Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Something New.

Weddings are ever changing - trends, designs, styles, budgets! We’re excited to share “something new” that challenges our imaginations to create inspiration and beauty for everyone. Get ready for our big reveal in February...

Today we share a new color and design trend for 2012. 

This trend? Deliberate Abandon: 'Structured recklessness'. What exactly does this mean? They are Polychromatic, high chroma colors such as; teal, citron, raspberry, tiger lily, delphinium, purple california poppy and Driftwood. This color palate plays off of neutrals and wood tones, or grayed out backdrops creating a tension in color and mood.

This can be described as comfort for multiple generations. Items plucked from several decades, including mid-century modern, 60s and 70s mixed with treasures from your Grandmother's time. It's creating your story, juxtaposing elements to create an eclectic mix of design and style. Think Anthropologie.

It's creating interest in your event with color and texture that gives a more gathered object and in-uniformed, yet coordinating look, that is more casual in appearance.

The rest of the week we'll share more new colors and design trends, so stay tuned!


Source: The Society of American Florists, Frank and Margaret Hofland, Accent Decor - Kim Morrill, AIFD, Morrill Support, Inc. - Gretchen Sell, Design Master color tool inc.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

We're Moving!!!

We made the announcement yesterday via our facebook/twitter, but we just wanted to share the excitement of our move a little more in detail.

Our new location will be almost triple the size of our current studio. We are so thrilled as we've been bursting at the seams these past couple of years and have multiple off-site storage units as a result. Since we constantly add to our inventory, we're so happy to have the opportunity to have everything organized and displayed in one place.

December 1st, we start working on the renovations of the building, painting the outside and getting the inside painted and up to BOT standards and organization! We hope to be fully moved into the place the beginning of February.

We'll have multiple client meeting offices and a large new design room (a space bigger than our entire current building) and of course plenty of room for storage and working offices.

We can't wait to share the progress as the days and months pass by. Stay tuned for updates!

Happy Thanksgiving,
Your friends at Botanica

Friday, November 18, 2011

Things We're Thankful For.

With Thanksgiving literally right around the corner, we thought we'd use today to share some things the people behind the flowers are thankful for here at Botanica. A mixture of fun and heartfelt thank yous and everything in between, we hope you enjoy!

1. First and foremost, our family, our Botanica family. From our designers to the lovely ladies that run the 'front of the house', to our set up crew and everyone in between. We couldn't do anything without each and every one of you and couldn't be more thankful to have you in our lives.

2. Great Brides and clients that allow us the blessing to the job that we love so much. We are thankful to have the opportunity to do something every day that we are truly passionate about.

3. Our amazing industry talents and teammates. We feel that no event can be complete without the amazing talented professionals that make it work. We feel so privileged to work with so many fabulous people and we thank you for the talent that you bring to the industry. And of course for being our favorite teammates on the big day!

4. When we're involved with weddings, we love the fact that we get to be a part of one of the most memorable and important days in a family's life.

5. Happy clients. There is nothing that makes us more happy than a client that is thrilled with the products and services we provide. We love the emails and thank you notes that we receive that let us know we've done a job well done. Fun Fact - we always read and share these sentiments with our entire staff.

6. Wedding and Event planners. We cannot stress enough the importance of an event planner on the day of your event. Having someone there to coordinate and organize the day is not a need, but a MUST. On our end, a planner that is organized and communicates set up and breakdown times, is something we need every week and can't express enough our love of timelines and final layouts! :)

7. Photographs and Wedding Film Highlight videos. Just as much as client's love to relive every moment of their big day, so do we! We love sharing these items, not only with our staff that were involved in the event, but also with everyone else. There is nothing better than posting beautiful photos and films to share with our past, present and future clients and friends!

8. Technology. What on earth would we do without it.  Enough said.

9.  FLOWERS! Not sure why we didn't mention this sooner, but we are grateful for anything and everything pertaining to flowers. Their fragrance, the way they open to make an arrangement look perfect, their color, texture and variety. We are so lucky to work with such a beautiful and amazing product of nature.

10. For being blessed. We have so many more reasons to be thankful but above all, we are blessed in so many ways - we are so passionate about what we do and the people we provide our products and services for, we cannot thank the Lord above enough for giving us this daily opportunity.

Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Style Me Pretty Feature

What a perfect start to the week?! We are thrilled to announce that we are featured on Style Me Pretty today! Check out this fabulous vintage chic wedding where we had the pleasure of being a part of the event design, decor and of course, floral. We hope you enjoy this wedding as much as we did - the family were absolutely amazing to work with, we truly enjoyed every minute of this wedding! Click HERE to see the feature. xo - Zoe and Ian, poolside from Grand Cayman :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

What We're Up to!

This Sunday, Ian, myself and Fiona are off to the Cayman Islands!! As it sounds like a fabulous getaway, which we know it will be, we're actually there on business!

Monday starts the Engage2011 Conference and we couldn't be more excited! What is this conference you might ask? It's a twice yearly luxury wedding business summit where fabulous leaders in the event industry and other wonderful event vendors gather to learn and grow.

Our days will be filled with the most amazing informational meetings and leading industry speakers and presenters. We can wait to share some of the action! Stay tuned to our facebook page for pictures and other fun updates!

Bon Voyage!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sneak Peek - Lauren and Richard!

We were thrilled to receive these photos from Lauren and Richard's Renaissance Vinoy Resort wedding that took place just last week!

Thanks so much to the fabulous, Phillip McDonald of Phillip Lloyd Photography  for sharing these photos in a ridiculously timely manner. :)

For Lauren and Richard's Wedding, Lauren wanted an enchanted forest, whimsical look accented with some pops of color. For the linens we selected a combination of coral lamour napkins, coupled with a softer papaya lamour table linen. We always love for our Brides to surprise their guests, so during cocktail hour we always like to mix it up a bit and for the cocktail tables we had some fun 'tree-like' overlays.

The arrangements consisted of natural elevations covered in moss and branches, with the low pieces in vintage french wire lined in moss. The arrangements were a softer color palate including, ivory, chartreuse green and peaches.

For Lauren's wedding we provided the floral, napkins, linens, chargers, some of our Bentwood and Bergere Chairs, draping and our new lounge furniture pieces!

We were honored to be a part of this big day and resume of amazing vendors, thanks to the amazing Sandy Rule of Sandy Rule Events!

We hope you enjoy the photos!

XO - Zoë

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wedding Sneak Peek! Megan & Rob

This past July we had the pleasure of working with Megan and Rob on their beautiful Boca Grande Wedding. The ceremony took place at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and the reception, at the always gorgeous, Gasparilla Inn. They had a soft color scheme of pale coral, peaches, ivories and chartreuse green.

Below is a sneak peek of their wedding film from the o' so talented Mr. Jeffrey Stoner of Stoner Video.

Megan & Rob's Wedding Highlights - Gasparilla Inn, Boca Grande from Jeffrey Stoner Video on Vimeo.

We hope you enjoy! Thank you Jeffrey for sharing!

XO- Zoë

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Change is a Comin'!

Yes, we are going to be those obnoxious people that tell you some new and exciting things are coming down the pipe, BUT at this current moment, aren't able to share what.

But we can tell you, planners and future clients will be thrilled to see Botanica as a whole more streamlined and efficient with an updated look. We're currently working on website and blog facelifts. Most recently, we've started the launch of our new proposal layout, something we just rolled out to our first 2 planners today. We have new products, services and oh so much more! Upon viewing our updates, we'd LOVE any feedback!

Some other fun things we'll share soon, but in the meantime we're thrilled and couldn't be any more excited to share along the way! We hope you'll join us on this new journey!