Kelli & Ryan are married

We loved this couple and had so much fun pulling together the flowers for their November 3rd wedding at Fruit Cove Baptist church with reception at St. Johns Golf and Country Club.

They met at church where they both volunteer in student ministry.

We have to share this photo of Kelli at WORK! She is a dolphin trainer at SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove.

“I help take care of and train 44 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins,” Kelli says. “And I guide dolphin swims for guests that come to our park.”

Her husband Ryan works for Ring Power renting out equipment for construction and such, but that doesn’t sound nearly as much fun to us as swimming with the dolphins!

Here’s what Kelli tells us about the proposal:

His proposal was perfect. He proposed at our Tuesday night middle school ministry. A couple weeks prior, our friend Cheez (one of the other volunteers, he runs all of the skits and games) asked Ryan and I to do a skit called “the comforting couch.”


Basically the idea was for Ryan and I to stand up and start arguing in the audience. Cheez will then pop his head through a couch on his head is between the cushions..and call us up so he can resolve our argument. We agreed to do the skit, and a week prior Ryan decided he would propose during the skit.


Here’s the video of his proposal:

The flowers were stargazer lilies, magenta stock, hot pink Gerber daiseys and hot pink roses.

Kelli’s mom Ginger was very involved and hands on in the planning and she did an amazing job.

We worked really well with Amanda the wedding coordinator at St. Johns and she was fabulous. We appreciated all her hard work. They had flowers every where!! Check out these wreaths on the door at the church…

And then we made these huge floral initials to go on the door at the St. Johns. They really pulled everything together and made their wedding more custom and individual.

Our designer, Amy, makes awesome throw bouquets for our brides here is a pic of Kelli getting ready to throw hers.

What was the best part of your wedding?

Celebrating with our amazing families and friends and of course with each other as husband and wife.


Is there any advice you would give to another bride who is planning her own wedding?

Don’t stress about the little details. It will all come together and on the big day you won’t be worrying about all those little things that you thought were such a huge deal during the planning. Come up with a list of the top 5 things that are most important to you for your wedding and focus most of your energy and budget on that. On the day of, with your husband, take a second to look around at all the people who love you and came to celebrate with you. Just relax and enjoy this happy time!


What Kelli says about her flowers and choosing A Fantasy in Flowers:

Gerber Daisies are my favorite flower and I knew I had to incorporate them. Pink is my favorite color so that had to be in there as well…even though it was a fall wedding.

Fantasy in Flowers was the first florist I went to and I was immediately sold. I wanted to incorporate pink but didn’t want it to be an overload. I showed them a couple photos and felt like my vision was immediately understood. The day of my wedding I was blown away at how perfect the flowers were. It was exactly as I had wanted and described!


For their honeymoon they went to Ocho Rios, Jamaica to the Sandals Grande Riviera. Kelli says it was amazing!

We wish them the best in their new life together!

The photographer was, Alyssa Marie Art and Photography.

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