Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Day in the Life of A Florist...

March 14, 2009

This past Saturday, I had the rare opportunity to work as a florist at a wedding. Usually, I am in charge of coordinating the wedding, so this was a wonderful learning experience. I believe that anytime you can walk in the shoes of someone else, it helps you understand a little more of how their piece of the puzzle fits in. We can all agree that flowers used at a wedding usually make a statement but this wedding, the flowers created an experience. It was GORGEOUS!

Jana Stall, with Events in Bloom designed some of the most natural and artistic flowers that I have seen in a long time. She created a table scape on the bridal party table that just carried you away to the most serene and inviting place. I even helped create the centerpieces for the cocktail tables, which were a lot more difficult than you would have thought. I also added the pussy willows on some of the centerpieces that completed the finishing touch. By the time, I was done, I realized even more how much work the florist does to completing the overall look of the location. This bride had an amazing vision! Jana Stall with Events in Bloom really made it come alive!
It was a lot of fun and a beautiful wedding! Enjoy the photos!
They were taken by Limelight Photography! Kudos to Jana Stall with Events in Bloom, you are amazing!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fresh Ideas for a Beach Wedding!

A fresh idea we introduced at one of our beach weddings was the Shoe Valet. We created a drop off point for the guests to take off their shoes and enjoy the ceremony in the sand. We offered brushes and powder to help the guests clean the sand off their feet once the ceremony ended. It worked beautifully! Everyone had a safe place to put their shoes and then clean them off for the reception when they were ready to put on their dancing shoes!

For more information about our Shoe Valet, just contact us at or 813.973.9834.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Limited Edition Bridal Kit!

Bobbi Brown, one of the top make up artists around has created a Limited Edition Bridal Kit. The kit consists of a sleek white case with interior pockets and mirror plus makeup basics for anyone. There is Ivory Eye Shadow, Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Short-Handle Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush, Black No Smudge Mascara, and Pink Sugar Shimmer Lip Gloss. You can find this Limited Edition Bridal Kit at Neiman Marcus in stores or online for $75. This ideal kit is a great gift for the bride or even one of the lucky bridesmaids! What an incredible savings!

Bobby Brown says, "On your wedding day you should look like yourself at your most beautiful." And we couldn't agree more!

A New Slideshow Link of Keli & Erik's Wedding!

Just click on the link below and you can view a slideshow of the Kramer Wedding!

Thank you Jerry McGaghey for doing a FANTASTIC job photographing this wedding! You can see more of Jerry's weddings at!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Does This Look Familiar?

Do you remember seeing this photo on the opening page of our website,! Well, now you can also find this amazing photo on the pages of Brides Florida magazine Spring/Summer 2009 issue. Congratulations to my couple, Julie and John Vo! Becky Johnson with Becky Johnson Studios, photo was selected as one of the photographer's favorite photos of the past year! So check out page 168 in the Brides Florida Spring/Summer 2009 edition and see our lovely couple! Way to Go Becky!

You can also find our new ad on page 150 in the magazine!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Davis Island Garden Club Bridal Show

Sunday was the Davis Island Garden Club Bridal Show that we were invited to participate in and it was a FABULOUS event! There were so many wonderful vendors in one location it was wonderful for all of the brides who attended. Of course, we were there and set up our own table display. Our table was covered in flowers bursting with hues of orange, yellow and deep apricot over a Tiffany Blue pintuck table cloth. The colors were amazing! We handed out a favor that was a traditional Italian Wedding Wish; which consisted of 5 white Jordan almonds that represented health, wealth, happiness, fertility and longevity for each happy couple.

It was a great day and we really enjoyed every person that we had the pleasure of talking too! Thanks for stopping by and visiting our table! We enjoyed meeting all of you!

We want to send out a special thank you to the vendors who helped us make our display amazing!
Connie Duglin Specialty Linen & Chair Cover Rental, linens
Panache Event Specialists, A Classic Party Rentals Company, table settings
Events in Bloom, flowers
Stonehouse Events & More, Inc., favors and concept creation

Mr. and Mrs. Kramer!!!!

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of watching Keli and Erik become the new Mr. and Mrs. Kramer! It was a beautiful beach wedding out at the Grand Plaza Beach Resort. The color palette was black and white with champagne and lots of bling! The bride loved sparkles and with Swarovski crystals shimmering in the candle light the room was all a glow. There were parasols and paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling. The flowers were all white and stunning! The centerpieces were 3 Calla Lillies that represented the joining of this new family. The bridal bouquet was made up of Calla Lillies and the bridesmaids all held white flowers that consisted of Dendrobium Orchids, White Tulips, Calla Lillies, and Anemones. Josh with Inspire Entertainment was the DJ and got the party started and kept it going all night long! It was a FABULOUS night! With all of their family and friends, Keli and Erik began their new life together as husband and wife! Thank you for letting me be apart of this most amazing day! It was a beautiful!

*These are just a few photos from the wedding, these are not the professionals they are just pictures we took!

Some of the tremendous vendors that made this wedding extra special! Thank you!

Grand Plaza Hotel

Inspire Entertainment

Jerry McGaghey Photography

Events In Bloom