September 2, 2018
“I was recommended to Lana by my planner, Sonya Keller. She told me my vision would be perfectly brought to life by Lana, and she was so right!” - Megan Joyner
When Megan and Kyle became engaged in 2017 in Anna Maria Island, they knew a wedding in which their closest friends and family could attend and feel like they were truly on vacation was their dream.
A theme of sophisticated paradise inspired by the Florida tropics would be the creative mindset behind the overall design. And Megan, a Floridian with Kentucky roots, loved the idea of blending southern charm with their Florida feel.
During the first meetings with Lana, Megan’s Pinterest board was reviewed as Lana took careful notes on what the priorities were for the wedding. Megan and Kyle’s interests were distinct; they wanted:
- a modern ceremony arch
- a stand-out bridal bouquet
- tall centerpieces to allow for table conversation
- a show stopper cake topper
and Lana made it all happen. With an abundant mixture of magnolia, tropical palms, and proteas, Lana designed the perfect blend of nature and elegance.
But even though the design of the wedding was a dream come true, the weather that day wasn’t exactly what everyone had wished for. Wind and rain threatened for the outdoor ceremony time and eventually, the ceremony arch - which was drenched in magnolia, king proteas, and lush greenery - couldn’t withhold the foreboding weather any longer.
Making a weather call to bring an event indoors even though the vision has always been for outdoors is one of the most difficult decisions to make on a wedding day. It was no different for Megan and Kyle. Eventually, they decided on an indoor ceremony, which was important for all of the wedding professionals involved as stormy weather can be dangerous for vendors - particularly for a florist on a steel ladder!
The ceremony and reception ended up being an exquisite blend of southern charm and Florida paradise - even though the ceremony was indoors. And the magnolia flowers, which were silk placed in real leaves, stayed beautiful the entire day. It was truly paradise - both for the guests and for Megan and Kyle!
Wedding Professionals: Interlachen Country Club, Sonya Keller, Fairbanks Florist, The Alfond Inn, Laura K. Moore, Blast Productions, Sprinkles Custom Cakes, Makeover Station, Paper Goat Post, Stella York
"On my wedding day, [Lana] brought me my bouquet, and it truly was a work of art. My mom still exclaims that she has never seen such a beautiful wedding bouquet." - Megan
"Lana thoughtfully crafted our wedding vision into reality. She crafted a lush, flower and palm-covered archway for our ceremony, that doubled as the table runner for our head feasting table at the reception." - Megan
"I will always look back at our wedding day with such appreciation for Lana and her team, her patience, and her willingness to understand us and our needs to have the most perfect experience. Thank you x1000!" - Megan