Category Archives: Shoot

Serenata Beach Club photo shoot

   We were so excited to be apart of The Serenata Beach Club’s photo shoot in their newly renovated ballroom. 

   This first picture is by Stan Badtz


   The following pictures were taken by me which explains the fingerprint in this first one. But it needed to be included because the paintings look so good. LOL

   Flowers in this tall centerpiece are a mix of blue and white hydrangeas, coral spray roses, tiny bit of pittosporum and underneath is a cluster of candles and petals.


   Beautiful piece of driftwood with roses, spray roses and a sprinkling of petals.

   This is a common place for the cake to placed at a wedding which gorgeous ocean views. 


   The low centerpiece brings in a touch of nature by using a wood slice underneath which is a great compliment to the heavy glass footed bowl and of course there are candles and petals. 

   The flowers are kale, roses, spray roses, hydrangeas and tiny bit of pittosporum.



   The sweetheart table has mounds of flowery goodness! Ahhh so lush! 



The amazing vendors on this one were-

Venue- Serenata Beach Club

Photographer- Stan Badtz

Flowers- by yours truly, A Fantasy in Flowers



A Fantasy in Flowers Showroom Premiere

Today we are delighted to share with you A Fantasy in Flowers Showroom Premiere!

Recently we decided it was time for a makeover in our showroom. Photographer Dan Harris who just so happens to be the same photographer who took the beyond fabulous photos of Susan’s daughter’s wedding, was kind enough to come into our shop and have a mini styled photo shoot. We wanted our new showroom to have a dazzling appeal, featuring beautiful reflective furnishings, soft lighting, portraits of our most fabulous wedding and of course fresh floral arrangements.

Our bright sitting room is designed with a sleek tufted sofa decorated with a fun floral pom pom pillow. Finishing off the area are two ornate floral painted chairs and in the corner a hand painted gown created by our very own Amy. You can find gold & silver hues and pops of red throughout the show room. A glass display showcases just a few of the beautiful accessories we use in our wedding designs, from tall centerpieces to candelabras to pillar candle holders.

We definitely feel our stunning showroom  makeover is beautiful, inviting & inspiring!

Big Thank you to Dan Harris PhotoArt for our fantastic photos!

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Bridal Fantasy Bridal Show Photo Shoot

We recently did a photo shoot with Robert Max Photography at a private residence in Avondale for some ads for the upcoming upcoming bridal show at Sawgrass Marriott on August 24, 2014.

It turned out gorgeous!

The theme was “secret garden” and we had a lot of fun with these flower bouquet designs.

We also did the doorway with flowers. It was a beautiful touch that could be incorporated into a garden or small wedding. We could also do something similar on arches or chuppahs.

Thank you to the following vendors:

Robert Max Photography

Bridal Fantasy Events of Jacksonville

Jacksonville Wedding Styles Online Magazine

Beatrice Couture Designs

Makeup by Paulina Perez

Beth Sullivan, Sei Bella Image Consulting

Peacock Styled Wedding

We got the chance to do two gorgeous photo shoots at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens this year. Besides the Wildly in Love/Animal Print “wedding” we also did a peacock inspired shoot/mock wedding, which we featured on our blog a couple of months ago.

Several popular wedding websites have since picked up the images and run with them.

We love the text for Time to Drink Champagne‘s intro to the shoot!

“You may be forgiven for thinking that this simply won’t work. I thought much the same when I saw the title for this submission from Christy Whitehead Photography but once you set eyes on the pictures you will realise very quickly that it does work and in fact, it’s pretty darn awesome.


I think the colour scheme and the feathers in the bouquet are inspired. However, it doesn’t stop there; there are details galore in this shoot and the hardest part has been deciding which pictures to show you.”

Be U Weddings said:

“Peacock feathers are making an appearance on everything from wedding fashion to dècor these days. So how can you tastefully incorporate this playful, yet elegant look into your special day? Take cues from this brilliantly bold wedding shoot at the Jacksonville Zoo, captured by the talented Christy Whitehead Photography. Turquoise and fuchsia tones look stunning with crisp white accents. Many of the DIY accessories, such as the glasses and jewelry, were handcrafted by Etsy artisans.


In need of more peacock wedding theme inspiration? Check out these stylish ideas from The Knot and Pinterest.”


Bride and Joy also picked it up, check out their link for more photos.

Local blog The Jacksonville Bride also picked up the images and ran with them.

Weddingstar wrote a nice blog about the shoot as well, you can see it at their website.

There is a video for the shoot at

Vendors include: Christy Whitehead Photography

Hair Stylist:  Hairby Ashleigh,Ashleigh Dean- Hair stylist,Siera Bushor,Renae Saf – Hair Stylist
Event Planner:  Southern Charm Weddings & Events
Favors and Gifts:  Creative Custom Card Boxes
Floral Designer:  A Fantasy in Flowers
Reception Venue:  Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Dress Designer:  Bonny Bridal
Other:  Ten23 Designs,Ten23 Designs,Visual Power Cinema,Ten23 Designs,Garter Central,Garter Central,Nita’s All Washed Up Dry Cleaning
Cake Designer:  Metro Custom Cakes, Inc.
Equipment Rentals:  Beachview rentals
Makeup Artist:  Jill Stonier Professional Makeup Artist,Lindsey Wirht Makeup Artist
Jewelry:  The Headband Shoppe,Estylo Jewelry,Romas Banaitis
Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  David’s Tuxedos
Veils and headpieces:  LennaBea,Lenna Bea
DIY or Handmade Goods Designer:  Liquid Courage,Brad Goodell: The Wedding Gallery,Amy Dwarika – custom painted art & wearables
Etsy Designer:  Park Side Harmony,PinkPopPolkaDot,Liquid Courage Flasks,Brad Goodell The Wedding Gallery,Sofisticata,Christy Whitehead
Paper Props:  Put It On Canvas,Cami’s Paper

Wildly in Love!

Earlier this year we had the priviledge of working with a ton of great local wedding vendors to do a shoot at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

Photos from the shoot appeared recently on the Weddzilla blog:

“This zoo themed wedding is really one of a kind. It incorporates zaney animal prints, animal figurines and many DIY wedding extras that will have wildly inspired.


This wedding really celebrates all that nature has to offer with zebra and giraffe print decoration, zesty orange shades and earthy green and browns/ You really do have to see it to believe it, but it totally works!


This wild and in love Florida wedding photo shoot took place in Jacksonville, Florida and has been submitted by Christy at Christy Whitehead Photography along with the help of a huge team of wedding experts.”


This shoot was also featured on FAByouBliss

““Wildly in Love”…isn’t that the cutest title for this animal theme styled wedding shoot? And the shoot itself is absolutely adorable as well.


Christy of Christy Whitehead Photography and event designer Tanya Hendricks of Southern Charm Weddings & Events thought it was crazy that no real couple had put together an animal themed wedding at the Jacksonville Zoo. So they put one together to show how awesome the idea could be. And boy did they run with it!


To get the look she wanted, Christy covered suspenders in animal print and made the bow ties for the men which were SUPER easy. She also made the table runners, which again were so easy to make! And she made the giraffe and zebra cake topper. Many of the other elements were purchased via Etsy and since the bride and groom models had previously worked together, their chemistry was already through the roof!


Again…what a brilliant idea to combine and animal themed shoot with a zoo venue. I think a real wedding like this would be spectacular!”


We were also featured on Wedding Wire for this shoot!

Be sure to check out the blog links for MORE photos!

Christy Whitehead, Tanya Hendricks and Lauren Atwaters did an excellent job pulling this shoot together and creating one of a kind looks. We couldn’t be happier with how this turned out and always love working with local professionals.

And here’s a list of some of the awesome vendors that participated:

Hair Stylist:  Hairby Ashleigh,Renae Saf – Hair Stylist,Siera Bushor,Ashleigh Dean- Hair stylist
Event Designer:  Southern Charm Weddings & Events
Favors and Gifts:  Creative Custom Card Boxes
Floral Designer:  A Fantasy in Flowers,Blossoms & Accents, Inc.
Reception Venue:  Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Invitation Designer:  Alli’s Studio
Cinema and Video:  Visual Power Cinema
Dress Designer:  Bonny Bridal
Other:  Tailgate Sports,Ten23 Designs,Ten23 Designs,Nita’s All Washed Up Dry Cleaning
Cake Designer:  Metro Custom Cakes, Inc.
Linens and Coverings:  Customized Wedding Creations
Equipment Rentals:  Beachview rentals
Makeup Artist:  Lindsey Wirht Makeup Artist,Jill Stonier Professional Makeup Artist
Jewelry:  Shirlee Grund Jewelry,Anita Edwards – giraffe pendant,Nostalgic Links,Blue Rose Beadery,Silver Lotus Designs
Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  David’s Tuxedos
Bridesmaid Dresses:  Kohls
Veils and headpieces:  Lenna Bea,LennaBea
DIY or Handmade Goods Designer:  Black Bow Hangers,Amy Dwarika – custom painted art & wearables
Etsy Designer:  Rosey Dawn – buntings & banners,PInk Pop Polka Dot,Christy Whitehead,Clineff’s Confections,Alli’s Studio,PinkPopPolkaDot,Pinch My Cheeks – confetti,Sofisticata,aubabi78
Paper Props:  Put It On Canvas


Peacock inspiration shoot — North Florida wedding and event florist

We are super excited and head over heels in love with this photo shoot we participated in at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens.

This was a peacock inspired wedding shoot. Peacock is hot right now, and we are in love with the colors and the many different looks you can create with it.

You can go really over the top dramatic with peacock feathers and bursts of color everywhere or you can go very subtle and elegant.

Tanya Hendricks, with Southern Charm Events, and Christy Whitehead, of Christy Whitehead Photography, really pulled together a nice, elegant and modern “wedding.”

Our favorite image from the shoot is above! This is in the Jaguar area at the Zoo. You will be seeing this image pop up in a lot of our advertising, it is such a romantic image!

We were originally supposed to have matching dresses for the “bridesmaids” but Bonny Bridal sent us two peacock toned dresses that were very similar in cut to each other. A lot of brides are choosing to have their bridesmaids wear similar but not the same dresses. And this is really a nice way to add some more color and perhaps allow each bridesmaid to let a bit of her own personality shine through.

And, our floral artist and painter extraordinaire Amy Dwarika painted the bride’s shoes.

Thank you to Visual Power Cinema for this video! And Christy Whitehead Photography for the photos.


Thank you to all our fabulous vendors that participated!

Southern Charm Weddings & Events Event Planner
Metro Custom Cakes, Inc. Cake Designer
Lindsey Wirht Makeup Artist Makeup Artist
Ten23 Designs Plates, vinyl decals, table settings
Brad Goodell: The Wedding Gallery Peacock glasses and cutter
Cami’s Paper Paper Props
Park Side Harmony Sign in album
The Headband Shoppe Jewelry
Siera Bushor Hair Stylist
Christy Whitehead Photography PHOTOS!
Romas Banaitis Wedding Bands
Liquid Courage Flasks
Estylo Jewelry Jewelry
Beachview rentals Equipment Rentals
Bonny Bridal Dress Designer
LennaBea Cindy Zeigler Veils and headpieces
David’s Tuxedos Tuxedo and Mens Attire
Visual Power Cinema John Powers Video
Christy Whitehead Guy’s ties and hats
Beverly Pye Second Shooter
Jill Stonier-Professional Makeup Artist Makeup Artist
Ashleigh Dean- Hair stylist Hair Stylist
Renae Saf – Hair Stylist Hair Stylist
Amy Dwarika – custom painted art & wearables Painted shoes
Put It On Canvas Gerri Hubbard Canvas
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens Venue
Nita’s All Washed Up Official Dry cleaner

Peacock Wedding Cake Server and Knife Brad Goodell: The Wedding Gallery

Cami’s Paper (mad libs and Mr & Mrs. signs)

Sign in Album Park Side Harmony

Bridesmaids Necklaces  (feather necklace) The Headband Shoppe

Wedding Rings Romas Banaitis

Peacock Flasks,

Bride’s necklace & earrings, bracelets for all the girls: and

And thank you to our models!

BRIDE & GROOM Makayla Brie & Ethan Gosselin


Ryan Neff

Katie Brannen

Conrad Poston

Cirena Haines

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