A Garden Fantasy: Jenna and Lee’s Romantic Day

January 13, 2019

One may think that designing a gorgeous wedding day must consist of interviewing a variety of floral designers, scheduling a plethora of meetings throughout the planning process, looking over multiple mock-ups, and then selecting the exact flowers and look for the day.

Sometimes, that is true.

And sometimes, it is not.

When it came to planning the floral romance and swagger of Jenna and Lee’s most special day at Bella Collina, it was anything but conventional. And it made all the difference.

After receiving a rave referral from a friend, browsing over top reviews, and loving the pictures online, the sister of the groom called Fairbanks Florist and booked Lana and her team without Jenna and Lee even meeting her!

Throughout the planning process, Jenna sent Lana inspirational concepts via photos and Lana then interpreted the concepts into a unique look just for them - without meeting or speaking with each other until the week before the wedding.

It may seem surprising to some not to meet with your wedding florist until the day of your wedding, but because Jenna and Lee trusted Lana to select the best quality flowers available and create a design that was inspired by their likes, but yet distinctly their own, Lana was able to make exquisite floral arrangements that exceeded all their expectations.

The bridal and bridesmaid bouquets consisted of white anemones with rich navy hued middles, burgundy scabiosa, seeded eucalyptus, smilax, Brazilian berries, and roses. They were whimsical garden bouquets with delicate pops of stunning color. The groom and groomsmen donned white rose boutonnieres.

For the ceremony, two large garden arrangements consisting of antique green hydrangea, smilax, roses, lisianthus, Italian ruscus, eucalyptus, and dusty miller created a beautiful altar area.

A variety of round and rectangular reception tables held lush garlands of greens with white roses interlaced throughout and the sweetheart table was absolutely breathtaking with the ceremony arrangements on either side, dripping garland on the table, candlelight and gold accents. Complementing the bridal bouquet, the cake showcased delicate decor. The reception simply glowed throughout the garden as guests dined among the candlelight. It was a night to remember.

This wedding was the epitome of romance and to imagine…not one in-person meeting to make it all happen! We think that adds to the magic of it all.

Wedding Professionals: Bella Collina, Jamie Adams with Blush by Brandee Gar, Fairbanks Florist, Stephanie with Kristen Weaver Photography, Our DJ Rocks, Get Lit Productions, Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique, Over The Top Linens

For the Love of Flowers: Jenna and Stephen’s Stunning Soiree

January 12, 2019

There is no denying it…Jenna loves flowers.  And pairing that love with the love her and Stephen share was nothing short of magical when it came to their wedding on January 12, 2019 at The Alfond Inn.

The couple, who met in dental school and share a new practice, knew from the start that they envisioned a timeless, clean, yet modern look. It would be all white flowers with no greenery.

Lana and their wedding planner, Andrea Grier of Weddings Unique, knew it would turn out to be the perfect choice for their garden backdrop as the white contrast within the greens of nature would be breathtaking.

And it was.

Jenna and Stephen’s ceremony design was dramatic.  The women all carried lush complementing bouquets to accenting the overall look. Large planters filled with tightly packed white hydrangea welcomed guests at the beginning of the aisle and a large square arch at the altar with matching packed white hydrangea and roses was the piece de resistance - the perfect structure under which to say “I do!”

This structure was a quite a feat for the Fairbanks Florist team and one which would only get more purpose as the wedding continued.  Designed to be taken apart in three sections, this skillful design allowed the square arch to be transitioned into the ballroom for the reception.  

Boasting itself behind the sweetheart table and providing an exquisite vignette for the wedding cake, this hydrangea-packed arch donned hanging crystals and candles with romantic drapery created behind it by Swag Decor for the reception - a complete wow for the couple and the guests!

To complement this jewel of the reception, tablescapes consisted of white hydrangea and roses, uniquely detailed glass and candle pieces, as well as mirrors and crystals to give just the right amount of sparkle.  

The overall look was sleek, buttoned-up, and modern - yet, it all has a classic feel that will be awed for years to come.

Wedding Professionals: The Alfond Inn, Weddings Unique, Fairbanks Florist, Vitalic Photo, Swag Decor, Lon Tosi Officiant with Sensational Ceremonies, Harpist Christine McPhail, Over the Top Rental Linens

Grand and Gorgeous: Lindsay and Dustin’s New Year’s Eve Wedding

December 31, 2017

There’s nothing that celebrates love quite like a New Year’s Eve wedding and Lindsay and Dustin’s Tuscawilla private home affair did just that.

As the sun shone perfectly through the trees that last day of 2017, the setting was perfect for a ceremony under a family-made wood arch that Lana accented with roses, hydrangea, and olive tree branches. Lindsay carried a complementing bouquet with muted soft tones and Dustin donned a matching boutonniere.

When day turned to dusk, guests retreated inside where the main living space had evolved into a reception for royalty. A variety of roman, circular, and square tables filled the room in which layers of design materials graced each one. Some tables boasted eucalyptus garland with rhinestones, pandora vine, and olive branches while others showcased a beautiful arrangement of smilax vines, dusty miller, wax flower, lisianthus, quick sand roses and hydrangeas in blush tones.

But no New Year’s Eve wedding is complete without a little sparkle - and the mercury glass candle holders, gold glitter tablecloths, and gold beaded chargers added the perfect touch to the dazzling wintery look.

As the new year drew closer, guests danced the night away around the outdoor pool in which Fairbanks Florist gave a glowing feel with fairy-light filled lanterns and greenery garlands with twinkle lights that surrounded the pool.

It was a new year’s that welcomed 2018 with love and happiness - and one that will not be forgotten.

Wedding Professionals: Runway Events, Fairbanks Florist, Concept Photography, Our DJ Rocks, About Face Design Team, Sensational Ceremonies, Special Event Services, VIP Services of Orlando, KEJ Productions, River City Catering, Hayfire, Photo Booth Rocks