure of working with Rise and Jonathan on their beautiful wedding that took place at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL. A feature of their wedding is currently in the Fall/Winter edition of The Knot Florida! Check out a sneak peek from their big day HERE.

Image Courtesy of: The Knot Florida

Friday, June 24, 2011

Queen of Gasparilla Party

We had the pleasure of creating this spectacular event with planner Sarah Fairbarn from One Fine Day. As Tampa residents know, Gasparilla comes each year in late January and it is Tampa's version of Mardi Gras. Every year a young woman is crowned Queen of Gasparilla and here is a sneak peek inside this years Queen's coronation soiree. The event space was transformed using a pirate theme. Botanica assisted with the design as well as provided the linens, floral, decor, and some chairs. Thank you to Pezz Photo for sharing the great pictures. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sneak Peek: Annika and Matt

We recently had the pleasure of working with a lovely couple and Ms. Sharia Riley from SyleHouse Weddings and Events on this organically beautiful wedding. The Ceremony took place at Knowles Chapel and the reception at Isleworth Country Club. Here are a few of our favorite photos of the gorgeous decor. Thank you to BinaryFlips Photography for sharing. Enjoy!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Guest Book Idea

The tradition of having a sign-in guest book has been updated several times throughout recent years. We have seen anything from signing a large framed picture of the couple to having a signed coffee table book about where they decide to honeymoon. It is nice to come across different takes on this long standing custom. Here is one we found on Etsy that is fun! Guests add their names with their fingerprint to make up the wedding tree.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Beat the Heat

It is starting to feel like Summer has officially arrived and Florida weddings in the summertime can get HOT! Outdoor views do provide beautiful backdrops for wedding ceremonies, however, with temperatures reaching the mid and upper 90's your guests may be distracted by the overwhelming heat instead of focusing on the beautiful venue, decor, and of course the bride. If you must have an outdoor location, think about using umbrellas scattered throughout the ceremony seating to provide extra shade. Also, consider having a drink station readily available for guests to cool down. Your friends and family will really appreciate the thought and consideration.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Sneak Peek: Kelly and Matt

Here is a peek into our April 30th wedding at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach. We loved creating this beautiful reception table that had an natural and organic theme. The bright blue iris gave the perfect punch of color to complement the decor. Thank you to K&K Photography for sharing the photos. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sneak, Sneak Peek: Debby and Mike

We just couldn't wait to share this! Here is a sneak, sneak peek into our wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island last weekend. Everything turned out so beautifully. Thank you to Mrs. Lisa Stoner from E-Events for posting this snapshot to hold us over. We cannot wait to see the professional pictures from the fabulous Garrett Nudd . We will share more soon!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Floral Wedding Gown

Check out this amazing floral wedding gown that was created for Engage 2011 held in San Diego, CA. The mixture of roses, peonies, hydrangea, and phaelenopsis orchids gives this piece great texture and detail. Enjoy!

This dress was created by Karen Tran Florals

Image Courtesy of: Style Me Pretty

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sneak Peek: Lindsey and Adam

Here are a few shots from our wedding last weekend at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach. Thank you to Julie Brewer from Brewer Photo and Video for sharing the photos.

Venue: Sandpearl Resort,
Planner: Ashly Olivier, Olivier Events
Photographer: Brewer Photo and Video
Floral: Botanica International Design Studio
Lighting: Botanica International Design Studio
Draping: Botanica International Design Studio