Thursday, August 25, 2011

An Article Every Bride MUST Read!

At Botanica we strive to continually educate ourselves on a daily basis by reading articles, blogs, etc. - this helps inspire us and also keeps us in the loop on upcoming trends, etc.

In the middle of our searching, we came across this FABULOUS article by Lauren Grove of Every Last Detail.

It's a must read, as we love finding things that educate us, but also serve as a great point of reference for future or current brides. We encourage you to take a moment and check it out! It's an article on signs you need a wedding planner. The Tampa Bay area is FILLED with fabulous planners! Some Brides might think of planners as a 'luxury' wedding, but we say, they are a NECESSITY!

Click HERE to view the article!!

Thanks Laura for sharing and for the great advice! We couldn't have said it better ourselves!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bouquet Trend: Love Notes

A recent trend we have noticed in bridal bouquets has been the addition of love notes, vows, scripture, or poems. At Botanica, we always love to include anything that will help make the wedding more unique and personal for the happy couple. Here are a few pictures for some inspiration. Enjoy!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Please Vote!

Please help us out by voting for Botanica for "Best Florist" in the Tampa Bay Business Journal's "Best in the Biz" Reader's Choice Awards 2011. Voting ends Wednesday, August 17th. Your support is appreciated!

Click HERE to vote!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sneak Peek: Lindsay and Matt

We are so excited to share this video if great moments from Lindsay and Matt's wedding! Thank you to VHVideo for sharing.

the Ballroom at Church Street | 07.03.2011 from VHVIDEO.COM on Vimeo.

Vendors Include
Venue: Ballroom at Church Street
Catering: Puff and Stuff
Planner: Susie Weiss, Wonderful Weddings
Furniture: AFR Events
Decor: Botanica International Design Studio
Lighting: Kaleidoscope Lighting
Draping: Design Elements
Entertainment: Side Project, DJ and Drummer
Photography: Damon Tucci

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday Inspiration: Sea Glass

Here are a few pictures for a little summer wedding inspiration. Enjoy!

Images Courtesy of: Martha Stewart Weddings

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Kind words.

You might remember some photos we posted a couple months back from the coral and chartreuse green May wedding of Lindsay and Adam at The Sandpearl. Well today, we received the nicest note from the now Mr. and Mrs. Rappoport and thought we would share. :)

"Dear Ian, Zoe and the entire Botanica Crew,

Our wedding was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, and I cannot thank you enough for helping to make it that way. Everything was flawless. Perfect.

The flowers were amazing - so amazing that Adam's grandmother has a dried centerpiece STILL sitting on her dining room table. Thank you for your time, energy, genius and fun throughout the entire planning process. You are the best! The best!

All our love."

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sneak Peek: Caitlin and Christopher

We had the pleasure of working on this beautiful wedding at the Don CeSar in St. Petersburg last weekend. Check out a few pictures we took during set up. Congrats to Caitlin and Christopher! We cannot wait to see the professional photos.

Vendors Include
Venue: Don CeSar
Decor: Botanica International Design Studio
Violinist: Amanda Gerttula
Photo booth: Shutterbooth
Photographer: Shannon Livingston
Videographer:Digital Wave
Cake: Chantilly Cakes
DJ: Frank Lebano
Hair/Make-up: Colours by Linny
Coordinator: Zoe Gallina Event Styling + Coordination

Friday, August 5, 2011

Starfish, Shells, Sandollars, oh my!

It's funny, we're located in Florida and have a considerable amount of our weddings take place on the beach or in venues that are beachfront. But contrary to popular belief, it's not every day we have a 'beach inspired' wedding. This weekend for Caitlin and Christopher's wedding, they have chosen to embrace the beach and add beach elements into various parts of their wedding.

We look forward to sharing the photos following their big day, but in the meantime, I thought we would end this great week with some beachy inspiration from past events. Enjoy!

Images Courtesy of Jerry McGaghey Photography, Pezz Photo, Limelight Photography and R. Joseph Photographics.