Jenny + Adam’s Bowing Oaks wedding last fall was more than two years in the making. Actually, 10 if you want to consider how long they’ve been together! The couple are high school sweethearts and knew from early on that they were a forever match. After getting engaged, planning began! But Jenny knew she wanted to wait until she finished school to have the actual wedding. We have to admit- it was one of our longest engagements, but so worth the wait!
Fantasy Floral Details
Bouquets: These were so fun to make! They had a lovely round, full shape. We used two timeless options- roses, hydrangea, as well as dusty miller, brunia berries (one of our favorite options for adding a hint of grey/silver to arrangements), and anemones (known for it’s bold, black center)! It was gorgeous! The bridesmaids carried slightly smaller versions of Jenny’s bouquet.
Boutonniere: Adam’s boutonniere was made with anemone and dusty miller. The groomsmen wore white roses.
Ceremony: A timeless, classic option- white rose petals lining the aisle!
Welcome signage: A greenery spray for the top of the signage with seeded eucalyptus, brunia berries, roses, and anemone.
Reception: Wood boxes with lots of fluffy, full white hydrangea, paired with dusty miller and brunia berry accents with pops of anemone.
Sweetheart table: Over the gold sequin linen, we placed white rose petals to accompany the repurposed bouquets as a centerpiece.
Cake topper: We topped her three small cakes with roses, brunia berries and seeded eucalyptus. The larger center cake also had anemone.
Venue: Bowing Oaks Plantation
Photographer: Lisa Silva Photography
Coordination: CK Design & Events
Makeup: Betsy’s Pro Makeup Artistry
Hair: The Bardot
Bar: The Perfect Pour
Catering: MOJO Old City BBQ
Rentals: Luxe Party Rentals
DJ: ProShow DJ
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
We recently set up at the Sawgrass Mariott Bridal Show. It was so nice to see so many of our current brides as well as to meet so many potential brides!
I do have to say that probably the biggest hit in our booth had to be our designer Amy Dwarika’s hand painted work, including these marvelous bridal shoes!
She received soooo many nice compliments from brides and vendors about them. She’s already started taking orders from brides. She can hand paint them in a fun and funky styling like this to match your wedding day decor, flowers or just something different to reflect your personality! We can’t wait to see her shoes popping up in our clients’ wedding day photos!
If you didn’t get a chance to stop by and see them, no worries, come by UNF this Sunday from 1-4pm for their bridal show, we’ll be there!
Thank you Christy Whitehead for the photos!
The summer of 2011 has brought both a new location and a new look to A Fantasy in Flowers.
Since our last post, we have officially moved from our San Jose location to our new design studio on County Road 210 at 110 Cumberland Park Drive in suite 108. And we couldn’t be happier with the move.
We have a new workspace in the back of the shop that is much better for our talented designers to work and for our delivery staff to pick up event orders.
The staff loves it and we feel much more organized to do every day work as well as our many weddings and events.
We even have a back door to our design studio, unlike our past location, so no more hauling flowers through the lobby.
And speaking of our lobby, we are especially proud of our new showroom area. We have designed it in rich and bold orange tones with sage, chrome and glass incorporated throughout.
It is much more comfortable for consults as well as visually stimulating, all in an effort to allow our brides and event planners the chance to relax, feel welcome and be creative with their floral needs. We provide a complimentary consultation to all our new brides where a floral design artist sits with the bride to assist in creating a floral vision for the bride’s big day.
The bride can also tour the work space area, and take a look in the cooler to see and handle flowers getting a very hands on experience.
Getting married or have an event? Give us a call and come see our new studio: 904-268-7022
A Fantasy in Flowers is North Florida’s premier florist, well known and well loved by brides. We have been voted the best florist in town by Jacksonville Magazine, Wedding Wire and The Knot. Let us show you why we are different.
If you hadn’t gotten one of our postcards or heard– we’re moving!
But don’t worry, we aren’t going far, and our service area is remaining the same.
We have moved off County Road 210 in St. John’s County: 110 Cumberland Park, #108
We are excited about the new space which is a blank canvas for us to design from the ground up with a new meeting area to meet with brides and corporate clients.
New photos coming soon!
If you live in Jacksonville and are in the San Marco area, pick up a copy of the Spring issue of San Marco Magazine. One of our bouquets is featured on the cover!
And look for our new ad in that issue!
Brides voted and we won! THANK YOU to all the brides who went onto the Knot’s website and put in your reviews and made us one of the best wedding florists in North Florida!
This week we’ve been busy putting together all kinds of flower bouquets for Valentine’s Day, but next week, A Fantasy in Flowers will be putting our creative juices to work to create a new booth for our wedding show on the 20th at UNF.
Will you be there? If so, check out booth and get more information on how we can make all of your flower ideas a reality.
We always try to do new bouquets and centerpieces at each show to give you tons of ideas and show you some of the things we can create.
Some of our past bridal show booths:
So come see us next Sunday to see what our new booth will look like! We might just have a small special gift for you for coming by!
Jacksonville Bridal Connection
Show Location: University Center at UNF
Show Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Show Address: 12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32225
The Jacksonville Bridal Connection spring show is the MUST attend show for everyone planning a wedding. All local N FL vendors to assist in making your wedding plans a reality. At the University Center on the UNF Campus at JTB & 9A.
We have a few tickets left to this show if you want to get in FREE!