October 27, 2018
From the very beginning, we knew this would be a special wedding. One can’t help but feel the love between Beverley and Jeff the moment that you meet them. When we did, we immediately knew this authentic, real love would create a wedding day that would fill everyone’s hearts. It would be our job to ensure the flowers and design would complement it perfectly.
“After vetting several other florists, it was clear to me that Lana understood my vision, respected our set budget, and educated us on matters of all things floral. For my now husband and me, those were very important aspects when it came to deciding who we entrusted to bring our ‘greenhouse’ theme to life,” says Beverley.
Working with event designer Lisa Stoner of Lisa Stoner Events, Lana set off to form floral elements that would bring the outdoors in at Beverley’s request. The selected DeVos Family Room at Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center boasts floor to ceiling windows, creating a beautiful light and airy space. However, that openness devised a creative challenge for Lana to fill the space in soft, yet opulent fashion while enhancing the incredibly unique deconstructive U room layout Lisa had designed.
This was no small feat considering the vastness of the stunning room, but Lana and Lisa successfully collaborated to soften the room with natural floral details that would bring it all together.
The ultimate design selected by Beverley and Jeff were lush trees on white pedestals with hanging candles that stood along the aisle of their ceremony at Kingdom Church and then were transported to the reception to be placed throughout the 32 foot long tables that enveloped the room.
Deep green garlands ran along each table with burgundy, pink, and purple flowers set into it. The look was made romantic even more with candles throughout the arrangements.
Personal flowers were composed of white, light pink and burgundy flowers loosely gathered with greenery in garden style bouquets. They were exquisite alongside the eight bridesmaids in blush dresses.
So what was it like working with Lana and the Fairbanks Florist team?
“Seamless. Perfect. Flexible. And while Lana is a true professional, I didn’t feel like a client. I felt like we’ve been friends for years. She’s genuinely interested in making dreams come true for her clients. From the first meeting, my mother, husband, and I all agreed that Lana was more than qualified to do the job.” - Beverley
Wedding Professionals: Lisa Stoner Events, KEJ Productions, dioburto photography, Miss Hayley Paige, Fairbanks Florist, Michael Anthony Cakes, Fyerfly Productions, Over The Top Rental Linens, Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals, Stages Plus, Dr. Philiips Performing Arts Center, Kingdom Church
If you are looking for a beautiful experience like Bevereley and Jeff’s, you may be interested in her advice on finding the perfect florist:
"I’m a vibe person...if I can vibe with you, I’m pretty much sold, because the relationship aspect is the deciding factor for me. If you have an awesome wedding planner (like Lisa Stoner) they will help you gather a list of floral vendors who will most likely all be able to do the job. So when meeting with them, be aware of how they speak to you, how enthused they are to work with you, and whether or not you and your spouse feels comfortable with them. I firmly believe in trusting your gut."