October 12, 2018
“After our first meeting with Lana we felt she listened to our wants and needs, she was on time, professional and brought her own ‘out of the box’ creativity to the table.
We met with several florists and, walking out of Lana’s office, my fiancé and I knew right away she was the one for us.” - Anthony
With their hearts set on a wedding design that revolved around two-toned blue orchids immersed in water complemented with manzanita trees, Anthony and Eddie set out to find the perfect floral designer to make their vision come to life.
Embarking on their journey around Central Florida to find just the right designer, they eventually found themselves at Fairbanks Florist, creatively brainstorming with owner and creative director, Lana Faulkner.
“At our initial consultation she had tons of ideas, suggestions and took the time to show us photos and materials on the spot,” say Anthony and Eddie.
The talent that Lana showed that day, paired with her caring nature and desire to exceed all expectations, inspired Anthony and Eddie to trust her expertise when it came to their special day.
Due to her keen sense of design and her getting to know Anthony and Eddie’s tastes, Lana recommended she create a sample of their requested centerpiece. Although there was a cost for this (due to the hard costs of the flowers, the price of individual orders through a wholesaler, and the time it takes), Anthony and Eddie happily agreed to see their vision in real life before their big day.
After seeing a mock-up version of their original thoughts, they knew there was something not quite fitting. Instinctively, Lana had thought that would be the case, so she had a plethora of fresh ideas influenced by the current design.
A chic new version that was perfectly them!
On a very special day in October, the Alfond Inn dazzled for Anthony and Eddie’s wedding. The ceremony in the Conservatory was beautifully set in a round with large white pedestals boasting full arrangements of white roses and hydrangeas. In the center of the room was a white circle of rose petals - simple and pure for the vows they would take.
And while the ceremony was filled with airiness and natural light, their reception room was drenched in candles and specialty lighting.
White orchids submerged in water-filled glass vases, manzanita trees with hanging crystals surrounded by a base of lush flowers, a sublime amount of sparkle enveloping floating candles and delicate white flowers, and exceptional lighting design by Wendy at Soundwave Entertainment made the entire room feel dreamy as each centerpiece was perfectly aglow.
This all led to a once-in-a-lifetime wedding for a very happy couple with excellent advice for others…
“The best piece of advice I can give to other couples in regards to design and flowers is to ask for a mock up version. I requested one for my wedding because I’m a very visual person and I was able to know right away what we had planned wasn’t how I pictured it.
We quickly went back to the drawing board, brainstormed again, got more examples and were much more confident about the look we envisioned!
If we didn’t do that mock up our wedding wouldn’t have been the same. Lana was positive and encouraging the entire time, even though we changed a lot of our initial plan.
We really loved working with her.”
And what a pleasure it was working with these two open-minded visionaries on a wedding that was absolutely dazzling.