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

The Air of Romance: Julianne and Garrett’s Isleworth Country Club Wedding

April 14, 2018

If there is one thing that we remember about Julianne and Garrett’s April wedding at Isleworth Country Club, it’s the sweet romance that filled the air from dawn to dusk. Julianne and Garrett chose a pink, ivory, and natural greenery palette that Lana created a design board for - inclusive of open garden roses, peonies, and hydrangeas. Julianne’s handtied bridal bouquet was filled with pink garden roses and peonies accented with loose greenery for a soft touch. Julianne’s Bridesmaids wore blush pink dresses and carried smaller versions of Julianne’s bouquet. The Bridesmaids also wore delicate floral halos - perfect for the outdoor garden ceremony!

Stunning blooms on grand pedestals and a framed welcome mirror greeted guests as they took their seats along the rose petal aisle for the ceremony under a gold wrought iron arch adorned with flowers and greenery. After the vows, Lana and her team redesigned the ceremony flowers to bring the beauty inside. A lush sweetheart table splashed in pink light and surrounded by the garden flowers with greenery accents made a stunning impact in front of the fireplace. The mantle was adorned with candles and a custom faux botanical monogram which the couple commissioned for their home after the wedding.

Planned and coordinated by Michele Butler, from Michele Butler Events, the wedding was exceptionally prepared and executed - making for a wedding day that “was the moment of our lives,” says Julianne. Even though the day was warm, everyone stayed calm and cool - primarily because of the extraordinary planning and efforts of Michele. Michele is a consummate professional and remains joyful and positive throughout the entire pre-planning and day-of coordination process. It is truly a delight to work with her as she makes it seamless for a vendor (such as ourselves) to do our best work.

When it comes to romance, it doesn’t get much better than a couple that is as beautiful inside as they are on the outside, add in a beautiful ceremony overlooking the lake, highlighted by soft pink hues and lush arrangements and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a romantic wedding!

Wedding Professionals: Isleworth Country Club, Michele Butler Events, Fairbanks Florist, Emily Knuth Photography, Over the Top, Inc., Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals, About Face Design Team, Thompson Entertainment-DJ Scott Thompson, Elmwood Forest Productions, Solutions Bridal Designer House, Maureen Hall Invitations, Victoria Schultz Harpist

All the good news at Fairbanks Florist!

I am so happy to launch my shiny new website!  My new website has taken months of deep thought, creativity, love and perseverance, not to mention I had the privilege to work with an amazing web designer!  I wanted so much to bring you an elevated experience here at Fairbanks Florist!

I have also had the good fortune to hire a new floral designer who will also be part of my marketing team.  Her name is Marelize Dingman.  If you don’t already know her, I am positive you know someone who does.  One of the wonderful things about Marelize, is that she just seems to know everybody, Ha!!  She is delightful, she is happy, fun, smart and very creative!  Creativity and personalized service is the energy that fuels Fairbanks Florist and let me tell you Marelize has plenty of it!  Please be on the lookout for her making her way around town to make introductions, I would be so honored if you made her feel welcome!


It is my privilege to introduce the Fairbanks Florist Team to you! But first a big shout out to my Husband Art, for the beautiful team photos!  From left, please meet Sherry Graham. Sherry was the design room Manager when Fairbanks Florist served you as a full service retail flower shop for over 27 years! Sherry's beautiful expert floral designs help make your event extraordinary!

Next to Sherry, my partner in life and business, Art Faulkner, co-owner of Fairbanks Florist and the love of my life! When Art is not professionally photographing his own Corporate Events, Weddings and Product shoots, he is alongside our team making sure every part of production and day of execution comes off flawlessly! If you don't already know the Award Winning Art Faulkner Photography, please look him up for your next event. Your day will be remembered in exquisite photos, beyond your expectations!

Well you know me, I have been serving you as the proud owner of Fairbanks Florist, with much gratitude for your trust in my ability to execute your floral needs whether large or small. You know I love helping you and making your day beautiful with my floral visions and design, having the biggest smile every step of the way! Flowers are my passion, people are my passion and bringing them both together, well, I am so grateful to love what I do and do what I love!

So on to our most lovely Sheila Tousley. Sheila manages the logistics and event production side of our events and you can thank her for the countless hours she spends making sure the fine details are in place that make your event extraordinary! But don't stop there! Sheila is working hard after your event to put everything back into perfect place for the next lucky client to have the Fairbanks Florist team bring their special event to life!

Next to Sheila please meet Marelize Dingman. Marelize brings years of chairing large galas for community events, volunteering her time for local or international charities to event planning and execution, along with beautiful floral design and her charming personality to make sure your event is perfectly executed!

If you are looking for floral designs that are unique and customized just for your event, we are ready to serve you with fresh, leading edge, artistic creations that are truly unique to your vision! Give Lana a call and let's get started!!!