Now, before you have an anxiety attack reading this (because we can see how it could make your heart race and your palms sweat), know that this story, when all said and done, ends happily! But we have to give you the not-so-happy story that leads up to this memorable day to appreciate how beautifully it came together.
Amanda and Edin faced a natural disaster while wedding planning, that set them back nearly six months. As they watched their wedding day approach on the calendar, they watched a massive hurricane, not so affectionately knowns as Matthew, approach the east coast of Florida. Due to hit St. Augustine eye on. And boy did it ever. The entire downtown area was flooded – with most of the businesses in this quaint destination location under four feet of water. In the wake of the storm, between the storm surge and incessant rain that caused severe flooding, the town was without power and public water for days (for some, weeks) following the storm. They faced the absolute worst case scenarios for a Florida wedding planned during hurricane season. Having to reschedule the entire occasion.
Fortunately, the entire vendor team was local and close to the tragedy. Our hearts hurt with them! We didn’t have to image what they were going through because we knew. Fortunately, they also had an amazing wedding planner, and with more than a few phone calls + emails, the had a new date set and planning commenced. Again.
Fantasy Floral Details
The color combination was feminine and soft- lots of pink hues paired with bright and creamy whites. Florals were an important element to the couple (which, of course, we fully support). They wanted lush, full blooms with high impact.
Amanda’s cascading style bouquet included white dendrobium orchids, white calla lilies, Esperance roses, blush spray roses and greenery.
Bridesmaids carried white football mums, white hypericum berries, blush + white spray roses, and bright pink roses.
The ceremony chuppah & reception centerpieces included the same florals already mentioned, as well as white hydrangea, babies breath, blush garden roses, soft blush pink roses, white button mums and white chrysanthemums.
With the exception of Amanda’s bouquet, all the florals had full, rounded shapes. It was lovely and luxurious.
The couple was thrilled with the result. And although it was hard to admit, it was worth the wait! The weathered a tough storm, and we have faith that they can get through anything in their marriage!
Ps- we highly recommend wedding insurance year round, but especially from June 1- November 30.
Today’s Multi-Cultural Destination Wedding will leave you in awe!
Rewa & Michaels’ wedding is a fantastic fusion of two cultures coming together for one love. This lovely couple resides in Atlanta but dreamed of celebrating their big day in Florida at the incredible Club Continental. Combining Rewa’s Hindu background & Michael’s Christian background they decided to honor both of their upbringings with 2 ceremonies.
Rewa’s traditional wedding ceremony was nothing short of mesmerizing, her family provided the customary Mandap decorated with vibrant fabric & banana leaves. These weddings featured 2 outfit changes from stunning red & gold embroidered traditional Hindu attire to a beautiful turquoise sari & a snazzy gray suit.
We decorated the large altar arrangements with white mums, white hydrangea, white snapdragons, red carnations & red mokara orchids. Rewa’s bridal bouquet was positively sensational with red anemones, seeded euch, white hydrangea & red hypericum berries and was then wrapped in gold for a finishing touch.
The reception hall was adorned in red & gold accents, from the gold table linens to the red candles to our floral centerpieces. The centerpieces were in gold compotes with red mokara orchids, red carnations, red asiatic lilies white hydrangea & red hypericum berries, everything was so colorful & warm. We can’t forget the eye-catching 3 tiered buttercream cake featuring small red blooms & berries pulling every detail together!
Appleseed Photography captured such wonderful moments that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Photography: Appleseed Photography
Planning: Coastal Coordinating
Venue: Club Continental
Flowers: A Fantasy in Flowers
On a Saturday in May, Princess & Brian said, “I do” in a beautiful church ceremony. They chose us, A Fantasy in Flowers to make all their floral dreams come true.
Princess was a vision wearing an all lace gown. Her luscious bridal bouquet was created with lime green hydrangeas, pastel pink lisianthus, bubblegum pink esperance roses & light pink spray roses. We absolutely love how the lime green hydrangeas really pop! Princess’ bridal party wore coordinating pastel floor length dresses, they each carried full voluminous bouquets of white hydrangeas.
Brian’s boutonniere was a cluster of lydia pink spray roses and italian ruscus which perfectly complimented his grey suit. The groomsmen’s boutonnieres were a white eskimo roses and baby’s breath.
The reception venue at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
was the ideal location for their elegant soiree. Wedding coordinator Christina Kopecki of Christina’s Kreations
designed a romantic setting with sweeping swags of fabric & luxurious lightening. We created low centerpieces using birch vases that were filled with white garden roses, green hydrangea, pink esperance roses and light pink stock, the table was finished with sparkling table numbers, while the cocktail tables were adorned with light pink hydrangeas.
Thank you for including us in your big day. Here’s to a love everlasting!
Our beautiful daughter, Katie is GETTING MARRIED in less than three months, so you know what that means? Bring on the festivities! First up was her Perfect Ponte Vedra Bridal Shower, thrown by the wonderful Hostess Jennifer, a dear friend of mine and Co-Host, Dani, Best Friend & Maid of Honor to the Bride. As the acclaimed “Mother of the Bride”, I have to say that I am having tons of fun with planning this wedding! We had a secret girls night to prep for the shower where we “Boozedazzled” (yes, we made that up!) lots of wine and champagne bottles to make them beautifully dazzled for the shower. It was a lot of fun, and we wish the Bride had been there (it was a secret).
The day of the shower was absolutely perfect. Of course, A Fantasy in Flowers provided the floral arrangements and our very sweet Amy was so gracious to style it alongside hosts, Jennifer & Dani. Katie couldn’t have been happier. Daisy the dog was there in full spirits to greet everyone and it wouldn’t have been the same without her. Most of all, our dear Bride Katie was able to relish in being showered and surrounded by local family & friends in anticipation of her big day!
A special thanks to Dan Harris for taking these beautiful pictures for us.
Bride – wearing Lily Pulitzer Spring 2016
MOB and hostess Jennifer wearing ETC
Cupcakes – Bonnie Ossi Mann
Styling – Amy Scott Dwarika & Jennifer Singleton
Florals -A Fantasy in Flowers
Photography – Dan Harris PhotoArt
Daisy – the dog
Champagne- Veuve Cliquoit